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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW

Morning WOYWW'ers everywhere... it's that time of the week again. Doesn't it come around!!

Here's my workspace this morning sorry the photo is a bit blurred my camera has officially passed it's sell by date & I still need to learn how to use the new one yet! just no time!


**Updated... As everyone knows who called on Wednesday I was having problems with my Crackle paint....

The Crackle Paint had crackled in it's pot. :(

Please feel free to pop over to Julia's. It's where its all happening!

Thanks for calling & a BIG, big Thank You if you get chance to leave a comment. Have a lovely Wednesday. Hugs, Gez.xx

**I received a lovely email this evening from Ranger offering me a replacement!

47 comments:

  1. Never had that happen to any crackle paint, but not had it long! Love the desk, good luck with your new camera.

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  2. Oh no that's a disaster Gez...never seen that before...Your desk looks very neat...hope you are enjoying your daughter being home - sorry been on my holidays so not had a chance to catch up with all your news since she got back...have a great day!!! Kirsti x

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  3. Gez that is crap !!! I am so sorry this has happened !! I have never bought crackle but you know I have been thinking about it !!! I love your desk and work space it truly looks soooooooooooooo inviting !!! Have a great day ... HUGS

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  4. Lol - I don't use it but I know just how it feels - old, dry and crackled!!!! have a great day Gez.

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  5. Well that certainly is... crackled!

    Love your shelves!

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  6. Hi Gez! How frustrating when you are set do something!!! I've had a couple of bottles for a couple of years and although they are still liquid I have noticed that they are getting thicker/gloopier
    xoxo Sioux

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  7. Ah I had the same problem I think perhaps 'cos of something in them they must have a limited shelf life; I mean it may be months or a year or something I had mine quite a while and hardly used it. I did manage to revive mine by adding a little bit of water at a time but it hadn't quite got to the stage yours has. If it does have a limited shelf life it should really be stated on it though!
    Anne xx

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  8. Oh No!!! I rarely use the stuff but that hasn't happened....yet. So not right..perhaps it would be worth contacting Ranger about it as you are obviously not the only one!

    Such a pretty workspace as always and you know I covet your dresser haha XXX

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  9. Being a SAHM means I have to be thrifty with my pennies.. I agree with you Anne. Perhaps there should be something on the bottle like a best before date? :(

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  10. Had a real good nosey at your shelving - love it - it is inviting (that means I would love to come and play LOL).
    Oh Poo about the crackle paint - off to check mine now - up to now it has been ok. That's a real bummer!

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  11. Oh Gez how disappointing, when you're set up to do somehtin git's frustrating enough to be stopped but this..hmm. I'm with you and Anne, but I don't think PERHAPS it should show a shelf life 'warning' - I think SHOULD. No doubt that you should approach the supplier. Meanwhile, I'm not the only one who thnks the sight of your dresser is good for the soul!

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  12. Higez
    luv your desk with all the goodies on it, aww sorry your crackle has gone funny, don't know why, not had that happen to mine,have great day, sue,x

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  13. Such a cute little space and blog!! Pity that crackle paint wasn't ok cause that chipboard is gorgeous! Robin

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  14. Oh no, what a let down...when i opened mine the other day it was really really thick but just about useable, maybe if you pop it all back in the pot and add a smidge of hot water it will revive it {not sure if its water mixable though} e'mail Tim, he's really good about replying to things like this.

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  15. I agree with Minxy, email Tim 'cos he will reply, but also, try Lindsay. If there is a problem it may just be a particular batch. Hope it isn't a date thing 'cos I have some not even opened yet! Not had a look at your desk yet so back now for a good 'ol nosey.
    Luv Joanne xx

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  16. Me again. Just noticed the labelling on your DIs. Such a good idea to colour tint the labels - now why didn't I ..............
    Luv Joanne xx

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  17. Hiya hun.
    OMG...never seen crackle paint like that before ,never had that happen to mine.Cant shed light im afraid .Love your work space hun.Hope the rest of the day turns out better than the paint!
    hugsd judex

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  18. It can't have been you - someone else has used it and ruined it...made me laugh though...organised craft area as always

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  19. You're obviously not the only one it's happened to - lesson for us all to learn, I think. NOT that I've ever bought any, lol - one of the few Ranger items I've never been interested in cos you can't stamp on it! Use Crackle Glossy accents instead? Gorgeously neat workspace, though! Happy WOYWW!

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  20. What a nuisance about the crackle paint Gez...I hope you get some joy from Ranger.

    I LOVE your dresser though, it's fab xxx

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  21. oh hun that is cracked I have had mine,go really thick,and I have added water to it but never had it go like that before,always love your craft space hun its just so beautiufl hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  22. Hiya Gez ... email Lord Tim of Holtz with that piccie ... I bet you he gets it sorted ... it really should n't have gone like that!

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  23. That has happened to me with crackle paint too. I've moved onto viva decor croco and touch wood it's much better (and better value) xxx

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  24. What a lovely tidy bookcase you have there! sorry to see the crackle paint tho - must go and check mine now!

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  25. Hi Gez, your dresser does look amazing - so many goodies!

    I had a similar problem with my crackle paint yesterday - although it hadn't cracked in the pot, it was just one big lump! I added some water to it and gave it a stir. Today it looks much better although very gloopy - I haven't tried it out yet though.

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  26. It definitely shouldn't do that - get your money back, Gez x

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  27. Ohhh your craft space is so beautiful as well as functioning. I love the 'HUGS' what a special craft place to be in
    hugs June xxxxx

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  28. I have had my crackle glaze for years and years, it is still liquid but it no longer cracks anything...so i presume they do have a certain shelf life.

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  29. What a letdown that must have been when you opened it, hope you get it sorted hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  30. I love your dresser its much more interesting than my wall! Hugs Pam x

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  31. Oh dear Gez what has happened to your crackle glaze? Never seen one do that before. Your dresser looks fab as always. Take care, talk soon, love and hugs Lynne xx

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  32. No idea about the crackle paint sorry but I do love your beautifully organised desk today.
    A x

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  33. Oh, Gez, I'm so sorry about your Crackle Paint! What a disappointment that must have been (and I'm sad, too, because I was looking forward to your CCC creation this week).

    I don't know if the jars are a little too porous, or what, but Crackle Paint does have a tendency to dry up. I try to keep an eye on mine and stir in a little water with a craft stick from time to time if I notice they're starting to get thick. You can re-hydrate them as long as they haven't completely solidified, but at some point, it does become a lost cause. It never hurts to send Ranger an email, though. They have magnificent customer service, and might be able to help you out. Worth a try, in any case.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  34. What a dissapointment.I bet the more you use it and air gets at it the more it dries out....Hope you did lots of creating with it...

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  35. Oh no! What a disaster, not fun when you're set up to create something!

    Love your workspace!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  36. Your workspace looks great.

    I've had trouble with the crackle paint too. With a couple of pots the paint had solidified, so when I unscrewed the top, the brush was held fast in the paint, and it broke off.

    Adding water and shaking and stirring does seem to help revive the paint, but one pot seems to have lost its crackle.

    Ranger customer service is usually very helpful about problems with products.

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  37. oh-no!never had that happen with cracklepaint! I love your little house with all the little ink pads in it!

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  38. Hey Gez, thanks for making it so I don't feel like a fool. I saw Tracy's post yesterday and commented that I couldn't get my distress crackle to work well. I've never cared for it. It was too thick when I bought it, and it never really crackled. It was the first crackle paint I've ever used and I hated it from day one. Turned me off to the whole "distress" line. Now I know I'm not alone, I can finally breathe easier.

    I am so glad you posted this. Now I know I can write to Ranger and see if they will do anything about it. Thanks for this post. I'm grateful. Happy WOYWW, too.

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  39. Hi Gez
    I belong to a ranger blog and they are always very good dealing with product problems. I've had all the spray heads of my Color Sprays replaced no probs.
    Love your dressr it is like something out of a window display, a work of art in itself!
    JoZarty

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  40. your workspace is amazing... love your little shelves. hope you get the crackle paint situation sorted :0)
    C
    xx

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  41. Bummer to the crackle paint but your dresser is awesome!

    Love that "hugs" sign!

    :)

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  42. Never seen that on Crackle paint, but I know it happened to my nail polish once when I left it unopened for too long. Maybe you need to open and use it more often?
    Thanks for the snoop at your lovely desk!
    Have a nice day
    ** Evi **

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  43. Lovely crafting space, enjoyed having a snoop along those very tidy shelves.

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  44. sorry I am late this week thanks for sharing your fab space - loving your desk thanks for my snoop it is nasty when you are having trouble with your crackle!!!!!:o)

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  45. Love your little shelves, plenty of stash on them too!

    Alison x

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  46. Technology eh? Where would we be without our blogs and cameras and phones and the internet! Amazing to think there was non of it just 15 years ago. I do love those shelves of yours, they look so warm and welcoming some how! Have a great weekend.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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