Well, after being quoted a price for a new power pack that was MORE than the cost of a new scanner, we sorted out our finances today and, along with some money my mum gave me too, I bought a new one - in fact a new all-in-one machine so I know have a printer that will take card stock too so I am even happier now and it was all under £50. I am going to have to have a play with the settings as I was used to my old one and this one is a lot different so bear with me when I upload my pictures for a while as they may be a bit odd until I find my way round the settings LOLOL
I have made this as a thank you card for someone using a technique I saw Wendie Rhodes demonstrate on Ideal World both yesterday and today. Put some bleach into either a small jar and use a paintbrush or out it into a brush pen. Put your chosen peel off onto your card and wash the bleach over the peel off. When its dry, remove the peel off. The smell of the bleach will dissipate (I promise) but what a lovely effect.