Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Faking It And A Warning For Ya Peeps xxx

Ohhh and a sneakie peekie as well ...
but more of that in a sec!!

I thought I'd do the nice bit first :)x.

I've done a combined challenge here using this sweet pair!!!

And they are 2 of my fave challenges (as well as my fave stamps) and they are Just Magnolia, which is 'in stitches' and Colour Create, which this week is blue and green.


So of course, I used my PMs and they got plenty of use on this card cos not only did I colour the image with them, but I did the flowers and also the main backing paper as well.

Due to my awesome photography skills (not!!!) you probably cannot see the main paper too well. But anyway, they are both from the Wild Rose Spring CD (which you knows I just love love LOVE). There is a section on the CD which is 'Colour It Yourself' and I have to say that this is ruddy fantastico cos never again will you be stuck for matching paper.

You just print it off and ..... colour it yerself lol xxx

So I did!!


And like I said, I did the flowers as well

And of course, I did the stitching thing .
Fake (or faux if you are posh!!) of course, cos how safe do ya think my fingers would be if I was let loose with the sewing machine lol xxx

And here's the bit where you can see the dimension, which I just love.

OK, now for something not so nice.

Yesterday I got an e-mail from Paypal telling me that there had been suspicious activity on my account and that they had placed a limitation on it. So of course I went and checked and there was a transaction for nearly £700.00. The transaction was actually in Euros but that was what it converted to.

Well I mainly use Paypal for my crafting stuff - I guess quite a few of us do - and as much as I would love Richard to tell me I could go ahead and spend that amount of wonga adding to my stash, it aint never gonna happen in a million years cos, well, sometimes he is tighter than cramp!!!

Only (half) joking lol xxx

Now, at the same time as this, I got an e-mail thanking me for my order. It was in Italian, which I don't speak (apart from vino blanco), but I think that was what it said. So I contacted Paypal and told them that I had not authorised this and I didn't know a sodding thing about it. I sent the e-mail, which had a link on it straight, to their spoof bods. I also rang the bank and told them not to authorise the payment.

I was told that had I clicked on the link on the e-mail, these beggars would have had access to all sorts of info, including my Paypal account.

Later on, I got another e-mail from these sheisters, asking me for proof of my address so that they could deliver these 'goods' to me and they wanted this in the form of a copy of a utility bill. Obviously this is potential identity theft.

If they knew me, they would soon change their minds, poor things!!

But seriously, Paypal's fraud department etc are looking into this but I just wanted to tell you to be careful. If you get anything from Paypal, RING them and check it out straight away. I know you might have to wait in a queue but it's better than being ripped off.

And don't click on any links - even if the e-mail says it is from Paypal, cos these people lie like fish on a slab. I know you all probably know this anyway, but I just felt that I ought to mention it. Better safe than sorry!!

So that's it.
Before I go, I'll leave you with a sneakie peek of tomorrow's Willow Sketchie. I can tell you that there is a gorgeous sketch from Katy to look forward to, so don't forget to check it out.


Mmmm, pink and black!! That's not like me is it lol xxx
Have a fab day xxxxx

27 comments:

Just call me G said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the warning... I'd swear but I think you can work out what I would be saying... !!

Hope it all gets sorted....

Gina x

sassy said...

hiya...well thanks for the most entertaining read of the day you have me in stiches (fake ones of course) lol!!!!!,,,nowt posh about moi....the card is stttunnning..fabulous and love it to bits...and thanks for the info on paypal what these rotton sods try their hands at....bloody swines...i hope they get it sorted ..thanks for the warning as i use paypal for my goodies....there are so many scams....and i never ever link ..ive had a sodding chemist in canada tellin me my order for viagra is ready for dispatch...well hell er like naff off !!! the only thing stiff between my legs has been the leg of me desk lol pmsl..if thats to naughty you can delete me lol!!!!!!..just wanted to keep your spirirts up..perhaps you could do with my bogus order hahaha...xxxx sassyxxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Dawny, what a totally fabulous card hunny, your work is always so lovely this of course is no exception.

Regarding the paypal fraud, what a sorry state, there are so many awful people out there! Good job you were on the ball hunny! i shall definitely be extra vigilant! thank you for sharing this with us.

Hope you have a fabulous day hunny hugs Linda x

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. Love your papers and the fabulous layout and the cute Edwin & Tilda.
I had a similar experience with Paypal but this was from the US.
NOT FUNNY - is it?
Thanks for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Dawn, love your card, as usual its amazing. The paypal thing has happened to me lots of time but now as soon as I receive an email from "paypal" I send it immediately to spoof@paypal.co.uk and they usually reply within 5 minutes thanking me for forwarding a phishing email to them. Better safe than sorry. Have a great evening. Hugs, Denise x

Kim Piggott said...

Lordy Dawny what a nightmare!
I really hope you get it sorted out and thanks so much for the heads up!
Your card is so delicious! I love your sweet images and coloured so beautifully!
Gorgeous paper and love your flowers!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

Wowwww Dawny,what a beautiful card,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Jacee said...

I agree with Sassy, a very entertaining read, you really do make me smile, but on a more serious note, thanks for sharing the info about paypal, scarey stuff, thank goodness you did'nt click that link!! A fabulous card by the way, as is all of your work.

SallyB said...

Hi Dawny...What little sods they are. I use paypal for all my crafty bits and bobs...My hubby is very vigilant but I will tell him anyway..Thanks for sharing all that info! Thanks to Sassy as well for sharing ....perhaps that was too much info!!!!
Back to cardmaking..great minds think alike...I made 2 cards with the Blue/green theme with Magnolia stamps and couldn't decide which was for which challenge. Lovely card...and I might be pestering Dulcie for that CD.

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful! love how they are holding hands.
beautiful colours.
what punch do you use for the flowers?

hope you get pay pal sorted.

I keep getting emails and I dont have a pay pal account in the email they send it too....

love tina x

Rach said...

a beautiful card Dawny, they look so sweet holding hands.. aww bless. great colouring. love your papers and flowers that you have made/coloured..
Thanks for the heads up with the paypal situation.. doesn't bear thinking about..
Thank you for joining in with us at just magnolia.x

Lil Sis said...

Lovely card Dawny - backing paper looks great, brilliant idea to have colour your own sections on a cd.
Not being even a little bit posh i love the fake sewing effect.
Glad you were able to spot the B.....r that was trying to rip you off.

hugs Beccy x

helen said...

pmsl at sassys comment !!!! thanks for the heads up about the paypal fraud , you sure that wasn't your ikkle spend last weekend ???
fabby card too hon
hugs
helen x

Caryn said...

Dawn you do know how to tell a good story - even if it's really quite sinister!! I wish I could get my hands on some of these evil people out in this world. Not everyone is as on the ball as you and would now be sitting £700 lighter not having a clue what to do about it. Thanks for keeping us informed - I'll double check everything from now on.

Oh, fab card too. How did you do the flowers? I thought they were cut from pp! - You clever girl, you.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

P.S. - Had a wee visit to Sycamore garden centre t'other day. I'll be popping back again very soon me thinks!!

Sammie said...

Thanks for the warning -I'll take care. I love the way you've done all your colouring yourself -even down to the last tiny detail. You don't happen to be a perfectionist, do you? LOL!
Sammie

Sharon Caudle said...

Love that adorable card, Dawny. Went immediately to look at the cd, and of course it's not available to the states. WAH!!

So sorry you had to go through all that! It's unbelievable what people will do to gain access to your info. Glad you found them out and hope you forwarding the email helps them get caught!

One quick tip to anyone reading this....if anyone ever provides you with a link in an email and you're not sure if it's a phishing email...just put your mouse on it. and look on your task bar. It gives you the address to where the link will take you. So if it tells you that the link will take you to somewhere, and then you put your mouse over the link (WITHOUT CLICKING!!) you will see if it's legit. Give it a shot here...just roll your mouse over my name and watch right above the taskbar. It will show you where it will take you.

hugs!
Sharon
hugs!
Sharon

Julie said...

lovely card Dawny, I really like the fresh feel it has, definitely your signature style. I hope the paypal thing gets sorted, thanks for the warning.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, I love the papers and images. I hope they manage to sort out your PayPal account soon, its awful when this happens.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, such lovely colours and gorgeous Edwin and Tilda. Hope the paypal gets sorted, I'm off to check my account.
luv
Debby

Suzanne said...

sorry to hear your having problems, Dawn. Hope it gets srted soon - wouldn't it be nice if we were allowed to spend that omn craft stash though, lol! Your card is gorgeous. I will tr these papers

Hugs
Suzanne x

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Dawny, love your card, so darling. Thanks for your visits, I always enjoy your work. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Pamela said...

Oh this card is sssoooo cute! I love the way you've linked their little hands together - it really looks as if their running along together.
Hope paypal sorts the meanies out for you s'pose they could always let you loose on them!
Hugs
Pamela

Tara said...

Thanks for joining in with this week's Colour Create challenge! Your card is just gorgeous Dawn and I love the shades of blue and green you've used! Edwin and Tilda are soooooo cute together like that! xx

Bev said...

So pretty sweetie! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x

Caryn said...

Just popping back to tell ya I have a little award on my blog for you!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

aardvarkpest said...

Fabulous card. Love the layout and the soft spring colours.Thanks for the warning.

Glenda

Jill said...

aww this is stunning Dawny, I love those colours together, love the images. So sorry to hear about your fraud with paypal, hope you get it all sorted out and soon hugs Jill xx