Morning peeps and hope you are all ok and that you had a great weekend.
Firstly, I have a message for you. from the loveliness that is Marcea. She has asked me to let you know that she hasn't fallen off the edge of the earth or been hijacked by the Moonies or eaten by a great white whilst surfing off the coast of Hawaii (although one did get a bit close lol!!) No, her router has died and she is having to wait a week for a new one to be delivered so she is MIA for the next few days but as soon as she is sorted, normal service will be resumed.
Okee dokeee, it’s the start of a brand new week and time to head over to the Wild Orchid Challenge to see what the girlies have been up to. Our new challenge is
and of course I was still in butterfly mode for some reason so it suited me perfectly!!
There is of course a fab prize …..
…. and a couple of new rules, so don't forget to check them out chicksies :)
This is my card and I really do love lilac and lime together – they look so clean.
Sorry but I did the usual and chucked away the Copics list, dope that I am!!! I do know that apart from my usual hair and skin colours, I used some YGs and BVs!!
And see further down for some fab H&S news :)
The Marianne Design Creatables - Butterfly Style 3 which you can get from Dies To Die For was blinged up with Glamour Dust and then I added some of the pretty self adhesive rhinestones – I used lilac.
I did one of me arrangement things and the Wild Orchid Crafts blooms I used here are …
You can maybe see them a little better on this pic here.
I’ve been at the Safmat again – well I had some left over and it was still on my desk so I thought ‘waste not want not’ and all that!!
So there’s me card done peeps.
Can I just say that there seems to have been a bit of an influx of nasty comments and spiteful stuff going around the land of blog these last few weeks (and I do realise that I may be setting myself up here, but face, bothered etc etc) but I was so shocked to see what somebody had written as a comment on the blog of one of my blog buds last week – and rarely am I shocked. Oh My Life it was horrible and I feel sure that the ‘author’ wasn’t a crafter cos I’ve always found other crafters to be some of the nicest peeps ever, and I have met quite a few in my time. This poor girl had been on the receiving end of these comments for quite a while now and kept putting up with it and quietly removing them but then she decided to leave one on. I wouldn’t say anything but she is one of the most inoffensive girls out there and does lovely work so it was quite undeserved I felt.
Is it me or is this like cyber bullying? I can only guess that it is fuelled by jealousy?
What I don’t get is that of course our individual styles and cards are subjective so what one person likes another will hate. Some like fussy and some like plain, that sort of thing. It’s what makes us all different and that is a good thing IMHO. But if you don't like somebody’s work, why would you stoop so low as to write something so hurtful and nasty when all you have to do is click the back button and go and visit someone else? You actually don't ever HAVE to write anything at all. Of course, this person did not leave a name – it is all ‘Anon’ as you may expect!!!
I know there have been little campaigns to try and stop word verification which although is annoying, is not really hurting anybody. But do you think that the time has come to try and stop all of this nastiness? I have no answers as to how this can be done or what we can do because these low lives do not have the cajones to put their names to their spite so we cannot name and shame them, as well they know. But maybe somebody else does. Does anybody know of a way to find out who these people are – can a moderator see who they are possibly by their IP address? I know the thing about free speech and all that but when it hurts somebody else, I think you have to question if it’s right. .
Sorry for venting peeps, I really am, and I rarely do vent, but this left such a nasty taste in my mouth I can tell you.
On a nicer note, there is some good news for all you hAnglar fans out there. I found out that the new shop is open - see here - and they are now shipping worldwide – woohooooo :) I am LOVING this!!!!
Have the sunniest and loveliest day lovely peeps – cos most you you are lovely peeps – and see you tomoz for a bit of Papertake malarkey!!!
Huggiest of hugs to all – especially to the nasties cos maybe they need them more than most xxx.