Wednesday, 13 March 2013

BINGO & Thieving Beggars :)


Hi sweet peeps and hope you are all OK today :)
What a few days we've had - more later.

Firstly, it’s time to nip across the pond and join our friends over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge and this week our theme is

Choose A Sketch

and these are the sketches you can chose from ...


Sketch 1                                                                                     Sketch 2


We are showcasing  Art Impressions products this week.
You don't have to use them of course , but if you have them we would love to see them.

As always, our lovely Heidi is giving away a fabulous …

… for one lucky winner to spend …

… right here :)

So ….


... here's what I did.
I went with sketch 1 - I played a bit fast and loose with it as Mrs Kath would say!!


Is this not a fab image!!!

She's called Bingo Jean and I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair - E07, E09, E97
The rest - Black, C00, C04, C7, R05, E50, R27, YR0000, YR00, YR01, YR23


The papers are My Mind's eye Lime Twist and the dies I used are a Magnolia PEONY PETALS Doohickey Cutting Die and a Spellbinders CLASSIC SCALLOP Edgeabilities Die.

I also added a little stamen made with a Nellie Snellen STAMEN Floral Punch.






So that's the old card done.

Well it's been a funny few days here because on Saturday night (or rather 2.30 am Sunday morning) we were woken up by the sound of some low life trying to jemmy off our patio door!! They had tried the back door and got nowhere with it and then decided to try and get the patio door off and get in that way. I really do think they thought the house was unoccupied because although our cars were here, our upstairs and downstairs curtains were not drawn (yes, very stupid of us I know).

And they were not exactly quiet.

I ran to the window just in time to see a shadow disappearing but by the time we got downstairs they had gone. The patio door was starting to hang off so with a bit more work they would have been in. I think the sound of Daisy Golightly here bounding across the floor to the window must have disturbed them (and if I had gotten my hands on them I would have done more than disturb them, I can tell you).  We have recently put a new wooden floor into our bedroom and you can hear anybody moving over it downstairs. Thankfully the dinks were not here because that really would have completely freaked me out.

The police came and they were going to send in tracking dogs but as it was raining, it wouldn't really have been prudent, so basically they got away. But that said,  they actually got away with nothing!! But they've left behind one very nervous piggy now so we have really gone to town on our security systems and have new cameras installed that enable us to monitor what is going on around our property from anywhere in the world. It's expensive but it's a small price to pay for more peace of mind.

I get so angry when I think that these thieving toe rags would rather come and nick from people who have worked hard to get what they have rather than get off their (all too often drug addled) arses and find a job - 'scuse the French!! I have been reading all about it and most burglars say that it doesn't matter if they steal from us because we are insured. They do not take into account the legacy they leave their victims with. The irony of it all is that although we do have a nice house, we don't actually have that much in here because we aren't that materialistic. And if they had gone in my craft room and saw the tip it is in at the mo, then God knows what they'd have thought!!

In a way it has been a blessing because it has forced us to review the situation, and also it could have been much worse. Apart from 2 damaged doors and 2 even more shaken up people, there was no real harm done and we got off very lightly. The police think our house was being watched for a few days and I did tell my my card club ladies on Monday night that I had been a bit uneasy about a car that was parked nearby. I made out that I was taking down their number and they actually reversed back when they saw me doing this. It may have been just a coincidence but I don't suppose we will ever know.

Anyway that's me done for today.
Have the fabbiest of days and see you soon as soon and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Anonymous said...

Okay... your card and those sketches are just FABULOUS!!

now.. I just want to give you a great big hug sweetie... because I was burgled twice by the same person, when I was pregnant with my first (she is now almost 18.)
But "that" feeling has never quite gone.. and the worst thing by far was being informed that he was watching me over a couple of weeks to know all of my comings & goings.. That REALLY freaked me out!

So deep breaths hun and know that you have my thoughts and best wishes with you.

Berina RGA said...

Your card is very beautiful!! Stay safe!! Hugs and best wishes to you!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness, poor you. I cannot believe some people. Thank goodness they didn't get away with it and I'm glad you have got your security sorted so you can feel safer in your home.

Your card is wonderful. I love the fun image, gorgeous colours and fabulous detailing.

Take care
Hugs Sue

Lorraine A said...

FABULOUS card Dawny !! I just LOVE the image and the whole design is fanbloomintastic :-)
Thanks so much for the sketches ,, both are fab and I ended up making another card this morning using this sketch too :-)

OMG ,, to think someone was trying to get in while you were sleeping is very scary,, thank goodness you woke up and scared them away.

sending a HUGE HUG XXXXX
Lols x x x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card, such fun !

So sorry to hear your news, must be very scary for you but at least everything is still intact.


Jo x

Lin said...

Oh, Dawny, I so totally agree with you - we just recently had the exact same problem, and life isn't the same anymore since it happened....I've lost a little faith in my fellow man.
But your card is just darling - fun to see these stamps come to life in your hands!

Debs M said...

fabulous card x

as you say it makes no difference that you are insured it's the fact that some b*****d has been in amongst your things! They should chop their bloomin hands off!! x

tilly's crafts said...

so sorry to hear about your experiences! no wonder it's shaken you up - and there are no polite words to describe these people! Just take care,
Kim x
PS: the card is fab as always! love that image!

Heather said...

Aren't some people unspeakably B's, I believe in Karma - the sooner it happens the better!!!
I love your sketches (when I remembered to use it!!!) Such a fun card, fabulous colours and adorable image!!

Heather xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card and two fab sketches. Feel s bad for you but thank goodness you heard them and they ran away. Shame they weren't caught though. Make sure your curtains are closed in future, couldn't sleep with mine open. Hugs xx

Tanya said...

Oh my God Dawn, that is actually my worst nightmare. I heard a noise outside my craftroom window the other night just before I went to bed and literally didn't sleep a wink all night. I booby trap the house before I go to bed, so if anyone does break in, I'm really hoping they seriously injure themselves :) We live in the back end of nowhere too, and I'm always terrified that somone will attack me when I'm going to put the cat out just before bed, it's horrible that people can make other people feel so uncomfortable in their own homes :(

Tanya xx

Annette said...

OMG that is AWFUL to have to go through. You sound so brave but I'd have been so scared. I'm glad they didn't get in, but I SOOOOOO agree with you when you say they are complete scum to think they have a right to just take something that someone else has worked for, and to think that the only thing we as victims have to deal with is an insurance claim. We live in a bungalow and I'm always scared about sleeping on the ground floor. I take my moby to bed with me in case someone cuts the landline telephone wires before breaking in (god only knows why I think they'd do that!!) Yeah, I know, I'm a numpty!!

On a lighter note, your card is fab honey.

Annette (Netty)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. I love the fun image and pretty flower.

That must have been horrendous. Why do some people think they can just take what they want! Now you have all your new security, I hope you can begin to feel safe again.
Lorraine x

deesdesigns said...

As always, your card is just fabulous! Love all of the embellishments and the green is just popping out at me, in a good way ;-)
So glad to hear you are safe - I can't image what a scary feeling that must have been.
Sometimes my craftroom looks like someone has been in it and demolished it and then I remember the grandkids were playing :-)
Hugs! Dee

deesdesigns said...

As always, your card is just fabulous! Love all of the embellishments and the green is just popping out at me, in a good way ;-)
So glad to hear you are safe - I can't image what a scary feeling that must have been.
Sometimes my craftroom looks like someone has been in it and demolished it and then I remember the grandkids were playing :-)
Hugs! Dee

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

OMG, Dawny!! That God you are ok and that they didn't get anything! So scary!!

Your card is fabulous!! I LOVE Bingo!!


kanda said...

Fantastic card Dawny, such a fun image and fabulous sketches.
So glad the thieving bxxx's had to run off empty handed xx

Fleur said...

OMG Dawny, what b******s. At least they never got anything, but what a fright for you sweetie. Like you said at least the little ones not with you. What a sad place the world is coming to.
BTW a Gorgeous card.
Sending HUGZ Fleur xXx

Anne-Marie said...

Low-lifes, indeed! Almost the same thing happened to us....heard them trying to get in, went to window 'cos could hear somebody also messin' with my car, bawled at the top of my voice that I'd called the police, and off the scurried! The first one had actually got into the kitchen and grabbed the toaster!!! Served him right that it was broken, hahaa!
Fun card, you needed a giggle after that, lol! x

email: said...

Wow! 2 gorgeous sketches to choose from! I really love this Bingo stamp you used, makes me smile every time I see it! Fab flower too!

Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Great card! Such a fun image and great papers!

debby4000 said...

OMG how awful for you thanks goodness you heard them.
Love your fabulous fun card by the way.

kath stewart said...

what a dreadful experience Dawn and you're right they don't care that they have left you traumatised...low life toerags who deserve a good kicking instead of the rap on the knuckles they get from the courts if they are caught...don't get me started on the lack of justice in this country...sending big hugs to you and Rich...lots of love Kath xxx

Debbie said...

Oh gosh Dawny I'm so sorry to hear about what happened.Very unsettling for you.Thinking of you.Love your card it is such a fun image.Take care.Hugs Debbie x

Lisa Carroll said...

First off, Dawny, I am SO sorry you had to go through that! What a terrifying experience! My parents were burglarized recently and now have a security system as well. A shame what we have to put up with these days. SO VERY GLAD that they were spooked enough to take off and not do you all any harm! Oh my goodness... so scary! :(

As for your card, I absolutely LOVE it! The colors and patterns are so fun and exciting.. perfect for that image! Your sketches are always so amazing... sure wish I could do them justice! Many hugs... xxoo

MagsB said...

*hugs* what a horrible experience!

Being burgled is awful (when it happened to us they rifled through my knickers drawer looking for hidden jewellery - I had to throw everything away, I couldn't bear to wear them any more! I can smile now, but at the time it wasn't fun!)

Your card is delicious, as always!

Stay safe!

love Mags B x