Thursday, 18 August 2011

Nightmare 24 hours..............

Firstly can I offer a huge apology to all my friends who received an email purporting to be from me yesterday saying I was in Madrid and had been mugged at gun-point!!!!  My gmail account had been hacked into and they had changed my password etc so I couldn't access my emails or anything - it even stops you logging into your own blog.  Talk about frustrating.  But what lifted my spirits were the dozens of phone calls I received from friends checking that I was okay - they mostly realised it was a scam but wanted to check anyway - so a huge THANK YOU.  I must also say that Google have been great as I have now managed to recover my gmail account although every single email and contacts had been deleted........ what a way to have a spring clean eh?  I have managed to recover my email contacts but nothing else unfortunately but it has allowed me back onto my blog so I'm now going to post my challenge card for Bah Humbug which was what I was in the process of doing yesterday when all this blew up.

This week the lovely ladies over at HumbugHall have set the challenge as "Kiss-mas".  I've recently bought some lovely digi stamps from Teddybo and I thought the one I've used fits this challenge beautifully.  I am also entering it in the Teddybo Tuesday Challenge "Love is in the air".  The image is coloured using my new Letraset Flexmarkers and glitter glue has been added to their various "furry" bits!!!  lol  It was then die cut using a Spellbinder frameability set with the outside frame being cut from red mirri.  Paper is from Papermania Classic Christmas.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up Punches Three set and punched using a SU scalloped square punch.  The corners are a Marianne's die and the twiddly bits on the border are waste from the same.  The addition of a bow and gems finished the card.

Thanks for dropping in and again, many thanks to all my friends xxx


  1. Lovely card Karen, I really like the frame! Glad you managed to sort out your gmail problem and that we didn't have to catch a plane to rescue you;)
    Val x

  2. It's lovely Karen. What a time you have had of it with your gmail!
    Love the way you have coloured your image and matted it. Looks spectacular!

    Thank you for joining us at Teddybo.

    Edna x

  3. Karen you must have been frantic...there are some really nasty people out there.
    Your card for BH challenge is lovely, new Letraset markers eh....lovely colouring on your image...


  4. This has got to be one of my favourite Christmas Teddy Bo and Bea images! I love your colouring.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Teddy Bo's challenge.

    Love Clairebears x

  5. Awww fabulous card - love the red - fantastic - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
    Debbie xx

  6. cute image, love the furry bits! so glad you got your email back - wonder what these people think -if ever they do.........

  7. What a terrible nuisance for you - glad to hear you are returning to normal and that you WEREN'T mugged.

    You Bah Humbug card is just lovely


  8. What a nasty experience for you - so glad it is sorted. Great image and just right for the BH challenge.

  9. Oh my ~ why would someone do that! I can't imagine getting that email!!
    Glad to hear it is sorted out though and I hope it doesn't happen again!

    Anyways thanks so much for playing along with us at Teddy Bo!! Your card is beautiful! I love the pretty colors and beautiful design! This image is perfect for our challenge too!

  10. Fabulous Christmas card love the colours, thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this time

  11. oh Karen what an awful awful thing to happen. Thank goodness you got it sorted. I wouldn't have known where to start. Poor you.
    Love your card and am so glad that you're okay.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  12. Gorgeous christmas card with a lovely coloured couple!
    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this time
    Hugs, Jill

  13. Fabulous card, thanks for playing along at the Teddy Bo challenge. Good Luck! Colette xx

  14. Oh wow your card is gorgeous! Good luck with the Teddy Bo Challenge!
    Hugs Tab xxx


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