Friday, 22 May 2009

Whiff of Joy #31

Well I've just wasted a whole morning screaming down the 'phone. First to the local council who are trying to charge me extra council tax, for someone who doesn't live here. They passed me round from department to department and I yelled at them all - now I'm hoarse!!
Yesterday when I tried to use my bank card - the bank wouldn't accept it. When I 'phoned them this morning they kindly tell me someone has been trying to use my card fraudulently use at Apple Mac in the US for the sum total of £1. Apparently this is a test, if the £1 had gone throught then they would have hammered it for enormous amounts. So now my card is blocked and it will take 7-10 days for me to receive another one - Well Supa Dupa !!!
Last time this happened I had my card skimmed in Manchester - it was being used the following day in Australia to the tune of £1821.01 - I must admit my bank are pretty good - they pick up on irregular use pretty quickly.
But there went a precious morning.

Enough letting off steam - onto the card. I started this on Wednesday and have only just managed to finish it. I followed Heather's sketch at the WOJ challenge and used a mixture of papers from Laura Ashley, and Dovecraft. The image from the new Summer set is coloured in Copics. Now I've finished it - guess what - I don't like it, but I've done it so I'll post it.

BC - white linen : DP - Laura Ashley & Dovecraft : Image - Whiff of Joy : Medium - Copics : Flourish die - Sizzix : Rest from stash


Moni said...

O hun I can not believe that this happens, hope it will fix quick! The card is so fantastic, lvoe the papers and the details. This image is so cute, love how you coloured it! Have a fab weekend and enjoy! Hugs, Moni :)

Julie said...

Well I don't know why you don't like it cos it's lovely, sorry to hear about your frustrating day - sending calming thoughts your way.

Pascale said...

Stunning card hunny!!! You let off as much steam as you want!!!! Council tax is a complete outrage full stop and as for card fraud it is just gonna rise in the credit crunch. I had mine stopped a couple of months back too. Hugs Pascale

Kim Piggott said...

Heather what a stressful morning!
I love you card!
Such a beautifully coloured image and love that paper!
Your swirl is perfect with your pretty flowers!
Hope you weekend is a chilled one!
kim x

Rach said...

oh Heather sounds like you have had a time of it.. you shout and yell honey..
love your card, great mix of papers and the colours are

June Houck said...

This is so breathtaking. I am a slow crafter...I am guessing you are fast...or maybe you don't sleep. But you amaze me with each and every creation. I am a huge Heather fan :)

Christine said...

This is gorgeous Heather dont know why you dislike it... sorry for your troubles seems to happen a lot card fraud too often..& the council well... dont start me on that one....

Christine xx

Anesha said...

Hi Heather
So sorry you hear about your troubles. What a terrible thing to have happen.
Your card is stunning as always. Love the papers used.
Have a good weekend.
Anesha :-)

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Heather,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.
So beautiful paper.

Hugs Riet.x

Alexandra said...

your card is so sweet, i love the new Wiff of Joy Girl!


Tab said...

oh hun, this happened to me last year, Itunes US tried to take a £1 and my card was stopped etc etc! Its good how they pick it up, but so annoying while it is sorted!

Anyway your card is gorge hun, love the colours and the image and flowers are divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Heather - I really love the papers - it totally has a vintage feel to it, especially with that lace!
So sorry to hear your frustrations all morning - I hope it all gets cleared and you can have a nice calm weekend!
Hugs, Danielle

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,gorgeous and such beautiful colours!!! Hope you get everything sorted soon!
Hugs xx

Sandra said...

This is just a lovely card! Love your colouring.


Annchen said...

Rica, this is soo elegant .. love the papers!

Leonie said...

What a lovely card! Great colors!

Leonie xx

Karen said...


Love Karen xxx

100drine said...

So gorgeous card !!! Elle est superbe, j'adore !!!

stephanne said...

I like this one quite a bit. Renaissance style, done beautifully by Heather. Love the colors and your beautiful flower compilation.

What a stinky morning, I am glad your bank is looking out for you though =) And the creative energy is great if I do say so myself.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Heather! I love the papers and the cute image. Great colouring, too.
Hugs, Vanja

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