Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Washday Blues for us....

Well I have been absent fro a very good reason - well not a good reason but a valid one.  Some bas#### had spent thousands of pounds on our credit card - okay I hear you say but the bank will sort it out.  Yes BUT whoever did this dirty also changed the address with the Bank.  The whole matter has been passed to the Fraud Squad at the Bank but this has knocked us for 6 as nobody can tell us how this was done and what other info this fraudster has on us.  We are ultra careful with shredding documents, have up to date internet security and only buy from reputable websites so it is a case of wait and see. So currently we have no access to our Credit card (damn wanted to spend some readies today!!) and limited access to out current account.

Graham and I have been shaken by this horrid episode and have both been sick with worry and not sleeping since the weekend hence my absence from Blogland and crafting.  He was supposed to be in Newcastle on business yesterday and today but had to stay at home and make loads of phone calls to various people.  Oh I long for the days when the only way you could access your money was by going into the bank yourself!!

I have a card to share with you guys today - made it on Saturday before all this was flagged up to us ~

 I used on my new Saturated Canary digis here and coloured her with my PMs - dunno where I am getting this red hair fetish from but I am loving it.  Think the vibrancy cheers me up :)

Washday digi image from Saturated Canary;
PMs~ Caramel, Cinnamon, Henna, Spice, Blush, Ivory, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink, Dusky Rose, Antique Pink, China Blue, Blue Denim, Cool Grey 1 and Marsh Green;
Clouds added by using handmade paper template and blue chalk;
DPs are from Pink Petticoat and ribbons and gems from stash. 

I am entering this into Sketch Saturday's current challenge - don't have the energy to look for any more but may come back later to edit this post.


  1. OMG awful sweetie for the both of you and I hope they catch the rat soon....Grrrrr...

    Your card as always is gorgeous hun and loving your red hair's beautiful as well as your layout :o)

    take care and sending a mahoooosive hug your Vicky xx

  2. Oh sweetie, I hope they catch the swine soon and put him away for a very long time. I can't imagine how worried you must be.

    It's a lovely card, your colours are so pretty - I hope you'll be cheered up with good news and crafting away merrily very soon.

    love and Hugs, Mags B xx

  3. Oh Sheila, I know exactly how you feel. We were in a similar situation, it was the bank account but the bank got the money back quickly. It was a real scare at the time. Hope you can get good news.

    Gorgeous card. Love the image and pretty colours. Fab LO.
    Sending you a massive hugs...
    Kathleen x

  4. Oh no what a rat!
    I know what you are going through as three years ago this happend to us (thank full only £600) but still bad enough. I think what a lot of people don't know is that we (don't know about you) had to actually pay for the fraud b4 we got it back!!
    I don't think we ever had anything happen afterwards and the fraud squad never contacted us after the first initial time, but it is scarey and you feel violated.
    Hope things improve for you all.
    On a lighter note, your card is lovely, with a sweet image. Debbiexx

  5. Had the same thing - over £2,000. We knew where it had happened. A small shop near Surrey Quays in London, but the fraud people didn't want to know!! We also got it back eventually, but it does shake your faith in the 'human' being. Makes you scary to even buy anything off the internet especially when they need so much information. Hope it is sorted soon. xx

  6. oh sheila.i am so sorry to hear your credit card has been used like that.some people have no morals at all.i hope you manage to get your money back quick.i know when my acoount was hacked i got my money back really quick, before i signed the fraud departments letter but mine was no where near that much.
    now on to your card which i love very much, stunning sweet image and your colours and design are gorgeous :D
    fingers crossed for you hun.

    xx coops xx

  7. Hi Sheila, sorry to hear about the credit card, hope the bank sorts it out for you. Love your gorgeous card, a very sweet image and I love her red hair. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

    Donna x


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