Monday, 12 September 2011

A Man Card and an Apology/Warning

Hi girls. Thank you for calling in on my blog. I hope you enjoy your visit here and perhaps find something that will bring a smile. I hope all is well in your corner of blogland and that your crafting is going well.
Before I get to my card I would like to put on record an apology to some of you who are on my emailing address list and warn you all about a scam that seems to be about.
I received an email from a dear blogging friend (which she did not send) inviting me to join her on a site called "Live Health Club". This is a genuine site but the email when you open it gives them access to your address list whether or not you accept the offer to join up. Worse still they ask for your email account password!!! If you give your password they have complete access to your account. They use the address list to send an email supposedly from you inviting your address list to join you on their site. If you got such an email supposedly from me please delete it without opening it. To be safe I have checked all my account settings to make sure that nothing has been altered and I have changed my password. If you get such an email and open it you should do likewise. I apologise if any of you got such an email from my account but I did not send it. Please be warned.
Now on to the card I have posted today. This is a card I made for my Brother-in-Law's birthday some time ago but have never posted. I am not entering it into any challenges. Being a man card it took me out of my comfort zone a bit. The image is "Bird in a circle" from Hero Arts and I used Copics to colour it. The design papers are "Gentle Impressions" by Trace Industries plus an unknown. I used cardstock as a mount. The sentiment is by Stampendous  and the ribbons are from my stash.
I hope you like this card, and, as always, I would love to read your opinions if you have time to leave a comment.
I hope your week starts well and that you enjoy your crafting. Above all stay safe and healthy.


  1. I didn't get an email fro you.. but will be on the lookout .. there seems to be lots of scams at the moment .
    Fab card for a male.. wonderful colours
    Lisa x

  2. Thanks for the heads-up hun! I've had a few of this type of thing in the recent past from various addy's and various so-called sites, so I'm wise to them now and just ditch the lot when they come my way.
    Awesome guy card hun! Hope you are braced for the wind coming our way. . .
    Teri x

  3. Wonderful, fabulous card Fiona.

  4. I love this card. It's perfect for a man's card. Lovely image too!

  5. What a lovely image, I have never seen it before.
    Love the way you have framed it against the dotty paper . Hope you have been in good health ?

  6. Beautiful card fiona
    Hugs louise xx

  7. HI Fiona thanks for the warning, I've had these in the past and just usually delete them. Your male card is lovely. I love the ribbon borde and the colours are so nice.
    We have a storm whipping up here at the moment hope it doesn't get too bad. Everything in the garden has been tied down just in case.
    xx Vee

  8. I haven't had an email, but thanks for the heads up. Gorgeous card, love the image and soft tones. Hugs, Claire x

  9. thankfully I did not a mail from you about this, but thanks anyway ! Love your card !!! great earth colors !
    greetings, martina

  10. I didn't get an email but I wouldn't of opened it until I had checked with you as the same thing happened to a friend of mine just last week, there are so many scams around it really is difficult to tell which they are.
    Love this card, perfect for a man and the bird and frame are gorgeous.
    Kim xXx

  11. Great male card Fiona. That image is lovely and the DP is perfect for a man card.

    There really are some horrible people around thinking up these nasty scams!

    Kat xx

  12. Hi Fiona,
    Not your fault hun. There are all sorts of scams now.
    Hope you haven't been hit with the bad weather.
    Gorgeous male card and I love that image.

  13. Hi Fiona. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect in everyway. I'm sorry I haven't been around lately. I had to head up north to my family as my beautiful grandfather is extremely ill. Please say a prayer for him. Will chat soon. I hope you've been well.
    Hugs xo Jackie

  14. Thanks for the warning Fiona, there is so much of that going on:( Best to be one step ahead!! Love your card, it very manly but very gorgeous too. Love the autumn colours and gorgeous image.

  15. Hi Fiona

    I am still playing catch up in blog land at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good look around your blog to vheck out everything I have missed, such inspirational work as always!!

    Love this card, love the sepia colour tones - very stylish and elegant!

    Hugs Juls

  16. havent gotten this scam from you but did from someone else - so sad that people just want to steal!!
    your card is gorgeous....elegant...and yet you managed to make it masculine...amazing talent you have there my friend (-:

  17. Great card-love the colours.
    I didn't get an email but thanks for the warning.


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Fiona x