Thursday, 3 March 2011

Mirror, Mirror

Hello everyone, hope you're having a better day than me today as I've just spent ages in the bank after a rather awkward experience earlier trying to pay for something with my debit card unsuccessfully which seemed crazy when I knew there was money in the account.
It all started yesterday evening with a strange phone call I had from a man who said he was phoning from my bank about my debit card. I was very suspicious as there have been phone scams on the go lately, and eventually rang off as I was not satisfied the call was genuine.
I went to my bank branch and was told there was a flag against my debit card and I then spent a long time on the phone with the fraud department. It appears that a load of card details including mine were discovered on a police raid with the result that a stop has been put on my card and I now have to have a new one.
I'm hoping I don't need to use a debit card before the new one comes as the whole thing as well as being rather scary is a right pain! I shall be breaking out the chocolate shortly having got this lot off my chest!!!

And now for the actual reason for this post which is a card I have to show you:
I'm sure you can now see the reason for my title as I think it does look a bit like an ornate mirror frame.
I embossed the Cuttlebug frame on white card, rubbed embossing ink over the raised areas and embossed with gold detail powder. I then sponged on Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I stamped the little girl (Crafty Individuals) and coloured her with various Distress inks then cut the image down to fit in the centre of the frame.
I embossed a piece of cream card with a Sissix folder and swiped Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink over the raised areas. Some of the ink went on the bits in between adding to the shabby look.
The other piece of decorated paper is a scrap from my bits box which was a rose spray stamped and embossed in gold and then Victorian Velvet sponged on.
To finish the card I added lace and gold braid and a flower altered with Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive inks. A tiny suede look flower and pearl finish off the flower embellishment.

My card is for the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - You've Been Framed
Paper Play - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Thanks for looking (and putting up with my rant!)
Fliss x

10 comments:

  1. What a dreadful experience...you do deserve your chocolate..eat it nice and slowly and really enjoy it and relax!
    Your lovely creation does look like a mirror...is that you peering into it ????
    Sue xxxxx

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  2. Sounds like a nightmare Fliss, but thank goodness the police found out about it.
    Love the vintage feel to your card. Chocolate? I'd have a stiff drink as well if I were you.

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  3. Oh Fliss this stealing of personal details is so worrying isn't it? I had to change all my passwords on line not long ago as someone had got at least one and luckily I found out before too much damage was done.
    Anyway love your card and the colours you have used. I like those cuttlebug frames, quite versatile to use.
    Enjoy your chocolate - I am going to have a glass of red I think.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  4. Gorgeous card! So sorry you had such an awful experience, but it does good to talk about it, and chocolate is now def. on the menu! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Beautiful card Fliss, loving the colours and the focal point, great stamp.
    Hope you get your debit card soon. Its all very scary when this sort of thing happens. Hugs Annette x

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  6. oh fliss,gosh what an awful experience hope you get your new card soon,enjoy your chocolate hun,as for your card its just gorouges beautiful,colurs hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  7. Very elegant creation Fliss.

    Same old story playing catch up after yet another enforced blog lay off, hope all is well with you.

    B x

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  8. Such a wonderful card! Love yhe colors :-)
    Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!
    Hugs, Marianne

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  9. Hello Hun
    Love the card and the beaded ribbin really lovely
    Thanks a lot for joining paperplay this week

    Liz x

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  10. Hi Fliss! Thanks for joining us this week over on PaperPlay Challenges with such a fab card.

    Rosie
    x

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Fliss xx