Monday, February 03, 2014

Memory Box


We really enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year but its been overshadowed by being victims of theft. The gate that was put up for me to have easy access to get outside was tampered with and they had a good rummage in the garden shed, took all the decent garden machinery. They knew we were away and what they wanted. At the moment I'm feeling guilty if I didn't have mobility problems we wouldn't need to do the refit in the first place.


Anyway as you can see I do have a card. Basically I didn't use the Fresh Foliage and the Chloe stem on one of the cards I had been making so rather than waste them I made a card. After eventually finding the Chloe die in the bin still attached to the waste, phew that was lucky I cut out another. The fancy oval die is from Memory Box too, managed to pick up in a sale. I used the Sizzix Bricked embossing folder and papers were in my stash.
Today will be spent on the phone having discovered some serial numbers I have to ring the police back and ring the Insurance company to see if we are covered. Also I trip down B&Q to try and make the shed more secure. Pretty sure my mojo is feeling messed up too.

61 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Debby that is really dreadful... feeling for you in it and pray it will all be sorted out for you with insurance etc..

.... have been broken into and you feel totally as if your privacy is destroyed.. and re the fault being yours? no way.. tis the mean spirited folk who cannot understand how it affects others.. praying for you...
and wow!! do I ever love this card.. simple colour scheme and tasteful decorations, and not going to look that die up no matter how nice it is :D
Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh and...
PS have done same thing with throwing out die with waste .. and found it again phew!! and today found a MB swirl I lost on first day of use.. where??

... in the envelopes basket!!! which is stored under my cutting station. So did a happy little dance :D of tanks for answered prayer.. after months of looking and wondering..

Åse-May said...

Wow...i love green....Hug

Anne said...

So sorry about your theft, but don't blame yourself for someone else's crime. If you had left your front door open with a "help yourself" sign then maybe you would share some responsibility, but not in this case!
Hugs
Anne

Elly said...

Beautiful!!!

hugs, Elly

She King said...

Oh Debby, I'm so sorry....I hope you get things sorted soon. You have no reason to feel guilty and you mustn't blame yourself for someone else's crime. Love your card and I'm glad you found your Die......My smaller dies have ended up in the bin more than once and unfortunately some are lost forever.....Take care. S xxx

brenda said...

Oh this is beautiful Debby, love the colours which are so striking but the design is equally beautiful.

So sorry you were the victim of a horrid crime, but you should not feel guilty, there are just some very sick people out there, one of our sons was burgled when he and his wife were on holiday so clearly someone had been watching their house.

B x

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is stunning Debby, love the fresh green and white and how you used the dies.
So sorry to hear you were broken into. I wouldn't blame yourself I had my outbuildings broken into three times and my house once, there are some nasty pieces of work out there. Hope you get things sorted asap, hugs Susan x

Claire said...

A beautiful card and love those dies and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Debby but sorry to hear about your theft there are nasty people around.....

Anne

Doreen said...

Love the dies and papers on this gorgeous card.xxx

Mary J said...

Wow, really stunning Debby!

Sorry to hear about the thefts - such a pain for you. :(

Janice said...

Sorry for the break in, some people are just horrid! Love your card today, great use of dies and a lucky escape for the one in the bin! Jx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Debby how awful but don't you feel guilty because of some horrid people. Your card is gorgeous, love the chloe stem and love cards made with different dies x

Sammy said...

Gorgeous card Debby!
And you have nothing to feel guilty about! It's the lowlifes that broke in and stole that are the guilty ones, not you. I hope they get what they deserve! x

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear about your theft, how dreadful.

Fabulous card, lovely colours and a successful upcycle operation!! xx

Christine L said...

So sorry to hear you were victims of theft Debbie... well done you for keeping serial numbers too! Hope the insurance company sort it out.

This card is fabulous.... looks like a Lily of the Valley somehow.. or a snowdrop? It's the white and green that put me in mind of that..

Hugs
Christine x

Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear the you have been the victim of crime, some people are just so horrible. You must not feel guilty though. I hope you get things sorted soon.
Your card is stunning. I love the dies you have used and gorgeous design.
hugs Sue xx

Bev Henwood said...

Oh Debby, I am so sorry that some scum have broken into your shed, we have never been broken into (touch wood), but I can only imagine how violated you must feel. You mustn't feel guilty it is not your fault. Hope you get everything sorted with the insurance etc (good news finding serial numbers). Love your card lovely fresh colours and gorgeous layout.

Hugs
Bev xx

Beryl said...

This is so gorgeous Debby. Love the fresh look and the design.
Please don't feel guilty about having the gate fitted. The only guilty parties are the ones that broke into your shed and stole your property. It's a horrible thing to happen to anyone. I hope the insurance will get sorted before you need to start using the equipment that was stolen.
Beryl xx

Boxofcolours said...

Such an elegant card
Jane xx

Whisper said...

Don't you dare feel guilty - people who burglar are simply scumbags and i'm so sorry for what they have done.

It's a stunning elegant card and am loving the dies and colour too - i did a class at The Glitter Pot on Friday, as they were using the new MB poppy dies and i ended up buying the new crochet corner :-), Luv Sam x

Anita said...

What a beauty!!
xoxo Anita

Nágela said...

Beautiful card!
The floral arrangement is wonderful.
A good week for you!

Clevercrafter said...

What a beautiful card made with a combination of dies that go together very well. Hope the thieves get caught soon but definitely don't blame yourself at all.
Lorraine

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card Debby!
Hopefully your insurance will get you sorted quickly. x

Faith A said...

A really beautiful Spring like card.

I am so sorry about your theft, I get really angry at these people, what they need is someone going into their property and taking things, wonder what they would feel like then.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Aww Debby ... sorry to hear that your things were taken. People who take things that don't belong to them are about as low on the food chain as you can get. I hope that your insurance will cover your losses.

Your card is so crisp and clean and makes me dream about the Spring weather that can't come soon enough.

Betsy said...

so sorry to hear of your theft problem ... may i suggest a sensor lite and a secure lock...i truly believe in neighbourhood watch posting signs...and having mobility issues does not help. perhaps its best you were not at home....better your things than perhaps putting your life at risk as some of these people can be dangerous. its a violation of your being but you can not be replaced like tools can....be safe.... i love your card its very beautiful....sending you a hug and hope it makes you feel a little better.

hotpotato said...

Oh Debbi, so sorry to hear this......what scum we have on our streets who think they can take what ever they want.

Lorraine said...

So sorry to hear you'e been burgled, some people are just born nasty. I hope you get things sorted OK with the police and insurance.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the way you've used the die cuts and the pretty paper.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Debby so sorry to hear of your theft, such an awful thing to happen, but in many ways it's a good job you were away, one never knows how dangerous these people can be. Do not feel guilty, it's the thieves who are!!
Now your card is gorgeous, lovely dies and colours, BIG HUGS, Kate x

Danni said...

Sending you some hugs!!

Gorgeous card!!

Carla S. said...

Sorry to hear about the theft, Debby. It's terrible that someone would do that. I hope you get things sorted out soon BTW, your card is stunning!

Marlene said...

What a shame, people can't seem to leave other people's belongings alone. Stealing seems to be on the increase and it can be a bit scary. Sure hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Marja said...

sorry to hear that things were taken away from the rightfull owners. It's scarey and a bit disappointed that people steal from others.
Never the less you made again a beautifull card that catched my eye in a second.

Debs said...

So sorry to hear about your terrible ordeal Debby - there are some horrible people in this world :o(
Your card is stunning as always.
Take care
Debs xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Debby - so sorry to read that you have had a break in, do hope the police catch them
Avril xx

Marlies said...

Oh what a terrible news that you where burgled. You must be feeling awfull. I do hope that you are well insured and I hope they catch the theives! Your card is beautiful, very very elegant and with lovely dies. I like the brick embossing die as well. hugs, Marlies

Chrissy said...

I love this card Debby..so pretty and elegant.
So sorry to hear that you were broken into Debby..they are just stinkers.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kathlene said...

So so sorry to hear of your misfortune, Debby, especially because of all the lovely things you do for others. I hope the police find your property. Your card today took my breath away...just such a beautiful combo of white lace and green foliage, and now I *must* have that chloe stem die! Hugs, Kathy

Carol S. said...

You can't blame yourself about having mobility probs. If they want to get in, they will. My heart goes out to you, as this must be very upsetting for you and your family. Beautiful card, really stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the background and the gorgeous centre piece!

Hugs
Linda xxx

heidy said...

So sorry to read this Debby,but I'm glad that you all are okay!!
Love your gorgeous card!!
XXX Heidy

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Debby. x

Pop's Cards said...

Just gorgeous sweetie, sending you massive hugs Pops x x x

Molecraft said...

Beautiful Debby, love the design!
Helen x

pinky said...

Really do love this one Debby, even gasped out loud when I saw it!

Cheryl W. said...

Sorry to hear your news, Debby. I hope the criminals are caught and made to pay for what they have done. Your card is beautiful! I haven't lost and dies...yet (knock on wood), but I have managed to throw out some clear stamps, never to be found again. Arrrrrgh!

susiestacey said...

Hope the catch the buggers Debby and that your insurance will cover the loss.
Gorgeous card love the dies you have used to create this stunner x Susan x

Elaine said...

Absolutely stunning card Debby...very eye catching with all the die cuts, and the colours are perfect, so fresh and Spring like.

I'm so sorry to hear about the theft, it really knocks you for six (been there too and it was a horrible experience) I hope they catch the scabby devils!!

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxx

Kathleen said...

Poor you, there is nothing worse than an enjoyable evening being spoiled by some trash.

Brilliant card love all the greenery.

Kath x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh Debby that is awful!!!! I'm so sorry that had happened to you.

On a positive note, gorgeous creation as always!!!

Sandra H said...

Oh Debby your card is absolutely stunning the dies and the papers are beautiful x

Tammy said...

Oh Debby how horrible for you! Don't feel guilty about it, not your fault! Let's hope they find the guilty party and they are punished! Your card is incredibly beautiful, love the dies you used and the color is amazing!

DesignerDiva said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debby this is so elegant!!
Hugs Laurie xx

christi said...

cute card. I hate it when someone takes stuff like that. it is just plain mean. just tell ol mojo that he can come out from hiding that the boogie men are gone. one day spoiled from it is enough. (that's me talking to mr mojo)

Pat said...

I don't know what it is about Memory Box dies but they are all to die for, and these are no exception. This is such an elegant card Debby and I love the colours, so crisp and clean, with that great brick embossed background which seems to go with almost everything. x

coops said...

oh wow this is so stunning debby.really beautiful design and i love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

Lea Brawn said...

How absolutely horrible for you Debby. I've been there myself :( I adore this card. I'm not a fan of green but this is stunning. All the little details on it are fab.
Love Lea x

Jackie Scott said...

Love the green and white a beautiful card Debby. Sorry to hear about the break in but glad you are all right!