Before I get to my rant, I have a card to show (or I may never get to the card! lol) that I made for this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge where the challenge this week is to make an almost all monochromatic card.
I was going to go with pinks, but I found some purple papers that fitted the challenge nicely, so I went with purples :)
All the papers I used are Papermania and the fab image is from Make It Crafty.
I coloured her with a mix of Copics and Promarkers.
Everything else if from my stash. I added a tiny piece of stringed pearls to the butterfly, glittered all the flowers and attached the key charm with a darker piece of purple tulle which I just tied around the lighter coloured tulle so that it would hand down.
This image was actually a freebie which I got for signing up for the Make It Crafty newsletter :)
Ok, so I said I had a bit of a rant, so here goes! I don't normally have a rant like this on my blog, but I have kept quiet about this for a few weeks now and to be honest I have just had enough.
So a few weeks ago, I was asked to join a new design team, which I declined for two reasons.
One was that I didn't want to join another design team if I didn't think I could give 100% (as I had a lot going as well as my hand being numb and me not being able to craft as much as I want to) and the other reason is because I thought that this persons images looked very similar to others that are around at the moment.
I later discovered (after having a proper look at other artists images, as I didn't want to accuse this person of copying artwork if it was just my mind doing overtime!) that the images were actually waaayy too similar to other companies, the poses were the same as well as many other features, in fact the only thing I could see different were things like the patterns on the clothes and other little things like that.
Don't worry I have reported this!!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I had forgotten all about it until I started getting comments on my blog posts from an "anonymous" person.
At first it was comments saying stuff like " I made a mistake asking you to be on my team as your work is not good enough"- which I just ignored........if my work is not good enough for you, then why ask me in the first place to be on your team? I didn't apply for a dt position with you, you looked me up!
These "anonymous" comments have been getting more and more frequent (as in like 10 or so per day!). I won't write everything that was said (because it would take me forever!), but here's an example....
"you should be grateful that you were asked to be on a team as you have obviously been turned down a lot since you are only on two teams, both of which are your own"
and this one, which I am having a bot of trouble figuring out since my cards are always packed with embellies! lol
"you should maybe give up crafting since you obviously can't afford it as you don't use much products on your cards"
These are just mild comments and some of them I wouldn't even repeat you really would be shocked at the language she used!
I don't mind if people want to give me constructive advice/criticism or even if they don't like my work ( I mean I know I'm not the best crafter in the world and even if I was, everyone has different tastes/styles), but when you start just being bitchy and bringing my personal life into it when you don't even know me, then I'm sorry but I will not stand for it!
I wouldn't let anybody in "real life" speak to me like that, and I'm certainly not going to let some "troll" who doesn't even know me, mouth off like that about me and think I will just ignore it!
Anyway, I really didn't want to put this on my blog, but I felt that I had to write something so that this person knows that I am not going to put up with her abuse anymore.
Just for your information Miss "Anonymous"
I am only on 2 design team just now because I stepped down from other design teams I was on as I didn't have the time and also because I wanted to concentrate on my own challenge blogs, not because I had applied to lots of design teams and been rejected.
In fact, I haven't applied to any design team at all for a very long time, and even if I had, guess what, I can deal with rejection, you on the other hand obviously can't!
Also, I may not have piles of cash to spend on crafty stuff, but I get by.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able to buy all the latest stamps, papers, embellies etc but I have 3 kids who I love more than anything in this world, and I would much rather spend my money on them that on a pile of flowers just to make you happy!
Maybe you are the one who needs money more than I do since you are the one who stole artists images and tried to sell them claiming they were your own. Now that your Etsy store is closed down, you will maybe need to go find some other person to scam!
Ok, I am getting up on my high horse now, so I will sign off and I apologise to my genuine blog readers for having to read this rant.
I just had to let it out somewhere before I exploded with anger ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Normal happy service will resume tomorrow ;) lol