OK, let's get the rant over with first shall we. When I received the last LOTV email newsletter, I was really surprised but very pleased to notice they had prepared a PDF file of all this year's Christmas images, including the new ones yet to be released on 25 August - I just wanted to be able to dribble a bit and plan what to spend my pennies on.
Anyhoo, on getting to the website the PDF file isn't there but there's a little notice saying it should be back up the next day. So the next day comes, and the next and the next. This morning I emailed LOTV to ask when it was coming back. I got a very prompt and apologetic reply telling me that because of some problems with copying it has been removed from the website.
I thought about this for a bit, thinking it was some sort of a technical issue and then suddenly it dawned on me that some wicked person has been using those preview images for their own profit. So to that person or persons unknown - thank you very much, you miserable, mean, dishonest, horrible, rotten, THIEVES! When Judgement Day comes, you won't be going to Heaven, that's for sure.
And so dear readers, onto my card for this evening which is for this week's LILI OF THE VALLEY challenge of ROSES.
Now, I don't do a lot of fluff on my cards - it's not because I don't like it, but because it always turns out looking cluttered and too busy and then I get cross and upset and it ends up in the bin, so another plain and simple one for you! The roses papers are all from the Wedding Bells collection by Wild Rose Studio. The stamp, Emma Swing, and the Clear Additions sentiment are both LOTV, the flourish is Marianne Creatibles, and all the matting card is plain white coloured with a Sandstone ProMarker, as are the Candy Dots. Image is painted with Distress Inks using Antique Linen, Old Paper and Frayed Burlap with Tattered Rose for the skin. See, lots of roses!