Friday 11 January 2013

Spam spam spam spam spam!!!

No its not the Monty Python song I'm singing its me being cheesed off with the amount of spam comments I get on blogger has anyone else noticed an increase this last week? Do I look like I want to buy Viagra, Tramadol or Ativan??? Although if they keep up I might need something to calm me down.  I am getting at least 20 a day this week and they are all for one post which was last April.  At first I thought it might be the title of the post so I went back and changed it but it didn't make any difference.  So I have had to resort to comment moderation as I am getting cheesed off with them - what with spam and these ridiculous adverts all over blogger!! That's my moaning done for the day - hopefully!

Here is a card I made yesterday:

I have used one of the cute little fairies from Lily of the Valley and coloured her with my Copics.  For her wings I went over them with my Twinkling H20s they look so irridescent IRL.  I have added Stickles to the frosting and some Liquid Pearls in Pink to her antennae and the cup cake case.  Now this paper is very old I think I could take it to Antique Roadshow and they would say it was worth a bob or two!  Its from a DCWV Sweet Matstack know idea where I got it from but there are some really pretty papers in and they are very thick almost like card!  The felt flowers have been cut with a Marianne die and added a pearl which I coloured with Copic.  The ribbon, charm and gems are all from my stash.  The sentiment comes with the stamp and I cut it out with my SB banner and distressed it with Spun Sugar DI whilst in the die.  The border is an X-Cut die.  I have followed the sketch over at Sketch n Stash because you know I love them!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch N Stash - Sketch (My neglected stash is my DP)
Lili's Little Fairies - Two Design Papers and/or Charming (I did both)
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open
Inky Impressions - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Sparkle and Shine/Glitter
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use Dies/Punches
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Totally Papercrafts - Use Ribbon

Well that's if from me!  Weekend at last whoo hoo! Off to the hairdressers this morning then bridge practice this afternoon and out to the pub for tea.  Family are all coming over for dinner on Sunday so I will be busy shopping and cooking.  Whatever you are doing have a lovely weekend, thanks for coming by I will see you soon. Take care xx


mags said...

Hi Susan. This is a gorgeous card. The image is so cute and love all the sparkle to the image. The papers may be old but they are lovely.
I know what you mean about the spam comments. I too am getting loads.
A real nuisance.

Unknown said...

Awww this is really so cute, love that image and gorgeous colours on your card... sorry to hear about your spam emails!!! Yes me gets them too.. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

That is such a lovely image isnt it - makes such a great card, I love the colours you have used. I too seem to get more spam at the moment - they go straight into my spam folder in blogger but I get an email telling me about them so in the mornings I am logging on to 50+ emails! I am just deleting them from my mailbox both - bit of pain though! Have a great weekend.

Hanna said...

Oh wow, what a pretty card Susan! The cupcakepattern on the paper is adorable and it goes so perfectly with the image, absolutely brilliant!
Love the punched border and the polkadot-ribbon you've added to your card, and the bling in the corners are such perfect details!

I know what you mean about the spam, I'm getting tons of them every day, it's very annoying.

Have a nice friday,

Debs said...

Adorable card Susan - love that sweet LOTV image and scrummy DP's.
I don't seem to get many spam comments - hope I haven't spoken too soon :o)
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, this is just adorable, I love the image and the papers are perfect and I love the colour, my fave.
I'm sick of blogger full stop. What with all the rubbish and not letting me upload my pics I could scream!!!
Sounds like you're in for a fab weekend hun, enjoy.
Hugs Sue W.

nnalorac said...

gorgeous card Susan, yummy image, colours and pretty papers. Love those wee flowers too. Sounds like a relaxing day ahead, enjoy. Carolxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Susan I have had stacks of those comments too this week, on older posts too. They are driving me mad too.

Your card is gorgeous. Love this pretty image and gorgeous papers
Hugs Kelly


Gorgeous and beautiful card Susan have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sonia said...

Stunning card Susan,I love it^_^
Too sweet image and sentiment^_^
Have a beautiful day,

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susan! what a mega cute image and I love the sparkle and liquid pearls on cupcake case! The paper might be old but it's really scrummy! Love the pearl flowers and ribbon/charm…. ooh I just love it all.. it's a stunning card! :-)
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue xx
p.s. I was getting tons of spam on blogger and I changed my settings to just block Anonymous people - it seems to have worked as I don't get many at all now ...touch wood! LOL

Chrissy said...

This is just gorgous Susan, love the cute image and fabulous the beautiful ribbon too and the little charm..I used to get spam but do not anymore I turned something off and never had it again, just cannot remember what I


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Suzie very cute card.. and love calm colurs :D

..and re spam if you want to stop it, remove the anonymous option in Settings -> Comments and it will stop, as they then dont have that option.
I have done it because it was driving me balmy too - so maybe you are getting all mine :D Shaz in Oz.x

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan what a lovely pretty card, what a cute little fairy, the colours are beautiful.

Hugs Julie x

Judith said...

Glad it's not just me - I just took my moderation off recently - seemed like a good idea - but I think it might be going back at this rate! I love your cute card - nothing quite like pink and girly! Hugs Judith x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the cute image and pretty colours. The charm with the ribbon and twine looks wonderful too.

Hugs Sue

Unknown said...

Stunning card Susan sorry to hear about the spam, has blogger changed the way we upload photo's ????
Have a great weekend.
Chris x

Patricia said...

Love it Susan it is so sweet.

Patricia xx

Carol said...

Love your card Susan, those pearl embellies are gorgeous. Glad it's not just me getting the spam - I deleted an older post they were using which seemed to help.
Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colors used! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! What a cutie this image is and I LOve all your glitter...LOve your colours too Susan.
Thought there was only me getting that type of spam..going to look down your comments to see if anyone as an answer...So thanks for mentioning it.

Hazel said...

Hey Susan

I went through a phase where I was getting stacks of Spam comments, but I changed my settings to only allow people to comment who have a Google Account and that seems to have worked.

Your card is beautiful, I love this LOTV image (in fact I love them all!).

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss this week and I wish you the very best of luck.

It would be great if you could join in with the next challenge.

Take care and have a great weekend.


Hazel xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the image (I need the image!!)lol. Fabulous layout and colours too.
Enjoy the pub!
Lorraine x

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Susan. The papers match the image perfectly.

Enjoy your weekend.

~Tammy~ said...

This is so sweet! I love all the pretty pink on this Fabius card!

pinky said...

This is just so sweet Susan what a cute little image and love all the pink and those cupcake papers.

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.your design is beautiful and i love the sweet image :D
i don`t get much spam as i don`t allow anonymous comments after getting nasty comments and i also have moderation on which helps too.

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Susan, adorable image and love the pretty colours.

I too was getting loads of the same spam as yours and someone told me to go in and edit that post by clicking on options (on the right hand side) and then click on 2nd option Don't allow/show existing and then done.This is fine if it's a older post.
This stopped all spam for months until this week started again on another post, been in and done the same and no more again yay!
Hope this all makes sense.
Hugs Wendy xx

Janette said...

Hi Susan,Oh don't even get me started on SPAM..!!!!!!!!!Scream would be more

Your card is simply gorgeous I really love it.xx

Danni said...

Super cute and adorable! Love the sparkle!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi suzie ... what a super little card ... just love that little image she is so cute ... and love the colours and the papers you have used sorry to hear you are having spam problems what a faff eh ?? thank you so much for visiting my blog ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Unknown said...

What a delightful and yummie cupcake Susan, supercute and so beautifully coloured, too! oh, and about the spam? I keep getting them, too, just discard them, there's not much you can do about it, since there's no profile attached. Good luck! Have a good weekend nonetheless! hugs, Ira xox

The Crafty Blonde said...

Such a pretty card, love the sweet image and fabby papers. Great layout out and love the cute little bow. I am getting a lot more spam at the moment too - I have comment moderation so it goes straight in my spam folder but its a lot more than normal xx

Krafty Kows said...

Oh my what a pretty card. So cute. Jeanette

cotnob said...

This is lovely Susan, such a delightful image and pretty papers.
I was getting loads of spam relating mainly to one particular post so I did what Carol did and removed it (I reverted it back to draft) and it did help quite a lot - I'm back to about 2 or 3 a day now.
Have a lovely weekend.

Ally said...

I rarely have any spam, so glad. Bu it must be really annoying!
Love your wonderful card with the sweet image and all the wonderful papers that you hve used!
xx, Alessandra

Laura Love said...

How adorable! What a sweet image and that sentiment is so true! you are never to old for cupcakes :) I hear you about the spam comments - so frustrating! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan, Beautiful image & colours... so cute!! Spam it's driving me crazy too.. I think I will try Wendy's tip and see if that helps.. Have a great weekend.. Hugs May x x x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Susan, I like the sweet image and the papers,Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Oh Susan this card is so pretty in every way and i so agree with the sentiment :)

Happy crafting!!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Oh Susan this card is so pretty in every way and i so agree with the sentiment :)

Happy crafting!!

Craftychris said...

ooh its gorgeous! So pretty, I love that image. I have been getting loads of spam too - so annoying! xx

Annette said...

What a lovely image! Like the splash! Want to do that in person lol! I hope you'll get rid of the spam soon!
See you! XoxoAnnette

Cassie_lu said...

great card and super cute image.

Shanna Shands said...

Your card is perfect. I love the embossed banner and the ribbon. The flowers are a great texture too.

Glenda Atkins said...

Hi Susan, sorry about all your spam, it would drive me wild! I get some but so far, keep fingers crossed, not enough to worry about! Love your card with the sparkly icing, the beautiful flowers and the wonderful image, Lovely work!

Mian said...

Fabulous card and lovely details. The image is soo cute and I love all the sparkle/glitter on the cupcake. Well done!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

Mary J said...

Yes, you saw my spam too, Sue - aren't we popular?! grrrrr!

Such a gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the sentiment! Sweet touches of bling too!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Susan and love the LOTV stamp is so sweet. I have noticed a massive increase in spam in email lately upto 50 a day which is very annoying, take care x Susan x

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm cheesed off with you, I have to delete about 30-50 a day, from my inbox and from my blog! Same companies. As if I would give them any of my buisness now! lol.

Love this adorable card and the great design. So cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous the colouring and the pretty details! This is a very pretty image!

Congrats on your win at Kath's Blog...those craftwork cards are so nice!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! Great design, coloring and I like the added sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Eileen said...

Really love this one Susan. Gorgeous image so beautifully coloured and perfect papers and embellishments. It's Gorgeous !!!
Eileen x

Annie said...

an adorable fairy card and so pretty and sparkly! thank you for joining us at TPC this week. hugs, annie x

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful image. You have done a wonderful job colouring it up! Love the sparkle on her wings and the little pink pearl dots on her antenae.
The card design is so pretty!

Sandy said...

Okay - this is my favorite - love the cupcake holder. SPLAT - can you think of anything better than landing in the most delicious icing you have ever tasted! Susan this is terrific and my finger really has gotten sore from scrolling down so far to leave a comment - boy oh boy do I ever love this card!!