Sunday, 4 October 2009

A rant and a 4 in 1 challenge card

Not had a good start today, Steve went out this morning to do a bit of fishing then found the shed had been broken in to and ALL the fishing stuff was gone.  Every single rod, reel, poles and our individual bags of tackle as well as the fishing umbrellas, chairs, trolley and nets.  Thousands of pounds worth of stuff.  They didn't touch any of the garden tools which are worth a bit themselves.  We are totally gutted, though our home wasn't broken into, it still feels like it has been, someone has been onto our property and shamelessly taken things that do not belong to them.  It's a hobby we enjoy doing together and a pastime that Steve partakes in a few times a week especially at weekends.  The police are popping by tomorrow to collect a list off of all thats been taken, which is a job and half, and to take a look at the shed, and we've been told to leave everything as it is.  We weren't expecting them to come out but due to the nature of the stuff that was taken it looks like a target theft rather than an opportunistic theft.  We aren't overlooked so someone either knew that stuff was there or they just hit lucky with what they were looking for.  We've been out this morning to the local Angling Shop we use to cost up some of the stuff for the list and then we need to ring the insurance company, at least we had shed cover on the insurance, but thats not the point.  Anyway rant over!!

Made this card yesterday originally just for the Sketch Saturday challenge, but dopey me didn't read all the write-up and missed the pet theme, so I'm still going to enter it anyway as I've followed the sketch, but doing a challenge's search I've also found another 3 challenges that the card fits.

The challenges covered are....

Sketch Saturday - Sketch & Pet Theme (muggins here missed the pet theme part)

A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas

Creative Card Crew - All That Sparkles

Bizzy Becs Creatalicious - Pink or plum with burgundy and green.  And also add some lace, ribbon or fibre.


Image & Papers - Pollycraft 'Xmas Sweet Dreams' (NOT YET RELEASED)

Flowers - Petaloo

Ribbon - From stash

Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Sentiment - Daisy & Dandelion 'All Wrapped Up' clear stamp gift set.

Colouring Medium - Copics, Promarkers, Sakura Stardust, Chalk, Gold Pigment Ink Pad

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!


Joanne xx


Anonymous said...

Love it Joanne,,
The colours are just gorgoeus together, beautiful colour for christmas.
Chin up poppet, things will get sorted, it just such a horrible feeling to try and shake off when this happens to you.
Take guy's.
Hugs Angel

jackiescrafts said...

So sorry to read about your burglary Joanne hope the Police are able to help.

Love your card
Hugs jackie x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Gorgeous card Joanne xx
So sorry to hear your bad makes you so angry when people just assume that if they want it, they can take it :( Big hugs xxx

Liz said...

Oh Dear my Hubby loves to fish too as does my son my hubbys suff is in a large cupboard in the house my sons in his yer shed I phoned him there as hes got so much suff gathered as he is more addicted than his dad!I do feel for you hopefully you will get it all replaced but 1st claim I made in about 20 yrs I had a nightmare with them so wishing you luck there That catd is lovely defo got your mojo back

Liz x

Lorraine A said...

OMG !! thats just terrible Joanne ,,,, what a horrible thing to happen ,, :-( hope the police and the insurance company are nice and helpful ,,, :-/

Lovely card Joanne :-) The image, papers and sketch are lovely :-) I have made a card using this sketch but can't show ya yet ! :-)

Lols x x x

Penny D. said...

OMW... I am soo sorry that happened to you! Somebody once was stealing my mail and I felt so violated, I can imagine how you feel!

Hopefully the police find them and get your stuff back!

Anonymous said...

You do right to rant Joanne, I know how you feel. DH is a fisherman and all his stuff was stolen from our garage about 5 years ago. It was a target theft as well, they left everything else alone, never touched the mower or pressure washer etc. Thousands of pounds worth of gear gone. Insurance paid out but nowhere near what he had paid for it. Hope you have better luck, we never got any of it back.
Your card on a brighter note is lovely, great image and use of the colours.

louise said...

How awful for you people that steal make my blood boil, they do not seem to care about anyone and it is so upseting when it happens because you feel violated.
Your card is gorgeous even without pets lol, and love the image and colours you have used.
Thanks for joining us on saturday Sketchers.
louise xx

jordiegirl said...

Sorry to hear about your shed being broken into Joanne. Let's hope the police catch the thieves, which will make a change!!!!

Love your card even if you did miss off the pet - still excellent.

Hope the coming week is better than the weekend for you.

JanJ said...

Oh that's just awful Joanne, it's a horrible feeling to be burgled, hope the insurance company pay out nice & quickly!

Lovely card, it's a beautiful image & glad you found some challenges to fit it too after missing the pet theme (I'm always doing things like that too!)

Hope you have a better week

Jan xx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi joanne, sorry to hear the terrible news, sounds like someone who knows your fish stuff is in there to me but I'm no miss marple how you get it sorted soon
as for the card I think its gorgeous love the colour theme take care ju x

Avril Ann said...

OUCH Joanne, what a terrible time you are having. I am so sorry to hear about your shed and your hubbies fishing gear, you must feel violated.....I love your card, such wonderful colours and image, good luck with the challenges, also just thought I would let you know that the Postman came today, and I am over the moon with the Box, Card and Goodies, how generous. I will treasure the box forever be sure off that, and I will enjoy using the goodies, daughter is off with the pen already, LOL. I have left a little something on my blog for you and hope you accept it. Many Hugs and hope everything works out for you and your husband...Hugs Avril xxxx

Emma said...

Hiya hun
Hope the police were helpful yesterday and you get the insurance sorted.
Your card is gorgeous, love the LO and details.
Hugs Emma x

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your break in but very grateful you joined us at Creatilicious...your card is beautiful!


Bec said...

This is so lovely.. It is going to be so hard to judge this challenge everyones work is just stunning.. Thanks for playing along.. Bec xx

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