Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Distressing

Morning :)  Never mind about an Indian Summer, we had a monsoon (almost) yesterday! lol.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers, where this week we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and our theme is 'distressing'.  

I used this cute image from Digi doodle shop, and distressed, inked and hand-stitched the prima papers.  The dies are a mix of spellbinders and marianne.

Now talking of distressing and a bit of a whinge.... again on my favourite subject - my crappy internet and Avanti as an ISP!.

Below is the new price plan for my satellite internet:

So basically, I currently pay £23.50 (+vat) for 25gig a month @512kbps.

They now want to charge me £58.75 (+vat) for the same usage, or drop me down to a measly, meagre and very mean 10gig a month for the same price I am paying now :(


This will absolutely cripple me!... I am so razzed off.  I cannot justify (or afford) £58.75 a month for the same amount of internet I get now, its such a rip off!..

Anyway, I just wanted to share that, as sometimes I get a little behind with my commenting, and its mainly down to watching my limit :)  I will always visit back, but often I can only pop along a couple of times a week, so I hope everyone understands I have to space my usage out a little.  Once they throttle me to 12kbps, the internet is virtually broken for me as it just doesnt load pictures!

I intend to fight them on this, as I am absolutely convinced that the Scottish Executive did not award them the contract for rural broadband and envisage it being this extortionate!

.......and breathe! :)

Now, I will be entering my card in the below competitions:

Sketch Saturday - Brill sketch, thank you.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Autumn
PaperPlay Challenges - Autumn Leaves
Crafts 4 Eternity - Autumn Days
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and good luck to everyone in the challenges,


sara said...

Oh no! sorry to hear about your internet costs! That´s really expensive!!! Hope everything will turn out ok!
Your card is drop dead gorgeous as always, I really really love those flowers and the image is such a cutie=)

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, ours is the same as we live in Hull and we only have one company no one else so they just get away with doing what ever they like, they are upgrading just outside of Hull to fibre optic to try and take over that area but people like us who have been with them for over 10 years just get a crappy service, promised 8mg speed and actually get 1, and i live on theri doorstep, they just brought out a combo package, works out more expensive and wouldnt suit us anyway as we dont do calling abroad, the greedy ferkers....

Sorry :0) I love your card sweetie a gorgeous colour combo and i am loving the super cute image too, the little pearl heart make it so soft, big hugs love Pops x x x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. Love the sweet image and the colours and detail are really beautiful. Can't believe what they want to charge you for the internet, when you have been using the same for less. Donna

Denise and Louise said...

Oh Alison - this is such a rip off. Go fight them girl - you aren't called the Great Leveller for nothing!!
Love this card - the image you have chosen is a real cutie and those die cuts and flowers are gorgeous.
Denise xx

Olga said...

WOW!!!!! Eye popping, jaw dropping gorgeous, and look at your coloring!!!! Love the LO and all the layers, you rock girl!!!

Mandy said...

Alison your card is adorable and absolutely gorgeous, I love the cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh, so sad to hear about your problems :(
Your card is stunning, love all your details, this is gorgeous :)
Hugs Lill

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a fabulous image and card alison.
beautiful made and colours.

greetings karin

Janette said...

Hi Alison, your card is fabulous, just love the image, it's brilliant, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Anna said...

Hi Alison, Love your card it´s fabulous, just love the image and the dies.
Sorry about your internet cost. I can understand that it must feel frustrating (sorry about the spelling)

Lizzie said...

Fab card !! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Vicky said...

Wow hun....what a cute wee card...and pants about the net....! you fight Alison...the greedy B*****ds...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Really pretty card Alison, definitely fight them, that is just taking the mick. Debs xx

Anonymous said...

OMG Alison!! No wonder you're so angry. How on earth can they justify doing that?!!! Absolute mega rip off!! Hope you can sort something out.

Your card, as usual, is stunning! Beautiful colouring and so much gorgeous detail.

Thank you for your last comment on my blog. I have walked round work all week saying to myself 'don't let them sap your smile, don't let them sap your smile', lol!! I'm doing my best! xxxx

pinky said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.


Hi Alison
A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

coops said...

fabulous card alison.i love the gorgeous image and your colouring and design are stunning :D
can`t belive how much they are wanting you to pay for your internet, its disgusting.hope you sort it hun.

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) The image is very cute and the deisgn is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

hope you manage to sort out your internet ,, that is just not fair at all !!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colours. I cannot believe the price of that internet!!! OMG it makes me thankful to live in the Midlands where there is just so much choice - mine costs £17.00 a month! Bless you know wonder you were raging. Hugs, Claire x

michele said...

Fabulous Autumn card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Sue said...

Awww this is SO sweet Alison! I love the image - really cute. And love the coffee and cream combo. The frame, papers and flowers are all gorgeous!! Love it all!!!
Sorry about your internet! it must be really frustrating if you can't change to another provider :-(( It's terrible if they start capping it, we had that with one company but changed cos my daughter is on it all day for work and I am also because I am disabled. It drove us nuts !!! we could do hardly anything!! But to not have any option to change would send me downright loopy!!! Hope you get something sorted - give them grief !! Try going to Trading Standards or the like.
Big Hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Jo said...

Awww so cute! a beautifully made card.
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

Paula (PEP) said...

So sorry to hear about your internet - not fair at all! this is rather fun & I love those rolled flowers. The little dog reminds me of a 4 month Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that greeted me the other day as I was doing my bookselling duty: just had to try to climb my legs to see what there was above my knees & it had the same joyous look to it as this chap does looking at the cat. The cat's expression is priceless.
Paula (PEP)


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