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I can’t put a title to today’s post – it’d be too confusing!DH has been borrowing my WordPress knowledge to set up a blog, campaigning for justice for the victims of a company we used to do some work for. As a family with a disabled member (DH, in our case, is a wheelchair user and has been for nearly 8 years), you get used to paying over the odds for mobility equipment; the planning that goes into every day trip or holiday; forgoing the pleasure of popping round to a friend’s for a coffee together because of access issues, etc., etc. You get used to it and you work round things, find another way to do stuff.

But then you come across people who want to become independent and go out alone to the shops, etc. and they invest their monies in a ‘promise’ or ‘dream’, only to have it (literally, in some cases), fall apart or cause them bodily injury; break down and they wait interminably for parts; try to contact Customer Service, only to find that it’s non-existent… it’s all a bit too much to stomach, especially when those responsible turn out to be crooks, scammers and have criminal records to boot!

So, Victims of PDQ – Campaigning for Justice….  the blog, was born on WordPress today. Good luck to them/us and shame on PDQ Mobility, PDQ International Ltd. and Always Mobility… Beware these companies – you have been warned. If you’ve been affected by anything I have written here, please check out the blog, which will grow vastly in the near future.

 On a lighter note, despite the distractions of all that’s going on at home, I made a few ATCs using the sheets of handmade backgrounds I have parts left of… Here’s one for Mixed Media Monday’s “Stars” theme on Faux leather, tissue paper BG:

The dots are Liquid Pearls Platinum which is quite fun to use and dries quite quickly! These next two are for the Halloween challenge on a new blog: Craftaway a Sunday – nice girls, talented and they sell lovely stash!!

This was so hard to photograph becasue it’s on a polished stones-style background and the foremost pumpkin is stamped onto glue resist orange card and attached with glue dots. Birdie is cut from white lightweight card and cross-hatched to make him really dark, like a crow!

This one was equally difficult! The dark background is faux grass, the words and images are stamped onto scraps of polished stones and the foremost pumpkin is stamped and cut from poured paint watercolour paper (they were actually food dyes!!).

I’m sitting in the lounge with a beanbag tray on my lap surrounded by scraps of background sheets, an inkpad caddy, various pens and some craft dots. I have been practising cutting with an exacto craft knife, without damaging my digits! I’m about to make a few Autumn inchies for my friend Fi’s challenge, out of…. yet more handmade background sheets!! 🙂

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  1. Kathy

     /  September 8, 2008

    Nice work

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  2. these are fantastic!! they do sound hard to photograph, style stone type stuff always is eh…..but they’re great and I love every little detail!! you stars piece is fab too, love the textured look to it and those liquid dots look amazing.
    gorgeous eye candy as always……and good luck with your other blog, sounds like serious stuff, can’t stand people getting a raw deal from anyone.
    thanks for playing with us, and how the heck do you get photos in your sidebar?????????? lol

    Kaz 🙂

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  3. love your piece for the star theme, that central star is very dramatic

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  4. Your art pieces are beautiful…great work!

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  5. they’re fab!.. love the pumpkins 🙂

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  6. Wonderful pieces.

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  7. Rosie, I wish you the best with the new blog!
    Hopefully it can change things in the course of time.

    Your ATCs and inchies look beautiful as ever 🙂
    Do I recognise the little crow?! And your pumpkins are great, too!

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  8. Great background on the Star!

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  9. I love the shimmer and glimmer in your “Stars”! Have never tried the faux leather background, but will get around to it one of these days! It’s gorgeous! And your birdie is always so much fun to see! There is something so fun and happy about him, and I love the woodcut look to your hand carved stamp! Beautiful work as always, Rosie!

    Best of luck with the blog!! I hope it helps a lot of people! Scammers are shameful in any case, but to exploit people’s problems is reprehensible!

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  10. mixedmediamonday

     /  September 11, 2008

    Fabulous – and good luck with the campain! Diane

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  11. Love the shimmer and texture in these pieces rosie, style stone is not kind when it comes to taking photo’s but you did a great job:)

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  12. carolann

     /  September 11, 2008

    Wow these are stunning hun works of art WTG xxxx

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  13. Wow, love these. The star one is truly amazing, and the halloween ones are cute 🙂

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  14. bring it on for the star atc

    chriss x

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