Monday, August 21, 2017

Abstract Backgrounds & Spam

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  Sorry that you may see this post twice in your reading list, I was having trouble and had to delete the first one, updating was not working.  I'm having one of those days with blogger :)

I created these two cards using an abstract page back in the winter with one of the Life book 2017 lessons.   I decided to go my own way with the finished piece(s) and used them for card backgrounds.   The die cut flowers are by Crealies.

I posted some information yesterday about Spam that I'm getting on blog. "They" are cutting & pasting your comments to appear like a blogger.  I've since deleted the post as I talked about turning off comments completely.   A kind follower was able to contact me with advice that I will follow and see how it goes.  Thank you Annie for going through a lot of trouble to get the message to me :)

I now have comment moderator turned on.


 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley 

19 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you got your comments sorted, those spammers are a nuisance. Gorgeous cards, love the abstract BGs. Hugs, Valerie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Glad you've sorted something regards the comments. Two fantastic cards these are so different, I love them.

Sue xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love both the are so unique, full of life and colours!
I wish you a wonderful new week,
xox Anja

chrissie said...

Terrific artwork Shirley

I have had the same spam and it is on other blogs as well..so long as you mark them as spam and delete them you should be ok

Love Chrissie xx

Crafting Queen said...

stunning cards. I love the backgrounds you created. Have a great day. :)

Greta said...

Really cool backgrounds, Shirley & beautiful cards! I left you a comment in Pinterest saying I had the same spam problem, but it only lasted 2 days. I hope it's over, but who knows. On a happy note--we had clear blue skies & a perfect view of the total eclipse!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shirley, what a wonderful card, colours and design are gorgeous, beautifully designed.
Pleased you were able to come back, I couldn't find how to follow you on FB.
I think I might have had the same spammer, Kate x

CreateWithBarb BL said...

These are lovely cards, I love the boldness of the background particularly. Glad you sorted your spam problem too.

CreateWithBarb BL said...

Trying to leave a comment, this is my second attempt. I love the boldness of your card. The colours are fantastic.

Beth Norman said...

/so glad you got things sorted out. Greetings from Nova Scotia. Your artwork is beautiful. So vibrant and colourful. Have a good night.

Pat said...

Two beautiful collage style backgrounds Shirley and adore the mix of colours and the pretty crealies flowers. I was going to suggest you put comment moderator on but wasn't sure if you had already thought of and discounted this. At least you can get rid of any unwanted comments before publishing them on your blog. I hope it does the trick. I think sometimes one gets a sixth sense about what is genuine and what isn't. x

aussie aNNie said...

I am thrilled to see this one Shirley and keep those gorgeous coloured creations coming as I love seeing your ideas...
Hugs to you and keep in touch on F/B.
xx

Miranda said...

Hi dear Shirley, lovely cards, like this abstract style in combination with some flowers! Hope your problems are gone now........I have those spammers too and put on moderator too....but I have a lot of work deleting them all.......Have no idea how they come in......Hope you are doing fine? hugs Miranda xx

Gerrina said...

Love the background; so much to see and still just a background for those beautiful flowers!
I had some spam one day from the same account on so many posts; all deleted and no problems since...
Hope this crazy person stays away!
Enjoy another summer week! Hugs, Gerrina

Enny said...

Your cards are beautiful Shirley ! I also had trouble with spam, someone putting comments everywhere with my name... I changed my password, and informed Blogger, I do hope it's gone now. Love, Enny

Darnell said...

These are wonderfully artsy and colorful cards, Shirley! I'm glad you were able to work out how to handle the spam so we could still leave you some love!! Hugs, Darnell

Win Dinn said...

So glad to hear that you have turned on your comment moderation; while a nuisance, it certainly makes one feel safer in the blogosphere! Love your cards; that circular motif ALWAYS calls me! xo

sheila 77 said...

These cards are super - abstract with 3D cards. I think working with restricted supplies frees the mind sometimes. I do like the new backgrounds, they are something different for you, although I hasten to add I love your "normal" (whatever that is) backgounds too.

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wath a great cards. I like the artwork. Janny