Monday, December 17, 2018

More Christmas Cards

Hi all, I have a bunch more Christmas cards
to share today I made for the Tutti Designs Store.

But before that I just wanted to mention that ALL
my card designs that were created for the store were PIRATED!
they all had a watermark in the corner but these thieves removed them
with software!!!
Not only the cards but the die designs themselves were stolen.
So please, please don't buy from these companies.
I won't mention their names as I really don't want to steer 
anyone to the sites, but please note that this is THIEVERY
and in time can put our stamps and die companies out of business....
oh yes it is not just Tutti Designs being hit but most ALL
stamp and dies, including Tim Holtz, Stampin Up,
Impression Obsession, Frantic Stamper and on and on...
so please don't buy from them, they are thieves and it is wrong!

Okay onto the cards:

Thanks for looking, can you believe I still have two more
batches to show....then moving on ...whew!!


Darlene said...

Well written Diane! Yes it is very upsetting that we can't even share our creations with friends/family without them being stolen by foreign people who obviously don't have anything better to do than take advantage of someone else's hard work.
Your creations are fabulous and I'm sorry they are using all your hours of hard work and showcasing them as their own designs! GRrrr!
I would rather DO WITHOUT than spend one penny purchasing STOLEN dies/designs from these companies!
Thanks for this post!

Darnell said...

Your array of Christmas cards is stunning, Diane! So much inspiration ~ thank you! I'm so sorry to hear about your card designs being stolen. I'm sure it's happened to more of us than knows about it. I totally agree with you on not encouraging the piracy by buying from these sites. I have heard that Tim and some of the bigger companies have filed suit, but it does seem like it would be a herculean task to stop them and, of course, the smaller companies cannot afford attorneys to take them on. It has to be stopped at the grass roots level = US! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all so very gorgeous and I can see all the time and effort you put into making them really paid off in a beautiful way. I am so sorry though that your designs were stolen. That is so disgusting and not right at all. As far as I know I have not bought from those companies. And, my friend even in spite of that awful thing I wish you a wonderful Christmas! Try not to let it get you down so that you spoil your holiday. I hope the culprits will be caught and made to pay for their thievery.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Diane! How disheartening for your card samples to be used by other companies. Unfortunately, some countries do not honor copyrighted products of any kind. In the meantime, your creations are amazing! You've certainly been busy with the beautiful layers and colors! Each one is lovely and festive. Wishing you all the best, hugs, de

ednamburgess said...

I truly don't like the story you just told about the stealing of your designs and many others. But how do we know who not to buy from???

laurie said...

They are all beautiful! I can't decide which one I like best!

Leslie Miller said...

First of all, I want to tell you how pretty your cards are. I love all these different blues and the designs are lovely. You put a lot of work into these and I've enjoyed the color groupings. It's rotten that your designs were stolen in such an unethical, lazy, and dishonorable way. That happened to me by a fellow stamper who stole my picture off the DRU blog. She put her own watermark on it and passed it off as her DT creation for a different store. I had words with the store owner who then made it right. I've never said this publicly. CASEing is flattering, but to steal the actual picture is another thing altogether. Also, I never buy these unbranded dies. I've seen some exact copies of familiar companies' dies. Maybe if they weren't manufactured in China it wouldn't be so easy to copy them.