Saturday, 1 December 2012

A blogger has stolen my coloured image - Can you believe it!

Hi Peeps,

I'm posting a rant.  I have just read my teamie Karina's blog post about a blogger stealing coloured images from blogs and using them on their own cards as their own work.  I was horrified to see someone entering challenges with artwork which isn't there own.  I left a comment on Karina's post and headed over to check this woman out.  To my amazement I scrolled through her posts and came across this post HERE.  I recognised it straight away as being my work.

This is Ruth's card. You can see where my swirl is just to the right of the umbrella.




And this is card my original card



Looks familiar Huh?

I have left a message for Ruth to remove her post so we shall see.

Hugs Tracy x




18 comments:

scrappymo! said...

She has issued an apology and has said that she removed the cards...hope she lets all the challenges know that she is deleting her entries...
but at least she did remove them.

Karina said...

Oh my... just read your message you wrote me and your post on your blog. UNBELIEVEABLE!! I already thought there would be more people involved, and now you, too. So far I haven't got any reaction from her, although I wrote her twice. At least she isn't posting any new posts with cards with stolen colourations...
Hugs to you,
Karina

Chrissy said...

Hi! Tracy, well that post is still there and I asked her how she coloured the image as it was so pretty, so we shall see..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sharon said...

I've just popped over to Ruth's blog and the post is still there. I'd leave her a comment giving her a piece of my mind. How absolutely dreadful is this! She should be name and shamed for sure. hugs Sharon

Kylie said...

Seriously??? I haven't been on here for so long and then to read this is just disgraceful! Glad she has removed them but going to check out her blog incase I recognise someone's I know. It's meant to be a compliment for someone to 'copy' your work but to actually 'steal' it?? WOW!

Kylie xx

Leah Ann Gast said...

I'm so sorry! I took a look and yes it is definitely your work. I also read a post from her saying she was sorry, but I have a hard time believing that she said she didn't know it was wrong :( And that she wanted people to see her work, well it is not her work! I guess I just have no trust in a lot of people, sad but true. Hugs! Leah Ann

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is terrible, I can hardly believe someone can have the cheek to steel someone else's work like this.
I hope she stops doing it now she knows that she has been found out.
Hugs Sue

Alessandra said...

she is a nasty person, I would never dare to do this! I will better go and look at her posts a bit closer, I hope I will not find an image from me there (but I guess I won't, I'm far away from your colouring skill)...Hugs, Alessandra

Valou ALLARD said...

I'm totally stunned!!!! It's really shameful! How it's possible to appropriate the work of the others. I have just gone to see and she participates in challenges with this card. I'm a member of the team DT of some of these challenges, and I go to see in succession to make cancel her participation. I'm really sorry for you too, to see you stealing your own work.

Heike said...

Hi!

This is so unfair. She has a facebook account. There´re more photos of her
Look here: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.weger.9?fref=ts

Hugs Heike

Dena said...

Join the club Tracy! I know how you feel, someone did the same thing with my cards and was SELLING them on Ebay! The NERVE!!!! I reported her and was thankful someone told me about it.
Your work is so stunning!!! I'm sorry she is trying to steal from you!
Hugs, Dena

sassy said...

omg...the nerve.....i read the other post about it and i think its so disgusting and downright rude to do this....nicking images is bad enough but to nick someones hard and beautiful work is a all time low....how can she have the nerve to post it as her own..beggars belief stupid woman....and you can even see the bottom of one of your brown flowers...cheeky sod her not you lol!!!!!..hugs sassyxxxx

Ann Marie Governale said...

So glad you posted this, she said she removed the cards...let's hope so... You card is lovely, the Christmas Fairy is so gorgeous...once again, glad your work was "given back" to you! xxx Ann Marie

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh how aweful!!!! Can't believe people would do that and actually enter the cards in challenges!!! I guess we would have to put the watermark all over the image... but how bad this would look:(

Kim Bell said...

Tracy I am so sorry!! That is just horrible that someone would steel someone else work. Not cool at all. Let just pray she removes it and learns another lesson from this. It is very sad it not only effect you it effects all of us.

Hugz
Kim

Grenouille Greetings said...

Extraordinary! I see she has left an apology on her blog and I suspect she will take her card down and not filch things in future! Hugs, Lesley

Shazza said...

how rude!!!
x

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

ohhh! someone posted my card as well before and said on their post that it was from their team which in fact I am not from their team.
I did report it to google and their post was deleted.

I forgot the link where I submitted it but found this to help you.

http://www.mybloggertricks.com/2011/08/how-to-report-copyright-violation-to.html

Luanne