Thanks to Kelly for a great challenge. I made this background some time ago when I obviously had nothing better to do. It is just a series of semi-transparent coloured shapes overlapping each other. The humming bird digital stamp is by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thanks to Bev for a great challenge. The reader is an image from my vast stash. I have had her on file for many moons and I am afraid I don't know from whence it came. Other scrumptious bits and pieces are from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Here is my Christmas story:
A Christmas Caper or “Seasonal Secrets”
This is a true story. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Christmas for my family means a lot of undercover operations, cloak and dagger work, great secrecy and subterfuge, much feverish plotting and even meddling with the calendar. It is dangerous but exhilarating. You may ask me WHY? Well, at least two members of my family fall into the bah humbug category at Christmas. They cast a gloomy spell and a pall over our celebrations. One who shall be called Ebenezer T. Stooge has no excuse other than he is a surly piece of work or, as we Australians might say, a miserable git. The other has a bipolarized brain which leads to bizarre behaviour and streams of less than acceptable language in front of the children. The solution? We celebrate Christmas Day at lunchtime on Christmas Eve. We prepare the feast in secret. We organize ourselves with military precision. We invent alibis. We congregate at a neutral venue, hoping that there will be no unpleasant surprises. So far, so good. At last we can relax and have a great time. We open our gifts and enjoy watching the children open theirs. We eat our Christmas feast. On Christmas Day we have our happy memories of the day before. Hopefully, the unwelcome would-be guests are so self-absorbed they haven’t even noticed that we managed to have a good time in spite of them and practically under their noses.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Let's hope the celebrations cheer her up a little bit!! The face is from an ACF freebie of long ago (much altered). I used a Lisa's altered art collage image for the body which has been overpainted by me. Other bits and pieces (crown, wings, Zetti swirls and background) by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Decorating envelopes is great fun. Why not surprise a friend by sending a message of cheer in an interesting/whimsical/funny/beautiful envelope? Mine measures 4 x 6.
The image used is a Flickr freebie. Patchy background from bits and pieces, mainly from Createwing Designs. Stamp Googled.