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Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Happy Christmas

Christmas wishes e-card-- click to enlarge Click image above to enlarge and save.
All my very Best Wishes to all of my friends around the world this Christmas Day.
May you have Peace, Joy and Good Health.
A special thank you to those of you who take time to send me a message via email, comments or in my guest book. It is VERY much appreciated :)

Monday, 20 December 2010

Mistletoe Borders

Just in time for the Winter Solstice for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!
Our Summer in Australia has been topsy turvey and now the days will start to get shorter :(
Where I live there is little holly but yes we have mistletoe in abundance :)
These borders are all at 300 dpi .
More Christmas Goodies from TOC HERE

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Holly Overlay Tiles

Preview Holly Overlay Tiles --click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge
Christmas seems to be approaching with speed :)
These tiles can be used to create borders or an overall pattern as fill.
The original tiles and their matching embossed overlays can be used seperately or together...and of course you can add plenty of other effects too :)

The Embossed Overlay Tiles
I usually use these with a blend mode of "overlay" or "soft light" but it is worth experimenting with various modes.The effect will vary significantly with different depths of colour in the layer below. For very light and very dark colours I duplicate the overlay.


Monday, 13 December 2010

An old Fashioned Holly Frame

Holly Frame Preview - Click to enlarge
Click image above to enlarge.
Holly Frames to match the holly borders previously posted. :)
There are 2 slightly different frames in .png format in the FREE ZIP TO DOWNLOAD

In the image above, I have used one of Chris' lovely Christmas papers in the background. Thank you Chris!
I have used more of the paper in my card image below and also a super red grungy paper from Joan.
The old Vintage Sleigh-ride image can be found at http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/ Thank you Carla!
A larger version of the card will soon be available in OUR CARD GALLERY

Christmas Sleigh Ride Card
Font used in card above is Gutenberg Nouveau

Friday, 3 December 2010

Old Fashioned Holly Border

Click image above to enlarge.
I tried to recreate the sort of "cut out" border found on Christmas cards when I was a child [no I'm not saying when :)]
The 2 .png files are approximately 500 X 3600 at 300 dpi