Monday, 20 December 2010

Happy Xmas and a very creative New Year

First of all I would like to thank you all for your support and friendship during the year, thanks for dropping by, and I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative New Year.
Above is a photo I took of some dried holly leaves from my garden and some red berries. I put them on the top of my washing machine (white background) then played with layers in Photoshop Elements. Still not very good at the words (couldn't get them to move over - so gave up!!) but still very pleased with the result.

This photo I took this morning of the tree I was intending bringing inside to decorate. I have bought a load of new white decorations to go on it, but waking up to this tree covered in snow, I thought to myself can I do better than Mother Nature. I have 'softened' it with a few layers, but it still looks very pretty. If it all melts by Friday I will put all the new decorations on it! If not, I will leave it where it is .....

Just thought you might like to see the Wonderland that is my back garden at the moment, untouched by Photoshop.

The trees covered in snow just take your breath away ......


What wonders we behold when the sun comes out - sunshine and shade!
Have a wonderful Christmas - I'll be back, hopefully, in the New Year.
Till then .......

15 comments:

Heather said...

Thankyou for your beautiful 'bloggy' Christmas card - I can't do clever stuff like that. Your snowy images are so lovely - hope you get a chance to decorate your Christmas tree, but it does look wonderful in the garden. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - keep warm and safe.

Sandy said...

It's beautiful.

Susan D said...

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year Val.

Suztats said...

Great pics, Val. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and all the Joys of the Season.

Ruth said...

Hi Val - your Christmas card came out great. I had problem with moving words sometimes too. When you're in the text layer, if you move your mouse over the text and then off to the side, your mouse will turn into a move tool with arrows pointing North, south, east west, then you can click and drag. I hope that makes sense. Merry Christmas!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Val - may it be a happy one!

Ati. said...

Beautiful snow photos Val! Merry Christmas to you too!

maggi said...

Thank you for your lovely card Val, and the beautiful photos. Have a wonderful time and stay safe and warm.

Lynn said...

I love that photo of your holly, isn't it fun playing with the textures in PSE?
I want to wish you a wonderful holiday Val, hope to see you more in the New Year :)

Alis said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
I love your card and the decorations on the tree are just perfect. I also think they will be there for a few days more.
Sending hugs your way xx

Doreen G said...

Merry Christmas Val-I love your Christmas card-you are so clever.
And lucky you with all that snow.

sharon young said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Val, and your snow shots are stunning. Ours is still here and I'm getting fed up with it now especially as it's been topped off with ice for the last week.

Linda said...

Val...your digital pieces are wonderful; you're definitely getting to grips with PSE! Gorgeous snow pictures too....
When I want to move text I just highlight the text layer then click on the move (arrow) tool and a box appears around the text. You can then move it wherever you like!
Linda x

duendes said...

hi friend,
I hope that all is well with you and wish you a great week!
big hugs

Arija said...

I was re-readings the comments on one of my older post and found yours. Thought i;d pay you a visit and found you away from home . . . for quite a while.
I hope you have gone to a warmer clime for the winter and that all is well in your camp.

Blessings . . . Arija