Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Some photo cards

Hi you all. At the beginning of the week I printed out a whole sheet of snowy photos taken here. One I used for my Tag Tuesday tag, and the others I turned into cards. I like this mix of reality and fantasy. I have now cleared away the rest of the Christmas papers, I have not really made enough, but it as much as I can do just now. Had a big fight trying to get cards into envelopes and address labels stuck on today, my fingers were once again playing their own game!

This is the same photo I used for the tag, just a different Santa walking along.


This is the tree in the ruins of the Kaiserpfalz (Imperial Castle) which is down by the Rhine.


This tree is on the street where I live.


And these two little birds look like they are trying to keep warm. Good idea, as we have loads of snow and deep-freeze temperatures promised! I used a metallic card, which did not photograph well.


That was all for today. Take care, have fun, and thanks a lot for visiting!

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous photos Valerie, they are making gorgeous cards. Those birds look so cute. Hope the fingers got a good talking to and will be a bit better tomorrow.
    Take care,Yvonne xx

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  2. Val love these cards. Very effective with real and fantasy together. Wow you have a lot of snow, nothing here yet but it has been trying on and off. The fire is lit for the evening here and dark already at 4:45pm.
    Hope this is finding you better and healing thoughts your way.
    Lesley ♥

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  3. Lovely cards, Val, love the mix of images. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Terrific mix of images. Wow you are so busy despite the fingers Valerie. You accomplish far more than I ever do. Hugs Annette x

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  5. Great idea to make the cards with real backgrounds, very nice!

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  6. First off the photos are gorgeous, but more so the way you have added them to cards! These are all fantastic! Soon those hands will start behaving and allow you to do what you want! Take care and sending hugs!

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  7. I really do love how you use those photos. They look amazing as a background. So creative.

    Hugs!

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  8. Great use of the photos Valerie and it makes the cards really personal.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Love how you have made the cards, it seems to be very pretty where you live! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Great cards, Valerie! ;]
    You always inspire me with your posts, artwork, and mail-art to share... thank you! ~xx

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  11. I love the blues on the photos then the pop of red from Santa. x

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  12. WOW these are gorgeous Valerie, I love the combinations you are using xx

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  13. I just love what you are doing with your photographs! Super cool. Where do you get things like the little decorative metal branches you have used in the corners? Haven't seen anything like that on line here. hugs, Donna

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  14. That's a great idea! Photos look great!

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  15. Gorgeous photo cards Valerie... they are all incredibly sweet... and adorable little birds...

    Jenny ♥

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  16. Awesome photos, gorgeous cards! I love the mix of fantasy and reality, so clever!

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  17. Love these way you did these- such a cool idea!
    I'm sorry that your hands are still troubling you, but I so admire your dedication to soldier on!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the metal and how you've placed Santa forward of the main panels.

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  19. Really? You have had all that snow? Beautiful photos.... your cards are beautiful.

    Karenx

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  20. What a fabulous way of using your photos ! makes them extra spacial :)
    Von ♥

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  21. Those are great. I really love the one of the tree by your house. So beautiful!

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  22. Your cards are just beautiful with your photos as backdrops!

    Our weather can't decide what it wants to do...we are going to warm up a little again next week.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  23. Amazing and love the beautiful flourishes!

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  24. love them all and the birds, so cute, must make some little hat for my visiting robin, lol...

    thank you so much for my christmas card, it arrived today, wow you are so good in getting the post sorted so early... I've not even wrote my cards out yet, lol...

    maria xx

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