I so wish my kids were all grown up, then I could do a really alternative Christmas.
I'm not really a Christmas kind of gal. I don't hold it against anybody what they believe in, we all have different thoughts and faiths. That's what makes the world such an amazing place. I just HATE it when other peoples' beliefs are rammed down my throat without my approval. And I am happy to say that my kids are getting to be that way too. 'Each to their own', as they say, but LEAVE ME OUT OF IT! lol.
Sorry if this offends anyone, but it's just my thoughts and feelings. You carry on with your beliefs, just don't knock on my door and spout scripture at me and mine. Hee-heee!
Don't get me wrong! I was brought up with Christian values, and I try to install them in my children. Knowing right from wrong, feeling empathy for fellow humans and animals alike. Respect and all that. I just don't think we all need to be so zealous, obsessed or 'over the top' with it.
Anyway, I'm ranting here - ooopsies!
I popped by to upload a couple of Christmas, but NOT Christmas makes.
If you are easily offended please don't look any further, you WON'T like it!!!!
So, first up, something not too offensive in the shape of a Pagan style Christmas Tree wrapped with a snake and decked with skullies using my Delicious Doodles image,
Hmmm, not a great photo, a bit bleached out even though it was NOT sunny!
I used some pearlescent red card, black card, dp from the compy Spellbinders dies, gems and pearls from my stash, a gorgeous trim with big flowers that I found on ebay, and some sparkly red stickles. Here's a closer view:
My image was coloured with the usual watercolour pencils before being scanned and printed ready for fussy cutting and layering up with foam pads
Next up then is an alternative wreath for lovers of all things skully.
Using my image,
Cardstock and gems from the stash, backings off the compy.
Sentiment is computer generated. Again, a closer view:
And finally, I saved the best (or worst!) 'till last.
Don't let your kiddies see this one!!
This was made using my twisted Santa image,
Darn, I hate photographing whites, they always bleach out!
This next one ain't much better. Different angle though:
Used some nice pearlescent red cardstock to back it all, a bit of copper coloured card, red and some brown bazill for the flower which I made using my one and only Tim Holtz die 'Tattered Flowers'.
Pearls and tassle trim are from the stash. Another closer view:
There. Told you it wasn't for the faint of heart! lol
Any followers left? lol
Next time, I'll be back with some more 'pleasing' imagery for you all. (maybe, lol)
Until then folks, I shall enter a couple of challenges (if they'll have me, mwuahahahaaaa!)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Forever Night - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Pearls and Flowers
Simply Create Too - Use Your Stash
Pink Elephant - Punches or Dies
Smudgy Antics - Twisted Sister (Oh YES)