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An upload inspired by Tibetan and Bobsblues digital manipulations, a set of festive baubles, a garland (V2), a visual puzzle and sincere hope for 2013 (V10) plus a winter sunset distilled into a bottle of Christmas cheer (V15). Some started as photographs, some as paintings, coloured pencil creations, felt tip scribblings, line drawings but all of them have been subject to thorough Photoshopping (the only kind of shopping I enjoy)!

I decided to upload this before many of us get totally embroiled in festive preparations, frantic gift buying, card posting, food shopping & preparation, guilt tripping and the like. Regardless of your cultural background, religion, geographic location, belief set etc. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well and for those of you who celebrate Christmas and the New Year, have a wonderful time.

For Saturday viewers, please note that there are shadows on all of these. you just can't see them because of the black backgrounds!!!

We have already had the best of all possible Christmas presents, no sign of cancer cells in Garrath's lymph nodes or blood vessels, so it really will be a season of good cheer for us, albeit a quiet one.

Lens:various canon lenses
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:15 Festive Fantasies
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:14 Dec 2012 - 5:46 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract
Votes:70
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 5:59 PM

A delightful set of christmas baubles, Lynne, with V.3 being my pick of the crop. Such wonderful news of Garrath, too, I am so pleased for you both, and wish you a restful and relaxed festive season. Carol

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GarrathE
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14 Dec 2012 - 6:08 PM

Great set. I am in awe of your skills that absorb so much of your time.

V9 is my favourite and would love to see it on Gentle Bears FB page.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:13 PM

Fabulous news.......
Fabulous set....

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:19 PM

no 15 is my favourite.. an I also like the orbit and your dogs Smile

Glad Garrath is over the worst Smile Hope you will soon be able to go on walks together again!!
Wishing you all the very best!

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WhiteRose1
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14 Dec 2012 - 6:33 PM

Cheers, Lynne, and a Merry Christmas to you both as well. Liking v2 and v3 best.

Dave

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RonnieAG
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14 Dec 2012 - 6:34 PM

What an amazing set with so many offered all at once, making it for me an impossibility to select a winner: you have been busy and your skill levels show off so well in this seasonal set.
Ronnie.

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EAS
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14 Dec 2012 - 6:41 PM

Your excellent skills and artistry on show once again with a delightful set of images. Delighted to read about the great news for Garrath and yourself. No paper wrapped and beribboned present could be better!

Ann

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SlowSong
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14 Dec 2012 - 6:46 PM

Drawn to the bottle Lynne. Grin
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jaktis
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14 Dec 2012 - 6:59 PM

A great set

Peter

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mrswoolybill
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14 Dec 2012 - 7:25 PM

Much more interesting than our Christmas decorations. I do like V15... Wink
Moira

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NaturesHaven
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14 Dec 2012 - 7:26 PM

You've been busy.............V3 & V6 are my favourites.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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14 Dec 2012 - 7:33 PM

Going with V5 and V9 and wish you both a very festive Xmas and so much better now with your news about Garath...your turn next my friend!
A lovely selection of Xmas wishes from you...thank you
Lillian

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achieverswales
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14 Dec 2012 - 7:56 PM

Great set and a lot of work and thought Lynne, my choice is V2 love the colours, great news about Garrath, as you say best Christmas present.

Regards

Trev.

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canonfan
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14 Dec 2012 - 8:14 PM

I love all of these Lynne. Excellent work you have produced here
Jim

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AnnChown
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14 Dec 2012 - 8:35 PM

You have been working so hard to create these baubles of cheer Lynne, each one very special - but more special is the news about Garrath's health. I'm very happy for you both and wish you a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Ann

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cabbie
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14 Dec 2012 - 9:55 PM

Another great bunch of images Lynne all the very best to you and Garrath

Bob

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Irishkate
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14 Dec 2012 - 10:28 PM

Enough to decorate a tree here.
Excellent work and my favourite is V14.
Delighted to hear your good news.
Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2013
bring you both better health.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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saeidNL
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14 Dec 2012 - 10:44 PM

Fantastic and excellent works indeed,Merry Christmas to you and yours.
saeid

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EMJAYCEE
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14 Dec 2012 - 11:15 PM

So pleased with your medical news so hope you have a truly Happy Xmas. And thank you for this delightful set of baubles.Smile
Joan.

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strokebloke
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14 Dec 2012 - 11:19 PM

Splendid ~ uploads & med news.
Have an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas & New year Smile

(15 votes, all squeezed into one big one) Wink

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bobsblues
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15 Dec 2012 - 8:20 AM

Happy christmas to both of you Lynne great set love V9 super manipulations .SmileSmile
Rob

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Tibetan
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15 Dec 2012 - 8:35 AM

Well done Lynne, know the work you have put in to doing this lot, all very good presentation like them all but number 15. is top of my list excellent colours and I'm pleased to see you back doing this sort of thing as it's is great fun, the time goes so quickly to. Your good news is very good news indeed a gift from the gods so to speak!, I could not be more happy for you both! have a lovely relaxed Christmas, and may things only get better in the new year for you to, my deepest regards to you both, LeonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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nikshot
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15 Dec 2012 - 9:09 AM

What a busy girl and so talented too. Splendid festive set Lynne, colourful and unique.
So glad to hear your good news, so now relax a bit and have a great Christmas.

All the best Nick

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CaroleS
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15 Dec 2012 - 9:13 AM

So glad you have had such good news, V2 and V15 stand out for me out of this superbly worked set.
Happy Christmas to you both.
Carole

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xwang
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15 Dec 2012 - 10:26 AM

A set of superbly created image. I can't choose, they are really fantastic, great work. I can't manage one, you did 15! Very imaginative and creative...Great news for Garrath's test result. Enjoy the wonderful Christmas ahead. Merry Christmas to you both.

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Rock
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15 Dec 2012 - 1:56 PM

I enjoyed every single one.

Rock

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TrevBatWCC
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15 Dec 2012 - 2:31 PM

And a very Merry Christmas to you too Lynne...and to Garrath Smile What a fine Christmassy collection here, they must have taken you days to create! Wink
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
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15 Dec 2012 - 4:13 PM

Oh man...that is AWESOME news about the lymph nodes and vessels, Lynne. *Fingers crossed* Garrath's recovery carries on along that vein. I swear to you, pun NOT intended.

Now then...seriously beautiful set of baubles you've got here. I've never said that to anyone and I must admit it sounds weird. But hey, it's been a weird end of the year anyway, eh?

I love V10...very clever and very cool GrinGrin

A.
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LynneJoyce
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15 Dec 2012 - 7:09 PM

Only one night of insomnia to create these Trev!

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debu
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15 Dec 2012 - 11:56 PM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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fificat100
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16 Dec 2012 - 8:28 AM

What a great set of festive greetings, well done. Hard to decide my fave! - V2 appeals to me, V12 a close 2nd SmileSmile
- and the best of seasonal greetings to you SmileSmile

Lavina

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16 Dec 2012 - 9:26 AM

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Beautifully presented, wonderful work indeed.

Lucien.

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JohnChambersPhotography

The best Christmas gift anyone can get I'm so pleased for you both, I have my fingers crossed for two of my life long friends and one relation, it all happened a month ago, so yes best news indeed. very creative Lynne good idea works well, I like them all it's a times like these when we all need hope, where would we be without hope. My best wishes to you both.

John

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16 Dec 2012 - 4:29 PM

You need to patent these ideas .

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wnbeat
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16 Dec 2012 - 6:50 PM

Very nice set Lynne , great skills Smile

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accipiter
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18 Dec 2012 - 7:48 AM

What a lot of fun work! Merry Xmas. A

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ali63
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19 Dec 2012 - 11:08 AM

Excellent display of Xmas cheer, they are all great,
Ali

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Brian65
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19 Dec 2012 - 4:08 PM

This is so clever Lynne, many thanks and hope you have a great Christmas.
Brian

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20 Dec 2012 - 1:32 PM

Delighted to hear the great news on Garrath's results, now for a lovely Christmas, then your turn to get well in the New Year.

This is an excellent set Lynne with my vote going to V11 although they ALL deserve a vote of their own.

My best wishes to you both.
Ray

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20 Dec 2012 - 1:43 PM

Wish you the same

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21 Dec 2012 - 7:46 PM

Superb images once again Lynne.
Ron

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22 Dec 2012 - 9:34 AM

I am so pleased to read your news LynneSmileSmile
All best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the NEW Year!

A great creative set, I cant choose a fave but V10 is very cleverGrinGrin
Diane

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22 Dec 2012 - 6:38 PM

A wonderful well worked set Lynne, love the Light on V14, and the inspiration in V15.
My very best wishes to you and yours for a lovely Heart warming Christmas.

John Smile

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Oleg_Lobzin
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22 Dec 2012 - 7:22 PM

Happy Christmas! An amazing set of balls ...
Regards, Oleg

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tonyng
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22 Dec 2012 - 10:22 PM

What a great set of images. I would have run out of idea after the second.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.Smile

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23 Dec 2012 - 7:32 PM

very nice click sir.......Grin
udayan.....

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pluckyfilly
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23 Dec 2012 - 9:02 PM

All excellent images but V2 is my fave

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RuthyJ
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24 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

Excellant set of festive photo's. Merry Christmas.

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25 Dec 2012 - 7:50 PM

A fantastic set of colourful Christmassy creations, I won't bauble on I'll just wish you and Garrath a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013, Ed

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26 Dec 2012 - 2:48 PM

Cracking colourful creations Grin

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RajaSidambaram
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27 Dec 2012 - 8:13 AM

Your insomnia has resulted in such visual treat, Lynne. Real hard work & true greetings. - Raja.

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pdcche
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31 Dec 2012 - 6:13 PM

Great set and work Lynne, but the winners for me are V5 & V9, great, Peter..

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Chinga
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2 Jan 2013 - 2:37 AM

WONDERFUL WORK! Grin
IB

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