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15 Festive Fantasies

By LynneJoyce  
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.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Humour and fun

Voters: CarolG, andylea, GarrathE and 67 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Dec 2012 5:59PM
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 9 4 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:08PM
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.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:13PM
Fabulous news.......
Fabulous set....
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Dec 2012 6:19PM
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!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Dec 2012 6:33PM
Cheers, Lynne, and a Merry Christmas to you both as well. Liking v2 and v3 best.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Dec 2012 6:34PM
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.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Dec 2012 6:41PM
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!

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Dec 2012 6:46PM
Drawn to the bottle Lynne. Grin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Dec 2012 6:59PM
A great set

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:25PM
Much more interesting than our Christmas decorations. I do like V15... Wink
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
14 Dec 2012 7:26PM
You've been busy.............V3 & V6 are my favourites.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:33PM
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
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Dec 2012 7:56PM
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.


14 Dec 2012 8:14PM
I love all of these Lynne. Excellent work you have produced here
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 8:35PM
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.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 9:55PM
Another great bunch of images Lynne all the very best to you and Garrath

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 10:28PM
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.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
14 Dec 2012 10:44PM
Fantastic and excellent works indeed,Merry Christmas to you and yours.
9 10 10 England
14 Dec 2012 11:15PM
So pleased with your medical news so hope you have a truly Happy Xmas. And thank you for this delightful set of baubles.Smile
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
14 Dec 2012 11:19PM
Splendid ~ uploads & med news.
Have an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas & New year Smile

(15 votes, all squeezed into one big one) Wink
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 8:20AM
Happy christmas to both of you Lynne great set love V9 super manipulations .SmileSmile
Tibetan 6 3 England
15 Dec 2012 8:35AM
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
nikshot 9 9 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 9:09AM
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
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 9:13AM
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.
xwang 9 56 8
15 Dec 2012 10:26AM
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.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
15 Dec 2012 1:56PM
I enjoyed every single one.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Dec 2012 2:31PM
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
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Dec 2012 4:13PM
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

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 7:09PM
Only one night of insomnia to create these Trev!
debu 8 India
15 Dec 2012 11:56PM
Lovely set of images.
16 Dec 2012 8:28AM
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

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 9:26AM
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Beautifully presented, wonderful work indeed.

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.

16 Dec 2012 4:29PM
You need to patent these ideas .
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
16 Dec 2012 6:50PM
Very nice set Lynne , great skills Smile
18 Dec 2012 7:48AM
What a lot of fun work! Merry Xmas. A
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 11:08AM
Excellent display of Xmas cheer, they are all great,
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 4:08PM
This is so clever Lynne, many thanks and hope you have a great Christmas.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 1:32PM
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.
astyag 10 12
20 Dec 2012 1:43PM
Wish you the same
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
21 Dec 2012 7:46PM
Superb images once again Lynne.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:34AM
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
22 Dec 2012 6:38PM
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
22 Dec 2012 7:22PM
Happy Christmas! An amazing set of balls ...
Regards, Oleg
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:22PM
What a great set of images. I would have run out of idea after the second.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.Smile
23 Dec 2012 7:32PM
very nice click sir.......Grin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 9:02PM
All excellent images but V2 is my fave
RuthyJ 12 England
24 Dec 2012 8:50AM
Excellant set of festive photo's. Merry Christmas.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Dec 2012 7:50PM
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
26 Dec 2012 2:48PM
Cracking colourful creations Grin
Your insomnia has resulted in such visual treat, Lynne. Real hard work & true greetings. - Raja.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 6:13PM
Great set and work Lynne, but the winners for me are V5 & V9, great, Peter..
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 2:37AM

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