Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas Index

H everybody,

Hope you all had a good Christmas? I am back with my first Christmas card ironically enough lol.
I wanted to create a Christmas scene, without using too many Christmas elements. The images were off a CDRom that came with Cardmaking with your PC 25 I think. The image of the girl on the swing was coloured with promarkers before adding to the tree. Two bells were added to the bottom of the swing and a Christmas hat to the top to make the card more festive in appearance. I also added tinsel and baubles to the tree using papermania metallic and glitter markers. A quick CAS card, which certainly cannot be classified as 'Traditional' lol.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
CASology 178 Merry
PFP 326 Let's Celebrate
mod squad Anything Goes
cute card thursday 405 Anything Goes
craftyhazelnut Anything Goes
glitter n sparkle #168 Glittery, sparkly Christmas
abc Challenge X-Xtreme (bright colours)
my time to craft #311 Last minute Christmas makes
Stamping Boutique Anything Goes
creative card crew 103 Anything Goes
scrapbook stamp society #81 Christmas
country view #34 Create a scene
vs sweet ideas #41 Non-traditional Christmas colours

I also have a book review:
The Fear Index by Robert Harris
A story about developing computers to allow them to use their own initiative without having to be given explicit instructions. When Alex, the president of a very successful hedge fund using his own technology to manage investment trade, is attacked at his high security home, by somebody who has the security codes things start to take a downward slide. He has to find out who is impersonating him, somebody who knows his closest secrets, and why. He also has to stop them before major damage occurs.
This book keeps you on the edge of your seat, and it is quite believable that machines could develop in the way the story implies, if given the right programming initially. It plays on your own fears of artificial intelligence as well as the much more common occurrences of identity theft and fraud. Well written and fast-paced, but the ending could have had a little more information. The story is left quite open. A good overall read.

Thank you for looking
Hugz Tinz

7 comments:

  1. I love the touches of gold ! so festive!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  2. Beautiful!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and Welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

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  3. Fabulous card love your image and card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  4. You made it! A Christmas card in December LOL. It's a great project. Thanks for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

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  5. very sweet and wonderful
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  6. This is certainly a different Christmas card, but you have pulled all the elements together so well. Thanks for joining in with our 'Let's Celebrate' Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  7. Cute card Tinz. Really cute image. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Don't forget to come back on 5th Jan 2016 for our new challenge and to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Hugs, Denise x

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