Last week I had no internet. So no craft blogging for me. But instead I found that I was still sharing ideas just as much, but this time verbally. I introduced a friend to Pinterest. Did a group order for some gorgeous fabric. Set up a craft group at work. It was my birthday and one friend sent me a gorgeous handmade card, another bought me a book on quilting. I was one happy lady. While at work I discovered a friend could access PicMonkey on her computer while I couldn’t. I love picmonkey, she had never heard of it. This is the tutorial I gave her on how to make some cute Christmas pictures that you can use to make personalised Christmas cards for the grandparents. She is now a picmonkey convert too so I’m hoping this will help someone else too, for the people out there that I don’t bump into over a cup of tea.
2) Go to PicMonkey and choose the ‘edit a photo’ option. Add your photo. Because this picture seems a bit big to me I then chose to ‘crop’ it and clicked the button to scale the photo
3) Next click on the effects button (a little chemistry pot) Choose an effect you like, I’ve chosen Intrepid because I think it gives it a nice vintage look without being too over the top (don’t worry, I’ll do over the top in a minute)
5) Next add your text, I’ve used Scripting Pro and have obviously aimed this at the grandparents as they are the people most likely to a) go ‘awww’ and b) fill my glass with sparkly booze come Christmastime.
7) For your final bit of over the top bling (hey, it is Christmas) Add the snowfall effect. Lush. And guaranteed to raise a smile this Christmas. Now all you need to do is print your picture, or for extra thrifty chic send it as an e-card.