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Cats Rule

Greeting Card For All Special Occasions

Happy Saturday Night!


COVER CARD 2015 Q 1 of 3 yelloCOVER CARD 2015 R REFLECTIONSCOVER AMAZING TREE B printedUsually my cards are on Heavyweight Matte Card Stock, but I wanted to see what these would look like on Gloss and the colors are even brighter.  I still like Matte for a calmer mood, but these gloss are quite amazing.  By the way, if you are looking for the most amazing cards to print your own pictures, etc., I highly recommend the products of Red River Paper in Dallas, Texas.  The quality is A+ and service is extremely fast.  My Matte Cards are printed on Matte Premium Plus and the new gloss is called Pecos River Gloss.    Happy New Year to All!!!



....To Me

….To Me

Dream On

Dream On

Be With People Who Help Your Being

Be With People Who Help Your Being

All cards posted here are copyright 2014, Cardtales By The Lioness and cannot be reproduced or used in any way without written permission from the artist.

These new cards will soon be posted to my Card Shop on Etsy.com.  They all need a good home.


The Lioness!

Ancient Happy Dance

Ancient Happy Dance

Let it Rain........

Let it Rain……..

Dream On

Dream On

CardTales By The Lioness

New Greeting Card.


COVER FRIENDLY FORESTWelcome to The Friendly Forest

Trees Make Me Happy

Trees Make Me Happy

I photographed a Manzanita Branch and threw some color on it……

Dear CardTales By The Lioness Followers:

My Domain CardTales is expiring and the web address for locating this blog will soon be


If you are following me as a blogger on wordpress I have been informed you will still get my blog feed, delivered to you, as per your request.  If you are not a blogger on wordpress, you will need to change the address to the one I have listed above to find my blog.

I may change the name of my Card Company so I am not renewing CardTales.  I might change it to CardTails, but that decision has not been made, at this point in time.  As soon as these remarkable decisions are made I will send another post…..

Thank You for following the posts of The Lioness and I hope we don’t lose contact because of this e-Name Change!  The name at the top of the blog will remain as it is now!

Judy, AKA The Lioness


PhotoShop Blamed Again?

Striking: David Byrne's picture of upturned boats on the coast of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England, was doctored to include clouds in the sky to make it look darker and gloomy

The Daily Mail published the story of David Byrne, who had to give up a Landscape Photographer of the Year award because apparently,  he seriously altered the sky in his winning entry.  Included in the article about this “transgression” are some of the other amazing winners.   As another observer wrote of the article, the best part was getting to see some of the other amazing  photographs (one is posted at the end of this article)

If the rules stated that digital enhancement was not permitted at all then his use of PS is grounds for elimination.  He claimed that  he never read in the regulations that adding some clouds in the sky was  not allowed.  His photograph was disqualified “for employing excessive digital manipulation, in his winning entry.”

The original shot is NOT included in the article.  There is a similar shot, apparently taken by the photographers father, that dramatically shows the degree of changes that had been made.  Please see the article for more of the details, http://tinyurl.com/av266f7.

My 2 cents:  If the rules say NO PS, then no means no.  Things get vague if the rules say minor enhancement permitted.  Very subjective.  I love Photoshop and use it on my photographs to design my greeting cards.  I wrestle with myself about how to honestly describe my work.  Yes I “manipulate” and “enhance” and I also took the photograph!

Posted below is another winner of the contest…..the article failed to include the name of the photographer.  This is Loch Ard Trossachs, in Scotland.

Pattern$ oF R@nD0mNEsS

However random it might seem, everything in this world has a pattern

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