Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Nostalgic Christmas 2 – Country View Crafts

This is my second DT piece this week for the new Country View Challenge of Nostalgic Christmas. In my post on Monday I talked about my childhood memories of Christmas but today is more about how we depict that nostalgic feel to our card making. How much better than choosing the wonderful retro ornaments and retro packages dies by Tim Holtz.
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I remember well the old fashioned Christmas baubles and how glittery and shiny they were and when I was a child and even in the early days of marriage I used to adorn my tree with lametta – those long strands of silvery foil. I don’t even know if you can buy it anymore. (Oh yes you can just googled it and found some on Amazon)’'.
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I started with a piece of music score paper from an old Christmas song book and stamped one of the Holiday Knits in picket fence distress paint.
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After drying it I blended tumbled glass, evergreen bough, festive berries and aged mahogany distress inks over it….
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….l and made up the packages and baubles.
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You can see I even stamped one line of the design on the parcels.
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The sentiment was taken from the Christmas ephemera pack and again I blended the inks over it.
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The title of the Christmas song on the music background is ‘The Mistletoe Bough’ so I die-cut some mistletoe greenery using the festive greenery strip die.
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I’ve really enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with this challenge so I do hope you will be able to join us at Country View Crafts for the last challenge of the year.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

15 comments:

Jane said...

I have loved your nostalgic cards Brenda..this one takes me back to my childhood..beautiful layers, and yes even when we were first married we glittered our tree with silver, it had to be silver lametta. Fond memories, hugs xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful Brenda! Gorgeous!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the vintage look. Hugs Rita xxx

Margreet said...

Lovely nostalgic card Brenda!
xxx Margreet

Glennis said...

Lovely result with this one Brenda, - I love it

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab card Brenda with a great nostalgic retro feel to it!

Annie said...

gorgeous vintage make Brenda. Great colours that remind me of the paperchains we used to make. I have memories of ceilings covered in decorations, covering hangers n tinsel and then dangling baubles as your centre piece. Christmas trees were very colourful, twinkling away on the evening light.

The stamps in the background look amazing and those sweet parcels too

HUgs Annie xx

Daniele said...

loving your Christmas trip down memory lane, I still use lametta on my tree although I have reused it many times and I'm down to my last handful of strands
hugs xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love, love , love this Brenda, evokes happy memories,
XxxRuth

Angela Radford said...

Lovely card Brenda, lovely vintage feel to it.
Happy crafting, Angela x

barbarayaya62 said...

As always: wonderful work! love the dies that you've used and your background is spectacular! BArbarayaya

butterfly said...

Love how the colours blend across that fab knitted background, and the die-cut gifts and baubles are adorable!
Alison xx

massofhair said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, so many wonderful patterns and rich colours make it a very warm greetings card indeed :-) xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

An absolute feast for the eyes.
The colours, which you blended to perfection, are the perfect background for the packages and ornaments.
Brenda, sorry for being so quiet. For various reasons my time on-line has been greatly reduced. Has been so lovely to visit your blog.
Wishes
Lynne

Collet Sylvie said...

Lovely card and great background! bises
Sylvie