When Astrid chose this fabulous theme for our new CVC challenge it took me right back to my childhood. We didn’t have a lot of money but our Mum always made sure Christmas was a special time of year with surprise presents, Santa sacks, a beautiful Christmas tree and wonderful cooking. I loved the winter when it snowed and I think those of us in the northern hemisphere long for snow on Christmas day. Other memories are dressing up, getting together with the neighbours, family visiting and sharing gifts. There is always one very special memory for me as a child at Christmas and that is laying in bed on Christmas Eve, excited and unable to sleep and hearing the sleigh bells as Father Christmas made his rounds. I always knew he was on his way. Do you remember that too?
On to my project – no process steps today but it’s a simple collage card using Tim’s Christmas ephemera pack for my images and a stamped December calendar from his Calendar 2 set of stamps. It’s definitely got the nostalgic images for me.
A snowy background which is tissue paper already printed with the design.
Father Christmas in his sleigh - of course, carrying all his presents and I really loved him coming.
Building a snowman, nothing could be better. We had coal fires so we always had to take a piece of his eyes.
Thanks for stopping by to see what a nostalgic Christmas means to me.
hugs Brenda xxx
A beautiful nostalgic make Brenda.....love the traditional and vintage theme....I share your Christmas memories and still love Christmas Eve
Huge hugs Annie x
Gorgeous, nostalgic Christmas card Brenda!
Oh yes I remember - Christmas as a child - magical! Lovely collage Brenda. Nikki x
Lovely collage work, Brenda. It takes you back...the first Christmas I remember was when I was five...my first in Canada.
Oh -- just lovely!! A beautiful vintage look!!
Yes I remember waiting for Santa. I need to dig out my TH stickers. Your project is wonderful! I entered the challenge at CVC. Helene
Fabulous collaging again, Brenda - those festive ephemera pieces are really cute! And lovely Christmas memories too.
A beautiful nostalgic, vintage card, fantastic images and collage pieces.
This really hits the theme Brenda, fabulous collage, with a really nostalgic feel to it! Love your memories of Christmas too and oh yes, I remember those sleigh bells!
Gorgeous collage Brenda! I love the little boy and girl with their hats. It's such a nostalgic looking piece and it's lovely to read about your Christmas memories. I always remember checking in the morning to see if Santa had eaten the mince pie and drunk his sherry and if the reindeer had eaten their carrots! Such fun.
Wonderful memories and fantastic card Brenda, can tell you Love Christmas! :-) xxx
This is wonderful Brenda, it reminds me of my own childhood Christmas's we would spend Christmas Eve at my Grandma's and I always laid awake trying to catch a glimpse of Santa :-) x
You can't beat an old fashioned Christmas - your description brought back happy memories although we didn't have the snow in Libya LOL and I doubt I'll have a white one this year being in Scotland but I'll get over it!!!
Ho Ho Ho don't forget to put out a mince pie & glass of sherry for Santa & a little something for the reindeer....
One thing I love about you is your enthusiasm for everything in life. I can just see you as a child (and probably now) waiting for Christmas morning! This collaged card is a Christmas wonderland. I love all the collaged ephemera layered up so wonderfully. Love this, Brenda! Hugs!
Wow...really nice. Congratulations.
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