Monday, 1 December 2014

A Nostalgic Christmas – Country View Crafts

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?
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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.
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A snowy background which is tissue paper already printed with the design.
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Father Christmas in his sleigh - of course, carrying all his presents and I really loved him coming.
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Building a snowman, nothing could be better. We had coal fires so we always had to take a piece of his eyes.
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Thanks for stopping by to see what a nostalgic Christmas means to me.

hugs Brenda xxx



16 comments:

Annie said...

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

Margreet said...

Gorgeous, nostalgic Christmas card Brenda!
xxx Margreet

Nikki Acton said...

Oh yes I remember - Christmas as a child - magical! Lovely collage Brenda. Nikki x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely collage work, Brenda. It takes you back...the first Christmas I remember was when I was five...my first in Canada.
Joyce xx

Beth B said...

Oh -- just lovely!! A beautiful vintage look!!

2amscrapper said...

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

butterfly said...

Fabulous collaging again, Brenda - those festive ephemera pieces are really cute! And lovely Christmas memories too.
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful nostalgic, vintage card, fantastic images and collage pieces.
Yvonne x

Astrid Maclean said...

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!

Julia S-W said...

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.
Juliaxx

massofhair said...

Wonderful memories and fantastic card Brenda, can tell you Love Christmas! :-) xxx

Sue said...

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

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sally said...

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....


Sally

Terry said...

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!

Tammy C said...

Wow...really nice. Congratulations.