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?
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