Wednesday

A more traditional Christmas

Here's a little card I have made for my Nan. We all know I have a tendency for the more cute images, well I thought I better go a bit more traditional for my Nan. She is a great lover of birds so this Digi image from A passion for stamps will be perfect for her.
Ruth has some absolutely beautiful New Winter images


I loved colouring this image. Colouring the holly brought back so many lovely Christmas memories of my childhood. In the miners strike we couldn't afford to buy a tree so my Dad dug up a holly tree which we had at the top of our garden. We went across to the woods with mum which was directly over our garden fence and gathered lots of other greenery berries, pine cones etc and Mum who I have to say was a dab hand at floristry etc decorated our house with it all.
It looked absolutely stunning and everyone that came to visit us that year took an intake of breath followed by a wow when coming through the door. We had no money and I remember that my presents were donated by European miners. My main present was a "proper" second hand china tea set ( which I still have), oh wow! I thought I was the bees. I didn't have a lot else that year maybe a few chocolates and some jamas but it just goes to show that you don't need lots of material things to have fantastic memories because I can honestly say that that was the best Christmas I EVER had!
Such a shame that Christmas seems to have turned into a shopping frenzy these days, don't ya think?

TFSB
Kerry x

15 comments:

Shaz said...

Aww kerry , this is lubberly. Makes a change from cutie cards. Love it. x

Lisa said...

Hi Kerry, Beautiful card! I love this image and have also used it for my Nan's Christmas card (will be on my blog later this week).

Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with us. The saying goes 'money can't buy you happiness' - how true!

Lisa x

Kellylouj said...

So beautiful x

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card hunni and im sure your Nan would love it as that Robin is Absolutely beautiful :o)

I love your childhood memory story...it brought a tear to my eye!!
hugs and xxx

Sarah said...

I just love all your cards Kerry. You have a very distinctive style and I'm always excited to see you've posted a new card. thanks so much for sharing, you're a real inspiration to me! :-)
Sarah xx

Ruth said...

A classic beauty!!
I love your little story...I don't think extravagance is the key to happiness! Ruth x

Julie said...

lovely card Kerry and lovely memories to go with it.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card x Susan x

Katina said...

You must have inherited your creativity from your mum Kerry! This is such a beautiful card - traditional but still looks modern and I think the robin is still cute! You're so right about christmas; and I have many a similar story to tell. xxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Not just a beautiful card but a beautiful memory and a warm-feel-good message in your post. I couldn't agree more, Kerry!

Sally said...

A very pretty little card, I'm sure your nan will love it. I was nice reading about your childhood memories & yes, I agree with you, too commercialised these days. My daughter has spent nearly £300 that she can ill afford just to keep her 8 year old happy! Sad....
Sally x

coops said...

stunning card kerry.the robin is beautiful and i love the traditional colours.
thanks for sharing your christmas memories :D

xx coops xx

Merry said...

I so love what you have done with this image....so beautifully coloured.

The Fairy said...

Gorgeous card Kerry and that robin is soooo cute

Wendy xxx

Enamul Hoq said...

I also love your coloring card .
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