Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Skates

     How many of you remember getting new skates for Christmas?   Those short hours in between opening the packages and sitting down to the family Christmas dinner barely gave enough time to get the skates on and adjusted to your feet, much less figure out how to get any forward mobility.  :-D  By the time Christmas dinner was done, it was getting dark and there was no more time to skate.  Those are the memories this image evokes.

     The image and the sentiment both came from MHK Designs and I colored with chalks, then cut the image with a die from Memory Box.  The embossing was done with a folder from Darice.  I think the bow speaks for itself.  :-D

ABC Christmas
A Vintage Journey
Cards in Envy
Chalk n Stock
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Boots
Crafty Creations
Crafty Friends
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Crafty Ribbons
Crazy Challenge
Creative Card Crew
Cut It Up
Digitally Sweet
Fussy and Fancy
Male Room
My Sheri Crafts
Not Just Cards
Our Crafty Corner
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Scrap & Craft
Send a Smile 4 Kids
Speedy Fox & Friends
Star Stampz
Where the HeART Is
Whimsy Inspirations
WordArt Weds.

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Oh I remember those Christmas mornings when I received those skates and probably had to wait a few days before I could get to use them. Either there was too much going on or the ice wasn't deep enough. We were thrilled when they finally opened up a rink in our area. I love the card and the chalks were perfect for coloring. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. Connie, I love this card!!! The embossing is so pretty and that sky on such a pretty image.
    I've only been ice skating one time in my life. Remember - no ice rinks in Texas! They opened one up in the mall and off I went. I mean, it couldn't be any more difficult than roller skating - right! Wrong! Not a good experience!! LOL!

  3. Oh my Connie I adore this gorgeous image. I can't skate whether on ice or roller blades, no sense of balance. LOL. Fabulous card my friend.
    Linda xxxx

  4. Love vintage the green bow is lovely TFS MFP Speedy Fox and Friends...........Lis

  5. Love the vintage card! Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz challenge! Maria

  6. Fabulous vintage design, NanaConnie. Hugz!

  7. Love the vintage image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends.

  8. Fabulous traditional looking Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. Gorgeous image. Brings back so many memories!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our BRRRR! Winter! challenge!


  10. Great vintage card! I love the image & the subtle colours you've used!
    Dawn xx

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. What a wonderful Vintage style image!! Love the festive design too!! HUGS

  13. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  14. Thank you for joining us at AVJ
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  15. This is a wonderful vintage skating image and makes a fabulous vintage Christmas card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  16. I do remember my ice skates for Christmas one year - and how my ankles ached until I got some supports to insert into them!! What a great vintage image! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  17. What a lovely image and that green embossed card is lush. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude. Helen DT

  18. I'm more than happy to say again, how I love this card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges, hope to see you again.

  19. Lovely card. It truly is a Vintage Christmas. Thanks for joining us here at A Vintage Journey.

  20. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. I hope to see you again next time.

  21. Super Card Nana Connie. Love the embossing and the bow. Great entry for Cards in Envy this week for our Vintage Christmas. Take care.

  22. Connie, What a sweet card! Love that vintage image -- and the memories it invokes. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cards in Envy. :)

  23. Such a nostalgic card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

  24. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 259 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  25. Very traditional. Love your design. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  26. Lovely vintage Christmas card, pretty with the embossing. Thanks for joining our Y challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck in the draw,
    Dorte x

  27. great image and card!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  28. Such a darling Christmas card. Love the embossing and bow too. Thanks for playing at Star Stampz and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Star Stampz xx

  29. So sorry for reacting this late.
    This is a very nice card!
    Thanks for playing along and I hope to see you back soon stopping by.
    Linda DT-CF

  30. I do like the vintage image - just fab! Nice embossed texture too. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.

  31. great image. vintage feel to card. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.


I read each and every comment and I so much appreciate the encouragement you give me. Thank you for taking the time to comment.