Sunday, November 28, 2021


      As I share this card with you today, I also have to tell you the back story and childhood memories which inspired it.  But first, this is my card for the letter "U" theme in the 30 Days of Holidays at Beccy's Place.  I've used Utensils and Under the Mistletoe.

     When I was growing up, we lived in the same town as my maternal grandparents and my mother's brother's family, which happened to include my favorite cousin.  My aunt had been given a set of decorative, hand carved, wooden, kitchen utensils (a fork and spoon as I remember) and they were about 18 or 20 inches in length.  She chose to hang them (crossed into an 'x') above the archway between the dining room and the kitchen, on the dining room side.  Each holiday season, she would hang a bit of mistletoe from them with a cute little sign that said "Kiss the Cook."

     When I saw these utensils from Beccy's Place, it brought back those memories and inspired me to use the image for "U."  :-D  I colored with ProMarkers, then cut both the image and the sentiment with oval dies from QuicKutz.  The glitter paper squares were cut with Spellbinders dies.  The deep green square was dry embossed with my 'Linen' embossing folder.

     The tiny poinsettia and candy cane embellishments were in my Christmas stash and I have no idea who made them or where I got them but they seem to work.


     I'll have another post shortly and a third one late tonight.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Beccy said...

Thank you for sharing that lovely memory from your childhood NanaConnie... the "ghosts of Christmas past" often come up for me when I'm crafting too. It's always nice to feel that loved ones are still near, even though they may have passed over. Your card is beautiful.

Zoechaos said...

What a lovely backstory to this card and how fabulous to have found this image that expresses it so perfectly. It fits our theme at Inspiration Station really well. Thank you for sharing with us and good luck xx

Mia said...

What a beautiful card, Connie!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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