Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas in the Old Country

Growing up in Croatia, I remember Father Christmas looking much like the 2 images on my cards today. And just like the little girl in the first card, I remember being just a 'little' unsure of the strange bearded man. Until the gifts, of course, then it was all good. I don't remember getting toys though. It was mostly chocolates, candy and oranges. They made us happy and they were devoured in seconds!

These cards, that have taken me down Memory Lane were made for the Moxie Fab's Christmas in the Old Country challenge. The images are from a Tuscan Rose CD. Love this, and I've used it a ton over the past few years.

The red background paper is from 7 Gypsies. I Love coming across old paper in my stash that fits in perfectly with what I'm creating at the time. I used the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Stickes, Prima poinsettia and an old Nunn Design stick pin. Love these too, wish they were still around. This card also fits in with The Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's to use glitter or bling along with an embossing folder.

Another image from Tuscan Rose, Prima Poinsettia, MM brad, Martha Stewart leaves.

I have very few pictures of my childhood but since I've been reminiscing today, I went in search of one I could share. Here's me with my sister and my dad in the background.
Check out all the great entries for this challenge on Moxie Fab World and today is the last day to enter your card for the challenge.
Thanks for travelling down Memory Lane with me today...Ivanka


Cheryl Nelson said...

gorgeous cards!! love, love, love that pic!

Cath said...

Hey Ivanka! Thanks for entering the Christmas in the Old Country Challenge in the Moxie Fab World!

...and I loved going down "memory lane" with you! :)

Shantaie said...

Im so happy you took the bling challenge at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Barb said...

beautiful cards and love that picture of you as a child.


Annie said...

You make such gorgeous cards my dear friend.