Monday, August 11, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #37

It's been a while since I've played along with Festive Friday, 
but I chanced along there and found this inspiration:

And it spoke to my vintage loving heart!
That, and, Ardyth's beautiful gold edged card.

For those of you who like stories, read on,
for those who don't skip the next paragraph!

Back in the day of rubber stamps (real rubber you mount yourself)
I fell for a stamp included on a sheet of mountable stamps with 3 little tykes on a sleigh from Oxford Impressions.
I have 3 grandsons who are close in age and best friends since birth.
So are the granddaughters, but, that's another story...
Any how, I used this stamp for my Christmas cards that year.
I just had to play along, 
with the vintage truck and pine trees all snow-covered, 
and it's 100 outside,
who could resist!

Some special touches on the card include:
PTI's Scarlett Shimmer Cardstock, Linen Vellum, Stamper's Sellect White 
and that gorgeous gold tape.
Hero Arts Classic Evergreen embossed in Winter Wonderland
Sentiment is also from Oxford Impressions: Sleigh Bells
Embossing powder is Stampendous: Pirate Gold (never found another with that fine old gold result!)
Rusty Bells: Paper Sweeties
Rustic Jute Twine from Moda


  1. Love the classic feel of the colours and image working together so well! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  2. This is a wonderful card,Nancy, especially since the three are so close together. It warms the heart to see the cousins be such good friends. Beautiful gold embossing.

  3. What a lovely card! The embossing is gorgeous and I love the twine and bells! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

  4. Oh, lovely! Such a warm and vintage feel you've given this beautiful card with too many pretty touches to all comes together perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!!!