Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas everyone - Nostalgic Christmas at Country View Crafts

Happy Christmas!

It is my turn to share my second project for Country View Craft challenges for December where we are focussing on a Nostalgic Christmas. 

My background was created with Iced Spruce and brushed pewter distress stains - it is far more sparkly than the photo shows. I stamped my images and got to work on my holly and berries. I had die cut the holly onto white card and began altering with various green paints before adding some crackle paint. The berries were painted red and crackle accents added.

My stars were painted with iced spruce DP before being given the crackle treatment as well. My sentiment is a remnant rub.

Once again I wish you all a wonderful day.


  1. Gorgeous tag, Nikki! Love the crackled elements!
    Merry Christmas, dear Nikki! Hope you have a wonderful time! Xx

  2. Hello Nikki,
    Hope you had a great Christmas Day. The Tag is gorgeous, the crackle effect you have obtained on the Holly Leaves is just amazing, mine never turns out this good!!!
    Looking forward to creating alongside you in 2015.

  3. Hi Nikki. Just popped on to say your tag is lovely. Really looking autentic vintage. So pretty work and the crackle is just such a lovely detail improving the berries so much...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hipe you had a great Christmas.vwishing you a Happy New Year.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

  4. A really stunning tag, Nikki - I love the crackle everywhere obviously, and that lamp post is just glorious! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful 12 Days.
    Alison xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Nikki! I love that lamp post stamp (is it Tim Holtz???) The background colour is so frosty and wintery and your crackle holly and berries are fabulous!!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I had a great time but I admit it's great to be back to my craft room! I look forward to another year of visiting your blog and being inspired by your wonderful creations! see you again soon, hugs :)


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