Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah



"Everything comes to those who wait......except a cat."
                                                                            ------------Mario Andretti

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a Hanukkah card I made for the dear gentleman who lives next door to us.  (Thank you to Chana at 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog for reminding me about Hanukkah beginning!)  My design for this card is simple, but I added a touch of elegance with my molten background technique that I detailed in this post.  I think the gold is perfect for the Festival of Lights.


For this card, I used my Darice Circle Interlock embossing folder and heat embossed all over with gold.  I wanted the design pattern to show up a little better, so I brayered Versamark over the surface and heat embossed with a deep blue that matches the cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments set that was a prize from A Creative Journey with Melissa.  (THANKS, Melissa!!)  I backed it with some DCWV glitter cardstock and mounted the whole thing on some Coredinations blue cardstock. 

Also, in keeping with the holiday, I saw this adorable Hanukkah paper plate craft on the Ain't She Crafty blog.  I thought our neighbor would enjoy Little Peach making a craft for him, too.  Here she is....hard at work with some glitter glue.

With some help and coaching from her mommy, here she is with her finished project.  Cute, huh?  :)




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Ding Ding Ding.......New Follower Introduction Time!!!!!
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Ellie of My Creative Moments runs the Monday Morning Challenge where I entered my One-Sheet Wonder cards, but Ellie makes some *gorgeous* cards, herself.  Her Winter Song card that is top on her blog right now is one you do not want to miss!!!  Thanks so much, Ellie, for your support and encouragement in becoming a follower here.  This ginormous smile is what spreads over my face whenever I get a new follower.  This one is for you!!!
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Thank you all for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every one of you and especially love to read your comments!!!   Hope you are having a lovely holiday season!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #21 - Anything Goes w/ opt of squares (but no squares this time)
2.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
3.  Inkspirational Challenges #71 - Anything Goes with Gold
4.  Scrapbook Blessings Club December Linky Party - Anything Goes-Happy Holidays
5.  Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Holiday Project, No Red or Green

18 comments:

Chana said...

Your Chanukah card is so pretty and your daughter's Chanukiah is adorable. I am sure you neighbor was happy to receive such wonderful tokens during this miracle season.
Hugz,
Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Janis said...

Thanks, Chana!! Little Peach is my granddaughter and our dear neighbor is a favorite of hers. :)

<3
Janis

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Beautiful card! Love the gold and embossing! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Megan. I appreciate your visit and your sweet comment!!!

<3
Janis

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Janis! Your neighbor will be so touched, and he will especially love the menorah Peach created! Love how you imaginatively utilized the Hanukah colors on the card. Today's photo of the kitty reminds me so much of my dear kitty! She enjoys perching on top of the pie safe just like that, looking down as we pass by. Then she coo's a greeting to let us know she is there! Your stacked firewood looks fabulous! Even here in central FL we have had the fireplace going, and are grateful for the wood to burn it from our own acreage. Merry Christmas, Janis! love, de

Stampsnob said...

Gorgeous and so is that sweet face......Lis

Janis said...

Thank you, Julie! It's so nice of you to drop in during this busy time of year!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Donna!!! Your kitty sounds so sweet. I know those cooing noises they make when they want to say hello. So precious.

How nice that you can harvest your own wood! We buy ours from one of the many people around here that go into the woods and get it. I am guessing that in Florida your fireplace is as much for giving things a cozy ambience as for heat. But there's nothing like wood heat to take the chill out of the air.....no matter where you live!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Many wishes for a lovely Christmas and New Year!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Awwww....thank you, Lis. She is a sweetie!!!

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Janis

Marina said...

What a fabulous technique this is - he is sure to love your beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Karenladd said...

Wow, that molten EP technique of yours was just made for this card! The royal blue with gold embossing looks so rich and luxurious! I also love that embossing folder you used...looks just like the wedding ring quilt pattern. Looks like I'm going to have to keep my eye out for that folder because it would be one I'd use often. Oh my gosh, little Peach is so darn proud of her sweet little menorah...and she should be! Your neighbor was most certainly bowled over by your talents (both of yours). So glad to see you back in your crafty mode!!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Marina! I get going on those molten backgrounds and have a hard time stopping because they are so fun! :) Have a lovely holiday season and New Year!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Karen!!! I really love navy and gold together.....of course I love a lot of color combos....lol... I appreciate your nice comments. Little Peach was very excited abt her project and was asking me that evening right after she finished it if we were going to go to "Mr. Eugene's" house right then! I told her we would wait until the next day and then go visit him and give him our cards and things. :)

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Janis

Melissa Vandridge said...

That is so sweet! :) I am not religious myself but there is just something intriguing and beautiful about Hanukkah. I love your card and how adorable is little peach and her fabulous creation! :)
Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely wonderful post! I not only enjoyed your card, but enjoyed seeing and reading about Hanukkah as well. I love how this time of year really zeroes in on what's most important. I think it's great that you are giving and encouraging the gift of crafting to others. What a profound influence such little acts of kindness have! Good job at creating and promoting a more artistic world! And thank you for sharing this post with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Janis said...

Melissa.....Thanks so much for your kind words!! Thanks, too, for the shout out on your blog. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Andrea, for your wonderful comment. I appreciate your visit and your encouragement!!! I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

<3
Janis