|This is my Judith picking her way on TOP of the overhead fencing on my chicken yard to be with me while I take care of my chickens. Doesn't she look like a wild cat with her puffy wintertime coat? She's actually quite small and very sweet.|
Well, I don't know about you, but December activities and recuperating from November activities drained my mojo and so I have done very little crafting this month. Good thing I sent hardly any Christmas cards last year or I wouldn't have had any leftover ones to send this year!! Ha. I really need to do better next year. Now that it is close to Christmas, I am finally in the mood to make (next year's) holiday cards!! lol...
I have a Hanukkah card to share with you today. My next-door neighbor is a dear Jewish gentleman and it is fun to have a chance to help celebrate his holidays. I used a free digi image from Michael Strong at The Born Doodler. He has a new menorah image for free download on his blog right now, but I used one from last year. (Thanks, Michael!!)
My gold Star of David is from a kit my daughter found at our local thrift store and put in my stocking last year. I had lost track of it and found it the other day! It had been a deep fuchsia color, but I wanted it gold so I colored over it with my gold Elmer's - Painters Marker. I colored my menorah with a gold Pilot extra-fine tip marker and my ultra-fine tip Sharpie markers. (My regular Spectrum Noirs were not fine enough for the tiny little spaces on this design.) I covered the card base with very shiny blue foil cardstock and attached the menorah with dimensional foam squares over the star. I finished it off with some shimmery gold twine.
|INSIDE: The sentiment is from A Creative Journey with Melissa - Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments stamp set.|
Hope you enjoyed this shiny and shimmery card!! It was fun to have a good excuse to use my foiled cardstock.....which I hoard and only peek lovingly at every few months! :)
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. All Sorts Challenge Week 394/395 Blue Bingo
(I used Blue and Yellow, Dimension, and No Designer Papers)
2. Little Red Wagon Challenge #373 - Follow the Star!
3. The Male Room Challenge #50 - Winter/December Celebrations (must be masculine)
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle
5. Cards in Envy - Celebrate the Season (cards only)
6. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #194 - Winter Holiday
7. DL.Art December Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
8. Little Scrap Pieces Show-it-Off Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes