Hanukkah treats

I like it when Hanukkah doesn't overlap Christmas, I can keep the two celebrations separate.  I am Jewish, and my husband is Catholic, so we have extra holidays in our house.

My sister and I spent some time this past weekend coloring, and made these little gift baskets.

The pink one is from a design on Splitcoast.  I made it first, but when my 22yo son Gordon saw it, he didn't like it at all;  he wanted a more open design that holds more treats.  He then came up with the folds for the blue basket.  The pink one was colored with the Penciled Twinks technique (it has a really nice shimmer); the blue one, colored by my sister, used Tombow markers and a blender pen.

Notice, if you will, the staple details on the corners.  I did those with my new Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  I love it.  The staples are so cute!

Anyway, I did another project for Hanukkah - this candle box.

It looks so much better than the ugly boxes that the candles come in!  This is nice enough to leave sitting out.
I picked up the directions for this box from Ellen Hutson, the papers are Kahmalaht from TAC, and all the Hanukkah images are free from Digital Two for Tuesday.  There is glitter pen on the flames and highlighting the metal, for extra sparkle.

Of course there are challenges:
Cupcake Craft - light it up
Karber Weekly - digi and sparkle
I Did It Creations - surprise (were you expecting Hanukkah projects?)
Paper Sundaes - fancy corners
2 Sisters - not traditional Christmas (ha ha!)
Bee Crafty - something hidden
Marks Finest - bows
Sweet Stampin - buttons and bows
Fairy Fun - buttons and bows
Mami Doodles - gift item
Wags and Whiskers - wrap it up
Moving Along with the Times - multiple folds
StampInsanity - try something new
Cheerful Stamp Pad - deck the halls

Thanks for looking!

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

These were AMAZING in real life - loved your coloring in all of them. I know your "love" of coloring so I thought they were downloaded, finished - they look that professional!! :)

Lisa Jane said...

beautiful projects - love those little treat boxes and i am with your son.. the bigger the box the more treats lol
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love the projects you have done and shared with us this week on MAWTT. Hope to see you back playing again, Hazelxox

Vicki Romaine said...

Neat little treat containers. I have never seen these before. Thanks for joining in on the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge of Deck the Halls.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your treat box projects- the image is great- need to research the background of that image- and I LOVE the candle box- so elegant and I know the shimmer you describe really adds even more...Congrats on another Guest Designer date at Two for Tuesdays.

Jasmine Wilmany said...

That is so cute. Love the coloring!
★ Jasmine Wilmany



Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

What very creative projects!

So happy that you played along with Paper Sundaes this week. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!
♥ Lisa M.

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous projects!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great creations I just love the candle box its just so different!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

You did a great job with these project. Love it.
Thanks for joining SISC.


Joanne (jojot) said...

such wonderful work...always love to check our your projects....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Beth said...

Oh these are fantastic! Love them both - but let's hear it for Gordon!! That second one is awesome and so unique!! :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

Unknown said...

So nice projects!
Thank you for playing The Karber Weekly Challenge :)

Crystal said...

Fabulous projects, love the candle box! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Margreet said...

what a beautiful projects, Juliet....thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Friday's challenge Buttons & Bows!
xxx Margreet

Debs said...

what fabby projects :0)..thanks for sharing them with us at WNW..hugs Debs x

Jennie said...

These are lovely! I love the cute images!

THanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week

Mami Doodles said...

Beautiful! Have a lovely double celebration.Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Juliet, what a beautiful candle box. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

An Occasional Genius said...

Wow Juliet, fabulous projects! Your colouring looks fantastic & the candle box would look lovely out on display. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Vicky said...

what great projects . I like the smaller basket shape ...but more treat are fun too :)the candle box is lovely. and the card is gorgeous. love the setup of it :)Happy Hanukkah :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Juliet
I had to come and check out yer projects How awesome!
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles