Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Hello everyone!
Have you just arrived from Ruth's Blog, than you know we are showing you
all the new Bonibleaux Disign Digis that are coming out for December.
To show them all the Design Team has come up with some great cards
that we are showing you in a blog hop.
We're doing something different with the Blog Hop this week and that is that one of the Design Team Members will be secretly chosen as the "MYSTERY HOSTESS" of the blog hop and one lucky commenter will receive a

Free full set of New Release BDD digital images $30 value
This Blog Hop does not have a starting and ending point so no matter where you HOP on you are in the right place. Just keep going. Don't forget to leave some love everywhere you land, including here! Once you have gone full circle you have completed the Hop.

Because Hanukkah is around the corner,
I have come up with this card with
the strory of Hanukkah:

The land of Israel was in 168 BCE occupied by the Greek soldiers, but a little group of Jewish fighters, called the Maccabees, fought against them and won.
To celebrate this they went into the temple in Jerusalem to light the Menorah, but there was only a small amount of oil and to their surprise it lasted the full eight days.

This is the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that is celebrated every year when Jews light a special menorah known as a hanukkiyah for eight days. One candle is lit on the first night of Hanukkah, two on the second, and so on, until eight candles are lit. You can learn more about the hanukkiyah in the article: What Is a Hanukkiyah?

The stamps for this Hanukkah card can be found
in Bonibleaux Digis shop: HERE
I have printed out the soldiers and colored them with copic markers.
The background is done with the cuttlebug ( I used some of Tim Holtz embossing folders).
And here you see the inside. Yes, Judah The Maccabee has won and it is time to celebrate!
And celebrate the new digital stamps with us by looking at all the art in the Blog Hop
for the new stamps.
Please visit Boni's Blog next.

If you get lost, these are all the participants:

Hetty (you are here now!)

Be sure to leave some comments on the way.

Have a creative time!

ps. the first candle will be lightened on Dec 1st after sundown
and I will have some Hanukkah art for 8 days!


Nancy said...

lol... I love both of your cards Hetty...the first one cracked me up...and the texture is awesome...WTG!!!


Tammy said...

Wonderful card. Love all your attention to detail and how the inside has the brick wall coming down. Very clever.

slbt17 said...

Happy Hanukkah Hetty!

sammi said...

Fantastic Hannukkah card! Love the "wall!"

Julye said...

Fab card and so love learning more about other cultures. I celebrate dec 1st as it's my mums birthday , so we will both be lighting candles in celebration though yours has far more tradition behind it. Thanks for sharing and happy Hannukka too.

jimlynn said...

Both are fantastic! Love that brick wall in the first one. Wonderful cards.

ModernaDesignsArt said...

You managed to present Judah The Maccabee as a real hero. Well done.
Happy Hanukkah!

Cleota said...

WOW! Fabulous cards! Love the texture of the first one. How did you do that?

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This project is FABULOUS!! I love your wall and how you portrayed your characters. I'm so glad to see that the images worked so well!!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your projects and thanks for the link and the info- I did not know that about the 8 days of candles burning. I like the brick wall in the BG- very cool designs. TFS

Tip Top said...

Love how you've used the two images and such great background too!

Anne Temple said...

Your cards are fabulous. Love the TH embossing folders you used.

Lawren said...

Great cards. I love the texture on them.

Fink said...

I also love the texture! I also enjoyed the history of Hanukkah. I worked in a Jewish hospital so was familiar with a lot but not this part!

Chris Hanselman said...

Great cards!!

Andrea said...

what great projects!!

Marlene said...

Fantastic work!

Scrappin' Sista said...

WOW!!! I really like your cards. The details are so neat. Love the textures, coloring, and the story. Happy Hanukkah. TFS!


Charlene said...

Love your card Hetty...the colors and the layout are wonderful...and thank you so much for sharing the story of Hanukka. I have never heard it before and found it very interesting.