IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE - HO HO HO

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
or in my case...Chanukah in July
This image from IKE is priceless!  When I saw our theme, at IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE THIS WEEK, it reminded me of how darn 'sexy mexy' the elfs look these days...
When I was a kid, elves weren't sexy - they were exactly as I imagined they would be in Santa's Workshop!  Little kids, working like little beavers making toys. Whatever happened to that?
So when I thought of how I wanted to do up the art for this, the 'current' mall Santa booth seemed rather perfect.  I am not sure what would be the case in a Chanukah Booth.  Perhaps a terribly "sexy mexy" dreidle!  OMG -  Has Va Sholem!  (G-d Forbid!) LOL
Enjoy your "Christmas in July" shopping, as I know over here in Canada, many of the stores have huge sales in July so those who get a jump start on wrapping and being all dang prepared for the festivities just walk into the day in complete perfection, ready with a gorgeous table set, turkey cooked and a lovely household of relatives around the fireplace!
My house?  You smell grease from cooking Potatoe Latkes, money (pennies) are klinking and being thrown across the dining room table, while the kids (and some very eager adults) are playing the Dreidle Game, Chanukah Songs are being sung, someone is complaining that I either forgot to buy apple sauce, or creme cheese, sour creme or jam, and gold Chanukah Gelt (Gold Paper Foil wrapped money) is all over the place and everyone is on a sugar high!  
Then there is a gorgeous area, all decorated in Blue and Silver, where 8 days of presents, one each for each person, for each of the 8 days, is set. It is quite beautiful at my house, as I have - as of late - opted for a white fluffy puffy tree (yup, I stole the idea from somewhere!) all decorated in Shiny, glittery, sparkly blue, with a Mogen David on the top, and all the prezzies lay beneath.  Each evening, as we light the next candle on the Menorah (the Candelabra that is used for Chanukah to celebrate the finding of the Oil that gave Light for the 8 days) a drop of wax is put in the Chanukah song book, with the year written beside it.  Then, the best part for the kids - they get to open one gift.
And then the games are on!
So Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays and Joyous Season in July. Whatever your flavour of the Season...may it be happy and may it be loving.
That's what I see it is all about.


























Sharing Art With the following Challenges

http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.ca/
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/06/challenge-122-any-occasion.html
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.ca/search/label/Challenge
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/#
http://welove2create.blogspot.ca/
https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/2016/07/01/a2z-scrapbooking-july-2016-challenge/
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.ca/
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.ca/
http://copicmarkerspain.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-challenge-reto-de-julio.html
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://ttcrd.blogspot.ca/
http://samaranavi.blogspot.ca/2016/07/ikes-world-challenge-ho-ho-ho.html
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.ca/

38 comments:

  1. Fabulous project! Thank you for joining TioT's!
    oxo Susi

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  2. This is fun project. Thank you for playing with us at a2z.

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  3. Beautiful creation with style and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, hope to see you again. Barb

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  4. Hi this is amazing. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 30 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

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  5. Amazing project, it must have taken you ages. I see what you mean about sexy elves, times change don't they, ha ha. Thank you for sharing your Christmas design with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

    PS The holidays at your house sound fantastic, made me wish I could be there.

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    1. Hi Dionne! That is the sweetest thing for you to say. Thank you. Well, I live in Ontario...just outside of Toronto and if you are ever here, around or during Chanukah - there is a place at the table just waiting for "you!" I truly mean this!!! Love, Samara xox

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  6. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media Hope to see you again next time.

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  7. Great project, this background is stunning ! Thanks for join us at Colouring in Scrapland, good luck with the prize and hope tosee you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

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  8. Great project - so many fabulous details and great textures. Loved hearing how you celebrate Hanukah. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  9. I think I would have known this was your work Samara, even without your name on it! Lovely to see you here. Good luck! Christine OSAAT DT xx

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    1. That is SO sweet Christine! I didn't think I was so identifiable lol. I am glad it was you that was here too <3

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  10. Stunning project. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT.

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  11. Nice card! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at TioT's.
    Yvonne

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  13. nice work! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  14. very nice! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  15. What fun! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  17. Fun project indeed Samara! I am sure you meant to do it, but forgot last minute. ;) I wasn't able to find the link back to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Challenge blog. Please add it when you have a minute. Thanks so much for playing with us at a2z.

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    1. Hi Cindy! This is very generous of you to say, and so kind of you (re forgetting.) I can not find the link (and wonder how on earth I didn't put it when I entered.) I googled the name of the challenge and can't find it...could you please help me...I surely want to acknowledge your challenge properly. Please accept my sincere apologies, and again - thank you for your kindness and giving me the 'benefit of the doubt.' This is very rare these days. <3

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  18. This is an amazing project!! Never seen something like this!

    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craftroom door!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD
    www.stempelhus.nl

    Lots of laughter back to you from the Netherlands ;-)

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  19. WOW - what a project, so many details - well done!

    Thank you for joining us a a2z Srapbooking! ~Michele, DT

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  20. What a fantastic project! Thanks for sharing with us at Lasting Memories!

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  21. What a fabulous project.Love how all the elements tie in with your celebrations and the texture looks amazing.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  22. Divertida tarjeta! Gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel...Feliz semana, Paula.DT

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  23. Thank you also for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you there again next time.

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  24. This is so funny!
    Thanks for joining us in Retarte!
    Susana

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  25. Great project, love the texture and details in the background! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

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  26. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 88 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

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  27. This is so fabulous - such a lot to see and such gorgeous textures :-)
    I bet your house is super fun at Holidays :-D
    Thank you for making this for me at IWC xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  28. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

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  29. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

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  30. This is one awesome and unique Christmas Card. Well Done!!! Thanks so much for sharing this card with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We hope to see you back for the next challenge. Good luck! Hugs, Carol DT

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  31. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

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  32. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck!

    Evie - DT member

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  33. What a fun card.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  34. Lovely project. Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
    Ruza ~ GI DTC
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  35. Great card!!Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x