**Christmas or Hanukkah**
That's our new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox and every year my family celebrates Christmas. This one is bittersweet because my Dad and FIL both passed away this year. We also lost our precious kitty, Phoebe, this fall to liver cancer. Yes, our pets are like family members! It has been one of those years and unfortunately we all have them, 2013 was ours.
On a brighter note, I created this Christmas card using a freebie - Holly Angel from our current sponsor **Beary Wishes**. They provided two images for the DT as you'll see when you visit my teamies creations HERE however I fell in love with this sweet image and wanted to use it for this challenge. Kathie, the designer, offers freebie on her blog not in her online shop. The link for the image takes you directly to it on her blog and the sponsor link is to the online shop where she offers an amazing variety of stamps, digital images and crafting goodies. :)
The sentiment is from Verve Stamps - Glad Tidings and the embossed panel is Intricate Swirls by TPS. Lace and ribbon from my stash add a vintage feel while the pretty Prima flowers lends some elegance. Kaisercraft bling and a holly brad by TPS finish the embellishments. I used festive berries Distress Ink on the image panel and the angel was colored with Copic markers. Stickles were added to the holly wings, holly on her headband and the candle she's holding for a touch of sparkle.
Prize is winner's choice of 3 free digi's!
Thank you for being such a great sponsor this year!
That's all for me today but before I go I'd like to wish each of you a very
We are starting a new tradition in my family this year by keeping things simple. I'd like to be able to relax during the holidays instead of stressing myself out and so far I'm off to a good start. Hope you find a bit of relaxation and some crafty time too!