Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Roxana's Album

Our niece recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, so Mister Handmade in Israel and I made a quick visit to the UK for a long weekend to join in the celebrations. Of course I took one of my customized guest books with me, just as I have done in the past for her older sister and brother.
My sister-in-law, Roxana's Mum, gave me a few themes to work with before I started work on the book. Roxana is into her iPhone (aren't they all?) which Mum told me is encased in a Simpsons doughnut cover. She enjoys going to the Zionist youth movement NOAM (an acronym for No'ar Masorti, Masorti Youth), and loves to eat sushi and lamb cutlets! She likes playing football and is keen on Arsenal F.C., just like the rest of our family. Roxana has recently taken up playing the drums (she has drumsticks and a practice pad so far). Mum suggested that I also include a Torah scroll, since Roxana planned to read from the Torah for her Bat Mitzvah, and also asked me to add her JFS school badge. Finally, like her cousin, Roxana loves dogs! A dog had to feature somewhere on the cover.
I have shown Roxana wearing her NOAM sweatshirt. She is looking at her iPhone and stroking a cute little dog at the same time. To her left is a Torah scroll, a lamb cutlet and some sushi, and to her right her practice pad, her school badge and a football. The date of her Bat Mitzvah celebration and her name appear in English, along with the words Bat Mitzvah in Hebrew. Star of Davids (known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David) appear in two corners of the cover.
I decorated several pages inside the album as well. The opening page shows a hand (presumably Roxana's!) holding up her iPhone. Next is a page displaying the NOAM logo, followed by a page with some tiny sushi and chopsticks on it. Another page features the Arsenal crest and a black and white football, and lastly I added that cute dog again. Each page also features a gold Star of David placed on a blue background.
Mister Handmade in Israel and I had a good time in London and, even though we were only there for a few days, we squeezed in a lot! We watched proudly as our niece performed her Bat Mitzvah in the synagogue, and partied with her on the Sunday evening. We fitted in some shopping, and I met a friend to see the wonderful Designs On Britain exhibition at the Jewish Museum (I blogged about that in a separate post). We also enjoyed seeing the hit musical Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand. The show was a lot of fun with some amusing one-liners, fabulous costumes and glitz.
Not bad for a three day visit!


Aritha said...

I love the colors, her name :-) and the beautiful card.

likeschocolate said...

As always another fantastic card. Glad you were able to go and hang out in London. Such a great city. Happy Holidays!

Tamar SB said...

Mazal tov to her and a gorgeous book!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Congratulations on her Bat Mitzvah! Wonderful book as usual.

Clairejustine said...

A great card. You are so creative. I would love to try and start making some.

Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can join me today :)

Debbie said...

Hi Lisa, you do create some lovely keepsakes. This album will be something your niece will be able to look back through, remember her special day and laugh at the things she liked.

Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


VeggieMummy said...

Paper sushi - genius! xx

Kim Carberry said...

These are gorgeous cards...I love the no chocolate one. hehehe #MMBC