Monday, December 7, 2015

The Challenge #54

I had a request for a few Hanukkah cards recently.  I tried to come up with a few fresh ideas. 

Here is The Challenge sketch this week:

 
A lucky little snippet on my desk changed my perspective on a SSS die, which turned into a darling little Star of David! 
 
I'll give you a close-up first, as there are a few Jelly Roll accents of my own on a darling paper from Pink Fresh Studios from my SSS November kit:
 
Instant candles for the Menorah - darling Star of David! 
 
 
I'm grateful to my friend for that request.  Not only did it allow me to take a fresh look at my supplies, it gave me pause to think a moment about beliefs.  Even though we believe in different miracles, in the end we all hold Peace, Love, and Joy as the greatest gifts of all.  Right?  Right.
 
This is sadly my final post as a Design Team member at The Challenge.  I've enjoyed playing cards with Lesley and her dynamite team, for sure - thank you, girls- xxxxx!  However, I miss just "playing cards" because it is what I love the 'mostest', and I needed that extra bit of time to do just that.
 
Thanks, always, for your support and comments on my cards at The Challenge ... and don't think you're totally rid of me!!! 
 
=]  Michele


14 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Great Hanukkah card, Michele! Sad to see you leave the team but totally GET IT!!! xoxox

Jenni's Jems said...

This is just lovely and playing cards is sooo much fun ...though with one thing and anotherI haven't had much time to play lately !x

Cat Craig said...

This is so pretty Michele, and that snowflake center is a perfect Star. Way to stretch your die.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is so delicate and pretty, Michele! Love your use of that snowflake, great accent!

Nora N. said...

Oh Michele!! I am sorry to see you leave!! I LOVE your cards. This card is so pretty with the way you created the background and the snowflake. STUNNING design!! I hope I can find the time to play this week!!

Sharron said...

Beautiful Hanukkah card! Love your creative design using the snowflake!

TK said...

Look at you! All creative and everything... am I surprised? NOPE! Great card

Lisa said...

PRETTY card!! And there you go with that CUTE die again...enabler!!!

Susi Kelly said...

Love the fresh take for this lovely die - and your beautiful Hanukkah card! Isn't it great when you finally use something that hasn't been loved before? TFS, Michele.

Marybeth said...

What a beautiful card for our dear Jewish friends! Peace , love and joy to all!
I am blessed and grateful to be on DT but I know what you mean about time to play. From the looks of it you are getting some play time in .

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Michele! I love how you 'played with' your snowflakes, and how you layered your DSP and framed snowflake on this card! Thank you so much for reminding us that Peace, Love, and Joy are truly the greatest gifts of all!!!
I'm sure the team is going to miss you, but I'm glad to know that you'll have more time to 'play' :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

YOU are BUSY = LOVE your creativity!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Michele ... and such clever use of your stash in making this serene and lovely card! The Challenge will miss your creativity ... but we won't as I know you'll have time freed up just to play!! Hugs, my friend! Anita :)

cm said...

Beautiful Hanukkah card! I especially adore the snowflake. My little one didn't come out once this season...but hey, I still have a few more cards to make, so maybe...just maybe. Peace, Love, Joy...Amen!
Hugs~c