Thursday, October 25, 2012

Challenges, challenges, challenges

Today I have two cards to share, both for challenges. This first one is for DRS Designs' Thursday challenge. This week we are to use Fall sentiments on our card.

My card base is pumpkin with a layer of green. On top of the green is a cream layer that was stamped with DRS Designs Maple Leaf in More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Crisp and Old Olive. The sentiment was stamped in black on the same cream, then layered on the pumpkin CS before attaching it to the card. I added some tiny punched maple leaves and some cream ribbon to complete the look.

The second card is for Lesley's Merry Monday challenge. My card is loosely based on her sketch for this week. It has all the pieces, just not in the exact same places. :-)

The only stamping on this card is the Merry Christmas sentiment which is stamped in silver and embossed in silver. The base is white with a layer of blue and then a layer of white that was embossed with the CB snowflakes folder. Some blue ribbon and silver ric rac were added to the white layer before attaching it to the card. The tree is die cut with a new Cherry Lynn die that I just got at a stamping show in Cleveland. I think it is so pretty! I layered it on a circle cut with nesties and then embossed with the same folder. Some silver half pearls were added to the upper corner to finish it off.

There's still plenty of time to join in these two challenges!! Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,


  1. beautiful cards Shelia!!
    I love fall leaves stamps, they are one of my very favorites!

  2. Fabulous cards Shelia, I love the white and blue of your Christmas card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  3. The blue and white is a pretty combo Sheila, love the Fall card too! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  4. Both cards are fabulous! I am especially in love with the first one. You truly captured the essence of the autumn season. Awesome work!

  5. Your Christmas card is just gorgeous - such a stunning combination for Christmas. I love that tree die - fabulous effect! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. I love the crisp look of the blue, white and silver! What a pretty tree too! Thanks, Shelia, for sharing with us at Merry Monday!