Thursday, February 28, 2013


This week's challenge at DRS Designs is to create a Sympathy card. Here's what I came up with.

The Dogwood Branch is stamped in VersaMark on kraft CS, embossed with detail white embossing powder and then colored with Copics. I really like the look of this. The sentiment was also stamped in VersaMark and embossed with detail white powder. To finish the look the left side was punch with a Fiskars border punch, black bakers twine was added along with some pink dew drops. The entire panel was attached to a black panel that was also punched with the same border punch and then attached to a white base.

For this week's Merry Monday Challenge #51 we got to chose three items from the tic tac toe board. I chose red, punches and snowflakes.


 The card base is Real Red with a layer of DCWV glitter white. On top of this is a Real Red panel that was punched with a snowflake border as well as a MS Punch Around the page snowflake. Red gingham ribbon and white lace were added to the left side along with a bow. The sentiment is part of the Christmas Multi Greeting from DRS Designs. I only inked the tiny Merry Christmas part, cut it out with a small circle nestie and attached it to a white snowflake that I punched with an EK success snowflake punch.

The next card is for this week's Seize the Birthday Challenge #8. We were to use the same sketch as last week and make a masculine card. A friend and I got together at her house recently to stamp and she had this set from SU that I stamped and paper pieced. I didn't get the name of the stamp set. I believe the sentiment is also a part of the set, but I can't remember.

The card base is Mellow Moss with a layer of So Saffron that was embossed with a Fiskars embossing plate. The main image was stamped on white and paper pieced. I used some chalks and copics to color my chef's face and the tray with the cheese, wine and grapes. The chef panel is layered on some mellow moss that was die cut. A small strip of mellow moss was border punched and attached under the main image. A brad was added to finish the look.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you can join in the challenges this week!!

Until next time,


  1. I have not seen that chef in a while! Love the paper piecing you did! Great cards all around Sheila!!! That Merry Monday card is absolutely gorgeous too!

  2. Great cards Shelia! Love your sympathy card- that dogwood is beautiful embossed in white!

  3. Wonderful array of cards Sheila. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  4. So fun and great for a guy! I just love that stamp set and haven't used it in so long. Thanks for the inspiration! Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Great set of cards. Love the fabulous gingham bow on your Christmas card. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Three delightful cards, Shelia! Love the red, snowflakes and gingham ribbon! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Three really great cards. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday this week.

  8. Love those sparkly snowflakes and the red gingham ribbon, Sheila. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  9. Love all those snowflakes Sheila. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  10. Beautiful cards! Your red Christmas card looks amazing with the layered ribbon and white snowflakes! WD!