Friday, May 15, 2015


Today I have two challenge cards to share with you. First is the challenge at DRS Designs: Birds and Bees. You have to use either birds or bees on your card. Here's what I created.

I started with a red card base, then added the So Saffron layer after stamping it with the honey comb stamp in VersaMark ink on top and dry embossing it on the bottom half. The green strip was embossed and added to cover up the seam. The strawberries were stamped on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, die cut and layered on the same red CS. The Happy bee and Bitsy bees were stamped on white, colored and fussy cut. Some stickles were added to their wings to make them sparkle. The bee trail and Bee Happy sentiment were stamped with black ink.

You can see details for this challenge here. We'd love to have you play along.

This week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is a sketch challenge. Here's the sketch and the card I created.

First I stamped the light house image on white CS, colored it with Copics, then cut and matted it on blue CS and bright yellow CS. These same papers were used to make the banner and I stamped the bible verse underneath the image. It was too big to put anywhere else. I wanted a more masculine card, so instead of ribbon, I used baker's twine and added the star brads to the banner rather than under the image.  You can see details about this challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. This is so pretty Shelia!!! Love the elegant image And lovely sentiment. Great take on the sketch too! Thanks for sharing your cards with us this week at Our Daily Bread Designs. Hugs, Gracie.

  2. Both of your cards are beautiful, Shelia!! I just love the summery design with the bee's and your take on the sketch is gorgeous!! I love your coloring of the lighthouse, the verse along the bottom, and the banner with the stars! Stunning creation!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!