Endless Birthday Cake!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday Stampers! It’s time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time, the sky is the limit as there are no “Toppings” options.

My card:


I am absolutely in love with the new Painted Petals DSP, that is in the Occasions catalogue and thought this particular pattern was very playful and perfect for a birthday card!

The cake image was stamped with StazOn ink in black and then I coloured it in using the Blender Pen, for a softer look.  Then I added a touch of the gold glitter for the flames on the candles; who doesn’t love a little sparkle on their birthday!

The inspiration for my card, comes from this week’s sketch at The Paper Player’s.


As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until February 10th, so there’s lots of time to link up your creations – you can check out our challenge rules here.

My fellow Design Team members have also created some fabulous samples, to inspire you with, so be sure to stop by Seize the Birthday and check them out – NancyGlendaColleen, HannelieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzena, and Shirley. We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Sure hope you will join the party!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Rose Red, Painted Petals DSP

Ink: Pacific Point, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, StazOn Black

Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Something to Say

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon, Gold Stampin’ Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Irresistible Flower!

 - by OttawaMom

I’m back with another creation from my recent night of crafting with some great friends. This time I combined this week’s colour challenge at Colour Me…! with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

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My card:

DSCN0222It was fun to play with some more new toys from the Occasions Catalogue!

The background was created with the really cool Irresistibly Yours DSP. I chose the leafy pattern, and sponged it with the Mossy Meadow. The flower is from the Crazy About You set, and was stamped four time, twice in Hello Honey and then twice in the Cajun Craze. Three of the layers, were fussy cut before assembling it all back together.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours DSP

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Crazy About You

Tools & Embellishments: Flower Medallion Punch, Candy Dot, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Birthday Bash!

 - by OttawaMom

It has been ages since I sat down to craft for fun and I really have been feeling like I’ve lost my mojo!  But after spending an evening crafting with some lovely friends, I think it may be returning!

It was great fun to play along with some challenges, like this week’s sketch challenge from Create With Connie and Mary.

6a01310fc1b623970c01b8d0c5dfcf970c-200wiMy card:


This sketch was so much fun to work with and I found it really hard to decide which DSP to showcase. I finally decided to pair the Birthday Bash DSP with a sentiment from the Big Day stamp set and I love how it turned out!

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Gold Foil Paper, Birthday Bash DSP

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: Big Day

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals