Snowflakes in July!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s time for a new colour challenge at Sunday Stamps and we are using Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Strawberry Slush.


Isn’t our inspiration photo so yummy?  I know the colours are very non-traditional, but I couldn’t resist using that inspiration and creating a wintery/Christmas card.

I created the background by stamping some snowflakes, from the Festive Flurry stamp set, with Versamark, and then embossed with clear emboss powder.  The large pink snowflake is popped on with a dimensional and a few Rhinestone Jewels and a Frosty Finishes Embellishment finishes things off.

The inspiration for the layout, comes from this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Please do check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to be inspired by what they have come up with!

Holly (creator)JoanMarieStephKathya and Angel.

And just to keep things fair, please remember that we do have a few rules. You can check them out here.

The deadline to submit your creation is Friday, August 8th, at 6pm (EST), so there’s plenty of time to play along!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Versamark

Stamp Set: Festive Flurry

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Clear Emboss Powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,






Work of Art Birthday

 - by OttawaMom

The inspiration for today’s card, comes from the challenges at:

Clean & Simply Stamping - Sketch #300!

 Fab Friday Stampin’ Challenge #46

My card:P1150725

This was such a bright and cheerful colour combo that I just had to play it up and create a fun birthday card and what better stamp set to use, then Work of Art.

The large sentiment comes from the Another Great Year stamp set and I added some fun sequins (although I am finding it very hard to get a good picture with them!!) to finish it off.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, StazOn Black

Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Another Great Year

Embellishments: In-Colour Sequins, Whisper White Cotton Ribbon

A Subtle Hello!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have another card to share with all of you. This time I combined the colour challenge at Stampin’ Royalty (although, somehow I got my dates mixed up and missed the deadline to enter this week’s challenge!) with the sketch portion of the current challenge at Fusion.

My card:


The colour combo is so soft and pretty that I could’t resist doing another floral themed card. And since I thought it called for something delicate,  I pulled out one of my new favourites – Hello Darling.

I inked up the floral stamp with my Stampin’ Markers, then cut out the image with my paper snips. And I couldn’t resist adding a few sequins as embellishments.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack

Ink: Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding

Stamp Set: Hello Darling

Tools & Embellishments: In-Colour Sequins, Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Ribbon (R)