Blackberry Bloom

 - by OttawaMom

I had a whole lot of fun creating today’s card, especially since I challenged myself to combine the following three challenges into the one card!

Create With Connie and Mary - CCMC312 – Colour Challenge


retrosketches #124

The Friday Mashup - FM169…It’s All About the Background

My card:


There are many layers to this card, starting with a base of the Blackberry Bliss. I then added a Whisper White layer, followed by a layer of Sahara Sand, that I stamped with the Hardwood background stamp with Sahara Sand Ink.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum and then used the Banner Framelit to cut it out.

The focal point image is from the Bloom With Hope stamp set and I layered it with a piece of the Blackberry Bliss and then a trimmed down Tea Lace Doilie. I finished it all off with a pretty bow of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Until tomorrow, thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Vellum

Ink: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey

Stamp Sets: Bloom with Hope, Too Kind, Hardwood

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Banner Collection Framelits, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tea Lace Doilie


Flowerpot Birthday

 - by OttawaMom

It’s a new week, which means it’s time to play with a whole new crop of challenges! I have to say I am enjoying every minute of creating with all of these challenges – it’s certainly nice to have my mojo back.

I created today’s card for the new sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

PPA212 My card:


It wasn’t until I sat down to right this post, that I realized I used the wrong orange on my card.  It is Tangerine Tango in the DSP but I used one of the new In-Colours, Tangelo Twist. Thankfully they are so close in colour, that I think it still works. Besides I love that new Stitched Satin Ribbon and really wanted to use it!

Until tomorrow, thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Flowerpot DSP

Ink: Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Tangelo Twist

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Remembering Your Birthday

Tools & Embellishments: Pansy Punch, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

So Proud of You

 - by OttawaMom

Today’s card is for another, recently discovered challenge, Stampin’ Celebration! It was the perfect opportunity to pull out another new stamp set!

Stampin’ Celebration! - SC83 Mid Month Sketch Challenge

My card:


This was a fun sketch to work with and with so many new DSP’s to choose from, I had a really hard time narrowing down what I wanted to use for the background.

I finally settled on the pretty blue, floral pattern from the All Abloom DSP Stack and my card took shape from there. That cute little, smiling flower, comes from the Sweet Stuff stamp set and I thought it matched well with the DSP. I stamped it in the Lost Lagoon, onto a piece of Daffodil Delight and then cut it out.

A pretty bow from the new Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, finished everything off.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Naturals White, Lost Lagoon, All Abloom DSP Stack

Ink: Lost Lagoon

Stamp Sets: Sweet Stuff

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals