A Super Birthday!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday everyone! I do hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer – if only the weather would cooperate around here!!

I know some kids have already started back to school, but mine don’t go back until after Labour Day, so we have been enjoying our last few days together, before the craziness starts all over again!

I did however, sneak away to get some crafting done and discovered a new challenge to try – The Pink Elephant! I fell in love with their current sketch (just so many possibilities with this one!) and decided to pair it with LeAnne’s CAS – A Child’s Birthday! – over at The Paper Players.

The challenges:


My card:


I’m not sure my card is exactly CAS but as soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Calling All Heroes stamp set.

I started with a base of Basic Black, then cut out the background panels from a piece of the Park Lane DSP. The buildings were heat embossed in Basic Black, and then cut out using my paper snips. I finished everything off with the sentiment bubbles and of course, a super hero!

Some of the stamps in this set, are so small it can be a bit time consuming. But there are just so many possibilities, that it is completely worth it!

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Park Lane DSP

Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Black, Versamark

Stamp Set: Calling All Heroes

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Black Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Happy Cake Day!

 - by OttawaMom

It’s been a while, but I finally got a chance to sit down and play along with one of my favourite challenges, Colour Me…!  It is their “Striking” week and I thought the colours would work great with the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch!

The challenges:

My card:

This is definitely a bit of a departure for me because there aren’t a whole lot of layers and gasp, no flowers! But I am happy with the way it turned out, just the same. And thank heaven for the Circle Framelits, because they really helped this card come together quickly!

The cake comes from the Life’s Adventures stamp set, one that I had yet to even open! I coloured it with my Stampin’ Markers, before stamping it onto a piece of Whisper White. Then it was mounted onto a piece of the Tangelo Twist and adhered to the card, with the other circles.

Once the sentiment was stamped onto the card, I thought things were looking a little plain, so I punched out a star, to top the cake with, and some circles to fill in the smaller circles, with some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. But because the base is white, the glimmer pieces really weren’t showing up very well. So I sponged a little colour onto the pieces and voila!, I created my own glimmer paper! Thank you Stampin’ Up!

I’d also like to link my card up with the current theme challenge at Stampin’ Royalty - Glitter!

Thanks for taking a look!

Herre’s what I used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Ink: Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Sets: Life’s Adventures, Age Awareness

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Sponges

Blooms Just For You

 - by OttawaMom

My second post of the day – it’s been awhile since I’ve done that, lol! It’s going to be a quick one, so I can share the card I made using this week’s colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts, combined with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

The challenges:


My card:P1150915Isn’t that a pretty colour combo? I immediately thought of flowers when I saw it, so I pulled out the Bloom With Hope set to use as the focal point.  I actually embossed the blooms first, then coloured them with my Stampin’ Markers. Then I cut them out and mounted them to the tag, which I finished off with some ribbon.

I knew I wanted some sort of leaf to go with the flowers, so I used one of the stamps from the Bordering Blooms set, for the background strips and voila, I had my leaves.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Bloom With Hope, Work of Art, Bordering Blooms

Tools & Embellishments: Heat Tool, Black Emboss Powder, Gold Emboss Powder, Gold 1/8 Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals