14 July 2016

boldly celebrate

Happy Thursday lovely crafters!  Hope you are having a fabulous week.  I'm off work this week and chilling out so I definitely have no complaints!

The Seize the Birthday topping/option this week is bold & bright. This is an easy one for me as I love bright colours.  I was inspired by going to the local Pride parade on Sunday - lots of rainbows & love going on. :)  First time I have attended and it was super fun!


Hope you can play along with us.  All of the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Be sure to check out the fabulous designs from the rest of the DT .... and leave then some love.



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Always appreciate it :).
Have a great weekend once it arrives.
Glenda

Card details:
celebrate today - 5 ⅜ x 4 ¾"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock & rainbow scraps
Ink: VersaFine Black
Accessories: A Muse gem, EK Success corner rounder punch, heart die (can't recall manufacturer)

30 June 2016

Fluttering by...

Happy Thursday! Hope life is treating you well crafty friends. I'm looking forward to our upcoming long weekend (Canada Day tomorrow) ... took an extra day off on Monday to relax a little bit longer.

The Seize the Birthday topping/option this week is 'bees, birds or butterflies'.... but it's always an option and birthday is really the only 'must'.  Having fun with sponges and stencil again this week.  One thing I did on this card that is a bit of a 'trick'.... I coloured my pearls with Copics.  I didn't have yellow or pink pearls so grabbed my markers and added some colour to some white pearls. 



Hope you can play along this week!  All the details are on the blog. Give some love to the rest of the DT - they have created some beautiful cards using our favourite winged creatures.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend,
Glenda

Card details:
happy wishes - 3.75" x 4.25"
Stamps: SU! Fabulous Phrases
Paper: ivory card stock
Ink: Distress Citrus Twist and Versafine Black
Accessories: sponge, pearls, Copics, Studio Calico butterfly wood veneers, TCW Cosmic Swirl stencil, EK Success corner rounder punch

16 June 2016

Happy Day

Hope you are have a great week crafty friends! I am enjoying some time off work - celebrating my official graduation with my school friend and then off to visit family for a few days.

The Seize the Birthday challenge is 'topping-free' this week so I just did some mucking around to see what I could come up with.  Ended up with this rare 'stamp-free' card that encompasses three of my favourite Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Twist Citron and Seedless Preserves. Hope you like it.


Hope you can play along with us.  All the details, as well as the rest of the terrific design team creations, are on the blog.


Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
G

Card details:
Happy Day - 4.25"x4.25"
Paper: White card stock
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Twist Citron and Seedless Preserves
Accessories:  Pebbles letter stickers, sponge, sequins, TCW Retro Squares stencil, EK Success corner rounder punch

02 June 2016

Bright sunshiny day

Happy Thursday friends! Hope you are having a great week so far. Hard to believe it's June already! 

The Seize the Birthday theme this week is sunshine.  I have very few sunshiny things in my abundance of craft supplies (shocking, I know) but managed to find this cute die cut.  Remember, if you play along the theme/topic is always optional.  Birthday theme is the only requirement.


Want to welcome Patti to the team and Mynn as our surprise party guest for the next couple of months. Excited to have them both! Check out all the fabulous DT creations on the blog... all the details on how to play along are there too.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happiest of Birthdays
Stamps: Papermade Bakery (retired)
Paper: orange and white card stock, scrap of green patterned paper
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Sizzix cloud embossing folder, Jillibean Soup sun and cloud die cuts, enamel dots

19 May 2016

Popped up

Hope you are having a great Thursday crafty friends.  Seize the Birthday is back with another birthday challenge and the option this week is dimension.  I went pretty CAS on this (lacking some mojo lately). Hope you like it. This card is currently whisking its way to the UK for a friend's birthday tomorrow (it won't make it there on time so guess I should have used a belated sentiment - oops).


Hope you can join us for some craftiness this week.  Check out the blog for details on how to play along and to see the rest of the DTs fabulous creations.


 Thanks so much for stopping by - always appreciate your comments.  Have a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday 4.25"x3.75"
Stamps: PTI
Paper: A Muse Studio
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Studio Calico wood veneer, SU! ribbon, Freckled Fawn enamel dot, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Paper Smooches die, EK Success corner rounder punch

05 May 2016

Colourful

Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a great week.  It it time for another Seize the Birthday challenge... this week's topping/option is colouring. I am not a great colourer so I did a minimal amount.  I love the watercolour pencils cause I can do a bit of a sloppy job and it still looks ok.


Hope you get a change to play along. Be sure to check the blog for the details on how to play along (new rule: can combine this challenge with a maximum 5 other challenges).  Give some love to the rest of the design team while you are there.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate your comments.
Glenda

Card details:
Best Wishes - 4"x5.5"
Stamps: Tim Holtz Nautical Blueprint, Hero Arts sentiment
Ink: Adirondack Black Ink, Mermaid Lagoon & Tea Dye Distress Ink
Paper: watercolour paper
Accessories: Darwent watercolour pencils (Apple Green & Dark Violet), water pen, Glossy Accents, Glitter Stickles

21 April 2016

Tag - you're it!

Happy Thursday all! Hope you are having a great week.  Apologies for the lateness of this post - no legitimate excuses!  Seize the Birthday is a totally free-for-all this week - no theme!  I have been having a lot of fun with paints and tags so pulled together another one this week.  I have been using up random embellishments to decorate them (and I have a lot of unused embellishments!). Apologies for the less-than-clear sentiment.... grabbed the wrong ink. :-/


Hope you get a chance to play along!  All the details for playing along are on the blog.... as are the rest of the fabulous DT creations.



 Thanks for stopping by!  Always appreciate the comments.  Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.
Glenda
(tag details - to be added soon)

07 April 2016

Fabulous florals

Happy Thursday crafty friends.  Hope you are having a great week.  Before getting into the details of the Seize the Birthday challenge this week, I want to welcome two new people to the team... Vicki and Barbara!! I completely forgot to do it last time so huge apologies to them.  Be sure to check out their fabulous creations.  The toppings/option for this time around is 'floral'.  I decided to do a tag with some paints and a stencil. What do you think?


Hope you can play along this week!  All the details are on the blog.  Check out the rest of the beautiful blossoms from the rest of the team.



Thanks for stopping by.... have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Details:
Paper: Ranger Black Tag, white card stock
Accessories: Dina Wakley Daisies stencil, Lawn Fawn For You Die Cut, A Muse pink gem, white, orange & pink acrylic paint, May Arts ribbon

24 March 2016

Tall drink of water

Happy Thursday crafty friends. Hope you are having a great week! It's a three day weekend here, starting tomorrow and I am so looking forward! Still feel like I need to catch up on life post school and vacation. I confess to being a bit lazy!

Seize the Birthday is doing a water theme this week!  Of course, the only real requirement is that the card have a birthday theme.  I did an ocean theme, a watercolour background and used my watercolour pencils for colouring.... maybe I took it a little too literally. ;)


Hope you have a chance to play along with us! Check out the blog for all the details and give some love to the rest of the team! We have a couple of new ladies joining us too so be sure to welcome them!

As always, really appreciate you stopping by. Thanks so much.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.

Glenda

Card details:
happy day - 4"x5.5"
Stamps: SU! Fabulous Phrases, Paper Smooches Surf & Turf
Ink: VersaMark Black, Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon
Paper: watercolour paper
Accessories: watercolour pencils, Tim Holtz water pen, Paper Smooches speech bubble die, sequins, EK Success corner rounder punch

11 March 2016

Simple division

Greetings crafty friends.  Starting off with some apologies... first off, this post should have been up yesterday.  Also, I didn't get a change to post two weeks ago... I was just back from vacation, hadn't made a card and had no mojo to do so.  On a positive note, I had amazing 4 week vacation in SE Asia - it was our 'I'm finished school' gift to ourselves.  If you are interested, here are some pictures on Instagram.

This week's Seize the Birthday challenge topping is to divide your card and or focal point in half or thirds or etc. My mojo is still a little lacking so I went pretty clean and simple with this card.  Put my focal point in the bottom third of the card.


As always, the only real requirement for playing along is to have a birthday theme.  All the details for playing along and the rest of the gorgeous design team creations are on the blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock
Ink: VersaMark black
Accessories: sequins, washi tape

11 February 2016

Sweet!

Hey crafty friends.  Hope all is well in your world.  Seize the Birthday has a delicious theme this week - cupcakes or candy! I must admit I don't have much of a sweet tooth (more of a savoury person) but do love all the cupcake stamps available.  Here's what I came up with - used Liquid Applique for the icing and Glossy Accents for the cherry.  (I apologize for the shock - those who know me well, know that pink is an 'issue' for me... seemed appropriate for this card though).

Hope you get a chance to play along this week.  All the details are on the blog... while you are there, be sure to give some love to the rest of the team. Their creations are fabulous!



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate you comments.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Accessoreis: enamel dots, Liquid Applique, Glossy Accents

28 January 2016

Sketchy party

Happy Thursday crafty gang!  Hope you are having a great week!  Seize the Birthday is doing a sketch this week (only if you like - the toppings are always optional).  This is what I came up with.  It's my first ever shaker card so please forgive any imperfections.


Here's the sketch...


Hope you get a chance to play along this week.  All the details for playing along are on the blog.  Be sure to give some love to the rest of the design team for their fabulous creations!



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Party - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock, Studio Calico Wanderlust
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart circle cuter, May Arts twine, Freckled Fawn cork stars, star confetti

14 January 2016

Simply clean

Happy Thursday!  Hope everyone is having a terrific week.  I'm happily relaxing after finishing my final final final edits on my thesis.  Such a relief!  

The Seize the Birthday theme this week is my favourite type of card - clean and simple (CAS).  I am slowly but surely getting my mojo back - I really do need to find some time to do a bunch of cards.  I used a stencil, some paste, Distress Ink and glitter to do the stars. :)


Hope you can play along with us.  The theme is just an option (as always) - the only requirement is that it's a birthday card.  Stop by the blog for details on how to play along and to give some love to the rest of the design team.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday to you - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Versafine black, Distress - Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citrus and Seedless Preserves
Accessories: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine and Hematite glitter, Jenni Bowlin random star stencil, Golden paste

01 January 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Happy 2016! Wishing you all the best for this year.  Hope it is better than last year.  :)

Apologies for being a day late with my Seize the Birthday post.  No good excuse. Thought I would go with a party theme in honour of the new year! My mojo is a little lacking these days so kept it pretty clean and simple. 

There is no theme/topping this week.  Hope you have a chance to play along!  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to give some love to the team while you are there.



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
All the best,
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Celebrate - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Free Spirits (sentiment), Simon Says Stamp Adult Beverages
Paper: white and kraft card stock
Ink: Versafine black
Accessories: A Muse gems, washi tape, Martha Stewart glitter

17 December 2015

Freaking *red*!

Happy Thursday crafty friends! Hope you are having a great week so far!  Apologies for missing the last challenge post... I have no reasonable excuse other than just "life is busy".  I don't know why I thought I would have more free time after my schooling was done.  Haha...


Seize the Birthday has a colour option/topping for you this week!  It's my favourite colour *red* and white. *giddy* Went pretty clean and simple on this "safe for work" card.  Haha.  This Snarky Stamps stamp set also has the other "not safe for work" word.  ;)  This is the only set I have from them but must get some of the others - so fun and inappropriate.  Kinda like me ;)


Be sure to check out the blog for the rest of the fabulous red and white creations... as well as details on how to play along with our challenge!

Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.  All the best for the holidays - whatever you are celebrating. Thanks for stopping by

Glenda

Card details:
Happy freaking birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Snarky Stamps Freaking Sentiments
Paper: SU! real red card stock, watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine black, Distress Ink Fired Brick
Accessories: washi tape, A Muse gems, water, paintbrush