13 December 2018

Challenge Michelle a Christmas Card



I was lucky enough to be asked to play along with Michelle Lupton's Challenge me a Christmas Card!  I challenged Michelle to make clean and simple CAS Christmas card.


I took some shimmer paper and did some green splatter. Then gold embossed merry and stamped Christmas.  Next, I scored two lines along the left side and then adhered to the base. It's hard to see the shimmer and the gold embossing so I took a close up.


I really do love CAS soooo much.... so I whipped up another one!  Just did a quick watercolour over the snowflake and then added the sentiment.  Put a little sparkle in the centre (the second photo shows that).



So thrilled that Michelle asked me to play along!  Be sure to check out Michelle's fabulous card.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciate your comments!
Glenda

Card details:
Merry Christmas - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn happy happy happy add-on
Paper: Stampin' Up Merlot and shimmer paper
Ink: Stampin' Up Merlot, Versafine Black, Mr. Huey's Bookworm Mist
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, scoring tool

Peace & Joy - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Avery Elle Holiday Bouquet (sentiment), A Muse snowflake (retired)
Paper: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, watercolour paper
Ink: Distress Ink Broken China, Stampin' Up! Merlot
Accessories: glitter, water & paint brush

22 November 2018

Tag - you're it!

Happy Thursday friends and happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.  It's our last Seize the Birthday challenge for 2018 and we are playing with tags.  I played with my Distress Oxide - I've used them so rarely so I am still learning but I think this turned out ok.


Thanks so much to our fall Surprise Party Guest, Marianne!  She's been fabulous ... be sure to head over to her blog and give her some love.  Remember to head over to our blog as well... check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too. 


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a terrific holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in January!! I'll try to do a few posts in December.  

Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday tag
Stamps: AlteNew
Paper: Ranger Tag, black card stock
Ink: Distress Oxide, Versafine Black
Accessories: washi, enamel dots, Happy die from Altenew

08 November 2018

clean & simple

Seize the Birthday is doing clean and simple this week! This is my favourite style ... especially when I whip up something like this that I love. Red is usually my go to colour but I do love purple too but forget to use it... must remember to use it more often.


Check out our fall Surprise Party Guest, Marianne!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some love.  Remember to head over to our blog as well... check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too. 


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

Glenda

Card details:
celebrate - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: AlteNew
Paper: white & black card stock, SU! Blackberry Bliss
Ink: SU! Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp you die, SU! enamel hear, EK Succses corner rounder punch

25 October 2018

fall foliage

Thursday is almost done in my time zone so I'm just squeaking it in...my apologies for the lateness! Our topping this week at Seize the Birthday is foliage.  I have lots of leave stamps but couldn't make them work.... so grabbed some leafy paper.


Check out our fall Surprise Party Guest, Marianne!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some love.  Remember to head over to our blog as well... check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too. 




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

Card details:
celebrate - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white, SU! Cajun Craze, scrap of patterned paper
Ink: SU! Cajun Craze
Accessories: twine, A Muse pearls, EK Success circle punch

11 October 2018

celebrate you

Hey crafty friends! We are having a little reprieve from the fall weather with a whole bunch of sunshine this week!  I'm a summer lover so I'll take the warm temperatures.  I actually don't mind the rain in the winter either though... better than snow!

Seize the Birthday is 'topping free' so I started mucking around with some watercolouring and a vellum layer.  Hope you like it!


Check out our fall Surprise Party Guest, Marianne!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some love.  Remember to head over to our blog as well... check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too. 



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

Card details:
celebrate - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Neat & Tangled 
Paper: black, grey & blue card stock, SU! shimmer paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Tim Holtz distress inks
Accessories: water, pant brush, sequins, vellum, SU! celebrate die

27 September 2018

wanderlust

Happy Thursday crafters!  We have a travel theme this week at Seize the Birthday.  I love to travel and love travel theme craft supplies (I *might* have picked this theme ;) ).


Feel free to share a favourite travel destination in the comments!  I've been lucky enough to travel a lot so it's hard to pick one but I do love warm, tropical locations.  I loved being in Australia the year I turned 40 - I loved the really warm evenings, sitting outside with a cold beverage.  Check out our fall Surprise Party Guest, Marianne!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some love.  Remember to head over to our blog as well... check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too. 

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

Card details:
wondrous birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Altenew, Concord & 9th
Paper: Stampin' Up! Merlot & Kraft, white card stock.
Ink: SU! Merlot & Versafine Black
Accessories: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz embossing folder wood veneer camera, washi tape

13 September 2018

dynamic die cuts

Happy September!  Well, I'd rather it was still August... or better yet July... but oh well here it is.  I'm a summer lover and that will never change.

At Seize the Birthday, we are playing with die cuts or punches.  I went with some big, bold die cut stars on this CAS card.  Hope you like it!


We have a new Surprise Party Guest this month, Marianne!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some love.  Remember to head over to our blog as well... check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too. 

Thanks for stopping by and apologies for the late post.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
It's time to celebrate - 4"x5.25"
Stamp: Hero Arts
Paper: white card stock, SU! glitter paper
Ink: Versafine black
Accessories: SU! star dies

30 August 2018

radiant rainbows

Ok, I'm doing this at the last minute so no time for chit chat!  LOL.  Kidding of course, but it is almost 10 pm the night before and I just finished retaking a photo of my card for this week.  I took one quite a while ago but it didn't show the colours well so had to take another tonight.... although I almost forgot (thanks Nancy!).  The photo isn't as bright as I would like but I was having trouble keeping the colours true when I was mucking around in PhotoShop.

We are playing with rainbows this week at Seize the Birthday.  I decided to a stained glass effect on this butterfly.  There is also a vellum butterfly in behind, but it may be hard to see.  Hope you like it!  It was a great way to use up some paper scraps but it was a little fussy to put together.



Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some crafty love to our spectacular summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.


Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.  Always appreciate your thoughtful comments! Also, please do not talk about the end of summer ;).  Fall does not start for a few more weeks and I am holding on to summer for as long as I can. :D
Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
celebrate - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamp: SU!
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: black, white and yellow card stock, SU! Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Concorde & 9th butterfly die, SU! stitched square die, vellum

16 August 2018

simply said

Ok, can someone tell me how it got to be the middle of August already!?!?! (By the way, did you know that there is a item of punctuation that is called an interrobang?  It's a combination of a question mark and an exclamation mark.  Here's a podcast that talks about it... 99% Invisible) I digress... I am very shocked that it is already the middle of August.  The past couple of months seem to have flown by.

Over at Seize the Birthday, we are having a 'no topping' week. As is my norm, I went CAS.  I love kraft card bases but seem to forget to use them!  Also, I love square cards too... just for something a bit different.  Hope you like it.



Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some crafty love to our spectacular summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.



Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.  Always appreciate your thoughtful comments!
Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: kraft and white card stock, SU! Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp die

02 August 2018

wonderful water

Happy August!  Where did July go??  Feels like it just flew by. Hope all is with your crafty selves. It's challenge time over at Seize the Birthday and we are playing with water (watercolour, rain, streams, ocean, rivers, etc).  I went with smooshy watercolour!  Hope you like it.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some crafty love to our spectacular summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.



Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.  Always appreciate your thoughtful comments!
Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Distress Ink, Ranger Archival black
Paper: watercolour paper
Accessories: star die, paste, glitter

19 July 2018

super duper stripes

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope all is well with you.  It's my birthday month so I've been celebrating a lot... in addition to celebrating my new job.  ;)
Over at Seize the Birthday, we are playing with stripes for our option/topping this week.  I went quite clean and simple for this card... I think it works.  :)


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some love to our summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.

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

Card details:
happy birthday to you- 4.25"x5.5
Paper: white and black card stock, SU! card base
Accessories: Lawn Fawn die, gems

05 July 2018

stunning sequins

Happy July friends.  Hope everyone is doing well... especially those on summer vacation!  I'm doing the opposite right now - celebrating a new job!  It's in a new field for me, away from marine science, but I will still be doing research in a really great work environment.  Really excited to have my long unemployment stint finally come to a close.

Over at Seize the Birthday, we are playing with sequins for our option/topping this week.  Sequins scare me a bit, to tell you the truth.  I managed to throw a few on here and think it looks ok.  Hope you do too.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our new Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.



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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: grey & black card stock, watercolour paper, vellum
Ink: VersaMark, Distress Ink Abandoned Coral
Accessories: white embossing powder, sequins

21 June 2018

happy solstice

Happy first day of summer to those in the northern hemisphere!  It think it has finally arrived here... hope it has where you are too.

Over at Seize the Birthday, we have an 'anything goes' challenge this week.  I went pretty CAS with this card.  Absolutely love this die... just used some Distress Ink, water and a paint brush to colour it.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the team.


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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 3.5"x5"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: white card stock, watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink
Accessories: EK Success corner rounder punch, A Muse gem, Memory Box Prim Poppy

07 June 2018

Beach bums

We are getting summery over at Seize the Birthday this week with a beach theme!  Can't say that it feels like summer here today but we did have some great weather a couple of weeks ago so hoping it returns soon.  Summer is definitely my favourite season.

Here's the card I whipped up, hope you like it!


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the beach bums! 


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

Card details:
Let's Have Drinks - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: Cathy Zielske (sentiment) & Sweet Stamp Shop (images)
Paper: red and white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Glossy Accents, MFT stitched rectangle die

24 May 2018

pretty patterns

I have been doing my best to use up my patterned paper recently so this week's challenge at Seize the Birthday is right up my alley.  I'm really happy with the combination of patterns and the colours.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our new Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the DT.


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

Card details:
happy birthday - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: PTI
Paper: SN@P! Color Vibe patterned paper, white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: washi, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, EK Success corner rounder punches, SU! enamel, Paper Smooches notepad die, SU! silver fine wire