25 August 2016

Tag - you're it!

Happy Thursday friends!  I have affectionately started referring to Thursday as "Friday Eve", makes the weekend seem closer.  It's not my unique idea.... borrowed it from my friend C.J. ;)

This week at Seize the Birthday, we are doing tags!  Playing with my paints and stencils again to created this one.  Always find the bright colours so striking on the black tags. 


Remember, our 'toppings' are always optional and the only thematic requirement is birthday!  Also, to be eligible to win, the project can been linked to a maximum of five challenges (including Seize the Birthday).  All the rest of the details are over at the blog.  Be sure to give some love to the rest of the design team too!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments!  I don't have much chance to get around to comment but always grateful when you leave one here.
Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend,
Glenda

Tag details:
happy birthday to you
Paper: Ranger Ink #5 black tag
Accessories: Lawn Fawn happy birthday die cut, A Muse gems, Hero Arts stencil, acrylic paint - teal, white & yellow, ribbon & twine scraps

11 August 2016

Woo freakin hoo

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope all is well in your world.  Having a great summer here but having a hard time believing it's the second week of August.

The Seize the Birthday challenge today is anything goes/no toppings.  I got this cheeky stamp set from a friend recently so couldn't resist using it for this week. It's pretty funny and also fun to colour with my watercolour pencils.  Not sure if you can see it but I've also added some Glossy Accents to the balloon.


Check out the blog for the details on how to play along.  Also check out the fabulous creations from our design team and our surprise party guest!


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

Card details:
Woo freakin hoo - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Party Grumplings
Paper: scraps of green & black cardstock, card base of unknown origin ;)
Ink: Archival Black
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Derwent watercolour pencils, Tim Holtz water pen

28 July 2016

Pink (kinda') & brown

Hey there crafty friends.  Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  Our 'second summer' (we had a warm spring & then it cooled off a bit) has arrived here and I am loving the warmth. Hard to believe it's the end of July though...

At Seize the Birthday this week, the topping/option is pink & brown.  My pink is almost red (Distress Ink Abandoned Coral) which, for me, is the best kind of pink (regular visitors know my feelings on pink).


 Hope you can play along with us!  All the details and fabulous DT creations are here.  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs and give them some crafty love!

 

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

Card details:
Happy birthday
Stamps: Unity (flowers), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Paper: watercolour paper, espresso card stock
Ink: Versacolor Bark
Accessories: MS Crystal Fine glitter

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