11 July 2024

fantastic fruit

Happy Thursday crafty friends and welcome to July! We are finally getting some hot weather here and I love it. It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge and this time, Colleen has picked fruits for the theme. I don't have a lot of fruit stuff so I decided to have them be more of an accessory instead of the main part. I love these fun Happy Hour drink dies. I couldn't find the ice cube die from that set so had to improvise with the negative of a mesh die from another set (which I can't remember the name of). The drink and fruit colours are courtesy of Distress Oxides. 


Head over to  the blog to give our Surprise Party Guest Julia, previous winner Fran, and the rest of the DT some crafty love for their spectacular creations. Hope you can play along with us.



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

Card details:
Cheers to You - 5½" x 4¼"
Stamps: MFT
Inks: Distress Oxides, Versafine Black
Paper: white, black and grey card stock, silver paper, vellum
Accessories: Tim Holtz Happy Hour dies, Sizzix Connect the Dots Embossing Folder

27 June 2024

sensational stars

Happy Thursday crafty friends.  So hard to believe it's the end of June! It seemed to fly by for me. It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge and this time, Cathy has picked stars for the theme. I recently got this die set and decided that would be the perfect way to add a star to my card.  I also recently got some Distress Mica sprays so I used those too.


Head over to  the blog to give our Surprise Party Guest Julia, previous winner Chris, and the rest of the DT some crafty love for their spectacular creations. Hope you can play along with us.




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

Card details:
birthday wishes - 4¼"x 5½"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Inks: Distress Oxide Uncharted Mariner
Paper: white card stock, Distress watercolour stock
Accessories: gem, Distress Mica Sprays

13 June 2024

double stencilling

Happy June crafty friends! We have a fun challenge at Seize the Birthday this week thanks to Barbara. It's double stencilling... I was nervous to try it (because I hadn't done it before) but it ended up turning out really well.  If you want a demo, check out this video. I realized that a more open stencil was best underneath and a smaller/finer/more detailed one was best over top. The bottom stencil is from the Hero Arts Petals duo and the upper one is Tim Holtz Splash.


June means time for a new Surprise Party Guest and for the next two months, it's the terrific Julia Aston. Be sure to give her, and the rest of the DT, some crafty love for their stunning creations over on the blog.



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

Card details:
birthday wishes - 3.5"x6"
Stamps: Ellen Hutson/Julie Ebersole
Inks: Versafine Black, Distress Oxides - Mowed Lawn & Uncharted Mariner
Paper: black & white card stock
Accessories: gems, MFT stitched circle die, Tim Holtz Splash Stencil, Hero Arts Petals stencil (one of two in the set)

23 May 2024

magnificent metallics

Ashwini has picked the theme of metallics for our Seize the Birthday challenge this time around.  My first card was completely different and didn't I didn't love it. So I went back to one of my standby techniques - alcohol inks. Much happier with this.


Be sure to stop by the blog to see the marvelous creations from the rest of the team as well as Surprise Party Guest Jolanda and previous winner, Johanna.


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

Card details:
Have a wonderful birthday - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: Waffle Flower Sweet Lattice Sentiments
Inks: Tsukineko Champagne, Ranger alcohol inks
Paper: Yupo, white card stock, shimmer paper
Accessoreis: MFT stitched rectangle die, Tim Holtz alcohol ink blower

09 May 2024

beachy

Hope everyone is having a great May so far! Life is a little hectic as a started a new job on Monday but I'm looking forward to the new challenge. I have a few new crafty goodies too (not used on this week's card) and hope to have some time to use them soon.

Our beach theme for Seize the Birthday this week was picked by Vicki. I dug out an old wood mounted surf board stamp and did some watercolouring with Distress Oxides.  The background is blended Distress Oxides. We took surf lessons when we were in Costa Rica late last year - so fun but really exhausting!


Be sure to stop by the blog to give some crafty love to the rest of the team as well as Surprise Party Guest Jolanda and previous winner, Stef.


Have a terrific day and a wonderful upcoming weekend.  It's Mother's Day in Canada on Sunday so wishing a great day to all of the moms, step-moms, grandmas, aunties, sisters and other mother-figures out there! I'm a proud step-mom and aunt/great-aunt.
Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
All Kinds of Happy - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: My Favorite Things Bundles of Ballooons (sentiment); A Muse surf board
Inks: Versa Claire Nocturne, Distress Oxides, Adirondack Black Archival Ink
Paper: Distress Watercolour and Heavy Stock
Accessoreis: Tim Holtz watercolour brush pen

25 April 2024

off the edge

It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge and Shirley has chosen off the edge. I love this challenge and decided to do a tipsy martini off the edge.  There is a bit of sparkle (Wink of Stella) on the martini but it's hard to see.


Be sure to check out the blog to see the great creations from the design team as well as Jolanda, our Surprise Party Guest, and previous winner Milla.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Glenda

Card details:
Cheers - 3½" x 5"
Stamps: Unity Stamps (martini), Trinity Stamps (sentiment)
Ink: Distress Oxides, Versa Claire Nocturne, Mr. Huey (splatter)
Paper: Distress Watercolour Stock, SU! Real Red
Accessories: EK Success corner rounder punch, Wink of Stella, clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz water brush

21 April 2024

yellow & pink

Happy weekend friends! A friend of mine recently had surgery so thought I would use the latest combo from Color Hues to make a card for her. I used the very 'high tech' tool of toilet paper rolls to make the hearts. LOL! I have yet to figure out why I so often do colour challenges with pink when I don't even really like pink. 



Hope you have a great upcoming week!
Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
get well - 4¼" x 5½"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Inks: Distress Oxides - Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick, Altenew Evening Gray
Paper: Distress watercolour
Accessories: heart gem, toilet paper rolls

11 April 2024

green & blue

Happy Thursday and welcome another Seize the Birthday Challenge! Our challenge this week is chosen by the wonderful and talented Nancy and it is green plus one other colour. I love green so this was an easy one for me.  I particularly like green and blue together.  However, I did so many different green and blue cards and none of them quite worked for me. Finally came up with this one that I'm mostly ok with - lol.


Be sure to head over to the blog to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest for April and May, Jolanda Johnston, and recent winner Melanie. Check out the great designs by the rest of the team too.



Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a terrific day.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4¼" x 5½" 
Stamps: Mama Elephant
Inks: Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn, Distress Uncharted Mariner, SU Lucky Limeade
Paper: white card stock, Distress Heavy Stock
Accessories: EK Success circle punches, Honeybee Gems, Simon Says Stamp Jazz Dance Stencil

28 March 2024

fabulous florals

It's spring time in the Northern Hemisphere so at Seize the Birthday, we are doing spring florals, courtesy of Linda. No surprise, I went very clean and simple. Used some watercolour pencils and my Tim Holtz water brush.


Check out the blog to see the fantastic florals from the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest Deborah and previous winner Deb.




Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate your comments.
Have a great day,
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4¼" x 5½" 
Stamps: SU! (flowers) and A Muse (sentiment)
Inks: Versafine Black, Versa Claire Nocturne
Paper: red card stock, Distress watercolour paper
Accessories: Derwent Watercolour Pencils, Tim Holtz watercolour brush pen, clear embossing powder, gem, fine line pen

14 March 2024

dynamic duo

This week at Seize the Birthday we have a terrific challenge courtesy of Jules. We are creating cards wtih matching tags. I used the cone flower stamp from one of my favourite stamp sets from Taylored Expressions & Lori Craig, Field Notes.


Be sure to check out the blog for some beautiful combos from the design team as well as our Surprise Party Guest, Deborah, and previous winner Vicky.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate the comments!
Have a terrific day and a wonderful upcoming weekend,
Glenda

Details:
happy birthday card & birthday wishes tag
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Field Notes (flower) and CZ Designs (sentiments)
Inks: Versafine Black, Versa Claire Nocturne
Paper: green card stock, graph paper card stock, Distress watercolour paper
Accessories: Derwent Watercolour Pencils, Tim Holtz watercolour brush pen, washi tape, enamel dots, EK Success Round Binding Edge punch, A Muse ribbon, MFT tag die, clear embossing powder

05 March 2024

turquoise & green

Happy that I got my self organized enough to do another Color Hues Challenge.  This time it's a combo that I love - turquoise and green.  I got out some Tim Holtz dies and went super CAS for this one (the gem in the right corner is green - it's hard to see). The Abstract Element dies are so fun to play with. The design team over there knocked it out of the park too - love all of their creations!



Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Glenda

Card details:
You're pretty terrific - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays
Inks: Versafine Black
Paper: white card stock, scraps of green & turquoise paper
Accessories: gems, Tim Holtz Abstract Elements, EK Success corner rounder punch

22 February 2024

regal red

I was over the moon when I saw JoAnn's theme for this week's Seize the Birthday challenge.  It's RED! It's my favourite colour. I went very CAS so the red would shine - the splotches remind me a bit of flower petals.  The sentiment is one I love but haven't used it for a while. Hope you like what I've come up with.


Be sure to check out the blog to see the rest of the design team creations as well as our Surprise Guest Designer, Deborah Wheeler .

Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Inks: Versafine Black, Alcohol Ink
Paper: white card stock, Yupo paper
Accessories: gems, MFT Stitched Rectangle Die, Stitched Square Die, gems

20 February 2024

Colour Hues - Lilac & Mint

For some reason, I seem to gravitate towards colour challenges that will REALLY challenge me. This time it's lilac and mint from Colour Hues.  I don't have any trouble with the darker purples and greens but this pastel combo is challenging!  Used some Distress Oxides to make a smooshed watercolour background, and then stayed CAS with the rest ... hope you like it.



Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day.  I appreciate your comments.

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: SU! (poppy), A Muse (sentiment)
Inks: Versafine Black, Distress Oxide Peeled Paint & Shaded Lilac,Versa Claire Nocturne
Paper: grey card stock, Distress Watercolour stock
Accessories: MFT stitched rectangle die, clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz water brush pen

08 February 2024

sassy splatter

Happy Thursday crafty friends! It's my turn to pick the theme at Seize the Birthday.  I went for something fun and easy - splatter! I decided to do some rainbow splatter with my Distress Oxide inks.  I was having trouble figuring out how to finish the card (there were a few different starts) and was then inspired by this card by my friend Cheiron.


Be sure to check out the blog to see the rest of the design team creations and those of our new Surprise Guest Designer, Deborah Wheeler and previous winner, Wanda Cullen.


Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Inks: Versafine Black, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Vicious Potion
Paper: white and black card stock, Distress Watercolour stock
Accessories: gems, MFT Hearts Entwined die

25 January 2024

krafty

Welcome crafty friends! At Seize the Birthday this week, Colleen has chosen the theme kraft plus another colour. I love using kraft so whipped up two cards with different colours.



Be sure to stop by the blog and give some love to the team as well as our Surprise Party Guest Loll. Hope you can play along with us.


Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday to you 
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Inks: Distress Aged Mahogany, Versafine Black
Paper: white, red and kraft card stock
Accessories: white pearls, Simon Says Stamp Brilliant Gifts die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, 
Inks: Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Versafine Black
Paper: white and kraft card stock, Distress watercolour paper
Accessories: MFT Stitched Rectangle die, Honey Bee Cone Flower dies, gems