18 August 2022


This week at Seize the Birthday JoAnn has a sketch for us.  I love sketch challenges... especially because everyone has such a different take on it.  I know how much JoAnn loves flowers so I was inspired to use flowers for this card. I'm lacking a little mojo lately but managed to come up with this.  After a couple of tries watercolouring this image, I decided that it's best if my watercolouring is not precise (that's probably best for most things with me!). The stamps are brand new (gift from a generous friend) and the ribbon is very old. I don't remember the last time I used ribbon but I have a lot of it so dug through my stash for something that worked. Apologies for my slightly warped sentiment.

Be sure to head over to the blog to see the spectacular creations from our Surprise Party Guest Karren and the rest of the team have created.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Thank you for stopping by.

Card details:
Especially For You - 4" x 5 ¼"
Stamps: Pink Fresh Floral Envelope set & die
Paper: kraft & watercolour
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Versafine Black, black pigment ink
Accessories: vellum, clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Honey Bee Stamps gem, ribbon scrap, Tim Holtz water brush


  1. You are so right about each one doing something different with a sketch. I have been amazed and wished that I did them better. I struggled with mine, but in the end, used up some of my PP.

  2. Love your take on the sketch Glenda and that you used flowers :) Your coloring looks fine to me. I have tons of ribbon also and seldom use it anymore. Yours is perfect for the vertical element. I agree that everyone's take on a sketch is so different and unique. I love sketch challenge.

  3. Glenda, I love your bouquet for the focal image of the sketch!

  4. Great use of the sketch for your ribbon! I think we all have tons of it :)

  5. I was pleasantly surprised to see flowers this time, Glenda. Great job with the watercoloring and sketch. Love the EF addition and the ribbon. Have a great week!

  6. I must remember to use ribbon more, this looks great, and is perfect for the sketch, Cathy x

  7. Love the loose watercolouring, and I don’t want to talk about my ribbon stash 🤣

  8. Loosey Goosey is the only way to go!!! Love the dotted background and WTG with the ribbon!

  9. What a pretty card! I love the embossed dotty background and the gorgeous bouquet. I need to remember this lovely way of using the tape.

  10. Beautiful card! Your watercoloured flowers look amazing!


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