21 November 2017

Playing with splatter II

My second tag today has a similar colour scheme to the first one.  It's inspired by Svitlana Shayevich's wonderful tag on day 5 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I find it interesting how I'm so drawn to the lovely neutral colours as my normal trend is like bright and bold designs.


Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting.
Glenda

Details:
Happy holidays - 2"x4"
Stamps: A Muse, PTI
Paper: kraft tag
Ink: VersaMark, VersaColor Bark
Accessories: SU! Espresso ribbon, Mr Huey Opaque White mist, A Muse white embossing powder

Playing with splatter

Surprise!  I have another tag for you today for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  This one was inspired Erum Tasneem's gorgeous tag on day 5. I really like how the white spatter looks on the kraft tag. The silver is a glamorous little touch. It also reminds me again that I don't have any start dies - lol.  This is done with a stencil, paste and glitter.


Hope you get to play along with the fun.
Have a great day,
Glenda

Details:
Peace on earth - 3 ⅛"x6"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Paper: kraft tag, black card stock, SU silver foil
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Mr Huey opaque white mist, The Crafter's Workshops Random Stars stencil, paste, MS silver glitter, A Muse white embossing powder, EK Scalloped Circle Chain punch, scraps of white ribbon and silver cord

20 November 2017

Playing in the snow II

Here's another one for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I was inspired by Kim and Cornelia's tags on day 15.  I'm using 2 things for the first time on this tag - the snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn (a gift from a friend last year) and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.


I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more tags.  Hope you're having a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Details:
warm winter wishes - 2"x3.75"
Stamp: A Muse warm winter wishes (retired)
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Oxide Ink - Broken China
Paper: white card stock
Accessories: Lawn Fawn snowflake dies, SU! gems, A Muse ribbon, SU! scallop tag punch, water splashes
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Playing in the snow

Thankfully there isn't any real snow here but I'm having fun with snowy themed paper crafts.  I'm officially warning you that there will be a lot of Christmas tags showing up on my blog this week!  I've had way too much fun looking through the tags at Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  This one is inspired by Lindsey's tag from day 15.   This Paper Smooches snowman is so freakin' cute! I've put black enamel accents on the hat and the eyes.


Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by!
Glenda

Details:
for you - 2"x3.75"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdues, Christmas Sampler
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: A Muse ribbon, MS glitter, SU scallop tag punch, Ranger Black Enamel Accents, clear embossing powder

19 November 2017

Playing tag II

I didn't realize how addictive making Christmas tags would be... but there is so much inspiration over at Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags! This one is pretty CAS and inspired by Flora Monika Farkas' beautiful tag on day 5. I used the 'left over' star from the silver snow flake from my previous tag.



Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you get a chance to play along with the fun too.
Glenda

Details:
Silver star tree - 2"x3.75"
Stamp: A Muse Elegant Tree (retired)
Paper: confetti cream card stock
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy
Accessories: Spellbinders snowflake die, MS Garnet glitter, SU! scallop tag punch, Whisper Graphics twine, Scor-Tape

Playing tag

Hi!  I'm straying far from my norm and making some Christmas tags! It's not my strong suit but I'm having fun with it.  It's also a bit early to be talking about Christmas for me - lol.  If you ever need any inspiration for Christmas tags, be sure to check out Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  She has some fabulous designers and great prizes.  Of course, her tags are pretty amazing as well!  The one I'm sharing today is inspired by Jeanne Jachna's gorgeous tag on day 3. Mine is a little more low key but I really like how it turned out.  The top snowflake is silver foil but the lighting doesn't really show that very well.  Make not that there is a 'star' in the middle of the snow flake.  I've made use of that star on another tag that I will share soon. The snowflake underneath is vellum.  Prying that out of the die without tearing it was definitely a challenge!


Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're having a great day.
Glenda

Details:
silver snowflake tag - 2"x3.75"
Paper: SU! soft sky & silver foil paper, vellum
Accessories: A Muse ribbon, Spellbinders snowflake die, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, SU! tag punch

09 November 2017

Circular

Hey friends!  Hope all is well with you. We are playing around with circles at Seize the Birthday.  I did a watercolour card with a 'coffee stain' stamp from Paper Smooches. There are little bits of sparkle on it too.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  Be sure to head over to the blog for all the challenge guidelines and give the DT and our Surprise Party guest Becca.



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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 3.5"x5"
Stamps: Unity (sentiment), Paper Smooches (coffee stain)
Paper: watercolour paper
Ink: Ranger Archival black ink, Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon & Twisted Citrus
Accessories: glitter

26 October 2017

gettin' krafty

How's is going krafty friends?  Hope all is well in your world.  We are enjoying a beautiful autumn in this part of the world... it was 15 (Celsius for my American friends) degrees on Tuesday and it's supposed to be just as nice today. I was all set to go to the gym and decided that a run outside was a far better option.

So you may be questioning my spelling today but we are playing with kraft paper over at Seize the Birthday this week so I'm just being a little silly. The option/topping is to have a kraft card base... this is what I came up with. Pretty CAS but I like the colour combination.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  Be sure to head over to the blog for all the challenge guidelines and give the DT and our Surprise Party guest Becca.

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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Unity
Paper: SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Sky & Old Olive, yellow scrap
Ink: SU! Old Olive
Accessories: EK Success corner rounder punch, SU! die & mini paper clip

13 October 2017

birthday hugs

Happy Friday!  Yes, I'm a day late with my post and I don't have a good excuse.   Hope you are having a great week.  We are 'topping free' over at Seize the Birthday this week. Using up more of my long-loved patterned paper.


Hope you have a chance to play along. Check out the blog for all the details and all of the fabulous creations by the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Becca.




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

Card details:
birthday hugs - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Snarky Stamps
Paper: SU! Early Espresso, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, blue paper
Ink: VersaColor Bark
Accessories: A Muse chocolate pearls, Avery Elle hugs die

28 September 2017

for you

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope you're having a great week.  We are playing with backgrounds this week at Seize the Birthday.  The topping/option is text or script background.  I found this birthday text background stamp back in the depths of my craft supplies (I don't think I've ever used it before - haha).  If you're interested in this technique, check out this post from my friend Jenn.



Hope you can play along with us this week.  Remember the topping is always an option... birthday theme is the most important thing (and the other details are on the blog).  Be sure to stop by and give some crafty love to the DT and our guest, Becca.




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

Card details:
for you - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Stampendous (?) birthday text background
Ink: Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, VersaMark
Paper: watercolour paper
Accessories: Lawn Fawn for you die cut, clear embossing powder, Martha Steward heart punch, Glossy Accents

14 September 2017

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Thursday crafty friends.  Hope you are having a great week. We are playing with balloons over at Seize the Birthday!  I'm not 100% happy with this but I don't have a lot of balloons in my crafty stash (shocking I know!).  There is some glitter (Wink of Stella) on the balloons and strings but it is hard to see.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  Remember the topping is always an option... birthday theme is the most important thing (and the other details are on the blog).  Be sure to stop by and give some crafty love to the DT and our new guest, Becca.




Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!
Glenda

Card details:
it's time to Celebrate - 4"x5"
Stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment), Memory Box (balloon)
Paper: watercolour paper & black card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine Black, Distress Twisted Citrus & Broken China
Accessories: Zing white embossing powder, Copic fine line marker, Wink of Stella
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31 August 2017

ocean waves

Hey crafty friends... am I the only one who can't believe it's the end of August? This year seems to have flown by. Can't say I'm happy about the end of summer (love the heat - but hopefully it stays nice in September).  Also, I realize I've been out of work for almost a year :( - I was lucky enough to get a part time contract this summer that's kept me busy.  Just trying to stay positive that something else is coming around the corner. :)

This week's Seize the Birthday is all about ocean colours.  I used a die that reminds me of waves just to continue on with the ocean theme.  This technique of mosaicing with this die is not my original idea - I saw it on Pinterest somewhere (as is the case with a lot of my ideas!)


Hope you can play along with us!  All the details are on the blog.  It's Lindsey's last week with us (she's been awesome!) ... be sure to give her and the rest of the DT some crafty love.


Thanks so much for your comments.  Always appreciate it.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday to you - 5.75"x4.25"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: Black card stock with a variety of blue/green/purple scraps
Accessories: SU! die and EK Success corner rounder punch

17 August 2017

happy Birthday

Happy Thursday crafters! Hope you're having a great week.  We're going 'topping free' over at Seize the Birthday this week.  This card is a little out of the norm for me - no bright colours. Pastels are not my strong suit so I was definitely challenging myself with this one.  I started with some paper I needed to use up and went from there.  Hope you like it.

Hope you can play along with us this week! Be sure to stop by the blog to give some love to Lindsey and the DT... all the details on how to play along are there as well.



Always appreciate when you stop by to comment.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
happy Birthday - 4" x 5 ⅛"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft and cream card stock, scrap of blue patterned paper
Ink:VersaMagic
Accessories: May Arts Twine, SU! die, EK Success corner rounder punch, A Muse pearls

03 August 2017

Tie one on!

Happy Thursday crafters! Hope life is treating you well. We are having some wonderfully warm weather here... however, there is also smoke from all the forest fires in our province.  Here's hope some rain arrives soon for those areas.

We are "tying one on" at Seize the Birthday this week. No, we aren't sitting around getting tipsy - although I have been known to have a glass of wine or a cocktail while I craft!  I played around with some twine to make my card look like a little present.


If you feel so inclined, you can add some ribbon or twine and tie some bows or ribbon on to your project. Be sure to stop by the blog to give some love to Lindsey and the DT... all the details on how to play along are there as well.


Must tell you the most exciting part of my week!  Head STB crafter Nancy was here for a visit and we got to meet up!  She is just as amazing as I expected and she has an awesome family as well.  So great to meet up with fellow team mates.



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

Card details:
It's your day - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse (retired)
Paper: SU! patterned paper (retired), cream and blue card stock
Ink: SU! Old Olive
Accessories: May Arts twine, MFT tag die, A Muse pearls

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20 July 2017

Splatter!!!

Hope you're having an awesome week crafty friends! Life has been busy and fun here... with little time to craft.  Need to get back to my table!

This week at Seize the Birthday our topping/theme is SPLATTER!!! So much fun and the possibilities are endless.  I used a stencil and paint for mine.  Love how it turned out with the bright colours on the black.


Our team and Lindsey did an amazing job with the splatters!  Be sure to head over to the blog to check them out and get all the details on how to play along.



Always appreciate it when you stop by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: White & black card stock
Accessories: Tim Holtz stencil, Artist's Loft paint (white, grey, green blue), SU! paper clip, paper piercer
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