Sunday, December 16, 2012

Seize the Birthday

Our Lesley is starting another Challenge.  It's called Seize the Birthday.  It's starting January 10th, but Lesley is having a Linky Party right now.



All you need to do is create a new post on your blog with a birthday card you have made in the past or a newly create birthday card. No back linking please. You may use a card you created in the past but please create a new post for it.

This is a card that I made a while back and never posted.  I thought this was a good occasion to bring it out.


I'm really excited about this challenge!  Lesley's Merry Monday challenge was a big help in having my Christmas cards ready and mailed early.  I'm hoping this challenge will keep me caught up on my birthday cards too.

My daughters and I have a tradition of getting together in December to bake cookies.  We refer to it as Cookie Day and look forward to it as much as Christmas.  Sadly, our grandson Gavin has the flu so they couldn't come.  We baked and baked though and I'm on sugar overload!  It's always so nice to be together.

So glad you could stop by.  Wish I could give you a cookie.

Enjoy!





24 comments:

Cynthia said...

And I would totally take that cookie!! =D Your card is soooo cute! Love the little birdie!

Kim S said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love the font of the HB -- so pretty with the gorgeous bird! :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Very pretty! Love the torn edge! Hope the cookies were good :)

jimlynn said...

So glad you had a good "Cookie Day"! Sounds like fun and know it was tasty!

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love the way you did the background for that gorgeous bird!

So glad you joined in the Link Party with Seize the Birthday. It's going to be a great challenge and know you'll be creating lovely cards!

Lynn

Rose said...

such a beautiful image :)

So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

Lesley said...

Wow Bonnie, your colouring is beautiful and I love the warm rich colours. So happy you linked up at our party! Thanks for your support.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs!
Lesley

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

A wonderful birthday card. Love that image!!!

Love the sound of cookie day too. Sounds a bit like our label day but ours involves fewer calories LOL!!!

Hope the family don't hear about your special day or they will want one of those too!!!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sherry Eckblad said...

Bonnie, your card is absolutely beautiful. I love cards with birds and yours is just perfection.

Jessi Fogan said...

Me too I want a cookie ;) lol!
I love the textured edge with the tearing & twine :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a wonderful tradition you have with your daughters! Your birthday card is really lovely, Bonnie. Thanks so much for the head's up on Lesley's new challenge!!

Susan said...

Beautiful job on colouring the bird! I've saved it for inspiration next time I use my Nature Walk set. I wish I could come for a cookie - we could have tea and talk cards and books and libraries!

Mrs A. said...

Great tradition you have got going with your daughters. I have just spent the Weeekend with my own daughter so a large bag of jelly beans was needed to be packed along with the Christmas gifts!!. Your bird card is delightful. I need to make a card for an Aunt whose birthdy it is at christmas so I will go and join in the linky party when it is made. Look forward to the challenge starting in January too. Hugs Mrs A.

Marisa said...

Love the robin! Fabulously coloured and a great reminder of spring :)

terriloo said...

Such a lovely card!

Aileen said...

Each week I saw your beautiful Christmas and meant to join so that's my New Years resolution and now we have birthday cards too!

Loving the soft colouring on your scene and the design of the panel. x

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty birthday card!

Asha said...

Perfect colouring, Robin. The robin looks so real...lovely! We have cookie tradition too... I bake, my husband eats. I don't see that tradition stopping anytime soon! ;-)

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog. Have a blessed Christmas! ... A

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, love it.
Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Anne Hayward said...

Oh, I'd love a cookie! Love your robin!

Benzi said...

I wish you could give me a cookie, too. Hmmmmmmm....I think your kitchen probably smells great with all that baking.

Love the bird image and beautiful card, Bonnie. I see you've made some wonderful creations while I was away.

My kitchen and bathrooms are almost normal again, I'm so happy to say. Just have to wait until after Christmas to get the tile backsplash done.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Bonnie, this stamp is wonderful.

Gloria Stengel said...

I'd like a peanut butter cookie, please! I love your card!

Doris said...

This bird image is simply stunning! Love the soft look of the whole card.