Thursday, January 20, 2022

Seize the Birthday # 230

Hello and welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!  Barbara here, and I am your hostess for this challenge. 

    Our "Topping" option this time is...


There are so many ways to emboss. There is dry embossing. (embossing folder) 
Heat embossing with powder. Embossing of your sentiment. 
If you cannot think of a way, just go to Jennifer McGuire on Youtube and type in Embossing.  There are a ton of ideas there. I sure hope that you use the topping on your card. 

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well...you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!



Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

Surprise Party Guest


The Design Team

 

( On Break) 


Vicki


Have fun and let the celebration begin!

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however, our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Please include one of our graphics and a link back to our blog.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges
6. When using digital images they must have been coloured by hand.
7. As always, please have fun! All products are welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday,  February 1st.  


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winners #229-Blue and Gray

Hello, Colleen here, and I am back today with our winners from our last challenge.  Thanks to all the participants that joined us and especially those that chose to play along with my topping, I appreciate that. 

I would like to take a minute and do a refresh of our selection process.  
The Design Team member that selected the topping for the challenge is the DT member that will also choose the winners.  We will have 2 overall challenge winners, one using the topping and one without. The remaining 3 Birthday Honours can be any combination of topping or no topping birthday cards.  For example; 2 with toppings and 1 without or 1 with a topping and 2 without. All entries that appear not to be Birthday cards, will unfortunately be disregarded. 

I hope that clarifies it for our Newest followers and our Newest participants! 

Now let's go see who the winners are! 

Congratulations!

 Kath, your butterfly is stunning! I love your selective
embossing in the middle of the card!

 and

Helen
I loved Helen's center step card filled with daffodils! 


You both managed to "Take the Cake" this week!!
We hope you will enjoy your Winner's Badge!
Now, this week's Runner Ups who will be receiving 
"Birthday Honours" are...

Congratulations!


and


and



We hope you ALL will enjoy your "Honours" badge.

Now, stick around because in one hour,
we will be posting our new topping 
for the next two weeks!
So please stay tuned!

Colleen

 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Reminder #229-Blue and Gray

  There is still plenty of time to join us for our topping of... 


If you're not a topping kinda person well, you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!



Just remember to make it a Birthday theme! 

You can scroll down to find the challenge or click HERE!
You have until 9AM (PST) on January 18th to join us!
Happy Crafting!

NANC'        

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Seize the Birthday #229- Blue and Gray

Happy New Year!
 Welcome to the first challenge of 2022!  We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are ready to start creating again and building up your stash of Birthday cards! Before I get to our topping, I am pleased to announce to you our new Surprise Party Guest for the next two months...


Here is a little bit about her! 

I’m Vicky aka Crafting Clare, which is the nickname my daughter used to tease me with whenever I got my inks and stamps out! I live in a small market town in the heart of England in the UK. Before having my family, I was a graphic designer, and when the kids grew older (I must’ve blinked!) I discovered the fun of stamping at a Stampin’ Up party. I was a demo for 5 years but now I create for the sheer pleasure of it and love thinking up new things to do with my stash. When I’m not crafting, I’m usually careering about the countryside with my sweet golden retriever Eva and her pals.


    Our "Topping" option this time that was selected by Colleen is... 


If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!  
The choice is yours!



Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!


Surprise Party Guest


The Design Team
 


 

 
 

(On Break)


Vicki


Have fun and let the celebration begin!!!

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Please include one of our graphics and a link back to our blog.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges
6. When using digital images they must have been coloured by hand.
7. As always, please have fun! All products are welcome!


This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday,  January 18th.  


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Winners for #228- Hobbies and Pastimes

Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy end-of-year schedules to play along with the last Seize the Birthday challenge of 2021, Hobbies and Pastimes! With the topping or anything goes, all the birthday cards in the gallery could have been winners. That being said, we always like to single out a few cards for special mention, so here we go! 

Congratulations!

and


You both managed to "Take the Cake" this week!!
We hope you will enjoy your Winner's Badge!
Now, this week's Runners Up who will be receiving 
"Birthday Honours" are...

Congratulations!

Stef! 

and

and


We hope you ALL will enjoy your "Honours" badge.

We can't wait to see you again in 2022!
Take care and Happy Holidays! 

Lindsey


 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Reminder #228- Hobbies and Pastimes

 There is still plenty of time to join us for our topping of... 



If you're not a topping kinda person well, you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!



Just remember to make it a Birthday theme! 

You can scroll down to find the challenge or click HERE!
You have until 9AM (PST) on December 7th to join us!
Happy Crafting!

NANC'        

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Seize the Birthday #228- Hobbies and Pastimes

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday, and believe it or not, it's our last challenge for 2021! Even the regular party-goers here need a few weeks to get some Christmas cards made. ;) For this final "Topping", Lindsey has chosen "Hobbies and Pastimes". While this may sound challenging at first, just about any activity people enjoy will work, as you'll see by the great examples below. Come to think of it - even making cards counts!  Remember, our topping is always optional, you can make any birthday card and add it to our gallery.

Before we get to all the inspiration from the DT,  I need to announce that this is Tae Eun's last challenge as part of our Design Team.  Although the DT and I are sad to see her go, we appreciate all of her dedication over the past five years. Tae Eun, Best of Luck and we hope to see you in the gallery from time to time so we can continue to enjoy your amazing work. 

Also, A Big thanks to Carol-Our Surprise Party Guest for wrapping up the year with us! You have been a joy to have on board! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US Design Team and participants too! 


If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

Let's check out the cards! 

Surprise Party Guest


The Design Team
(On Break)

Colleen
 

(Second hobby card on my blog!)


Vicki

Have fun and let the celebration begin!!!

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Please include one of our graphics and a link back to our blog.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges
6. When using digital images they must have been coloured by hand.
7. As always, please have fun! All products are welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday,  December 7th.  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter