Thursday, May 12, 2022

Seize the Birthday #238-Faux or Real Stitching

Welcome to another challenge here at Seize the Birthday! Before we get to our next topping, it's time to welcome our newest Surprise Party Guest that will be with us for the months of May and June.  

I would like to give a warm welcome to...


Here is a bit about her:

Hi, I'm Lorraine, aka Lols, a Midwife by profession and Design Team Leader for Simon Says Stamp. I have always enjoyed all sorts of crafts but once I was introduced to cardmaking, approx 14 years ago, I was hooked. I am originally from the north of England but now live in Gozo, Malta with my husband. I have 2 children, a son who lives in Holland and a daughter who lives in Scotland. I am Membership Secretary for the local Gozo SPCA and am an active helper/fundraiser for the charity. 
I am thrilled to have been invited to the Seize The Birthday Party as a Surprise Guest and am looking forward to sharing my birthday projects for the next 2 months! 
Let's get this party started!! 

   Now, onto our next topping selected by Shirley!



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!

NOTE:  We ask that ONLY birthday cards be uploaded to the gallery.  We have been seeing many cards that, while lovely, don't fit our birthday theme and therefore are not considered for selection.  This also includes entries linked to more than five challenges total.  Any card not adhering to our rules is subject to removal from the gallery.  We appreciate all of you and thank you for understanding! 

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, May 24th! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winners for #237 Butterflies and Hummingbirds

 Thanks to everyone who participated in our last challenge.  We had some truly fabulous cards using our topping of "Butterflies and Hummingbirds" along with traditional "Anything Goes" as long as it's Birthday related cards. Always remember, you don't have to use our topping to be selected as a Challenge Winner or one of the Birthday Honours.  

There were so many cards that caught my attention the past two weeks that I spent way too long deliberating. I even polled the team as I just couldn't make up my mind.  It made it especially hard as so many of you used the topping this time around. 

Without further ado...

Congratulations!

and


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!





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

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

Nanc'

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Reminder #237-Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Hello Crafters,

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 just scroll down to find the challenge link!
You have until 9AM (PST) on May 10th to join us!

Happy Crafting!

       NANC'              


 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Seize the Birthday #237-Butterflies or Hummingbirds

Hello and welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!  Nancy here and I am your hostess this time around.  Before I get to the wonderful inspiration below by the DT, I would like to say a huge thanks and farewell to Deepti.  This is her last challenge with us and we certainly have enjoyed having her onboard these past two months.  
Deepti, your cards were outstanding and we look forward to having you back in the gallery when you have the chance.  Take care! 

    Now onto our "Topping" option that I think you will enjoy!


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
 

 


Also, a gentle reminder that those participants not adhering to our rules ( Non-birthday/ too many challenges) run the risk of having their entries removed. 


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, May 10th! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Winners #236-Signs of Spring

It's time to announce the winners of our last Seize the Birthday challenge, with the optional topping SIGNS OF SPRING! Beautiful harbingers of spring in the gallery, and some terrific non-seasonal birthday cards, too. Many cards could be chosen, but here are my picks...

Congratulations!

Stunning no-line colouring for this
CAS beauty.

and

Such a cute and CAS scene!

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!


and

and



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

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

Lindsey 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Reminder #236-Signs of Spring

Hello Crafters,

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 just scroll down to find the challenge link!
You have until 9AM (PST) on April 26th to join us!

Happy Crafting!

       NANC'              



Thursday, April 14, 2022

Seize the Birthday #236- Signs of Spring

Hello and welcome to our next challenge here at Seize the Birthday.  I think our next topping that was selected by Lindsey, is certainly what we all need right about now.   I found this quote that I thought I would also share as a reminder to just hold on. 

"Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get happier." 


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 keep it a Birthday Theme!

Let's go see how the Design team and our guest-Deepti were inspired! 

Surprise Party Guest


The Design Team

 


 




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, April 26th! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter