Thursday, February 23, 2023

Seize The Birthday - Use Red, White + 1 Colour


Hey, peeps!  Our new challenge is up at Seize The Birthday, brought to us by JoAnn.  She wants us to use red, white plus one colour.

I went for brown for the chocolate that the little mouse is carrying.  The sentiment die is from MFT and, of course, when you cut it, you're left with either the letters or the negative, depending on how you're going to use it.  I couldn't waste the negative, so I made a companion card.  Love it when you get a twofer!

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what extra colour our guests and the rest of the design team have made, and join in with us.  If you don't want to use red + white + 1, you can always play along with our Anything Goes birthday.

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Seize The Birthday - Use Your Initials


Hi, Our latest challenge at Seize The Birthday is up and running.  Glenda's chosen the theme - use your initials.

I've gone for S for silver and B for blooms.

I treated myself to a Spellbinders Glimmer foil machine, and so far, I've had mixed results.  I've tried every type of card, and settled on one that gives the best results, bu it's still very hit and miss.  I can use the same sentiment on the same card twice in succession and get different results.  Fortunately the bad bits all get cut away with the die.  So I wasn't hopeful at all with my first attempt at the splatter because I wouldn't be able to cut anything away, but to my surprise it turned out perfectly.  So I didn't try again, haha :)

The floral stamp and die is from Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see how the design team and our surprise guests have used their initials, then join in using your initials - or if you'd rather not, just play along with any birthday themed project.