More Merry Monday #44
Apothecary Birthday

Seize the Birthday #1

Hi there

Today I have a birthday card for you, using the inaugural sketch from the new Seize the Birthday sketch challenge site.  The neat thing about this challenge is that you make a feminine card one week and then a masculine card with the same sketch, the following week.  Now that will be a REAL challenge. I have a heap of birthdays for family and friends in the first half of the year, so this will help me to get organised.  I'm also looking forward to getting some inspiration for masculine cards.

This week is a feminine card using this sketch:

I was in the mood to colour on the weekend, so I inked up this non-SU! 'Sweet Violets' stamp and coloured it with copics.  This was going to be my trial piece to try out the colours, but I was sufficiently happy with it to use it for the focus on this card. Having done that, I had to resort to my pre Stampin' Up! stash to find some co-ordinating designer papers.  Shades of purple haven't featured much in SU! DSP in recent years.  This is the final result.


Project Details
Stamps Sweet Violets (not SU), Precious Butterflies (Hostess, Retired)
Card stock & Papers Bazzill White Linen, Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, So Saffron, Whisper White, XPress-IT Blending card, Miscellaneous DSP from my stash
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Lavender Lace (Retired)
Accessories Basic Pearls, 1mm & 6mm flatback pearls (not SU)
Tools     Labels Framelits, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit, Big Shot, 1 1/8", 1 1/4" & 1 13/8" Circle Punches,  Dimensionals, Copics (Flowers - V000, V01, V04, V06, V09, Y17; Leaves - YG11, YG63, YG67, YG97)

Enjoy the rest of your day.

ETA: Thanks to the DT for selecting this card for 'Birthday Honours'

Birthday Honours



beautiful!!! your coloring is outstanding!!!! :)
So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.


What a gorgeous card you have created Judy, your colouring is beautiful and the papers pretty! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!


A stunning card Judy,and such beautiful colours.

Narelle Farrugia

Oh so pretty Judy - that purple and green are just stunning!

JoAnn B.

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Christine Blain

Oh, wow - this is GORGEOUS, Judy!! I love the richness of the purples. I, too, am excited about this new challenge blog - it's a great idea, isn't it? LOVE your first submission.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)