Wednesday 29 May 2013

OLW 142 Happy Birthday To ME!


It's my birthday today.  (The clue from yesterday was that it was CASology's 46th challenge). That's how old I am today. Officially closer to 50 than 40. I feel pretty good about it - after all, aging is definitely better than the alternative, right? ;-)

And it's my turn to host One Layer Wednesday. This week's challenge is an inspiration challenge - make a card that you think I would like (in my style or involving my interests). I'll give you some hints, and you can take a look around my blog - you can case one of my cards if you like, but it must have only one layer.

My interests are varied and eclectic. I love my family (most of the time, lol!),  music, especially playing the piano, flowers, David Bowie, Christmas, James Bond movies, Diana Gabaldon novels,  Dr Suess' poetry, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Downey Jr, chocolate, autumn, spa treatments, jewellery, numbers and mathematics, baking, cardmaking and blogging, crossword puzzles (cryptic) and word games.

As for design, you know I love cheerful bright colours (especially aquas and rainbows) and clean design with lots of white space. Oh, yeah, and SPARKLE!

My card is a little busier than usual because it's hard to fit 46 candles on a 4.25x 5.5 piece of paper! My card is a simple grid design, (I literally drew a grid on it, so that my candles  would be fairly evenly spaced). I coloured the little candles (Kim Hughes before she was Paper Smooches) with copics and added Stickles for shine.


OLW142 RULES

1. Create a one-layer card.  That is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed!

2. Create a card that you think I would like - it can be inspired by my interests above or one of my previous cards. It does not have to be a birthday card.
                
   Remember to keep embellishments  to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of cardstock.
3. Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button to the right.  If you link to your blog, please link to  the specific post, not your blog’s main page.
4. HAVE FUN! I am looking forward in seeing what you create!

ETA - if you are already tired of CASing my cards for the blog-birthday-party hosted by Darnell today (thank you so much - what a lovely surprise!), please feel free to link up any one layer birthday card!





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68 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you - fab card too

    Kathyk

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  2. Happy Birthday friend!
    Hope you have a fabulous day!
    Hugs
    x
    (now you have to blow those candles!)

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  3. Happy Birthday Youngin' :) -- I hope to play in your challenge~

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  4. ohoooo... happy birthday to a great designer! I wish you a fabulous day with lot of sun!

    Hugs,Beate

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  5. Happy Birthday Ardyth!!! wishing you a fabulous day...love your cards and all those candle, so festive.

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  6. Happy Birthday to one fabulous, inspirational designer! I hope you have a very happy day! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Ardyth!Hope you have a fantastic day. Love your card :) Cathy x

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  8. Happy birthday, Ardyth! It was fun getting to know you a little bit more in this post : ) I love that I don't even have to count the candles, I absolutely know you planned for the right number to be there!!

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  9. Happy, Happy Birthday to my fave Muse. I would definitely post a birthday card....I've CASED most of yours......but I can't figure out how to please Splitcoast Stampers size limit since I got new (used) camera and an Apple computer that doesn't do anything like my old computer. When I get it figured out I'll post. Meantime I hope you have fun all week.
    Hugs a bunch,
    Bahb

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  10. Happy birthday Ardyth!
    Hope you are having /had a fabulous day!!
    Love love love all your cards!!!

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  11. Big Birthday wishes coming your way Ardyth, what a fab idea for your one layer host week :0) eeek that was some awesome planning to get those candles lined up perfectly but then that's what your cracking designs are all about :0)
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!
    Jenny x

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  12. Happy happy birthday, Ardyth! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  13. Happy birthday Ardyth hoping you have a fabulous day :)
    Kate xx

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday, Ardyth! Very cool card! Love all those candles. I have some of Kim's pre-P.S. stamps, too. Love 'em. :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Ardyth, have a wonderful day!! Gay x

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  16. Oh, the precision ;) Love those dinky candles!

    Happy birthday, Ardyth, hope you have a wonderful day!

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  17. many happy returns of the day ; )

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  18. fab card and a very Happy Birthday x

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  19. Many happy returns to you! Love the card, Jo x

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  20. Happy birthday Ardyth. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  21. Alles Gute, Ardyth! Discovered we have several things in common:

    rainbows
    white space
    Robert Downey Jr (did you watch Alley McBeal?)
    Dr. Seuss
    KH before PS

    Hugs across the airwaves!

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  22. Happy, happy birthday to you Ardyth! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day! Love your cheery 46 candles!

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  23. Happy birthday Ardyth! Have a spectacular day today my friend!!! :)

    I'm really loving those tiny candles all lined up so perfectly.

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  24. Wow! 23 birthday wishes before 6:40am! I will assume many of your followers are in (very) different time zones (or they are crafting through night!). Happy Birthday my sister! Enjoy the day!

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  25. Wonderful card! Happy Birthday!

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  26. Love your card and enjoyed reading about you too! I hope you have the best year yet! Love the card you made! :)Jill

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  27. Happy birthday Ardyth :) you have been a great inspiration for me :) hope you will like the card I will case :) have a great day and year ahead

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  28. Ok - other than the 'numbers & mathematics' - your list reminds me yet again why we've been friends for so many years! Actually, the numbers & mathematics figure quite prominently in our relationship if I really think about it ;)
    My word game friend, I will challenge you to a game of Bananagrams next time you're in town...the topic?...all things Robert Downey Jr. You in?
    Have a wonderful birthday Ardyth!
    xoxo
    Mrs. H

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  29. Happy Birthday Ardyth..............have a wonderful day!!!

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  30. Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy YOUR day and may all your birthday wishes come true! =D

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  31. Happy Birthday Ardyth. Have a fabulous time, hope you family are treating you like a princess as you deserve it.

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  32. Happy birthday to you!!! I do hope that you have a wonderful day. I love, love this card - it is so perfectly you! The rainbow colours, the repeated design and, of course, that touch of sparkle.

    Enjoy your day!

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  33. Happy Birthday, Ardyth! Have a fabulous day! I love your card with all those candles. :-)

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  34. I'll be singing "Happy Birthday" to YOU all day long! Aren't surprises just the most fun?! Enjoy your day, and may God bless you today and always my friend. Bev

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  35. I couldn't let the cat out in my earlier comment ;) - so I am back to say HOW FUN for you , how nice of Darryl to do this! So glad I got to join in on the fun! I hope you pop over and check it out - [I was late to the party]

    ENJOY YOUR DAY!! Happy Birthday again!

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  36. Happy Birthday! I can't believe you got 46 candles on this card and they're all straight. I'd have to go with an artsy look since I don't do straight well. Even with a grid!

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  37. Happy Birthday!Love your card!!!

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  38. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day ... a great celebration. Bravo for getting the exact number of candles on your card. Love getting to know you better and I'll be playing in this fun challenge.

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  39. Happy birthday! I dot know about you, but I've enjoyed the fabulous celebration that Darnell has worked hard on!! (bless her, she was starting to worry!) Have a fantastic day! :)

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  40. Happy happy birthday, Ardyth!! Loving this card and all those little candles and the way that the flames actually look dimensional. Awesome! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  41. Wish you a very happy birthday Ardyth!! Have a fantastic day. I just LOVE your card!

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  42. Happy happy birthday, Ardyth!! Wishing you many blessings and happy returns today and in your 46th year!! XOXO

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  43. Happy 46th Birthday, Ardy!! I love your card you made yourself!

    I see two of our other friends have linked their birthday cards from your party over at my place, so I am doing the same since it is a OLC. Great minds, again!!

    Besides all the online love, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with family and friends and all your favorite treats!! Mwah! Darnell

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    HaHaHa! Can you tell I was up until 1 AM? My card is NOT one-layer and I shall delete it immediately! I'm punchy now, I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying. If I can't delete, please do it for me!!! Oofta.

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  44. Happy birthday to one of my favorite stampers ever!! I made a card for you and it is over at my blog or the link to it is on Darnell's blog.

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  45. Happy birthday to one of my favorite CAS card makers! I wish you many more! I wish I could have made you a card, but I am on vacation right now.....

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  46. Happy, Happy Birthday. I love your work! So creative and bright. Always!

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  47. Happy, Happy Birthday Ardyth ... hope you're having a fun and fabulous surprise party! Love your card to you ... amazing precision, glorious colours, sparkley flames ... just so you!! Anita :)

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  48. Many happy returns Ardyth. Hope you g=have a wonderful day.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  49. Sending big birthday wishes your way for a special celebration! I love all 46 of those fun candles on your card! Have a happy birthday :)

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  50. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Ardyth. Happy birthday to you. And many more!!!!

    Now, aren't you glad you didn't have to hear me sing that? Yep, that is my gift to you. Big hugs and no, we're not tired of CASing your cards!!!

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  51. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Ardyth!!! I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, and that all of your wishes come true! I also wish you a year filled with good health and happiness!!!

    As always, I LOVE your card! In fact, even though I don't usually play along with OLW, I'm going to create a card this week...thanks for the encouragement!

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  52. Happy, happy, happy, happy BIRTHDAY!!

    I will have to linky later on tonight with a card! Yay!

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  53. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    I really admire your creativity, I love how you take a few supplies and turn them into a stunning CAS card. You are very inspirational!

    Also, Thank you for your comment on my horse card and for your past comments, I really appreciate them.

    Best Wishes,
    Lucy

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  54. Happy Birthday one terrific designer! Enjoy your day!

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  55. Happy Birthday, Ardeth. Hope you have had a great day.

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  56. Happy Birthday, Ardyth. I'm glad Darnell is leaving the link open because I'd like to add my "Ardyth" card. I love all the little candles, and no, I didn't count them.

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  57. Happy Birthday! You deserve all the cards and wishes you're getting...and then some.

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  58. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    Tara

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  59. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day. Love the cards with all the pretty candles

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  60. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day. Love the cards with all the pretty candles

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  61. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day. Love the cards with all the pretty candles

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  62. Wishing you a very Happy b'day Ardyth! How fun to get all those cards!!

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  63. Happy Happy Birthday Ardyth! I don't think that anyone could get sick of CASEing your amazing cards, and this one is just another example of that, it's wonderful!

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  64. Wow, I'm obviously a little behind on my reading. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one. I will see if I can come up with something this weeknd for this challenge.

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  65. Belated happy birthday Ardyth - I will definitely be CASEing this card at some point - love it!

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