Monday, 11 March 2013

CFC93, LIM110 - Happy Birthday!



For this week's CASual Friday challenge - Colour Blocks and Less Is More - One Layer Spots and Stripes.

My husband looked at this and said "Why is it upside down?" He thinks the spots make it look like candles. lol!  I used Papertrey stamps (Birthday Basics, Faux Ribbon and Background Basics: Superstripes).

My son has left on his March Break trip with the Air Cadets so it's just me and Kate hanging out this week - visiting friends, shopping, watching movies - we can't wait!

ETA (March 15) - Woohoo! This one's a favourite!


ETA (March 22) - This one WON at LIM! (see, Michael (hubby), you have to be an 'artist' to get it!) 

44 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

You are a CAS Queen! This is an amazing design. Where do you get your inspiration?

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant.
luv
Debby

Daen'Ys said...

This is really awesome! If you turn the image, it looks like a row of candles...

Rosi x

Kathyk said...

As Janet has already said - you sure are the Queen of CAS - this is AWESOME Ardyth

Kathyk

Lynn said...

Very, very cool.

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome!!!

Deepti said...

awesome Idea :)love ur card

Petra Swart said...

Very creative!! TFS.

Skye said...

Fabulous CAS card. I love the colour blocks.
As a thumbnail it looked like a row of medals.

Sue said...

Stunning card, Ardyth! Love it.

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Love the extra colours created by the overlap. Brilliant. Jenny

Jenny said...

Stamping perfection Ardyth, love the overlapping to make new colours and what a fantastic modern design :0)
Jenny x

Brandi said...

This is so neat!

Deborah Frings said...

Love it - so bold and graphic! I sort of know what your husband means though :)

Chrissie said...

This one is brilliant Ardyth, it's so bold and dramatic!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lisa A. said...

Love this , Ardyth!! LOVE the design and the bold colors!! As I kept looking at it...I thought the same thing that I then read about what your husband thought...I thought...they could easily be candles, too:)!! Great card!!

Christina said...

Super cool design! I love the contrast of the white space, black dots, and stripes of color. Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sheila in Cyprus said...


CAS and super cool. Our Grandsons would love this.

Love Sheila x

Sylvia Blum said...

super cool! perfect CAS design and a gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays
Sylvia xx

Barb Ghig said...

This is so awesome! I love all the bold, bright colors and your creative composition...very cool card!

Gillian said...

this is fab Ardyth, love the bright colours, never thought of them looking like candle, but you hubby has a point now you have said it

Geri said...

Now this is cool! Fresh, funky and fun! Looks like a piece that should be hanging in an art museum :)

I giggled at your DH's comment....men! But you know, this really would make a fun birthday card just by flipping it.

Sian Ridley said...

I have to admit, I saw upside down candles - but then I love a bit of abstract art! I think this card is awesome :)

fun stamping said...

gorgeous - as usual from you!

paperella said...

Oh Ardyth! This beauty made my graphic loving heart skip a beat!
Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Elaine said...

This is great - love how you've overlapped the stripes to produce different colours... genius!

maria f. said...

Co-ol. Love the overlapping ink colors. Reminded me of a video game (not that I know which one!)

mypapercraftworld said...

Very cooool, Ardyth, love the different lengths, fun colours, overlapping and the perfectly placed spots! Hope you're enjoying your girlie week! Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

YES, YES it is an upside down Bday cake! So BRILL!! (brilliant)!!!

LOVE the Phone Home reference too!
I am so totally lost on Extraterrestrial! Wow, who picked that one, (cool and eeek at the same time!)

Jen said...

This is FANTASTIC! Great way to color block your way to a CAS masterpiece!

Jen W. said...

Really really cool! I smell a winner.... And it would look cool the other way too!

Hello From Texas said...

Fabulous card. I didn't think it looked upside down, but I guess it could be flipped. Men see things so differently than we do.
Love the beautiful bold colors and teh very clever design.

TFS
Carole

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card!! I also see the upside down candles and that's why I really love it! For those of us who don't exactly want to "celebrate" more birthday because maybe our candles are droppin'! ha! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Now this is color-blocked, CAS perfection, Ardyth! It didn't feel upside down to me, just a darn good card. Those intersections are so interesting. SO glad you joined the CASual Fridays Challenge this week!

Viv said...

Great card and use of colour too :) Viv xx

Aileen said...

What a fab way to incorporate your spots and stripes. x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Ardyth, Brilliant take on LIM this week, I love your fabulous colours and design, :-) Gay x

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Very cool card! Love the design!Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

I got to tell you, this is one of the most amazing cards I have seen in quite a long time Ardyth! It is just so amazing!

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations on your VIP shoutout at CAS-ual Fridays, Ardyth, just splendid! Anita :)

Erin Schulte said...

Congratulations on a well-deserved LIM win Ardyth!! *Ü*

Jose said...

Congratulations! stunning card.

Gillian said...

Congrats on your showcase, so well deserved

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just noticed your incredible card was a showcase last week on LIM! Well done, Ardy, and congratulations!!