Thursday, 30 May 2013

Muse 19 - Thank You!


Let me start by saying that this card is dedicated to all of you who wished me a Happy Birthday yesterday.
THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH. I can honestly say it is a day I will remember always. To those of you who participated in Darnell's surprise Birthday Party (which is continuing until June 15th if you want to play along - longest (and best!) birthday EVER!), thank you so much for taking the time to make me a birthday card, and for all the good wishes and kind words. To Jackie and Geri, the co conspirators and to Darnell, the initiator, MWAH! You really surprised me, my friends, and I so appreciate all the effort you went to!

In my books, you will all be HEROES, FOREVER AND EVER! (thanks to David Bowie for that quote!)

And now it's my turn to CASE a card. This card is for this week's Muse challenge (I really hope you'll get a chance to play along before the deadline on Saturday at noon!). It's the last week of the month and that means a Guest Muse - the super talented, Turtle-eating* Michelle Williams! Here's her card:



I used a bold black Ditto sentiment and then created a circle around the sentiment with different sized circles. Same idea as Michelle's folk-art card, but by using bolder colours and a regular shape, this card has quite a different feel.

*Turtles are an American candy of chocolate, caramel and pecans. Someone sent some to Michelle in Australia and she said on her blog how much she liked them. So I sent her the recipe to make home made "Sweet Georgia Browns" - the Canadian version. Oh my word, they are YUMMY! Here's the recipe if you're interested (I recommend cutting out the salt).



18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth so glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration and wow you knocked this out of the park again. Thanks for the recipe, the Purdy's 'Sweet Georgia Browns' are very yummy, this recipe might be the end of me.

Sue - said...

Thank you for becoming a follower. So glad you enjoyed your birthday and love your "muse" card.

Lynn said...

Ardyth - I'm so glad you had a fabulous birthday! Love, love, love your card...the circles are fabulous!

Michelle said...

I love your card, Ardyth! And I love that we're corrupting the world with those Sweet Georgia Browns! (And I don't usually eat sweets, so this is very naughty of me, LOL!)

Karen said...

Happy Belated Birthday MF...hope it was a good one!

Joyce said...

You are very welcome. I was so happy to be invited to your birthday party--it was the place to be yesterday in blog land. And, what an incredible inspirational gallery all your friends created. I could case for months.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so very welcome, Ardy, my friend! It was such a joy to do this for you after your special anniversary treat for me, especially since we were able to pull off the surprise!

In case others read these comments, I want to make sure your readers know that the party is continuing on my blog (djkardkreations.com) until June 15th so your friends can continue to surprise you! Maybe you could edit your post to mention that in case people don't read this. I want you to keep having birthday fun!!

Your thank you card as a take on the MUSE card, what can I say? Mwah!

Your recipe enabling me to improve on my quest for largess, Mwah-Mwah!

Love you! Darnell

mypapercraftworld said...

It was a fabulous birthday bash, Ardyth, I loved being there and seeing the marvellous cards everyone made! I love your take on the Muse ... so beautifully bold and with all those colourful circles! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful "Cyber Birthday Celebration", Ardyth! You certainly deserve it!

When I first looked at your card, I thought of those candy necklaces (speaking of candy) with all those fun colors! Such a great take on the Muse card...and a perfect thank you!

Geri said...

You are truly deserving of this celebration Ardyth! Wasn't Darnell's idea the most fabulous way to wish you a happy day and to thank you for your commitment and never ending source of inspiration that you share with us? I see you nodding your head 'yes'!

These beautifully vibrant and festive colors totally captures the mood of a fun party!

Like my Baba would say.... "a lovely lunch was served and a good time was had by all!"

Kim Heggins said...

Ardyth...Happy Birthday again! You are so welcome. It was a fabulous party wasn't it...so much fun and love in one place. Darnell, Geri and Jackie are amazing ladies to do this and I was so honored to be asked to attend. Wishing you a wonderful year!
Mwah!

Gabby said...

What a great, bright, bold, colorful, inspired card! Love it and you are welcome. Hoping to figure out how to add a card to your b.d. gallery but I wish I could mail it to you. :)

Claire said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday surprise Ardyth! Your card is so fun and I love that bold sentiment!

Jenny said...

I just love how you've stripped Michelle's card design to the bare basic CAS bones. So glad you loved your surprise birthday card party :0)
Jenny x

karen m said...

Happy Late Birthday Ardyth - sorry I am a little behind the eightball! I am so glad to hear that you had a lovely day and you certainly deserve all the beautiful cards and wishes:)I also love your take on the muse challenge - simple yet stunning - hugs xx

Hannelie said...

So interesting to see the ways people are inspired!
Love yours! (as always!)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is so neat. I love how bright and bold it is...and that embossed sentiment is a great touch!

Jacquie Southas said...

Brilliant take on the Muse card - love the balance & colors!