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:

Kathyk said...

Happy Birthday to you - fab card too

Kathyk

Hannelie said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

stempelomi said...

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

Hugs,Beate

Kim Heggins said...

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

Melissa said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Kelly Griglione said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

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

Angela said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Jessi Fogan said...

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

Kate said...

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

Gabby said...

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

Gay Peplow said...

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

shirley-bee said...

Oh, the precision ;) Love those dinky candles!

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

N@ Ali said...

many happy returns of the day ; )

sandie said...

fab card and a very Happy Birthday x

Dotty Jo said...

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

Gillian R said...

Happy birthday Ardyth. Hope you have a wonderful day!

maria f. said...

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!

Lynn said...

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

Jackie said...

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

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

MeredythG said...

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!

Sue - said...

Wonderful card! Happy Birthday!

Jill Norwood said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Tanvi Shah said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Mrs Harry said...

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

Deborah Frings said...

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!

Michelle said...

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

Happy Dance said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Whoops - I meant Darnell -

Bonnie said...

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!

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday!Love your card!!!

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

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.

Sian Ridley said...

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! :)

Jen W. said...

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!

Sindhu said...

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

Lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ardyth!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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.

Harriet Skelly said...

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.

fun stamping said...

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.....

Jeanne said...

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

mypapercraftworld said...

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 :)

Karen B said...

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

Hugs.

Karen x

Carol L said...

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 :)

Susan Raihala said...

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!!!

Barb Ghig said...

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!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Happy, happy, happy, happy BIRTHDAY!!

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

Lucy said...

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

Laura B. said...

Happy Birthday one terrific designer! Enjoy your day!

Lesley said...

Happy birthday!! :)

Linda said...

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

Bobby said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Craftilicious said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Tara

Skye said...

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

Skye said...

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

Skye said...

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

Julia Aston said...

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

lostinpaper said...

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!

Tanis Scott said...

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.

Jacquie Southas said...

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