I haven't played with the OLW crowd for a while and it's about time I did! Susan's OLW challenge #62 is to make it personal - my kind of crafting as mentioned here and I really needed to make this (read more below).
I like OLW challenges because of the focus on simplicity and design, CAS-style. There are no prices or badges or anything like that. The community is great and friendly and truly talented; not that I'm saying I am. :-) Plenty of pure CAS inspiration there, let me tell ya.
'Nuff prologue, here's my card:
All products from Stampin Up.
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, A Slice of life
ink: Basic Black
This is my 2nd attempt and design - 1st one obviously failed (ha ha). I had a few other design themes in mind but this one is okay so will go with it. I decided not to go OC about the colouring and lining up as it looks more handmade and less contrived....more fun, in a way, too.
The personal bit - this card is for my younger brother whose birthday is on next week. It is rather cheeky to tease him about the number of candles because I certainly have 1 more than him this year, and every year for that matter (if cheeky is your thing, you might care to check out another of my challenge-entry cards here). Because it is for my brother, I restrained myself from putting on some sparklies (dang).