Saturday 18 May 2013


Well, hello there. I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend.

I have to admit that it is starting to get cooler here now. I tease all the ladies on my DT about how it is nearly winter here and I still walk around with bare feet etc. Well, the ugg boots are on, so I hope you are happy!! I am still getting rotten hayfever though. I mean, it's only cold when you have lived here for so long and you get aclimatised to the weather. My family in Canberra would laugh at me for feeling cold when they are getting temps REALLY low down south. So, it is still warm enough for my lemon tree to still be flowering and producing massive lemons, my roses are going strong and, well, so are all the other flowers. Hence, the hayfever.

That was a bit of a rant, so onto the more exciting things like the newest challenge that has just started over at Addicted to CAS.

I am your host this week and I have chosen the code word

And here is my DT card -

I loved how this card turned out but my love turned to hate when trying to photograph it. OMG - I have never used glossy cardstock before and I probably wont be again. I finally got a decent pic but left it until the 11th hour while the sun has just about gone down. (It is only 5.30pm while I am scheduling this post and already it's pitch black outside).

So you already know that I used glossy white cardstock. I stamped the candles and sentiment which are from my Birthday Banter set (SU). I then waved my heat gun over it for a bit. I have no idea if I was meant to or not but I did ;)

I placed the repetative stamp using my stamp-a-ma-jig and then just coloured with my markers (SU). The panel has been popped up with dimensionals.

Well, I hope you can join us for this challenge over at Addicted to CAS. I can't wait to see everyone's birthday cards!

We also have a cool sponsor for you - our CAS Perfectionist will get 7 digis of their choice.

Check out the blog and the DT creations - you will love them!

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. I just love your card Kylie and I bet it looks amazing in real life on the glossy paper:) All those little candles look so cute too. It's nice to hear that I am not the only one living in ugh boots - but they sure are comfy! Have a great weekend - hugs xx

  2. Really love this KL. Fabulous stamping. Lovely clean lines on the glossy card. Wish I had some decent ugg boots. Wet and cold here as well.
    Crafty Hugs,
    Flo xx

  3. Fantastic card hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
    hugs and xxx

  4. LOVE this and will be casing it immediately as I have a friend desperate to stock up on birthday cards, and is taking them as quickly as I can make them!

  5. Firstly i am miffed that I only have balconies and that you have lemon trees and other gorgeousness in your garden, am such a jelous person !!The temps are in the 30's today here in Greece and I am trapped inside building shelves and painting but that is another story. A fabulous card SK love those candles such a super design. It reminds me of my 40th many moons ago when I insisted on having forty candles on the cake, there was nearly a fire and we would have required your expertise.


  6. Glossy paper and glitter - BOTH are impossible - I don't know why they drive cameras crazy!!?? I love your row of bitty candles, although it does seem to represent an almost-50 birthday which most don't want to be reminded of!!!

  7. CAS perfection my friend x

  8. Super gorgeous C&S card, Kylie. I can feel your pain about photographing. I use my prehistoric mobile phone camera and by the time I end up taking a decent photo I end up totally exhausted.
    Michaela xx

  9. So fun! You are correct - shiny card stock is awful to photograph! :)

  10. Hmmm - not sure I like seeing quite so many candles Kylie........mine would only have it repeated twice you realise!!! lol Gorgeous card - sorry you had so much trouble photographing it but you did a great job in the end. Lovely card.

    Karen x

  11. A fab. CAS card Kylie - love the fun candle stamp! Don't think I will be having candles on my cake this year - can't find a cake big enough!

    How wonderful to grow your own Lemons - Wow!

    Have a happy Sunday - Hugs, Sylvia x

  12. This is such a great CAS design, Kylie - equeally perfect for a man as for a woman!

  13. Fabulous card, Kylie. Love the rows of colorful candles! Loll xx

  14. Beautiful CAS birthday card, Kylie! xx

  15. Very cute design with all your candles.

    Regards diane

  16. I really like your card! Simple, yet classy. Great job! I'm inspired!!!

  17. I love this repeat candle design Kylie - where would we be without our stamp-a-majigs?! Wrap up warm now! Vicky x

  18. What a fabby card-very clean yet very striking :)
    Thank you for saying hello on my little Blog-i appreciate it.
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  19. What a perfect example of CAS, Kylie! I love this so much!!

  20. Fab CAS Card! The candles are lovely


  21. Absolutely perfect, a wonderful CAS card ... love those rows of colourful little candles! Anita :)

  22. Kylie, this is such a fun image and I love your repetition. Perfectly CAS again!

  23. I love all these birthday candles, Kylie! Such a classy card!


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