A New Challenge At Time Out – #130 – Unique

Hello … bonjour!  We have a really fun new challenge for you at Time Out this fortnight, where We Challenge You To Be … Unique!   Here’s my take on it …


… a unique birthday candle … a one layer card that’s completely QACAS (quick and clean and simple in Darnell-ese).  It was made with a sentiment and a leaf image from Catherine Pooler’s Say It In Diamonds … and there are heaps more yummy diamond images and sentiments in the set that are just longing to be played with … I’ve just dipped my toe in the water with this card!  The sentiment was stamped and double heat embossed to give it a lovely waxy shine … and the ‘flame’ was stamped, watercoloured with Distress Inks, shimmered up with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle and layered with a coat of Glossy Accents.  I sponged a halo of Distress Ink around the flame to add a touch of glow.  That was it … truly QACAS … and unique!  How about a closer look at the shimmer and waxy shine …


How will you interpret ‘unique’ … we’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  This time round, we’re sponsored by Catherine Pooler (thanks, Catherine!) … our winner, as voted for by the DT, will receive a bag of goodies from the store … and will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … where you’ll also find loads of inspiring ideas from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Elizabeth from Paper Sweetness.  Why not pop over and check out Elizabeth’s blog … there’s a whole heap of deliciousness just waiting to be explored and enjoyed!

My candle is going to be glowing at …

AAA Cards – One Corner … no optional music twist

Inkspirational – Use Your Stash

Less is More – One Layer Focus On The Sentiment … still celebrating your 8th birthday, ladies!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



38 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #130 – Unique

  1. djkardkreations

    Haha, what a clever and fun take on the UNIQUE prompt for TIME OUT, Anita! I love everything about it, especially that it is schparkly and QACAS!! LYAMYMA! Hope you are still enjoying sunshine and that it lasts through the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  2. Judith Jarvis

    Just WOW! I don’t know about CAS…more SCAS (stylish,clean and simple). I may ask to take a look at that set in July xx

  3. Sandie

    I adore this Anita, my fav design and all that shine! Super creative idea to use the leaf stamp this way and what a lovely glow around the flame x

  4. Brenda Lawrence

    Well what a clever gal you are Anita! I thought that is how the stamp came until I read your post and looked at the stamp set! Love how you and some other’s minds work. This made such a unique card and I am totally over the moon for it! Hugs, Brenda

  5. Jeanne

    Anita, I adore your take on unique! The sentiment is so cool looking and adding the embossing just ups the cool factor! I adore the glow around the flame, too. The shape and the look you achieved is marvelous!

  6. Betty J

    I love the way you used This amazing diamond sentiment with the leaf image as the flame…and all from the same set😍

  7. Michele F

    Anita!!! Unique and magnifique!! The glow, the shine, the absolute genius of your design!
    Someone should manufacture birthday candles using your wonderful design! It would be that much more fun to celebrate getting one year older! xx

  8. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Another ‘brilliant’ example of your versatility with any given stamp. When life hands you diamonds, you really make them shine. What a clever card! I know that our family would love to see a birthday candle like this on their cakes! You are truly unique. In every wonderful sense of the word. Blessings and missings girl. xoxo : )

  9. conil

    Your really did capture the essence of a candle…perchance, showing off your creative and unique light. Clean, simple and lovely. Absolutely gorgeous take on the challenge and , oh so. beautiful.

  10. Kara Lynne

    Do you remember me talking about what would happen if I made a CAS card? Not so with you! This is one amazing card, Anita! That waxy birthday candle is brilliant and using the leaf as a flame is genius!

  11. Marcia Hill

    QACAS and just PERFECT Anita!! Absolutely love the embossed birthday sentiment with the glossified flame above it…definitely unique! And spharkly as Darnell would say! Love the soft glow around the flame too! A+ Anita…love, love, LOVE it!! :0)

  12. lollthompson

    Very unique design Anita! LOVE how you’ve used the leaf image for your flame … and the birthday sentiment is perfect with that cupcake shape! So creative and fun with all the shimmer and shine. xx

  13. Heidi Weaver

    Wow, Anita! Simply “wow”! I love the CAS design and, of course, that wonderful candle you’ve created with the sentiment and flame. Having that soft yellow glow around the flame—perfect. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  14. Jane

    Unique – definitely! CAS – perfect! The most amazing one corner card and I adore it. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  15. Jeanne H

    A wonderful card! I just love it. Now can I tell my unique joke? “How to you catch a rabbit? Unique up on him.” teehee I didn’t originate this joke, but have no idea who did coin it..

  16. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Anita, this is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! What a clever take on our TO theme!! The flame is brilliant! And it couldn’t be a better match for the LIM focus on sentiment either. So glad you shared at LIM. I now need this stamp set.

  17. Jill Vickers

    I love how you added the double layer of EP to create a waxy candle – great idea and perfect texture for a wonderful QCAS card!

  18. BarbGhig

    You are so clever, Anita! I never would have guessed that your flame was a leaf…WOW! I think it works perfectly with your fabulous sentiment and I love, love love how you watercolored the image for ‘just the right blend of colors’! OLC’s can be a real challenge, but as always, you’ve made it look super easy…way to go! Hugs, Barb xx

  19. Marina

    I love the soft glow around the flame – a great cas design, Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  20. momentsofcrafting

    A super clever card, Anita! Love everything about it and it’s great CASness and use of a leaf for the flame! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  21. Sharron Gregory

    Wow, so very clever and unique! The waxy look of your sentiment looks amazing and I love the gorgeous flame–truly CAS perfection!

  22. Nonni

    Your idea with these stamps is very unique, perfect for our challenge! Love the super CAS look, all the white space really draws the eye to your fabulous focal point. Love the shine! xxx

  23. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Definitely unique! And your usual CAS perfection! – The total opposite of my card for this challenge, LOL!

  24. Bozena

    This CAS card is simply amazing. A brilliant idea to make a birthday candle out of sentiment! Thank you for such great inspiration and sharing your creativity, Anita.


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