Monochrome Candles

Masculine Cards, CAS cards, Stampin Up Amazing Birthday
Seize The Birthday have 'anything goes'.
The Male Room want spots & stripes.
Addicted To Stamps want CAS and
the Uniko Challenge is black & white with a splash of colour.




Did you know odd numbered arrangements are nearly always better in a design than even numbered?

Even numbered arrangements create symmetry; the brain happily groups items into pairs and then stops analysing what it's looking at.

Odd numbered arrangements force movement and visual interest. This is because the brain keeps looking to find items to 'pair' together hence forcing you to keep looking around the picture.

Why not try it out for yourself?

Hence the 5 candles and the 3 Happy sentiments!


BTW - before anyone contradicts me! Yes, even numbered arrangements can also work well but in a different way by focusing the brain to look at the centre of a design.

I'll have to make a card with an even numbered grouping.

Not today though, as I'm off out for the evening - it's the end of term jolly.

School's out for the summer!!!

I can hide the alarm clock for the next 6 weeks.




  1. Great CAS card! Love the added sparkle on those fun candles. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Very fun and creative design! Love those sparkle on the candles! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  3. I totally agree, I love doing everything in odd numbers.....
    Love the card!! xx

  4. Such a pretty card, love the gold sparkle. Thank you so much for joining in with the Uniko Challenge this month

  5. This is a very nice "odd" CAS project! Thank you so much for joining ATSM this week. Sunny regards from stempelfrida

  6. FAB CAS card & I agree with your numbering! Lovely to see you using your Uniko stamps & joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  7. Beautiful card! Love the golden frame and the golden stickles on the candles!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday!

  8. Very CAS and classy, I think this is a super card. Thanks for joining us at TMR
    Louise xx

  9. Oh I do like this CAS card - clean, crisp and the gold adds elegance. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room, and I'm sorry I'm so late commenting!! Deborah x


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