Saturday, 30 August 2014

CASology Challenge - Week #110 - Letter

I'm alive.....just. Have just spent the last week fighting off a horrible virus that had me unable to walk it was so painful and nasty. Probably didn't help that I had spent the two weeks before that looking after both kids with a similar (but thankfully not so yucky) virus, so it was only a matter of time. 

Apart from wondering if the family would survive (there was a lot of take-out food consumed...) I kept thinking about all the challenges I was missing and wondering what everyone was creating on their blogs. So I'm glad that finally today I was able to physically (and creatively) make some cards....yay!!!

I saw this cue word on the CASology blog this morning and did have a creative block. Haven't used my noggin much for a few days, so the ideas just weren't coming but thank goodness for my trusty shower! I always have my 'ah ha' moments in there (better than the toilet, although trust me, I have had some amazing ideas happen there too!!) and came up with something simply....simple.

When I thought of 'letter' all I kept thinking of was letters as in the Alphabet. And whats one thing we do with letters?? We makes words and also puzzles. Crosswords!! So that's what I decided to do and thank goodness 'love' and 'you' fit together perfectly. I finally used my new Martha Stewart alphabet stamp set and managed to put all the letters on one stamp block.

When I looked up the word 'letter' on Google it also said that its a 'symbol'. So I used the heart stamp (which is also a symbol for love) as a symbol for the 'o'. I really wanted it to stand out from the black, so nothing like red ink and Glossy Accents to finish it off. I didn't add anything else because nothing else seemed to fit. Maybe its too simple.....but I love it.

Will also link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Right, one more card to post and then back to catching up on my millions of emails and blog hops. I was gutted that I missed out on the Cutting Edge Blog Hop with Pretty Pink Posh but have loved looking at all the cards that joined. Boy there are some amazing designers out in the world and I wish I had the time to follow all of their blogs!!!

Take care




  1. A CAS card just can't be too simple, Shona ... it can be perfectly simple! This one is just that ... especially with the touch of red and Glossy Accents on the heart! Was beginning to wonder where you were ... so pleased you're feeling better, sounds as though you had a horrid time. Take care, my friend! Anita :)

  2. You are amazing! Love love love this! Glad you and yours are on the mend

  3. SUPER CAS and wonderully done, so CLEAN! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!

  4. This is simply perfect. Glad you are feeling better, Cx

  5. hi Shona! amazing CAS card....luv this! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. So glad you are feeling better, Shona - sounds like you have had a horrible bug! Another amazingly CAS and crisp card. I love seeing your creations - welcome back :)

  7. What a nightmare virus, Shona! I'm so glad you're on the mend and glad that the illness didn't damage your amazing creativity. This card rocks! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. This is just too cute...I love your heart for the "O". So happy you are feeling better too, no fun being sick! Sending some healing hugs your way.

  9. This is simply beautiful Shona!, congrats on the HM at CASology, gladd you are feeling better :)