Monday 14 August 2017

CASology Challenge - Week # 261

Talk about a fast card!! Well, fast compared to my usual hours it takes to put a card together! It was raining today and Phoebe was finishing school at 1pm so I had 30 mins to whip up a quick card for the current CASology  challenge.

When I saw the word 'Safari' for this weeks challenge I knew I just had to join in but I didn't have a chance to come up with any ideas till today. This idea happened super fast, if only my other cards were created this way:

Told you it was simple!! I was thinking about people going on safari and trying to catch a glimpse of a lion or tiger hiding in the bushes.

Firstly I stamped the leaves 3x with Waffle Flower 'Chirp Chirp!' so they were extra green. I then used the matching dies to cut them out. The little lion was stamped on white CS with Versafine black ink, coloured with pencils and fussy cut out. To ground the image I then used my mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' to create a rough circle of colour in the middle of the card front. 

One leaf was adhered straight to the card front, the other leaf was slightly overlapped, leaving no adhesive under some leaves. This left me a spot to tuck in the lion so he was popping out and going 'roar'! All I had to do then was stamp the sentiment and it was finished!!

The green leaves are from Waffle Flower 'Leafy' and the lion and sentiment stamps are from Reverse Confetti 'Leaping Lions'.

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge 

Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (For a child)

Its Butter Chicken for dinner tonight so need to go and make my Roti bread. After the last three days of very hot weather, Winter has suddenly made a return today so some nice hot curry is just what the doctor ordered!!

Take care


  1. This is adorable, Shona!!! Love the simple color scheme, dimension and all that gorgeous white space! :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us again over at CASology!

  2. Shona!! Hello again! I've finally managed to get your posts by email again so I don't miss one of your fabulous cards!
    LOve this sweet little lion - you've given him a wonderful little place to hide!
    Wish I could get there by dinner time! yum... xx

  3. This is so sweet! Love your little hiding lion! Your design is so fun! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

  4. Quick or not you've done it again. Cote as a button and a aure winner. Dinner sounds delicious...too bad I can't drop in for a bite. *sad face*

  5. Your lion in the bushes isn't very scary, Sho! He made me giggle with his adorable face and tiny little roar! I love it to pieces!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. SUPER CUTE Shona! Love the dimension of your leaves and your cute little lion poking his head through. So glad you joined us at CASology this week.

  7. Wonderful and so fast too, I am one slow crafter and those times when all the planets finally align and it all works just the way I planned... well, it's a treat lol. Love it and the perfect CASimpleness of the design!

  8. I just knew this last minute entry would win CASology's safari challenge. So stinkin' adorable. Congrats.

  9. Congrats on your well-deserved win at CASology, Shona! Bravo that you created it in record time, too!!!