Monday 28 August 2017

CASology Challenge Week # 263

I am so very lucky!! Why do you ask?? Because not only did I discover this amazing card making community 4 years ago, I've also made the most amazing friends who have spoilt me with their support and generosity!! So when I saw the cue word for this weeks CASology Challenge I knew I wouldn't have any trouble making a card for a friend.

'Bud' can be interpreted in so many ways i.e. the bud of a flower, a 'budding' relationship or my husbands suggestion 'smoking a bud' as in smoking a marijuana bud. Hmmmm, not quite what I was going for Dave.....

Anyway, with all the lovely cards, gifts and well wishes I received for my birthday, I immediately thought of 'best bud' as in best friend or friends in the making. One of my wonderful friends Aileen of Colour and Sparkle  sent me a package last week of stamps and dies. She is such a sweetheart and is the one who came up with The Flower Challenge idea, which I love being part of. One of the stamps immediately caught my eye and I knew it would be perfect for this challenge:

Unfortunately I don't know what brand this stamp is. Its a red-rubber stamp and if anyone knows it's origin, I'd love to know!! Isn't it the cutest??!!

I wanted to keep this super simple and let the image speak for itself. I stamped it on the card front using black ink and coloured using my pencils. I then found this fantastic Reverse Confetti stamp from the 'Fancy Word Co-ordinates' set which suited it perfectly. Nothing sweeter than a child and their pet!!

I have two other challenges I would like to enter:

CAS on Friday Challenge #115 (One Layer Wonder)

Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge 


Its raining today so no gardening for me. However it does mean I probably should do some housework..yuck! Maybe I can squeeze in a card or two between cleaning the toilet and vacuuming????? Or instead of???

Take care


  1. Shona, what a nice tribute to all your buds! I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday, and I hope the year ahead is wonderful for you. I love that image, and the sentiment is absolutely perfect! Thans for joining us at CASology!

  2. this one brought tears to my eyes. Not because it's sad but because it's so sweet, simple and touched my heart. Lovely.

  3. Ahw... this is adorable Shona! Love it!
    Always good to see one of your gorgeous cards in the CASology gallery!

  4. Such a sweet image, Shona, beautifully coloured ... and with a perfect sentiment ... it's a delight! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. How sweet! This is wonderful. I have 2 fur buddies myself :) Thanks for joining us again at CASology!