Wednesday 6 September 2017

CASology Challenge Week #265 - Guest Designer

Its a very exciting day for me today, I'm very honoured to be a Guest Designer for this weeks CASology  challenge!!!

I've been playing along with this challenge for a few years now so its wonderful to be part of the team for the week!! This weeks theme is one that will definitely be on a lot of people's minds with the end of Summer happening:

Education makes me think immediately of teachers and how they aren't paid nearly enough for all the hard work they do. As parents we need to give them lots of support and help as they have such an important job teaching our children. And because of this I based my design around teachers:

This is such a happy little apple and I still love the idea of bringing the teacher an apple. Although I'm sure she could probably do with a bottle of wine and box of chocolates!!

My card design idea was to have the background apples portraying the children in class, and the red apple being the student who wants to thank their teacher for all their hard work.

I started off by stamping the apple image (from Simon Says Stamp 'Happy Days') with grey ink randomly on the background. I then stamped the apple again with black ink on another piece of white CS and coloured with my pencils. Once I was happy with it I fussy cut it out and popped on foam tape. The sentiment (from the same stamp set) was stamped underneath and I gave the apple some shiny cheeks with Glossy Accents.

I have two challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Stamp It)

Addicted to CAS Challenge 

You have until Monday 11th September at Noon (CDT) to link your projects to the CASology challenge. And if you need any help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the Design Team have created to inspire you. Can't wait to see your ideas in the Gallery. 

And thank you so much Melissa for having me for this challenge, its an honour to be here!!

Take care


  1. Hi Shona ~ Congrats on your win, and on your GD spot at CASology! This is such a cute take on the cue card...I love your background stamping and how you added the pop of color!

  2. Many congratulations on your GD gig. So well done, too. Sweet little background and yummy looking apple. Teacher would be so pleased to receive this.

  3. Shona, what a thoughtful thank you card for a are so right about teachers deserving more! I love the single colored apple, it pops! So glad to have you as guest designer this week at CASology!

  4. your card is adorable Shona...thank for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  5. Miss Shona...this is just too darn cute! So in love with your sweet apple card.