Monday 8 April 2019

CASology Challenge Week # 337

What a wet and dreary weekend we've just had. It started off beautifully, with a bit of warmth and sunshine on Saturday morning. I then went to the movies at 1.40pm to see Pet Sematary (which was fantastic!!) and when I came out it had dropped 10 degrees and was pouring with rain. That was it for the rest of the weekend and it was so cold last night we lit our fire!! So you could say that Summer is 'officially' over.......

It did give me some time though yesterday to make a few cards and I really wanted to create something for the CASology Challenge because I thought their cue word 'burst' was brilliant inspiration:

One thing I'm very aware of this year is being prepared for Christmas. I've been buying some Christmas Club coupons each week at my local supermarket (if you haven't heard of these you can purchase coupons for $20 each and they can only be used in December) so will have plenty of money for food etc. And I want to make sure I have plenty of Christmas cards because I ran out again last year. So I'm trying to fit in Christmas card designs where I can....and a 'Santa Teddy' jumping out of a box seemed like a great idea!

For this card I started off by stamping the image (from Winnie and Walter 'Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs') on some white CS, colouring with pencils and then fussy cutting out. With a wet brush I created a rough background on the card front using Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean', being careful not to use too much water. 

Once it had dried I put the bear on some foam tape and stamped the sentiment (from the same W&W stamp set) in black. And I glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins for a little shine and interest.

I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Animal Antics'.


I can hear Phoebe and Max squabbling in the background, they must be getting 'hangry' so better get dinner started. I'm making Chicken Korma and have the roti bread resting, so now to cut up the chicken. Such a gross job but I also have to contend with both the cats and the dog suddenly appearing around me as I do it, desperately pleading with me for a small morsel....we have such spoiled pets!!

Take care


  1. I love your take on the cue word, Shona! Nothing better than an adorable critter popping pup like that! Giggling about your cats and dog stalking you while you cook - that sounds very familiar! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. This is really so cute, and I can tell you that many kids, mine included, would love to have a pet burst out of a Christmas present. The idea makes me just smile. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  3. Yep, I can just imagine this little fella bursting through the box. I smell a winner.

  4. Fabulous card Shona... Love your interpretation of the challenge. I may not comment often over the next few, days, as I am without my computer 😣