Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CASology School Challenge

Woohoo! I'm very honoured to be guest designer for the fabulous CASology challenge blog this week after this card was selected as the winner for the Bird challenge.

For this week's challenge the cue word is

You may have heard my groan from all the way across the pond, as I don't have any - I mean ANY - school-themed stamps.  After a few quick breaths from a brown paper bag, I trawled through my catalogue of stamps to see what I could utilise.

The frame reminded me of the old-style wall-mounted blackboards, so I backed it with black card and stamped the sentiment with Brilliance Moonlight White to resemble chalk.  Who remembers chalk whizzing across the classroom when the teacher caught you messing around?  No?  Just me then.

The ruled paper is from Papermania Happy Days Journalling Cards set
Stampington P2069 Large Wooden Frame stamped in Versamagic Jumbo Java
Hero Arts E1306 Best Wishes stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White
XO from Woodware FRCL069 Large & Small Greetings stamped with Colorbox Catseye Old Rose


  1. Nope, I remember that too! Wow, that was the old days - they'd be fired for that now (actually probably not, it's hard to fire teachers because of our unions, but I'm glad that they don't seem to do it anymore). Wonderful card with bold colours!

  2. Chalk or the erasers themselves flew through the air in my memory! :) Like Ardyth said, though, these days teachers have their hands tied!
    Love your little chalkboard! A very creative take on this week's cue word! So glad you could join us as our guest designer this week!!!

  3. fantastic card, shirley... love the chalkboard you created!! so glad to have you guesting with us this week at CASology!

  4. I just knew you would win with your card last week! Okay, well, I HOPED you would win! Congratulations!!

    You pulled it together with a plume and did a fantastic school card as guest designer. I love the blackboard and school paper ~ well-done!!

    I don't remember chalk being thrown, but I do remember spending a LOT of time sitting in the hall by myself OUTSIDE the classroom!! Great, now I'll need therapy ...

  5. Congrats on being guest designer. I love your creative thinking. The blackboard is fabulous, as is the whole card! Ann

  6. Congratulations on your guest designer spot! Wonderful, nostalgic card! I miss the "old fashioned" chalkboards--most of our schools now have dry erase boards. Not the same.

  7. Congratulations!! Great card and your blogging made me laugh!

  8. Your blackboard is fab, a great school inspired card. Ha, sometimes is wasn't the chalk that was thrown, it was the duster! xx