Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Have a Relaxing 'Pool' Day

I'm Guest Designing for CASology this month after winning the Wind challenge. 

 The cue word this time is...

I've been playing around with a few designs for this challenge but knew I wanted to go with the game of pool (billiards) having spent too many of my teenage days hustling the boys!

So this is what I eventually came up with...

I started by drawing a horizontal line so the bottom balls would be level and then took an MFT basic circles stencil and used the second smallest circle to rack up my pool balls using my pencils.

I used another MFT set for the sentiment as I'm sure most men would consider playing a game of pool to be a relaxing.  

I hand drew a teeny tiny circle on the black ball and using a fine liner I added the little 8 and made the highlights more obvious with a white gel pen.

If you fancy playing pool or just paddling in a pool be sure to stop by CASology and play along.


  1. Such a great take on the cue, Claire! Love this design with its clustered elements and simple color scheme!
    So glad you could guest with us this month over at CASology! :)

  2. So very creative Claire and fab way to build up the pool rack. So good to have you as GD x

  3. Now, seeing the title I had visions of a swimming pool!! What an utterly brilliant take on the "cue" word, you are a clever thing. Such a brilliant card xx

  4. How clever! Congrats on your GDT and what a great take on the 'cue', Jo x

  5. This is such a clever and unique design. Love this interpretation of 'pool' and the fun tower of pool balls you created. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CASology.

  6. Such a clever take on the challenge Claire, your billiard balls look fabulous! Congrats on your GD spot too, Cathy x

  7. Great idea, Claire! You're brave to try to rack up those balls, but you had monumental success -- your card is fun!

  8. Your take on this challenge is just brilliant! I haven't played pool for years but loved it in my younger days! I love how real those balls look, especially the 8 ball! Congrats on being a guest designer too, I'm betting this card blew them away like it did me :)

  9. So clever Claire! Nice work.


Thanks for stopping by my blog. Any comments left are always read with a happy smile and I will return the kindness by visiting your blog, take care x