Wednesday, June 26, 2013

For the Love of Cows


I mentioned in a previous post that my niece is having a birthday in July, and this is the card that I made for her.  But, the other day I found out that she is now in love with cows!  Well, what's an Auntie to do?  Make another card with a cow on it, of course!  I know she would have loved the other one with the sweet hamster on it, but I couldn't resist making a cow card for her!  And I know I can find another good home for that huggable hamster!

I used a couple of challenges to put this card together.  I played along with Cas-ual Fridays for the first time ever (I know, how did THAT take so long?!) and I also stumbled upon a new little challenge that Lisa Arana is hosting on her blog and wanted to play along :)  It's called Wanna Sketch?  (love that!).

The challenges are:



And here's my niece's new card:

Pretty straight forward on this one.  I used a couple of things I had sitting on my desk - the heart balloon which I had used on yesterday's card, and the embossed paper that I actually used on my niece's original card.  Sentiment is Paper Smooches (my niece has a fabulous sense of humour, and I think she's going to love the "moo").  Cow is PS as well.  I used Copics to colour the banner background and the cow's nose.  The heart is stamped in a similar coloured ink and covered in glossy accents.  Little secret - the picture taken on an angle above, was purposely taken at THAT angle.  From the other side, all you can see is a foam square mess when you look at it sideways!!  Oh well ;)

Hope you have a good day!!


  1. Oh my goodness... Look at that adorable cow!!! Your niece is going to flip. Amazing use of the sketch and I am so glad you joined in on the Wanna Sketch fun!!!

  2. Too cute Shannon and I love the sentiment :) You niece will surely love this.

  3. Yayyy..I get to be #1 silly to say: Mooovellous card! Adorable, sweet, super cute! What's an Auntie to do when her niece expresses a love for cows (my sister does, as well - all kinds of darling cow-themed items in her home, and none are tacky. Go figure)? She does precisely as you did: 'bend to her wishes.' niece's 'Happy 40 Months Old' (already!!) is coming up next week; I may have to case this for her! Yes indeed, your niece will love her cow-card! Another treasure from Auntie S!!

  4. too cute! such a sweet card! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  5. This card is adorable! I love the cow holding the balloon and the little scene you've created. Of course, a good pun is always awesome. :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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