Tuesday 19 October 2021

Have a Moo-tiful Birthday

Good morning folks, the year is whizzing by and it's already time for another new challenge at Cardz4Guyz. This time our theme is to use a :-


in your masculine cards. Here's my take, inspired by a few of the current challenges out there.

I wanted to join in at the Cutie Pie challenge so got out my SSS Farm Animal set out. Living in the middle of farming country there are lots of farm animals around, we have sheep in our fields and our friend and neighbour has bullocks in one of his. Our sheep are all ladies about to be put to the tupp in the hope of lots of fluffy white lambs in the spring, not really masculine, so I decided to use the cow from the set.
To begin, I stamped the cow, coloured him with Copics and fussy cut him out. Putting him to one side, I cut a panel of white card with a MFT stitched rectangle die. To create the grass background, I tore a rough aperture from a Post It note and placed it where I wanted the cow to be. I then created a stencil for the grass with an old MS grass punch, adding it across the centre of the mask before inking with Mowed Lawn D moving it a couple of times to get a sense of depth with the shaded inking.
My cow was then popped up on pads over the stencilled grass and the panel added to a white A6 base card. No sentiment needed as he's holding his own!
So that's all from me but please check out the rest of the DT for more masculine inspiration.

Joining in over at:-


On the Farm


  1. Adorable...those eyes!! What great inspiration you are offering to those who decide to play along with our "Any Animal-Actual or Animated" over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  2. Cute card love the sweet image. Love Alison x

  3. Really cute!!! And I love how you were able to add just that hint of stenciling! Thanks so much for playing with us at here at Seize the Birthday.

  4. Well how fun is this cow! Very cute card -- Thanks for joining in at STB

  5. Such a great job combining challenges, Julie! Your cow is as cute as can be! Love the shape and your stenciled background! Well done! Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday and The Paper Players!

  6. What a cute moo that is!! A great design Julie x

  7. How adorable is that:-) I just love your little sheep, he looks so happy. Perfect CAS card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  8. Adorable Julie! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  9. Awesome card Jules! LOVE that cow ... you gotta laugh when you see this fun image! xx

  10. So cute! Love how you created the aperture from a torn post it note and the grass stencil from a punch, awesome CAS card. Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  11. Cute, but not too cut for a boy or man. Loving the image and clean design! Thanks for joining in our masculine themed challenge at Inkspirational.

  12. A sweet card, thank you for nice comment on my blog. Vee xx

  13. Great card, thanks for joining us @ Cutie Pies. Sue x

  14. Great card… Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
    Wendy x


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