The Birthday Cow?

I’ve been diligently making my husbands’ birthday card…  and hiding it everytime he walks near, that’s when the kitten isn’t walking over my papers, or lying directly in the middle of my workspace or playing with my pens…  times sure are funny!

I decided to play with a couple of challenges, I was inspired by the current ‘Distress Mania’ at Lawnscaping Challenges and then I made a ‘simpler’ (I think I just made up this word) version for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays ‘Jest for the Pun of it’!  Kathy from the The Daily Marker has this awesome tutorial on how to make a ‘moon’ using copics, I used distress inks for mine combined with copics, thanks for the fantastic lesson Kathy!

you mooove me! - Detail
you mooove me!

And here’s my CAS version for CAS-ual Fridays.


you mooove me! CAS - Detail
you mooove me! CAS

Other Supplies:  Pencils – Faber Castell Polychromos – Light Green, Yellowish Green, Chrome Green Opaque.  Copics – T0,2. C5,7,9. R20,29. Y17,35. Colorless Blender.  ColorBox Chalk – Baby Blue. VersaMagic – Aloe Vera, Hint of Pesto.

37 thoughts on “The Birthday Cow?

  1. Oh what a fabulous moon Therese, it looks so 3D!! Great card, hope hubby loves it too and I really love the CAS version as well :0)
    Jenny x

  2. You moooved me with your cards, Theresa! (Sorry couldn’t resist lol!) Love both the cards. Great take on CAS-ual challenge. Great sponging and the cow is adorable.
    BTW: I am honoured that you asked to CASE my card 🙂 Cannot wait to see your version of it 🙂

  3. Both cards are adorable Therese! I can relate to your story of your husband walking by while you’re making his card. That has happened to me so many times! I keep a sheet of paper nearby to quickly hide the card!!!

  4. Um, wow! This is fantastic! I LOVE the scene you have created!!!! THE MOON is fantastic? I love the ground. It’s fab!!!!!! And the CAS card is fantastic! Love the blue behind the cow!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping this week!

  5. Who would have thought a cow could be so cute!!!!! Love both your cards though the second is my favourite ! Hope the man in your life enjoys his card too!

  6. Oh the colour of that night sky – delicious! Love the stamp and the punny sentiment – hope DH loves it. Sounds like your kitten likes to be in the thick of things – how cute:-)) Although distracting no doubt lol.

  7. Birthday cow? Udderly fabulous 😉 (oh, I think I hurt myself….lol)
    The CAS version is sweet, but my fussy more-is-more self is LOVING the spectacular sky you created!

  8. Both of these cards are adorable in their own way! I love the first one for it’s vibrant color and the second one for all of the white space! Good luck with the challenges . . . your sure to win with these cuties!

  9. Also want to let you know that I forwarded you a Liebster Blog award. I totally won’t be offended if you choose not to respond or forward the blog award along, but I just wanted to say “Thanks” for all your kind encouraging words and awesome card inspiration!

  10. Way to cute! Love both versions! When I saw Kathy’s moon card it was one I have marked as “to do” as well! You have executed it perfectly! Love a punny card!

  11. Oh wow! The cow is soooo cute! Love both versions of your card- I cant decide which one I like better!

  12. Wow, these cards are so inspiring! LOVE!! I’m not sure which one I like more–they are both so adorable! Thanks for the link to making a moon..I’ll have to go check it out.

  13. very very difficult to pick a favourite Therese, I love them both! the 1st one with the moon is amazing (thanks for the link!) and the second is clean and crisp! 🙂

  14. I love both versions! I love the moon — wow! But the other one is so light and airy. They’re both fantastic, imo. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  15. Just had to come here and say how much I LOVE your moo card! It is FABULOUS and big congrats to the win too – so well deserved!
    Hugs, Karin

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