Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Less is More - cut it out

This week's challenge at Less is More is 'cut it out', which means Chrissie and Mandi would like to see holes or apertures.  I needed a card for my mum's hubby so here's what I made...



Hopefully you can tell from the second photo that the wooden cow is attached to the scalloped stripy card, with the spotty card on the inside.  I love these cows - I bought them when I first started card making and they're so handy for fun cards... it's got dangly legs which are hiding a bit in the stripy pattern!  I've a horrible feeling this might be my last one though, and I don't know if they're available anymore.  Papers are Pink Petticoat, printed onto linen card and the black card is core'dinations.  Oh, and I cut an extra circle of card to use as a 'frame' around the circle for a bit of definition.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

So my conversation with hubby when I'd finished my card went something like this:

Hubby - Oh I like that... I thought you were making Andrew's card though?
Me - (puzzled) This is Andrew's card
Hubby - Oh... well it's nice, but I'm not sure if he'll like it
Me - Why?
Hubby - Well isn't it a bit girly?
Me - (even more puzzled) What's girly about it?
Hubby - It's got a cow on, cows are girls... shouldn't it have a bull on?

Ermmm seriously?  Can I not have a cow on a man's card?  Someone tell me my hubby is being ridiculous before I get all paranoid and feel forced to make another one before his birthday (which is tomorrow!). 

47 comments:

Louise said...

Ha ha! Men, lol! I'm sure your Mums hubby will love it.

Lisa said...

FAB card Lisa! Nothing wrong with a cow on a male card ... men lol!

Hope Morgan is having a great time and you're not missing him too much.

Lisa x

Jenny said...

Those dangling legs just make me smile!It's great for a guy and how does he know that's a girl cow... I can't see any evidence if you no what I mean ;)
Jenny x

Victoria said...

This is brilliant! Love the cow, the aperture and the colour scheme! I think your mum's husband will love this, never mind what your husband thinks!

Lisa said...

Your card is fab! Pay no mind to your hubby lol. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this challenge!

Lisa xox

Sue said...

Hi hun
this is fabulous, i luv the design, cute little moo cow, sue,x

Denise and Louise said...

Love this fun card.
Hugs
Denise xx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's not girly at all Lisa!!

It looks fabulous!

Debby said...

Very nice cow! I like the card. It's is GREAT!
Debby

Di said...

It's perfect Lisa - what are chaps like huh?! Love the dingly dangly legs BTW - the cow's not your hubby's :)) Di xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Ha ha hun MEN!! they think weird thoughts don't they lol, love your card hun and he will love it too, a perfect card for a Happy Birthday MOO D lol, hugs Liz xx

Anonymous said...

Men ... they just don't get it at all do they, lol?! It's briliant Lisa - love the whole design. xx

Thanks for the link to the lightbox.
x

cathi139 said...

Beautiful, funny cow :-)
Cathi

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card, love it and not girly at all!
Helen x

Feebsy said...

I think your card is brilliant, I really like the spots and stripes. I asked Andy his opinion on the card and he said it's not girly at all, which btw is exactly what I thought.

Feebsy
xx

Donna Mosley said...

It's a fab card Lisa, love the cow and not girly at all. Men eh? BTW the postie tried to deliver my new pencils today but I was at work so he took them back. :o(

Donna x

Janette said...

mmmmmmm, Lisa, COWBOYS....thats all I can say about that..lol...Love your card, think the Cow is a brilliant idea, don't you just hate it when you've had stash for ages and then use the last up and can't get no more....makes me scream abit....xxxxx

Mau xx said...

This is Superb Lisa, If all else fails draw some horns on it.....lol

Julie said...

Great cow and a lovely aperture card.

Kat said...

Aren't men daft? I think it's a great man card. I love that cow, it's so cute!!

Kat xx

Carol said...

Great card Lisa, perfect for a man (what would men know lol). Carol x

Debs M said...

great idea to stick it to the stripy card, love the dangly legs, it is so NOT a girly card x

Little K Smith said...

Oh love this Lisa, fabulous design and it's perfect for a chap too! :D
Kelly.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fun card and of course it isn't girly. Men can be so silly at times, lol!

Chrissie said...

It's a fabulous card Lisa... the cow is terrific... suitable for a chap or a lady I would say... but this one deffo has the masculine edge with the choice of papers etc!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Cat's sCrap said...

Black and white colours, I like. Everything in simplicity ! Fabulous cow. Wonderful graphic effect. It very successful ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charimas this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

coldwaters2 said...

Totally ACE card love the aperture and that image is such a happy one, the black card really makes a change I love it.
hugs
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

This is totally freaking AWESOME shug I absolutely love it & think its fab for your mums hubby.....however hun if you change your mind & make another 1 I will have this lol. Seriously this really is a cool card I so love the overall effect & think its fab for a male....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

heidy said...

Whata great card Lisa,your mum's hubby will love it!
ugs Heidy

Jessica said...

Fabby card - love the monochrome. Jx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, love that cow :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.love the black and white and fab fun cow.his dangly legs are brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

Jo Davies said...

Simply stunning card love the cow for a man card..... Love it! Big hugs Jo xxx

rosie said...

absolutely fab. love the cow. very cute great idea for a male card. love his dangly legs!!!!!!!

thanks for comments on my blog x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dear Lisa I think my hubby would probably say the same, not sure he would think it girly but probably babyish, sorry about that I still love it, and your whole design. hugs Shirleyx

Michelle said...

What a great card Lisa, love the black and white and what a fab cow! Xx

Aileen said...

Hee Hee Men! I think this is really fun and not a bit girly! x

Pauline said...

Fabulous card, such a fun concept! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

clare brown said...

what a great card, thanks for sharing with us this week at Charisma.

hugs Clare

Vicky Hayes said...

Never listen to a man when making cards Lisa! (You could tell him your going to add bits later...!) Love your black and white patterns. Vicky x

Jennie said...

Hahaha of course it isn't girly! Silly hubby!

IT looks amazing by the way, I love the cute cow and the aperture works really well!

Don't get paranoid, its lovely :)

xx

Lorraine said...

LOL, I don't think most men "get it" where crafting is concerned. My DH sure doesn't - ha! I love your card and I think Andrew will love it, too!

Lizy said...

Hehe I love this! And I think it's a boy cos he has horns! ;)
Lizy x

Mandi said...

Terrific card Lisa
Super cute

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

melsanford said...

Fab card! Love the design and the cow is so cute :-) Cows are absolutely fine for a male card!!! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Saks said...

What a fun and fabulous card. Makes me smile everytime I look at him/her.
Angela

Cazza said...

Lisa this is fab honey and deffo male!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx