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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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

    Lisa xox

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

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  7. It's not girly at all Lisa!!

    It looks fabulous!

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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. Beautiful, funny cow :-)
    Cathi

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. Great cow and a lovely aperture card.

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

    Kat xx

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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"

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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

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  29. Fabby card - love the monochrome. Jx

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  30. Brilliant card, love that cow :o)
    Jackie xx

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

    xx coops xx

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

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

    thanks for comments on my blog x

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  34. 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

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

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

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

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

    hugs Clare

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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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!

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

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  43. Terrific card Lisa
    Super cute

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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

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

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

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