Saturday, 13 August 2011

Custard the cow...

This wasn't what I'd intended to make today at all, but I had the urge to use this stamp so I just went along with it...



The stamp is a Sugar Nellie called 'Custard' - one of the first stamps I ever bought and it's been too long since I last used it.  I've coloured it mainly with promarkers, adding a bit of koh-i-noor pencil for shading.  The papers are a mix of Papermania and Dovecraft, with coredinations cardstock.  Butterfly cut with a Stampin' Up embosslits die, border cut with MS scallop dot punch, ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

This is also my entry for the Sugar Nellie facebook challenge, which is punches, but I need to go and work out how to enter that as I've only just joined the group!

Ooh.... I know this is a bit boring for most of you, but those with mini champions of fussiness will understand my excitement - Dex ate a strawberry today, just because he wanted to!!!  He's not eaten a strawberry (or lots of other things) for about 2yrs so I'm very pleased.  He said he liked it too :o)

38 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,
    love this card!! The image is fab and the colours you've used create a perfect outdoor feel. Love your layout too. xx

    Well done Dex! I know just what it's like to have kids that won't eat a varied diet; my eldest son lived on Weetabix and bananas for about two years and I thought he'd never eat normally! xx

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  2. Great card Lisa - love the image, wonderful colouring and great layout. Well done to Dex too. Hugs, Claire x

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  3. Oh I love this card Lisa,it's so much fun!
    Hugs Heidy

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  4. love this image!!! gorgeous card x

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  5. Super card Lisa.Love the colour combo and that is one gorgeous cow. Well done to Dex. My son was a terrible eater and at 26 still doesn`t eat fruit or veg very often. He`s fit and healthy and that`s all that matters.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. this is gorgeous Lisa...I have seen custard on the website but it's not til you see him on a card that you see how mooable he is!!

    Fi
    x

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  7. oops forgot...thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    fi
    x

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  8. Hi Lisa, how are you? Fabulous card, love the image and love all the other cards you have made recently!
    Helen x

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  9. A really cute card, made me smile, it's perfect for our challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck. Debbiexx

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  10. Oh this is super Lisa, I love that image she has a character, you can tell by her body shape, lol. Love the design and colours.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  11. OMG I love this stamp, it's so ace. Fabby card!

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  12. I love Custard the cow, what a fun card Lisa, great color combo too!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  13. I love that cow, she's very comical!
    Cute card :)
    Well done Dex, James will eat fruit especialy if he thinks he's pinching it off the side in the kitchen...put it in a bowl in front of him and h doesn't want to know! Have you grown the strawberries yourself then?
    Jenny x

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  14. Fab card Lisa, and I love shading with pencils to. Well done to Dex, ext he'll be at the whole fruit bowl lol
    Clairexx

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  15. Intended or not, it's great, I love it :o)
    Jackie xx

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  16. gorgeous card lisa.love the image and your colour combo is fab. great papers too :D
    well done dex :D, my son is terrible at eating.he would eat anything until he was 5 and now he just won`t try anything different.
    its very trying isn`t it.


    xx coops xx

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  17. Fab card! love the fab image and your gorgeous colour combo :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  18. Fab card Lisa and such a brilliant image, I love blue and brown together :) Donna x

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  19. Too cute Lisa and such a pretty combination of pastel colours :) Donna x

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  20. Gorgeous card sweetie love the image but I love how you've coloured it its awesome.
    Fab about your son hunni, my youngest is 15 & the only fruit he will eat is a bananna or an apple if I peel the skin off. He really is fussy hun. My eldest will eat ANYTHING but not my youngest lol, he's even funny on puddings....He has been like this all his life.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  21. Hi Lisa love that image and youve created a fabulous card with it. My grandchildren are like that wont try anything in case it kills them, its yucky in their eyes. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  22. Hi Lisa, what a fun card - great image and colour combo. Well done Dex too on trying strawberries, I know just how you feel. My Emily is a good eater - of what she likes but nothing else! She will only eat apples and bananas, just refuses any other fruit and as for veg! Just don't go there! Everyone tells me they grow out of it - I hope so. Sarah

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  23. Very sweet card Lisa, love the image and gorgeous colour combo. Bradley ate a green bean today, we told him Mr. Bloom had grown it. It's great when they try something new. Well done Dex.

    Donna x

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  24. This is such a sweet card! :) What an adorable image, its just lovely.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  25. Great card - love the image and fantastic colour choice - Good luck with this weeks challenge at sweetstampin xxKozmikxx

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  26. This is simply fantastic! Such a funny image. And the papers fit perfectly!

    Thanks so much for playing with us in The Sugar Bowl.

    Hugs, Kiki

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  27. Awww what a great card. Such an unusual and cute image. Great colouring as always and the papers are great.

    Feebs
    xx

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  28. Superb and what a brilliant image too, Luv Sam x

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  29. fab image. how cute is this cow. love the colours.
    well done to Dex for eating a strawberry. he will just take his own time with food fussiness. trust me my daughters 19 - she was the same!!
    fab card x

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  30. Hello Lisa,

    I like the stamp which you used, the colors which you chose and your layout. In brief, I like everything!
    Congratulation and good luck!

    Good kiss of France.
    Cat's Scrap.

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  31. Stunning card. Love the cute cow and your background looks amazing.
    Thanks for joining our 'Food & Drink' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.

    Aww... love your 'strawberry' news.
    Caroline xxx

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  32. Just me again - got my challenges mixed up.
    Meant to say thanks for joining us at CES this week - although, technically you could enter this cow for the food and drink challenge.
    lol**
    Caroline xxx

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  33. Stunning card Lisa! Great image and you colouring of Miss Moo is perfect!! Juliexx

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  34. Gorgeous card Lisa...again!! I understand your excitement about Dex and the strawberry...my youngest son Chris is 27 soon and he was the FUSSIEST eater (unlike my first who'd eat anything!) Chris didn't start eating "new" things until he worked in a restaurant while he was at Uni and had to road test the menu... he still doesn't like strawberries - it's the texture...apparently!! Dee

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  35. absolutley gorgeous Lisa....thank you for entering our mix and match challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  36. I love it Lisa....such a neat card - love the sky too!

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