Friday, 3 January 2020

Holy's your birthday!

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!
I hope 2020 is a happy, calm and prosperous year for you.
Here's hoping we get lots of rain to end these horrific bushfires we've had for months in Australia.

It's time to kick off 2020 with a new challenge at  Seize the Birthday  and Ashwini has chosen the theme of layers.
(Ashwini has also created our wonderful new blog badges, I love the colourful graphic design.)

I'm more of a CAS card maker but thought building up a little scene would hopefully count as layers.

You can always play along with our anything goes birthday theme if layers aren't your style, and the Design Team have lots of inspiration for you, so I hope you get the chance to play along.

I purchased this digi in 2015 from an online shop that was closing, Squigglefly. 
I printed it onto thin card, fussycut it and then coloured it with Prismacolour pencils, blended  with Zest It.

The background is distress inks lightly blended with a toothbrush shaped brush.
Diecut grass, punched flowers and a sentiment printed on my computer finished the card.

I'm linking up to some challenges:

Double D where the theme is to use a punch, and the team are celebrating their 4th birthday, congratulations!


Allsorts where it's anything goes.

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Squigglefly digi; prismacolour pencils; distress inks; Poppystamps grassland border die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; EK flower punch.

Thanks for visiting,
Cahy x


Liz said...

Absolutely brilliant, Cathy. What a wonderful design!
Thinking of all those caught up with the horrendous fires in Australia. It's been the main headlines in the news here in the UK and I can't begin to imagine what it must be like living nearby. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

HA HA HA that is a screamer card, I love it - great card --- yes and keep safe, we're all praying for rain and our hearts go out to the firefighters and those who've lost everything or otherwise been affected Please please RAIN. Hugs Robyn

JoAnn said...

What a fun card Cathy. Love the "Holy Cow", he is so cute.
Great card.
Happy New Year.

Linby said...

such fun! Thanks for joining in with my anything goes challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Pat said...

How sweet and what a fun scene you have built round the cow Cathy, and a great sentiment too. x

aussie aNNie said...

A stunning card Cathy and fabulous use of punch/es. Thanks for entering into our our 4th anniversary celebration with some 'PUNCH'
. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing your fun card over at Allsorts Anything goes Challenge. Happy New Year;-))m

brenda said...

A real fun Birthday creation, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Donna Phelan said...

Super cute bovine lol Love your punched grass and flowers, perfect for grazing! Thanks so much for playing along and celebrating Double D's 4th Anniversary, Punch Challenge, Donna, DT Member. Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Diane said...

Fabulous card, that cow just makes me smile!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this, Cathy! What a fun birthday card! Too bad that digi isn't available anymore!

Anita in France said...

Hahaha ... this cute cow just had me laughing out loud, Cathy ... she's so fun in her cute scene with that hilarious sentiment! Happy 2020! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

I love a punny card and this one is fabulous!

Created by Kath said...

Funny & cute! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Lindsey said...

He really is a holy cow! I love him! This is such a fun card.

Barbara said...

Your Holly Cow is so darn funny and incredible. He is spunky and fun and I love it.

Ashwini Rao said...

Cathy, this is just awesome!! What a 'holy' cow! I even started wondering if there was a mouse nearby, since it was reminding me of cheese!! Totally fun and spectacular card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a fun take on "holy cow" ;)

Karen Dunbrook said...

very cute card.
Happy New Year and thanks for all the visits to my blog.
x Karen

Darlene said...

OMG what a fun creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Punches’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Karen Brown said...

So cute...and funny! Wonderful birthday card. We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Nancy said...

Darling card Cathy! Love the added grass and the pops of yellow! This card will make anyone smile who receives it. Happy New Year too and I pray that you are not in the path of any of the numerous fires in your poor country!! HUGS and Prayers coming your way! I have unplugged a bit from the internet and the news so sorry this is a bit late!

Colleen said...

what a great card for layering! Your cow is amazing and that sentiment cracked me up! Hope you continue to stay safe in your country. So sorry about all the devastation from the fires!

TaeEun said...

You've created a super fun birthday card, Cathy! Love the holy cow :) !!! Hope you and your family stay safe and it rains soon there!

Brenda in IN said...

That "holey" cow is the cutest ever! It made me laugh and the sentiment is wonderful. What a great card.

Glenda J said...

You nailed it on the layers! So cute, great background and I love the 'holey' cow.

shirley-bee said...

Holy cow, I love it!