Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SOS - #2 - Oldies but Goodies!

Hello Everybody!

Well this has to be the longest I have ever spent on a card trying to get it just right!  Shopping Our Stash - #2 challenge was to use one of your oldest stamps/digi's on your project.

So I went under my craft desk in search of my wooden stamp drawer unit and way way over the back I found these little beauties......

Being cow mad as I am - when I saw these stamps I just had to have them.  They were the first stamps I ever brought. Mind you I only ended up making a handful of Christmas cards with them as I never liked the way they stamped - I could never get the images to come out clear all over. I just put it down to being "yucky" stamps....... but with some more stamping knowledge under my belt this time, things were a little different.

At the same time I started to think of how I was going to use my Christmas Cow Stamps - The Splitcoast Stampers Weekly Inkling arrived in my inbox with the instructions to a make a Center Step Card. Perfect!
Don't get me wrong I am really happy with the final result of this card - but as for my precious Christma Cow Stamps - I think they can go back to the drawers they were hiding in, as much as I love the cute comical cow thing, its not really my style!


PS - This card brings my 50 Christmas Cards by Dec 1st Challenge with Shirley-Anne up to 35!


  1. This is so adorable, Kelly!! You did such a great job with the stamps! I love the cute cow :D So awesome!!


  2. I absolutely LOVE this!!!

    How can you not love cute comical cow things!? methinks thou doth protest too much!

    Awesome style of card you did, and really love the stamps, fabulous!

  3. HA!! Loooove that Christmas cow! It's so cute! I also love that you made a center step card, too. I still haven't made one of these. (Maybe I should, huh? :) ) Great card!!

    Thanks for playing along with the SOS crew this week. :)

  4. SO cool! Never seen a Christmas cow before! Love the fold too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

    Alica ;)

  5. A Christmas Moose, yes, but a Christmas COW?! HAHA! And I love how you went under your desk to the way-back to find your old stamps.

    Thanks for joining us at SOS this week!

  6. Too cute! And I spent yesterday attempting one of those stair step cards myself! I LOVE THAT COW! Love it!

  7. This card is so excellent - love the cow so much it is so cute. Another great card from you Kelly

  8. this card is great...i always looove the humoorous ones (i know...that was bad, but what can i say..it's early in the morning)...i do like the way you masked the holly stamp to make a border out of it ...thanks for playing at SOS this week!

  9. LOVING the Christmas Cow! I have a house full of cows (not real ones - hubby won't allow it lol)!

    I love what you did with him and I don't think you should put him at the back of your drawer again - ANY cow is a good cow lol!