Think Spring -- xox

We've made it through Valentine's and the next stop should be Spring, Easter, St Patty's day? Well .... maybe I am looking a little too far ahead, but if wishful thinking will help get us there sooner I will think Spring!
This little cutie is from High Hopes Stamps new release called Taking a break and can be found here. I coloured her with copics and created the background by adding  clouds, grass and ground covering.
Some extra added touches like the little bow, eyelashes and tiny little flowers which by the way were handmade by a friend (thanks Denise)! The pleated ruffle was also hand made and is super easy to create.
Fold, staple and repeat to create a pleated effect.  I like using Tim Holtz tiny stapler as I find the pleats sit nice and its less bulky.  Although a regular stapler would also work.
Once you have the desired length you can trim the edge for a neater effect.
My tag was created using the old typewriter. Since the tag is so tiny I used low tac painters tape and adhered it to a bigger paper to type the sentiment.
Thanks for peeking in and be sure to play along in this weeks challenge on the High Hopes Blog.  If your short on stamps there is a digi offered so you can play along!
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Made with ..
High Hopes Taking a Break cow
Copic Markers C0,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9,0, 100,B0.B1.B2,R20,R21,R22,E31,E33,Y21,G
Generals black pencil
misc Ribbon,Big Flower,doily
small flowers made by a friend
Autumn Crisp American Crafts paper pad
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Craft Smart Ribbon
Maya Road Twine
 Vintage Typerwriter


  1. That little cow is very adorable. Like your pretty ruffle. Cool you use an old typewriter too! I am thinking spring too!

  2. absolutely adorable, nat... love the pleated fabric! such a fabulous detail!

  3. Sweet Nat. Amazing. A typewriter yet? Amazing and wonderful. Cute image and the coloring is great. - Jim

  4. Oh, Nat, what an absolutely darling card with this cute cow!! Irish Cherokee linked to your blog, and I'm so glad he did!! Beautiful attention to details make this card so extra special and lovely! Warm hugs!

  5. I adore that beautiful pleated ruffle, Nat, & this darling card! Stay warm, my friend!

  6. What a fabulously design card. Such an adorable image and love the pleated ruffle.

  7. This card is udderly adorable! It must be in air, I just made a cow card too. I'm ready for spring/summer! Love the technique with fabric and staples.

  8. How adorable is this cow! Excellent designing this card. Love the pleated ruffle and thanks for sharing on how to do it.

  9. How adorable is this cow! Excellent designing this card. Love the pleated ruffle and thanks for sharing on how to do it.


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