Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Horse Sense

Hi everyone! Today is card give away day so if you'd like a chance to win this card, just leave a comment and tomorrow random.org will pick a person to receive the card! Wanna see the card I'm giving away?



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This was made for the Saturday Spotlight challenge to use something with a hat or hats in it. I love this spunky cow girl from Squigglefly called Cowgirl Up, and immediately thought of her in her cowgirl hat when I saw the challenge.

As I was making this I thought of the "don't squat with your spurs on" sentiment and it made me think that she was giving out a pretty good hint, like Hints From Heloise, only she's giving you pure horse sense! I was just giving you a peek into my mind and how I came up with the title of my post - in case you expecting to see a horse on my card! LOL!

The sentiment is computer generated. The girl is colored with copic markers and colored pencils. I punched little stars and glued them to her hat, and I used a white gel pen to add dots to her bandanna. I think she's pretty darn cute!

Hope you have a great day, and thanks for looking!

23 comments:

msfreida said...

This is just too cute! Your shading is FABULOUS, as always, and I love the DP! The lasso gives the perfect touch! What an AWESOME sentiment, too! Reminds me of when I was trying to teach Sara how to squat and she backed up into a thorny bush! OUCH!

Hugs~

Vicki said...

Holly how cute! Love your sentiment...did you hear me chuckling? Like the added touches you did with the gel pen. Have a great day today!
HUGS,
Vicki

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a sweet card Holly!! Just love your image with the hat, perfect for the SSHP this week!! I just love you and your creations my friend. I have missed stopping by here when my computer was on the fritz!!
hugs,
Chris

Shawna said...

Now that is a cute cowgirl with some sass! Love it!

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Holly. What a fab card. Love the image and the sentiment is just fabulous. Have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

BWHAA!! You always come up with the best sentiments Holly!! LOL!! I love it and the little touches you've added to the cowgirl's hat is awesome!! I'm so glad you've played along with us this week hun!! I love your work!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

What a cool card! Would love to win something; especially your card=) Collette katshon66@aol.com

Donna said...

Horse Sense: your card sounds like a minibook to be made - inspirational

momzilajn said...

What a cute card, and I love the saying the most! It would be great to share with the girls at the stables that I ride at! love it! Cheryl

Elaine A said...

Holly -

This is so darn adorable! I love the image and the whole card just looks wonderful.

Elaine Allen

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is so funny - my dad always used to say this well that and don't pee on your boots! LOL

Again you got me laughing Girl! As for my orders they are special order birthday invites, Christmas cards, anniversary announcements and baby books. I've been thinking about opening a store online but I am just so busy with word of mouth work that I am afraid to do it. LOL

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you are just tooooooo funny! love the card!

hugs,

bumblebee creations said...

omgoodness Holly!!!! That is such a perfect card! I am totally loving the sentiment-it would be perfect for my sister in law!!!! (I may have to copy it-if you don't mind?!!!) Only 3 more days til the new release!

Patricia St Martin said...

Really cute Holly, Love you saying, your cowgirl is so cute.

NinaB said...

Oh, how fun to see my little cowgirl on your beautiful card, Holly.

Jane said...

Wow...I missed out on a lot of your yummy cards!! How ADORABLE! love that little rope!

Jessica G. said...

Hilarious sentiment and great advice for a cowgirl! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Fantastic sentiment! You have the best sentiments. I love the image and how you colored her- excellent skintones. Great job on the challenge.

I am changing e-mail accounts- if you e-mail me at: alces.alces@gmail.com I'll send you my new address :)

Dawn B. said...

LOL at the don't squat with your spurs on...You are too funy. This image is so sweet. It reminds me of my daughter when she was younger.. Great job..

jacque4u2c said...

So adorable!!! I would love to have this card!!! What a piece of artwork!

Maria Matter said...

"don't squat with your spurs on"
now those are words of wisdom!!!!

gorgeous cowgirl card, love the backing paper!!!

Blessings!

Starla said...

What a cute winking country girl!

Brat Cards said...

This is so very cute AND what sage advise! I will have to remember that!

Merry Christmas!
Terri