Today the Teapotters are sharing in the good memories of Sabrina's (Cook22) recent trip to Switzerland. She had a wonderful time and shared her story with us.
I don't have any suitable chocolate, cheese, cow or mountain stamps so I was stumped to think of a card design. I decided to make a card that had a cow with a bell. I was thrilled to find the colorful, happy cow on the Zazzle postage stamp that is on my card. In fact, the cow looked so happy that I chose to add a German sentiment which translates to "Happy Cow!" in English.
I created a travel ticket/label "sky" with words in German and other languages. I added a grassy meadow with flowers. It was FUN to make. :) If anyone knows the name of the background stamp (I think it's SU but I'm not positive as there are no markings on it at all) please let me know.
Did you know:
Switzerland is 70% mountains?
74% of the Swiss population speaks German and 21% speak French?
One of the tales told in Switzerland is that the cows wear bells to create a "magical" tinkling sound throughout the Alps?
Cows that are the best milkers, not only wear bells but at designated award ceremonies, they receive wreaths of greenery that they wear upon their heads?
Europe's biggest clock face is not Big Ben, it's at St. Peter's Church in Zurich?
Sweden's Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Ikea, has been the richest resident of Switzerland for over 10 yrs? His net worth is over $35 billion dollars.
Chinese and Mexican restaurants are considered to have "exotic" food and are very expensive?
Note: I obtained these interesting facts on the Internet. I do not know if they are 100% accurate. :)
THANKS for looking! Your time and comments are appreciated! :)
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Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 8:33 AM
Oh Curt will be thrilled to see one of his kind here at Teapot Tuesday. What a happy looking cow at that! Love the bg you did. This is just wonderful and sure to bring a big Tickle! TFS :0)
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Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 9:16 AM
This is SO fun! Love that image and the German sentiment with him! What a fantastic background for it too- so colorful!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 51522
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:33 AM
Fun facts, Gabby, and a totally adorable card. I love your sweet cow, and with that gorgeous pasture you created in the background I'm sure that if she's a she, her milk will be the sweetest and she'll earn her greenery. It looks like Pocket Silhouettes for all your meadow greenery :D.
Darn, I meant to include a photo of a working floral clock we saw in a park.
When I was booking our train tickets, the 3 official languages on the train company website were German, French and Italian. I'm glad we were in the French part :D.
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Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 6:34 PM
that is a fantastic idea!! I don't have any of those stamps either (except a foreign language stamp...figure that)...maybe I could find something on-line. Love your happy cow!! she looks adorable and such happy colors! wonderful Tea Potters card!
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Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 9:39 PM
Oh my goodness me Gabby this is fantastic!!!! Everything about this makes me smile. I too thought this was Curt in the gallery, you really know you have made it to the Everest of Cow Cards now Miss Gabby. Your background stamping and colouring looks incredible and I love all the layers. Straight into My Favs with this gem.
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Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 6:04 AM
First, thank you for all fun facts! Very interesting! Second, what an amazing and beautiful background you have made!!! Love the stamps you used and the colors!!! Lastly, your digital cow is adorable! LOL Must be relted to Curt somewhere along the line! Fantastic card for some lucky teapotter!!!