Saturday, 9 July 2011

Forest Friends baby card - with legs!

The household was roused by my cackles this morning as I logged onto the Less is More challenge site. Chrissie and Mandi, I discovered, have entertainingly set us the challenge of making a card featuring something with legs! My first thought was a spider... but I don't have a spider stamp, which is lucky as I can't cope with spiders first thing in the morning (or at any time of the morning come to that!) Next I thought of furniture and wished I had the Little Additions set from p.20 of the mini catalogue...

Anyway, then Life happened, and by the time I was able to return to the LiM challenge, I'd come over all gooey! Come and have a look:


I was thinking of Bambi - do you remember when he goes off on his spindly legs with Thumper and learns new words? Well here he is meeting a butterfly! I thought this would make a cute card for a new baby.


'Bambi' is from the Forest Friends set and I think he's adorable! I stamped him in Early Espresso ink and clear-embossed him. The bushes are actually the tops of the oak tree from Lovely as a Tree and the butterflies are a really useful image from one of this year's Sale-a-bration sets So Happy For You.


I built the sentiment out of two stamps and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Taking bits of a stamp and putting it with another is easy with markers and a stamp-a-majig, and the markers contain the same ink as the full sized ink pads so no need to worry about whether the colours match.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Forest Friends, Lovely as a Tree, So Happy For You, Hello You, Tiny Tags
Ink: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake 
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede markers, Stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

This morning my youngest son came up to me saying "Mummy, what's this?" He then proceeded to stretch his cheeks away from his nose with his hands, making his mouth stretch in a wide line. I looked at him in astonishment. "I don't know," I said faintly. "I don't either," he said cheerfully. "But I've just learned how to do it!"

Thank you for looking at my card today. I know all you other LiMettes out there will have been working hard on this challenge and I can't wait to see what you've come up with. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you on Monday with a card for a boy that's WAY outside my comfort zone! Hope to see you then!

46 comments:

  1. This card is so precious! It does remind me of Bambi.

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  2. Sooooooooooooooooo very cute

    Kathyk

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  3. Great card for the challenge.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  4. Ooooh Vicky, you`ve brought memories flooding back. Watching Bambi as a small child and sobbing and then watching it over again with my children and sobbing along with them. Poor Bambi`s Mum....It makes a fabulous baby card though, love it to bits.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card Vicky, I too loved Bambi and cried buckets, clever use of the tree top too. Boy's 'nuff said, hugs Gay xxx

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  6. Vicky this is really gorgeous - it would make a lovely picture as well.
    M x

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  7. It's a great card, love the Bambi image it's so cute. Won't watch the film though cos it makes me cry every time!
    Jo x

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  8. My childrens most favourite story was Bambi, very apt for the legs, I can see him trying to stand up in my minds eye.

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  9. Very cute! My mind is a-working to see what I can come with for the challenge!

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  10. A beautiful card Vicky, love how you created the background,
    Claire x

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  11. This makes a beautiful new baby card Vicky, love how you've put the scene together. Carol x

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  12. WOW great card Vicky xx Jan

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  13. Simply adorable, love it

    ali x

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  14. ROFL at your sons remark...he'll be on a stage one day you know :)
    Gorgeous card Vicky, love the sweet little fawn :)
    Jenny x

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  15. You have let me down, I was certain I was going to see a pheasant or bird of some sort! However your Bambi card is lovely so you are forgiven!
    Linda xx

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  16. A really cute card. I remember going to see Bambi in the Drive in. I still have to get to work on my card for this week. Love your card and that adorable image. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

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  17. Gorgeous card, you really inspire me!!!

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  18. soooo cute - lovely card !

    Carol W

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  19. Oh he's such a cute Bambi!! :) Love this cute scene.

    Ps Thx for the suggestion...but - but... sell my stamps...........Oh no.. my heart is palpitating -- bwahahaha! I seriously need to do that!!

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  20. Vicky this card is so cute! I love Bambi, and you're right, it will be a perfect baby card!

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  21. Great stamping and a super card Vicky! What a cutie.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  22. A really lovely and very cute card

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  23. Oh I loved Bambi - I cried! Your card is just lovely, you've created a beautiful scene and it's just fab!

    As for the spider - what a good idea! May I use it?

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  24. Aaah, such a lovely scene, and perfect for a new baby!

    I do wish I had gone to see TT, everyone I know , even my brother inlaw has now been!

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  25. Morning Vicky

    Just returned from holiday and logged on, Wow and wow again what stunning cards, they are all gorgeous.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  26. It's a lovely card-great stamp!

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  27. This is so cute, love your sponged & stamped background. xx

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  28. Love the little scene you've created and nice to see something a little different for a baby card. i was the same as you and my first thought was spiders! x

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  29. What a cute card, Vicky! I just love Forest Friends, I must get them off my wishlist and into my collection. I love that you made this a baby card, perfect!
    Michelle.

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  30. Your card made me go awww and your son's comments made me laugh. Gorgeous card and so apt for a new baby.

    xx

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  31. gorgeous card, I love the way you have built up the layered background.
    Kelly xx

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  32. Oh! Vicky this is just adorable, what a fabulous baby card, made me all aaahhhh!!!!!!!!! and remember!

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  33. Such a sweet card, Vicky. A perfect baby card! Yes, I do remember little Bambi going off with Thumper. One of the very first movies I cried at.
    Life in your home sounds such fun! My boy is grown now, but some of the things that your boys come out with bring back happy memories.

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  34. Hi Vicky, glad you came over all gooey cos this is simply beautiful. Your stamping never ceases to amaze me always so perfect and your colour choices are always so impeccable.

    Marie

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  35. Superb stamping as ever Vicky
    Wonderful background
    Thanks very much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  36. Hi Vicky, such a cute card. Have to admit to never having seen Bambi all the way through - I can't watch some films as I get too involved and end up crying! Sad or what! Even somewhat embarrassing if I'm at the cinema. I cried at the end of Toy Story 3, good job the cinema was full of little kids who didn't notice my red eyes! Sarah

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  37. I have always loved that stamp set... don't have it, but always admired it. You completely did the whole Bambi idea justice. Great card! And, what is it with boys and making odd faces and sounds?!? :)

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  38. Oh this is so sweet! Such an adorable scene, perfect baby card :o) Lisa x

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  39. I really enjoy seeing your cards, especially since you started creating scenes on them. TFS! Janna

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  40. Bambi does it for me every time... The cutest card i have seen in many a year, awwwww...
    Has to be one of my favourites from this weeks entries:-)

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  41. What a perfect scene and a perfect baby card!

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  42. What a cutie brings back memories of Bambie from childhood days long gone just lovely Luv Sue x

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  43. What a sweet and lovely card, Vicky!! Such a pretty scene...love all the details... and a wonderful baby card!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x