Saturday, 19 May 2012

Little Additions baby

My husband told me that he was taking our youngest son shopping this morning. He said it with such a ridiculously casual air that even if I didn't know that he loathes shopping, I would instantly have known he was off to search for my birthday present! Since the rest of the family disappeared with various friends I was left home alone and there are no prizes for guessing what I got up to! Come and have a look:


This is my card for today's Less is More challenge to make baby/children cards. The thing that really takes my breath away when I see babies is their purity - that astonishing skin! - and this card is all about that. I stamped the cot in versamark on Naturals Ivory card stock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder before cutting it out with my sharp paper snips. I love the curvy shape of this cot from Little Additions.


The sentiment was stamped in Basic Grey on Very Vanilla card stock and trimmed into a banner. I added the pretty in pink heart, punched out with my Owl punch, just below the little heart on the cot.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Little Additions
Ink: Basic Grey
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Other: Owl punch and 1 1/4" punch, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Making baby cards always makes me feel wistful for my own lovely babies. I once spent about an hour wafting a sheet up and down on the bed because it made my baby daughter giggle. It was her first real laugh and it was the most wonderful sound I'd ever heard in my life. 

I can't wait to see the baby fest that will be the Less is More gallery today! See you soon,

45 comments:

  1. Hola Vicky, a cot is place full of dreams and memories, a cot in a home change ALL our life:D, by the way...the men don't now to hide:D:D:D:D.
    Great card, simply perfect and beautiful memories.
    A hug from hte cloudy island

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  2. Hello Vicky

    This is just brilliant, and so adorable. I love the soft gentle colours and the addition of the heart is just perfect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. Love it! It oozes peace and serenity!

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  4. Such a lovely card Vicky :o) Love that cot and your added details. Hugs, Lisa x

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  5. Thanks for your lovely comment Vicky. I so admire those who can keep their projects simple. It looks so effective. Will be following with interest from now on.
    Hugs, Buttons x

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  6. What a beautiful cot, as you say so curvey, such a pretty card, love the colours you have used

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  7. A fabulous CAS card Vicky, love the cot!
    Val x

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  8. Fantastic card of course Vicky
    Aww baby giggles are just the best aren't they. We had lots of those whilst baby Joe as here He is such a happy little sole
    Hope your hubby and sons shopping trip is a successful one!
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. My friend and I work together and she is dying for this set. I have balked at it and we have not come up with a compromise yet. Your card is a point in her favor for us to get it for the business! She thanks you, I am sure!

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  10. So lovely. Your card made me go all misty eyed remembering when my two were babies and I just sat looking at them while they slept!xx

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  11. Vicky another beautiful creation I just love this and if you dont mind I'd really like to case it its just perfect, simple, classy and very very gorgeous.
    Debbie
    :)

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  12. What a wonderful baby card. I love the simplicity of it.

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  13. This is just perfection Vicky, exactly the sort of card I'd see in one of those top notch card shops :0) I love the tone on tone embossed cot.
    Love you shared memories, I can't help smile when I hear a baby giggle :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. Such a cute card Vicky and less certainly is more...

    Anne

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  15. This one is SUPER CAS. A definitely LESS IS MORE effect. Perfect xxx

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  16. Awesome card Vicky. I love everything about it!

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  17. Just so beautiful Vicky - it looks so classy and professional.
    Tara x

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  18. This looks awesome Vicky!
    I hope your husband's shopping trip is successful... I have to rely on my daughter for presents from my husband.. she's a great shopper, unlike him!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. This looks great xx Jan

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  20. Your card is, as ever, fabulous. Perfectly cas.
    I got quite emotional reading about your daughters first giggle. These are the moments we treasure for ever aren`t they and they come free.
    Lynne xxx

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  21. As usual a brilliant CAS card Vicky. I should make an effort for this challenge as my cousin's first baby is due in two weeks (but I'm sadly lacking in baby stamps.) She has been calling it Raisin for the last few months as that's how big it was in the first scan. (or so she thought) Lovely baby memories from you and hope you get something decent for your birthday, unlike my friend who once received an iron from her husband!

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  22. Vicky this is so cute and adorable!
    With no children of my own, I cherish every moment I get with my neice and nephew, and their giggles and laughter are a certain heart filler.
    Hope your families shopping trip was successful!?

    Bev.x

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  23. Perfect!! Sweet and gentle just like a baby!

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  24. Gorgeous Vicky! So clean and simple, yet perfect for a baby. I am pinning this one!

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  25. Love this stamp Vicky - laughed about your pretend horse. You probably wouldn't get away with that now - the health and safety police wouldn't let you!

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  26. ah what a cute card so simple but so cute! I'm sure any mum would love to get this card for her new baby!
    Kelly

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  27. A perfect card as usual, you have a super style.

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  28. Absolutely perfect! I do like the embossed cot - simple and lovely. I did enjoy reading your post and your memories of the giggles! I do hope your husband's shopping trip was successful too.

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  29. I've stopped by your blog a couple of times due to the fact that your lovely cards have caught my eye. Your "yellow hot air balloon" card that won the LIM challenges is gorgeous and so is this card!

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  30. Beautiful card Vicky - CAS perfection! xx

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  31. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card...... Love the image ..... I adore babies everything about them ... Soft skin....love little chubby ones my eldest grand daughter Gemma had little straight chubby legs they was so cute she walked at Nine months......my middle grand daughter could not giggle out loud it was all muffled don't know why she is ok now...... Babies are my 1st love ....... sorry Roy .... You are 2nd place .........
    Hugs Sylvie xxx
    Sorry for waffling on ....

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  32. Brilliant baby card Vicky so sweet and what a lovely memory it bought back Luv Sue x

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  33. That's gorgeous Vicky! I love the sheen on those cot bars!

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  34. Vicky, this is so sweet! It's just so delicate and perfect for a new baby! LOve it!

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  35. Another super cute card again Vicky, I love it :) Viv xx

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  36. What a sweetly perfect CAS card for the LIM challenge.
    Cheers, Karen

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  37. Really perfect baby card and congrats on being showcased a really well deserved win that yellow card was gorgeous1 x

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  38. This makes you go all wistful and gooey. Gorgeous card. Lynn x

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  39. The little cot is absolutely perfect. x

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  40. Vicky
    You had a great idea with this crib. Parents of baby who will get this card will be delighted. In your piece is all: the hope, love, joy and innocence of the little man. Gracious

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  41. This is a lovely card for a new bundle of joy! Very elegant!

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  42. Oh my goodness you really have captured the purity of newborn babies with this stunning card. Wonderful!!!!
    Diane

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  43. So CAS and so sweet.
    Linbyx

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