Friday 28 February 2014

Thinking about Life in the Forest

I knew I'd love using Stampin' Up's Life in the Forest stamp set. The foxy little fellow from the set is gorgeous and I imagined him being quite thoughtful as he padded about the forest! Come and see:

I've used a split background again - I love doing this and it means I can introduce a little textured core'dinations card stock for a bit of subtle texture. The top half of the panel is stamped with the Hardwood background stamp - a real must-have in my opinion!

What a sweetheart this fabulous fox is! I stamped him onto watercolour paper so that I could watercolour him properly with my aquapainter. I found that stamping in Early Espresso meant that I could mix some of the brown ink into the Cajun Craze. Mr Fox comes with dots for eyes which are lovely but it's easy and fun to change the shape with a marker to change his expression as I've done here.

The beauty of the Just Sayin' speech and think bubbles is that you can make them say whatever you want! I made my card to let a friend know I was thinking of her so this sentiment from Peaceful Petals worked well and I just used my stamp-a-majig to position it perfectly within the frame.

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The Life in the Forest creatures aren't the only cuties I've come across this week. "Did I show you the video of the deer making a noise?" my daughter asked chattily at the weekend when I got to spend an increasingly rare half hour with her. "Erm... no," I said. And then: "For goodness sake - how did you come across that? I mean what do you google to get a deer making a noise?!" She looked at me pityingly, the woman who doesn't come across cute videos in the course of my internet activity!

Well I bet you're just dying to see the video of the deer making a noise aren't you? Okay - here it is:

Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Ooh what a cute Bambi in that video!! Love your card also and felt in love with that set! The little mouse in that set is also adorabel! Xx Erna

  2. Cute card.

    Hmm, I think that deer thinks it's a sheep - bleating like that!

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. What a sweet face on the fox. I do like that hardwood background stamp. Looks great on this card. The video is the sweetest. So cool that someone got so close to the little deer.

  4. Great card again Vicky and just love the fox. Cute video too, sounds like the deer is saying Neeeep lol ;) Viv xx

  5. Oh this is sooo cute Vicky! Your card is too! ;) Really though your card is a real sweety! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. Who knew deer made a noise like a little baby. So cute. I love your woodland card too.


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