Saturday 23 November 2013

Sweet Stampin's birthday!

Hello all, hope you're ready to celebrate, because today we're passing 'round the virtual cake, as Sweet Stampin' is 4 years old!

Even though it's not my week, most of us on team Fi decided to join in with the festivities, and make a card for this week's challenge which, perhaps unsurprisingly, is  "Cause for Celebration"

And here is my card for the occasion:

I used another LOTV stamp "Big Present" and coloured him to match some loose nautical papers I found hidden in my stash. I then die-cut said papers into hexagons using a Joanna Sheen die (one hexagon at a time! *sigh*) before sticking them down and adding faux stitching to them all.

The sentiment is from a "Craft UK" football set I won recently.

I just adore this stamp... He is totally shaking the box to see if he can figure out what's in it! (which is exactly what my son was doing yesterday too, lol)

So, before you run off to make some gorgeous celebratory makes for our challenge, be sure to go visit the rest of the DT to see their fantastic projects!

Oh, and there's the prizes, of course! This week, there's a fabulous £10 up for grabs from Bunny Zoe's

And of course there's the monthly sponsor, which is the Ribbon Girl, who are also offering £10

And there are several other prizes up for grabs, including Wild Orchid Crafts, Crafter's Companion, and a whole heap of goodies! So Whatever you do, make sure you enter this one!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Natalie and Amy - For the boys
Love to scrap - Boyz rule
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Sister act - anything goes
Wags n whiskers - Cards for kids
4 crafty chicks - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Stitching real or faux
Crafting by designs - Anything goes with a birthday twist
Crafting for all seasons - Stitching real or faux

Have a fabby day, and enjoy the cake! ;-)



Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sammy. I love the image and the hexagon patchwork background looks wonderful with those fabulous papers.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Brilliant use of the hexagons, and i agree one at a time...ugh, but the end result is

Sarah said...

Perfect card for a little fella Sammy x

Chris said...

Fab card, Sammy! Cute little boy, great colour scheme and the hexagonal patchwork looks amazing!

Leanne said...

Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

Leanne said...

Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

An Occasional Genius said...

Well I am feeling celebratory but no cake for me, might make rice pudding in a bit, will that do?! I love your card, & so impressed at your diligence with the hexagons ;-) Thank you for being such a lovely member of the SS team & celebrating with us xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sammy,I like the patch work design and the fab image
Kevin xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Great card Sammy. I love your work and am so grateful for your kind words on my Blog. Judy x

Kathleen said...

One of my favorite LOTV images and you have made a fabulous card with him, love the patchwork and your colour choice.

Kath x

Lynne in NI said...

FAB card, I love how you used your hexagons :)

gail said...

great card, love this LOV image.

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous love the colour
Hugs Kate xx

carol said...

Hiya...Gorgeous card, super design, especially the background, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS this week x Carol

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sammy, I love your hexagon background - well worth all of the effort.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That's adorable, love the way he pops off the page

Lozzy said...

Love this Sammy, so sweet image and hope your son had a great birthday. Great happy colours with the papers and all the hexagons. Just think of your muscles building every time you turn the handle..Hugs Lozzy xx

Tamie said...

Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Qie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good Luck.

Darnell said...

Your hexagon design to show off that sweet shaking-the-box boy is fantastic, Sammy! I'm so glad that your real-life celebrations went well!! Hugs, Darnell

Kat W said...

This was obviously a labour of love with the hexagons but it was totally worth it - the background is stunning!
The image is so cute and it looks great with the box hanging over the edge of the main image panel :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Gail said...

You are so motivated and persisted in making this outstanding card with all the hexagons. This is truly a fabulous piece of art. This little image is colored magnificently. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Gail

La Vikinga said...

Hi Sammy; you have really made an effort to do some serious stitching! That's a nice card, so thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons with your creation this week!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

Jane Savage said...

All your hard work and attention to detail has really paid off, Sammy, this is an awesome card. Perfect for a little man.xx

Susan Hogan said...

Stunning - such a wonderful boy card.

Pia S said...

This boy is one of my favorite LOTV images - he reminds me so of one of my nephews - they got the exact same hair style! I love the patchwork background you've made with nautical themed papers. Brilliant!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love tat cute little boy and the hexagon's you used. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!