Saturday, 20 August 2016

Back to school - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning ladies and germs!

The holidays here are almost over (or already over in Scotland), and it's time for the youngsters to head back to school. It's a biggie this year for my daughter, as she's leaving school and starting college to do her A-Levels. It will mean a whole new level of independence for her, having to get herself out of bed in the mornings, and travel there and back on public transport (her high school was less than 5 minutes walk from our house!). she seems pretty excited, but I think there's a fair amount of worry too, as she still has to nail down the subjects she wants to do (which she has to tell them this Thursday...)

So, all of this ties in nicely with the theme at this week's Sweet Stampin' challenge, which is back to school.

Great minds definitely think alike, because there were FOUR of us on the DT that chose a LOTV stamp from our stash for this theme.
This is my offering:

I used some Grace Taylor papers, and fussy cut a few pencils from one of the sheets to use as embellishments. I added a LOTV sentiment, and there you have it.

i hope you'll go have a looksee at this fella's brothers and sister, as well as the other gorgeous examples waiting for you over on the Sweet Stampin' blog, and why not come and play along?

Have a fantabulous weekend!



brenda said...

A very sweet image and creation Sammy, hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Valerija said...

Lovely card.
Valerija xx

Tracey T said...

Don't think you can beat LotV stamps for back to school cards, Sammy! This is fab and I love the sentiment - so important for kids to enjoy school. Lovin' the pencils too! xx

Chris said...

You've made a fabulous job of this card Sammy, beautiful colouring of your cute image, perfect choice of papers and a lovely clean design.
What an exciting time for your daughter, hope she has fun too!
Enjoy your weekend.

Unknown said...

Aww this is so cute! Love the fun papers!
Lucy x

cotnob said...

A super card Sammy, such a sweet image and great papers.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sammy, I like the image and the papers
Kevin xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww Sammy, exciting and nerve wracking all at once! Hope she settles on her subjects soon and is happy with her choices. Good luck wishes!! Love your fabby card this week hun. Too funny that there were so many sweet LOTV cards. But they ARE so perfect for this theme aren't they?! Love the sweet pencils and fab papers and layout. Gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Christine L said...

Loving your fab card Sammy.. doesn't he look a sight in that oversized uniform!!

Big steps for your daughter... mine both did that.... then went to Uni.... then one went to live in Bermuda... and now she's in London working in hedge funds!! and needless to say, I've worried for each and every one of the steps!!

Christine x

Pamellia said...

Adorable Sammy! What a perfect back to school image, and I love the pencil pattern paper, so fun!! Great colours, fabulous design!! hugs :)

Kat W said...

This just shows that it's impossible to resist the cuteness of LOTV! The crayon and hopscotch DP is pretty cute too, and gorgeously colourful too.
I hope your daughter enjoys her new adventure and I wish her all the best at college :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Carole said...

Oh how I love your card Sammy...LOTV has some real cute images don't they! Love your choice of background paper.

Jane Savage said...

Aww what a cutie! Great papers too! xxx