Coming Home to You

I love trying out new techniques and whilst I have done sponging before, I’ve never paired it up with masking at the same time. So I thought I would give it a shot! The moon on this card was masked prior to sponging the gorgeous shades of blue background, to give the effect of a night sky and I absolutely love the results!

I teamed my background up with the Coming Home stamp set, using blends to colour in the images (of course!) and then layered them up on the front to create a cute little scene. I am such a fan of these little houses and trees.

When I had finished the scene, I picked a message from the Peace & Joy stamp set and finish the night sky with the little stars from the All the Trimmings embellishments. Which I think finishes the card front off perfectly! What do you think?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Simple Sunday: Gnome for the Holidays

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set, which I think is so adorable!

I love colouring in images with my blends and this stamp set really offers some great opportunities to do that. I coloured in the cute little tree house and the gnome using various colours – my video details which ones. The great thing about Stampin’ Up! stamp sets is the stamped image gives you indications of where the light and shade should be, making blending even easier!

Once completed, I fussy cut around the gnome and used dimensionals to pop him onto the front of the card topper. Finishing the whole card with a small bow of braided linen trim. How cute?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping

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Snowflake Domed Splendor

Hands up, how likes an abnormal shaped box? Or something that is a little different to the norm? Well, today’s project is certainly along those lines. Now I’m not the first person to make a box like this, and I’ve seen far too many to credit a single person. So I thought I’d try my own version – these are quite a large size, and will fit a good quantity of treats.

I haven’t used the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP) in a while and it is such beautiful paper, that I reached out for it again. The colours are absolutely gorgeous and so is the matching ribbon. The picture below shows the iridescent sheen to the ribbon, which makes it sparkle against any project.

I finish my project off with a tag made from Balmy Blue glimmer paper and a Whisper White stitched circle. The stamp is from the cute Snowman Season stamp set and finished the label well.

Which pattern do you prefer – the watercolour ombre one or the snowflakes?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 111/2 x 61/2 inches
  • Whisper White Scrap
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Scrap

Scoring:

  • Long Side Full Scores = 23/4, 51/2, 81/4, 11 inches
  • Short Side Full Scores = 23/4 inches
  • Long Side Partial Scores = 13/8, 41/8, 67/8, 95/8 inches

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Snowy Snowmen

It’s starting to get chilly here in the UK with the first of the gritters heading out onto the roads where I live. In my house, we combat the cold with fluffy blankets, dressing gowns and fluffy socks (as well as the central heating!). But of course, this time of year is brilliant weather for winter critters and snowmen!

Today’s card features these three cute snowmen, who as you can see are having lots of fun outside, and uses one of my favourite colour combinations – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Pool Party.

After stamping the snowmen in Memento, I used my blends to add a pop of colour before layering onto matts of each colour. I really love how it turned out!

Do you enjoy this time of year and getting cosy? Let me know.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Curvy yet Slimline?

Between now and January 4th, there is a bundle available with is part of an early release – but with 2 exclusive additions. I got my hands on the bundle and got playing with it almost immediately and this box is the first thing I made. It’s a good size and without testing the theory, I believe it would one of the larger bars of chocolate such as Galaxy, Aero or Dairy Milk.

The exclusive 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper that comes as part of the bundle has three colours – Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce, as demonstrated by this box. They are gorgeous colours and will make Christmas crafting so easy!

There are two stamp sets as part of the bundle, one themed around Christmas and is again an exclusive to the this promotion – I paired up my sentiment along side a trail of gorgeous stars.

To finish off the box, I used one of my favourite ribbons – the metallic edged ribbon, this one being the Whisper White & Silver version. I absolutely love it and need to buy more!

Have you got your hands on the Curvy Variety Bundle yet?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock Piece 1 = 81/4 x 10 inches
  • Cardstock Piece 2 = 51/2 x 2 inches
  • Whisper White = 51/4 x 13/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Piece 1 = 6 x 23/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Piece 2 = 6 x 13/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Piece 3 = 6 x 3/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Piece 4 (2 pieces) = 23/4 x 3/4 inches

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Simple Sunday: Snowflake Wishes

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Snowflake Wishes stamp set which is absolutely gorgeous!

For the stamping, I used two different shades of blue and used the ‘Stamp Off’ technique to get the first and second generation shades of each colour – watch my video to see how I do this. My sentiment was stamped first and then 3 differing snowflakes stamped around using this technique.

Once completed, it looked a little ‘flat’ so I grabbed my Wink of Stella and gave each of the snowflakes and the sentiment a touch of glitter – which has made the card so sparkly! I love it.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches

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Merry Owlmas!

I love a cute stamp set, especially little characters that I can colour in with my blends – and aren’t these little owls the cutest little family? I wanted to make the card simple, so that the owls were the main feature and the attention wasn’t drawn away from them. So, I used three colours plus white, to keep it as simple as possible.

One of my favourite colour combinations is a red such as Cherry Cobbler or Real Red paired together with Pool Party. The contrast between the two colours is gorgeous and was a recent colour challenge in a Stampin’ Up! group I am a part of.

The card base is Crumb Cake to match the owls bodies, with simple matts behind the main image. No ribbbon, no embellishments, just simple card layers and some colouring. Which I think is rather adorable!

What do you think?

Best wishes,
Suzanne

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Gleaming Selection Box

I think I am well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit now – the second lockdown that the UK currently faces has almost pushed me into getting organised and so my projects have turned to Christmas treats for my team at work. Every year, they get a box (or bag) of handmade gifts from me as a Christmas present usually including something tasty and something they can put to use in their role.

This gorgeous box is a selection box and houses four different mini chocolate bars (multipack size). Rather than building segments into the base, I have created four separate mini boxes and then housed them with a single lid. The Brightly Gleaming paper has to be one of my ultimate favourites and I will be sad to stop using this paper when the Mini Catalogue comes to an end. However, whilst its still here, I will continue to use it as much as I can (and quite possibly buy more!)

What chocolates would you house in a box like this? Let me know…

Best wishes,
Suzanne

This video was recorded during my TFI Crafty Friday Live – Please feel free to skip sections where I am chatting to those watching live.

Measurements:

  • 4 pieces Whisper White = 31/8 x 55/8 inches
  • Night of Navy = 71/2 x 53/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 51/2 x 33/4 inches
  • Tag = 2 x 3 inches

Scoring:

  • 7/8 inch on all four sides on all five pieces.

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Flutterby Hi

Teeny tiny projects are the best, they’re so cute and are really good for the craft supplies! This cute little book fold box was cased from Pootles, with some changes to the measurements and the design. It fits two mini Green & Blacks chocolates, one in each half of the holder.

Using leftover elements of my Wrapped in Christmas project kit, I made a contrasting Shaded Spruce & Real Red version. The ribbon is absolutely gorgeous and ties the best bows!

With the paper in the Project Kit, you could make approximately 80 of these as gifts. Or approximately 70 if you make the projects included both in the box and the video mini series!

I hope you enjoy this project!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 41/2 x 9 inches
  • Designer Series Paper

Scoring:

  • Long Side (9) = 1/2, 1, 21/4, 23/4, 4 inches on both sides
  • Short Side (41/2) = 1/2, 1 inches on both sides

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