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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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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Guylian Choc Box

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So, I have a bit of a treat for you on today’s post. Not only is this a project that involves chocolate – Guylian chocolate at that. But this is a project WITH A VIDEO TUTORIAL! *screams* I’ve finally given myself a talking to and taken the plunge – let me know what you think!

This project is a gorgeous little box for Guylian chocolates. I’ve focused a on flowers and Christmas recently so decided to strip back to basics on this one and make it simple without using too many different supplies.

Smokey Slate is my grey of choice which I then accented with Cherry Cobbler – LOVE! It may be a new favourite combination of mine. The box is then finished with a bit of twine and a tag to co-ordinate.

Let me know your thoughts!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne


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Measurements:

  • 1 piece of card stock measuring 111/4″ x 61/4″ (28.5cm x 15.8cm)
  • 1 piece of Designer Series Paper measuring 35/8″ x 35/8″ (9.2cm x 9.2cm)
  • 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 35/8″ x 1″  (9.2cm x 2.5cm)
  • A scrap of card stock for the 13/4″ Circle.
  • A scrap of card stock for the Darling Label Punch and Stamping.

Scoring:

Imperial:
LONG SIDE: 11/4″, 5″, 61/4″, 10″
SHORT SIDE: 11/4″, 5″

Metric:
LONG SIDE: 3.1cm, 12.7cm, 15.8cm, 25.4cm
SHORT SIDE: 3.1cm, 12.7cm

 

Many Merry Thanks

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How gorgeous is the deer on this card? I couldn’t wait to use it when I first opened the stamp set but wasn’t sure what to do with it. Doing my usual browsing of Pinterest and other craft forums, I came across a card from a fellow demo Karen McClure using the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP). Unfortunately, the Dashing Along DSP was only available for a limited time as part of an offer in September, so I decided to make my own interpretation with products still available in the current catalogues.

Combining tone on tone with the beautiful die cut from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies is absolutely gorgeous and I think everyone would agree that the combination of Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake suits the festive season perfectly.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the deer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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