Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Snow Scene - Shadow Box

 Hello all, it's been a while since I last posted, so thought I'd share this little Shadow Box that I made just for fun. It's one of the new Sizzix Brenda Walton Dies... it's a lot smaller than I expected... about 8.5cm x 7.5cm when assembled... but hey, small can be fun too! ;-)

I cut the Shadow Box itself out of white pearl card. Then for background I used some night sky paper that was freebie in magazine a while back. I've used a Cheery Lynn - Winter Neighbourhood Border and created layers by building up with 3D foam squares. I've also cut a couple of layers by hand to look like snowy hills.

Then had to decide what to put at the front as it looked a bit boring. I tried all sorts but wasn't happy until I found this wonderful Boy and Girl Skating on Graphics Fairy. Yes, the skaters are a bit big in comparison to the houses... but the street is further away than it looks!!! honest! Lol

I decided against too many embellies as don't think it needs it ... so just put some silver nailheads on each corner.
Hope you like it!! My Daughter and Mum really love it!

Are you all ready for Christmas now?

Tesco have just delivered our main food shop and they had everything in stock!! Yay! they had even reserved my favourite Mr Kipling's Winter Whirls!! (they are sold out everywhere near here) and they gave us a little box of choccies for being a good customer... how kind!

Also one of our neighbours called around this morning...  a girl from the next road... and she brought some beautiful Christmas flowers for my mum to say Thank You for putting her bin out and bringing it in throughout the year!!  what a lovely gesture... it has restored my faith in humanity.

Ah well, my daughter has just arrived back from North Yorkshire to spend Christmas with Mum and I... I was very worried about her travelling in this awful weather... but luckily she got her train ok and is back safe and sound. So I feel I can relax again now... she tells me not to worry so much... but I can't help it!!!

Just in case I don't catch up with you before the big day... I would like to thank you for all your lovely comments and support throughout the year!! it really means a lot to me!!
Hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!!
I know some people might be unwell or going through a bad time... if so then I send you huge hugs and really hope that things improve for you very soon.
Take Care
Lots of Love


coops said...

oh wow love this sue.fabulous deign, the winter scene and dimension are stunning and gorgeous silhouette images.
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas.

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Oh WOW Sue, your Shadow Box is stunning!! I love the beautiful scene you've created..the silhouette skaters look perfect! I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Anneke said...

dear Sue.
i am realy speakless, because i see here the most beautiful scène..
what a fantastic work and i love the silhouets on the front.

EELS said...

Sue you have done a magnificent job on the shadow box, the skaters look just right for it.
The winter scene is something we will never experience here in Aussie of course - instead we are sizzling today with 35 degrees celcius sweat sweat lol.
Cheers for now

Janice said...

What a super shadow box Sue, very creative and the skaters at the front are the perfect finishing touch. Hope you have a lovely Christmas now that your daughter is home, I know it will be a sad one too. Take care Sue & happy cooking! Jx

Sue said...

This is stunning Sue, such a beautiful design and I love the ice skaters you have added.
I am pleased that your daughter has arrived safe and sound.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
hugs Sue xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely creation!! The dies are so fun and delicate! Have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year with your family !!

Jo said...

Wow, Sue, this is just fabulous.....gorgeous dies & the skaters are just perfect! Sending you & yours lots of Christmas wishes.....hope you have a lovely time!
hugs Jo x

Betka said...

Wow Sue! This is FAB shadow box! I want to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Big hugs (:Betka:)

meg said...

Fantastic scene Sue the ice skaters are perfect they really draw your eye and finish the box perfectly. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs Meg xx

Pat said...

Sue your shadow box is stunning, really beautiful. Hope you, your daughter and Mum have a wonderful Christmas.

Pat xx

mixamatoasties said...

Oh wow, Sue, this is fabulous! Love it.

Merry Christmas.

Susan xx

cotnob said...

This is a wonderful Shadow Box Sue, I love the fabulous little scene in the background with your gorgeous skating boy and girl. It must have been very fiddly being so small and you were so right not to over embellish.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Jules said...

Hi Sue

This little creation is stunning .. .. I love it so much!! A beautiful finished look.

I am pleased your daughter has arrived with you safe and sound. Our Son should travel to us Friday if the roads will allow it.

Have a really lovely Christmas and a great 2014 Sue!

Love Jules xx

SusanLotus said...

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas full of joy and love.

Warm hugs

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and wishing you a very merry Christmas too...:o)

biggest of love n hugs Vicky xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Dear Sue,
you created another breathe takles creation.
At this moment I want to wish you and your love ones Merry Christmas
and I want to say thank you for all of your tresured comments on my blog
hugs and love Tamara

Wishcraft said...

Ooh I think it looks fabulous Sue! Gorgeous design, love the scene you've created. Merry Christmas hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lily Anuska said...

Dear Sue. How beautiful shadow box. Love all the details and silhouettes that you use. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely fabulous, just love it. Very clever and looks stunning.
Just enjoyed a lovely evening of Midsommer Murders but can't wait till tomorrow evening, sod the presents and the food just need a shot of Downton.

Have a good day but an even better Evening.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Sue.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

This is definitely one of my favorite Christmas designs this year! Love the nostalgic feel of this scene, with silhouette skaters against the all snowy background. Wonderful!!!

Kathleen said...

Well, wasn't that brilliant, just loved it, sorry they didn't take notice of your script but maybe next year.
Hope you have had a fabulous day.


Kath xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous creation Sue. Really pretty and makes me think of Christmas seeing the skaters.

Glad you had all your food delivered okay. We had a few hic ups with Asda!!!

I hope you are having a lovely time with your Mum and daughter. Watched Downton last night so that made my Christmas and Call the Midwife of course.

Christmas Blessings

theresa dickinson said...

love this work, jus thought this new year coming will be bright and following my dt team mates , all the best sue x

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful shadow box Sue, love the gorgeous scene you've created.

Donna x

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful shadow box, makes a fabulous tribute to winter, you created a wonderful scene!

meg said...

Happy New Year Sue All the best to you and family

Hugs Megxx

Ira Huberts said...

Wowzers!! Love love your shadow box card Sue, this truly is amazing!! Oh, those fine silhouettes... this will make such a beautiful adornment, you should leave it up as long as it's winter!! Lots of love, Ira xox
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