Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Simon Says Stamp DT - Let it snow!!

Time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp and this week our theme is Let it Snow!! Very appropriate for those of us in the UK as we're forcast snow for the end of the week - do hope so, I love it!! I went a little crazy for this challenge and have created an exploding box to give my children to have fun with in the run up to Christmas. When I was little we had a double LP (yes, one of those things before CD's LOL) with Christmas songs on and the album sleeve opened up to reveal the most amazing pop up scene you ever saw with a gingerbread Santa sweet shop, trees, the sleigh and reindeer - OMG I loved looking at it and this gave me the idea to make a somewhat small version for my children! So, when they lift the lid of their box here is what they'll find...........

A snow scene complete with "falling" snowflakes!! (OK they're suspended on acetate strips but I'm sure they won't mind!!
I used the gorgeous Tilda and Edwin skating stamp and coloured it with copics. I've added lots of stickles to Tilda's coat trims. They can skate around a full circle if you turn the little wheel you see at the front.
I have used the Magnolia forest stamp several times to create a snowy forest around the ice rink along with part of the open gate stamp by Magnolia. I have added lots of Martha Stewart glitter to the trees on tops of the fence. The "snow" is some white felt sprinkled with glitter and I've used some tiny pom poms for piles of snowballs.

You can turn Tilda and Edwin around on their ice rink using the little wheel therefore I had to fashion some sort of back for them. Don't look too close LOL my drawing isn't quite up to Pauline's standards LOL, plus the pen I used was a little too thick for drawing.

On the front panel I have used some Spellbinder Create a Flake 1 dies for the snowflakes and the Magnolia doo hickey tag and a sentiment from Magnolia stamped with distress ink and sprinkled with glitter before it dried.
I love this side of the box as it has some of the words to "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" on it - love that song it is soooo Christamssy! The papers are by Magnolia from last year's Christmas collection and I've used Tim Holtz snowflake on the edge die around the edges of the lid along with some lace from my stash.

I added some paper from MME's Christmas glitter stack to the lid along with a chiffon bow and some plastic snowflakes from my stash. Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Have a look at the rest of the teams stunning creations here! Thanks for looking! x


Sam Barry said...

This is the most amazing expoding box you are amazing I am sure your children will love it.

Dot said...

Anazing box, it is wonderful. I think you have done the back on Tilda and Edwin realy good.
hugs Dorte

Anonymous said...

Bimey..thats just incredible - WOW!

lalkygirl said...

wow wow wow,jane this is utterly divine,i love all the stunning details and the papers are gorgeous,on top of that tilda skates!!!!,you are so creative,
happy crafting
lalkygirl x

debby4000 said...

WOW, I'm lost for words, its amazing Jane.

Lydia said...

So creative! Beautiful
I like the skating part! You did a great job drawing the backsite of Edwin and Tilda.
Thanks for showing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
WOW WOW WOW & another WOW this is fantastic, your children will love it, you are soooooooooo
clever with your fantastic/super idea's.
Sandra (craftynan)

AsilisA MaM said...

no words to express my feeling when I saw your AMAZING box! I like these pop up scenes very much... all detailsare are decorated so creativly, not speaking about moving Tilda and Edwin - really Christmas fairy-tale!

Summite said...

It's an amazing creation no word can describe my admiration. I am picking up my jaw from the floor. Your kids are very lucky. CONGRAT

Astrid said...

WOW Jane, this is very very gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Mo said...

Jane, your box is amazing..., I have no words its just gorgeous !!!

Anonymous said...

Wowzers Jane, how gorgeous is this??
A truly magical box, love, love, love the scene inside :)

Hugs, Marlene xx

Andrea C said...

I knew from the thumbnail that it was going to be something spectacular and let's just say I wasn't wrong. SPECTACULAR x

kelly said...

Beautiful box Jane,your kids will have fun making them go the idea.

Spyder said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!(and the back is just perfect too)


email: said...

Oh JANE! This project is just stunning!! I love that you made Tilda & Edwin 3D and the whole scenery is like a winter wonderland! Would make a fabby gift or decoration!!

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Nelly said...

so ORIGINAL box!!!! I make one wedding exploding box... but this box is really cool!!!

Tracey T said...

Oh my goodness - this is absolutely incredible! And your drawing on the back of Tilda and Edwin is lovely - much better than I could ever do! Tracey T x

Rica said...

Well Jane - you've totally blown me away with this one - it's truly an inspirational, awesome creation!!!
hugs Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

jane ,,, you are just TOOO bloomin clever !!!! this is absolutely BRILLIANT !! I wouldn't let the kids near it till they're at least 20 !!!,,, or under strict supervision lol :-) it really is a work of art !! well done you !!

Lols x x x

Chelsea said...

Okay Jane, you are so amazing! How on earth did you come up with the drawing of there backside! Wow! You have major talents and this project is so wonderful!

Lorraine said...

wow Jane this is a work of art its beautiful huni xx

Annette said...

OMG!!! This is sooo beautiful and such a smart idea. I really love Tilda and Edwins backside. Lovely!!

yvon said...

Ooh my goss, i have never seen anything like this. This is so beautiful. I love it.
Hugs, Yvon

Lynne in NI said...

W-O-W! What a fabulous box ... your kids are gonna love it!

Shazza said...

WOW this is just AMAZING!!!!!!!! It must have taken you ages

Scrappy Mel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Jaw Dropping. You are extremely talented for making this all from scratch. I was wondering how the Tilda and Edwin would turn around if you didn't have the back stamped, but then you drew them yourself and they look great!
You've definately earned another follower!

Trina said...

Oh my goodness!! This is amazing!!

ellabella said...

Amazing!!!! IT ROCKS!!!!
Great work!

Christine said...

Wow, Jane, what can I say. This is just about the most amazing thing I have ever seen before. I mean, really, you drew in and colored their backs. I can see why your kids would want to look at it over and over again. I can't stop looking at it. Those falling snowflakes are the most fab ever. What a wonderful idea. I think I could go on and on but I think that I will just go take another look again and dream of having that much talent! Have a wonderful day!
xoxo, Christine

Fiona said...

Oh Jane, this is just the most spectacular piece I have seen. It's not often that I am lost for words, but......WOW.....!!!!
You truly are and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Fiona x