Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I know it's late but here's some Christmas tag ideas

I know it's probably a bit late to share some ideas for easy homemade Christmas tags but I know you all have plenty of time to work on tags in the next 24 hours LOL! :)

On the weekend I made a pile of Christmas tags exclusively out of my scrap bin. I cut the tags with various Nestabilities dies and of course stamped them with my Cornish Heritage Farms stamps.


Set 1 supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Winter Vintage Signage by Cornish Heritage Farms, Aged Sheet music Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Prima flowers, button

Set 2 supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Christmas Cheer by Cornish Heritage Farms, Aged Sheet music Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack black, Meadow Green
Cardstock: DCWV
Patterned Paper: Various scraps
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Copic markers


Set 3 supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Baked with Love by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack black, cranberry, blue
Cardstock: Misc. scraps
Patterned Paper:Misc. scraps
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Stickles, Copic Markers

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's a wrap! CHF Challenge Chicks Monday


For today's Cornish Heritage Farms design team challenge, we were asked to do something related to gift wrapping.

I created my own wrapping paper by stamping on a large sheet of newsprint with Adirondack blue ink. Then I created a matching tag to attach to my gift using my label Nestability die and more layered stamping. This is a super environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to create your own customized wrap. I buy my newsprint in large pads from the art store (DeSerres) for less than $2 (approx 30-40 sheets!!).

This is a gift for my mom as she's the only one who will appreciate all the work it took for this package LOL! And I can't tell you what's inside since she reads my blog ;)

Be sure to shop by the other designers blogs for more great gift wrapping ideas: Julia, Kristine, Lesley, Kim, Carole and Becky.

We'd also love to see your wrapping ideas posted to the CHF gallery.

Supplies:
Stamps: Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Scripty words (to and from) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Blue Sailboat
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey (for brown part of tag)
Tools: Nestabilities die
Accessories: Copic markers, Offray ribbon, Large snowflake ribbon (Michaels)

Oh and also....I needed a few more quick cards to mail out before Christmas so I also whipped up these babies while I had all my supplies out. First I stamped a white card base with the Pin Dot Scrapblock. Then I randomly stamped snowflakes from the Joyeux Noel set before stamping the sentiment in black ink. Finished it off with a cut out of the snowman. I added some stickles to the snowflakes. Three cards in less than 10 minutes!!
Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch black, Sailboat blue, Denim
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:None (*GASP*)
Accessories: Stickles, Copic markers
Technique: Multi layer stamping

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Need some Christmas cards STAT?






Here's two super duper quick cards that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes each and you can use some itty bitty scraps in the process.

I just stamped the tree set from the Kim Hughes Heart Warmers set onto some scraps of Basic Grey Christmas papers and cut out. Then stamp the image onto your card base and glue the cut out images to it. Add a sentiment and you're done!

Supplies:

Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Christmas Cheer by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey
Technique: Paper piecing

Friday, December 19, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


Well, the forecasted storm has arrived and I'm home safe after leaving work early. I looking forward to doing some crafty stuff this afternoon (whooot!).

For now I thought I'd share with you a picture of my table top Christmas tree. We decided not to put up the full size tree this year since we will be celebrating at my Mom's place so last weekend we picked up this pre-lit little tree from Canadian Tire and I decorated it in a snowman theme. If you want to see a bit more close up photo, you should be able to click on the photo.

All the snowmen are felt and I found this amazing pom pom garland from the dollar store. The snowflakes are all sparkly plastic and there are some red glass balls. I really love the way it turned out!!

In case you were wondering ALL the decorations including the topper and pom pom trim are from Dollerama.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas, So Sketchy style.


Today's So Sketchy card sketch was a circular card. I adapted mine into a square card so you can see how you can use sketches and adapt them to your needs.

With this sketch I created a holiday card. I love the colours of these Melissa Frances papers and paired them together with the Joyeux Noel snowflake set from Cornish Heritage Farms. The sentiment is from the Mona Lisa Moments Christmas expressions (thanks Donna for pointing out my omission :) )

Supplies:
Stamps: Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms and Mona Lisa Moments Christmas Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark (for embossing)
Cardstock:Georgia Pacific (card base)
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Tools: Nestabilities dies, Coluzzle, Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Accessories: Buttons, White detail embossing powder by Stampendous
Technique: Heat embossing

Monday, December 15, 2008

A quick card and a huge SALE!!

Did you hear that Cornish Heritage Farms is having a big pre-Christmas SALE???? The more you buy, the more you save! So why not pick up some gifts AND some stuff for yourself?


I'll leave you with a very quick card I did using the distressed grid Scrapblock and the wedding sentiments set both from Cornish Heritage Farms. As you can see you can use the grid Scrapblock to give a graphic look as well as distressed. The little people are Cuttlebug dies.



Supplies:

Stamps: Distressed Grid Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa moments Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms (sentiment), Kim Hughes Tag You're It by Cornish Heritage Farms (hearts)

Ink: Adirondack Red Pepper, Adirondack Pitch Black

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzill black

Accessories: Cuttlebug people dies, Nestabilities label dies, Copic markers

Friday, December 12, 2008

One more thing....a GIVEAWAY at CHF!!

Be sure to head on over to the CHF Creative Blog for your chance to win one of the new Saturday Evening Post stamps.

The contest is open until Sunday Dec. 14th at midnight. Good luck!!

Does something smell fishy in here?


No, it's just the new Saturday Evening Post Fly Fishing stamp releasing today at Cornish Heritage Farms.

This is a quick card I made using the new stamp and some Mr. Campy papers from Cosmo Cricket.

In addition to this stamp, there is also another wonderful Saturday Evening Post Mountain Caribou stamp and a VERY cute Easter bunny stamp.

Be sure to check out the new releases and the designer samples in the Saturday Evening Post gallery.

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Fly Fishing by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark (for embossing)
Patterned Paper:Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Tools: Sewing machine
Accessories: Espresso embossing powder, Karen Foster brads, Twine, Fishing stickers by American Traditional Designs
Technique:Heat embossing

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A few So Sketchy cards to share

With the holiday season fast approaching I've fallen a bit behind on my blogging so here's a two in one post.

Here are two cards I created for the So Sketchy blog. The first card sketch can be found on the December 7th post and the second card sketch can be found on the December 8th post.

The first card has a hidden message under the flap on the front. On this card I used some Basic Grey papers and made my flap a bracket shape. The background was Cuttlebugged and distressed to allow the white core to show through.


The second card is a round card. Round cards are a lot of fun and once you figure out the mechanics they are very easy to make. I essentially create the circular part of the card and mount in onto a square card base. Then trim the card base on the front only (the part where you adhered the circle) so that the card base doesn't show. For this card I used some Provocraft Christmas papers and Kim Hughes Heart Warmers stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms


Supply list (butterfly card):
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterflies by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack
Papers: Basic Grey
Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Supply list (snowman card):
Stamps: Kim Hughes Christmas Cheer by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: White pigment ink (Joann Essentials), Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock: Provocraft
Patterned Paper:Provocraft
Tools: Coluzzle circle cutter
Accessories: Copic Markers, Making Memories rhinestone brads, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Bazzill pom pom trim

Monday, December 8, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Monday

For today's CHF Challenge Monday we were asked to do something with water colours. I dug out my never been used Peerless water colour papers and I coloured in this new Saturday Evening Post Elk stamp. This stamp will be available Friday December 12th.

The Peerless water colour papers are so amazing to work with---the colours are very rich and of course I love the portability of the book. If you've never seen them, check out the link above.

For this card I paired the elk image with some papers from the Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy line. I cut out the watercoloured image and did the "burnt edge" technique with distress inks.

Be sure to stop by and check out the projects created by: Julia, Kim, Dawn, Joanne, Kristine, Sherrie and Michele

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Mountain Elk by Cornish Heritage Farms (available Friday Dec. 12th), Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms II by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Staz On Timber brown, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Cardstock: Canson water colour paper
Patterned Paper:Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities mega rectangles die
Accessories: Wood buttons, twine, Peerless water colour papers
Technique: Burnt edge techniqueWater colouring

Friday, December 5, 2008

Rummage Bin Inchie Style

There are two new Rummage Bin releases today at Cornish Heritage Farms. There is a new collage style stamp called "Wonder is best when shared" and a set of inchie stamps (whoot!!!)



Here's a card I created with the inchie stamp set. I stamped various images from the set onto some of the Scrapblocks paper and then punched them out with a Marvy 1" square punch. I then "quilted" them onto a scalloped square and finished off the card with some lace, ribbon and flowers.


These inchie stamps are so much fun to play with....be sure to check out all the other design team creations in the gallery.


Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Inchie Style by Cornish Heritage Farms, Fiery Floral Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Sepia
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Patterned Paper: Scrapblocks paper by Cornish Heritage Farms
Tools: Marvy 1" square punch, Nestabilities die, Sewing machine
Accessories: Prima flowers, Buttons, Lace, Offray ribbon

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy birthday Aunt Rose


Last weekend my DH and I were invited to a surprise party for his aunt's 60th birthday and this is the card I created.

I thought the Thomas Kinkade Rose Garden and sentiment were perfect to use since her name is Rose :)

I coloured the Kinkade image with a combination of chalks, pencils and Copic markers. I stamped the image onto a die cut bracket that I cut with my QK Silhouette.

Supplies:
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade 'The Rose Garden' by Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade 'A birthday Rose' sentiment by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Cardstock: Prism smooth cardstock
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey
Tools: Quickutz Silhouette (to cut out shaped image)Sewing machine
Accessories: Prima flowers, Offray ribbon, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Stickles

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Scrapblocks release day on the farm

It's another busy week for releases at Cornish Heritage Farms!

Yesterday the new stamp of the month for December was released. It's a wonderful fir branch with sentiment. You can see all the design team creations in the gallery here.


Today there are TWO new Scrapblocks being released: distressed grid and tulle damask.


Later this week, there are some new Kim Hughes and Rummage Bin releases and you WON'T be dissappointed with them.

I'll leave you today with two cards I made with the new Scrapblocks. The first card is a wedding card that I did with the damask stamp (arrrgggh, I HATE this time of year bc my photos don't look as nice when there is little natural light). The second card is a quick and easy dinosaur card I did with the new distressed grid Scrapblock and Kim Hughes Little Guy set.


Supplies:

Stamps: Tulle Damask Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms. Ink:Versafine Sepia. Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned Paper:My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey. Tools: Cuttlebug (heart die), Nestabilities die, Fiskars Threading water punch. Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Stickles, Prima flower, Bazzill brad, sewing pin

Stamps: Distressed Grid Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Little Guy by Cornish Heritage Farms. Ink: Adirondack Citrus Ink, Adirondack Pitch Black. Cardstock: Georgia Pacific. Patterned Paper: Scrapblocks paper pad by Cornish Heritage Farms. Accessories: American Crafts ribbon, Copic markers, Nestabilities die

Monday, December 1, 2008

Oh deer!


One of the papers I like the best in the Thomas Kinkade Christmas pack from Cornish Heritage Farms is the winter scene with the deer. This is one of the large sheets of the design.

This was a really quick and simple card.

All I did was cut the deer paper using my mega curved rectangles Nestabilities die and inked the edges. Then I added some Flower Soft and glitter paint to make it look snowy. I mounted it on a card base of the new Basic Grey paper and added some checkered ribbon.

Supplies:
Stamps: Mona Lisa Moments Christmas Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Versafine Sepia

Patterned Paper: Thomas Kinkade Christmas series by Cornish Heritage Farms, Basic Grey Wassail

Tools: Nestabilities die (mega curved rectangles)

Accessories: Flower Soft, Glitter snow paint (Delta), Offray ribbon