Monday, December 21, 2009

Welcome Winter

Well today is the first official day of winter and what more appropriate way to celebrate than with a Welcome Winter card.

This card can be found in the current issue of Scrapbook and Cards magazine. If you're not familiar with this fabulous publication, it is available FREE of charge in many scrapbook stores across Canada and the US. You can also download a copy of the entire issue on their website.

Also stop by and check out their blog this week as they are giving away lots of cool prizes to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas.

Now back to the card. I used Kim Hughes' Winter Trees set from Cornish Heritage Farms and papers are Cosmo Cricket. All of the instructions to make this card can be found in the magazine.

Stamps: Kim Hughes Winter Trees by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memories black
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Georgia Pacific cardstock
Accesories: Fiskars border punch, Copic markers

Friday, December 18, 2009

Foto Friday

Last month we took our daughter for some newborn photos and I'd love to share a few of them with you today (since it's slim pickings in the craft department LOL!). I can't wait to scrap these photos when we receive the final prints!!

The photos were taken by the talented Julie Johnson. It was hard to pick which photos to choose since they are all so amazing!! We are beyond thrilled with these once in a lifetime memories captured on film.
Thanks for letting me share!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome Christmas time

Today I'd like to share a vintage themed Christmas card I did a while ago (I'm running out of old projects to share LOL!) using the ATC set called Evergreen Holiday from Cornish Heritage Farms. As you can see, not only can you make ATC cards but the images can also be used on regular cards. I love the versatility of these sets!

For this card I stamped the image and tinted it with Copic markers. Very simple and quick since I let the inked image stand on it's own.

Stamps: All Things Considered Evergreen Holiday by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers:Georgia Pacific cardstock (for image), Cosmo Cricket papers
Ink:Adirondack Espresso, Adirondack Pesto
Accessories:Button, K and Co. snowflake embellishment, Copic markers (for tinting image)Fiskars border punch

P.S. I'm getting ready to start crafting again and can't wait to get back to sharing my projects more regularly with you in the new year. I have a big new batch of rubber coming my way so there will be lots to share soon!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

In honour of the American Thanksgiving today, I'd like to share a fall card that I made a while ago but didn't get a chance to blog about.

This collage style card was made using the All Things Considered Fall Harvest set from Cornish Heritage Farms. I used the Cuttlebug pumpkin embossing folder for the background and layered a bunch of fall embellishments.

Even though it's not Thanksgiving up here, I'm thankful for our beautiful daughter Alyssa. Here's a photo I took about a week ago when we went for a walk. She's already grown to over TEN pounds and will be five weeks old this Sunday Nov 29th.

I am also thankful for my wonderful husband. We'll be celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary on Nov 27th!!
Card supplies:
Stamps: All Thinkgs Considered Fall Harvest by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: K and CoMy Mind's Eye, Bazzill cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Accessories: Pebbles Inc. chalk for tinting images, Flowers, Buttons, Leaves, Twine,Cuttlebug embossing folder, Zig Zag scissors

Friday, October 30, 2009

Announcing the arrival of little Alyssa Lorraine

We welcomed our beautiful daughter Alyssa Lorraine into the world Sunday October 25th at 3 pm.

Happy Halloween from our little pumpkin who's 5 days old today!! I promise I'll be back blogging soon :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We make quite the pear

Cornish Heritage Farms has recently released another wonderful All Things Considered (ATC) set called "Can It". This kitchen/canning themed set can be used for both ATC cards as well as regular cards or other paper crafting projects.

For this card I used the pear image and sentiment to create a pear themed card. I used Cosmo Cricket papers, Copic markers to colour the image and finally added some Bazzill pom pom trim.

You can see other creations the design team did with this set in the ATC gallery.

Stamps: All Things Considered Can It by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill cardstock, Accessories: Bazzill pom pom trim

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Christmas Peace

It's very hard to see the shiny detail, but the background is glimmer misted and has a wonderful turquoise sheen.

I used a Tim Holtz mask on water colour paper and then sprayed with homemade glimmer mist over top. Then when dried, I stamped over top with the Scrapblock Aged Sheetmusic stamp in brown ink. The image and sentiment were stamped onto coordinating patterned paper (from K and Co.) and matted onto the card front.

Paper: Watercolour paper, K and Co. patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Adironack Espresso, Distress Ink reinkers (to make glimmer mist)Accessories: Tim Holtz mask

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sneak-y Peek-y time!

Guess what's coming up next Tuesday at Cornish Heritage Farms (Sept 8th)? Kim Hughes stamp release day! The release is the last in the set of four "tree" sets. Next Tuesday you can add "Winter Trees" to your sets of spring, summer and fall trees.

This set has some super cute winter themed images. For this card I used the skeleton tree and the little snowman.

First I brayered a 4 x 4 peice of glossy cardstock using Tsukineko Kaleidacolor ink (Blue Breeze) and left a bit of white space at the bottom. I cut a peice of white paper for the snow and glued it at the bottom. I stamped the tree with Versafine ink and heat set directly on the card. The snowman was paper peiced and added to the card. To finish the card off, I coloured the scarf with a Copic marker, added lots of clear stickles for shimmer and mounted onto a premade DCWV glitter card base.

Supplies: Stamps: Kim Hughes Winter Trees by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Kaleidecolour ink, Versafine black, Paper: Ranger glossy paper, Georgia Pacific cardstock, DCWV glitter card base, Accessories:Copic markers, Stickles

Monday, August 31, 2009

So sweet!

Doesn't this sparkly and scrappy card look yummy?

I simply stamped two ice cream cone images from the Kim Hughes' Little Girl set (Cornish Heritage Farms), coloured them and cut them out. I added some Stickles to make them sparkly. I used some glitter chipboard letters for my sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps: Kim Hughes Little Gal by Cornish Heritage Farms, Paper: WRMK, Accessories: Glitter chipboard letters Forever in Time, Stickles, Copic markers, Fiskars border punch

Friday, August 28, 2009

Simple and graphic style with Rummage Bin

These cards are a bit of a departure from my normal style, but I loved the way the images from the new Rummag Bin "On the Desk" (Cornish Heritage Farms) set looked in dark ink on plain white paper. I've seen similar style (simple and graphic) cards on Etsy and that's what inspired me to create these cards.

It's hard to tell from my photo (one of these days I'll learn to shoot in manual mode!!) but the card bases are all textured Bazzill. I stamped the images onto white cardstock matted them in black and attached to the card base. Just be careful of inky fingers!! You could easily whip up a set of these cards in minutes.

This set is also great for the scrappers out there. There are definitely several stamps on this set that will be great additions for journalling and dating on layouts.

Stamps: Rummage Bin On the Desk by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Black
Cardstock: Bazzill white, Bazzill black, Prism smooth white (for images)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Welcome Autumn and sharing some news

Wow, time to scold myself for being a bad blogger! I have lots of projects to share but just haven't had the time to apologies.

Fall is just around the corner and there's no more perfect time to pick up the latest Kim Hughes set from Cornish Heritage Farms. It's called Autumn Trees and yes it goes with the Spring and Summer trees set. Keep your eye out for one last set coming out soon (hint, hint!!)

Here's a card I did with the new set.

Paper: K and Co
Accessories: Copic markers

And now in other's time for me to share why I've been a neglectful blogger for the last several months. My hubby and I are thrilled to be expecting our first child. We're due at the end of October (less than 10 weeks!!). Last weekend we were fortunate to be able to get a 3D ultrasound and see a little sneak peek our our little one:

I'll definitely be taking a bit of a break from crafting soon, but I'll let you know. Thanks for your understanding!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Christmas in July continues!

Cornish Heritage Farms released a new set of sentiments this month: Mona Lisa Moments Vintage Christmas expressions. There is a wonderful variety of sentiments on this new set!

I used one of the sentiments stamped twice on this whimsical card. The scene was created with Kim Hughes Heart Warmers sets (I *heart* this set!!)

Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Vintage Christmas Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: K and Co.
Ink: Memories black
Accessories: Stickles, Copic markers, Fiskars punch

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back to School with All Things Considered

Here's a little peek at a card I made using the new ATC set (All Things considered) being released next Tuesday (August 4th) at Cornish Heritage Farms.

The set includes an ATC size journalling box, a set of script letters and several vintage inspired school themed images. On this card you can see the journalling box, letters and little girl image from the set.

I'll be back later this week to show you another card I made with the set.

Stamps: All Things Considered School Primer Set by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adironadack Espresso, Adironadack Cranberry
Paper: MME, Fancy Pants
Accessories: Fancy Pants chipboard, Grossgrain printed ribbon, Prisma color pencils

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's time for Christmas in July

This month Cornish Heritage Farms has released three new Christmas sets and they're all FABULOUS: Rummage Bin Night Before Christmas, ATC Evergreen Holiday and a set of Mona Lisa Moments Vintage Christmas sentiments. Be sure to check them out!

Here's a card I created using the ATC and Rummage Bin sets. The papers are from Webster's Pages and I stamped the trees directly on the background paper in Pesto coloured ink.


Stamps: Rummage Bin Night Before Christmas by Cornish Heritage Farms, All Things Considered Evergreen Holiday by Cornish Heritage Farms

Papers: Webster's Pages

Ink: Adirondack Pesto, Versafine Black, Adirondack Cranberry

Accessories: Martha Stewart felt ribbon (red snowflake), Darice snowflake, button, Copic markers, White Signo pen

Friday, July 17, 2009

Scrapblock release Friday!

Today at Cornish Heritage Farms a new Scrapblock called Newspaper Ads is being released.

You my have noticed in the scrapping world these days that vintage is HOT and this 6 x 6 Scrapblock stamp is an awesome way to achieve that look in ANY custom colour you want.

This is a card I did with this new beauty. You can see that I stamped the new Scrapblock onto orange paper using Ranger distress Ink to create my own custom patterned paper.


Stamps: Newspaper Ads Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Saturday Evening Post Tulip Girl by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Mother's Day Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Orange Marmalade, Versafine Smokey Grey, Memento black

Paper: My Mind's Eye

Accessories: Copic markers

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Here's another card I made using the new Kim Hughes' On the Farm set from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Stamps: Kim Hughes On the Farm by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Happy Trails (SOTM Feb 09) by Cornish Heritage Farms (sentiment and shoe)
Papers: Collage Press
Ink: Memento
Accessories:Buttons, kohinoor pencils

Monday, July 6, 2009

Will it be you? Week two challenge starts today!

The Summer Stamping Star challenge is in full swing over at Cornish Heritage Farms and WOW, everybody rocked the colouring challenge!

This week's challenge is one of my personal favourite techniques: paper piecing.

I thought I'd post a few of my favourite cards that I've made using this style as examples. One cool little tip I have to share which I have mentioned in the past is to use a white gel pen to colour the eyes when you are paper piecing. It saves a ton of time and looks pretty good when you're done (if I do say so myself).

This week's entries need to be uploaded to the CHF gallery under the week two challenge by next Monday!

I'll be back with some new projects shortly!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Just a reminder!

That challenge #1 (colouring) for the Stamping Star contest at CHF ends July 6th at 9 am. Be sure to upload your designs to the CHF gallery before the deadline!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

EIEIO, it's Kim Hughes release day on the farm

Kim Hughes' latest release (called On the Farm) is available today from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Since yesterday was Canada Day and I had no plans except crafting I finally got to play along with the Wednesday Sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers (sketch 235). I print the sketches each and every week but this is the first time I've actually played along.

Here's a more close up look at the set.

I'll be back later this week with another card from the set.

Stamps: Kim Hughes On the Farm by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Playful Alphabet by Cornish Heritage Farms, Fine Gingham backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink:Adirondack Beige, Memento
Paper: Georgia Pacific cardstock, Collage Press
Accessories:Kohinoor pencils

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This is a simple scene card I created using Kim Hughes stamps and masking. The images were coloured using Kohinoor pencils blended with baby oil.


Stamps: Kim Hughes' Go Fish by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Ocean Friends by Cornish Heritage Farms

Paper: Basic Grey

Ink: Memories Black by Stewart Superior

Accessories: Kohinoor pencils, Stickles, Fiskars punch

Monday, June 29, 2009

Will it be YOU?? A reminder that the CHF Stamping Star challenge starts TODAY!!

Just a reminder that the Cornish Heritage Farms Stamping Star design challenge starts TODAY with Challenge #1. Get out those Copics, pencils, chalks, etc. to complete the colouring challenge. Remember you can use ANY CHF stamps on your design.

Here's the details:

Challenge 1: Color it: Use your favorite medium whether it is ink, markers, pencils or chalk - we want to see you color what you have stamped. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. (mountain time) on Monday June 29, 2009 and closes on Monday at 9 a.m. on July 6, 2009)

Full details are available on the CHF blog.
Can't wait to see all your designs!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

More masculine releases from Saturday Evening Post

I completely forgot to show you the latest two releases from the Saturday Evening Post line from Cornish Heritage Farms: “Flock of Ducks” and “Standing Black Bear”.

Because of the masculine and outdoorsy look of the stamps, I paired them with sentiments from the Mona Lisa Moments Father’s Day Centers set.

For the first card, I stamped the image in brown ink onto a Making Memories die cut notebook paper.

For the second card, I coloured the bear image with chalks. I like the nice soft look that you can achieve using chalks especially on detailed stamps. In the background you can see that I used the new Vintage Text Scrapblock.

Supplies (Duck):
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Flock of Ducks by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Father's Day Centers
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Versafine Black
Papers: SEI, Making Memories, Coredinations cardstock
Accessories: Ribbon SEI, Pins and buttons general sewing supplies, Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Supplies (Bear):
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Standing Black Bear by Cornish Heritage Farms, Vintage Text Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Father's Day Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine black
Papers: Memory Box
Accessories: Pebbles Inc chalks, Staples

Friday, June 26, 2009

A little bit vintage with a touch of whimsy.

June is almost over so I thought I’d share one more card I made with June’s Stamp of the Month---SOTM--- (“The Bee List”) from Cornish Heritage Farms. On this card I covered some of the vintage bees with bees and a beehive from the Kim Hughes’ Birds and the Bees set. To keep the card looking a little more whimsical, I did not colour any of the elements from the Bee List stamp and I kept the colours nice and bright. I think the stamps do work well together.

This SOTM is also a PERFECT companion to the new Rummage Bin set that was released last week!

Stamps: The Bee List (June SOTM) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Hexagon Tiles Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes The Birds and the Bees by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: Basic Grey, Bazzill
Ink: Memories black
Accessories: Copic markers, Prima Flowers, American Crafts Ribbon, Spellbinders dies, Fiskars Border Punch, Autumn Leaves button

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CHF welcomes a new line of stamps today!

Cornish Heritage Farms is introducing a new line of stamps today and boy are they CUTE!! They are a line of stamps based on the dog artwork of Sara England. You can see all of today's releases here.

This is a card I created using the "Sailing with my dog" image. For this card I stamped and coloured the image and cut out before adding to the card base that I made using papers from Fancy Pants.
Stamps: Sara England Sailing with my Dog by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes' Summer Trees by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memento black, Orange chalk ink (Colorbox)
Paper: Georgia Pacific cardstock, Fancy Pants paper
Accessories: Fiskars Threading water punch, Prismacolor pencils, Copic Markers

Monday, June 22, 2009

The CHF Summer Stamping Star blog hop is here!

Today I'll be sharing a sample card for the RESIST challenge for the Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Stamping Star contest. The contest officially kicks off next Monday, but this is your chance to get some inspiration from the CHF Design Team.

For this card I used a very simple resist technique using Versamark ink and brayering. First I stamped the image (ATC Botanical Bliss by Cornish Heritage Farms) onto glossy cardstock using Versamark ink. They I brayered over top with Kaleidacolor ink and allowed to dry for a few minutes. Then wipe the excess ink with a tissue.

In order to highlight the resist technique I kept the card very simple by just adding some die cut flowers and a journalling box (all K and Co.).

Hop on by the other CHF Designer blogs for more examples of the various five Stamping Star challenges:

Lisa Strahl
Lisa Silver

Just a reminder that all the details for the Stamping Star challenge can be found here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Start of summer sale and a new Scrapblock!

Cornish Heritage Farms is having a Start of Summer Sale from today until Sunday. ALL stock is 10% off!! Now would be a great time to pick up all the new releases.

And speaking of new releases, here's a look at the new Stitches Scrapblock. I LOVE this stamp. On this card I heat embossed in white which gives the card a nice dimensional look. You can see more samples of the new Scrapblock release in the gallery.

Stamps: Stitches Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterflies by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Versamark (for embossing), Adirondack Ginger (for butterfly)
Accessories: Prima flowers, K and Co pearl brads, Perfect Pearls, White detail embossing powder by Stampendous, Fiskars Apron lace punch
Technique: Heat Embossing

Thursday, June 18, 2009

2S4Y and a some vintage bees

Tomorrow's Rummage Bin release from Cornish Heritage Farms is SWEET (in fact it's called Sweet Bees). Here's a quick look at some of the stamps from the set. This set matches perfectly with the June stamp of the month that I showed you earlier.

The card is based on 2S4Y sketch #28. I matted two panels of Cosmo Cricket paper onto some grey cardstock and covered the gap with some vintage lace and Prima flowers. I've never worked with grey and yellow before but I must say, I love the look!! I'll have to get some more of that fabulous Cosmo Cricket paper.

Today is also release day for two new AMAZING Scrapblocks (Stitches and Vintage Text). Check them out in the CHF store and I'll be back with some cards later this week.

Stamps: Rummage Bin Sweet Bee by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine black
Papers:K and Co (polka dot), Bazzill Grey cardstock, Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Prima flowers, vintage lace, K and Co pearl brad, Stickles

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

All Things Considered, here's some ATC cards

I've never made ATC cards until this week. I couldn't resist trying a few using the new All Things Considered sets from Cornish Heritage Farms.

These two ATC cards are pretty simple and mostly single layer stamping but I can't wait to do more.

For those of you, like me, who aren't collectors or traders of ATC cards, you could use ATC cards as gift tags, use them as little notecards or of course incorporate them into a regular card design.

Stamps: ATC Botanical Bliss by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Cranberry, Memories Black
Paper: Collage Press, White Georgia Pacific cardstock
Accessories: Offray ribbon, Kohinoor pencils

Stamps: ATC Botanical Bliss by Cornish Heritage Farms, ATC Key Elements by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Kraft card stock by the Paper Company
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White detail embossing powder by StampendousWhite, brad (unknown)Technique: Heat embossing

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CPS 120 and a new line of ATC stamps!!

Cornish Heritage Farms is releasing a new line of stamps today called All Things Considered (ATC). I am in LOVE with these new stamps. On each of the two new sets there is a stamp that is made to cover an ATC card and a whole lot of vintage elements to go along with it. You can see both of the new releases here.

This is a collage type card I made using the "Key Elements" set that is based on this weeks CPS sketch (#120). In addition, you can have a little sneak peek at the new Vintage Text Scrapblock that is being released this Thursday. Another MUST have!!

Also be sure to stop by the CHF gallery and check out all the designer's samples for this awesome new line. And stay tuned tomorrow when I'll show you a few ATC cards I did with the new sets (my first ATC cards)

Stamps: All Things Considered Key Elements by Cornish Heritage Farms, Vintage Text Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms (available June 18th)
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Paper: Basic Grey Porcelin
Accessories: Prima flowers, Bazzill chipboard key (painted and coated with Glossy Accents), K and Co pearl brad, Fiskars Apron Lace punch

Friday, June 12, 2009

Are YOU the next Summer Stamp Star?

Cornish Heritage Farms is having a HUGE contest this summer. You could win weekly prizes of $50 worth of CHF stamps AND a chance to be the guest designer for September 2009!!

The first challenge for the contest starts Monday June 29th and wraps up on Monday August 2nd.

For more details, and all the contest rules see the CHF Creative blog (see text below). If you have any questions feel free to drop by the CHF forums and say hi!

Can't wait to see you all over there!!

Cornish Heritage Farms’ Summer StampStar Design Challenge

CHF is excited to announce a 5 week long design challenge which will run from June 29th, 2009 until August 2nd, 2009. Stampers will have the opportunity to show us their creativity throughout those lazy days of summer!

The Details:
1. Participate in a weekly stamping challenge for five consecutive weeks to earn a guest spot in September 2009, on the CHF Design Team
2. Each week will feature a different challenge where you have the opportunity to upload one image of your design or project into a special gallery for that challenge at the CHF Forum website. The gallery will be open for each challenge and then closed before the next challenge begins.
3. One winner will be selected per week based on design merit and will receive a $50 rubber stamp credit to select from any of the hundreds of stamps that might suit their fancy at
4. At the end of the five challenge weeks, any participant that has submitted projects to all five challenge galleries will be juried by our team and one winner who has shown consistent design excellence throughout the challenges will win the entire CHF stamp release for the month of September and a Guest Design Team spot to show off their skills. This designer will be featured on the blog and be included in our newsletter - after all that work, we want to share the talents of this fabulous designer with the stamping community!

So what are you doing this summer? Will it be You?

Challenge 1:
Color it: Use your favorite medium whether it is ink, markers, pencils or chalk - we want to see you color what you have stamped. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday June 29, 2009 and closes on Monday at 9 a.m. on July 6, 2009)

Challenge 2:
Paper Piecing: Stamp your image on a few different types or colors of paper and
then piece it back together to create your design. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday July 6, 2009 and
closes at 9 a.m. on Monday July 12, 2009)

Challenge 3:
Resist: Using any of the techniques or products available, create a project that lets the layers underneath shine through. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday July 13, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday July 19, 2009)

Challenge 4:
Make a Scene: Take elements from one set or many and build a scene in any style from realistic to cute. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. Monday July 20, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday July 26, 2009)

Challenge 5:
One Sheet Wonder: Stamp an 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12 sheet of paper with multiple repeating or collaged images and then use it up. Create an ensemble, gift box, set of cards, scrapbook page or whatever comes to mind - we want to see your creativity. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday July 27, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday August 2, 2009)

*Challenges run on Central Standard Time

The Fine Print:
-Each participant can only submit one design per week; select the design that represents your very best effort load it into the appropriate gallery when it is open.
-Each weekly winner will be selected and notified by Tuesday after the challenge closes. We will share who the winner is and their project as a feature on our blog the Wednesday following the participation deadline.
-Each participant that has uploaded a project for all five of the challenges will each receive a discount code of 25% for playing along. The discount code will be awarded once the DesignChallenge is over & the overall winner has been notified. Because we are sponsoring this contest, we ask that your Challenge Submission design use at least one Cornish Heritage Farms stamp.
-All designs submitted must be entirely your own.
-Upload your project to the appropriate gallery for the challenge that you are participating in, and then list all CHF stamps used in the description area.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Who can resist these puppy dog eyes?

Here's a masculine card I made using the Saturday Evening Post Puppy with Cap stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. The puppy was paper pieced with some shading added with Copic Markers. The papers and buttons are all from Basic Grey.

I have lots of new projects to show you but as usual, I'm behind on blogging. I think I need to get a personal assistant LOL!

Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Puppy with Cap by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Father's Day centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, K and Company, Basic Grey
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Basic Grey buttons, Fiskars border punch

Technique:Paper piecing

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's release day....Go Fish!!

Today is Kim Hughes' Go Fish release day at Cornish Heritage Farms. This little set would be a perfect accompaniment to the larger Ocean Friends set or of course a cute set on it's own.

Here's a quick and simple card I completed with the set. You can see the whole set and more examples made by the design team in the Go Fish gallery.
Stamps: Kim Hughes' Go Fish by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: K and Co, The Paper Company (kraft cardstock)
Ink: Memento black, Adirondack Juniper (for bubbles)
Accessories: Wood buttons

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wild about brayering

Here's a quick card I made using the Saturday Evening Post Leopard/Cheetah stamp and some brayering.

First I took a sheet of glossy cardstock and applied some Kaleidacolor Ink (Cappuccino Delight) with a brayer. After letting it dry for a bit I stamped the Leopard stamp and sentiment in Versafine Black ink. I heat set to let it dry.

The card was assembled using some Bazzill black cardstock and some SEI paper from my scrap bin.

Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Cheetah/Leopard Profile by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Encouragement Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Kaleidacolor Ink by Tsukineko, Versafine Black
Paper: Ranger glossy cardstock, Bazzill cardstock (black), SEI patternered paper
Accessories: Brayer, American Crafts ribbon, Fiskars punch
Techniques: Brayering

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

So Sketchy is turning one!

There's a blog hop with some PRIZES today so be sure to stop by the So Sketchy blog!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm Buzzing with excitement....

....for this month's Stamp of the Month from Cornish Heritage Farms.

This stamp is known as the "Bee List" and it's so fun! It has a vintage look, but you can easily pair it with some of the other bee stamps (stay tuned later this week for a card I did using Kim Hughes stamps with this stamp).

This card started off one way and ended up in a completely different direction. There's lots of distressing (with the Cuttlebug and sanding as well as using my Heidi Swapp edge distresser). I attached the stamped image with some staples and then added a layered flower as an accent. To finish off the card I used a white pen to accent the edges.

Bee sure to check out the other designer samples in the CHF gallery.

Stamps: The Bee List (June SOTM) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: Basic Grey
Ink: Memories Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Prima flowers, Darice rhinestones, MM rhinestone brad, White Sakura pen, Staples, Heidi Swapp distressing tool
Techniques: Distressing

Sunday, May 31, 2009

In keeping with the vintage look....

Here's a card I made using the Vintage City Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms and some Graphic 45 papers. The sentiment is from the Rummage Bin We Remember set.

Ink: Versafine Sepia, Brown chalk ink
Paper: Kraft cardstock (The Paper Company), Graphic 45 paper
Accessories: Prima flowers, wood button, Fiskars border punch

Friday, May 29, 2009

All aboard the B and O railroad!!

Last week, Cornish Heritage Farms introduced a new line of stamps called B&O Railroad. You can see the wonderful stamps for this line in the gallery (lots more to be released soon!!).

This is a vintage card I did using the East West Historic Poster stamp from this line. I stamped the image onto some distressed cardstock (Basic Grey) and added a hint of colour with some Prisma pencils.

Stamps: East West Historic Poster by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Prima flowers and bling, Vintage lace and button, Prismacolor pencils

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Light up the 'que!

Well, I think it's safe to say that bbq season is officially here!!

I created a summer bbq invite using Kim Hughes' Summer Trees set from Cornish Heritage Farms. I used papers from Fancy pants and coloured the images with pencils and baby oil.

Stamps: Kim Hughes Summer Trees by Cornish Heritage farms, Kim Hughes Playful alphabet by Cornish Heritage farms
Papers:Fancy Pants, Georgia Pacific white cardstock (for images)
Accessories:MM red brads, Prisma color pencils, Fiskars border punch, Prima flowers, Autumn Leaves button

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reach 4 the Stars

Today is release day for TWO new stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms: Rummage Bin Reach 4 the Stars set and the Astronomy Scrapblock. These two stamps/set work amazing together!

This is one of those situations where the photo does not do this card justice. It's difficult to tell but this card is super glittery. I heat embossed the scrapblock in silver on dark paper. The star is inked in platinum ink with stickles around the outside.

Be sure to check out all the other designer samples in the galleries here and here.


Stamps: Rummage Bin Reach for the Stars by Cornish Heritage Farms, Astronomy Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Silver chalk ink, Versamark (for embossing), Versafine black

Paper: Basic Grey

Accesories: Prima bling, Stickles, Chipboard star

Sunday, May 24, 2009

We Remember

May's Rummage Bin release at Cornish Heritage Farms is a wonderful vintage war themed set called "We Remember" that was designed by the talented Lisa Silver.

The coolest thing about this stamp set is that there are stories and memories behind the design of this set. You can read more about the background on Lisa's blog.

Today I'll share with you two cards I made using this set. For the first card I used the image of the soldiers and stamped "Missing You" on the inside.

For the second card I found a Remembrance day poppy in my junk drawer and used it in my design. For those of you who don't know---in Canada the Veterans sell red velvet poppies as a symbol of remembrance. I thought it would be perfect to use as an embellishment on my card.

Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: Autumn Leaves
Accessories: Autumn Leaves Ribbon, Fancy Pants pin, Prisma Color pencil for shading

Stamps: Rummage Bin We Remember by Cornish Heritage Farms, French Script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Black, Adirondack Slate Grey by Ranger
Paper: Coredinations cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: Making memories brad, Cuttlebug embossing folder