Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CPS and CHF---a chance to win some FREE STAMPS!!

Cornish Heritage Farms is sponsing this week's sketch at CPS and here's your chance to win some of the awesome new Rummage Bin/Scrapblock stamps.

All you have to do is head over to the Cornish Heritage Farms Be Creative blog and create a project using this week's CPS sketch (sketch 113)! You can use ANY CHF stamps in your design.

You have until Monday to link your card for your chance to win AND of course you can also link it to the CPS blog for an extra chance to win!

I'll be back later this week with my take on this sketch.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friendship Friday

FOUR posts in one week…..haven’t done that in a while LOL!

Here’s another look at the new Ornamental Borders Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms. This time, I used the scrapblock to create this custom background paper by stamping the image in grey ink and then colouring some of the dots with a light pink Copic marker.

I started off creating this card by picking out the die cuts (from a K and Co. package I got on clearance) and the patterned papers. Then I created the background with the stamp and markers to match. I love how I was able to take a plain sheet of beige cardstock and make it look like it was part of the paper collection.

I finished off the card with some primas and buttons to add to the modern/vintage look.
Stamps: Rummage Bin Ornamental Beauty (sentiment) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ornamental Borders Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Ink: Adirondack Lake Mist, Versafine black
Papers: K and Co
Accessories: Copic markers, K and Co die cuts, Prima flowers, Fiskars apron lace punch

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Water you up to? CPS #112

When I saw this weeks CPS sketch (#112) I knew I'd have to give it a try. I love the long and narrow card base and the unique angled section.

This is what I came up. I used Kim Hughes' Ocean Friends set from Cornish Heritage Farms and Cosmo Cricket Snorkel line.

The fishies are all paper pieced with scraps of paper and the water was coloured with Kohinoor pencils and baby oil.

Stamps: Kim Hughes Ocean Friends by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memento black
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Misc. scraps for fishies (Basic Grey, AAM)
Accessories: Kohinoor pencils, Fiskars Apron Lace punch
Technique: Paper piecing

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So this card isn’t exactly mail-able but…..

I found these GORGEOUS paper flowers at a local dollar store (Dollerama for all you Canadian girls---12 in a pack for $1---whoot!!) and had to add them to my cart.

The flowers inspired me to create a wedding or engagement card and this simple card is what I came up with. I simply stamped the new Ornamental borders Scrapblock in light sage ink onto sage cardstock and mounted it on a standard A2 beige card base. I added a strip of lace, a sentiment and three of these beauty flowers and voila….. card complete.

You would definitely have to give this inside a box or cello bag because the flowers stick out about an inch but still it would be a beautiful card to display on a table.

Stamps: Ornamental Borders Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Lake Mist, Versafine black
Cardstock: Prism (beige), Bazzill (green)
Accessories: Paper flowers (Dollerama)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Have a Zooper Monday!

I finally had some time to ink up my new Kim Hughes Zooper Fun set this weekend and finished up this card. I used the tree in this set as my inspiration and went with a wood theme.

The image was coloured with Kohinoor pencils and baby oil. I love the shading you can achieve with just one colour pencil. After blending the overall colour I just went back with the same colour pencil and added more colour around the edges and blended again. For those of you who haven’t gotten into the Copic craze yet, these inexpensive pencils are a great way to achieve a nice blended look at a fraction of the price. You can buy the Kohinoor pencils at Michaels in the art aisle or at your local art store for less than $15 for a 24 pack (at Michaels of course you’ll need a coupon for that price but check out De Serres or Curry’s to get them cheaper).

I created the wood look for the back of the card using the Wood Grain backgrounder (from Cornish Heritage Farms) and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I use Coredinations cardstock with the embossing folder and sanded it at the end to reveal the light core.

Stamps: Kim Hughes Zooper Fun by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Bear Hugs (sentiment) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Woodgrain backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memento black, Versafine Sepia
Cardstock: Coredinations, Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K and Company
Accessories: American Crafts ribbon, Kohinoor pencils, Nestabilities dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Friday, April 10, 2009

SEP Pastoral Woman

As promised, here's a look at the new Saturday Evening "Pastoral Woman" stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.

For this first card I wanted to go with a real vintage look so I stamped the image in black and then used distressing ink to created the aged image. I also distressed the flower and stamped on it to add to the theme of the card. The papers are all from K and Co.

On the second card I coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils and then added a bit of distressing with distress ink and a stipple brush (to be honest I wish I had left it plain!!). I used Basic Grey papers and a Cuttlebug embossing folder on this card.

Be sure to stop by and have a look at the other designer samples in the gallery here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I'd be LION if I said I didn't like this stamp :)

Cornish Heritage Farms is releasing two new Saturday Evening Post images today: "Lion Pair" and "Pastoral Woman".

Today I'll share two cards I made using the Lion Pair stamp. This stamp is truly AMAZING!!

On the first card I used some SEI papers, stamped the image in black and shaded with Prismacolor pencils. On the second card I used Basic Grey Granola papers and coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils.

Be sure to check out the other designer samples in the Lion Pair gallery here.

I'll be back tomorrow with the Pastoral woman projects.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ho ho gnome?!?!

A few posts ago, I shared a card I created with the Kim Hughes Forest Friendzy set and mentioned that I had another idea in mind for this set. Well here it is.

When I first stamped out the gnome it kind of reminded me of Santa Claus (except maybe the pointy ears LOL!) so I went with it. To make him look Santa-like I coloured him in Christmas tones (to match the Basic Grey Wassail paper) and then added a pom pom to his hat. I added a deer from the Christmas Critters set and made my own sentiment using the Playful Alphabet.

So what do you think? Does Mr. Gnome make a decent Santa?

Stamps: Kim Hughes Forest Friendzy by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Christmas Critters by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Playful Alphabet by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memories by Stewart Superior
Papers: Basic Grey
Accessories:Ribbon by Joann's Essentials, Stickles, Copic Markers, Fiskars punch