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.

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:

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.

Supplies:
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

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Father's Day is just around the corner

And the new Mona Lisa Moments Father's Day centers from Cornish Heritage Farms are a great stamp set to add to your collection. There are lots of wonderful masculine sentiments in the set that can be used for many occasions other than just Father's Day.


These are two cards I made using the new stamps. On both cards I used the Thomas Kinkade Masculine series papers which are just PERFECT with this set.



You can see lots more examples using this set in the CHF gallery.


Supplies:

Stamps: Mona Lisa Moments Father's Day centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Thomas Kinkade Masculine series paper by Cornish Heritage Farms
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, MM brads,
Techniques: Dry embossing, distressing (sanding)


Stamps: Mona Lisa Moments Father's Day Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Thomas Kinkade Masculine series by Cornish Heritage Farms
Accessories: White embossing powder (Stampendous), American Crafts Ribbon

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's Kim Hughes release day---Summer Trees!!


Nothing says summer like picnics and barbecues and this month's Kim Hughes release (available today!!) from Cornish Heritage Farms is just perfect for such events.

Here's a close up look at this super cute set. It pairs really nicely with a lot of Kim's other sets. As you can see here, I used the bear from the Bear Hugs set.


Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Summer Trees by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Bear Hugs by by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: Fancy Pants (striped), Basic Grey (trees), Prism cardstock (bear and tree trunks)Georgia Pacific white cardstock, DCWV stack (red and white checkers)
Accessories: Kohinoor pencils for shading

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's gardening time! (and BLOG CANDY alert!!)

First of all, be sure to zoom on over to the CHF Creative blog and check out the new General Motors stamp release AND your chance to win!!

Now for some stamping......This month's Stamp of the Month (SOTM) at Cornish Heritage Farms is called Gardener's Hands from the Shady Tree Studio Line.

Here are two of the cards I created with the stamp. You can also see some more of the designer samples in the CHF gallery.

Supplies (Green card):
Stamps: May 2009 SOTM Gardener's Hands by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Ranger Peeled Paint distressing ink
Paper: Simply Smooth White cardstock, Coredinations Olive green cardstock (dark green),Coredinations Palm Grove cardstock (light green)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped square die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Large square die, Offray ribbon, Prima flower, Autumn Leaves button, Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder, Copic markers (C1 (Cool Grey 1), C5 (Cool Grey 5), E00 (Skin white), B000 (Pale Porceline Blue), E35 (Chamois), G82 (Spring Dim Green), G94 (Greyish Olive), RV11 (Pink), RV14 (Begonia Pink)

Supplies (purple card):
Stamps: May 2009 SOTM Gardener's Hands by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock: Simply Smooth white cardstock by Prism
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prima flowers, Making Memories brad

Monday, May 4, 2009

Patience, grasshopper.


Today I'm going to show you a card I made using the new Kim Hughes Summer Trees set from Cornish Heritage Farms. But you'll have to be patient because the stamps won't be released until May 7th!!

On this card I used the new Basic Grey Lime Ricky papers and did some paper piecing with the stamps.

Today's tip: Add some shading to your patterned paper using Copic markers or pencil crayons. As you can see on both the tree and the grasshopper stamp I used a green pencil to add more dimension.

Check back later this week for a few more designs I did with this super cute set.

Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Summer Trees by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Collage Elements by Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: Basic Grey Lime Ricky
Accessories: Nestabilities dies, Kohinoor pencils (for shading)