Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ribbit!


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.


Supplies:

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!

Supplies:
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.
Supplies:
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:


Julia
Kristine
Lisa Strahl
Lisa Silver
Becky
Joanne
Sherrie


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.


Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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)

Supplies:
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 www.cornishheritagefarms.com.
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!

Supplies:
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.
Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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