Mar 31, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Flocking Challenge...

The design team at CHF has come together to create weekly challenges and this one is the first! A flocking challenge! This is the first time I've tried it, as I FINALLY got my glue pad to be able to use flocking. However, if you don't have a glue pad, you can stamp an image and go over it with liquid glue to adhere the flocking. There is also a great tutorial with tips from Kristine Reynolds. Click here for the tutorial. If you want to play, upload your card to the CHF gallery and put FLOCKING in your keywords.

1. Stamp willow tree once with green staz-on.
2. Stamp again with glue pad (avoid applying glue to the tree trunk), and don't worry about stamping over the original image, the flocking will add a nice layer and texture to your tree.
3. Apply green flocking to the image, ensuring coverage.
4. Remove excess flocking right away and scrap areas of the tree to remove flocking here and there.
5. Colour in the tree trunk with a brown marker.
6. Take a black pen and outline some of the tree branches.
7. Stamp saying from Time to Stamp.
8. Stamp swirl from Story Book.
9. Apply shimmery green and blue chalk from Pebbles Inc. to your card.

Other CHF chicks playing.... (see links to your left)....Alli, Kristine, Julia, Dawn, Sherrie, Lisa Strahl, Julie, Lori Craig, and Lisa Silver.

All stamps by CHF, paper: Basic Grey, chalk: Pebbles Inc, ink: Staz-on, glue pad, flocking: CHF.

Mar 27, 2008

The Square Card!

I just love the 6x6 square card. I think it is because it reminds me of a scrapbook layout, which is my first love. I tend to cluster items together in one area to create a focal point, and try to leave some white space. For details of these cards, please click on the cards. It will take you to the card in my CHF gallery.

I don't have a link for this card, so I will tell you what I did for this one. I printed out a photo of my grandparents from the 1930's. I took 2 Copic Markers and coloured in their clothing for fun. The flourish stamp is from my Beautiful Set available at CHF. See below. For added colour to the black and white, I added pink marker to the flourishes and threw in some pink gems for bling. Paper and Brad: Making Memories, Prima Flower, Bazzill Cardstock, VersaColor Pink Ink.

Mar 24, 2008

Paper Crafts Button Up Challenge

This is one of my submissions to the Paper Crafts on-line gallery contest. I found these buttons at a re-use it centre where I picked up 3 bags of old buttons. They make me happy, and can give any card a unique look.

Tip: Try stamping on ribbon (Strano Ribbon is the best and inks that work well include Staz-on and Ranger's Adirondacks). Some ribbons lend themselves to bleeding, so try a little sample before you start stamping large images/sentiments.

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes Scripty Words, Rummage Bin: Beautiful, Grid Paper Backgrounder), Paper: Basic Grey and Prima, Die Cut: Basic Grey, Ribbon: Strano and Prima, Ink: Staz-on Jet Black, Other: Buttons, Floss

Mar 21, 2008

CPS Sketch #56

CPS Sketch #56 was a whole lotta fun! I have had this moose stamp since January and only used it a couple times on layouts. So here it is, the focal point of my card for the CPS sketch. Here is the whole stamp set, designed for my fellow Canadians!

The Great Canadian Stamp Set from Cornish Heritage Farms:

For Mary's Challenge

Quoted from Mary's blog:

The Challenge if you choose to accept is to make a card and your focal image can not be has to be from a book, a magazine, some other type of art medium that is not a stamp. You can use stamps, but not for your focal image. =)Please add a comment and a link to your card that you made for this challenge, between now and next Friday, March 21, 2008. On Friday, March 21, 2008, I will pick a winner from the comments that link to your cards and I have an awesome prize package for the winner......

And check out Mary's card "Vintage Fairies"! It's beautiful!

Here is my take on the challenge - a picture from Classic Pooh.

CHF Stamps: Ticking Backgrounder, Time to Stamp (Rummage Bin)

Mar 14, 2008

Caardvarks Challenge! Transportation....

Caardvarks is a great card challenge blog and they have up for grabs, a Cornish Heritage Farms - Kim Hughes Stamp Set (U R A Hoot)! Their challenge is to come up with a card with transportation theme. I made this half-digital card, by creating the orange piece in Photoshop with backgrounder paper and stitching from Little Dreamer Designs. The star and "all boy" are Kim Hughes stamps from "Supah Star". The little car is a sticker from Sandy Lion.

Paper: Making Memories
Cardstock: Prism
Sticker: Sandy Lion
Stamps: CHF
Digital: Little Dreamer Designs
Fonts: LD Print 9
Other: Staples

Mar 11, 2008

Little People and Sweet Little One: Rummage Bin Stamps

Well - today is release day and you can see the stamps here in the CHF store. $849US for unmounted and $13.99 for wood mounted.

Other news than the release, if you are in Ontario, you know what we've been doing lately. Digging ourselves out of a HUGE snowstorm. Here are some pics.

Our neighbours HUGE snow pile at the end of their drive.
Our BBQ, and Patio Table - COVERED in snow!

My husband hoisting snow to 5 feet - there was no where to put it, but on top of the already huge piles!

Mar 10, 2008

Sneak Peek of a NEW CHF Stamp from The Rummage Bin!

A few design team members have been working with 2 new collage stamps that I had the pleasure of designing for Cornish Heritage Farms' Rummage Bin line. This one is called Little People. The release day is officially tomorrow! The vision I had in mind for these stamps was to create a collage piece that could be used on cards, for Artist Trading Cards, and Altered Art. Not to forget my fellow scrapbookers, I am also playing with these stamps on layouts and tags. The stamp size was designed so that you could have a nice large stamp/focal point and have plenty to colour. Don't panic! Even if you don't colour, the stamps work well just inked up and distressed around the edges! The only colour I added to my card below was a light pink for the dress and askin coloured copic marker for the little girl's face, legs and arms. For a great monochromatic card, check out Lori Craig's gorgeous card (link below).

You can also check out the following blogs to see more sneaks: Lisa Strahl, Lisa Silver, Kristine Reynolds, Sherrie Siemens, Julia Stainton, Alli Miles, and Lori Craig.

Paper: My Mind's Eye

Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, VersaColor Bark, Adirondack Lake Mist.

Cornish Heritage Farms: The Rummage Bin - Little People
Cornish Heritage Farms: The Rummage Bin - Beautiful (Flourish)
Cornish Heritage Farms: Kim Hughes - Scripty Words (smile)

Other: Ribbon, 7 Gypsies Photo Anchor, Brad, Copic Marker

Thank you for coming over to check out my blog. I appreciate it and hope you like what you see. :)

Mar 7, 2008

Kim Hughes Does it Again!

Cornish Heritage Farm has released 2 more sets designed by Kim Hughes and I can't wait to get my hands on them!

BOLD CURLS is a fresh take on flourishes, with nice thick lines and I am very excited to use them on my layouts especially. I think they would look great stamped on photos and popping out from behind photos.

U R A HOOT sees the return of more cute owls with mix and match hats, as well as many different words and sentiments to go along with them!

Seeing as I don't have these yet, I asked the Design Team at CHF if I could borrow some of their cards to show you examples of these stamp sets in action. See below designs from Lisa Silver, Lori Craig, and Julie Campbell.

Card by: Lisa Silver

Card by: Julie Campbell

Card by: Lisa Silver

Card by: Lori Craig

Links: CHF, U R A Hoot Gallery, Bold Curls Gallery

Mar 2, 2008

BLOOM with Abandon

New stamps from the Rummage Bin collection and they are featured as Stamp of the Month combo at CHF. You can get the flower and sentiment for $7.99 unmounted, or $12.99 for wood mounted.
CHF Stamps:The Rummage Bin: Grunged Flower and Bloom with Abandon
Paper: Basic Grey
Die Cuts: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Staz-on Jet Black and Timber Brown, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, ColorBox Creamy Brown
Markers: Copic Markers
Paint: Ranger Distress Paint Antique Linen
Tool: Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals, Cuttlebug
Technique: Paint, Distressing