Thursday, February 28, 2013

CHF/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop Day 4

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to day four of the Cornish Heritage Farms/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop. Cornish Heritage Farms and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from February 25th to 28th! Come join us each day for some fun inspiration using products from each company.

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Two lucky winners will win a $50 prize pack. 

Here’s how you can win this:
1. You have until midnight EST on February 28th to complete the hop.
2. Cornish Heritage Farms Rubber Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will have a new craft to share with you every day. Visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post. This way, we’ll know you were there. 

 
3. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your comments.
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It’s also challenge time with my friends over on the on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week I finish off my month of challenges with one last challenge. Today is 'National Tooth Fairy Day', so for our challenge create a card that features a fairy.

For my card today I have used the Cornish Heritage Farms Spring Flowers Fairy Digital Stamp. I have colored her in using a variety of Faber-Castell products ….. Aquarelle Pencil #104; May Green Stampers Big Brush Pen both from the Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN set. Gelatos from the Blue Gelatos set (Cotton Candy and Grape); Green Gelatos set (Pistachio) and the Red Gelatos set (Guava; Lavender and Bubblegum).

For the background I used Cornish Heritage Farms Gingham Backgrounder stamp. I stamped this onto white card using versamark ink and then white embossed it. I then used colors from the Red Gelatos set (Guava; Lavender and Bubblegum) and randomly applied these over the background and blended them in using my fingers.

Stamps: Spring Flowers Fairy Digital Stamp; Gingham Backgrounder – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Pink; Purple
Other: Gelatos Red Pack; Gelatos Blue Pack; Gelatos Green Pack (Faber-Castell); MFT Die-namics Jumbo Banner Stax; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Button; Twine; Foam Tape

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Best of the West!

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Hi everyone,
It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS. It’s another fun sketch … of course Smile

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For my card this week I have used two Western themed stamps sets from MFT Stamps. The main image is from the Inspired by the Wild Wild West stamp set as is the sentiment. For the main image I have stamped and layered it using the Die-namics Circle Stax 1 & 2.  I used the LJD Howdy stamp set to create the woodgrain background on the Die-namics Notched Tag.

I have used Kraft and Hot Fudge cardstock on my card.

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Here is the inside of my card. I have again used the LJD Howdy stamp set for the sentiment and the woodgrain background. The sentiment has been stamped onto one of the frames from the Die-namics LJD Howdy Frames set. Along the bottom of my card I used the Die-namics Western Star Border Duo .

Here are the MFT Products I used on my card this week:

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We encourage you all to play along, and to enter your card in the weekly draw for a $15 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. Each week, a keyword is assigned to the sketch. All you need to do to enter, is upload your card to the gallery at SCS, and enter the given keyword in the keyword box, during the upload process. After the deadline, we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher! That is up to $100 per month in prizes, JUST for playing along. We hope you'll join us in 2013.

Check out the FAQ - Wednesday Stamp Club thread if you need any further info on this challenge or help on how to upload your card to the SCS gallery.

Be sure to check out Kim's Blog, she will have a full list of all the designers participating in today's challenge!

 

Stamps: Inspired By The Wild Wild West; Howdy – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Hot Fudge (MFT); Kraft (MFT); DP
Die-namics: Circle Stax 1; Circle Stax 2; Howdy Frames; Notched Tag; Western Star Border Duo – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Licorice Ink (MFT) Kraft Ink (MFT) Hemp Cord; Star Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CHF/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop Day 3

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to day three of the Cornish Heritage Farms/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop. Cornish Heritage Farms and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from February 25th to 28th! Come join us each day for some fun inspiration using products from each company.

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Two lucky winners will win a $50 prize pack.
Here’s how you can win this: 

1. You have until midnight EST on February 28th to complete the hop.
2. Cornish Heritage Farms Rubber Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will have a new craft to share with you every day. Visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post. This way, we’ll know you were there. 

 
3. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your comments.

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I have two cards to share with you today both using Cornish Heritage Farms Ornamental Beauty stamp set.

For my first card I stamped the leafy scroll all over my white card using versamark ink and then white embossed them. I then used Gelatos from the Green Gelato pack (pistachio; spearmint; green tea and lime) by randomly applying the colors to the card and blending them together with my finger.

Stamps: Ornamental Beauty – Cornish Heritage Farms
Other: Green Gelato Pack (Faber-Castell); Spellbinders Frame; Oval Nestabilities; Flower Trim; Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder.

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For my second card today I have again used the Ornamental Beauty stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms.

This time round I used the Cobalt Blue Stamper's Big Brush Pen from the Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: BLUE set to color directly onto the rubber stamp and then stamped that onto the white card. I then colored the image using the Blueberry Gelato from the Gelatos Blue Pack.

Stamps: Ornamental Beauty – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Navy
Other: Blue Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink set; Gelatos Blue Pack (Faber-Castell); Rhinestones

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CHF/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop Day 2

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to day two of the Cornish Heritage Farms/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop. Cornish Heritage Farms and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from February 25th to 28th! Come join us each day for some fun inspiration using products from each company.

Two lucky winners will win a $50 prize pack.

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Here’s how you can win this:

1. You have until midnight EST on February 28th to complete the hop.
2. Cornish Heritage Farms Rubber Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will have a new craft to share with you every day. Visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post. This way, we’ll know you were there.


3. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your comments.

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It’s also challenge day for the Cornish Heritage Farms design team, and this week our hostess is Cindy Haffner who has challenged us to include doilies on our card/project.

Today I have two canvases to share with you, the canvases each measure 4 inches x 4 inches. I have had these canvases for I don’t know how long and haven’t used them and I thought it was about time I did.

For my first canvas above I used stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms Haute Couture and Antiques.
I have been having so much fun playing with the Faber-Castell Gelatos for this blog hop and that is what I have used on everything on this canvas today. It is amazing what you can do with the gelatos.

First up I used the Guava & Bubblegum from the Red Gelatos pack to color the canvas … this was just a matter of randomly apply some of each color on the canvas and then blending this all together using my finger. The doily on the left side of the canvas was also colored using the Guava Gelato and then blended with my finger. I colored the outfits of the girls using gelatos from the Red pack (guava, lavender and bubblegum) and Grape from the Blue pack. I used the Red Cherry gelato also from the Red pack to stamp one of the elements from the Haute Couture directly onto the canvas. The flowers are also colored using the gelatos …. I scribbled a little onto my craft mat and added a little water and then dipped the flowers through the mixture.

Stamps: Haute Couture; Antiques – Cornish Heritage Farms
Other: Red Gelatos; Blue Gelatos (Faber-Castell); Couture Creations Blossom Yarn Doily; Canvas

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For my second Canvas today I used Cornish Heritage Farms Cat in a Flowerpot Digital Stamp. I colored the image using a green Aquarelle pencil from the Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN set and Bubblegum and Cherry Red Gelatos from the Gelatos red pack.

For the canvas I created the grass and sky again using Gelatos …. loving those Gelatos! For the Grass I applied Pistachio and Green Tea from the Gelato green pack and blended these together. The sky I applied mostly Cotton Candy and a little Blueberry from the Gelatos Blue Pack. For the clouds I used the negative portion of a cloud die and added Picket White Distress Stain … however I would have preferred to use the white gelato which is also available but I didn’t have … I have one ordered and on it’s way Winking smile.

Stamps: Cat in a Flowerpot Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
Other: Green Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink set; Red Gelato Set; Blue Gelato Set; Green Gelato Set – Faber-Castell; Canvas.


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Monday, February 25, 2013

CHF/Faber-Castell Blog Hop Day 1

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Hi everyone,

Cornish Heritage Farms and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from February 25th to 28th! Come join us each day for some fun inspiration using products from each company. 

Two lucky winners will win a $50 prize pack.

Here’s how you can win this: 

1. You have until midnight EST on February 28th to complete the hop.
2. Cornish Heritage Farms Rubber Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will have a new craft to share with you every day. Visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post. This way, we’ll know you were there.

3. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your comments.

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For my first card today I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Antiques stamp set. To create my card I first stamped out this main image twice onto white card, one image stamped in black and the other stamped with versamark ink and the embossed using white powder.

On the white embossed panel I used the Faber-Castell’s Gelatos to create my background. I used the Pistachio from the Green Gelatos pack and Cotton Candy & Blueberry from the Blue Gelatos pack. This panel was then cut in half so it could be placed on either side of the main image.

On the panel stamped in black (the middle panel I then colored the image using Aquarelle Pencils and the Stampers Big Brush Pen from the Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: BLUE and Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink: GREEN sets as well as Gelatos from the Red Gelatos pack.

The Circle piece as also colored as per the main panel. I stamped two butterflies from the stamp set onto white card using black ink and then colored these using colors in the Blue Gelatos pack.

Stamps: Antiques – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Blue
Faber-Castell Products: Blue Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink; Green Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink; Blue, Green & Red Gelato Packs.
Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; Foam Tape.

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For my second card today I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Toile Backgrounder. For this card I used the Popping Pastels technique.  I stamped this onto black card using white pigment ink and then I colored the image using Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils, I used colors from the Blue/Green, Neutrals and Red/Yellow Pastel packs.

The sentiment on the top of the card is from the Script Essential Expressions stamp set.

Stamps: Toile Backgrounder; Script Essential Expressions – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Black; Purple; Blue; Melody DP – Prima
Other: Blue/Green Pastel Pencils; Neutrals Pastel Pencils; Red/Yellow Pastel Pencils (Faber-Castell); Purple Button; Hemp Twine; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax; Foam Tape


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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rebus–Shakespearean Characters

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is Shakespearean Character names.

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for my January Rebus which was ‘V’ Words…. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Venison
  • Van
  • Veranda
  • Varnish
  • Vat
  • Vacancy
  • Victory
  • Vision
  • Vowel
  • Venue
  • Vegan

How did you go?????????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Look Whoo’s Turning 1!

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Joanne continues to issue the challenges.

Let’s use lots of different textures on our cards…..emboss, corrugate, fibers, fabric,…..real or faux.

For my card today I used a Memory Box die Owl Heart Tree … how could I not get this die with those cute owls. I diecut all the pieces using cream card and then colored all the pieces using copics and my copic airbrush.

As for the texture … you can see the embossed texture on the tree, the leaves and the owls. I have also added googly eyes to each of the owls for more texture.

To create my grass I used the Die-namics Snow Drifts and Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass and embossed these pieces using an embossing folder and sponged with green ink for more visual texture. To finish my card I added the sentiment onto a Fishtail Flag and added a button and some hemp cord for more texture.

I will probably give this birthday card to my grand daughter ….she doesn’t know it yet but she loves owls Winking smile …. well I hope she does cause everyone is buying her lots of owl theme clothing etc and I know her brother loves owls. Yes that might be my influence hehe. Oh and no she won’t be 1 until November she is only just over 3 months old LOL! Nothing like getting an early start.

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Here is the inside of my card …. I added the tree and leaves again and also added another owl sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.





Stamps: Whoo’s Birthday – The Craft’s Meow
Paper: Cream; Brown; Marigold DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap Distress Ink; Picket Fence Distress Stain; Memory Box Owl Heart Tree; Die-namics Snow Drifts; Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass; Entangle Embossing Folder – Couture Creations; Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Foam Tape; Copics



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