Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge

Cornish Heritage Farms has issued another challenge . . . create a card or project using a Winter theme.  And, of course, you have to use Cornish Heritage Farm images (digital or rubber).  I have created a cute little ornament for my submission. 

 I made a shaker box using a Sizzix Bigz Shaker Box die.  I attached the box to a pre-made snowflake by Hallmark.  The snowflake came in a package with three sizes of snowflakes.
 I using K& Company paper for the box.  It is a lovely blue background with snowflakes all over.
 I using CHF Country Chapel Winter Scene Digital Stamp.  I printed the image on vellum.  I then cut it out and put glitter on the edges.  I also added glitter on the chapel roof and the snow.

When you open the box, you see this cute little snowman.  It is the Holly Snowman Digital Stamp from CHF.   I added glitter to the pom-pom on top of his hat as well as to the holly and berries.  He is so cute.  You can put little treats inside
Isn't he cute?  You can also make whole bunch of othese boxes for an Advent calendar.  You can also wrap ribbon around the box with a loop on top for hanging (do now use snowflake).  They would be really cute hanging on a tree.

Thank you for visiting and have a Very Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms

Cornish Heritage Farms has a bi-weekly challenge.  This time the challenge was boxes or bags.  At first I had no idea what I was going to create.  So I started browsing through their digital images and an idea came to me.  I hope you like it as much as I do!


It is a two-sided bag.  One side has the image with a sentiment and the other side has the image only.  I took an image from Cornish Heritage Farms "Village Snow Scene" , one of their sentiments "Kindness is Like Snow" and combined them together to make one picture.  I then printed it out onto Jacquard Cotton for inkjet printing.  I printed out two of the images and adhered to canvas using Steam-a-Seam.  Then I used my sewing machine to applique it to the canvas.  I used the prettiest thread from Sulky.  It is varigated with red, green, white, and gold.
 I then took the canvas with the appliqued scenes and made them into a bag.  I die cut holly leaves and berries from felt.  I needle felted them together and sewed them onto the bag.

 I die cut "Noel" from green and red DCWV glitter paper.  I then ran them through the Xyron machine and attached one to each side of the bag.
 I used Tim Holtz' die to cut out the Noel.
 I used Tim Holtz' lamppost die to cut out the holly leaves and berries.
 I used ribbon from Jo-Ann for the handles.
 This is the sentiment I used on the bag.  I felt it went with the beautiful village scene.

I am entering this bag into the following challenges:

Cornish Heritage Farms - Boxes or Bags
Sugar Creek Hollow - For A Gift
Thank you for visiting and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crafty Secrets December Linky Party

Beautiful vintage images and papers.  It is time for Crafty Secrets December Linky Party.  I have created a cute little stocking!

Fabulous Update

I won the Crafty Secrets December Linky Contest!  Congrats to all who entered the contest with their beautiful creations.  
 I used Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas Papers for the stocking.  The cute paper doll is also Crafty Secrets.  I have discovered the fun of digital products.  You can print out the papers and images as many times as you want on all different types of paper.
 Close up image of the items in the stocking.  The  baby doll and dog come with the Crafty Secrets Christmas Doll.  The greenery is cut using Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die using mulberry paper.  You can get Tim Holtz dies on Molly's Square.  She has the best deals on Tim Holtz dies, Spellbinders, and much more.
 I cut out the stocking on my Cricut Expression 2 and the Christmas Cheer cartridge.  I added little snowflake charms and red jingle bells to the felt cuff (I cut out the cuff by hand).  I tied some jingle bells to the handle of the stocking with a little red and white twine.

The baby doll and dog come with the paper doll download.

Isn't she adorable?  She comes with different outfits!

I also added a red jingle bell to the tip of the stocking.  I love the fun shape of the stocking.
The paper is just gorgeous!  I picked the one titled "Santa Collage" for the stocking.

I am entering this stocking in the following challenges:

Crafty Secrets December Linky Party
Live and Love Crafts - Anything But a Card
Though the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But a Card
Paper Pretties - Christmas Inspired
Paper Playtime - Christmas Colors
Artist Inspirations - Anything Goes
Hooked On Craft - Christmas

Thank you for joining me and I hope that you have very Happy Holiday season!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rogue Redhead Challenge

It has been a little while since I have posted, but I have been sick with the flu.  I am finally feeling a little better.   I created a book journal using Rogue Redhead "Relish Reading" stamps.

Fabulous Update

I won the Rogue Redhead Challenge!  Thank you so much Rogue Redhead.  Please stop by and check out their newest challenge!

Close-up of stamped image

I am an avid reader! 

Inside of front cover.  A put in a little pocket!
Back of journal

Inside back cover.  Two little pockets.

Love the caption!  So important!

I hoped you liked my little journal.  I even included a ribbon bookmark. I am entering this in the following challenges:

Rogue Redhead Designs - Anything but a Card
Live & Love Crafts - Anything but a Card
Fashionable Stamping - To Die For

Thank you for visiting and enjoy Advent!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I have a cute shaped card to share with you today.  I used a beautiful stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms - Thomas Kinkade Hometown Pride Vignette.  I stamped it onto K&Company Flora & Fauna Ledger Paper.  I then used other K&Company papers for layering. 

Close-up of stamp

Close-up of  layers

Close-up of the photo corner embellishment

Inside of Card

I also made an envelope for the card.  It is so easy to make envelopes with my Martha Stewart Score Board.

Back of envelope

Materials used in the making of this card:

Recollections Cardstock (parchment)
K&Company (all other paper)
Imaginations Sentiment Stamp (Home is Where Love Is)
Recollections (Crystals)
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight
Making Memories (Photo Corners)
Cornish Heritage Farms/Thomas Kinkade Hometown Pridge Vignette
Ranger Archival Ink (Coffee)
Ranger Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy)
Fiskars Fuse (I just love this machine)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-room Challenge - Punches and Die Cuts
Cornish Heritage Farms - Feature Thomas Kinkade Stamps
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Home Sweet Home
Eclectic Ellapu - Layering, Openable, or Interactive
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Crafty Secrets Linky Party

It is that time again.  Crafty Secrets is having their monthly Linky Party.  Crafty Secrets is a wonderful company that offers clear stamps, CD's, stickers, digital stamps and papers, and much much more!  All of their products have a wonderful vintage look and feel to them.  I created a cute little wall hanging for this months challenge.

I created the hanging using a picture from Crafty Secrets Illustrations CD.  I printed out the picture and cut it down to size.  I cut out chipboard the same size and took Ranger Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint Dapper  in Snowcap to the edges.  I then cut out some matching paper from K&Company for the back. For the back of the hanging I printed out Crafty Secrets Winter Kids 2" x 2" Box & Tag CS-02.  I used decorative edged scissors to cut out the images and inked all edges with Tim Holtz/Ranger Gathered Twig Distress Ink.  I then attached the images to the decorative paper. 

I then glued the paper and chipboard together (paper sandwich).  I used was paper and  a brayer to get a nice flat surface and good glue adhesion.  After letting that dry overnight, I took Inkssentials Glossy Accents to one edge at a time and attached Martha Stewart Crystal Tinsel Glitter (which is on clearance at Michael's).  I used Glossy Accents because it dries faster than Martha Stewart Glitter Glue.  Once the glitter had been applied to all four sides and dried, I used hair spray to seal the glitter (otherwise it gets everywhere).  

I then punched two holes in the top of the hanging.  I had purchased primitive (rusty) twisted wire and jingle bells from Streetcar Junction  (on Ebay) and I thought they would be just right for this project.  I sprayed the wire and bells with hair spray.  You can also use a clear spray sealer or clear spray paint.  I put a bell on one end thead the wire through the holes and then attached the final bell. 
Close-up of main image

Thank you for visiting and have a great Sunday!