Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CHF43 Winter

Steph is our hostess for the very last day of the year.  She challenged us to make a Winter themed card.

I used a digi stamp from CHF called "Winter Chapel" (#2344), and a sentiment from the stamp set Night Before Christmas (colored with two markers).

Here is what my card looks like when it's closed.  I wanted you to see both.

 I hope you have enjoyed what the Design Team at Cornish Heritage Farms has shown you this year.  I also hope you have been stamping right along with us, and have shopped on occasion at the store.

I wish you a Happy New Year, and the best of everything for 2014.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday Challenges

Grandson John hit the hot tub bright and early this morning.  Very cold, but not to kids, I guess.  Mom and I made two cards, one for the Clean and Simple, and one for Technique (shaker).  Now, I'm going to show you both of them, but please forget them soon, as one or both of them may be off to you in the near future.

This is a simple case of Jen's card with a row of little bunny bottoms, which I did in white emboss, and added a simple knotted ribbon and a teeny cotton ball.

Here is the shaker card, which is filled with green and gold glass beads.  I haven't made a shaker in a long time, and had forgotten how extremely messy they can be .......like all over the room.

Now remember what I said ......... look, and then forget!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Blue Music

This card was made for two challenges, the queen For The Day, and Free4All.  I used Elvis double-sided paper, and the layout from our Queen, Dara.  Not making too many cards lately, what with the Holidays, and our grandson John staying with us.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Couple of new cards

It's been a busy week with Dr. and Dentist apppts, so here I am a little late posting a few cards I just finished.

This went to the girls in my Dentist's office.  I saw them both Monday and Tuesday.  They are always so cheerful!

The Gibson girl on the front is popped up, and I added some flourish leaves and a lacy background, as well as a popped poinsettia.  I thought they might enjoy a shaped card, rather than a regular rectangular one.

This card was made with a brand new stamp set  I got from my UPS guy yesterday.  The set is one I thought about for a long time, and when the price was reduced, I couldn't resist.

The layout is the sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers today.  the background is embossed, and so is the RED strip.  I painted the image, splattered it with some caramel color ink, and layered it popped up on the green and white.

I hope you like these cards.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CHF42 We Three Kings

"December 20th is Go Caroling Day ... create a card or project inspired by a Christmas Carol".  This is our challenge this week at Cornish Heritage Farms from Frances, our  hostess.

I think you can tell my card is based on the song "We Three Kings".

Please join us, linking HERE.  See you next Tuesday !

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CCEE1350 A Tree

 This is our LAST challenge of the year at CCEE.  For our finale, Frances posted the following:

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!
 In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!

Use the lyrics above for the inspiration of your card for the challenge this week. Your card can include a Christmas tree, pine branches of a Christmas tree or even a tree in a summer or winter setting.

Here is my card, A Victorian Christmas:

Please join us, linking your card at our blog HERE.  Have a wonderful and safe Holiday, and we hope to see you in the new year.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thomas Kinkade Week

This week the Thomas Kinkade image from Cornish Heritage Farms is done all in sepia.  The title of this one is "The Village Lighthouse".  His coloring of it is fabulous, but since I am not HE, I took the easier way out.

Take a look at all the fabulous Kinkade stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms yourself, and see how gorgeous they really are!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

CCEE1349 A Stocking

Frances is our Hostess for the month of December (which will only be two weeks of challenges).  
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
 The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
 In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.'

So Frances told us to include a stocking.  Here is my card for the challenge:

I love this little image from A Day For Daisies.

Please join us, linking your card to our blog HERE.  See you next week for our last challenge of 2013.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hoopy Birthday!

Some days silly takes me over!  Mom and I were looking at Pinterest this morning, and came across this bird.  We giggled, then laughed.  I just had to print it out, and use it for the sketch challenge at SCS today.  I hope it tickles yur fancy too!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CHF41 Inspired By Santa

"December 4th is Santas' List Day - are you on the "Nice" list or the Naughty List?? Create a card or project that is inspired by Santa."  This is the challenge given to us by our hostess, Frances.  I used this cute image from Cornish Heritage Farms of the three kittens wearing Santa Hats.

There is a checkerboard bg, and a CHF sentiment with the ribbon.  I hope you will want to join us, linking your card to our blog HERE.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

On To Christmas!

My cards are all ready to go on Monday.  I stamped them all this morning.  No more Christmas cards to make, just a few tags for presents for the grands.  I ordered the last of their items from their wish lists. Phew.

In the meantime, here are a few cards that didn't get posted.

 this one was for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS.  I saw a beautiful gilded and white bowl, thus this card.

 Here is a step card made with die cuts.  I did add some light blue sponging to give it some definition.  I think it came out really well, and it even fit in a regular envelope.

 This Get Well card is made with two digital images from Cornish Heritage Farms.  I have been on their Design Team all year, and have scads of their wonderful designs.  I went with a monochromatic card, and it will go out to a guy, don't you think?

And last, but certainly not least, I made this pop-up card with an ornament and flakes.  It's in its envelope, and on the way to friends for Christmas.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

CCEE1348 Sketch

Here  is the sketch Cindy gave us for this challenge.

......................and here is the card I made for it:

I used some wonderful shades of purple and olive green.  The lilac is out of the box....a technique I love to do.  The papers are just scraps from my file, but I thought they matched really well.

We'd love to have you use this fun and easy sketch from Cindy. 

 Please join us, and link your sketch HERE.

See you next week.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CHF extra

Here's an extra card made with a CHF digital cardinal.

Adds to my stash of Christmas cards.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CCEE1347 Embossing and Glitter

Cindy's challenge this week is to use Embossing (dry or wet) and Glitter.

I dry embossed the snowflakes, and used glitter glue on the snow and in the center of the flake.  I think this makes a really cute Christmas card.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and come back next week for another fun challenge.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CHF40 Thanksgiving

Our hostess for today, Steph, challenged us to make a Thanksgiving card, since it's only a week away.

This is the front of the card I made, using a Cornish Heritage Farms digi stamp.  I colored it with markers and colored pencils, then fussy cut it out.  It's popped up on dimensionals.

The real treat is the inside..............

.......where I popped up a sign post with labels for the holiday, and added a CHF sentiment digi as well.

I hope you will feel free to join us, linking your card HERE.  Come back again next week for another challenge!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CCEE1346 Stitches

This week, Cindy challenged us to use stitches.  Since she didn't say REAL or FAUX, I went with the latter.  I thought my card was busy enough without taking out my sewing machine.....although it really is faster in the long run!!

I hope you like my little Whipper snapper bee and flowers!

Please join us HERE, linking your card, and checking in with the DT!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thomas Kinkade Week at CHF

The Thomas Kinkade image from Cornish Heritage Farms I have featured this week is called "Streams of Living Waters".  I brayered the stamp with Wasabi green ink, added a sentiment and a strip of ribbon.

The image is so beautiful, I really didn't want to accent anything else.

Please go and look at Cornish Heritage Farms and see all the wonderful treats by Thomas Kinkade.

See you next week.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CCEE1345 Ribbon and Lace

Our hostess for the month of November is Cindy Haffner.  Her first challenge is to use ribbon and lace.

You can see that all I did was thread some black ribbon through the holes in the ecru lace.  I love the way it looks with a couple of bows.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and be sure to join us again next week for another challenge from Cindy.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CHF39 Get Well

This week I am the Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge Hostess.  I gave "Get Well" as the theme.

This image and sentiment is from CHF's digital stamp category.   The dog is painted in shades of brown.........in fact, most of this card is brown.  I added some black to give it some contrast.

Please join us this week, and every week, linking your card  HERE.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

CCEE1344 Dog Theme

 As my last challenge for the month of October, in honor of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, make a card with a dog theme.

I just LOVE this image from Mo Manning!

My DD and her DH adopted a mixed breed dog named Nitro from the Sterling MA animal shelter, and he is the loveliest dog.  He is so well behaved that when the TV goes off at night, he gets up, stretches, and goes to his bed.

Please join us this week, linking your card HERE, and checking out what the DT has done with this challenge.  If you upload to SCS, don't forget to add CCEE1344.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CHF Snowman

Here is a Christmas snowman from Cornish Heritage Farms, a digi, and isn't he just the cutest??

I painted him in purple and green, of course with an orange carrot nose.

Here's the website where you can find him:

Cornish Heritage Farms

Thursday, October 24, 2013

CCEE1343 Non -Traditional Halloween

My third challenge as Hostess for CCEE is:

Make a Halloween card without Green, Orange, Purple, or BLACK.

Of course I chose RED!!

I hope you can see the web, fence, and spiders (EUUW) all popped up. The image is from the Internet.

Please join us, and be sure to link your card HERE.
See you next week for my last theme!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CHF38 Sketch Challenge

Here is the sketch our hostess Kristine made for us this week:

And here is my card:

Please feel free to join us, and link your card HERE

Thursday, October 17, 2013


I am hostess for the CCEE challenges this month, and the theme I chose for this week is flowers, the more the better!

I took a picture of my card on an angle so you can see all the layers that I cut out (and I won't do that again soon!) and popped up. I also stamped flowers all over the bg layer.

I hope you will want to join us in this easy-peasy challenge.  Please link your card HERE  where we can enjoy it too.  See you again next week!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CHF Palms

About this time of year I start thinking about island breezes.  I guess the prospect of Winter approaching gets the better of me.

these palm trees come from Cornish Heritage farms.  Don't they look inviting???

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CCEE1341 Football

My challenge to the team at CCEE this week, in honor of Bret Favre's birthday, is to make a card with a football theme.

I love this image made by Bonibleaux Designs (that unfortunately went out of business) of a Tight End named Ted.  I wouldn't want to be facing him on the field!!

Please join us linking your card HERE, and join us again next Thursday.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CHF37 Halloween/Fall

This week I am the hostess at Cornish Heritage Farms, and I challenged the DT to a theme of Halloween or Fall.

I used rubber stamps from the set called "Fall Harvest".  I love the stamp of Indian Corn.....that really says Fall to me!

Please join us with your own CHF images, and you could win some fabulous goodies.  Be sure to link your card HERE.  Please join us again!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CCEE1340 Ovals

I am the CCEE hostess for this month. 

Opal is the October gemstone.  Since they are oval, I challenged the Team to make an oval card or to use ovals.

My card has four ovals.......I guess that's enough!

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and be sure to come back next Thursday as well.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Snowy Night

Today I used a basic sketch from SCS.  I adjusted it a bit to make it fit the idea I had........

Mom and I are making our Christmas card stash, and having fun making a mess.  My craft room is so overcrowded we are forced to use the kitchen.  Bit by bit, we will have everything in two rooms a wreck!!

We are off to enjoy a lunch at our favorite place.....we sit at the bar and have a glass of wine while we wait for our order.  Who could ask for more?

Have a fun day.  Whatever you are up to, I hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thomas Kinkade from CHF

There is a new group of images at Cornish Heritage Farms, all from Thomas Kinkade.  The stamps are fabulous!!

For this image, called "The Good Life", I brayered with Spanish Moss, and highlighted with markers and sponges.

The sentiment is also CHF.

Please check out all the wonderful new stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms.  See you again next Tuesday.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CCEE1339 Johnny Appleseed Day

Today is Johnny Appleseed Day.  Our hostess Lois, for her last theme of the month, challenged us to make a card using some kind of fruit (extra points for apples).  How could I resist the extra points??  Here's what I made:

This is the first time I have used only one sheet of paper for the entire card.  WOW!  Can you believe that??  I embossed the bg, scored the panel, die cut leaves, versamarked and RED embossed the apple, punched a fence, and stamped a sentiment all on green Bazzill.  The fence and words are popped.  I hope you like it.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CHF36 Mushrooms

Frances is our hostess today at Cornish Heritage Farms.  She challenged us to make a card with mushrooms.

I chose this cute bunch of mushrooms digi stamp at CHF, coloring them with olive, river rock and caramel markers.  The saying I wrote on white, and punched it out. 

I think this will be a fun card to send to a friend who loves the out-of-doors, and is a mushroom lover.

Please join us, and use any of your CHF stamps.  See you next week!

Saturday, September 21, 2013


When I saw this graphic of the toothless old witch, I was destined to use it for a Halloween card.   I added a two part sentiment (and a spider - EEEEAWWWWWW!), I'm Not Evil........I'm Just Up To No Good!
How perfect is that???
Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CCEE1338 One-Layer Card

The week of September 15-21 is National Singles Week.  To celebrate this, Lois challenged us to make a one-layer card.

I used a stencil to sponge the footprints, and pinking shears to cut the RED border.  A cute saying and the dog has a RED ribbon added......and Voila! , a one-layer card.

Please join us, linking your card HERE .  See you next Thursday for Lois's last challenge.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CHF Pirate Map

Today I'm posting a card I made with digis from Cornish Heritage Farms.

I love the combination of the map, skull, and saying.  I actually used a needle and some raffia to attach the map to the black background.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

CCEE1337 Fun Fold

Our challenge this week comes again from Lois Bak (Clownmom), who has challenged us to make a fun fold card.

I have posted two pictures so you can see my card closed and then opened.

The card is made from a piece of cardstock, that measures 5 1/2" x 12".  It is scored along the long side at 2", 4", 8", and 10".

You can see how the folds bend, and how the owls made with the SU owl punch are applied.

I added a branch to the bottom section, and clouds to both sections.  On the inside, I punched out three circles for balloons, added strings with a marker, and stamped the sentiment.

The finished size of the card is 5 1/2" x 4" when it is closed, and will easily fit into an envelope.  I hope  you like it.

(I found this on the net and cased it......I thought it was so cute!  DarleneDesign.com)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CHF35 Sketch Challenge

Kristine has challenged us to follow this sketch:
Here is the card I made using it:

The panel  has a digi stamp, called "Cowboy" from CHF, colored in various shades of brown with some blue.

I picked up the RED in one of the background papers for one strip, and punched some stars and added brads.

Please join us this week, using Kristine's sketch and CHF stamps, old or new.  You just might win some images!!!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Our 50th Anniversary!

Today is our 50th Anniversary!  Who knew the time would go by so fast!!

This is the "card" I made for my Hubby, an explosion box.  It's the first I've ever made, and I learned a lot doing it!

50 years ago, the night before going back to college, we eloped to NH, accompanied by my best friend and her fiancee.  We told NO ONE until graduation, and I guess nobody was really surprised, just that they expected to be invited to the wedding (which neither of us wanted!!)  All these years, three kids, seven grandkids later, we still enjoy each other.  We laugh every day, and are still glad to be together.

Here's to my husband........handsome, tall, funny, clever, smart, hard-working, and even though I am such HIGH-maintenance, he still loves me.  Who could ask for more?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

CCEE1336 Birthday Card

Lois is our hostess for the month of September.  Since her birthday is the 3rd, and her daughter-in-law's is the 6th, she challenged us to make a birthday card.

Obviously, this card is not going to either of them.

Obviously, this is going to a guy.  Inside it says, "Whoopie, another birthday."

Please join us, adding your card