Thursday, 28 February 2008

Easter project ~ CHF Blog

A little while ago I put together a tutorial and project for Cornish Heritage Farm's own blog using their stamps. Here is a sample of a little 2-4-6-8 treat box and card that I did.........


To see more bonus projects and a brief tutorial, please click HERE!.
Most of the supplies used are listed also, but if you have any questions, let me know!

I thought it would be fun to use my Kim Hughes cute "Cutie Petootie" set coloured with Copics and of course include chocolate!!!! Those Cadbury's mini eggs didn't last long after the photos were taken.

Got to go finish a card I am working on.........
Feel free to let me know if you'd like to see more of these tutorials and projects.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Dogwood blooms - RST


For this quick card I used another new peg set by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, titled "Dogwood blooms". The little sprig along the top edge is from the same set. "Family" is from their clear set, Word plate II.
I think the paper is Basic Grey, Lily Kate range and the ribbon is from that range too.

Other supplies: Corner rounder for scalloped edges, Crop-o-dile for punched edges and scalloped oval nestability for the main image.

Sorry the photo isn't the best quality!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Elvis is in the house!!!!

.....well, just not yet but he will be on 28th Feb!! Cornish Heritage Farms will be releasing the much awaited line of Elvis stamps. CHF is the only stamp manufacturer with a licensing agreement from Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Mill House Crafts will have them in stock as soon as the plane can fly them here!

This picture was taken by my friend and fellow design team member, Lori Craig, and this was part of the display at CHA in California.

Please visit Lori's blog "Make a Difference" to see the first Elvis card using these stamps. Visit her other posts for lots of inspirational work!

Friday, 22 February 2008

RST Basic grey mellow




I thought I'd try something a little bit different for me and I focused on the Basic Grey "Mellow" papers and Basic Grey chipboard. The little flower stamps on the chipboard are from a new Rubber Stamp Tapestry set, Peppermint petunias, which I stamped in Turquoise gem by Versamagic and Brilliance copper. I then highlighted the white areas using a Sakura white souffle pen. I've seen the new Ranger white pen and I'm keen to get my hands on that to try it out!
The'Happiness' chipboard also has Basic Grey rubons at each side and I added a little Sakura clear glitter pen to the background paper.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Rubber Stamp Tapestry new release!

Rubber Stamp Tapestry launched some new peg sets at CHA last week and I had the pleasure of playing with them pre-show! Here are some cards using one of my favourite sets, "Blue Eden". These colours look so pearlescent and sparkly in real life. These aren't on their site as yet so I thought I'd share another sneaky peek in advance.


The papers, ribbon and buttons are all Basic Grey "mellow" range and I love them.
"Bloom" is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry also, their clear "Word plate 2" set which is so versatile.
Inks: Brilliance pearlescent rust, coffee bean and Versamagic Turquoise gem.
Copper and turqoise stickles. Corner rounder punch for the scalloped edges.

Well I've spent the day at the NEC and managed to watch Tim Holtz in action. I got to attend 2 classes and got to use the Cricut Expression machine but I can honestly say my style of work does not need a Cricut. Give me stamps and inks any day!!

I did have lots of fun playing with the new Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders before setting up our stand. Our stand is very basic due to the fact that we couldn't carry lots as we flew from Belfast to Birmingham and also as I am in the "Bright Sparks" section I only have 3 m square to play with!!

We had fun spotting all the faces from Create and Craft - some we know by name like Glenda from Graphicus and some by face only! Wendy Rhodes is a couple of stands from us.

I'll try and share some pics tomorrow.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Sneak peek!!!

Cornish Heritage Farms are releasing a new line of Easter stamps by Asela Hopkins so you can guarantee you are going to love them!

Here is one to whet your appetite!

As you can see it is a simple design but with NEC trip starting 6.30am tomorrow a.m. I just wanted to play with the new stamps. The image is coloured with Copics and I used my oval nestabilites. The beautiful green silk ribbon is by Creative Impressions.

I'll try and post another tomorrow on the run up to the stamp release on the 20th. Keep watching Cornish Heritage Farm's blog for my project. (It was due 5th Feb but everything has to be moved to a later date due to exhibition committments at CHA in California.)

I'll try and take a few photos at the NEC to keep you updated on any new lines or can't live without supplies.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

COPICS!!!!

Well I promised a pic of the new delivery of Copics - I love these!!! You can also see the clear Spica glitter pens in the pic too - perfect for a subtle shimmer to your images that dry in seconds.

I also ordered plastic storage boxes to hold up to 36 pens but sadly although I paid for them they didn't arrive. :(
I think you can click on this photo for an enlargement and view the colour names.

If you already know you can't live without them, let me know what colours you NEED!!!! Drop me a line via the email link on www.millhousecrafts.co.uk
I'll let you know the pricing once I confirm a few of my costs.
I'll also upload them to my site in the next few weeks.

If you live in N.Ireland, I will gladly demo the pens for you! My 11yr old has really taken to them as well and does a good job so you can too!

Unfortunately due to NEC committments this weekend I won't get a chance to play with these until I demo with them at the show. Word from CHA is that the Thomas Kinkade stamps were the most popular so I'm going to concentrate on those and how to colour them in different mediums.

My blog entry for Cornish Heritage Farms is delayed until later this week due to the workload Liz and Richard had for CHA in Anaheim. Keep checking their blog for details.

Now that's eggciting!!!

Check out the end of this blog for my EGGCITING news!!

This was a card I made "pre-blog" and I thought I would share it with you. It was one of my first designs using prismacolor pencils (that i love!!). The stamps are Stampin up (now in the UK).
If you are in N.Ireland and want a good contact for SU supplies, let me a know and I'll forward you Jude's details.
The large scallops were from a Fiskar's template that I drew round and simply cut out. The yellow dotty paper is by Lasting Impressions and ribbons are May arts and of course some yellow stickle to hightlight the egg.

This was actually one of the designs I submitted that helped me get accepted onto the Cornish Heritage Design Team.

CHA is on at present in Anaheim, California and I am so envious of my team mates as they get to man the Cornish Heritage stand and visit all the other booths and see the new goodies in crafting before anyone else.

I've been working on a few new designs for Rubber Stamp Tapestry but I am just waiting until CHA ends today before I post them as they are only being launched at CHA.

EGGCITING NEWS for those in the UK wanting to get hold of Copics - I just received an order today so watch this space for more details of colours etc. I'll photograph the package to entice you!!
Also got the clear Copic Spica glitter pens!!!

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Beelated birthday greetings.

This cute little bee is one of my favourite stamps and it is by A muse. He doesn't actually have wings but I decided he needed some (wink!) and of course a dotted flight path. The sentiment is A muse too and I stamped it onto half a label punch from Stampin up and doodled around the edges. The yellow and black inks are both Brilliance. Ribbons are my fav dotty organza by May arts. (Lots in stock at Mill House Crafts!)
The background, from distance, looks like strips of ribbon but as you can see it is just faux ribbon stamped. These stamps are by Papertrey Ink which is a fab company with great designs. the stamp set is FAUX RIBBON amazingly.....
Nichole Heady is the brains behind the company or at least one of them and her blog, Capture the Moment, is not to be missed!!!!!!

I made this card before my blogging adventures began but thought I'd share with you.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Switzerland!!!

Not having any crafty supplies with me here in Nendaz, I decided to share a few pics with you!


Here is Ben on our balcony enjoying pain au chocolat and chocolate milk. Check ou the view of the Alps behind him!!
Here are 2 excited girls exchanging Ug boots for ski boots before their very first ski lesson! (They loved it even though their legs were sore!)
Here is another snap of the view from our apartment.
As I write this, a carnival has passed through the streets coming down the mountain by torch light. All the residents are dressed in costumes and bands are playing. Lots of partying in Nendaz tonight!