CHF .... For the birds!

Hi friends! 
It's time again for another challenge over at
 Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge blog and this week,
our challenge is brought to us by DT member, Steph!
Her challenge:  Creating a background with stamps.

My head was swimming with ideas as soon as I saw this challenge
            and knew I wanted to work with this stamp ~ the absolutely
                          gorgeous Wood Grain backgrounder stamp.


I stamped it out in a variety of colors and

ended up going with a rich, darker brown.

I wanted to keep my card simple, so I added a simple grosgrain ribbon,

twine and Cardinal bird image, also from Cornish Heritage Farms ..
and a little button to finish it off.
I added a tiny bit of glitter dust to the leaves - hard to catch on film :)
Simple but quiet, serene, peaceful ♥
Before I go, you may remember on this post a small bird that dh
brought home after a storm - found on the sidewalk with no mommy,
no nest, no shelter :*(  My daughter nursed it through the night
around the clock and the next day we took it took a bird sanctuary.
It turns out it was around 10 days old or so and a morning dove ~
they graciously took it in and called us a week or so later to tell
us it had done quite well and released back into the wild!
Such a happy ending!

To play create a card using CHF images.
You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project with a Cornish Heritage Farms.
Be sure to link up your cards here on the CHF blog and see what the
DT has created with backgrounds this week :)

As Always,
Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll link this card to:  Addicted to Stamps - Outdoors
Dragonfly Challenge - Things with Wings
Crafts and me - Add Wings
Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
Open Minded crafting 12 -  something with wings


  1. Stunning Kelly. I love how you captured the CAS look. That stamp is gorgeous. I just might have to have it myself! Hugs, M

  2. Lovely, Kelly! Your card is simply beautiful! And I am especially thrilled to hear about the happy outcome for your little feathered friend! Using the bird stamp, in this project, makes it even more special! Good going!

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  4. Sorry about that...Blogger had a glitch and did a double post. :o(

  5. When I first saw the knot in the woodgrain, it looked like an elephant eye to me. Is that weird, or what? lol
    I love that the bird was released into the wild. Good for your daughter!
    Cute card too, girl.

  6. The bluejay is beautiful, love the wooden background too! Fabulous card!

  7. Wonderful background, bird and layout Kelly.

    Hugs Diane

  8. That really is a beautiful background stamp!! Love it - and it's perfect with the blue bird. Fantastic card!

  9. Kelly, your card is beautiful and elegant. The simplicity of your design is perfect with the woodgrain background and gorgeous bird image. Love your color choices too. Spectacular card!

  10. Oh Kelly this is a stunner - love how you have used the stamp and kept the card simple with leaves bird and ribbon.

  11. you out did yourself with this gorgeous card!

  12. Super looking card Kelly, love the wood background and your sweet little bird looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

  13. This is gorgeous, Kelly!! I love, love the wood-grain stamp!! It's fabulous!! And the bird is so beautiful, too!! What an awesome card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Fabulous card, love that woodgrain background!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  15. Wonderful card- loving the wood grain BG- and the pretty bird. So happy to her the bird is back in the wild- Super news!

  16. Good on you for rescuing the dove Kelly.
    Your background works perfectly with the bird image you have featured.

  17. Good on you for rescuing the dove Kelly.
    Your background works perfectly with the bird image you have featured.

  18. This is beautiful Kelly. Love the bird and the wood grain..

  19. Gorgeous!!! Love that bird... Love the wood grain background stamp.. that is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  20. Oh my, what a gorgeous background. Perfect for you sweet bird.

  21. A great idea! I love your creation simple and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamp! Hugs, Flo.

  22. Such a beautiful card! The blue jay is fantastic and I love the hardwood background!

    I found a guide on Pinterest for combining paper and ink with the woodgrain. If you're interested, here is the link

  23. wow the coloring of this stamp is just gorgeous. It really makes for one very elegant card.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.