Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 179

Hello Crafty Friends!
   This week the sketch at Atlantic Hearts is awesome! Here it is....

and here is the card I made.... My first Christmas card with the new Oh deer paper pack from CTMH and the sea glass card stock and the stamp set c1658 hello winter
I also tried the shimmer brush where the snow is....here is a close up of that...
and funny enough I have a card I made a while ago that also fits this sketch...just for more ideas...
I hope you will play along with us! We love to see your cards and layouts.
Michelle Hughes

Thursday, 15 September 2016

September Across Canada Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,
       Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Back To School themed projects. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Stewart .If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

   September already! Of course I think back to school and therefore our blog hop is focusing on that this month. I haven't always been a scrapbooker. I started making cards and I enjoy that the best, fast and easy but I also have a terrible memory so I find my scarpbooks very valuable to me for this reason.....However I am very out of date with my scrapbooking.... do you scrapbook whatever you like? or do you scrapbook in order? I wish I was an "in order" scrapbooker! I get years all mixed up the way I do it.....anyway because of that I have school photos for YEARS to do..... thanks to the new fundamentals paper and school complements I am getting some done!!

I like to use the group photos because it shows who is in the kids class and who the teachers are...but it does make choosing a layout tricky... I used CTMH's make it from your heart volume 2 layout #2 as a base and embellished from there. Here are some close ups.

And since I was on a roll I thought I would do another.....totally out of order...STILL!! LOL

I used the same layout principle, just different papers from the fundamentals. I did stamp the "grade" in Sapphire ink using a retired stamp set called Rustic Alphabet because it was easier than pulling out my cricut. Here are some close ups....

Here are some pictures of the complements, there are so many and it really makes scrapbooking easier
I hope you found some inspiration with my pages. Next on the hop is Donna's Blog..... Please go see what back to school inspiration she has waiting for you.  We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects with a Jeepers Creepers theme. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.
Michelle Hughes

Monday, 12 September 2016

Atlantic Sketch #177

Hello Crafty Friends,
     This weeks sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has so much potential. I just love this months stamp of the month from Close to my Heart so I had to
use it. First off here is the sketch...
And next here is my take on the sketch...

I cut the leaves out with the cricut then sponged with some champagne ink. The sentiment was stamped with that colour too. A little too light in hindsight. Here are some other cards I made with the stamp set.

I am loving these cards. I hope you get to play along with the sketch and are inspired by my cards.
Have a great day.
Michelle Hughes

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sketch Challenge #175

Hello Crafty Friends!
    This week has gotten away from me, I have been busy making cards as special order but didn't get my card for the sketch ready until today!! Here is the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

and the card I made uses the new fundamentals paper pack, the new ctmh flower market cartridge for the flower and artistry for the frame...im not sure why the frame didn't line up right but I didn't really have time to figure it out. I needed a sympathy card quick and its ok. Sometimes I hate doing sympathy cards :(
 Hope you can join our sketch challenge, we love seeing your cards!

Monday, 15 August 2016

August - Across Canada Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,
     Welcome to the August Blog Hop featuring NEW Products from Close to My Hearts just released Annual Inspirations catalog! If you would like to purchase any items seen in our hop please contact your local consultant. If you do not have one I'd be happy to help :) ..... now to the hop... it is circular so if you just started you can keep following, or if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning then start with Michelle Stewart. If you are joining me
from Nicky Scott's blog then you are in the right place! When your done here please
go to Alyson's blog and see her creations.  
   I am sharing some cards made with the New fundamentals papers, at first I didn't know what to make of them, but they are so easy to use on cards with the universal patterns!! I haven't started scrapbooking but I think it will make it easier to match photos with papers! Here are some of my cards...The hipo is from Safari Ballet A1180, paper pieced and marker coloured.
New happy birthday stamp set B1537 called Birthday sparkles on page 37 in the new book...

Same happy birthday stamp set but used the ink blot stamp set D1660 on page 68

I used the new thin cuts for the hello....THIS card is my favourite. No stamping.....gasp!
 again the safari ballet stamp set and paper pieced the tutu.... simple but cute girl card
 this layout is found on page 54 in the new idea book, and Vicki Wizniuk's blog as well....

I hope you like them and get some inspiration! Which one (or two) do you like the best? I would love to know.....Please continue on our hop to                    blog to see MORE great inspiration. If you get lost along the way you can go to Michelle Stewart's blog . Next month on Sept 15th we will meet again and show you School themed projects, cards, and layouts so mark you calendars.

Michelle Hughes

Atlantic Hearts challenge # 173

Hello Crafty Friends,
    The sketches at Atlantic Hearts just keep getting better and better! This week has some fun circles to play with! I cut the larger one at 3 1/4 and probably could have gone up a size or two but I made it work. The stamp set is retired now but the smaller images work so well sometimes! Here is the sketch....
and here is my card.....I used the magical paper again....it retires at the end of this month and its just so easy to make birthday cards with....get yours before it's too late!
I think it maybe needs a matt on the red circle?? or something?? any suggestions?
Michelle Hughes