Sunday, 20 November 2016

AHSC #187

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Happy Monday! I made my card today for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and I really like how it turned out! I love the inspiration that following a sketch gives, don't you?
Here is the sketch...
And here is my card... I used some current paper, retired paper, the music notes were stamped on cardstock and the poinsettia leaves and the poinsettia was cut from the new flower market cartridge as well as the Noel, and I added shimmer brush to the noel....what do you think? 

 I tried to get a close up of the flower, I also inked all the edges of the petals.
I hope you like it and find some inspiration too.
MIchelle Hughes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Seaglass blog hop

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Close to My Hearts colour of the year, Seaglass! It is found in the Oh Deer paper pack but I wanted to make it a big focus and used just cardstock.  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 come from  Arlene's Blog then your in the right place, but keep going as this is a circular hop.  So here are some cards I made using mostly cardstock.

                                                                                                                                                                  I hope you like them :) Now if you will hop onto Alyson's blog to see her amazing artwork
featuring this cool colour!                                                                                                                
   
    Michelle Hughes



Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Nov. Team Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Welcome to the Team Brea-er's blog hop. This month we are focusing on the City Sidewalks paper pack. It is a circular hop, and if you have come from  Emily's Blog  then you are in the right place!
I didn't get many of the new stamps, well we cant buy them all! So I used an old but favourite snowman set! coloured with markers and used the shimmer brush on the snow man and snow. Love that tool!

Use the new snow flake die on this card! Its so easy to use!


And this card is actually a fold out.... the one side has only the 2 inch strip then the snowman, I think they call it a double fold card.


Now please Hop over to Sheena's Blog and see her lovely artwork with this paper pack.
If you would like any of the products used please message your consultant, Or ME HERE
Michelle Hughes

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Atlantic Sketch #185 meets blues

Hello Crafty Friends,
   This weeks sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge is very versatile. My card came together supper quick! Here is the sketch...

I pulled out my woodland wishes stamp set and die's and cut the snowflake and banner and just inked them in glacier ink and pacifica using the rock and roll technique, dry embossed the background, some ribbon from my stash and there you go!
My card also meets the criteria at Heart 2 Heart challenge blog to make a Christmas card without using red or green :)
Hope you will join me in these challenges
Michelle Hughes


Friday, 28 October 2016

Orange for Christmas?

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Are you a fan of traditional Christmas colours? or do you like non-traditional? Well the challenge at Christmas cards all year round was to do just that! Check out the inspiration there! I pulled out some stash of Christmas paper that had orange in it and used my CTMH Miracle of Christmas Holiday and made two cards....here they are....

They still look pretty traditional to me. I added the candy canes which was a picture inspiration from Always playing with paper, go check them out.
What do you think?
Michelle

Monday, 24 October 2016

30 Christmas Cards!

Hello Crafty Friends,
   I had this old kit given to me and I like the traditional Christmas Colours and the sparkle paper so I went to town making cards.....30 So far and I have more paper but I'm getting tired of it... does that ever happen to you? Here are some pictures...



 This card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches...


I will also enter these cards at Christmas Card Challenges as there challenge is anything goes right now. Hope you like them and get inspired.
Michelle Hughes

Atlantic Hearts sketch # 183

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Todays sketch at Atlantic Hearts was a tricky one for me. I finally thought the stripes looked a bit like balloon strings so that is where my card developed from. I used some non-ctmh paper I am using up and this super cute image from friendly pets B1481 and made this card. Here is the sketch
And here is the card I made...
I hope you will join us, I love seeing everyones take on the sketches!
Michelle Hughes