Monday, 23 December 2013

Atlantic Hearts sketch #35

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Well December has flown by and Im in the middle of a stretch of night shifts so this post will be quick! Check out Atlantic Hearts Sketch blog there sketch is another good one! My card uses retired paper and stamps, sorry about that but I had a request for an outdoor themed card and this was all I had.....
the inside says your the Beary best! I love it! What do you think?

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 33

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Well Christmas is just 18 days away and yes I am still making Christmas cards!! lol
My boyfriend asked me just today for 7 cards that are gift card holders......well this sketch came in perfect....One done!! hahahah Im going to use it again thought!! I love how it turned out!!
Here is the sketch
And here is my interpretation....pretty true to the sketch I think...oh and the paper is actually wrapping was out and.....well its so I used it!! LOL
Wont you join me at Atlantic Hearts  ???
Hope you like my card!


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Brea-ers team Christmas blog hop

Hello Crafty Friends,

   This month my team members and myself are focusing on Christmas of course!! If you have come from Arlene Bonsma's blog then you are on the right page :)

I know that a lot of you have paper packs that are retired or product you haven't used up yet, well I know I do! But because I like to make cards I have combined the two!! I give card sets to teachers, friends and sell them at local craft fairs! They are a big hit so I thought I would share with you all....This is the only one I have left but you get the idea, I sell them for $8-$10 a box of cards

Believe it or not the black and silver paper is wrapping paper from last year at Christmas that I saved but these would look awesome with our Always paper pack.

Another fun thing I made for craft fairs and for a funny gift is the "melted snowman" water bottle....

This year the new item was a bag of snowman poop.....I sold them for .50 and sold them all so I don't have a picture...I will try to make some more to update this post.

Another popular item are altered journals....they are dollar store composition books and covered with paper and decorated. I sell them for $5 but teachers, grandparents, teenagers love them!!
My son's with bulk proplayer...kept it simple for him
Retired papers but you get the idea....used the new artphilosphy cartridge for the title though :)

And one more with retired papers.....

The last thing are cards that are gift card holders. These too are a big hit this year! out side is  a regular card.....

inside has a flip out area to hold the gift card..... I made these by cutting the 12x12 cardstock at 5.25 and 12 inches, scored at 4.25 on each end then just folded the inside together and free hand cut the area for the card :)

Hope you like my projects....please message me if you have questions on how to make any of these awesome Christmas gifts.....crafting time, using product and happy recipient's..Win win!! To order your own CTMH products please check out my ctmh web site here!
Please hop over to  Krista Ritskenson's blog and check out what she has made!

Merry Christmas if I don't "see you" before then...
Michelle Hughes

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #31

Hello crafty friends,
   Well It is snowing here, maybe that is why everything I have done lately has a snow theme :)
This weeks challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch blog  was a tricky one for me. This is the sketch

and here is my take .....
I used one of the overlays and crystal blue card stock. Added a few grey and blue snowflakes and grey glitter.  What do you think?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Christmas card workshop

Hello crafty friends,
    Every year I have hosted a Christmas card workshop....this year these are the 8 cards I have prepared....This card the French horn is stamped with desert sand and coloured with water colour pencils.
I totally copied this card from Vicki at the Wizard's Hangout...
I love the funky colours for this card....the background is embossed with a snowflake patterned I borrowed from a friend, trees stamped with sweetleaf, pear, and gypsy. Trees cut with the criciut and the art philosophy bundle 
This is my fav. card! I just love the artbooking cartridge and the reindeer image on page 57 cut with real dial size of 2 3/4. That's it!! lol the ruby strip with the banner cut out I did by hand. used the new sparkle and shine paper pack! 
proplayer paper for Christmas :) Used the new santa from the holiday mini and the dryer sheet technique where the image is covered with glue, then a USED dryer sheet is placed on and cut to size. Then prisma glitter is rubbed into the dryer sheet...very sparkly in real life.
This next card uses the baby cakes paper and the technique is cracked glass. The image is stamped then covered in embossing powder (clear) then repeated for a big layer...then put in the freezer and "cracked" for an antique look.

Just stamping and cutting on this card. Used the tree from C1559 Always grateful stamp set. and the scalloped punch. 

This card uses the triple stamping technique, just line up the sheets of paper and stamp on all 3 then separate and back with coco cardstock in this case, top layer is poped up on foam dots.

 All stamp sets are current for this idea book...however they will only be here till the end of January...the glitter gel is retiring as well as the paper so don't wait and order yours today!

Friday, 15 November 2013

CTMH babycakes with pinks

Hello crafty friends,
   Well I managed to get 2 layouts done on my weekend retreat. I used Babycakes but both layouts had a girl focus so I just HAD to get some pink in there.....I am pretty happy with the results....
first layout is my newest niece Emma :)
Here are some close ups ....the left side
and the right side.....
This next layout is also babycakes but with some laughing lola purple in the mix....

here is a close up on the left  side.............

And a close up of the right side....
So what do You think?

Monday, 11 November 2013

Lots of Crafting :)

Hello crafty friends!
   This weekend was my annual fall scrapbook retreat and It was soooo great to get away and focus on getting some projects done! First this is my card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #29  here is the sketch

and for my card I used the sparkle and shine paper and the base and bling floral accents.
I also got some layouts done  as well as the cards for my Christmas card workshop next weekend. Check back tomorrow for them :)
Hope you get to join us today

Monday, 28 October 2013

Atlantic Heart Sketch #27

Hello Crafty friends!
    I am working on my card for Atlantic Heart sketch #26 and I wanted to use the new sparkle and shine Christmas paper! I also used the washi tape and the Ho Ho Ho mini stamp. I love the silver in the paper :) here is the sketch
and here is my card....I hope you like it :) I rotated the sketch because I like the upright look :)
Hope you get to craft today :)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

mojo monday 315

Hello Crafty Friends!
    I really wanted to make a card with the beautiful reindeer that the new CTMH cricut cuts! So I cut some out and waited....tonight I was checking all my usual blogs and saw the mojo sketch and thought that would work perfect.
I used the beautiful frosted paper and the colour dye ribbon by CTMH that I sponged twilight ink onto. What do you think?? I love it :)
What do you think?

Monday, 14 October 2013

Card Club

Hello Crafty Friends!
   This is the card that my club members will make :) I hope they like it. We used the Frosted paper pack and the stamp set from the card making workshop on the go....
And here are a few other cards I have made....
 This card was totally lifted from Andrea Ewen.
And this next card was me trying to re-create this card with other colours. This one is Im out of lace but I want to make some more...totally embellishment over load eah? but I love it!
Hope these inspire you to get out of your box with your cards :)
All these cards also meet the 52 Christmas card throwdown blogs challenge of using NO green or red :) wont you play along?

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 25

Hello Crafty Friends!
    Wow I cant believe we are at sketch #25 already!! This sketch has so much versatility that I had a hard time deciding what element to choose! I have been making a lot of Christmas cards lately and thought I needed something else....So I chose to make a Halloween card! Check it out....
I used the laughing lola zip strip, bats are cut out on the cricut with the artbooking cartridge and some grey sparkles. What do you think?
Here is the layout from Atlantic Hearts Sketch 

Wont you come play with us?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Brea-er October Team Blog Hop

Hello Crafty friends,

Welcome to our October Team Braer Blog Hop that focuses on "Giving Thanks" in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday. You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper, inks, embellishments and more from the  Close To My Heart Autumn Idea book. To purchase any of the  items seen in our blog hop you can go to my web site here or check with your consultant.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to 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, or if you have come from Tamara Lisowski's blog here then you are in the right place!

For my layout I really wanted to use the babycakes and show how it can be for more than just the themed baby layouts. I had the pictures from 2000 that I had so that's where I started. I looked on pintrest for layout inspiration and used the layout from Nicole Norris. I also used the circuit artbooking cartridge :) I think it needs more embellishments...what do you think?

close up of the left side.....
close up of the left side.....

Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Lucy;s blog.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to  Brae's blog at , as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in November when we will be featuring gifts to make for the Holidays .  We hope you will join us again in

Monday, 30 September 2013

AHSC # 22

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Well its Monday and time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and its a great sketch!
Here is my card made with the new frosty paper pack from CTMH as well as the co-ordinating accents ....
Well it looks better in real life but you get the idea :)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

House mouse - monochromatic

Hello Crafty Friends!
    A friend had this supper cute house mouse image that I stamped off this weekend and so when I went to the house mouse site for this weeks challenge it was to create a monochromatic card....check out their blog
Here is my card
I used retired CTMH paper, cranberry bakers twine and sparkles...what do you think?

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Geust Designer for Color Dare Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!
    I am SO honoured to be the guest designer this week for Color My Heart blog this week :)
The colours were Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, and Olive! I also wanted to try the direct to paper technique so I have come up with four cards..... This first one is my favourite...I hope it was ok to add Coco colour too?
 This one I liked too, just a bit more masculine and simple, but I liked the wood grain look. I just dragged the ink onto the cardstock...very simple yet dramatic.
 This one was my first attempt. I was trying not to use any additional colours.
 This one I was trying not to use as much white space, but then I stamped the flower in the 3 colours and it didn't show well so I over stamped with coco... its my least fav. but I figured I would post it so maybe others wouldn't be intimidated and see how the steps to a card you really love sometimes takes a bit :)
So what do you think? I hope I have done a good job as a guest designer and I hope you are inspired to make your own cards :) 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 21

Good Monday Morning!
    I know for some Mondays are not good because it means back to work...for me being a shift worker I get as many Mondays off as I do Saturdays and I find once the kids are gone I get so much done!! Such as posting to my blog :) This is the Atlantic Hearts sketch for this week
And here is my card.......the first time I have played with the new Frosted paper pack.
So what do you think?
Hope you get some inspiration and get to craft today!