Tuesday, 25 November 2014

AHSC #83

Hello Crafty Friends,
   OK so I have a surprise for you :) I made a card....that's not the surprise, but its not a Christmas card! LOL a friend a work wanted some baby thank you cards....here is the sketch....

and here is my card. I used a LOTV image and retired CTMH paper, and coloured with my copics.
What do you think? The little envelope is bland and I wrote the Thanks in :)

Monday, 10 November 2014

AHSC #81

Hello Crafty Friends,
    This week we are on #81 with this awesome sketch by Michelle

I also entered my card into 52 Card Throwdown who's Challenge is red, green and either gold or silver.
Of course I'm working on Christmas Cards so here is my card and the Yuletide Carol paper is perfect with gold already in the writing. The ornaments are a retired set.
What do you think?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

AHSC # 79

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Well after a long day I finally got my card for the design team done.....23:20 and boy am I tired....so here is the sketch....
and here is my card...
I used a retired stamp set and a new technique I found on pintrest (dont you just love that site!) called Diamond dust. Basically I random stamped snowflakes in slate, blush, and the new purple thistle and then covered with versa mark, clear emboss powder, heat set it, then added sparkles and heat it again. I love how it turned out.
Good night for now

Monday, 13 October 2014

AHSC #77

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Happy thanksgiving to anyone celebrating today! I love this holiday, my mom is an amazing cook :)
but I digress, here is the sketch that we are following this week for Atlantic Hearts sketch challange 
and here is my interpretation of the sketch......

I used calk it up paper because I haven't ordered snow haven yet and used all my Yuletide carol up :)
Its just straight stamped and the photo isn't the greatest. Sorry about that....
Until next time!

Monday, 6 October 2014

AHSC # 76

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Since I missed last week for the sketch over at Atlantic hearts  I decided to play along today with this gorgeous angel from the hostess collection C1587 Sing Glory
and here is the sketch 
Used Glacier ink and card stock with a bit of the old grey for a soft look.
Thanks for looking 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Christmas Cards

Hello Crafty Friends,
    I have been making some Christmas cards for an upcoming craft fair. Mostly retired papers, but current stamps......I used some doodling around the elf card....what do you think? I also used the sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throw down.
I love this cardinal!! Used the Christmas Cards All Year Round 's Challenge to embellish it...

And I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Sketch for this card which I forgot to link up as I am a member of the design team..... Sorry I was late ladies!!!! 

And over at Christmas Card Challenges blog they have an anything goes theme this week.
So where do you get your inspiration for your Christmas Cards?

Monday, 15 September 2014

AHSC # 73

Hello Crafty friends,

    Welcome back! Here is the sketch for Atlantic hearts #73
and here is my card
I hope you get to play along with us.
Michelle Hughes

September Cross Canada blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends!
   Wow what a busy week for me this week. :) The Cross Canada team is excited to show you what OUR favorite products are.....If you have come from Brae's blog then you are in the right place....
So My favorite things with this new idea book are some of the new stamp sets. I love Christmas and making Christmas cards so the Sing Glory hostess stamp C1587 and Home for the Holidays Stamp of the month S1410 are two of my favorite. Here are some of the cards I have made with them.
First one uses the new sea side paper pack. I love taking non Christmas paper and making Christmas cards
This next card uses some retired paper, cricut cut snow fakes and glitter paper :)

This card uses the same retired paper but I made it into a shaker card...see my post yesterday on instructions on how to make a shaker card if you dont know how :)

This card uses the new yultide paper pack. The angle was so pretty, I just embossed it in black. very simple. Cant wait to use it more. 
And now some cards with the Christmas post stamp set....also a fun one, especially for colouring. 

Now please hop over to Carol's blog and see what her favorite items are. What is YOUR favorite?
Michelle Hughes

Friday, 12 September 2014

Team "Back to School" blog hop

Hello Crafty Friends!
   I am really excited about this months team blog hop!! The team members of the brae-ers are showing you different tutorials!!  If you have come from Heather's blog then you are in the right place....My technique is on how to make a shaker card :)  These are always very popular and really very easy. Please follow along with me :) start with your supplies, you will need acetate (overhead projector) paper and double sided pop up tape
 Stamp your image on a piece of cardstock or B&T paper. Here I used the angle from
next line the image with the double sided tape,  I cut ours in half to keep it thin and go farther.
Make sure there are no gaps in the tape or shaker stuff will leak out of your card.

cut a frame either with the cruicut or by hand. This time I just did it by hand. 
Cut the acetate the same size and adhere with our tombo adhesive

Add beads, glitter, whatever you would like, smaller the better...dont remove the backing to the double sided tape yet or the beads will stick to that and not close tightly enough.

Then remove the other side of the sticky tape and put the frame with the acetate on the top of the image.

Now you have an image that you can place anywhere. Next step is to finish your card

I used the new Yuletide paper and \i am very happy with how my card turned out.
Here is another example with a different type of frame...old card I keep around for examples

 And here is an example of how I used a shaker box on a layout. I added "sand" and the main image was a picture. Sorry its sideways.

I hope you have found my tutorial helpful or inspiring. Now hop on to Brae's Blog to see her tutorial. If you dont have a consultant and you would like to order the products used please message me or you can shop Here at my web site

Sunday, 31 August 2014

AHSC #71

Hello crafty friends,
    A quick post since I am rushed today...here is the sketch at Atlantic hearts
Sketch 71 
Team A
Digitized by Cindy
Here is my take :)
Used the new Yuletide paper pack and Christmas post stamp set from CTMH. What do you think?

Monday, 18 August 2014

AHSC #69

Hello Crafty Friends!
    Welcome to another sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope you are enjoying the inspiration as much as I have been! This week is no exception and the possibilities are endless! Here is the sketch ....

And I was playing with the new sea side paper pack and the stamp set D1609 Seaside Greetings and this is the card I have made....
I stamped the image in desert sand and used the blending pen and the ink pads to colour the image, added a little bit of retired sparkles and dollar store hemp twine and free handed the birds because it just needed then and there you go! I love how peaceful this card feels!
What will you make with this sketch?

Friday, 15 August 2014

Cross Canda blog Hop - PML

Hello Crafty friends!
    Don't you just LOVE the Picture my Life??? I do.....have extra cards? Me too....so we decided to show you what you can do with the extras :) If you have come from Brea's blog then you are in the right place, and here is what I done....
Here are some of the skylark cards I had left over...

And here are some cards I have made, since I really gravitate to cards :)

of course I HAD to do a Christmas card....this one is my favourite! :)

What do you think??? I just filled my table with accessories that match the paper pack so there is a real variety to my cards. Now hop on over to Carol's blog to get some more inspiration.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Team New Product Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends!
    Want to see some art/products with the NEW papers and stamps .... well check out what our team has done....if you have come from Jessica's blog then you are in the right place....
 I am a Christmas fan so I wanted to play with some of the new Christmas papers. The Yuletide paper was so vintage and classic to me and I am trying to capture that feel with my cards... I also used the stamp set Christmas Post Holiday D1610 since it seemed perfect to me.....here are the cards I have made....what do you think? If you don't have a consultant you can order supplies HERE. I  coloured them with the ink pads and blender pen or the coloured pencils, I was playing around to see which I like better.....

Now hop on over to  Julie's blog and see what she has created!

Monday, 4 August 2014

AHSC #67

Hello Crafty Friends!
     I wasn't to sure what to make for this weeks sketch but I wanted to use the new Chalk it up paper pack and once I gathered the supplies the WOTG stamp set and the assortments just jumped out at me. This card came together very quickly after that. Here is the sketch from Atlantic hearts sketch

And here is the card I made.....what do you think?

 What will YOU make from the inspiration of this sketch???
Michelle :)

Monday, 21 July 2014


Hello crafty friends!
  I hope you get to join in with today's sketch! My card came together so quickly! I am away at camp and brought just a few supplies, retired pro player paper since I am stilling working on my nephews book, so when I don't know what to make I make Christmas cards :) Today's card is made with Polar Bear Holiday (c1557) and I love how it came out!

Here is this week's sketch:

I hope you get a chance to craft today!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cross Canada Hop - mini album

Hello Crafty Friends!
Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring  Mini Album creations.  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. If you came from Brea's then you are in the right place!

My project is for my nephew who has moved out to BC. I made one for his older brother and he has been asking for his own, I didn't think he would want one since he is such a ruff and tuff little boy so this is the start....for me summers are supper busy at work, kids, camp that I am far from done :( But this is what I have so far.........

I am using up my stash of proplayer paper,  super hero paper and compliments and who knows what else at this point. I wish I had it completed for you but that is life..... a work in progress :)
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Carol's Blog :) If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring alternative uses for Picture My Life cards.   So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Have  a great day! hope you get time to craft.