Tuesday, 20 December 2016

AHSC #191

Hello Crafty Friends,
   I know this is a busy time of year but I just cant stop making Christmas Cards! And over at Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge they are going strong! Here is this weeks sketch
And here is my take. I have re-discovered the pointsetta function and Julie Carriere was inspiration for these

I'm going to keep making them too! I hope you are inspired and will share your creations even with Christmas so close!
Merry Christmas
Michele Hughes

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Traditional Christmas vs Not

Hello Crafty Friends,
    This month we are showing Traditional vs Non-Traditional Christmas cards. If you have come from Michelle Stewart's blog then you are in the right place.
      I think I am more of a traditional Christmas girl as that is what I end up making... I sure do love the non-traditional colours of pink and purple too but my cards just don't reflect that..

      Here is my attempt to use up the last of snow haven paper pack. I thought, lets use it all....have you ever done that? I'm getting close.

Some borrowed house mouse stamps, so much fun to colour!

And this is all I have left....hmmm maybe ONE more???

Now if you hop along to Donna Thomson-Digby's blog to see what inspiration she has.
Thank you for visiting, please leave a comment, I don't always reply but it makes me smile to read your comments and see which you like best.
Michelle Hughes

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Oh Deer Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,
    This month our team The Brea-ers are focusing on the oh Deer paper pack. If you have come from Emily's Blog then you are in the right place.

        The Oh Deer paper is so beautiful paper with the pine cones, so perfect for any winter activity's but I used it to make some pop up and twist cards that are popular this year. So here they are...

Now you can hop over to Sheena's blog and see what she has created with this paper.
Hope you get some inspiration
Michelle Hughes

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

AHSC #189

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Quick post for this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #189

 I used the new whimsy fundamentals and the Dec. Stamp of the month. also some shimmer, it looks so pretty in person. Need to add a title of some sort but the one's with the stamp of the month are too large, and Im not sure if this will be a get well card or not.
  Hope you will join us this week!
Michelle Hughes

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?

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

Monday, 10 October 2016

Swan Lake Team blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our  Team Brea-er's Blog Hop that focuses on  the swan lake paper.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order, if you do not have one then I will be happy to help you.

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 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 came from Sheena Brooks blog then you are in the right place! Today I made a layout!! I think this paper worked well for my summer photos, I did get the compliments and I will need to add to this once they arrive!

Your next stop on the Team blog Hop is Michelle Stewart's Blog!

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. In case you get lost or a link is broken, our participants are:
Michelle Stewart @ http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/
Brandi Robinson @ http://crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca/
Sheena Brooks @ http://kanatanewfpapercrafts.blogspot.ca/

Michelle Hughes

Happy Thanksgiving AHSC #181

Hello Crafty Friends,
   And Happy Thanksgiving! we had a wonderful weekend and I still managed to make a quick card for this weeks sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I have my swan lake paper pack out and I wanted to use this cute stamp set woodland critters soooo here is my card

And this is the sketch this week......                                                                                                         
I hope you will make a card and post for us to see...we love seeing all the different way to interpret.
Happy Stamping
Michelle Hughes

Saturday, 1 October 2016

More Winter Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Don't you just love days like today where you can be crafty!! Here's my next warm winter wishes card...This time I used the Oh Deer paper from CTMH and sea glass glitter paper and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.
I'm getting more mojo as I go on, does that happen to you?

Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello crafty friends,
   I wanted to keep making cards with my new Warm Holiday Wishes stamp set from CTMH so I looked to some blog challenges for inspiration.... here is the card I came up with...
I wanted to use emboss resist which is my favourite stamping technique that Between the folds challenge is featuring. I also used the sketch from52 Christmas Card Throwdown as I would love to be apart of their design team! And to Christmas Cards all year round for their monochromatic challenge.
I am not sure if it needs something else???

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