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 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 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 @
Brandi Robinson @
Sheena Brooks @

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???