Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Atlantic heart sketch # 239

Hi Friends,
   I feel like I'm cheating when I make cards with stickers but I'm also trying to use up this old paper pack from CTMH so here is the card I made



And here is the Atlantic hearts sketch that gave me the inspiration. I hope you will join us too.


Thanks for visiting my blog
Michelle Hughes

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 237

Hello Crafty Friends,
   I was away at a scrapbook retreat last weekend! it was so great to make cards and layouts. I will post more pictures soon, for now I made my card to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #237. Here is the sketch
And here is the card I made.... I just love the bashful snow fakes with this paper pack.


I hope you will get to join us! we love to see your creations.
Michelle Hughes

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Blue Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Hello Crafty Friends,
   I was looking for inspiration for my card this morning so I combined the Sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. with the Colour challenge at colour my Heart and here is my card....
I used crystal blue but its hard to tell in the photo; and CTMH's paper silver and gold. the snowflake die is retired as well as the sentiment. I also used the new buffalo plaid embossing folder.
here is the sketch...
And here is the colour challenge colours...                                                                                         
Thank you for checking out my blog. Hope to see you again soon!                                                         
Michelle Hughes

Sunday, 1 October 2017

CTMH Christmas Tunes

Hello Crafty Friends!
   I am working on some Christmas cards today for my upcoming card class and I wanted to use CTMH's October stamp of the month Christmas Tunes. To help with creativity I went to some blogs! Here are the results.....For this first one I use Case this Sketch! as inspiration. As well as Heart 2 Heart Challenges especially Sue Bruch 's Card using this stamp set! Thanks Sue!!
The Christmas Tree card also uses markers to colour the star's. I stamped in Fern but New England Ivy would likely work better with this paper pack. Also Christmas Cards all year Round Challenged us to use leaves this month....well the paper has leaves so I think that counts :)

This last card I wanted to emboss, I uses the bulk Beary Christmas paper from CTMH for all the cards and added some gold foil tape.
I hope you like my cards, and I hope my ladies like them.
Michelle Hughes

Monday, 25 September 2017

Yummy AHSC#231

Hello Crafty friends,
   Todays sketch at Atlantic Hearts is so versatile! Here is the sketch...
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I decided to make a Christmas card since I use/sell a lot and I'm feeling really behind this year. So I decided to try out CTMH's new Gingerbread Friends, z3378 and thin cuts out. Here is my card..
Pretty Cute eah? I used the basic fundamental paper pack, cranberry, toffee and expresso inks.
I cant wait to see all the amazing cards and layouts made with this sketch.
until next time
Michelle

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

atlantic hearts sketch # 229

Hello crafty friends,
  Here is a quick card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog  Here is the sketch...

And I decided I needed to use up some older supplies before my new papers from CTMH arrive. So here is my card....I took a lot of liberties but the inspiration and elements are there ....
I hope you like it! And I hope you will join us at AHSC.
Michelle

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Punny Sketch #227

Hello Crafty Friends,
    Close to my Hearts New idea book is out and I have been having fun playing with the Punny pals D1751 this week. So for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #227 this week I had to use them! Here is the sketch
And here is my card... I coloured the pig with our shin han markers and used last idea book fundamentals because I haven't ordered the newest yet.
Here are some more cards using retired fundamental papers (although it would be easy to swap out new ones) and the punny pals stamp set and random accessories :)

 For the froggy card I got inspiration from case this sketch
 And the Yappy Birthday pup was inspired from Freshly made sketch challenge 
I was hoping to get more made before my launch party tomorrow but work and life has gotten in the way. I hope you will join our sketch At Atlantic hearts!! and are inspired by my cards.
Michelle Hughes

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

CTMH new product Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Catalog. 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 Carol's Blog then you are in the right place!

With CTMH's new idea book now available we consultants have been hard at work producing samples for you! My group of girls are big card makers so here is what I have made so far....

I just love this elephant from D1726 Sweet baby! Now to make some more "boyish".                        


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Alyson's Blog.If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, 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 Projects inspired from the New Products from the New Holiday Expressions Catalog. So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Michelle Hughes

 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225

Hello Crafty Friends,
    This weeks sketch at Atlantic hearts Sketch Challenge is sure to inspire you! Here is the sketch
I am playing with some of my new product and Had D1726 Sweet Baby out and wanted to show a different use for the stamp set. I haven't gotten any new paper yet, just the new Bashful cardstock soooo. this is what came from that....
Not too bad :) I cant wait to see what everyone else creates with this sketch!                                    
Happy crafting
Michelle Hughes

Monday, 31 July 2017

New Annual CTMH idea book

Hello Crafty Friends,
   I received my new idea books today and took some pictures of some of the products I'm excited for! First we have all new Neutral colours... I haven't played yet but looks exciting....

There is also a new make it from your heart layout pattern book....sooo excited for this as I use my others every time I do a layout.
 We also have a NEW Circuit cartridge!! EEK!!! amazing for travel enthusiasts (aren't we all??)



And of course some really cute stamps.... I haven't bought everything, well budget :)
Cant wait to get at theses. If your in my area ill be having a launch party on Aug. 30th. But items are available with your consultant or my web site HERE starting tomorrow. Or if you would like to host a party to earn some items free lets talk :)
Michelle

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sketch #223 Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,
    This weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is so much fun to play with! Here is the sketch....
Here is my take on the sketch...first I wanted to make some Christmas Cards and use up some old paper and I had some borrowed images all ready coloured so this came together in less time than to write the post :) Here it is.....

I'm pretty happy with it. What do you think? Have you started making your Christmas Cards yet?
Michelle Hughes

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #221

Hello Crafty friends!
   This weeks sketch at Atlantic hearts sketch challenge is great one for a beach scene! I love CTMH's no worries paper pack and I cant get enough of it! Here is the sketch....No automatic alt text available.
for my card I used the no worries paper pack again. I really wanted to sponge a card but I ran out of time before I had to leave for camp and the picture my life card was a nice scene already sooo here it is....
I hope you like it... And please join us over at Atlantic hearts and share your cards and layout! we love seeing them.
Michelle Hughes

Saturday, 15 July 2017

July focus on masculine blog hop

Hello Crafty Friends

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Masculine themed artwork. 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 came from Diana Saunders then you are in the right place!

My first card is with the no worries paper pack and I just love this fish from B1535 Hooked on you.  I'm so sad the stamp set is retiring at the end of July! I coloured the fish with Shinhan and Copic markers.
This next card was made with the Jack paper and Jack Scrapbooking stamp set. I love the lumber jack man. I also coloured it markers and I roughed up the edges of the paper for texture.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Candra's Blog, to see more masculine ideas!

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Stewart's Blog 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 Projects inspired from the New Products from the New Annual Inspirations Catalog. So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.
Happy Crafting!
Michelle Hughes

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

AHSC #219

Hello Crafty Friends!
   I have not been crafting in weeks it seems! We bought a fixer up house for my oldest daughter and some friends to rent, it has been exhausting working all day then spending time at the house at night! And we haven't done anything like this so know which steps to do first is stalling us. Anyway I managed to make a card for this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! here is the sketch...

And the card I made uses the no worries paper pack..... I just love it! I also used the complements, ribbon and stamp set and thin cuts from no worries card making set Z3337. At first I didn't want to buy this set but it really is very versatile!
I love using the zip strips and this sketch was perfect for that! I hope you can squeeze in some time to play with us too!!                                                                                                                                      
Michelle Hughes

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Cross Canada Hop - using your stash

Hello Crafty Friends,
   
Welcome to June cross Canada blog hop featuring "our stash"! I love using what I have, and maybe it will give you some inspiration!

We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada, and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.

If you've arrived from Diana's Blog then you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, and continue from East Coast to West Coast, then go to Michelle Stwearts blog, or just continue as its a circular hop.

I like to host card workshops using up those bulk papers and these are the cards I designed. some paper packs and stamp sets are very old, but I love them so ..... First one features our shinhan markers and glitter strips
 This little moster card featured dry embossing, direct stamping, and doodling.
 This Rose was featuring two step stamping and masking technique.
 This butterfly card featured using a cricut cut as a mask, sponging and rock n' roll stamping.
 This card featured the ink blot stamp set and sunflower from our cricut, with more sponging.
 This card features the shaving cream or marbling technique with re-inkers and our thin cuts.
 This card features our sparkle brush, and using washi tape
 This card features our shinhan markers, doodling, and dry embossing again.
 Straight stamping, doodling again :)
 our shinhan markers again and liquid glass on the hearts.
 this card some people were intimidated by but I love the water fall technique. and coloured with our water colour pencils.
And that's it for now! I hope you got some inspiration. For EVEN more inspiration please continue and hop on over to Carol's Blog.
Michelle Hughes