Sunday, 15 January 2017

January Cross Canada Blog Hop


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Catalog Recreations. 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 Pam's Blog then you are in the right place!

So for my project I chose to make the card kit G1124 called Here for you using the colours Willow and Blossom and Some kind of Wonderful B&T. The kit makes 12 cards and two patterns. Here are the two cards according to directions.....

And here are some variations that I made and I still have more paper and shimmer trim and dots to use! I added the zip strips and gold shimmer brush on this one...
 I used our markers to colour this butterfly from the stamp set B1516 your beautiful self for the next two.

 And for a more masculine card I used the retired set called Roar D1505.



Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Terri Anne Diack's Blog.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Stewart's Blog as she has the complete 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 featuring succulents and flowers. So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.
Until next time!
Michelle Hughes

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

AHSC #193

Hello Crafty Friends,
   Welcome and Happy New Year! This week the card sketch at AHSC has so much potential for those zip strips! Here is the sketch....
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I used the Janurary CTMH stamp of the month called Adore you and the new paper called Hello Lovely.  Here is my card....
Hope you will join us!
Michelle Hughes

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