Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January 15/13 Blog Hop - Consultant's Choice

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013. Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I 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, as I am the first post for this blog hop you are already in the right place; but if you came from Candra's Blog Paper Dragonfleur  then you have found yourself at the beginning of the hop.

For my project, I used Avonlea paper, which is in the current Idea Book and will appear in our New 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book. I wanted to try making the Sphere that appears in our Artiste Cricut Cartridge. It's found on page 57 with instructions appearing on page 35 of the Assembly Instruction manual. To make the sphere you need to cut 20 circles at 1", and the cricut makes the makes to fold. Before folding my circles, I inked all the edges and distressed the entire circle with chocolate ink. Then using Liquid Glass and following the insructions put my sphere together. I wanted to add some ribbon so that I could hang it, but due to a trip to emergency, I really didn't have it in me today to finish. (I'm okay, just need some rest!)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Darla of Caution: Crafting is Contagious.

 If you get lost along the way, you can come back here to see the complete list of blogs.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring a 2 page layout.


  1. Love that paper. And it's such a fun shape! Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Hope you are feeling better! Love Avonlea Paper and the sphere turned out great. Wonder where I could use these in my home...

  3. What a great idea using the Avonlea paper. I love this sphere and have been too chicken to do the folding.
    You inspired me.

  4. so many hidden treasures in the CTMH artiste cartridge !

  5. What a great idea, I had looked at those in the cartridge book and thought.... but decided not to try, now I may have to try. I can see them being Christmas tree ornaments. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. oh neat, I've always wanted to try and make one of these.

  7. You've inspired me to go make some of these - thanks Michelle!


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