Thursday, 29 July 2010

Challenge 1

The first challenge!!

My first challenge is going to be a colour challenge, I love to mix unusual colours and get so inspired by seeing just the right colour ink or paint, I obsessively collect paint charts from DIY stores and cut them up to make my own combinations. So my challenge is to make your project using these colours as your main colours (you can add small bits of accent colour if you want to) - Steel Grey, Petrol Blue and a lovely Sagey / Olivey Green.

The Design Team will be uploading their work here as inspiration for you over the next few days. You have until midnight on Sunday 1st August to post your links in the comments, the winner will be announced on 4th August.

Thanks for playing!
Sarah x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Blog Hop Winners!

The Blog Hop Winners from the weekend are:

From the Challenge Blog

Saturday - Emma - you win a copy of Woodland Whimsies
Sunday - Savannah O'Gwynn - you win a copy of Woodland Whimsies 2

From My Blog

Saturday - Patsi - you win a copy of Woodland Whimsies
Sunday - Catnap - you win a copy of Woodland Whimsies 2

and from the rest of the Design Team.....


Saturday - CraftyKitten
Sunday - JLJ Designs


Saturday - Vicky
Sunday - Mel Sanford


Saturday - Fi
Sunday - Amanda Jones


Saturday - Coops
Sunday - Sharon Angel


Saturday - Lil Daffodil
Sunday - Evy C


Saturday - Karen Q
Sunday - Lynn


Saturday - BunnyFreak
Sunday - Fi's Cards & Crafts


Saturday - Hazel (Didos)
Sunday - Marybeth

Congrats to all our winners! Please e-mail me here with you address so I can post your prize out.

Sarah x

a little owl book mark

Hiya guys well i must be honest i really struggled with this one but i think i've cracked it. I decided to make myself a bookmark, (i normally use a piece of paper) this is so much nicer.
I printed off the owl digi stamps and coloured them with my pro markers one in each of the 3 colours of the challenge this week the background paper you can just about see are also from the woodland whimsies cd, i also tryed deb's tip of using the blender pen to create an effect of feathers(thanks deb x) that's it for now don't forget to check my blog to see if you won a prize from the weekend blog bop.
shell x

Get Well Soon

Teri has asked me to post her challenge card as she is off to teach for a few days at the CK Scrapbook Convention.

I love her interpretation of the colours, she has used the Navy Floral background from Woodland Whimsies 2 and a strip of the green stars background with one of the circle greetings.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Challenge 1 - Owl Card

well as this was my challenge and these are my favourite colours currently (apart from Purple which is my constant favourite colour) I found this to be a fun challenge - probably because I already had something in mind!

So here is my card....

I've used the cream Honeycomb paper from Woodland Whimsies 2 which I've distressed with olive green ink, the Owls are my Digi Stamps which I coloured with Promarkers in the ice grey shades using the blender pen to add texture (thanks for the tip Debs!) and the gold for the beak and claws (are they claws? I'm not too good at animal stuff, I told my little sisters that some goats were sheep once, my mum was NOT pleased - I'll probably get told off for this if I'm wrong too! LOL)

The button was punched out using my 1.5" circle punch (from the Butterfly collection on Woodland Whimsies) and added glossy accents for some dimension - the greeting is also from Woodland Whimsies. I made my own card blank from Prism cardstock in one of my fave shades.

Blog Hop winners will be posted tomorrow - woo!

Sarah x

Monday, 26 July 2010

Mel's DT Layout - Challenge 1

This is my wee take on the colour challenge, a hard one! As I don't have the disks yet I tried to match the colours as best I could! Instead of a card I went for a wee scrappage instead! Just to give you the idea that you don't need to used Sarah disks for cards!
For more details you can check out my blog x

Clare's DT Card-Challenge 1

and a side view

here's the recipe

9 x pine tree digi image printed onto olive cardstock then cut and layered
1 x squirrel digi image (used the 16 per page size)
promarkers used- ice grey 1 and cocoa

my stash-punched flowers,ribbon,gems and flat backed stars
tools-CB stars embossing folder

Clare x

Lisa's DT card - challenge 1

Hello and here is my DT card for challenge 1 using the fabulous colour combination chosen by Sarah. I used the squirrel digi image from CD2 and also altered the colours in one of the papers using Windows Paint to tie in with the theme. I added a satin ribbon and punched flowers along with a sentiment from the CD.

Challenge 1 - Debs x

Hi guys..ive used the cute owl digis from make some cute little notelets

Debs x

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Challenge 1

I made a chevron style card. Using the steel grey and Sagey / Olivey Green I made a background of Sky and Grass. I then used the rabbit digi stamp from Woodland Whimsies and coloured him in using the petrol blue promaker, cut him out and detached him on the card, using a paper springy, so he can hop about it!!!. I then printed another rabbit onto shrink plastic, also coloured him with the petrol blue, and made a little necklace, which I also detached on to the card as a gift. I also printed the hot air balloons, and coloured one in petrol blue, and the other in sky blue promakers. I I used petrol blue and silver gems to jazz the chevrons up, And inserted some mirror board inside. So you can see the mirror board through the chevrons.

Blog Hop - Day 2!

Welcome to the Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us for day 2 of our Blog Hop, today you have the chance of winning my second craft CD - Woodland Whimsies 2

to win, leave a comment on this blog and / or any of the design teams posts today - remember the more you post on, the more chances to win!

Before I go I'd like to share a couple of my favourite projects with this CD:

This CD has a slightly darker colour palette than the first and some great new characters. Everything co-ordinates with Woodland Whimsies perfectly!

Now hop over to see Debs, Lisa, Shell, Michelle, Teri, Clare, Donna, Me and My Mum!

Both CD's area available to buy on my website (click here)

I will be back on Create & Craft on the 8th August with these plus LOTS of new products - I hope you'll be watching!

Thanks for playing
Sarah x

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Blog Hop - Day 1!

Welcome to the Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us, today you have the chance of winning my first craft CD - Woodland Whimsies

to win, leave a comment on this blog and / or any of the design teams posts today - remember the more you post on, the more chances to win!

Before I go I'd like to share a couple of my favourite projects with this CD:

Now hop over to see Debs, Lisa, Shell, Michelle, Teri, Clare, Donna, Me and My Mum!

See you back here tomorrow for your chance to win Woodland Whimsies 2!

Thanks for playing
Sarah x

Friday, 23 July 2010

Blog Hop

Details for the blog hop are here! Come and win yourself some fabby prizes.....

On Saturday and Sunday myself and my design team will be posting some work on our blogs made with my products. Hope over to all of our blogs to take a look. Each of us will have a copy of my first craft CD Woodland Whimsies to give away on Saturday and a copy of Woodland Whimsies 2 to give away on Sunday, there will also be a copy of each to win on the Challenge Blog! To Win you need to....

* Put one of our lovely shiny new badges from the right hand side of the blog onto the sidebar of your blog
* Post a comment on the DT's work or the Challenge blog post - the more posts you comment on the more chances of winning so visit as many of us as possible!

and thats it! How easy is that?!

The winners from each blog will be announced on Wednesday.

We hope you will join us and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Sarah x

Blog Hop!

Info for this weekends Blog Hop will be posted later this evening, please come back to check it out!

In the meantime, please see our first challenge below....

Sarah x

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Welcome to the 'Sarah Hurley Designs' Challenge Blog!!

We will be launching the blog this weekend with a blog hop featuring the work of my fabby design team - including some new faces! and some lovely prizes to be won!

I will be posting the first challenge tomorrow, so look out for it - can't wait to see the entries already, LOL

Sarah x