Friday, 30 November 2012

Challenge 75 - Christmas!

The theme this month is of course, Christmas! maybe a cliche, but for me, this really is the most wonderful time of the year and I can't wait to browse all of your beautiful Christmas projects over a nice cup of hot chocolate! :o)

Here is the inspiration from my lovely Design Team...

I made a gift box using paper and embellishments from Santa's Workshop and a template from Craft Artist.

I used the Santa's Workshop kit to make my card and layered some of the pieces up to add dimension.

I made this really quick little Christmas card using Sarah's Santa's Workshop collection. I just printed out the Polaroid photos of Santa & friends really small (2in x 2in) then attached them to the card with foam pads & added a little Merry Christmas banner.

I used the Christmas Craft Basics star paper to creat the perfect background for a little Christmas scene! The paper especially the colour was just perfect for this!

I have used papers from both the Tinseltown and Santas Workshop kit to create a traditional coloured Christmas card.

I used papers from Tinsletown and Documented December Daily to create an inside out card, the from and back are blank with all the details inside. There is more information on my blog.

All elements used are from Sarah's Santas workshop it!

These are a set of gift card holders using various Sarah Hurley Christmas Designs.
I mixed a little bit of everything just to give a layered design!

We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 30th December to enter - just click below to submit your link!
Sarah x

Thursday, 29 November 2012

challenge 74 winners!!

Hi All :)

Thanks all for entering my fireworks and bright colours challenge. The entries were all fantastic but there can only be three winners!

1. Maggie

Email Sarah to get your prizes/blog badges etc and well done to all who entered :) 

Look out for a new challenge up very soon!!!

Natalie x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Challenge 74 - Remember, remember the 5th of November...

Hello! Natalie here with this month's challenge

Fireworks and Bright Colours!

We're really looking forward to seeing all your lovely projects full of fireworks and bursting with colour! Just to inspire you, the design team has come up with some fantastic creations. Have a look below and then get creating!!

I created a notebook using the fantastic Curio Kit. I printed onto the outside and inside of the cover pages. I then filled the notebook with lots of different coloured pages (and different sizes too). It is a firework of colour!! I created the cover by digitally layering some elements from the kit over some of the papers. I also added some digital firework bursts onto the papers.This makes for a very fun and colourful notebook!

You can see more photos on my blog.

I've mixed up several of Sarah's kits to create this layout, I've used papers from Tinseltown, Fairyland & Witching Hour, along with a Say Cheese Journaling card. I have a fear of fireworks & I was lying on the ground in a safe place to take photos of the fireworks exploding in the sky, one of the fireworks blew off course & exploded about 3ft above me, I may have kept my eyes shut but I managed to keep my finger on the shutter button on the camera.

I used Witching Hour to create my firework inspired journal page. 

I used papers from Craft Basics to create this Fireworks inspired card.

I used the  Oz kit and the hot air balloon from the Woodland Whimsies kit to create this scene from The Wizard of Oz.  I use a wee bit of artistic license and set it at night time so there would be lovely sparkly fireworks. You can read how I created it on my blog.

I used the Fairyland kit for my focal papers to make a colourful cheerful bookmark with magnets each side to keep your page safe! 

I've made an ATC celebrating my inner witch who comes to celebrate Halloween with me every year!I used Doodle Dolls Collage Kit with the cat and note tag from Witching Hour and a firework background drawn with my UniPosca pens.

I've made a fun tag using papers,sentiments and ghost image for Sarah's Witching Hour Collection. Bats are die cuts and the ribbon is from my stash.

You have until 25th November to post your entries - we can't wait to see what you create! 

Lookbook Volume 2 Submission Reminder!

I must just remind you about submissions for the Lookbook magazine Volume 2 - you can see all the details here, don't miss out!!

Challenge 73 ~ Autumn Challenge Winners

Hi everyone and thank you to everyone who entered my Autumn Challenge, there were some amazing entries and some wonderful creations and it's been so hard to choose just three lucky winners. But I have browsed through all your blogs and chosen my top three winners, as follows...

If you are one of our lucky winners then could you please email Sarah to collect your prizes and blog badges.

Don't forget to pop back for another challenge starting soon.
Bye for now and see you soon,
Emma x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Challenge 73 - Autumn

Hi everyone, Emma here with a brand new challenge for October and my challenge for you is:

We're really looking forward to seeing all your lovely autumnal projects and should you need any inspiration, then here's some fabulous creations that the Design Team have made.

I used the brown spotty paper and the "Autumn"wording all from the gorgeous new, Farmer's Market kit. I printed Autumn onto acetate and then used this in my die cut aperture window. I added a huge handmade flower, which I coloured myself with Distress Inks and some die cut leaves to complete my autumnal card!

Autumn printed on acetate and made into a die cut aperture window

I used the Back to School kit to make a cd mini book. Details can be found on my blog. 

I used the new Farmers Market collection to create an Autumn themed computer desktop background.


I created a little woodland scene using an old tin with an acetate lid that once contained chipboard letters & Sarah's Storybook Collection. I've used foam pads to create dimension inside & outside the tin.

I used the Farmers Market kit to alter a chalk board. Details can be found on my blog


I made a note holder with this wooden hanging block. The owls and branches are from Woodland Whimsies2 and the leaves from Farmer's Market. I used the alphabet cubes from Curio.


I used Farmers Market to create this autumnal scene, I have 3d foamed the trees to add some dimension to my card.

I've used Farmers Market and some alpha tiles from Scrapbook Basics to create a digi scrapbook page.

In this altered frame I used  Farmers Market, Curio,
and Documented 365 lines. I also used a little bit of  Hydrangea Hippo
florals along with Prima. Blessed accent was drawn out by hand and
then cut out with swivel knife.

You have until Sunday 28th October at midnight (GMT) to submit your entries, all the winners will be posted here next, good luck everyone and see you again soon!
Emma xx
p.s. I just wanted to remind you all that we are currently looking for submissions for our new craft magazine, The Sarah Hurley Lookbook Volume 2, you can see all the details here on Sarah's blog, I hope to see some of your work! :o)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Challenge 72 - Sponsored by Joanna Sheen - Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Something Magical Challenge, I've just spent a good few hours looking through everyones creations and wow, amazing - really magical! and a big thank you to our sponsor, Joanna Sheen, this time who donated a fab prize!!

Our top three this week are...

1.  Rebecca 

2. Alyce

3. Ann Marie Governale 

Please e-mail me here for your blog badges / prizes

I just wanted to remind you all that we are currently looking for submissions for our new craft magazine, you can see all the details here on my blog, I hope to see some of your work! :o)

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for a fun new challenge from Emma

Sarah x

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Challenge 72 - Something Magical - Sponsored by Joanna Sheen

This month we have a favourite sponsor returning - Joanna Sheen! and up for grabs for the winner this month is a  £10 voucher for Joannas online store!

The theme this month is Something Magical! and here is the inspiration from my lovely Design Team...

Here I've made a mini matchbook to hold all my journaling spots to take on holiday.  I've used the papers from Sarah's new Witching Hour range but in a non Halloween way. For more information go to my blog. 

I have made a "Happily Ever After" card. I used papers from Fairyland and Oz. The Images are from Sarah's Storybook kit. The full details of which papers I used are on my blog.

I decided I wanted to capture a fairy in a Jar, I've seen them all over the internet for years and thought how pretty they look and Sarah's Fairyland Kit was just ideal for this, more info on my blog :D

I made this ATC wall hanging using papers from Witching Hour adding black and orange glitter for a bit of magical shine!

I have used Sarah's spooktastic Witching Hour Digi Kit for my twirly pop out card.  As you open the card, the Magic Spell turns to Witches Brew!!

Ive used Sarah's Fairyland CD to make a card with the elements and papers, full details on my blog :-)

I have altered a tiny mini book using the Fairyland CD to create a little wish box with a little fairy inside to grant your wishes! Full details can be found on my blog!

I've altered a little tin using Sarah's Fairyland Collection

I've made a shaker twisted easel card. The grey circle paper and Harry Potter image is from Sarah's Wizard School mini it!!

There were a variety of kits that I used to create this layout.
I couldn't just stick with one!
Fairyland, Santa's Workshop,
Say Cheese, and Retro Home to name them.
Thank you for letting me share!
You have until Sunday 30th September to enter - just click below to add your link - good luck!
Sarah x

Challenge 71- Alter Something winners

Afternoon all...

Before I announce this months winners I like to say a huge  thankyou to all of you who took the time to enter my Alter Something challenge. I loved every minute browsing through your projects and blogs, you really are a talented bunch. This of course makes the decision to choose a top 3 really difficult so please be gentle lol

1- no21 Carol H
2- no 13 Sarah T
3- no3 Ulla

please email Sarah to collect your prizes and blog badges

and don't forget to pop back later as we have a brand new monthly challenge which I know you will love!

Clare  x

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Challenge 71- Alter Something

Good afternoon all, how are we all today? This month it's my turn (Clare) to choose the theme and I have decided to choose something I've never done before...


I have to confess I'm super excited about this challenge and I'm just bursting to see your entries. If your looking for some inspiration or just fancy a wee nosy please check out our wonderful design team projects below.

I've made a mini album from a piece of faux leather, some fabric and 4 coasters.  The papers I've used are all from the Retro Home cd collection. More details can be found on my blog. 


I've altered an extra large Moleskine Cahier notebook using Sarah's Say Cheese collection

I have used the scrummy new Retro Home Collection CD to alter my Mum's note cube (She didn't mind me hijacking it - honest!!!)

I have used the retro home collection to alter this door hanger.


I've altered a canvas using the Doodle Dolls Collage Pack. Great fun! 

To make my "photo memory box", I altered an old chocolate box which I first painted with acrylic paint before covering it with this gorgeous polka dot paper and some embellishments, printed out onto paper and acetate, all from Sarah's Say Cheese! Digi Kit.

I used a plain A-Z book that was navy blue, and made it into a telephone book.  I used papers and embellishments printed onto paper from Sarahs Brittania CD.  I added a crown to where it is in a phone box and a gem for a door handle.

I altered a little trinket box from a small ornament. It was very dark and dull before but was a fun shape and had a very cute opening. I painted it a pale blue and then used papers from the Retro Home kit to give it a cute overhaul!
pretty amazing projects don't you think?

We have now changed over to a monthly challenge blog so you have until Sunday 26th of August to enter (see post below regarding the change)

Sarah is our fantastic sponsor this month so you'll be in for a real treat! and as well as our usual top 3 we will also be picking a winner from anyone who's entry uses or incorporates Sarah's products for a special goody bag - not to be missed!

You can find all of Sarah's products here.

Winners will be posted Wednesday 29th August 

Goodluck and hope to see you all again soon.

hugs Clare x