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

A Little Change! Sarah Hurley Challenges goes monthy!

From this weeks challenge our challenges will be monthly, we've made this decision for a few reasons...

1. It gives you more time to work on your projects - so many people say to me they just missed the challenge because they got caught up with work / family etc... we're here to help! :o)
2. It gives us more time to bring you fab inspiration!
3. We can offer prizes for different categories - from now on entries using or incorporating Sarah Hurley products will be eligible for another prize as well as the main top 3 (yay!)
4. We can talent spot and ask some of our winners to join us for a one month guest position contributing a project to the challenge blog

5. this is the biggie!! we are bringing you something new and fabulous launching on the 3rd September and we are working flat out to achieve this - you're going to LOVE it!! Keep a look out here on the blog or over on my Facebook page for more news!

Everything else remains the same, you still don't have to use my products (unless you would like to be considered for the additional category) though of course we'd love to see what you can do with them! You can make any creation you like be it a tag, card, scrapbook page, altered art, ATC or even cross stitch! and we will still be having lots of fab sponsors and prizes!

Thank you all so much for entering the challenges, we just love to look at all your work and hopefully this extra time will mean we will have even more of your fabulous creations to look at!

If you have any questions just leave them here in the comments and I'll answer them

This months challenge will be up later today :o)

Sarah x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Challenge 70 Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Buttons Challenge, it was so much fun looking at all your  gorgeous work! 

 Our top three this week are...

1. Maria
2. Mynnette
3. Mallika

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

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for a fabulous new challenge!


Thursday, 12 July 2012

Challenge 70-Buttons

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Elaine here with our new challenge for the fortnight-and our theme this time is 'Buttons'. I love Buttons as they are so versatile-we would love to see any of your projects using Buttons as a feature-I cant wait to see what you come up with!
Here are our fabulous inspiration pieces by our Design Team

I have used Paper and Cross Stitch Greeting from the Retro Home CD with buttons in the shape of Butterflies as my focal point.

I've used the new Retro Home cd to create my tag and embellishments including the buttons which I've covered with clear embossing powder to give them a realistic shine. 

For my first Design Team card I used the Oz collection(I am an Ozaholic).  I used papers and embellishments and layered them for some dimension. I have made Dorothys shoes and Glindas wand and crown glittery, the Wizard has a pair of shiny shoes thanks to Glossy Accents which I also added to the Lions and Totos nose. I popped a love heart button onto the roof of the house.

All elements are from the Retro Home Collection..drool! lol
  papers- retro star,multi-dot and stripe
sentiment- hand stitched 'with love'
digi stamps-kettle,housewife,scales and worktop (coloured using my promarkers)

everything else is from my stash including the buttons that came from my local charity shop

I created my card using the Say Cheese Digi kit. It was all created digitally and then printed. I added some ribbon and mounted the topper on the woodgrain paper from the kit to add some more dimension.

For my first card with the Design team I made a card using the fabulous Steam Punk CD. All papers,embellishments and sentiments are from the CD. I distressed the edges of the papers and edged with copper Versacolor.The buttons were printed out and coated with Glossy Accents to add some shine.

Claire used papers from the Steampunk CD to alter this old sweet tin, adding buttons to the top!

I hope you will join us in this challenge, we cant wait to see what you come up with! Just add a direct link to your project in the Linky below, you have until midnight on 22nd July - Good luck! :-)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Challenge 69 - *Sponsored by Letraset* - Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Dimension & Texture Challenge, it was great fun looking at all your work! and a big thank you to our sponsor, Letraset, this time who donated a fab prize!!

Our top three this week are...

1.  Tracy Payne 

2. Alyce 

3. E.T. 

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

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for a fun new challenge featuring the work of some of the new DT girls (yay!)
Sarah x