Thursday, 31 January 2013

Challenge 77 - Anything but a Card!

Jaine here bringing you the latest challenge.
For this one you can create anything you like as long as it's not a card.  It may be a scrapbook layout, album, altered art, tag etc but please no cards.
Below is some dt inspiration.

This is mine and I've made a page in my smash book.  All the journaling spots are from the Documented range and the badge and a couple of the cards are from Sarah's ephemera packs.

I have used the I love Paris kit to make a notebook, I printed the papers and elements on printable canvas and varnished them to make the notebook life proof! :-)

I used a bunch of elements and scraps to create a fun tag for this challenge. I used some cute burlap and stapled it to my tag base and then embellished with some butterflies die cut from some wood grain self adhesive paper.

I've altered a sign which has been in my to do basket for months. I've really mixed up Sarah's paper collections here using Santa's Workshop for the Kraft Polka Dot H, Retro Home for the Pink O, Heritage for the cream stripy M & Craft Basics Pastel Chevrons for the blue E.

I made a mini book and embellished it using Sarah's Expedition Kit (except the globe on the front from Back to School). On some of the pages I've also used some of Sarah's embellishments- tickets,card and moustache. There are more pictures of the mini book on my blog.

I have made a pretty little candle, using the I Love Paris kit.  I used my graphics software to overlay the frame with the beautiful rose.  I printed onto tissue paper and used some fairy dust and a magic spell ;) to put it onto the candle.


I used the fabulous Wonderland digi kit to alter this brown paper bag, I used a doily from the Craft Ephemera kit to sit Alice on.


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Challenge 76 - Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge, myself and my DT loved looking at all the bright cheery projects this month, a perfect antidote to the gloomy weather!

Our top three this month are...

1.  Anda 

2.   iReneM 

3. Debbie G 

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

We are having a blog hop this weekend to celebrate the launch of my new website - you can win the prize of your choice! I hope you'll come and join us, see all the details here on my Facebook page or drop by my blog from 10am Saturday.

Also, you can now see issue 2 of the Sarah Hurley Lookbook HERE!

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

Sarah x

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Challenge 76 - Celebrate!

Challenge 76 - Celebrate

This month our challenge theme is 'Celebrate'. We want to see your creations that are celebrating - they can be a celebration of the new year, birthdays, anniversaries, anything you like! We can't wait to see all your celebration entries and see how you all celebrate in style :D

I created this layout to celebrate some of the simple moments in life and how silly little moments can be so full of memories! 

I used two of my favourite digi kits from 2012 which are Say Cheese and New Directions plus a dashed border and ink splats from the digital journaling kit to celebrate my family.

I created this birthday card using Sarah's Steampunk Collection & some chipboard stars...

My card is for a 21st Birthday and was created using scraps left over from a mix of Sarah's kits (I think Craft Basics and Santa's Workshop!). The badge, doily, and chipboard shapes are all from Sarah's Etsy store.

My card is for someone who has passed their driving test. I used a fab mini digi stamp from the Britannia kit, coloured it and layered it onto a map. The black and white honeycomb paper and the "chequered flag" are from Black & White Scrap Basics.

My card is to celebrate the New Year by bringing to some cheer to one of my friends. I used the English Country Garden kit and Butterflies from the Fairyland Craft CD. 

My card is a birthday card for a Paris mad friend! I used the I Love Paris kit which was perfect. I love the teal paper with little Eiffel Towers.


This is my challenge entry. You can't see in the New Year without 'a wee dram', so I've created a little favour box which secretly holds a Whiskey miniature!!!!!! I've used papers from the fabulous Pic Nic In The Park Digi Kit, some die cut shapes and a loo roll middle!! Hope you like it.

This is a birthday gift bag and what better way to celebrate than
with a handmade treat!
I used a little bit of the Valentine line coming up along with
Retro Home journaling tag, Steampunk phrase tags, and some Curio mixed in there.


I went stamp crazy! Made this card using Sarah's black ink pad, her laser cut embellishments and Retro Home Kit scraps.

We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 27th January to enter - just click below to submit your link!
Sarah x

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Challenge 75 Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas Challenge, I've just spent a good few hours looking through everyones creations and wow, amazing, thank you everyone for taking some time out of the busy festive period to share with us! We hope you'll stay with us and join us for all of the challenges throughout the New Year!

Our top three this month are...

1.  Papersniffer 

2. Ira 

3. R Meyers 

Please e-mail me here for your blog badges / prizes. Also, you can now see issue 2 of the Sarah Hurley Lookbook HERE!

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

Sarah x