It’s launch day for Hurley HQ.

Hello and welcome to my wee crafty corner in cyberspace, if you are following the Sarah Hurley Blog Hop you have arrived here from the blog of the lovely Elaine. If you have just stumbled across my page then hello, and why not pop over to the first blog on the hop? which belongs to the lady behind the beautiful pretties we get to play, I mean create with – Sarah Hurley.
Todays hop is all about the launch of Sarah’s brand new website. Now you can see all of Sarah’s gorgeous products in one place.  To celebrate the launch we are all showcasing items we have made using kits and embellishments that are available from the online store.  I used the very versatile and pretty Kissing Booth digi kit to create my card.
I used the papers from the kit to create bunting with dies and put that onto bakers twine to create a line of bunting.  I die cut two pretty birdies from the papers and popped them ontop of the bunting.  I die cute the love using papers from the kit too.

I took lots of different shots to show the dimension that I have created on the card.
You may have noticed some very pretty crochet flowers and pegs in my pictures and these are also available from Sarah and are part of the “A Few of My Favourite Things” monthly kit.
I also had to pop on some of my favourite items from the store which is of course these delicious chipboard stars.  I have used gilding flakes on these ones, but the options are endless.
I have told you my favourite thing, so why not tell me your favourite product from the shop in the comments below or on Sarah’s FB Page and you have a chance to win it plus a £10 voucher to use in Sarah’s shop.  There are THREE chances to win, so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning – good luck.
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Lisa. Have fun and thanks for popping by.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Ladybug Crafts – Valentines and or Love
Card makin Mamas – I’m in the mood for love.
Craft Us Crazy – Get to cutting(used my big shot)
Little Miss Muffet  – Hearts and flowers
Paper Pretties – Square cards (PWC243)
Ruby’s Rainbow – Valentine’s (hearts)
Perfect Sentiment – Anything goes with a die cut



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It’s launch day for Hurley HQ.

Hello and welcome to my wee crafty corner in cyberspace, if you are following the Sarah Hurley Blog Hop you have arrived here from the blog of the lovely Elaine. If you have just stumbled across my page then hello, and why not pop over to the first blog on the hop? which belongs to the lady behind the beautiful pretties we get to play, I mean create with – Sarah Hurley.
Todays hop is all about the launch of Sarah’s brand new website. Now you can see all of Sarah’s gorgeous products in one place.  To celebrate the launch we are all showcasing items we have made using kits and embellishments that are available from the online store.  I used the very versatile and pretty Kissing Booth digi kit to create my card.
I used the papers from the kit to create bunting with dies and put that onto bakers twine to create a line of bunting.  I die cut two pretty birdies from the papers and popped them ontop of the bunting.  I die cute the love using papers from the kit too.

I took lots of different shots to show the dimension that I have created on the card.
You may have noticed some very pretty crochet flowers and pegs in my pictures and these are also available from Sarah and are part of the “A Few of My Favourite Things” monthly kit.
I also had to pop on some of my favourite items from the store which is of course these delicious chipboard stars.  I have used gilding flakes on these ones, but the options are endless.
I have told you my favourite thing, so why not tell me your favourite product from the shop in the comments below or on Sarah’s FB Page and you have a chance to win it plus a £10 voucher to use in Sarah’s shop.  There are THREE chances to win, so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning – good luck.
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Lisa. Have fun and thanks for popping by.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Ladybug Crafts – Valentines and or Love
Card makin Mamas – I’m in the mood for love.
Craft Us Crazy – Get to cutting(used my big shot)
Little Miss Muffet  – Hearts and flowers
Paper Pretties – Square cards (PWC243)
Ruby’s Rainbow – Valentine’s (hearts)
Perfect Sentiment – Anything goes with a die cut



Exciting times.

Hello again,
Very exciting day for us members of the Sarah Hurley DT, as the second edition of the Lookbook went live this morning.  There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes, and now I can start to show you my creations for this issue.
 
First of all I will show you a Christmas card I made using papers from the Tinseltown Digi Kit.  The options are endless, and I chose to make a green themed card.  I used a snowfall paper as my base layer and the petal dot as the bauble paper.  I embossed a sheet of white pearlised card with a Sizzix folder to carry on the snow theme. The dies are from Memory Box.  I had to add some bling onto the baubles, just to make it twinkle.  The sentiment is also from the kit.

 Ingredients
Memory Box Die
Sizzix embossing folder
Silver ribbon, twine, gems and pearls from stash.
 
I hope you enjoy the Lookbook as much as we enjoyed making things for it.
 
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Guylou’s Inimitability – Let it snow.
Raise the Bar – Let it Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge – Your favourite Die
Perfect Sentiments Challenge – Must have a sentiment on the front – Christmas
Crafty Sentiments – Snowflakes

 

Exciting times.

Hello again,
Very exciting day for us members of the Sarah Hurley DT, as the second edition of the Lookbook went live this morning.  There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes, and now I can start to show you my creations for this issue.
 
First of all I will show you a Christmas card I made using papers from the Tinseltown Digi Kit.  The options are endless, and I chose to make a green themed card.  I used a snowfall paper as my base layer and the petal dot as the bauble paper.  I embossed a sheet of white pearlised card with a Sizzix folder to carry on the snow theme. The dies are from Memory Box.  I had to add some bling onto the baubles, just to make it twinkle.  The sentiment is also from the kit.

 Ingredients
Memory Box Die
Sizzix embossing folder
Silver ribbon, twine, gems and pearls from stash.
 
I hope you enjoy the Lookbook as much as we enjoyed making things for it.
 
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Guylou’s Inimitability – Let it snow.
Raise the Bar – Let it Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge – Your favourite Die
Perfect Sentiments Challenge – Must have a sentiment on the front – Christmas
Crafty Sentiments – Snowflakes

 

It’s "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.
I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin’ Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

 
Ingredients
Dictionary paper – Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps – Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
 
 
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge – Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss – Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge – Make it vintage
 
 




It’s "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.
I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin’ Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

 
Ingredients
Dictionary paper – Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps – Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
 
 
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge – Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss – Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge – Make it vintage
 
 




6 weeks today is…

Christmas day…eeeekkkk!!! And I am trying to be organised for my first proper year of making my own cards. So yesterday I had a play with some of my dies, embossing folders and some Sarah Hurley papers.  I opted for a really clean and simple look with white and turquoise.  I printed out a couple of different papers from the Tinseltown collection, and cut out some baubles using a Memory Box die.  I love these dies, they are really easy to use and the results are great every time. I embossed a sheet of white pearlised paper with a Sizzix folder to make the background look like snowfall, and layered it onto a sheet of “Snowfall” paper from Tinseltown. Hope you like the end result, it is completely different from my usual style of card.

Ingredients
Papers and sentiment – Tinseltown by Sarah Hurley Digi Kit
Dies – Xcut and Memory Box
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Pearlised paper from stash.



Hope this inspires you to try something different with your Christmas cards.



I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Crafty Sentiments – Christmas
LEJ Designs – Seasons Greetings
Crafty Bloggers Network – Christmas – anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers – more than one die cut
Fashionista Challenge – Blue Christmas
Hooked on Craft – Christmas no Red or Green
The Pink Elephant – Use dies
Delightful Challenges – Let it snow.(snowflakes on baubles and snow on paper and embossed paper)