In stitches over at Sarah Hurley

Hello, today I am sharing my creation for the new challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 and the theme is “Stitching – Real or Faux”, chosen by the lovely Ria.  

I decided to make something a wee bit different from my usual cards, and opted for altering a notebook.  This months A Few Of My Favourite Thinks kit is my favourite so far, I say that every month don’t I? I just love the doodles and bright colours, I used the Printable Documented 365 Kit for my doodle page and the two cards with the skull on them.  I coloured it using Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I decided to use quite dark colours as it is a Spell Book, I really didn’t want it too bright.  I stamped out the brand spanking just released Voodoo Doll Stamp (HOW COOL IS THIS???) and coloured him in too.  To add in the theme of “Stitches” I drew some faux stitches around him, and around my navy backing layer.  I used the Block Alpha Stamps and Archival Ink to pop “Spells” onto the wee skull card.

I also used lots of 3d foam to give the whole page some dimension.  

Ingredients

Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Stampin Up Chalk Pen, Letraset Pigment Pen
Archival and Memento Ink
Card and adhesives from stash.

We would love it if you could join us this month for some great prizes over at the new sparkly Sarah Hurley 365 site, remember we have regular Spotlight posts too for us DT Girlies to show you our lovely makes.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
My Sheri Crafts – Anything but a card
Crafts 4 Eternity – Anything but a card
Quick Quotes – Project with stamping
4 Crafty Chicks – Colour a stamped image

It’s October

And that can only mean one thing…Halloween is on it’s way! It is my turn to host the challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges and I had to choose Halloween.  I love everything Halloweeny, from witches to bats, ghoulies to black cats and I think it is becoming much more of an occasion here in Britain too.  Thankfully, it is much easier to get Halloween stash to make things too.  

Sarah has recently launched a new range of characters and you can find them living in 31 Spook Street. There are stamps and a great digi kit, which includes some awesome digi papers.

I used stamps for my project and did some inky crafting for a change.  I usually make quite clean and simple cards, so this was an adventure for me.  I used elements from Angelica Strange and Malcolm Strange Stamp Sets and embossed some of them with clear embossing powder to make a background.

I then used Distress Inks to add some colour to the background, whilst leaving the pumpkin and boooo clear/white.  I was really pleased with the results, and the stamps produce clear crisp images every time, and because they are clear you can see exactly where you are stamping and that it is straight, which was important for the “Spooktacular” sentiment, which is in the Angelica Set.  I used black embossing powder for the spider, fussy cut him and popped him onto some 3d foam to give him some dimension.

Ingredients
Distress Inks
Clear and black embossing powders
Versa Mark Ink, Black Memento ink
Orange and white card from stash.

I really hope you can pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenges and join in with the things that go bump in the night.


I would like to enter the following challenges;
Bearly Mine – Halloween
Cutting & Stampin – Halloween
Country View  – Something Spooky
Emergency Crafters – Halloween
Imagination Crafts – Halloween
The Stamping Boutique – Halloween
Created with Love – Halloween
Quirky Crafts – Quirky Pumpkins

There is a new range on the block.

And I would like to say “Welcome to 31 Spook Street” . And the residents of this street are The Strange Family. I am soooo super excited and lucky to have had a sneaky play, and teased you all with a sneaky peek, with this spooktacular new range from Sarah Hurley.
I had a play with the Digi Kit to make this card, and a couple of the stamp sets are winging their way to me.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have them, especially when I saw the really cute cat, owl and ghosts wooooooo. Though best of all is this little chap that I have coloured as he is called “Malcolm Strange” and I adore him, nothing to do with the fact my hubby is called Malcolm 😉 The digis in the set are coloured or black and white, so ideal if you want to make a quick card, or like me want to create a scene with one or more of the characters. I popped Poe the Owl and Muffin the Cat in, just so Malcolm wasn’t alone.  You may have noticed the awesome skulls and bones on the background paper, that is also from the set and is featured in different colours, and they all work perfectly together.

 
Ingredients
31 Spook Street Digi Kit  Paper & Digital Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers
Malcolm – Hair – Ice Grey 4 & 5
Face – Leaf, Apple & Meadow Green, 
Shirt – Cool Grey 1, 
Waist Coat – Aubergine, Plum & Purple
Buttons, Bow Tie & Hankie – Orange & Burnt Orange
Trousers – Warm Grey 4
Shoes – Warm Grey 5

Muffin – Cool Grey 1, 3 & 4, Bright Orange and Salmon Pink

Poe – Tawny Owl, Grey Squirrel and Purple

Post – Auburn(FM) and Burnt Sienna
Stampin Up Punch and Stamps
“Boo” sentiment made using Block Alpha Stamps

Bakers Twine, Pearlised card and orange paper from stash.



I really hope you can pop over to 31 Spook Street and say hello 😀

I would like to enter the following challenges; 
Clear It Out Challenge- Let’s Hear it for the boys 
Passion For Promarkers – For The Boys
Shopping Our Stash – For the kids
Cards For Men – String it Up
Digi Sketch Challenge – For The Boys
Cutie Pie Challenges – Cute one for the boys
Glitter n Sparkle  – Male cards
Opus Gluei – Boo!
Creative Corner – Happy Halloween


Sneak Peek Time

The seasons are changing, yippeeee, and Halloween is on its way.  And to celebrate this Sarah Hurley will be launching a brand new exciting range!! But, I have been playing with some of the kit (I know, how lucky am I?) and made something really cool!

I can’t show you the completed project yet incase Sarah confiscates my kit!!! Though I will share a sneak peek of it.

How amazing are the wee skulls and bones…and there is a cat 😀
I hope you are looking forward to the new kit, and I can’t wait to share the completed project x

Launch day for the "All Crafts Challenge Blog"

Hi there, today is a very exciting day for my lovely friend Elaine as she relaunches her fab All Crafts Challenge Blog. I am honoured to have been asked to be part of it, and exicited about the blog hop.  You should have arrived here from the lovely Natalies blog.  There are lots of prizes up for grabs too from Stix2, Sassy Designs, Sarah Hurley and Crafty Ribbons.

The first challenge is sponsored by Sarah Hurley , the theme is ” Anything but a card” and I have made a tag using some of Sarah’s lovely range. I decided on the “Perfect Day” theme, as it will be for Elaine’s Launch 🙂  I used a paper from the versatile Kissing Booth Digi Kit and made it into a hot air balloon, and stamped a cloud with the beautiful “Perfect Day” stamp from Aprils A Few of My Favourite Things Kit to finish off the theme.
Ingredients
Red Arrow paper – Kissing Booth Digi Kit by Sarah Hurley
“Perfect Day” cloud stamps – A Few of My Favourite Things April Kit by Sarah Hurley
Memory Box and Sizzix Dies
Memento ink
Ribbon and card from stash.

I hope you like it and are enjoying the blog hop, your next stop is the lovely Nicole. Thanks for popping by *waves*

I would like to enter the following challenges;
My Time To Craft – Bookmarks


Launch day for the "All Crafts Challenge Blog"

Hi there, today is a very exciting day for my lovely friend Elaine as she relaunches her fab All Crafts Challenge Blog. I am honoured to have been asked to be part of it, and exicited about the blog hop.  You should have arrived here from the lovely Natalies blog.  There are lots of prizes up for grabs too from Stix2, Sassy Designs, Sarah Hurley and Crafty Ribbons.

The first challenge is sponsored by Sarah Hurley , the theme is ” Anything but a card” and I have made a tag using some of Sarah’s lovely range. I decided on the “Perfect Day” theme, as it will be for Elaine’s Launch 🙂  I used a paper from the versatile Kissing Booth Digi Kit and made it into a hot air balloon, and stamped a cloud with the beautiful “Perfect Day” stamp from Aprils A Few of My Favourite Things Kit to finish off the theme.
Ingredients
Red Arrow paper – Kissing Booth Digi Kit by Sarah Hurley
“Perfect Day” cloud stamps – A Few of My Favourite Things April Kit by Sarah Hurley
Memory Box and Sizzix Dies
Memento ink
Ribbon and card from stash.

I hope you like it and are enjoying the blog hop, your next stop is the lovely Nicole. Thanks for popping by *waves*

I would like to enter the following challenges;
My Time To Craft – Bookmarks


Shades of blue.

Is the theme over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, and I am always amazed at how many different creations we come up with for a theme, but especially when it is a monochrome one. 

I chose to make a card using different blue papers, and made my theme the sky.  I took the gingham paper from Oz, and made it my base layer. Used some gorgeous polka dot papers from Secret Rose Garden and die cut them to be wee hot air balloons, this is one of my favourite dies as it makes me think of floating away to Oz. My sentiment “Enjoy the Journey” comes from the Expedition kit.  I also managed to play with this months A Few of My Favourite Things Kit, which is full of gorgeous cloudy papers, bright coloured papers, journalling cards and stamps. I used one of the stamps on my cloud die cut, and I love the result.


Ingredients
Gingham paper – Oz
Polka dot paper – Secret Rose Garden
Enjoy the Journey sentiment – Expedition
Perfect Day Stamp – A Few Of My Favourite Things Kit
Hot air balloon and cloud dies.
Blue pearlised card, white card and card base from stash
Baskets on hot air balloon coloured with a flexmarker.


We also have lots of exciting creations in the third edition of Lookbook, why not have a browse?

I really hope you can join us this month, and don’t be blue about it if you can’t 🙂

I would also like to enter the following challenges;
As You Like It – Dies 
Southern Girls Challenge – Say that again
Crafting For All Seasons – Monochromatic
Stampavie and More – Lots of Die Cuts
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – The Letter B(Balloons & Blue)
Die Cuttin Divas – Anything Goes
Love to Create – Dies
Glitter N Sparkle – White & One other colour.

Shades of blue.

Is the theme over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, and I am always amazed at how many different creations we come up with for a theme, but especially when it is a monochrome one. 

I chose to make a card using different blue papers, and made my theme the sky.  I took the gingham paper from Oz, and made it my base layer. Used some gorgeous polka dot papers from Secret Rose Garden and die cut them to be wee hot air balloons, this is one of my favourite dies as it makes me think of floating away to Oz. My sentiment “Enjoy the Journey” comes from the Expedition kit.  I also managed to play with this months A Few of My Favourite Things Kit, which is full of gorgeous cloudy papers, bright coloured papers, journalling cards and stamps. I used one of the stamps on my cloud die cut, and I love the result.


Ingredients
Gingham paper – Oz
Polka dot paper – Secret Rose Garden
Enjoy the Journey sentiment – Expedition
Perfect Day Stamp – A Few Of My Favourite Things Kit
Hot air balloon and cloud dies.
Blue pearlised card, white card and card base from stash
Baskets on hot air balloon coloured with a flexmarker.


We also have lots of exciting creations in the third edition of Lookbook, why not have a browse?

I really hope you can join us this month, and don’t be blue about it if you can’t 🙂

I would also like to enter the following challenges;
As You Like It – Dies 
Southern Girls Challenge – Say that again
Crafting For All Seasons – Monochromatic
Stampavie and More – Lots of Die Cuts
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – The Letter B(Balloons & Blue)
Die Cuttin Divas – Anything Goes
Love to Create – Dies
Glitter N Sparkle – White & One other colour.

Lookbook Issue 3 and a gorgeous new range.

Hiya, hope you are all well. Very exciting times for us DT members of the Sarah Hurley Team, as Issue 3 of the  Lookbook went live yesterday, it is crammed full of great creations from the very talented team that I am lucky to be a part of 😀

Here is one of my creations, I can show it off now that this gorgeous new range has been launched and it is called Gatsby. There is a digi kit and a set of matching stamps, a must have if you love all the glamour and glitz of a bygone era.

I altered a photo album with the kit and really love the result.

Ingredients
Gatsby Digi Kit  by Sarah Hurley
Silver paper, pearls , butterfly punchies and die cuts from stash.

I hope the Lookbook inspires you to make something different.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
DRS Designs – Butterflies
Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Goes
Unstampabelles – Anything but a card

Lookbook Issue 3 and a gorgeous new range.

Hiya, hope you are all well. Very exciting times for us DT members of the Sarah Hurley Team, as Issue 3 of the  Lookbook went live yesterday, it is crammed full of great creations from the very talented team that I am lucky to be a part of 😀

Here is one of my creations, I can show it off now that this gorgeous new range has been launched and it is called Gatsby. There is a digi kit and a set of matching stamps, a must have if you love all the glamour and glitz of a bygone era.

I altered a photo album with the kit and really love the result.

Ingredients
Gatsby Digi Kit  by Sarah Hurley
Silver paper, pearls , butterfly punchies and die cuts from stash.

I hope the Lookbook inspires you to make something different.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
DRS Designs – Butterflies
Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Goes
Unstampabelles – Anything but a card