Thursday, 30 May 2013

Gold ahhh, always believe in your soul!

Can you guess what the theme is over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog? It is "All That Glitters is Gold", as if we need an excuse to look out our glitter and sparklies :D 

I decided to go for a clean and simple card, with LOTS of gold glitter. I used the jar stamp from the Odds & Ends Stamp Set, it is so versatile, and I love how you can colour it, fill it with stickles, die cuts and I could go on and on. I stamped out 4 jars onto some white card, and cut one out and popped it on top of the middle one to give the card some dimension.  I decided to use gold Stickles to fill the jar, if I had used loose my cat would have looked like the Cat of a Different Colour ;)  

To make the sentiment I used the "Fan'Tashe'Tic" stamp from the March "A Few of My Favourite Things" Kit. I used some gold ink for the Tashe, and black ink for the sentiment to make it a wee bit different.

I added some more gold by using mirri card for my layers.

Jar Stamp - Odds & Ends Stamp Set
Gold Stickles
Gold Brilliance Ink
Black Memento
White & Gold card.

I hope you can join us over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog with your gold creation.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Happy Campers - Use Metal
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Monochrome
Stampin Chef - Metal
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Get Inky! - Glitter
Stamps & Fun=Creativity - Clean & Simple
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes

Monday, 20 May 2013

Cute as a bug.

Hello, today we have a new challenge over at Digi Sketch Challenges and the theme is "Cute".  We have a sketch for you to play along with too, but you don't need to use it if you don't want to.  We are sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs, who have gorgeous digital images and the prize is a $10 voucher for their online store.

I chose to use "Love Bug", and at only $1 it is a complete bargain!! I coloured it up using my trusty Promarkers, and decided to make the heart on his back a wee bit different so used Black Diamond Stickles. I used polka dot papers from the "Back to School" digi kit by Sarah Hurley as the background, and layered it up with the Ladybug Freebie from Shery K Designs. I used a sentiment from a stamp set, that I thought was perfect.

Ladybug Paper Kit  from Shery K Designs
Black Diamond Stickles
Spellbinders dies
Red Grosgrain ribbon, green card from stash.

I hope you join us this time at Digi Sketch Challenges.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi.
Corrosive Challenges 174 - Sentiment on the front
Picture & Scrap - Lots of layers
Natalie & Amy - Things with wings
Crafts and Me - Use a digi
Digistamps 4 Joy - Spring

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Biker Chick.

Hello again, lots of blog posts this week, and this time it's to tell everyone about a new challenge over at the Digi Galore Challenge Blog. And this time Louise has drew up a funky wee sketch for us to play with.  We are sponsored by the fabulous The Paper Shelter with a $20 voucher for their online store as the prize.

I chose to use "Undetected" On The Routes, and coloured her with my favourite MOTO GP riders colours of blue and yellow. For those of you unfamiliar with MOTO GP, the rider is Valentino Rossi and he is an amazing rider! Colouring her was rather tricky as the digi is very detailed, but thanks to fine tips for Promarkers and LOTS of patience I finished her and I love her.

Spotty Stripey Paper from Secret Rose Garden
Coloured with Flexmarkers and Promarkers
Memento ink
Sentiment and dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps
Spellbinders die, XCut corner punch
Ribbon and blue papers from stash.

I hope you can pop over and join us this time, we look forward to seeing your creations.xx

I would like to enter her into the following challenges;
Oldie but a Goodie - Inspired by a song- "Born to Be Wild"(Something 6 months old, ribbon)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - The Sound of Music - The song "Born To Be Wild"
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything but a square with hand coloured image.
The Corrosive Challenges - Sentiment on the front.
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something Blue
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes.

Monday, 13 May 2013

CD Case with a difference.

Hi, I thought I would share another project I made for the Sarah Hurley Lookbook 3.  This time I came out of my comfort zone and chose to alter something, and used a background from  Journaled 365, Journal Basics and a stamp from the fabulous Odds and End stamp set.

There are a few pictures, and I will explain as I go.

I took a blank CD and CD case, and made them "retro" using the Cassette stamp from the Odds and Ends set.  I used lots of different colours of Memento ink pads to make it really bright and funky.  

I stamped the CD too, to make it match the CD case.

I printed out a paper from the Journaled 365 digi kit, and to make it even more vivid I printed it onto photo paper and it looks amazing.
It is truly inky fun, without all the mess which suits me fine *happy face*

Journaled 365 - Journaled Basics by Sarah Hurley
Odds & Ends Stamp Set by Sarah Hurley
Memento Ink Pads
Photo paper, CD Case and CD from stash.

It is a great way to personalise gifts, or update the old "Mix Tape" and bring it right up to date.

I hope this inspires you to try something different in your craft room.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
That Craft Place - Makes for Men
My Time To Craft - Show us The Inside
Delicious Doodles - Anything But a Card
Crafting By Designs - Remembering Our Childhood(Mix Tapes)
Whimsical Designs - Alter It

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Lots of firsts in the craftroom for me.

And this time it is a scrapbook page!!! Pick yourself back up, I know it's a shock, but I HAD to when I started receiving the A Few of My Favourite Things Kits from Sarah Hurley. They are packed full of strokeable papers, embellishments, journalling cards and stamps. They really make you want to scrapbook and that is something I NEVER thought I would say!!!

I used the first kit;

And made this layout;

It was great to look through our old pictures and give them a new lease of life instead of them being on a laptop or in a drawer unloved.

I can safely say I am a convert to scrapbooking, and have made a digi page which I will share soon.

Why not pop over to Sarah's website and have a look through her fabulous range of goodies with something for everyone, whether you are a scrapbooker, a stamper or a journal lover.

Monday, 6 May 2013

It's all about the boys.

This time over at Digi Sketch Challenge, it was my turn to host the challenge which was nerve wracking for me *eek*.  I chose the theme of "For the Boys" and designed a fairly clean and simple sketch to go with the theme.  The prize this time is $10 from Di's Digi Designs, so a great way to boost your stash!

I opted to use Frankenstein from Mayzyart, and added matching digi papers and a sentiment from a stamp set. I coloured him with pro and flexmarkers and I am delighted with the result.

Frankenstein Digi from Mayzyart
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Digi Papers
Sentiment from Woodware Monster Set
Nestie and Xcut dies
Tonic Punch
Star buttons, green paper and card from stash.

I hope you can join us this time, the more the merrier.

I would like to enter him into the following challenges;
Dream Valley Challenges - No squares allowed
Di's Digi Designs - Anything but square
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Fantasy
Delicious Doodles - Something for the boys
4 Crafty Chicks - Stars
Moving Along with the Times - One For the Guys
Shelly's Images - Kid Theme
Cuttin & Stampin - Childrens Birthday

Thursday, 2 May 2013

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.

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 :D

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.

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