Friday, 22 February 2013

ATC-Night on the Town

We've had a blip over at ATCs with Attitude which left the blog down for a few days. I'm happy to say it's now up and running with a new challenge Favourite Colours.
My favourite 'favourites' are orange and purple which I seldom get to use together. Most of the time I find myself using purples and blues with a bit of silver thrown in. For this ATC I chose a digi image from Smeared Ink. The background's Cosmic Shimmer paint with an embossed Eiffel Tower.

We've changed the challenge and it's back to ATCs only. So come along and join in. Be warned- ATCs are very addictive- but you could win some fab images to use when you make them!

I'm entering this in the Creative Craft World Mini Challenge which is something small-perfect!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Just a Note

It's been a long time since I went over to the Less Is More blog but I ended up there by chance today and felt compelled to join in again! 

The challenge this week is a one layer card with some reference to music. I chose one of my Art Journey stamps that has music as part of the background and stamped part of the image directly on the card before colouring. Yes,good old Promarkers again! Then I added the sentiment and a bit of ribbon.

While I was taking the photo, I got a lecture off son about taking my crafting too seriously! 'Seriously Mum chill out! This is how the picture should be.' Out came the tongue as I tried not to panic about it getting too near the card! 

Then when I rescued the card from the tongue attack, I dropped it and smudged the edges so ended up trimming it and sticking it on another card.

So the end result is not what I started out with but I blame the tongue! I'm linking this over at Handmade Monday as I've been absent from there for too long and need to get back in the swing. 

I'm also entering it over at Less Is More (the pre-tongue version of course!)

Saturday, 9 February 2013


First of all I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined in our blog hop last week and made it such a success. It was brilliant to see your comments and visit your blogs. Sarah has posted the winners on her blog so hop over and check it out-fingers crossed!

Love! It's that soppy time of year when hearts are all around us and we just can't get away from it! Yes, I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day but I had such a cute image to work with for my design team ATC over at ATCs with Attitude I couldn't resist!  

The image is from When the Scrap hits the Fun and is called Mary Loves. I made a background out of corregated card and vellum and added some hearts before adding the coloured image. The challenge is up for the next fortnight so please pop along and have a play. The theme? Well, Be My Valentine of course!

I'm entering this over at Cute Card Thursday and  The Crafter's Cafe challenge blogs.
I'm also entering this week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Blog and Bunny Zoe's Challenge.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Blog Hop Time!

Hello and welcome to our Sarah Hurley Design Team Blog Hop.

You should have arrived here via Jess's fabulous blog Jessicards

Sarah's just launched her new web site Sarah Hurley Designs where you can see all of her products in one place and a new monthly kit! There are so many it's hard to choose a favourite and I've got to say my favourite changes week to week! 

We'd like to know what your favourite is.Leave a comment here or on Sarah's Facebook telling us what is it and you could win it-and a £10 voucher to use in the shop! There are three chances to win so the more comments you leave, the more chances you've got.Fabulous!

At the moment I'm loving her Curio Digi/Hybrid kit-fabulous papers,embellishments and images and I love printing them off and decorating things with this kit.

For Sarah's latest Look Book I made a tag using the Curio kit. I printed off some text paper and embellishments and decorated the tag then edged in distress ink.

 The little bottle and star are from Sarah's ephemera kits-

and isn't that moustache paper clip fabulous!

I hope you've enjoyed hopping around our blogs and have discovered some new favourites along the way.If you landed here and need directions to the other blogs in the hop please head over to Sarah's blog.

Good luck in the prize draws! I hope you've found something to inspire you - please drop by and join in this month's challenge Anything but a Card

Friday, 1 February 2013

Anything but a Card!

There's a lot going on over at Sarah Hurley this week. Not only is it time for a new challenge but the Design Team is having a blog hop.How exciting!

The challenge this month is Anything but a Card. I chose to make a mini book using Sarah's Expedition Digi/Hybrid Kit. I'm an avid armchair traveller and there's nothing I like more than planning trips I'll never get to make!

The mini book started out as a piece of 12 by 12 paper and I decorated it using papers and images from the kit with some embellishments from Sarah's craft ephemera kits (well worth a checking out!). The travel quotes were printed out and edged with promarker. The globe on the front of the book's from Back to School.

I've put a few tags in to add little photos or write a few words if I want to later.

A fold out page for a little extra space (or if I want to hide something!)  

Extra ticket,picture card and the fab moustache from the ephemera kit.

Please come along and join in the challenge and while you're there why not join in the blog hop-there are some great prizes up for grabs. The hop starts tomorrow at 10am-can't wait to see you all there!


It's all flourishes over at Fun with ATCs for this latest challenge. I decided to use one of my new stamps from the fabulous Viva Las Vegas stamps(link in sidebar) which arrived the day before! The background is an old scrap of paper I found lying around that I think might have been made by swishing the paper in Distress Ink reinker (but my memory's not what it was!). I stamped the image and added the flourishes in sparkling silver embossing powder-perfect bling.  

I'm entering this over at Fun with ATCs.

Tomorrow is a big day-it's the Sarah Hurley Design Team Blog Hop. Please pop by and join in.Sarah has some fabulous stuff to give away!