Stamping Fun

Hi all,

Just stopping by here today to share a fun project using the Sarah Hurley Sentiments stamp set! I really love all the sentiments in this set and decided I wanted to use as many of the stamps in the set as possible.

I die cut 3 tags and on two of them stamped as many of the sentiments related to birthday and celebration as would fit. On the third tag I made a cake by stamping the cake from the wedding stamp set and fussy cutting and paper piecing it.

I then created a card base and mounted my 3 tags onto it using foam adhesive.

I loved being able to use so many of the stamps for a super fun look!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Happy Friday!!

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Lookbook Volume 5

Hi all, I am a bit late blogging this but have you seen that Volume 5 of the Sarah Hurley Lookbook is out? You can read it HERE. It is full of inspiration using Sarah’s wonderful products and the design team really pulled out all the stops on their creations!



Here is one of my projects from the Lookbook…. I made a fun dimensional card using the Woodland Wonders kit – this is the cutest kit, full of critters including rabbits – based on my own pair of rabbits. What is not to love about that! I build up quite a lot of dimension on this card, using foam squares and layering. I love making fun scenes like this, and the critters in this set make it hard to resist using!

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I made this a simple hello card as I like to send cards just because at times. I know just the person I am sending this card to also and I think they will love it!woodlands card front


Make sure to stop by and read the Lookbook for even more inspiring ways to use Sarah Hurley’s fabulous products!!

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Crafty Cutting Design Team

Hey, and thanks for stopping by today! I have not been blogging a lot lately, life is a bit hectic! But I am here today with a creation made for Crafty Cutting!! I have been a big fan of their products for ages and am delighted to be on their team along with some other super talented and lovely ladies!

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For my first project I used one of the new 6*6 grey board frames to create a fun summer themed piece.

Photo: How many people would LIKE to see this 6*6 Greyboard photo frame make it to the Craftycutting Website? One idea would be to decorate three frames and connect them with ribbon, and hang on a wall or door. Any other ideas?

I used the ships wheel shape from the Crafty Cutting Nautical mdf embellishments. I inked it up in bronze. I then added some copper and verdigris embossing powders over it in random places for a old worn feel.

pic 1 I then cut some nautical themed Graphic 45 papers to fit the front. I stamped a crackle stamp on these and embossed with the copper embossing powder. I also added some of the verdigris powder in random places.pic 2 I cut a journaling card from the papers and added it inside the frame. I had to add a bit of paper underneath it to make sure the greyboard didn’t show through. I then added foam tape all around the edges. I made sure to leave it in from the edges a few millimeters as I wanted to wrap twine around the outer edges.pic 3 I then put the frame together. I glued the steering wheel on the top of the frame opening. I love how it sits up above the image in behind.pic 4 I added some starfish embellishments and some pearls and gems. I also cut some words and images from the papers and added these all on also.pic 5 The beach rules notice and the main sentiment banner was also cut from the papers. You can see in the image below the twine I wrapped around the edge of the frame. It gives a lovely rustic and nautical look.pic 6 Here is a view of the entire piece. There is some lovely shimmer off the copper embossing powder in real life!pic 7I hope you like my first design team project for Crafty Cutting, I am looking forward to sharing more with you all!

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Autumn Card

I have a fun step by step up over on the Crafting Ireland blog today. I show how I created this autumn themed card that can be used for any occasion. It is full of texture and dimension and pretty autumn colours. Head on over and check out the step by step if you want to see how I created this card.

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Hi all! It is time for another challenge over on the Sarah Hurley blog. The theme this month is buttons….I went a bit wild with my interpretation! I took a sheet of card and glued down a lot of buttons, really A LOT. I used gel medium to glue them in place. I then coated them with some gesso and then a layer of a teal paint wash. I then went over this with gold ink. I added a white layer in being and some white flourishes and some gold painted flowers. The word blocks are from Sarah’s Steampunk collection, they are a brilliant sheet of words for projects. I mounted these on white card too in order to make them pop a bit more. I added some twine and adhered to a kraft base and called it done!!

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams creations for some more button inspiration!button card



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Hap-bee Birthday!

My husband and my brothers birthdays are on the same day so I have the fun of  making two cards for two very different people! I used this cute bee image from Meljens. I used woodgrain paper as my husband is getting into wood working lately. I used lots of blue on this also as it is his favourite colour. I kept it quite simple apart from the paper layers and let the image do the talking.

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I filled the inside of the card with bee puns then too for a bit more of a fun element! Thanks for stopping by today, hope your Mondays go fast!!

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Birthday Bus!

It was my brothers birthday recently and he loves VW vans so it seemed perfect to make him a card with one on it. I found a brilliant image here. I printed it on white and red card and fussy cut the pieces out to make a two tone van. I used papermill card for this and it goes through the printer perfectly and the colours are just perfect. I used the same red card stock for the card background. I stamped with a music script on this card as he is a musician – so it combined his two loves!

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Happy birthday little brother!

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Special Day Today

Hi all,

I have a fun post up over on the Sarah Hurley blog today showing how to make this card using some of those unused journaling cards. Stop by and check it out!pic 8

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Happy Journal Page

Hi All,

I am stopping by today with a journal page I created using up a lot of left overs – my favorite past time! I created a page based on this quote:

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I wanted to use up a lot of letter stickers so was creative in my use of them. I coloured them all with a black sharpie first so they all look the same colour! I put together a quick step by step in the video below:

And here is a picture of the completed page. I left the page quite simple because I loved the background so much, I really wanted to leave loads of it on show!!

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I was inspired by the France Papillion Journal on Monday 100th page celebration to complete this page and to try out putting together a step by step video! I am linking this up over at her celebration which I highly recommend checking out HERE!! Her work is an inspiration.

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Favorite Things Challenge…

The new challenge up on the Sarah Hurley blog today is to show or use your Favorite Things. One of my favorite things is to use up paper scraps. I love nothing more than being able to get rid of all those left over bits and pieces. I often leave them in a corner of my desk for a while to be able to grab them and use them up as inspiration strikes! On my card below everything was a scrap on my desk. I used a sentiment stamp set from Sarah Hurley and the paper in behind the die cut hearts is from her paper range also. I covered the center heart with glossy accents and then sprinkled clear distress glitter onto it. I love the look this gives.

The sentiment is from Saarahs stamp set. The circles on the white background are also from one of her stamp sets. The white card looked a bit too plain otherwise!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure to head on over to the challenge blog and link up your project showing us your favorite things for your chance to win!

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