Papercraft Inspirations Projects!





Today a brand new issue of Papercraft Inspirations hit the shelves featuring some of my Halloween cards on the cover!
Remember when I said I'd had a commission from Papercraft Inspirations that made me squeal with excitement? This was it! I love Halloween and don't get to do nearly enough crafty projects so working on these was an absolute dream!

The magazine also comes with a free Paper Bow card kit - not to be missed, get your copy in store or to download to your iPad right now :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Freebie Friday! Printable Polkadot Recipe Cards

To coincide with this weeks Bakeware launch (see previous post!) this week's Freebie Friday is a set of two co-ordinating printable Recipe Cards...
You can download this weeks freebie over on my website right here

I'd love to see what you do with yours - leave me your blog links in the comments if you'd like to share :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

*NEW!* Sarah Hurley Bakeware




Today we're launching a whole range of new products - so exciting! When Lisa first started working here she suggested we launch a bakeware range - I wasn't sure, I'm not a super duper baker and I like everything put together for me so it's super easy. Luckily thats exactly what she had in mind!
Lisa has since spent all of her free time baking, cutting and icing cookies to put together this fabulous range of cookie kits and accessories especially for the Sarah Hurley Bakeware range! (big thank you to Lisa for all the hard work and congratulations on our first collaboration, whoop! choccy cake all round - if we hadn't eaten it already, lol)

Each kit contains everything you need to get started (except ingredients!) with a cutter, icing bottles, instructions, recipes and hints and tips, they are perfect for adults and children (or to do together!)

You can check out the whole range here on my website or here on notonthehighstreet.com

We'd love to know what you think of the new range!

Thank you for dropping by today
Sarah x

Pimp My Filofax Blogger Challenge





A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Filofax asking if I would like to take part in their Blogger Challenge #pimpmyfilofax - of course I said YES!
Just a couple of days later a lovely big parcel plopped through my door...
and I opened it to find this...
I must admit, my first thought, after 'eeeeeeeeeeeek!' was 'oh, it's purple...' as you've probably guessed from my projects and blog, I have quite a particular colour scheme, white, teal, pink, grey, hints of yellow and lots and lots and LOTS of gold. So I started thinking... could I...? dare I...? and so of course, I did! out came the gold spray paint and just a few hours - and lots of masking tape - later (I had to do it in sections...) my beautiful filofax was GOLD!
Once that was all taken care of it was time to prepare a page to use for my challenge entry, I got busy with craft supplies and wash tape, including some journaling cards form this months 'A Few of My Favourite Things...' kit to create my page for the week ahead...
 Here are a couple of close ups...
 
You can check out all of the #pimpmyfilofax Challenge entries and vote for your favourite (by liking it) right here on Facebook.

I'd love to see what you've done with your planners and Fliofaxes - if you'd like to share, please leave me your links!

Thank you for dropping by today
Sarah x

Creating Ink Sprays and Art Journaling for Derwent





Today I wanted to give you a closer look at the Art Journal page I created for Derwent recently...
My post was about creating your own Ink Sprays, which I done using Inktense blocks (love them!) and water - you can see the full tutorial over on the Derwent Blog here! I used my sprays to create the background for my page...
I then used a triangle mask and some texture paste paint to create the triangles and added a Doodle Doll stamped image, coloured with Inktense pencils, and some Dymo label text to spell out my words (which I doodled all around!)

Finally, I added a die cut chipboard heart (which I had torn in half) added some texture paste and the last piece of text, and again, doodled over the top...
I don't often share my art journaling so I do hope you like it!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Freebie Friday! Summertime Journaling Card Set

This week's Freebie Friday is a set of Summertime Journaling Cards...
You can download this weeks freebie over on my website right here

I'd love to see what you make with yours - leave me your blog links in the comments if you'd like to share :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Loom Band Kit & Book Giveaway!





Today I'm sharing something super exciting, a giveaway! We recently launched a few Loom Band kits including our best selling Loom Band Starter Kit...
We have sold out of these twice and they are flying off the shelves along with the smaller kits! These kits are all available here on my website as part of the fantastic World of Imagination range.

Also, recently at the One Big Show I met some lovely people from Search Press who told me all about their fantastic new book on Loom Band Jewellery - great timing as it was just days before our Loom Band kits launched! So very kindly they sent us a copy so we (or more correctly, Lisa...) could learn how to make Loom Band Jewellery for our product pictures. Like this one...
The book was absolutely great, so helpful, and Search Press said to us that if we wanted to, we could have another copy for a giveaway - woohoo! (This book is so popular it's actually completely sold out at the moment and only available as a download here for another couple of weeks while they await new stock!)
So today we are giving you the chance to win a starter kit and book! All you need to do is leave us a comment below. You can also pop over to mine and Search Press's Facebook Pages to give us a like and a comment there if you would like (let them know I sent you over!) - and each one will be counted as an entry. You have until 8th August to enter - we will draw a winner in the 5 days after and announce it here on my blog and on Facebook.

Good luck everyone! and please do share your Loom Band creations over on the World of Imagination Facebook page - we'd really love to see!!

Thank you for dropping by today
Sarah x

Freebie Friday! Cupcake SVG Die Cutting File

This week's Freebie Friday is a Cupcake SVG Die Cutting File...
You can download this weeks freebie over on my website right here

I'd love to see what you make with yours - leave me your blog links in the comments if you'd like to share :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Scrapbooking with My Mind's Eye 'Market Street' Collection





Hello crafty peeps, I've been a little bit quiet the last couple of weeks (sorry!) - we've been super busy at Hurley HQ with yet another reorganisation (the next time we move it will have to be to a new premises, we have no space left, eeek!) new computers, new products and ranges and just generally LOTS going on - more about that later though....

Today, I wanted to share a scrapbook page I made a couple of weeks ago using one of my favourite collections of this year, My Mind's Eye 'Market Street' it has lovely bold colours and plenty of gold accents - what more do you need! I used my collection to make this layout of my sister and I messing about taking silly selfies on a day out...
I used two journaling cards, making one into a pocket to hold the other (I'm adding my journaling later) I wanted the journaling to be hidden (that card tucks in more) as the whole story is something we wanted to keep secret! This chipboard accents are perfect for the title!
 
I've layered up a few papers, I wanted to use all of them really but I restrained myself and kept the layers quite big so as not to cover up the beautiful detailing, the die cut ephemera worked well with taps and labels to give more dimension and those all important gold accents! I finished with the big bow (a must have - I love that it looks dimensional but it's actually flat to tuck into an album!) and a sprinkling of enamel dots. My only addition was a gold doily (it's an obsession, really... put the doilies down, walk away... lol)
 
I'll be back with more crafty projects soon, I think this collection may feature again too as I have some left over.

Thank you so much for dropping by today!
Sarah

Freebie Friday! Say Cheese Journaling Card Kit

This week's Freebie Friday is a Say Cheese! Journaling Card Kit...
You can download this weeks freebie over on my website right here

I'd love to see what you make with yours - leave me your blog links in the comments if you'd like to share :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

Thought for the Day...




As a child / teenager my differences were my biggest weakness, I hated my bright hair that got me teased at school and made me look different to my family & classmates, I hated being the smallest because I got picked on, I hated being a bit odd and different, not liking (or being able to afford!) the 'cool' stuff and finding weird stuff funny, because I didn't fit in, I couldn't talk about my hopes and dreams because they weren't the same as my classmates and made people laugh at me, as an adult, it's all of these differences and struggles that allowed me to shape the life I wanted, to stand out when I needed to, to set myself and my business apart and to achieve those dreams I was told were impossible for me. So today, decide to celebrate your differences, they are wonderful! 

Thank you for dropping by today
Sarah x

Freebie Friday! Notepaper Digi Kit

This week's Freebie Friday is a Notepaper Digi Kit...
You can download this weeks freebie over on my website right here

I'd love to see what you make with yours - leave me your blog links in the comments if you'd like to share :o)

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x