Last Minute Mother’s Day Card!

Eeeeek! it’s this weekend, but never fear, if you’ve left it too late to pop out and grab a card for your Mum, we have just the thing…

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Simply right click, resize to create an A5 or A6 card, print onto white card or watercolour card and colour in.

Print

 

You could even embellish this further if you liked with glitter, embellishments etc!

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We’d love to see what you do with yours.

Happy colouring!

Sarah x

Origami Heart Love Letters

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

If you’ve completely forgotten and are now in a panic or you just want to make a quick and crafty DIY Valentine for someone special then let us help! Today I’ve got a quick and simple Valentine’s craft project for you to create an Origami Heart Secret love Letter – it also has a little pocket where you could pop a small gift or even use it as a cute way to propose by hiding an engagement ring in there – a pretty cute and unique way to propose!

Here is the video for you on YouTube… (don’t forget to subscribe!)

Of course you can use any paper you’d like to make them suit your loved one as long as it’s quite thin (origami paper is best though!) and then decorate them with glitter, embellishments or doodles.

I hope you like our fun valentine’s Day DIY!

Sarah x

Sarah Hurley Live! Event Update

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Sarah Hurley Live! is fast approaching, and today we are very happy to announce some exciting news!

We are pleased to announce that CHA-UK are proud sponsors of Sarah Hurley Live!

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We are also excited to announce that CHA-UK’s Executive Director, Craig De Souza will be one of our special guest speakers, Craig will be giving a talk on ‘Making it in the Craft Industry’.

If you’re looking to turn your creative hobby into a business then CHA-UK can help and guide you throughout this process. Or even if you already have a business and have found yourself stuck in a rut, CHA-UK can give you the advice you need to grow your business even further.

Craig will be around throughout the entire day answering any questions you may have and offering up some great business advice and guidance.

For those of you who have already booked your tickets, we look forward to seeing you very soon!

For those of you who haven’t got tickets yet, what on earth are you waiting for?! Grab your tickets here to take advantage of our early bird discounted rate.

For further information please visit our FAQ’s page.

If you would like to sponsor or participate in Sarah Hurley Live! please contact us.

 

Team Hurley

xo

Sarah Hurley at Creativation!

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I’m SO excited to share today, that I’ve been invited back to Creativation (formerly the CHA Mega Show) to host another seminar in January. I’ll be talking all about Planning for Business Success, from Business Plan to Planning for Business Growth.

You can book your place in my ‘Planning for Business Success’ seminar here on the Creativation website or arrange a meeting with me while I’m at the show by emailing us to organise something (if this is something you’d like, please do hurry as my time in the USA does fill up super fast!)

I can’t wait to be back at the show and I’m really looking forward to seeing the changes and Phoenix, AZ for the first time!

Thanks for dropping by today
Sarah x

DCWV TV Launch!

I’m so excited because tomorrow I’ll be launching one of my favourite crafty brands, DCWV, live on Hochanda TV. Here is a sneak peek of what’s in store…

I hope you can tune in (channel Sky 663, Freeview 39, Freest 817 or online) Show launch is 8pm Friday and then shows throughout the day Saturday at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm for the last chance!

Thank you for dropping by today!

Sarah x

A Peek Inside My Favourite Colouring Books!

As I’ve had access to a LOT of colouring books over the last 12 months – I think I may have been the first person to demonstrate adult colouring on live TV! – so I’m asked a lot for my opinion on them, so today I’m sharing with you my two current favourites and giving you a little peek inside my own personal copies (side note – these are my own personal copies, not seen on TV, not sent to me to look at, that I bought with my own money)

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Unsurprisingly, the favourites are the Johanna Basford books, Secret Garden & Enchanted Forest. If you really pushed me I’d probably admit that Enchanted Forest was my favourite, it has a more magical feel, more imaginative qualities and has a less summery feel that Secret Garden, all of that appeals to me more and I’m more likely to pick that one up.

Inside Secret Garden there are lots of leafy images, very nature inspired, beautiful artwork, here is an in progress shot…

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This is using Brunyezel Pencils and Stabilo Fineliner pens.

Inside Enchanted Forest I’m using darker colours, and so far all pens, this is the Stabilo Pens again (they come in a cute box I keep next to my bed!

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and then the Sakura Glitter Pens using my fave glitter blending technique (as seen on TV!)  and the gold shadow pens are great on bugs! I’ve used it a bit here on the dragonfly but the camera hasn’t really captured how great it looks and made it a flatter brown – in real life it’s very metallic and looks like a real bug body! (bleurgh! lol)

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Thank you for dropping by today and sharing a peek inside my colouring book, I’d love to know your favourite colouring books – leave me a note in the comments so I can check them out!

Sarah x

Lost Ocean Colouring with Hochanda

You may remember on one of my recent Hochanda shows, I was lucky enough to launch the new Johanna Basford colouring book – Lost Ocean! In my break between filming we recorded a little time lapse video to show me colouring a whole image from start to finish, this was featured briefly on my last show of the day but Hochanda have said I can share it with you all so you can have a proper look!

This is the page I coloured…

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I used the Sakura gel pens that came bundled with the book and colouring pencils. Here is the video of me colouring in really fast! (ha! I wish!) big thanks to Hochanda for putting it together and letting me share it.

Here are a couple of close ups of the finished page…

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I used the Sakura glaze pens on the bubbles here for the raised shiny effect!

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Lots of sparkle on the treasure!

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and lots of brights for the tropical fish – you can use your pencils over the top of the dry gel pen to add depth and shading after. The book is still available from the Hochanda website and if you coloured along or just got your book and started, we’d love to see your pics so please do share here in the comments or on my or Hochanda’s Facebook page.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x

*News* Sarah Hurley moves to Hochanda TV!

Today I’m so happy and excited to tell you, that after weeks of exciting meetings, I have agreed to be a Guest Presenter for the new craft TV channel, Hochanda TV!

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The channel launches today (27th August) at midday on Sky 663 and Freeview 39 – I do hope you can tune into watch the launch, I can’t wait! I will be on in the afternoon with something exclusive for Hochanda from my popular Charm Street Cuties range, I can’t wait to share! Here’s a sneak peek…

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Thank you for dropping by today, I’d love to know what you think of the show and any suggestions for future ones of course!

Sarah x

A Few of My Favourite Things… Kit Reveal!

afomft-bannerThe latest kit has now been revealed! and here is a look inside…

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Here are a couple of close ups…A-Few-of-My-favourite-Things-Scrapbook-Kit-Close-Ups-Sarah-HurleySome of my favourite things about this kit – I LOVE the bright colours in this kit, the emojis (who isn’t emoji obsessed right now??) which I had great fun doodling AND that gold glitter, which… is NOT REAL GLITTER! for reals, it’s super cool glitter effect so all the glitter effect with no glitter mess *insert heart eyes emoji right HERE!*

Add on kit… (the struggle IS real… the struggle not to stencil hearts on everything with that cute little stencil!)
Add On Kitand finally, Add On Stamps… Cute doodles for your journaling and titles – L.O.V.E.!
Stamp Set Add OnI hope you guys love this kit as much as I do, I had SO much fun designing it and I can’t wait to get some time to scrap with it. As ever, please share your projects with us on social media by hash tagging #sarahhurley

If you aren’t a subscriber and would like to get your hands on this kit, there are just a few here on my website and if you’d like to subscribe to make sure you never miss a kit, click here for all the details!

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x