Friday, 24 July 2009

Hero Arts Blog Hop

Hi all today is one big exciting blog hop over on the Hero Arts Forum, check out the discussion thread here to play along and hop through some amazing blogs for tons of inspirtion. http://www.flickr.com/groups/heroarts/discuss/72157621540239359/ , one of the members is even having a giveaway here http://littleshopofcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-heart-hero-arts-blog-hop.html

I have been crafting for a long time and discovered Hero Art stamps some years ago when I bought a set containing various sea creatures. I made cards for family and friends for many years and then one day I was asked to teach a class in a local craft shop on my day off work. My card making really took of then and I became a Stamping Snob, favouring the better quality images and stamps so that my projects looked more professional (Hero Arts are of THE BEST QUALITY). I then had to give up work for health reasons and card making has kept me going during this time. You would not believe how happy I was to discover the Hero Art Blog last April and how many amazing new friends I have made on the Blog. So thank you all for being so wonderful!



I have made a card to thank Hero Arts for being such a generous company, they offer so many amazing prizes every week and throw in the best free tutorials and inspiration...a crafter really doesn't need to go anywhere else! This was not the original card I made for the hop (I gave that away yesterday to a friend and forgot to photgraph it first!) So this is a quickie that I made last night - Oh and in my rush to get it here I forgot the most important bit the Thank You sentiment!!!!.



I have used the following Hero Arts Stamps CL284 Friends (the reverse side of the circle stamp)

CL282 Feather Grass & S5213 Dots & flowers The background is stamped with Hero Art Soft Blossom ink & the edges distressed with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress ink. The main Images were stamped with Versamark ink and covered with mica pigment (e.g. Perfect Pearls or Cosmic shimmers).

Thanks for taking the time to hear my Hero story and have fun visiting the other blogs today.

35 comments:

Julie Batta said...

Hi, Cathy. What a beautiful card. I love the distressing around the edge of the card and the simple bow in the middle. Great.

Laura said...

Love it! I have to agree with you about the quality of HA. They are wonderful!

Beverley said...

Hi Cathy! Beautiful card & I love all the pinks :) I think I beat you though on the LONG post warning! LOL! It be great to meet up one day!

Kath said...

gorgeous card Cathy....love your distressing and I am loving reading everyone's hero arts story...hugs kath xxx

Lin said...

You are amazing to turn out that card so quickly! Loved hearing your story, my friend!! Gorgeous card! Love that combination!!

paperella said...

No one would say this is a quickie! It's really awesome Cathy!

Kryssi said...

wow so pretty and elegant

Hannah. F said...

How Elegant this is Beautiful!

Mabel said...

Love that soft colors, great job for the challenge!

Nancy L. said...

its a beautiful card!

Chris Millar said...

Oh, it's so beautiful Cathy!! Such an elegant design!! Love reading your story too!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful!
Love the edges of the card!

dustypenny said...

Beautiful card, Cathy, especially for a quick one!

Sarah said...

What a STUNNING card, Cathy!!! Love your design!!

Alice Wertz said...

Gorgeous colors and design, very pretty card Cathy!

Stamping Cafe said...

What a beauty, Cathy!! So elegant, love it!!

Susan McRae said...

Love the design of this, so soft and dreamy!

Jennifer said...

this is creative, pretty and perfect!

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Cathy! This is absolutely elegant card! Love the design and the colors!

paula said...

Wow your replacement card is simply stunning. I love everything about it :D I enjoyed reading about how you discovered Hero Arts.

jaemom said...

Thanks for sharing your story! Loved reading it, and your card is gorgeous! I was baffled as to how you were able to do "reverse inking" on that flourish, but I think I get it now since you mentioned the pigment powders.

laura vegas said...

this is such a simple, but beautiful card!

LaurieS said...

Wow, I'm learning so much about everyone from this hop. Cathy, your cards are amazing and the little time that I've gotten to "know" you through the flickr group, you've been amazing. Always with a kind word about everyones cards. Thank you.

Suzanne C said...

Wow love the whole effect. So beautiful! Lovely story too!

Lucy, England said...

Beautiful card Cathy - sentiment not needed :) the pink says it all!

Hope you are well today - happy weekend X

donna mikasa said...

Love your card, Cathy! Perfect even without a sentiment! And I especially love your "Hero story!"

Shanna said...

ooooooooooh! Cathy! This is beautiful! Love your take on this week's challenge too! Thanks for sharing your talents!!!!

Lucille K said...

Abosulutely beautiful :)

gscrapbooks said...

Love the shades of pink!

Anne said...

Hi, Cathy! Beautiful card! I like the way you've done the Feather Grass as a resist, but let part of it extend beyond the circle. So perfect! I also love the Dots and Flowers background with a bit of distressing around the edges! Happy Blog Hopping! :-)

Ashley M said...

Wow, so pretty! Thanks for hopping!

1scrappycat said...

Well, what a last minute replacement! It's a beautiful card, I have to try the reverse stamping...I always forget about that:)

Virginia L. said...

Hey Cathy! You are such a sweet person and your card shows just that! It's so wonderful to get to know you more through the hostesses adventure that we are taking...Not only you are SO creative, you are also are amazing in your organization and leadership skills! HHH+ xoxo

Dawn said...

Cathy - such a lovely card and neat story....plus adding the video - how inspiring is that!!!

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