Friday, 18 December 2009


I am so excited to be sharing in this Hero Arts Blog Hop with so many tallented artists, Hero Arts have a wonderful selection of stamps and co-ordinating products in their 2010 Catalog and here are just a few projects using a selection of the new stamps to whet your appetite.


Materials Used:-
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set Whats Perking (CL416)
Tim Holtz distress inks; Tea Dye & Antique Linen
K& Co La Boutique papers, Versafine ink Vintage Sepia
Copic Marker pens YG03 & YG63, Sage green card stock




This Mirror is from Ikea and is so easy to do - just stamp and emboss!
Materials used:-
Hero Arts Antique Engravings Clear Stamp Set (CL383)
Versamark ink & Detail White Embossing Powder
Ikea Malma Frame



Materials Used:-
Hero Arts Antique Engravings Clear Stamp Set (CL383)
Hero Arts Essential Messages Clear Stamp Set (CL371)
Laura Ashely Contemporary Patterned Paper, Vellum, Rose Card stock
Versafine Onyx Black ink, Copic pens RV29, R59, YR07 & E77

There are many more cards & projects using some of the new stamp on Flickr Here

Don't forget to click on Laura Griffin to continue your fun journey along the hop, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!  Thanks for visiting.

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Melissa Craig said...

Wow these are wonderful! I love the mirror - simple and elegant decor.

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS, Cathy!! I love the stamped images on the mirror!! all the buterfly cards are BEAUTIFUL! You are rocking, sista!

Vicky said...

Lovely ideas! TFS!

Kathy said...

Hey Missy...love the cards and genius idea using the butterfly on a mirror...really makes a dramatic statement. Still in awe of your shading on your mugs.Hugs,Kathy
Off to hop

Patricia said...

Wonderful i love this mirror

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! Wonderful! I love them all! Thanks for sharing these fantastic projects!

Nichol said...

beautiful cards!

Kelly Booth said...

PERFECT cards and Project Cathy....Love that mirror!!

Sarah said...

Fabulous projects, Cathy! LOVE that mirror!

Lysa said...

I love that mirror idea- going to have to try it!

Tracey said...

Absolutely beautiful Cathy!!!

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Fifi said...

oooh so excited to see the new stamps, love what you've done with them

Clare said...

So pretty!

sue wisniewski said...

Very elegant looking cards. stamping sue

Vicki B. said...

White butterflies on a frame - wonderful!

Jenna K. said...

The mirror idea is great-could be used for Picture frames, too!

Marga said...

The stamps are gorgeous. I love how u used them!

Debbie said...

Great ideas!

Filiz said...

YOU TOTALLY have made me want to stamp something on my mirrors at home!!!!!!!!! I'm seriously going to try that myself!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Scrapalooza said...

That looks so pretty on the mirror!

Charlene said...

Lovely, This is my first time participating in a blog hop. It's a great way to see all the other scrap addicts out there! HAHAHA!!

donna said...

Lovely work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous! Love the black and white on the mirror frame. The last card looks so pretty!

MNJackson said...

I'm loving those coffee cups, they are great!!

Susan McRae said...

Love the white embossed butterflies on the frame, so dramatic compared to the pretty softness of the butterfly card.

Tiffany said...

Oh Wowzers Cathy! I absolutely love your work, stunning projects and I love those butterflies on the mirror - such a special touch!!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning cathy, love your mirror, what a great idea.

fika said...

my goodness Cathy i really love your butterflies embossed in IKEA mirror soo whimsy and fantastic!!

iammaryburke said...

Hop Hop Hop

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

divester said...

love the mirror - your cards are great

karlalala said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the mirror!! ohmydog!! thanks for sharing!! many blessings to you!!

Jennifer said...

incredible projects!

Scrapycandy said...

I love your blog, it oozes talent. I love the mirror, the butterflies on everything. Terrific! Thanks so much!

Mannayah said...

i liked the colors and what you did to the mirror frame .. very inspiring .. thanks

Lee Anne said...

I love those butterflies! Your work is beautiful!

Rosemary said...

Love that mirror Cathy!! Fantastic idea!!

Jane said...

just BEAUTIFUL!!! goodness....I want all the stamps I'm seeing!!

bkeefe said...

love your cards especially the pink antique engravings butterfly.

Jenn Biederman said...

Beautiful, Cathy! I love the mirror...so pretty!

Arlene said...

Perfect colors and designs on those... love both.

Kathy said...

Your cards are both fun and beautiful. Great ideas.

Deirdre said...

Cathy, Simply stunning, great ideas, love them.

marking said...

love the cards. so inspiring

Krys72599 said...

Love the mirror idea - we just did some renovations. What a great way to get some personalized decor in the house!

Deb said...

I love the sweet what's perking set - makes me want to color color color!!! :)

marla said...

AWESOME projects!! Love those butterflies and coffee cups!!

Dani said...

I didnt know you could emboss frames! Great idea!

Caroline said...

That mirror is fabulous! What a great idea. Beautiful cards.

SusanK said...

What's perking - so clever!

carolm said...

wonderful ideas - love the coffee card!

CreativeChretin said...

love the mirror!

Kryssi said...

oh these are totally cute cathy!

Cathy A said...

Oh this is so fun thank you all for your wonderful comments

Jillisgram said...

Another idea I'm going to try --- stamping images on a mirror or picture frame. Thank you!

Nancy said...

Your projects really made me smile--especially the butterflies which were flying off the page! thank you

Nancy said...

Love that mirror frame, black and white never looked so pretty! Your sweet coffee inspired card is perfect for a "just because" card...and I love how you paired the stamped butterflies with the butterfly patterned paper, so lovely!

annms said...

Love the butterfly card. Your use of colors is great.

vegetablog said...

(hmm, this might be a duplicate because there was an error when i tried to submit my comment at first)

i just love what you did with the black mirror frame. i didn't know you could emboss on other things besides paper! that mirror is fabulous!

~qsogirl from vegetablog

Brooke said...

butterfly mirror is a wonderful idea! Love it!

hellocraftiness said...

Great stuff! I love that mirror! thanks for sharing!
-Liane

Jenn said...

OK, how cool is that mirror? I love it!! What a fabulous idea! Your cards are great too!

Meg said...

Wonderful cards! I love your mirror project! I'm moving into a new house in the next few months - you're giving me decorating ideas!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Great projects! I love the coffee card!

Kathy and Bobber-Wobbers said...

Oh, I love these cards!!

Fliss said...

Beautiful work Cathy and I love the mirror idea. I definitely HAVE to get that Antique Engravings set.
Thanks for sharing.

The Lone Dollier said...

I'm seeing some awesome work today. I love the "What's Perking" card.

Marilyn

thestormyone said...

love love love the mirror~ enjoying the hop

Sascha Schmidt said...

Wonderful mirror
greetings from austria
sascha

Lindasueanne said...

Great cards and the mirror is so classy! Love it!

Dwita said...

Oh, Cathy, I love the stamped images on your mirror. What an idea.... You rock the hop, Cathy...

Nancy Y said...

the mirror is really fantastic - what a great home decor project

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow...... Love it all!!! Love that altered frame so much!

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous cards, Cathy! Love the butterflies on the mirror!!

SnapWhiz said...

Love your altered mirror! What a beautiful idea!

Squelly said...

THE MIRROR!! Great idea! Love your style!

Rebecca said...

I simply MUST try the mirror idea. So stinkin clever!

Anne Marie said...

Amazing! Love the mirror idea and the whats perking stamps are great! Lovely cards

mustavcoffee said...

I love what you've done with your stamps, the contrast of the butterflies on the black frame was inspired, Thank you!!

ArlaMo said...

The mirror is gorgeous!! Simply beautiful

Christine said...

Lovely and some fun ideas!

Lin said...

LOVE that frame, sista!! And you've given us spring again in that last card! Beautiful projects, all of them!

Debstamps said...

Love what you've done with the new stamps! Now I really must get that 'perky' set! Well done!

nsmerkt said...

Really enjoyed these, especially the mirror. Thanks for sharing!

avidstampcarver said...

Oh my gosh, that mirror is so beautiful... maybe I'll try something like that sometime! THanks for the inspiration!

Patti said...

Very nice! I love the stamping right on the mirror. Great idea!

Mauze said...

Beautiful!

pta4him said...

Love the butterflies on black. I'll have to remember that when I get this stamp.

priya said...

Thanks so much for showing your wonderful cards!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new hero stuff!!

Anne said...

Hi, Cathy! Love your cards and projects! The Ikea mirror is STUNNING! I love it! :-)

"Stampgram" said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. They are all wonderful. Hero has sure come out with some nice new images...and you all are making them irresistable!

Nancy said...

Love the mirror. I may need to try this on frames for my cross stitched pieces.

Tethered2Home said...

I love the mirror idea.

imteresa said...

I love the way you colored the coffee cups in the first card. They're just glowing!

Beverly said...

Sweet cards--I love butterflies...

GabrielaD said...

wow... fabulous!

Rachelle said...

Love the mirror! So elegant!

Debbie said...

Love the cards!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So beautiful!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

That mirror is stunning!
~ky

Krissy said...

"what's perking?" is definitely on my wish list! what a great set, I'd love to get it good and inky!

gotta hop!

Debra said...

Very lovely...

teresa said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! I have some Ikea mirrors on hand too. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Lizzette said...

Just lovely, thanks for sharing.
Cheers

Fiorella said...

Thanks for sharing this fab project!

Amy said...

soooooooooooooo wonderful!!! love what you made with the new satmps

Becs Attwood said...

Beautiful cards - the butterfly image is one of my favourites so far.

Katie said...

I *need* the butterflies so I can embellish a mirror for my daughters! Absolutely gorgeous cards!

snarflemarfle said...

Beautiful!!

rfeiertag said...

gotta love Hero Arts.
thanks for sharing your beautiful projects.

Denise said...

nice work. :D

Denise said...

Lovely work! Thanks for your inspiration.

Elaine said...

Love the white butterflies on the mirror!

{VICKI} said...

just hoppin thru

Anette H said...

Beautiful, Cathy!!! That mirror frame is an absolutely fantastic idea - I actually have a mirror like that from IKEA...
Hugs, Anette :o)

Lea L. said...

These are beautiful! I am just loving that coffee set!!

♥Lea

Suzanne Morse said...

Love the butterflies!!

Christy said...

Cathy, the mirror is awesome. I have to get these butterfly stamps. Thanks for sharing with us!

Candy said...

Butterflies are forever aren't they. Love your work.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Fun Hop! What a wonderful way to wind down the year!

Leni said...

These butterflies are awesome!! I see them over and over, but so different, amazing!! Love your cards!!

JKB said...

Wonderfully done. So beautiful! Thanks!

Be(e) said...

Great work! i love the idea with the mirror.

gypsylcm said...

Very inspiring :)

Tere said...

Ok, I difinitely NEED-MUST have those butterfly stamps!!
The mirror is AMAZING!!!

Mabel said...

These are perfects, great cards!!

Martine said...

love the mirror! so easy!

Betty Kimmel said...

gorgous cards!!!
-bk

Holly said...

The white butterflies on black are a great look!
Thanks

Ziggyeor said...

I love the mirror! It would make an elegant gift.

Froggietalks said...

being that I love coffee, butterflies, and pink, your creations have whetted my appetite to create!! Great works of art.

Debby said...

Great project ideas!

artycrafty said...

So wonderful. great projects

Pegg S said...

Coffee and butterfly stamps ? What else do you need ?? :) Lovely projects - makes me excited to see the new releases!

Laura.K said...

Wow, wonderful cards.

Mary said...

These are beautiful!

Laurie said...

More great ideas, your cards are wonderful.

SMK {SK Studios} said...

very beautiful projects! super love the mirror :D i <3 ikea hehe

Sally said...

What a classy mirror! Thanks for sharing.

Moni said...

So love the butterflies, fab work! Hugs,Moni

Debbie said...

Love those butterflies!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards and projects! I love how you go "beyond paper" and share such wonderful ideas!

Kim said...

I love the butterfly mirror! Those butterflies are moving up my list! Thank you for sharing.

sandysewin said...

I've got to remember that we can stamp on things other than paper. That mirror would make such a nice gift!

Sarah said...

Absolutely love the frame! Great gift this time of year :)

Philip said...

Cathy, your cards are absolutely gorgeous and such a stunning mirror! Love your projects.

Heather Maria

Taly said...

Beautiful colors! Great work!

lillianchild said...

All of my coffee loving friends are going to love the just perkin stamp line - sweet cards, Cathy!

shazc said...

That mirror looks so glam, I love the butterfly card it is fantastic

Kathie Bailey said...

Kathy, your cards are wonderful and the mirror is such a great idea!

iamacraftymama said...

I loved what you did with the mirror.

zgagi said...

Wonderful cards.

Cindylu2u said...

Wow, these are fantastic, but that mirror, just gorgeous!!

Nancy L. said...

love the way those butterflies look when embossed!

Diana said...

ADORE all 3 Cathy, but I am simply going to have to buy that coffee set. ADORABLE!

carpediem said...

Very nice projects!!

Maeghan Magante said...

i MUST have those butterfly stamps!

Karen L said...

Beautiful projects!! I love the mirror

Stempeljetje said...

I like the mirror idea

DonnJRP said...

Loved everything!!
Very talented.
Happy Holidays

Robin said...

Beautiful!! Love how you cluster your samps! TFS!

Enid said...

I love the mirror! Thanks for sharing.

Erica Hettwer said...

That mirror is wonderful!

Linda w said...

These are such pretty cards today.

Merry Christmas

sm3wkl said...

I just love the mirror! The butterflies look stunning!

Tamara said...

The mirror is fantastic! What a great way to spice it up and make a one of a kind piece.

Yaneri said...

Stunning artwork!! I love it! Wow! I'm so amazed of the endless possibilities of Hero Arts Stamps! How exciting!!

Happy Holidays!
Yaneri

Lisa C said...

cathy, your projects are simply beautiful! LOVE the colors on the coffee card... they're prefect! and your mirror is absolutely STUNNING! and the butterfly card - lovely as well! oh my - so much inspiration! this hop has been so much fun. :) hugs!

Artyjen said...

Love your mirror....sure it will look super on your wall.
xoxo

klasickewpie said...

Gorgeous projects you created with the new stamps.

Gayle said...

Thank you for sharing with us all. :)

Lucille said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy :)

Margie H said...

Fun cards...LOVE that mirror - so stunning! TFS!!

Erin said...

I love that Mirror you created that it something that I would love to have in my room. LOVE IT!

Donna said...

Your cards are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the butterflies on the mirror! So pretty Cathy! I just love that butterfly card too. I'm going to have to get that stamp set!

Sabine said...

Gorgeous - my fav stamps are the cup-stämps, until now.

KAREN said...

Your mirror is so nice and thanks for giving an idea other than a card to use with these new stamps.

Edna said...

Great job with the butterflies!

Hetty said...

Wonderful cards!!

Sue D said...

Great projects--I really like the mirror!

ivy said...

i really love that what's perking set! a "must get"!!

Ilona said...

Love your work! That last card is very elegant, keep it up! I bookmarked your blog, have to come back and poke around here!

Pamela said...

Love that Antique Engravings stamp, thank you for sharing

madoke said...

love coffee cups. Thanks for the beautiful cards.

osirisandloki said...

wow! love the mirror!

Little T said...

These cards are gorgeous!

Valonda L. said...

Thanks for the wonderful idea with the mirror...I have some of those right now, I'd better get busy!

paula said...

Stunning!!!! I just love your cards & that mirror is so beautifully done.

moccavanila said...

You ROCK,Cathy! Really love stamped on the mirror! and the butterfly card is soooo Beautiful!!

tam said...

Lovely!!! so excited so many cute stamps.

Renee said...

Totally going to have to lift the mirror idea....love it!

funkycrafter said...

especially love the black and white butterflies

Jackie said...

Those are beautiful! The mirror would make such a lovely gift and those butterflies are so pretty with that paper.

Keitha said...

Beautiful! So glad I stopped by.

Sandra said...

love these cards!
Sandra

Rena Sawatski said...

Great cards, I especially like the butterfly one.

Stephanie said...

Love the beautiful projects you made with the new stamps!

Donna said...

Great projects. Thanks for telling us about the mirror!

nina said...

Fabulous projects! The white embossing on the black frame just pops out - love the look.

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