Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Hero Arts Blog Hop!!






Hello friends... I'm so excited and honoured to be part of  this  Blog Hop with the brand new 2012 Hero Arts Stamps and it's such fun joining up with past Hostesses for the week long Hop. 

 It's now Wednesday so we are half way through and I have got to say I have been blown away with all the amazing creations the Hostesses have come up with.......
 
You should have arrived here from my hostess sister  Linda's fabulous Blog ...... If you  find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog.  Also please report any broken links to Tami.


Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!



As you probably already know Hero Arts are my favourite stamps and I am afraid I got rather carried away so this post is quite long!!!!

 My first card is using the Newspaper Background (S5601) to create a mock parcel with thank you label. The card base is also stamped with Envelope Background (S5507) and the thank you label is part of Greetings Set (CG414) which I have stamped and embossed onto some paper distressed with blue and green inks .  I made the sealing wax dot with fimo and a stamp from the Carte Postale set (CL535) The butterfly has been stamped three times and then pop dotted up for more dimension.

My next project is a small pocket notebook with the second stamp from the Greetings Set (CG414).  I made the notebook using scrap paper, then created the hard covers using stiff card covered with paper stamped with Newspaper Background (S5601).  The pages and covers are stitched together using Hero Arts Twine. I then stamped the Greetings stamp onto some card distressed with blue and green distress inks making sure to mask out the "Greetings" word so that I could add the "Just a Note" message from Everyday Sayings (CL342). Finally I added some buttons and a gem.
 Now for a masculine card, which I find hard to make but this new Vintage Car (G5544) stamp is perfect for the job, I have used the new London Background (CG424) applying different distress inks to the stamp and then spritzing with water before stamping onto paper.  I then added more distress ink with my daubers. The sentiment is from the All Occasions (CL272) set.


 Next up two cards using the Etched Flower (CG480) I really love this new stamp, they look like poppies to me so have coloured the flowers red using my distress inks as watercolours. I also added some Glossy Accents to the centres of the flowers.  The background is a really old Hero Arts stamp that I was lucky enough to find on ebay.  The sentiment is from Say It All (CL584).

This is my last card for today's Hop, another simple card using Etched Flower (CG480), I first stamped and embossed in white Old Letter (CG197) and then distressed the card with Worn Lipstick distress ink.  Next I stamped the flower using Fired Brick distress ink and then water coloured the image using the same ink. The sentiment is from Say It All (CL584).

Sorry for the long post but I have had so much fun with these new stamps!!

I am the last person in today's Hop so don't forget to drop by the Hero Arts Blog tomorrow for the next instalment!!

Thank you so much for visiting today I hope you have had fun!!

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Suzanne C said...

Fabulous Sally! Love that you created such a variety of beautiful cards! Love that notebook! The flowers are gorgeous as always! The wax seal accent is wow!

onecraftymama said...

What do you mean, sorry for the long post?!?! I loved every bit of it :)
The etched flowers are gorgeous - and versatile! I love every way I've seen them so far. That little notebook is simply too clever - how fun is that typewriter? And the twine closure? I just love them all :) Congrats on this fab big news :D

Barb said...

I knew I would love your cards today! You definitely got inky! Love the variety you've shared! Beautiful shading with the distress inks - your notebook is so fun, and I LOVE both Etched Flower cards! Looks wonderful with the Houndstooth background, and the last card is such a wow! Fabulous work, Sally! :)

Heather Maria said...

Wow Sally, what fantastic cards and notebook!

Gorgeous colours and such a clever design on the first card - love the idea of a sealed mock parcel with the thank you label! I'm going to have to try make a notebook like yours - it's fabby! Love your Big Ben card too - wonderful inking and combination of stamps. It makes me think of the film Genevieve. I always love your flower cards and the two you have here are absolutely gorgeous - it's brilliant to see how such different looks can be achieved with the same stamp!

Lin said...

WOW, Sally, you were inspired! I think my favorite may be the very last one, sending the etched flowers to the background......never would have thought of that! Great creations all around!

judkajudi said...

Sally, Sally, Sally! Amazing cards. You work magic with those flower stamps. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful work and today was a total feast!!! Hugs!!

Deborah said...

Oh. My. Word. ... SISTER-GIRL! You totally killed it here!!! These are so beautiful and every detail is perfect. And I love the Fimo trick - gonna have to try that one!

Lisa said...

WOW- you have been busy, Sally! Amazing cards! I especially love the masculine card with the vintage car!!

Linda said...

Wonderful cards Sally! The notebook is just darling! And I love the popped up butterly!

judy said...

Wow, Sally! I love your beautiful
cards with the etched flower and the
little notebook is perfect!

Theresa said...

Amazing cards, Sally! I love the notebook. What a great idea!!!

Jacqueline said...

Your cards are just gorgeous Sally - fab inspiration with the new stamps!!

Cathy Fong said...

Awesome!!! each of your stamping projects looks fab ulous. love that notebook!

Marty said...

Love the vintage car card-what a great masculine image.

Thalia said...

Great ideas and beautiful cards! I always appreciate ideas for masculine cards.

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous cards Sally! The pocket note book so clever, the masculine is extra fabulous!

VikkiCH said...

Each card is so beautiful! What a cute notebook - make a great gift! and your coloring on the flower cards is gorgeous.

Pammejo said...

Beautiful cards, i just bought the Merci Stamp this week, so pretty. love the new Hero Arts Stamps. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.co

Mary-Anne V said...

The 2012 Catalog is sure to inspire! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful cards, Sally!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW....Your Cards always amaze me Sally...Just LOVE LOVE LOVE each and Everyone!!! Hugs.....

bethann said...

wow busy girl. love em all. esp that masculine card w the vintage car, my DH and DS are car nuts so this would be perfect for either of them as i struggle w guy cards too.

Roberta said...

Wow I love the cards! Thanks for sharing!Very beautiful!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Fun to see you in the hop Sally! Your cards are so beautiful and very inspiring! Hugs

Bianca van Noort said...

Gorgeous. The first one with THE butterfly. Love it.....

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Sally, your projects are gorgeous--love the vintage look and I love the journal. Great job.

Jamie said...

I love the variety! Very pretty cards:)

Margaret said...

I love your designs and the butterfly is my favorite. I can see I will have to get that stamp!

Anonymous said...

amazing projects, can't pick a favorite, love them all!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Carrie said...

Absolutly love the butterfly and last Hello card! Thanks for wonderful ideas!

Arlene said...

Just amazing! Love all the ways you've used your marvelous new stamps. That old car is just so neat. Love the color. The flowers are gorgeous and what a great cover for a notebook. The mottled colors on the butterfly card are a great background reminding me of breezes and the sea.

Gina H. Van Vliet said...

I love your round cards - I have never made one - I need to!

Shelley said...

WOW great work!!!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Sally! These are all so wonderful! I love, love your Notebook, priveleged is the person who carries one of those in their handbag! And I adore how those etched flowers look against the Houndstooth! You have been truly inspirational today, hopefully now my mojo will start making a come back! Hugs, Brenda

KalySto said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

WOW! I'm glad you got carried away, these are just fabulous! The wax seal with clay is so clever!! More stamps added to my wish list LOL

Jayne said...

So now I'm seeing more stamps that I'm going to have to have. Beautiful examples.

Grá said...

Great cards & notebook, I love all the dimension :)

Anonymous said...

How creative! Love all of these cards.
Bev.

cutiephinphin said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the different styles. My favorites are the ones using the Etched Flower. I've got my eye on that stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

What gorgeous cards, Sally. Just my style. Thanks for wonderful inspiration.

Buffe said...

You did some spectacular cards. The soft touch of the distress inks on the first cards is so good. I was really impressed by the final card... stunning.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and the notebook idea with customized cover, just awesome.

Margaret Kaznowska

Debra said...

The last card makes me swoon, flowers and text. Love it!

sandysewin said...

I love your use of the newsprint background. Methinks that is a must-have stamp! And your last card is just gorgeous, the white embossed script is so pretty.

adele holcomb said...

Really beautiful cards, Sally, and a wide variety of masculine and feminine, colorful and subtle!

Barbara said...

I love, love, loved every one of your cards. They are just wonderful and so creative. I know I have to have some of the stamps you showcased!

Shemaine Smith said...

Sally these are some beautiful cards!! Love that they are shaped cards too!

Debstamps said...

Sally!! These are just spectacular projects! LOVE that little notebook you created, and I've got to get the etched flower...beautiful work friend!

pcm said...

All I can say is WOW!

VicR said...

I especially Love your pocket notebook & masculine card, Sally.
Fabulous! :)

Michelle said...

WOW!!! What incredibly creative cards you have made. I love them! :)

cheiron said...

Wonderful! So glad you did get carried away. Loved looking at all these gorgeous cards.

cheiron said...

Wonderful! So glad you did get carried away. Loved looking at all these gorgeous cards.

stlbarb said...

WOW! Your cards are all gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sue in Grapevine said...

"Merci", typewriter, old cars & scallops - you pinged on a ton of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Just wow!

snazzyoriginal said...

The newsprint stamp cards are so lovely - love the notebook too!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are just amazing - I keep going back and looking at them again! Wonderful talent and thanks for sharing!!

sheila said...

Sally, these are just gorgeous! I can see that you really enjoyed yourself. I love all your cards and they all have such a different feel to them. the butterfly on blue is just stunning and your etched flowers are = wow!

Kathy (krolski) said...

All of your cards are beautiful Sally! Love the notebook too! Thanks for the inspiration!

RenegadeMama said...

Your cards are inventive, I have the typewriter and never could figure out a card to make, yours is great, and i especially love butterflies, too
thanx for sharing
gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

Cardcrafter said...

Thanks for sharing your projects! Very soft coloring!

Dana D. said...

So glad you got carried away. These are all terrific. The wax seal is such a nice and different touch.

Suzan D said...

The colour combinations are wonderful. Great cards.

Marcia Scantlin said...

Love, love your background stamping and then how you added more.

Virginia L. said...

Each card is STUNNING, Sally! Beautiful inking in every one of them! Thanks for the inspiration today! You rock!!

Deirdre said...

Sally - these are all stunners. Adore that notebook. Thanks for the inspiration.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards and projects, Sally! I love the dimension on your work--the sealing wax is the perfect accent!

Karen said...

Oh Sally these are all just wonderful! I Love the dimension onthe butterfly and the note pads are so fun and the flowers are just super!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Efrat said...

Loved all the projects, it was by all means not too long - enjoyed every picture of it :-)

SherylH said...

Wow -- you really have been busy. Love all your cards and the notebook is such a good idea!

Daria Z. said...

I agree with Suzanne...these are fabulous! That faux wax seal is terrific and I love your 2 circle cards!

Tiffany said...

Awesome projects!!! Especially love that sweet notebook you made and I always love your shaped cards!

Kerry said...

I really love these! I stared at your fimo dot for a while trying to figure it out before I just read your comments. What a clever idea, and I love how you used twine and put the pieces on angles. Cute, cute, cute.

Gilda said...

Your cards are amazing. I love your use of distress inks. The parcel is so clever!

Deb said...

These cards are AWESOME! I love the butterfly thank you and the notebook - fantastic! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

meredemaison said...

Your cards are lovely, Sally! Thanks especially for including one suitable for a man, since it is so hard to make something that's not frilly but is still wonderful - you succeeded and now I have inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects!

gberry14 said...

Your beautiful cards and projects are stunning and it easy to see your love of the Hero arts stamps! I am very inspired. Thank you! Leesa Berry

Jan Garber said...

I love your style! I am a new follower and look forward to more inspiration! Thanks for sharing such terrific card ideas!

Emma said...

SO adorable. Your creativity is superb! I especially love the circular cards. Thanks a lot for the chance to win!

מימס mimms said...

Great cards
love the vintage touch
on your cards.
thank you for the inspiration!:o))

k2designsnyc said...

Ms. Sally -
WOW!! Your creations are OUTSTANDING and that notebook is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Nadine Mogg said...

Love, Love, Love your cards! The "thank you' and "just a note" are so clever and awesome.

RedGem said...

I just love all of your cards, but the last one with the white embossing is just genius! I will have to case this design...tku!

Jeanne said...

Love your paper piecing, beautiful cards!

Barb Ghig said...

LOVE your cards ~ WOW!!!

Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win some HA goodies!!!

Pat said...

These are great--and I really love the book! :)

Jennie said...

Lovely cards! So creative how you did the butterfly card and such dimension!!

Tina said...

Sally, this is such a sweet and elegant collection. Totally love your notebook.

Cathy said...

Such beatiful cards! The circles are great!!!

Luanne said...

All cards are just gorgeous! love the stamping and distressing. The flower cards are just wow! Thanks for sharing

Luanne
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Mildred Mildew said...

Your creations are beautiful, Sally thanks for sharing your talent!

charli said...

love these--the fimo clay stamp is great!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE the cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

kaori said...

WONDERFUL !! I really love your cards and your style. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Nancy said...

Oh wow, Sally, I loved every one of these cards! Your post was not nearly long enough! I especially love the last card, it has the look of a gorgeous toile fabric. I also love that we used the same stamps; I adore your layered butterfly on the pretty inked background and the faux sealing wax on your "parcel"; so amazingly inventive! You ended the hop today on the perfect note.

Miriam Prantner said...

So nice, love the cards, and I like that little note pad too. Very clever, what a great little gift idea!

Nadia said...

Fab cards!

Jennifer S. said...

Very pretty cards!!! Love them all!!

kiesa salazar said...

wowsers!!! all of your cards are beautiful. there's no way i could pick my favorite card, or my favorite stamp!!!

Dorothy C. said...

It was great to see such a variety of cards. I checked out the rest of your posts and love everything. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

i just ordered the "greetings" stamps so love the inspiration from your cards! all of them are great!

Melissa said...

I love your cards!!! My favorite from all the hops I have done this week!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Velvet said...

That newspaper background stamp is on my wish list for sure after seeing all the lovely projects you've done!

pamselinski said...

Carried away? I don't think so. I love the inspiration. If I were to have to select one it would be the round Hello card but then there is the first one with the butterfly. Oh I don't want to pick!

Gina said...

Love your cards,awesome job!!!!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--thanks for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! Each one is so unique and all are totally creative! You are very talented!!

Julia said...

Love all the cards. Great job!

luvmysilhouette said...

Miss. Sally, you rocked all of these projects, love them all the last one being my fave... tfs hugs

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome cards...that butterfly is awesome!

Trudi said...

They're all great Sally! Love, love, love that butterfly card though and the little notebook, so cute!

Diana N. said...

Your cards are simply fantastic. Love the way you used distress inks.

Raven said...

Wow, your cards are just beautiful!

Amanda said...

Beautiful work! I think your photography deserved a mention, too. Your photos are stunning!

Marina said...

The cards and notebook are gorgeous! Wax seal adds up so much character!

sharon g said...

I love how the butterfly jumps off the page!

Angela said...

wow your cards are beautiful, I really like the small pocket note book its just so cute ;-)

Debbie Buckland said...

What a great sample of cards.

Amanda said...

Your cards are beautiful! I think your photography also deserves a mention. Your photographs are stunning!

walchowDesign said...

Fabulous cards, Sally! Every one is so uniquely beautiful and love the notebook!

marla said...

Great cards. I especially loved the shaped cards you share. I sometimes get stuck in a rut of just doing the same size cards!!

Karina Beck said...

Love your beautiful cards. TFS!

Karen K. said...

Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration. The notepad is really a great idea.

Beastybunny said...

Love the vintage look to all of these! Great job!

Lisa Carroll said...

Sally, your cards are just STUNNING! But that first card where you used a Hero Arts stamp to create the faux wax seal is just brilliant! All of them truly great uses of the new stamps!

Dotty Jo said...

As always beautiful cards Sally, but I can tell that you were extra inspired by the new stamps!!! Jo x

pelArgoNNiA said...

You did a great job, Sally! I especially liked the masculine card and the last card with the Etched flower stamp, which came out so feminine! Great cards!

lsmith said...

Love all the cards. thanks for sharing!

2peasinapod said...

Nice cards. Love the layering. This is an area that I'm not good at. Thanks for the inspiration. Brenda

pelArgoNNiA said...

You did a great job, Sally! I especially liked the masculine card and the last card with the Etched flower stamp which came out so feminine! I love whatt you've created!

Annette said...

wow love your amazing designs...thanks for sharing..

Cindy said...

I really like your style and especially love the girly look of your last card!

Stephanie Y. said...

Love these beautiful botanic cards!

Kathy Rosecrans said...

Gorgeous as always, Sally!! Loved your post!!

Mariëtte said...

Absolutely wonderful designs. I'm in love with the layered butterfly :-)

Kathy E. said...

Since I have to do so many thank you cards for holiday gifts, I'm delighted to see that card type in your grand display of art! I also loved the "Male" birthday card with the grand touring car!! What a striking color combo! Thank you for all of your cards!!!

joy said...

Gorgeous cards, Sally! And, that little notebook is so darling. I love that etched flower - guess I'll have to add it to my wish list too!

Karen said...

Oh Sally, how wonderfully creative and talented you are! I love them all, but the last one really makes my heart sing!

Linda said...

thanks for sharing your beautiful cards-well done!

Cheryl said...

Your cards are amazing, I can't pick a favorite!
Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda E said...

Thank you for sharing how you made these cards. They are so
breathtaking.

Marilyn said...

Your cards are so beautiful for this blog hop, Sally! Love all this gorgeous goodness! I also kept scrolling down thru your blog , couldn't help myself...it was like looking through a wonderful stamp magazine. I'm adding your blog to my favorites list, hope you don't mind!!

Unknown said...

the blue/brown colors are a wonderful color combination! and I love the car card and the poppy flowers are gorgeous!
very inspiring!!
Thanks
Holly

MarcyK924 said...

WOW, Sally! These are gorgeous! I love the variety of cards you made for us... I ADORE the etched flower card!

Mom to Deanna said...

Just love those collage stamps..very versitile. Thanks!

inkytoes said...

great cards. i especially like the round thanks card.

ivy said...

such beautiful cards here! i especially love the little pocket notebook!

Becs Attwood said...

Wow - so many beautiful projects, you have been busy! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy A said...

Smashing cards Sally, really love the notebook too.

diana said...

Wow, great projects! Thanks for all of the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

Sharon Y said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration. The greetings set is my new fav.

conil said...

Love all these "newspaper" background and image stamps. Really like how you've used them. These etched flower cards also intrigued me.

blodia said...

Oh wow, I love the red on the last card, and the scalloped border is great!

Scrapycandy said...

maybe peonies...I wish I could do what you do. Just fab! Thank you.

Judy Averill said...

All your cards are lovely--cannot pick a favorite. Good job.

Hannah. F said...

these are all so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn C. said...

Thanks for the long post - I'm so glad you took the time to share your great cards. You are right about masculine cards - always searching for ideas for the men in my life.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Wow! What stunning cards! TFS!!

Katie said...

Great great cards! I have to say I adore the idea of using the sealing wax.. I know it's not HA but it's an awesome idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

The purple car card is my favorite, but I am in love with Purple :0). All the cards are gorgeous!

Julie H. in MN

Angel Estes said...

So beautiful! Just lovely cards. Thanks!

Eve said...

thank you for lots of eye candies! :-) Luv those Collage look! Very pretty!:-)

Dotukas said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for great inspiration!

Jackie said...

Your cards are so pretty. Very antique looking

Kailash said...

Loved the colors, beautiful cards!!

Katarina said...

Love all your cards and especially the two wtih etched flowers. The very last one is simply gorgeus!

Danielle said...

Beautiful! I especially love that notebook! So creative.

Leni said...

Great cards, ,really, each one is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

These are all just lovely! I'm obssessed with the embossing and coloring you did...beautiful! :)

Pam W Merwin said...

Sally, these were all great! Lots of inspiration here - have to say the etched flower is my favorite :)

ChrisM said...

A wonderful job on the lovely cards, Sally.

Ellie said...

LOVE all of your creations, especially the one with the butterfly, why does Hero Arts make such beautiful stamps?!

Sue McRae said...

Your butterfly card is fabulous! I love how you made it look like a parcel, especially with the sealing wax. Very creative!

Juut said...

All your projects are just gorgeous!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

It's easy to get carried away with Hero Arts stamps! Such wonderful creations. Loved your little book, the first card with the butterfly collage and Etched flower circle card with it's text.

Melinda F. said...

Fabulous cards! Love the Hello and Thanks cards.

Sandy M said...

Amazing cards

Yvette said...

Wow Sally, such beautiful creations. Love that little book!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

I really like your use of background stamps.

Cristal Fab said...

Love the cards. So colorful and great use of the stamps!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

All of your cards are beautiful.... but the first one makes me feel like I'm getting away from it all.

Teresa said...

I love all the stamps you chose. Great instructions. The sealing wax dot was a nice addition. I really love the last circle card. Thanks for the new techniques.

Robin said...

Love your cards, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Scrapdolly said...

You have such a gorgeous style that shines through all of your work

Brenda Gordon said...

Love, love, love the Merci (thank you) card! Very creative and thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Wow, these are fabulous!

Dani L. said...

Sooo beautiful cards - but my favourite is the notebook! I love it!

jaclee said...

beautiful cards...absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing.

brenda said...

I loved your post and with all of these gorgeous cards it was not too long at all! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

Yogi said...

all are lovely. Love the car and the butterfly thank you and the typewriter.

Scrapmaven said...

Really nice. Love the little book

Karen G.42. said...

I love all of your cards, thanks for sharing!

debb said...

Beautiful!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

wonderful cards, sally!

Teresa W. said...

Gorgeous projects, Sally. Love the circle cards especially the last one. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

WOW! Such creative inspiration Sally! Your stamping skills are amazing!

abb0187 said...

I love your use of the background stamps. I think you have inspired me to get one to try out. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Robyn said...

These cards are all so pretty and have a wonderful vintage feel. Thank you for sharing!

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