Monday, 8 February 2016

Hello Bunnies - Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop with Giveaways

Today I am thrilled to be joining in with some incredible artists as part of the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop. This hop is celebrating the fact that all the new 2016 stamps have now been added to the Hero Arts store. You can find them all HERE
You should have arrived from Yana Smakula's blog. (Isn't she amazing!!!). If not, head to the Hero Arts blog to start at the beginning. 
My card features my favourite stamp set from the catalog - the adorable Bunny, Fox and Bear. I created a simple shaker window, adding the gorgeous sentiment from the Spring Hello by Lia set
Hello Bunnies by Lucy Abrams 
The shaker window is filled with my XOXO Shaker Selection.
Hello Bunnies 2 by Lucy Abrams
Using a fairly clear shaker mix like this one means you can still the the sentiment when it is covered in sparkly bits. :)
Hello Bunnies 3 by Lucy Abrams
Hero Arts are giving away four $25 shopping sprees drawn from comments left across all blogs on the hop. Comment by 11.59pm PT on Sunday February 14th and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Remember to leave comments on all the blogs to increase your chances. :)

Now it's time to hop on. And next, it's the incredibly talented superstar:
Kristina Werner

Thanks so much for dropping by. I'll be sharing another card created with the Bunny, Fox and Bear set later this week. Hope to see you then.

Friday, 5 February 2016

You Are Wonderful

Today I have my final sneak peek card for this month's Clearly Besotted Stamps Teaser Time. All the new stamps and dies will be available tonight at 10pm GMT.
I am sharing a peek at You Are Wonderful - another fabulous floral set with gorgeous mixed font sentiments. Just my thing. :) 
You Are Wonderful
I decided to create another Mother's Day card, meaning the cards for my mum and mother-in-law are all ready. In the UK we celebrate Mothering Sunday in March, so it's really right around the corner. Another simple card here - I heat embossed the flowers and sentiment, watercolored, then die cut two tiny holes either side of the tulip bouquet (using a full stop die from THIS set) finishing off with a silk ribbon and crochet thread bow. Finally, I adhered the panel to a Hero Arts Blush notecard.
You are Wonderful by Lucy Abrams
Visit Stephanie's blog now to se her gorgeous creations and find links to the rest of the DT. And happy shopping tonight!
Bye for now.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Easter Blessings

Today it's Day 2 of Clearly Besotted Stamps Teaser Time. I have a peek for you at Chirpy Chicks - a very sweet set full of adorable baby chicks. Obviously this set is perfect for Easter cards, baby cards... and any other occasion that calls for cutie-pie little birdies. :) I love it.
Easter Blessings by Lucy Abrams
My card is super simple - I just heat embossed the chicks and a sentiment from You Are Wonderful on watercolour paper, then painted very lightly with Gansai Tambi paints. I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die, then adhered to some Echo Park patterned paper.
Easter Blessings 2 by Lucy Abrams
Remember to stop by Stephanie's blog now to see what she and the rest of the team have created. They are sure to be sharing wonderful things...
See you again soon for more!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Mothering Sunday

It's the start of a brand new month, and that means just one thing... Clearly Besotted Stamps Teaser Time. Yay.
Today I am sharing a peek at two new sets - a mini 3 x 4" set called Round Roses and a larger floral set with lots of gorgeous sentiments called You Are Wonderful. As always, all the new stamps will be available to purchase from 10pm GMT on release day 5th February when I will update my links.
Mothering Sunday by Lucy Abrams
To make my card, I stamped the roses in several Simon Says Stamp inks on Neenah white cardstock - for the pink roses I used Rosie Cheeks on the Bottom and Teeny Bikini on the top, and for the yellow ones Duckling and Melon. The leaves are stamped in Jellybean and Green Apple. These Simon inks are just fabulous - so smooth and perfect every time. I love them. I stamped the lovely sentiment on top in Versafine ink.
I die cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die then adhered to some Hero Arts Sunshine paper. Finally, I added a touch of Wink of Stella glitter and a few sequins from my Ruby Grapefruit mix.
Mothering Sunday 3 by Lucy Abrams
Peeks here at two gorgeous sets - and there's more to come.
Be sure to stop by the Clearly Besotted blog to see what Stephanie and the rest of the DT have created.
Have a great day.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Hello, Beautiful!

Hello and happy Friday. Yay!
Today I have a card to share that I made with the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Unfortunately, this kit has now sold out, but the products I used are available separately, and I know many of my readers are subscribers too. :)
Hello beautiful by Lucy Abrams
I chose to use the gorgeous patterned paper from Crate Paper's Hello Love collection as my backdrop - isn't it so beautiful. I added a die cut tag and stamped the fab sentiment from the Hello Beautiful stamp set, then embellished with some matt black sequins from my Midnight Shaker Selection and a bit of black silk ribbon.
Hello beautiful 2 by Lucy Abrams
Thanks for visiting - I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Bye for now.