Friday, 24 July 2009

I ♥ Hero Arts Blog Hop

I don't think I've kept it a secret that I  Hero Arts.  They are, without a doubt, the best and most generous company ever.  So when my HA buddy Ashley set up a Hero Arts blog hop, I HAD to get involved, even though I should be making wedding menus!

Here is my Thank You card - dedicated, of course, to Hero Arts.



Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (of course!!!) (butterfly, sentiment); Paper - Papertrey and Core'dinations; Frosted Lace Stickles; Pearls - Papermania; Machine stitching; Beads.

My Hero Arts story...
I first came across Hero Arts when I bought the (brilliant) book 'Simply Cards' by Sally Traidman about 15 months ago.  I hadn't even heard of Hero Arts and was very new to cardmaking.  But as soon as I saw her amazing designs, I was hooked.  A year down the line, and I still am.  I only buy Hero stamps - nothing else matches the quality.

I am sooooo thankful to Hero Arts.  Before buying Sally's book, I had rejected stamping, it was too hard.  Thanks to Sally, I realised stamping could be easy, and very rewarding.  And when I found the HA blog... nothing could stop me!

I am also thankful to Hero Arts for introducing me to the best group of friends a girl could want and the huge pile of wedding congratulation cards I have received over the last week, from all over the world, is proof of how great these friendships are.

So THANK YOU Hero Arts.  You have made me the most loyal Hero Arts customer ever.  I am truly grateful for everything you have done for me and my cardmaking.

Click HERE to join in the Hero Hopping Hysteria!

47 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Lucy! What a lovely, soft card! I love the stitching and beads! So pretty! Congratulations! Best wishes for your new married life! :-)

Heather Maria said...

Love your card Lucy! The stitching and beading is gorgeous. Beautiful colours too.

Vera Ling said...

Love the stitching and the beading on the card. Hopefully, I can make a card after I finish work today,so I can join the blog hop. Congratulations on your wedding!! :)

Kelly Booth said...

Love your card Lucy...I can't wait to see what everyone does!!!
Hope your not stressing about the Big day!! Hugs....

Karen said...

Another beautiful card!

Kryssi said...

that core-dinations paper sure is fun to play with, isn't it? :) another beauty, but i don't expect anything less than that from you!

Laura said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! The addition of the stitching is perfect.

Carrie's Craft room said...

Wow another gorgeous card! You always amaze me with your talent! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

Julie Batta said...

Hi, Lucy. As always, another great card. You totally rock that butterfly stamp. And all the little details in the card are a masterpiece. Love it!!!

Kath said...

beautiful card Lucy and I must have this butterfly stamp..loved reading your hero arts story and best wishes for the wedding next weekend...hugs kath xxxx

Beverley said...

Beautiful card Lucy! The color is so yummy :) Best Wishes for your wedding x

Virginia L. said...

I LOVE LUCY!
You are one amazing person to get to know and I'm thankful to HA for getting us all together! Love your creations, Lucy!

Lin said...

Such sweet words, Lucy! I'm so glad to have gotten to know you these last few months. That butterfly is popping up everywhere - I think it's a favorite of many of us! Gorgeous in green!

Cathy A said...

Lucy...this is so JUICY...(sorry I have wanted to say this for ages). LOL

paperella said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Lucy. I love the butterfly trail:D

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. good luck with your wedding!!!
dedernc3

Stephanie said...

Lucy - this is gorgeous!
Love it!

Hannah. F said...

Lucy I have always been a fan of your work though not always able to comment on them, But You Do Great with That butterfly stamp No Matter How You Use It =) the Card is Beautiful! and what a nice story


P.S Thank you for your comment on my blog
Han

Jeannette said...

You started when??? My goodness, you look like you've been stamping all your life. You do beautiful work and Hero Arts should be thankful you will only use their stamps. :-) They really are a great company. I love everything they do.

Jeannette aka Jnett

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I always love your sparkling butterflies!

Chris Millar said...

I'm so glad you found stamping and Hero Arts too Lucy as your cards are always so inspiring!!
Another gorgeous card from you!

dustypenny said...

Just lovely, Lucy. I always look forward to seeing your new creations!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Lucy! Love that card -- it's gorgeous! And love hearing your story! I'll have to make sure Sally sees it, too.

Hugs!

LaurieS said...

I love your card...and think I NEED that book. Your work is amazing!

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful card, Lucy!!!

Sarah said...

Just STUNNING, Lucy!!! Love, love, love it!

Alice Wertz said...

Gorgeous colors, Lucy!! So beautiful!

Stamping Cafe said...

Simply gorgeous, Lucy!! I adore your style!

Jennifer said...

wow, lucy. beautiful as always.

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Lucy! very lovely card, as always!

Ashley M said...

I'm lovin' all that blue! What a fun butterfly! Who needs menus? ;)

paula said...

Hi Lucy, I love this card it is so pretty. I am glad that you loved your cards :D Have a wonderful wedding day. I will be thinking of you - hugs xoxoxoxoxoxo

Arlene said...

Hard to believe you had rejected stamping at one time. Certainly doesn't show... such quality of work and creativity... WOW.

laura vegas said...

such a pretty card! love that butterfly stamp ... and the little beads stitched on are such a nice touch!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Lucy! Seven more days!!
I just love it when you use the Heart Winged Butterfly.
They really should rename it "Lucy's Butterfly".....

Cathy A said...

Lucy, I am so happy after our chat, I think it is only fitting to nominate you for a circle of friends award, deetails are on my blog here http://candronicoucardcraft.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I'm ALWAYS LATE, Lucy.........but my INTENTIONS are GOOD! I LOVE your butterfly card and exquisite details. Your wedding wishes will be arriving right on time (IN THE "KAREN WORLD"). I'm sorry......I TRY, but NOT HARD ENOUGH! Hope your fingers aren't sore from the "HOP"! Love, Karen

Shanna said...

Lucy! I can't believe you've only been stamping for a year! You do such amazing work! Love this card! Have a great weekend my friend!

gscrapbooks said...

Love the shades of blue and the butterfly is adorable!

Anita said...

Lucy love love the stiching and the beads!

PCM said...

Wow, I never imagined that you have only been stamping for a little over a year! I am a HA groupie who would never come out of the woodwork to post anything I do but I love your style and look to it for inspiration!

Lisa C said...

truly stunning card, lucy, as always. :) absolutely amazing. and how amazing to read that you've barely been stamping for a year! you have an undeniable gift... thanks for sharing it with us. :)

1scrappycat said...

wow, what a wonderful card you have created, I truly love your work. the beads on the card are a fabulous addition!

Scrapdog1-- said...

This card is gorgeous. Can you tell me how you added the beads to the machine stitching? sandy1stamper@netzoola.com

Tiffany said...

As always, your cards are just always perfect, you really know how to work your magic with the butterfly stamp! Hope you've been able to finish your dinner menus! ;)

Dawn said...

Lucy - love your cards and a big thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I know I'm late looking but first chance I've had since the weekend. Good luck for the coming weekend my dear...
hugs Dawn

DottyJo said...

Hi Lucy, another great card and thanks for sharing your HA story. Just wanted to send you lots of love and best wishes for your wedding, have a great day! Jo x