Friday, 10 December 2010

2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome the reader to the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop.
Did you have fun at Nichol's blog?
I've had the best time playing with my brand new Hero Arts stamps.  I love each and every one!
So I got a bit carried away, and made 4 cards!  Focus = COLOUR!
First, I used the CG425: Classic Fabric Design new to create a beautiful background for this simple birthday card.  I stamped it in Soft Blossom Shadow Ink onto Carnation layering paper, then added pink gems and silk ribbon.  The sentiment is from a new Cling set, CG277: Friends are Treasures.
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My second card uses the same Fabric background stamp, but I added a sweet sentiment from CL490: Sending Smiles Messages (a new favourite), and a telephone image from CL502: Just Saying Hi.  Love it.  Soft Pool Ink on Pool Notecards is just delicious.  I inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink - a perfect match!
Thinking of You
 I LOVED making the background for this next card. All the stamps are from CL502: Just Saying Hi.  I used Grass Layering PaperGrass Ink and Kraft Paper.  Hero Arts Chalk inks stamp so beautifully onto their Layering Papers...
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And finally, I used the sweet new Cling stamp Edged Fabric with Flowers (CG247).  I stamped it in chalk ink (Punch, Poppy, Cerulean and Grass) on white cardstock and die cut with my Nesties.  I inked the edges with matching distress ink for extra pop. The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles Messages set.
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That's it!
Time to hop on...
Next stop, Ali Edwards.
Remember, 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.
Have FUN!!
And thank you Hero Arts. :)

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Jennifer said...

lucy! these are so lovely... just like you :)

kath said...

stunning cards lucy...I just have to get the telephone....big hugs kath xxx

Barb said...

Love all four, Lucy! You always choose such wonderful colors!

Jennifer Roach said...

These are fantastic Lucy! I especially love the phone card...that stamp is definitely on the top of my wish list!!

judkajudi said...

Your cards are so perfect and so sweet! Love the new stamps already!

Allison Cope said...

Simply stunning Lucy! I have to say my favourite is the pink one... love the tone on tone stamping! Great sneaks!

Laura E. said...

Very pretty! Can't wait to get some of the new stamps myself!

Anonymous said...

Lucy,
Love all your cards, but I am absolutely crazy in love with the *vintage* telephone stamp. Thanks for inspiring me.
Trish

DebStampsLife said...

Love that green telephone background you made! Beautiful cards Lucy!

christine said...

Thanks for sharing. This is fun!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Lucy!

Sue McRae said...

I'm loving all the tone-on-tone stamping and the phone stamps look so fun!

Anna said...

Great cards!!! Just awesome!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards! love the one with the telephone!

Lin said...

Beautiful colors, Lucy! I can see that I'll need to find a job :) That Classic Fabric Design is amazing!

pia overgaard said...

Lucy!! Wow such wonderful cards. After seeing your phone cards I REALLY want those stamps! Gorgeous tone-on-tone stamping!! Hugs,Pia

Kryssi said...

ohhhhhh o lovely, lucy! in classic lucy style too! love love love!

jaemom said...

Love these Lucy-style cards! Lovin' that Fabric background stamp, and you showcased all of these so beautifully. Thanks for letting us see 4 creations! ;)

Cathy A said...

Lucy...stunning creations as always, love the colours you have used, and the first card is just pure elegance!

torri said...

Fantastic!

Elaine said...

Fabulous bold cards. Think I need that fabric background stamp!

Sheri Crowley said...

That birthday card is beyond comment. Exquisite!

Tracey said...

LOVE your colourful cards Lucy!! I so NEED that background stamp LOL!!!!!!

Jnett's Place said...

These are all so lovely and such great inspiration.

Shaparak L. said...

Beautiful cards, simple but very elegant. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful colors! Love the phone. :) Great cards Lucy!

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Lucy. Love the new stamps. You certainly use my favorite colors. TFS.

jenlynnie said...

beautiful!!! i think that is my word to describe all of the projects i am seeing on the hop. sorry for being repetitive but that is the first thing that comes to mind.

Virginia L. said...

LOVE them all (the first one is my favorite)!! You sure work magic with these stamps, Lucy! AWESOME!

Hill Top Creations said...

Wow love the phone stamp will be looking for that one. Great cards Take Care

Driven to Ink said...

Lucy, you never cease to inspire me - love all of these cards. Can't wait to get my hands on the new catalog!

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy! I love the elegant cards you made with the Classic Fabric Design! Your phone cards are fun too!

Nichol Magouirk said...

these are all so beautiful, Lucy!!!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Lucy, these are so gorgeous! Thank you for all the inspirations!

Ayana Posadas said...

WOW! Your cards turned out AMAZING!!!

Linda aka Oz said...

Hi Lucy, so wonderful to see your heart shine through your work. I am off to the next stop. Oz

joy said...

Very colorful and very nice cards, Lucy! These new stamps are so much fun!

Cindy C. said...

Lucy I love your simple, elegant style. It's always a pleasure to look at your creations.

Christiana said...

Oh wow, this are all so beautiful, it's truly hard to pick a favorite! If pressed, I'd have to say the first one, but each and every one is just as lovely as the last.

Love your blog! So much inspiration to be gleaned here.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous Lucy, cant wait to get my hands on some of the new stamps!!!

rkokes said...

love that fabric background stamp! great cards!

Cardarian said...

Stunning cards! I just love the telephone!

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards. What a wonderful way to start a day - feeling so inspired. Thank you.

Tanya said...

Wonderful cards, so pretty!

Sanne said...

Your cards are so beautiful - gorgeous new stamps! off for the next blog ;)

Deborah said...

Gorgeous cards, Lucy!!!

Jan in Tucson said...

I love your clean, simple, colorful cards. They're just perfect!!

Joan said...

The cards are so neat-great use of color.

Tanya said...

These are all fabulous! I love your clean and simple but oh so elegant style!

Lysa said...

FABULOUS cards Lucy :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards, my favorite is the beautiful damask!

2Bis2DO said...

Wow, your cards are great. I love how you stamped the phone background.

mdoricheva said...

Beautiful laconic cards. I set my eye on Classic Fabric Design background stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Stunningly beautiful! Love the soft backgrounds you created!

Karina Beck said...

Wauw! Gorgeous cards! Love the tone in tone stamping!

Grandma Bugs Place said...

Beautiful..looking forward to seeing more!
Great cards and ideas
Marcie

Heather said...

Lovin' the telephone stamps!!!

Barb Chmura said...

I loved the floral background and choice of colors. Great ideas!

JulieHRR said...

So many different and fun designs--the damask is outstanding!

{VICKI} said...

Superb!!!!!

TFS

Loydene said...

Old fashioned phones are much more interesting, aren't they! Great cards!

Anonymous said...

Love the vintage phone card. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

Creativejuices said...

I am so excited for the new stamps!! Your projects are beautiful!! Great work!

teresa said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy! Love the tone on tone look on the first one. I can't see the second card. It reads "this photo is currently unavailable". I have to come back and check again.

dallaskatrina said...

thanks for sharing

weze said...

love the bling on the first card! Great job!

Pegg S said...

You always enable me with your cards and I love all the stamps you used, but you are really enabling me with the inks and papers. I want them all now!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't realize you could trim the fabric background stamps with any edger or corner adorner. I like the bottom card a lot!
DWJackson

Kansas Kerry said...

Wow! These are SO pretty.

Dena said...

love the colors! I think I need all of the stamps so far!

Donna said...

Luch, wonderful job as usual, it is always a pleasure coming to your blog!! Love all your cards, I think that fabric background is going to become a favorite to a lot of folks!! Hopping along, thanks
Donna

lotte chew said...

wow!! great cards!

Sarah said...

Wow! These are AMAZING, Lucy! I wasn't interested in the Edged Fabric stamp... until now. *sigh*

walchowDesign said...

Love the telephone set! Stunning cards!

GrammySue's Creations said...

All of your cards are beautiful and I love them all. Great job.

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous, Lucy! Oh, you lucky girl already had these yummy stamps for the latest call - I am so jealous!

Nicky Hsu said...

Wow, I love all of them. The phone background is so genius. Love the sentiment on the pink card. It's a must have.

Krista W said...

Great cards. I love the last one, simple and beautiful!

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy! I especially
love the fabric background stamp--
so pretty and versatile.

Monica L said...

All the cards are lovely and I can't wait to get some of the stamps!

ChickieChirps said...

Wow... you have been busy! I love the pink on pink and blue on blue and green on green stamping you have done. That method creates fab backgrounds!

Arabella

Jessica ML said...

I love the telephone image and all the ink colors!

wearestampers said...

Beautiful cards! Still lovin the background stamps!

Marty said...

LOVE that old fashioned phone- so cute!

Shari Carroll said...

Ohhh Lucy these are so pretty!!! Love all your colors. :o)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Lucy I have always been a lover of your style of cardmaking, but yet I could never seem to create the same effect for myself. Lol! I just have a tendency to keep adding and adding! Lol! So much that it would not stand up in a CAS card contest! Lol! I so love your cards and your style is never overdone, but always so elegant and charming. Your eye for detail is outstanding and what would be something plain and simple for me is really a masterpiece when coming from you! Hugs.

Sarah said...

Love what you did with those new stamps, looking forward to seeing more from them and you in the future!

penwig said...

Very nice cards...thank you for the ideas!

Michelle said...

Love how you used the phone as a background stamp! I always forget you can do this lol! Ahhh...so much inpiration, so little time! Thanks!

MNJackson said...

I love your work and cards. Aren't HERO ARTS stamps the best!!

Anthonette said...

Hi Lucy, great work! I can't see your second card. It says "This photo is currently unavailable".

Bambi said...

Love your cards Lucy. Great job and thank you for inspiring.

Thalia said...

Lucy I love these cards! Great ideas and seem so easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

Sonja said...

Can't wait to see all the new goodies!

Brenda said...

So very beautiful Lucy! Those background stamps!!! And that phone!!!

Leigh said...

Such pretty cards!

Legojenta said...

Such beautiful cards! TFS =)

Anonymous said...

Wow, every card is outstanding! I'm loving the telephone set and will have get one for myself. Margaret K.

Sam F said...

Fabulous use of color. I absolutely love the telephone stamp!

Christine said...

Lovely elegant cards~!

Sarah said...

Can I just say how inspiring your cards are? I don't often comment, but your cards are really a great source of inspiration when I'm feeling caught up in all the new stuff out there. You always bring it back to simple patterns and uncomplicated colors in such a beautiful way.

Pat Castillo said...

LOVE the new background stamp! Great cards!

postal orphan said...

Beautiful cards - I especially love the first one! Thanks for sharing!

Latrice said...

Umm....WOW! The color is stunning and that brocade background is totally on my list! Yummy

Anna-Karin said...

Such stunning cards Lucy! Love the telephone stamp!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow these are all fabulous!!!!Love the stamps!!!!

Clare said...

Such pretty cards! I am especially loving those with the telephones!

Shirley said...

beautiful cards!

Kristina said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE shadow ink.. It has the best effect!

weewiccababe said...

I love the simplicity of your designs, they definitely let the stamps do the talking
Debz
xx

Marla said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors you used.

Anonymous said...

I love the Classic Fabric Design Cling Background stamp. I'm in trouble. I actually love everything.
TFS
Ang@todybran.com

Anonymous said...

Each Hop gives so much information and creative incentive. Thanks so much !
Diana E.

Karen said...

Love them all, but my favorite is the first one!

Yaritza said...

I am loving the Fabric background stamp. You did a great job on all your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous bright colors!

meganB said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors!

cowboycentral said...

Love the "telephone" stamp cards. So creative.

Kimba's Kreations said...

These cards are AMAZING!!!!

meganB said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors!

Suzana said...

Beautiful cards! These are so pretty!

Cathy said...

im a newbie and i love making simple cards. I love yours . beautiful cards.
thanks a lot for sharing this.
i love the background stamps!

cathy x

Tasha said...

Gorgeous!! Those background stamps are coming home to me!

susies1955 said...

Such pretties. I want to grow up to be just like all of you gals. :)
Susie

Ashley Harris said...

These are all just fabulous! Love them!!

Karen RI said...

All your cards are stunning! The color combos are fantastic!

Wendy S. said...

love the back ground stamp

Mary Dawn said...

lovely, as ever, lucy! you make it look so easy!

debbie said...

Lucy, I love your stitching style. Your colors are lovely.

SherryS said...

Love these...so simple yet beautiful..Must find out more about "layering paper"....hmmmm.

Jacquie Hart said...

Lucy they are all amazing, but I love the Pink one (first card), but I also like the technique of stamping on fabric of the second card

Carissa H said...

Your first card is so beautifully feminine, I love it!!

Deb Lorence said...

Wow! Love all of your cards Lucy! I started a list of must haves and the Classic Fabric Design Cling is on it.

Susan said...

Oops- I posted on the wrong date, sorry. Glad you got carried away -- 4 wonderful cards for me to see. Thanks!

Daria Z. said...

Lucy, such wonderful cards. My fave is the first one, though!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Fabulous cards. I really love the fabric background!
Clare x

Belinda said...

Love all your cards -- great inspiration! But I have to say I love your phone stamped bg the best!! Fab!

Katherine said...

Very inspiring. Love your multicolored flower blocks.

laury55 said...

your cards are so lovely

Jennifer said...

Classy cards Lucy - all so pretty!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Such wonderful cards...love the crisp clean lines of them all!

Trudi said...

These cards are beautiful! I wasn't sure what to think of that phone stamp when I saw it but I am really liking it, and the background one is pretty cool too, they'll definitely be going on my wishlist :)

Jane said...

Ok!! I don't know which one I LOVE more!!! Just gorgeous! I want that PHONE!!!!!!!

Carol said...

Simply beautiful works of art. Can't wait to get these sets. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the pink card. So elegant.
Margriet

Mariette van Leeuwen said...

Great cards, love the background stamps. Thanks for sharing

Vina said...

Beautiful cards! I really love how you made the background paper with the telephone stamp set!

Froggietalks said...

Wow, what lovely cards.. I am surprised that your cerulean is so pale. I have the same chalk ink, and it looks more teal (dark) than the turquoise in the last photo.

VicR said...

Lovely cards!
Especially nice tone on tone BG

Eve said...

Luv this Old telephone stamps! Clean and Very nice cards!!

Shay said...

Fabulous cards!! I love the birthday sentiment on the first and the telephone is a must-have.

Angie said...

Lucy, I've followed you for a long time, and can I just say, your cards are soooo yummy!! I love your style! And, I love Hero Arts stamps. Can't wait to get my own and start creating.
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Angie

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Love the colours

Noor Nahdi said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! CAN'T SAY ANYTHING FURTHER...

Tinne said...

I love your style! Simple, yet perfect and colourful :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I really need to buy these new stamps lovely cards

Sandi M said...

These are such pretty cards that you've designed for the blog hop. Lovely!

Sandi M said...

These are such pretty cards that you've designed for the blog hop. Lovely!

Jill W. said...

You rock, Lucy! I especially love the first card! It is so feminine with the bow and gems!

Michelle said...

I love the cards you did. Love the old phone card too cute.

Beatriz said...

I love the way you stamp!

GabrielaD said...

Wow!!! These are all amazing! Great job.

Holly said...

I love your cards, especially the last one with the four blocks of color!

Eveline said...

I'm already in love with that big back ground stamp. Lovely work.
Eveline.

Barbara said...

These are wonderful. I love that classic fabric background stamp! All this is so inspiring!

marilyn said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love the fabric background stamp!

Janet L. said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy. It's not easy to pick the one I like best, so I won't. I'll just say I like them all.

Liz, said...

Thanks for the fab ideas!

Liz x

Jennifer said...

Love the samples. I can't wait to see the whole catalog.

Ellie A. said...

Oh be still my heart. Lucy can do no wrong! WOW just wow.. Hope your feeling all better, have a wonderful weekend.

dinosaur said...

I really like your card with the four rectangles. so simple and elegant.

Laura.K said...

Wow so many beautiful cards. I love the pink one, is so soft and elegant.

And that background stamp is so beautiful.

Jenny said...

I must have that vintage telephone stamp! Love it!

Nancy said...

Fabulous color, Lucy!! I love the Fabric background, it looks so good stamped in the same color as the paper....So now that stamp is on my list of must haves...your gorgeous cards sold me!

SannaS said...

FAB!!! Awesome cards!! =)

kimurob said...

Love the colors and use of the background stamp as well as the sentiment!

Darla said...

Your cards are gorgeous, especially the last one!

Kelli said...

so cute!! Thanks!

Pam said...

Love your cards, especially that stinkin' telephone!

Therese Given said...

Lovely cards, so inspiring!!

bakscrap said...

What a fun bunch of cards. Looks like some fun new stamps!

scarthur said...

Adorable! Love the telephones!!

Sharon Jane said...

Love the background stamps! Enjoying the Blog HOp

Sandra said...

thank you for the inspiration!
lovely art!
Sandra

Lisa - papergrace said...

That Fabric Background stamp is GOR-JUS!! Really love what you did with it. So soft & pretty.

Lori Y. said...

Wow! I'm really loving all the great new sentiments. Fantastic fonts! TFS, your cards are beautiful.

Gloria said...

Very nice! love your works

upstateNY said...

Love the cards!

Dani Donner said...

That old phone stamp is a MUST in my wish list!!!

patscrap91 said...

Your cards are fabulous. I love the background of the first one. So nice, so elegant.

Lynn said...

Wonderful card ideas! Thanks for sharing.

MarcyK924 said...

ALWAYS love your cards - that first background stamp is a MUST have! Thanks for all your hard work!!

Linda said...

Love your color choice. And that telephone is just adorable!

margotlapie said...

i adoooore your cards

Heather M said...

Love your color choices and layouts. I can see why it would be hard to make one card. :)

Noora said...

Love, love, love the color combo! so pretty!

Cherie Averill said...

OMGoodness! More beautiful cards! Love those new stamps!

Jess said...

I can't decide which I like best. They are all perfection. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

Jenny said...

GORGEOUS cards LUCY! Wow... so pretty!! I love love love the last one, so colorful and bright, love it!! :) :)

Bonnie M said...

Love the telephone background you created!

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