Monday, 4 January 2016

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop with TWO giveaways!


Hello, and happy Monday.
 Today, Hero Arts has released their January My Monthly Hero kit, and I am joining in a blog hop to celebrate. This month's kit is love themed and is perfect for Valentines and friendship cards. You should have arrived from Yana Smakula's blog. If not, head to the Hero blog to start at the beginning.
My card today features stamps, dies and extras from the kit and the add on die set... I simply stitched acetate to some of the card from the kit, filled it with sequins, then adhered to a Snow folded card. I added a vellum sentiment strip and the die cut Valentine from the add on die set.
Now and Forever by Lucy Abrams
And those sequins... they are an exclusive Shaker Selection I designed for the kit. So very excited and honoured to be a part of this fab kit. :)
Now and Forever 2 by Lucy Abrams
Want a closer look at the kit's contents? It's great value at $29.99. Warning: these kits are limited availability and tend to sell out fast... 
And the die add on kit includes the Valentine's word die and a set of mini hearts. See it HERE.
I created a couple more cards with the kit which have been shared on the Hero blog over the last few days. I thought I'd share them here too.
First, a simple watercoloured friendship card... (more details HERE)
Incredibly Awesome by Lucy Abrams
And next, another shaker. (More details HERE.)
You're My World Shaker by Lucy Abrams

----------------GIVEAWAYS----------------------
Hero Arts is offering a free kit to one random commenter on the hop. Just leave a comment here and you will be automatically entered. Woo hoo.

AND:
Because I am so excited to be collaborating with Hero Arts, I am offering up a prize pack of 6 Sparkly Shaker Selection packs of YOUR CHOICE. Again, I will choose winners from all the comments left on this blog post.

Comments for BOTH giveaways close 10th January at 11.59PST.
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OK - now it's time to hop on. Next up, it's 

Thanks for visiting. See you again tomorrow for more Clearly Besotted sneaks. :)
Bye for now.
Supplies




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Karen said...

Hi Lucy, such gorgeous cards. The giveaway is wonderful but how can we choose between all the beautiful mixes you have? That will be the tough part.

Lisa Tilson said...

Wow! All three are gorgeous. Those sequin mixes are so so pretty! Love the blog hop :)

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful new kit.

Karen Lai said...

The sequins mix is so pretty! The cards are lovely!

theCook said...

Absolutely love the sequins filled first card! So festive!

Laura Watson said...

Love these cards and sequins!!

Metty Fredricks said...


Beautiful! And I love your sequins.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Love the kit and your card is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Lucy all of your cards are simple and elegant! This Hero Arts kit is going to be lots of fun!

sharon L-S said...

Loving this kit and your sequin package. thanks for sharing Happy 2016!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love all these gorgeous cards Lucy! The kit looks awesome!

Diane said...

Wow...a totally gorgeous card!..Love it and all those beautiful sequins!

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards! Love this kit!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you stitched the window for the sequins.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.

Denise Terry said...

I really like the watercoloring that you did!

Debra said...

I adore the dies. Beautiful colors and cards!

CraftyPaws said...

Oh what fun! Love your Valentines cards. All beautiful. TFS Hugs Kristina

Judith said...

I really love shaker cards and want to have a go at making one, yours are gorgeous. Can't wait for tomorrow night so I can order some of Clearly Bessotteds beautiful stamps.

marzee said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are just lovely and the sequins on the front of the card really sparkle! Thanks so much for all you share!

Van said...

Oh I loved the sticking around the heart. So, so cute and added a darling detail.

Becky said...

Love the way you stitch around the cards
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Marlou McAlees said...

hi Lucy, loving all your cards really beautiful. Happy new year to you ♥

rachelvass1982 said...

Lovely cards Lucy, especially excited about those gorgeous sequin selections you have created. I wish it was easier/cheaper to get these kits in the uk. Any suggestions?

Shar22 said...

Beautiful cards!

Oliev said...

Lovely cards, I love the stitching!:-)

sentsue said...

Love the watercolor card. Thank you for the chance to win and sharing your talents!

Kaylasgood said...

Love this!

Christine R. said...

Beautiful cards! I think this might be my favorite hero arts kit!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful and those sequins are fabulous! Thanks so much for contributing and sharing.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing these withus and for the chance to win!

KimS said...

ALL cards are really beautiful. I think my favorite is the aqua friendship card. So soft & lovely.

Vicki Finger said...

I love the shaker cards! What better use for sequins than that.

Nana Griffin said...

I really like how the die cuts the heart on your last card.

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card design, love it!!!

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh !! Clever way to make a full front shaker card :) I am having a hard time deciding which card I like the best !! I always am drawn to the color of aqua and white combinations, so I really like this card. They are all terrific. :)

Barbara M. said...

What a great kit and so many wonderful cards!

Susie Sonnier said...

Bokeh in sequins! This took alot of time and commitment on your part to make. I hope the receiver appreciates it!

ET K said...

I love the stitched shaker card! When I first saw the picture I thought that they were individually glued on the card. SIgh! I guess I need to learn how to sew now.

Doris said...

Every card here is fabulous!

Marsha Stehle said...

Wonderful cards! Love this kit!

Deb said...

My favorite of the three cards is the pool color one.

Jackie Parkins said...

These are so beautiful. I love the full shaker card and your stitching is perfect.

Phyllis Strickland said...

I love this version of a shaker card - no worries about the shaker filler sticking to the edges of the window. I think it should be much easier, too. Hero Arts sure does know how to make an awesome card kit!

Unknown said...

Such lovely cards and I'm really liking your sequin mixes. It's so awesome that your products are part of the Hero Arts kit! From KR

Nayis Suarez said...

I love yours creations are beautiful, this kit is wonderful

wanda hansen said...

Love all the cards I am seeing with these dies. I have been trying to find them but all the links I try are not working for me. So, I would love to have the chance at winning. Thanks, Wanda

pearlswithplaid said...

Very pretty. Who wouldn't love one of those for Valentine's Day?

bev p said...

Awesome! All this inspiration, and you are adding a prize, too!! Just in time for me to try my first shaker, too. That is my goal for this year, and I plan to make one for my grand-girl's birthday next month! Some extra sparkly would be awesome! Thanks so much.

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards. Shows how you can use any colors for your valentine.

Teresa Doyle said...

Lucy, your cards are all simply gorgeous! The sequins you designed for this kit are beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win!
Thank you to Hero Arts for the chance to win this fantastic kit. BTW, I have tried a few times to go to Hero Arts blog but not able to access it??? Is is down? I'll try back in hopes leave a comment there as well!

pearlswithplaid said...

Oh yes I love the sequins all over that card. So beautiful.

MaryV said...

So gorgeous your cards! Love them!
HUgs

Martha Harris said...

Great cards...I particularly like the first because of all the sequins.

scrappykate said...

What beautiful cards! I would never have thought of inserting sequins in a stitched acetate envelope. And I love anything watercolor.

Cindi said...

When I first got to your blog, before I read how you made the card, I thought you had glued all those sequins to the front!

Danielle said...

Beautiful!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Lucy - just love your cards with the January HA kit and add-ons! So excited to see your shaker mix included!

Barbara S said...

Your cards are so clean and classy. Thanks for sharing your creativitity.

Anita in France said...

Already admired and loved your earlier cards, Lucy ... this is just delicious ... shimmery, shiny, glimmery ... and gorgeous! Anita :)

MAlRBETH said...

wow I love the cards you made.

Rubina Pantoja said...

Love that stitching around your cards!

Sabina F. said...

Such a lovely card, this large shaker is beautiful! :)

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards! Very inspiring.

Teri Ann said...

I see clear-hearts in the sequin mix! WAY COOL!!!!!

Amber McGary said...

Beautiful cards Lucy. I love them all but the first one really stands out because of your great sequin mix!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card I love the stitched shaker card and the mint watercolor card. Thanks so much for sharing and for the extra chance to win!

conil said...

The kits a must have in my opinion. Just look at what you've done with it.

Carol McGregor said...

Lucy, you have create 2 more masterpieces. Love both of them. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Shuster said...

Great cards....and your sequins are wonderful!!!
Happy 2016!

Stampnms said...

Your sequins are the best. Congrats on being in the kit. Shaker cards are so much more classy with your mixes in them.

Patt H. said...

Love all 3 of these gorgeous creations!! The first one has such a clever way to make a shaker. Awesome!

Teresa P said...

Your cards are lovely, really love the stitching details. Thanks for the chance to win some of your awesome sequins.
Teresa P

Kitty Tatman said...

Love the watercolor!

Sue McRae said...

Love all your pretty sequins in the shaker cards!

ThePurplePlace said...

Fantabulous! Love love your wonderful creations and dying and hoping to get my kit! :)

Mich C said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards as always, Lucy! I love that you used clear hearts inside your shaker...so creative!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful Valentine cards! I love this kit and I'm definitely going to order it!

Tema said...

Great cards.Love the collection of sequins.

Super Stick Chick said...

Love all your cards, and the creative ways you used this kit. I also like how you made the sequin mixed background.

Trisha said...

Love the sequins! They always add the finishing perfection to any card! Oh and beautiful watercolor!!

Leslie Cash Tibbs said...

Beautiful cards and I really love how you made the full acetate panel for the first one. Beautiful.

Jayell said...

Beautiful cards and gorgeous shaker selection too

Paper Ink Rock said...

Beautiful cards!. Thanks for the chance to win

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love the sequin mix!

immareader said...

YOU are the Lucy?? the sequin Lucy?? ...Little things? holy cow...you put together AMAZING things! how fun is a life of sparkle??!! well done Lucy, plus Lucy and Sally are my two favorite names, don't have any idea why I'm sharing that with you, yet, there it is!
I love LOVE love your cards, beautifully done!
~Melanie

Janet said...

Awesome kit! May have to try this!!!
;0)

Four11Lady said...

Love both of these cards.........great work! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win.

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, I love this kit and everything you've made with it, Lucy! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sequins spectacular. Like the multi sequins use on 1st card & wonderful artsy look of the 2nd card. Like the kit. Like all things heart-shaped.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Megan McDonald said...

love all the sequins on the first card

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful cards, I adore those sequins, the hearts are so cool!

Alla Simonoff said...

Such lovely cards. It looks like the sequin were individually glued. Brilliant idea. Love the sparkly sequin.

Christy Q said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy!! So hard to choose what would be a favorite since they are all stunning!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are awesome. Simple and elegant.

L. Webb said...

I think this is just beautiful. I don't care if it's simple or not because it takes a great artistic eye to know what we want to see. Thanks for the inspiration and showing off the kit!

Kristina B. said...

Beautiful cards, wish I had your sewing skills, mine never turn out like that. Practice Practice!! Thanks for the giveaway

Mandy said...

Fabulous creations Lucy, the shaker selection is absolutely stunning! x

Snoopy von said...

Such beautiful cards and I love those sequins! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Karen Alexander said...

I absolutely love your sequins. I have a few different that I ordered previously and can't wait to receive my kit if I can finish out my order.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards with this awesome kit! Love the sequins mix!

Leslie said...

Love this! Thank you!!

Sharon said...

I really like all the shades of those sparkly sequins and the shaker card really shows them off. Great heart dies too!

Brandi R said...

Love all 3 of these! The first one is quite yummy with sequin overload!!! Love the softness of the second, and the last is such a sweet and beautiful shaker ♥

StampinLouie said...

I love all the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Nurse Lisa said...

So gorgeous! I love the Watercolor card....and the sequins are to die for.

Gracie said...

Oh my, what pretty cards. The sequins just make them shine! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway too! I'm a big fan of your sequins.

Angie Billerbeck said...

Great cards!

Andrene Smith said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the full size shaker and your sequin mixes are my favorite!

Karenladd said...

I just love that huge splash of sequins on your card...so much fun!

Dena Schaufele said...

love the cards

terrie said...

Wow, great looking card...I just can't pick one...I like all of them...
Thanks for sharing your cards...they turned out fantastic..
well done

Aileen (mum) said...

Lucy wonderful cards, so adore your sequins selections. I have a friend who sent me some to try out on my first attempt at the shaker card and I can see why she recommentds them. They make the most beautiful high light in the card. Well done

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are beautiful!!!Love them and this kit:)

MTPatB said...

I like the idea of the whole front of the card being a shaker. Great idea to sew some acetate to the front of the card. Fun!

Janelle said...

Lovely cards! The pink on the first one is just LUSH, and I love your idea of a full-sized shaker.

Teri W said...

Love the sparkle

Fran said...

You are so talented. I love all of your cards, and your sequin mixes are to die for!

Barbara said...

All your cards are beautiful and I would have a hard time choosing a favorite....so I guess they are all favorites! :)

Robin Monsos said...

You are so talented. I really like your cards, I find them so inspiring!

Carolyn Steele said...

I love the entire card front filled with these beautiful sequins! So, so pretty! Love your other cards as well!

Linda T said...

What beautiful cards. I just love your watercoloring and the sequins. Love your ideas. Beautiful kit.

Eby said...

Very nice!!

Anonymous said...

I love the sequins - such a beautiful assortment. This kit is one of the best I've seen. Great cards!

dewall51@hotmail.com

sandie said...

love these cards I guess a whole lot of people do since there are tech problems.

l rekroc said...

Love your cards and I am in love with your sequins. I purchased some for my Christmas cards and they are beautiful!!
Thanks so much for your inspiration and design!!

Megan said...

I love your mixes!! And that first card is such great way to highlight your fabulous mix! So clever!

Carole said...

Great card Lucy and I love your sequin packs. Another awesome kit from Hero Arts!

pcm said...

love your sequins mixes! they're lovely!

cghundley said...

Loving your lovely
cards! Wonderful
designs on them.
Carla from Utah

Deeps said...

I wish I could stitch like you. Love the red sequins. Very pretty.

hippymom83 said...

Gorgeous cards!

Christine Canfield said...

ooooo that blue one!!

Robin B. said...

Wow, your cards are so gorgeous!! I love how you used the sequins differently with each one, thanks for the inspiration.

Janis said...

Beautiful cards. Love the watercolor and also the shaker!!!
Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Isabel Z said...

Such beautiful creations.

Sue D said...

Nice variety of cards with this kit.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Loly Borda said...

Love all three cards, my favorite is the third one. Thanks for the chance!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Pretty card! Love this months kit.

scrappergirl56 said...

Hey there...those heart dies are perfect for shaker cards...love the cards!!!

Dot Freel said...

What a great kit and your cards are so cute!

Ann K said...

All three cards are awesome .... great use of the kit. A real winner from Hero Arts.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This looks like an amazing! Love those sequins on here!

judy said...

Lucy, I love all the beautiful cards that you created with this kit and your gorgeous sequin mixes!!

Julie Craig said...

Beautiful cards. I think this is a versatile kit too that could be used for loved ones and weddings and engagements.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

What fun cards! Thanks for sharing!

Dana & Glen said...

All 3 cards are gorgeous! The sequins seriously have my heart going pitter pat!

Varada said...

Awesome cards and an awesome kit!!! Happy new year, Lucy :-)

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love all the sequins on the card. It looks like champagne bubbles! It's so sparkly and pretty. Anyone would love to receive that card. The water color one is pretty too. I got some water colors and sequins for Christmas from Santa so I will put them to good use making cards. Thanks for all the inspiration!

BeckyR71 said...

The cards you made are gorgeous! I love your sequin kits!

Andrea Heininge said...

Love all the awesome sparkle the sequins add!

LC said...

So great to see several fabulous creations all from the same kit! You really showcase the versatility of the Hero Arts products. Awesome works of art!

Me said...

I love the colour coordinations of your cards!

N Patricia Castillo said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for the double giveaway chance, too! :)

cindybearj said...

I love all of these cards. They each have their own vibe. The first one is fun and reminds me of a sequined gown! The second one is soft and simple. And the third emits a lot of emotion. The stitching is a great addition and I'm glad to see you used different colors and not all traditional. Btw, I love your sequins. I have bunches of them but I could use even more! Thanks for sharing!

SkyPixie17 said...

Your sequin mixes are amazing! They totally take the guess work about what works in a shaker!

okiedee said...

Gorgeous cards Lucy...I love all three, especially the blue watercolored..love the simplicity of it.
Your valentine shaker collection for Hero Arts is sweet as can be..love how you have added the seed beads. Makes great shaker sound.

Beejay said...

Oh my!!! These cards are so beautiful!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Joan Howard said...

Thanks for providing such great inspiration!

Maxine D said...

Amazing cards Lucy - this is the first time I have visited your blog and I love your style.
Blessings
Maxine

Milka said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS, Lucy!!! Love how simple they are, nice designs, pretty colors and sequins. :-D

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards! Gorgeous sequin mixes! Love your sequins. I have been coveting them for quite some time. But I have a question about the big shaker card, if you would be so kind as to respond. (It might be a silly question though!) Presumably you have to stop the stitching part of the way around to fill the card with the sequins. How do you stop and start again so the stitches match up? And associated threads? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

Michelle Short said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Lucy. I love your sequin mix - so beautiful! xx

patti said...

I love your cards!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Wonderful cards, Lucy! I love all three of them but card #1 is simply stunning, Jo x

Maxine M. said...

Very sweet cards. Love the one with the birds.

Tyra C. said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful kit! I am really loving those sequins!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love love love your sequin card. Can you have too many sequins? I think not.

Sandra Bradley-Zapata said...

I love the idea of stitching acetate to a card to hold sequins! Thanks for the inspiration!

mtscrapgal said...

Lucy, I love your sequins. Your shaker collections are the perfect addition to the popular shaker cards. Thanks for giving us such a generous bunch of cards. They are all lovely except the froggie card which is super clever.

Patricia Gentilini said...

Lovely cards!!

Katie Ingram said...

Great cards! All of them are so cute! thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline Knapp said...

I love the first shaker card.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Lucy - thanks for all the good ideas - can't wait to get my kit!

Cheryl H said...

I didn't see that you said you stitched acetate to the first card and thought you were NUTS to glue all those things to the front of your card ;)

Very pretty! Love all of your mixes :D

Lin said...

Lots of great ideas for when my kit arrives! And I'd love to choose some of your fun sequins to play with! Thanks so much for the chance!

Beastybunny said...

Love all the cards but the first one is fabulous! Never thought of doing a full frontal shaker card!

Kiyandesu said...

I really like all 3 of your cards and I like that the "you are awesome..." phrase can be used all year round and not just mainly for Valentine's Day. The 3rd card just popped out at me - the stitching around the heart adds a great discrete detail - it took me a while to figure out why I liked this card so much!

Linda H said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love your sequins mix!

Sheri said...

Wow! I love this card! Simple but so beautiful. And Lucy, I've been a big fan of your sequin mixes for some time now. Thanks for hooking up with Hero Arts to make this kit so fantastic. <3

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I particularly like the shakers! Your sequins are so pretty! Thank you for the wonderful giveaways - I am excited to win your sequins! Have a blessed day!

gm b said...

WOW COOL IDEA I CAN MIX MY LOVE FOR SEWING AND CARD MAKING!!

Sarah said...

Such pretty cards. This kit looks gorgeous.

SouthernMrs said...

All such pretty cards! TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous shaker mix! I love that full panel shaker window on the first card, so pretty!

Jane Sprando said...

I love the variety of cRds you created from the same kit! Want those sequins!

Alaska .Kris said...

All of these cards are simply lovely (I pinned them!). Thanks for the two giveaways!

Sandy Griffin said...

Great cards. Love this kit.

Vickie said...

I very seldom comment, but I love this give away. Thank you for sharing.

Birgit said...

Love all your fabulous cards! That kit is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

Your cards are gorgeous and do is the Hero Art's January card kit. Thanks for all the inspiration and for the chance to win.

SuziR said...

What a great way to start out the new year. The cards are beautiful and will make my loved ones feel special. The sparkle of the sequins is just the right touch.

Helen Gullett said...

Lucy, your cards are gorgeous and sweet! Love love love the shaker!

Donna Northcott said...

awesome kit. love hearts any old time !!

Lydine Arriola said...

Gorgeous cards as always Lucy! Love it!!

The Crafty Dentist said...

Cute card! Love the watercolored heart!

JewellSparkle said...

I didn't think I was ready for valentines card but this post sure tempts me!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards, Lucy! I really love this beautiful kit since I love making Valentines! So many fabulous products... the dies and sequins are awesome!

Marcia said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the new release from Hero Arts!!

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