Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop with Giveaway


Hello, and welcome to the final stop on the Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop.
And YES - this means I have cards to share today!!! Woo hoo!!
Hero Arts have released a ton of gorgeous new products this year - and I am here, along with many crafty friends, to showcase some of them. You should have arrived from lovely Libby Hickson's blog. If not, head to the beginning HERE.
First, I chose to work with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die. I cut it from watercolour paper, then used some of Hero Arts new liquid watercolours (Deep Ocean and Pine) to colour it. Once dry, I added some of my own Sparkling Clear Glitter Mix and Clear iridescent Jewels. The sentiment is from the new Swans and Cattails stamp set.
Lots of sparkle and shine on this dragonfly.
And secondly, I chose the adorable Mouse Tea Party set and matching frame cuts. This set is right up my street. :)
I just did simple watercoloring - this time with Art Print Brown and Strawberry - then added a few Glossy Eggshell Pearls to finish.

---------------GIVEAWAY---------------
Hero Arts is giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left on all blogs.
Leave a comment here by 11.59PT on Thursday 22nd February to be entered.

Here is the full list of blog hop participants.

And thanks for stopping by. :)

162 comments:

Rubeena I. said...

WOW. LOVE these cards!!

CinnamonSally said...

Lovely to see you found time to make some cards Lucy and I love both of these, that Dragonfly die is stunning!

tneudorf said...

Cute cards

Natalie Winterstein said...

Fantastic cards! The dragonfly is stunning and the little mouse is so adorable!

~amy~ said...

eep! Your dragonfly is absolutely gorgeous and your mouse = stinkin' ADORABLE.

Debra Rumpza said...

Both cards are beautiful... but that dragonfly is STUNNING!

missnatalee 143 said...

So sweet! Love these!

DangerGirl said...

wow! that dragonfly blew me away!! beautiful

Terebene said...

Your dragonfly is gorgeous! What a great idea.

Virginia said...

I really missed seeing your beautiful cards! So happy!

patti said...

wow the dragonfly card is stunning!

Andrea Mariño said...

love this!
Great ideas! thanks for sharing ;)

Joyce said...

You do the clean and simple style so well. I love these cards. Thanks.

Purple Princess said...

love that dragonfly!!

abhoneyab said...

Awesome inspiration! Thank you.

Leni said...

Love your sweet cards. That dragonfly is awesome and the mouse is adorable!

Diane K said...

Oh, the dragonfly is just stunning! Simple but elegant. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Blessings on your day!

Shanna said...

I love all of the ideas!

Marcie Lovett said...

The dragonfly is just amazing!

Teri Smith said...

Oh, the delicacy of the dragonfly is magical! Love both your CAS cards. Thanks

Cheryl Robertson said...

Your dragonfly is beautiful! And the mouse is adorable. Love Hero Arts!

Unknown said...

The dragonfly card is so beautiful, and the mouse card is so simply sweet and adorable. Definitely two of my favorite cards from the blog hop.

Patti H. said...

Your dragonfly is stunning & I adore that darling mouse! Wonderful cards!!

dligon said...

your dragonfly is so dainty and pretty.

marti t said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love dragon flies and especially how you treated this one!

mddavis53 said...

Stunning dragonfly. Thank you.

Amy C. said...

Lovely cards! I love all the sparkle and shine!

Georgee said...

Great cards but the dragonfly one is a must do this!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Libby, Thank you for sharing. Love your cards.

Linda Towill said...

Your dragonfly is simply gorgeous!

Kim Kern said...

Very nice!!

StephB said...

That dragonfly is so pretty, you are very talented!

Janet D. said...

Your dragonfly is amazing and just love the cute mouse!

Casey Ward said...

Such cute cards.. The colors you used is my favorite colors!!!! Gee, how did you know??? LOL The dragon fly card is so pretty. I like how you used the clear glitter mix and the clear iridescent jewels. Very stunning!!

Lisa O'Reilly said...

Love your cards, especially the dragon fly card!!

Louanne said...

Love the colors and that dragonfly!

Pam DeChellis said...

The dragonfly is amazing! Beautiful projects.

Craftin Caly said...

I love your color choices, Lucy! Such simple and wonderful cards!

Ilina Crouse said...

LOVE that dragonfly!!! <3

Jan Elmore said...

I cannot believe my eyes...I've never seen such a pretty bug! Wow! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Lucy, what a gorgeous dragon fly! And that mouse??? Seriously adorable!
You folks have rocked this catalog release. So much goodness all in on catalog...EeeeK!

Linda S. said...

The dragonfly is spectacular with the soft watercolor and all the shine.

Jennifer said...

LOVE your cards!!!! The mouse is fantastic and so simple and sweet. The dragonfly is absolutely elegant and magical looking - thanks!

Gretchen Hinderer said...

The mouse slays me every time. I love the little speckles in the back. What did you use?

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That dragon fly is perfection!

Jayell said...

Great cards - the dragonfly is stunning and the mouse really cute!

Christina Dauven said...

I really love the intricate and lacy look of your dragonfly so pretty.

Barbara said...

This is a great release and I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Geri Stuart said...

Love the cards! Great new release!

Isabelle said...

WOW ! Your dragonfly's card is gorgeous ! I love the colors and how you use the die cut to re-create the delicate wings. And your mouse is also adorable. It's really two fantastic cards. Thank you for sharing.

Iris said...

So beautiful - love the soft colors. The dragonfly is so delicate and pretty.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Cute cards!

Lueyes said...

Charming cards!!

N Patricia Castillo said...

That dragonfly is stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

Paula Desmarais said...

Lucy I'm not sure but I think they saved the best for last!!! I love your cards :)

Danni M said...

Love your cards, they are stunning!

Angie Wylie said...

Love the dragonfly! Your glitter and sequins really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing.

kelli horger said...

Such cute cards!! Adore the sparkly dragonfly!!!

Suzy Girl said...

The dragonfly card took my breath away! Love it!

Kiwigirl said...

I love your cards, the dragonfly is so simple and elegant, and the mouse so cute.

Katie said...

You have taken us out of the hop with a bang! What gorgeous cards - I love that dragonfly!

Windy said...

Love these cards, especially the gorgeous sparkly dragonfly!

Frances Thorpe said...

Love the cards. The dragonfly one is so pretty.

Mary Neubauer said...

How delicate that dragonfly looks! Goregous!

sharon said...

The dragonfly is such an elegant card and the mousy is too cute. Love them both.

Deanna said...

I love the 3D dragonfly.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristina B. said...

Have missed your cards! Happy to see one, beautiful as always!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous dragonfly and super cute mouse, love your pretty cards!

DoriG said...

Lovely dragonfly and Adorable Mouse with Tea! Such Fun!

Jodi Warren said...

The dragonfly was gorgeous. Great job. Love the detail.

judy said...

I love your CAS elegant dragonfly card!

Christi Conley said...

Lovely to see some of your creations - that sparkly dragonfly is to die for!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and colours!!!

Cathy Lenda said...

Love that dragonfly..awesome job!!!!

Laetitia Lisa said...

sweet and cute cards, congrats :)

Kelli said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

DancesWithHooves said...

So pretty, Lucy! Thank you so much for the Hop, the inspiration, and the chance to win!

Becky Moore said...

That dragonfly is amazing! Very sweet cards!

Mildred Mildew said...

Two Beautiful clean and simple cards!

D.Ann C said...

Ok, this is one instance where a dragonfly is truly a damselfly! Love the dainty look you accomplished!!

Peggy Cantes said...

I love the dragonfly card. The sparkles give it that extra something. I also like the mouse card. Thank your for sharing your amazing talent.

Marilyn Patrick said...

All your designs are beautiful!

Karen Davis said...

I love the mice! I think it's going to be my first purchase from the new Hero Arts release. Great job!

Lisa A creations said...

W O W! That dragonfly die cut looks so beautiful and elegant! You did an awesome job!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your dragonfly is SO beautiful and magical......I LOVE the color and the sparkle!!

Karen Judy said...

Your dragonfly card is simply stunning! So simple but elegant!! I also love the cute little mouse!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Lucy your CAS dragonfly card is super magical and amazing. Love the colours the single die cut and sentiment all in one. Stunning! I like your CAS mousie card too. It's super cute. Thanks for sharing .... love your style.

Lisa Moline said...

What great cards! That dragonfly is absolutely gorgeous! and I love that little mouse! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous dragonfly card and cute mouse card.

Annette Gordon said...

That butterfly card is just stunning! And then you go and make such an adorable cute mouse card. Thanks so much for sharing.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

SO pretty! Love that dragonfly!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such lovely cards and my favorite color!

Heather said...

That dragonfly is gorgeous!!! Love the color and the sparkle! And that little mouse is so adorable!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Your dragonfly is stunning and that mouse, omg, he's adorable!

Cynthia Clark said...

WOW that dragonfly card is simply gorgeous!

stampcz said...

Both cards are so pretty!

Michelle Lupton said...

These are both lovely! (my HA wish list is growing larger!)

craftytreen said...

such a gorgeous dragonfly and such a darling mouse! You are so talented! hugs, treen

Ruth Junkin said...

Lovely cards! Not fussy but definitely heartfelt!

Kaboom Gal said...

Extremely gorgeous dragonfly card and your mouse card is sweet. Thanks for sharing your creations - Thersha

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely cards...the dragonfly is gorgeous. Thanks!

Christy Q said...

Your dragonfly card is just stunning! CAS elegance at its best!

Anushree Vaish said...

Adorable cards....thanks for sharing

Anushree Vaish said...

Awesome inspirations....thanks for sharing

Cyndi Morris said...

Such simple, elegant cards. Beautiful.

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Mimi M said...

Love the simplicity of your cards! The dragonfly needed nothing more and is stunning! And the splatters and pearls added just the right touch to the cute mouse. Good work!

Jeanne Beam said...

The dragonfly card is gorgeous and love the cute mouse card. Thanks for sharing..

Amy Hart said...

Love the mouse card!

Viki Banaszak said...

Ok, I am so in love with your dragonfly card!!!

F. Andre said...

I adore dragonflies so I'm loving your first card. Both are lovely.

Betty Lim-Silvernail said...

Love both cards, but that dragonfly is amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love that gorgeous dragonfly! Beautiful color and embellishments! Adorable mice too!

Nina Stallman said...

That dragonfly is so delicate looking, really pretty!

Stef Perry said...

You definitely gave us two completely different yet wonderful cards. The dragonfly card is stunning with all the gorgeous sparkle and then there's the mouse card that is simply absolute cuteness. Love them both!

Alaska .Kris said...

That dragonfly is stunning!

Tanja said...

Oh how pretty! I love both cards but the dragonfly one is undoubtedly something special!

Blossom said...

Beautiful cards, I love the dragonfly card. Thank you for sharing.

Robin Platt said...

Beautiful dragonfly and adorable mouse. Love your cards.

Barbara said...

Your dragonfly is magical. So pretty.

Barbara said...

Both cards are so amazing. They are beautiful and elegant in their simplicity! :)

Karen H said...

WOW! Stunning butterfly, extremely elegant. Your mouse card is simply adorable.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous cards--I love the pretty dragonfly!

mtscrapgal said...

I like your CAS style. I can't pull that off. Thos cute little mice are tickling my funny bone.

Sue McRae said...

Love the color and subtle sparkle of the delicate dragonfly and the mouse is such a cutie-pie!

Dana M said...

Fantastic cards! I love how both are sprinkled with just a touch of bling.

Pat S said...

The dragonfly is amazing. It is so delicate and beautiful. Also the mice are darling. Thanks for your hard work!

Helen said...

every time, I just love thewe little mice!

gabriella said...

Your little mouse look so sweet . I like that you used a small stamp in such a nice way. I like those smaller stamps for making embellishments for scrapping and you have such nice inspiration

Lee said...

Very pretty cards!!

Patty said...

Well that dragonfly card....all I can say is ..STUNNING!! Your second mouse card is adorable!!

Laura Buehler said...

Wow! I didn't realize how large that dragonfly is until I saw your card. As someone who mostly makes 5x7 (A7) cards, I appreciate the size of that cutting die. I enjoyed both of your cards.

Z Sullivan said...

Love, love, love how dreamy and delicate your dragonfly turned out. TFS.

Sheila said...

The dragonfly card is awesome!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

That dragonfly is just so delicate and sparkly, so pretty!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Two different designs but equally great ! I love your choice of colours as well !
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Judie said...

Beautiful cards! The dragonfly one is a stunner!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Two beautiful cards, the dragonfly is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Your dragonfly is stunning! So much glittery goodness!!! TFS!

Suzan D. said...

Simply elegant. Love your cards.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful CAS cards..love both of them..

Flo said...

The dragonfly is very pretty and the mouse is cute. Great cards.

Cathy Lillie said...

That dragonfly is stunning! I love the color you achieved with the watercolors and the touches of sparkle are dazzling! I can't get over how cute that mouse stamp set is!

Annette Reed said...

That dragonfly card is gorgeous! I love the blue color and all the sparkle! That mouse is adorable. Fantastic job!

Annalisa Young said...

I always feel a little bad for the person at the end of the blog hop. I want to yell across the internet "I promise; I'm coming!" So while it's a little while after posting, I'm glad I made it to you. That dragonfly is so delicate and gorgeous, and I love that little mouse tea set as well. So cute, and I love your coloring. Thanks so much for sharing!

kathy mccreary said...

Wow! They saved the best for last! I love the dragonfly die cut you did!! First time to ever complete the hop! Yes! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your sparkly dragonfly! Hero Arts has some great products. Their catalog is gorgeous! Thanks everyone!!

kathy mccreary said...

Would you do a video on how you made the dragon fly please?

Mateja Povše said...

That dragonfly is gorgeous! Lovely cards :)

Melissa Edwards said...

Oh my stars! I love your cards! I have to have some sparkles!!!

Carol Cel said...

the dragonfly is absolutely gorgeous!

Amy D said...

Beautiful dragonfly & colors!!!

Daniela May said...


Two gorgeous cards to finish the blog hop - love the choice of color on the dragon fly and that sentiment is so right for the dragonfly size on the card - the mice is winking at me - I think he wants to come to my place soon. Great cards and thanks for sharing.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Dragon fly is so beautiful and color you picked is perfect ! Loving the adorable mouse too!

Jackie said...

Fabulous cards! I love the sparkle and shine of the dragonfly. So pretty! And that mouse is so cute. That set has really grown on me!Love it!!

Henriëtte said...

Gorgeous cards and the Dragonfly is stunning! Wow, what a great idea to use glitter on the wings, it looks so real. Thanks for you time and effort.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! The dragonfly accents are gorgeous!

Cindy C. said...

Love your sparkly CAS designs!! Thanks for the inspirations.

Karen L K said...

Wow Lucy that dragonfly looks so fantastic! I need to get one of those! That mouse card is super cute also.

Margaret said...

Love your cards, and the colors are scrumptious! The dragonfly die looks like a must-have to me!