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I am over at A Blog Named Hero today!

 Good morning everyone!
At A Blog Named Hero, we are celebrating Hero Arts this month. I have a solo post at the blog today with a Christmas card using Santa’s Elves Stamp & Cut. Here is a sneak peek!
Head over to A Blog Named Hero Blog for more details on how I made the card. And there are plenty to giveaway this month. So make sure your enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win 🙂
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I am over at A blog Named Hero!

Hey everyone,
I am over at A Blog Named Hero today with my solo post today.
Here is a sneak peek of my card.
 I am pretty pleased with the background I did on this card which is inspired by patterns on fabrics.
Head over to A Blog Named Hero to learn more about how I made this card. Enjoy!
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A blog Named Hero – Metallic Challenge!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to A Blog Named Hero first challenge of the month.

Make a project with metallic element in it. It can be a full on metallic background or a tiny element on the card. It is up to you. All we ask is to use atleast one Hero Arts product on your project.

Here is my take on the challenge.

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For my card, I have used Rain Dance stencil and sponged Gold Delicate pigment ink. While the ink was wet, I rubbed in some Perfect Pearls to add more iridescent metallic look. The picture does not justify how it looks in real. The metallic looks is just so beautiful on white background. I left the background to be the highlight by adding an elegant frame and a coloured sentiment from Hero Arts/Basic Grey Good Day stamp set. I added silver thread and silver metallic sequins to embellish.

Hope you can see the metallic look on the background on the closeup photo below.

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Come and play along the challenge with me. check out A Blog Named Hero for more design team inspiration of the challenge. 

Go get creative and enter via the linky tool below for your chance to win a
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 I have all the supplies I have used on my card below for you convenience.

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A Rainbow Photo Inspiration.

I have a really awesome challenge to share with you today.
This is new challenge from A Blog Named Hero.
It is a photo inspiration challenge.
Photo inspiration collage
When I first saw these beautiful rainbow photos, I was like YES! It was made for me! I am very excited because vibrant colours are my forte!
To make my card, I decided to mask and colour my images in rainbow colours. Here is my finished card.

Rainbow birthday card

I stamped three of the outline butterfly imaged from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Butterfly stamp set on masking paper and cut them out. Then one my card front, I stamped three butterflies at various angles and places to start with. These butterflies are the ones, that stay on the top. I covered these butterflies with the mask, then started stamping rest of the butterflies constantly masking the butterflies around and stamping to get a cluster of butterflies on the right side of the card front. I suggest you practice this on scrap cardstock before starting on the card front.

I then coloured the butterflies with copic markers in rainbow colours, starting with pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. To make the colours interesting, I have added shading in feather strokes. I absolutely love the colours. So vibrant and eye catching.

Rainbow card closeup!

I went over the outline with a light grey marker to give the butterflies a bit more depth. Finally I white heat embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages stamp set on to a strip of black cardstock, trimmed a edge at an angle and adhered on the card front using foam adhesives. I have finally added some glitter to the inner wing segment of the butterflies. Thats it. I haven’t added any sequins or enamel dots because I wanted the colourful butterflies to be the focal and highlight of the card.

Hope you liked my take on the challenge. Check out A Blog Named Hero for more design team inspiration. Come and play along with us.

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I am over at A Blog Named Hero

Good morning everyone!
Yes, It is Saturday morning for me in Western Australia. Since the school winter break has started, I caught up on my beauty sleep this morning. No early wake ups or school runs for the next couple of weeks. Yay! Downside is I will cooking and feeding a lot. Not just the two teenagers but plenty of socializing as well. I have 20 guest for dinner tonight. All prep work is already done. I just need to start cooking 🙂 Two entrees, two desserts (done), three curries, two rice dish, one bread plus couple of baby food dishes as there are two toddlers in the bunch. All under control with three pairs of helping hands. After all this I will not eat for another couple of days. The smell of cooking usually makes me feel full. Gosh! I am ranting away. 
I am here to say that I am over at A Blog Named Hero today sharing a card made using Hero Arts products and May Arts Ribbons our collaborative partner this month. 
Here is a sneak peek of  my card!
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Hop into A Blog Named Hero to see the full card and details of the card.
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Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Me again! Hello!
In this post I like to share a card I made for my solo post at A Blog Named Hero. 
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I Played along Hero Arts Monthly Challenge – Tic Tac Toe.
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I have used the first column on the left – circles, background stamp and watercolour. 
I have explained my design process at A Blog Named Hero Blog. So head over there to read more details.
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A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Favourite!

Good Morning!

Did you know A Blog Named Hero runs two challenge a month? The first challenge on the 10th and second is on the 20th of every month. All you need to do is use atleast one Hero Arts product for the challenge theme to make your project and link it up. You enter a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes from Simon Says Stamps.

Today’s theme for the challenge is Favourite.

“Create what your heart feels but make sure you use anything favorite to you. For example favorite technique, favorite stamp, favorite ink, favorite stencil etc.”
My favourite technique is stamping. I LOVE LOVE to stamp and make my own background. This is my all time favourite because the background is unique to you and your project. That is what I have done with my card today. Here is my card for the challenge.
Chirp Up Soon card
I have used the new Layered Bird stamp set only to make my card. I also wanted to show you that all you need is one stamp set to make you own background and also your focal point and sentiment. I stamped the white cardstock with the layered flowers and leaves from the stamp set. I have used Pink Ombre ink from Hero Arts for the flower base and Ruby ink also from Hero Arts for the shading. The leaves have Green Apple ink from Simon Says Stamp for the base of the leaves and Hero Arts Forvever Green for the shading. I stamped and filled the entire panel. This is my background panel.

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For the focal point, I trimmed the cardstock to a smaller size, then stamped the branch in Cup 0 Joe Hero Arts ink, then leaves in Green Apple ink from Simon Says Stamp. The layered bird is stamped in Blue ombre ink from Hero Arts for the base layer, then Soft Navy ink from Simon Says Stamp for the second layer, then Versafine Black ink for the third layer and the eyes and beak in Unicorn white pigment ink from Hero Arts. Sentiment is also from the same stamp set which is stamped in black ink.

I popped up this panel using foam adhesives and accented with Pretty Pink Posh’s Mossy Green and Orchid sequins.

Chirp up soon flat
Stamping brings so much enjoyment to me. I can stamp my heart out for many hours 🙂  Such a simple but fun technique in which you can customise your card however you want.

Hope you like it as much as I do. Come and play along the challenge at A Blog Named Hero.
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Clean and Simple Challenge At A Blog Named Hero

It is time for a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero.
This is a Clean and Simple Challenge.

This is my take on the challenge.

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I have used products from both Hero Arts and this month’s collaborative partner Wplus9.
For the background, I have used Stamp Your Own Salad stamp set from Hero Arts. For the leaves of the carrots, beetroots and onions, I stamped with Mowed Lawn distress ink and then watercoloured using waterbrush. For the roots itself, I have used Hero Arts Ombre inks Pink and Orange and Cockleshell dye ink from Wplus9.

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I then added a smaller panel of white striped acetate paper from We’re Memory Keepers. The Hello die is from Wplus9 which I die cut a few out of black cardstock and stacked glued them to get dimension.

The sentiment is from Stamp Your Own Salad stamp set which is stamped on a strip of white cardstock and adhered using foam. 

Veggie good friends closeup
There is a lot of white space and dimensions yet, this is a clean and simple card.
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