Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Blog Named Hero ...


I thought I'd have found a bit more time at the weekend to get inky & make some cards to share for the blog here but I've been busy with preparations over HERE for the next release!

Anyway, I did find time to squeeze in a little Hero Arts stamped card for the current challenge over on the NEW blog A BLOG NAMED HERO. If you have followed my blog here for long you will know that I {LOVE} Hero Arts stamps!

I may not have been using them for a while & some NEW ones are in my stash un-inked I am sad to say but I HAD to join in on the challenge and show my HA stamps some LOVE!

The challenge was to use your favourite HA stamp now thats a tough one for me as I have SO many & love all of them! LOL! This is what I came up with ...

I have to say that this butterfly is one of my all time favourites and it has been used SO many times! The reason I love it so much is the hearts on it are lovely to colour and its such a bold butterfly! With added sparkle like I've done on this card really makes it 'pop' from the card. 

Here is a close up ...

I absolutely LOVE Hero Arts Prisma Glitter and use it on almost everything! The sentiment is from a set that has seen a lot of ink in the past too. The border stamp was one that had not seen ink but I love it & don't know why it hasn't! LOL!

Theres a few more hours to join in on the fun HERE so if you have time check it out! I hope to be back soon with more cards to share!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Birthday Celebrations!

Hello There!

Well, it's a soggy Tuesday here in the North East of the UK, but I'm back today with another Spring coloured project to share.

Now I have created this project as it's 'A DAY TO CELEBRATE' it's The Paperlane's 2nd Birthday! The Paperlane is my local craft shop & I have spent many hours in there adding to my stash! LOL!

So, to celebrate the stores 2nd Birthday there is a Birthday Celebration Challenge over on The Paperlane blog HERE. The challenge is to either incorporate 2 sentiments onto your project or a cake with 2 candles. There is a FAB prize up for grabs a £15 gift certificate to spend! As I am part of the DT it's a shame I can't enter as I'd have that spent in no TIME!! 

There are a few ways you can join in the challenge, first by popping over and linking up on the blog, email your entry to Caz at The Paperlane or pop in store with your creation! 

I thought that the Time set from Uniko Studio was rather fitting for the Birthday Celebration! Below is a close up of the card I made ...

As you can see I used the 2 sentiment rule of the challenge on my card. I used some lovely Spring colours suitable for a Spring Birthday! Pool Party & Calypso Coral! I Simply stamped the clock face alternating the colours & then repeated the process on another piece of CS and fussy cut out the inner part of the floral element! Then adhered them to the card using foam pads for a bit of dimension. A few rhinestones & I was done! 

I couldn't stop there though I had to go on and make a matching Tag & Gift Box! 

For the box I used a Sizzix XL die to cut it out & stamped the graphic flowers randomly in the 2 colours before adhering together. The focal point for both the Tag & Box are created by using the largest graphic flower from the TIME set and one of the clock faces from the set. I fussy cut the centre flower just as I did for the card. The 2 scrolls are a Memory Box die 'Scrollwork' and add the perfect frilly touch! Some bling added here & there finishes off for good measure! 

Why not pop on over to The Paperlane Blog HERE and see what the other DT members have created for the challenge and join in on the fun! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with another project to share!