Monday, May 11, 2009

More Hero Arts

Hi Folks.....well after my busy day in the garden was wind down time.....I am not a TV girl and let's face it Sunday nights just don't do it for me Dancing On Ice or Hell's Kitchen so it was off to the cubbyhole for a little play with some of my favourite stamps......Hero Arts.   If I told you that I have a lot of HA stamps....well that would be a slight understatement and thanks to my little win last week.....will shortly be adding to my collection.....yes... my prize is a bit of a shop in their online store but the problem is....which do I choose....I want them all.   What do I love about HERO ARTS.....their stamps are so versatile and can be used in many different ways.  On a recent visit to my local craft store.....I spotted that they had all the Hero Arts Card Art Stamps reduced in price......why....because folks probably don't know how to use them......I love this "THANK YOU" stamp.....OK just stamped onto looks a little boring....but stamped onto various patterned papers and looks entirely different...the papers used were another favourite...."Bella Bella Collection" from My Mind's Eye.

Stamps: Hero Arts..
.Card Art Flower Thank You
Heart Flourish
Border: Martha Stewart Lacy Edge Doiley Punch
Ink: Tim Holtz.... Walnut Stain....Brushed Corduroy
Self Adhesive Pearls from stash
 and I love to use their stamps to make backgrounds
The "Friends Background" is a bit of an oldie but doesn't look out of place with their latest releases
Stamps: Hero Arts......
Friends Background
Heart Flourish
Printed Flowers Clear Stamp Set
Inks: Tim Holtz....Faded Jeans...Brushed Curduroy...Walnut Stain
And isn't it strange no matter how tired I am....I can always muster some energy to craft....I am so lucky that my hobby is also my job.......IT'S NOT WORK.....IT'S JUST FUN....well on saying that I am off to have some more fun......lots to do this week......catch up with you all tomorrow and will maybe have time to fit in a challenge card......Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


Rach said...

wow !!
thses are two stunning cards Kath gorgeous papers and details.x

scotspanda said...

loving both of these cards, the "friends" stamp is fabulous I can see you could use that a lot. Love your style Kath :o)


Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards Kath, just love how you put everything together. Have a productive day :D

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Oh I love these..I am a big Hero Arts fan but yes they do sometimes get sadly neglected. Your card are stunning..beautiful colours and details. Enjoy the sun today! Hugs Judy x

Artyjen said...

Two great cards......super images used so well.

Unknown said...

Amazing cards Kath! You are a true artist...I love your work!
Alicia xx

Jane said...

Ooo Kath these two are super gorgeous!!! I might be having to get some of these stamps, you're cards are always so beautiful, love visiting your blog! Take care, Jane x x

Unknown said...

I love these card may have a look over at hero arts lol you have done a great job.

Love Dawn xx

Eveline said...

Great cards Kath.

peggy said...

Hi Kath,

Both cards are gorgeous !!!
Ans love the 'friends' stamp, the colour combo's from your cards are perfect !!!

Hugs, Peggy

Mummylade said...

Absolutely gorgeous, you make the cards so alive.

Cass said...

Two stunning cards Kath,and they are gorgeous stamps.I bought some ticket ones at craft demo this weekend,they had loads in stock.Enjoy your crafting day.Glorious sunshine here today.
Cass xxx

Mimi said...

Hi Kath!

First, sorry, I´m from Argentine and maybe my english isn´t too good. Not so long, I started making scrapbooks. And I love it. But I had made only one because I was making handcrafts for a expo here in Argentine, ENIARTE 2009. And it took me time. I love painting Mandalas and doing country toys like bears, lions, etc, which are made whith fabrics.
Your cards are amazings! I love the combination of the colors and the flowers. I will visit your blogg every day.
Regards, Mimi.

Wiccababe said...

stunning cards, these (IMHO) are "Classic Kath" cards! :)

mueppi said...

Two wonderful cards, Kath!
I love the flowers!
Hugs Gisela

Ania - "Z Papieru Tworzone" said...

Beautiful card, I love it!

Pia said...

Stunning cards Kath, just love how you put everything togethe, such a beautiful cards

Macpurp said...

these are beautiful! are both the background caring and friend stamps hero arts?
they are fab!

love the layering and colours.

love tina x

Diana said...

Those are awesome! You have a great sense of color and style!!!!!!!!!!!!

mudmaven said...

These are just spectacular Kath! Love them - going looking for some of those stamps too! ~chris

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards Kath!

Kim Piggott said...

Kath your cards are so stunning!
Such fabulous colours and your detail is so exquisite!
Your designs just blow me away fantastic!
kim x

Riet said...

Wowwww Kath,what a beautiful cards,l love the papers and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Anice said...

Beautiful cards as always Kath. I'm lucky enough to have alot of Kaths work in my sweaty little hands as she produces wonderful stuff as part of my DT and I can say that they are as beautiful and perfectly put together in real life as they look in the pictures. Kath you are a true artist.
Anice xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Kath, these two cards are just stunning, stunning .... Love the colours you've used which fits right into my personal taste. Your stamping is seriously creative ... one talented gal you are. Hugs from Desire

Anonymous said...

Hiya Kath Two very beautiful cards..Your stamping is `gorgeous` I love those stamps....
You are really soooo `gorgeous` It`s took me how long?????Blogger being very very norty!!!!to upload that post today...then I just flamin noticed I forgot to add a piccie on there:(grrrr....
Right enough of my waffling Have a very lovely Evening lovely Lady:)♥

Victoria said...

These cards are beautiful Kath. Love how you have used these Hero Arts stamps! Simply stunning!
Hugs, Vicky x

Pauline C said...

Beautiful Kath - fabulous use of these gorgeous Hero arts stamps - I especially love the Friends one which is just brilliant.
Pauline x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

HI Kath,

Hope you are well hunni and by the look of these two beauties you must be feeling fab!
I love your hero arts cards they always look so intricate and are always gorgeous!

Emma xxx

Dawn said...

Yup Kath it sure looks great!
I'm sure I have one of these kinds of stamps somewhere and guess what - It hasn't seen the light of day yet - mmmm! will have to have a dig and see where it's at now!!


Lynn said...

Beautiful cards, but I'm not surprised as all your cards are wonderful. I visit your blog most days to check out your latest creations.

Lynn x

Chrissy's Creations said...

Beautiful cards Kath, I love love love the fabulous flowers.

Steph said...

Wow, Kath! I don't know how you do it!!!

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Brill cards, as always, Kath! :o) Love that Hero Arts stamp, especially. Very useful.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Chris xx

Vicki said...

Wow, beautiful cards Kath, I love them and the colours are so nice!

Vicki x

Shelly said...

Truly beautiful cards, so different! I love popping in now and again as there's always something new to look at!

Tasha said...

Stunning cards Kath - both of them are works of art. Love the colours and fab layouts and the gorgeous backgrounds - fab
love tasha xx

Jozza said...

These are divine missus and those stamps are lush. I only have 3 Hero Arts stamps which must surely be a sin! x