Friday, 24 July 2009

Hero blog hop!

Today is the I {Heart} Hero Arts Blog Hop! To enter you were asked to make a thank you card, tell your Hero Arts story and say why you are thankful for Hero Arts....so here's my card:


Recipe: Stamps - Birds and Branches/Thank You Messages (Hero Arts)
Ink - Memento black/Colorbox Chesnut

Card - Kraft and Stamper's Select White (Papertrey)/So Saffron DSP (SU)/Bitty Box Papers (Papertrey)

Other - Sewing machine/chipboard flower coloured with pink Copic marker/yellow button/linen thread (SU)/scallop edge punch (SU)
/Copic Sketch Markers

It was thanks to Jennifer McGuire's blog that I fell in love with Hero Arts stamps - I'd been stamping for a while and been aware of them of course, but it her cards that made me buy a Hero Arts catalogue (which I remember drooling over for hours!!) pointed me to the Hero blog and got me involved with the challenges.

I'm thankful for Hero Arts because I love the quality and range of their products, I love meeting new and fabulous stampers through their products and I love that they have amazing designers who continue to inspire me, Jennifer McGuire in particular, who is one of the most inspiring artists in blogland! If I'm lacking in mojo it I head to her blog and it soons comes a knockin'! Here's to Hero!!

So that's me - now if you want to join in or check out the rest of the blog hop have a lookie here.

I'm heading off to the WOMAD music festival this weekend, and in true English festival style it looks like Wellies will be the dress code, but that's ok - I have some funky ones ;) Then I'm going on to stay with some friends in Wiltshire so I'll bid you all a fabulous weekend and see you next week!

Kate x

52 comments:

Julie Batta said...

Hi, Kate. What a great card. I love the bird, the colors and most of all that flower with the twine. Great card to show your thanks!!!

Beverley said...

Hi Kate, beautiful card. I love your LO & how the centre piece is off set. Maybe one day us UK HA fans will have to meet up! That would be such fun!!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that card!! It was great hearing your story too!!

Kath said...

beautiful card kate...love your colour combo and that cute birdie...and I am loving reading everyone's hero arts story...hugs kath xxx

Vicki said...

Beautiful card Kate, what an adorable stamp, I love birds, colours and layout are great.

Vicki x

paperella said...

So adorable, Kate! LOve the whole design. Have fun at the WOMAD!

Kryssi said...

oh this card is just stunning!!

Cathy A said...

kate, I love your card and your choice of background colours. it was lovely to hear your hero story and I hope the weather holds for you, last weekend my daughter went to T4 at weston super mare and it bucketed down!!!

Jo said...

Hiya Kate! I've been awol for awhile and only just caught up on all your gorgeous creations. What a cutie this one is - the colours are fab too - love 'em.

I'll be at Jen's in September and I'm so excited to be meeting you at last!

Have a great time at the Festival!

Jo
xxx

Hannah. F said...

This is very Pretty!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful card and lovely to hear your story too. Have fun at the festival.

Mabel said...

What a super cute card, the bird are fabulous, great job!!

Aimes said...

Well you just know I'll LOVE this - how could I not with that cute birdie! LOL!
Love your stitching - so jealous at how straight it is, I still require lots of practise!
I get my inspiration from your blog btw ;D
Have a super muddy weekend at WOMAD hun!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

sideoats + scribbles said...

Great card!!!! :)

Chris Millar said...

Hi Kate!! Your card is so superb!! Love how you've put together such a fabulous design!

Stephanie said...

Perfect design and colours!
Love the bird! :-)

sideoats + scribbles said...

That is sooooo super sweet! Love it! Thanks for sharing your story! Hugs!

shelly said...

I love your card! It is so great.

Nancy L. said...

very pretty!

Sarah said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!! So cute!

dustypenny said...

This card is just lovely, Kate! I love all the details, including the stitching.

Alice Wertz said...

WOW!! What a fabulous card Kate! Love the coloring and design. Just gorgeous!

Stamping Cafe said...

Super duper adorable card, Kate! Love your design and colors! Great hearing your story too!!

Susan McRae said...

Adorable bird!

Jennifer said...

this is an adorable card. i love everything about it!

Laura said...

Kate, I found your blog through the HA hop, and I have to say, I love your style and your work. I will be checking out your posts more often!

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Kate! This is my first visit here. Thanks for sharing such a pretty card with us! :)

paula said...

What an amazing card. I love everything about your card :D & your story is wnderful as well.

Julie said...

This litle card is so stunning - Love, Love, Looooooove the colours - how cute. I too am a masssive Hero Arts Fan. I cant get enough of the little owls :D
Take care and have a great weekend - Julie xx

laura vegas said...

beautiful card kate! love the birdie ... so cute. and the stitching adds so much to the card.

Dawn said...

This is just so beautiful - love the birdie..
Have a great time at the festival

Dawn

LaurieS said...

Adorable bird, this is a great card! Have a great weekend!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Wow...Kate. Loving your card. You have just helped me loose a couple of hours blog hopping around looking at all the fab things made with hero arts. I can feel a bit of shopping coming on. LOL
Hope you have a great weekend.
Carole x

Alex said...

Kate,

What a lovely card!

I have a little something on my blog for you.

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

Suzanne C said...

So cute and adorable!

Lucy, England said...

Such a cute card Kate - and my wedding is in Wiltshire next Friday!!!
Have FUN. The weather doesn't look too bad today, hope it's good down south too.

Tina said...

Hello Kate,

what a lovely way to send a big "Thank You" to Jennifer. She is so very creativ, it´s unbelievabel. Did you see the DistressInk-videos? Ah... love them.

But, your artwork is brilliant to and it doesn´t matter, which stamps you are using. ;) :)

Hugs, Tina

Lin said...

Kate, I love your card - that bird gets me everytime, and everything is so pleasing! Also adding your blog to my bookmarks.

Shanna said...

Kate! I think your card is my absolute favorite so far thru this hop! I just have a week spot in my heart for those sweet birdy stamps! Love your card soooooo much! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! have a great weekend!

gscrapbooks said...

This is so sweet, love the little bird!

Anne said...

Hi, Kate! What a sweet card! I like how you tilted the focal piece a bit for interest! Happy Blog Hopping! :-)

Ashley M said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining in the fun Kate!

Vanessa said...

Your creations are beautiful! I signed in!

Hugs
Vanessa

Tina said...

Hello Kate,

it´s me again.I got an award for you for this new blog and the same one for the "A Passion for Papertrey"-blog. I hope, this makes your day start with a smile. :) Just take a look at my blog and grapp it.

Hugs, Tina

1scrappycat said...

cute, cute, cute! Love it all, colors, bird, scallops!

Virginia L. said...

Love your SWEET card. So glad that you love HA as much as I do! What a great blog you created here!

Beverley said...

Hi Kate, I have nominated you for a Circle of Friendship award over on my blog! http://littleshopofcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/circle-of-friends-blog-award-i-would.html

Joy said...

Hi Kate just discovered your fantastic blog I love the unfussiness of your cards and the stamping and colours are wonderful xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the colouring of the image. Anesha

Debbie said...

Hey honey congrats on winning the mono challenge on the hero blog!! :D :D

hugs
Debbie
x

Lesley Edmonds said...

This is a fabulous card. You are such an inspiration. Enjoy your fesitval.
Lesley x

Sam said...

That little birdie is so very CUTE! Love your colours too. Beautiful. Hope you had fun at the music fest.

:-).