Saturday, May 2, 2015

Die cutting with WPlus9

Hi, my cards of today are full of die cutting. I decided to try new ways of opening the card or to have a combination outside and inside. As you know, this month A Blog Named Hero is collaborating with the amazing company WPlus9.

I chose the 'Clear cut stackers: Stars' die from WPlus9 for these ideas and here you have the three results:

The greetings are from the Hero Arts 'Wish big candles' cling set and I love the peal cardstock combination.

In the next card, I decided to include half star outside and half star inside. I think is a funny option for a birthday card.

So nice and calm colour combination. I hope you like it.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Collaboration week with WPLUS9!!

Hi friends

It's time to welcome a new collaborating partner for May and we're so excited to be playing along with

YAYAY!! *happy claps*

So as per usual, all week long, the participating designers will be bringing you new inspirational projects, that incorporate Hero Arts and Wplus9!

Here's mine:

This cutey patootie bird is just DIVINE in real life so I really wanted to let the image sing.

I stamped it in Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink, onto some Neenah kraft which I diecut using Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die,  then proceeded to colour her in in Prismacolor Pencils, with a no-line colouring effect.

This card came out so stinkin pretty I think I might frame it :) Love that birdy.

 For a little extra glam, I added a touch of Wink Of Stella to the edge of the blue mat.

I did some tone on tone stamping using the same Soft Sand Shadow Ink, on some Neenah Kraft cardstock for the background.

That's it for me! I hope you like it and will come back tomorrow to see the next installment in our Inspiration Week!

See you soon!


Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hi friends!

Its winner time here at A Blog Named Hero.

We want to thank you all for participating in our challenges each month, and a big thank you to this month's collaborating company Altenew, who provided us with delicious products to play with.

Thanks to our longtime sponsors

two crafters have won a

For our first April challenge,

The winner is Caroline!

And our April 20th challenge:

The winner is Foleysfriend!


Please email us on, with the subject line "Challenge Winner" and we'll get your gift vouchers sorted!

Thanks again to everyone for participating!

See you again very soon.

Monday, April 27, 2015

painted flowers

Hello Everyone, This is Bhavana here. I have a card which I made using the Hero arts and Altenew products. This month Altenew is our collaborating partner here at A blog named hero.

For the background I have used Hero arts block design looped circle pattern. The background is stamped and gold embossed. Than used Altenew painted flowers stamp set to stamp the flowers and then fussy cut them. Have stamped and white embossed the sentiment at the centre of the black card base. Later die cut the white panel with simon says stamp stitched rectangle die and used foam tape to give dimension. Later added the flowers with glue.  Hope you all liked the card.

But before leaving don't forget to check out our second challenge for this month

and you could win

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