Friday, October 31, 2014

Winners from September and October challenges

Hi there!

I'm here today to announce the winners from our September and October challenges--sorry for the delay on the September announcement!

For the September winners first:

Our winner is


and our Heroines are



and for challenge #52
our winner is

and our Heroines for this challenge are


for Octobers challenges!

First up, challenge #53

the winner is


our Heroines are:


and then

according to random.org, the winner is 


heroines are




CONGRATULATIONS!


Please email us on ablognamedhero@gmail.com and specify whether you're a GV winner or heroine, and for which challenge, and we'll sort out your prizes or badge!

Thanks again so much for participating!

We'll be back November 1st to introduce our Month Long Christmas event!!!

See you then!

Linda x

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Glitter it up!

Hi friends,

it's Christine :) Today I'd like to talk about glitter. I've never been a glitter-loving girl, but Christmas is the time that needs some glitter. So I thought I'd share my favorite ways to add glitter.

As you al know  we have been collaborating with Lawn Fawn this month. Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts are a match made in heaven.


1) Glitter embossing powder
There are lot of colored glitter-embossing-powders, but the one I love more than all the others is WOW Sparkle Clear. It's a clear powder, so you can use it on colored images, colored backgrounds and even patterned paper. Look at this:




This is a pretty bold version of glitter, and so so so much fun!

2) Stickles
Stickles are the mess-free version of Glitter, still bold and shiny. Well, it need's some time to dry and I am impatient, that's why I don't use them very often. You can use them to color in images, add gliter-droplets, draw lines... anything you want!


I colored the image first and then added stickles on top. You don't need much on your card with accents like that!


3) Wink of Stella
This might be the most popular glitter right now. Wink of stella (clear) adds some suddle shimmer to your card -  I added it to the snowmen to make the snow reflect the light. 




The wink of stella is mess-free, easy to apply, don' take long to dry - no wonder it's so popular. It's perfect for a soft shimmer :)

What is your favorite way to add glitter? Any tipps what I need to try I'd love to know - thanks for sharing your ideas!


Have you played along with our latest challenge? It's about recycling. 
The amazing Simon Says Stamp is giving away a shopping spree to one lucky winner.










Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hey foxy lady!

Anyone remember that old song by Jimi Hendrix? I saw that cute fox in the Lawn Fawn stamp set Joy to the woods and got it in my head. Also I needed some relaxing colouring therapy and just had to make a foxy background with the foxy lady. I went a bit nuts with this card and sat up until 2.40 in the night to get all the little foxes coloured. 
See that foxy lady down in the left corner? She is popped up on 3D-adhesives, got a fancy gold collar and is just a bit foxier than the rest. The Stepping Stone alpha from Hero arts came in handy once again, love that font!

As you might have noticed we have been collaborating with Lawn Fawn this month.

And the current challenge is on the theme recycling. I could say I recycled the gold thread on this card, I found it laying beside the sewing machine. I'm not sure if that counts but that's as close as I got ;)

The amazing Simon Says Stamp is giving away a shopping spree to one lucky winner.






Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you will be joining me in singing Foxy Lady over and over in your head now, it doesn't seem to want to go away now.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspired again! Flap-Fold-Card

Hi everybody, Tanja here!

Do you know Anni? Or better the amazing blog Annikarten? I'm sure a lot of you do! Anni is one of my favorite cardmaker. I follow her blog already a few years.
As I saw Annis awesome card I could not resist and I knew: this is my next project at ABNH.


This month we have a great collaboration with Lawn Fawn and this is a good reason to use this cuuute little penguin.
 
http://www.lawnfawn.com/
 
(Klick for the initial tutorial)

 


 


 
 
 
Don’t forget our current challenge.
Won't you play along with us?
Remember that there’s a Simon Says Stamp Gift Voucher up for grabs for one lucky player!
tanja

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