May 6, 2019

Life Is Beautiful!

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start! We had a really nice and sunny weekend, I stayed busy trying to prepare my garden for some vegetabes. This is my first year starting from seeds unfortunately the plants aren't doing so well and I may end up having to buy some again when it's time to plant. What can I say I don't have a green thumb but love growing my own vegetables.

Today I am sharing a card made with last month's Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. And this is actually my first time making something with this kit, it sat on my desk for a few weeks now because I just didn't get the time to use it. Today Hero Arts is releasing their May kit and I am sharing a little info about that at the end of this post.

This Hero Arts kit includes several scenery dies which make wonderful silhouettes and work so well with a distress ink background. I started out by masking the bottom half of my card with post it notes, then using Antique LinenVictorian VelvetSeedless Preserves and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks/Oxides with an ink applicator tool I created the sunset. The city scene and gondolier were die cut using black card stock and adhered to the card. Some foam tape from this kit was used to adhere the gondolier to the card. Birds, sentiment and "Venetian" cancellation mark are all stamps from this kit, sentiment and birds were stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and the cancellation mark was stamped with Antique Linen ink. A CAS card that was quick to make! The card base is Hero Arts Dove White 100lb card stock.



If you like this kit then you're in luck, although released in April, it is currently still available here. Remember US orders do qualify for FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more. 









Sharing with these challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - More than one die // Just Us Girls - Movement // My Time to Craft - CAS // Crafty Catz  - Add a Sentiment // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Lost Coast Designs - Things Starting with B (Birds, Buildings) 

Anything Goes:




Ok, now some info about the May My Monthly Hero Stamp kit. I won't be sharing a card made with this kit as I cancelled my subscription recently  and won't be getting this kit, but I do want to continue sharing info for those of you interested and I am sure somewhere in the future I'll be purchasing another kit (they are also available without a subscription while supplies last), but I won't be getting this one.


This is what the May Stamp kit looks like, it's perfect for cards you send to your crafty/artsy friends. 


There were also some wonderful add-ons released, availabe HERE as a complete lot or individually HERE. My personal favorite is this cross stitch stamp set...but it might be sold out by the time I place an order... 



Thanks so much for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your week! 

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30 comments:

  1. Love the image Elibelle, love the colours. Pity about your seeds, fresh vegs from your garden are just so delicious. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

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    1. Thanks Maud. Thought I'd try the seeds, but I can always purchase some plants so will still have homegrown veggies.

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  2. I liked this kit when I saw it. You silhouette scene is lovely. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

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    1. Thanks so much, it's a pretty kit, no idea why it took me so long to get it out. I think I'm die challenged LOL. Glad I was able to join in this time!

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  3. Wow!! Such a surprise seeing my beautiful Italy and an Italian sentiment!!! :D Wonderful card with these sweet colours!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Alice. Yes, a most beautiful country, hope to visit it again some day!

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  4. Beautiful stamps and stamping, lovely design...a perfect entry for our challenge at Crafty Catz this week ...love that you followed the optional theme :)
    Chris
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    1. Thank you so much, Chris. Glad I was able to join in!

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  5. Hi this is a stunning card card I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge 63 which as always is Anything Goes. The sponsor is A Day for Daisies. Jackie DT

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  6. What a striking and eye catching card Ellie - love the evening scene you have created!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the scene and the colors!!! Good luck with your gardening!!!!

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  8. Beautiful!! Love your gorgeous inked background! Perfect for these fabulous die cuts! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather. Happy I was able to join in this time!

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  9. What a beautiful card! I love, love how you did the purple sky. Thanks so much for playing along with us at QKR this week.

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  10. Wonderful card with the great inked background and die cuts. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

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  11. Beautiful scene and the background is wonderful! Thanks for joining in on the fun! I hope you join us again on Catch The Bug!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

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  12. Lovely creation...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz xx CF DT

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  13. Beautiful card and love the colours. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge 8 at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

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  14. Really beautiful and evocative card :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

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  15. Fabulous design and colors,love your card...thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Ċ½eljka Dt xx

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  16. Such a beautiful card that transports me to Venice, where I visited many, many years ago! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the JUGS gallery!
    ~carol

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  17. Beautiful card and cool stamp set, something for any card, hugs, Lori m

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  18. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MTTC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  19. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at NJC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  20. Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  21. Hello, Thanks for joining our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge with your beautiful silhouette scene card. Hope you can join us for our next challenge too.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  22. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs
    pot.com.au/

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