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Hero Arts Winter Forest Halloween card

Hi all! I’m back after a month long forced break as I went back to France for a week to work but had to stay for a month! I didn’t have any of my craft supplies with me and my withdrawal systems were so severe I had to drink quite alot to compensate… LoL! I’m joking! (well not really…)

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Anyway, all that just to say that I’m SOOOO happy to be back and making card and today’s card uses Hero Arts Winter Forest Digi stamp from the a2z Scrapbooking store which I decided to transform in to a Halloween card!  This is my first Halloween card as we don’t send Halloween cards in Europe but as our current challenge is to make “Frightfully Fun” cards, I thought I’d challenge myself.

I first prepared my background by blending in Ranger’s distress inks and went over it all with Hero Arts Black ink. This is the first time I’ve used their inks to blend and they go on really well! I then flicked on some water. I formatted & printed the rows of trees from the digi stamp set which contains 8 stamps around the main image and 12 extras, like paper and other Christmas digi images.

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I used just the row of trees and once they were printed on my background, I drew in the tree branches, with any black marker, to make them look even spookier! To draw in the spooky wolves eyes, I used my Derwent line painter which are pens that contain acrylic paint, so they’re great to colour over distress inks. The white specks are also from a white Derwent pen. I wanted to use a Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment and found this from their Color layering hydrangeas set which I stamped in white and went over with my yellow Derwent pen.. I thought it quite funny to suggest that it’s the wolves that are here for you… just waiting for you… or it could also mean that I’m here to keep all those bad things away.

Well I hope you liked how I transformed this Christmas digi stamp into a Halloween card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Creative week!

Gwendolyn

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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A2Z Scrapbooking Haunted Halloween

Hi everyone! An October kind of card for sure.  Be sure to join our challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Frightfully Fun!   We know everyone loves this particular theme and we’re happy to indulge you! Create whatever your heart desires!

Arlene here.  Sometimes I don’t know what size I want to work with and with a digital stamp, you can try different sizes at will.  The digital haunted house kit has so many options and I really like this house.  I had cut out the house and left it on my desk just in case, yes, in case I wanted to use it.  I had purchased the Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die with an eye to its versatility in use.  Cut it in green for both spring, summer and winter, spring with spring colors on the flowers, winter with red flowers and NOW, in black for a creepy vine.

The hint of pink in the photo is not real, this is a black and white card with dots of Nuvo on the vines.

Don’t forget about your discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more at A2Z Scrapbooking and look for my post at A Bit of This and That.

Close-up of card with the Nuvo drops

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts HaHoliday Greenery Edge Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts Haunted digital kit Halloween 
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs alphabet 2 – Lower Case
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Frame It Stitched Rectangles
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Simply White, Dandelion Yellow, ,Crushed Grape and Caribbean Ocean
  • Nuveo Glitter Drops Silver Moondust
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Spooky Labels for a Spooky Duel

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share my October Digi Duel with Arlene. We got to play with the Hero Arts Spooky Labels digital stamps and it was fun! I love Halloween paper products…okay, I’m addicted to them…even though I never make enough projects to use all my paper and embellies and stamps. Luckily, these digi stamps don’t take up room in my craft stash!

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Arlene made a festive Halloween card here with the stamp that says October 31. It even comes with its own spider web. Arlene went for fun and colorful and she nailed it…I know some nieces and nephews who would love this one!

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I went more for spooky and vintage, using the Trick-or-Treat sentiment. I used black, silver and white to make this spooky. The paper is silver shimmer paper and the bat has some silver foil to make it shine. You can see more shininess in the close-up.

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If you want your own Spooky Labels digi set to play with, enter our monthly challenge and maybe you’ll win a free set! Or you can just hop to the store and buy it right now if you’re like me and can’t wait to make your own Halloween projects.

Chark’s Supplies:

Spooky Labels

Silver Shimmer Paper

Silver Foil Sheets

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Haunted Digi with orange sky

Hi everybody,

 

I must admit I am not very good at making Halloween card, but I think the Hero Arts Haunted digi kit helped me a lot!!  LOL

 

I resized the haunted house image to fit the height of my card, but it does not fill up the width, so I had to copy and paste part of it, and printed on white card stock.

The orange sky is created by sponging Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Barn Door.  Trees, bats and ‘Boo’ are stamped in black.  The Jack O’Lantern are stamped on separate card stock, colored and hand cut, then adhered to card base.  And I used coloring pencil to fill in the windows.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Haunted Halloween at A2Z

Black and white is haunting too.  I was going to color the background, but couldn’t get past the black and white phase.

I couldn’t get past stark and bold.  Below the photos are instructions on how I put this card together.

And do remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.  Follow me to A2Z Scrapbooking to enter the challenge of Frightfully Fun.

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I printed out the haunted house from an A2Z Scrapbooking digital kit, Haunted Digital Kit, Halloween about a month ago.  I usually die cut an image so I don’t have a large sheet, but smaller, more manageable pieces of paper, either squares, rectangles or sometimes circles, depending on the image.  I sort through them to see if an idea pops up.  POP!

I used the second largest scallop die in both white and black, scored at the top, folded and adhered together. Listed below are the papers:

  • Black schallop
  • White scallop
  • Black cardstock with white dots Postage Stamp Squares
  • White panel with printed haunted house

I popped up the “BOO” and added the stickers.  I rarely have a card come together so fast, but the image did have to sit for a month.  You can see my post at A Bit of This and That.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit Halloween at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween at A2Z Scrapbooking (sentiment BOO)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares dies
  • QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Squares dies
  • Scrap dotted paper peanl
  • Vagabond
  • Silhouette
  • Starform stickers (Glitter Violet/Silver) (look like gems)


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a2z scrapbooking October 2018 challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Frightfully Fun!   Off you go to create something frightfully fun to enter October’s challenge here at A2Z Scrapbooking.

We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look.

Arlene

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sppoky sky stamping – unknown
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss = Ebony Black
  • Distress inks candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, cracked pistachio and hickory smoke
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Vagabond die cutting machine

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Cindy

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Karen

Haunted Digital Kit

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Annie

Trick or Treat Card (Spooky Labels)

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Black Ink
  • Recollections Brand Cardstock – Black, Orange, Green & Purple
  • Studio G Brand Baker’s Twine in Black & White
  • Gina Marie Designs Flat Mat Enamel Dots – Black, Orange & Purple
  • Scotch Brand 3M Foam  & ATG Adhesive

 

 

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CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:

As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is the Hero Arts Spooky Label Digital Kit!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

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Miss You Sew Much

Hi everybody,

Today I share a CAS ‘miss you’ card, it is inspired by my mom.  She was a seamstress, and she taught me how to use the sewing machine.  I miss her much!!

 

To make my CAS card, I used an image editor to remove color, and to resize the sewing machine image and printed twice.   Once on pattern paper, and another on white card stock (image positioned on right side of the card stock, so when folded the image would be on the card front) with the sentiment placed underneath it.  I rendered the image printed on pattern paper with coloring pencils, hand cut, and then adhered to the card base.  I added colored to the thread, and hand drawn thread to connect the sentiment.  To ground the sewing machine I added Washi tape in similar colors.  The final touch was glossy accent on some buttons and decor on the sewing machine, and I rounded the corners of my card.

 

We are having a Design Team Call right now, do you love Hero Arts products and crafting?  Yes?  Check details Here.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Seventh Heaven Digi Duel

Hi, friends, Chark here today with Arlene to duke it out…or duel it out…with each other. We’re both using the Hero Arts digi stamp set called Seventh Heaven. Basically, we each took the digis and made our own projects to pit them against each other. Ka-pow! Just kidding, no DT members were hurt in this duel.

Here are Arlene’s two projects…check her blog for more details. I love how this sun really pops on her backgrounds–they look like swirling clouds, don’t you think?

Arlene’s Supplies:

  • Hero Arts digital kit 7th Heaven at A2Z
  • Hero Arts digital kit Birthday Bash (sentiment) at A2Z
  • Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
  • QuicKutz Nesting Circle Dies
  • The Paper Studio “Pastel Marble” paper
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Midnight Blue
  • Vagabond die cut machine

And here’s my square card. I looovved the sun in this set and it’s already colored, so using it makes for a fast card. I added a sentiment from the set in the middle of the sun, printed it and adhered it to a square card. I added a ribbon from my stash and I was finished!

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Chark’s Supplies:

• 7th Heaven Digi Stamps

• Ribbon and cardstock from stash

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Want to win this digi set? Just enter our monthly challenge (the link is at the top of the blog) and with a little luck, it’ll come home with you!

Thanks for stopping!

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Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digis on the Move

A2Z has a Clean and Simple challenge for September and I chose to work with the Vintage Travel digital kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking.  All of the images are from this same kit.digital kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking.  All of the images are from this same kit.  Since it’s a CAS challenge, I made these very CAS.  The sentiments are my own handiwork.

 

  Up, up, up and away

Vintage is just a Concept

 

Time Rushes by Like a Train on its Track

Up in the Air

This post is also at A Bit of This and That.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

Image may contain: flower and text

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts digital kit Vintage Travel only at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Distress inks, one on each card – candied apple, dusty concord and fired brick
  • white cardstock

 


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The Perfect Blend

Hi all! Its Gwendolyn and I’m back today to share a perfect blend I discovered when I mixed Sugartree & Hero Arts digital stamps! In my last two posts I showed you how you could use the Hero Arts “Painted Petals” digi stamp, and then the Sugartree “Hug In A Mug” digi stamp.

Well today, I’m going to show you how to use both of them together!

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I created a little video of how I edited the digi files to add the sunflowers and sentiment on the mug and you can find it at the end of the post. Please forgive me if its a little shaky as its the first time I did a video of my screenshot. Once they were edited to create a sunflower mug, I printed them on Nina Solar White paper and coloured them in with my Derwent Graphik line painters. These are acrylic paints in a pen and create a very thick layer of ink. I doodled in the leaves & coloured thsunflower mug main 900pix.jpge handle green with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator marker.

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To finish, I added a little Nuvo Crystal drops in the middle of each flower and used the tip of the applicator to create the bumpy texture to add more interest. This was a very simple card to make and I hope you like it! As promised here is the video I made to show you how I digitally assembled the images using the Pages app as I have an iMac it should be the same method with Word or Powerpoint.

 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you an amazing crafting weekend!

Hugs,

Gwendolyn

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook?so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

Image may contain: flower and text

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.