Monday, 16 November 2015

Hero Arts + A Blog Named Hero Holiday Blog Hop


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Hello everyone and welcome to this exciting blog hop!

It's an honour to be part of this hop and I'm super grateful to Hero Arts for this opportunity. Lot's of great talent all around and I hope you are enjoying yourself.

You should come her from Jessica Frost Bellas's post. Amazing talent, right? If you happen to find a link that doesn't work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today's hop.

I created a Holiday card that has more of the traditional or perhaps vintage feel, which is completely out of my usual style. Somehow the Peace Poinsettia stamp set made me do this :)

I used my Distress markers and played around with the solid and outline stamp of the poinsettia to make my focal point and I also added a few stars on a string from Sparkle borders stamp set. That is such a versatile stamp set. Love it! 
I fist white embossed the sentiment Season's greetings on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock then I masked off the border to keep it white as possible. After that I played with water, Distress markers and my paintbrush. It was super fun. 

I don't know about you, but I can't stop myself from using some kind of glitter on my cards, especially if they are Holiday themed. That being said I had to make stars sparkle and the centre of my poinsettia stand out a bit. Red royal shading on my card base, foam tape on the back of my watercoloured panel and here we are.
And what fun would a blog hop be if there was no prizes along the way? So here it is...
We stashed away THREE of the November 2015 My Monthly Hero kits to giveaway to readers of this hop. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, November 24th.

If you happen to find a link that doesn't work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today's hop.
Thank you for thaking the time to visit my little blog and I hope I will see you again soo. Since this is a blog hop I can help you to the next stop which is amazing and super talented member of Hero Arts Creative team Suzanne Dahlberg.

Happy hopping and don't forget to leave a comment for the giveaway.







116 comments:

  1. Cool card...love the background!

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  2. This is so pretty! Love it.

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  3. DELIGHTFUL card Mateja!!!
    LOVE the colour of your poinsettia, the shading gives great dimension, ADORE your GORGEOUS background with the sparkling star garlands too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  4. This is gorgeous - really love how you made it have a vintage feel.

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  5. Excellent card! I love the background. Great masking on that! The poinsettia looks great and I love the sparkly stars. The color scheme is just perfect.

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  6. Love the white sentiment on a cool BG against gorgeous red colored Poinsettia! Love that teeny tiny star garland too!

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  7. I totally agree with you, glitter on holiday cards is a must! Love the vintage feel of this card!

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  8. Nicely done! Yes glitter makes it all the better. The background is amazing.

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  9. Great banners to bring some holiday sparkle to your pretty card!

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  10. Very pretty, love those glittery stars!!

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  11. This layout is amazing - a great card with lost of sparkle!! TFS

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  12. Wonderful background! Great card.

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  13. Mateja! Awesome job on the vintage feel!! Love the poinsettia paired with those stars!

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  14. Mateja, your card is gorgeous! Love the vintage style and your poinsettia is beautiful. Great star garland :)

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  15. I agree the vintage style is so lovely on your card!

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  16. The background is so gorgeous and makes the poinsettia simply POP!

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  17. Oh, Mateka! This is lovely. Adore the feeling of this card. It's very well done.

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  18. This has a beautiful, vintage vibe that I love! Wonderful shimmery stars!

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  19. Love your garland of stars! Such a cheerful touch stringing across the top of your lovely card.

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  20. Gorgeous card! Love the background ♥

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  21. I think this is my favorite one yet. Very pretty!

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  22. Beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration....I have Tim Holtz distress inks & really haven't learned to use them that much...I need to practice!!

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  23. I adore the vintage feel of your card! So beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful card! I love your use of watercolor!

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  25. Beautiful card! I love your use of watercolor!

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  26. Beautiful card!! Love your coloring!! Very beautiful!!

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  27. Beautiful! Watercolor is my favorite and this is truly awesome.

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  28. i LOVE that sparkle borders set!

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  29. I like that you used watercoloring with Distress markers. Your poinsettia colors are beautiful!

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  30. Great background. Design is well balanced. Also love the stars.

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  31. Love the starry garland! :)

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  32. YEP YOU REALLY CAUGHT THE FESTIVE FEEL. STARS ARE WONDERFUL

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  33. I just love the red Poinsettia you colored!

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  34. Stunning! Beautiful poinsettia and I love the background. Awesome card!

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  35. Great job on your vintage style poinsettia, love the background on the beautiful card too!

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  36. Yes a super fun background and that poinsettia is just gorgeous!!!

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  37. Lovely background and shading!

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  38. I love the poinsettia. Lovely card.

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  39. This card has a lovely vintage look to it...beautiful!

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  40. Wow, love the watercoloring and your choice of color.

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  41. Such a beautiful card - love the poinsettia!

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  42. Hi Maetja ~ What an exquisite card you created here for this blog hop! I love playing with distress inks....every result is different and fun. Such a beautiful card.
    #sharehandmadekindness

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  43. This is a beautiful card! I've been very drawn to poinsettias this year for some reason. I loved seeing your watercoloed card featuring my new love!

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  44. What a beautiful card! I would be pleased to find such a card in my mailbox next month!

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  45. For someone who says she doesn't usually do vintage style cards, you did a beautiful one! I may have to get that poinsettia stamp and see if makes me create like this! ;-). I love the background you created with the distress markers and the added glitter as well. Thank you for sharing on this hop and for inspiring me to give this a try.

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    1. I really don't do vintage :D This is my second card with that kind of style :) You can do it, I'm sure of it :)

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  46. BEAUTIFUL CARD. THE BACKGROUND REALLY SETS IT OFF

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  47. Love the sparkle border stamp and love that you filled the stars with glitz.

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  48. Lovely card Mateja! So creative!

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  49. Lovely card Mateja! So creative!

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  50. Very pretty card. Love the vintage feel!

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  51. Your card is gorgeous, I love your background and nice colouring. Sahra Scrap

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  52. What a great festive looking card, thanks for sharing!

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  53. Beautiful colors (love the combination your used) and design. Water coloring is really nice.

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  54. Gorgeous card - can't go wrong with watercolor!

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  55. Gorgeous! Love the water coloring and the background with the star garland looks lovely! Beautiful poinsettia!

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  56. Very nice, the background is perfect for the bright and beautiful poinsettia, the stars are just right to finish off the look.

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  57. Great techniques on this card. Beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  58. Your poinsettia is so pretty!

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  59. beautiful card. love the watercolor background and the star garland. super pretty poinsettia too.

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  60. So pretty! Love the background and the stars!

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  61. Very lovely. A great job on the background.

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  62. I'm with you. I loce the sparkle of gold and the borders does that well.

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  63. Very nice card, love the background!

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  64. Beautiful card. I love your background! Thank you for sharing.

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  65. great card -- beautiful! i just need to find alternatives to glitter and embossing powders ... love your own-made background, too!

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  66. Very nice. I love that you added the star garland and some bling!

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  67. Beautiful card! Love the star garland!

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  68. Gorgeous card. The background makes the poinsettia really shine. Thanks

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  69. A lovely mix of traditional elements!

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  70. The poinsettia has so much depth!

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  71. I have this poinsettia stamp. So happy to see how you have colored it in. Beautiful!!

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  72. Gorgeous card! I love the poinsettia and glitter, thanks for sharing.

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  73. I fully agree with you on the glitter... especially on holiday cards. I also like your background.

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  74. I really like this distressed vintage style and yes to the glitter - you've gotta have some sparkle!

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  75. Beautiful card! I just love how you used the glitter in the stars, and it looks amazing! What's Christmas without glitter?
    Take care!
    Michele

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    1. There is no Christmas without glitter :)

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  76. Great combination! I never considered brown background with glitter, but it looks amazing!

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  77. Love the festive look it has

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  78. Love the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Love the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. so very beautiful
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  81. Your card is wonderful! I really like the background!

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  82. Very lovely! I love the sparkly stars!

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  83. Very pretty, just love the background!!

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  84. Lovely card! Background is so adorable ;)

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  85. Beautiful card and lovely background. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  86. Beautiful, beautiful background!
    And what's a card without glitter?

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  87. Love the background. Perfect for the other elements of the card. Beautiful card.

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  88. love, love, love, this card.

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  89. lovely Background and the card is beautiful.

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  90. Ozadje je fantastično in se lepo ujema z božično zvezdo.

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  91. Gorgeous. I created a poinsettia card earlier this year, colouring both the poinsettia and the background using alcohol markers, but now I want to recreate your card. Love the vintage feel.

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  92. this is so vintagey and lovely and yep, I love my glitter so much my blog is called Glitter in my Kitchen! :)

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  93. Fantastic background!..and yes...I'm a bit of a glitter girl myself and I think you used the perfect amount...beautiful!

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  94. What an incredible background! Amazed at how beautiful this card is!

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