Our Final Friend Friday Of The Year With Hero Arts


Welcome back to the last Friend Friday of this year with our friends at Hero Arts, we have had so much fun hopping along with them over the last few weeks. Hero Arts make such a great range of stamps, dies and accessories it has been a breeze to create projects with them.

Today Cathy shows how you can use the Branch Wreath Fancy die from the Christmas release to create a thank you card that is suitable for any time of year. The shells and netting have been colored using just two Chameleon pens, we love how the gradation in color on the shells gives them more shape!


If you would like to recreate this design you can download the full beach comber thanks photo step out instructions here.


Did you know that our friends in the Ukraine and Russia don’t celebrate Christmas until the 7th January, as part of the Orthodox Christmas? So with this in mind we have a Christmas card from our Russian designer Olesya.


By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya what inspired her to create this design, she said “Winter Time Fun set by hero Arts is meant to create funny scenes. I wanted to create my own with these cute forest critters looking at the raccoon to trim the tree in a proper way :)”.

If you would like to see how Olesya created this trim the tree card you can download the instructions here.



Although it is our last Friday with Hero Arts you still have the opportunity to enter our competition to try our pens too, so why not have a go and enter today, we will put your name in our Chameleon Santa Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but as it is Christmas our friends at Hero Arts have given us the Color Layering Sea Horse Bundle to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of Santa’s hat to win this prize too!  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 1st January 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Hero Arts and our designer Olesya that couldn’t resist creating a few more projects for you!  Just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.  Thanks for joining us over these last few weeks.

Libby Hickson – HERO ARTS

Olesya Kharkova

Here is a sneak peek of Olesya’s extra project on her blog so do stop by and say hi!


44 Comments on “Our Final Friend Friday Of The Year With Hero Arts”

  1. Jean Bullock

    How clever to color the shells that way. I never would have thought to do that. Great projects. I didn’t know that Russia and the Ukraine celebrates on the January 7th. In Mexico, gifts are not given on Christmas Day but on Epiphany. Happy New Year!

  2. barb macaskill

    Cathy’s shells and netting are lovely! I love how delicate the colors look on the shells! Olyesa’s card is stunning! LOVE the brilliant and vibrant colors! She has done a wonderful job coloring it! Sad that Friends Friday with Hero Arts is over but looking forward to the next collaboration! Off to Hero Arts to check out their projects! HAPPY NEW YEAR to the entire Chameleon team!

  3. Maureen Chandler

    Wonderful cards! This is a fascinating way to color and I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for the chance to win and Happy New Year to everyone!

  4. Brittany Z Thrift

    I just got the 22 pen set for Christmas. The Pens have been on my list for awhile and I love them. I would love to win another set to add to my collection. Good luck everyone and a Happy new year.

  5. Jennifer Hovermale

    What awesome cards!!! The first card reminds me of memories at the beach. Even though it’s a fantastic card, this same layout would be great as a real grapevine wreath with real seashells attached. The second card is SO ADORABLE with the scene set up with the little critters!!! I love the idea behind the layout, as well as the small details.
    *** Merry Christmas, Olesya!!!! May you enjoy this time with family and friends!! Also, I hope that you have a safe and wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year

  6. MsWipz - CraftingCircle.com

    I’m going to reiterate what previous posters said..I actually thought the shells were real and had been colored with Chameleons… WOW.. and that Christmas card is fab… love the vibrancy of it all..what great projects. Look forward to seeing you all again next year ..??

    Happy New Year everyone 🙂

  7. paulette

    Would love to win the pens or the stamps. Very cute wreath card, never thought of using christmas stamps or dies for other usesm great idea.

  8. Lisa Peters

    I’m looking forward to trying out my new pens. These examples will be a great place to start, whilst I get used to using them.

  9. Carla Hundley

    Happy New Year!
    Love the cards and
    the coloring is so
    pretty. Have
    enjoyed all the
    Friend Fridays
    Carla from Utah

  10. Mary Holshouser

    The shells look like they’ve just been picked up from the seashore.
    Fantastic coloring.
    Love the card with the snow cap. Bright and vivid colors.
    thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year

  11. Janelle

    I appreciate all the creative ways to use the stamps and pens. It helps someone that is new to these learn techniques and continue to create. Thank you!

  12. Dee Earnshaw

    Wow these two projects are gorgeous. LOVE the shell card and the way you colored the shells to make them look so real – Amazing work 🙂

  13. Becca Yahrling

    Those shells really look real! What an awesome design.
    And Olesya’s cards are so amazingly colored. And so very beautiful.
    Thank you so much to Hero Arts and Chameleon Pens for the
    generous giveaways. Happy New Year!

  14. Carey Nusbaum

    Beautiful sea shell wreath card! Also, the holiday card that Olesya created is adorable! Her coloring is incredible! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  15. Sherri

    I love what Cathy did with the shells from the sea horse set. They are beautiful. Wow! Olesya’s cards are gorgeous. I love the fun bright colors. I really need to give these pens a try.

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