Monthly Archives: September 2014

A quick christmas card

Hello, Alexandra here.

It’s my turn for a blog post today and I thought I would share a quick christmas card I made with the lovely Poinsettia Tree stamp.


I started out with a piece of kraft cardstock (4 inches square) and stamped the image in Versamark before embossing in gold detail Embossing powder.

I used Prismacolor pencils to add some colour to the poinsettias, holly leaves, star and snow to the ground, blending with blending fluid and a paper stump. Glossy Accents over the star and poinsettias give them shine and while it was still wet I sprinkled a little bit of yellow fluffy stuff into the center of each flower. With the help of the tip of a toothpick I applied white Enamel Accents to the mistletoe berries and some of the other dots.

Here is a more detailed view:

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The panel was then matted onto red mirri cardstock (4,25 inches square) and white (4,75 inches square) and then glued to a kraft card blank and finished with a sentiment from Christmas Post.

Easy peasy, hope you like it!


A Vintage Frame


Hello, Heidi here to share my project with you, an altered frame.


I am so in love with the ‘Vintage’ set, I have used it many times and again here on my frame. All of the elements in the set, work so well together and I have included a new stamp, FMSF09E ‘Swallow Flight’, a larger bird image.


I have stamped up various items from the stamp set, cut out and placed around the frame.  The inkpad used is a Memento ‘Rich Plum’.


I have used some gorgeous Maja Design paper, which is double-sided and have filled a little glass bottle with white lace and added some plum bakers twine. I have scattered a few little white pearls around the frame.

Thanks for stopping by the Hobby Art blog today and don’t forget that our Jenny will be on Create & Craft on Monday 29th September @ 9am and 2pm, with lots of wonderful new products.

Heidi xx

Magic Painting for Grown Ups

Hi Guys
I really am turning into a rubbish blogger, I am a week late with my post here at Hobby Art.hobby 01 I decided that I would share a card that I made in a recent class using one of my all time favourite stamp sets.

hobby 02 I have created a panel using the Resist Technique. (Stamp image onto Glossy card stock using a Versamark Inkpad, heat set, sponge with Dye Based Ink to reveal your stamped image.) Magic Painting for Grown Ups!!

hobby 03 As you can see it is possible to use both fine line and detailed images with this technique. It even works really well with words. Once the panel has been sponged with colour buff with a piece of kitchen paper to remove any excess ink. I have also stamped and embossed a sentiment into the corner using Onyx Black Versafine and clear embossing powder.

hobby 04 The background card has been dry embossed using a Dotty Embossing folder and then mounted onto a white card base. The pictures make it all look a rather dark blue, where in fact it is all a rather subtle pink and purple.

Let’s hope that my next post will be on time, or I may find myself sacked lol.

Off to make a couple more samples for Jenny’s next TV appearance. More lovely new stamps to play with, how lucky am I?

Hugs and happy stamping


A Winter Scene

Good morning, it’s Heidi here to share another project with you.

I am really getting busy doing my Christmas cards and just love making ‘Scene-It’ cards using this gorgeous set – ‘Farmhouse Scene-It’.  Here is one to share with you today.


On my card, I have stamped up four of the images, including the little fox.  I have coloured in using Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pads – Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood.  I then have added some Stickles ‘Icicle’ glitter glue to give the illusion of snow.

I have made a large aperture into a white card blank, added a square of black card inside, behind my image which I have mounted onto sticky pads, this makes the circle stand out of the aperture.

The lovely swirly design that I have stamped on two of the card edges, is from the ‘Christmas Flourishes’ set and the lovely sentiment, ‘Softly fell the silent snow’ is from ‘Christmas Sentiments’.

Off to play some more with these gorgeous stamps, have a lovely day!

Heidi xx

Warm September.

I am loving this weather….warm days and cool nights wonderful. Hope you are all well with the late summer we are having I thought I would do a splash of colour before we go into Christmas whole heartedly ….I love the 2 flowers from the Sketchy Flowers set ….and it just goes to show what you can create with very little….I used

Floral Sketch Set

A verse from Inspirations

A flourish from the Flourish set

Onyx Black Versafine

Clear embossing powder to set the ink

Heat gun



To Colour them I used Brushos….Paint Crystals just a few grains goes a very long way. Small Paint brush, and a little water because the Versafine was heat embossed you can water colour without the ink running I used Red Orange and Yellow Brusho grain I love how it turnend out I hope you do too xxx

These are the sets used:

Inspirations Copyright WEB

CS067D Inspirations

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CS053D Flourishes


CS017D Floral Sketch

Snowman cards

Hi everyone Laura here with you today, I hope your all well. Waw what a show Jenny had the other week loads of sell out, if you, missed out on anything check the hobby art website as things are now back in stock!

Today I’m sharing two makes with you from the show using the so so cute Norman & friends and Georgie & robin. I love these snowmen they are just lovely.

First here is the Norman & friends card with a sentiment from the winter wishes set, iv also paper pieced Norman scarf to match the backing papers. I also used the fun White fluffy stuff and it is now back in stock on the website, so fun to use and gives such a lovely affect.

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For the Georgie & robin card I’ve stamped him on to acetate and then coloured the back in with paints. I’ve then stuck it down doming it slightly so that he sticks out, I’ve also just stamped a little bit of background on the bottom using the Farmhouse scene-it set.


I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post ill be back soon with some more samples from the show,

Laura x x

I’ve had a hoot this weekend!

Hi Everyone,

So I have been meaning to make this for quite sometime… This weekend I finally found some playtime and this was the finished result

Owl Heart

The original idea didn’t have the holly in and had leaves and branches in place instead. But I was feeling festive and I love the new Berries & Birds stamp set so the Holly in that was perfect.

Here’s the Step by Step…

Painted Heart

Firstly I painted the wooden heart using Distress Paint Frayed Burlap. Love the fact you don’t need a paint brush as it has a sponge applicator and you get a nice smooth finish. Apply one to two coats depending on the effect you want.  Paint both sides of the heart.
Wood Grain Heart
Once the Frayed Burlap is dry. Add your Woodgrain Stencil over the top. I’ve used Tim Holtz THS023 Woodgrain Stencil. I then used Gathered Twigs Distress Paint through the stencil. Sorry for the messy stencil I have been experimenting a lot recently using this and didn’t clean it up properly ( Tut Tut ) but good news it still works perfectly – just looks a mess! 
Wood Grain Heart Done
So one completed wood stain Heart. Now you need the decorations…
Stamped Owl & Holly
I used one of the Owls from CS066D Owls set. For this exercise I think I will call him Boris and two Holly branches from CS082D Berries & Birds. Colour these in however you would like, I used a mix of ProMarkers and Copics.
Then here comes the bit you either Love or Hate… The Cutting out. Most of you who will know me know I love cutting out, I just turn the telly on and sit there and cut out. 
You only need the owl and I used the two smaller hollies on the right hand side and layered them up and stuck them onto the wood using Pinflair Glue. I also added Glossy Accents to the Berries and the Owls eyes (Please make sure it’s all dry) Then add a bit of ribbon and you are done 😀
Owl Heart Close Up
So after I finished this my head was buzzing with what I wanted to do next… I’ve started my next project (coming soon)
Right that’s all for now I’m going to go and finish my other Project.
Thanks for reading!

Becki x

What you will need

AGTHS023 6.4cm, 8cm hole heart Pinflair Glue Owls WEB CS082D Berries & Birds COPYRIGHTTDD36371 TDD38542