Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tim Holtz Snowflake Hobby Art snowflake and sentiment


Hi Everyone sorry I have been quiet . I have had a stinking cold , Oh nothing major but you know what it’s like when you feel poorly everything seems to take twice as long. here is a card I made using the Tim Holtz Snowflake  …..

You will need Tim Holtz cutting/embossing die

White card cut to size for die cut.  And circle of card for painting onto   I used a 5 1/2 inch circle. And another circle cut a little larger to mat and layer it onto

Any blue Brusho powder paints

Small mister bottle with a little water

Hobby Art snowflake stamp

Sentiment stamp

Versamark inkpad

White embossing powder

Heat gun.

Blue distress inkpad and an Antique Linen inkpad


The Tim Holtz snowflake can be bought from Hobby Art it has an embossing folder with it so …first I cut the snowflake out with the Big Shot. then put a little ink in the embossing folder lay the now cut snowflake in the folder and emboss ….when you take it out you will have a image tinged with blue and linen ….nice put to one side and leave to dry.  Do this again as you will need two snowflakes.  Next take the Circle gently sprinkle over with brushos  (Rich coloured powdered paint ) and lightly spritz water over the powder the colour will explode in front of your eyes… you can leave this to dry naturally or you can turn the circle this way and that to chase the paint round the circle or you can dry with a heat gun but don’t dry or heat to close to  the card, now its damp it scorches easily. so you have a round piece of card and a drying snowflake the round card should be dry before you stamp in versafine your Hobby Art snowflake….just stamp them randomly not too many…. then shake white embossing powder and gently heat with heat gun stamp out your sentiment on another piece of white card.  ( I find this is a good way to use the scraps of card I have left over from other projects )  Mat and layer the sentiment and  attach the now dry Snowflake to the middle of the circle ….and cut the other  snowflake in half  and attach to the underneath of the now matted and layered image then glue to cardstock of your choice ……I hope you like it. xxx

Crafty Hugs

Bernie xxx


Robin Stand Card

Hi, Heidi here to share another blog project.

I have made a little stand card using the ‘Berries and Birds’ stamp set, recently launched on Create & Craft TV. I just love this set.  As in all of the stamp sets, there are so many elements to mix and match – its stamping heaven!

Here is my card, a product list and how my card was made.


and the inside


Stamp sets used :

CS082D Berries & Birds      CS059D Winter Wishes

Products Used :

Red Bazzill Cardstock, Cream stamping card, Red Berries Inkpad, Forest Moss Inkpad, Circle punch, Water brush, green ribbon and large cream pearl. Double sided tape and sticky pads.

How Card was made :

(1) Cut a large oblong from Red Bazzill, to measure : 28cms x 10cms.

(2) Score at 7cms and 14cms. Fold edges well.

(3) Cut another oblong from Red Bazzill, to measure : 11.5cms x 8cms.

(4) Cut cream card to matt onto card pieces.

(5) Stamp up holly and robin images all around the cream card pieces, using the ‘Red Berries’ and ‘Forest Moss’ inkpads. Ink edges of cream card with ‘Forest Moss’ inkpad.

(6) Stamp up sentiment to front of matt and inside card, as shown.

(7) Stamp up robin using ‘Forest Moss’ onto cream card. Colour in using water brush and inkpads.

(8) Cut robin out, add sticky pads and stick to card front.

(9) Tie cream ribbon round card front, tie a neat bow. Stick down to side piece.

(10) Punch a circle from Red Bazzill and stamp out circular sentiment onto cream card, cut out.

(11) Stick all elements together.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today,

Have a Merry Christmas,



Christmas Tags

Hi All,

Becki here again,

Just thought I’d share some tags I made for the Christmas Workshop just gone. I know I said I would put my tree card up… just thought I would get a bit festive first, with Christmas approaching fast!

Robin Tag

Reindeer Tag

I absolutely love these Nordic backgrounds and you can make them yourselves no need to buy printed Nordic papers ever again!

Big Shot Tag Die

1. Put your Tim Holtz Tag Die through a Big Shot or Cuttlebug. I Used a Red Kraft-Core No:4 Coredinations Cardstock.

Tag Die

2. So this is one of my most used dies and it’s thanks to Paula Pascual’s advice. I had the 25 and the deer dies by Tim hotz. Those are magnetic dies and so need a magnetic plate. However this die gives you the magnetic plate as well as being a tag die. Perfect!

Sanded Tag

3. Ok so this picture isn’t very good for showing the kraft core after I have lightly sanded the edges and made it look a bit rustic. But trust me it looks good.

Embossing Tag

4. Ok so I didn’t actually take a picture of the red card with the embossing folder (ooops)…  but you get the idea. Run the tag and embossing folder through your Big shot or cuttlebug.

Embossed Tag

5. Really love my little find of these folders they really are gorgeous designs. 

Sanded Embossed Tag

6. Sand across the embossed surface and the Kraft Core will really show through!

And there you have it one Rustic Background 🙂

Robin Tag

7. Then I just decorated using the Berries & Birds Stamp set and a 25 Die. As usual all cut out and coloured using Promarkers/copics and a bit of glossy accents on the berries for that little finishing touch.

I will show the reindeer one later in the week thought I’d spread the inspiration out rather than craft overload in one hit. 

Well that’s all from me for the moment hope you enjoyed it 🙂

What you will need

CS082D Berries & Birds COPYRIGHT




Glossy Accents

 Red Kraft Core Card & Sanding Block

December Blog Challenge

December Blog Challenge

Wow what a lovely response we had to our first blog challenge. 

The new theme for December is Winter.

Here’s a bit of inspiration it doesn’t necessarily have to have Christmas wordings etc… Just as long as it’s a wintry card.

Alex - Woodland Glade


Laura - Rodney2

Robin Tag

Kim - Robin 2

Please send all your entries via email:

or post onto Facebook or Twitter and say it’s for the December Blog Challenge.

Prize for the Winner

1st Prize – £50 gift voucher to be spent on stamps.

prizes will vary monthly.

Rules for Entry

1. Please use only Hobby Art Stamps. You can use other products on your cards (e.g. dies, ribbons, papers)
2. All entries must be received before the closing date: 31st December 2014
3. Only entries made within the theme will be accepted
4. You may submit up to 3 entries per person
6. You can make any tag or project –  it doesn’t have to be a card.
7. All Projects and cards must be handmade.  No digital replication is allowed.
8. When emailing entries please include your name.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

If you have any questions please contact us:

Blog Challenge – November Winners!

A BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s first ever blog Challenge.  The entries are amazing. Really inspiring.

We instantly had a problem when we looked at the cards/projects. The problem was that the standard was so high it would have been almost impossible to choose one winner.

 In the end we decided that the fairest way of doing it , as lots of other Challenge blogs do, is to use a Random number Generator.  This means that everyone has an equal chance of winning and also has the bonus of saving us stress trying to pick out one from all the fantastic  projects! So this is what we will do with further Challenges too.

The winner this month is……..

1st Winner

Julia Bettinson Blog Challenge

1st Winner – £30 Gift Voucher goes to Julia Bettinson.

 Second prize is…………

2nd Winner

Sonia Murphy3 Sonia Murphy4

2nd Winner – Stamp set of choice goes to Sonia Murphy.

We will be contacting winners later today.

You can see all the entries below and also on the Hobby Art blog.


Thanks for all your hard work.

The challenge for December is ‘Winter’ somewhat influenced by the drop in temperature today!!

We will put a sample card, or two, onto the blog during the next day, or two, to give you some inspiration. Hope you find time to ‘have a go’.


Here are the entries…

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.

Kate DiscombeKate Discombe2Kate Discombe3

 These Gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Debbie Cudley

 This Gorgeous card was made by Debbie Cudley.

Christine Smith HobbyArt Poppy

This Gorgeous card was made by Christine Smith.

Tracy Southam

This Gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.

Sonia Murphy

 Sonia Murphy2Sonia Murphy3Sonia Murphy4

 These Gorgeous cards were made by Sonia Murphy.

Veronica Pell

This Gorgeous Tag was made by Veronica Pell.

Julia Bettinson Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous card and candle was made by Julia Bettinson.

Moira Walters

This Gorgeous box was made by Moira Walters.

Christina Stather Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous clock was made by Christina Stather.

Isobel Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.


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These Gorgeous Scrapbook pages were made by Maria Dickson.

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.