Monthly Archives: January 2015

Autumn canvas……

photo of me 2

Good Morning all,

How are we all today, keeping well and warm I hope?

It seems a long time since I have posted here and I hope everyone had a great Christmas……

My make today is a canvas that I made for Jenny at the end of last year for Create and Craft, however jenny forgot  to take it with her, bless her she has so much to remember to take…. I know the feeling!!

Anyway I thought that I would give you a good look at it today. I used the gorgeous Falling Leaves Stamp set and Sunny Day Greetings Stamp set……

Falling Leaves    Sunny Day Greetings

I really enjoyed getting inky and messy creating this, it made me feel like a child again when my mum used to let me loose with paints!!!

So let’s take a look…….

photo 2 copy

I used acrylic paints on the canvas background…….

photo 5 copy

A closer look at the detail…….

photo 3 copy

I combined Distress inks on the leaves to get a real autumnal look and added a touch of embossing powder….

photo 4 copy

Well I do hope you like my make today and hope that it has given you some inspiration…..

Until next time…

Hugs Lisa B xx

Spring Bouquet & Spring Frame

Spring Bouquet & Spring Frame

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CS091D Spring Scenes

Spring Scenes

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CS090D Forest Friends

Forest Friends

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Not one in sight ….then like buses three come together

Bad Girl Bernie I missed a blog post on the 12th Jan so sorry peeps but in my defence I have been unwell …I wont bore you with all the details but to make up for it I have not one …not two but three projects to share with you .

The first is using a rubber silhouette stamp which is of an oriental poppy.

You will need 4 circles of card 2 white and two red the 2 white cards need to be cut at 4 inches and 4  1/2 inches the red need to be cut at 4  1/4 inches and 4 3/4 inches so when you layer them up you will have a graduating circle ….

Next ink your stamp in black onyx versafine and heat emboss in clear embossing powder. Then cut through the middle and make an asymmetric cut on both sides of the card as shown in the photo layer onto smallest red circle then onto white and last onto red again and tape to card. add verse as required DSC07170

The next project I would like to share is a tag well two tags using the same stamp but two very different looks …The first is clean and simple a white tag using the Silhouette Grasses which is a grey rubber stamp. How I did this is I inked in Antique Linen distress inks and then taking distress markers using the brush end tap the marker over the already inked stamp I used a selection of different greens for the stem’s of the grasses and then tapped lightly over the tops of the flowers in Peacock Feathers stamped and heated with a heat tool to set and popped a Happy Birthday sentiment on the side .


This is a tag using the Fleather effect with the Silhouette grasses on one side and the Butterfly’s from the Butterfly set on the other all the colours are gilding wax I hope you like them xxxxx



Butterfly Frame

Heidi here to share another project with you today.


I have made a little frame using the gorgeously versatile set ‘Butterflies’, along with some turquoise card pieces and a wonderful die set ‘Hexagon Stax’ from Die-Namics.


Firstly, I started by die-cutting all of the elements out. I  have stamped the small butterfly all over the frame with Versafine ‘Vintage Sepia’ ink and cut out the butterflies and attached with strong glue.

Onto white card, I have stamped the sentiment in the set and edged with ink.  Then sticking all of the elements together using sticky pads to raise the frame elements.

Lastly, adding some pearls to the butterflies and frame corners.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Heidi xx

Falling Leaves

Hi All

It’s my turn to post something on the Hobby Art blog, so I chose a card that I made with one of Jenny’s wonderful new stamps CS086D Falling Leaves.

Falling Leaves

It is always exciting when I get a parcel with the new designs in.

I love leaves so this has become a firm favourite as soon as I saw it. So many ideas, so little time, mores the pity.

I stamped and embossed the Horse Chestnut leaf randomly onto a piece of handmade background paper.

If I remember rightly it was a piece of copy paper that I had cleaned my brayer on after using actylic paint on my Gelli Plate. I told you I never seem to throw anything away lol.

I masked the leaves and then stamped randomly over the panel with another of the new stamps CS087D Sunny Day Greetings.

I coloured the leaves in using a Brown Wink of Stella brush and then trimmed the panel and cut it into three.

I also fussy cut out several other leaves which I added to the card using silicon having first shaped them on a padded mat.

The main card has also been stamped, embossed and coloured with more of the leaves and then I added some faux stitching around the edge.

Why not check out the Gallery where there are loads of fabulous samples to inspire you.

Have a great weekend. Happy Crafting.

Hugs Kimx


January News!

Belated ‘Happy New Year’ to you all……

It’s all go here.  While Peter is off snowboarding in Bulgaria Becki and I are running around in circles getting everything ready for the Create and Craft shows at the end of the month. Having said that we are both managing to find time to make lots of cards with the new stamps. The stamps are lovely and addictive!  Sharon Bennett has worked her magic again.


 The date of the Create and Craft shows was originally the 29th January – so some of you may need to change the calendar! The shows are now 7pm on Tuesday 27th January and 8am on Wednesday 28th.

 As usual there will be 2 new sets plus 2 foam mounted stamps.  We’re thinking ‘spring’ now although, with the snow arriving in different parts of the country, maybe I’m being a bit optimistic.  All the Design Team are hard at work (we call it work) making lots of samples and some are already arriving…… you won’t be disappointed.


We’re also launching a ‘Hobby Art monthly special’ on the 1st February so I’m flitting from one project to another at the moment.  If only the cards I made in my dreams counted!

You’re going to love the Monthly Specials. Each month there will be a NEW clear set, or rubber stamps, 10% off the usual price, with a free project sheet. There will also be extra offers, on the website, to go with the new set.  The information will be on the website at the end of January but dispatch won’t start until 1st February.   I’m sooo excited.



Anyway back to work….. I’m just off to pack the goodie boxes for the 1st Workshop of the year on 31st January. Then more cardmaking I think……It’s such a hard life.

Bye for now.

Jenny x


Open flowers

Hi Everyone!!! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and I hope that you all have a wonderful new year, late I know but this is my very first blog post of the year.

For my first blog post and my first non Christmas card for quite a while, I had to use this beautiful Open Flower stamp.


What I did is stamped them onto craft card and then coloured the flowers in with my clear Wink of stella (that is in the winter sale at a amazing price!) by picking up some red from my red wink of stella to give it a more subtle colour.

I have then used a sentiment from the very lovely Friend set to go with the flowers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays make ill be back soon

Laura x

January Blog Challenge!

The challenge for January is ‘Bright & Happy’ because at the beginning of the new year there is so much to look forward to with the year ahead. And Happiness really can mean so many different things to each of us.

So here’s a bit of inspiration…


Wonderful Day Lisa

 Wonderful Day Kim2

Sharon - Park3

Please send all your entries via email:

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

Prize for the Winner

 The 2 New Sets and 2 New Foam Mounted stamps

that will be launched at the end of the month on Create & Craft.

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 January 2015
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:




Do you ever make a card for a friend just because….I was asked to participate in a R.A.K . For those who don’t know what this is it stands for Random Act Of Kindness.  A lovely lady I chat to on Facebook and I have also had the pleasure of meeting  is Doreen Sympson.  So on my travels one day a spied a small card easel  which I thought would be a good little thing to send light useful and small enough to pop into a Padded envelope ….. Ideal so now needed a card to go with it. I  decided to make a bright and cheery easel card to match it!

I chose the Sunflower set to help banish the winter blues.  And a sentiment from the Sunny day Greetings the other sentiment on the topper is from Friends Sentiments ….Small Butterflies are from the Butterfly set.

Stamped then with Versafine onyx black the quickly heat embossed in clear embossing powder. ….This allows me to use pro-markers to colour the images without the ink bleeding….the colours used  for the sunflowers were lemon, summer sun , and sunflower,and the greens are Apple Cider.  Pear Green and Lime Twist.the Blue is Tumbled Glass distress ink with my home made cloud mask ( I cover how to make this in a previous post)  and the green ink was Bundled Sage Distress ink which you can buy from Hobby Art the black line at the back of the sunflowers is draw in with a Black pro-marker using a fine nib….Well I hope you enjoy looking at this card and much as I enjoyed making it for Doreen …..go on you don’t need a reason to tell someone you are thinking of them make one …..Just because.



Blog Challenge – December Winner!

A BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s December blog Challenge.  The entries are really gorgeous and we can see so much time and effort has gone into everyone. I’m so glad we use a random number generator because choosing between them would be so difficult.

So the Random Number Generator chose…

December Winner

The winner this month is…

Julie Wilson – £50 Gift Voucher (to be used on stamps)

Julie Wilson 12

We will be contacting the winner.

You can see all the entries below.

 To all entrants Thank you for all your hard work!

The challenge for January is ‘Bright & Happy’ because at the beginning of the new year there is so much to look forward to with the year ahead. And Happiness really can mean so many different things to each of us.

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 December entries…

Christine Smith 1

This Gorgeous Card was made by Christine Smith.

Doreen Sympson 2

Doreen Sympson 3

These Gorgeous Card were made by Doreen Sympson.

Gemma Saunders 4

This Gorgeous Card was made by Gemma Saunders.

Helen Pearce 5

This Gorgeous Card was made by Hellen Pearce.

Helen Powell 6

Helen Powell 7

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Helen Powell.

Isobel Hunter 8

This Gorgeous Card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Janet Bloomfield 9

This Gorgeous Card was made by Janet Bloomfield.

Janine Quinn 10

Janine Quinn 11

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Janine Quinn.

Julie Wilson 12

This Gorgeous Scrapbook Page was made by Julie Wilson.

Karen Paine 13

Karen Paine 14

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Karen Paine.

Kate Discombe 15

Kate Discombe 16

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Maxine Fryer 17

This Gorgeous Door Plaque was made by Maxine Fryer.

Moira Walters 18

Moira Walters 19

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Moira Walters.

Shirley Bowness 20

Shirley Bowness 21

Shirley Bowness 22

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Shirley Bowness.

Theresa Pace 23

This Gorgeous Card was made by Theresa Pace.

Veronica Pell 24 Veronica Pell 25

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Veronica Pell.

Viola Crossley 26

This Gorgeous Tin Project was made by Viola Crossley.

So at this point it turns out two entries were missed as they were emailed to a different address. We have therefore made up a

2nd Prize of 2 Clear sets (or 4 foam mounted stamps) so that everyone stands a chance of winning.

The missing entries below have now been added

Linda Walker 27

This Gorgeous Project was made by Linda Walker.

Tracy Southam 28

This Gorgeous Card was made by Tracy Southam.


So the 2nd draw and winner chosen at random is…

2nd Draw Winner

Moira Walters 18

Moira Walters – 2nd Prize 2 clear sets (or 4 foam mounted)