Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dudley the Donkey

Hi everyone from a rainy south Wales, the sun has well and truly disappeared down here, I hope it’s a bit sunnier where you are. 

Wow did you catch Jenny on create and craft this week? What a busy show and you all must love the new sets as much as me cause they sold out!

So for today’s post I thought we could look at the cutie pie that is Dudley. I really love this set and it’s a set that is going to be used time and time again for me and as my mum loves donkeys I think you can guess what stamps I’ll be using to make her birthday card in a few months.

The first card I’m going to show you is a fairly simple card I have stamped Dudley or I guess in this card it could be Dilly along a strip of water colour card, coloured with spectrum aqua pens and added the sentiment from the same set on the side.

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I hope you also like this card I have made by cutting the bits out and layering them up it gives a 3D effect and you can also change the angle of Dudley’s head.


I have also made one of the wooden frames up from the Christmas set but it just goes to show that they do not need to be for Christmas,


I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, be back soon Laura x

Flowers for Friends

Flowers for Friends

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Birds on Wire & Bird on Branch

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Bird Set

Birds & Grasses

Birds & Grasses

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Dudley the Donkey

Dudley the Donkey

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April Blog Challenge!

The challenge for April is ‘Wings’  there are a lot of stamps/sets you can use for this challenge Flypast,Owls,Bird Song, Berries & Birds, Cockadoodledoo and Butterflies to name a few. 

You have the choice between animals with wings or airplanes etc…

Here’s a bit of inspiration from the design team…

326550 Berries & Birds



Becki - Leaves&Owls

Birdsong - Anna


Owls Kim


We will chose two Winners this Month

1st Prize will be £40 to spend on the Hobby Art Website

2nd Prize a stamp set of choice

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via


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

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: 30th April 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:

March Blog Challenge Winner!

Once again a BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s March blog Challenge “Scenes”. We had lots of stunning entries again this month. Thank you for sharing your hard work!

The winner selected this month by the random generator is…


The Winner is…

Viola Crossley 31


#31 Viola Crossley who gets to chose 3 stamps sets 😀


Here are all the entries…

Shirley Bowness

#1 This gorgeous entry was by Shirley Bowness

isobel Hunter 2

#2 This gorgeous entry was by Isobel Hunter

Doreen Sympson 3

#3 This gorgeous entry was by Doreen Sympson

Ruth Fletcher 4

#4 This gorgeous entry was by Ruth Fletcher

Linda Walker 5 Linda Walker 6 Linda Walker 7

#5,6 and 7 These gorgeous entries were made by Linda Walker

Margaret Davies 8

#8 This gorgeous entry was by Margaret Davies

Shirley Bowness 9#9 This gorgeous entry was by Shirley Bowness

Tracy Southam 10

#10 This gorgeous entry was by Tracy Southam

isobel Hunter 11

#11 This gorgeous entry was by Isobel Hunter

Nikki Dressler 12 Nikki Dressler 13

#12 and 13 These gorgeous entries were made by Nikki Dressler

Kate Discombe 14

#14 This gorgeous entry was by Kate Discombe

Alison Brittain 16 Alison Brittain 17 Allison Brittain 15

#15, 16 and 17 These gorgeous entries were made by Alison Brittain

Renee Davies 18,19,20

#18, 19 and 20 These gorgeous entries were made by Renee Davies

isobel Hunter 21#21 This gorgeous entry was by Isobel Hunter

Gemma Saunders 22 Gemma Saunders 23

#22 and 23 These gorgeous entries were made by Gemma Saunders

Linda Brooke 24#24 This gorgeous entry was by Linda Brooke

Ruth Fletcher 25

#25 This gorgeous entry was by Ruth Fletcher

Veronica Pell 26 Veronica Pell 27

#26 and 27 These gorgeous entries were made by Veronica Pell

Elaine Parker 28

#28 This gorgeous entry was by Elaine Parker

Diane Tuck 29

#29 This gorgeous entry was by Diane Tuck

Viola Crossley 30 Viola Crossley 31 Viola Crossley 32

#30, 31 and 32 These gorgeous entries were made by Viola Crossley

Kate Discombe 33 & 34

#33 and 34  These gorgeous entries were made by Kate Discombe


Here is our Top 3 

Nikki Dressler 12 Elaine Parker 28

Alison Brittain 17

Thank you for all your entries new challenge details will be posted tomorrow!