Monthly Archives: June 2015

July’s Monthly Special – Have a Mice Christmas!

Hi all Becki here….

Christmas has reached Hobby Art!

(In the middle of a heat wave! lol)

These gorgeous little Mice are very festive and a great addition to the Hobby Art range

Monthly Special copy

July’s Monthly Special

This is the Stunning new “Have a Mice Christmas” set designed by Sharon Bennett for Hobby Art.

Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin.

The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet with step by step instructions on how to make two cards by Laura Williams.

Have a Mice Christmas

RRP £10.99 (after July)

For the Month of July it can be yours for only £8.99 

Pretty poppies

Hello everyone,

Alexandra here with a new post. I have been playing with the lovely poppies from “Poppy Bloom” (they are available as the monthly special as a set this month, hurry to get them at a special price!).

I wanted to play with embossing powders again and with the poppies a vibrant red seemed perfect.


I started by cutting a piece of cardboard large enough to fit the image and covered it with Versamark ink before dipping it in red embossing powder and triple emboss (or more like double-triple!). You want there to be a thick layer of embossing enamel. When it is nicely covered and still hot from the last embossing, quickly press the inked stamp into the embossing.

I used Tim Holtz Enamels to add the black dots and used a toothpick to draw the lines on the blooms with it too.

I mounted the panel on white, red and black cardstock and added a sentiment from this set to finish.


Hope you like it! Have a nice day!

Summer Holiday/Shells Pop-Up Card

Hello, Heidi here to share a quick tutorial on my little ‘Summer Holiday/Shells’ Pop-Up Card.


I love these two new sets of stamps, I cannot stop playing with them! The little bunting stamp is such fun to decorate your card with. These lovely stamps make fun and colourful cards for summer time events and if you love to colour and cut out like I do, this card is just right for you!

My little card folds flat and only uses a small amount of white card and a sliver of acetate. The seagulls have been given the names of ‘Cliff’ and ‘Richard’, just right to go with the ‘Summer Holiday’ set lol.

Shells – CS101D and Summer Holiday – CS102D


 Card Instructions :

(1) Firstly, using a scrap of white card, cut to measure : 15cms x 8cms.

(2) Score vertically at : 8.5cms – top to bottom.

(3) Score horizontally : 3.5cms, 7cms, 10.5cms and 14cms.

(4) Cut small oblong out and from top downwards, cut down score lines to middle of card.

(5) Stick card together with glue.

(6) Cut two small oblong pieces of card : 5.5cms x 2cms. Score at 1cms and 4.5cms, stick to inside edges of card. These pieces stick inside to hold your elements.

(7) Cut four pieces of white scrap card : 3cms x 5cms and four measuring : 3cms x 2cms.

(8) Using ‘wave’ stamp from ‘Shells’ set and with ‘Broken China’ ink pad, stamp all over all pieces, edge with ink pad.

(9) Stick these elements down onto front panels of card and smaller pieces to front flaps.

(10) Onto white card, stamp up your card elements. I stamped up : one beach hut, two flying seagulls, one standing seagull, one sandcastle, two starfish, two conche shells, one scallop shell and four bunting.

(11) Colour in with pens of choice and cut out.

(11) Attach a small oblong of acetate in between two flying seagulls, stick well inside back of card

(12) Place your remaining elements into card.

(13) Add pearls to starfish centres.

I do hope you have enjoyed my fun tutorial today, enjoy making your ‘Summer Holiday’ cards.

Heidi xx


Latest Offers!

Hi All Becki here…

Jenny is off on her cruise for a week. Her first holiday abroad in about 5 years! 

So with Peter and I holding the fort at Hobby Art for the week. We thought we would bring you some great Holiday deals!

So here’s the first deal… 

Buy any 3 Hobby Art Clear Sets and receive the 4th Free this deal is valid until 20/06/15.

*Please note if you choose different size sets the computer will automatically make the cheapest one free.

Buy 3 Get one Free

Second deal…

We have just introduced the Mini Distress Ink Pads individually to our website. 

You can pick up 4 for £10 making them £2.50 individually.

Mini Distress Inkpad Offer

and finally the Third Deal…

The Monthly Special is available for the month of June at the great price of £8.99. Including a free A4 project sheet by Heidi Green. 


you can also add the wording stamp “Friends are Flowers” for only £2!

When purchased alongside the June Monthly Special!

3 Stunning stamps for £10.99 

Friends are Flowers

Hope you enjoy the offers!

Becki 😀

Wink of Luna and poppies

Hi everyone Laura here it’s been to long so I thought I’d do a little post for you all today. I hope you’ve been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having it’s been so lovely having the sun shining even though in my craft room it is looking more like a festive winter month 😉

Any way let’s get on with today’s make! I really wanted to use my wink of Stella on a card i was making with acetate and it didn’t work out but it made me think about using the wink of Luna on acetate and they work amazing!!!!


To start with I have stamped the poppy bloom stamp with a black Stazon on to a normal sheet on acetate.

Turn the acetate sheet over and colour in the flowers the colour of your choice I have used the red and green. The wink of Luna really sticks to the acetate and dries quite quickly to.

I’ve then cut my acetate to fit into one of my decorative dies which I have foam mounted to give it a bit if height.

Finished with a lovely sentiment from the sentiments set, gems and ribbon.

Such an easy card to make as the acetate and colouring with the wink’s is so easy as the Luna’s just works so well. Ill definitely be using my Luna’s on more stuff so will be back hopefully with something else with them soon

Laura x x

Poppy. June Monthly Special.

Hi all…….(Oh no not that woman again) 🙂

I have popped by to give you all a quick look at what I have been doing with this lovely set. I do like Poppies. I have quiet a few favourite flowers. But the Poppy has to be in my top three,  with the family having strong Military connections.  here is a little peek at what I made on Saturday …My Poor postie know’s when I am waiting for something I start to stalk him as I see the Postman pat van drive past, he parks about fifty yards away and I have been known to go up while he is parked and stand with impatience as he searches through his bags for my post! Saturday I couldn’t wait to play have bought a set of patchwork dies earlier this month I thought I would dig them out and put them through their paces I was thrilled they work so well with this set I hope you like what I have done.

More from this set next week ….

Crafty Hugs





June Blog Challenge

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside…

So after the launch of the new sets we have decided this is a lovely theme for June (dreaming of a sunny beach/seaside).

Hopefully some of you are finding time for a nice holiday somewhere?!

Peter is back from his 3rd holiday this year to date and Jenny is off on a cruise in the middle of June.

So to cheer me up in not so sunny Redhill  please can I have some bright and beautiful “Beside the Seaside” cards please 😀 

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

Alex Heidi Heidi 2 Sally Lisa 3Laura Anna Jenny Sally1


The prize this Month…

1st Prize – The option to come on one of our Workshops

in Tadworth, Surrey (29th Aug or 17th Oct)

or 4 stamp sets of choice.

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via


or post onto Facebook or Twitter and say it’s for the June 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 June 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:

May Blog Challenge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered this month’s blog challenge “Floral Frenzy”… So many stunning entries as always. Thank you for sharing all your hard work!

The 1st Prize winner selected this month by the random generator is…

1st Prize

1st Prize £40 to spend on stamps on the Hobby Art Website –  Veronica Pell

Veronica Pell 17

The 2nd Prize winner selected this month by the random generator is…

2nd Prize

2nd Prize a stamp set of choice – Linda Walker


Congratulations to our two lucky winners!

and a BIG thank you to everyone who entered

Here are all the stunning entries…

Doreen Sympson 1

#1 This gorgeous card was made by Doreen Sympson

Isobel Hunter 2

#2 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Jacob Kamann 3

#3 This gorgeous card was made by Jacob Kamann.


#4 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Parker.




#5,#6,#7 These gorgeous cards were made by Linda Walker.

Linda Brooke 8

Linda Brooke 9

#8 and #9 These gorgeous cards were made by Linda Brook.


#10 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Traverso.

Katrina Bufton 11

#11 This gorgeous card was made by Katrina Bufton.

Ruth Fletcher 12

#12 This gorgeous card was made by Ruth Fletcher.

Tracy Southam 13

#13 This gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.

Moira Walters 14

Moira Walters 15

#14 and #15 This gorgeous card and box were made by Moira Walters.

Veronica Pell 16 Veronica Pell 17 Veronica Pell 18

#16,#17 and #18 These gorgeous cards were made by Veronica Pell.

Renee Davies 19

#19 This gorgeous card was made by Renee Davies.

Nikki Dressler 20 Nikki Dressler 21 Nikki Dressler 22

#20, #21 and #22 These gorgeous cards/project was made by Nikki Dressler.

Alison Brittain 23

#23 This gorgeous card was made by Alison Brittain.

Penny Hewitt 24 Penny Hewitt 25

#24 and #25 These gorgeous cards were made by Penny Hewitt.


#26 and #27 These gorgeous cards were made by Karen Paine.

Kim Dear 28

#28 This gorgeous card was made by Kim Dear.

Penny Hewitt 29

#29 This gorgeous card was made by Penny Hewitt.

Natalie Gallagher 32 Natalie Gallagher 31 Natalie Gallagher 30

#30,#31 and #32 This gorgeous card was made by Natalie Gallagher.

Zoe Russell 33

#33 This gorgeous card was made by Zoe Russell.

C J Deane 34

#34 This gorgeous card was made by C J Deane

Viola Crossley 34 Viola Crossley 35

#35 and #36 This gorgeous card and Project were made by Viola Crossley

Kate Discombe 36 Kate Discombe 37 Kate Discombe 38

#37, #38, #39 These gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Here is our Top 3 – chosen by Peter.

Kate Discombe 38

Jacob Kamann 3

C J Deane 34