Monthly Archives: October 2015

October & November Monthly Special

Hi All Becki here…

So I’ve just looked back and I’ve realised I’ve missed introducing you to the Monthly Specials since July (slaps own hand)

Sorry about that!

So to make up for it I’m introducing two in one hit October’s is obviously still available until 01/11/15 when obviously Novembers Monthly Special takes over.

There is a new monthly special every month it costs £8.99 and can vary from either x1 (DL) clear set or x2 large foam mounted stamps.

It always comes with an A4 project sheet for the month it’s on offer and P&P is free!

so really you would be mad to miss them on their offer month.  All monthly specials appear on the TV a month or so after original/discounted release to you guys at the RRP £10.99 clear sets and *upto £11.99 for the foam mounted (depending on the size) .

October’s Monthly Special

‘Poppy Heads’

CS114D Poppy Heads

This is the gorgeous new Poppy Heads set designed by Sharon Bennett for Hobby Art. Clear set contains 7 stamps. 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 a card by Alexandra Kamann from the Hobby Art design team.

Poppy Heads - Sally


November’s Monthly Special

‘Robin Set’

This is the November Monthly Special. You will get two Foam mounted Rubber stamps for £8.99 until 30/11/15 including a free A4 Project sheet by design team member Alex Kamann. Foam mounted grey Rubber stamps backed onto EZ-Mount which will adhere to any acrylic block. Snowdrop Robin – Size 100mm x 85mm approx Watering Can Robin – Size 110mm x 90mm

November Monthly Special - Robin Set


So grab yours today!

That’s all for now Folks…

Have a great Weekend 😀



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CS117D Textures CR

Ornate Owls

Ornate Owls

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CS115D Ornate Owls CR

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

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CS116D Indian Summer CR

Playing with poppies (and Brushos…)

Hello there, Alexandra here!

I have been playing with the gorgeous October special “Poppy heads” and the Brushos I only just discovered very recently (Yes, I know, what rock was I hiding under?) Can’t believe I have been resisting these for so long, they are sooooo much fun!

And as I love the Poppy heads as well I thought a good play was in order and I want to share what I did.

First I took some watercolour card and stamped the poppy heads, leaves and stems in Versamark and heat embossed with White detail embossing powder. Then I taped it down onto my craft mat with packing tape as I didn’t have any masking tape… it worked fine although I was a bit apprehensive about that.

Here is a picture of what it looked like after I sprinkled on some dry crystals:


It doesn’t look like much, does it? But this is after spritzing some water on and using a damp brush to move the colour inside the image lines:



Not too shabby, is it? I really love the effect!

As it’s quite a large image and I couldn’t decide what to do with it, I have decided for the moment it is going to speak for itself in a simple picture frame.



Any ideas for future improvements/uses for this are very welcome!!


Have a great weekend ahead xxx


Blue Poppies

Evening All,

It has been ages since I posted on my own blog, and even longer since I posted here on the Hobby Art blog. Life just seems to have got in the way recently lol.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago a fabulous new stamp set dropped onto my mat from Jenny, the October Stamp of the Month Poppy Heads.

I love poppies and this is no exception.

As luck would have it I had some pieces of Gelli Plate background on my desk and so I decided that I would use one of them as the base for my card. As it was blue I thought it would get away from the usual red poppies for a change.

This fabulous set comes with a text background stamp which I used randomly on my piece of handmade background paper.

I stamped and embossed the stems and leaves on to the bottom of the panel,

and then coloured them in using Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens.

I didn’t want to have to do any masking so I stamped and embossed the poppy flowers onto some gingham background paper from my stash and then fussy cut them out.

I added some extra colour with Distress Ink and Black Wink of Stella and attached them using silicon to add a little depth.

The background to the card has been created by stamping and embossing the text randomly onto a piece of matching blue cardstock from my stash.

Hope you like it.

Hugs Kimx

Poppy Fold Card

Poppy Fold Card


Hello, Heidi here again to share another blog project with you.  I have made my card using the glorious new October Monthly Special stamp set ‘Poppy Heads‘.


It is such a useful set, and I love how the flowers can be stamped, cut out and built up to look like the real thing. 

I really love the background stamp and I have stamped the poppies onto vellum and have coloured the images in using ‘Wink of Stella’ pens.

Card Products :

‘Poppy Heads’ stamp set (CS114D)

‘Friends’ Sentiment set (CS043D)

Black and Red Bazzill Card


White stamping cardstock

Versafine Inkpad – Onyx Black

Wink of Stella Pens – Green and Red

Black Embossing Powder

Heat gun, sharp scissors and Cosmic Shimmer glue

Trimmer and Scoring board


Here is how I made my card : 

(1) Stamp up two of each poppies onto vellum.

(2) Cover with embossing power and heat with a heat gun.

(3) When fully dry, colour in with Red ‘Wink of Stella’ glitter pens.

(4) Cut out poppies and put to one side.

(5) Cut an oblong of red card to measure : 14.5cms x 28.5cms, score in half

(6) Cut a piece of black card : 14cms x 28cms, again score in half and stick to red piece.

(7) Cut a piece of white card to measure : 27cms x 13cms.

(8) Stamp the ‘Poppy’ writing stamp all over the white card.

(9) On a trimmer, 2cms in from right side. Cut down starting at 3.5cms, stopping at 23.5cms.

(10) Turn around and do the same to other side.

(11) Using a score board, score at top first, 8.5cms, then centre at 13.5cms (all way down card). Then 18.5cms at top only again.

(12) Moving to the centre pieces, score at 3.5 (lining up top and bottom) and then again at 5.5cms.

(13) Turn card around and do the same to match the top of card on other side.

(14) Stick piece inside, one side at a time as shown carefully.

(15) Onto white stamping card, stamp up leaves, colour in with green ‘Wink’ and cut out.

(16) Cut two small red pieces to go inside onto folds.

(17) Stamp up a sentiment of choice, matt onto black card and stick down.

(18) Cut an oblong from black card and one from white. Stamp ‘Poppy’ writing over white pieces, stick together and onto front of card.

(19) Stamp up ‘To a Special Friend’, matt and stick to front.

(20) Stick flowers and leaves together and down onto front and inside of card.


I do hope you have enjoyed my project today, thank you for visiting the Hobby Art Blog.


Heidi xxx

Autumn Project

Hello, Heidi here to share an ‘Autumn’ themed project today.

I have been walking in our local park this week and have seen some wonderful wildlife and fabulously coloured trees.  So I just knew that I had to get out this gorgeous little set – Forest Friends, ink up and make a card!


Products Used :

CS090D Forest Friends

CS076D Alphabet – Typed

Kraft Card Blank

Green card

White stamping cardstock

Promarker Pens

Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad

Glossy Accents

Clear ‘Wink of Stella’

Bakers Twine

Pencil, Scissors, Sticky Pads and Cosmic Shimmer Glue

Card Instructions :

(1) Using the small ‘oak leaf’ from the ‘Forest Friends’ set, stamp image all over the edge of the kraft card blank.

(2) Cut a square of green card and stick down onto card blank, at an ankle as shown.

(3) Using a circle shape, draw round using pencil and stamp up oak leaves around the circle.

(4) Colour in using Promarker pens and cut out inside and around edge to make a ring.

(5) Stamp up eight ‘acorns’ and colour in, cut out individually.

(6) Onto a circle of white stamping card, stamp up tree, mushroom and squirrel images. Colour in and edge all white pieces with ink pad.

(7) Cut a square of white stamping card, stamp up two ‘acorns’ in each corner, colour in.

(8) Stick down circle centrally and place ‘oak leave ring’ over edge of circle.

(9) Attach acorns around ring and the other four around card as shown.

(10) Stamp up ‘AUTUMN’ using ‘Alphabet – Typed’, cut out.

(11) Stick all elements down onto card blank, attach letters to front of card.

(12) Add glossy accents to acorns and clear ‘Wink of Stella’ to leaves.

(13) Tie a bow around card using Baker’s Twine.

Heidi x

October Blog Challenge

Sorry for the late post… I left the computer at work this weekend.  With hindsight  it would have been wise to catch up on computer work.

I absolutely love this time of year. I went for a stroll on Sunday at Boxhill, a local beauty spot, with my cousin. It was a gorgeous day and I pointed out the sunlight filtering through the trees onto the leaves, highlighting the stunning yellows, browns, oranges and reds that are just starting to turn from the deep greens we are used to in this Country.

Well she looked at me like I was crazy lol.

 I absolutely love living in the countryside and love to stop and look around. Now I do it from choice rather than when Mum dragged us out, whatever the weather, when we were children.

So the theme for October is ‘Autumn’

I hope to see lots of rich colours or sepia tones on your cards.

*Everyone did so well with the uploads last month I’m keeping it the same again.

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

Becki - Leaves2

Country Walk - Laura

Laura - Leaves


Country Walk

Kim - Leaves2

Country Walk - Anna


 The prize this Month…

1st Prize – 6 month’s subscription to the Monthly Specials

Prizes will vary Monthly.

All entries must be uploaded at the bottom of this post.

‘Leave a Reply’ Type your name, email address and leave a comment in the box. Upload your image via the‘choose file/browse’ button.  Then click post comment.

Please make sure all fields are filled in else it will fail.

 All entries will be in number order starting from the first entry. 

ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE CONTACT ME (Becki)  Tel:  01737 789977  

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 October 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.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

If you have any questions please contact us:


September Blog Challenge Winners!

Hi Folks,

So the theme for September was ‘Feeling Festive’

and considering I threw a challenge at you uploading your entries this month. I’m over the moon with the response.  I know some of you had troubles with the new system but you all persevered so big thanks for that.

The prizes were…

1st Prize – £40 Online Voucher for use on the Hobby Art Website

2nd Prize – A choice of any Hobby Art stamp set.

Drum roll please…..

1st Prize 01.10

1st Prize – £40 Online Voucher goes to… Pat Woodward


Congratulations Pat!

2nd Prize 1.10

2nd Prize – A choice of any Hobby Art stamp set goes to… Viola Crossley


Congratulations Viola!

If you can both email me

I will get your prizes out 😀


Here is our ‘Feeling Festive’ Top 3

top 3 (1)

Top 3 (3)

Top 3 (2)

BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be 


I will post details tomorrow.

Becki 😀