Monthly Archives: February 2016

What’s New in February!

Hi all,

Most of you probably would of seen we have a new Monthly Special.

For those that haven’t here it is…

CS120D Highland Cattle

MONTHLY SPECIAL

We absolutely love this new scene-it designed by Sharon Bennett.

The design team are busy creating samples with this set that will appear on Create and Craft next Month.

This stunning card was made by Charry Wijers.

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And that’s not the only set to be launched this month.

We also have CS122D Thinking of Ewe

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Thinking of Ewe

Following the very popular ‘Baa-Humbug’ stamp set. CS122D ‘Thinking of Ewe’ Clear set contains 22 stamps. All these accessories work along with the original Baa-Humbug and alone.

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Jenny’s next TV show date and times are confirmed… so tune in for some more beautiful sets designed by Sharon Bennett for Hobby Art.

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Jenny and Peter are off to Cowbridge this weekend for the

Sincerely Yours Craft Show.

If you are in the area, pop over and say hi!

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Have you seen all the Latest Products on our website.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Becki 😀 

Moo-rning Och aye it’s that time again !

Well have you guessed ….We have Highland cows.

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Funny Story.  I remember going to a farm years ago and they had these there …now bare in mind I had a VERY sheltered childhood brought up in 1960s London.  And  had therefore little understanding of nature and all things animal so as a little ‘un I loved to read ..Black Beauty was a favourite book, comics anything I could lay my hands on …who here remembers Pinky and Perky?  I had an annual circa early 60s maybe 62 or 63…. I was 4 or 5. Well we used to come to Cornwall on family holidays took hours from London sometime’s 2 days if the traffic was bad  well we stayed over on night at a farm to break the journey and  saw these HUGE wooly cows that were Highland Cattle …why in devon I have no idea but I am sure they were the same …the farmer’s wife led me out to where they had a horse  and there were chickens and ducks ….I was enthralled. Would you like to see the pig’s you have pig’s My eye’s lit up Pictures of Pinky and Perky in their dungarees flashed through my mind and one wearing a red beret one wearing a blue …. the little house all clean and tidy with one of them holding a feather duster doing the dusting while the other made the tea and cut the cake …..She led me outside to the barn I thought I was going to the house …..I was stunned this couldn’t be where the pigs lived it was filthy …and the pigs and the pong ….I burst into tears there and then !

This stamp set evokes so many memories I burst out laughing as I opened it and was reminded of a much more innocent time … I hope you like it I will play again with this as have just stamped out the larger image and played a bit with ink and watercolours …..very therapeutic in this day and age of rushing and never having time for you …unwind take a brush and see where you go …My mind switches off and I am once more that little girl looking at the animals for the very first time.

Highland Cattle

Hello everyone,

Elaine here with my very first Hobby Art Blog Post using the lovely new February  stamp set Highland Cattle.

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I started by taking a 5×7 card blank and a 5×7 piece of patterned paper and  I used an oval die to cut out an aperture from both.

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I then used the larger thistle stamp to stamp on to the frame using black memento ink.

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I cut out a piece of stamping card to fit into the inside of the card a little smaller than 5×7,

Then I stamped out the cattle images to build up a scene also using memento black ink  and popped it under my aperture to check how it looked.

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Now to colour in the stamped images.  I started with the background first and using my promarkers  I started at the sky and worked down to the grasses at the front.

Then I coloured in the cattle added a matt and glued it into the inside of the card

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I stamped out a couple of the Thistles onto some stamping card and coloured them in along with the thistles on the front aperture. I cut out a couple of flags from the patterned paper and inked around the edges with some dusky concorde distress ink.

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I also inked around the aperture then glued it onto the front of the card, I then fixed the flags to each side at the top of the card and using some 3d glue gel I added the thistle heads, and here we have the finished card.

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January Blog Challenge Winners!

Hi All, 

The theme for January was ‘All Creatures great and small’  

and we had lots of fab entries again this month. 

The lucky Winner for the 1st Prize chosen by the random number generator this month is…

January's Blog Challenge Winner

1st Prize 3 stamp sets of choice – Congratulations! Sally Anne Cole #12

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2nd Prize January

2nd Prize 1 stamp sets of choice – Congratulations! Penny Hewitt #6

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Thank you to everyone who entered.

Here is our ‘Creatures great and small’ Top 3

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Thank you to everyone who entered the Blog Challenges over the last year.

We have decided to stop the challenges this year.

We will run other competitions over the year and announce these on social media.