Author Archives: Becki

Snowman & Friends

CS173D Snowman & Friends

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Camel ye Faithful

CS178D Camel ye Faithful

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Happy Christmas Robins

Hi All,

Sally has made a  card/tutorial using Snowman & Friends for you…

Happy Christmas Robins

Products Used

Hobby Art ‘Snowman & Friends’ stamp set (CS173D)           Heat Resistant Acetate

Hobby Art ‘Snowflakes’ stamp set (CS105D)                         Heat Tool

Hobby Art Mask-It Sheet                                                        White Posca Marker

Marianne Design Craftable Heart Die Set                             London Fog Memento Ink

Hobby Art Watercolour Card                                                 White Pearls

Stampendous Stardust Embossing Powder                           Platinum Inca-Gold

Faded Jeans Distress Oxide                                                   Empty Spray Bottle

5 x 7 inch Kraft Card Base and Envelope                               Kuretake Gansai Tambi

Clear Versamark Ink                                                               Round Paintbrush

Instructions

(1) Cut a piece of Watercolour card to 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 Inches. Also, stamp the image onto Mask-It and cut out.

(2) Stamp the image onto the watercolour card with ‘London Fog’ Memento Ink so that the start of the branch is touching the left-hand edge of the card. Mask off the image with the Mask and also use strips of the Mask-It to keep a border around the card.

(3) Mix a small amount of the Platinum Inca-Gold into the Empty Spray Bottle. Add water and mix well to create a shimmering spray. Apply some ‘Faded Jeans’ Distress Oxide to a non-porous surface and spray the Inca-Gold onto it.Then take the watercolour card and press it into the diluted down Oxide to create a background.

(4) When the background has dried stamp some of the snowflakes from the ‘Snowflakes’ stamp set randomly around the image. Then sprinkle over the Stardust Embossing powder and Heat set.

(5) Stamp the Happy Christmas sentiment with ‘London Fog’ Memento ink onto the background and add more of the Stardust Embossing powder. Also, heat set this.

(6) Die cut the snowflakes from the Marianne Designs Craftables Hearts Die collection from Heat Resistant Acetate. Then press the die cut snowflakes into the Versamark Ink. Cover with the Stardust Embossing powder and heat until the powder has turned clear.

(7) Apply one whole snowflake underneath the bottom left of the sentiment and then cut up another two and add these around the edges of the image panel.

(8) Using 3D Foam attach the image panel to the front of the card and add white gems in various sizes to the middle of some of the snowflakes to finish.

This set will be on Monday 28th August’s Tv show on Hochanda.

Hope you like Sally’s Tutorial

Becki 😀 

July’s Monthly Special!

Hi All,

So here at Hobby Art, the festive season has started, with the first launch of Christmas stamps on Hochanda. We also have a festive stamp as the current (July) Monthly Special 2017.

Introducing

CS173D Snowman & Friends

There’s still time to grab this popular Monthly Special at only £8.99 

(including an A4 Project sheet and free P&P within the UK)

This cute set will be appearing on HOCHANDA next month, along with a second lot of Christmas Releases! 

Including this year’s Funny Set designed by Sharon. Woop, Woop (Happy Dance)  

Mark the 28th August on your calendars at 12 pm and 4 pm!

Also, June’s Monthly Special 2017 (Puffin Set) now have card samples on the Gallery…

That’s all for now, have a great Weekend!

Becki 😀 

Christmas Geese

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or all 3 of the Geese Stamps (Goosey Gander Set)

Woodland Walk

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Puffin Set

MSPS02F Puffin Set

Quackers

CS159D Quackers

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Floral Mix

CS172D Floral Mix

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Seaside Set

FMSS03 Seaside Set

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The one everyone’s been asking for!

Hi All

We have had quite a few requests for this card since it appeared on Hochanda on Friday. Sally has kindly written up the project for everyone to share…

Project By Sally Dodger.

Poppy Card
Products Used
Hobby Art ‘Floral Mix’ stamp set (CS172D), Acrylic blocks‘Floral Mix’ stamp set (CS172D), Acrylic blocks

Hobby Art ‘Friends Sentiments’ stamp set (CSO43D)

Washi Tape or Low Tack Tape, A4 Watercolour Card

Pebeo Drawing Gum, London Fog Memento

Ink White Uni Posca Marker

6″ Square Kraft Base Card And Envelope

Old Paintbrush 1″ Flatwash Paint, Brush 08 Round Paint Brush

Cotman Watercolours in the following colours (Cadmium Red, Hookers Green, Yellow Ochre and Prussian Blue)

Instructions
(1) Cut a piece of watercolour card to 5 1/2 inches and add Washi tape, or low tack tape, around the edges to preserve the white border.
(2) Stamp the Poppy image from the stamp set, using ‘London Fog’ Memento Ink, on the bottom left of the card. Then use the Pebeo Drawing Gum and the Old Paintbrush to mask off the Poppy image.
(3) Stamp the Poppy image twice again altering the angle slightly and repeat the masking process.
(4) Stamp the fern image where needed to create depth. No need to mask the ferns as they will be painted darker than the background. Add some splatters of the Drawing Gum around the Poppies.
(5) Wet the entire piece of watercolour card with clear water and add a light wash of Yellow Ochre across the whole piece. Then add light touches of Hookers Green and Cadmium Red to the bottom left of the still wet background. Let the colours merge into one another and then dry.
(6) Create a mix of the Hookers Green paint and a small amount of Cadmium Red and use this to paint the ferns. When the ferns have dried, add some Prussian Blue to the mix and use this to darken the areas between the Poppies and at the very bottom of the piece.
(7) When all the paint has dried carefully rub away all of the Drawing Gum. Then using a pale wash of Cadmium Red, paint the Poppies.
(8) Using the Cadmium Red wash, add a tiny amount of Prussian Blue paint to create a slightly darker mix and use this to add a layer of shading to the Poppies. After each layer has dried keep adding more of the Prussian blue paint to the mix and layer again until the desired result is achieved.
(9) Combining an amount of all of the paints, (slightly more Prussian Blue) will give a dark grey colour which can be used to paint the Poppy centres.
(10) Stamp the sentiment, with ‘London Fog’ Memento Ink, in the upper right corner. Then use the White Posca marker to add highlights to the Poppies.
(11) When everything has dried carefully remove the Washi tape to reveal the white border. The White Posca marker can be used to clean up the edges if needed.
(12) Attach the painted panel onto the card front with 3D foam to finish.
Daisy Card

Another card variation, using the same technique, by Sally Dodger. Using the ‘Floral Mix’ stamp set.

We will be getting some of these project sheets printed, we will let you know when they are available.

Right, Jenny and I are off to Telford tomorrow so that’s all for now folks.

Becki 😀

 

May Update!

Hi All,

It’s been such a beautiful sunny week so far. The birds are singing, Butterflies are sunning themselves on the flowers and the bees are gathering pollen.

I definitely feel lucky surrounded by nature. I hope whatever you are doing today, you find time to get outdoors and get your 20 mins of Vitamin D in the Sunshine. 

Hopefully most of you have already grabbed this

Month’s Monthly Special – Wild Roses designed by Janie Burnett-Bleach.

You still have a week to grab this little gem at only £8.99 including a free project sheet and free P&P (UK only)

We also have new dates lined up for our workshops and spaces are filling fast!


WORKSHOP 29TH JULY 2017 *NEW VENUE – MAIDENBOWER

WORKSHOP 16th AUGUST 2017 – *NEW VENUE MAIDENBOWER

Workshop 26th August 2017 – TADWORTH VENUE

Mixed Media Workshop 9th September 2017 (TADWORTH VENUE)

Mixed Media Workshop 9th September 2017 (TADWORTH VENUE)

(SOLD OUT)


Finally Jenny’s next TV date is 

Friday 9th June 2017 (11am & 3pm)

That’s all for now folks so I will leave you to the sunshine.

Enjoy!  

Becki 😀 

Wolves

CS170D Wolves

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Stag & Hare

CS169D Stag & Hare

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Trees

CS164D Trees

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Grizzly Bear

 CS163D Grizzly Bear

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Daffs & Bells

 CS162D Daffs & Bells

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Daffodil & Daisy

Daffodil & Daisy

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CS160D Oliver Owl

CS160D Janie’s Collection – Oliver Owl

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CS122D Thinking of Ewe

CS122D Thinking of Ewe

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CS154D Irises

CS154D Irises

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CS157D Bluebell Wood

CS157D Bluebell Wood

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Funky Bird & Florals

Funky Bird & Florals

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Happy New Year!

Hi all,

We hope you have had a Great Christmas and here’s to a Happy and healthy 2017!

Just to let you all know the January Sale has started…

There’s a whole section with lots of goodies reduced!

On top of that we have 30% off clear stamps (excludes current Monthly Special) 

Sale ends Midnight 08/01/2017

Introducing January’s Monthly Special to start 2017!

CS159D Quackers

CS159D ‘Quackers’ Clear set contains 15 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. 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 by Becki Mayes.

Only £8.99 and Free P&P for all of January!

Have a great New Year!

Becki and the Hobby Art Team 😀 

Funky Bird & Flower Set – December’s Monthly Special!

Me again!

Hi Everyone so the monthly specials are proving more and more popular each month.

We plan on bringing you more awesome designs into 2017.

Don’t forget you can sign up to these on repeat payments if you wish. That way they are dispatched automatically on your payment date. 

They are available in 3 months, 6 months or Yearly Subscriptions.

This is December’s Monthly Special 2016…

DMSFBFF Funky Bird & Flower Set

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted Funky Bird & Flower Set. It is December’s Monthly Special for 2016. Designed by Sharon Bennett. Both stamps are backed onto EZ-mount so will adhere to any acrylic block. Includes an A4 Project sheet by Jenny Mayes. Flowers 80mm x 110mm. Bird 85mm x 80mm

For those that don’t know about the Monthly Special let me fill you in…

On  the 1st of every Month we release a Monthly Special. This is either a clear stamp set or sometimes 2 foam stamps with a minimum value of £10.99

For that month only we offer it to you at only £8.99!

This includes free P&P and a A4 Project sheet. 

Once the month is over it reverts back to the RRP.

So, after the offer month, the DL Clear sets will be £10.99 and 2 Foams £11.90.

We want to give you, our regular customers, the chance to have something before it appears on the TV.

Our way of saying thank you for following us and liking what we do!

Update on Monthly Specials!

Hi All,

So it appears I haven’t been on here for a while with the Monthly Specials (Tut, Tut) I’m not quite sure where those last 4 months have gone. So I am going to crash update…

August’s Monthly Special…

CS145D Oak Tree

CS145D ‘Oak Tree’ Clear set contains 12 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin.

September’s Monthly Special…

CS146D In the Cornfield

CS146D ‘In the Cornfield’ Clear set contains 13 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin.

October’s Monthly Special…

CS151D Orchard

CS151D ‘Orchard’ Clear set contains 12 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. 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 by Laura Williams.

November’s Monthly Special…

CS154D Irises

CS151D ‘Orchard’ Clear set contains 9 stamps designed by the very talented Sharon Bennett. 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 by Anna Flanders.

Ok so that’s a bit of an update and I will post December’s Monthly Special Separately.

Oak Tree

CS145D Oak Tree

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Country Gate

CS133D Country Gate

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Seasons

CS156D Seasons

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Feathers

CS155D Feathers

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Commemorative

CS075D Commemorative

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Animals

CS153D Animals

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On the Farm

CS152D On the Farm

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In the Cornfield

CS146D In the Cornfield

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Christmas Frosting

CS144D Christmas Frosting

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Speech Bubbles

CS149D Speech Bubbles

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Winter Bears

FMBEARS Winter Bears

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Wilfred & Wally

CS148D Wilfred & Wally

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Festive Jumpers

CS147D Festive Jumpers

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Busy Bees

 

Hi All, 

I’ve had quite a few requests for Busy Bees to go on the gallery. This is especially for Sarah Kallender who I promised these quite a while ago (I always get there eventually with reminders) Sorry for the delay and there will be more coming soon when they get their TV debut (so I will update then)

Thank you for your patience

Becki 😀 

CS142D Round Robins

CS142D Round Robins

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CS141D Poinsettia

CS141D Poinsettia

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