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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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Top 3-3

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.

January’s Blog Challenge 2016

Hi All, 

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope this year brings everything you wish for.

The theme this month is 

‘All Creatures Great and Small”  

we have plenty of critters in our stamp sets even in the scene-its so get your Hobby Art Stash out.

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

SALLY

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ELAINE - FOREST FRIENDS 2

FRANKA - FOREST FRIENDS

CS115D Ornate Owls - Laura

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The prize this Month…

1st Prize –  3 stamp sets of choice

2nd Prize – 1 stamp set of choice

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 January 2016
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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

December’s Blog Challenge Winner!

Hi All, 

The theme for December was ‘Winter’  

and we had so many stunning entries again this month. 

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

December Winner

1st Prize £40 Gift Voucher – Congratulations! Jo-Heidi

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Thank you to everyone who entered.

Here is our ‘Winter’ Top 3

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Next Blog Challenge theme will be 

‘All creatures great and small’

I will post details tomorrow.

Becki ? 

December’s Blog Challenge

Hi All, 

So December is well and truly under way!

Not sure exactly how much time everyone will have over the festive period to craft but here is December’s Blog Challenge none the less…

The theme this month is 

‘Winter’

and what a mild one we have had so far!

Every year I hope we have a White Christmas. Can you imagine waking up to White stuff everywhere 😀 Perfect!

So please everyone go as crazy as you can with the glitter, fluffy stuff and chunky white frantage!

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

Christmas Robins - Kim

Norman - Becki

 

Country Walk - Alex 2

robin3 Georgina

Sharon 2

Sally2 copy

Sally 4

 

Country Scenes (2)

Elaine

The prize this Month…

1st Prize –  £40 Gift Voucher

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 December 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

November’s Blog Challenge Winners!

Hi All, 

The theme for November was ‘All time Favourite’ we had lots of entries this month!

I Know there were a few glitches with the uploads this month and I hope I have got everyone that emailed their entries in.

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

Winner NOV

1st Prize (3 stamp sets of choice) – Congratulations! Gail Lett

Gail Lett

the 2nd Prize chosen by the random number generator this month is…

2nd Prize NOV

2nd Prize (1 stamp set of choice) – Congratulations! Elaine Traverso

Elaine Traverso

Here is our ‘All time Favourite’ Top 3

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BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be 

‘Winter’

I will post details tomorrow.

Becki 😀 

 

November Blog Challenge!

Hi All, 

It’s been very busy at Hobby Art today, packing the van up for the NEC !

We will have lots of goodies on route to Birmingham early tomorrow morning. So if you are going pop over and see us on stand E18.

We have make and Takes going on all 4 days! 

NEC Christmas 2015

Any hoot back to the November Blog Challenge!

The theme this month is 

‘All time Favourite’

This is left wide open to use your favourite Hobby Art set or stamp,that you just can’t live without!

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

CS116D Indian Summer - Sharon

CS110D Baa Humbug Hobby Art - Alex 2

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Coastal Walks - Elaine Parker

Country Walk - Sally

CS115D Ornate Owls - Heidi 2

Poppy Heads - Sally

CS117D Textures - Laura

 

 The prize this Month…

1st Prize –  3 stamp sets of choice

2nd prize – 1 stamp set of choice

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: 30th November 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

October Blog Challenge Winner!

Hi All, 

The theme for October was ‘Autumn’ and we had plenty of stunning cards. Showing beautiful rich colours typical for this time of the year!

The prize is 6 month’s subscription to the Monthly Specials.

This means you are the first to get the new sets even before they have appeared on the TV! 

The lucky Winner chosen by the random number generator this month is…

Winner October Blog

Tracy

#21 – Tracy Southam

Congratulations Tracy! 

 

Here is our ‘Autumn’ Top 3

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BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be 

‘All time Favourite’

This is left wide open to use your favourite Hobby Art set or stamp,that you just can’t live without!

I will post details tomorrow.

Becki 😀 

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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

 

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

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Congratulations Pat!

2nd Prize 1.10

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

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Congratulations Viola!

If you can both email me hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

I will get your prizes out 😀

 

Here is our ‘Feeling Festive’ Top 3

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Top 3 (3)

Top 3 (2)

BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be 

‘Autumn’

I will post details tomorrow.

Becki 😀 

 

 

September Blog Challenge!

 I bet you didn’t see this coming?!

So after the launches of most of Hobby Art’s Christmas Stamps for 2015 over the last 3 months…

…You must have guessed a Christmas theme would be coming up soon (ho ho ho)

I have literally just started making my personal Christmas cards. Every year I say I’m going to start early (who am I kidding – I always leave it until the last minute) but not this year!

So the theme for September is ‘Feeling Festive’

*Please note the change to entries via upload at the bottom of the page 

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

CS108D Baubles Hobby Art - Bernie

CS110D Baa Humbug Hobby Art - Alex 2

Christmas Friends 3

CS103D Have a Mice Christmas Hobby Art -Sally2

Laura 2

CS109D Nativity Hobby Art - Heidi

Anna

Reindeer Card Completed BECKI copy

Sally

CS068D Christmas Post Hobby Art - Georgina

The prizes this Month…

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

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

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Ok we are mixing it up this month

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

Type your name in the comments box and upload your image via the ‘choose file’ button.  Then click post comment. 

I think this will make life easier and make sure I don’t miss anyone. All entries will be in number order starting from the first entry.

This is a tester as we are trying to improve the system for you and we want you to be comfortable so ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE CONTACT US.      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: 30th September 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

August’s Blog Challenge Winner!

Good Evening all!

Well you may of guessed it I am definitely a little behind at the moment.

So sorry for the added suspense….and slight delay to the post.

Thank you to everyone who entered the August Blog Challenge ‘BLUE’

 I won’t keep you waiting anymore. On to the draw!

Drum roll please…

The winner this Month…

1st Prize –  3 month subscription to the Monthly Specials

(starting with this month’s gorgeous Wildflowers set)

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Winner

Deborah Ripley 7

Congratulations to #7 Deborah Ripley.

Here are all the stunning entries… 

Isobel Hunter 1

#1 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Linda Walker 2

Linda Walker 3

Linda Walker 4

#2, #3 and #4 These gorgeous cards were made by Linda Walker.

Ruth Fletcher 5

#5 This gorgeous card was made by Ruth Fletcher.

Penny Hewitt 6

#6 This gorgeous card was made by Penny Hewitt.

Deborah Ripley 7

#7 This gorgeous card was made by Deborah Ripley.

Penny Hewitt 8

Penny Hewitt 9

#8 and #9 These gorgeous cards were made by Penny Hewitt.

Steve Nicholls 10

#10 This gorgeous card was made by Steve Nicholls.

Ian Hunter 11

#11 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Sally Anne Cole 12

Sally Anne Cole 13

Sally Anne Cole 14

#12, #13 and #14 These gorgeous cards were made by Sally Anne Cole.

Doreen Sympson 15 Doreen Sympson 16

#15 and #16 These gorgeous cards were made by Doreen Sympson.

Elaine Shelley 17 Elaine Shelley 18 Elaine Shelley 19

#17, #18 and #19 These gorgeous cards were made by Elaine Shelley.

Ruth Fletcher 20

#20 This gorgeous card was made by Ruth Fletcher.

Elaine Parker 21

#21 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Parker.

Linda Brooke 22

#22 This gorgeous card was made by Linda Brooke.

Doreen Sympson 23

#23 This gorgeous box was made by Doreen Sympson.

Tracey Thurston 24

#24 This gorgeous card was made by Tracey Thurston.

Kate Discombe 25

#25 This gorgeous card was made by Kate Discombe.

Kim Dear 26

#26 This gorgeous card was made by Kim Dear.

Nikki Dressler 27 Nikki Dressler 28

Nikki Dressler 29

#27, #28 and #29 These gorgeous cards were made by Nikki Dressler.

Viola Crossley 30

#30 This gorgeous card was made by Viola Crossley.

Tracy Southam 31

#31 This gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.

Pat Woodward 32

#32 This gorgeous card was made by Pat Woodward.

Kate Discombe 33

Kate Discombe 33 (2nd image)

Kate Discombe 34

#33 and #34 These gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Christine Smith 35

#35 This gorgeous card was made by Christine Smith.

Helen Haines 36

#36 This gorgeous card was made by Helen Haines.

Here is our ‘Blue’ Top 3

Elaine Parker 21

Isobel Hunter 1

Linda Walker 4

BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be 

‘Feeling Festive’

I will post details tomorrow.

Becki 😀 

 

 

August Blog Challenge

August’s Blog Challenge theme is “Blue”

Jenny’s chose the theme this month. Blue is her favourite colour.

Looking forward to what you all come up with!

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

Heidi Jenny Sharon 5

 

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The prize this Month…

1st Prize – 3 month subscription to the Monthly Specials

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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 August 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

July’s Blog Challenge Winner!

Good morning!

Thanks to everyone who entered this month’s Blog Challenge

“Words”

We have an early start for setup for Stamperama today.

We hope you can join us on Sunday

Stamperama

The winner this Month…

1st Prize – 4 stamps sets of your choice is

WINNER

Pat Woodward 22

 

Congratulations to #22 Pat Woodward

Here are all the stunning entries… 

 Isobel Hunter 1

#1 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter

Penny Hewitt 2

#2 This gorgeous card was made by Penny Hewitt

Ruth Fletcher 3

Ruth Fletcher 4

#3 and #4 These gorgeous cards was made by Ruth Fletcher

Penny Hewitt 5Penny Hewitt 6

#5 and #6 These gorgeous cards was made by Penny Hewitt

Linda Brooke 7

Linda Brooke 8

#7 and #8 These gorgeous cards was made by Linda Brooke

Sally Ann Cole 9 Sally Ann Cole 10Sally Ann Cole 11

#9, #10 and #11 These gorgeous cards was made by Sally Anne Cole

Elaine Traverso 12

#12 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Traverso

Isobel Hunter 13

#13 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter

Kate Discombe 14

#14 This gorgeous card was made by Kate Discombe

Linda Walker 15 Linda Walker 16 Linda Walker 17

#15, #16 and #17 These gorgeous cards was made by Linda Walker

Christine Pease 18

Christine Pease 19

#18 and #19 These gorgeous cards was made by Christine Pease

Janet Morris 20

#20 This gorgeous card was made by Janet Morris

Tracy Southam 21

#21 This gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam

Pat Woodward 22

#22 This gorgeous card was made by Pat Woodward

Natalie Gallagher 23

#23 This gorgeous card was made by Natalie Gallagher

Moira Walters 24

#24 This gorgeous card was made by Moira Walters

Renee Davies 25

#25 This gorgeous card was made by Renee Davies

Kim Dear 26

#26 This gorgeous card was made by Kim Dear

Christine Smith 27

#27 This gorgeous card was made by Christine Smith

Viola Crossley 28

#28 This gorgeous card was made by Viola Crossley

Doreen Sympson 29

#29 This gorgeous beach scene was made by Doreen Sympson

Kate Discombe 30

Kate Discombe 31

#30 and #31 These gorgeous cards was made by Kate Discombe

Nikki Dressler 32 Nikki Dressler 33

#32 and #33 These gorgeous cards was made by Nikki Dressler

Here is our Top 3

Viola Crossley 28 Kate Discombe 31 Penny Hewitt 6

BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be the

colour “Blue”

I will post details on Monday as we have a busy weekend ahead!

Becki 😀 

July’s Blog Challenge

July’s Blog Challenge theme is “Words”

This can literally be any of our wording sets as the Main focal point for your card.

Then decorate with what you see fit.

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

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The prize this Month…

1st Prize – 4 stamps sets of your choice

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

you can also post onto Facebook or Twitter and say it’s for the July 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: 31st July 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

June’s Blog Challenge Winner!

Can I just say Wow! 

Thanks to everyone who entered this month’s Blog Challenge

“Beside the Seaside”

I remember asking for some bright and beautiful seaside cards to cheer me up (for lack of holiday) and man did you guys deliver!

The thing that makes me laugh the most is the last minute entries… you definitely like to keep me on my toes and yes I did stay up past midnight! (feeling like a bit of a pumpkin today)

The Winner of the Workshop place (or 4 stamp sets of choice)

is

WINNER

 

 

#32  Kate Discombe

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Here are all the stunning entries…

Tracy Southam 1

#1 This gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam

Isobel Hunter 2

#2 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter

Linda Brooke 3

#3 This gorgeous card was made by Laura Brooke

Ruth Fletcher 4

#4 This gorgeous card was made by Ruth Fletcher

Theresa Pace 5

#5 This gorgeous card was made by Theresa Pace

 

 

Doreen Sympson 6

#6 This gorgeous Frame was made by Doreen Sympson

Ruth Fletcher 7

#7 This gorgeous Card was made by Ruth Fletcher

Moira Walters 8

#8 This gorgeous Card was made by Moira Walters

Veronica Pell 9

#9 This gorgeous Card was made by Veronica Pell

Penny Hewitt 10

#10 This gorgeous Card was made by Penny Hewitt

Penny Hewitt 11

#11 This gorgeous Card was made by Penny Hewitt

Penny Hewitt 12

#12 This gorgeous Card was made by Penny Hewitt

Elaine Traverso 13

#13 This gorgeous Card was made by Elaine Traverso

Kim Dear 14

#14 This gorgeous Card was made by Kim Dear

Linda Walker 15

#15 This gorgeous Card was made by Linda Walker

Linda Walker 16

#16 This gorgeous Card was made by Linda Walker

Linda Walker 17

#17 This gorgeous Card was made by Linda Walker

Nikki Dressler 18

 

#18 This gorgeous Card was made by Nikki Dressler

Nikki Dressler 19

#19 This gorgeous Card was made by Nikki Dressler

 

Nikki Dressler 20

#20 This gorgeous Card was made by Nikki Dressler

Moira Walters 21

#21 This gorgeous Card was made by Moira Walters

 

 

 

Moira Walters 22

#22 This gorgeous Card was made by Moira Walters

Doreen Sympson 23

#23 This gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson

Doreen Sympson 24

#24 This gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson

Elaine Parker 25

#25 This gorgeous Card was made by Elaine Parker

Sally Anne Cole 26

#26 This gorgeous Card was made by Sally Anne Cole

Sally Anne Cole 27

#27 This gorgeous Card was made by Sally Anne Cole

Sally Anne Cole 28

#28 This gorgeous Card was made by Sally Anne Cole

Viola Crossley 29

#29 This gorgeous Frame was made by Viola Crossley

Viola Crossley 30

#30 This gorgeous Tag was made by Viola Crossley

Viola Crossley 31

#31 This gorgeous Card was made by Viola Crossley

Kate Discombe 32

#32 This gorgeous Card was made by Kate Discombe

Kate Discombe 33

#33 This gorgeous Card was made by Kate Discombe

Kate Discombe 34

#34 This gorgeous Card was made by Kate Discombe

 

Here is our Top 3

Well I’ve just realised how indecisive I am!

So called Peter in as well to help me pick …

Nikki Dressler 19

Ruth Fletcher 4

Elaine Parker 25

That was so tough and realistically they all put a smile on my face when they came in.

So BIG thank you to everyone that entered!

Next Blog Challenge theme will be posted tomorrow.

Becki 😀 

 

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

Bernie

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

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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

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

2nd Prize

2nd Prize a stamp set of choice – Linda Walker

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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.

ELAINE PARKER 4

#4 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Parker.

LINDA WALKER 5

LINDA WALKER 6

LINDA WALKER 7

#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.

ELAINE TRAVERSO 10

#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.

KAREN PAINE 26 KAREN PAINE 27

#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

 

May Blog Challenge

The challenge for May is ‘Floral Frenzy’  

We have plenty of floral sets and stamps to chose from.

After the popularity of the last blog challenge we have kept 2 prizes again this month!

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

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90805987151786d7fb1d3a9537388055

Franka3

SALLY2

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The prizes this Month…

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

2nd Prize a stamp set of choice

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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: 31st May 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

April Blog Challenge Winners!

WOW what a response to this month’s blog challenge… So many stunning entries. We would like to thank everyone who entered Hobby Art’s April blog Challenge “Wings”.  Thank you for sharing your hard work!

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

1st Prize

1st Prize of the £40 Voucher is… #38 Gemma Saunders

Gemma Saunders 38

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

2nd Prize

2nd Prize of the stamp set of choice is… #16 Christine Smith

Christine Smith 16

 

Congratulations to our two lucky winners!

and a BIG thank you to everyone who entered

Here are all the stunning entries…

Natalie Gallagher 1

#1 This gorgeous card was made by Natalie Gallagher.

Ruth Fletcher 2

#2 This gorgeous card was made by Ruth Fletcher.

Linda Walker 3

Linda Walker 4

Linda Walker 5

#3,#4,#5 These gorgeous cards were made by Linda Walker.

Deborah Ripley 6

#6 This gorgeous card was made by Deborah Ripley.

Isobel Hunter 7

#7 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Veronica Pell 8

Veronica Pell 9

#8,#9 These gorgeous cards were made by Veronica Pell.

Doreen Sympson 10

#10 This gorgeous card was made by Doreen Sympson.

Renee Davies 11

#11 This gorgeous card was made by Renee Davies.

Tracy Southam 12

#12 This gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.

Moira Walters 13

#13 This gorgeous card was made by Moira Walters.

CJ Deane 14

CJ Deane 15

#14, #15 These gorgeous cards were made by C J Deane.

Christine Smith 16

#16 This gorgeous card was made by Christine Smith.

Linda Brooke 17

#17 This gorgeous card was made by Linda Brooke.

Elaine Parker 18

#18 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Parker.

Linda Guy 19

#19 This gorgeous card was made by Linda Guy.

Christine Pease 20

#20 This gorgeous card was made by Christine Pease. 

Karen Paine 21

#21 This gorgeous card was made by Karen Paine. 

Moira Walters 22

#22 This gorgeous card was made by Moira Walters.

ISOBEL HUNTER 23 

#23 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Alison Brittain 24

Alison Brittain 25

Alison Brittain 26

 

#24, #25, #26 These gorgeous cards were made by Alison Brittain.

Katrina Bufton 27

#27 This gorgeous card was made by Katrina Bufton.

Elaine Parker 28

#28 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Parker.

Angela Mitchell 29

#29 This gorgeous card was made by Angela Mitchell.

Pat Woodward 30

Pat Woodward 31

#30, #31 These gorgeous cards were made by Pat Woodward.

Viola Crossley 32

Viola Crossley 33

Viola Crossley 34

#32, #33, #34 These gorgeous cards were made by Viola Crossley.

Kim Dear 35

#35 This gorgeous card was made by Kim Dear.

Gemma Saunders 36

Gemma Saunders 37

Gemma Saunders 38

#36, #37, #38 These gorgeous cards were made by Gemma Saunders.

Nikki Dressler 39

Nikki Dressler 40

Nikki Dressler 41

#39, #40, #41 These gorgeous cards were made by Nikki Dressler.

Kate Discombe 42,43,44

#42, #43, #44 These gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Ruth Wagner 45

Ruth Wagner 46

Ruth Wagner 47

#45, #46, #47 These gorgeous cards were made by Ruth Wagner.

Here is our Top 3

Viola Crossley 32

Natalie Gallagher 1

Tracy Southam 12

 

 

 

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


KIM REYGATE

Lisa3

Becki - Leaves&Owls

Birdsong - Anna

Alex

Owls Kim

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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

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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…

WINNER

The Winner is…

Viola Crossley 31

Congratulations!

#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!

 

 

 

March Blog Challenge

The challenge for March is ‘Scenes’ we are known for our scene-it stamps and there are a lot of stamps/sets you can use for this challenge. 

So get in touch with nature and start building your scenes

Here’s a bit of inspiration…

Scene

scene2

scene3

scene4

scene5

scene6

scene8

Sharon

Sally Dodger

The Winner will receive 3 Stamp sets of their choice

(new ones will be released at the end of March)

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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: 31st March 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

February Blog Challenge Winner!

Once again a BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s February blog Challenge “Spring”. The entries are Gorgeous and there seems to be more coming in each month so we hope you are enjoying them.

The winner selected this month by the random generator is… 

WINNER

The winner of the £30 gift voucher is Elaine Parker

Elaine Parker 2

Congratulations Elaine!

I have set up a badges for the Blog Challenge so if you wish to post them on your blog feel free the coding is beneath each badge and I will put instructions at the bottom of the page and also on the badges page 

BLOG CHALLENGE WINNER

 

Please copy and paste this coding for the Winners badge  –

<a href=”http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/blog/blog-challenge/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”BLOG CHALLENGE WINNER” src=”http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BLOG-CHALLENGE-WINNER.jpg” width=”250″ height=”250″ /></a>

and thank you to everyone who entered…all entries are listed below

 

Viola Crossley

This Gorgeous card was entered by Viola Crossley.

Alison Brittain (2)

Alison Brittain (3)

Alison Brittain

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Alison Brittain.

Tracy Southam2

This Gorgeous card was entered by Tracy Southam.

Theresa Pace

This Gorgeous card was entered by Theresa Pace.

Doreen Sympson(2)

Doreen Sympson

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Doreen Sympson.

Sarah Kallender

This Gorgeous card was entered by Sarah Kallender.

Ruth Fletcher

Ruth Fletcher (2)

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Ruth Fletcher.

Elaine Parker

Elaine Parker 2

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Elaine Parker.

Pat Woodward

This Gorgeous card was entered by Pat Woodward.

Nikki Dressler

This Gorgeous card was entered by Nikki Dressler.

Isobel Hunter

This Gorgeous card was entered by Isobel Hunter.

Maria Malone Dickson

Maria Malone Dickson (2)

These Gorgeous projects were entered by Maria Malone-Dickson.

Janet Bloomfield

This Gorgeous card was entered by Janet Bloomfield.

Linda Walker

Linda Walker (3)

Linda Walker (2)

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Linda Walker.

Karen Paine (2)

Karen Paine (3)

Karen Paine

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Karen Paine.

Linda Brooke (3)

Linda Brooke (2)

These Gorgeous cards were entered by Linda Brooke.

Kay Foreman2

This Gorgeous card was entered by Kay Foreman.

Moira Walters

This Gorgeous card was entered by Moira Walters

Viola Crossley2

Viola Crossley3

This Gorgeous Tag and card was entered by Viola Crossley.

Sue Fitzpatrick

This Gorgeous card was entered by Sue Fitzpatrick.

Here is our Top 3 

Nikki Dressler

Linda Walker (3)

Viola Crossley3

BLOG CHALLENGE TOP 3

Copy and paste this coding for the Top 3 Badge –

<a href=”http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/blog/blog-challenge/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”BLOG CHALLENGE TOP 3″ src=”http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BLOG-CHALLENGE-TOP-3.jpg” width=”250″ height=”250″ /></a>

Instructions for applying the badges to your blog

High light the coding by going to the start of the coding click on the left button of your mouse and drag to the end. It should all be hightlighted right click on the mouse “COPY” now go to your blog.

Badges Instructions

 Badges Instructions2

Blogger – once logged in to your admin down the left hand side click on “LAYOUT”  you will then want to “ADD A GADGET” scroll down until you find “HTML/JAVASCRIPT” click on the plus sign and right click “PASTE” the relevant coding into the HTML content box and click  “SAVE”

Layout Instructions

Add Gadget Instructions gadget Instructions 2 gadget Instructions 3 gadget Instructions 4 gadget Instructions 5

FINISHED

Any Problems leave me a message and I will get back to you.

 

February Blog Challenge!

The challenge for February is ‘Spring’ with the launch of our new sets this challenge should be a Walk in the Park (pardon the pun)

So here’s a bit of inspiration…

SALLY2

CHARRY2

SHARON

CHARRY

LAURA

Please send all your entries via

email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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

Prize for the Winner

 £30 Voucher to spend on the Hobby Art Website.

prizes will vary monthly.

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: 28th February 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

January Blog Challenge Winner!

A BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s January blog Challenge “Bright & Happy”. The entries are really Stunning and you seem to be enjoying the blog challenges.  

So the Random Number Generator chose…

Winner

And the winner is…

Alison Brittain

Alison Brittain – Winning the 2 New Clear Stamp sets and 2 Foam mounted Stamps.

Here are all the cards entered into the challenge…

Alison Brittain (2)

 

Alison Brittain (3)

Alison Brittain

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Alison Brittain.

Christine Smith

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Christine Smith.

Emily Follett

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Emily Follett.

Helen Powell

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Helen Powell.

Isobel Hunter

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Janet Bloomfield

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Janet Bloomfield.

Karen Paine

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Karen Paine.

Kate Discombe

 

Kate Discombe2

Kate Discombe3

 

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Linda Brooke

This Gorgeous Card was made by Linda Brooke.

Linda Walker

Linda Walker2

Linda Walker3

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Linda Walker.

Liz Pentney

 

 

This Gorgeous Card was made by Liz Pentley.

Maria Malone-Dickson

Maria Malone-Dickson2

These Gorgeous Scrapbook Pages were made by Maria Malone-Dickson

Mikaela Hind

Mikaela Hind2

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Mikaela Hind.

Moira Walters

This Gorgeous Card was made by Moira Walters.

Noami Mahon

This Gorgeous Tag was made by Noami Mahon.

Pat Woodward

This Gorgeous Card was made by Pat Woodward.

Theresa Pace

Theresa Pace2

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Theresa Pace.

Tracy Southam

This Gorgeous Card was made by Tracy Southam.

Veronica Pell Veronica Pell2 Veronica Pell3

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Veronica Pell.

VIOLA CROSSLEY VIOLA CROSSLEY2

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Viola Crossley.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

The New Challenge for February is “Spring” I will post a separate page with details and inspiration tomorrow.

 

The Hobby Art Team have chosen some of their favourites from this challenge…

Pat Woodward

Mikaela Hind2

VIOLA CROSSLEY

Emily Follett

January Blog Challenge!

The challenge for January is ‘Bright & Happy’ because at the beginning of the new year there is so much to look forward to with the year ahead. And Happiness really can mean so many different things to each of us.

So here’s a bit of inspiration…

Charry

Wonderful Day Lisa

 Wonderful Day Kim2

Sharon - Park3

Please send all your entries via email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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

Prize for the Winner

 The 2 New Sets and 2 New Foam Mounted stamps

that will be launched at the end of the month on Create & Craft.

prizes will vary monthly.

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 January 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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

 

Blog Challenge – December Winner!

A BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s December blog Challenge.  The entries are really gorgeous and we can see so much time and effort has gone into everyone. I’m so glad we use a random number generator because choosing between them would be so difficult.

So the Random Number Generator chose…

December Winner

The winner this month is…

Julie Wilson – £50 Gift Voucher (to be used on stamps)

Julie Wilson 12

We will be contacting the winner.

You can see all the entries below.

 To all entrants Thank you for all your hard work!

The challenge for January is ‘Bright & Happy’ because at the beginning of the new year there is so much to look forward to with the year ahead. And Happiness really can mean so many different things to each of us.

We will put a sample card, or two, onto the blog during the next day, or two, to give you some inspiration. Hope you find time to ‘have a go’.

Here are the December entries…

Christine Smith 1

This Gorgeous Card was made by Christine Smith.

Doreen Sympson 2

Doreen Sympson 3

These Gorgeous Card were made by Doreen Sympson.

Gemma Saunders 4

This Gorgeous Card was made by Gemma Saunders.

Helen Pearce 5

This Gorgeous Card was made by Hellen Pearce.

Helen Powell 6

Helen Powell 7

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Helen Powell.

Isobel Hunter 8

This Gorgeous Card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Janet Bloomfield 9

This Gorgeous Card was made by Janet Bloomfield.

Janine Quinn 10

Janine Quinn 11

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Janine Quinn.

Julie Wilson 12

This Gorgeous Scrapbook Page was made by Julie Wilson.

Karen Paine 13

Karen Paine 14

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Karen Paine.

Kate Discombe 15

Kate Discombe 16

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Maxine Fryer 17

This Gorgeous Door Plaque was made by Maxine Fryer.

Moira Walters 18

Moira Walters 19

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Moira Walters.

Shirley Bowness 20

Shirley Bowness 21

Shirley Bowness 22

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Shirley Bowness.

Theresa Pace 23

This Gorgeous Card was made by Theresa Pace.

Veronica Pell 24 Veronica Pell 25

These Gorgeous Cards were made by Veronica Pell.

Viola Crossley 26

This Gorgeous Tin Project was made by Viola Crossley.

So at this point it turns out two entries were missed as they were emailed to a different address. We have therefore made up a

2nd Prize of 2 Clear sets (or 4 foam mounted stamps) so that everyone stands a chance of winning.

The missing entries below have now been added

Linda Walker 27

This Gorgeous Project was made by Linda Walker.

Tracy Southam 28

This Gorgeous Card was made by Tracy Southam.

 

So the 2nd draw and winner chosen at random is…

2nd Draw Winner

Moira Walters 18

Moira Walters – 2nd Prize 2 clear sets (or 4 foam mounted)

 

December Blog Challenge

December Blog Challenge

Wow what a lovely response we had to our first blog challenge. 

The new theme for December is Winter.

Here’s a bit of inspiration it doesn’t necessarily have to have Christmas wordings etc… Just as long as it’s a wintry card.

Alex - Woodland Glade

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Laura - Rodney2

Robin Tag

Kim - Robin 2

Please send all your entries via email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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

Prize for the Winner

1st Prize – £50 gift voucher to be spent on stamps.

prizes will vary monthly.

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 December 2014
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: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

Blog Challenge – November Winners!

A BIG Thank you to everyone who entered Hobby Art’s first ever blog Challenge.  The entries are amazing. Really inspiring.

We instantly had a problem when we looked at the cards/projects. The problem was that the standard was so high it would have been almost impossible to choose one winner.

 In the end we decided that the fairest way of doing it , as lots of other Challenge blogs do, is to use a Random number Generator.  This means that everyone has an equal chance of winning and also has the bonus of saving us stress trying to pick out one from all the fantastic  projects! So this is what we will do with further Challenges too.

The winner this month is……..

1st Winner

Julia Bettinson Blog Challenge

1st Winner – £30 Gift Voucher goes to Julia Bettinson.

 Second prize is…………

2nd Winner

Sonia Murphy3 Sonia Murphy4

2nd Winner – Stamp set of choice goes to Sonia Murphy.

We will be contacting winners later today.

You can see all the entries below and also on the Hobby Art blog.

 

Thanks for all your hard work.

The challenge for December is ‘Winter’ somewhat influenced by the drop in temperature today!!

We will put a sample card, or two, onto the blog during the next day, or two, to give you some inspiration. Hope you find time to ‘have a go’.

 

Here are the entries…

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.

Kate DiscombeKate Discombe2Kate Discombe3

 These Gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Debbie Cudley

 This Gorgeous card was made by Debbie Cudley.

Christine Smith HobbyArt Poppy

This Gorgeous card was made by Christine Smith.

Tracy Southam

This Gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.

Sonia Murphy

 Sonia Murphy2Sonia Murphy3Sonia Murphy4

 These Gorgeous cards were made by Sonia Murphy.

Veronica Pell

This Gorgeous Tag was made by Veronica Pell.

Julia Bettinson Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous card and candle was made by Julia Bettinson.

Moira Walters

This Gorgeous box was made by Moira Walters.

Christina Stather Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous clock was made by Christina Stather.

Isobel Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

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These Gorgeous Scrapbook pages were made by Maria Dickson.

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.

 

Poppies for Remembrance

Hi All,

It’s my turn to post on the Blog, and so I thought that I would make a card using one of the fabulous Hobby Art poppy stamps to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Of course it also fits very nicely with the new Monthly Challenge that Jenny has just launched.

For the first challenge she is asking you to make a card/project using the theme of Poppies and/or Remembrance.

The main panel on my card has been created using one of the Poppy stamps from the Poppy Scene It set.

I have stamped and embossed the images on to a piece of handmade background paper and then coloured it using Distress Inks.

The sentiment is also from the same set although I masked off the embellishment above it when inking the stamp.

My background paper has been created using my trusty Gelli Plate, some green and gold acrylic paint and a stencil.

I sponged this panel with brown Distress Ink before dry embossed it using an embossing folder.

Once embossed I passed the same brown ink pad over the entire piece which highlighted the embossed images.

Hopefully you can see the gold acrylic paint a little better in this photograph.

I added some tiny peel-off dots around the oval die cut frame and also some hand drawn dots at the side of the stems on the stamped panel.

I hope that you will join us in our new challenge, but remember that you must use Hobby Art stamps.

There are lots of lovely ones to choose from, so I shall look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Happy stamping, and have a great weekend.

Hugs Kimx

Blog Challenge – November Entries

So you all have been working very hard to bring us lots of gorgeous cards and projects for our first Blog Challenge!

Here are the entries…

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.

Kate Discombe Kate Discombe2 Kate Discombe3

 These Gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.

Debbie Cudley

 This Gorgeous card was made by Debbie Cudley.

Christine Smith HobbyArt Poppy This Gorgeous card was made by Christine Smith.

Tracy Southam

This Gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.

Sonia Murphy

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Sonia Murphy2

 These Gorgeous cards were made by Sonia Murphy.

Veronica Pell

This Gorgeous Tag was made by Veronica Pell.

Julia Bettinson Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous card and candle was made by Julia Bettinson.

Moira Walters

This Gorgeous box was made by Moira Walters.

Christina Stather Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous clock was made by Christina Stather.

Isobel Blog Challenge

This Gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.

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These Gorgeous Scrapbook pages were made by Maria Dickson.

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.

November Blog Challenge!

Welcome to our first Blog Challenge!

Becki Commemorative

It’s the start of November and soon to be Remembrance Sunday.

For our first challenge we’re asking you to make a cards (or project) with the theme of Poppies and/or Remembrance using any Hobby Art stamps.

Here are a few stamps that may inspire you.

CS074D Remembrance COPYRIGHT

CS074D Remembrance

CS075D Commemorative COPYRIGHT

CS075D Commemorative

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CSS001 Bordered Poppies

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 CSS002 Poppies

The Royal British Legion was founded by veterans of the First World War who adopted the poppy as their symbol of Remembrance and hope.

We thought this challenge is a good one to start with and also to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of WWI.

Here’s a little bit of inspiration using the stamps…

Anna2 Commemorative

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Poppies 1 Georgina

Please send all your entries via email: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk

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

Prizes for the Winners

1st Prize – £30 gift voucher

2nd Prize – Stamp set of your choice

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 November 2014
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.
As this is our first challenge it is a learning curve for us too. We may add more information/rules, if necessary, for the next challenge.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

If you have any questions please contact us: hobbyartstamps@hotmail.co.uk