Don’t let the sheep have all the fun!

Hi everyone I have you started making your Christmas cards yet? I’m trying to make one a week so I’m not panicking in December. So I just loved the baa humbug set so much and they were so much fun to use but it got me thinking at to what else I could have fun with dressing up in funny hats and accessories and so that’s what I’ll be showing you today.

A stamp set that I love is the Owls set, I just had so much fun with this set. So I thought I bet the Christmas hat would fit an owl and it did!!!

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This makes the owl look so cute and know very Christmas themed. I’m now off to hunt lots of other stamps down to put hats on everything!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you’ll be putting hats and glasses on lots of your other sets to

Laura x

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

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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 😀 

 

 

Bobin the Robin

 

I Have made a little card using my favourite ‘Berries & Birds’ set, they are so lovely!

We have a baby robin in our garden who comes everyday, its so cute with half a red breast and lots of fluffy feathers.

We have called him ‘Bobin’.  I have used ‘Wink’ on the berries and Promarker’s for the rest of the colouring in.

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Berries & Bird’s card

Products Used :

Hobby Art ‘Berries & Bird’s’ stamp set (CS082D)
Small white card blank
Red card
White stamping card
Memento ‘Rich Cocoa’ ink pad
Promarker pens
Red ‘Wink of Stella’ pen
Circle punch
Cream pearl

Card Instructions :

(1) Stamp up one ‘robin’, several ‘holly and berries’ and one sentiment onto stamping card.
(2) Colour in all images and cut out, leaving a small white edge around edges.
(3) Edge card blank with inkpad, cut a red square of card, stick to card front.
(4) Cut a white square, again edge with ink and stamp ‘holly and berries’ image all over randomly.
(5) Punch two edges from card square.
(6) Ink around and matt sentiment onto red card and stick to card front.
(7) Arrange ‘holly & berries’ images around sentiment, stick down.
(8) Add sticky pads to back of robin image and place sitting on branch.
(9) Add red ‘Wink of Stella’ to berries, leave to dry.
(6) Add small pearl to top of sentiment.

Heidi x

Snowflakes with acetate

Hi everyone wow what a busy show it was last month and yes I have been that behind in doing my posts, Oops! Anyway I just loved all the stamp sets in the show I really couldn’t stop playing with them so I thought I’d do a few posts for you all with my makes.

To start with I think we will look at the Winter Snowflake set I think this is such a versatile stamp set that is used over and over on its own or to make snowy backgrounds.

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To start with I used some heat resistant acetate and stamped out 3 of the snowflakes with a veramark ink pad and heat embossed with a white embossing powder.

Cut a card blank to 6×5, cut a piece of silver mirror card to fit in to the card blank leaving a thin boarder and the same again with a piece of white card onto the mirror card.

 On the white card cut to fit onto the mirror card using two of the smallest size snowflakes randomly stamp them all over the card using a metallic silver brilliance ink pad.

Stamp the sentiment from the Merry little Christmas again with versamark and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.

Cut the sentiment into a banner shape and stick to silver mirror card and cut out the mirror card leaving a thin boarder.

Finally add the small snowflake to the top right-hand side and with the larger two, place a brad through the middle to keep the together and bend them slightly to give them some shape, glue next to the sentiment.

Laura x 

Morning all xxx and Santa.

Hi Everyone …Me again.

 I have been a bit quiet in more ways then one as both hubby and i have had a lurgy …rather nasty chest infection that has left us both poorly …but I am determined not to be beaten by it so here is a very quick card …just to earn my keep and show you all I’m still alive ….I maybe down but I’m not out! ….

The card below uses one of Santa’s from the August’s Monthly Special  Father Christmas set….a spellbinder in two sizes a mask for Santa and a little ink for the clouds and snow ….Faded Jeans was the colour I used for this …Santa was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed with clear powder this stops the inks running when you go to colour him in it also helps to define the outline and to me gives a more pleasing effect…..I used a verity of reds  …Poppy. Ruby. And a Dark Pink but I’m afraid I don’t recall the colour exactly Cool grey 1 for his  fur around his coat with a little white pen to highlight the odd bit and warm grey 2 to add a little shade here and there….Lime for the candlelight with white pen again and sandstone for his lantern  stick ….black belt again a little white ..and White pen for the snowflakes dotted around the card with a few pearly ones to make it look as though they are in the foreground …. Stuck the topper onto snowy Acetate and job done .

 I hope you like my offering this week xxxx

Note to self .MUST keep hubby away from me when he has his next lurgy.!  I don’t like being ill.

Crafty Hugs

Bernie xxx

 

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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 😀 

Sunflower Tutorial

 

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Sunflower Card
 
Products Used :
 
CS064D Sunflowers stamp set
CS026D Sentiments stamp set
Card blank
Green Card
White stamping cardstock
Rich Cocoa Memento Inkpad
Promarker Pens
Circle die shapes in two sizes
Sharp scissors, Trimmer and Cosmic Shimmer Glue
 
Insert Sunflower and Sentiment stamp images please Emoji
 
Card Instructions :
 
(1) Stamp up large ‘Sunflower’ image and stamp around the card blank, leave to dry.
(2) Die cut one large circle from green card and one smaller from white stamping card.
(3) Stamp up seven sunflower images, colour in and cut out using sharp scissors.
(4) Stamp up background image and fences, onto white circle, colour in.
(5) Place sunflowers around circle as shown, stick down with sticky pads and glue.
(6) Stamp up sentiment onto a piece of white card, edge with sunflower stamp.
(7) Matt sentiment onto a piece of green card, stick each side down, raising centre.
 
Heidi xx
 

Nordic Card Tutorial

Hi All…

Seems a bit crazy doing Christmas in July in the middle of a heatwave but I must admit I definitely have the Christmas Bug!

I’m going to show you one of my favourite embossing folders that I used on the Christmas Workshop late last year!

Becki

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How to Make the Card –

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1. Cut the coloured card (Kraft-core core’dinations No:14) to the size of your standard size card. (mine is 13.5cm x 13.5cm) and emboss the cardstock with the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Embossing Folder.

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2. Here comes the messy part… Use a little White Gesso and I cannot emphasize this enough (Make sure there is next to nothing on your roller) keep rolling on mat until it is really thin layer. As you can always add more but you cannot take it away when there is a thick splodge on your work.

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3. See what I mean! Roll thinly over your cardstock I know it looks faint now but trust me once you have the hang of it… just keep going over and over and it will soon get to the effect you desire. The Gesso automatically goes on the raised surface of the embossed card as the rest is dipped down slightly.

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4. I am still in love with this technique! Granted it may not be for everyone (as it can be a little messy) but Tim has got a Holiday Knit stencil which will give a similar technique just not raised unless you use texture paste through the stencil or heavy body acrylic paint. Put background to one side to dry (gesso does dry very quickly)

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5. Stamp Peter the Polar Bear onto white cardstock. I’m using Copics for this project so it is copic friendly card and Memento inkpad for all alcohol based markers (Promarkers, copics etc) If you want to use water based pens or watercolour please use a Versafine inkpad instead.

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6. I’ve die cut the cardstock using a Spellbinders square die (9cm x 9cm approx).

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7. Ok I don’t usually show how I colour things as I think everyone has their own way of doing it. But I do sometimes get asked what colours I use so I’m showing you for this one. I used B00 for the Sky.

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8. I’ve realised a lot of us find big areas of white scary! I love colouring but white has always scared me… a Polar Bears white! why do anything right?! Or what can I do other than add glitter?! I really Love Warm Grey tones. You can use light blues or cool greys also but you will get a colder effect to your image. I started with W0 hopefully you can see where I have coloured.

Start with a larger area for the lightest colour we will gradually darken down to a smaller area.

Ok I’m going to fast forward a bit with just images so you can see what I’m doing…

using W1-W7 add your shadowing gradually making the area smaller and smaller the darker the pen you use.

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onto the reds…

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9. I Coloured the whole hat with R27

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10. Then went in with R29 along the edges and in to the R27 just to shadow the outside and give the hat some dimension.

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11. Finishing off with R59 using a little of this just as extra depth to the lines in the hat and some edges.

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12. I have used YG95 Pale Olive for the Holly. by all means use prettier greens if you wish.

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13. Finally going back to W0 & W1 for a little shadowing to the bobble at the top of his hat.

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14. In the original card I did I stamped using a grey inkpad (so I cold see where I needed to apply ink) and then covered with Copic Opaque white ink as I didn’t have a white Stazon…can you believe it!!! I do now and this makes life so much easier it is a slightly softer look. So use whichever one you prefer.

(please do NOT use a stazon cleaner on your clear stamps) wash with water or a wipe. I have noticed the more ink on your stamps the easier it is to get your nails on it through the wipe and remove.

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15. There are two large pieces of snow in the set for his nose if you wish to use them.

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16. Add a little Crystal stickles to the snow beneath the polar bear and also snow on his hat.

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17. Mount card on a darker colour I’ve used brown as I didn’t have a dark blue. Attach to Nordic Background and to folded card. Finally add a little white to the eye and nose for a highlight if required using a white pen. Add greeting if you desire.

Becki

18. One warm festive Polar Bear!

Here’s a few of the samples from last year…

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If you use Kraft Core core’dinations sanding the raised embossed image gives a gorgeous rustic effect too.

Happy Stamping 

Becki 😀 

Items you will need:

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SZ660043 – Tim holtz x2 pack of Holiday Knit Embossing Folders

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ME-900 – Tuxedo Black Memento

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SZ-110 Cotton White Stazon

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INK25207 Inkssentials White Pen

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MDM41672 White Gesso

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STK-CRY – Crystal Stickles

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)

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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 😀 

 

New Christmas Releases!

As some of you will of seen yesterday we have the July Monthly Special launched

Monthly Special copy

CS103D Have a Mice Christmas

This is the gorgeous new Have a Mice Christmas set designed by Sharon Bennett for Hobby Art. Clear set contains 14 stamps. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet with step by step instructions on how to make 2 cards by Laura Williams from the Hobby Art design team.

Have a Mice Christmas

Well we didn’t stop there…

As Jenny was on holiday at the end of June and missed the Christmas Launch

on Create and Craft.

We have decided to release some of our Christmas stamps on the 1st July 2015.

Introducing

CS104D Rufus the Reindeer

CS104D Rufus the Reindeer

This is the gorgeous new Rufus the Reindeer set from Hobby Art. Clear set contains 15 stamps. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. 

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FMFCB03J Flopsy the Christmas Bunny

Flopsy the Christmas Bunny

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted “Flopsy the Christmas Bunny” measuring 100mm x 85mm. Designed by Sharon Bennett. 

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FMMCM02F Malcolm the Christmas Mouse

Malcolm the Christmas Mouse

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted “Malcolm the Christmas Mouse” measuring 80mm x 100mm. Designed by Sharon Bennett. 

Anna Mouse copy

These two are available in a set (FMMFSET)

CSS013 Peter the Polar Bear (Mini Clear Set)

CSS013 Peter the Polar Bear

This is the gorgeous new Peter the Polar Bear set designed from Hobby Art. Mini clear set contains 5 stamps. Overall size of set – 74mm x 105mm approx.

Becki

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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 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. 

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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!!!!

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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

Bernie

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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

 

Whack! Technique tutorial

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Hi Everyone.I have had a couple of requests to explain how I achieved this look it probably has a proper name But I know it as the “Whack Technique” this is what you need and how you do it..DSC07601

The palest Inkpad you have but NOT white …you need to be able to see the colour I have taken two here Antique linen and Scattered straw ….either will do. If you don’t have these maybe try a pale green.  Using distress of other water-based markers Aqua Markers would be good for this too take a selection of colours I chose.

Crushed Olive.

Forest Moss.

Fired Brick.

Seedless Preserves.

Broken China.

Old Paper.

Tumbled Glass….oh and a water brush!

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Using Both sets of grass and one of the birds from the Birds and grasses set. ink the bird in Antique Linen and stamp him on the card look were his feet are …you will need to marry the claws to the grass when we come to stamp it out  then make a mask for the bird by stamping on a post-it note and cutting it out don’t forget when you stamp the mask to include the image on the sticky part of the post it…lol how many times have I not done that.

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Bird and mask now stamped in place we come to the grass…. I have used the grass with what looks like to me straw going across it  this is what I have popped the bird on ….

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Do you see what I mean ? so taking the Grass-straw stamp ink it with scattered straw all over then when it is still wet, take your palest green distress or aqua marker and tap over the top randomly.

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Continue doing this with the rest of the colours until you are happy you have covered most of the image.  See Below:

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Then give a good Huff over the stamp and being careful to stamp it where the birds claws are …you “should” end up with something like this….

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Leave the mask across the bird ink up the other grass stamp the one with the feathery  grasses on it. Ink it in Scattered Straw or Antique Linen.  Then using old paper Distress marker tap over the heads of the grass do the same with Crushed Olive and Broken China pens tapping as you go …

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Stamp over the top of the grass and bird …he still has his mask on so will be good to colour when you have finished do this two more times. yours should look something like this .

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Your nearly ready to start colouring I use a tile to spread my colour onto using the distress markers, again you could as easily use aqua markers or even the ink straight off the pads …stick to the same colours you have used for the grasses though otherwise you will have a muddy mess. Take the post it note off the bird and start to paint I have chose Crushed Olive,  then start to fill the leaves with a little colour don’t over do this it needs to be soft,  your’s should look a little like this  (see below)

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All you need to do now is matt and layer …

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And there you have it .

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial . And more to the point understood it . Any questions PM me I am always happy to help another crafter. xxx

Crafty hugs Bernie xxxx

June Monthly Special!

Hi all Becki here….

Introducing the new Monthly Special.

I hope you love them as much as we do!

June’s Monthly Special (Poppy Sketch Set)

This is the Stunning new Poppy Sketch set designed by Sharon Bennett for Hobby Art.

Foam Mounted Grey Rubber Stamp backed onto EZ Mount so will adhere to any Acrylic Block.

The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet with step by step instructions on how to make a card by a member of the design team.

Poppy Field 120mm x 85mm Poppy Bloom 80mm x 85mm

RRP £11.99 (after June) or £6.25 individually.

But for the Month of June can be yours for only £8.99 

*Pre-order for dispatch on the 1st of June 2015

June's Monthly Special

 

These are available individually too, but obviously is better value when brought together in the Monthly Special.

Poppy NEW

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted “Poppy Bloom” Designed by Sharon Bennett. Measuring 80mm x 85mm approx.

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This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted “Poppy Field”  Designed by Sharon Bennett. Measuring 120mm x 85mm approx.

We also have a new wording “Friends are Flowers” which would go well with these stamps…

Friends are Flowers

 

so if you buy the two together (Poppy Sketch set & Friends are Flowers)

 this wording stamp will be reduced to £2.00 rather than £3.70 RRP

(discount will automatically be applied at checkout for the month of June Only)

You can purchase the Monthly Specials individually each month.

Or you can subscribe to the Monthly Specials if you wish, at the moment we are doing a

3 month Subscription so you never have to miss one.

With the subscriptions they will be automatically dispatched on the payment date each month.

3 Month Subscription

That’s all for now folks!

Becki :-)

Lavender Tutorial

Hello, Heidi here to share a blog project with you, using the gorgeous ‘Lavender’ set, which was recently launched.  I really love this set, is full of glorious images.

My little card today is very quick and easy to make.  I love the shape of the dies with the square card and the ‘Lavender’ elements.

I have made a little card using some of the elements, which I have coloured in using my Promarker pens and have cut out the elements to sit together.

Here is how I put my card together :

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Card Products :

Lavender Stamp Set

Alphabet – Typed Stamp Set

Small White card blank

Purple and Lilac Bazzill Cardstock

White stamping card

Dusky Concord Distress ink pad

Memento ‘Black Tuxedo’ ink pad

Promarkers : Lilac, Lavender, Pastel Beige, Khaki and Pear Green

Go Kreate Die : Frilly # 5

Lavender pearls

Sharp scissors, Cosmic Shimmer Glue and sticky pads

Card Instructions :

(1) Die cut ‘Frilly’ Dies in two sizes from purple & lilac Bazzill card, stock together.

(2) Stamp up ‘Lavender’ elements of choice, colour in and cut out.

(3) Onto small tiles of white card, stamp up ‘Lavender’ using the ‘Dusky Concord’ ink, edge all round squares with ink pad.

(4) Edge white card blank with ink pad, as before.

(5) Place all of the elements down onto card, stick together.

(6) Place letters around bottom of card, attach sticky pads and stick down.

(7) Add four lavender pearls to each corner of card.

I do hope you have enjoyed my quick tutorial today, another teamie will be sharing one with you soon.

Heidi

xxxxx

Wish you were here…

Hello crafters!

Alexandra here with a little blog post for you. I got the May monthly special a few days ago and I had the very real urge to play with them. They were calling me saying “we are like a little mini-holiday, play with us!” So I did 🙂 When I first stamped them I couldn’t stop thinking how they reminded me of postcards you would send from a holiday at the seaside. One the more whimsical, slightly arty one I could easily send to my mother-in-law who would adore this, the other more the serene, realistic looking one that my late father would have liked. Which one should I go with?

So, of course I had to do both!

I tried to do the realistic one a bit more masculine (as I said, I was thinking of my dear dad) and stamped it in chocolate brown directly onto a kraft card base. I then simply highlighted parts of the image with a white pencil and added low lights with a light brown pen. A cream ribbon, knotted to the side of the image (to distract from the fact the image ends a bit abruptly on my card) and a stamped sentiment (from the Seaside Cottage Set) to finish off a very quick card that I still rather like.

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For my second card I pulled out some pens and tried to colour my black on white image with lots of blue-green tones as well as the obligatory red and some muted yellows and grey-browns. To accent the turquoise that seems to pop most in the image I matted it onto deep turquoise card and added some ribbon of a matching colour. Again the same sentiment as on the other card, this time stamped in turquoise.

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Although both cards were fairly quick and simple to put together I am happy with the outcome and they fit exactly for the intended recipients in my head. Hope you like them as well!

Bye for now,

Alexandra

Beautiful Birds

Morning everyone, hope you are all keeping well.

Today I thought we could look at the lovely rubber stamps birds on the wire and birds on the branch. You can get these individually or as a set with a little saving.

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For the both of these cards I have stamped out the images using black versarfine and then I have coloured the birds and branch in with the amazing wink of stella. I’ve used a mix of purple, pink, blue and clear wink of stella to colour in the birds as you can mix the colours together with a effortless blend they are great fun to colour with and easy to use.

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For the sentiments on these cards they have both come from the set inspirations.

Thank you for stopping by Laura x

May already….

Isn’t the year flying ?  We are in the fifth month already in another five month’s our thoughts will be turning to N.E.C and Christmas. I would like to if I may share with you all “Seagulls” it is a take on the Cornish artist Brian Pollard. he lives not far from us and I adore his cheerful prints. This is using the Seagulls Stamp from Hobby Art

You will need Pro-markers in brights and pastels….brights for the doors and boats and pastels for the buildings. A good mixture of blues for the sea starting with indigo for the sea furthest away where the lighthouse is  and ending in aqua nearest the bottom right corner. All I did was make wavy lines and graduated the blues from dark to light…I spent a very pleasant hour just colouring it was lovely. Add there is, if you look closely a dash of Wink of Stella here and there. …However hard I try I can never get it to photo so you can see it…. I added a few clouds and then matted the picture on Red White and Blue card and picked a sentiment from the BY THE SEA Stamp set …added a few wavy cloud’s to it and matted that too . I did however find my wavy embossing folder this and the dots where the first ones I ever bought ..Years old from provocraft for the Cuttlebug. Mine gave up the ghost a long time ago but the folders still come out to play, as you can see! I did run two bits of card through …..as I wanted to see what the whole thing would look like if I put gilding wax on the swirls …I thought they were OK …but I preferred the card white to me it looked more like white waves….well I hope you like my offering ….Till next time Crafty Hug’s

Bernie xx

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Port Sunlight Adventure!

Hi All Becki here again…

Well just an update – Jenny and I have hit the road and are at Port Sunlight!

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So, we started our Journey yesterday evening and the journey was relatively smooth sailing until we approached Heathrow.

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But with Wine Gums on board and some terrible singing from me we were entertained for the 4hr+ journey.

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I got a little snap happy on our journey up as you can see lol

 

 

Bit of a late night but arrived safe and sound. By the time we got to bed at midnight we had turned into pumpkins!

This morning we headed to Liverpool for a look around and a little bit of shopping before setup at 2pm.

We managed to fit loads into the morning and had a good old wander.

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The day started with beautiful sunshine and walking around Liverpool was a great mini adventure. Here’s some of the random things we saw…

 

and as you can see we both thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Next time we come back we’ll come a day earlier to see more.

We were very lucky that it didn’t start raining until the journey back to Port Sunlight.

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So 4 hours later and set up was nearly finished

(whoa! did anyone just see that flying pig?)

But we will finish bright and early tomorrow morning.

And in the mean time we wandered down the road to a lovely pub and I must say the food was epic! 

After looking at the pudding list first I decided to have a Garlic bread for dinner thinking I would leave room for this monster…

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well how wrong was I!?

Because even with two of us trying our hardest to demolish it…

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we failed lol 

Right an early-ish night for us.

Catch you later Alligator

Introducing… May’s Monthly Special

Hi all Becki here….

Just giving you an update for those of you who haven’t seen

May’s Monthly Special (Harbour Set)

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted Harbour set. We have two different styles – one a realistic “Harbour Scene” by Sharon Bennett measuring 130mm x 75mm and the other a more stylised “Seagull Harbour” 112mm x 85mm. Both stamps are backed onto EZ-mount so will adhere to any acrylic block
The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet with step by step instructions on how to make a card by Jenny Mayes.

RRP £11.99 (after May) or £6.25 individually.

MAY Monhly Special

FMHBSCENE

This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted “Harbour Scene” by Sharon Bennett measuring 130mm x 75mm.

Harbour Scene COPYRIGHT

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This is the gorgeous new Foam Mounted “Seagull Harbour” measuring 112mm x 85mm.

Seagull Harbour COPYRIGHT

So I’ve realised recently speaking to a few of you, we haven’t explained the Monthly Specials very well.

So here I go with a breakdown…

1. Every Month a new stamp set or in this case 2 Foam Mounted Stamps is launched on the 1st of the Month.

2. The Monthly Specials are offered at a discounted rate £8.99 for that month only. They will then revert to the RRP after that date.

3. The Monthly Specials are P&P Free so even though they don’t reach our minimum spend £9.99 this is a special offer and we have made an exception. 

4. The Monthly Specials include a Free Project Sheet for the launch month as part of the package. 

5. If you have missed one they are still available but at the RRP.

 

You can purchase the Monthly Specials individually each month.

Or you can subscribe to the Monthly Specials if you wish, at the moment we are doing a

3 month Subscription so you never have to miss one.

With the subscriptions they will be automatically dispatched on the payment date each month.

3 Month Subscription

I hope that has helped answer a few questions… if you have any more just drop me a message below.

PS. I’m also happy to say I’ve been on a mission tonight and managed to get some DT cards on Pinterest. Enjoy

PPS. We have been exceptionally busy for this set. So turnaround is a little slower than usual.

That’s all for now folks!

Becki 🙂

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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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

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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

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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…

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

 

 

 

Dudley the Donkey

Hi everyone from a rainy south Wales, the sun has well and truly disappeared down here, I hope it’s a bit sunnier where you are. 

Wow did you catch Jenny on create and craft this week? What a busy show and you all must love the new sets as much as me cause they sold out!

So for today’s post I thought we could look at the cutie pie that is Dudley. I really love this set and it’s a set that is going to be used time and time again for me and as my mum loves donkeys I think you can guess what stamps I’ll be using to make her birthday card in a few months.

The first card I’m going to show you is a fairly simple card I have stamped Dudley or I guess in this card it could be Dilly along a strip of water colour card, coloured with spectrum aqua pens and added the sentiment from the same set on the side.

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I hope you also like this card I have made by cutting the bits out and layering them up it gives a 3D effect and you can also change the angle of Dudley’s head.

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I have also made one of the wooden frames up from the Christmas set but it just goes to show that they do not need to be for Christmas,

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I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, be back soon Laura x

Flowers for Friends

Flowers for Friends

as seen on

Create-Craftweb

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Birds on Wire & Bird on Branch

as seen on

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Bird Set

Birds & Grasses

Birds & Grasses

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Dudley the Donkey

Dudley the Donkey

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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…

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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!

 

 

 

Scruff & Herbert

Scruff & Herbert

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Bear Set

 

A quick Easter gift

Good morning!

Alexandra here today with a quick Easter gift I had to make the other day to give to someone and I didn’t have much time… (familiar theme there!)

I had some Mini eggs and about 15 minutes of time, so this is what I came up with:

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Most of the time I had went on colouring this beautiful stamp called “Spring Frame”. I used waterbased pens for that  and tried to blend as I went along.

I filled some Mini Eggs into a long thin Cellobag and closed it up. A piece of pink card folded in half and cut into a banner was stamped on one side with a nice Easter greeting (Also Hobby Art but I can’t find it on the website, sorry!) and I adhered my cut out Spring Frame to the front.

Just two small pieces of double-sided tape to keep the eggs inside the folded card and voila, one little gift ready to give!

Have a nice Sunday everyone!

NEC and TV show

Hi All Becki here…

I’m holding the fort at Hobby Art headquarters while the rest of the team are at the NEC Birmingham.

NEC BANNER

And it looks like they are having a good time! 

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I’m a little bit sad I’m not there but at the same time the bad lunches here have cheered me up 😀

Wednesday – Doughnuts and Thursday – Pizza hmmmm options, options today.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow as I will be heading to the NEC late afternoon staying the night and get to go shopping on the Sunday eeeeeek!

I have always worked the NEC shows so I’m really looking forward to having a wander and seeing it all from the other side and seeing what treasures I can find for my crafty stash! 

and of course I will be helping pack down at the end of the show lol.

Just thought I’d mention that Jenny’s next TV show is 

NEW TV BANNER MARCH 2015

I’ve been playing with the new stamps over the last week and they are Gorgeous I’ve made 5 cards so far and I haven’t used them all yet!  

There are 2 new clear stamp sets being launched as well as 2 Foam Mounted stamps.

Monthly Special

As you all know we have started “Monthly Specials” the Old Barn which was February’s Monthly Special will be on Create & Craft alongside the new Project Book by Jenny Mayes. 

Project Book

You can pick up your Monthly Specials at the beginning of every month for £8.99 which will include a free project sheet.

After that month the set will revert back to the RRP so it is worth getting them early.

March’s Monthly Special is “Flowers for Friends”

Flowers for friends MONTHLY

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 

Becki 😀 

Morning all….Turned out nice again!

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LOL I say that very tongue in cheek as the last few days we have had every season under the sun here in Plymouth.  Sunshine… rain… hail… sleet… snow and back to sunshine again all in the space of a morning.

Being fed up with the weather sent me to my cave ….I call it that as its a small room in our basement which has no natural light what I would give for a window with a view.

The new monthly special stamp set March Monthly Special – Flowers for Friends is sitting on my table waiting for me to open and have a play it has a lovely what looks to me like a Ranunculus Flower which is a buttercup to you and me pretty cheerful flower that reminds me of lazy summer days walking Durban my boy dog as the new shoots of grass grow in between them….I find myself looking at my pots of Brushos …..For the uninitiated Brushos are small pots of gorgeous colour paint. that make the most amazing background’s finding the two colours I needed I set to work.

Taking a piece of Centura Pearl cut to size I used 5×7 but then trimmed it down after I embossed this in the spellbinders machine what the folder is called sorry I really dont know I have had it years ….its a well used and old favourite. This done I then cut a small piece of card again using Centura pearl just enough to stamp the panel that is in this set…stamped in black versafine and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Let the fun begin

Taking some water in a fine mister bottler spray the stamped embossed image  I went with Lemon and Lime green for this card but there are so many lovely colours  I should say before we go any further when you get your paints they are sealed ….do not be tempted to open them the way to do it is …take your pokey tool and make a hole with this in the center so it looks like a salt celler ….then on the wet card shake a bit of the powder and watch  the crystals explode in colour I like to put the lightest colour on first then add a little of the darker colour after I find though this is a random way to make art it does give you a little more control over where it goes …..I added the lime to the bottom after sprinkling the lemon over the card first just let it run the effects are totally amazing ….

Now you remember our lovely embossed  card that we ran through the spellbinder with the pretty folder ….add a splash of water and add a sprinkle of colour again Lemon and Lime to that too.  I have put mine at the bottom where the sentiment will go and on a separate scrap of card add another mist of water and add the lemon and Lime to that….when dry add the sentiment required and either heat emboss using clear powder or use Black archival mat and layer the sentiment and image on Lime and Yellow card… then mat and layer the whole topper using Lime and yellow card and stick to card stock 

Hope you like this card …and can you keep a secret ? the Brushos will be in stock at Hobby Art soon………. Watch this space. xxx

Crafty hugs

Bye bye for now x

Bernie x

Beautiful flowers

Hello lovely Hobby Art fans,

I had my card ready and photographed yesterday afternoon to post last night and then my body didn’t play ball 🙁 So instead of writing up this little post I had an early(ish) night and strapped my hand in a splint in the hope I’d be better again today. I am still hurting but I am well enough to type this post – yay!

 

I have used the beautiful new set “Flowers for friends”, to try and tempt the spring weather out soon. The set is the March Monthly Special as well. So if you like it, this month is the perfect time to get it!

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I have stamped the main image from the set in Memento black and coloured it using Copic pens. Inspiration for the colours came from the papers I picked out before starting. I then fussy cut it and mounted on foam pads for dimension.

To get the sentiment sitting neatly on the paper I stamped the frame from the set directly onto the backing paper and again onto white. Sentiment was stamped inside the frame on the white card only and then I cut out around the main part of the frame leaving the swirly bits on the outside off. When I then mounted it on top of the paper the image underneath just exposes those cut of bits and it looks whole again but with a white background on the sentiment. (Hope that explanation makes sense…)

Fairly simple as you know me, but I still love the sunny colours and how it showcases the gorgeous image.

Have a great day all,

Alexandra

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

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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

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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  –

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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 –

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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

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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”

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Badges

Badges  for your blog

I LOVE HOBBY ART STAMPS

 

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BLOG CHALLENGE ENTRY

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BLOG CHALLENGE TOP 3

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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

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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

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If you need any help just leave me a message and I will get back to you. 

Becki 

Spring Scenes….

 

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Morning all,

Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am?

I am not really a winter person at all and loathe the cold, so when Jenny sent me the gorgeous Spring Scenes  Stamp set, this was right up my street! I did not have a great deal of time to play with it but was asked to combine it with stencils, so this is what I came up with……

Spring Scenes

The first card is using the lovely daffodils from the Spring Scenes stamp set, I love daffodils they are one of my favourite flowers because they bring so much colour to this time of the year.

I combined it with Birch Trees stencil from imagination Crafts which was on the Create and Craft Show that Jenny had this stamp on. I really love this stencil and I had an idea with the daffodils stamp from this set….It was sparked of by memories of when I used to go walking quite a bit and would walk through local woods in the spring and see the daffodils nodding their heads above the snowdrops……

The seed was sown so I got to work…….

I created the background first by using Frayed Burlap and Crushed Olive Distress Inks with a blending tool through the stencil, I then put clear embossing powder on top and heat set it to create a resist background. I cleaned my stencil, reversed it and then used Antique Linen Distress ink through to add another layer of threes in the background to add dimension, I repeated the first step and embossed these too……

Next I die cut a circle in a piece of card to make a sun mask and then placed it over the trees and then used Mustard Seed Distress Ink to create a sun behind the trees. I really loved using resist techniques to add depth and drama to a scene……

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With the background done I set about creating the foreground…..

Using several stamps from the set I stamped out a little scene on some white card to create a corner scene. I used Aqua markers and Distress inks to colour them. I cut a white border around the edge of them  and then 3D’d them to the main image. With a little matting and layering and an added sentiment I was done!

For the next one I used the same principles but this time using Birdsong Scene Stencil from Imagination Crafts ( another stencil on the program ) , I used Scattered Straw and Mustard seed Distress ink for the background…….The message is from Hobby Art Sunny Day Greeting Stamp set which I stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink…….

Sunny Day Greetings

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I created the foreground in the same way as the card above , just using daffodils this time and adding a little bit of sparkle to them…..

Well that is all from me for now, have a great weekend and look out for those daffodils popping there heads through the ground as Spring will soon be here…..

Hugs Lisa B xx

Bouquet Stamp Card

Bouquet Stamp Card

Hello, Heidi here to share another blog project with you today.
I have made a quick and easy card using the gorgeous new ‘Bouquet’ stamp set (on left), that was launched last month. It is such a statement image and is wonderful to colour in.
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I have coloured in the main image using a Memento ‘Rich Cocoa’ inkpad and some soft coloured Promarker’s.
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I have stamped the image, again in ‘Rich Cocoa’ around the white card blank and have matted the image onto some orange card, which makes the flower centres pop!  Lastly, have added some linen twine and some cream pearls.
You can find Promarker pens and ink pads galore on the website.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today.

Heidi xx

Spring Flowers

Evening Everyone,

Have you had a good start to the week?

It is my turn to share something on the Hobby Art blog today, so I thought that I would show you a card that I made for one of Jenni’s shows on Create and Craft.

I don’t know about you, but my DT cards are often influenced by the classes or other projects that I am working on at the time, and this is no exception.

I was prepping for a class on Tea and Coffee, a current favourite of mine, when my parcel arrived so that is what I have used here.

I stamped and embossed the beautiful Floral Frame onto a piece of background paper made using cold tea and instant coffee.

I also used coffee to paint the image and added white using a Gelli Roll glaze pen.

I have also spritzed the papers with more coffee and some Glimmer Mist.

I have a new parcel of stamps from Jenni eagerly awaiting my attention so I had better get on with it.

Have a great week,

Hugs Kimx