Tag Archives: handmade cards

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

Kate Discombe 32

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. 

Reindeer Card Completed BECKI copy

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. 

Anna

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

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.

 

Build a Tree Card!

Hi Everyone 😀

So finally… here are the step by step instructions to the Tree Cards (this is for you Pauline).

Tree Trunk (A)

Becki - Leaves&Owls

So here is the original I made last year when the falling leaves set was first released. The tree trunk was stenciled using Tim Holtz Wood Grain Stencil with acrylic paint

So obviously my first thought was a pile of autumn leaves and my second was I want to build a tree!

So here’s my original card template that I got made into a stencil. So I can easily repeat that base again.

Tree Stencil

 

Here’s the more recent make with the Tree Stencil using the new Forest Friends alongside.

This one I used the Wood Grain embossing Folder on the tree trunk. So depending which tree trunk you prefer will determine the accessory you need for the project.

Tree Trunk (B)

BECKI

So I’m going to explain both cards as the only thing that is really so different is the technique for the base and I will show the instruction break off by Tree Trunk A or B.

Step By Step

Build a tree

1. You will need to draw around the Tree Trunk Stencil onto card  I used Kraft Card as usually I have loads of it lying around and even though I’m using brown paint to colour you could just leave it the kraft card colour if you want to.  ( A+B )

Now I made this stencil to my standard size cards I use. However making the tree taller or wider would be easy just by drawing around the bits you want and then moving the stencil either way and making it taller or wider.

Build a tree2

2. Once drawn out just cut the Tree Trunk out (A+B)

Build a tree3

3. I used Frayed Burlap Distress Paint to colour my trunk (A+B) but obviously if you have used kraft card you don’t have to. And just because I have used acrylic paints doesn’t mean you can’t use other mediums like Distress Ink Pads etc… Experiment and go with what you like most!

So now you have the base here is where I will show the two different techniques…

Build a tree4

Tree Trunk A – Use the tim holtz stencil and paint or sponge a darker brown acrylic paint through the stencil. Stencil all of the tree trunk.

if you prefer Tree Trunk B the next instructions are for you…

Build a tree5

 Tree Trunk B – use the wood grain embossing folder and run the tree trunk through your Big Shot, Cuttlebug etc… this will add the grain as well as adding texture to your card.

Build a tree6

 Once out of the embossing folder use minimal paint the less on the brayer/roller the better. Roll the dark brown acrylic paint over the tree bark and it will adhere to the raised parts of the embossed card. Less is more so even if it doesn’t cover completely you can go back over it with more paint (still sparingly/thinly coated)

Now you will have your finished Tree Trunk no matter which one you chose.

Build a tree7

 4. Now cut a Circle Die as the base to adhere the leaves to. The size is up to you obviously the bigger the circle the more leaves needed but you want it relatively in proportion. Glue the circle to your Tree Trunk. (A+B)

Tip – use a similar colour card as you intend to colour the leaves that way if there are any gaps between leaves it won’t stand out.

Build a tree8

5. Stamp the Oak leaf from the falling leaves set I used a Brown Memento but any brown ink pad will do . I normally stamp quite a lot so I have the leaves in bulk.

Build a tree9

7. Distress all the leaves with Forest Moss. Add the colour relatively lightly, as once cut out you can go in and darken the colour.

Build a tree10

8. Now cut the leaves out individually.

Tip – Don’t cut all the way to the edge. You don’t have to be precious about your cutting. I did with my first leaf but when you darken the edges down with the distress inkpad – Forest Moss it wont show the outside lines. (See next Picture) 

Build a tree11

9. Using your mini blending tool just work the distress inkpad – forest moss from the edge in. I find you get a really natural look if the edges are all darker and the middle is only the original distress you put on. (Image above only half coloured)

Build a tree12

10. No-one will ever know you didn’t cut them out right to the line. I curled my leaves round a pen just to get that natural dimension and movement . Then attached them using PinFlair Glue to my circle die attached to my Tree Trunk. 

The only thing I will say if any of the outside leaves show past the circle cut out, I did distress some on the back just to make the back look neat. But that’s just me.

Decorate the cards with critters…and job done!

BECKI                Becki - Leaves&Owls

This one was just attached to a card.             This one had a Card stand supporting it.

 

Hope you have enjoyed the tutorial if there are any questions or something I have missed just leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Becki  x

What you will need

CS090D Forest Friends COPYRIGHT COLOUR Falling Leaves COPYRIGHT

Owls WEBTree Stencil

 

image (1) image

 

image (2)image (3)

 

image (4)image (5)

 

image (6)image (7)