Monthly Archives: August 2014

Owls and Robins…

Hello there,

after some difficulties with the blog on Sunday I can now edit this post and show you directly what I have been up to

If you have watched Jenny on C & C last Friday you will have seen some of my cards as well and as I thought it might interest some people how I did a few things I took some pics while creating them.

Firstly I made this little number with Otto, the Owl. He can be found here.

I stamped and coloured the image plus a holly sprig from Berries and Birdsand coloured them with Copics. Then I looked for a paper that would give the impression of falling snow but when I couldn’t find anything I liked I decided to make my own.

I randomly placed some small round labels I had lying around (I use them to mark my Ciao pens with their numbers on the end of the caps). Then I used a sponge applicator to rub Memento in Paris Dusk all over the sheet.

When I was happy with the colour I peeled off the labels…

It then looked like this:

Not perfect, but I liked it and the card came out nice, I think.

Next I had promised some people to show how nice the ‘no-lines technique’ would look on the robins from the  Berries and Birds set, so I coloured this little fella and I LOVE him! Quite proud of how he turned out…

I wanted to put him on a card that would showcase him without distracting too much so I just stamped the little branch with berries under him and coloured (again in ‘no-lines) and used a die to trace a circle around to frame him.

I then used a craft knife to cut that circle out. Bit of a job between his tiny legs but I managed it.

I placed some coordinating coloured card (die cut this time!) around the cut out and finished the panel with some strips of the same card and pearls. Then I just popped the whole panel up on foam pads and stamped the sentiment through the circle onto the card blank. Voila!


There were a couple of other cards I made, that are quite simple and straight forward so no blurb about them from me… 😉




Hope you like them!!!



Ozzy & Otto Owls

Ozzy & Otto Owls 

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Farmhouse Scene-it

Farmhouse Scene-it

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Berries & Birds

Berries & Birds

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Hobby Art on TV and Otto The Owl Card


Good morning, Heidi here to share another blog project on the last Friday in August, but first ….

Hobby Art TV

Our lovely Jenny will be on Create & Craft today at 10am and 2pm. She will be showcasing lots of lovely new stamp sets.  Set your Sky+ for the hours above and feast your eyes on her wonderful demos and all of the gorgeous DT samples.

For my project today, I have made a little card using ‘Otto’. He and ‘Ozzy’ are two new owl stamps that Jenny will be showing you today. You will fall in love with them as much as the design team have.


The products I have used on my card are, some gorgeous Dovecraft papers, lots of kraft card, Memento ‘Rich Cocoa’ inkpad and Promarker’s.  I have stamped up the holly from the stamp and decoupaged the holly and sentiment and have added lots of red Stickles to the berries.

Don’t forget to join Jenny at 10am and 2pm today, thanks for stopping by my post.

Heidi xx

Christmas Penguins….

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Morning all,

How are you all today? Did you have a wet Bank holiday too?

The weather is definitely changing and there is a nip in the air lately……summer never lasts long enough for me! Well I  know we haven’t gone through Autumn yet but I have been working on samples for Jenny for her next show on Create and Craft on 29th August at 10am and 2pm which is Christmas of course and although I cannot show you those samples at the moment, I took time out from them to make another card with the gorgeous Penquins Set from the last show.


So here it is……..

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I started by creating a double mountain card by sticking two 6″ square cards together to create a 3 fold card and then folding the third side in half to create the lower mountain…..

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The background that i mat and layered is an Imagination Crafts Christmas background which I love as it is…..

I then used the lovely Penquin stamp set to create my scene on a piece of white super smooth card. I used black versafine to stamp it and then embossed it with Wow clear sparkle embossing powder to add that extra  Christmas sparkle……

photo 3 copyYou can really see the sparkle on here……..

photo 5I coloured the main images with Pro- Markers and cut away the scene and matted it on black card before attaching to the front mountain on the card……

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I also added a couple of punched snowflakes and gems to the front…..

Well I hope that you like my little Penquins Inspiration and please leave me a comment …..

Remember if you need any more inspirations using Hobby Art stamps then you can pop over to our Pinterest boards by clicking HERE

See you soon

Hugs Lisa.B.x

Chrismas colouring

Hi everyone hope you are all well and excited about the upcoming shows?

Jenny will be back on our screens 29th August at 10am and 2pm with some more stunning stamp sets for you all!

For my post today iv got back into my Christmas card making and have used the brilliant wink of stella to colour in this beautiful hobby art wreath.

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I always see Jenny using the pens on TV and always using the clear to blend out the colour and until recently I was a bit unsure of doing it (I didn’t want to ruin my clear) but know I have done it and haven’t ruined my clear! I am in love and am so sorry I haven’t done it before cause what a difference it makes!

This has just been coloured using the red and green wink of stella and it looks great and is lovely and glittery, but……

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This one has been coloured using the red, green and clear using the clear to blend the colour. I think it makes a huge difference!

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I really hope that you’ll give it a go because it really is so easy to do with the pens, they do all the work!

 Hope you have enjoyed todays post!

Love Laura x x

A Sunflower Twist Card


Good morning, Heidi here to share another blog project.

I have used the glorious ‘Sunflower’ set of stamps (CS064D Sunflowers) and lots of clear ‘Wink of Stella’. The sentiment is from ‘Sentiments’ (CS026D Sentiments) and the card blank is from Craftwork Cards.  I have coloured in the images with Promarker’s and inked all of the white edges with a Vintage Sepia inkpad.


Sunflowers are my all time favourite flowers and I just love how Sharon Bennett the designer of these stamps, has captured all of their loveliness in so many different images.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.



Happy Birthday Mum

Evening Everyone
It’s my turn on the blog again, although I must confess that it is much later than originally intended.
Today is my wonderful Mum’s 84th Birthday so here is a card for her, made of course with some fabulous Hobby Art stamps.
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The Vase of Flowers has been stamped and embossed on to watercolour card and then coloured using what I refer to as the ‘Wet Watercolour Technique’
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Make the cardstock very wet and then ‘drop’ ink onto it using a fairly large brush. You can be as random or presise with your colour placement as you like, but because the cardstock is wet the colours tend to bleed into one another.
The card can be left to dry, or if you are like me and are impatient, then you can dry it with a heat tool before die cutting a shape from it.
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The sentiment down the right hand side is one of my all time favourite Hobby Art stamps and is permanently on my craft table.
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I added some Glossy Accents to the vase which has been painted with more dye based inks once the ‘wet’ panel has dried.
I’m going to have to rely on Becki to add all the stamp codes and links for me or this will be yet another day in the posting lol.
Until next time.
Hugs Kimx

HI there Happy Monday.


I know most people really don’t like Mondays …But I do a new week with things to do and new challenge’s all good fun in life’s rich tapestry. The weekend kind of came and went in a bit of a blur. I was really hoping against hope that I could have gone to the Great Craft Extravagansa at Stoneleigh in the Midlands I used to live not far from there in Coventry and miss the friends there an awful lot xxx Anyway I digress. The trip to the Midlands this weekend wasn’t to be so we passed it catching up with jobs that needed to be done ….and talking about NEW challenge’s I have bought from Hobby Art some of the most Beautiful Pencils the new Spectrum Noir ones. Oh they are lovely so soft and smooth to use with no lines hardly at all and the lines I did have I was able to smooth out with my finger by gently rubbing and blending …..I am a fan. So I started to play a bit more. Added water to see what effect I would get….I was pleased with the result Lovely for water colouring what do you think I used Sketchy Flowers by Anna Flanders which is a favourite of mine I heat embossed in Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing powder, then 3 pencils all from the primary colour Spectrum Noir Set Red Green and Yellow and the sentiment is from the Friends Sentiments set and a few sticky foam pads I hope you like it xxx

Ellie the Elephant

Morning everyone Laura here today, I hope you are enjoying the blog? The Design team are showing you all their lovely work.

For today’s post I’ve decided to step away from the Christmas cards for today and make a birthday card using the super, super cute Ellie rubber stamp that I’ve coloured in using the Spectrum noir pencils.

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I’ve then cut some of the flowers out from the backing paper to use as embellishments to decorate the card,

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s blog post

Until next time

Laura x x

Customer Gallery

Welcome to the Customer Gallery!

Here is the chance to showcase all your hard work using Hobby Art’s Stamps.

If you would like to send your pictures in… email:



These Gorgeous Cards were made by Nikki Rowe.



These Gorgeous Cards were made by Michelle Gosling


This Gorgeous Card was made by Susan.

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Aviva Potts.

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Renee Davies

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This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Finch.

Veronica Pell

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Veronica Pell.

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Sylvia King.

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson

and was shown on Create & Craft on the 18th June 2014

Stephanie Woodberry

This Gorgeous Card was made by Stephanie Woodberry.

Margaret Martin

This Gorgeous Card was made by Margaret Martin

using Butterfly Kisses stamp set.

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This Gorgeous Scrapbook Page was made by Julie Wilson




These gorgeous cards were made by Rosie Ambrose.

Maria Malone- Dickson

This Gorgeous Scrapbook page was made by Maria Malone-Dickinson.

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Both these Gorgeous cards were made by Elaine Phillips.


This Absolutely Gorgeous Medal Box was made by Moira Walters.

Gwyneth Bailey

This Gorgeous Card was made by Gwyneth Bailey






These Gorgeous Cards were made by Tracy Southam


Sally Dodger

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Sally Dodger

Julie Wilson

This Gorgeous Scrapbook Page was made by Julie Wilson

Jenny Johnson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Jenny Johnson.

Lyse Lewis

This Gorgeous Candle was made by Lyse Lewis.

Julie Mottershead Turpin

This Gorgeous card was made by Julie Mottershead Turpin.

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Christine Shanks.


This Gorgeous Card was made by Gill Till


This Gorgeous card was made by Cerie Nicholas.


This Commemorative Candle was made by Eunice .


This Gorgeous Card was made by Linda Jones.


This Gorgeous Card was made by Isobel Hunter.

Sue Oxbury

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These Two Gorgeous Scene-it’s were sent in by Sue Oxbury.

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These Two Gorgeous Scene-it’s were sent in by Veronica Pell.

Angela Edwards

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These Three Gorgeous Scene-it’s were sent in by Angela Edwards

Marianne Fisher

This Gorgeous Card was made by Marianne Fisher.

Doreen Sympson

This Gorgeous Card was made by Doreen Sympson.

Liz Whittle

This Gorgeous card was made by Liz Whittle.


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Now these Gorgeous Cards were made by Linda Brooke and her Granddaughter Hannah.

They have been very busy and I just wanted to share exactly what the email said

My granddaughter, Hannah, has been working hard doing her Christmas cards (12 Rocky Robins and 8 Penguins) and Thank You’s (12 Sam the Robins) for this year as well as 14 Christmas envelopes for a family friend. 

I have also made my Christmas cards for my two granddaughters. The Norman card was requested by my granddaughter Harriet and the pink penguin by my 8 year old granddaughter Milly. 

Thank you so much Linda & Hannah for taking the time to email them across and share all your hard work.

Helen Haines

This Gorgeous box frame was made by Helen Haines.

Christie Crafts

This Gorgeous Card was made by Christie Crafts.

Alison Pope

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This Gorgeous Card was made by Alison Pope.

Bernadette Ball

This Gorgeous Card was made by Bernadette Ball.

Barbara Mills

This Gorgeous Card was made by Barbara Mills.

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These Gorgeous Cards were made by Jose.

Butterfly Box…..


Good morning all, how are we all today?

Well I know everyone has been playing with Christmas lately but I have one sample to show you that is not Christmas……

As you know by now I love the Hobby Art Butterflies stamp set and the other week I thought that I would have a play around with a pop up box card as everyone seemed to be doing them.

Butterflies  Script & Grasses Set

So this is what I came up with……

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I really enjoyed making this box using this set it was perfect for it. I also used the Script and Grasses stamp set which worked really well with the butterflies……

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I stamped the images with Onyx Black Versafine ink and then embossed them with Wow clear sparkle powder. You can see the sparkle on the message…..

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I used a wash of Weathered Wood Distress ink to add some colour to the butterflies and used a blending tool to soften the edges of the box……

Well I hope that you have enjoyed my inspiration, next time will be Christmas projects to show you…..

Big hugs Lisa.B.x


Well the open day of The Mare And Foal Sanctuary went well I think there were many more people there then I expected. The horses and ponies all looked adorable and I lost my heart to many of the horses there…From Topaz who thought she was a super star to Stanley who really was, and was fresh from winning a lot of prizes and rosettes at a local horse show last week.
Here are a few Photos of horses that the sanctuary helps.



The Scrapbook pages where on show in one of the stalls. I am pleased to say there where lots of lovely comments made and I hope they made everyone who saw them pause and think a while of what the horses went through.


The Hobby Arts Commemorative set along with the Remembrance and Poppy Sets designed by Sharon Bennett were made to do this type of Historical Scrapbook Commemorating the sacrifice our previous generation’s made. I don’t know of another company who has made stamps with Scrapbooking in mind …..Don’t just think WAR though. The Poppy could be used for many other reasons …..We are a military family with 4 generation’s having served and still serving. The pass out parades and the Remembrance day marches are part of our lives. I hope you have enjoyed this journey through history with me. I hope what I have created with the photo’s of the past help in some small way the horses of the present.



Hope you have enjoyed looking at these as much as I have enjoyed making them so for now take care.

Bernie X