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.
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.
Hope you like it! Have a nice day!
Hello, Heidi here to share a quick tutorial on my little ‘Summer Holiday/Shells’ Pop-Up Card.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hope you enjoy the offers!
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!!!!
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
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 ….
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…
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 £40 to spend on stamps on the Hobby Art Website – Veronica Pell
The 2nd Prize winner selected this month by the random generator is…
2nd Prize a stamp set of choice – Linda Walker
Congratulations to our two lucky winners!
and a BIG thank you to everyone who entered
Here are all the stunning entries…
#1 This gorgeous card was made by Doreen Sympson
#2 This gorgeous card was made by Isobel Hunter.
#3 This gorgeous card was made by Jacob Kamann.
#4 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Parker.
#5,#6,#7 These gorgeous cards were made by Linda Walker.
#8 and #9 These gorgeous cards were made by Linda Brook.
#10 This gorgeous card was made by Elaine Traverso.
#11 This gorgeous card was made by Katrina Bufton.
#12 This gorgeous card was made by Ruth Fletcher.
#13 This gorgeous card was made by Tracy Southam.
#14 and #15 This gorgeous card and box were made by Moira Walters.
#16,#17 and #18 These gorgeous cards were made by Veronica Pell.
#19 This gorgeous card was made by Renee Davies.
#20, #21 and #22 These gorgeous cards/project was made by Nikki Dressler.
#23 This gorgeous card was made by Alison Brittain.
#24 and #25 These gorgeous cards were made by Penny Hewitt.
#26 and #27 These gorgeous cards were made by Karen Paine.
#28 This gorgeous card was made by Kim Dear.
#29 This gorgeous card was made by Penny Hewitt.
#30,#31 and #32 This gorgeous card was made by Natalie Gallagher.
#33 This gorgeous card was made by Zoe Russell.
#34 This gorgeous card was made by C J Deane
#35 and #36 This gorgeous card and Project were made by Viola Crossley
#37, #38, #39 These gorgeous cards were made by Kate Discombe.
Here is our Top 3 – chosen by Peter.