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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.


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.


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



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




The prize this Month…

1st Prize – 3 month subscription to the Monthly Specials

Prizes will vary Monthly.

Please send all your entries via


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:

July’s Blog Challenge Winner!

Good morning!

Thanks to everyone who entered this month’s Blog Challenge


We have an early start for setup for Stamperama today.

We hope you can join us on Sunday


The winner this Month…

1st Prize – 4 stamps sets of your choice is


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 😀