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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.


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 


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 😀 

Up, Up and Away


Hi All, Kimx here.
This is my first post on the Hobby Art blog, and knowing how rubbish I am with computers of late anything could happen.
I thought that I would share one of the cards that I made for Jenny last time she was on the box.
Or at least I would if I could work out how to add a picture.
I am writing this and getting advise from the team on facebook at the same time.
Multitasking, how cool am I !!!
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Hopefully you are looking at a picture of my card made using the Hot Air Balloon from the new Vintage set.
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The balloon has been stamped and embossed onto watercolour card stock and then painted using Distress inks and the ‘Wet Watercolour Technique’.
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I fussy cut it out and added it to the background panel using silicon.
Regular visitors to my blog will know how much I love silicon, I get through loads of tubes of it.
The background to the card has been made using glossy card stock, Versamark ink and Distress inks to create a resist image.
This is like magic painting for grown ups and really is a fabulously easy way to create a background.
It is also a great way of using lots of stamps all at once without the card looking overloaded with images.
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Glossy card stock can be difficult to stamp on as sometimes the stamp slips on the shiny surface. A good way round this is to use a piece of acetate.
Yes I know, it is shiny as well I can hear you say, but as it is see through, and cheap, if the stamping goes wrong you can always start again without having to remake all of that beautiful background.
It is also a great way to hide a mistake if your stamping is not up to par.
The acetate on this very card hides the fact that my stamped sentiment went a little wrong, but you would never know unless I told you.
I think I am going to quit while I am ahead with this post. Besides I have lovely new stamp sets to play with for the next TV show.
I will try and post again later in the month.
You never know I might not need so much back up next time. Well I can but hope at least.
Hugs and happy crafting

Welcome to the fabulous new Hobby Art Blog……


Good morning all, Lisa. B here….

Welcome to the fabulous New Hobby Art Blog.

Exciting times are ahead as Hobby Art launch their fantastic new website as well……..

You will be able to keep up to date with all the new products, exciting events and gorgeous inspiration from the fantastic Jenny Mayes and the Hobby Art Design Team…..

I have some projects  to show you from the last Create and craft show that Jenny did.

These are just some of the samples that I made using the Gorgeous Butterflies stamp designed by Sharon Bennett……. I love butterflies and here you can see that you can achieve sooo many look using the same stamps and altering the colours and techniques…..


This first one I made as an open picture frame using Distress Inks, I also used the Hobby Art  Silhouette Grasses Stamp……


The second project was a wall hanging and I kept it in sepia tones and again used the Silhouette Grasses Stamp. I also stamped and embossed some butterflies on vellum and 3d’d them…..

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For the third card I kept it nice and fresh, you can see I love the Silhouette Grasses Stamp….

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A totally different look for the next one…..I stamped with a clear pad and white embossed the images and then used it as a resist and worked my inks over the top.

I also stamped and embossed on the background paper……

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And lastly a more vintage look, using some clever masking and mixing the stamps…..

I used the Silhouette Grasses Stamp, Butterflies, Script background and Alphabet Typed…..

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I do hope that you will take the time to follow the blog as Jenny, Becki and all the team work so hard in bringing you up to date inspiration for all the gorgeous Hobby Art stamp sets.

Take a look at the events page on the website as Jenny is back on Create and Craft regularly and also holding some fantastic workshops…….

Take a look HERE……

Remember if you need more inspiration, pop over and take a look at out Hobby Art Pinterest Boards HERE

Well that is all from me for now but I will be back soon with some more samples to show you…..

Enjoy your day…..

hugs Lisa.B.x