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Hobby Workshops

Afternoon Everyone,

I hope that you have had another great summer day.

I prepared this post nearly a fortnight ago, but you know me and technology we are not the best of friends. I lost all of the links to the Hobby Art website and it has taken ages to get them sorted out, so my apologies for not posting this before now.

I was lucky enough to be invited by Hobby Art Jenny to teach at the workshop at the beginning of the month. Good food, wonderful products to play with, and 32 enthusiastic ladies, what a great way to spend the day.

I taught two workshops in the morning to half of the group and then after a rather tasty lunch they swapped tables to work with Jenny while I taught the same two classes to the rest of the group.


It turned into a gloriously hot day and so of course I had typically chosen Autumn and Christmas themed cards lol.


The first workshop was about masking using the fabulous Falling Leaves stamp set and the Mask-it sheet from Woodware.


I just love leaves, I’m definitely an Autumn girlie.


I was very good and finished off all of the bits and pieces when I got home so there are several more samples to share with you than I had prepared for the ladies.


Of course there was shopping to be done throughout the day so a fabulous leafy die set fell into my basket.

mftleaf die

I think that it had only just arrived, Becki was frantically pricing things, so I’m not sure if it has even┬ámade it on to the website yet.


The second part of the masking class used a strip of masking tape across the middle of the card instead of fussy cut leaves.


This card used a double strip of tape and then some fussy cut and coloured leaves to embellish the edges.

I had such fun with this stamp set, and as you can see I have added several cards suitable for men to my card stash.

I think I will share the second class in a separate post so as not to overwhelm you with pictures.

Have a great evening.

Hugs Kimx

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Hi Guys

It’s my turn to post here on the blog today.
They do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so with that in mind I thought that I would share the card that inspired one of Jenny’s demos on her last TV appearance.
hobby 01
The central panel has been created using masking tape to leave a strip down the centre of the white card.
hobby 02
Sponge colour onto the exposed panel being careful not to allow the ink to bleed under the masking tape. Work from the tape towards the middle to ensure that this doesn’t happen.
hobby 03
Stamp your images using versafine ink before removing the masking tape and then use clear embossing powder to heat emboss the images. Don’t worry too much if the powder sticks to the whole panel as this just adds texture.
Colour your images using distress inks and a waterbrush.
If the whole panel has heat embossed then you can colour your images with Copics, Spectrum Noir or Promarkers instead.
hobby 05
I added a stamped and embossed border along the bottom edge of a Kraft card before attaching my white panel. A greeting and some Card Candi and there you have a relatively quick finished card.
hobby 04
Not much crafting for me today. A it is too hot, and B I’m just off to the pub to have dinner and a drink with Becki my youngest daughter. Maybe I will manage to get something done this evening when it has cooled down a little.

Hugs Kimx