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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Happy Easter.

 Hello Again Lovely Peeps,  Thank you for joining me for yet another Hobby Art TV show...Jenny is on the telly this month with the lovely Lisa Pearce. Who is showcasing her first stamp set she has designed for Hobby Art.  A talented Crafter Lisa has been part of the team for longer than I have. This is a lovely set and without further ado this is the card I made using this particular set.

http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Lisa-s-Collection-Floral-Patchwork.html

 Next, There is a lovely Floral set Hydrangeas I enjoyed this set. Lot's of lovely colours to play with here I have done Purples and deep pinks
                                   http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Janie-s-Collection-Hydrangea.html

 A little decoupage used on this one Hope you can see it.

 Now here we have a rather funky card!!  With a rather fab set ideal for Journaling. Called catch the moments.  http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Catch-the-Moments.html.  The card below is using one of the sentiments and glossy card with alcohol inks.
Now we have two old favourites. the first is Oliver the owl ....I LOVE owls magnificent birds we have an Owl sanctuary nearby and sometimes in the summer they bring a selection of owls to town all very well behaved,  I used glossy black card from my stash for this one and using Versamark  and perfect pearls this gives a lovely effect. 

The next old favourite is the Hare set. http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/March-Hares.html
I wanted to do something different with this one .... he looks good on Kraft card but I have done a few cards in the past using that so ... went back to a white card but changed the colour of the hare...

Hope you like the samples for this months and LOVE the sets I really think there is something for everyone here 

Monday, 19 February 2018

Hello Lovely Peeps

                                         December's Monthly Special 2017 - A Walk with Nature
Pebble Art.  Who has heard of it? The idea is you paint a pebble and then varnish it and hide it somewhere ... in a park or at a shopping centre. Anywhere it will be found. The thinking behind it is the world can be a dark grey place sometimes... so let's add a little colour bring a smile to someone's face who had found one of these treasures  If someone finds it they can take a photo and rehide it or just take a photo and keep the pebble. But let FACEBOOK know there are plenty of pages on there with different towns and cities Type in Pebble art and see what comes up near you. 
The second pebble use's January 2018 Monthly Special - Hedgehogs. This was last months special a lovely set that I have been wanting to work with,  but flew off the shelves so we the DT Had to wait! 
Both of these are painted with Tambi watercolour paints these lovely creamy paints give a really good coverage and then I simply sprayed both Pebbles with spray and shine. and just left them to dry.
Here is the stamp from the first Pebble used in a card its called.
A Walk with Nature. A5 Clear stamp set - includes 14 stamps.
Lovely set nice to do spring birthday cards.
I like this set it's unusual.  Hope you do as well.






The Next Three cards very different but are all taken from the same set this one is from   HOBBY ART and is called  Take Flight.  Very lovely I have only had time to scratch the surface with this set I can see lots of possibilities with this.  I hope it has inspired you x


Well, that's all for this month I hope you like the samples and maybe you would like to Paint a pebble if you would and need any help as to where to buy the pebbles from and what to use then feel free to ask me either here or on Facebook. Always happy to help another crafter if I can x

Sunday, 24 September 2017

More Robins .... Must be Christmas.

Hi All.
Hope all is well with you all since last month. I can't believe where the time is going I am already buying Christmas pressies. It doesn't seem five minutes since it was June and we were basking in the heat and sunshine...

So Robins I hear you ask come in then Bern let's have a look....




Cheeky aren't they ? I think I will be using these a lot on Christmas cards this year I do love a Robin x 
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Janies-Collection-Robins.html




Next we have Flowers
 http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Abstract-Flowers-set-2.html


Love this set and I can see lots of possibilities so many different flowers take a look x 





There are two sets the other one is 
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Abstract-Flowers-set-1.html
And the words are also a brand new set
I dont have the link to that one yet but as soon as ai do I will pop it on the blog. 

Hope you like them Crafty Hugs till next time xxx

Monday, 28 August 2017

Oh Camel Ye Faithful!

A glorious day, here in a very sunny Plymouth. Seems strange to be thinking about Christmas so early but we are ... Sept just around the corner and the Christmas releases of stamps from all the various companies are well underway....

Our first set is our annual humours set and sorry you have to smile at these you thought Daryl the quirky turkey was good  http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Daryl-the-Quirky-Turkey.html
Just wait till you see the Oh Camel Ye Faithful.  http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Camel-ye-Faithful.html...So funny just right for those cards when you dont want too much senimentallity.




Next we have Snowman and friends a nice set this quick and easy when you have a batch to do you can stamp and go ring the changes by using different colours or change the robins into something else .... 




I like the birdies x 





Now for the next set we have Gingerbread Christmas  I had to smile when I saw this what memories it evoked of Christmas and Baking in the kitchen and the smell of warm ginger cake a bit of heaven ! 



A rather lage A$ card I got a bit carried away with this one but it was so enjoyable to do once I started I found it hard to stop ...


And then I found a trinket box and went a bit mad with that too ! 






Painted with Dylusions green paint I'm sure there is a proper posh name but I will find out for you later then I used a little gold leaf paint to edge it and to paint the snowflakes and Merry Christmas. 
The hardest part for me is waiting for things to dry. ! 

One more a sweet little Snow man stamp that Hobby Art have produced as part of the Birthday Giveaway on Hochanda.  He is a sweetie. 




He is a very lovely Snowman.  http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Vintage-Snowman.html the trees are from the Gingerbread set I do like them. And the hills in the background are from Oh Camel All Ye Faithful !
So I  hope you like my samples this month.
Of to have a cuppa in the sunshine before watching Our Jenny On the telly xxx 
 Crafty Hugsxxx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Christmas in July!

No No No ...... It's so wrong to be making Christmas cards in a heatwave . However the christmas stamps we have had to play with are lovely with scene it animals to stamp and colour and in truth these do not have to be just for Christmas .... but add different greens and take away the snow they could be anytime of year ....So first off we have WOODLAND WALK

http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Woodland-Walk.html












I did become quiet carried away with this and stuck to a Christmas theme though I'm sure you as crafters can see the possibilities for other seasons ... maybe even use them with different scene it sets.
I can see many happy hours of playing with these xx


Next we have Geese  Now I'm afraid at the time of writing I don't have a link to these. But as soon as I do I will add it on FB and on here x but for now here are the photos of what I have done for those too x






Well thats all for now folks I hope you like the artwork this month and LOVE the stamps more Hobby Art to come next week with the Monthly special ... its already out and you can buy it at an fantastic price of £8.99 http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Snowman-and-Friends.html
Why not take a look the robins are so cute xx


Wishing you a lovely day crafty hugs xxx  B

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Hi Everyone ..

As I sit and write we are in June I am cold and it's raining!  So much for our English summer.  I have been out with two very good friends today for a mooch around the antique shops in the Barbican... which is the old quarter of Plymouth there are some lovely buildings there, one friend is excited as she thinks she may have found a piece of moorcroft for a steal .... I hope she has it would make her day.

So with the Barbican in mind, these two lovely grey rubber stamps that I have used on the first card are very apt  I have used nice bright colours in the style of Brian Pollard whose bright cheerful paintings and prints I love .... I hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Seaside-Set.html




The next cards  Are using the most lovely set by Janie Burnet-Bleach called Janies Collection Floral-Mix.It's a nice floral set with a good mix of flower heads and leaves in the set 
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Janie-s-Collection-Floral-Mix.html






 As you can see there is a lovely poppy head which as you all are aware is my favourite flower.  It doesn't have to be red for remembrance. Poppies come in a wide variety of colours  


The last card is from an older set but still comes out to play for summer birthdays. 
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Shells.html





Those are my TV samples for this month ..... Only Four Bern ? Yes sorry folks but home has been busy we have been away and had to deal with all sorts this month... but hey we come out the other end with humour and a little wiser!  

One more then this is NOT a TV sample but our Monthly Special which is 
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Puffin-Set-June-Monthly-Special-2017.html




Puffins are such cheeky birds who I think are a little like bees , in that they shouldn't be able to fly .... but they do. 
Now the child in me is off to find a puddle or two..... it maybe raining but I still love to dance in the rain xx 

Crafty Hugs xxx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

April ..... WOW What a month

Well where to start.... Hobby Art yet again pulled another wonderful set out of their stable this month  with Orla the Owl.
 http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Orla-Owl.html
I thought I would ring the changes and make a canvas out of this lovely set .... that decided, the expanse of white just looked and me and talk about cutting it fine I think it was the Wednesday night before I knew what I wanted to do .......that decided it was then all systems go to prep it and get it dry before traveling up to london on the Friday . and to hand over to Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art on the Saturday at Ally Pally ..... How long ago that seems.....  Nothing like a bit of pressure is there. so here is my Orla canvas I hope you like it.



Next to come are my samples for this month .... I don't know where the time went it seemed such a quick month  time has flown ... With orders to do  and Baskervilles and not forgetting the ever helpful boy wonder .....Enough waffling Bern . Get on with it I hear you cry .... ok Well here are the next sets 

http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Wolves.html








Lovely set with scope to make Christmas cards with this, the fir trees add to the set another dimension not just the moody black shadows think of them in White covered in snow ......


Next we have 
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Stag-and-Hare.html

Again lots you could do with this .... not just  a good male spring birthday .... ( Don't you find Male cards hard to find an image or stamp for ... well this one is perfect ) Nails it and again will work well for Christmas ....Yes I know it's early but the quicker we start .....






From the same set as the stag
.....http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Stag-and-Hare.html
Spring has sprung with the hare  and this set .....

Well there you have my samples for this time I hope you like them and are a little tempted to try these lovely stamps out for yourself. xxx 

Till we chat again xx

Crafty Hugs xxx