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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

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Spring has sprung

I'll start this post if I may , not with a sample for TV but rather a Mother's day card I made earlier this month with the lovely http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Daffs-and-Bells.html
I made this early in the month in plenty of time for Mother's day A lovely set I like daff's when James ask's me what I want for Mothers day I always say a bunch of Daffs xxx  :)



Now onto the Samples for TV this month .  We had some lovely sets to work with this month.

http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Janie-s-Collection-Dandelion-Wishes.html




Three with the lovely dandelion  the first card is just watercolour pens bounced off the stamps to give a different colour on the seed heads.
The second card is monochrome using green  distress inks with some ribbon and a few crystals ...
 The third and last with this lovely set is made with perfect pearls in black encaustic card from my stash , Mounted and layered and put on a large A4 pearlescent card .



The next card is made with  http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Trees.html
And Brushos .... need I say more x




The next set is just adorable perfect for little people cards  its
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Helen-Wiseman-Collection-Farmyard-Friends.html



Here I have used it with
http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Daffs-and-Bells.html



Hope you like what I have done this month xxx Back soon with some more in a week or so ... Yes I know I spoil you xxx  :)
 Crafty Hugs x

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep .... chirp !

Hello My Lovely Peeps...
Who remembers Middle of the road way back when !  Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep ?
One of the first records I ever bought along with David Cassidy and the Partridge Family. Don't take Your Love Away From Me... Deep sigh.  Who Else had the full length poster on the bedroom wall bought over three weeks out of the girls magazine Jackie and while we are talking about that magazine who remembers Cathy and Claire the problem pages !  ..... the teenage bible ! fond memories ... however I digress ....

Our sets this month are a little different .... Two sets both birds
The first is
 http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Janie-s-Collection-Nature-Reserve.html

And the next one is
 http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Oliver-Owl.html

Now normally I can say yes I prefer one over the other and give you a reason why BUT
I like both of these equally.   If you look carefully at the birds ..... Look at the wings you will see that they are made up from other images .... niot feathers ... Take a look.




And here with the other birds tail ...




The First image is that of Oliver Owl .... The one just above is nature reserve .... For all you colourists out there these are a dream and so very different I will leave you with a few samples of what I have done I really hope you like them as I really did have such fun deciding what to do .... These will not be put away in a folder but left on a box along side my favorite other sets like the Poppies close to hand ....I anticipate using these a lot x 


























As you can see I had fun this month x Hope you like these as much as I enjoyed making them xxxxx 

Crafty Hugs xxx

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Brrr it's cold outside

 So what better time to craft. x  Hope everyone is well and not suffering from these nasty colds and coughs .... I have finally got rid of mine after it hanging round since the end of November.

So Bern get on with it enough waffling !  Wheres the samples well since you ask .......


Using the lovely http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/December-s-Monthly-Special-2016-Funky-Bird-and-Flowers.html  I have had a lovely play with these  have a bit of a purple theme going on ... strange cause I'm not a purple girl .... those who love the colour will know what I mean ... but somehow it just seemed to work with this set ..... I hope you like them .. the card above  is cut from a crealies die and the door hanger was a bit of fun one evening when I was left to my own devices .... both are samples for the telly this month

The card below Just shouted springtime I wanted bright ... and while It's on my page I couldn't send it in to the TV but I hope you like it anyway .












Next let me introduce Bluebell wood http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Bluebell-Wood.html

Combined here with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY  from the Thinking of Ewe http://www.hobbyartstamps.com/Thinking-of-Ewe.html









I Hope you like what I have done this month xxx

So Till I get time to blog and chat to you again take care crafty hugs xxxx