Thursday, 16 August 2018

Nature Trail Gate Fold Card



Hi, today I have a tutorial on how I made this aperture double gate fold card using Hobby Art's Nature Trail stamp set.

I first made the card base from two 6 x 6 inch square cards by folding the front of each card backwards in half. I then glued the backs of the card together to form the three panels for the card. I then die cut a rectangle out of each side panel.

I then added patterned papers from Joy Crafts and added some stamped pine trees to the papers and created some snow with white card.

I stamped the animals and trees from the Nature Trail stamp set with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and water coloured them before cutting  out. I then played around with the positioning of the trees and animals until I was happy before gluing to the card with glue and 3D Foam. I also made sure that the trees that were covering the die cut areas were coloured on both sides.

I added some Ivy to the trees with a green gel pen, snow with a white gel pen and some Woodware White Fluffy Stuff for a finishing touch along with a sentiment.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Reindeer Christmas


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that use the Poinsettia stamp set from Hobby Art and also one of their wood cut reindeer shapes.

I started by covering the reindeer with a coat of Pearl acrylic paint and allowing to dry before adding a blanket from patterned paper. I used Woodware White Fluffy Stuff to add a 'fur border' to the blanket and added detail to the deer with a black gel pen.

For the background I stamped some winter trees onto some patterned paper (all from K and Company) and embossed with Winter Wonderland embossing powder from Stampendous. I also die cut some trees using a die from Marianne Designs and embossed them with Winter Wonderland. I ripped a piece of white paper and applied clear glitter for the snow and cut the frame, also from 
Marianne Designs and added Pearl acrylic paint. 

I layered the background onto a number of different papers, edging them with the clear glitter and added some blue rhinestones to the corners. I then added these to a Kraft card base and lined with the matching papers and the 'Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas' stamp from Hobby Arts Merry Little Christmas stamp set. 

I stamped the Poinsettia onto some vellum and embossed with the Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder, then cut out and layered them for a 3 dimensional effect and added some teal micro beads to the centres. I also stamped some leaves from the Poinsettia stamp set onto scraps of the Patterned paper, embossed and cut out. The white branches are from the £ shop and I have added glitter to them for a snowy look. I added these and the reindeer to the card to finish.

I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Floral Wreath


Hello, today I have a wreath to share with you that uses Hobby Arts Star of Bethlehem stamp set. To flowers were stamped with Versamark ink onto vellum and embossed with white powder. I then used Arteza coloured pencils to colour them before cutting them out and layering two together.  I finished by adding some orange glitter to the centre of the flowers.

The wreath was made using a wire frame, dried twigs and craft wire. I sprayed the twigs with a brown metallic spray that I made with Platinum Inka Gold and Brown Acrylic Paint. I also added some touches of Chic Moss texture paste by Cosmic Shimmer for a Mossy look.

The ferns were bought from the pound shop and cut into smaller pieces before being sprayed with a mixture of Platinum Inka Gold and Green Acrylic paint. I then glued these and the flowers into place to finish the wreath.

I hope you like this wreath and thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Round Penguins


Hello, today I have two cards to share with you that use the Round Penguins stamp set from Hobby Art which released today on Hochanda. Unfortunately I didn't get these made in time for the show, so I am showing them here instead.

The above card is made using Distress Oxides for the background and the penguin is coloured using watercolour pencils. I also used some Woodware White Fluffy Stuff and Crystal Glitter.

The below card has been water coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens with the addition of Starlight's Pearl Metallic Paint from Imagination Crafts and a die cut sentiment.


I hope you like these cards, the images are so cute and wonderful to colour.
Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tilly and Scooby


Hello, today I have a portrait to show you that I did for Mum to give to one of her friends at work of her two dogs, Tilly and Scooby. For this I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Zest-It Pencil Blend on Fabriano Artistico 140lbs Hot Press Watercolour paper.

I hope you like this portrait and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Happy Birthday Mouse & Toadstools


Hello, today I have a card and matching gift tag to share with you that uses Hobby Art's July Monthly Special Home Tweet Home.

The background was made with Distress Oxides in the following colours: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain. I also added some text with a stamp from the Words stamp set, also from Hobby Art with the Walnut Stain Oxide.

I then added some Imagination Crafts Starlight Metallic Paint in Rich Gold using a damaged paint brush around the border of the backgrounds.

The grass was added using Copic markers and the Toadstool die is the Edge Mushrooms by Joy Crafts. The toadstool die was also coloured using the Distress Oxides and white gel pen details were added.

The images were stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and were coloured using Arteza Expert coloured pencils and white gel pen details. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, some wood mushrooms and pearls.

The tag was made in the same way and some ribbons from my stash were added to tie them together.

I hope you like this card and tag set and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Thank You Sunflowers


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Arts June Monthly Special Sunshine & Sunflowers.

I stamped the sunflowers onto watercolour card using 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink. I then used Arteza watercolour pencils and a water brush to colour the image.

Then used the Mixed Media Christmas corner dies from Sizzix to cut out portions of the background. I then added some Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing enamel to the centres of the flowers and randomly over the background.

The sentiment was embossed with Ranger 'Queen's Gold' embossing powder and attached with 3D foam. I also raised the sunflower panel with some 3D Foam and added a panel of blue backing paper.

I finished the card by adding some pearls to each corner and mounting onto a 5 x 7 " Kraft card base.
I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Little Winter Owl


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses this months new release stamp sets from Hobby Art, which were featured on Hochanda on Tuesday.

The owl is from the Little Owl stamp set and was stamped onto white card using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink, which I also used to stamp the Ivy from the Christmas Foliage set. I then used Arteza Expert coloured pencils to colour them before cutting out.  The owl was stamped and coloured three times and decoupaged with glossy accents added to the eyes and beak.

The snowflakes are from the Winter's Snowflakes stamp set also by Hobby Art and have been stamped onto acetate and embossed with Winter Wonderland embossing powder by Stampendous.

The Kraft card was embossed with a wood effect embossing folder and green Stickles was added in places to create a moss effect and chunky white embossing powder from WOW was also used. I added a layer of green card stock between the Kraft card and the Kraft card base and die cut a circle in the middle. I then used Black Soot Distress Oxide to ink the centre of the base card before sticking all the elements into place.

I finished the card by adding some White Woodware Fluffy Stuff and some clear crystal gems to finish.

I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Toffee The Bunny


Hi, today I have a picture of my Bunny Toffee to share with you that I painted a few weeks ago.

The image was lightly drawn with a blue Polychromos pencil onto Winsor and Newton Watercolour card and painted using Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolours. I also added some extra shading with Polychromos pencils. 

I hope you like my picture, my Bunny sure did as she decided to somehow pull the picture out of it's frame and chew it a few days after I had painted it... 

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Christmas Crystalized Napkin Card


Hi, today I have a really quick card to share with you that uses a Woodland themed Napkin.

I started by cutting a piece of white card to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. I then covered this with some Adhesive sheet from Woodware. (The double sided sheet needs to be the heat resistant type).

I then took 1/4 of a Napkin and separated the printed layer from the plain backing layer. I then placed the Napkin face down on my table and placed the double sided adhesive card onto it to avoid rippling of the Napkin.

I wrapped the excess Napkin around the card and used a Spellbinders die to cut the middle out. The sentiment is from Hobby Art's Winter Wishes stamp set and was stamped with Black Archival Ink.

I then used a Versamark Ink pad to ink over the entire surface of the Napkin and sprinkled with Crystal embossing powder from Stampendous and heat set it, being careful not to get the Adhesive sheet too hot.

I finished by adhering the centre of the card with glue and the frame with 3D Foam to a Kraft card base.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Hobby Art September Monthly Special- Dragonflies


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses September's Dragonflies Monthly Special stamp set from Hobby Art.

I started with a 5 1/2 square piece of Hobby Art's Watercolour Card and masked off around the edges with some strips cut from the Hobby Art Mask-It sheets.

I then used 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Ink to cover the background before spraying with some Pearl Mica Spray. I then added some splatters of 'Peeled Paint' and Worn Lipstick' Distress Oxides.

I then mixed some chunky clear glitter with some White Texture Paste and added colour to it using the 'Mermaid Lagoon' ink. I then applied this through the 'Flourish' stencil from Tim Holtz and allowed to dry. I then attached this to the Kraft card base with 3D Foam tape.

The dragonflies were stamped and embossed twice each onto Hear Resistant Acetate. The first two Dragonflies were embossed with 'Silver Super Sparkle' Embossing Powder from Personal Impressions and the second were embossed with Black Powder, also from Personal Impressions. I cut these out and added the black bodies on top of the silver ones. I then painted the wings with some Kuretake Gansai Tambi in 'Pearl May Green', 'Pearl Pink' and 'Pearl Cobalt Blue' form the 6 Pearl colours set. When this had dried I added some foam tape to the bodies of the Dragonflies and shaped the wings gently with the edge of my scissors.

I then stamped the flowers from the stamp set with the 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Oxide onto vellum and embossed with Clear Pearlustre powder by Stampendous. I then coloured these with Polychromos pencils before cutting out and shaping. I glued the flowers together in layers of three to create dimension and added some chunky yellow glitter for the centres.

The Lily pads were drawn onto vellum with a Uni Pin 01 Black Fine liner and coloured with Polychromos Pencils. I also added some white Details with a Uni Posca White Marker before cutting out. Then adhered these to the card with foam tape and glued the flowers into place.

The sentiment is from the Hobby Art Friends Sentiments set and was stamped with the 'Mermaid Lagoon' ink onto a scrap of Watercolour card. I also used 3D Foam to adhere this to the card. I finished by adding some pearl Sequins to around the background.

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Hugs and Mice Kisses


Hi, just another quick card today. This time around I decided to make a gate fold card, but to add a belly band and decorated inside panel as with the Criss Cross cards.

The stamps I used came free with the May 2015 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine and I haven't got around to using this image until now. I stamped the images using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink onto two pieces of white card and painted them using Gansai Tambi paints and white Posca for the highlights.



I used two die sets from Marianne Designs to cut the hearts and leaves and the backing papers are from the Pound Shop, as were the green gemstones.


The heart embellishments and flowers are from my crafty stash and I used 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink to ink the edges of my papers.

Hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lighthouse and Cliffs


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses the Coastal Walks and By The Sea stamp sets from Hobby Art. I have also used a frame die from Amy Designs.

I started by stamping the image using different elements from the Coastal Walks stamp set onto Hobby Art water colour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then taped off the edges with Washi tape and used a combination of Cotman water colours from Winsor & Newton and Kuretake Gansai Tambi.

I then Die cut the frame twice and painted them, also using the Cotmans and Gansai Tambi paints. I added highlights with a White Uni Posca Marker. I then decoupaged the Spyglass, Seagulls, Shell and Lighthouse using 3D Foam.

I used white card stock and Tim Holtz Core'dinations for the layering and Crafter's Companion 'Desert Storm' for the card base. I distressed the card base with a distressing tool and used 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink on the edges.

I finished by adding the sentiment, a blue pearl to the centre of the Ship's wheel and Glossy Accents to the Spyglass Lens, Glass Bottles, Anchor and Lighthouse Windows.

I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Happy Christmas Birds


Hello, just a quick card to share with you that uses the Snowman and Friends stamp set, which is the July Monthly special from Hobby Art.

I have used 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide for the background and Kuretake Silver Gansai Tambi to paint the snowflakes.

The image was stamped using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and I used a piece of Acetate to mirror stamp the image on the top right. I also stamped the sentiment with 'Tuxedo Black' ink. I then used the Gansai Tambi and Clean Colour Real Brush markers to paint the image.

I finished by adding highlights with a White Uni Posca marker.

Hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Happy Birthday Squirrel


Hi, today I have another Criss Cross card to share with you that uses the Woodland Walk and Greetings For Friends stamp sets by Hobby Art.

I started by stamping the squirrel image onto two pieces of white card using 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I also stamped a few of the extra pine branches that came included in the stamp set around one of the squirrels.

I then used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paints and Kuretake Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour the images. I added highlights with a White Posca marker and the faux stitching detail has been stamped with the straight stitch stamp from the Stitch & Knit stamp set also from Hobby Art and using the Dark Brown Clean Colour as the ink.

The backing papers are left over from an old paper crafting set, think they are from Dovecrafts and the green gem stones are from the pound shop.

I cut the image for the band with Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies and cut the other image to fit on the inside panel. I then finished the card by stamping the sentiment, also with the Dark Brown Clean Colour marker.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193- Lots Of Layers


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Chanya is hosting this time around and has chosen the theme of 'Lots Of Layers'.

For my card I decided to use an old paper pad from Craftwork Cards called 'Paradise'. I also used Distress Oxides in 'Peeled Paint' and 'Faded Jeans' to change the colour of some of the papers to green.

I used a Provo Craft Embossing folder as a stamp to add some dimension to the green papers with the Distress Oxides and fussy cut out the flowers and hummingbirds.

A layer of acetate was added between the base layer and the frame to help create depth as the hummingbirds and flowers are adhered either flat or with 3D Foam on different layers in the card.

The largest hummingbird is a stamp from the £ bin at my local craft shop and has been stamped and embossed twice onto acetate. The first time I stamped with Archival Ink and embossed with Crystal powder, the second time I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Queens Gold from Ranger. I then used H2O'S to paint the bird and adhered the layers together.

I finished by adding the sentiment, adding highlights with a White Uni Posca Marker and adding Wink Of Stella throughout.


The picture above hopefully shows the depth created.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blog as they have made some lovely cards.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hobby Art July TV Show


Hello, just a quick post today to show some of my samples from the Hobby Art July TV Shows on Hochanda. Jenny has brought some wonderful stamps form Polar Bears to Owls and the fabulous Round Robins.

Above is a Criss Cross card that I have made with the Poles Apart stamp set and Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. The Sentiment is from the Christmas Frosting set. Unfortunately this card didn't get finished in time for the shows but I decided to show it here.

Below are some more samples from the TV shows.



I hope you like my samples and check out the TV Shows, today at 3pm and 7pm on Hochanda.
Sally.x.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #191- Here Comes Summer


Hi, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. June is hosting this time around and has chosen the theme 'Here Comes Summer'.

For my card I have used the 'Summer Holiday' and 'Textures' stamp sets from Hobby Art.

I started by stamping the images from the 'Summer Holiday' stamp set with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink onto Neenah 'Desert Storm' card from Crafter's Companion. I then coloured the images with Polychromos pencils and used a white Posca marker for highlighting.

I also stamped the sentiment onto a die cut rectangle and the seagull separately. I also coloured these with Polychromos and the Posca marker.

I then used the speckle texture stamp from the 'Textures' stamp set and stamped them all over the card using 'Brushed Courdoroy' Distress Ink. I then wiped the excess ink off the coloured images with some tissue.

The blue background was made using the Shaving foam technique and 'Ocean Depth' Versamagic Ink. I used a die from Spellbinders to cut the Scalloped rectangle onto which I layered the sentiment and then added the seagulls with 3D Foam.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT'S blogs as they have made some wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

No Road Is Long With A Friend At Your Side


Hello, today I have another Criss Cross card to share with you that uses the Hobby Art 'Wolves' stamp set along with the 'Falling Leaves' and Friends Sentiments sets.

Firstly using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink, I stamped the wolf face onto Neenah 'Desert Storm' cardstock from Crafter's Companion and coloured using Polychromos Pencils. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights and speckles of fur. I also added Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose. 


I then stamped the Prowling Wolf onto a square of cardstock, along with some of the rock stamps and the sentiment. I also coloured these with the Polychromos and gel pen.

I used the 'Desert Storm' card to also make the card base and the paper I used are from an old 6 x 6 paper pad 'by Hampton' K&Company that have been in my stash for years. I also used 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink to ink the edges. 


I stamped a selection of leaves onto vellum using Versamark Ink and then used 'Penny Copper' Powder from Stampendous to emboss them. I then coloured the with the Polychromos and cut them out.

I used hot glue to adhere them around the scalloped oval which was cut using a Spellbinders die and nestled the Wolf head behind them with 3D Foam. I also added a border of leaves across the top of the insert.


I finished by stamping the Wolf footprint onto Heat Resistant Acetate from Crafter's Companion and with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with Black Powder. I also added some Copper coloured gems from my stash.

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

In A Forest Of Ferns


Hi today I have a card to share with you that uses the Wolves stamp set from Hobby Art, along with two of their fern stamps. One is from the Stag & Hare stamp set and the other fern is from the Floral Mix set. 

I started by cutting a piece of Seawhite Cold Press watercolour paper to size and masked off the edges with Washi Tape. I then stamped the Wolf image with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I used Pebeo Drawing Gum to mask off the Wolf before stamping the ferns randomly around the image. 

I then used a Spellbinders circle die to draw around to create my moon, which I also masked off with the Drawing Gum.

I then started painting the picture from background to foreground using Cotman watercolours by Winsor and Newton in the following colours (Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue and Hookers Green).

I also used a white Uni Posca marker to add fur texture to the wolf and a black Polychromos pencil to darken around the Wolf's eyes and on his nose.

The sentiment was also stamped with 'London Fog' Ink. I finished by adding a couple of ferns on top of the Wolf to create more dimension and I added a sparkly 'glow' to the moon using watered down 'Platinum' Inka Gold.

Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

I Must Go Down To The Sea


Hello, today I have a Criss Cross card to share with you. I have used the Puffins June Monthly Special stamp set from Hobby Art, along with their Shells and By The Sea stamp sets.


The main Puffin and insert scene image were stamped onto white card with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink and coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I also used a White Uni Posca marker to add white highlights. The sentiment was also stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Ink.


The shells were stamped onto Seawhite watercolour card with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and painted with Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolours. I also used the Posca to add highlights to these.

The background papers I used are from the Pound shop, as are the gems and I used 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink to edge the papers.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Hobby Art June Monthly Special- Puffin Set


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the June Monthly Special Puffin stamp set from Hobby Art.

I stamped the two images onto watercolour card with London Fog Memento Ink and used Cotman watercolours from Winsor and Newton to paint the scene.

I also used a Black and Cold Grey V Polychromos pencils to darken the Puffins and a White Posca marker to add highlights.

The sentient is from the By The Sea stamp set, also from Hobby Art.

Hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189- Floral Profusion


Hi today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Jackie is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme of Floral Profusion.

For my card I have used the 'Wild Roses' stamp set from Hobby Art. I stamped the images onto watercolour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink to create a border. I used Spectrum Aqua Markers in 'Rose Pink', 'Yellow' and 'Peacock Blue' to colour the images. I added some Pearl Mica spray over the top to make the panel sparkle, before cutting out.

The background was made using DoCrafts Crackle Medium and White Acrylic pain. I then ran this through the 'trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations and added some more Pearl Mica spray over the background. I then highlighted the embossing with a little 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink.

The background for the sentiment was created the same way, without the embossing folder. I then stamped the sentiment from Hobby Arts 'Scene It Sentiments' stamp set and embossed with Copper. The butterflies are also from the Sentiment stamp set and have been embossed onto vellum.

I finished the card by adding glitter and gems.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have some beautiful cards.

Thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Hobby Art May Monthly Special- Wild Roses


Hello, today I have a home decor project to share with you.

 I have used a metal garden sign from the pound shop as a base, which I painted with DoCrafts acrylic paint. I have also used some gold gilding wax to catch the embossing on the sign and more acrylic paint to paint the message.

The roses are from the Monthly Special 'Wild Roses' stamp set by Hobby Art and have been heat embossed in gold onto vellum. I then used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to colour them. I cut out and layered the flowers before finishing them off with some gold beads for the centres.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hobby Art March Monthly Special- Grizzly Bears


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the 'Grizzly Bears'  March Monthly Special stamp set from Hobby Art.

The bear on the rock was stamped with Archival Black ink and then masked off so that I could stamp the trees behind it. I also stamped a tree to the right of the image and added some more details like the mountains and river bank with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens in various thicknesses to add some more depth to the scene. I finished by adding the little bee stamp, also from the 'Gizzly Bears' stamp set.

I then used Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours in 'Cerulean Blue', 'Yellow Ochre', 'Cadmium Red' and 'Paynes Grey' to paint the picture. I added highlights with white acrylic paint and added some varnish over the water.

I used the 'Parchment and Label' die set from Marianne Designs to cut out the image.

The backing papers are from an old Hot Off The Press Decoupage book and I stamped the leaves from the 'Grizzly Bears' stamp set using 'Peeled Paint' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Ink. I finished the card with some ribbons from my stash.

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.