Thursday, 4 October 2018

Magical Christmas Wishes


Hi today I have a card to share with you that uses stamps from the Creative Stamping Issue 62 magazine.

I stamped and coloured the images onto watercolour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers, before cutting out. I then stamped the trees onto the background and masked them off. I then used 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide Inks to create the sky and snow. I then removed the masks and coloured the trees, also with Copic's. I used a white Gel Pen to add details and Glossy Accents for the Rabbit's eyes.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder onto a strip of Vellum, which was wrapped around the card. I then matted this onto a square of Vellum and wood effect paper. I added this to a 6 x 6 Kraft Card base with a white matting layer between.

I finished the card with some White Fluffy Stuff from Woodware and some sequins and pearls from my stash.

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

Monday, 1 October 2018

Happy Birthday Bunny In A Box


















Hello, today I have a Printers Tray that I have decorated using Hobby Art Bunny & Brambles and In The Garden stamp sets.

I stamped the Bunny and vegetables onto white card with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink. I also die cut the flowers at the same time, which are from Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set by Sizzix. I used Copic markers to colour the images and die cuts, then added details with a White gel pen. I also added some glossy accents to the Bunny's eye and white pearls to the flower centres.

I painted the Printers Tray with white Acrylic paint, before decorating with some patterned papers. The wood effect and chicken wire effect papers are from Craftwork Cards 'Potting Shed' collection and the floral papers are from the 'Folksy Florals' paper pad from Tonic.

I punched a hole through the cover and added a white eyelet and then threaded some red beads onto green cord to use as a closure. I also added more pearls and some Raffia for straw.

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

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hobby Art September 2018 TV Shows on Hochanda


Hello, today I have my samples from Hobby Art Shows on Hochanda at 12pm and 4pm. Tune in for some brilliant demos with Jenny Mayes using some wonderful stamp sets, Bunny & BramblesBee FriendlyIn The Garden and Greenfingers.







Monday, 24 September 2018

Pearl Ex Floral Dream


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Arts Floral Mix and Words stamp sets.

I started by stamping the flowers from the set onto some Hot Press Watercolour paper with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black detail powder. I then coloured the images in grey scale with Copic Markers. I then mixed the Jacquard Pearl Ex powders from set 2 with Gum Arabic to make a paint and used these to colour glaze the flowers. I also used a white gel pen to add details and cut the images out. 

I then cut a background panel, also from the Hot Press watercolour card and added some stitched details with a black Pitt Pen and a border of glitter. I then added the flowers, some adhered flat and some raised with 3D Foam  to create dimension and trimmed them to fit the panel. I then adhered this panel to a Kraft card base with more 3D Foam. 

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Black onto Kraft card and more stitch detail added. This was also adhered with Foam and I added glitters, sequins and gems to finish the card.

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


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Happy Christmas Poinsettia


Hi, today I have a quick Christmas card to share with you that uses the Poinsettia and Winter Wishes stamp sets from Hobby Art.

I started by stamping and embossing the two smaller Poinsettias and the large leaves onto a panel of white Bristol Smooth card stock with Versamark Embossing Ink and 'Penny Copper' Embossing powder from Stampendous. I also stamped and embossed the large Poinsettia onto another scrap of the same paper. I then coloured the images with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added White Gel Pen Highlights and Clear Wink Of Stella to the Petals.

I added some 'Broken China' Distress Ink around the edge of the white panel and also some Wow Chunky White Embossing powder for a snowy effect. I then cut out the large Poinsettia and added it into place with 3D Foam. The sentiment was stamped onto Kraft Card and embossed with White and also attached with 3D Foam. I then added the panel onto a layer of Kraft and then onto a White Card Base.

I finished the card by adding some pink sequins and beads to the centre of the flowers and scattered around the images as well some small pale green beads.

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

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Warmest Winter Wishes Wolves


Hello, today I have card to share with you that uses the Hobby Art WolvesNature Trail and Winter Wishes stamp sets.

I started by stamping the wolf onto white card using 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then coloured the image using Arteza Expert Coloured Pencils. As usual I added details with a White Gel Pen and Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose.

The background was made by taping off the edges of a piece of White card stock with painters tape. I then cut a mask for the snow from Mask-it. Then I stamped the tree trunks and also masked them. I then used Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides to colour the background. I added some water splashes and some splatters of Imagination Crafts Starlights in Pearl for a snowy effect. I then stamped the pine trees from the Wolves set with an old dark green ink pad from Colourbox. I then removed the masks and faintly coloured the snow with the Oxides and Starlights, coloured the tree trunks with pencils and added more White Gel Pen details. I finished the background by stamping the sentiment with Silver Super Sparkle Embossing Powder by Personal Impressions onto a strip of Vellum, which I attached by wrapping the ends around to the back of the panel.

The Wolf was attached onto the background using 3D Foam, after which I attached the image panel onto a piece of Vellum and Wood grain effect paper. I then layered this onto some white card and then onto a Kraft Card Base. I finished the card by adding some sequins and pearls.

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

Friday, 14 September 2018

Hobby Art September Monthly Special- Santa Paws


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

I started by stamping the images onto Hot Press watercolour paper with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured them using Arteza Expert Watercolour Pencils. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the trim of the hats and gloves and used a White Gel pen for the highlights. The sentiment was stamped using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink onto some patterned paper from my stash, which I also used as a base for my image.

The glitter panel was made by adding some double sided adhesive sheet onto a square of white card and covering with crystal glitter. The red paper is from an old Provo Craft paper pad and the snowflakes are are Marianne Designs Die cuts. I finished by adding some Pearls in different sizes.

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

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Oh Camel Ye Faithful


Hello, today I have a Christmas card to share with you Camel Ye Faithful from Hobby Art.

The Camel and Fez were stamped with Versafine Black Ink onto Hot Press Watercolour paper and coloured using Arteza Expert Watercolour Pencils. I added White details with a White Gel Pen and Glossy Accents to the eye. I then cut them out and added 3D Foam to them.

The background was made by masking a border onto another sheet of Hot Press Watercolour paper. I then stamped the Palm Tree and Sand Dunes stamps with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and masked them off with Mask-it. I then used 'Faded Jeans', 'Wilted Violet' and 'Black Soot'  Distress Oxides to colour the background. I then lifted some of the colour with water. The dunes and tree were also coloured with the Arteza Watercolour Pencils and more white details added with the Gel Pen. I then watered down some Imagination Crafts Starlights 'Rich Gold' and splattered this over the background before removing the masks. I then embossed the sentiment with Black Embossing powder.

The paper was coloured with the same Oxide colours, then embossed using a Provo Craft embossing folder. I then added gold gilding wax to the embossed areas and adhered this to a Kraft card base with glue. The background panel was then adhered with more 3D Foam and the Camel and Fez were then added. I finished the card with a mixture of gems and sequins from my stash, which I coloured with a Yellow Ochre YR23 Copic Marker.

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

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Happy Birthday Flingo


Hi, today I have a quick card to share that uses Flingo The Flamingo stamp set by Hobby Art.

I stamped the Flamingo and Hibiscus Flowers onto white card using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured them using Copic Markers. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the Hibiscus, and details with a White Gel Pen. I added Glossy Accents to the beak and also added a small Googly Eye before cutting the images out.

The leaves were stamped onto green dotty paper from the 'Simply Patterns' 8 x 8 paper pad from Tonic. I added some Copic shading and Gel Pen Highlights, before also cutting out.

I cut a panel from white card and adhered the leaves in place with glue, trimming off any parts that over hang. I then arranged the Flamingo and Hibiscus and attached with 3D Foam. The panel was then added to a larger panel cut from co-ordinating paper from the pack before being glued flat to a white card base.

The sentiment is an Elizabeth Crafts die cut and has been cut three times from white card. I then coloured one of these with my BV29 Slate Copic Marker and glued this on top of the other two to create dimension. I finished by adding some pink sequins and Nail Art gems.

I made another of these cards (picture below) that instead of Copics, uses Jacquard Pearl Ex Powders and Gum Arabic to paint the images, which also work beautifully and also give the card some gorgeous sparkle.



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

Monday, 3 September 2018

To Plant A Garden...



Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that uses images from the In The Garden and a sentiment from the Greenfingers stamp sets by Hobby Art.

I stamped the images onto different patterned papers from the 'Potting Shed' collection from Craftwork Cards, and Embossed with black powder. I added some shading with Arteza coloured pencils and White Gel Pen details. I then cut out the images and adhered them onto white card, and cut them out leaving a thin white border.

I then made the backing arrangement using various papers from the paper collection and a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment. I then glued the layers into place and added to a white 6 x 6 card base. The scalloped oval, sentiment panel and images were all added using 3D Foam.

I made some roses using paper clay and the leaves are also from the Greenfingers stamp set. I finished the card with some pearls and a layer of Glossy Accents to the Wellies.

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

Saturday, 1 September 2018

What Is This Life If Full Of Care...


Hi today I have a card to share with you that uses images from the In The Garden and a sentiment from the Seasons stamp sets from Hobby Art.

I first stamped the images onto watercolour card with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and painted using Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added details with a White Gel Pen and a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to the Bee's wings before cutting out leaving a thin white border.

I cut the frame, also from Watercolour card and rounded the corners. I then added stitched details with a brown fine liner pen. I added 3D foam to the back of the frame.

For the background I used the 'Honeycomb' stencil by Tim Holtz and Imagination Crafts Starlights Metallic Paint in 'Rich Gold'. When dry, I cut to size and added a layer of vellum, before adding the frame. I then attached this to a Kraft card base.

I added the images, also using 3D Foam and used some Pearl Sequins to fill in some of the spaces. I finished the card by adding a stamped and embossed sentiment.

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

Friday, 31 August 2018

Bunny, Guinea and Hammy Happy Birthday


Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that uses some hand painted images using Kuretake Gansai Tambi. I also used some green spotted patterned papers, Kraft Card and Copper embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Greetings For Friends stamp set by Hobby Art. I finished the card by adding details with white and brown pens.

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

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

In The Forest


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Art's Nature Trail and Bluebell Wood stamp sets.

The card has three panels, of which the top two have apertures through which you can see the background scene.


 I have stamped the images with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic Markers and a white Gel Pen. I also cut a variety of die cuts and also coloured them with the Copic Markers.

                                    Joy Crafts Edge Mushrooms Die
                                    Crafts Too Leaf Border Die

I also used a Maple Leaf Craft Punch.


I used Kraft card for the base and the patterned papers are from the 'Owl's Field' paper pad by Joy Crafts. I also used some 'Rich Gold' Starlights paint by Imagination Crafts to add some sparkle and some Photo corners for a finishing detail.

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

Monday, 27 August 2018

In The Garden


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Art's August Monthly Special stamp set In The Garden.

I stamped the images using London Fog Memento Ink and masked them with Hobby Art Mask-it. I did a splatter effect background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi and when this had dried I then removed the Mask-it. I then water coloured the images using the Gansai Tambi and added white Gel Pen details and a stitched border with a brown pen.

I added a strip of white card towards the bottom of the card and overlaid a slightly wider strip of vellum, which I wrapped around the card and added white stitched details with the gel pen. I then mounted this onto the Kraft card base using Foam Tape.

I also stamped the main image with London Fog and painted it with the Gansai Tambi and white Gel pen. When dry, I stamped and embossed in White the 'In The' stamp from Hobby Arts Greenfingers sentiment stamp set and cut out leaving a slim white border. I then stamped the 'Garden' sentiment on Kraft card and embossed with Black Embossing Powder, before trimming up and attaching both to the card with Foam Tape to finish.

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

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.