Friday, 24 January 2014

Hobby House Inspiration - Love Trip

Good morning ...

It's almost the weekend, I hope you've got something nice planned. I'm off with my son to a swimming gala on Sunday so I'll probably be doing all my chores on Saturday :-(

I'm back today to show you a little Hobby House inspiration. Our challenge this month is to

Use Ribbon

I have used Wee stamps Love Trip.
The card has been made using a Whimsy die called Double Scallop Doily Die which I threaded the ribbon through. I got this cool idea from Dorinda who posted her tag on facebook. That got me thinking that I could use my die to make a circular card.

The image has been coloured with my usual copics.
When life slows down a bit (lol) I'm going to have another go with my distress inks. I love the soft effect of these but at the moment I don't get the same results and haven't got the time to throw away half coloured images.

Copics used:
Flowers : R81, R83, R85  YR21, YR23 RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Balloon : W3, W1, W0, W00  R85, R83, R81
Basket : E21, E23, E25, E29
Bugs : W00, W0, W1, W3, W5 RV000, R11, R22, R24, R27 C5, C7, C9
Sky and Clouds : C00, C0, C1, Blender, B000

Here's a picture of the lovely Hobby House ribbon bow. I've just treated myself to a Bow-It-All using some Christmas money and it's so much easier than wrapping it around your fingers to make the bow! Here I've made a double layered double bow.

Hobby House products

Love Trip image available as part of the Peggy and Friends topper

That's all from me today. Have a lovely weekend.

Big Hugs, 
Janine xx

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Hobby House Midway Reminder

Good morning blogging friends...

Today is the midway reminder for the

and this month's theme is

You can enter the challenge up to 3 times so long as you use at least one Hobby House item which is mentioned in your post and linked back to the item on the website.

Don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see all the fabulous inspiration from the other girls on the team. They have come up with some fabulous and varied creations to help inspire you.

Having seen some of their projects I thought I would try something other than a card and this is what I came up with!

I made a shamballa style bracelet using 3mm ribbon. The technique is the same and there's a really helpful video on the Beads Direct website.

I know, I know, not very classy using a loo roll to photograph it on, but that's all I could think of to use!

The centre heart is a HH charm which I just cut the loop off using wire cutters and the ends of the ribbon are just finished off with little starburst spacers. Jill doesn't appear to have this particular heart, but she has a number of others including double hearts which would look lovely.

Thanks to all my lovely visitors who take the time to leave me such kind and thoughtful comments. This way I can also drop by your blog in return.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting,

Bug Hugs,
Janine xx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Divas by Design DT - 'Use Ribbon'

Good morning blogging friends.

Hope you're all well. I'm here to let you know about our new challenge over at

and this week our theme is 

'Use Ribbon'

That should be a nice easy one to help to ease you back into your crafting after all the Christmas and New Year festivities.

I've used a lovely image from Wee Stamps called Ruby and made the base of the card from a Go Kreate die (Frilly#10).

Sorry about the quality of the photos, I even tried faffing about with it in photoscape - but they still don't give a true representation of the card.

Ruby has been colour with my usual copics.

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E93
Hair : E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Clothes : RV95, RV93, RV91, RV000
E74, E73, E71
W3, W1, W00
Flowers : V000, R83, R81, G20, G21, G94, YG63

The pretty papers are from Craftwork cards 'Time Flies' collection.

Dies used:
Go Kreste Frilly #10 (base) and Frilly #5
DooHickey Clouds and Events Flag
Joy Crafts 6003/0001 Leaves
Marianne Creatbles LR0205 Fence
Tim Holtz Typeset Alphabet and Weathered Clock

The flowers are a mixture of WOC and The Hobby House, and the ribbon is from Mei Flower.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you can join us for our challenge this week.

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Hobby House Inspiration

Hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy and Crafty 2014.

Sorry I've been MIA recently, but with the extra demands on my time in the run up to Christmas both at home and at work I just haven't had the time to blog and craft.

I'm hoping now that my 'normal' routine has resumed I'll be able to get organised and fit in more crafting.
I haven't specifically made any resolutions, but I think getting organised and less procrastination is definitely  something I need to work on!

Anyway after all that rambling I'm here to show you my inspiration piece for the Hobby House. 
It's one of my Christmas cards. I still didn't make enough! My intention is to enter a Christmas card challenge every month, that way I'll have at least 12 next Christmas!

The image is Winter Fairy from Wee Stamps and has been coloured in copics. I used Go Kreate's Frilly #5 to create the base shape of the card and the papers are from Craftwork Cards' Christmas Post 8x8 pad.

Dies used:

Marianne Creatables Christmas Tree, Fence & Bird
Poppy Stamps birdcage
DooHickey tag

Copics used:

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, E93
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Wings: E81, E84, E87, E50, E51, E53
Fur: E43, E42, E41, E40
Boots: E89, E87, E84, E81
Reds: T5, R39, R29, R27, R24, R22
Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91

Hobby House products:

Wee Stamps Winter Fairy (available as a topper too)
Pearl String

Whilst I'm here I'd just like to let you know we have a new challenge over on our challenge blog and this month the theme is

You don't have to make a card, your project just needs to have ribbon on it. Why not pop on over to our Challenge Blog and have a look at the wonderful inspiration from the team.

Just remember, to be in with a chance of winning £25 worth of Hobby House products you must mention the Hobby House product you've used on your project and pop a link to the item on our website,

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations!

Happy Crafting

Big Hugs,
Janine xx