The Hobby House Selection Box

Hello again

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to have a play with the selection box from The Hobby House. It launches on Create and Craft on Thursday 25th October.

Starting off with the pretty floral and co-ordinating coloured card-stock, I built up a couple of cards. The toppers have an Edwardian style to them. As always with The Hobby House – the ribbons match perfectly.

There are various shades of pink card-stock which are excellent to die-cut.

Toppers don’t always have to sit squarely. By turning this one diagonally I was able to decorate the background with tiny pearl drops ( which are also included in the kit). To finish this card I heat embossed the sentiment onto a slither of vellum.

This kit also includes some mini kraft card mannequins. I used a scrap of sewing paper (found in my stash) to add a bit of interest to the body. I couldn’t resist using a piece of sewing tape and a button or two. The pink card in the background was embossed using a folder that I bought eons ago.

The hat pin was the starting point for this card. I was given a delightful set of pearls and silver connectors to work with but who can resist pink ribbon 🎀 After inking the edges of the mannequin I decided to emboss it so that it tied in with the background. The button in the right hand corner is my favourite within the whole kit.

To add depth to this mannequin I drew around the body area ( onto a sheet of cream fabric like paper in the kit) five times. I creased them length ways down the middle and inked around the edges. Each half was then glued together before attaching the back to the Kraft card base. You might not be able to tell but this is a z-fold card and the various patterned card stock designs work well together. For interest, I die cut two lace edges and added half a reel complete with thread. Buttons and bows always finish a card off nicely.

It almost seems a shame to place this miniature embroidery frame right at the bottom of the page but I wanted you to see that these embellishments can be used for other projects. This little beauty deserves a little blog of its own

Until next time. Happy crafting.

Much love x Elisabeth x

You can catch Debbie Simpson of The Hobby House on Create and Craft at 11am and 6pm. The Design Team have made some stunning things to show you xx