I am now open for New sponsors for 2013/2014!
I am making a few changes and now reopened the Sponsor book!
If you would like to Sponsor my challenge, please get in touch...If you have been in touch but had no response could you please email me again at as I had a lot of emails not coming through...THANK YOU!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Challenge 33 - Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all keeping warm in this horrible winters weather. It is a bit wild here at the moment with lots of rain and wind and snow forecasted.

But luckily I don't have to go out in this weather.

So we have our new challenge for the next week which is a lovely Sketch option.
Our Sponsor for the next week is Whimsy Stamps and they have sponsored us with some lovely images to work with.

About Whimsy -

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps!
We are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. Our exclusive stamps are great for card making, scrapbooking, and many other crafting projects.
We have had a love of stamping and card making for many years. Our Co-Founder, Denise began her stamping career as an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up!. As she grew to love stamping more and more, she wanted to be able to bring her ideas to life through rubber stamp designs.
With the help of our talented artists, we are happy to share the unique designs you see in our Whimsy Stamps Collections. We hope you'll find our stamps easy and fun to use. All of our ruber stamps are made from deeply etched rubber, mounted on Cling Cushion Foam, and once trimmed, they are ready to use with an acrylic block.
Our Shapeology Metal Craftings dies are exclusive to Whimsy Stamps and can be used with many table top cutting machines. These dies are made in the USA using top quality steel. They are perfect for cutting papers and fabrics. Many of our dies also coordinate with our sentiment stamps or can be used as accent details on your crafting projects.
We also have our own line of 6x6 designer papers printed on high quality, slightly textured vellum paper. And be sure to check out our large variety of digital stamps, custom designs, and digital papers and embellishments.
Whimsy Stamps is located in New Hampshire and all of our stamps are manufactured in the United States.
We hope you enjoy creating your craft projects with Whimsy Stamps!

Please visit them and have look at all the lovely things they have available.

Before I move on to the challenge and the DT projects here's the winners of Challenge 31 - Something New.

You won the prize from Crafty Sentiments.
Please email me at to claim your prize.

And our Top 3 as chosen by the DT is as follow -
Congratulations to our winners, please grab the Top 3 badge.

So now onto our challenge.

Here's the sketch -

and we have some gorgeous entries from our DT -

Chris, using vintage heart.

Nancy, using Clarke with present

Erin, using cute cupid

Valou, using Cute Cupid

Denise, using vintage Heart

Please visit the DT's individual blogs to find out how they did it and they love to hear from you.

So now it's onto you all and we would love to see your take on the sketch.

I have extended the DT call as I am still needing a few New DT's.
So all you need to do is add your name to the Linky for the DT.
Please make sure you Link to the the correct LINKY, if you entering the DT Call enter the one saying DT, if you entering the Challenge you have to enter under the challenge Linky.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Challenge 32 - Lots of Layers

Sorry the post is late...I didn't realised it didn't go live this morning.

Hello everyone how are you all doing?

Hope the weather is okay wherever you are? The weather in the uk is quite mild at the moment for this time of the year, just a lot of rain, so it's super wet and soggy....

Before I get down to the next challenge I would just like to remind everyone that we still running a DT Call for starting in March? So if you would like to join the Hobbycutz Design Team please add DT behind your name when entering the challenge. Thank you to those that has entered so far there is still some space available so if you think its something you would be interested in or you know someone please do enter.

So its our Second challenge for the new year and the DT had a lovely play with some of Sponsors images and our Sponsor for the next weeks challenge is Sassy Studios.

and the theme for the next week coming is -

Lots of Layers

So we want to see any project with lots of Layers - it doesn't have to be a card it can be an altered item, scrapbook layout or any other handmade article.

So here is what the DT has made -

Please visit the DT's blogs to find out which products they have used and details on their images.

So next I would like to get back to announcing the winners for the Christmas Special Challenge -

So the first price that was up for grabs was the voucher for my Store.
£15.00 voucher to spend on my website.

So the winner for this is -

The second prize was the images from Sassy Studio.
and the winner for that is -  171. Samantha :0) 

the next winner is - 108. Kuni 
that is the digi's sponsored by Kenny K

The next prize is the images from Fairy Dust Crafts -

the winner for these are -

And the last prize was for the digi images from Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Congratulations to all the winners - Can you please send me an email to to claim your prizes.

Can you please put the challenge number as well as the prize in the subject box. As I don't want to get them mixed up.

I will announce last weeks winners with the New challenge next Sunday.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the challenge for the next week. Looking forward seeing all the new challenge entries....

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Challenge 31 - Team 2 - Something New

Good Morning Everyone

Happy New Year to you all...hope you all had a great Festive Season and that Santa has been good.

We are back today with a Brand New Challenge for this year...It was good to have some time off but its even better to be back now.

I will be back with the announcement of the winners for our Christmas Special later this evening. So please check back and come and see if you were a winner as there were some gorgeous prizes to be won.

Se running a DT call too. So if you are interested in becoming part of the DT for Hobbycutz all you have to do is enter the challenge and add DT behind your name. I will be running the DT Call over the next two challenges. Please share this info with all your crafty friends if you know of anyone interested in some Dt work?
Each DT member will receive a £30 voucher at the start of the DT term, this is for purchasing some Laser cuts to start off with, please note that this excludes postage, so all postage is payable by the DT members. I will issue the voucher to each DT member once the Challenge schedule has been confirmed....

As a DT member you will also enjoy a 20% discount for any purchases during your DT term from the Hobbycutz Website.
You will have to make one project every two weeks which is due by the Thursday Morning prior to the Challenge at the latest.

If you think this is something you will be up to please add your name to the DT.

So onto our next challenge and for the next week we would like to see -

Something New

Our Sponsor for this weeks Challenge is the Lovely Crafty Sentiments.
We are a small family run online company that offers crafters fun and whimsical unmounted rubber stamps, and digital stamps, as well as cutting dies all from our very own exclusive range.Perfect for cards and scrapbooks!! Our stamps are made of deeply etched grey rubber and our dies are made from good quality metal from USA and UK. We also stock essential craft products for your scrapbook and card making needs.

and Team 2 has made some gorgeous projects for inspiration from the images they have sponsored us with.

So here is what they made -

Used New papers and new pencils

New Year, using Hobbycutz Circle doily.

New things - Grand Calibur, Nesties, New Stamp

Using New Lasercuts and Embossing Powder

New Baby card

Using New Pencils

There is some Stunning Projects here....Thank You to the lovely Team 2 and Hope to see all your gorgeous entries.