dimanche 31 mars 2013

Hobbycutz challenge #3 : CAS and a sketch


Et voici venu le jour du nouveau challenge Hobbycutz! Cette fois-ci le thème est CAS (Clean And Simple, c'est à dire un style de carte simple, sans trop de couches ou d'embellissements), avec un sketch optionnel. Pour ma carte j'ai suivi le sketch, mais en faisant une rotation de 180° et en remplaçant le sentiment par une fleur. La bordure en bois vient de chez Hobbycutz, j'y ai simplement collé une bande de papier (Basic Grey collection Eva) pour égayer un peu... L'image est composée de deux tampons Penny Black, coloriés aux promarkers.
le sketch du challenge / this is the sketch for the challenge
Here I am for a new Hobbycutz challenge! This time our theme is CAS (Clean And Simple) with an optional sketch. I followed the sketch for my card, but I rotated it at a 180° angle and replaced the sentiment with flowers. My wooden border comes from Hobbycutz, I just glued a design paper strip on it for extra color (the paper is from Basic Grey's Eva collection). The image is made of two stamps from Penny Black, that I colored with promarkers.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges : Simon Says Stamp (anything goes), I Love Promarkers (spring is in the air), Brown Sugar (flowers), Crafts 4 eternity (cute as you like), Creative  Corner (anything goes), QKR Stampede (animal antics), Penny Black Saturday (spring into spring), Simply Create Too (animals), Charisma Cardz (happy birthday).

dimanche 17 mars 2013

Hobbycutz second challenge : Easter gift box


Aujourd'hui commence notre deuxième challenge chez Hobbycutz. J'espère que vous serez aussi nombreux à participer qu'à notre premier challenge! Cette fois-ci le thème est Pâques. Toute la DT a fait des boîtes ou des paniers, mais vous pouvez participer avec n'importe quel projet de Pâques. J'ai utilisé une boîte en bois de Hobbycutz, que j'ai recouvert de papiers créés sur ColourLovers. Vous pouvez trouver mes papiers en recherchant l'utilisateur theCook. Les trois papiers utilisés ici sont créés à partir des modèles de rubyvillasenor, shesmore01 et pocketmole.
L'image est un tampon Messy Rabbit par Joanna Sheen et les oeufs découpés et collés en bas de l'image sont issus d'un set de Stampin'Up, le tout est colorié aux promarkers. Le papillon en bois vient de  chez Hobbycutz, je l'ai simplement adouci en l'encrant à l'encre blanche.

Our second challenge at Hobbycutz begins today! The theme is Easter. The whole DT made Easter gift boxes or baskets, but you are welcome to create any Easter project you want. I have made my box by altering a wooden box from Hobbycutz, covering it in papers that I made on ColourLovers You can find my papers by looking for the user theCook. For these I used pattern templates from rubyvillasenor, shesmore01 and pocketmole
The image is a Messy Rabbits by Joanna Sheen stamps, colored with promarkers, and the added eggs come from a Stampin'Up stamp set (I also colored them with promarkers). The wooden butterfly comes from Hobbycutz, I just softened it a bit by inking with some white pigment ink.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges : Paper Crafting Journey (anything but a card), Paper Pretties (create your own background paper, not sure it counts since I created mine digitally, we'll see if I'm accepted!), The Paper Shelter (Easter), Avadares (easter or spring), Docerela (pastel colors), Hot Shot Craft (anything but a card), Jellypark Friends (bunny hop), Stempelsonne (Easter), Stamp and Create (fur or feathers), Papertake Weekly (1-2-3 : one box, two rabbits, three design papers).

dimanche 3 mars 2013

Hobbycutz first challenge and blog hop

Premier challenge Hobbycutz : tout est permis ! / First Hobbycutz challenge : anything goes !
To my international readers and blog hoppers : please scroll down just a little bit for the english version, on the same post.
Bonjour! Aujourd'hui commence le premier challenge de Hobbycutz, et nous vous proposons un blog hop à cette occasion. Vu que les autres membres de la DT sont majoritairement anglophones, je ne vais pas vous faire le grand blabla du blog hop en français : il va falloir vous mettre à l'anglais, désolée... Alors quand même, un descriptif de ma carte : la bordure et le papillon sont deux découpes en bois de chez Hobbycutz, que j'ai peints à la peinture dorée. J'ai collé le papillon sur un morceau de papier de la collection Granola de Basic Grey, et le reste est du cardstock blanc embossé. Vous voyez le petit papillon blanc en bas à gauche du gros paillon doré? Discret sur la photo, on le voit un peu mieux sur la carte "en vrai" puisqu'il est en 3D (les ailes sont repliées vers le haut). Ah, oui, et pour cette carte, j'ai suivi le sketch de Creative Crafts Challenge 2.

le sketch utilisé / this is the sketch I used
Welcome to the Hobbycutz challenge launching blog hop!

Hope you like what I and my Fellow DT members have created and that we will inspire you all to come and take part in our challenges.

Here is what Kobie has to say:

I am Kobie and I am the Owner and Designer of Hobbycutz Lasercutting & Designs.

I  grew up in a Crafty family, with a very creative Gran, Mum and even Dad...he was always into woodworking....

I acquired a laser cutter early December last year after having my second child, which made it nearly impossible to return to work because of expensive child care, so I had to look for something I can do from home.

It was the biggest learning curve of my life and never really realised what I was getting myself into until the machine arrived.

But anyway not going to bore you with the rest, I am here and we will have to see what the future holds.....

So to celebrate the launch of this new adventure we are having a blog hop and you have 2 weeks to join in the fun and try and win some prizes.

I hope you arrived here from 
If not please go back to the Hobbycutz challenge blog and start the Hop there as you need to collect a letter from each member.
The rules of the hop are as follow:
1. Leave a comment on each of the DT posts as you hop, this is a must to qualify for the prize.
2. Collect the letters from the DT's blog and email Kobie at 
hobbycutz(at sign)gmail.com with the word they spell ( ps they are mixed up and not everyone has one) 
3. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog letting us know which design from the hobbycutz website you like best
 4. Display our badge in your side bar to spread the word. 
The winner of the hop will receive a £15 Voucher to spend on the hobbycutz website and two runner ups will receive each a £5.00 voucher to spend on the hobbycutz website.

Not only can you do the hop and win a prize .. but we also have First Challenge running which is
 ANYTHING GOES
The prize for the overall challenge which will be picked by the Random thingy will be a £10 Voucher to spend on the hobbycutz website, and Kobie will also give away a £5.00 Voucher every challenge for a Random winner using a 'HOBBYCUTZ' product.

Thank You for taking time to visit my blog. 
My Letter is C, after leaving me a comment please hop on to .....


As for the description of my card : the border and the big butterfly are wooden lasercuts from Hobbycutz. I painted them both with gold paint and I glued the butterfly on some Basic Grey paper (Granola collection). You might need a second look to see the small white butterfly on the bottom left of the golden one. That butterfly is quite discreet but it shows better in reality because it is 3D (the wings are lifted from the paper).  
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges : Creative Crafts Challenge 2 (the sketch),  Simon Says Stamp (anything goes), Heck of a challenge (Spring/Butterflies and pearls - I chose to interpret the slash as an "or" and went for butterflies and pearls only...), Stampin with the Dragon (anything goes), CRAFT (use embossing), Delightful challenges (3's a charm: I used three stripes of embossed white paper), Basic Grey (anything goes, Basic Grey product used: Granola 6x6 paper pad under the wooden butterfly).

samedi 2 mars 2013

For a baby boy


Pour cette carte j'ai suivi le sketch #69 de Papertake Weekly, que j'ai simplement tourné de 90°. L'image est un tampon de Motivet que j'ai colorié aux promarkers. Les lettres du prénom sont dessinées et découpées à la main. Les papiers sont des papiers digitaux que j'ai créés sur ColourLovers (vous n'avez qu'à chercher l'utilisateur theCook si vous souhaitez les retrouver).
le sketch utilisé / this is the sketch I used
I made this card following the sketch #69 from Papertake Weekly, that I turned at a 90° angle. the image is a stamp from Motivet that I colored with promarkers. The letters that form the baby's firstname are hand drawn and hand cut. The papers are digital, created on ColourLovers (just look for the user theCook if you want to find them).
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges : Papertake Weekly (any of their sketches, I used #69), Simon Says Stamp (anything goes), Stampin with the Dragon (anything goes), Crafting for all seasons (dies and punches : I used a scalloped oval die and a lace border punch), Crafts and me (dies or punches too), I love promarkers (lace and/or pearls : I created some paper lace with a punch, and used pearls to soften the coreners of my layers), Paper pretties (punch), Card and Scrap (pastel colors : the picture is a bit deceptive but the blue backing papers are pastel).