Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aud Sentiments Design Team

I'm very excited to announce that I an now a new member of Aud Sentiments Design Team!

Make sure you stop by Aud Sentiments and check out their new challenge "Card/Sentiment for a girl" for your chance to win 5 digi from our sponsor Di's Digi Downloads. Don't forget to browse through the creations from design team for inspiration!

On Visa!

I love this sentiment, it's sooooo true!
The image is from Stamping Bella "tis the season to be jolly" . I used my copics to color her up and added my fave, glossy accents, metal and rhinestone embellies with my iRock and spritzed all over with my Spritz spray by SU.
I will enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft your Passions - Sketch
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Use 4 (I used chipboard, ribbon, textured paper, metal embellie and stripes)
Bah Humbug - Here come the girls
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DTD Blog Hop

It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's Blog Hop time at Dude Time Doodles. Sit back and enjoy the new releases from Bonibleaux Designs .
If you’ve arrived here from Anne's blog, you’re in the right place! Keep in mind the Blog Hop doesn’t have a start or finish so no matter where you hop, you’re on the right track.
Just keep hopping along and visit all us Dudettes, remember one of us is the MYSTERY HOSTESS so make sure to leave some love cause you could win one of the new images just for commenting – you don’t wanna miss out!
Now, on to some introductions, this here dude is Lawrence Lawnmower. Poor guy, he looks exhausted, all that's running through his mind is "TV, burgers and beer, oh my".

I decided to create a treat hanger and hung it over a well deserved bottle of beer and added some smarties. I know, smarties and beer really don't mix but it was all I had handy!!
Now you can hop along over to Lynn, admire her work and leave her some love. If you get lost along the way, here is our hop list:
Dude Time Doodles
Remember, you still have time to take part in DTD Scavenger Crawl!
Check out the details for your chance to win big!
Starting September 1st, all Halloween digis go on sale at 50% off - check them out and get your spook on!

Monday, August 29, 2011


I was stuck on what kinda card to make for my girlfriend Crystal. It wasn't until we were sittin' around the campfire and the topic of boogers came up.
After some hysterical laughter I knew exactly what digi I was going to use. I remembered Crazy Marlooney had used Abby from Digi's with Attitude and had created a perfect birthday sentiment to go along with it.

Happy Birthday Crystal, you booger!
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - Divatacular (well, Abby does have attitude)
Pile it On - Girls just wanna have fun (Abby's a girl!)
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Digi's with Attitude - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Rocked up Pink
Card Makin Mamas - Pink
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Easel Cards
Kaboodle Doodles - Easel Does It

Merry & Bright

Woo hoo, my third Christmas card! If it wasn't for the Christmas challenge blogs I wouldn't be up to number 3!
This adorable robin digi is from Just Some Lines. I didn't want to use the typical robin colors so I opted for "merry & bright", jeez I crack myself up (pathetic, I know). I used glossy accents to her beak and used some stickles to outline the hat. The sentiment is by Stamping Bella.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge "Robins"
Digi Doodle "Anything Goes"Link
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge "At least 3 layers"

1000 Sheets of Paper Giveway

Amy at A Thousand Sheets of Paper has an amazing giveaway to celebrate her blogaversary...1000 sheets of paper! For all the details, click the link above. Congrats Amy!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Seriously Dude...

I hate when I miss someones birthday! Unfortunately I missed my girlfriend's son Mathew's birthday and I'm hoping this card will someone make up for my forgetful mind!
If Gina Giraffe from Digi's with Attitude can't make him smile then I'm hooped!
I had fun coloring Gina and for some dimension I added glossy accents to her spots. I had some giraffe paper and ribbon in my stash, what a match!
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi's with Attitude "Anything Goes"
Creative Accents "Use your Stash"
DYSU Challenge "Men/Boys"
Crafty Sentiments "Ribbons/Bows"
Kaboodle Doodles "Ribbons"
Tuesday Throwdown "Dimension and Texture"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dudeville Holla Scavenger Crawl + Candy

YeHaw!! The First Annual Dudeville Holla Scavenger Crawl celebrating the Dude Time Doodles 1st birthday is finally here!
We have planned a special circle crawl for this fine event so all you gotta do is visit each Dudette, along with our special guests and check out their fine work. As an added bonus, several Dudettes and guests are giving away candy!! If you've arrived here from Anne's blog, you're on the right track.
To win, a $20 gift certificate to DTD, all you have to do is find all the items on the scavenger list throughout the crawl. To get the scavenger list, head on over to Dude Time Doodles - each item is with a specific Dudette or special guest and it's something our dude's can't live without (or maybe they can but we won't let them!), then email your answers to
The winner will be announced on the evening of September 6th - that gives everyone two weeks to participate.
As an added bonus, I will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to Dude Time Doodles to one lucky follower. Details on how to enter is at the end of this post.
Since ya'll are hunting for things our Dude's can't live without, I decided to create something for my dude to show him how much I appreciate all he does: yard work like Leif Blower, Mr. Fix it stuff like Ernie Carpenter and of course, unplugging those toilets as well as Pete Plumber!

Now git goin' and finish your crawl ...your next stop is Lynn's creation. If you get sidetracked along the way just follow the list:
Dude Time Doodles – featuring special guest - Marlene’s card -
Michelle (that's me!)
Special guest – Theresa
Special guest – Shelly
Special guest - Hetty
Upcoming Special - On September 1st, Halloween images will go on sale in the DTD Store for 50% off.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts "Make it Masculine"
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges "Shaped Cards"
Candy Time .... what you have to do:
  1. Become a follower (if you aren't already)
  2. Add your name to Mr. Linky below
  3. Leave a comment
  4. Have Fun! Winners will be chosen at random on September 6th.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Birthday Celebration!

Don't forget to mark your calendar for this
Wednesday, August 24th!

Stop by Dude Time Doodles for a
visit and participate in the
First Annual Dudeville Holla Scavenger Crawl

Many prizes to win and much fun to be had.
See you there!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What if

Who does not love the grinch! This image is from Simply Betty and the digital paper is from Funky Hand. I folowed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and came up with this ... my second Christmas card of the year!
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday
ABC Christmas Challenge "Q is for Quote"
Winter Wonderland Challenge "Cards for men/boys"

Christmas Undies

Oh my gosh, my first Christmas card of the year! I love this image and sentiment from Whimsie Doodles. Just for the record, I never get undies 'cause I sooo Believe!
For something new, I finally tried out my Smooch Spritz by SU on the sentiment and undies, it was really easy to use and I really like the effect. I also used "Funky Little Christmas " digital paper from Funky Hand.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Bah Humbug "Something New"
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long "Non traditional colors"
Delightful Inspiration "Anything Goes"
Totally Papercrafts "Christmas in August"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Inspiration Challenge

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month so that means it's Inspiration Challenge time at Dude Time Doodles! This month our inspiration is "make it sporty".

Get your creative cap on and see what you can come up with using the photo inspiration above then head on over to Dude Time Doodles and enter for a chance to be named the Top Blog or one of the Top Three. Of course there's a prize for the winner too so what are you waiting for?!?!
I used Kyle Karate because he's so absolutely crazy looking I was scared not to use him!

I used my Copics on Kyle and added some glossy accents to his crazy eyes, mouth and belt. The papers are from the "All about Boys" stack by DCWV.
If you are still having some inspiration problems, check out the amazing creations by my fellow Dudettes!

I will be entering this card in the following challenge:
Aud Sentiments "Anything Goes"
Cards for Men "Anything Goes"

Thursday, August 11, 2011


This cute little dog "Itchy" is by Bugaboo. Look at that expression on his face, how cute is that! I decided to make a flap card and instead of using magnetic closures for the flap, I used ribbon instead.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug "Anything Goes"
Pile it On "Down on the Farm"
Lollipop Crafts "Monochromatic"
Digi Doodle Shop "Shaped Cards"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

FREEBIE and a Challenge

It's freebie time at Dude Time Doodles ! Not only do you get to download Gavin Ghost for FREE you will also have a chance to become a Guest Designer for a month. For all the details on how to enter, skip on over to Dude Time Doodles and while you're there, check out the Dudette Design Team for their creations. For this card I dug out my Happy Hauntings cartridge, popped it into my Cricut and away I went.
I figure he's a chain rattler from way back so I thought he'd feel at home if I added a link or two to the card. I used my i-rock from Imagineisce to add some black rhinestones, glossy accents to his chains and stuck a bat a memo pin by Tim Holtz and of course, had to add something else green to go with the lettering ... hence the bow. The orange paper is from Ravenhead Manor by Recollections and the rest are scraps from my stash.
I will be entering this card into the following challenge:
Craft Your Passions "Fave Season"
AiFactory Challenge "Anything Goes"
Ribbon Carousel "Get Edgy"
Inspire Me Fridays #18

Monday, August 8, 2011

Good ol' Fanny

Fanny Fart is only one of the amazing digi's and sentiments by Marlene at Disguised as a Grownup. I was asked by a coworker to make a funny birthday card for her friend and of course I head right for Marlene's images! Fanny is available over at Dude Time Doodles.
I used my copic markers and as well, added some sparkle with my spica markers on her eyeshadow, earrings and lips. Unfortunately it's hard to see that in this pic :(
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge "A is for Auburn"
Graphicat Designs "Sketch"
Mad for Markers "Spica Pens"
Your Next Stamp Challenge "Beautiful Borders"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Special Delivery

This "Special Delivery" image is from Digi Doodle Shop, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
I love it for it's simplicity so I decided it needed a simple but effective background. I chose my fave color PINK and dressed it up with grey and black. I added glossy accents to the cupcake and colored the candle flame with my spica glitter pen. I couldn't find any chipboard numbers in my stash collection so I took some Tim Holtz grunge paper and cut out the number 4. I colored it with my cat eye stamp pad and added some glitter.
I apologize for the poor camera quality - we are fighting at the moment and I think the camera is winning.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passions "Anything Goes"
Scrap-Creations "Buttons or Bows"
Party Time Tuesday "It's all about Birthdays"
Stamp Insanity "Fave Color"
Birthday Sundaes "Cakes & Cupcakes"
Pixie Dust Challenge "Fave Color"

Surf's Up!

The first Wednesday of the month is
Dude Time Doodles Monthly Sketch Challenge!
All you have to do is take the sketch, twist it, flip it, work with it them submit it....easy peasy..
Make sure to visit Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog, read the rules and check out the incredible creations from my fellow Dudettes, you won’t be disappointed!
Since I can only dream of hot weather this summer, I used Waylon Waves from Bonibleaux Designs. Who doesn't love tanned, blonde haired, blue eyed dudes anyways. If this is the only way a girl can get hot this summer then Waylon's your man ... woo hoo!

Sorry for the poor quality of pic, I'm having some issues with my camera, grrr. I used my spica glitter pens to add a bit of bling to the outside waves and flowers on his shorts. I also used glossy accents on the inside waves for a bit of dimension. The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, Boardwalk collection. Whatcha waiting for ... get your sketchy on for a chance to a digi of your choice from Dude Time Doodles! Yowza!!
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile it On "Stay Cool"
Stamp Something "Summer Fun"
Creative Inspirations "Summertime"
Delightful Challenges "Summertime"
Shelley's Images "Summertime"
Creative Accents Challenge "Summer"
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Fun in the Sun"
Cards for Men "Clean and Simple"