Tuesday, November 29, 2011

When you look this good!

Oh yeah, it's time to celebrate another creative spurt from our Designers! Dude Time Doodles is sponsoring a Blog Hop to introduce you to the new images they have created - woop woop!
If you’ve arrived here from Anne, you’re on the right track. Although, there really is no wrong route, just keep hopping until you’ve seen all the wonderful creations from the FAB Dudette Design Team. Make sure you leave some love cause one of us is the MYSTERY HOSTESS! That’s right, one lucky person will win one of the new images just for commenting! Make sure you leave some extra love for our newest Dudette, CG!

I love working with Fanny and I love the color pink! Fanny's streaking (not literally of course, hey wait a minute ... Marlene ... just an idea!) down the slopes lookin' mighty fine with her scarf blowing in the breeze (good thing she is dressed, I think more things would be blowing in the breeze!).
It was at a customer appreciation night at our local craft store (Creative Accents) and I couldn't resist picking up the papers and felt snowflakes. I also used their sketch as my layout for this card.
Now it's off to Dawn and remember, leave her some much deserved love for her creation!
Supplies: Digi: Fanny Ski Bum by Dude Time Doodles, Copic markers, paper by PinkPaislee, Snow Day Collection - Hot Cocoa and Cozy Sweater , felt snowflakes, pink gems, snowflake charms, EK Success border punch, white Fun Flock, Stickles, Platinum Liquid Pearl.
Creative Accents - Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
Scrappy Frogs - Use Kraft Cardstock
Here is our Blog Hop List, just in case you get lost along the way!
Michelle - **That's Me!**
Dude Time Doodles

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Anything Christmas - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is...
“ANYTHING Christmas!”
Create ANYTHING you’d like with a Christmas theme on it! Let’s see what kind of NEW, DIFFERENT and EXCITING projects you come up with!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) December 3rd, 2011 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis

I purchased these glass blocks years ago and every Christmas I promise myself I will make place setting cards. Well, this is my first year!

The cards looked so lonely that I had to make napkin rings to go along with them. I know I'll have to make more once I know how full of a house we'll have for Christmas dinner ... I may have to buy more holders too!
Supplies: Christmas Doodles Collection by Digi Stamp Boutique, liquid applique, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Copic markers, variety of Christmas paper.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fancy Folds Challenge

It's Challenge time over at Cards for Men and we want to see your Fancy Folds! This challenge is sponsored by Whimsie Doodles!
Whimsie Doodles has generously donated a $10 gift certificate to the winner PLUS you can receive 10% off you next order by entering the discount code CFM10. This special offer expires 30 days from today.
I had fun creating this card - the Gate Fold is one of my faves! With a house of boys, gaming in our house is huge so of course I love this Epic Birthday image by Whimsie Doodles.
I kept the embellies simple with a funky butterfly clip, metal swirly thingy, white iRock gems and glossed the buttons up with Glossy Accents.
I had to try out my new Spellbinder Nestabilities and have to say they are perfect for male cards, so needless to say, I'll be using them quite a bit!

Supplies: Copic markers, butterfly clip, metal swirl, ribbon, iRock gems, Spellbinder Nestabilities, paper from the Generation Tech stack by DCWV
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Teenage Boy
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Circles

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Aud Sentiments - Thank you or Thanksgiving Challenge

You only have one more week to enter Aud Sentiments "Thank you or Thanksgiving" Challenge. For added inspiration, Team B is showcasing their creations this week so make sure you check them out!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Wee Stamps. They are giving the winner 3 digi images of their choice!
This beautiful image is "Silver Fairy". When I was young, my fave colors were lilac and green so when I started working with this image, it brought me back to the lilac wallpaper in my bedroom with purple and green flowers.
I'm not used to creating fancy, girly cards so I may have gone a bit overboard with the bling ... I really wasn't sure what else to do (yikes!!). I've been around boys too long!
Now it's your turn. Make sure you check out the amazing projects our Design Team has created for your inspiration. Happy Crafting!
Sentimental Sundays - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Thank You
Card Makin Mama's - Thanks

Dude Time Doodles - Thanksgiving Challenge

It's inspiration challenge time over at Dude Time Doodles and this month our inspiration is "Gobble till you Wobble".
All you have to do is use the photo inspiration above to create a masculine themed card - you are not required to use BDD images although it would make us really happy if you did! Be sure to link your creation using Mr. Linky over at Dude Time Doodles.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Graphicat Designs - Cheri is one of my hometown girls! She is an incredible artist, please make sure you check her out! Cheri has generously donated Sushi Set:

I could't resist using Poor Tom Tom Turkey... he's not having a good month! From the expression on his face I think he wishes Thanksgiving has passed!

Supplies: Copic markers, iRock gems, chipboard cleaver, papers are fron Bo Bunny Forever Fall Collection. Now get your creative cap on and head over to Dude Time Doodles for some extra inspiration from our Dude & Dudette Design Team! Challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Give Thanks
My Sheri Crafts - Be Thankful
Card Makin Mama's - Thanks
Pattie's Creations - Birthday or Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 13, 2011

PUNCH IT Challenge

This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is…
This weeks challenge we want you to create a card or project that uses at least one punch. To help make it even easier, you are also free to use any sort of die or cutting machine, such as a Cuttlebug, Nestabilities or a Cricut.
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 19h, 2011 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis
PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis

For this challenge I pulled out my Cricut and my George & Basics Shape cartridge to cut out this tag and the circles.

I used Tim Holtz Distressed Inks on the surface of the tag then cut out the Sweet Little Donkey image by Meljen's and attached it to the circle layers. To finish the tag off, I added some string to the bottom as well as tied it to the top of the tag and frayed the edges.
There are some amazing projects by our Design Team, make sure you check them out by clicking here.
Supplies: Frayed Burlap and Barn Door Distress Inks, Copic markers, glossy accents, George & Basic Shape Cricut cartiridge, string, Happy Birthday rubber stamp
Cas-ual Fridays - Tag
Pattie's Creations - Birthdays or Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


It's freebie time at Dude Time Doodles !
Not only do you get to download "Duck Snowball Warrior" for FREE you will also have a chance to become our Guest Designer for a month.
All you have to do is create a card or project using "Duck Snowball Warrior", then skip on over to Dude Time Doodles for all the details on how to enter. While you're there, check out the Dude/Dudette Design Team for their creations.
I love this image! This is the first time I used Liquid Pearl and Fun Flock and I love it! I used the Liquid Pearl on the snowballs and Fun Flock on the snow pile. The sketch I used is from Get Hippity with Ippity.
Supplies: Copic Markers, Fun Flock (Cotton Ball White), Platinum Liquid Pearl, Stickles, White iRock Gems, Snowflake Brads
Jellypark Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Mami Doodles - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Sports (hee hee, do snowball fights count?)
Bah Humbug - Snowmen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cards for Men

I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a member of the Cards for Men Design Team! They have a great new challenge starting today "It's Nearly Christmas" sponsored by Karen's Doodles.
I had a hard time picking an image as they are all so cute, so I decided to make a couple of cards. My first card is with Christmas Tree Guy.
Such a jolly little tree he is! I wanted to use papers that were bright and jolly and I think the "Believe" paper pack by Close to my Heart works perfectly. I colored the image with my Copics and of course, added Glossy Accents to his nose, eyes, gloves and boots. I glittered up his hat and applied Liquid Applique to the rim of his hat and added more bling to his "body" and boots. I thought the red and white Baker's Twine added the touch the card needed.

My second card features Bigsby Swinging Lights. I also colored this image with my Copics and added dimension with Glossy Accents and Liquid Applique. I added some red and green rhinestones, as well as brads and ribbon.
Make sure you check out the other Design Team Members creations for some "Nearly Christmas" inspiration!
Fetch a Sketch
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Fave Sketch (Fetch a Sketch)
Card Cupids- Bling
Christmas Tree Guy
Winter Wonderland - Make your card sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Trees
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Christmas/Happy Holidays
Gingerloft Challenge - Bingo (Embossing {embossed edges on green paper}, Decorative Papers, Baker's Twine)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SSC - Sketch

Get ready for this weeks Sketch Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
You may flip it, flop it, twist it or turn it any way you wish. BUT…please be sure we can see the original sketch in your final masterpiece!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 5th, 2011 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prizes donated by:
$20 Gift Certificate (winner pays shipping)
For my card this week, I used Christian by Simply Betty and the papers are from Close to my Heart.

I colored Christian with my copics then used Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distressing Ink around the image edges, as well as on the chipboard shapes and the crinkle stuff (what do you call that stuff anyways?!).
Now it's your turn, I can hardly wait to see your creations! Make sure you check out the amazing creations from the rest of the Design Team!
Stamps R Us - Masculine Theme
Lexi's Creations - Charming

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Pick a Day" Challenge

It's time for another Wednesday challenge at Dude Time Doodles. This time, we are asking you to create a project based on one of these special November Days:

  • World Hello Day - November 21st
  • Thanksgiving - November 24th
  • Stay @ Home Because You're Well Day
My pick was Thanksgiving, how could I not when Fanny Thanks is up for grabs! Since I colored her with a fairly bright orange, I chose some subtle papers to tone it down....but with a comment like "Turkey Farts", how can one tone it down?!
Now it's your turn to have some fun! Pick a "Day" and get on with it BUT not before you check out the other FAB creations from the Design Team!