Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Let's Go To The Hop & Don't Forget!!!!!

I was editing this post & got distracted so I apologise if you've been looking for it! 
It managed to fnd it's way back to drafts!
Woo Hoo! It's that time of the month! 
The Dude Time Doodles Dudette's 
are having a blog hop to introduce you to  the new family members in the
Dude Time Doodles Store!

Now, if you're already on the blog hop & you've found your way here from the
awesome Boni's blog then you're on the right track!

Here's my card!

Meet "Howie HotHotHot"
Pheeeeweee!  He's really toooooo hot to handle! 
I'll tell you a bit more about my card in a little bit,
 if you're interested to know about how I made it!
But for now, here's the order of the hop!

                       Dawn  (That's Me)

Now, as always, it's a circle hop so if you manage to get a little lost along
the way, you can pick it up at  the Dude Time Doodle's Challenge Blog 
& carry on from there
Whatever you do, don't forget to leave a comment & a little love
on each of the Dudette's blogs along the hop!
I have a sneaky feeling
there may be a "mystery hostess" somewhere along the way!
Which could mean a little surprise for someone!

If you're anxious to get on with the hop, you can now head to Lynn's blog!
(If you want to hear more about my card read on!)

I'm a sucker for a man in uniform & Ding Dong,
 Howie HotHotHot sure rings my bell! lol
I coloured him up with my promarkers & cut him out with a nestie.

As you can see, I made a side stepper card.
I lined the back panel of each step with a matt of coordinating plain paper 
& then topped with design paper. The paper is from Papermania.
The panels under the image are the same size as the stepper panels.

I added some Card Candy & a little bell from my Christmas stash,
 which I strung on a little piece of raffia.

I highlighted his boots with a white Sakura Glaze pen, to make them look shiny.
I coloured his boot buckles the nozzle of the hose with a 
Sakura clear star pen to make it look metallic 
& I added some  Anita's 3D Clear Gloss to the drips & the puddle.

I added two ruffles of ribbon along the front of the card.

The sentiment panel was generated on the pc using a font called flame,
which you can download free here & I cut it out with a nestie,
added a few spots of colour with a promarker to make it a bit more flamelike 
& added a couple of bits of Card Candy!
Okay, now you know all about my card, off you hop to Lynn's blog & check out her fab creation!

I'd just like to point out that as this post goes live in the
wee small hours here in the UK, 
I'll be fast asleep! So I promise to link up the blogs before & after me on the hop
as soon as I awake from my slumbers & the rest as soon as I get a moment!
Have a rootin' tootin' good time at the Hop!!
Oh, & just before you go, a little reminder about the Anniversary Scavenger Crawl

on the 24th August! There's prizes!!!!
You can grab the badge from here or Dude Time Doodles & post it on your side bar so you don't miss out on all the fun! I've heard there may even be some Candy up for grabs!
Woo Hoo!!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may!
The Crazy Challenge Ribbons
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Anything Goes Using a Digi
Happileigh Scrappin Shaped Cards & Special Fold Cards
Lexi's Creations Shaped Cards
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Anything Goes
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Crafty Emma Humour Funny
Send a Smile For Kids For The Boys
Crafty Catz No Pink or Blue
Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges Ribbons
Ambers Crafts & Stuff Patterned paper
Crafts & Me Ribbon
Freshly Brewed -  shaped cards
I Love Promarkers - 76 anything goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - shaped cards/creations
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - Water


  1. He really is a hottie, isn't he! So cute.

  2. Dawn absolutely fabulous card, I love the colours you've used and the image is fantastic. I love his cheeky wink. Lee xx

  3. What a fun card- I love your firey sentiment- too cool. Love your great coloring- and love the bell!

  4. Wonderful card as alwasy Dawn, just love the use of colours and the flame font is brilliant, will definitely have to download that. :)

  5. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This card is a nice, cute and creative,,

  6. PMSL Dawn, this is hilarious!!! I do hope the card is destined for Graeme btw (with that sentiment he'll be chuffed to bits!!) Will do my best to join the hop, keep up the fab work you're doing with the Dudettes! BIG hugs, Ali x

  7. Terrific step card Dawn, love the polkadots and of course, Howie is hot!

  8. Great job! I love the fireman -- the attention you have paid to detail really pays off in this card! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck.

  9. Love the shimmer on the hose! FAB card and sentiment. Love Howie HOT HOT HOT!!!!

  10. Fantastic side step card! Love the papers and the little charm too. Great job.

  11. Hi Dawn ..LOL ..Love this so much .Image , well he is a spunk. Love your diecut frame and coloured panels .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  12. Great step card and I love you sentiment with the little bell - too funny! (Now I can't get that 70s disco song out of my head :-). )

  13. Oooo, fab step card! Love the little bell and the sentiment. The shimmer and glaze really make the card. Great use of this wonderful Hot Hot Hot Howie!

  14. He is very cute and makes a fun card for the guys. Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

  15. great side step card! Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week and good luck!

  16. Hi Dawn,

    you have been a busy bee in my all the cards..Well done.


  17. Hi Dawn, what a darling stamp! I love him too! Love all the details! Great card!! Thanks so much for joining us over at the SAS4Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  18. Love the step card fold and it is hilarious to boot! The fireman is just too funny,lol! Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this fortnight.

  19. GREAT project! LOVE your coloring and layout! Howie is a hottie for sure!

  20. Wow this is such a beautiful creation, awesome colouring and the image is fabulous,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 92 No Pink or Blue,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  21. Just a WONERFUL step card and I love how you decorated this! The bell is top!

  22. What a funny card! I love the image and the usage! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge! Good luck, Dominique

  23. Well this sure did put a smile on my face!!!! Fabulous cardDawn!!!!! Love the colors and the image!!!! I can see why you love men in uniform!!!!


  24. fabulous card :-) the image is really CUTE and the design and details are amazing :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  25. Wow!!! Ding a ling a ling.... what a fun card. Love it! Love your post too so i have decided to become a follower. Great blog. Love your attention to detail on this card. Truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Julie

  26. Dawn, So glad you posted this at OWH! Perfect for a "Water" theme. LOL

  27. Great card for the guys, wonderful colouring and detail. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids. Good luck, blessings Hilde

  28. What a FUN card. Love that image... great colors and folds. :o)

  29. Great Image and use of ribbon. Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge this week. Hugs Pam x

  30. I love how you've tied all the pieces of your card together with your fireman theme. Fun Card! :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star! Hope you come back and play again!

  31. Fabulous, fun card - Love it!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  32. FAB card and love the little extra touches you made.
    Ike xx

  33. Cute! hanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

  34. OH Dawn, so much fun - I love this! Great colour combo too!

    Thanks for linking up to the Make It Monday party - see you next week I hope!

    Mary J xxx

  35. Great fun card thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs Debs

  36. fab card , i love stepper cards ,thanks for joining us at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week -Kate x

  37. Fabulous! Love the colors, and wonderful fold.

    Thank you for playing with us this week at Happileigh Scrappin'.

    xx Star

  38. Love the fancy folding on this as well as the color scheme. Very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


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Dawn xx