Wednesday 25 April 2012

Life's A Beach on the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday all!
It's time to grab a coffee, sit down relax & take in the sights along the way 
on the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop.
The Dude & Dudette's have some great works to showcase 
this month's new images along the way.
If you've arrived from the lovely & uber talented 
Ruth's blog you're right on track!
Now remember the hop is a circle hop with no beginning & no end.
Just jump on in & start hopping, remember to leave a little love along the way 
as there will be a mystery host/hostess with a little prize to give to one lucky 
person who leaves a comment!

Here's my card!

I thought I'd bring you something just a little bit different this week!
I made a centre stepper card using a template from the lovely 
Debbie Lauder atCraftystash you can find it here

If you're in a rush remember to leave some love then hop on right away 
to the awesome craft extravaganza that is CG's blog!

Here's how I made my card!
I decided to make a little beach scene!

I printed a sheet of A4 card with a freebie paper called 
Sand from the E Paper Kit Beach Day available from here 
then printed the template on the reverse!
I added some waves from the Mostly Mostly Sunny Paper Kit at My Grafico

This is the new release image, he's called Jacques Waterman!
As you can see, he's just arrived at Dudeville Hollow Beach
& is a whiter shade of pale than the rest of the guys!
Still, he's decided to make his entrance with a splash!
As you can see in the photo, he's suspended on a bit of acetate to 
make it look like he's diving into the water!

I decorated the back of the card with a couple of panels to write on
& some of the waves paper!
The other dude's on my card are already in store & are:
Babe Watcher best lifeguard in the business!
Santi Beaches (you know who) having a well deserved break!
Last but by no means least Waylon Waves is hanging five in the background.
A ribbon ruffle & button sun & a sentiment ticket from 
The Crafty Pad Designs complete my card along with 
a couple of beach themed metal charms.
Thanks for hopping by!
I hope you have time to complete the hop  don't forget to leave some love 
at each stop along the way!
Have fun fun fun!!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cards For Men Texture
Crafty Boots No Girls Allowed
Creative Mondays Yellow & Sunshine
My Grafico Fun & Games
The Pink Elephant Hello Sunshine (Use Yellow)
Scrappy Frogs Shaped Cards
That Craft Place Anything But A Square Or Rectangle
Drunken Stampers Use Acetate
Send a Smile For Kids For The Boys
Crafty Ann's It's a Man Thing
Fairy Tale Stepper Card
Totally Papercrafts All Buttoned Up
DRS Designs Sports


  1. hey - this is great fun - lovely stepper Dawn ! Loving the central character! Hugs Rachel xx

  2. That is such a fun card Dawn with wonderful images! TFS! Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

  3. Love this Dawn!! Perfect for the new "Jacques" image!! Great blog hop!

  4. What a fun card Dawn, I love all the detail! It really made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's and good luck in the prize draw
    Claire xx

  5. Oh my gosh Dawn, this is so fantastic!!! Definitely a DTD celebration! I love every little bit of this...I keep seeing new little details. Awesome! Best, CG

  6. WOW Dawn!!! What a fabulous card and a great idea to use 4 of the fabulous DUDE TIME DOODLES images. They work really well together and you are such a very talented lady too. Thank you for sharing how you compiled this card xxx

    Linda xxx

  7. Wow Dawn, what a fantastic stepper card! Love how you used so many images and each is colored to perfection! Love it!

  8. OMG, It is the whole crew. What a great job.



  9. such a cute card featuring so many water sports. I especially like the diver and how you've cut and popped him up. very cute. Thanks for playing in the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

  10. Love the beach scene you created! How fun.

  11. What a great combination of images, Dawn! WooHoo -- fabulous design work. I'm loving all the new digis from Boni this month.

  12. This is lovely...Thanx for joining us at Craft your days away. and good luck.

    Caz x CYDA DT

  13. What a great step card, I love your fun images and how he looks like he is diving in the water! Thanks for joining us this week @ SAS 4 Kids for our "For the Boys" challenge :)

  14. Oh wow thats some card, love the scene. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  15. Fabulous card Dawn and so much fun. Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  16. Dawn, that´s such a funny card! It makes me smile! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  17. This is a great fun card
    Thank you for joining in at SMC this time
    Jackie x

  18. Wow what a great card!! I love all the images you put together & can tell you put a lot of work into this card.

  19. Awesome card for our "For the Boys" challenge! Love the image you have chosen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you again soon!

  20. Great Beach Card. This is so very interesting and fun. Thanks for buttoning up with us at TotallyCrafts this week. Linda

  21. Cool card, Dawn! Thanks for joining us for our latest challenge at Drunken Stampers! :)

  22. Hey Dawn, this is wicked, I l,ove it!!! Great way to use more than one of the DTD images too.
    Hugs, Ali x

  23. this is a really cute card. great idea. thank you for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

    hugs, becky

  24. Super cute card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!!

  25. Dawn, perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  26. What a funny card. Looks fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  27. Dawn, what a fun card! Thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers!



  28. Wow, your card is so cool and fun. It brought a huge smile to my face :) Thanks so much for joining our Birthday challenge at PMS Digital Makeover Challenge.
    Hugs and smiles,

  29. Wanted to say a big thanks for the work you do on Feline Playful!!!!

  30. This is just so much fun Dawn! Love the additions of the lifeguard and lounging Santa! You water affect is teriffic - great card!

  31. FABULOUS card Dawn what a great scene hugs Elaine

  32. great the image! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!

  33. Wonderful card! I love the entire design, and your use of acetate. Thanks so much for playing with us at Drunken Stampers this week!

  34. What a fun card Dawn! I know I am so ready for summer and pool time to be here! Thank you so much for joining in on our yellow challenge this week at The Pink Elephant.
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  35. Great card, lovely details and colours, makes me want to go for a swim. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

  36. what a fab card. i love it. thanks for joining in with the i can see clearly challenge over at drunken stampers

    nat x x

  37. Hi Dawn
    Thank you for visiting my blog and showing me the way to Dude's Doodles, i have entered my card thank you...Sylvia x


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Dawn xx