Wednesday 29 June 2011

Be Gentle With Me! DTD Blog Hop

Woo Hoo, here I am with my first DT card as a Dudette!
*Jumping up & down with excitement!*
I was sooo chuffed when I was asked to be part of the
  Dude Time Doodles Challenge Design Team, 
I can tell you, I was dancing around the room whooping!
My other half & the cat were both looking at me as if I had lost the plot!!
If you haven't been over there yet, you really must check it out! 
You'll never have a problem making a guys card ever again!

So, down to business! 
To introduce the new Dudettes & some new releases, 
the Dude Time Doodles Challenge  DT are holding a blog hop!
If you're following the hop, you should have come here from 
Boni's Blog if you're a bit lost, or have started here, don't worry, I have a list of all the Dudettes Blogs below! It's a circle hop so you can just carry on from here if you like!
Here's my card for the hop!

The image is called Herman Hustle 
& you can find him in the Dude Time Doodles Store
Not sure you'll all get what I was thinking when I made this, 
to quote a friend, "It looked much better in my head!" lol

I coloured the image using promarkers & outlined him with red 
to give a bit of a glow from the disco lights, 
then I cut him out!
I used a shaped white card blank,
added a matt of black paper cut out with a nestie & a smaller matt of holographic paper 
from Southfields Bits n Pieces range
I cut a smaller matt of both papers then added the sentiment which was generated on the computer.

The font I used is called LMS Hippy Chick & you can download it for free here
I think it suits this card perfectly!
The large gems at the top are stuck onto punched circles of  black paper & are supposed to represent the disco lights! Get it???

lol, I even added some glitter to his hair to look as if the light was shining through it!
Sorry, I'm rambling! Without further ado, on with the hop!
I do hope you're having fun! What am I saying, of course you are! 
You wouldn't be here otherwise, would you?

I've never done one of these before so I'm hoping I've got the hopping right! lol!
If you've followed the hop from the start, you should have got here from Boni's Blog
Don't forget to leave a comment & a little lurve for all the Dudette's, as you go, they do work hard!
Another reason for leaving a comment is that there may be a prize or two to be won from a mystery hostess along the way! 
Wouldn't want to miss out on that now would  we!

Thanks for stopping by, it was soo nice to see you!
Now, to continue on the hop & having fun, follow the link to Lynn's Blog!
I have to admit to being snuggled up in bed while this post goes live, so please forgive me if the links don't go straight to the blog hop posts!
I promise I will fix it as soon as I awake from my slumbers here in Bonnie Scotland.

I'd like to include my card in the following challenges if I may

The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Party/Birthday
Make It Monday Anything Goes
There She Goes Use at Least 2 Different Dies Or Punches
Card Cupids Cards For Boys
Paper Sundaes Choose at least 2 Purple & Gems Wings Paper Piecing
Scrappy Frogs Use Red
Marks Finest Papers Make it Sparkle


  1. Congrats on being a Dudette! You're going to love every minute of it.
    Herman is just wonderful with all that shine and shimmer! LOVE HIM!

  2. Dawn, I love what you did with Herman. That disco ball in the background is so perfect! Being a Dudette is going to be such a blast. :-)

  3. This is great. I love the sparkly background. It fits the image. LOL. Ooooh and the hair on his chest. LOL. You did a fantastic job on this card. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a fun card- I love the way you outlined hom in red- love the glimmer! Awesome!

  5. How cool is this? I just love what you have done with Herman, a bit "Saturday Night Fever" memories of my younger days. Congratulations on becoming a Dudette too :)

  6. Yay!!! Congrats on becoming a Dudette Dawn, I just KNOW you'll rock it! Love the card, and that hairy chest made me LOL....literally!!!! Great card, and it sounds as if the DT are really friendly too....soooo pleased!

    Will do the blog hop shortly (once I get the little bloke to pre school!)

    Hugs, Ali x

  7. Perfect rendition of the disco era card! Love the red highlighting, very clever. Welcome to the world of Dudettes!

  8. Love the bits of glitter in his hair. Your idea came across beautifully from your head to paper. Welcome to a fantastic team!

  9. I'm so glad you're excited to be a Dudette! Great card with Herman. I love the glitter.

  10. Love, love, love the iridescent paper! Herman is totally husting! GREAT JOB!

  11. Hehehe! He really does bop in that crisp white suit!

  12. Oh, wow, Dawn, can I come and join you in the disco? This is absolute a fun card. Love your retro letters!!

  13. Yahoo, another new Dudette!! Your card far out man! I love all the embellies!

  14. What a wonderful card. You did a great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week!

  15. Hello Dawn .Quite a fun card . like the way you edged that image and highlighted his hair . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  16. Hahaha! Dawn I can always count on your cards to bring a smile to my face hun!! Love it.xx

  17. Herman cracks me up! I totally remember watching SNF at the movies when I was young. What an amazing era that was (disco). THanks for playing in our sparkly challenge with Speedy's Friends!

  18. Herman cracks me up! I totally remember seeing SNF at the movies when I was young. THanks for playing our sparkly challenge at Speedy's Friends!

  19. Oh my gosh ROCK OUT....boy this brings back the memories. What a fun and fabulous card-the sparkle takes me right back to the disco ball era. What a cute card. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's the Cat Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

  20. What a fun card, makes me smile!!

  21. What fun, this is brilliant!! Thx for sharing it at the Make It Monday linky party!

    Mary J x

  22. Oh this is a funky card, it's really made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes. Good Luck. x


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