Wednesday 30 November 2011

Hop to it Santa!

Good Morning all!
It's the last week of the month so that means it's 
New Release Blog Hop time at Dude Time Doodles!
Each of the DT members will showcase one of the new images along the hop!
I promise you you won't be disappointed!
If you arrived here from the lovely & very talented Michelle then you're on 
the right track if not, don't worry, it's a circle hop &
you can jump in at any point!
If you need to see the order of the hop, pop on over to the 
Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog & take it from there!
Here's my card!

The image I have used is called
Welder Wenceslas!
All of the new releases are now available at the store
Welder Wenceslas is just perfect for my brother in law who does a bit of welding!
Now if you're anxious to get on with the hop, I'll tell you where to go next in a 
second but can I just remind you that there will be a 
mystery host/hostess along the way so don't forget to leave 
a comment for each of the Dudettes & Dude along the way for the chance 
to win one of the fabby images!
Oh & if you haven't already, make sure you leave a little bit of love for CG
our latest Dudette! It's her first hop on the team!!
Here's a closer look at Welder Wenceslas!

To get on with the hop. jump on over to visit the wonderful Ruth
 who I promise has something awesome for you to see! 
If you want to know a bit more about my card then read on!
I made an easel card using the sketch from CraftyAnn's
I used the sketch on both the front & the base!
I coloured my image with Promarkers.
The papers have been in my stash for ever & although not specifically 
Christmas papers, I think they do the job just fine!

The sentiment was computer generated using the font Santa's Sleigh
which you can download free from here

The ribbon is from Lidl Christmas Collection. 
I find some of their crafting goodies to be fab value & good quality!
I also added some Card Candi!
Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to leave some comments along the way!
Now, onto challenges!!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge C is for... Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown  Masculine Holiday Card (Sponsor DT)
Card for Men  Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion  'Tis the Season
Lexi's Creations One For The Lads
Pollycraft Christmas Fun
Stamp & Create Easel Card Or Centre Stepper
Addicted to Stamps Christmas Card
Gingerloft Winter Or Christmas
Here Come The Boys For The Man/Men in your life (my BIL)
Stampacular Sunday  Anything Christmas
Just Some Lines Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon Digi Brad, hoping my card candi counts as brads!)
Marks Finest Papers Make It Masculine
Crafty Ann's Sketch
Fairy Tale Christmas
Simply Create Too All About Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon Anything Goes For Christmas
Totally Papercrafts Christmas 
C.R.A.F.T. Unusual Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Santa (DT)
Rainbow Lady's Cards For Men


  1. Fabulous new image and I love your card Dawn!!! So cute. I'm thinking I'll have to get this image now!

  2. Great Card wonderful coloring:) I love the sentiment!


  3. lol, love the sentiment you used with this fab image :)

  4. That is cute, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. ho ho ho oh really nice, i love it! Beautiful colours too!

  6. Gorgeous card,Dawn!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts!

  7. Great image and I love the layout of the card.

  8. Fab card Dawn! Love the layout and the colouring is fabulous too. Love the papers too!

    Linda xxx

  9. Wow Dawn do love your new look! Not long now for Christmas.

    Linda xxxx

  10. Wow,this card is fabulous!

    Hugs Jeannette

  11. Fabulous card I love the layout good luck with all the challenges.. Chris xx

  12. Brilliant easel card Dawn, I like the colours and design.
    Kevin xx

  13. Terrific card Dawn! Great sentiment and thanks for the tip of the free font!

  14. Lovely card with a great layout. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  15. Love your design and your card. And you always find the best free fonts.

  16. Oh, he's just fabulous, Dawn! He'll make my shopping list for sure. :-D Glad to see you entered this wonderful card at Tuesday Throwdown this week, too. Boni has some great releases this time!

  17. Fabulous card! Love the layout and the sentiment!

  18. What a fun image - is Santa doing a few repairs to the sleigh?? Thanks for joining our unusual Christmas challenge at CRAFT this week and good luck in the prize draw, love Jacky x

  19. Cute card, luv your Santa!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.


    Sherry - DT

  20. Great Christmas card Dawn! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too, OSAAT & Paper Creations Ink.

    xoxo Marjo

  21. Dawn: What a so cute Christmas Card! Love your Little Santa--he is a hoot! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, Challenge #1 "All About Christmas". Looking forward to seeing your entries in ALL our challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  22. Super card Dawn and I love the colours. Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  23. Stunning colors beautifully, a very nice christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    * *Karla

  24. Too cute!!! Adorable image!!! Thanks for sharing at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge!!! See you next week too!

  25. Such a cute Santa ... thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB

  26. they are both brilliant, but i adore the second one xx

  27. What a fun card, love the colors - great layout too!

  28. Hi Dawn, Fabulous and so adorable :) Sandra H

  29. Fantastic card! Love the symmetry and colors. Thanks for the link to the sentiment font; I thought it was a rub-on! So glad to be on the team with you :)

  30. What a fun card and I love all the work that you have put into it. Your layout is fun and your coloring is just wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

  31. Really love your easel card! Fab colours and I like the santa! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

  32. Oh Santa, where are your elves? Is that a job for you? Lol! Great card!

  33. I love your card Dawn, fab image.
    Becky x

  34. Oh wow! He is great! I had to wonder what he was holding at first I thought it was a butcher knife (glad you added the close up)! Fun card!

    Karen C

  35. Such a fun card Dawn! Love the colors you chose and your coloring is FAB! Thanks for playing at Cards for Men!

  36. This is great such a fun card, love the image Dawn. Oh never thought of looking in Lidl for craft items the ribbon is lovely, and thank you so much for the link to santa font much appreciated :) xx Rachael.

  37. Cute easel card! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  38. Great fun Dawn! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

    Mary J x

  39. This is fabulous Dawn - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  40. Soooo cute! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  41. Very Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
    Hugs Julie P

  42. Beautiful card Dawn. Love your blue and red combination of colours. And funny Santa`s image ))

  43. Very pretty and fun easel card with lots of wonderful elements :) So glad you shared with us at TT this week!

  44. Very cute card, love your design and cute image
    Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Creations, hugs, Frances.

  45. What a cute Santa image. I love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  46. Wonderful Santa image and thank you so much for popping by! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  47. Great fun image and lovely bright colouring.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Seeing Red challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  48. Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

  49. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    xx Nela

  50. Just as CUTE as can be!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with CCCB!

  51. This is perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥

  52. Great Christmas card...that image is too cute and I love the way you used the sketch for the top and bottom of your easel card. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Christmas Challenge...good luck ~ Charlene PC DT

  53. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with our 'One for the Lads' challenge.

    Love your simple design which is just right for a male.



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Dawn xx