Wednesday 14 September 2011

Would You Like To Be A Guest Designer? Grab A Freebie! Mwahuhuha!

Hi all,
It's Wednesday again & that means a Dude Time Doodles DT Card from little old me!
This weeks challenge is to use the freebie, which is available only on 
Dude Time Doodles, to create a  project for a Dude!
It can be anything you want it to be as long as you use the freebie provided!
The prize? 
Win a DT spot with the awesome Dudettes for a whole month!
They're such a great bunch of gals to work with & we have a whole lotta fun!
Here's my card!

I can tell you this little demon "Billy Bat" would not behave for me! 
He was one determined little dude
& just would not do what I wanted him to do!
This was meant to be a little round easel card but nope!
I coloured him up with promarkers but he didn't want to be the 
colours I wanted to make him!
No siree bob he wanted to be green!
So green it was!
This is just a simple little A6 size black card blank!
I cut an aperture using a scalloped circle nestie
then added some orange glitter around the edge!

I cut out the image with a smaller nestie & inked the edges with distress ink.
I cut a bigger circle from a spooky DP set by Jak Heath & mounted 
the image in the centre on foam pads!
Inside the card, I added a matt of white card which I also edged with ink.
I then added the image so it would show through the aperture.

This is the card open & you can see I added the word Boo, 
which was cut from another paper in the spooky set,
just for a bit of interest! 
This was cut using the Sizzix Summer Block Alphabet Die

On the outside I added some Card Candi in Halloween colours,
as well as a B & some googly eyes.
I also added a little pumpkin charm which I hung on some jump rings,
 this allows it to dangle in the aperture, & a little purple bow!
So that's my card! Nice & simple in the end,
after I stopped trying to fight with his nibs!
I hope you can find the time to join in the challenge!
Pop on over & grab the freebie, see what you come up with!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Spots & Stripes
Paper Take Weekly Things With Wings
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Get Punny With Savannah
The Stamping Boutique Recipe 4 Colours 3 Embellishments 2 papers 1 Digi Image
Cards For Men Anything But A Square
Craft Your Passion Use the F word -Flying
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends Card For A Man
Heart Song Inspirations Use Glitter
Make it Monday Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges Funny Or Punny
Getting Cricky Halloweeen
I Did It Creations Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Use Dies/ Punches
Crafty Emma Magical/Spooky
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Circles

Sunday 11 September 2011

Goodbye Summer?

Morning all!
Firstly may I say that 10 years on, 9/11 is still fresh in my memory & my thoughts & prayers are with all those who were affected by the  terrible events of that day!

Now, on a cheerier note!
I'm off out for lunch later, with my recently married niece.
I'm looking forward to hearing hear all about the honeymoon &
the other woman who muscled in on it! 
(Irene that is!)
Before I go I better share with you this weeks card for 
The Crafty Pad Designs
This weeks challenge #138 is Goodbye Summer!
We want to see you use Autunal colours on your project!
Brown, Orange, Gold, whatever says Autumn to you!
This weeks sponsor is the lovely Lorraine at

and the prize is £10 worth of downloads of your choice.

Here's my card!

The image we have all used this week is Jeremy Popping Round!

He's such a cute little guy isn't he!
I used a square card base, coloured him up with Promarkers
& matted & layered some Papermania papers for my layout!

I had a little attempt at making some flowers using my Tim Holtz die
(don't laugh)
I used two different pieces of thick tissue paper with a brad at the centre
& added a bit of ribbon detail

Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs & check out their awesome creations!
We also have two new teamies with us welcome Diane & Victoria
as well as our GDT member Maria
I must also remind you that the sale is still on at 

Be sure to stop by & stock up on 
Debbie's delicious images while there's a mahoooosive 40% off!
This ends on Wednesday!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Catch The Bug Dies or Punches
Craft Your Days Away Make your own flowers
Di's Digi Designs Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges Fall/ Autumn
Clearly Inspired Patterned Papers 
Phindy's Place Stripes somewhere
Poodles Parlour Animal Antics
Stamp Something Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy Autumn Colours/Fav embellishments
Crafty Purple Frog Birthday Cards/ Gifts
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Fall Colours
Bearly Mine Flowers Flowers Flowers
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Forever Friends Use Your Dies
Happileigh Scrappin Autum Colours
Incy Wincy Designs Make Your Own Flowers
Lia Stampz Birthday
The Crazy Challenge Spots or Stripes