Wednesday 29 February 2012

Born To Run!.....Or Is It Leap?

Good Morning all!
Happy Wednesday all! 
Are you ready for a  Blog Leap?
As it's the 29th of February, we've decided to Leap instead of Hop!
Yep, it's time to show off the newest arrivals in Dudeville Hollow!
AKA Dude Time Doodles 
Meet Jon Jogger! 
He ran all the way from the UK to Dudeville 
& he never looked back!!!
Wonder what he was running from???
Do you think it might have been an unwelcome proposal???
It is the 29th of february after all!!! lol

When I was colouring Jon up, I was singing Bruce Springsteen's
Personally, the only running I have ever done is for a bus! lol

If you've landed here from the wonderfully talented Anne, you're on the 
right track for the Leap! If not, just keep Leaping & you will 
get around all the blogs! It's a circle Leap with no beginning & no end.

So now. if you're anxious to get on with the Leap, pop on over & visit 
our Kevin, the only Dude among the Dudettes!
Before you rush off though, don't forget about the mystery host!!!
Make sure you leave a comment each time you Leap as one of us 
will have an image to give away to one lucky commenter!

Here's a bit more about our man Jon!
Although now resident in Dudeville Hollow
Jon is still flying the flag of his homeland!!
I made an A6 Easel Card. The Design Papers are from Southfield Stationers.

I coloured Jon with my Promarkers & I added some Anita's 3d Glaze to
his eye & the beads of sweat. Shame you can't really see it on the photo!

I threaded some ribbon through the card & made a little rosette out of 
seam binding & buttons from my stash which I stuck to my card using 
pinflair glue to give some dimension. 
The stop is the front section of the base which was raised 
also using pinflair glue

I added some ribbon and a Sentiment Ticket to the stop. 
This was also coloured with Promarkers

Here's an angle view just to let you see the construction!
Thanks for stopping by! 
I hope you have time to Leap round all the stops!
If you get a bit lost, pop on over to the challenge blog & take it from there!
Oh yes, forgot to say, when this post goes live I'll be snuggled up 
getting my beauty sleep! Goodness knows I need all I can get!!!
I'll change the links when I get up in the morning so they take you 
directly to the Blog Leap posts & not just the blogs!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Shaped But Not Square
Creative Craft Challenges Boys Will Be Boys
Going Gray With Scrap Creations Pop It
Stamp n Doodle Embossing (liquid embossed sweat & eye)
Creative Stamp Friends Inspired By Your Favourite Song (Born To Run)
Cupcake Craft Challenges Boys & Their Toys
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Colour Your World (No Brown or Black)
Kaboodle Doodles Shades Of Purple
The Corrosive Challenge Another Dimension
Dream Valley Challenges Just For Men
Opus Gluei  That's The Ticket
Pan Pastel UK Challenge Use Ribbon
Pile It On Fun Folds
Robyn's Fetish People
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Manly Card
Sweet Stampin' Challenge It's A Man Thing (Masculine Card)
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Don't Be Square
Crafty Ann's Bold & Bright
Fabulous Friday Shape It Up x3 (Rectangles)
Hot Shot Crafts One For The Boys


  1. Love your easel card Dawn - great patterned paper - matches the image perfectly!! Great Blog "Leap"!!

  2. Great easel card Dawn. Love this new image from DTD and you have certainly done him justice! Love the colours and what you have done with the ribbon is awesome.

    Linda xxx

  3. fantastic card dawn,superb design and so beautifully coloured .thanks for joining us at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  4. Hi Dawn, oooh a brilliant card! Love the image - he's just fab and the paper is wonderful.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  5. Wow Dawn I love this card and the colours are perfect..Will have to get this image as it will be great for the thank you cards for doing the 10k run in June...good luck with your challenges

  6. brilliant card, definitely makes you smile x

  7. Fab card, great image.
    Good luck with the challenges.
    Becky x

  8. Absolutely fabulous Dawn! Great coloring of Jon and the background is terrific! I'm with you when it comes to run, only for a bus!

  9. What a great masculine card! I'm always so afraid of them.

  10. Fabulous card Dawn, I like the design, the ribbons and the rosette.
    Kevin xx

  11. Oh wow Dawn what a fabulous image great for a man card as they can be hard to do :)

  12. Nice eye catching card Dawn. I love easel cards & you've done a great job with this. Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodle.

  13. Wonderful man-card. Love your colouring and attention to detail.

  14. Hello Dawn
    Funny image!, great masculine theme card.... I love your fabby creation! GREAT JOB!

  15. I realise where I have been going wrong now - have been hopping when I should have been leaping - mental note to mad me - loving these images xxx

  16. Wonderful, my friend! He's just too incredible. lol Love the papers. I can see a shopping spree coming up!

  17. Fantastic easel card. Love all the ribbon and how you did his hair.

  18. What a totally fun card!! I love how you used the repeating rectangles!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  19. Lovely fun male card. Glad you've shared it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.


  20. A really fab card Dawn, I love the ribbon rosette and the image is brilliant. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  21. LOL what a fun image and great colouring :)
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

  22. Wow! Ribbons galore! Love the image! So fun! So glad I hopped on over here! You Dudes and Dudettes rock! :D
    Karen C

  23. So fun!
    Thanks for joining the RF Challenge!

  24. Love the geometric design paper and the touches of purple on your card. Funny image too. LOL It reminds me how badly I need to get my butt out from my crafting table and get some physical activities. {sigh} I wish!! LOL

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Shades of Purple Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  25. He is adorable so off to check them out right now! Fabulous easel card and just perfect for our challenge this time at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days. Thanks so much for joining us this time, Sheila:)X

  26. Great fun card, super colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  27. This is great fun Dawn, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  28. Such a funny image and your card is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  29. Wow! This looks excellent! What a fun card and fab image. I love all your paper too :)



  30. Just popping back to say thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  31. Jon is very've colored him wodnderfully!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

  32. Hi Dawn, what a fantastic card. I love the fun image and your papers are perfect. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

  33. What a beatiful card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

    Janneke XO

  34. Love the papers your chose! Fab card - love all the ribbons!

  35. Hi Dawn what a fun, fab card great image and design the easel card looks terrific thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty sentiments this week.
    Lorraine x

  36. Love your coloring of the image. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

  37. Love this card- great strides and he looks like he is jumpin hurdles!!! I love your flower!

  38. ))) Love this fun image )) And perfect details for it.

    and thank you join us again at Sweet Stampin`

  39. LOL! What a great image - I love the way his tummy is ever-so-slightly hanging over the waistband of his shorts! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  40. So cute! I hope you'll link up again at 52 Card Pickup!

  41. Ha ha, I love your write-up! Makes me really think about Jon! Such a lovely card. Congrats on your win at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle too! Best, CG

  42. Wow I love that image. This is a great card Dawn, Love what you did with the ribbon. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  43. Fabulous card - such fun!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  44. Great card, thanks for playing in this weeks "pop it" challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  45. A cool Card!
    Thanks for joining us at "Creative Stampfriends"!


  46. Oh my gosh, how fun! He might be running from an ardent lady suitor or perhaps he's training for the Summer Olympics! Whatever he is doing, he's doing it really well and it looks marvelous on this clever card! Loving the image, the embellishments, and the wonderful use of color on this card, it's so happy! Very upbeat and fun!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Opus Gluei!

  47. What a fantastic and colourful card Dawn Love the image its so much fun .Hugs Elaine


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Dawn xx