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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

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

DT Announcement!

Hi all!
Whoop Whoop!
Just thought I'd let you know that the new DT members have been announced over at 

Hop on over to say hello,congratulate them & check them out!
I've been promoted too!!!
We now have two teams, Team A & Team B
Woo Hoo look at me with my new badge! lol


I'm so looking forward to working with the lovely new ladies!
I'm sure you're going to be amazed with some of their creations too!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Flutterby Butterfly!

Hi all,
I have a different kind of card to share with you today!!
It's an acetate stepper card!
I can't claim all the glory for it as I saw a tutorial here & basically cased the idea!
I am rather pleased with it, as it the recipient


I made it for a variety of reasons which I won't go in to
but the main purpose was to raise a smile & let someone know 
I am thinking about them!!
The card, butterflies & sentiment are all Hunkydory.
The Acetate is 220gsm


If you look closely, you can see that the butterflies all have acetate wings.


The ribbon was from my stash & I tied a triple bowin the best
Jak Heath stylie!


A side view for a better look at the construction!
Thanks for looking!
As this is a kit card I don't think I'll enter it in any competitions 
but I just wanted to share it with you all!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Something Recycled!

Hey all!! It's Sunday!
Hope everyone is well & raring to go with the new challenge over at
The Crafty Pad
The Theme for Challenge #159 is 
Use Something Recycled

Here is my card


I used Sammy Scarecrow one of my many favourite images from 
He's just so cute & I thought he was perfect for a recycled theme!
Just look at what he's wearing!!!
Now, what have I used that is recycled?????
My base card is made from a sheet of black card which was 
inside the box my hubby's posh shirt came in at Christmas.
I scored & cut it down to make a 5x5" card 
My image & ticket were printed onto a piece of card from my scrap box,
it has a DP printed on the reverse.
The beanstalky type panel is part of a box which contained
 one of these posh room sprays.
Finally the fantastic button is from the button box that I was given 
by a friend & was labelled
"Wool Jacket"
I'm so delighted with that box of buttons!!!


I coloured the image up with my promarkers, then cut him out with a nestie!
As it was the largest Nestie in the set, I traced around the outside to make a matt.
There's a fair bit of distressing going on around the edges & some faux stitching!
The Design Paper is from Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection


Here's that fab button!!
I added some baker's twine which I tied in a bow after 
threading through the button


& is another one of my faves!


I decorated the inside of the card with some leftover scraps!


Just a final little photo of my card from the side!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
I hope you like it & I hope you like the 
Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad!

To make it even more fun we have the lovely


(Did You see her on C&C Yesterday???)
As our sponsor this week!
You could win a £10 voucher to spend in her store!

I do hope you can play along!
The DT Call is now closed at The Crafty Pad & I guess some of you are sitting on 
the edge of your seats waiting to hear who the lucky applicants are??
We had so many talented ladies apply!!
The announcement will be on the Challenge blog soon so keep watching!!!!!!

I'd like to enter my little card in the following challenges:
Creations BY Gill M Colour/Inspiration Challenge#
Hiding In My Craft Room Bring On Some Spring
Make It Colourful Autumn Colours/Inspiration
Card Makin' Mama's Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz Something Beginning with B ( Bird, Blue, Birthday, Button,Bow!)
Auds Sentiment Challenge Include A Sentiment With Happy In It
Delightful Challenges Use Patterned Paper
Do You Stack Up Distress
Southern Girls Distressing
Crafts & Me Shades Of Spring
Colour Q #125
Inky Impressions Dies/Punches
Paper Pretties Punches/Dies
The Stamping Boutique Stitching (mine is faux)
Sassy Cheryl's No Embossing
The Crazy Challenge Use a Die Or a Punch
The Pink Elephant Print It