Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September New Release Blog Hop

Hey, hey, hey . . . the time is here for September's New Release Blog Hop! The Dudettes love this time of month when we welcome new citizens to the Dude Time Doodles family. We've got fun images for haunting -- Colonel Creepy, Wanda Witch, Fanny She Devil and Grim Grisham. If your Dude is a hunter, then Heath Hunter is your guy or hunka-hunka Babe Watcher who is searching for two legged *dears*. And finally, Knockout Nancy proudly sporting a black eye! 

Our hops are always one big circle.  So, no matter where you get on, you will always get around to see each new image being released today.
A lucky winner will receive one Dude Time Doodles image FREE!!  All you have to do is leave love everywhere you hop, since one of the Dudettes is the MYSTERY HOSTESS!!

All of the new images will be available in the store starting at 
10 AM EST on September 28th.


Dude Time Doodles has various HALLOWEEN images on sale until the end of the month.

Now, a little peak at what you will see along the hop.

Colonel Creepy
Here's the list of links to visit and remember to leave some love along the way for a chance to win a free Dude Time Doodles image. 

Thank you!
Dude Time Doodles

WINNER'S CIRCLE - September Inspirational Challenge

Well.  Well.  *Well!*

I hope you had fun using the photo / color inspiration to create your projects this month.  We love our heroes here at Dude Time Doodles.

And we love our followers.  A big shout out to them!

It's time to announce the winners of the September Inspiration Challenge.  This one was a tough one to choose, but the Dudettes put their heads together and made a decision.

The Top Blog winner is...

And our Top Three are...
(in no particular order)

Ladies, please grab your appropriate badge.  We hope you will display it proudly on your blogs.

Join us tomorrow for our new release blog hop.

Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tips for creating masculine cards...

A new feature the Dudettes have decided to start is a tips post.  Along with the challenge post, we'll be including a post a day or two after the challenge with tips on how to conquer the masculine card. 

Here are some general tips on creating masculine cards:

Anne suggests using different dies and embossing folders.  Jute or rope instead of ribbon. 

Lynn picks a masculine paper after she decides which image to use.  The embellishments she choses are normally brads, twine, or buttons.  Paper piecing is also good on masculine cards.

NanaConnie uses a lot of layers on her masculine cards.  She feels the layering makes the card feel more "embellished" even though it's still clean.

Dawn doesn't shy away from ribbon on masculine cards, but instead of bows, she'll tie knots.  She will also add a flower, but will grunge it down a bit with distress inks. 

Now for some tips especially for the HEROS challenge:

From NanaConnie:
I thought of twine for embellishment, but using only one strand seemed skimpy so I pulled four strands, trying to match up with the various colors in the card. Four strands of twine gave enough to have a nice bow size and so I left well enough alone and didn't do any additional embellishments.

We hope that this new feature will help you feel more comfortable creating masculine cards.

There is still time to enter the HEROS inspirational challenge.  We'd love to see what you create!

Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We always need another hero!!!

How do!!

To all our Dudettes out there!!

So glad you've joined us today, because we're celebrating our heroes!!

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.  From the every day super hero with super human powers to the women fighting breast cancer and trying to keep her spirits up.  From your local police officer, fire fighters and doctors to the husbands who wash the dishes!!  

Many different shapes, occupations, and sizes.

Let's see who the Dudettes claim as their heroes...

Ernie Carpenter is NanaConnie's hero, because he helps build houses at Habitat for Humanity.

Chrissy's hero is her Daddy and her Daddy deserves to relax like Harold Hammock!!

Ruth's hero is her son.  She's very proud of how he gives his all like Kyle Karate.

Breast Cancer Awareness Girl and all others who have suffered through this horrible disease are Tammy's heroes.

Fred Eccs and the guys in brown are Anne's heroes, because they can balance many boxes without dropping one!

Linda believes that Every Day Hero Evan is the bomb!!

Under Carriage Craig always comes to the rescue for Michelle.

Rough Night Rodney always turns into Henry Hero at Dawn's house!

Cleota dedicated her card to the volunteer and full time fire fighters who fought the blaze in Bastrop TX - her home town!!!

Revenge of the Nerd Ned holds the key to Lynn's hero heart!!

Here's the rules:

1. Use the photo / color inspiration and Dudette creations above to get your mojo moving.

2. You are not required to use BDD images although it would make us really really happy and 
giggle a lot if you did!

3. MUST be a masculine themed card, you can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, 
sarcastic, but it has got to be for a DUDE!

4. Be sure to use the InLinkz below to submit your creation.

Now it's your turn.  Showcase your heroes.  Tell them thank you and show them how proud of them you are!!

Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WINNER'S CIRCLE - Winner Guest Designer / Freebie ...

YIPPIE KI YAY!!! We have a winner and the Dudettes are all soooo excited to welcome our first official Dude!

The guest designer for November is KEVIN!
Congratulations Kevin, please contact us so we can get you into the saddle! And thanks to all who played, hope you'll come back to see what's coming next!

Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Howdy and do come in! You're just in time for this month's Guest Designer/Freebie Challenge and do we have a winner perfect for Halloween. Please meet Billy Bat from Bonibleaux Designs


No die hard rules for this one except to challenge yourself with a FREEBIE and a chance to win a spot as our guest designer on our awesome design team.

1. Use the freebie image above in a humorous creation of astounding creativity and ingenuity (hehehe no pressure)
2. Submit a photo of your creation via InLinkz cache below
3. And on September 20th we will announce our Guest Designer for November.
4. Spread the word - you only have one week - this will be a monthly event so be sure to come back on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and play again!

****NOTE: Please do not share the actual image posted above, but rather send your friends back via link to pick it up. All images are copyright of Bonibleaux Designs and are not intended for resale or swapping without explicit permission by owner. 
Thank you.****

Now to share with you what the incredible Dudettes have created for you to inspire your creativity and spark your interest to become November's Guest Designer! 

Now it's your turn to show us what you can do! 
Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WINNER'S CIRCLE - September Sketch Challenge

Glad you stopped by to see who won last week's sketch challenge! The Dudettes are all sad that only one person liked our sketch but that's okay, we are still happy to award a Dude Time Doodles image to 

Please contact us Colleen so we can get you the image of your choice. 

Come back tomorrow for our monthly Freebie/Guest Designer Challenge. 

And don't forget . . .

All Halloween images are on sale for 50% off during the month of September.
Get these images now before they retire - October 1, 2011.  New releases not included.
Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Sketch Challenge

Hi friends! Do you believe that it's September, a month full of noteworthy festivities, especially the first day of school! September is National Chicken Month, Collect Rocks Day is on September 16th and the fourth week brings us National Dog Week.  As usual, we're starting the month with a Sketch Challenge that will aid you in creating for any of this month's celebrations. Our sponsor is the fabulous Bonibleaux Designs, home sweet home of all the Dudes of Dude Time Doodles. The winner will receive the image of their choice and there are badges to win! 
You will have one week to flip the Sketch, twist the Sketch, work the Sketch and submit the Sketch.

You are not required to use Bonibleaux Designs although it would make us really really happy and giggle a lot if you did!

MUST be a masculine themed card, you can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, sarcastic, but it has got to be for a DUDE!

You have one week to link your fabulous creation right here. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 13th.

There you have it, now some inspiration provided by the DUDETTES to further enable your creativity. 

Undercarriage Craig
Skip Sk8r
Howie HotHotHot
Fanny Beach
Merle Molar
Fanny Beach
Deputy Dave
Santa Beaches
Cole Miner
Hagar the Horrible
Before you go, one little more piece of enabling for you . . .

All Halloween images are on sale for 50% off during the month of September.
Get these images now before they retire - October 1, 2011.  New releases not included.

To all our friends that have suffered losses from Hurricane Irene and the wildfires ravaging Texas, we are praying for your safety and that of your loved ones.
Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Whew! I'm exhausted!  We've been celebrating and celebrating our first birthday and *man*, I'm tired from all the fun stuff going on.  I'm ready for a rest!!

I hope you have had a blast looking for our scavenger crawl items.  We've had a bunch of people participate and we love seeing that participation!  We had several new faces and that makes us very happy.  The Dudettes want to send out a hearty THANK YOU for all those who helped us get this far and can't wait to hear who the winner of the $20 gift certificate to Dude Time Doodles is.  

So, I'm gonna tell ya!

That's right...right now...
(Tammy, drum roll please.)

The winner is...

Kerry Baity

Congratulations! Please email us so that we can get your certificate to you.

Remember to come by tomorrow for our September Sketch Challenge.  I know Tammy's got a doozy of a sketch ready for you to play around with and the Dudettes have great inspiration to get your mojo going.

Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles