Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flowers for Norway

We are all saddened to hear about the terrible tragedy in Norway. Karen has made an image as a tribute to the victims and is generously offering it as a freebie, here. While we can't stop evil in the world, we can support our friends in Norway and show them that we care.  

Maybe you can make a card, post it on your blog with a message or send it to a charity to honor of the victims. Or print out the image for your child to color. Please post your ideas or links to your cards in the comment section. We would love to see our friends in Norway flooded with your generosity.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Karen's Doodles new challenge

I can do the happy dance in public now and reveal that I am now a member of Karen's Doodles Design Team..yay me :0) I am very honoured and can't wait to start working with everyone else.

So, onto our challenge for this week which is a game of bingo.
Choose a line in any direction and go create:)

    Anyone can enter our challenges but remember only entries using Karen's Doodles images will
    be eligible for the first place prize and Card of the Week.
    • 1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the DT choice of best entry using a Karen's Doodles image
    • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
    • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles
    Make sure you check out what the Doodle Princess have come up with for your inspiration this week

    I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

    Lollipop Crafts- Anything Goes
    SHTW- 4 legs

    Karen has also drawn a beautiful image in remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in Norway this weekend. 
    You can find it here


    Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Hope to see you again soon.

    Happy crafting :0)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Doodle Dragon Challenge - Animals Rule!

This week its all about animals and you know Dustin has a lot available, so this should be an easy one!  Color up one of his animal images and make something exciting with it.   

Did you know everyone has a chance to win.  Do not be discouraged if you havent won yet.  Our challenges include everyone of all talents.  One random winner will be drawn and one that the DoodleCrew and Dustin choose also.  So two chances to win Pike Points for some free Pike money for the store.  All you have to do is enter and you have already won.  Just email Dustin your login name and the challenge you have entered and your already earning Pike Points JUST FOR ENTERING!  We are all winners around here!  So grab your image and lets get started.  Make sure you check out the fun stuff the DoodleCrew has created for inspiration.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DDH- Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams- Four legged animals
KB- digi stamp
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Stamps Fun- Digi stamp

As always, Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Hope to see you again soon.

Happy Crafting :0)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hard to believe that we are almost at the midway point of July and we are creeping closer and closer to Christmas. But why wait for Christmas for a present? Instead visit Dude Time Doodles on the second Wednesday of each month and receive a free gift from Bonibleaux Designs. This month we have another terrific freebie that is going to score big and test your skills. 

Meet . . .
 ROCCO SOCCER is his name and kicking soccer balls is his game!

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 July 19th at 9:00 p.m. we will announce our Guest Designer for September.
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!

I am going to enter Rocco in the following challenges:

Pollycraft- The Great Outdoors
OSAAT- Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts- Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, Hope to see you again soon.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dude Time Doodles Sponsoring Card Patterns

So glad you stopped by today, because today Dude Time Doodles are sponsoring Card Patterns Sketch #123


we'd love you to play along...

I am using both Henry Hero and Breast Cancer Awareness Girl for my take on the sketch. 

Be sure to visit Card Patterns and submit your projects before Friday, July 15th at 11:50 PM EST for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Dude Time Doodles store.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Inspire Me Fridays-  Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity- Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop- Stars and Stripes
Creative Belli- Handmade Embellishments

Thank you for taking the time to stop by...hope to see you again soon :0)

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Today begins this month's sketch challenge and the Dudettes have done a banged-up job bringing you their wonderful creations for the sketch.
It is such a pleasure to tell you that once again Creative Inspirations is our sponsor for this month's sketch challenge and they will be awarding the winner 4 jars of their wonderful iridescent water-based paint, bling in a bottle! And good news, as of July 1st, they have added Jeweled Inspirations and Metallic Inspirations to accompany the 55 beautiful colors already on their color palette. If you are unfamiliar with their use, our lovely Anne did a tutorial for you yesterday using the paints. For more examples and further information, please visit Creative Inspirations' blog.


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!

Kyle Karate

Now it's your turn to use the sketch. Check back next Tuesday, July 12 to see if you are the lucky winner of 4 jars of Creative Impressions Paint.
One last thing before you go and that is a sneak peek at next Wednesday's freebie.

Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

I am going to enter Kyle in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion- Anything GOes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope to see you again soon :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge - Hot and Bothered

What the heck are you up too?  Are you suffering from heat and wishing for rain?  Or enjoying the sun and working on a tan?  Well whatever the weather come on in and site down and whip up a card or project for this next challenge "Hot and Bothered".  Create something summer themed, wet and wild or sun filled.  Get wild!  You must use DoodleDragonStudios images.  You have until July 10th to get it linked up here. You could just be either a Pikes Pick winner or the Random Pick winner.   I cant wait for your summer fun!  Here is what my talented crew has created just for you.

Playground Rules:
  1. Choose a Doodle Dragon Studios image and create a "HOT AND BOTHERED" (Summer Theme) card or project!
  2. Directly link the actual card/project using InLinkz (below).
  3. You may only submit one project per challenge.
  4. Must be registered at Doodle Dragon Studios to receive points (go HERE to register) and email me at to let me know you have entered using Linky and have registered with your registration name so you can get credit.  Use "Hot and Bothered" in the subject line.
  5. Challenge open until July 10th and winners will be announced by July 13th.
  6. Project should be created for THIS challenge and the challenge referenced on your blog or other sites that they are posted on.  Any reference to my blog or links to my blog at ANY time are much appreciated.
**Remember there is a link on the sidebar "Pike's Playground" for all current challenges and winners!

I am going to enter this guy in the following challenges:

Bling It On- Anything Goes
Sir Stamp a Lot- ANything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop by...hope to see you in the playground :0)