Thursday, October 29, 2009

Its a lil Sketchy...

as to why I can't seem to be on top of things this week! Who knows LOL! Sorry about the delay today Dollies, but I apparently have only half a brain (yes, the half that can type :) ) But no matter what time it's posted, we can have some good fun with the Thursday Sketch Challenge! Remember, this is the last one for the month of October. So your entries need to be in by midnight Wednesday if you're just rawkin' the sketch or by Sunday at midnight if you are puttin' together the triple threat! Either way, we are giving away some prizes next week and putting up some new goodies you can win. Not to mention another exciting thing may be in store. THAT you will have to tune back in for next week :)

Well, without further ado here is this week's sketch!

Here's what our Dollies played with...

Both are so totally drool worthy!!!

Like I said earlier, I on the other hand can't remember WHERE I put mine so it will go up shortly.

Brain... broken....

But even if you can't see mine yet I DEFINITELY want to see yours! Link us up in Mr. Linky... tell your friends... spread the word! We love to play!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gotta keep you in line...

Ok, the cheesy titles are beginning to drive me batty... :) TODAY's final elements challenge for the month involves stripes.... And lots of 'em! :) So pull out your lined papers, ribbons, and other such do dads, and get crafty...

Here's what we came up with when faced with this challenge (Aren't Kristy's and Leah's just SASSY???):



Leah the Orange

And there you have it, your final chance to win THIS prize:
All stripey entries must be uploaded via Mr. Linky by midnight, Sunday November 1st. Winners will be drawn for each category and announced by the Dollies next week. Ms. Kristy will be posting her final sketch for the month on Saturday if you're going to try a winner takes all kind of approach and combine this week's challenges. As always, very happy scrapping!! Can't wait to see what ya'll come up with! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Madness!!

Fall is in the air!!! Can you feel it? Well, Ms. Orange definitely felt it in the air when she chose this week's color challenge! Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to create a monochromatic project using BROWNS... The monochromatic browns should be the most predominant colors visible, please!!!

And to get your mojo flowing, here's some inspiration from the Dollies:

Leah the Orange



As we wrap up the final week of October, I'd like to remind you that you have until Sunday, November 1st to finish playing with this month's challenges. If you're playing with this awesome color challenge, then you'll be entered to win THIS fabby prize:

Winners for each category will be chosen by Monday, November 2nd and announced next week!! So be sure to upload your entries to Mr. Linky as soon as you're done, and as always, happy scrappin!! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drawin' out your Mojo!

Another week down! I hope everyone is havin a great one!!! I've been really busy but getting to see all the entries has been such a treat! I know alot of you have been waiting for your last ingredient for your Triple Threat this week so let's get right to it!

Here's this week's sketch...

and here is a lil inspiration brought to you by your Dollies...

Leah the Orange


(I'm totally jealous that Adina has started her Christmas cards!)


And there you have it! For those of you looking to combine all three challenges this week you have until Sunday at Midnight to have those in. If you are just workin with the sketch this week you have allllllllllll the way til Wednesday at Midnight to link it up :)

Now go and have fun! We'll see ya back here next week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's becoming a pattern...

:) Happy Tuesday Ya'll!! :) I just turned TWO students out of my classroom so that I could concentrate on what is REALLY important... getting today's challenge to you! :)

So without any further ado, I bring to you my dreaded Patterned Paper Challenge... I personally have a struggle combining patterned papers, especially when asked to do so with papers from different companies. So this one was a personal challenge for sure! When asked to use four different patterned papers, from at least two different companies, here's what the design team came up with:

Leah the Orange



(I ALMOST missed the two manufacturer requirement here... thankfully my photomat was from DCVW whereas the rest of the papers were Prima! :) )

So there you have it! :) Your challenge is to use four different patterned papers in a creative manner, and of those four, at least two manufacturers should be represented. You have until Sunday night, 10/25 to upload your FABULOUS creations via Mr. Linky below for a chance to win THIS fabby prize:

All participants from this month's Elements challenges will be entered for the drawing that will take place next week... In the meantime, happy scrappin!

Monday, October 19, 2009

a new week, a new challenge!

hi there! hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing, and crafty weekend! it's gotten much colder in the last week, and my husband had to scrape ICE off his windshield this morning on his way to work! ick. i like fall, but that's something i never look forward to doing.

so i hope you got your submissions into Mr. Linky by last night at midnight if you were combining all three of last week's challenges, because now we begin a whole new week of challenges for you!

it's monday. and what better way to start a monday than to throw out some inspiration, right? well i bring you your new colours challenge...


now, these may be halloween colours, but you are not limited to creating a halloween project using them... the sky's the limit!

here are some ideas from your favourite Dollies:


(don't you just LOVE the dandelion detail?!)

Leah the Orange:

(yes, i went halloweenie on this, but i have to FORCE myself to make holiday cards, so this was my motivation!)

and Adina:

(is that sprig not UTTERLY gorgeous? and how about the way she recycled that Prima tag?!)

okay then... you have your assignment. you will be playing for this yummy prize:

and you have until next SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th at midnight, EST to upload your project to Mr. Linky for your chance to win! you may also combine this with either of the next two challenges (tomorrow and Thursday) this week, for a chance to win the other monthly prizes!

we can't wait to see what you're going to show us! happy monday, from your favourite Dollies! :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

BLOG CANDY WINNER! and happy friday!

well, it took a little sorting this morning, after figuring out who answered all the quiz questions correctly (remember you had to do the quiz to be eligible to win!), who is following (another must), who posted our candy, and who posted our blinkie... that brought us to 26 unique entries for a total of 8 participants.

THANK YOU, ladies, for taking the plunge with us! things at Design Dollies are off to a great start, and we're so thrilled that some of you have been spreading the word and playing along with our challenges!

anyway, the real reason you're here right now is to find out which lucky lady will be smiling at the postperson as the mail is delivered...

we would like to congratulate the lucky number 16, which belongs to......

ALISON DAY of A Day In The Life... or 5!

can i get a WOOT WOOT?!
congrats, Alison! please contact us at with your mailing address (and name, if it's not actually Alison Day, but something like Gertrude Philomena Fitzybitzy), and we will have your prizes in the mail!

MAYBE, just maybe, there will be another something special not too far down the road... i have been doing a ridiculous amount of shopping lately and have accumulated quite a nice pile of potential "candy"... ;)

have a great weekend, everybody! and you have until sunday night at midnight EST to get your colour challenge done. can you believe not a single person has taken a stab at this one yet? burgundy and peach! they look wonderful together! come on... i double-dog dare ya! :D you could win this:

right. off to celebrate the weekend's arrival now! ciao, bellas!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Let's Draw Out Your Creativity!

I know! How long can we keep up the "punny" titles? I think we'll find out LOL

I'm totally thrilled how everyone has embraced the challenges we are layin down and spreading the word! We love you all for comin and playin with the Dollies! I know so many are waiting for the entire week's recipe before playing along so without further ado, here is your final ingredient!

Here's more inspiration...

I can't wait to see what you all bring to the table this week! A couple of quick things to remember, if you're going to combine all this week's challenges into one (suggestions on a name for this wouldn't go amiss - LOL), don't forget to link up to all three for the week so your name gets in for each drawing correctly. We wouldn't want anyone missing out! Your projects MUST be posted by Sunday night (midnight EST), because the new batch of challenges starts again on Monday! On that note, today is the LAST day to get yourself in for our tasty launch candy! Click here to find out all the factoids! Who knows what might be in store next?!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

You've got me in "stitches"

Another cheezy title? :) WELL, this week's challenge is to use hand stitching in your project... SEW... let's get right to it! Here's some inspiration...

Add your link below by next Monday at midnight, EST, for a shot at this:

And remember, we love to see you combining our challenges, so each week you are welcome to pick any of the three and mix them up for MORE chances to win! Just be sure to link your entries before midnight every Sunday, because the next color challenge goes up Monday morning, and you can only combine challenges for each week before we start over!

Oh, and have you seen our BLOG CANDY? Follow us, post our blinkie on your sidebar, and get your quiz answers in by this Thursday at midnight EST for a chance to win!

Monday, October 12, 2009

They say it's your BIRTHDAY! and Monday's colour challenge

your dollies love you and wish you an absolutely wonderful, happy, relaxing day!

why not drop over to Kristy's blog to leave her some birthday love? she rocks. and i know she'd love to hear from you all!

now that i've gotten the IMPORTANT stuff out of the way, a little thank you to those who have been playing along so far - we LOVE the projects we've seen, and we love that some of you have combined our challenges to play for multiple prizes! you still have today to submit your ELEMENTS project, and until wednesday night to submit your SKETCH project... and thursday night to make sure you've popped our blinkie up on your sidebar and answered our quiz questions (you can email them to us, or leave a comment with your answers - we're moderating the comments!)... and you'll be entered for our yummy BLOG CANDY!

today, i bring you our second colour challenge... and you'll have until sunday night to post your links for either this challenge or this week's "trifecta", as Heidi called it. :) i know some of you don't like to wait until the last minute, so here is our colour challenge:


and a couple of things from the Dollies to inspire you...


Leah the Orange:

hope all you Dollies had a fantabulatious weekend, and are ready to exercise that mojo, because we can't wait to see what you've got! good luck!

Friday, October 9, 2009

BLOG CANDY (now closed)! and other yummies to win!

there's still time left to play for some CANDY!

again, the prizes...

and HERE'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE DEETS! candy closes 10/15 at midnight EST!

then we also have these yummies for you to win:

Monday's challenge:

Tuesday's challenge:

Thursday's challenge:

play with each of them (or combine them all into one project and submit by SUNDAY at midnight, EST) and you could be winning big! remember, if you enter individual challenges, the deadline is midnight of the night before the new challenge for that category is posted. (uh, WHAT?) if it's tuesday's challenge, it's due at midnight the following monday.

but if you COMBINE challenges for a 3-in-1 deal, we must have your entries by sunday nights at midnight!

happy friday, everyone! don't forget to give your DOLLIES some love! :D