Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hope you're having a WONDERFUL summer!

Hello Dollies! :) Adina-Dollie here, just checking in to let ya'll know that the Dollhouse has NOT forgotten its lovely players... We are actually taking a lil hiatus for the summer so we can recoup, rejuvenate, and reinvent some of the goodies that come your way from our gang, but we'll be back once the weather cools down a bit on the Eastern seaboard... That being said, we wish you a WONDERFUL summer (or winter if you're amongst our NON North American friends!!) and we'll check back in come September!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Scraplift alert... Part 2... Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in our bonus challenge in May to Scraplift-a-Design-Dollie!

Congratulations to LESLIE, who created this fabulous layout:

Leslie scraplifted this layout by Wendi:

Leslie, please contact us on the Design Dollies email to claim the prize donated by KarenW:

Monday, June 27, 2011

June Trifecta

Hi everybody and welcome to the June Trifecta Challenge! Can you believe we're almost halfway through the year already?

First up, please congratulate Peggy, who rocked the May Trifecta with this gorgeous layout:

Peggy wins a £10.00 shopping voucher to spend at One Stop Card Crafts. Please email us with your details!  Design Dollies accepts entries from crafters all over the world, so Shelley very generously includes postage worldwide as part of the prize - thank you for being our ongoing sponsor!

Be sure to visit our generous sponsor, and check out her newest arrivals ~ her selection of Zva Creative Gems caught my eye this week. To go into the draw to win a voucher at One Stop Card Crafts this month, this is what you do ~ create a NEW project that incorporates all three of the following criteria:


Aqua Blue


focus on SUMMER as a theme...


And of course, we have some inspiration from the Design Dollies to get you started:

We look forward to seeing your creations - whether they be layouts, cards, digi, altered projects... whatever handmade delights you care to share with us! You have till Sunday 3rd July at midnight EST, to link up your project. Please link back to the Design Dollies in your blog post or gallery comment.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sketch time!

Third Monday of the month, and that means it's Sketch Challenge time at the Dollhouse :)

Congratulations to our May sketch winner, Vicki Wilson who created this lovely layout:


Vicki wins a prize pack - please email us at to claim your prize.

There's another prize pack up for grabs this month too - all you need to do is to create a new layout, card, or other project based on this sketch:

Here's what the Design Dollies have created for you:

Once again this week, we've all created layouts, but don't forget that cardmakers are most welcome too!  Link up your creation by midnight EST, Sunday 26th June for you chance to go into the random prize draw.  Please link back to the Design Dollies in your post.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer time is HERE!

Is everyone ready for the summer yet? My daughter Melanie is already on vacation, and I'm winding down with final exams for my students. What about you? What are you doing to prepare for the summer months?

WELL, in keeping with the hot weather, this week's elements challenge should, appropriately, focus on SUMMER as a theme...

And as always, we have a summery blend of GORGEOUS examples from the Dollies!

As always, load up your summery projects using the lil froggy below by midnight on Sunday, June 19th, and we'll draw a random winner who will earn a $15 gift certificate to Scrap-A-Doodle Doo!

So load up your summery projects, crack out the sunblock, and get crafty! :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Who likes surprises?

Why are the Design Dollies posting on a Thursday? 
We're bringing you a surprise special edition to let everyone in the Dollhouse know that it's  

Happy birthday, gorgeous girl!

Some of the Dollies got together and created some little projects to mark the occasion:

from KarenW:

from Wendi:

from Adina:

from KarenB:

Please pop over to Leah's blog and wish her a very
"Happy birthday!"

Monday, June 6, 2011

Some colours for summer!

Welcome to the Design Dollies Colour Challenge for June!

I'm excited to announce that the colour combination this month was chosen by Wendi-Dollie - who is in a SUMMER-y mood:

Aqua Blue

Our prize pack this week is also donated by Wendi
- how cool is this?

And of course, we're thrilled to share with you some Design Dollies creations using the June colours!  

First up, our hostess Wendi:

Andrea created another fun layout:

Karen W got fishy:

KarenB tried a bit of shabby:


So - we know you want to play - don't you? Vibrant, fun colours and a fab prize... just create your NEW project, link up here and link back to us in your blog post! Do all of this by midnight Sunday EST on 12th June and you'll go into the prize draw.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Extra! Extra! Extra! Scraplift alert!

Welcome back to Design Dollies - for the fifth Monday in May. This week we've put together a bonus challenge for you :)

Each of the Dollies has chosen one of their favourite Design Dollies projects to share. What we'd love YOU to do is to choose one (or more, if you like) and scraplift it! You don't need to stick to the criteria of the original challenge - you just need to take inspiration from the project and create something NEW of your very own. It can be a layout, a card, an altered object, ANY crafty project that you like. Enter as many times as you like.

Here's the Design Dollies favourites that we've selected for you:

from July 2010 sketch challenge:

And of course the winning entry, chosen by random draw, will receive a prize pack  This week the prize has been donated by Karen Wray:

So... to recap ~ choose a Dollies project from the selection above, 'scraplift' it in any way you choose, then link it up before midnight EST, Sunday 5th June.  Remember to include a link back to the Dollies blog in your post ;)   Have fun!!

And just a reminder that you still have a week to get your entries in for the May Trifecta, sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May Trifecta

Our April winner was LINDA with this fabulous layout about Logan's first bath:

Linda please email us with your details. The Trifecta monthly winner receives a £10.00 shopping voucher to spend at One Stop Card Crafts. Design Dollies accepts entries from crafters all over the world, so Shelley very generously includes postage worldwide as part of the prize - thank you for being our ongoing sponsor!

Here's what you need to include to go into the draw for the May Trifecta ~ create a project (ANY new project) that incorporates all three of the following criteria:


Chocolate brown, white, mid-pink, dark blue
There's four colours - but you can CHOOSE ANY THREE

Creative folds


We love bringing you Dollie-inspiration, so here it is for this week ~

Don't you love those bold spots and the lovely pleating?

ANDREA has been away for a holiday
but created this gorgeous layout for us before she left:

KAREN B folded some paper dahlias
(and the continuing polka dot theme is totally a coincidence, by the way!)

Did you noticed that folded heart?

We've got FIVE Mondays this month, so we're giving you an extra week to link up your Trifecta creations. Remember to link back to the Dollies in your blog post, and link up here by midnight EST on Sunday 5th June.

Next week we also have a bonus challenge for the month - stay tuned to the Dollhouse!

Monday, May 16, 2011

May sketching...

I hope you've been enjoying our May challenges so far! I've got a couple of winners to announce ~ and we all love happy news :)

The winner for the March sketch was Julie Rainbolt:

Julie wins a $10 voucher to 2 peas in a bucket.

The winner for the April sketch was Tracy:

Tracy wins a prize pack containing a mix of handmade and vintage goodies
(similar to the one pictured below).

Ladies, please email us at the address listed on the left, and we'll arrange delivery of your prizes.

And now, moving on to the May sketch. This one was designed by me - Karen - and I hope you like it! I've kept it simple but you can embellish it as you wish. I'm looking forward to seeing LOTS of entries this week.

And I always love sharing what the Dollies created:

We've all created layouts this week, but you can make a card, an altered journal, a digi layout, a canvas... anything your heart desires!! All we ask is that it is a new project, and that you link back to the Dollies in your post. Linkity-link-link here by midnight Sunday EST 22nd May, and you could win a fun prize pack: