Monday, January 31, 2011

The one you've been waiting for!

For all of our diehard Dollie-Trifecta fans, here's the one you've been waiting for!

For those who are new to the concept of the Dollhouse 'trifecta', this is how it works ~ Create a NEW project which incorporates each of the first three challenges for the month (ie - you must feature the colors, you must address the elements criteria, you must use the sketch.) Some months this will be easier than others. Every month, we promise to provide samples from our Design Dollies to show you that it can be done!

If you've been following along so far this month, you will already know what the ingredients are. If you're new this week, that's fine too, because we're reviewing them right now...

Here are the January TRIFECTA ingredients:


Freehand something... draw, doodle, or faux embellish, but do it by hand...


We are thrilled to announce that our regular sponsor for the Design Dollies "Trifecta" will be One Stop Card Crafts

Shelley is offering a £10.00 voucher for the winner to spend online at her store and this includes free postage worldwide.

As promised, here are some creations from the Design Dollies ~


Thank you Amy for being our first Guest Dollie for 2011!!






Link up your creation here by midnight EST, Sunday 6th February, to go into our prize draw.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

December winners

It's been a bit of a madhouse around the Dollhouse - Dollies moving out, Dollies moving in, Dollies with new jobs, changing the Dollie furniture around... and somewhere in that mix we didn't announce the December winners.

So, here they are:

Big WOO HOO to Sabrina for this fun-tastic entry in the
December 20th Color Challenge:

Congratulations to Mandy for this super happy entry in the
December 7th Elements Challenge:

And, congratulations to Sherrie for this entry in the
December 16th Sketch Challenge:

Winners - please email your mailing details to and we'll get your prizes along to you. Thanks for your patience!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Welcome to our first 2011 Sketch!

I hope everyone is loving the new format. I've seen some super gorgeous entries so if that's any indication then I bet the answer is YES! This week if Sketch Week! Just make a LO, card or other project based on the sketch provided and link it up! :)

Your entries this week will go into the drawing for this yummy prize...

You likey? You want to win? Then you gotta play! We'll announce all the winners at the beginning of the month in a kind of "winners party" (my own term lol!) SO, onto this week's sketch!

Our Dollies have gone to town on this!

uber talented GDT Amy

You have tru January 30th @ midnight EST to link up your creation and secure your entry into our drawing :) Everything but must be NEW and you've gotta link back to the Dollhouse in your post. I can't wait to see what you've got for us!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Have a hand at it...

Hello and welcome back to the Dollhouse! Are you ready for this week's challenge? As our Dollies mentioned before, our format is changing a bit, and your Elements challenge will run from January 17th through to Sunday, January 23rd at midnight EST.

Winners of the Elements challenge will be entered into a drawing for THIS Cosmo Cricket crafting kit:
(Very vintage and yummy, I must say...)

AND SO... this week's challenge is to freehand something on your project... it can be a doodle, drawing, or faux something, but it must obviously have been done by hand to qualify.

As always, our Dollies have some examples for ya...

Our Guest Dollie, Amy has this jaw dropping doodle for ya...

And Andrea has some hand stitched doodling going on in this gawjuss layout:

Karen Wray doodled the cutest little fish:

While Adina doodled some faux stitchery onto this little card:

Wendi got sassy with some fun accent doodling!

And there you have it... SO, link up your NEWLY-CREATED entries below by Sunday the 23rd, be sure to link BACK to the Dollhouse in your post, and HAVE FUN!! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Guest Dollie

We are very thrilled to announce that our January Guest Design Dollie is Amy Beaver, and this is her contribution to the Colour Challenge:

Be sure to visit Amy's blog at:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kicking off in 2011

Happy New Year to everyone and welcome back to the Dollhouse.

Before I reveal the first challenge for 2011, I need to announce our BRAND NEW FORMAT for Design Dollies challenges. After a great deal of thought and discussion, we changed up the formula just a little, to make it easier for more people to participate each week.

Each week on MONDAY we will reveal one challenge, which is due on the following SUNDAY. Each week of the month will feature a different challenge format, ie:

1st Monday - COLOUR
2nd Monday - ELEMENT
3rd Monday - SKETCH
4th Monday - TRIFECTA

So... you still get all the fun challenge formats you have come to expect from the Dollies, but there's only one each week - giving you more time to work your magic.

January has five Mondays so we pushed this month's challenges back a week to give our newest Dollies a chance to get comfortable around the Dollhouse. I'm sure you understand, right?

First up then, is the January COLOUR CHALLENGE. There will be a prize for this one, as Leah happens to have stocked up with some hot products over the holidays, so the winner should anticipate a YUMMY batch of Ranger products - and remember, international players are always welcome!

Leah-Dollie is super-duper busy with her 'real life' job at the moment, so I've stepped in (that's me, KarenB) to bring you the colours for a while. I hope you like what I've got for you.

Your January colours are: blue, kraft, white, red

Here's the part where you're inspired by what the Design Dollies have created ~

And from our fabulous Guest Dollie Amy:

Please remember that your project must be newly created, and consist primarily of these colours to be eligible for the prize draw. Link up your creation by midnight EST on Sunday 16th January.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hellos and Goodbyes

It's almost time to announce the brand new Design Dollies team for January - June 2011.  But first...

THANK YOU to our retiring Dollies, who have never failed to inspire and wow us with their creative talents.  As a tribute, here's a snapshot of some of their amazing Design Dollies projects:





Please don't say goodbye!!  Stay in touch and visit - because we love having you around!!

So now it's time to say HELLO and WELCOME to the following designers who will join the founding Design Dollies in the Dollhouse for the next six months:

(returning for another term)

(returning for another term)

(Guest Dollie, October 2010)

(Guest Dollie, November 2010)

(joining us for the very first time)