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.