Monday, December 21, 2009

The Holiday Trifecta from the Dollies!

okay, folks! everyone is frantic trying to get their last-minute holiday stuff taken care of, and we know you're short on time, so today we are throwing ALL of this week's challenges at you to play as you like between now and SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd. so not only do you have two full weeks to do any or all of these challenges, but we've got a bit of trifecta inspiration for you, too! you still have until midnight TONIGHT to do last week's Elements Challenge, and until midnight on WEDNESDAY to submit your project for last week's Sketch Challenge...

everything will kick off again on JANUARY 4th, when our brand new Design Dollies and our first Guest Dollie will be joining us. it's going to be a happy new year celebration, indeed!

okay... so without further ado, here is your final COLORS CHALLENGE for 2009:

KRAFT, LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE (these must be the most PROMINENT colors in your project)

and here's what our Kristy-Dollie did with them:

how CUTE is her hand-drawn dino?! she is such a creative little genius!

and your next ELEMENTS CHALLENGE - to use BUTTONS! lots and lots of buttons - a minimum of NINE...

another example from our fabulous Kristy:

and a sneak peak of what's in store from our brand new Dollie, Ellen, who simply could not RESIST playing along with this one:

(this one has a total of 15 buttons)


47 buttons on this baby!! i'd say she's a bit of an embellie fiend, no? :) we can't wait to see what else she's working on, and we KNOW you're all going to love her funky style!

and the last ingredient for the trifecta, if you choose to attack it, is the new SKETCH CHALLENGE:

feel free to rotate or flip to fit your project, but we must see the elements of the sketch!
here's Kristy's yummo page:

love that sweet woodgrain with the green ball trim! too scrumptious!

and i decided to try my hand at the trifecta (a Design Dollies first!) - i thought these three challenges worked FABULOUSLY together - whatcha think?

Leah the Orange:

i'm TOTALLY digging my Unity stamps - they are SO versatile and fun!

so there you have it, friends! we'd love to see what you can do with these challenges, and you have up until January 3 at MIDNIGHT est to submit your projects... you only need to link up ONCE on Mr. Linky, but please leave a comment stating which challenges you've incorporated into your project and we'll give you the right amount of entries. the December challenges wrap up with these challenges, so we hope you'll be able to squeeze in some craftin' fun during the holidays! :) remember that your project MUST be brand new for the Dollies' challenges, and you must link back to us on your blog. please also be sure to link to the blog POST, rather than just to your blog, so it makes it easier to find the project. thanks, folks!

the Design Dollies wish you and yours a very happy holiday season, and a FABULOUS new year! we'll see you all in 2010!


  1. These are all so wonderfully crafted; love the colors and the designs! :D

  2. I've added my card to Mr L - it's for the elements and colours x

  3. My link is for all 3 of the Trifeca on one layout. Thanks, Dollies!!! :)

  4. My link goes to my card in an SCS album of mine.
    KI sed mainly light blue, orange and kraft; worked in 10 buttons (that was hard!!!) and followed the sketch, although I flipped it to fit the image. Hope I got it all right! Thanks for a challenging challenge and cute samples. Ihope a card is ok.


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