Monday, August 2, 2010

Just INKlined's Very First DT Blog Hop


Welcome to Just INKlined's very first DT blog hop. This month's blog hop is hosted by the amazing Jak Heath, and she's asking us to get dotty - LOL. Yup the theme is DOTS, large or small - this could be dotty ribbon, design paper, diecuts, embossing, pearls or gems, brads or any other dotted variations.

You should have arrived here from the lovely Lydia's blog. The complete hop list is below should you get lost!

Obviously I've gone for dotty DP - it's a retired pattern from Stampin' Up. My image is Aubery Bumblethorpe and can be found in store HERE. When I first saw Aubery I thought of Jolly Saint Nick - with his big belly for laughing and his beautiful snowy white beard he just needs his red suit on and he'd be set for Christmas - LOL. But here he is with his Black Sabbath t-shirt and workpants on so he must be giving the sleigh it's annual service so it runs smoothly on Christmas Eve - right?!?!?!?! Oh OK - it may be a stretch but it IS a fun idea isn't it and would be a great card for a bloke who doesn't like Christmas frills. I've given his glasses thick lenses with my crystal effects and the wrench has some Christmas sparkle on courtesy of my silver spica pen. the sentiment is computer generated.

Now what's an inaugural hop without a prize?!?! Each DT member on the hop will randomly select one person who comments on their blog to receive the digi image that they've used for the blog hop, no alternatives to the image will be offered - so I'll be arranging for Aubery to go to some lucky person!

Since I'm the last stop on the hop you need to make sure you haven't missed anyone so head back to Jak's blog.

Hop Order - Jak, Toni, Mina, Karen, Lydia and ME - last but not least - LOL
 
Hope you've enjoyed the hop and I'll be announcing the winner of the Aubery image soon!
 
xXx

46 comments:

Jak Heath said...

what a giggle, super cute with his belly hanging out, love what you've done with him.

Kristel said...

Woww I really love you x-mas card! You did a wonderfull job at the colouring!
Hugs Kristel

Karen said...

Fantastic christmas card Debbie. Love the thought of Santa fixing his sleigh on Christmas eve.

Love Karen x

CreaRenata said...

wow, what a great guy! Love the Bumblethorpe family!

Hugs,
Renata

kay said...

fabby card,love the image and glad to see santa is servicing the sleigh,x

debby4000 said...

This is so fabulous Debbie.
luv
Debby

theCook said...

Wow! Very fun image! Wouldn't have thought of using it for a Christmas card, but works well!

Corbett Creations said...

Ooh I just love this image - what a great card too, tfs

Cal said...

Hee hee....the sentiment made me giggle.....I love how it all works together.....I think you have put a new twist on a Chrimbo card....I love it!!

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

LOVE the sentiment you paired with this image. FABULOUS!

Pamela said...

Love the sentiment, great card.

Pamela x

D K Crafts said...

Hi. What a gorgeous card. Such a fab image. Have enjoyed this blog hop. Only my second time doing one. Thanks. Donna

Sheila - Ginger said...

Just hopped over from Lydia's....what a great chappie Aubrey is ..love what you have done with him and the sentiment was just perfect!Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Margreet said...

congrats on your GD spot....great card with this Mr. Bumblethorpe..lovely colouring
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

He is brilliant, fab card and just adore the bow.xx

Sammibug said...

Fantastic card! Love the image!

Suzanne said...

I think you are quite right - he looks just like santa, lol. Thanks for the hop - great fun and a great card
Hugs
Suzanne x

TERRIE said...

No stretch for MY imagination... real fun take on that image....
love the modern interpretaition on a tradional colour theme too !
Terrie x

kathleen said...

Great card so different for Chistmas.

Kathleen x

Linny said...

Santa on one of his days off! Love him. Great card too,. Linda

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Brilliant!! You see...I knew you'd have something wonderful to show us! :0)
Now we know what Santa gets up to on his days off! lol Fabulous card x

Dena said...

What a "cool" looking Santa Debbie! He is cute! Love the dotted papers you used and the super cool bow. Perfect for this card!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie - how cute is he? Gorgeous card, perfect for the non-traditional Christmas friend.
Hugs
Kylie

debb said...

I love this digi! Wonderful card you have created!

Jan M said...

Loving what you have done with this image - he definitely does look like a father christmas :o) xx

Lorraine said...

wow he is fab perfect for a male christmas card and i love your papers and layout too xx

PepPop said...

Love it!! What a fantastic way to use this image, it made me giggle. Great blog hop guys. Jaqui x

Cathy said...

Debbie, this is just too cute, love your coloring of course and the angle on the die cut is a fun feature too. Great for Fun Christmas cards...they can't all be serious!!

BJ said...

Now I've seen it all...OMG he's my fave...totally love him!!!!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hihihihihihihhiiihi
what a super card
just so brutal
hugs angelique

Barb said...

This is so fun! I love that this Santa is a Black Sabbath fan :) Great coloring, Debbie, and wonderful webbie bow :)

Ursula said...

Looks like he has a lot to do !! Lovely card. Luv Ursula XX

Maryann said...

He is so cool, and I just love him.It is definately Santa on vacation here ha ha ha. I just love these new images. and this is really cool work.
Big hugs Maryann

Anonymous said...

He actually reminds me of a friend of mine - minus the beard lol. Great card which made me giggle

Birgy

georgina said...

a cool santa,he is a chuckler, luv Georgina

Lisa Hjulberg said...

He's awesome Debbie! That's the guy who gets a seasonal job at the mall playing Santa! LOL!!!

Marlene said...

Ha!!! I love it!!! Adorable!!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Deb, you crack me up. What a fun card. Your colouring is fantastic. I checked out these images and they're all a hoot. Have a great day, Hugs xo Jackie

Gail said...

awww great idea with this so adorable image..tfs..loves ya

Eulanda said...

Aaaa ha ha ha!! This is hilarious Debbie! Luv it!

Sue said...

Well, it makes sense that Santa isn't going to go around in that expensive fur trimmed red suit year round, now you have given us a peek at what we might expect to see if we saw him any other time! What a fun card, sure put a smile on my face. Another great job!

Hugs
sue

Cheryl said...

WOW love this card and you have coloured your image perfectly!!! He reminded me of good old Saint Nic as well!!
xx

RubyM:) said...

HOLA CHICA!! I needed to stop and leave some love to one of my favorite Aussie LOL! I been trying to catch up these couple of days Lol! I fell behind when i was doing a side project for a friend but i'm done PHEW!

Is this a funny character or what lol!! HE IS WEARING BLACK SABBATH HA HA HA!! COOL LOL! AWSOME COLORING AS ALWAYS.I REALLY REALLY like your bows and i can't find that material over here.Do you order them from somewhere?? AWSOME CARD GIRL.RubyM:)

Melodie said...

Really stunning card, the image is so cool.
Hugs
Melodie

Debs said...

I don't think it's a stretch at all. When I first saw this image I immediately thought of Rocker Santa, but I'm an old rock chick lol. You have coloured him perfectly to match the papers and I love his glasses. Debs xx

Leonie said...

lol! He is so cute!