Challenge #18 – Dotty Backgrounds

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Before we head into this Saturday’s new challenge,
Zoe from Make It Crafty and Barbara from Little Miss Muffet Stamps want to send
to all you little stars who entered our kiddies challenge last week.
Not forgetting the other stars of course the
Design Team’s very own family members:
Cassandra, Lydia, Cillian, Orla, Chelsea, Lauren, Elena, Tolla and Juliette.
Pop back on Tuesday to see who the winners are.

Joke Time
What do you call a sheep with no legs
–  A Cloud 🙄
still not laughing – OK how’s about this
Why do gorillas have big nostrils  –  Coz they got big fingers!!!!

This weeks sponsor is the adorable Crissy Armstrong

A little about Crissy
I draw illustrations for Whimsy Stamps where I have both a rubber and a digital collection. Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Wags ‘N Whiskers Stamps, Squigglefly, and High Hopes Stamps also sell my illustrations in either rubber stamp or digital formats. I work from home in lovely Canada where I live with my husband Mike and our two cutie-pie mutts, Avro and Spitfire.

Crissy is offering the winner their choice of three digital stamps from the
Whimsy stamps line she illustrates.

More Freebies
As you know we don’t mind you using any images when entering your creations
but if you use a Make It Crafty image on your project entry
we will be making an extra random draw each week, and giving away
two Make It Crafty digi images to the lucky winner 😎 cool eh

Onto what you’ve been waiting for – our challenge this week is …

COLOURING Dotty Backgrounds
not the weird kind just plain ole dots

Wow  how lucky are we to have as our Guest Designer for the next month
Alina from SimmsCards
and what a stunning card Alina has created for you all to enjoy.
No prizes for guessing what that wink means!!!

Alina has used the image –
Flirty Seniors from Characters at Make It Crafty

Just one more blow and it’s gone!!!
Barbara has used the images –
Maya Making Wishes from Crissys Digis and Forest Flowers from Scene Objectives at Make It Crafty

Look into my eyes – you are going into a deep, deep sleep.
Viv has used the images –
Nose to Nose
from Whimsy Stamps and
Timber Top Ridge from The Secret Garden collection at Make It Crafty

If I ate those flowers do you think anyone would notice???
Zoe has used the images –
In The Dog House from Whimsy Stamps and
Country Walk
from LandscapesCrooked Picket Fence from Scene Objects – all available from Make It Crafty

Awww  and you’re all mine
Maria has used the images –
Nose to Nose
from Whimsy Stamps and Petals and Pailings from The Secret Garden at Make It Crafty

Don’t care if she’s a Princess, this is my magic mushroom
Jen has used the images –
Alyssa Elven Princess from Characters also Whimsical Mushroom from Scene Objects all available from  the Make It Crafty Store

Am I forgiven???
I have used the images –
Courageous Carl from Whimsy Stamps and Daffodil Dell from The Secret Garden at  Make It Crafty


Grab your favourite colouring medium, whether it be markers, pencils,
water colours or even digital colouring and see how you go with

COLOURING Dotty Backgrounds

Dotty Background papers are NOT accepted.

Please note: You do NOT have to use Make it Crafty images to join the fun!
but if you do use a Make It Crafty image on your project entry,
we will be making an extra random draw each week, and giving away
two Make It Crafty digi images to the lucky winner 😎 cool eh

This challenge is open to Anyone who LOVES to colour.


Challenge Rules

Your project must be a NEW creation
Note: You can just submit a coloured image
(This is a colouring challenge after all!!)
Cards, Scrapbook Pages, ATC, Altered Art & More
The colouring must be YOUR colouring
You MUST colour your digi or rubber stamps and add a dotty background with your colouring medium.
You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by SATURDAY 21st May Midday Australian Brisbane Time.

If you do not have a blog, you can email your submissions to info [at]


We’re looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!

The Colour Addicts!

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  1. Spyder May 15, 2011 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Fab challenge. I’ve only just found you!

  2. Spyder May 15, 2011 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Oops sorry I’ve just realised I’m a day too late

  3. Alina May 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    very beautiful cards, ladies, I will definitely try again the dotty background!
    hugs, Alina

  4. Samantha :0) May 17, 2011 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Yay!! What a fun challenge think I am seeing spots! thehehee! great love it! brill DT cards too! thanks for a GREAT challenge :0)

  5. Glenda Atkins May 17, 2011 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Love the challenge and the work by the DT is superb! Beautiful job ladies!!

  6. mimibricole May 17, 2011 at 1:46 am - Reply

    thanks for this great challenge…. DT cards are all so beautiful, I’m amazed!!

  7. Mary May 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    DT cards are so beautiful, such great coloring…………

    Greetings from the Netherlands,


  8. Grandma's Pearl May 19, 2011 at 4:02 am - Reply

    What a GREAT Challenge! Thank you, I had lots of fun with this one.

  9. Grandma's Pearl May 19, 2011 at 4:05 am - Reply

    What a Great Challenge! Thank you for letting me play along with you on this one.

  10. -Anne- May 19, 2011 at 6:58 am - Reply

    –oops looks like I am out of this one..— please excuse my entry.. I do not have Dots on my main image, but used a dotty background but have a nicely colored image.. The later –not dotty backgrounds must have been added after the last challenge was judged… -anne-

  11. Anne May 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tut and the inspiration ladies. Gorgeous cards from all of you:)

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