Monday, April 6, 2020


Hey all!  Happy Monday!  I know that seems like an oxymoron, but we really do need to concentrate on what makes us happy these days, don't we?  Even though I still have to work, I'm going to try my best to be happy about it.  LOL

So, talking about being happy, I have a card to share with you that makes me SO HAPPY!  The image is a freebie available from Whimsy Stamps, and he is fantastic!  Without further ado, here is my card:

I'm sure by now, most of you have seen this guy floating around the internet.  He is Dudley TP, and I ADORE him!  Many, many thanks to Whimsy Stamps and Dustin Pike for this freebie!  I have been a long-time fan of Dustin Pike images, and have quite a few of them from before he joined up with Whimsy.  I'm pretty sure there are some cards on my blog here using Dustin's images!

Anyway, when I first saw him, I wanted to color him orange, which is an odd color for me to use.  I don't have a lot of papers that are orange, but I did find the striped one in my stash.  The green plaid comes from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 pad.  I also found some card stocks that coordinated well with those papers, so I used those to back the cardstock pieces.  I followed an old Papertake Weekly sketch for my card (I still love using those!), and it called for a band across the card.  I couldn't use ribbon, because I already had the heart embossed layer  (a Love Nicole folder) glued down.  The only thing that I figured would "go" was more of the same card stock, so I layered them up.  It seemed like it was missing something, so I conferred with my buddy Renee (Delaney Jane Cards), and she mentioned toilet paper.  Eh, why not?  The image involves toilet paper, so I grabbed a couple squares (I figured we could spare them, LOL!), folded them over several times, added a few dabs of glue, and placed that in the middle.  PERFECT!!  I popped Dudley and the included sentiment up on dollar store foam squares, and this card was done!


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #45:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #36:  ATG (2/5)
Color it, Create it, Show it off:  ATG with coloring (2/3)
Crafts Galore #74:  ATG (2/3)
Double Trouble #54:  Hip to be Square (this makes me think of Huey Lewis!)
Colour Crazy #13:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
Polkadoodles #14:  ATG (1/2)

This post is part of a fun little blog hop organized by my friend Jill, who is a member of The Collective Creators Facebook group.  There are a bunch of members hopping along, so if you haven't already, I encourage you to check out everybody else's posts:

Jill Kileen   Kileen House Studio
LeeAnn McKinney  LeeAnn Gets Crafty
Saundra Rega  Crafted Bliss Studio
Donna Idlet  Creative Lady
Renee Moran  Delaney Jane Cards
Jessica Shier Jessica May Day
Marie Bingaman Another Card Making Blog  <---that font="" me="" s="">

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you all are well, and continue to be well!  Until next time, stay safe, and take care of each other!

God Bless!



  1. I love your card sketch, iy really makes Dudley POP!

  2. This is awesome, Marie! He looks fabulous colored in orange and I love that you added toilet paper!!

  3. Marie, love the dragon colored in orange. The layout of the card is awesome.

  4. Your coloring is always spot on! I love that combo. He was meant to be orange and green!!! I adore this card so much, but you already knew that. ♡ -Renee'

  5. Orange is a hard color for me. I love what you did here though! Beautiful job Marie!

  6. Ooh that orange and green is delish! Love the rich depth of colour! What a fantastic and fun idea you guys! Thanks so much for enjoying TP Dudley from Whimsy so much. Delighted to see your sweet creation! Love what you've done with him!! Hugs, Wends xoxo Whimsy DT

  7. Jodie, your digital Dudley TP is so fun, and your coloring of him is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble this week! -Donna

  8. Love, love, love your image, Marie! Dudley TP is such fun and colored perfectly. The great mix of patterns and colors finishes off your square card. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #54.

  9. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The Crafter’s Café with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    But according to the rules, you may enter up to 11 challenges including ours.
    Designer for The Crafter’s Cafe {My Blog}

  10. This card just tickles me! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  11. Oh my gosh! I loved this card! Thanks for the link to Whimsy Stamps. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  12. A brilliant card. Great colourway and fabulously fun image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  13. Wow, what a great freebie and you did a great job in the coloring and layout of your square card and love the sentiment...adorable and fun card. Yeah it was a toss-up of Huey Lewis or Sesame Street. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and also sharing with Crafter's Cafe and Crafting Happiness.

  14. Very pertinent!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  15. Just beautiful Marie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  16. Oh my goodness! I can't get over how cute that image is!! And it's perfect timing for it :) Love the square layout! Thanks for playing along with Double Trouble!

  17. What a fun colourful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  18. So cute and so nice of Whimsey Stamps for provide such an adorable freebie! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  19. Marie this is wonderfully crafted and perfect for our April challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Congratulations, Marie, for being selected as one of our top 3 for the Double Trouble "Hip to Be Square" challenge!!! -Donna

  21. Hi Marie! I forgot I have this stamp as well! You've crafted him up beautifully. Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  22. Congrats on placing and winning $6 for Di's Digis at Classic Designs!!! This card is crazy cute!!! I colored this image up and only after masking and stenciling the background did I realize I mistook some of the innie pieces for either dragon or TP when it was the space behind him! I haven't posted it yet out of embarrassment! You however nail it! Love your color combo!!!



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