Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday This N That...

A challenge idea...???

A while back I showed off a Dragon head sculpted out of clay. I am working on a challenge for everyone to play along with. Each December there is a Festival of Trees in Utah...All the money made from the auctioning of trees and the gift boutique go to the Primary Children's medical Center. here is a link http://www.festivaloftreesutah.org In the boutique they are looking for donations. Here's what I have been thinking... What if... Since you are all a bunch of crafty card making individuals.... you create 5 or 6 Christmas cards, with envelopes and send them either to myself or I will get the donation address... these need to be here by November 1st so they can price them and sell them the first weekend in December at the Festival...

One random winner will win an original hand sculpted Christmas Dragon Ornament... the rest who play along will receive a free download of 30 to 40 images...not released, maybe released at a later time, maybe not. I have them drawn and sitting in a folder...

IF you want to make the cards all the same you may, if you want them all to be different that is fine as well. Also you don't need to use on my images, I'd like a few of them to show up, but it's more about the proceeds going to kids than it is my own ego... so the choice will be yours. If you have an idea for a card image in mind you can ask to see one, you never know what shows up on freebie wednesday, and yes I know I missed last week, I thought I had the Dino-Flu after going to the Dino park, BUT I have a sinus infection ....yeah me...

Secondly...

I have been working on a few cut files after receiving a few ideas from some people... they are all cat inspired... I believe I have worked out a few other cutting file extensions as well.























I will announce this all officially as soon as I receive information on the donations and if there is anyone out there that wants to play along with this challenge...

Dustin

42 comments:

Diane Davies said...

What a great idea! Couple of questions--
Do all the cards need to be the same or different? Do these need or do you want your images used to make the cards? I'm totally up for this. : )

*Alison* said...

Dustin.. I would love to do this.. I think this would be so much fun.. What a WONDERFUL idea.. Count me in.. :) let me know where to send my cards.. and do you want to send just christmas cards? or any occasion, so the person who buys the tree can use them all year long? hugs www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Jennie Dove said...

I will see if i can squeeze it in too.

would love to be blessed with your dragon ornament!

Dustin Pike said...

I believe any card would be appreciated, that way they can use them for other things besides just Christmas...

Sharon said...

I would love to do this. Sound like a great idea.

Kerri said...

Count me in!

Love the cats too!

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Hi Dustin - I love your images and have every Wednesday Freebie and a few bought images! Great! Love the Stegasaurus ... watch out for a card soon!

I would love to join in with this ... how are you fixed for people from the UK joining in the challenge? I wouldn't expect you to post an ornament to me ...!

Keep up the great work!
Ruth x

crafty amy said...

It sounds like a great idea to me I would love to join the challenge and those cut out sheets are brilliant :D
Let me know where I need to send the cards and as long as there is time to post them from the UK I am in :D

Amy xx

treesawardincrafts said...

Phew, so glad you said that they don't have to be Christmas cards. I always struggle with those. I procrastinate in making them every year three months before December and then get into a purple panic.

I have a few cards I could send and would be really pleased to help out - oh yes, I live in Spain, just thought you would like to know how far your images reach around the world. Teee Heeee!

I'll be watching for the info. and hope your Dino-Flu (aka sinus) clears up soon, sounds painful.

shell said...

Count me in Dustin. What a wonderful and generous idea!!

Cheers,

Michelle
Australia

Tink said...

Wonderful Idea! Ill make Christmas cards ! How abou a dino in a Xmas stocking?

Lori said...

I would definitely do this. Looking forward to the official information so I can get started!

Sherry said...

This sounds like something I would like to do! What a great idea!

Georgia said...

I'm game would love to play along.

~*Joni said...

Yay sinus infection! Yucky, but better than the dino flu. ;)
Count me in Dustin! I would love to contribute, any type of organization that benefits kids is worth my time any day. Surely you didn't mena that we'd get ALL 30-40 images, did you? Holy dragon smokes! I think all of us agree that 5-10 would be just perfect enough! Can't wait to hear the deets...I'm standing by with my copics, I'll be more than happy to get it organized on SCS as well if you'd like me to, just lmk! :D

Debra said...

Please count me in, I will probably get started now lol. I am new to card making I hope that is ok.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Count me in Dustin!!!! Hey, by the way can the DT get those adorable kitties.....I love cats!!! Pretty please!!! I'll put a post on my blog to spread the word for you!
Hugs,
Charlotte

craft_princess said...

It sounds like a good idea. I was also wondering if they need to be x-mas cards. I just love your images and you offering some freebies for participation really gets me motivated....what can I say I am a procrastinator!!

Carol Dee said...

I ould love to do this, let me know where to send the cards. I would LOVE to win that dragon ornament!

Chris (catt871) said...

Count me in too!!!!

Carrie said...

Ooh sounds like fun I would love to try to do this! It's for a wonderful cause!

Callie said...

Count me in! I definitely want to play along!

KreatesKards said...

What a wonderful idea. I'll gladly help.

I donated many cards this month for Cards for Soldiers and a great deal of them had your images that we had added color too. They looked fantastic.

Liz said...

I'll gladly do this.

jan farnworth said...

what a great idea i would love to do a set of cards. Let me know where to send them.

craftymamma said...

dustin,
i am so making cards for this wonderful cause(and not just to get your free images, but that is a wonderful bonus!!!)i'll get them done this week. please email me your addy so i can get them sent. and i will be using your images on them all:)

craftymamma said...

forgot to add....LOVE the kitties, but i'm still wanting to see your version of a great dane:P

Jes said...

i'd love to do this as well.. I actually already have quite a few of cards with your images already completed and sitting to be used.

Would need your mailing info as well.

I think you should collect them (although it's a bigger feat then one thinks). It would be neat to see what everyone has done with your images, plus it would be kind of cool to donate say 1,000 cards made by lots of people all with your art in one huge lump. :)

CrazyCuteCards said...

I like to join this action. But then I've got to have the mailingadress very soon . I live in the Netherlands and I don't know how long it will take to get my catds with you.

Desert Designs said...

I'll play along for sure!

Maranda Mitchell said...

I'm in. I'll be watching for the mailing details.

Danielle said...

I'm game...count me in too! This is a great idea :)

Wanda said...

Oh Dustin, I used to go to the festival every year when I lived there. It's such a wonderful program they do. I personally have had the benifit from Primary Childrens Hospitals love. I would be more than happy to join in!!.. Hope your Dino-Flu is doing better.
Lots of Hugs

Laura said...

Count me in too!

patti said...

I would like to help out also

Jess said...

just so you know, your store s having issues. can only access page 6

AndreaA said...

Dustin, I would love to do this.
Would you want half Christmas and half regular cards?
I think I downloaded a freebie off of you site once maybe twice before.
Now I need to find them.
Let me know where to send them

kylasgrams said...

Great idea - Any thing for the kids . -- I have oodles of cards made -but couldn't find the Christmas one- I know that they'll love the ones I want to send you

dpkennedy said...

Your cats are sweet! I giggled over the mouse with the "antlers"...love it!

AmandaH84 said...

HEY DUSTIN,
I'M IN JUST LET ME KNOW WHERE TO SEND THEM. ANY THING FOR KIDS I'M THERE.

AMANDA
PS HAVE YOU EVER DONE ANY PUG IMAGES. I WOULD BE ALL OVER THOSE ;)

C.C. said...

He Dustin,
Allready busy trying to put some cards together for this. But wanted to ask about the cut files with the sweet kitty. I love your drawings (was just in time for the retirement sale so have a bunch of them already :)) but I love these cute cats as well. They are not in the shop so where can I get them????

Kelli B said...

I'll play along- I'll try to get out 5 but if I don't can I still send you what I made? Thanks