Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Happy birthday Zoe! and the hop starts now!

Hi all! Today I have a couple of cards to show you but first I want to say:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOE!!!

Yes, it's our Make It Colourful leader's special day today, and to celebrate we're having a blog hop!
 

The hop has a Christmas theme because today Zoe is releasing some fab images for the upcoming season of goodwill - but the best part is you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd.  Click on this link HERE to see them all.  Be warned, the coupon code is only for this week even thought the blog hop is for two weeks - so make sure to grab them at this sale price while you can!

Even better, everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!!  Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop below and leave a comment; winners will be announced on Friday, October 14th on their individual blogs.  Feel free to grab the blog hop badge above and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop!

But that's not all... we've got yet another surprise for you!! We contacted one of Zoe's artists (S.H.) who also wanted to participate and drew us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion. Thank you!!



This is "Party Girl Zoe" and isn't she cute! We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we're giving away Party Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email Barbara, at ForgottenScraps@gmail.com with a link to your project to claim the freebie!

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So, you should have arrived here from the lovely Beccy. If you got here some other way or if you get lost, then go HERE to begin the hop.

I made 2 cards using a couple of little elf images that were really just too cute to ignore, fixing each up in MS Word so that they both printed at the same size. At the weekend in my online browsing I even found some jingle bells like the ones on their hats! You can see them nestled in the fairy lights garland and the poinsettias below. Many thanks to Crafters Cove for super super fast delivery.....ordered on Saturday night, appearing on my blog on Tuesday morning, how's that for service?

Zippy, the boy elf

Tinkles, the girl elf

Do you like the little jingle bells?


 Images: Tinkles and Zippy by Make It Crafty
Colouring: Copic markers
DPs: Websters Pages
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards
Poinsettias & leaves from Prima
Jingle Bells from Crafters Cove
Other: Spellbinders Lacey Circles & Large Standard circles dies
Everything else from my craft stash


Your next and final stop on the hop is the incredible Barbara.

We hope you enjoy the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's personal blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! Grab the Christmas Blog Hop badge and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop! Until then, happy colouring!


A little edit: Amy has asked if Tinkles is supposed to have hands.....of course she is, but I somehow totally omitted to give her any, LOL, just one of several errors in colouring these 2 cuties (blush).  Well, let's just say I've given her red gloves to wear (wink). Thanks Amy, I'll remember to give her hands next time I colour her, he hee. I tried to visit your blog to reply but your profile wasn't available, sorry.


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I'd like to enter both cards as my 2 entries in these challenges:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Resize your digi
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

I'd like to enter the Zippy (boy elf) card only in these challenges:
Here Come The Boys - Bingo (Die cuts / Cute Image / Metal: circle die cuts, and metal jingle bells) 
PanPastel UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Punches/Die cuts (my circles)


I'd like the enter the Tinkles (girl elf) card only in these challenges:
Paper And Such Design - Recipe challenge (ribbon / designer paper / flower)
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday (for tip see below) - 2 or more ribbons/lace/twine/fabric (I used 2 ribbons, a dark red on top of a wider gold one)
Magical Mondays - Christmas in September (I hope elves count as magical creatures)

And finally, my tip for Top Tip Tuesday is: if you know what elements you want to include on your card but you're struggling to come up with a layout, lay the pieces out on your card in different ways and take photos of each arrangement. Scrolling through the photos on your camera and comparing the layouts can help you decide which arrangement you like best. I do this all the time!

Thanks so much for visiting and for any comments you left - you really make my day!

118 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

oooh Carole these 2 are just ADORABLE! The more I see of these guys the more they melt my heart! Gorgeous job with both.
xXx

Carly said...

These are both truly stunning! Gorgeous colours that are so vibrant and they are so adorable!

Stamps and Paper said...

WHat adorable christmas images Carole...the colours are just perfect as is your colouring..

Anne

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous - soooo sweet!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh wow! Both are fabulous!

Gea said...

Wow, you've made some GREAT cards! Love the details of the little bells
Hugs Gea

Sandra said...

Two beautiful cards! Love your coloring! Your christmas flowers and stars are fab details! Hugs Sandra

Zoe said...

Wow Carole - you are just magic. I love everything you create and again I am admiring absolute perfection. Not only is your colouring INCREDIBLE but I want to create layouts like that! They are gorgeous and to receive those bells so quickly!! Incredible! And the perfect touch. Thank you so much Carole - you truly inspire me. Hugs xxoo

Angela said...

Carole, wow these cards are stunning and your coloring is beautiful as always. Just love the fun embellies you found for your cards. Absolutely beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Toni said...

2 beautiful images made into gorgous cards just gorgous love them Toni xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both your cards are stunning Carole, I like these sweet images, your colouring is fabulous !!
Kevin xx

Boxofcolours said...

Oh Carole, these are two stunning cards - absolutely beautiful!
Hugs
Jane

sara said...

Gorgeous images and perfect colouring! Love your cards!!!

Delphine said...

Both your cards are gorgeous, Carole! I agree those little elves are too too cute! Fantastic colouring as always and your papers are gorgeous! I love the little jingle bells too! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Carole,your images are so cute.xxx

Shelby said...

Beautiful and beautiful and more beautiful! Wonderful and I'm jealous of your coloring skills!!

Shelby

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulously stunning cards!! So lush and rich in color and depth!

Kim Kelley said...

Both are gorgeous! The images are so dang cute!

Gale said...

Gorgeous pair of cards.. All of the little touches that you add to the cards really make a wonderful difference in the finished creation!

back to hopping.......

:) Gale

Beccy said...

Awesome cards Carole - just love those bells!

Beccy x

Jo said...

Your cards are perfect. I love them both. Your embellishment are beautiful.

Renkata said...

OMG Carole,
you have created two joyful and amazing card.
fantastic colouring.

jan farnworth said...

so cute

uksharon said...

Fabulous colouring as usual. Your projects as amazing.
Best wishes, Sharon

Amy said...

Love the bells! But I have to ask - is Tinkles supposed to have hands? She's cute either way...

Nina said...

If I wasn't sure which of the new images I want, seeing you color these two, really made up my mind!!!! Stunning!

Cleota said...

Your coloring is to die for! Love the highlights and the deep colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

movingwest04 said...

Stunning

Debsydoo said...

Fab cards and great inspiration, love the new digis. x

Corinne said...

Carole, your cards are fabulous. These little elves are too cute for words. Love the addition of the jingle bells to the embellishments.... Your coloring is wonderful.
Hugs~
Corinne

Kerys said...

Such cute images! And fantastic coloring! I LOVE them! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-)

Shazza said...

fabulous cards, your coloruing is superb x

Bernadet said...

oooh my Carole, these 2 are just ADORABLE!!!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards. Not only is the coloring amazing, but the cards are gorgeous, elegant pieces of art.

Michelle
gjrmjw at msn dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh wow, these are both gorgeous cards. TFS.

Shirley N said...

Oh how adorable, love your beautiful cards and coloring!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your cards are just as cute as can be - the images are sweet and adorable. I love your embellishments, flowers - just lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Autumn said...

Awesome!! Love the bells! Your coloring is wonderful! TFS!
xxAutumn

Alina said...

Carole, your colouring is amazing, I love the cards!
hugs, Alina

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful and love your coloring of those cute images!

Ellis said...

Beautiful christmas cards you've made! =) This is such a fun blog hop/birthdayparty! =)
Hugs, Elenor

LindaS said...

Gorgeous cards and details.

Leanne said...

Two beautiful cards. Those elves are adorable and I can't wait to get them along with the rest of the group. Thanks for showing them separately, they both stand out so well against the beautiful backdrops. The added touches are wonderful and very Christmassy. TFS! ;)

BlackBird said...

So sweet!

Lydia said...

Lovely cards. and great colour work
Hugs lydia

...just Barbara said...

Adorable! And even with mittens on, I love your coloring of both these images - the rich greens and reds are gorgeous and your highlights are perfect! The cards - well, their stunning and the embellishments are wonderful. I too just bought some jingle bells but they didn't arrive in time - bummer. ;D I love the poinsettia flowers and will need to find some - where did you get yours? Thanks so much for being part of this hop - it's been a blast. ;D *Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Too CUTE! I just thought Tinkles sleeves were a little long. LOL Adorable cards and such lovely embellies! xxD

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards, Carole! I love the flower/greenery/bells you've added -so perfect.

Jen

Sandy G said...

Two wonderfull cards. Love the colours and those images are way cute.

Deonna said...

What wonderful cards! Your elves are colored beautifully. Great idea adding the bells with your flowers.

Mary Lou said...

Carole Carol eCarole these are SUPERB!!!!!! I didn't miss Tinkles hands til is was mentioned cuz everything is so FABBY!!!!!!!
Lovely dear and thanks so very much!!
Biggg Hugz

Renee said...

This little elves make me smile. I love the colours you have chosen for them, and your colouring is simply fantabulous!!

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Thank you for taking part in the hop it is so much fun, I love your cards and the way you added the flowers and stars to give the 3D effect it brings the cards alive.

sharman said...

Oh how cute. They both are stunning. GREAT coloring and GREAT cards.. I laughed so hard about the hands. I have done that many times on things that were small and could not make them out... Ha Ha.... Red mittens are cute on her.......

vicki b said...

Wow!! awesome cards your colouring is beautiful and i love the new images ... Vicki xxxx

Deb said...

beautiful cards they are such cuties! love all the details you added too!

Patricia St Martin said...

Stunning cards. Wonderful coloring. I had to go buy the Elves thay are so cute.
Hugs, Pat

nancyparker55 said...

Beautiful cards. Love your colouring. Those elves are so cute.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so cute and your coloring is fabulous

TheKraftyKow said...

Love the bells lol how lucky to have found some that look exactly alike and been able to get them in time. The cards are great especially the coloring. The little bells just put that final touch on them :)

Lynn said...

Love your cards and the gorgeous detail! Your colouring is just so perfect:)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Rufus said...

Had to laugh about your comments about the hands on Tinkle...have to confess that I was so busy looking at the bells and the coloring that I hadn't even noticed! (blush) I had to go back and really look, I still think she's cute!
R/

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Carole...what absolutely STUNNING cards!!!!! WOW, girl...your coloring is fabulous, as always, and I just love those sweet images!!! The poinsettias and other details you added look awesome, too!!!! I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well....hope you feel better soon!!!!!!

Viv said...

Who needs hands? Two gorgeous cards, beautiful colouring and love all the bells and flowers!
Viv xx

Anonymous said...

your coloring is awesome. thanks for sharing your creations with us all. this blog hop has been alot of fun.
have a great day
http://www.kemperneck.blogspot.com
MaRyKaY

Jackie said...

Hi Carole, I'm not doing the blog hop (not enough hours in the day and work beckons) but I wanted to stop by and comment on these gorgeous cards and your superb colouring :o)
Jackie xx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card Carole! LOve these little cuties!
Love the 'bells' lol. Perfect.
Chrissyxx

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwww, what a wonderful card you made​​. Find the stamps so beautiful. Nice and pretty colored paper you use.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Janette said...

Oh Carole your colouring is second to none, it is so fantastic, I could study it for ever..lol....fabulous cards, but that colouring....WOW...xxx

Janette said...

Oh Carole your colouring is second to none, it is so fantastic, I could study it for ever..lol....fabulous cards, but that colouring....WOW...xxx

Kristina said...

Carole,
I love your 2 elf cards, you have done a wonderful job on them! Your coloring is super! I so wish I could color like that! TFS today w/ us!
Peace,
KristyLee

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow, these are amazing! Gorgeous images and wonderfull decoration. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK challenge blog.
Lindsay xx

Di said...

I love both of your cards....soo sweet! Thanks for joining our challenge this week over at HERE COME THE BOYS.
Hugs Di
xxx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Hi Carole,

Your coloring is amazing really love the little Elf thanks for sharing him with us at PanPastel Uk.

Kerry xx

Woo said...

Wow! Love this card! Brilliant image and colouring! Thank you for playing at Here Come The boys! Woo x

Tiiti said...

Wonderful card! Love your colouring, too. It's fabulous!

lindyloo said...

wow !!! fab colouring and super image thanks for joining us at the panpastels hope you can join us again lindyloo x

Joanne said...

FANTASTIC!!! Your coloring just blows me away! And I love "Tinkles" hands or no hands! Yes those little jingle bells are adorable! Awesome job on both cards!!! Hugs, J:)

La Vikinga said...

Hi there lat-minute-participation; your card is adorable! Why didn't you send it in before...?

Thanks for sharing with us in Crafty Ribbons and welcome tomorrow for a new challenge!

La Vikinga

Elaine Stark said...

these are super images. Love your colours and colouring. A fab tip too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Fabrizio said...

Very cute, thanks for participating in the panpastel challenge. X Fab

Anne Temple said...

Fantastic coloring and shading on both! Glad you joined us for the size matters challenge going on at the Digi Makeover Challenge this week.

Caroljenks said...

Your elf cards are gorgeous, the colours are so rich - love them both!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our '2 or more Ribbons' Challenge. Thanks for your great Top Tip too - what a wonderful idea - I'll have to remember this one ;)

Carol x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh Carole, these are truly stunning!!! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Digi Makeover challenge!

Michelle VP said...

What adorable elves and your coloring is just delightful! Thanks for joining our Digi Makeover Challenge at PMS! :)

Sammibug said...

Fabulous creations! I'm having so much fun on this hop!

Sharon said...

Wow, this is fabulous. Love the layout and your colouring. Thanks for joining in the fun at Anything Goes this week, hugs Sharon

Melanie said...

I love both of these cards, all those rich colors are supported by lovely papers and gorgeous embellies!

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, these cards are amazing!
thank you for playing along in the 're-size your digis' challene at the Digi Makeover blog. :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Two absolutely adorable images and beautiful cards. Your coloring is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!

Craftdee said...

Now I know you already know these cards are AMAZING!! Just thought I'd add my tuppence worth of admiration and awe :-) Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Here Come The Boys Bingo challenge, Dee(for Donna!)

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, these are just stunning. Your work is top notch! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such this week.

Teresa said...

Oh these are just stunning cards Carole, beautiful colours, embellies and colouring...WOW!!! Thanks for joining us at HCTB's Bingo Challenge.
hugs Teresa xx

craftykitten said...

Just gorgeous Carole, lovely bright colours and great layout. Thanks for sharing it with us in our Punches/Dies challenge at OLL this time. Hope to see you again next time.
hugs
Dawn x

Lillian Child said...

Gorgeous coloring! WOW!!

Queen B said...

I just LOVE those elves. I am going to be getting those I just know it! Love your card ma'am! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

Thistleblue said...

Stunning cards! I adore your colouring and your cards are beautiful. thanks for sharing off to hop some more.
hugs
Michelle
xx

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Waooo those images are gorgeous ...thanks for playing with us at PMS DIgi Makeover challenge...

Ivette_DT

EmbossingQueen said...

I love these two cards. How cute are these new images? I am struggling to work out which ones to get first! The Jingle Bells look fantastic and match so well. I( love how you have coloured the images. Love the red gloves! Lol. That's something I'd do.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous cards! Those images are so sweet! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Frea said...

Hi Carol, love your wonderful cards. Your colouring is outstanding and the elves are just soooo cute. Hugs, Frea

Rene said...

These are STUNNING!!!!!!!!
Rene :D

Gram's Treasures said...

These are gorgeous! Love the layouts, and of course your colouring.....the images stand out so well against the backgrounds. Wonderful job!
Joyce xx

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love all the bling on your cards, they are gorgeous!! I have really enjoyed this blog, and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Zoe.!!

Hugs
Jenn Zeeb

Anne said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck in the draw. Hugs x

superdidine said...

I love your cards they are very pretty

Samantha said...

My Goodness wonderful cards and awesome colouring! Fabulous inspiration and Great tip too!
Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our 2 Or More, Ribbon, Twine, Lace, Fabric Challenge, Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times, I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Lorraine said...

your cards are stunning huni xx

Linda said...

What stunning cards, love the detail you put into them!

Trudie said...

Your cards are fabulous Carole!! Just love them.

Trudie xxxx

JenMarie said...

Such cute elves! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love it, love it, love it, love it , no moe words are necessary......SHHHHHH

Christy Beans said...

These are winners, hands, er, down, er, gloved? LOL Beautiful work - love the details! =)

Julie's Blog said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cards! These are some of the most amazing Christmas images released and I am looking forward to owning many (if not all) of them lol. Your colouring is stunning and I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog tonight. Happy blog hop. Julie

Bettina said...

wonderful cards! i loove the new images. hopping on... hugs!

Rosalee said...

Love your card Carole. Its fabulous and that stamp is adorable. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Carole S. said...

Hi "ME", love those elves, I got the set as part of my oncoming (too fast) birthday, you have really done them jusrtice, brilliant work, Take care, love from "HER" Carole xxxxxxx

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Fabulous coloring and both cards are stunning! I love the garland, lights and cute bells!
I'm a new follower and I'm so Happy that I found your blog and I love this hop too thanks!
Hugs, Briana