21 days to go – MiC Christmas Event

Zoe December 4, 2012 135
21 days to go – MiC Christmas Event

There’s only 21 days til Christmas!

The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a ‘grown up’ advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!

Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow “to open the door”.

All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS don’t forget my Christmas candy!!


But what’s even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win

10 pack of MiC Blending Card
Zoe Celebrates Rubber Stamp

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days – giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

I spent waaaaay longer than I anticipated colouring up miss ‘Zoe Celebrates’.
I am currently in the ‘no lines’ zone and loving the challenge but it sure does take some time.

Not too happy with how her face turned out but not sure how I could improve it. Her eyes turned out scary!! haha

I wanted to share some MiC paper with one of my MiC fans as it really is my absolute favourite paper for so many reasons!

OK down to the pics!!

The all important colours!

background: BG45

hair: E33, E25, E27, E49

skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, E25

top: RV21, RV14, RV29, R69

jeans: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Don’t forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to ‘open the door’ to 24 other inspirational projects!

I really hope you enjoy all the inspiration from the amazing Design Team and the fabulous guests we have lined up for you throughout December.

Big Aussie Squeezes!

Zoe  xxoo


  1. Nicole Mullen December 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, this is just gorgeous and so stunning! Her face looks perfect to me too!

  2. Uta December 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Your card looks so fantastic. I love your coloration. Great!
    Hugs, Uta

  3. Tammy Valley December 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Wow, love the shading! Such a cute card 🙂

  4. Dianne December 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful Zoe fabulous colour’s
    Hugs Dianne xx 🙂

  5. Stephanie Hester December 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Your coloring always amazes me ….. it is so life like! Gorgeous!!

  6. Trudie Howard December 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Zoe, this is absolutely stunning….. I find everything you and the team do such an inspiration. You make the ‘no lines’ technique seem effortless. I love seeing what you create…. it never ceases to amaze me xxx

  7. Arjette December 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Woooowww absolutely faboulous coloring, looks awesome!!!

    gr. arjette.

  8. Sandra December 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Such a lovely image and the coloring is beautiful!!

  9. JLJ Designs December 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, Zoe!


  10. alethea December 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I think you have done an awesome with your colouring!! I think we are always our hardest critic!! i absolutely love her with the blue background!! TFS! HUgsxx

  11. Khristen Foss December 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I think she looks fantastic, stellar job coloring her! What a fun stamp 🙂

  12. Denise Goeldner December 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    This is so gorgeous you have so much talent hugs xx

  13. Adriana December 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    I have missed blogging, crafting etc and now that I want to get back into it, I feel so inspired and motivated by your beautiful work. You never cease to amaze me. You definitely are my favourite Zoe!
    Thanks for all the tips, tutorials and lovely creations…oh yeah…and the chance to win some cool prizes 🙂

    Bless you!

  14. liz marsden December 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Wow hun your colouring is awesome, she looks fab, I too use your cardstock for copics, don’t use anything else as I love it, some of your gorgeous extras are on my wish list too, lol
    hugs Liz xx

  15. Peggy December 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Woooow, your colouring is more than fabulous !!

    Peggy xxx

  16. kaylou December 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    wow … absoloutley gorgeous … thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  17. Lisa N December 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    So beautiful. You’re totally amazing! I’ve found so much inspiration over here and just love your images. <3

  18. Ina December 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous. I really like the effect of no lines.

  19. Corinne December 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    your coloring will always amaze me, just stunning..Beautiful card!

  20. Gunvor December 4, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Fabulous card! I love the colours!

  21. Mélyane December 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    OMG..This is beautiful!!!! I LOVE it!!???

  22. Olivia December 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Think you did a fantastic job. Love the way the no lines look came out.

  23. Beth Hauser December 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    You do such a beautiful job! I wish my coloring looked half as well as yours…stunning!

  24. Carla Suto December 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is amazing, Zoe! Your coloring is truly exceptional! It must have taken forever!

  25. Colinda December 4, 2012 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    It’s beautiful, love the technique!! Have a nice day, Colinda

  26. Suzi December 5, 2012 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I am so loving this style of card Zoe, the colouring and design are utterly amazing.
    Suzi x

  27. Holly AKA KopyKat December 5, 2012 at 12:08 am - Reply

    oh she is so cute!

  28. lora December 5, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    It looks as if she is jumping off the page! I love it.

  29. Sara Parker December 5, 2012 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Wow, nice card! Great job.

  30. Nikki C December 5, 2012 at 1:41 am - Reply

    She is beautifully done love the no line look 🙂

  31. Dee December 5, 2012 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Oh this is fab… I must have a go at this non line style…

  32. wenmc December 5, 2012 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Squeee – what a fun image! You’ve done an amazing job; absolutely perfect coloring. So much more depth to the image this way.

  33. jan farnworth December 5, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    love this thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Fabi December 5, 2012 at 3:19 am - Reply

    very lovely!!!! Fabi xxxxx

  35. Wendy December 5, 2012 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Love this – I’ve always wondered on the cards – what size do you use? Is that a 5″x 5″?

  36. Crystal December 5, 2012 at 3:55 am - Reply

    WOW! Amazing colouring! That is absolutely gorgeous. I love the no line look, but haven’t been brave enough to attempt it yet.

  37. Anita Blake December 5, 2012 at 5:03 am - Reply

    she is gorgeous what a beautiful card

  38. Geraldine Robinson December 5, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    This is simply gorgeous! Thank you, I love it!

  39. Kasey ~ in Oz December 5, 2012 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Zoe, she’s fabulous, I love the sheer joy depicted by her. Gorgeous. Ohhh lovely to be playing with an adult advent calender. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  40. Judith Gowdy December 5, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Oh wow! This is totally amazing… and rather intimidating as well. Only in my dreams can I colour this well, LOL 🙂

  41. Carole RB December 5, 2012 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Great card, beautiful coloring!

  42. Penni December 5, 2012 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Wow – Gorgeous card.


  43. Beth December 5, 2012 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe … someday I want to be like you!

  44. Fiona-Kate December 5, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

    This is fun, the advent calendar. I’m loving seeing all the creations you have made. Great Idea!

  45. Dawn Haylock. December 5, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Stunning I love the eyes.

  46. Debbie Pamment December 5, 2012 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Your colouring never ceases to amaze and inspire me – another stunner – and am loving the colour blocked background too. The sweet string and bells are a beautiful finishing touch.

  47. Jan December 5, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    When I first saw this I thought the top was velvet material. I wish mine looked this good!!! So talented!!! 🙂

  48. Christi December 5, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I love those big blue eyes and the way you colored her hair makes me want to cry its so awesome and I will never be there lol. Gorgeous card.

  49. AmyH December 5, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    This looks great Zoe! I don’t think her eyes look scary at all. In fact, I think they are right in line with the wide-eyed manga look. I have not been brave enough to try the no-lines colouring yet, but it is on my to-do list!

  50. Valerie Southgate December 5, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    This image is so wonderful. I absolutely love the colouring! xx

  51. Margaret A December 5, 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Lovey work.

  52. Liz Moran December 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    What a CUTE!!! card. I love these types of stamps!!

  53. DQ December 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Zoe, such a sweet image and the coloring is superb!
    Super cute card

  54. Bernadette December 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to try no lines myself but think I still need to practice with lines, I am new at this. Your work is awesome!!!

  55. Linda December 6, 2012 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Hi, so beautiful! I love it!

  56. Twila Price December 6, 2012 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Amazingly beautiful card and image. I keep thinking I need to try the blending card, but haven’t gotten the nerve to order yet.

  57. Lynn Greenberg December 6, 2012 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I love her eyes. Actually everything about her. I can’t wait to try the no-line look. Thanks for suggesting it.

  58. Janina December 6, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    The no lines is definitely not a technique for all of us to try but looking at all the cards you are currently doing in this style really makes us (me) want to give it a go again!! Your card is as ALWAYS breathtakingly beautiful!

  59. Rosalind December 6, 2012 at 3:28 am - Reply

    I love the way you colored this image. Your cards are ALWAYS breathtakingly beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  60. Rhonda Miller December 6, 2012 at 3:54 am - Reply

    This is beautiful.

  61. Queen Pam December 6, 2012 at 3:54 am - Reply

    I love the way you did the hair. No lines…I will have to challenge myself.

  62. Erin December 6, 2012 at 4:01 am - Reply

    ohhhh my word stunning work and your colouring is just amazing xxx

  63. Dawn December 6, 2012 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Wow what amazing colouring. Truly fabulous! X

  64. Hazel Brown December 6, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    I love this image, i have her in digi and your colouring is stunning Zoe!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  65. Claudia December 6, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Wow, stunning creation. Your colouring is fantastic. I love the no-lines-technique.



  66. Zehra December 6, 2012 at 5:34 am - Reply

    wow, your coloring is so amazing, love this card, it is just gorgeous. I wish I could sit and watch you color.

  67. Kimberli Sarsfield December 6, 2012 at 6:03 am - Reply

    OMG! Zoe, you never cease to amaze me with your copic coloring skills! I love this no line look and the colors just make her pop! This card is AMAZING!

  68. Cass December 6, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    She looks great. Love her hair.

  69. Rene Stansell December 6, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    The hair, it is just amazing. I have a lot of practice ahead of me.
    Rene from OZ xo

  70. inga Klaus December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Your work gives me such a big smile! Thank you so much for the inspiration 🙂

  71. Pat Moore December 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    The art here is amazing.

  72. Julie D. Richards December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Zoe you are amazing. I am definitely not ready to try no line coloring yet. Maybe some day.

  73. Daria December 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!!! I love your card!

  74. Jeanette December 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    The face looks perfect to me. You just blow me awy with your colouring.

  75. Lynne December 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Your coloring is awesome…something I’m aspiring to as a relative beginner.

  76. BlackBird December 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I love it!

  77. Leanne December 7, 2012 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe! So cool!! Love her hair! You always rock what you make Zoe and you inspire all of us!

  78. Amy Jones#8546 December 7, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    This is adorable…Your coloring is wonderful. Love all that hair too.

  79. Candy December 7, 2012 at 2:05 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous! I wish I had enough guts to attempt to color without lines. It would definitely be a hot mess. lol TFS!

  80. Sheri Loatwall December 7, 2012 at 2:54 am - Reply

    The coloring on this is beautiful!! I love it!!!

  81. Mary D December 7, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Beautiful card!

  82. Shazza December 8, 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    totally gorgeous x

  83. Melinda December 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I think you have done a fab job!!

  84. Scatty Jan December 9, 2012 at 12:46 am - Reply

    the colouring is amazing!! xx

  85. Tonya Hopkins December 9, 2012 at 1:40 am - Reply

    This is so beautiful. The coloring is stunning. I love her hair.

  86. SONIA December 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Wowwwwww Zoe,Joyful image and fabulous colouring:)
    Happy Sunday:))

  87. Anita December 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    WOOOOOWWW just amazing!
    Beautiful card.
    x anita

  88. Suzi December 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Another stunning creation Zoe, love your colouring and this so simple design is perfect for showcasing this adorable image.
    Suzi x

  89. Margaret A December 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Lovely card Zoe
    (I thought I had already left a comment but I can’t see it here so I am sending again)
    Have a good week

  90. Helena December 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    this is just gorgeous and stunning! lovely colouring.
    hugs, Helena

  91. Phi December 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    WOW! I wish I could colour like that.

  92. Janice M. December 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Zoe, she is beautiful! Your coloring with the ‘no lines’ technique is just awesome!! Thanks for sharing the card with us, your inspiration is always welcome!!

  93. Rebecca nufer December 10, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    You always have the prettiest coloring…I strive to be half as good!

  94. kimberly December 10, 2012 at 1:53 am - Reply

    WOW…this is amazing..your colourig skills rock girl. Would love to try this paper you speak of…i’ve done the no lines once and not sure if i’ll do it again….hard work for sure but you have mastered if for sure…tfs

  95. Julie P December 10, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    this is gorgeous Zoe, I love the vibrant colours, very pretty card
    Hugs Julie P

  96. Sheri Loatwall December 10, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply

    She is gorgeous!!! Great coloring!!

  97. Anniebee December 10, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Wow, Zoe! It’s hard to believe just looking at this one that it’s a 2-dimensional piece. It looks 3D or, at the very least, a computer rendering. Just incredible! I’m going to have to try the no-lines technique one of these days. It definitely has a different appearance than the lined ones. I don’t think her eyes are scary at all… she just looks excited and appropriately so! 🙂

  98. Candy December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    What a piece of art, Zoe !
    It is absolutely glorious!
    After seeing all your fab work I feel like quiting ….LOL
    Big Hugs, Candy

  99. sherry b December 10, 2012 at 9:53 am - Reply

    glorious eyes! TFS.

  100. Kathy December 10, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    This is an adorable card. Your coloring is absolutely superb. I haven’t yet tried to coloring without the lines, but I love this effect. She looks so real.

  101. Linda Palmer December 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I am finding your paper the best I’ve ever used too! I love it. I love your gorgeous coloring on this adorable image and card. It is awesome.

  102. Deb Ochs-LaGrone December 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I think the eyes look fine, not scarry at all. In fact i think she’s fantastic!

  103. Hope C. December 13, 2012 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Just love your stamps and coloring.

  104. Alina Igna December 13, 2012 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Great card! Love the stamp and the coloring is very beautiful! You have great skills!

  105. Rae Ann O. December 13, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Wow! Your coloring reminds me of stop-action film of a doll that has photographed in different positions. It doesn’t look hand colored to me at all. Awesome.
    Rae Ann O.

  106. maida December 13, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Very pretty card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  107. Zetti December 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!

  108. Irene Sherman December 14, 2012 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Wowie, I just love her. She has some gorgeous hair and you did an incredible job!

  109. Paula December 14, 2012 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Such an inspiration. I love the way you did her hair. I don’t think the eyes are scary rather than super huge bwahahahaha… Anyhooo I have just joined in you MiC christmas.. Thank you for being so generous x

  110. Raewyn Le Quesne December 14, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Your colouring is fantastic as always – great effect with the no lines, especially on a nice big image such as this. thanks so much for sharing your projects

  111. Jane December 16, 2012 at 12:29 am - Reply

    That turquoise background really makes your image pop! Hope you have a great Christmas.

  112. Dafi December 16, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    This is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is fabulous! 🙂

  113. Laura Tiffany December 16, 2012 at 4:10 am - Reply

    I love it!

  114. rovianne December 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    speechless.. Love your coloring and what you do with the backgrounds, stunning

  115. Jenny Källman December 17, 2012 at 12:13 am - Reply


  116. Cebelica December 17, 2012 at 12:38 am - Reply

    I think she looks great, even her face. Great coloring! Hugs! xx

  117. annmarie December 17, 2012 at 1:02 am - Reply

    the hair coloring just make like its coming right off the paper. Wow I love it.

  118. anat (tshupile) December 17, 2012 at 2:01 am - Reply

    It’s turn out so beauty!
    Thanks for the chans!
    Anat (tshupile)

  119. Robbye December 17, 2012 at 3:38 am - Reply

    I love the hair, the spirals make me smile. Great card.

  120. Toni December 17, 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    What a fun image – love the way you have coloured her.

    Toni xx

  121. SuzanneK December 17, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    I adore the no line colouring technique and your colouring is stunning to say the least.

    Wishing you a merry Christmas

  122. Flo December 17, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Beautiful job and coloring, especially the background.

  123. Lynda December 17, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Oh my…she is fabulous!!!

  124. Maryann December 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    WAUW this looks fantastic and nowhere scary at all. I love how it looks and wish I could do just half as good LOL.

  125. sherry b December 18, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    so lively she’s jumping off the card. TFS.

  126. Elena December 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    it’s so cute! i love it!

  127. Jasmina December 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Wow so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have fun.

  128. Deb Ochs-LaGrone December 20, 2012 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Such a fun image! love the simple look to the card that show off the joy in the girl.

  129. Patti aka scrapunzel December 20, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    You know we are our own worse critics. Her eyes aren’t scary, they look wide open. I just love the way that you have colored her. I am hoping to take a copic certification class or two next year. But I can tell from watching the certified people that we always strive to do even better. Thanks for this chance to win. It is fun. 🙂

  130. Angi@MakingMayhem December 22, 2012 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Wow. I love the no lines look – like a painting! This image is so fun! Beautiful card!

    Happy Holidays!


  131. theCook December 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    That is such a festive image! I really love the colors on your card!

  132. Embossing Queen December 27, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Zoe, she looks fantastic! I love your colouring,I really need to give this ‘no lines’ colouring a go. Perhaps now that I am on holidays for a couple of weeks….I might get a chance. I love the colours you have used, the red on her top looks great.

  133. Donnasden December 28, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Wow! I can’t imagine colouring with no lines! Wonderful.

    Donna x

  134. Jennyfer December 31, 2012 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Wow, colouring without any lines??? I can never do it but thanks for sharing your tips and creation. It’s gorgeous!

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