Clean and Simple afternoon

Zoe March 6, 2010 18

After a very hectic week I really needed some time to myself today and what better way to spend that time than crafting!! I decided it was about time I started turning my coloured images into cards and so I bring TWO cards to you today.

Surprise 4 Mum

The first is this gorgeous digital bunny image “A Present for Mum” by Karens Doodles. I coloured it in earlier in the week and had been hanging out to share it with you so thought I better make something out of it.

And here is a close up of the cutie. I wanted to test my skills to see if I could keep the bunnies looking white with some shading to add the dimension. I am reasonably happy with the outcome but of course ‘I’ see all the errors. hehehe  Sorry I was naughty and didn’t keep a list of copics used for this one. I started sharing so I am sorry I haven’t continued. My bad!

Updated: Just wanted to update my post after Lori asked the question about the clouds. I resized my template used in other posts to three different sized clouds and I used the Inkssentials™ blending tool with a light blue pigment ink. I wiped most of the ink off the pad onto some scrap paper before applying short strokes over the top section of the cloud template. Then I would switch to another template and repeate, finally going all the way around the bottom template to show the full cloud.

Click on the image to enlarge and download the
cloud template I used for this card.

A Simple Thank you

In this next one I have used “Sophie and Teddy” from the new JUST RELEASED Victoria Case stamps exclusively available from The Townscrapper.

Doesn’t she look so innocent. I think she is gorgeous. Here is a close up of Sophie. Of course my brown copics hate me at the moment and I just can’t get my hair right. 🙁

And finally, you might have noticed my corners are all curved! Well I did a little shopping today. I went and bought a corner punch, and some material so I could start making some cute flowers. I even stamped the sentiment onto a strip of material and frayed the edge.

I followed a few challenges for these cards:

  1. Embellish magazine – (Surprise 4 Mum) Use borders and be inspired by Green, yellow, pink and peach
  2. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – (Surprise 4 Mum) Scallops
  3. The Pink Elephant – Add Green to your colour combo
  4. Stamp Something – Something Girly
  5. Lexi’s Creations – Anything Goes
  6. Simon Says Stamp – Mother’s Day / Girly
  7. My Time to Craft – Just for mum
  8. C.R.A.F.T. – Mothers Day / Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!



  1. saskia March 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Your work is so sweet and beautiful! I love the ‘clean and simple’ cards!! Great to see your work at Lexi’s Creations, Thanks!!

    Greetings, Saskia 🙂

  2. Lori aka Lo Lo March 7, 2010 at 3:05 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe,

    Beautiful card! You did a fab job on the colouring especially keeping the bunnies white. Did you use a stencil for the clouds and what did you shade them with? They look so fluffy.


  3. Zoe - Make It Crafty March 7, 2010 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Hi Lori, Thanks for the question. I have updated my post with information on the clouds.

  4. Maria March 7, 2010 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Ooooooh my Zoe! These are just simply stunning! Love everything about them from the clouds to the bunnies to the layouts and of course your colouring. All amaaaaaaaaazing! Have a great weekend, Maria

  5. Jo (Boots the Monkey) March 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Both such gorgeous cards Zoe and I love how you have done the clouds – very clever.

    Love the material flower in your second card – very pretty.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

  6. Dorte March 8, 2010 at 1:51 am - Reply

    So girly lovely and wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  7. martine March 8, 2010 at 5:35 am - Reply

    two beautiful cards sweetie, wonderful papers, embellies and images 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge 🙂



  8. ann March 8, 2010 at 5:49 am - Reply

    wow just gorgeous cards.
    Ann xxx

  9. Julie March 8, 2010 at 6:30 am - Reply

    A fab card. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  10. Kelly March 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    They are both fabulous Zoe! Love the cloud template, thanks!

  11. Leah the Orange March 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    oooohhh, girlfriend these are ALL amazing! i love the way you’ve done the clouds (i’ve seen this make an appearance on a couple of other awesome cards you’ve done, and i wondered myself!) – thanks for sharing the technique! and WOWZA – that flower at the bottom, FANTASTIC!

    you rock!

  12. Jo March 9, 2010 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  13. Traveling Mama March 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Awww! These are so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

  14. tanja March 11, 2010 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.

  15. Magda March 11, 2010 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards. Great images.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda x

  16. Mariana Grigsby March 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I love your cards! I love how you colored the images, and those clouds look awesome! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge!

  17. Lori aka Lo Lo March 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Zoe your freakin’ rock! Thx for the cloud templates and the tutorial! I’m going to have to give this a try one day. I hope my clouds look as fluffy as yours :o)


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