I am still here!! + NEW Web Store!!

Zoe December 19, 2011 10

Hello hello!!

I have some news and a pretty good excuse to explain a lot of my absence over the last few months.

I have been building a NEW STORE! I finally had to throw my hands in the air and look for a new platform as my old store was causing some headaches for people when they were trying to checkout!! Talk about a bad place to fall over!!

I am pretty excited about some of the features in the new store AND I completely redesigned the whole look and feel. It is now FRESH and easier to navigate PLUS all the digital stamps have nice coloured previews to offer some inspiration. I’ll slowly be updating all the areas of my sites so don’t freak out when you drop back here one day and it’s all changed!! hehe

So how do you find the new store??  Well you can visit THE NEW STORE HERE.
The old store is still open to allow those of you who have orders that need to be downloaded to still access them.



I have been so caught up with trying to get the new site ready that I haven’t been blogging much and I can’t believe I haven’t had a chance to tell you about the awesome ‘Stampers Challenge’ feature in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Magazine – vol 17 no 11.

The ladies all used rubber stamps from the Island Collection playing with the mermaids and backgrounds stamps. I just LOVED the ideas they came up with!



I have had this image half coloured for quite a while and one night early last week I finally sat down to finish colouring it up!

 I created this scene using a number of images.

Lizzie with Gift from Make it Crafty

And the Parrot opening the present is called ‘Pluto‘ from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

The gift boxes are also from Make it Crafty

Here is a close up of the colouring. I was attempting to have the light source come from Centre Top as I wanted to cast a shadow from the present onto her dress.

It turned out OK but I can see now how I would done a few things differently.

I don’t have a list of colours sorry as it was coloured in parts over some time.

And a close up of ‘Pluto

Barbara actually drew this image especially for me as I have a Quaker parrot called Pluto!!

So I of course had to colour him with his colours!
I love that Barbara drew him with his wings open as normally his vibrant blue feathers are hidden beneath the green. You can only see them when he opens his wings or just on the tips when they are closed.


The image was quite large at 5″ so I kept the rest of the card really simple.


I want to take this opportunity to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Thank you for your support and friendships throughout the year.


Big Aussie Squeezes!


Zoe xo





  1. Donalda December 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Hon this is just gorgeous !!! As always your coloring is just gorgeous !!!! Going to go check out the new store. I can image how much time it has taken you dear. Big hugs

  2. Rufus December 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Lizzie and Pluto are both amazing! Then again, your coloring always is. Can’t even imagine how much work it must have been to totally redo the entire store! Merry Christmas to you and yours,

  3. Sharman December 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Zoe, this is fabulous. I love how you did this in vibrant colors. I just love it. Soooo cute. GREAT GREAT GREAT job…………….

  4. Renkata December 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Hi dear Zoe,
    wow the new store look awesome.
    Love the card, such an amazing scene and the colouring is FAB!
    Have a happy Holiday’s

  5. Carly W December 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I have been to the new shop … LOVE IT!
    and I also love your card!! Sensational colouring!!!!

    Have a wonderful and colourful Christmas too.

    xoxoxo Carly

  6. Anonymous December 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Your colouring is totally awesome!
    I even called my husband to the computer because he HAD to see your work! He also thinks its gorgeous 🙂

    Hugs Gea

  7. Diamond Doll December 20, 2011 at 4:29 am - Reply

    Gorgeous card the colouring is just Awesome an di love the Parrot.Goodluck with the new store.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Trish (-:

  8. Mary J December 20, 2011 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Oh Zoe, what a gorgeous make! Beautifully coloured!!

    I love your new store too – it was worth the wait!

  9. lotta.sandra.pettersson December 20, 2011 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Hi dear Zoe! I love your card and love the shade of the ribbon on her dress! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I love this months challenge, and will really try to take some time to enter, since compiting with myself is what i like most! Hugs Sandra, in a cold and a little snowy Sweden

  10. Vee January 3, 2012 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Love your colouring it’s really stunning. A fabulous card.
    xx Vee

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