I love holidays – Time to reeeelax!

Zoe December 26, 2010 24

Hi everyone,

It has been raining and raining and raaaining all day and night for the last couple of days and it doesn’t look like it will be drying up for the rest of the week. Unfortunately our little getaway plans for Christmas yesterday didn’t eventuate though we had a nice quiet day together. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas. 🙂

I decided to take advantage of the weather today and do some crafting.

I am trying to practice using different patterned papers and lace and flowers and stuff. Oh and glitter! heehee

I used my new Doohickey die for the tag. I just love it!

I thought I would try something different and I cut Tilda out using an oval die and then using a craft knife I cut around her arm and down each side of her legs. Then I slid the Doohickey border through the slots. It’s not bad but I had wished I had cut away from the edge near the right leg.

The swirls were cut on my machine and I covered them with liquid pearls and I coated all the flowers with stickles.

Tilda was coloured with copic markers on ‘Make it Colour‘ blending card.

Skin: E000, R20, E01, E11
Hair: E30, E33, E37, E29
Red: R20, R22, R24, R29, E19
Jeans: B000, B00, BG05, B95. B97
Shading: C02, C04, C07, C09

Tip: When I blend my cheek colour I lay E000 down first, then I lay down the rosy cheeks with R20 then I blend with E01 and continue to colour as normal. You can add more R20 if it isn’t pink enough for you.

I would like to share my card with the following challenges today:

  1. Stamp Somthing – Tags or Pockets
  2. Totally Gorjuss – For someone special
  3. Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
  4. Allsorts – Anything Goes
  5. Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today and if this weather continues I’ll have a chance to craft all week!

Hugs and take care

Zoe xxoo


  1. shirley henry December 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    This card is GORGEOUS! Love the combo of papers and those flowers! Your coloring is beautiful.

  2. uptrot December 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    As always Zoe all I can say is wow, wow, wow, fab-u-lous! What an interesting card to look at and I am speechless about your colouring, just love all the little details, why does all those patterns work for you but not for me!!?? Jill x

  3. CHRISSY December 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Practice makes perfect……………..and to me this is.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Janette December 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous and sweet card, love the DP’s and colouring,enjoy the rest of your Christmas.xx

  5. Angela December 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    This is gorgeous Zoe! I really love how you colored this image – especially her hair! Beautiful work!! big hugs, Angela

    ps.. sorry it’s been raining and raining there.. we are in for a blizzard today eek!! 😉

  6. Anonymous December 27, 2010 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Gorgeous card!
    Love how you coloured tilda!

  7. Mary Lou December 27, 2010 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Gosh Zoe~~this is so dern cute!! Love the colors and your coloring is phenomenal 🙂
    Sweet Sweet Sweet!!!

  8. Peggie Wilkins December 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card and beautiful coloring.

  9. Rene December 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Oh this is so pretty!! Your coloring is amazing and everything about this card is delightful!
    Rene 😀

  10. Sandy December 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    What a bright and happy card Zoe – I love it!

  11. Dawn Bennett December 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is a really awesome card. Love this Tilda stamp/image. I love your coloring of her and your paper choices and the lace and swirls. Thanks for sharing….

  12. ljunewall December 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful love your coloring and your
    shading…. great dp’s and embellies

  13. Barb Hardeman December 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Zoe this is stunning. Your coloring is beyond belief, and your ingenious way of cutting around the oval and using the die is fabulous. Super job on the tag and your dp choices are gorgeous.

  14. Cami December 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Your card is beautiful!!! I like how you cut her out with the oval die first then around her legs! Great idea!

  15. Maz December 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe!
    Once again you have done a fabulous job with your coloring.
    I really enjoyed your tutorial on coloring as well.
    Very clever how you did the oval. Interesting combination of DP’s.
    I am on the Sunshine Coast except there is no sunshine and hasn’t been for days. Wondering where abouts you are in Brisbane???
    Hugs Maz

  16. Crystal Thomas December 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  17. Brenda December 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Hi there

    I am thrilled you have joined in my “Free and Easy” theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response – over 500 so far !

    I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the holiday preparations we all have to juggle means this is a “copied and pasted” message, for which I apologise.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    B x

    Have you entered my new candy

  18. Kim December 28, 2010 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Zoe, Your card is adorable!! Love the DP’s you used and all the embellishments and your coloring is outstanding. I so wish I could color like that…practice makes perfect. Yours is definitely perfect!! TFS!! Hugs, Kim

  19. paola December 28, 2010 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Your coloring is simply phenomenal!! love all the flowers and details, just perfect!

  20. Lisa aka Myran December 28, 2010 at 5:30 am - Reply

    This card is so pretty! Love everything; the dsp, flowers, tag and your amazing coloring. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly and happy holidays 🙂

  21. sevi December 28, 2010 at 6:18 am - Reply

    thank you so much for sharing,this card is so wonderfull.
    the colouring is just beautiful.
    greetz sevi

  22. *Vicki* December 28, 2010 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Oh wow!! This is totally precious!! I love it!! Your coloring is amazing and your little tag is just perfect!! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in at Stamp Something!!HUGS

  23. sally-annhanes January 19, 2011 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Another fantastic card – your colouring is excellent! I am trying to improve mine at the moment :-

  24. Nelly January 28, 2011 at 6:08 am - Reply

    So lovely card – catch my eyes with this sweetie stamp and your arrangiment with flowers!!

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