Make it Crafty Guests – Tea Party Hop!

Zoe August 1, 2013 103
Make it Crafty Guests – Tea Party Hop!

Welcome to the very special Make it Crafty Tea Party!

Find yourself a seat at the Big Tea Party and we’ll serve you up a drink!


Today, I have a selection of very special guests who have come together to create an amazing collection of inspirational artwork featuring a selection of just six images from the new collection

Alice in Wonderland!

As you hop from blog to blog you will see all the amazing variations that have been created using the six images below.

There’s more exciting news!

I am excited to share that Make it Crafty has turned three!!

So I wanted to make sure this release coincided with an even bigger celebration!

A MASSIVE Thank You to all of YOU!
Your support and friendships have kept me going and help to make each day worth waking up with a smile!

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate can you?!?! hehe


Of course there are a BUNCH of Prizes to be had and you’ll find out all that information at the end, BUT make sure you look for these letters along the way and write them down.
At the end, you need to work out what the question is…
THEN, enter the answer on the very last page in the form I have set up.

You’ll find your first letter on AMANDA‘s blog
(your next stop on the hop)

They look like this…
but this isn’t the first one OK! πŸ™‚


Plus, comment along the way as I just happen to have a few hidden prizes
and you just never know what you’ll find hiding under your chair!! πŸ˜€


OK, so how about I finally get to a little inspiration??

I really needed to make my father a birthday card and I couldn’t decide what to use when it hit me that the Steampunk Caterpillar would be perfect for a masculine card!

Throw on some chipboard cogs and bits and bobs and keep off the flowers…Β  LOL



Hopefully he likes it!!

I hope you have fun on the hop!
If you ever get lost along the way, just pop back here as I have the whole list at the bottom of this post.

The fun doesn’t stop here and if you head through this door you’ll find your way to

Big Aussie Squeezes!!

Zoe xox


My Special Guests!

MiC Store Blog


  1. alethea August 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Wow, awesome card Zoe. Love all the elements you have added and of course your colouring is amazing!! I’m sure your Dad loved his card! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of this fab hop!!! HUgsxx

  2. Sally August 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Awesome card for your dad. And a great start to your blog hop

  3. Pia Puma August 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome and your coloring is something extra. Love the chipbord instead of the flowers.

  4. Melissa Sackman August 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I just love the images so far and can’t wait for them all. The Steampunk Caterpillar is just perfect for a guy card. Such a beautiful coloring job and the papers and bits are perfect too. Off to hop.

  5. Gloria Westerman August 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Oh this is so cool…I love all the details you added…love it…tfs

  6. Corinne August 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    WOW, so fantastic and I know he will love it.. Awesome coloring as always…

  7. Emma August 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Super card & your colouring is amazing. I get stuck when making male cards as i never know what to do x

  8. Erica August 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Your card looks great, love the sepia look makes the image pop!

  9. Debs Mitchell August 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Oh I LOVE these… they are amazing… I adore the caterpillar! Off to hop… and drool! πŸ™‚ x

  10. AmyH August 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Fabulous creation Zoe! For some reason, his nose is my favourite part!

  11. Ruth August 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Love the images and the colouring is fab!!

  12. Madeleine August 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Oh Zoe, your card is AMAZING, your coloring is perfection and the whole card just feels right! πŸ˜€

  13. Milly August 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Fabulous card Zoe!!

  14. Janice August 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Zoe you are an amazing artist! Your coloring is so inspiring! Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this fun hop!

  15. Darchelle B. August 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Love the mix of modern & vintage–great card!!

  16. Lissa August 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Let the games begin!!

  17. Pat K August 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Amazing creation Zoe. Off to do this fun hop.

  18. Maryann August 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Some absolut stunning creations here again Zoe. I totally love these new images. And now I better get out on the hope here and hope for a bit of luck and great inspiration. he he

  19. Delphine August 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Oh wow… Gorgeous gorgeous work! Completely in love with your colouring as always and I love the distressed elements! Back to under the table now ;)… BIG hugs Delphine xx

  20. Denise August 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Your Father will love this card – and I am loving all the gorgeous new images. Happy Birthday xx

  21. vicki b August 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Awesome!! I love your colouring is amazing love it.. πŸ™‚

  22. Colleen August 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    So glad its finally released, a very happy third birthday and I LOVE the card for your dad πŸ™‚

  23. Maria August 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    wow, this is so exciting!! The coloring on your card is super amazing!! I am sure your father would love it!!

  24. Celina M August 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Wow, what an amazing array of images! I love them all! Thank you for the opportunity to win prizes and for all the inspiration!

  25. Avril Watson August 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Zoe, your dad is going to love this card, so much love and work has gone into making it…Happy Birthday to Make it Crafty xxx

  26. Dorinda August 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    So excited for you and us ????. Big happy MIC birthday!!! Live your card and sure your father will too.

  27. Ellen J August 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    It was an amazingly great card you have made, your dad was probably very happy about this. Thanks for the look, greetings from NORWAY

  28. Mary lou August 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    WOW Zoe…3years is FABULOUS~~CONGRATS Friend!!! Superb collection…so wondrous!!! Your card is Magnificent!! I have to share that YOU have inspired me with your awesome tutorials over the past 3 years…I THANK YOU!!! I know I haven’t played along in challenges recently but I have visited and purchased and VALUE You!
    With love

  29. Teresa Xanthos August 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Zoe!! This is incredible, your card is awesome and I just adore the Steampunk Caterpillar! Congratulations to you Lovely, and Happy 3rd Birthday MiC. xxx

  30. Sue Peck August 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! What a stunning card, well worth framing! I adore the images and your colouring is inspiring.

  31. Penny Busch August 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congrats on a a fabulous release

  32. reni August 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    wow Zoe, this is awesome.
    Fantastic images and as always your colouring is FAB!

  33. Irene August 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    This is just AMAZING. Your coloring is fab.

  34. Colleen August 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Happy 3rd Birthday! Your coloring is always so inspiring Zoe!

  35. Jeanette W. August 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Yet another beautiful collection! Love your inspirational card.

  36. Debra Shaw August 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    What can I say?…….. Truly Amazing collection, and Happy Birthday.
    Hugs Debs

  37. Tracey Jean August 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Steampunk Caterpillar is just awesome…

  38. Avril Watson August 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Just back from going around the Hop, and WOW, fabulous creations out their, and don’t think I could pick a favourite, but I have picked some new friends to follow, so thank you for that…great work, to you and all the girls who took part, xxx

  39. Frea August 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, congrats on three years Make it Crafty! this is the best release EVER!! I just love Alice and her companions, and love the way you encorporated such different styles in your release. I am now off hopping. Hugs Frea

  40. Tertia August 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    WOW!! That’s all I can say. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this. I am having serious inferiority symptoms after seeing how talented all these artists are!
    Love your card. One day, when I am all grown up, I hope to colour like that!

  41. Sandra L. August 2, 2013 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Fantastic cards. Your coloring and choice of colors is super. Finished the hop and am in awe of all the amazing creations.

  42. Diana P August 2, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Wow such an awsome card, Im always stuck for boy cards which is hard having 3 boys and all grandsons lol

  43. heidy August 2, 2013 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe,you did it again,amazing card,your dad will love it!
    XXX heidy

  44. Dragonlady August 2, 2013 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Fantastic colouring, love the bright colours and amazing image.

  45. annmarie August 2, 2013 at 12:46 am - Reply

    The all the coloring . Such amazing works.

  46. Carla Suto August 2, 2013 at 12:51 am - Reply

    This is truly amazing, Zoe! Your coloring is absolutely spectacular! Happy 3rd birthday! Off to hop!

  47. Sheri Loatwall August 2, 2013 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Awesome card Zoe!!! Great images!!! Love them.

  48. Donna Mundinger August 2, 2013 at 12:59 am - Reply

    What a fabulous hop! I ADORE anything Alice and your new collections are beyond fabulous. LOVE your Steampunk caterpillar. the bits and bobs are fantastic and your coloring ROCKS! Thanks for a chance to win. xxD

  49. Monica Rathbun August 2, 2013 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Thank you for another set of amazing images!!! Love Alice in Wonderland. This will be fun.

  50. Beccy August 2, 2013 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Oh wow Zoe you have outdone yourself with this collection it’s amazing – and happy third birthday Hun I can’t believe it has been so long already.
    Hugs Beccy

  51. Stephanie Allen August 2, 2013 at 2:53 am - Reply

    The Steampunk Caterpillar is such a wonderful change to the usual Caterpillar for Alice in Wonderland. The card is inspirational since I always have trouble with manly embellies

  52. Monica =) August 2, 2013 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Wow!!!! What a fab release!!!
    Your card is stunning, love your coloring and all the details. I bet your father loved his card <3

  53. Crissy August 2, 2013 at 3:49 am - Reply

    Is there a limit to what you can do? Cuz, I think not. You keep growing as an artist, and keep raising the bar for all the others. Zoe. You are beyond words amazing at your craft! Keep it up because you inspire and teach the rest of us! Love, Crissy xo

  54. Julie Reed August 2, 2013 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Happy 3rd Anniversary and wow what a way to celebrate, such fab new images and your steampunk caterpillar is lush.
    Jules x

  55. Brenda Lee August 2, 2013 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Amazing coloring on your card and a fantastic layout. What a fun collection.

  56. Ina August 2, 2013 at 4:34 am - Reply

    They are just gorgeous

  57. Diana August 2, 2013 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Steampunk is 1 of my favs and Alice is another.
    Love what u have done. Thank u.

  58. Mandy August 2, 2013 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Zoe your card is fabulous and as for the new release it is absolutely gorgeous!! Just wanted to say a hug thank you to you for letting me be part of this wonderful release and to wish MIC a huge Big Happy 3rd Birthday πŸ™‚

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  59. Danni August 2, 2013 at 5:12 am - Reply

    What an amazing card! Wowzers! You are so talented! Thank you again for letting me play along with your hop and release!! Happy 3rd Birthday MIC!!

  60. Jess S. August 2, 2013 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Great card! I love your colouring job. And those wooden accents look fabulous. πŸ™‚

  61. Brenda Lee August 2, 2013 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Just had to come back and say “thank you” for the surprise.

  62. Michelle August 2, 2013 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe, rather excited about your fab new release and your dad’s card looks amazing!! Hope he liked it and had a fab birthday x off to hop xx

  63. sandra August 2, 2013 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Beautiful card Zoe!!
    can’t wait to see all the others, must be magnificent with those beautiful images.Off to the hop πŸ™‚

  64. Shell August 2, 2013 at 6:55 am - Reply

    OMG this is just amazing Zoe…thanks for the chance to be a guest in this hop xxx

  65. Annika August 2, 2013 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Wow, you’ve accomplished a fabulous collection here! Specially LOVE the colour of your caterpillarguy! Well done πŸ™‚ X Annika

  66. Andrea August 2, 2013 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Wow love the collection just had to by the steampunk Alice in Wonderland loved the mad hatter in it xx

  67. Sami August 2, 2013 at 7:47 am - Reply

    First up … Happy Birthday MiC .. gratz on three awesome years!! secondly … Wow … I’m in love with these new collections!!!! Love them!!!! πŸ™‚ can’t wait to colour some up soon!! πŸ™‚ xxx

  68. Penny August 2, 2013 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Fabulous Steampunk design! Love all the details and your wonderful coloring! Congratulations on 3 years! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  69. kaylou August 2, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe
    wow , this is just so awsome, I love it .I want to wish you a big Happy Birthday and I hope you have another awesome year, I love your work and your creativity and also your amazing generosity, thank you so much for having me to ‘Tea’.
    Big Hugs Kaylou xx

  70. Lisa August 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Fantastic creation and your coloring is superb!

  71. Deni (Angel Scrapbook Goodies) August 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! Love all the Alice stuff you’ve done a great job x

  72. Lynda August 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Your coloring is amazing!!!!

  73. Margy August 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Your team have made some fantastic cards! Had fun on the blog hop.

  74. Cindy B August 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    An absolute stunning card! Love the steam punk caterpillar!

  75. Ea Christiansen August 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous card – love your coloring.
    If your dad don’t like it, you are more than welcome to send it to me ;o) he he he

  76. sandra Botham August 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Oh my what a fantastic card. Men’s cards are so difficult but this is amazing. I know my Dad would love something like this. Thank you for sharing. x

  77. Marina August 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Wow this card is amazing and the stamp to! I’m looking forward to hop on πŸ™‚

  78. Mary B August 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Amazing card!!! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  79. Geraldine August 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Awesome Zoe! Here’s to another great 3 years with your wonderful designs. Love them !

  80. Patricia August 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Love Alice and love steampunk so what else could I say but fabulous collection! Happy 3rd πŸ™‚

  81. Laura J August 3, 2013 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Wow this is fab! Very masculine x

  82. Nicole Mullen August 3, 2013 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Stunning card! Love the image!

  83. Tanya August 3, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Fantastic card, and AMAZING collection!!! Love them all πŸ™‚

    Tanya xx

  84. Kim K August 3, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Wow..this is gorgeous! I am sure he is going to love it! HUGS

  85. Fabi August 3, 2013 at 1:49 am - Reply

    wow! fantastic, your coloring is ridiculous, amazing!!!! love it…Fab xxx

  86. Joyce August 3, 2013 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Awesome card! Love the composition and the coloring. Love the way you did the purples! Congratulations on your “birthday” and new stamp launch!

  87. Tammy Valley August 3, 2013 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Lovely card! Great collection.Can’t wait to see what’s to come.

  88. Gunvor August 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Fab card! Congrats on your “birthday” and to a new, awesome collection! It will be so much fun to hop along and see more lovely creations!

  89. Tricia August 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Everything is so inventive and creative, and we already know how talented you are with color. I have a question, Did you get your card done for your father, because a guess at this pic maybe hinting about a late person, 10;30 or 2;00?? I believe I am really stretching the info here….looking forward to the rest .. . . .

  90. Embossing Queen August 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Amazing card and I adore the new collection!

  91. Flutterbytrina August 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Fantastic colouring as usual!!! You are so talented I just love the new collection and I can’t wait to colour more πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this! xxx

  92. Kelly Smith August 4, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Wow i love the new collection! Amazing creation as always from you!

  93. Jaana August 4, 2013 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Allright, I’ll start patying now !

  94. Jan Garber August 4, 2013 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Too cool! Love the images!

  95. Mary August 4, 2013 at 9:50 am - Reply

    What fun images – i have always loved anything to do with Alice, and your colouring is wonderful as usual.

  96. Kristi D August 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the hop!

  97. Denise August 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Simply amazing love the hop so far xx

  98. Denise August 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Awesome blog hop and love the surprise at the end..thanks so much.. everyone showcased them beautifully such amazing talent hugs xx

  99. cass August 5, 2013 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Amaziong card

  100. ForgottenScraps August 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Your Steampunk Caterpillar colors are off the charts! Really inspires me to use some new color combos. πŸ˜€

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