Mix n' Match – The Release is HERE!!!

Zoe July 14, 2011 69

Hi everyone!!

Woohooo, the long awaited release is here!!

It has been an incredible and fun ride playing along side Christy. She has been so wonderful to work with and I must thank her for all of her organising of this BIG event!!

The images we are releasing would have to be my favourite to date (do I say that nearly every time?!?) hahaa

My illustrators went the extra mile with their fabulously detailed background scenes, incredible little houses that Make it Crafty is famous for and my new illustrator with her gorgeous Victorian characters.

Christy has come to the party with a range of different characters that are just to die for! No matter what your taste and desire, she has something for you. With her darling little fairies, her tanker crew and stunningly gorgeous Victorian girls you will take great pleasure in colouring them up!

What a team hey?? When I saw all the creations come together from our girls I was blown away. I am sure you will be too!

So we of course want you to check out all the creations, so we have come up with a fun game!


hmmm… what does that entail?

Well you’ll have to head on over to the main launch page where you will find ALL the details on how you can play, what you can win and get inspired to mix n’ match the best images from two fabulous stores!
(Hey! I am allowed to be a little biased. hehee)


However, before you head on over, I do have a little project to share with you of my own!

I did it to myself again and went a little overboard with my merged images.

There are three little houses and three characters!

The size of the scene is 6 inches square and it took me FOREVER to colour but I think it was worth it.
I was very upset with how it was all turning out until I finally began to colour the characters (I started with the background first)

BUT, I am happy with the result. I know!! Not often you hear me say that!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here it is….

Here you can see Oliver and the Rusty Can House from MiC

This Precious from Tiddly Inks

In the back you can see the Steampunk House from MiC & Steampunker from Tiddly Inks

And here is a close up of the Big Steampunk Treehouse from MiC


So how long did it take to colour??

Well I had an early morning and woke up at 5:30am… began colouring and around 4pm in the afternoon it was finally finished.
Granted I didn’t colour that WHOLE time but I worked out it was probably over 5 hours of solid colouring time.

WHY do I do this to myself???!?!?!ย  hahaha

I do hope you like it though. ๐Ÿ™‚


Now one last thing before you head off to play.


Both Christy and I decided we would offer you a little bonus to get started combining our images.

For one week only we are offering you 15% off our new release images!!

Just enter the code MIXNMATCH at either of our stores on checkout to get your discount!

Make it Crafty Release

Tiddly Inks Release




Big Aussie Squeezes!!

Zoe xxoo


  1. Nikki July 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Your time was well Spent on coloring this it’s just a delight to see all those stamps layered over look stunning together ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. sugar n spice July 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Oh my God!!!! this is utterly breathtaking, I’ve spent ages just looking at your colouring technique “exquisite” and all those beautiful little details. An amazing card Zoe, it’s a labout of love.
    Suzi x

  3. bronlyn03 July 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, lovely job…great images although the first thing I said wa harry Potter ….lol

  4. Trudie Howard July 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! Definatly worth waiting for….. these are amazing….. Can’t wait to get started with some images myself now… FANTASTIC!!! xxxx

  5. KimberleyG July 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    It’s really neat how you can suggest the texture of the clothing. The red overskirt looks like crushed velvet because of the soft look. Some things I’ve seen you colour, like striped elf stockings, look very shiny. You sure have some mad skills!

  6. Stephanie aka Nerdette July 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Oh lovely! Precious’s dress is just breathtaking – I am weeping over the black portion of her dress, too amazing. A definite inspiration for me. Completely stunning scene.

  7. Christy/TI July 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Lady, you take my breath away with the incredible detail and lovely coloring all over this. So consistent and so amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have had complete fun working with you and all your lovely images!!! I haven’t been this inspired in a long time! ๐Ÿ™‚ So much fun!

  8. Sharon Keanly July 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Oh my GOSH! Your colouring is amazing!!! Always a delight to see what you’re up to. hugs Sharon, South Africa

  9. Alina July 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I’m speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don’t know what I like the most, everything looks breathtaking! My compliments and thank you for the inspiration!

    Hugs, Alina

  10. Aj. July 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!

    i wanna play

    i wanna play

    i wanna play

    i wanna play !!!!!

    Soup on, bread in the oven, more bread mixing… Printer printing.. Pencils, inks & brushes out !!


  11. Anne July 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    oh wow, wow and wow again!! Stuning creation, can’t wait to hop around and see the others
    Anne x

  12. Renata July 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Oh my ….. this is just fabulous! Your colouring is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.


  13. ForgottenScraps July 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Your insane! You know, I have *yet* to create something on this scale with so many merged images. Gulp… now I may have to eat my words… but seriously, I’ve tried, I’ve merged and I’ve even printed a few… but nooo… they all end up in the rubbish before I begin to color. LOL Maybe someday after I get some green faces colored. ๐Ÿ˜€ *Hugs

  14. Nathje July 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Wow, what can I say more… just wow…

    It’s utterly gorgeous,… breathtaking, …stunning!!!
    You’re amazing at colouring in, every detail is so well thought over, it’s really amazing.
    You are an inspiration although I don’t think I could ever get this result colouring in, but hey, a girl can dream ^^

    I wish I had your talent!!!
    Hugs Nath

  15. Ellephantastic July 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Woooohoooo today’s the day & Oh My Goodness that card is def your best yet Zoe….AWWWESOMMMEE!!! Well worth the time on it. Loving the brights colours & well everything!!
    Gotta go pennies burning a whole in my paypal LOL!!!

  16. Sandie July 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I’m bowled over and I haven’t even got to Tiddly Inks yet!! Most amazing release E.V.E.R!!

  17. creafrea July 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Wooohooo Zoe, that is just soooo stunning!! It is just drop dead gorgeous, I can imagine it cost you ages to colour but it was worth every minute. It’s a work of art it really is!!! Hugs, Frea

  18. khalinne July 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    wahouuuu !! c’est absolument magnifique. cette combinaison est incroyable et les couleurs wahouuuuu ! รงa valait la peine d’t passer autant de temps, c’est superbe :)))
    je suis en admiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. angelique July 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    hiya sweetie
    what a gorgeous coloring hunni
    it was time well spend sweetie
    it absolutly amazing
    have a great day to all
    hugs angelique

  20. Denise and Louise July 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    You never fail to leave me totally gobsmacked with your colouring – just awesome. Nothing else to say really!!
    Denise xx

  21. Debbie Pamment July 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    The work just putting this together – and the GORGEOUS job colouring – as with soooo many of your cards I think you need to frame this one too – it’s a masterpiece of steampunk fun!

  22. Joyce July 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! I just can’t believe your colouring! It’s absolutely amazing. And then, combining all those images…fabulous work of art! Of course, we are all hoping that some of that talent will rub off on us…lol.
    Joyce xx

  23. SannaS July 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    brilliant card!!! awesome scene!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  24. Vicky July 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I was completely bowled over when I saw this first time round, now I can have a good close look OMG I am even more blown away….
    I am totally dumb struck lost for words to describe how beautiful this is, every inch of colouring is sublime…Those folds in her dress, well, where do I start….

    It’s absolutely wonderful and so are you

  25. Angela Wood July 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe! Soooo many image and all colored beautifully! I KNOW it must have taken all day! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really do love all these images! hugs, Angela

  26. Alison July 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    WOW!!! this is STUNNING! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can see why it would take so long.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all the new images.. Congrats.. HUGS

  27. Tana Drake July 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Zoe, this is amazing. It is truly a work of art! Absolutely beautiful! I am loving the new designs that you and Christy have created, they are fabulous!

  28. Trexxann July 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Zoe -wowsers! This is a truly incredible creation. I hope you are celebrating in grand style tonight – you are one amazing talent. Txx

  29. dog lady July 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is very cool. I’ve been waiting patiently for the new release-now off to shop!

  30. bettina July 15, 2011 at 1:11 am - Reply

    my gosch! you are sooo good! brilliant coloring. so beautiful and everything and everyone almoust looks alive. its simply perfection! WOW! sometimes i so badly wanna be you.
    by the way, i just got my new chippies,woohooo (but i still would have prefered if it would have been you in that package,lol) thanks! i looove them!

  31. Tracy July 15, 2011 at 1:18 am - Reply

    WOW, a solid day of coloring. Now that’s what I call fun. LOL Your card is amazing. I especially love the coloring on Oliver. Off to go check out all the new releases. Hugs!

  32. Shazza July 15, 2011 at 1:37 am - Reply

    tis amazing Zoe x

  33. Renkata July 15, 2011 at 1:39 am - Reply

    wowwzzaaa Zoe,
    It’s no need alot of words about this amaizing project.
    Just DIVINE!

  34. Jenn Borjeson July 15, 2011 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Zoe – this is amazing, as always!!!!!

  35. Leanne July 15, 2011 at 3:32 am - Reply

    OMG Zoe!! AMAZING!! You’re imagination is awesome!! Gorgeous coloring and fantastic scene. I can’t get enough of looking at it. Congrats on ur new venture!! Love the mix n’ match!

  36. Maria Therese July 15, 2011 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Oh WOW these are so cool! And your coloring is amazing as always!!

  37. Judy July 15, 2011 at 4:32 am - Reply

    Well Zoe, all that work was well worthwhile and I can’t wait to get shopping on two of my favourite digicrafters sites. You and Christy have really done it this time, wow, what a collaboration. Your combined work is inspirational, thank you for all you have done to give us crafters the tools to create masterpieces of our own. If only I could colour as well as you can – it would need a miracle I think!! Congratulations to you both – I hope there’s more in the pipeline! Keep creating please – we all love you xxx

  38. Marilyn S July 15, 2011 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Jaw dropping gorgeous… holy cow, those yellow pants are crazy!

  39. Larissa July 15, 2011 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe!

    It has been an absolute pleasure to work with your prety images! Thanks so much!

    Your card is stunning. I am in love with your coloring! All the pleads are amazing, everything looks so real!


  40. Kerys July 15, 2011 at 7:45 am - Reply

    WOW!! That coloring is amazing!!! I would never have thought it had been done by hand if you hadn’t told me – you are AMAZING!!! Just wish I was half as good!! Thanks so much for the I spy game – it was great fun and everyone’s creations were fantastic! Really given me some great inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Kathy Bradley July 15, 2011 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Wow, Zoe, what an amazing and gorgeous card – it’s absolutely awesome. Your coloring continues to help me learn how to use my Copics – along with your wonderful tutorials. I love the new release – can I just say “wow” again!

  42. Loz ? July 15, 2011 at 8:23 am - Reply

    oh wow – wish I could find 5 hours!!! Don’t seem to have a spare second in these school holidays!! I love the new release (have just purchased some older scene digis to get my mojo running for now!) Your colouring is INCREDIBLE!!! ?

  43. Loz ? July 15, 2011 at 8:23 am - Reply

    oh wow – wish I could find 5 hours!!! Don’t seem to have a spare second in these school holidays!! I love the new release (have just purchased some older scene digis to get my mojo running for now!) Your colouring is INCREDIBLE!!! ?

  44. Loz ? July 15, 2011 at 8:23 am - Reply

    oh wow – wish I could find 5 hours!!! Don’t seem to have a spare second in these school holidays!! I love the new release (have just purchased some older scene digis to get my mojo running for now!) Your colouring is INCREDIBLE!!! ?

  45. Diamond Doll July 15, 2011 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe another Stunning creation and Awesome colouring.Precious is so gorgeous, will you be making her into a rubber stamp????
    Trish (-:

  46. Anonymous July 15, 2011 at 11:00 am - Reply

    All I can say, Zoe, is that this is AMAZING!!!!!!!


  47. Rosemarie Rohlfs July 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Just amazing!! The colors jump out and the illustrations are fun. They look like they belong together.

  48. Dana July 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I cannot get over Oliver’s pants!! All of your coloring is always amazing, especially the folds and creases in clothing but seriously, those pants of his just leap off the page! Amazing!!

  49. CRAZYCRAFTSHED July 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe
    This is stunning and amazing just love your colouting and colour’s are fabulous
    Hugs Dianne xx ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Lina July 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I’m absolutely ‘head over heels’ with this release. Love every single image. And am soooo inspired by your gorgeous card, what a great scene, and as always your coloring is fantastic.

  51. dawn haylock July 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Your colouring is just wonderful.Dawn

  52. kapree July 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Your coloring is just amazing! I love the new release the buildings are superb! Everyone has done a great job!

  53. Carole of Brum July 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    oh Zoe you’re just so inspirational! I see this and I want to go and start a whole new scene because i love what can be done with a printer and some pens. Doesn’t Oliver look so dashing in the colours you gave him? a very striking outfit. It’s a fabulous scene and brilliantly coloured.

    I love the new images, thanks so much for bringing them out and for the chance to play with them. CoB

  54. cgl1539 July 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Oh my wow what a gorgeous card. I cannot believe you got all that on one card. Absolutely fabulous, I love it! Your coloring is extraordinary.

  55. Embossing Queen July 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I absolutely adore your card. I particularly love the way you have coloured Oliver. The colours you have used for the whole image are fantastic. Love your work!

  56. Starla B July 16, 2011 at 2:30 am - Reply

    WOW!! The scene you created is just incredible. Your coloring is amazing…well worth the huge amount of hours you spent at it! =D I’m just speechless.

  57. Loz ? July 16, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    hey zoe.. quick question about your colour challenges… do you have to colour with copics to enter? or makers?

  58. Loz ? July 16, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    hey zoe.. quick question about your colour challenges… do you have to colour with copics to enter? or makers?

  59. Loz ? July 16, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    hey zoe.. quick question about your colour challenges… do you have to colour with copics to enter? or makers?

  60. beth schiller July 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Hey Zoe … fab images. Look like fun to color!

  61. Perla Rigonan July 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    this is simply amazing zoe! now if I can color half as good as you do, I’d be a happy crafter ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Arabella July 19, 2011 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe! This was totally worth the 5 hours! Gorgeous colouring and I love the new releases!


  63. Ildiko July 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Zoe it was worth every secend of it. It is GORGEOUS. Def try to play along just got to find time over the weekend

  64. Julie July 23, 2011 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Simply amazing – I’m green with envy at your colouring skills! x

  65. LindaS July 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Amazing coloring. You’ve taken a Stone from my heart telling how long it takes you yo color. Thougt it only was me who used a lot of time.
    I really enjoyed the spy challenge. Wonderful way to entroduce the new wonderful images which are totally cool. Thanks.

  66. kaylou July 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    wow I’m completley blown away… your work is just so amazing, not just your colouring but how you have cteated the whole concept… just l;oving it!…. I feel another purchase coming along.
    Big Hugs Kaylou xx

  67. Anita July 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Just gorgeous. I love watching your videos. I learn so much.

  68. Casper July 31, 2011 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Hiya Zoe,

    Oh my goodness, what a lot of colouring but oh so worth it!
    Amazing card and the scene is seemless,all elements are integrated and the full picture is awesome!

    Thank you for a great game of I SPY and the freebies too!

    Really enjoyed all the fun and games!

    Congratulations on the joint Launch to you and Chrissy!

    Fab work by all the DT,perfect showcase of all the images you all worked so hard- thank you!

    Yipppeee I completed all the I SPY game and got my SPY GLASS TOO!

    I hope I am a clever enough detective with my new spy Glass to win the game!

    Have a great Weekend!

    Wishing you and Tiddly Inks sucess now and in all your future endeavours!
    CONGRATULATIONS on a fab blog,and celebrations.

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  69. Carly W July 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Wow! I cant believe anyone coloured this, let alone in 1 day! You must be as magical as your creation! Wow! I’ll just pick my jaw up off the floor.

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