New Beginnings Blog Hop

Zoe January 11, 2013 49
New Beginnings Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Today the Make it Crafty team are starting a new inspirational post where we’ll be having two blog hops a month inspiring you with MiC products of course on a particular theme.

The first theme is ‘New Beginnings’ beind the new year and all.

I had a friend ask me the other day if I have any ‘New Year Resolutions’ and I immediately said ‘No’ as I really don’t believe in them – I personally think if you want to make a change about yourself then there’s no better time to make that change than now! No matter what time of year it is. 🙂  However… this year I do in fact have a New Years resolution I guess, as last year was one of those years where I had a few things thrown at me and it turned into one of those ‘Grow Up’ years. 🙂

So in fact my New Years Resolution is to not only ‘think’ about the things I would like to do for someone – but to actually ‘Do’ what I thought.
You see, I have this tendency to have these ideas of things I want to do, or make or get for someone – a family member, friend and in cases even strangers – and I don’t always fulfil those thoughts of mine and then I fell terrible because I don’t understand why I didn’t! I have a number of half started projects intended for people that they have never received. Of course these people have no idea I even had these thoughts and it is me who puts myself through the agony of guilt but still my plan this year is to stop procrastinating and make/do those things I thought up.

So do you believe in New Year Resolutions? Do you have any this year?


New Make it Crafty Team!

I had an agonising decision to make recently from many amazing applicants for the Make it Crafty DT call. Wow! I was so amazed by so much talent that wanted to join my team. I have just announced the new ladies joining the MiC family and a number of them are joining in on our very first hop too! Jump over to the store blog here to see who will be offering you even more inspiration this year!


Here’s my card for the hop!

This is “Christine Soprano” who is part of a new collection I will be releasing very soon – the ‘Masquerade’ collection. 🙂


Here’s the blog hop list!











 Mary J




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun on the blog hop!!

Big Aussie Squeezes!

Zoe xo


  1. Kasey ~ in Oz January 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Stunning, I love the new image and your colour work is as always amazing. Thanks for making me part of your fabulous design team!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Stephanie Hester January 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous!! Such an inspiration. So glad to be a part of this amazing team!

  3. Margaret A January 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Lovely card Zoe. I love the image. I hope it is a digi stamp. I will buy it when it becomes available.
    I love blog hops, thank you for starting this one.

  4. Michelle January 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe

    Wow, stunning!
    Such a great image and the colours you have chosen for her dress are beautiful together.

    Michelle :o)

  5. Trudie January 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Hi boss!! Such an amazing card! Can’t wait to colour this image up and I love all your addes elements! Thank you so much for having me join such a talented team….. This is going to be so much fun!! xx

  6. ForgottenScraps January 11, 2013 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Love your project and so fun to show the new image!! Regarding my own project… cough, cough…. I never made it back in the pink room this week so had to go with “Plan B.” (Luckily I had a Plan B! LOL)

  7. Ewelina January 12, 2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Fantastics card ! You are so talented!

  8. Adriana January 12, 2013 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I am very excited about the new blog hops you have planned throughout the year and can’t wait to see the ‘Masquerade Collection’.
    You never cease to amaze me with the work you create…it’s such an inspiration 🙂


  9. Carla Suto January 12, 2013 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Zoe! The image is gorgeous and you have colored it exquisitely! So excited about all the new plans and the new DT! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer January 12, 2013 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Oh Zoe, this is beautiful! I absolutely love the colours for her dress!

  11. Donnac January 12, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Your cards are always so beautiful Zoe! The coloring is absolutely awesome!

  12. Viv January 12, 2013 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Stunning Zoe! She is gorgeous and you’re colouring is always to die for! Love it! Viv xxxxx

  13. Shazza January 12, 2013 at 5:51 am - Reply


  14. Cathy K January 12, 2013 at 6:15 am - Reply

    That card is absolutely amazing, I keep going back to it and looking again. I love the image and the layout and the coloring. Can you come to my house and teach me LOL Thank you for sharing it hugs, Cathy K

  15. Fiona-Kate January 12, 2013 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Love the new image. As per usual your colouring is brilliant and love the colour selection.


  16. Mary J January 12, 2013 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Superb colouring as usual, Zoe! And just love the gorgeous detail and inky chipboard!

  17. Corinne January 12, 2013 at 8:15 am - Reply

    oh wow, double WOW … can’t wait for this release to come out… AMAZING job Zoe

  18. Jeanette January 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    This is stunning. Just love this image and your colour choice is brilliant

  19. Leanne January 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe!
    This is a gorgeous card and the new theme is brilliant! Can’t wait to see it in the store. The colors are lovely and the accents really make the whole card girly. Love it.
    I don’t really have any resolutions either. One I always have the same one and I never complete it. I love your resolution because it does hit home for me as well. I have a few unfinished projects that I hope to complete this year, I guess that’s my new years resolution and i really want to work on my coloring. oops didn’t expect to have such a long answer! >.<

  20. Cindi Wells January 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Wow, wonderful card. I am new to copics would you mind sharing the colors that you used? It would be so ever helpful.


  21. Debbie Pamment January 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    OMG Zoe – this is gorgeous! Way to showcase the new images – LOVE your colour combo and layout!

  22. Alyce January 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Ahhhh LOVE her!!! how amazing! and your colouring is so pretty and soft. What colour did you use for the background? it is very pretty…and I love those papers too! 🙂

  23. Daria January 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Zoe, your card is so beautiful!!!

  24. Embossing Queen January 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    She is gorgeous Zoe! I love the papers you have used on your card. Can’t wait to see what everyone else has made. I love doing hops, it always inspires me.

  25. Natalka January 13, 2013 at 4:02 am - Reply

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  26. Natalka January 13, 2013 at 4:04 am - Reply

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  27. Tracy Payne January 13, 2013 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Look at you Girl, are you after my title, lol. I see I have left an impression on you. Gorgeous card Zoe and love the colours you have chosen.
    Hugs Tracy x

  28. Bron January 13, 2013 at 8:08 am - Reply

    See you really are the worlds sweetest person…..I understand your guiltiness though as I often have fantastic intentions and I really want to do it and then time gets in the way and it gets put aside and then I become ashamed that I had not done it even though as yo say I am the only one who new of my intentions!
    Now onto your card I just LOVE it. Cant wait to play with these images.
    Big Hugs Bron x

  29. Dianne January 13, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous and beautiful card Zoe love the image and fabulous colour’s
    Hugs Dianne xx 🙂

  30. Trish Verner January 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful card- your colouring is incredible. TFS

  31. Frea January 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Ho Zoe, wow that image is just so gorgeous!! I really want it!! totally agree with you thoughts on new year resolutions. I started this year doing something I’ve been wanting to do for years; I refused to go to the new years afternoon of my employer. It’s been an ordeal for 8 years now, and all my co workers (650!!) complain and hate it. We’ve been complaining about it to the central management but they just won’t listen, so I didn’t go! And it felt good I must say. At least I did something, I said no, something that is pretty difficult for me hehe. Hugs Frea

  32. Frea January 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks for listening, sorry for rambling on ;-). I’m off hopping now! Hugs again!

  33. Christy Sugiarto January 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card with beautiful coloring ! Love it ….

  34. Frea January 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I’m back from blogging; wow have you got a brilliant group of people in your team! Loved the inspiration. Have a great Sunday, hugs Frea

  35. Julie January 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    This is just gorgeous Zoe. You are the fold queen! I love the colors in the dress, so striking.


  36. liz marsden January 14, 2013 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Love this image, gorgeous colouring as always, enjoy your new DT , hugs Liz xx

  37. Maryann January 14, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    This is such a gorgeous card too Zoe and again the coloring s so perfect. I must admit, I´m sooooooo amazed about sooooo much talent in coloring here on your new team, I´m totally blown away and I´m soooooooo jealous and wish I could color just half as good as all you talented girls, but I sure have some serious practice to do first, that´s for sure LOL.

  38. Sharman January 14, 2013 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Over the top beautiful Zoe. All of your work is just so beautiful. I totally understand your resolution. I also do not make resolution for the exact reasons. Sometimes I have what I think are great ideas to do for people and then..Nothing.. and then I am mad at myself..And then guilt… This past year has kicked my butt also and I have had to make several changes in my life not by choice but by life and death necessity. But I have decided that God apparently is trying to strengthened me through these situations that I now find myself in so I better find a way to make the best of them. Hopefully we will be able to remind each other about our resolutions throughout the Love ya. miss talking with you and I am sure this new release is going to be fantastic as always……….

  39. Beth January 14, 2013 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Gorgeous Zoe! Can’t wait to see the new images!

  40. Anniebee January 14, 2013 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Oh, Zoe! I adore this new character and can’t wait for the unveiling of the rest of this new collection! I have a feeling they’ll all be big sellers for you. I don’t have time to hop this minute but I’ll be back later. I’m dying to see what the designers have done.

  41. Zehra January 14, 2013 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Wow this card is gorgeous love ur coloring it is amazing I love the chip boards too

  42. elaine coustley January 14, 2013 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Love all you have put on this card. x

  43. Virginia January 14, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Oh my this image is gorgeous, and the card simply stunning! Now to see if I can get through the blog hop without interuption. x x

  44. Samone Giblett January 14, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    a Stunning card

  45. loni Force January 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Love that masked girl I love all that has to do with masquerade and mardi gras. I have a tattoo on my forleg with a masked lady- cant waite till that collection comes out.

  46. Danielle January 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card and fab image. I love all her folds and your coloring is always inspiring as are your layouts!

  47. jennifer Dove January 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    love the card Zoe gonna be a doozy to color with all those folds 🙂

  48. Cindy B January 15, 2013 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Wow! This is a gorgeous card and what a pretty stamp!

  49. Trish Verner January 17, 2013 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Fabulous card and congrats to all the new folk on the DT

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