Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Zoe - Make It Crafty hop and CANDY!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZOE!!!!
To commemorate this joyous occasion, we're so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop disguised as a Christmas Blog Hop!! We wanted to celebrate Zoe's Birthday in style so there are lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies and even a gallery album for you to express your own birthday greetings. ;D This is one hop you don't want to miss and it only goes from now until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without some new images?! Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on anyone's holiday list - but the best part is you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd.  Click on this link HERE to see them all.) Be warned, the coupon code is only for this week even thought the blog hop is for two weeks - so make sure to grab them at this sale price while you can!

Before we get to the hop, there's more details and a surprise in order... Everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!!  Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop below and winners will be announced on Friday, October 14th on their individual blogs.  Feel free to grab the badge below and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop!

I'd ask if you're ready for some inspiration yet, but wait... we've got yet another surprise for you!! We contacted one of Zoe's artists (S.H.) who also wanted to participate and drew us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion. Thank you!!

This is "Party Girl Zoe" and isn't she ca-ute! We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we're giving away Part Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email Barbara at ForgottenScraps@gmail.com with a link to your project to claim her!

You should have arrived here from Angela's blog - if not, I would suggest you jump straight to Make It Colourful blog and start the hop from the beginning. Believe me, you don't want to miss a thing!

Aren't the new images just freakin' AWESOME!!! There is a lot of variety in new release but I chose to practice with these cute manga adorables - Angel and Cherub together. They are also available separately but I couldn't possibly bear to keep them apart.

I am still learning how to colour that style of an image and having great fun with it! I did go a bit overboard with angels robe and shading around her eyes and as a result she looks slightly grubby and suffering with sleep deprivation. Just like me, really.
I also used some cute snowflakes and flourishes from Make It Crafty chipboard range, just dabbed them with white pigment ink.
The papers are from Prima new North County Christmas pad, which is delightfully vintage and different. The sentiment is a digi by Raindrop Echo Designs.
 And now to the candy - I have all this lot to give away to one lucky commenter!  Just pop your name onto the linky list!
 Now it's time to hop on - your next stop is Delphine's amazing blog!
 


The challenges:
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) Wings
My Mum's Craft Shop - #24 Boys and Girls
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E -2 Or More, Ribbon, Twine, Lace, Fabric
Aly's Sunday Challenge - 1E, 2W - (temporarily monthly) Bows 
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - 1E, SIO - Christmas Card
2 Sisters - #58 Gingham or Plaid
Marks Finest Papers -#74  Things with Wings
Raise The Bar - things with wings 
Hanna And Friends - #112 Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - #88 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Let's Celebrate
Magical Mondays - 2W, mystical/fantasy image - (2nd week) Christmas in September
My Craft Spot - 1E - Ribbon
Paper Creations Ink - 2W - (2nd week) Buttons or Bows

Hugs to all!


105 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh these 2 are just FABULOUS together - as always you've brought them to life with your amazing colouring Nik - just gorgeous!!
xXx

Carly said...

Beautiful! I love how his hair holds up the halo :)
Your colouring is so vibrant and I love the layout of your card.

Mary J said...

STUNNING!

Carole of Brum said...

Ooh you did it again! Just brilliant, both the colouring and the cardmaking are magic.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

What a great card :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

Sandra said...

Your coloring is amazing! Love this little angels, they are so cute! Hugs Sandra

Gea said...

Haha! That little angel indeed looks a bit tired, but hey, being an angel is very hard work!
I've peeked aroud your blog and it's totally awesome, you have another follower!
Hugs Gea

Zoe said...

lol Niks - you sure are a character. You bring so many deep hurting belly laughs into my life, and a saw jaw. LOL Another fabulous creation and even though you disagree and everyone tells you this all the time and I too sound like a broken record - you just 'have it' - you're special Niks. xxoo

Angela said...

What a sweet couple this is and you've really colored them so beautifully! Beautiful card, Annika. hugs, Angela

BlackBird said...

Oh, that´s a nice couple!

Toni said...

Annika your just fabulous with your Colouring love it those are two cute little angels just fabulous love it Toni xx

Boxofcolours said...

Niks you've done it again - simply beautiful.
Hugs
Jane

Delphine said...

Right... Suffering from sleep deprivation... you maybe, but not her!!! Your couple looks amazing, Annika, and your colouring is just fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

sara said...

Amazing card!!! gorgeous colouring as always!!! Love all the details and papers!

Shelby said...

Your coloring is always so amazing! You've made these cuties look like they are coming off the page! Wonderful work

Shelby

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Stunning card! LOVE all the layers and decadence, BUT those are the most precious little angels ever!!

Kim Kelley said...

Gorgeous! Love the papers! Great coloring!

CraftyLoops said...

Your card is so lovely, its coloured so beautifully. Lee xx

Gale said...

Wow. Beautiful card. Love the images and that ribbon treatment is right on. The pleated dark red really sets of the image above. Great work on the layout!

Back to hopping.

:) gale

Beccy said...

oh wow Annika they are adorable. Your colouring is always so full of depth I just love it.

beccy x

Jo said...

This is so pretty. I love the color choice that you have done.

Amy said...

The angels look great together! And I love the paper choice.

Renkata said...

OMG Annika, this is awesome.
Thanks for showing this card and the new images are awesome.

jan farnworth said...

love your card.

Cleota said...

Cute cute images! I love your coloring - it's fabulous - don't know what you're talking about "trying to get the hang of it" it's wonderful!!

movingwest04 said...

Luv th colors

MaRyKaY said...

Wow what a fab new digi.
I see nothing wrong with her eyes. We are always are worse critic. I love watching your video's. I hope to be able to color as good as you someday. Thanks for sharing.

Kerys said...

Beautiful card - love how you put the 2 images together! That sentiment is way cute too! :-) Just posted the blog hop on my blog :-)

Shazza said...

this is great Annika, love the images and thanks for the candy too x

Bernadet said...

your coloring is just AMAZING.
I really love this image

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Annika, your coloring is just gorgeous!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, I just bought this digi and I can't wait to color it up. You've done such a fantastic job on your coloring. I have to find a tutorial on coloring hair. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous. I just love how you put the two images together. TFS.

Autumn said...

How precious are they! Love, love, love it!! Your coloring is sensational, this is one gorgeous creation! TFS and for the chance at some wonderful candy!
xxAutumn

Marie-Anne said...

What a great card!

Thank you very much for the change to win that lovely candy.

Marie-Anne

Alina said...

your colouring is simply stunning, Annika! beautiful card!
hugs, Alina

JoAnne said...

These little angels are so sweet. Your coloring work, especially on the white gown, is amazing. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win these delightful goodies.

LindaS said...

Wow I love this hop so much wonderful inspiration. Your coloring is gorgeous and I really like the pleated ribbon.

Samantha said...

fabulous card love all your shading! so pretty! lovely images too!
Thanks 4 coming to play with us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday Hope to see you again soon you can enter up to 3 times each challenge, Hugs Samantha

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous as always!!!

Ellis said...

Gorgeous christmas card! =) Looks like a fun candy too! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Leanne said...

Omy!! These two are must haves!! Thanks for sharing ur beautiful coloring and card. It's gorgeous!
Fanstastic shading. TFS! ;)

Elaine Stark said...

Great image and colours. Lovely use of ribbons. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday.Elaine

Lydia said...

Wonderful cards you make.
Thank for the chance to win

Hugs Lydia

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, they're just precious together. Love this! xxD

Sandy G said...

What a lovely card, these two images are sooo cute. Great blog candy too.

Deonna said...

You've did it again! Another fabulous card. Your little angels are simply adorable and that blog candy is Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it.

JLJ Designs said...

Fantastic card! I love that gorgeous ribbon and the sentiment is perfect for the image.

Jen

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

...just Barbara said...

They may not of turned out the way you expected but they are drop dead gorgeous!! Lucky me they're angels so now that I'm dead, I'll be in good company. LOL Love the depth and coloring - and those eyes, WOW, love the deep shadows on brow and I'm going to have to try that. Gorgeous card too. Hope you can find some sleep and thanks so much for being part of this hop - it's been exciting!! *Hugs

Mary Lou said...

This angel and cherub ~~WOW they are a must have!!!!!
Amazing work dear!!!! Love how you create!!
Hugz of thanks for those FABULOUS gifts you are sharing:) Hope I am lucky!!
Biggg Hugz

Renee said...

Your colouring is so phenomenal!!! I adore the depth you can achieve and the design of your card is brilliant!!! Super cute!!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Fantastic image and it doesn't look the least bet grubby to me! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win a fab prize!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I was so excited I forgot to thank you for joining us this week at KKKG's challenge. Love your card!

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Your angle card is lovely you must be the master of the copic colouring. Congratulations.

sharman said...

This is soooooo cute.... I love them together. Your coloring is awesome... GREAT JOB.......I love the colors.....

vicmbee said...

beautiful card and sweet little image you have done a fab job..

Joy said...

Darling card and great coloring!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Brenda said...

Beautiful card!! Love the fab details! Thank you for playing with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is stunning.. Just love those angels. So cute.
Hug, Pat

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card and love the cute little images:) The colours you chose all match and are so perfect:)
Huggs
Lynn xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Annika!! I love how you colored the darling angels. Got to admit I laughed about the eyes like she is sleep deprived....That would be me! Gorgeous details and design my friend.
hugs,
Chris

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

your coloring is fabulous, love it. thanks for the chance to win blog candy

Rufus said...

She's obviously an angel for a crafter, aren't we all sleep deprived?! I think she's adorable, by the way! And, of course, they belong together!
Great hop, and thanks for the chance at some yummy looking candy.
R/

Linda Imler said...

Annika,

I love your blog name, I am so messy when I scrap or make cards. Glad I'm not the only one. :)

Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

Linda I

Vicky said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic candy.

Viv said...

Wow! They look adorable together! I love your colouring of her gown ,and her eyes look fine to me! Maybe she's just been partying a bit too much! LOL!
Beautiful ribbons too Niks, that folded red looks divine!

Viv xx

Mad Moose said...

Stunning card! and a wonderful colouring job

Lisa M said...

Gorgeous card!!! Your images are so vivid and bright and the bow embellishments are perfect for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us.
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card you made. Nice color, especially the hair and the background I find great color. Nice detail.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This card is amazing. What a sweet image and your coloring is out of this world fabulous. Super gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" Challenge this week. It is a thrill to see what you created for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bettina said...

oh, they are sooo cute togheter!
hugs!

Kristina said...

Annika,
OOOh my goodness, Love your card! Love how you colored your angles! Your awesome! Beautiful beautiful card!
Peace,
Kristy

Melanie said...

Oh, Annika, they're lovely. You are so harsh on yourself, the whole card is adorable and I like the chipboard snowflakes - a little strange for me now I'm living so far from any snow!
Your blog hop candy is very generous too, just like you!

Dana said...

Lady, your coloring is ALWAYS such an inspiration to me!! Not just your coloring but the fun, unique way you put together your cards also! Love it!!
Hugs~
Dana

Miranda said...

fantastic card Annika, gorgeous and the images are wonderful
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
PCI DT

Tiiti said...

Just beautiful. The images are gorgeous and your design beautiful!

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the colours you've used...and your colouring is FAB!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our '2 or more Ribbons' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when you link :)

(Fantastic candy too!)

Carol x

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really nice card, fab artwork.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

Dionne

Sammibug said...

Awesome card! Love the gingham ribbon - a great touch!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow....the shading and coloring on your card is amazing!! I keep looking at his right sleeve in awe of the creases and folds you created with your coloring. Wow.

Thistleblue said...

Fabulous card Annika, i `love your colouring! and this image is just soo cute! Thanks for sharing, I'm off to hop
hugs
Michelle
x

Linda Carson said...

Always beautifully colored & beautifully designed!

Joanne said...

Adorable card! Love these new stamps!

Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness, but your card is adorable. FABULOUS coloring work!

Karen said...

Fabulous card, your colouring is amazing.

Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations for our Buttons or Bows Challenge.

Karen. Guest Designer

Kate said...

Adorable card - and such a sweet sentiment!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

EmbossingQueen said...

Love your card, especially the red accents! The pleated ribbon across the bottom is fantastic and those gorgeous snow flakes. Thanks for sharing!

Frea said...

Hi Annika, I just love the way you combined these two images!! They do look like they belong to eachother!! And about the dress, hé, she's wearing a grey dress ok, it was never white LOL!! The eyes actually look ok to me, at least she doesn't have bags underneath her eyes haha!! Hugs, Frea

Rene said...

Ok, I must have that little angel girl!!!
Rene :D

tiggertastic said...

your colouring and shading is just amazing

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Gram's Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your colouring. The late birthday card is also stunning. Lovely work.
Joyce xx

arjette said...

Wooww your card is awesome!!!
Thanks for joining us at KennyK's challenge!!

gr. arjette.

Jayne Hayward said...

Oh wow what a beautifully coloured image used and so adorable. Love the colours used and how you have used the red ribbon.

Thanks for joining in with us on Magical Monday Challenge

Jayne xx

Anne said...

Lovely card :)

superdidine said...

I love these angels and the card you made

Annette said...

Love the ruffled ribbon you've made on this one and the image is stunning. Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

ps - I have ribbon candy on my personal blog if you're interested in entering.

Annette
xx

Lorraine said...

wow your card is awesome hun xx

Linda said...

simply stunning card!

Julie's Blog said...

This is stunning ... There is absolutely nothing grubby about this precious little angel :-). I am blown away with the talent of the MiC DT and I'm off to check out the rest of them ... Julie

Rosalee said...

Love your card Annika. I so love that image too. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

lydiawalker said...

your colouring is prefect xxx

Nita said...

Adorable card!!!!

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Adorable images! Your coloring is AMAZING... WOW! I love all the shading they both turned out beautiful and your card is gorgeous! The new images a way too cute!
Hugs, Briana

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