Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Make It Colourful Blog Hop

Hi Peeps,

Yayyyy, It's our Boss's birthday today so a special hop.........

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOE 
To commemorate this joyous occasion, we're so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop desguised 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. 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 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.

Before we get to the hop, there's more details and a surprise in order... Everyone in this blog hop as Blog Candy!! Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each blog then each of the DT members below will announce their winners on Friday, October 14th. 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,  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 her away as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a 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!

Now are you ready for some Christmas inspiration? Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax, and get ready to enjoy a plethora of inspiration from the design team.

We hope you enjoy the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's personal blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! Grab the badge above and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop!

Now if you arrived from the awesome Elaine then your on the right track, if not you need to start at the beginning HERE.  Here's the full list in case you get lost.

Tracy - you are here

I have chosen to use the Crackered Elf   and they are available today from Make It Crafty and don't forget you'll also get 15% off through to Sunday......


 Aren't they just so mischievious...... And here's my overall card...........

  
Just look at these two mischievious Elfs. I have coloured them with copics and also added a Make It Crafty lasercut chipboard  swirly corner, which I inked up using a distress ink and clear embossing powder.  Just love these embellishments.  The papers are Websters, just love them.  I have also used a stempleglede swirly grunge stamp inked onto acetate and added the sentiment in the centre.  The Poinsetta is Marianne Design Creatables Poinsettia Serrated LR0121 and I have also used the Branch from Marianne D Starry Garland LR0126


Now it wouldn't be a birthday without a birthday card, right.  So here's the card that's on the way to Zoe, but will be a tad late, sorry hun.  


I've also used some more lasercut chipboard on this card and inked them up using Vintage Photo distress ink, but I'll list the full ingredients of this card tomorrow in my Crafts and Me post as I don't want to keep you longer than necessary.

Now onto the Candy and be sure to visit all of the DT's blogs and Candy is everywhere.  Be sure to add a link to your blog in Mr Linky, but you do not need a blog to participate, just email me and I will add you in.  Please also leave a comment, just in case Mr Linky isn't reliable.  


Candy consists of:-
1 Delux Card Template
Bildamarna Stamp
Marianne Designs Label Bell embossing die
Pack of Pink Ribbon Roses
Pack of Lasercut Chipboard Filagree Centres 
Paper doilies 


We hope you've enjoyed the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Next on the hop is the extremely talented DEBBIE but before you go little Ollie had his first grooming session on Sunday.  This is him sitting and looking directly up at me.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
Oh La La - Punches/Dies
Stamps and Fun - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Handmade flowr (poinsetta)
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes







85 comments:

Juls said...

2 very gorgeous cards! Hugs Juls

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - so much gorgeousness to check out here - your cards are gorgeous Tracy and so is your sweet little Ollie!
xXx

Carly said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Your colouring is amazing! The colours and embellishments you used for your elves match perfectly!

You are so good at colouring ... and yet you have a white dog ha ha ha he he he .... oh sorry that's just my silly sense of humour. Ollie is a little cutie ... how does he stay so white!

Mary J said...

Ollie is just ADORABLE!!! Oh, and love the makes too Tracy!

Carole of Brum said...

omg Ollie is such a cute little ball of fluff! how gorgeous he is, fab photo Tracy.

Both cards are stunners, was looking forward to seeing your blog hop card and I love how you coloured that great image. The birthday card is a real beauty.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Fabulous, wonderful cards! Oh, and what a cute puppy :O)

Sandra said...

Both your christmas card and Zoe´s card is sooo beautiful! I love your coloring and your design of the cards! Hugs Sandra

Gea said...

these cards are great!
The elfs are very funny
Hugs Gea

Zoe said...

awww Tracy - I was hoping you would play with these two naughty elves. It was such a brilliant suggestion which led to the other naughty elf images!! You are a hoot! AND my birthday card - I'll be stalking the postie waiting for this one to arrive!!! And little Ollie - boy has he grown! He looks ADORABLE all fluffed up!!! Big Squeezes sweetie xxoo

Mary Lou said...

Awhh Tracy both your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!! I just love the new christmas digi's and.... the lasercut chippies ...Oh they ROCK!!!! --Oh my Gosh--I doooo want them!!!!!!!
Ollie is ADORABLE!!!
Blessings of thanks

Angela said...

Just love both your cards Tracy! The papers are gorgeous and your coloring is fantastic!!! Lovely layouts!

Oh that puppy is soooo cute! hugs, Angela

Shelby said...

Beautiful work as always Tracy!

Shelby

Toni said...

just beautiful cards they are gorgous Toni x

Boxofcolours said...

Firstly, Ollie, you steal the show! But I guess I ought to mention your Mum's cards as they are pretty special - fab, in fact!
Hugs
Jane

Delphine said...

Your cards are both gorgeous, Tracy! Fantastic colouring and the embellishments are so beautiful! I love the sentiment on acetate:-)! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: And your little Ollie is just too cute!!!

sara said...

Stunning cards!!! Your colouring is amazing!!!

Kim Kelley said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the extras you added!

Gale said...

Crackered Elves is a great image! The one on the cracker is so smug looking, LOL!
Loving the laser cut swirl in the upper corner. It is a great finishing touch!

Back to the hop.........

:) Gale

Beccy said...

Ohhh I dont know which is the cutest the cards or Ollie - Okay I think Ollie won the cuteness vote but those elves defo win the colouring they are amzing - love what you did with them.

Beccy x

Jo said...

Both cards are beautiful. Those little elves look like they are up to no good. Zoe's bday card is just beautifully done.

Amy said...

Love the cards and the chipboard! And Ollie is adorable!

Renkata said...

two sensational cards dear.
The new images are just awesome.
Is the doggy a candy too, hahahahaha just a joke.

Corinne said...

Tracy, your cards are absolutely adorable. The elves are mischievous. The birthday card is beautiful, love the image you used. Love the colors you used for both your cards. Nicely done!
Hugs~
Corinne

Lynette said...

Both cards are gorgeous and I love how you use the chip board.

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card

Nina said...

Both cards are stunning!!!Those elves crack me up!!

ps. sweet doggie!! (I'm a huge animal(dog) lover!!)

Cleota said...

Your coloring is so fantastic. Always such deep rich colors! Love these images!

Debsydoo said...

Fab cards and great inspiration, love the new digis.

Ollie is absolutely georgous x

Kerys said...

I just LOVE these elves!!! Fantastic card you made! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Shazza said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous x

Bernadet said...

Ooooh my, ooooh my this is really stuning!!!!

Shirley N said...

Two very beautiful card designs! Love your images and gorgeous coloring!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, both cards are fabulous. TFS.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, your coloring is awesome! The Christmas card with the adorable digis is so very cute and the birthday card - wow - that image is quite involved and intricate and you've done a magnificent job coloring that as well. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you how sweet and adorable your puppy looks - just so cuddly!! I called my husband over to show him and he even smiled and said he was a cutie!

Dianne said...

Your little fur baby is soooo cute and looks so cuddly. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs,
Dianne

Autumn said...

Stunning cerations Tracy! Your coloring of these is fantastic! TFS and for the chance to win some candy!
xxAutumn

Alina said...

as always, everything looks awesome, Tracy, and Ollie is the sweetest!
hugs, Alina

Lorraine said...

Your cards are always so gorgeous - and your coloring is so beautiful!

Christina C. said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!!! Love all the fabulous details on your cards! Your coloring is always spectacular.

Ellis said...

Wonderful christmas card, that image makes me smile! =) Love your birthday card and Ollie is adorable! =)
Hugs, Elenor

LindaS said...

Wow wonderful X-mas cards. Amazing coloring and designs. Love the look of the chipboard and flowers togheter.
Totally cute dog.

Leanne said...

Hi Tracy,
Two fantastic cards! I love the elves, so mischievous and will add so much fun to any Christmas card. And your card for Zoe is stunning, she's going to love it!
TFS! ;)

BlackBird said...

Your card are wonderful. Like them.

Lydia said...

He Tracy,

As always is your card an beautie. I really like the new ones.

Hugs lydia

DonnaMundinger said...

Your cards are both stunning, Tracy! Beautifully detailed! And isn't Ollie adorable! xxD

Sandy G said...

What a cracker of a christmas card love the colours you combined. Your B/day card is lovely too I am sure Zoe loved it. Great candy too and what and cute adorable and fluffy pup.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards, Tracy! I love your flower clusters.

Jen

Deonna said...

Your cards are amazing! They are colored to perfection!

...just Barbara said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous and I really love your depth of shading! The layouts are fabulous and those embellishments are luscious - love the lace ribbon. ;D The Hannah Lynn image is stunning - I haven't seen that one before and will have to stop by your blog tomorrow for the deets. Thanks so much for being part of this hop - it's been exiting!! *Hugs

Renee said...

Both of your cards are delightful Tracy!! I have fallen head over heels for those little elves thanks to the gorgeous DT inspiration.

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Thank you for taking part in the hop I just love your two mischievious elfs card this is my favourite of the new christmas collection.

sharman said...

Both cards are awesome. The elfs are so much fun and the birthday card for Zoe was just precious. Great coloring.

Deb said...

the elves are definitely my favourite image from the release, they are so cheeky! Fabulous colouring!

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your cards they are stunning. So I had to go get the Elves they are just the cutest. Everything is so wonderful.
Hug, Pat

TheKraftyKow said...

Your cards are delightful. So much care to the small intricate details. Love em. Thank you for sharing.
Ollie you are beautiful. I can just see you in one of the King or Elvis fancy dress costumes I am currently attempting to make but getting terribly sidetracked blog hopping lol for my friends Dogs day out event.

nancyparker55 said...

Your cards are beautiful, your colouring is amazing & Ollie is adorable.

Lynn said...

Beautiful card and so magical!
Huggs
Lynn xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

your coloring is so fabulous, thanks for the chance to win some blog candy

Rufus said...

What an adorable ball of white fluff! Both of your cards are divine! Thanks for a chance at the yummy goodies you are offering.
R/

Linda Imler said...

Tracy, Your card is really pretty!! Ollie is sooooo VERY cute, I'll bet you spoil him!!! I know I would.
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy.
Linda I

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards Tracy (love that lacy bow!) , and one beautiful puppy! Hope he is behaving!

Viv xx

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwwww, what a wonderful card you made​​. Think you look very nice paper hetb used. Find the first punch is also very nice and funny. The second card I think your background very nicely done. Superrrrrrrr.

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

Kristina said...

AWWWWWWW I love your little dog! He's a cutie!
I just love your art work Tracy! love the Bday card for Zoe! You did an awesome job w/ those mischievous elves. They are cute, and your coloring is great. I totally love the card lay out! I signed up to be a follower too!
Peace,
KristyLee

Tiiti said...

So beautiful cards! And how cute is that dog of yours :D

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous cards! There are so many wonderful elements to see!

Thistleblue said...

Hi Tracy, your cards are wonderful! And how beautiful is Ollie! Thanks for sharing, I'm off to hop
hugs
Michelle
x

dottielottie said...

Love both your cards Tracy, they are certainly eye poppers. I have a lot to learn !! Ollie looks sooo adorable too.
Hugs
Lottie x

Joanne said...

Super job on your card! Beautiful coloring, and fun blog hop!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at
SFC......

Hugs
Bella

Wendi said...

Wow what gorgeous cards and images I love
your embellishments and your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

craftykitten said...

These are stunning cards. I love your colouring, just perfect. And little Ollie - awwwww, what a cutie. Thanks for sharing with us in our Punches/Die challenge at OLL this time. Hope to see you again next time.
hugs
Dawn x

Bettina said...

hi Tracy!
what beautiful cards. i love them both hun.
gotta have those little chrissy gues, they are too funny.
have a wonderful weekend!
hugs!

EmbossingQueen said...

Gorgeous Tracy. The colouring is fantastic and I love those design papers. That poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing and I am sure Zoe will love the pretty card you made for her too!

Frea said...

Hi Tracy, I know I'm supposed to comment on your gorgeous cards and I will I promise, but your little doggy just looks soooo adorable! He seems to be doing really fine!! Ok on to your cards, cause I just love these Christmas elves. The look so mischivous I just love them. And of course your birthday card for Zoe is just stunning! Have a great weekend hun, hugs Frea

Rene said...

Fabulous blog hop! Such amazing talent!
Rene ;D

Gram's Treasures said...

Two very beautiful cards! Your colouring is awesome! Puppy looks sweet too....
Joyce xx

superdidine said...

very pretty card

Lorraine said...

as always your colouring is amazing and your dog is the cutest xx

Linda said...

your are right those papers are stunning, just like your work! Love!

Trudie said...

Two fantastic cards and one very beautiful ball of fluff!! What more can a girl want!!!

Trudie xxxxx

Julie's Blog said...

These are both such stunning cards! Your colouring is gorgeous and the more I see these 'happy' little Christmas elves the more I love 'em! Looking forward to browsing through the rest of your blog tonight. Julie

Anne said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! your colouring is fab too :)

Rosalee said...

Cute Cards Tracy. They are both beautiful but I so love everything about the second one. So feminine and Beautiful. TFS. Your dog is adorable.
Hugs, Rosalee

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Your coloring is just WOW, both cards are stunning beyond words! The images are great too and you have made them pop off the cards! Just WOW!
Thanks for the fun hop!
Hugs, Briana