Make it Crafty & CC Designs

Zoe - Make it Crafty October 11, 2013 47

There is some exciting news over at Make it Crafty and we’re having a little inspiration hop to celebrate. I’m excited to share that the full range of Make it Crafty rubber stamps is now available for sale direct out of the USA from CC Designs Rubber Stamps!

You’ll be able to order the MiC backgrounds and Characters or as we have done today, mix up your MiC backgrounds with the gorgeous CC Designs characters!
Don’t they make a perfect scene when used together?


 I would like to congratulate the following ladies randomly selected from three blogs along the hop!

Carla S


Andrea Tully

Please contact me with your choice of One Background Rubber stamp from Make it Crafty & one Swiss Pixie Character from CC Designs.

Please be in contact by October 31st so we can get your prizes out quickly. xox


The MiC range is not only available direct to MiC fans, but will also be available to craft stores through CC Designs. If you would like to order MiC stamps for your store direct from the USA, please do contact Christine for details.

If you’re an MiC fan in the USA and would like your local store to carry your favourite rubber stamps, make sure to let them know you’d love them to contact CC Designs for details.

Let’s get on with the hop!

You are at the START of the hop.
There might be a few posts going up late so if you get lost along the way here’s the full list and then just pop back later. 🙂


 I have used CC Designs Pixie Lucy, MiC Forest Flower & MiC Whimsical Mushroom

I began by stamping Pixie Lucy, then I masked her using tacky masking paper.

I stamped the Whimsical Mushroom and again masked it.

Then I began stamping just the flowers from the Forest Flower which I would mask and then stamp another to create a border.
Finally I stamped the bottom portion of the forest flower on each side of the Whimsical Mushroom.

I stamped all the stamps with Adirondack Cloudy Blue ink for the ‘no lines’ result.


I began colouring the background sky which I feel makes it easier to work on the foreground later.


Then I began slowly colouring the leaves & toadstools at the back

Greens I used were: YG00, YG03, YG17 & G28
Toadstools: RV25, RV21, BV04


Then I began colouring the flowers
YR61, YR65, YR68, YR09, E35


I began to work on the grasses at the front and added extra on each side of the mushroom.
The lighter leaves were coloured with: G00, G02, G05

Then to tie the two areas together I created some pebbles.



Then I moved on to colour the Whimsical Mushrooms. The tops were coloured with similar colours to the flowers to help tie it all together.


Finally Here is the finished project



For a chance to win a CC Designs Character & MiC Background, make sure you comment below!
There are a couple of hidden prizes along the way!
Winners announced on the Store Blog Monday 14th Oct.

The next person on the stop is the very delicious Ruby!

Blog Hop List

Thank you for hopping along with us today!!

Big Squeezes!

Zoe xoxo


  1. Trudie October 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    ZOE!! This is absolutely beautiful. Your talent amazes every time. These stamps are so perfect together and the colours are just divine. Such an inspiration xxx

  2. Madeleine October 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe, this is truly amazing! I totally love the shading you’ve done, and the sunlight coming from left, it’s so beautiful!! xoxo Madeleine

  3. Sharon October 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I want to win THIS card of yours Zoe. OMW… you have excelled yourself. The shadows under her fringe, every little detail has been catered for. You’re amazing. Do you have an Art Degree or something? I don’t know HOW you do it, but it’s a brilliant work of art. Thanks for sharing. hugs Sharon xx

  4. Amelia Lamb October 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Such a fabulous scene, been loving the sneak peeks on Facebook and the final result is just superb!!!

  5. May So October 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    It’s amazing!! Thanks for the colouring inspiration with the “no lines” technique which is really great!

  6. Barbara Fleming October 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I have only been using digital images until now. I am so excited to be able to have rubber stamps!!!! I love to make scenes and find way too tedious digitally!!! Sooo thrilled!!

  7. Carla Suto October 12, 2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

    This is absolutely stunning, Zoe! There are no words to describe your exquisite coloring! Thrilled to hear the news, too! Off to hop!

  8. Leslie Gerhardt October 12, 2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I wish I had your talent for coloring! I am going to try the pebbles….. may be able to get that!

  9. Laura J October 12, 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Just WOW! Your no lines colouring astounds me everytime I see it! x

  10. Nicoletta October 12, 2013 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Zoe this card it’s absolutely wonderful!! I could watch it for hours! your no lines coloring is out this world!

  11. Leanne October 12, 2013 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Oh Zoe!!! I wish I could see you do this as a video, in slow motion or fast motion. 🙂 Gorgeous end result!!
    Congrats on your new adventure with CC Designs.

  12. October 12, 2013 at 1:46 am - Reply

    THIS IS TOTALLY AMAZING!!! First stop and I am already sooo inspired to get to my coloring area! Thanks for the great tutorial on the pebbles it is also awesome!

  13. Chitra October 12, 2013 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Wooowwwww, amazing coloring. Simply gorgeous….

  14. Meelissa Sackman October 12, 2013 at 5:55 am - Reply

    How utterly beautiful. Your coloring always leaves me in awe. And it makes me want to go purchase some images and spend the day coloring. So I’m off to finish the hop and get to coloring. Thanks for sharing,

  15. ForgottenScraps October 12, 2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Fabulous scene and I love that you’ve shown a tute – I need to do more of those. 😀 Great colors – in fact looking at the closeup with the real flowers, I had a double take but I thought those were colored too. LOL Thanks so much for letting me join in on the fun! *Hugs

  16. Bunny October 12, 2013 at 7:31 am - Reply

    It’s amazing to see the process of how a card is made. Reminds me of when I was a kid and they had those time lapsed videos of flowers blooming. You were just fascinated. Anyway………….beautiful card and rubber images. Thanks for the pebble tutorial, too.

  17. rovianne October 12, 2013 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Omg Zoe! This is fabulous again. I so envy your colorskills.

  18. Barb October 12, 2013 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I agree with all the Wows! What an amazing scene, and thank-you so much for the pebble tutorial, seems simple yet adds so much to your scene,
    {Hugs} Barb

  19. cheryl ogilvy October 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    your colouring is amazing, I first found you in the magnolia magazine, fantastic,

  20. Dorinda October 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Such a talented group ??I forgot to comment on your blog. Oops…hugs

  21. Dana October 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I have to tell you I have been amazed by you coloring skills for a long time and you definitely did not disappoint with this post!!!! You did an outstanding job!! Keep up the good work!!!

  22. Denielle Sargeant October 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  23. Erica October 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Gobsmacking! You have done an amazing job. the no lines the shading, makes it almost like a photo, just amazing. Thank you for the pebble tips aswell.

  24. JessicaK October 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    So gorgeous, so photo-like – you’re amazing! And I’m so excited about the partnership with CC Designs!

  25. Janice October 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Zoe your coloring is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing how to do the pebbles. Beautiful job!

  26. morgyn October 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Wow, you are so talented this card is more than a card its a piece of art, I love it! Can’t wait to get mky hands on some of the rubber stamps.

  27. Monica Rathbun October 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Another stunning work of art. Just love the combination of images. And the coloring is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

  28. Aileen October 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Love your coloring as usual. This scene is so whimsical.

  29. Faye October 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    This is just sooooooo fantastic x

  30. Stephanie October 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Your coloringis beautiful as always. I wish for half your talent. The stamps are beautiful. Congratulations on the rubber stamps in The USA, I’m looking forward to purchasing them locally.

  31. JLJ Designs October 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Great blog hop, Zoe! I couldn’t leave a comment for Christine because there was an error with login. I loved seeing all the cards.


  32. Sue October 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Great tutorial and beautiful colouring as always. I adore your hops so this is a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.

  33. Sue October 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I was enjoying the hop but it is impossible to leave a comment on CC’s blog, I tried for ages with all of the options but gave up in the end. Please would you accept this as my CC entry in the hop. I don’t know about ordering anything from their site if I can’t even leave a message. Am I the only one?

    • Zoe October 13, 2013 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Sue, I think the type of blog Christine is using requires us to use a different account to log in rather than blogger. I wasn’t able to leave a comment either unfortunately.

  34. Stephanie G October 13, 2013 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Wow!! Your coloring is stunning!!

  35. Lunea? October 13, 2013 at 1:49 am - Reply

    WOW !! This is so so beautiful !! Awesome project !!

    Hugs from France

  36. Sue D October 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Wow–fantastic coloring!

  37. Laila Bianca October 14, 2013 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Wow… It is a Masterpiece. Congrats!!! It’s stunning!

  38. melissa October 14, 2013 at 7:08 am - Reply

    omg!!! this looks so real this is so freaking pretty love it!!!

  39. Tammy Louise October 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    goodness, is there anything you can’t do? lol Really just stunning! You should color in childrens library books!

  40. Jan Garber October 15, 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Not only a terrific project, Zoe, but the best tutorial ever! Thanks for helping those of us who are just beginning this stamping journey!

  41. Andrea Tully October 15, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Fantastic Zoe, as always your talent amazes me, thanks for the pebble tutorial also xx

  42. Carisa October 15, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    O.M.Gosh! Seriously, this BLOWS me away.It really should be framed! I am SOOO (still) intimidated by creating scenes. LOL it was the one reason I left the DT way back when – I let my fear control me rather than tackling it and getting better. I think I need to try again. Great news about being able to get MiC stamps easily here. I can’t wait to stock up when I can!

  43. Sally Richardson October 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    When I saw this colouring.. I thought there is no way I would be able to produce such a beautiful piece of work. Your colouring is amazing and I am in awe of you .. Zoe.. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us all.

  44. Sally Richardson October 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Geez, Zoe – Your DT team have some amazing talent!!! They have showcased both MIC and CC Designs images fantastically and this has inspired me no end.. Although am still hiding in the shadows.. 🙂

  45. Lynn Whitehouse October 16, 2013 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Stunning colouring, love the step by step stages, very inspirational 🙂 xxx

  46. Annelie van Vuuren October 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    This is the most awesome pics you coloured, I don’t have words to express it! I will NEVER be able to colour this way!! Amazing!!

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