New Illustrator = New Release!!

Zoe - Make it Crafty May 3, 2012 54
New Illustrator = New Release!!
Hello Everyone!

Did you have fun on the hop?! Aren’t the ladies just full of inspiration?!?!!

I am always amazed by the fabulous ideas they come up with and I laugh at myself when I think how proud I am of them and of course pinch myself when I think how lucky I am to have such talent playing with my stuffs!!Β  πŸ˜€

If you have missed the hop, be quick as it only goes for a couple of days! You’ll want to make your way over to one of our new ladies ALYCE who has started the hop off with a bang!


Today we are celebrating!!

Not only are we bringing you a fantastic new release of gorgeous characters and backgrounds from ‘Under the Sea’, but I have found a new wonderful illustrator, Marina!

Marina caught my eye with some adorable whimsical worlds she had drawn and if you haven’t yet noticed… I LOVE fairies and anything whimsical!!Β  We have been having a lot of fun working on ideas for you which I really think you will love!

But before I get too carried away with our future plans…


It’s time for UNDER THE SEA!!

I have been wanting to create this collection for months and months and finally the time has come! What I love about this collection is not only can you have fun creating a scene under water, but think of all the fabulous possibilities when you combine this collection with the previous Island Collection!

The shipwreck could in fact be placed on the sand. You could go half and half with an island above water and then show the under water as well…. Add some dolphins jumping too!

Those of you with the Island collection can bring them back to life with the new Coral Sea floor backgrounds. Add the treasure chest with the shipwreck, the clam shell with a new mermaid and more!

The ideas are endless!


How about a Chance of Winning the New Collection?!

To celebrate, we thought we would offer some inspiration with a blog hop and follow it up with lots of yummy prizes!!

Ways to win!!

1. As you hop along, let the ladies know you have stopped by to soak up their inspiration and you will be in with a chance to win THEIR CHOICE of image from the new collection.
EVERY designer has picked out an image to give to one lucky commentor.

THEN you also have a chance of winning ONE of THREE grand prizes!

2. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favourite image from the new collection. I know it will be a tough one and if you have to say all of them I understand. haha!



Make sure you leave your comment by Sunday 6th of May as we’ll be randomly drawing the winners Monday!!


What are the Grand Prizes?

Β Β One lucky winner will win the WHOLE Collection of Under the Sea

Another lucky winner will win a collection of images to create all the scenes

Plus another lucky winner will win ALL the Pre-Made Scenes!


If you haven’t already – Hop Hop Hop-ay!






Elaine – Special Guest

Tracy P




Store Blog -Last stop!


Thanks so much for joining us!

Sending you Big Aussie Squeezes!

Zoe xo


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  1. Tammy Valley May 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh Zoe! These are fabulous!! I do love them all, but if forced to pick, the seahorse.

  2. Kasey ~ in Oz May 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Zoe, oh boy! Yes I so would have to say I love them all….LOL but I think in the spirit of the competition I love Underwater Mermaid Surprise scene. and the Underwater Castle Scene.

    Thank you for the very generous prizes of offer.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Kreativmonster May 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    It is really hard to choose, but I love Mermaid Shellina most!
    Big Hugs

  4. Carly W May 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    how can you make me choose!!! they are all sensational!! Didn’t see anyone use the Dolphins …. they are super cute ..
    But I must say that Mermaid Shellina is just gorgeous… the bond between her and that sea horse just radiates …….. gorgeous.

    xoxox Carly

  5. Vicki B May 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous images I love them all but my favorite scene would be the Dolphins.. Vicki xxx
    Right I’m going on the hop now to see what the DT have done with these images..

  6. Colleen Oxford May 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    They are all wonderful but my fav would be Siren Melody πŸ™‚ Thanks for these amazing chances of winning!

  7. Colleen Oxford May 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I could not open Julie’s blog, tried a few times from the different DT sites and it still wasn’t working πŸ™ Amazing hop!!! So much talent, I’m in awe.

  8. Trudie May 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Well Zoe, you have gone and done it again!! What a super FINtastic (;-p) release! How are we meant to pick a favourite?? I have to say Mermaid Shellina is just beautiful and i would love to use her with some off the back ground elements…… especially the Underwater castle….. There are so many ideas I want to try….. When do you start selling extra colouring time tin the store?? I am sure there are hundreds of us who would just love another couple of hours in the day to spend colouring these!!!
    Thank you Zoe, you never cease to amaze me with your products. xxxx

  9. Annika May 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I loved the hop, can image you’re very very proud cause they were all very very beautiful!! What a great new release… absolutely gorgeous. But now you’ve asked to pick one favourite…. Must be the underwater castel digi stamp scene. That’s just cause I can see myself as a mermaid swimming and twirling in the water. And cause in my fantasy I’m imagining how the castle would like like inside… Loads of shells, fish, shiny bubbles, lovely seahorses nad swirly accents. I would just love to live in there!!!! Haha… get a bit carried away here LOL But anyways… that’s why I choose the castle πŸ™‚

    Hugs annika

  10. Vicki B May 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    back again great hop the DT did an awesome job of showcasing the new release..

  11. Turwen May 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Yeah, the hop was fun, of course!!!! Dropped by on every page and left a comment!!!! All the inspiration I got!!!! Sooo awesome, every single one!!!!
    By the way, my favourite image is that of the gorgeous Mermaid Sellina. However, the whole collection really, really fits my taste!!!!
    Good job and wonderful work!!!!

  12. Michellena317 May 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Great collection. I have so many mermaid stamps and now I won’t have to worry about making somekind of background to match them! Mermaid surprise is my very favorite!

  13. Carla Suto May 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Fabulous new artist and new release, Zoe! The hop was amazing – so many gorgeous projects! It’s hard to pick just one, but Mermaid Shellina is my fave!

  14. Gea May 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    That was one great bloghop!! I love the new release, and can’t wait to get some for myself (but I will, in case I win one! hihi)
    I love them all, and think it will give me sleepless nights if I have to decide which one I love best, sooo, I think I have to save some money and buy them all!!! heeehee
    Hugs Gea

  15. Shelby Thomas May 4, 2012 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Fantastic blog hop. Love the fresh new artist you’ve brought on with amazing scenery and tons of great new images to color up! Well done to all the DT


  16. Missy May 4, 2012 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Great hop! I loved seeing what each lovely lady did with the image they picked! Inspiration all the way! Which one is my fav?? Shelling, Lola, Melody, all of them? Yep I have to go with all of them!! I love all the ladies and the scenes!!!


  17. Sharman May 4, 2012 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Why do you make us pick just one favorite? That is so not fair. Of course we love them all. All of us love ALL of your work. I just am not sure. I think it is the chubby sea horse and the cute sea horse and the Castle and the dolpins and Sellina and forget about it…Chubby sea horse and don’t ask again because I am going to change my mind if you do….. Great job on creating and the blog was great…..

  18. beth schiller May 4, 2012 at 2:16 am - Reply

    Wow … what a treat! I love the Chubby Seahorse … looks so satisfied … like me after a good dinner πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win Zoe!

  19. Dianne May 4, 2012 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Wow a fantastic hop and all of your work ladies is amazing ,gorgeous images hard to choose one but i love Shellina the Mermaid
    Hugs Dianne xx πŸ™‚

  20. Theresa May 4, 2012 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Oh Boy, oh boy, but they are just gorjuss, and of coarse you know i will say … I Love them ALL !!!!! I cannot choose, have loved everything you do forever, lol, unfortunately lost all my stuff when my puter crashed, so will hold all thumbs, toes and whatever i can knot, hehehehe………:))
    lotsa luv

  21. Tammy Valley May 4, 2012 at 3:34 am - Reply

    Love all these new images, especially the sea horses! Lots of lovely inspiration along the hop! Have a wonderful day!!

  22. Rosesarah May 4, 2012 at 3:57 am - Reply

    A gorgeous card. Your colouring is amazing.
    Hugs from France

  23. Cathy Lee May 4, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    I can’t believe I have to pick a favorite! Uh…let’s see…They all look like fun to color but if I have to pick one it would be Shellina the Mermaid. She looks at that sweet seahorse like I would look lovingly at my puppy dog. Plus I’m a big mermaid fan. πŸ˜€
    Thanks for such a fun Blog Hop and all the team’s creative inspiration!!!
    Cathy Lee

  24. Leanne May 4, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    I am beyond happy about this new line!! It’s so in keeping with the MIC style. I loved everyone’s creations, seeing all those gorgeous water scenes makes me appreciate how hard the DT worked on their coloring and layouts. It also made me realize why they were chosen. You all are an amazing group of artists and I am so happy to soak up what you all share.
    PS- Sorry I can’t chose just one, they are all FABULOUS! πŸ˜‰

  25. Mandy May 4, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Wow I am stunned by all the beautiful cards the girls and yourself have made the difference in each one was amazing love the different water effects and coloring styles. The new images are all amazing but if I really had to choose a favorite (and it really was extremely hard) I would have to day Mermaid Shellina she is just gorgeous. I really enjoyed the blog hop and will keep my fingers and toes crossed for the chance to win the gorgeous range hugs Mandy xxx

  26. chanelle May 4, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    My word this has been one awesome blog hop I haven’t enjoyed myself so much in ages these images truly are so special and each and everyone so beautifully showcased by the excellent DT!! I have been blown away with the beautiful designs and just “Stunning” colouring! Thank you so much for sharing Love Chanelle xxx

  27. Bev. May 4, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Boy you are right it is hard to choose just one
    images, I love them all they are just too gorgeous.
    And the girls made beautiful cards with them.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win some
    Oh just about forgot, I have enjoyed the blog hop
    very much (I always enjoy blog hops)
    Thanks again.

  28. Brenda May 4, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Its not easy to choose one image, because they are all great and very detailed. I live in the Netherlands, and 2,5 years ago i visited down under! i had a fantastic trip to the great barrier reef, so al images of coral, dolphins, and water scenes makes me think back of the fantastic holiday. My favorite image is the coral with seahorse, i have seen them in real in the barrier reef!
    thank you for the change to win this great prize!

  29. Shari Green May 4, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    What a fun and inspiring Hop! I so enjoyed seeing all the DT bogs! You asked to know my favorite, but I am torn…I realy like Shellina and all the rest of the other images! I just cant pick Zoe! They are all so amazing!

    Big Hugs from Canada;

  30. Amy H May 4, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Such a hard decision! I think my favourite is Mermaid Shellina, but the chubby seahorse comes in a close second!

    P.S. I just realised that this is an AUSSIE site. Wohooo!!! Now I love it even more πŸ˜€

  31. Cindy May 4, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    My favorite is the underwater mermaid surprise scene!! I hope I could pick that one!! Too many great choices for sure!!! How fun!

  32. Bonnie May 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you for having this blog hop. It was wonderful to see all the beautiful cards everyone made. The new images are all so stunning, it’s hard to choose but I guess my favorite is underwater mermaid surprise scene

  33. Fiona Powell May 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Love the images. Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  34. Kimberly May 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I love the underwater Castle. Aloha from Hawaii. This would be perfect with my scrapbook pages of the beach.

  35. Cherie May 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I love all these Under the Sea stamps….absolutely beautiful. I think i love the mermaids the best especially Shellina and that fab underwater castle….crossing my fingers to win something!!!! I would love to scrapbook and make cards with this fantastic set ……..

  36. Sue May 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Wow! some amazing cards!! just love the new images. Thanks for having the Blog hop! πŸ™‚

  37. Sue May 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Opps I forgot to tell you my favorite scene, I think is the mermaid scene!

  38. Nat May 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed the hop and visiting all the DT blogs, what a lot of talent! It is tooo hard to pick a favourite from your Under The Sea stamps, but if pushed I would have to choose the Undersea Castle and Mermaid Shellina, but they are all gorgeous x

  39. Embossing Queen May 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I of course love EVERYTHING! If I had to choose one though, I think it would have to be Chubby Seahorse. Thanks for the wonderful blog hop full of so much inspiration.

  40. Caryn S. May 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    This is really my first visit to your DT’s blogs and I must say I am duly impressed! So very talented!

    All of the images in this collection are lovely, but oddly enough my favorite image is not one of the creatures but rather the sand castle!

  41. Annette May 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    AMAZING Blog Hop Zoe, Marina’s images are all wonderful, love the mermaids, seahorses, dolphins, so hard to choose lol! If I had to choose it would be the Underwater Mermaid Surprise Scene, have a lovely weekend, take careX:)

  42. Eret May 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    That was awesome blog hop. I actually did a very quick hop already yesterday and had to make another hop today. Just to watch all the DT cards again and leave some love along the way πŸ™‚
    You’re right. It is very hard to choose one favorite image. Hmm… The seahorses are so adorable Specially the chubby seahorse πŸ™‚
    Thank so much for ths awesome blog hop!
    Eret xx

  43. Sandra P May 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Hi!! You are all very very talented! I enjoyed the hop soo much! Thank you for all the inspiration!
    My favorite is… I think…. Underwater Mermaid Surprise Digi Stamp Scene. It is just awesome! They all are!! But this one is even more amazing! hugs Sandra

  44. ~Maz~ May 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    This is so hard to pick just one as I love all of them. I love Melody and also the underwater dolphins. and and and…
    Hugs Maz

  45. Jen Leeflang May 5, 2012 at 1:20 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous collection of images – so perfect for creating some gorgeous scenes, as the talented DTeamies have shown! Oh it’s so hard to chose a favourite but as I have a soft spot for mermaids, I would have to chose Mermaid Lola or Mermaid Shellina!
    Thanks for organizing this blog hop – I had fun, and learnt so much for your talented ladies!
    luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    South Africa

  46. Theresa May 5, 2012 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Well i am back, been a-hoppin and so enjoyed it, the inspiration and talent seen is absolutely amazing, WOW, your DT is absolutely super, loved every part, following them all just to make sure i don’t miss out on anything, lol, have to visit again and again to take tips on their coloring!!
    Thanks so much for doing the hop, been a feast and as i said earlier, cannot choose, lol, then i will take them ALL !!!!!
    lotsa luv

  47. Christine (Lady Editor) May 5, 2012 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Boy, have my eyes been open. Traveling through your wonderful Blog Trip, I discovered a wealth of information and some VERY talented ladies. This has been a pleasure. Thank YOU!!!

  48. Amy O May 5, 2012 at 3:31 am - Reply

    My favorite is Shellina – so cute rubbing noses with the seahorse! Where I come from we call that an Eskimo kiss, but I guess it can be done even under the sea. πŸ˜‰

  49. Pendra May 5, 2012 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Gorgeous… love them all, but my favorite has to be the Dolphins! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  50. Bo May 5, 2012 at 6:38 am - Reply

    WOW! What a beautiful collection! I love them all, but most of all I like the Underwater Mermaid Surprise Scene! Thanks for the chance! You did a great job! Hugs, Bo

  51. Mona Eidhammer May 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Aawww…i`m so sorry this bloghop is over. I had a great time visiting the gals. Such amazing talent and such amazing creations. Just love this new collection. It is really hard to only choose one favourite as i want them all, hahaha. But if i would have to choose one i think mermaid Shellina is the one. Thanks for a fabulous bloghop. Looking forward to next time, lol. Hugs…Mona

  52. Alaine May 6, 2012 at 4:03 am - Reply

    These are very beautiful. I love Coral border…. I think it has so many interesting elements to work with. Thank you to the design team for sharing you inspiration!

  53. Carole RB May 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Well I hope I’m not too late. My fav image is: Underwater Castle Digi Stamp Scene but I really love all the other ones. Thanks for the opportunity to win even if it’s too late for me!

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