Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make 'it' Crafty Christmas Blog Hop

Fair warning - this is going to be a long post. Hang in with me 'cause it's definitely worth it.

Welcome to my stop on the Make 'it' Crafty Christmas Blog Hop! You should have come from the fabulous Jane. If you're lost or would like to start the hop, please go to the Make It Colourful blog.
You know that noise when a record stops suddenly, it's playing now. The MIC DT have hijacked the Christmas blog hop to celebrate Zoe's birthday (laughing quietly to myself). We wanted to celebrate Zoe's birthday in style so we have lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies, and even a gallery album to send your birthday greetings to Zoe. This is one hop you don't want to miss and it goes until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without new images? Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on your holiday list. Wait! Here's the best part...you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd!!! Click on this link to see them all. Be sure to grab them at this sale price while you can.


Before we get to my Christmas project, Peanut and I have something we want to say...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZOE!!!!!

Peanut has made this card for Zoe featuring Zoe All Excited from Make it Crafty.

I made a card with Zoe Celebrates from Make It Crafty. I colored her with Prisma pencils. I wanted to make sure I used each color of the rainbow in the image. I'm so thankful to Zoe for my participation on the Make It Colourful team!I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Sweet Stampin - anything goes + optional sketch
2. Paper Sundaes #88 - anything goes

We have some surprises in store for you too! Everyone on the hop is giving away BLOG CANDY! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each blog in the hop. The winners will be announced Friday, October 14th on the individual blogs. Feel free to grab the badge and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's birthday and the blog hop.

We have another surprise for you...This is Party Girl Zoe
We wanted to make sure everyone was included in the celebration and we're giving away Party 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 this sweet digi!

Now for my Christmas project. You can see that I'm in love with the coaster idea. We draw names out of a hat for our family present exchange, and, this year, I drew my aunt who loves Christmas. I thought she would appreciate a set of handmade Christmas items. I'm planning on cards and other items to go with these.

The images are from the new MIC Christmas release - Duffy, Socks, Tinkles and Zippy. The paper and elements are from my Tidings of Christmas digi scrap kit. I did the layouts digitally adding in the digi stamps. I then printed them and colored the images with Prisma pencils.

Finally, a little Christmas treat for you - blog candy! To enter, just leave a comment on this post. The candy is open until October 12th. Winner will be announced October 14th.

Thanks for hanging in there with me! Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Viv.

Happy Crafting!

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104 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Jen - there's just so much fabulous fun here to check out - LOVE your cards but I think Peanut's card is adorable too!
xXx

Carly said...

Well done Peanut ... gorgeous work :)

And Jen your cards are all right as well ... ha ha ha ... well actually they are really quite wonderful!

Mary J said...

Brilliant Peanut card! All of your makes are gorgeous!

Carole of Brum said...

These are fab, Jen, the colours and colouring are lovely, so nice how you kept the same colours in each one. Peanut made a gorgeous card too!

Sandra said...

Those little images are so cute! I love your coloring! And your birthday card for Zoe is so beautiful! Hugs Sandra

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Cute cards. I don't know who peanuts is but it's a great card :O)

Gea said...

awww.. that drawing by Peanut is soooo cute!
Yours is pretty too of course :)
Love your blog, i'm a follower now!
That coaster idea is great, maybe i'll borrow that...
Hugs Gea

Zoe said...

Oh Jen AND lil Peanut - what do I say? I LOOOVE both your birthday cards and feel so special right now!!

Jen, you have been my life saver coming on board and helping to take that bit of stress out of my life. You are so well organised and just keep everything in order. I can't thank you enough for all that you do for me.

Big Squeezes xxoo

Angela said...

Jen, you have certainly been busy creating so many beautiful cards. And you've even got Peanut helping out! Super sweet! hugs, Angela

BlackBird said...

Peanut, you are the greatest.

I like this cuties you made Jen.

Vicky said...

What a cool idea, I'm sure your Aunt will love them.

Toni said...

lol what fab cards the Zoe image is gonna be a big seller its fabulous love your work hugs Toni

Boxofcolours said...

My what can I say Peanut, you're amazing, well done. As for Mum, well...........fabulous!
Hugs
Jane

Delphine said...

Well, amazing work, Jen! I love your and Peanut's colourful birthday cards! And your set is just gorgeous! I love the colours and your papers are fab too! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

sara said...

Your card is really pretty!!! great image and beautiful colors!!!

Shelby said...

Fantastic work! And your daughter did a wonderfully beautiful job as well.

Shelby

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous cards!! Four samples!?! Way to go! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

Amy said...

That is a very cute idea with the coasters. Never thought to make them digitally before. Happy Birthday, Zoe!

Kim Kelley said...

What wonderful coaster! So creative! These images are so adorable! Thanks for the opportunity for the blog candy!

Gale said...

Your set is so cute! I am just loving all the Christmas elves!

Pretty good on the digi embellishments too!

back to hopping.

:) Gale

Beccy said...

loving Peanuts birthday card - well done hunny.
Oh yeah Jen yours are pretty good too lol.

Loving the set of elves.

hugs Beccy x

Corinne said...

Jen, your card looks so fun! Perfect for celebrating a birthday!
Hugs~
Corinne

Lynette said...

Awesome that you used the digital papers in your layout. Luv these little elves and peanut is an artist.

uksharon said...

I love how you've used these stamps and how fabulous to have a change of winning some Candy.
I know I'd have no problems in using.
Best wishes, Sharon

Renkata said...

Very Cute card Jen.

Nina said...

Love your card! Really really like the coasters idea! I was also tasked at making some gifts and cards for the family this year and hope you dont mind if I steal your coaster idea???

Jo said...

Very cool cards. Nice take on adding some non traditional colors.

jan farnworth said...

great project.

Cleota said...

Cute cute cute! Christmas coasters! What a fabulous idea to showcase your craftiness at Christmas time!

movingwest04 said...

Beautiful

Debsydoo said...

Fab cards and great inspiration, love the new digis. x

Kerys said...

Love your coaster idea! The images are fantastic! I still think peanuts is the best though!!! :-) Thanks for the inspiration x

Shazza said...

gorgeous images, great work x

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, your coasters are wonderful - and they are quite intricate and colored beautifully. I'm betting your Aunt will cherish them - handmade items are just the best ever, okay, well, a new car or a trip to Figi would be ok too!

Bernadet said...

your card is really great

Shirley N said...

What beautiful and fun coasters, awesome project! Thanks for the inspiration!

M.J. Rutledge said...

Love the coasters and what fun birthday cards for Zoe. Peanut did a great job.

Michelle
gjrmjw at msn dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

Peanut did such a great job on her card. Yours is fabulous too. I love your coasters. Wow. TFS.

LindaS said...

Wonderful cards- love the circle of words and wonderful coloring. Thanks for a funny hop.

Autumn said...

Fantastic coasters, love them, and what fabulous images too! TFS and for the chance to win some candy too!
xxAutumn

JoAnne said...

Love the bright blue, really nice and very eye catching! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Lorraine said...

Your birthday card is beautiful and so is Peanut's! Ooh and love the coasters!

Ellis said...

Love your birthday card to Zoe and Peanut's is lovely! =)
Fantastic christmas projects and great blogcandy! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Leanne said...

How fun!! Peanut is very talented. I love ur card, so very colorful and I know Zoe will be ecstatic to get it. ;)
Love the new images, can't wait to get to the end then hop on over to the store to pick them up.
TFS! ;)

Lydia said...

Hi Jen,

Thank you for the chance to win.
I love your colour work. great job.
Big hugs lydia

Loca4paper said...

Great cards I love the use of color pencils. I am a big fan of color pencil.

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling cards and those coasters are amazing! xxD

Sandy G said...

What a great idea christmas coasters, love them. Wonderfull candy too.

Deonna said...

Love you Fabulous Card and Peanuts too. Thanks for the chance on winning your awesome candy!

Mary Lou said...

Lucky Zoe cards from peanut and you :0 What neat neat images for christmas and you have made them sooooo darling!!! Thanks for inspiring us and giving us a chance at those fabulous butterfly chippies from MiC!!!!!! Yeah I would love them to death!!!
Biggg Hugz

Renee said...

These are very cool creations Jen!! I adore peanuts card it is so cute and such a masterpiece.

...just Barbara said...

He he he - great sound effects! Love Peanut's card and it's so fun that she participated. ;D Your projects are all great and those coaster ideas are fantastic!! They look great and I'm sure your aunt will love them. Great layouts and I like how you flipped Tinkles to look the other way - brilliant. Thanks so much for being part of this hop - it's been great fun!! *Hugs

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Love the blog thank you for providing such a fun hop for us to participate in. The coaster idea is wonderful I hadn't ever thought to make coaster - wonder if you would mind me copying the idea. Congratulations.

Fiona Powell said...

Love the colour combo used. Christmas, but in a non-traditional way. Looks great!

sharman said...

Well, I can see that Peanut is a future DT. Great job Peanut and of course your coasters are awesome. GREAT job.

vicmbee said...

cute coasters and card..love them little elves

Deb said...

love yours and peanut's cards, very cute!
Happy crafting, Debxx

MaRyKaY said...

great cards. thanks for sharing with us all. That was'nt that long of a post. Considering all you had to say you did it quite well thank you for sharing

TheKraftyKow said...

I think maybe I need a lot more practice with my copics. Once I finish my dog costumes I am defiantly going to make it a priority to practice some more.

What a brilliant idea to do the layouts digitally as well. Seeing your coasters has given me such a good idea for a gift for a friend for xmas thank you.

Patricia St Martin said...

Way to to stunning. Wonderful card, candy and Zoe...
Hugz Pat

nancyparker55 said...

Love your card & the coasters. These images are so much fun.

Lynn said...

Peanut! You rock!! Love the card;)
And your card isn't half bad either :)
Huggs
Lynn xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so cute, thanks for the chance to win blog candy

Rufus said...

I'm sure that your Aunt is gonna love these.
R/

Linda Imler said...

Jen,

Love your card for Zoe, it's so cute

Thanks for the chance to win you wonderful blog candy!
Linda I

Viv said...

Wow Peanut! That's pretty amazing colouring!

Gorgeous coasters Jen, might have to borrow that idea! Your Zoe card is beautiful and i love your sentiment!

Viv xx

Mad Moose said...

What a lovely set of cards - I love this little characters, think I need to pop them in my basket! thanks for the inspiration

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards with lovely stamps.

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

Kristina said...

Hi Jen,
Saw your post about the hop at TCC. That's cool that your in it too! I just think Peanut's card for Zoe is too cute. I love little kids drawings. Your tiles are awesome! I wish I could do that! Nice of your to offer blog candy, yum yum!
Okay off to hopping now!
Peace,
Kristy

Melanie said...

Love the coaster idea too. Did you coat them with a sealer? I'm not sure what to use to seal Copics? Great idea for your Aunty, she'll love that they're handmade. Beautiful coloring with your prismas.

Dana said...

I love it Jen!! Peanut is giving Meesh a run for her money ;)
I love your "real" card and your coasters!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs~
Dana

Wedgie said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Tiiti said...

They are all just magnificent! Love the colourful designs, too.

Bettina said...

peanut, you rule!lol.
wonderful little cards your mummy made too.
hugs

dottielottie said...

Love your choice of colour for your card Peanut x and yours too Jen,the coasters will make a super gift
Hugs
Lottie x

Patty Mowery said...

Christmas coasters. What a nice gift. Perfect.

Joanne said...

Such a fun, happy card! Love all the colors! Great blog hop!

Sammibug said...

These are so cute! Your aunt will love them! Oh, and Peanut, you did a great job! I can't wait to hop along and see what's at the next stop.

Thistleblue said...

Hi there Jane, love Peanuts card!! And yours are gorgeous! The new Christmas images are the cutest! Thanks for sharing. Off to hop some more :-)
hug
Michelle
x

Dora said...

O wow there ... lots of gorgeous cards Jen, you've been busy and oso sweet of Peanut to help you out :)

Crystal said...

Great cards, love that your little one helped you out! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Paper Sundaes :)

Fiona said...

pretty cards, love colours!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

Lillian Child said...

LOL ... love Peanut's creativity! And what a fun card creation you've made too! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Love your work Jen!

EmbossingQueen said...

How cute are these elves? I love them and the colours you have used. I have never thought to use blue in my Christmas cards, but it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Frea said...

Hi Jen, wow those cards are just lovely. I love the colourfull way you make your cards!! They cheer me up! Hugs ,Frea

Rene said...

SOOOO cute!!!!
Rene :D

Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable image and card! Looks like Peanut had fun too.
Joyce xx

Curlybear said...

Omgosh what a gorgeous collection of cards and I love the embellishments you' ve added like the tree and the presents, absolutely brilliant idea,

Hugs Bridget :0)x

Jenn Zeeb said...

What great cards!! Jen you are so incredibly talented, and I love popping in to check out your stuff.

thanks for sharing these with us.

Hugs
Jenn Zeeb

Kelly said...

Wow yummy candy you have, thank you for this chance to win!

Anne said...

GREAT card! i love all the colors! Peanuts card is great too :)

superdidine said...

Very pretty cards

Lorraine said...

fab cards love peanuts card bless its so nice that you craft together xx

Linda said...

Love your cards, so hard to pick a fav!! But if I had to it would be Peanuts - bless, it is so cute xx

Trudie said...

Owwww Love the coasters, what a great idea and the colours are gorgeous. Have to say Peanut is definatly a talent in the making! Nothing better than the little ones joining in and showing their work off all around the house. I still have some of my boys paintings up and he is 12 now!! Thankx for the chance to win your great candy xxx

lizzie said...

super cute!!!

Starla B. said...

These are all so adorable, and what a great idea about the coasters! Love Peanut's card. =D

shersl84bed said...

Adorable card. Loe that Peanut made a card too.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Julie's Blog said...

What a great litle set ... I'm sure your Aunt will love them. I love your colouring with the Prisma pencils ... I've just discovered copics after colouring with Prismas for a while now and your colouring with them is brilliant ... I'm inspired to go drag mine out now lol. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such a Happy occasion hop ... Julie.

Debs said...

What a great job you've done on those Christmas elves, real inspiration.
Hugs Debs

Rosalee said...

Love your card. Its so bright and cheerful. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Carole S said...

Wow, those are brilliant, great idea, love them, Carole S.

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Hello, Peanuts coloring was beautiful, I liked all the different colors. The coasters were such a creative idea and they came out gorgeous! I have done them using ceramic tiles, but never thought of just paper. Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many of us with your beautiful creations!
I'm a new follower and I'm happy to have found you! :D
Hugs, Briana