Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for popping by to take a peek at my creation for the Advent Calendar this year!

You are on the THIRD DAY of the special Magnolia Advent calendar.
Please be sure to leave a comment on this post by Dec 4th for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Magnolia!


I have two projects to share with you and a little tutorial too!

The first project is a scene I created by masking many different stamps. The trees were stamped and masked 8 times! Further down the page I have a tutorial that I made earlier to show how I coloured the pine trees.

After finalising the image I really wanted to have falling snow but I was too scared I would ruin the image if I added white paint directly, so I posed the question to the fabulous Magnolia fans on Facebook and they saved the day, suggesting I should try clear plastic. It worked perfectly, and I even popped it up with 3D tape so it leaves a little shadow on the scene helping to make them appear even more 3D!


Here is a close up of the all important characters.
Show The Way Tilda,  Show The Way Baby Rudolph & Show The Way Sign


And here’s a close up of the details in the trees!


Here is a step by step tutorial I wanted to share on how to colour the trees.


I had to create a second card too! I just received the Merry Christmas Tilda and I couldn’t wait to ink her up!

I began by masking her and then I used Distress Inks and a sponge to colour the background as shown.


Then once I had done that I had a bright idea to flick metallic paint onto the background by dunking a toothpick into the paint and then flicking it with my finger.

This was working well until it became apparent that eye protection was necessary as I managed to flick a great big blob of red into my eye!
After cleaning myself up, a bit of eye stinging ouchies and left with a glittery eye… I returned to finish the masterpiece…  haha


And of course then I coloured miss Tilda. :)


And here’s the simple card. :)


I hope I inspired you today!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pop back On December 5th to see if you have won a prize.

Big Aussie Squeezes!

Zoe xoxo

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  1. Wow, both absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is stunning, I am in ore!
    Thank you for being shutter number 3.
    Merry Magnolia Christmas, love Jane x

  2. Hi Zoe!
    I love the scene you’ve created. Your colouring is gorgeous and thank your for the tutorial.

  3. Adoreable Cards! Your colouring is perfect. A big thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs Frida

    • I got home from work yesterday aftoenron and mowed the lawn and blew leaves before the rain came today. After I mowed my lawn, I went next door to my neighbors house and mowed his lawn and blew the leaves off his property. I slipped a pay it forward card under his door mat when I was finished. He came over and thanked me for what I’d done, and also asked me about pay it forward. I often do things for other people, but yesterday it felt a little different because it gave me the opportunity to tell him about paying it forward; also in hopes that it would have a chain reaction and many lives would be effected by such a positive and simple notion of paying it forward .

  4. wauh such a perfect card and your coloring is in one wow perfect

  5. Oh Zoe, I have enjoyed your lovely tour through your crafting adventures (and accidents!). The detail of your snow covered trees is absolutely wonderful! Lovin’ your flicked paint background too! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

    • Aurora Myers-WaltersOmg Jake your actually in Japan Wow we all tohugh you were lying cause Sam and Talita saw you on thaa weekend. Hope you had fun or still having fun

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  6. Amazing coloring!!! Fantastic Colors.. Gorgeous Details.. Beautiful Masking job. And Stunning Coloring!!.. Looks like a cartoon photo… Love it!! Thank you for the tutorial too.. Your style looks professional!. WOW your´re good coloring!!! Merry Christmas to you!.. And Thank you for the chance to win!!! Big Hugs from Norway! :o)

    • There is one May MOAM left. I’ll put your name in it, and could you please send me an email so I can keep my BotMo email files in order? Thanks!The eldmares are tiny little beads, but they’re eldmares. (They’re more to educate people on color than to make a big piece of jewelry with.)And I went overboard on flower and leaf beads. Again. ;-)

    • If my problem was a Death Star, this article is a photon toepodr.

    • OK, here are mine from your list:-Bad Mother guilt (only have the baby, no other children yet)-Bad wife/partner guilt, for when I take out my frturtasion and agitation by being short-tempered with my husband-“I don’t get anything done” guilt, which kind of includes the look at this mess guilt-“I never should have had this baby” guilt, though I’ve been having this one less and lessAnd my own original sort of guilt is: Bad daughter guilt. My mom is disabled and I feel guilty that I can’t help her out as much as I used to, and then when I do help her I feel guilty over the resentment I have for the time it took that I could have spent with my husband and baby. Double wammy!I learned in therapy that there are really two kinds of guilt: justified and unjustified. Sometimes we feel guilty and it’s because we really have done something wrong, and in that case the way to deal with the guilt is to take immediate action to rectify the situation (correcting the mistake, apologizing, making amends, etc.). I once tracked down a high school boyfriend after 6 years to apologize for the awful way I’d ended our relationship. The other type of guilt I don’t think is really guilt at all. I watch how my mom can’t just accept that bad things happen, she has to find a reason, something or someone to blame. I think a lot of us do this, and then when we can’t find anything or anyone to blame we turn to the default, ourselves, and that leads to guilt. I’ve found that once I realize it’s this second type of guilt I’m feeling, it’s a lot easier to let go of it.

  7. Oh my Zoe, Stunning as usual. Gorgeous coloring. Love both cards

  8. Jeanette Brostigen


    December 3, 2013

    Thank you for show us your lovely card.And the tutorial.Love it! :)

  9. Wow Zoe!! Two stunning and amazing projects!! Love that masking project, what an awesome effect!! :) xoxo Madeleine

  10. Grazie infinite per il tutorial, è semplicemente fantastica la tua card!!!

  11. As always Zoe your work is outstanding & with a brilliant tut too. Stunning, stunning work x

  12. Just absolutely amazing cards! I love the first one with Tilda, Rudolph and the sign! And the trees!! The effects are very well done! Wish I could do those things to my cards. :-) And the masking as well… I’ve read a bit about the masking, but it seems to be so hard to do! The colours are very nice too! Merry Christmas!

    • Hi Jules! Soooooo glad the Zoe is back! I’m loving it. Sounds as if you’ve been as busy as I’ve been! I’ve been more quiet on tweittr since mid-August because I moved home and studio and have been getting settled, and in fact took time off the blog. Excited that the new Fall Season of the Ooh La Frou Frou blog will be coming soon … September 26! Hope all’s going well in your life! Miss ya! xoxoSandy

    • So excited I found this article as it made things much quciker!

  13. Wow!! Zoe, stunning work yet again my dear, I love that you decided to put snowflakes on your beautiful scenic card. Your Splatter card (for a better word) is another amazing make hon. Thank you for the tut’s. Hugs Suzi x

    • I could absolutely crteae the same list, minus the exercauser. I would have to replace it with Happy Hour at Sonic :o) thats what keeps mine happy these days! Also, the Mac is a dream of mine. One fine day Were you just DYING staring at the caterpillars on my face the other day?!?!?! I think that I have forgotten that I even HAVE eyebrows for the past two years. I had a bad wax and, well, lets just say I am not so good with the tweezers. Ha!I have envied your shootsac since last year, so I am going to write this one down for Christmas next year.Talk to you soon.

  14. OMG! your colouring is outstanding Zoe. Love awesome scene ant thank you for your tutorial.

  15. Zoe, I am, as always, in awe of your work! I love both pieces, your coloring is wonderful!! Thanks for that great tree tutorial too! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for being such a great inspiration!!

    • I just wanted you to know that I LOVE your Ten 4 Tues posts :-) And I’m still sad that I mesisd going out with you all, so PLEASE come back soon and schedule another one! I also want you to know how much I really do admire your work and aspire to be a photographer that can produce images the quality of yours. You have so much experience and knowledge, and I’m thankful that I get to glean from that even if it’s sometimes through Angey ;-)

      • Wonderful evocative phoots I love how you can feel the personality and energy of each dog in the shot it’s not always easy to capture the feel of a particular breed but these pictures really do have a Boston feel about them. The one looking up at the snowy sky is magic -

      • If I was in your position I would go see a hebrsliat to see if they can mix up something natural to increase your milk supply . keep breastfeeding and up the solids too. I weaned my son at 14 months and never had to give formula, he is a big boy and very healthy.

    • lol Debby, my cards always come out on the tilt when I phgptoraoh them :0) I think its something to do with my hands shaking when I try steady the camera….well thats my excuse lol.Beautiful card as always, great colours :0)Have fun with you MIL *wink**hugs* Heather x

  16. love your colouring!!! thanks for the tutorial.

    hugs, becky

  17. Älskar ditt kort med granarna!!

  18. Your coloring is amazing …
    Your technique is cool…
    Your idea is marvelous. ..
    So in love with all your great creation.

  19. Stunning work, I just love your coloring.
    Thanks for the tutorial

    hugs Johanna

  20. Fabulous Zoe. Your coloring always amazes me, so lifelike! Love both of your creations. Hugs!!

  21. Beautiful card , and a great tutorial, Thanks for sharing

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    • Agnie's perspective is a nice addition to Spinsterlicious blog. Keeps it interesting to read “the other side”. I feel there is no hope after 50 and not much after 40If you don't meet The One during the 20-30's it is just hard. At 60I have given up. Life is hard and not fair. Both Eleanore,Angie and I seem to have what it takes but no takers. I don't know the answer.

  22. Gorgeous Zoe!! As allways!

    Although the colouring is totally amazing in the first card, I just LOVE the simplicity in the last one! You just rock those cards!!!

    Big hugs, Åsa

  23. OMG I am always in awe of your creations!!! I try hard to colour like you but I am no where near your class of talent so I settle for what I can do!! Thanks for the inspiration!! HUgsxx

  24. Beautiful beautiful creation! You´re coloring is amazing. Love it!
    Hugs, Åsa

  25. Stunning work … love both of them thanks for sharing with us


  26. This is just…I can´t find the words…AMAZING!!! Stunning!!! Love love love it!


  27. Tielemans Peggy


    December 3, 2013

    Thanks sweetie for sharing all these eye candy!!! your work is stunning, thanks for the tutorials !!!!


    • *grins* KT .A? That’s a good un!There is nothing more buiatufel than a woman loving herself and being full of her truth about all her suchness as you like to put it. Good for you. I think you oughta put a link to this one in your side bar labeled something to make you smile so you can get at it any time you need. Geez. Maybe I’ll put a link to this one for the same reason. *grins**wanders off grinning * Yup. That’s a good un.

    • I love reading these articles because they’re short but ineaimotrvf.

  28. Wow! Your images are amazing!! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

  29. Loooove your Backgrounds and your no lines Image Pops so Awesomely!

  30. Oh my gosh, Zoe, this is fabulous!!!! Your work is simply amazing!!!! And the second card is sooo cool!!!!!
    Wonderful job on both!!!

  31. Gorgeous and amazing Zoe. Love it so much how you do all this beautiful work with the maggies. Thanks for the tutorials and inspiration! Happy Holidays!
    Riet xx

  32. ileana artuffo


    December 4, 2013

    Wonderful cards, wonderful colouring,wonderful project,wonderful tutorials…everything is wonderful!

  33. Glenna Tomlins


    December 4, 2013

    Zoe wow your cards are absolutely beautiful. Your colouring is amazing the richness and vividness and depth is beautiful. You have a gift! The images come alive with the way you color them. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talent and for the how to color the trees tutorial.

  34. Amazing card!Thanks for the tutorial.

    xxx Monika

  35. Beautiful Cards – Wonderful colouring, it’s fabulous!!

    • What a trip that was!! It’s so good to remember! I’m so glad we were able to go and that you did deicde to come! You’re so fun on trips (well, all the time, but especially on trips). I’ll never forget you w/ the video camera documenting the excitements of the night, witnessing the crime scene and all! :). I loved walking around and being a tourist w/ you- I’d been to DC a couple times before, but not since being a photographer, so it was so fun to see it in a whole new light w/ you.I remember us sitting at that restaurant and you asking the question if you could be anybody I remember you saying talk show host and author I like your new additions! :) Ya know, I can’t remember what my own answer was! Do you? :)Okay, this is more than a comment :) I love you so much and am so thankful for so many amazing memories I have w/ you in them!

  36. This post and your coloring of these gorgeous Magnolia stamps is wonderful! The tutorial is fabulous and I will be studying it a lot as I am in awe of your talent. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

    • you captured the sirpit of this couple so beautifully. the colors are magnificent and the real color of who they are is so perfectly spotlighted. i love the looks between them and the tight shots are wonderful.

  37. Thank you for the tutorial and the snow on plastic is certainly very effective. Love the flicking colour over the masked stamp – two great cards. Thanks.

    • LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I’m totally doing the fans for Avery’s room! Since we rent, I don’t want to paint and the girls’ walls are so bare. This is a faitsatnc idea I think she’ll love! I have an on camera flash that has a button that you can dim the flash. It seems to work fairly well. Then I have a separate flash with diffuser that I like to use. Wondering which is better? Add on flash? Or on camera flash with a Lightscoop?

      • Sweet December starts with a sweet post.Happy b’day to erveyone in the post.ဒ ဇင ဘ မ လ ပ ဘ၀က နက တ မယ ဟ န မည က ဘ လ ဂ အစ က က ရ မဂ လ ရက တ မ တ ထ လ က သလ လ … အဟက … :D

  38. OMW, this is amazing. And what great tutorials. Thank you for that.
    Those trees are wunderful and even the snowflakes have shading. Beautiful.
    Hugs, Yvon

  39. Beautiful cards! I like the coloring.

    • Best is really in the eye of the bdheloer Personally, I think Dreamweaver is the best advanced web development tool (but it is not for the layman). XSitePro is pretty darn good for the layman and it is a great way to create a full website template in very little time. I use both (I usually start with XSitePro and finish with Dreamweaver). But you really don’t need to go much further that XSitePro, unless you are planning to become a professional website designer.

    • AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!They are amazing! We LOVE them!!!!We had a lolevy time. The dress has dried up nicely and all the bits caught in the net have fallen on the wet-roomfloor! Apart from a moss stain on the back, it looks as good as new! I seriously can’t believe it.We are absolutely delighted with having you as our wedding photographer. I have absolutely nothing even remotely negative to say about what you did on the day. Everyone was verycomplimentary about your work and your presence at the wedding. I’ve had a few people ask me directly if I would recommend you and I have sung your praises wholeheartedly. Man, you really have put the cherry on the cake with these pics.And, if you ever want to take on an assistant, let me know

  40. Patricia Hagholm


    December 4, 2013

    Wow! You’re really talented. I love your coloring. And thanks so much for the tut.

    Merry Christmas

    • Will and I had a big problem with Gresham, our third child, with his fear of thsrmenutords. We had a talk with him about how God made the storms and so we don’t have to fear them because if God made them and He is in control, no matter wha things will be okay. He was very small at the time this was an issue (he’s only just three now) and he is MUCH improved after our little chat ! I would also encourage interest in bugs (within reason!) and that should help!blessings, Larissa

    • Wowza, problem solved like it never hadnepep.

    • yep, nothing quite like those wee hours of the night to block acsces to warm and fuzzy feelings.And yes, that being a normal reaction to the absurdity of it all doesn’t make it easier to take. at least, not yet. maybe some day?

    • Hi Carolyn and Honey Bun,I am enjoying rdneiag your posts, sounds like a wonderful adventure with amazing new friends. Keeping you two girls in my traveling prayers.H.B., Luke and Duke send a lick and a sniff!Keep the Ram between the lines. Soft, cool breezes at night to lull you to sleep and amazing starry skies, these things I wish for you.Karen Lukas

  41. Wow they are lovely :O)

  42. hi there zoe, wow wow wow i say everytime your cards are pieces of art how can you call the second one simple lol you put so much love into your work please please please if you have any spare send one so can hang on my wall :-)
    would be an honour to own a card off you would frame it and bring a smile to my face every day. want to wish you and your family a merry christmas & a healthy new year. love and hugs xxx

  43. OMG I love them both, colouring amazing as ever. I love the background with the paint, so clever I shall defo give that a go. Thanks so much for sharing. Jen xxx

    • For me this is a relatively easy qiostuen, but has a pretty complex answer. The specialty I have actually looked forward to working with is OB/GYN. I find that the ability of a woman’s body to produce a child, endure the amount of abuse it takes during a pregnancy, and the amount of pain endured during delivery is amazing. The joy of being able to be present as life enters the world is truly one of the greatest moments in life. To me that would be the best possible option. I also would love working in the operating room with a surgeon. I have experienced the OR quite a few times, and have been on both sides of the table. I have to say I would love to work with any surgeon in the OR except for Orthopedics. The reason behind that is the surgery’s are pretty brutal when it comes to the skeletal system. Having been in the OR with an Orthopedic surgeon and seeing the use of the saws, hammers and other heavy equipment in order to perform the surgery just sends chills up my spine. I know that type of surgery is not for me. I think my favorite surgeries have to be that of the abdominal cavity. The specialties that I would least like to work for are few, and for simple reasons. Pediatrics is not a specialty for me since I have four children of my own. My Aunt is a neonatal nurse practitioner and I followed her in high school and saw the good, the bad, and the ugly so I can honestly say I could not emotionally handle that type of position. Podiatry is also an area I could not see myself working. The reason behind this is pretty silly, but here goes, I very much dislike other peoples feet especially if they are not well kept. I know in the medical field you will encounter feet on a daily basis, but I could not mainly work with feet on an everyday basis. My last specialty is Orthopedics for the reasons I noted above about the barbaric nature of the surgeries and treatments for the musculoskeletal system. Its just not for me.

      • It is such a difficult chcoie, as all of Zhenya’s routines were thought with a lot of detail, and she was able to execute excellently. However, in my opinion, I think Zhenya’s ball 2012 at the olympics qualification, and also her chopin ribbon 2.1, at the olympic all-around final. To see her smile, knowing that she was the first gymnast to ever win the olympic all-around twice. Her smile expressed that all of her hard work pais off.

  44. Beautiful Cards . Wonderful colouring, it’s fabulous

  45. Wow!! They are both gorgeous. Love the trees thanks for the tutorial
    hugs Louise

  46. Wow, you blow me away, this is awesome. It look so beautyfull.
    Hugs Aartje

  47. Hi Zoe,
    Wowwww, how Gorgeoussssss this is!!!!
    Love the way that you colour and thank you so much for this fabulous inspiration!!!
    Have a lovely X- Mas and happy Hollidays****
    Hugs Marijke

  48. WOW this is absolutely fabulous! Gorgeous colouring Zoe! Thank you so much for the tutorials! Hugs Carla.

  49. Wow, vilken fantastisk färgläggning, båda korten är jättefina.


    • I had a rather hard time cinoshog just one type of physician I would want to work for. So many of them fascinate me, and with me not really going into any medical field other than support, I never gave this any thought in the past. After reading the list, I am more favorable of working for a neonatologist. It is difficult to think about how neonatologist physicians sometimes have the most difficult job in the world, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be to be a part of saving a baby’s life. I had a coworker once whose baby was born at 36 weeks, and her baby had a lot of heart and lung problems. There were concerns about whether or not they would ever fully develop once she had him, but after many months in the NICU, and many scares that happened during it, the doctors were able to save him and he is now a very healthy 5 year old. It is because of that I have a higher interest in the neonatologist field.I hate to say which type of physician I would care less to work for, and it is because I worry that many will take it the wrong way. When I was 16, I used to help my mom at an assisted living home as a caregiver. We would get to work at 7:00 A.M. every morning to prepare breakfast for four of the elderly men and women that we were caring for. We would then make sure that all bedding was changed, rooms were cleaned, meals were prepared, and appointments were handled. We worked 12 hour days, and they were always grueling. The owner of the home made sure that everyone had their medicine and made it to their doctor appointments on time. However, she was more worried about getting paid for her services than actually helping the elderly. She would yell at them if they did something wrong, and even call them terrible names. My mom reported her and we both quit our job, but it has always left a sting in my heart since then. It is because of my experience with that situation that I do not think I could ever work for a gerontologist. I know that the situations would be much different, but ever since my experience with caring for elderly individuals it is very hard for me to think about assisting a physician in geriatrics because I worry that someone else might treat the elderly in the same way the owner of the home did. I am a firm believer that the elderly deserve the ultimate care and comfort when going through any treatment and aging in general, but I do not think I could ever work in that environment again.

    • Zoe is awesome!! Go Zoe!!! ( and tahnks a billion for being so sweet and giving me so much good advice!! )Hey, if you can look, I did the last cover you suggested. I still have a ways to go, but I think you’ll see I’m trying and not cheating.Thanks John!!- trevor.PS: I’ve only donated once, and I’m definitely getting my money’s worth. I will donate more when I get my tax refund. Sweardagawd.

  50. fantastic card..and big thanks on the tutorial….hugs …swaati

    • Yay on reaching 29 weeks (we are one week apart). Can’t blieeve that it’s been a month already, but looks like you’ve been keeping yourself very busy. Glad that you got a lot of stuff done.KalleyC recently posted..

  51. So beautiful cards. Your colouring is amazing!

  52. AWESOME card you made. I love all your little extra special details. Your coloring is amazing.
    I look forward to this EVERY year, and follow everyday!
    Thanks so much for sharing your Fabulous talents with all of us!
    Happy Holidays!

  53. I really like your card!! Good job with all the masking!!

  54. Absolutely stunning. Your colouring is just amazing! I love all your project! Thanks for all your tutorials!!!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

    • I totally agree with that stmeeatnt these days! I didn’t used to, but the older I am getting, the more I am not shopping at H+M and F21 for the quick pieces that last for not very long, and I’m shopping more at Banana, Loft, JCrew for pieces that I’ll be able to wear for years.

  55. Wow.. I’m.. out of words! Stunning! Wauw!
    /Tina M.

  56. A truly stunning cards. I love the colors. You are an incredibly skilled.

  57. Zoe, your creative spirit just shines. Love these two pieces. Such a wonderful artist.


  58. WOW!! Absolutely amazing! I love the snowy trees, you colour so beautifully, stunning cards
    Hugs Julie P

  59. Wow… such gorgeous projects, both of them! I am always amazed by your colouring. Thanks for the tutorial too.
    Hugs, Karina

  60. Absolutely gorgeous work!
    Love both cards…


    • Sis,I too would go back to our growing up years if I could and you can bet I wish I had done so much dteffrenily concerning our relationship. What were we thinking back then??? I love what we have now and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Thank you for loving me for who I am flaws and all. I can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!!!Love,britt

  61. OMG! I absolutely love your gorgeous creation.
    Your colouring is true perfection and so inspirational.
    Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial.
    Crafty hugs
    Donna xxxx

  62. Hi Zoe Wow so inspired…. so many cool ideas for us to try out and play with…chuckled at flicking the paint in the eye…crafty fun can be dangerous !!..adore the colouring and the snow worked out perfectly …sending bloggy Festive Wishes ;0)

  63. Wow this is so gorgeous!
    hugs Anke

    • Breakfast with Santa! Saturday, December 1st from 9-11AMOssian United Methodist Church201 W. Mill Street in Ossian, In 46777Come have pancakes, deiuclois egg casseroles, smoky links, cereal, donuts, dutch crunch dessert, Coffee, milk and juice something for everyoneHave your children’s picture taken with Santa and then they can shop in the Elf Store for their family members. Elves will be available to help them shop so they can keep it a surprise! All gifts are $2 and gift wrapping is included. This is a fun, holiday event sponsored by the Norwell High School Show ChoirSee you there!

    • Your card is just great. I am sorry to see you are leaving. I just found this site and love your card. Good luck to wheeevrr you are going. I sure they are looking forward to having you working with them.

  64. Love both of your cards, the colouring is so life like. Thanks for the tutorial

  65. Wow, what stunning creations, love it.


    • I am terrified of bugs and I alwyas have been. It helps me to watch them on T.V. like the nature channel or some kids shows have bug shows that help me to get use to seeing them and learning more about them. You could also take her to a museum that has a exhibit where she can see them without them moving around.

  66. Amazing, Zoe! I can’t believe how talented you are! You are such an inspiration, I love visiting to see what you have created, and
    I learn so much from you! Thank you for sharing your tutorials and your ideas! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  67. Absolutely Beautiful!

    • It’s coming now, and has adelary settled atop the mountains for the duration. Car, snow tires, and who knows about holidays. We may have some questions to ask about a car for Jim and snow travel. I really didn’t drive much in the snow there. Dee

    • We can’t wait to see all the flowers, and the malboix, and Zoe on a leash, and the house, and the grass mostly want to see and squeeze you two!love momD xxoo

  68. Hello Zoe, thank you for sharing this wonderful work. Merry Christmas to us. Hugs!!! Ilana

  69. amazing !! I am always in awe of your creations~~ how do you “just know what colours will look good together…ie: her outfit? I would never have thought to colour her outfit those colours and yet they look AMAZING together….!!
    bravo !

  70. It’s very nice card! Beautiful color and no black line! Amazing!

  71. Marilyn in E-Town


    December 4, 2013

    WOW quite impressive! I love it, you have done a beautiful job! Love the Magnolia Advent Calendar, so much fun to see all the gorgeous projects!

  72. You are amazing! The detail and beauty in both cards is awesome!
    Love both of the cards, great inspiration! WoW!

  73. Beautiful cards and coloring. Love the little Tilda’s.

  74. Wow, Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous :)

  75. OMG!!! This is amazing. I just love it. Soooooooooooooo beautiful!! Hugs, Nicole

  76. OMG you are fantastic. Wow wow wow I love your coloring. Hugs Malin

  77. Aaaaah! I LOVE these cards!!!! And I LOVE your colouring. Gorgeous!



  78. Absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is amazing!

    Hugs, Ivonne

  79. Wow! Zoe, you never cease to amaze me! Your scene and colouring is incredible! Thank you so much for the amazing tutorials too, can’t wait to try those. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Jane x

    • jordan james is a lovely name. ppeloe will shorten it to jj, its cool.tyler is nice too.girls names im not keen on but its up to you.i like for a boy bobby, harry, joe and georgefor a girl skye, abbie, lilly and megan.

  80. Your coloring is fabulous. And thanks a lot for the inspiration.

  81. Caroline Luize


    December 5, 2013

    Love love love
    It’s perfect!

    • For me, choosing a meiacdl specialty is easy. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work as a Dermatologist Tech prior to moving to Alaska. What an amazing field! No two cases are the same and more than one type of procedure can be performed in a day. Working for a dermatologist provides the benefits of both a private office setting and hours along with the experience of surgeries and unique treatments. Cyst removals and cancer treatments became the most interesting procedures to me and I can not wait to get back into the field!There are not many positions or specialties I would turn down when it comes to the meiacdl field. If I had to pick one, however, it would have to be gynecology. Why would this be the field I turn down? I am honestly not sure. I must be lacking the gene the would cause me to be interested in the subject! For whatever reason I would choose to work anywhere else before choosing gynecology. Specialty clinics are like sushi I guess. How do you know you don’t like it if you’ve never tried it?!

      • There is an ad in the Daily Mail from http://www.TIMESHAREHELP.co.uk‘ offering no win no claim asanstsice with timeshare problems. Are they just another scam’ company?My problems started 4 years ago when I answered an ad in the Daily Mail from Etoo’, who have been proved to have been fraudsters linked to those other fraudsters the Club Class Group.

    • I bet his shoes are custom made. He’s weinarg 4 different color shoes (black, brown, blue and grey) but the style in each is identical. He knows what he likes! I love that.

    • Carolyn,I am also enjoying your posts. Vicarious traevl has a welcome place with me right now.It was my weekend in GA. While there, I traevled on some dusty roads, hopped out and left Mama and Elliott in the ac while I picked wild blackberries off fences bordering fields. While doing so, I realized how limited my knowledge of that small community really is .every terrain from swamp to clay hills some really pretty areas I had never seen.I also attended a birthday party for a classmate, along with four other ladies from the same class of ’65. The birthday girl was thrilled that we came nice to be appreciated.I hope your trip continues to open doors for you. I look forward to reading as you and hb move on.Miss you,Janice

  82. The trees and splashing turned out awesome! In fact, the close up picture of the trees is amazing – they look like cut-outs and placed together, really 3d looking. Maybe it’s just the angle or the lighting but awesome effect. :D

  83. Your cards are fabuglam!!! The girls are just so sweet and gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your love of them. Germaine

  84. I forgot to tell you thank you so much for showing us how to try it ourselves. I haven’t really “coloured” much, but will try now that you have shown us the basic how-to! Germaine (I’ll post a pic when I get one done!)

  85. Wooow, This is so so so so amazing, so many color and so much detail in just one card. Your coloring is BRILLANT!!!!!!!! Stunning!!
    Hugs, Irene

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