Welcome Everyone

The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WOYWW 160 - just a spot of colouring!

Hello fellow snoopers & anyone else who pops by that isn't actually snooping through the desks of the WOYWW world.

Confused? Not sure what I'm on about? Well pop over to Julia's - Queen of desk snooping to found out for yourself.

Right desk - 

Sideways view

Looking straight on.

As you can see .......more colouring! As you know I'm a huge colourer-inner and love the challenge of bringing these fab images to life. I often print out my digital stamps quite large, makes it easy to blend etc but now I'm into my Smash Books I wanted some smaller images so I got myself a Some Odd Girls stamp (bought from Crafty Boots - Photo Kaylee) and a couple of others.  But I couldn't resist colouring this fab Saturated Canary image in either! 

What do you think? Am getting more confident with the shading and hair I reckon, but as they say 'Practice makes perfect' so good excuse to keep colouring! 

Thank you all for all the wonderful well wishes, I had a really bad weekend but am feeling a bit better again today. Just one of those things with my conditions - I've got a hospital appointment on Monday to see the Consultant again. Who knows what he'll come up with - hopefully something to help me cope a little better than I seem to be at present.

I may not be around next week, though I'll try my best, I'm having a small minor op on Tuesday (nothing major just some skin problem that needs to be cut out) but I'm expecting stitches and a reaction with my conditions. Fingers crossed it'll be smooth going and I'll be back snooping, but if I'm not, well I'm not and I'll see you the following week! 

Take care everyone - be seeing you soon.
Zo xx


Caroline said...

Morning Zo your colouring is brilliant you've seemed to have mastered it alright, gorgeous. I hope you are feeling better soon and all the best for next week. Take care and big hugs. Caroline xxx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. I hope that I can colour as well as you one day. Been busy this week with Xmas cards - but planning to get my Copics out of their box soon and have a practice. Sorry to hear you had a bad weekend. This weather is not helping. Makes my pain worse and my spirit depressed. Need sunshine!! Gentle hug for after the operation, and hope that the consultant can be of some use. Ali x #70

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!
Your colouring is fab, something I have not got the hang of
Have a good week! Trace x 58

Lynn Holland said...

Wishing you well and I'm very impressed with your shading work. You look very organised too.
Lynn 76

Neet said...

Don't think you really need any more practice but if you must ... enjoy it whilst you can. Great colouring.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #20 xx

Red Kitty said...

Wow, your colouring is awesome, soooo wish mine was half as good as yours. loving the images too.
Happy WOYWW hun and all the best for the op. xxx

Ann B said...

Are you sure you still need to practice Zoe, looks perfect to me - love the colouring of her flesh.

Ann B

lisa said...

Gorgeous colouring as always, Zo. I don't have the patience to do big batches of colouring, the messy stuff always calls!!!
Good look with your op next week, I'll be thinking about you.
Hugs Lisax #98

Redanne said...

Hi Zo, your colouring is absolutely brilliant, love the skin tones and you have done the hair so well (always my nemesis). Sorry to hear of your health problems, hope you get some help from the Consultant. Hope all goes well with the op too. Big Crafty Hugs, Anne x #57

Craftymonki said...

Your colouring is always so beautiful.


Zoe #54

Diana Taylor said...

Great work - the colouring is gorgeous and I really like your shading techniques - practice really has made perfect!
Good luck for next week
Diana #106

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Your colouring is AMAZING.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn #79

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow love your amazing and beautiful colouring.
Good luck for next week
Hugs Emma xx

KatzElbows said...

You don't just enjoy colouring in, you're really good at it too. Wow.

cheers, rachel #68

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, sorry to read you haven't been too well again ... it's a bummer! Hope the doc can help you out. As for your colouring, it's superb ... you've really mastered the hair, and the skin too - absolutely fab. Wishing you a better week. Elizabeth x #17

Jingle said...

Looks like you have LOTS of fun coloring to do! Your beach babe looks adorable!

Eliza said...

Oh you poor thing you have had it bad lately, my prayers and wishes are with you. I do love your colouring it is perfect, really it is. love that girl in the little shorts. As for your son say thank you to him for me, now I can see your face better and know with whom i am emailing etc. Your pretty, don't doubt yourself. As for your op I do hope and pray all goes well, my thought will be with you.

Happy crafting if you can get some done and good health.


butlersabroad said...

I think your colouring is absolutely fab Zoe, and you're so right, practice does make perfect! Hope everything goes well for you with the minor op and that it doesn't knock you for six! Thanks for popping in.

Brenda 5

BJ said...

Zo - your colouring-in is fantastic. I keep well away from it myself as I can do nothing like you can. All the best for the minor op and the especially with the recovery. Thanks for stopping by BJ#4

kissinia said...

Your colouring is adorable! Happy WOYWW and have a great week! kissinia

Helen said...

Your colouring is great! Hope next week goes well and you don't suffer too much afterwards. will be thinking of you. Helen, 26

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Zo, Thanks for coming by to visit me already! Your coloring is fab! All the best with the op on Tuesday and a smooth recovery! Darnell #55

mark gould said...

happy woyww, fantastic job on the colouring, i hope all goes well and they sort you out, all the best, mark

mamapez5 said...

Your colouring is so good. You have mastered the copics definitely! I love them too and like you, I work with a colour chart to hand, but I made my own on the paper I use most often, so I could see the colour the pens actually make on that paper. I didn't find the computer downloaded one very accurate. Digi images are great for colouring. I obviously need to take a leaf from your book and practise more. Kate 137 xx

Daniella said...

Your coloring is so awesome!! I love making what I call "shiny hair". Your gal has beautifully shaded hair!!
Good luck with your surgery!!! Take care!!

Twiglet said...

Best of luck with all you are coping with - hope little op goes well. x Jo #72

Cards with a Difference said...

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Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your colouring in is awesome, believe you me!! Practise definitely makes perfect. I love the term colourer inner, sums it up really!
Hope all goes well with all you health issues - sending positive vibes and hugs :)
LLJ #3 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your coloring is so fabulous. I thought the girl with the life ring was one of those store-bought card toppers since she was so perfectly colored and shaded. I try to pretend I know what I'm doing with shading and blending but I doubt I fool anyone. Good luck at the doctor's and with getting that procedure done.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Zo, fab colouring as always! Will share some of mine when I get around to it!!

I had a similar minor op last week, stitches come out tomorrow - yippee!!! been itching like mad, and is right in centre of my back, so canlt reach the blasted itchy bit!

Good luck with yours, sure it will go well


Debs #146

fairy thoughts said...

hi zoe
great colouring, you have the shading just right, mine never seems to be that neat.
Good luck with the op thing hope all goes well, see you next wek
janet #11

trisha too said...

I think I'm always amazed at your colouring!!

Happy WOYWW to you!
trisha too

My name is Cindy said...

Wowzer Zo that colouring is awesome! Love copics!! Hope all your medical stuff goes OK - hugs Cindy WOYWW #14

Anne said...

Hi Zo your colouring is amazing I so wish I could colour like that. I've not been about for a couple of weeks so sorry to read you've not beenn too well. Hope the 'little op' goes well - they can knock you about!!! Take care#150 Anne x

Belinda said...

Zoe oh my goodness you have so mastered the coloring. I love it. I just discoverd Saturated Canary about a month back and bought a bunch of images. You have really mastered the skin and hair (two areas I still keep working on).

I hope you feel better soon. I am sending health and happiness through this message.

Thanks for visiting my desk today.
Belinda (110)

ScrappnBee said...

I love your little beach babe! The shading is awesome! I hope that your surgery goes well and that the coplication with the stitches are minor. Will keep you in our prayers. You will be back on the blog in in no time ;) Thanks for visiting! -Amanda x61

Katie said...

Hi Zo! I'm so sorry to hear you've been under the weather- I'll be sending good thoughts your way next Tuesday for your op. Now onto the coloring- it looks fabulous! I love the shading of her skin tone and that's a great color combo for her hair :) Practice truly is the key- which, lucky for us, means we get to color more! I look forward to seeing what you do next. Hugs, Katie

Bridget Larsen said...

If I could colour half as good as you I'd be terribly happy, it is awesome.
Bridget #27

Di said...

Wow, fab colouring! Hope next week goes fine :) Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Zo, ah do love the colouring in myslef and hat e that never seem to get around to doing weird is that huh?? Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #50

Clare with paint in her hair said...

wow your colouring skills are amazing!

Bernice said...

Your colouring is great - it looks very organised - I just do one at a time for each project. Hope your surgery goes well and you feel a bit better soon.
Bernice (21)

sandee said...

Will be thinking of you next week, hope it all goes well and no bad reactions! Your coloring is fabulous! waving hi from the hot hills of North Carolina :)

Shoshi said...

I think your colouring is absolutely stunning, Zo - fabulous shading! You have obviously mastered it completely!

Hope your op goes OK - having read that paragraph I went over to your "about me" page and read everything - I am so sorry to hear about everything you have to put up with - it really stinks, doesn't it. Makes me all the more amazed at the beautiful stuff you create!!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I am starting to feel a lot better now after a pretty awful week - but it was self-inflicted because I seriously overdid it, knowing full well I'd get the inevitable payback. I do realise, though, having read your piece, that in comparison, I hve very little to complain about!!

Hugs, and happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15

Elaine said...

Fabulous colouring Zoe and what a lot you have to do Hugs Elaine

Whimcees said...


Your coloring is beautiful! I hope that you are soon feeling better! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Lisa Richards said...

Coloring is so much fun! You do a beautiful job of it here! Praying that you feel better and that all goes smoothly with your operation!
Have a great WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk!

Samantha Elliott said...

Great colouring Zo. That girl looks fabulous.
Good luck on Tuesday.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you do coloring really well. and yes, i do believe that practice makes perfect! happy WOYWW!
hugs, #23 peggy aplSEEDS

Morti said...

Yup - your colouring is starting to become rather excellent - time to start putting some tutorials up, no?

I look forward to seeing what you do with the coloured image - what will the finished item look like I wonder???

Thanks for stopping by...

Laura said...

Hi, Zo, so sorry to know you had a bad week last week. Sending good thoughts for a good consultant visit and smooth recovery from your surgery. I'm woefully late with WOYWW (almost time for a new week) but wanted to make a few more visits. :) ~ Laura #122

Lavinia said...

Hi Zo! Sorry to here you have had a some illness troubles :( and hope the op went well & has not effected you too much? I will keep you in my thoughts :) As usual you show us all up in the colouring department, ;) You are so good at colouring in, love the images you have done, very versatile & they would be great for so many cards! take care!