Saturday, September 15, 2012

Apprentice Sorcerer Criss Cross Card Keepsake - Wall Decor

Hi again :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

My Daughter Zoe had a few friends stay over last night in her tent which she put up in the garden.  Thankfully it wasn't as cold out as it was the last time lol.  I couldn't help her put up the tent this time though as I had a biopsy done on my left hand yesterday, complete with having stitches lol.
So now I have a hand in stitches whilst trying to create my designs lol.  It doesn't help that I am left handed either.  Oh well, life is always a challenge lol.

I have been a Guest Designer at ABC Challenges this month & this is my last design for them.

I just want to say thank you to ABC for having me.  It has been wonderful doing the challenges & a great opportunity.  Thanks so much :)

This month the ABC Challenge is X for Criss Cross.
I had never made a Criss Cross card before so this was definately a challenge for me lol.

I used the same image that I used from my previous design I posted the other day, as I always colour two images at a time.

However I used different DP's this time :)

I also used rhinestones scattered around the design.  A few more buttons from my stash too :)

I found a few star brads & also a star charm in my stash too which I think suit the design quite well :)

Another side view (sorry gotta do this quick as I am due somewhere).

Either my eyesight is playing up on me or this pic is blurry lol.
Sorry about that, I will have to re-do it later.

This design has been added to my


I will be entering this design into the following challenges:
(I will add this later)


That's all for now.  Make sure you come back soon :)


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lil' Sorcerer Halloween Card Keepsake

Hi again :)
Although it has been pretty quiet here on my blog for the last week (due to Zoe & I sick with the flu) I have still been able to spend some time putting a few designs together :)

The weather here has been warming up quite nicely lately so a few days ago I took my Copics & image out into the garden & sat there in the sun colouring this gorgeous little Sorcerer to life :)

This gorgeous image is from The Paper Shelter.  He was one of three images that I chose when winning one of their challenges about a month or so ago.  He was a pleasure to colour :)

I tried extremely hard not to add any flowers lol.  Instead I got my star stencil out that I have had for donkeys years & put it to good use.  Mental note: Buy a star die - can you recommend one?

I also used my circle punch which has been collecting dust & then got my hands on some buttons from my 'oldies stash'.  I purchased the twine about three months ago & finally got around to using it :)

The DP is from my oldies stash too.  The star DP is from NRN Designs...are they even still around?  The yellow plaid & purple DP's, I wouldn't even have a clue nor would like to guess as they were in my scrap stash.

I have used a few MS punches & have distressed the edges with Ranger Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire.  The pale yellow ribbon with gold edges are from my oldies stash too.  

So what items are new that are on my design? lol  That's a good question lol.  The Little Sorcerer's Apprentice image is & so is the Halloween sentiment ticket which is from Paper Cupcakes (which I also won in a challenge over at There's magic in the air).

I have decorated the inside to co-ordinate with the outside.
I think it all came together quite nicely :)

This adorable little Sorcerer has magically added this design into my


I am adding this design to the following challenges:

Bearly Mine #52 - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Things that make you go awww
The Paper Shelter #81 - Punch It
Alota Rubber Stamps #90 - Halloween
2 Sisters #108 - Fall
Allsorts #171 - Layers
Basic Grey #76 - Anything goes (Brads)
One Stop Craft #198 - No florals
Corrosive #157 - Myth & Magic
Pile It On #37 - Patterned Paper
A Gem of a challenge #54 - A boy thing
Divas by Design #52 - For a child
Bunny Zoe's Craft #28 - Distressing
By the Cute & Girly - Boys / Men
CMC Copic #51 - Yellows
Creatalicious #37 - Fantasy Theme
Copic Marker Europe #9 - Halloween


Thank you so much for popping over to visit.
I hope to see you back again tomorrow as I have another design to show you :)