Thursday, 26 April 2018

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP - FOCUS ON TOOLS


Welcome to the Ink and Inspiration blog hop. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from AUSTRALIA. I hope you enjoy my project. As crafters we use so many tools for so many different reasons. Some, such as scissors are a must have and others, such as a bone folder, you can work without, but they do make crafting so much easier.

One of my favorite tools is the Envelope Punch Board. While this board isn't one of those necessary items, it is very useful. Not only can it make envelopes of varied shapes and sizes, but you can also use it to make many other projects as well. One of my favorite features is the back side of the board, which has a corner rounder! This added feature means that I don't need to own a corner rounder punch, which saves me from spending more money on a separate rounder. I love multi use tools.


Envelope Punch Board 133774


If you do a google search for "Envelop Punch Board", you will see just how versatile this board is. You can make boxes, file folders, bonbons, envelop boxes, paper cups, baskets, tags, bows, gift bags, mini envelope albums, gift card holders, envelopes and the list goes on and on.

As my son's 9th birthday is coming up next week and he is a Pokémon fan I had the need to create a holder for a character card that we have purchased for him. So using the Envelope Punch Board to create a Gift Card Holder was a perfect solution.




I used the Large Numbers Framelits and the Layering Oval Framelits to decorate his gift card holder. The punch board creates a tab which is used to close the holder and keep the contents inside.





The envelope punch board makes this project quick and simple to create.




I hope you enjoy the blog hop and have a chance to see a variety of tools that you can incorporate in your crafting.
Happy crafting,
Rosalie


BLACK, WHITE AND A POP OF COLOUR - CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STAMPATHON 2018



Welcome to the forth Christmas Challenge Stampathon. This month the challenge is to make at least 4 cards using the theme "Black, White and a Pop of Colour".

This challenge is right up my alley, I love using black and white in my projects. As soon as the theme was chosen I had it in my head that I wanted to have a silhouette. So I pulled out one of my favourite set of Christmas framelits, Santa's Sleigh (which will not be carrying over to the next Annual Catalogue) and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and got to work.  Well as it goes with papercraft, sometimes the idea that is in your head doesn't always work in practice. So my idea was simplified, but I am still happy with how these turned out.

My design is simple and clean. This means that if you are needing to make multiples or are wanting to gift Christmas cards sets, then this may be a design for you.







The Petal Passion DSP is not designed as Christmas paper, but many of the designs are universal. Sometimes it is good to think outside the box and use products in a different way than they were intended.


I chose real red for my "pop of colour" but any colour would work.





Remember that these framelits will not be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, so they are only available until stocks last. If you wish to  purchase the Santa's Sleigh framelits or any other Stampin' Up! products and live in Australia, go to my Shop via the Shop now button on the side.






If you would like to join us in the challenge or would like some inspiration from other people's entries, you will find the Christmas Challenge Stampaton 2018 on facebook.






Happy crafting,
Rosalie

Santa's Sleigh Framelits 140278
Petal Passion DSP 145589




Sunday, 25 March 2018

FOLDABLE GIFT BAG - CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STAMPATON 2018



Welcome to the third Christmas Challenge. The challenge this month is to make at least 1 (hopefully more) foldable Christmas gift bags.


Christmas Challenge Stampathon

with 
Ruth Trice 'Artful Stampin' from the United Kingdom
Denise Garrison 'Lady Bug Stampin'  from the US
Ellen Woodbridge  and Rosalie Desmond from Australia


Be inspired on the 25th of every month with our Christmas Challenge.

Our aim is to make Christmas crafting less stressful by doing a little each month throughout the year. If you choose to join in, not only will you be ahead on your Christmas craft but you will also be in the running to win a prize towards the end of the year. All crafting levels are encouraged to apply. Winners are chosen at random. There will be one major winner from each market. The more months you complete the challenge, the more entries you will have!

This month's theme is Foldable Christmas Gift Bags. You may wonder why have we specifically said "foldable". The answer is easy - to make it easier for you to store them for the next 8 months. While we are all trying to get ahead on our crafting, we also want our projects to fit in a small box or container until we need them in December. 

These foldable gift bags are so easy to make and use one piece of designer series paper 8.5" X 12" to make and then you decorate them.








MEASUREMENTS:

1 piece of 8.5" x 12" designer series paper
Score at 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 3/8", 6 1/4", 10 1/4" and 11 1/8"

Turn and score at 1 1/2" 





The bags are decorated using the detailed star from the Starlight thinlits cut from gold foil paper, the sentiment is from the Star Light stamp set, embossed in gold, the oval is cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and the strip is a 2" x 4" piece of Fresh Fig card. For both of these bags I used DSP from the Eastern Palace pack.


If you would like to join us in the challenge or would like some inspiration from other people's entries, you will find the Christmas Challenge Stampaton 2018 on facebook.





Happy crafting,
Rosalie

Thursday, 15 March 2018

STAMPIN' DREAMS BLOG HOP - EASTER

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is Easter.

You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. I hope you enjoy my project.

While I don't usually create many Easter cards, I do like to have a few on hand. For this card I used a hostess set in the current 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - Tranquil Tulips. 






To transform this basic image set and create a card for Easter, I teamed it up with the Teeny Tiny Sentiment set and choose "Happy Easter".






Products Used: 

Tranquil Tulips 143767

Teeny Tiny Sentiments 120024


Duet Banner Punch 141483


I hope the project you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!


Happy Hopping,

Rosalie 





To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.



Sunday, 11 March 2018

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH JANET WAKELAND



Welcome once again to a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Janet Wakeland. I am so excited to have Janet joining us today, her work is absolutely brilliant. Make sure you take some time later to check out her blog. We hope you find great inspiration from todays hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

With inspiration from some of  Janet's creations I made this Easter card.




I took inspiration from the layout of Janet's cards and the cuteness of her little panda character and turned mine into an Easter card.





It's been awhile since I played with the Foxy Friends stamp set and the Fox Builder punch, so I used this opportunity to create a little Easter bunny. I created the punch art ears from the cut out of the tail. The bunny face is also from the Foxy Friends set.  The sentiment I used is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments.







Products Used:

Foxy Friends 141549


Fox Builder Punch 141470


Petal Garden DSP 144168


I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop.

Happy crafting,
Rosalie






Sunday, 25 February 2018

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH WENDY LEE



Welcome once again to a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Wendy Lee. I am so looking forward to have Wendy joining us today, her work is amazing. It was so hard to just choose one. Make sure you take some time later to check out her blog. We hope you find great inspiration from todays projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

This is the card I made using Wendy's creation as my inspiration. This card has a lot more white space than my normal work.






Here is Wendy's awesome card.





I used some of the floral images and the sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and just a little Gold Metallic Thread.








Products used: 


Happy Birthday Gorgeous 143662



Gold Metallic Thread 138401

Stitched Shape Framelit Dies 145372

To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party or class, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Happy crafting,
Rosalie