Sunday, 4 November 2018

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH SARAH FLEMING

Welcome once again to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copying And Selectively Editing) any project that has been created by Sarah Fleming. Make sure you take the time after the hop to check out her blog. Thank you for joining us today Sarah. We hope that you find today's blog hop inspirational.

You may just of started here at my blog- Rosalie Desmond or you may of come from the previous person. Be sure to click on the person under me, which is listed further down the page to continue on with the hop.

Sarah's creations are amazing, so I found it rather difficult to choose a project to CASE. Here are the projects Sarah inspired.


The background I created is very simple to recreate. This video shows you how I made it. 



This is the card where I took my inspiration from. I adore the fun background that Sarah created, so I just couldn't go past this card. Many of Sarah's creations involve layers both stamped and card stock, so I knew combining these was a must for this CASE.


I took inspiration from the gorgeous spotty background that Sarah created. As unfortunate as it is, I also needed a Get Well Card, so I used the Healing Hugs Stamp Set. 



With the design of this card I was able to change the theme by changing the sentiment. I found that using the sentiment from Stitched All Around. 


By changing the colours, the whole look of the card changes as well. 



Make sure that you visit all the other blogs in today's hop to gain lots of ideas for your future crafting.

Happy hopping,

Monday, 29 October 2018

QUICK CARD WITH SCRAPS

Today I am sharing a super quick and easy Christmas card which uses some scraps that were sitting on my desk from another project. 

I love using up all the pieces of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and making the most of the resources I have.  Cutting shapes out of your DSP to create themed images is a simple way to produce or even mass-produce cards for a particular occasion. 



The Under The Mistletoe DSP is on page 189 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. The paper in this pack is a mix of pine cone, poinsettia, and plaid designs, with some Christmas images thrown in. So it contains a good variety of themes within the one pack.



The sentiment I chose to add is from the Merry Christmas to All. It is a combination of "from us" & "to you". I have found this stamp set very useful as I have a choice of large phrases or smaller ones, that can be combined which makes it a very flexible set. 



To see how I created this quick and fun card, see the YouTube video below. 



To ground the trees and separate the them from the sentiment I put a strip of Shaded Spruce card stock on the card.



Until next time. Happy crafting,

Thursday, 25 October 2018

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP - HALLOWEEN/FALL



Welcome to the monthly Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. This month's theme is Halloween/Fall.

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




This month's theme has given me the opportunity to use the Rooted in Nature stamp set. By using Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight I bought the Fall theme to my card.





I decided that I wanted to make a fun fold card for today's project, but also wanted to keep it simple. I cut a standard type of card base using half an A4 sheet of paper. I then grabbed the trimmer and made a diagonal cut in the front to create and interesting shape. For visual details of how to do this see the YouTube video below.





Using the square thinlit dies, a frame was created to boarder the main image of the card.





I added some stamped leave images on both the card front and also the inside piece of cardstock to add some extra interest and texture.

I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop. Make sure that you don't miss any of the lovely projects.


Until next time. Happy crafting,



CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STAMP-A-THON 2018 - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Welcome to the latest Christmas Challenge Stamp-a-thon.  This is a collaboration between four Stampin' Up! Demonstrators friends. Ruth Trice 'Artful Stampin' from the UK, Denise Garrison 'Lady Bug Stampin' from USA, Ellen Woodbridge from Australia and myself. . The Challenge is set on the 25th of the month, each month has a different theme. The challenge this month is to make at least 4 Christmas decorations.

What a perfect opportunity to create some personalised decorations for either your house or your Christmas tree. I found this challenge, a real challenge. Not because it was too difficult but because I had so many ideas of possibilities running through my brain.

For this challenge I have decided to make an ornament for my tree (which doesn't go up until December 1st in our house). Thinking of decorations is means that Christmas is not far off now.



The ornament is created from two rosettes which were made by using strips of All Is Bright Designer Series Paper. A pearlized doilie and a good foiled reindeer cut out using the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies, complete the decoration. 



For further details on this project, please see the video attached.

These Christmas decorations are fun to make. It's hard to stop with just one. Lucky I had to make 4 for the challenge :)



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.





Until next time. Happy crafting,

Monday, 22 October 2018

QUICK & EASY CARD USING PETAL PALETTE

Sometimes I find that when a stamp set or colours makes there way to my desk I develop lots of ideas. This was one of those times.

A few days ago I created an easel card using the Petal Palette stamp set with Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Melon Mambo (see here for the project). I have used these supplies once more, but created a different card.


I used a second generation stamping technique to give the appearance of two different shades of Coastal Cabana.


The sentiment was cut out using one of the dies from the Petals & More thinlit dies set. The Melon Mambo layer was created using the same die, cut and moved down to create another layer (please see the video below to see how this was created).



I love the way the branches have turned out.



All the colours of ink in the card are also repeated in the layers of cardstock. Adding layers to a card not only gives the card added depth but also allows the opportunity to continue with the colour theme, linking all aspects of the card.



Until next time. Happy crafting,



Sunday, 21 October 2018

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH JENNY HALL


Welcome once again to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are CASEing (Copying And Selectively Editing) any project that has been created by Jenny Hall. Thank you for joining us today Jenny. We hope that you find today's blog hop inspiring.

You may just of started here at my blog- Rosalie Desmond or you may of come from the previous person. Be sure to click on the person under me, which is listed further down the page to continue on with the hop.

I was inspired to create this card for our hop today.



I love Jenny's projects and it was hard to choose just one to CASE, but this is where my inspiration came from.


I used the Sheet Music stamp set on the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper with Fresh Fig ink to create a tone on tone background in the same way that Jenny used on her card. I love how tone on tone gives extra texture to the DSP, adding more interest to the card.



I then used the Petal Palette stamp set to create the main focal point of the rose in the corner of the card. The white embossed sentiment also came from this stamp set.



I added some shimmer paint to rubbing alcohol and sprayed it on the flowers to give a little shine.



This card is pretty quick to create. For more information and to see a tutorial check out the video below.


Make sure that you visit all the other blogs in today's hop to gain lots of ideas for your future crafting.

Happy hopping,
Rosalie

Sunday, 14 October 2018

EASEL CARD - Petal Palette

Sometimes I just grab some colours and a stamp set and then roll with it to see what happens. This is one of those times. I felt like making a fun fold, because it was a fun fold kind of day. So on that note, it became an Easel Card.



One of the things I love about easel cards is that they fold flat, which is wonderful for posting and also for placing inside a regular envelope.

The rose image that was used as the main focus of the card was heat embossed using white embossing powder. I then coloured the flowers using a Night of Navy Stampin' Write marker.



Easel cards are simple and fun to make.


Dimensionals are used to raise the strips of card stock, so it acts as a stopper to catch the front of the card, allowing it appear like an easel.




Until next time. Happy crafting,
Rosalie