Thursday, 27 April 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS SNEAK PEEK BLOG HOP










Welcome once again to a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time we are giving you a sneak peek from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. The new annual catalogue is so amazing I can't wait until you have a chance to see the catalogue. 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.

I have decided to show you an amazing suite which is in the new catalogue called Eastern Palace. The suite consists of a stamp set, matching dies, speciality designer series paper, stickers, tassels and cardstock. Everything you need to create so many amazing projects.

I love this set so much. It works so well with every colour. I used Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Whisper White to create this card. I used a stamp from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set to create a special background.






I love how these thinlits can make almost anything. On this card I have used them to make a flower. I then added a little banner of silver foil to add a little bling.




Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoy the remainder of the blog hop,
Rosalie


SCREEN CARD

With so many different types of card folds out there, my to-do list is amazingly long. Screen cards were huge on the internet last year and I have finally got around to making my first one. Better late than never they say.

Here is my first screen card which uses Touches of Texture.




My screen card has four sections which are all 7cm wide. This allows for the opportunity to have multiple pictures.



Thank you for joining me today,
Rosalie

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

TAG TUESDAY #1

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

This blog post is the first in a series that I have named, Tag Tuesday. Tags are a very recent addition to my crafting experience. With a combination of inspiration from an amazing crafter, Bobby Fort, and a wonderful opportunity, I have taken up being a guest on a Swap Design Team for Aussie Crafters. I have had the concept of Altered Tags thrust upon me. So why not make this into a regular Tuesday series, at least for awhile. I hope you have fun checking out my work, that is outside my norm and my comfort zone, but still so much fun.

Here is the first tag I have to share with you. This one is a grungy Dragonfly Dreams tag.




I used one of the thinlits from the Eastern Medallions set to cut out shapes in the Very Vanilla cardstock to allow some of the colour to poke through.





PRODUCTS:
Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set (142924)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725) Available from June 1
Rose Red Inkpad (126954)
Crumb Cake Ink Pad (126975)
Rose Red Cardstock (108613)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (106550)
Burlap Ribbon (141487)
Baker's Twine White (124262)

DETAILS:
Rose Red Cardstock 13.5cm x 7cm (cut into a tag shape)
Very Vanilla Cardstock 13cm x 6.5cm (cut into a tag shape)
Strip of Rose Red Cardstock 1.9cm x 8.5cm for banner
Strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock 1.5cm x 8.5cm for banner to stamp on
White Bakers Twine was coloured with Rose Red reinker and allowed to dry
All pieces of Very Vanilla were sponged in both Rose Red and Crumb Cake to add some grunge to the tag

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you stop by again soon,
Rosalie

Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD 2017 RETIREMENT LIST BLOG HOP



Times change, as do products. We are currently saying "Goodbye" to some of our old favourites, to make way for new items later in the year. It is retirement list time!

For you, this may be the time to pick up a bargain or your last chance to grab that set that has been catching your eye for some time. Don't wait until they are gone, check out the store today!

I hope you are enjoying all the gorgeous projects in the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop. What an amazing opportunity to have a whole bunch of products highlighted for you!

Today I am sharing one of my favourite stamp sets - Nailed It!

A set for all those males in our lives, although it is also suitable for females as well. I love the images in this set. It can be used for people of all ages, children, teens and adults.

Here is a card I have made to share with you today.






For this card I have used the Nailed It stamp set. Currently, it is only available in wood mount as clear mount has SOLD OUT. So if you are loving this set as much as I do, you will need to get in quick. Once the items are gone, they are gone!

I fussy cut (hand cut) the tools on my card. As the shapes are very simple, they were quick and easy to cut.




I used the Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper, which is also on the retirement list, for the background under the tools. This paper pack is so versatile as the images are not necessarily connected with tools.


Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoy the remainder of the blog hop.

Rosalie


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http://paper-meets-ink.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/retirement-list-blog-hop-esad-2017.html


Saturday, 22 April 2017

GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT #083

It has been awhile since I have joined in on a challenge. This week's theme at the Global Design Project http://www.global-design-project.com/2017/04/global-design-project-083-theme.htmltheme I thought would be an interesting one to join.


This is my entry.




I used Gold embossing as my sparkly bling to suit this week's theme.





I used the Garden In Bloom stamp set to create a golden scene. I then used straight reinkers and a paint brush to colour the flowers and the butterfly. I used Garden Green, Rose Red, Crushed Curry and Perfect Plum for my colours. The background of the picture is created by sponging Soft Sky and then using the splatter stamp from Timeless Textures, in both Soft Sky and stamped off Rose Red. I used this same stamp in Perfect Plum on my card base to give it a little texture as well.



Thank you for joining me today. Feel free to leave a comment.

Rosalie

Monday, 17 April 2017

EASTERN PALACE - SNEAK PEEK



Would you like a little sneak peek of something available to you soon?? I have something fun and exciting to share with you today - the Eastern Palace Suite!!

From the 1st of May you too will be able to purchase this versatile suite. Stamp set, thinlits, Double Sided Paper, embellishments and lots, lots more.

This set can be used in so many different ways, its just up to your imagination.



I have used the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set to create my own fun background using two of the new in-colours from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.






Yesterday I had my first play with this set and decided to focus on using the stamps to create amazing patterns. I was crafting with my good friend, Ellen Woodbridge, who also came up with some stunning designs. Take a look at what she made to share with you today.

Don't forget that this suite won't be available to you for a couple more weeks, unless you decide to join - which means you can order it NOW!

Thank you for joining me today,
Rosalie

Sunday, 16 April 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH BILLIE MOAN



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 Billie Moan (aka Rambling Rose Studio). I am so excited to have Billie joining us today, I have been a long-time admirer of hers . You should 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 what I was inspired to create.























I didn't have to go back far, to know  know what I wanted to CASE. This is her project that I took my inspiration from. It uses some new products from the upcoming Annual Catalogue which begins on June 1st.



As you can see, I also used some masks and sponge daubers as a base for my card. I used Wisteria Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum for my colours. I then used Timeless Textures to further develop my background and give it a grungy look.





Instead of Billie's amazing bow, I used burlap ribbon to add to the grunge feel. I then created all my elements using dies from the Sunshine Wishes. I then added just a single heart from an enamel shapes pack to finish it off.




Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop,
Rosalie