Sunday, 30 August 2015

A colourful Christmas

Time to make some more Christmas cards. This time very non traditional. In fact I think that this is the brightest Christmas card I have ever done.

I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. Can't wait to do these in class. I wonder what colours my class members will choose?

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Its begining to look a lot like Christmas

I know Christmas is still some time off, but it certainly does creep up very quickly and my class attendants have been requesting some more Christmas cards.

So with that in mind I decided to get cracking on a Christmas design.

This card also gives you a sneak peek of an image from the "Among the Branches" stamp set which will be available for purchase from the 1st September.

My card today was inspired by Pals Paper Arts #264 sketch. Follow the link and you will find some other wonderful cards which were also inspired by this sketch.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Bring on the cupcake

Time for another birthday card.

Many layers and no sentiment, unusual for me but I think it works.

This card was inspired by the sketch created for Mojo Monday #411, however I missed the cut off.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Happy Father's Day - from the Wetlands

Time to start making Father's Day cards.

Here in Australia Father's Day is on Sunday the 6th of September. I will be interstate, with no craft supplies. Not exactly sure how I will survive, but I'm sure the kids and activities will keep me busy. So before I go away, Father's Day cards will be on the agenda. This one was made with my Dad in mind. I hope you like it.

To make this card I took inspiration from this week's Stamp, Ink and Paper Challenge. This week wasn't a sketch or colour swatch, but a photo to give you your inspiration. There is so many directions you could go with this challenge. I chose to use the colours as my inspiration.

I used a couple of stamp sets to create this card. I love using the paint wash image from the Work of Art stamp set to create a background. It makes a very simple but yet affective looking card.

No glitz or bling for this Father's Day card, just simple ink and card to add a bit of colour. 

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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Celebrate so many things - Freshly Made Sketches #200

Sometimes it is great to have some cards on hand that can be used for many purposes. This card fits that bill perfectly. The term "celebrate" can be used for birthdays, engagements, graduation, work promotion, and I'm sure the list can go on and on.

While making this card I learnt a valuable lesson. The white craft ink on wood elements takes much longer to dry than I expect.

Luckily there was an easy fix. Simply cut another piece of black card stock and glue it on top.

Today's card was made for the Freshly Made Sketches #200 challenge. 200 sketches, can you believe that! Such a huge number.

Tip of the day: Heat tool on number 1, makes drying time faster.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Cute for Christmas - A sneak peek

Today I took the opportunity to give you a sneak peek at a new stamp set which will be available from the 1st of September in the new holiday catalogue. The image I choose is from a  Christmas themed set, with a number of cute images called "Christmas Cuties". The name says it all.

You will have to wait until the 1st to see the stamp set in full, but until then I hope you like this little guy.

He was coloured in using stampin' write markers and then I added a few spots of gold glitz dazzling details to give my card a little sparkle.

I just love the hint of gold using the Stampin' up! metallic thread up the top. It completes the touch of gold theme I have on this card.

My inspiration today comes from a sketch which is the latest challenge from Just Add Ink #275

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Just because...

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches #199 challenge.

I decided to take a masculine approach to this sketch. I always have trouble making cards for men, so thought I would use this opportunity to give it a whirl.

I used sahara sand cardstock for the card base, stamped in chocolate chip ink, added some chocolate chip card to the bottom, then stamped my sentiment on very vanilla cardstock.

I love the sentiment on this card, you will find the "just because" sentiment in the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. The main imagine is from "Lovely as a Tree" set. This set is a versatile set which I have used more times than I can count.

I used a shadowing effect for this card. I created it by double stamping without reinking. When you do the second stamp, you slightly move where the image is, to give an illusion of a forest of trees.

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Mojo Monday MOJO410

Not enough time in the day and sometimes not enough inspiration while we have time. There is a solution for this - challenges!

Today I have taken the sketch for this week's Mojo Monday challenge to produce my card.

In fact I liked this card so much that I used it  for my classes this week. Once again I have stuck with my all time favourite colour combination- black and white.

I love the stamp set "Lovely as a tree". I find it can be used for so many different occasions, which is what I love.

Thanks for visiting. If you get a chance, take a look at the Mojo Monday blog and see all the different creations that have been inspired by this week's sketch.


Saturday, 15 August 2015

Crazy Crafters August Blog Hop - Theme: Stamp-a-stack using a bundle

Welcome to the latest Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This time our theme is bundles. We hope you find great inspiration from the 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 in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. As I mentioned at the moment you are visiting Rosalie Desmond.

Did you know that  Stampin' Up! offer bundles throughout their catalogues?  By buying your products as a bundle, you save 15%. Not only do you get your products cheaper that way, but it is also a great way to co-ordinate your products. This month I am highlighting the Crazy about You bundle.

I love this bundle as I find it versatile. Between the framelits and the stamps, you can cover so many different occasions. The first card I wish to show you is a birthday card. 

By using pumpkin pie and cucumber crush and avoiding the use of flowers or sparkly bling,  I have created a gender neutral birthday card.

Cards don't just have to be used for those traditional occasions of birthdays, weddings and Christmas, but can be used to let someone know that you are thinking of them. In that spirit I created this card.

My third card for today is "So proud of You", I think this is a message that we should all send to people more often. We all love to know that people are noticing when we do things well,  so why not make a card to let others know the same.

For the white highlights in the card I used my Stampin' Up! white gel pen. Its amazing how a couple of quick dots can change the whole look.

Thanks for joining this months blog hop. I hope you can join us again in September.