Sunday, 23 April 2017


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.


11. Rosalie Desmond <-- You are here

Saturday, 22 April 2017


It has been awhile since I have joined in on a challenge. This week's theme at the Global Design Project 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.


Monday, 17 April 2017


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,

Sunday, 16 April 2017


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,

Saturday, 15 April 2017


I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I have a lovely hello card to share with you. We love our friends and we love our family, so why not give them a nice "Hello" every once and awhile. I had a bit of a play with my neglected Bloomin' Heart Thinlits and the matching Bloomin' Love stamp set.

I cut out a heart in Emerald Envy and another in Dapper Denim and layered them to create a shadow effect. The edges are stamped with a small flower stamp from the Bloomin' Love set in Emerald Envy.

Thank you for joining me today,

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


Happy Wednesday everyone. In the same spirit of last Wednesdays Washi Wednesday I have an Easter theme for you - this time a card.

Today I have created a punch art bunny and used the washi tape for my background. The sentiment for this card is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

The bunny matches with the Curvy Box I made last week. I love how these work together.

Thank you for joining me today,



Today I am joining in with the International Blog Highlights. The theme this time is: WEDDING.

Weddings are often an elegant occasion, so with this in mind my main focus is gold embossing.

The medallion is from the Moroccan Nights stamp set, which is the focal point for both my card and curvy keepsake box.

The sentiment for this card "You're Invited" is made from letters in the Brushwork Alphabet, embossed in gold on vellum. I used some gold circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes to add a little bling to the sentiment.

The thank you favour uses the same stamp from Moroccan Nights, heat embossed in gold and then cut out using the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlits. The "thank you" sentiment on the box is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.

Please note that the 2017 Retirement list was released yesterday. The Moroccan Nights stamp set and the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlits are both in this list. If you are wanting to purchase either of these items, you need to get in quick as they are only available while stocks last. Go to my shop to purchase them now.

Thanks for joining me today, if you love my project please vote for my projects here. If I am lucky enough to be in the top 10, I will be asked to join an International Blog Hop.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017


As you may or may not know, today the product retirement list has been announced.

While this is a sad occasion, it is also a great opportunity for you to pick up the products you hadn't got around to purchasing before. This long, so I suggest that you take a look directly at on my shop. All items are only while stocks last, so get in quick before they leave us forever...

One of the many items that are retiring to make way for new products in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue (June 1), is the Everyday Hero stamp set. This has been one of my favourite sets from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, while I am sad that it is not carrying over, you are able to use this opportunity to purchase your own copy.

This card is not only simple in its nature but it is also quick to make. While it is fun to spend many hours making wonderful projects, it is also great to have some quick ideas up your sleave as well.

Thank you for joining me today. Don't forget to check out the retiring products in my shop by clicking the picture below. Once they are gone, they are gone.


Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Welcome once again to Washi Wednesday. I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have. Today I have a 3D project for you - a Curvy Keepsake Bunny ready for Easter.

As you can see I used the Pop of Pink washi to add a little texture and interest to the bunny's nose and inside its ears. Sometimes a little washi is all we need.

Thank you for stopping by today,


Sunday, 2 April 2017


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 Mikaela Titheridge. She has such amazing creations. 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 loved the simplicity of Mikaela's design in these projects, which I CASEd today.

I used the solid shape from Butterfly thinlits to use as my background, and then the Watercolor Wings stamp set to give a pop of colour to my projects.

I created a matching box with the Window Box Thinlit dies and used the same theme as the card. This time I used the larger butterfly from the Watercolor Wings stamp set for the top of the box.

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

Thursday, 30 March 2017


The background of this card has been created using the spritzing technique and Rose Red reinker.

I then stamped some clouds in Soft Sky, because of the spritzed background underneath the clouds are very soft, blending in with the background.

I then used a combination of the Balloon Celebration stamp set and balloon punch to create the remainder of the card. The colours I used in this card are Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette.

Thanks for joining me today,

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


Happy Wednesday everyone!

I know I missed last week, due to a blog hop commitment but as requested I have another washi Wednesday for you today. This time I have used the washi tape as a background feature.

The sentiment for this Thank you card is from Suite Sentiments, stamped in Melon Mambo. The bling on the card is actually rhinestones that are coloured black with a sharpie marker.

As with most uses for washi, it is a quick way to create interest on a project. If you haven't given washi a chance, I suggest that you do. Feel free to share any of your ideas, as I am sure that the uses are almost never ending.

Thanks for joining me today,


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For very $90 you spend you receive a FREE item from the exclusive Sale-a-Bration catalogue. These products can not be purchased, but must be earned during the Sale-a-Bration period. You earn one item for every $90 you spend. So if you spend $90 - you can choose 1 FREE item, if you spend $180 - you choose 2 FREE items. I think you get the idea. The more you spend, the more FREE items you receive.

Monday, 27 March 2017


Today my husband and I are celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary. It's been a day of fun, surprises, pretty flowers and its not over yet.

This is the card that I made for my husband.

A lovely lady by the name of Rosalie Young, reminded me this morning of a technique I had used last year called Joseph Coat. So that got me thinking, I can use this technique with Designer Series Paper.

I used Blooms and Wishes Designer Series Paper as my base and then clear embossed images from the Moroccan Nights stamp set. I then wiped the paper directly on the Emerald Envy ink pad and cover the piece of DSP with the ink. I then wiped the excess ink off with a tissue.

The designer paper was then matted on Island Indigo with a card base of Tempting Turquoise. "Happy" is from the Hello You thinlits and  cut out on the Big Shot. The "you are my" stamp is from the Sunshine Sayings set, using Island Indigo ink.

Thank you for joining me,


Sunday, 26 March 2017


I had a little fun playing with some reinkers. I simply dropped some ink of the Whisper White card stock and then sprayed some water on top and let the ink spread a little before I used the heat gun to dry the card. I used Island Indigo, Rose Red and Crushed Curry.

Here is the card that I created with my fun background.

I then added a Whisper White "HAPPY" which was cut out using the Hello You thinlits on the big shot. The "Birthday" was from the Crazy About You stamp set.

Thank you for joining me today,


Friday, 24 March 2017


One of my favourite things to do is to make customer thank you cards.

I made this one today with one of the background pieces I made yesterday when I was trying out spritzing. The colours of reinkers I placed in the bottle to create this were Rose Red with Crushed Curry. I then spritzed some Wink of Stella over the top.

The sentiment comes from the So Very Much stamp set which is available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration, with every order over $90AUS. This offer is only valid for 7 more days!!!

The circle decorations in the corners are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set which is  in the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue.

Thank you for joining me today,

Thursday, 23 March 2017


I am joining in with this weeks Global Design Project Challenge. This weeks theme is Amusement Park.

With this is mind, my card is inspired by fairy floss.

To create the background I used Rose Red reinker in a spritzer with some water and sprayed it on Whisper White cardstock. The background reminded me of pretty pink of fairy floss. I then put some rubbing alcohol and some clear wink of stella in a spritz bottle and sprayed it on the background to give it a sparkle. I used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Rose Red to add a little more texture to the card. "Celebrate" from the Love Sparkles stamp set was then stamped on a small piece of Whisper White in Rose Red. I cut out two of the small images from the Sunshine Wishes Die and added them to the card.

My lovely friend Ellen, thought my card would look better on a Pink Pirouette card base, so this is for her.

I hope you see the yummy, sugary colours of fairy floss in my card just like I do.

Thank you for joining me today,

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Today I have an amazing opportunity for you. I am taking part in the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop and I would like you to join me.

What is Aim for Alaska, you may ask? Aim for Alaska is an amazing training and support group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, run by Kylie Bertucci. One of the amazing opportunities that Stampin' Up! provide their demonstrators is the ability to earn a trip each year. The current trip we are striving for is a trip to Alaska!

When I think about Alaska I think of the crystal blue waters, the amazing green trees and the pure white sparkly snow. With this in mind, this is what I made.

You may wonder how I made my background. The answer is emboss resist. I used the splatter stamp from Touches of Texture and clear embossed. I then used sponge daubers to add colour.

These are the colours I used in the background.

I then stamped the ship from the Traveler stamp set in smoky slate on some vellum and cut it out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The image reminds me of a cruise ship.
I then added a few metallic enamel shapes to finish it off.

Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop.