Thursday, 16 August 2018


Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek.

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

One of my favourite (& there are lots of them) products in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, which goes live for customers on the 5th September, is the chicken wire elements. I knew I had to incorporate this in my first holiday catalogue project. 

In this card I have combined Night of Navy card stock with touches of silver in both the chicken wire and also the clear faceted gems. I used a swirl stamp from Merry Christmas To All stamp set, to create the background and a large sentiment from the same set as the focal point.

If you would like more details about creating this card, please check out my video.

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and find lots of inspiration. Please see the list below and hop through all the people on the list, so you don't miss any of the projects!

Happy crafting,


Chicken Wire Elements

Merry Christmas To All

Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Today I am joining the Go For Greece Blog Hop. In this hop, lots of lovely members of the Go For Greece Training Group have joined forces to inspire you.

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.

While this card design is simple, I also find it very elegant. Due to the sentiment "Amazing You" this card can be used for a variety of occasions.

I love to stretch my stamp sets and look outside the norm. I have done this with Hold On To Hope set. This set is a religious set which is very useful for projects that are for occasions such as Baptisms, Christenings, Confirmations or Sympathy. By simply using a different sentiment, in this case die cuts from Celebrate You thinlit set, I  have been able to use some of the images to create a heat embossed background.

For more details on how to make this card, please check out my video.

This card design would work with any card stock colour.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you find lots of inspiration,



Hold on to hope Wood 146776 Clear 145780
Celebrate You 146840

Sunday, 12 August 2018


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 Alison Solven. Thank you so much Alison for joining us today, her work is amazing. 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.

Alison inspired me to use some of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper and create this card.

 Here is Alison's project that I CASEd (Copy And Selectively Edit).

I teamed the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper with the Very Vintage stamp set and the Petal Pink ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo to create my card. I used sponge daubers to add colour to the Specialty Paper using Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink.


Very Vintage (HOST SET) 146801

Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper 146907
Metallic Ribbon Combo 146329

I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop. 

Happy crafting,


Friday, 10 August 2018

Purple Hugs

One of my latest favourite stamps sets is the Healing Hugs stamp set. This set is one of the distinctive stamp sets , which means these stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity. The are very simple to use. You just ink up the image in the desired colour and let the stamp do the work.

For this card I used a square of Whisper White to stamp the rose image on and then used a mat of basic black. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of whisper white and cut it out using the Everyday Label punch and cut a little off both the top and the bottom to create a new shape.

Happy crafting,


Healing Hugs Wood 146527 Clear 146530

Share What You Love DSP 146926

Wednesday, 8 August 2018


Not only was I lucky enough to be going to my nieces baby shower for baby no.2 but it also meant that I had an opportunity to use the Wonderful Moments stamp set.

This set was one of the first sets that stood out to me in the 2018-2019 Annual catalogue. I love sets that are multi purpose such as this one. Between the sentiments and the images so many

Happy crafting,


Wonderful Moments 147529
Garden Impressions 6"x6" DSP 146289 

Thursday, 26 July 2018


Welcome to the latest Ink and Inspiration blog hop. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from AUSTRALIA. I hope you enjoy this months project. Our theme for this month is - Card Kits and Project Kits.

For this months theme I have used elements from the Beautiful Day Cards- You Can Make it Bundle (to see more of the bundles available go to p.2 of the Annual Catalogue). With the You Can Make It bundles you can make simple and quick projects and order everything you need with the one item number.

Beautiful Day Cards Supplies Set 149042

This bundle includes the following:

  • Beautiful Day Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Clear Block E
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Pad
  • Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine

As I don't own the Lovely Lipstick Blends which are included in this bundle, I used Calypso Coral Blends instead. 

I used a bit of scrap to mask the area that I wanted to leave blank for the sentiment.

After making the initial card with the bundle items I decided to step it up a bit and used some extra Whisper White cardstock and a few dimensionals to make these.

I hope you enjoy the blog hop.
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 25 July 2018


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 use the sketch to make at least 4 Christmas Cards.

When we use a sketch the shapes are not set in concrete, which means you are able to take the image of a circle and use a square, love heart or any other shape that works for your card. It is the same for the spacings, you may want more of the background colour poking through or less. Sketches can often help to guide us in creating.

Here are the cards I have made for this challenge.

This is the sketch for this month's challenge.

To make my cards for this month Challenge I’ve used a piece of paper from Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. I love the fact that the paper has two sides with different images, so I was able to flip one of my strips and have two different patterns on the cards. 

To see how I made these cards please refer to the video.

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Be inspired every month with our Christmas Challenge and come and join along.
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Thank you for stopping by,


Products Used:

Hearts Come Home Stamp Set

Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies 144671

Under The Mistletoe DSP 144671