Friday, 25 January 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMPATHON 2019 - Frugal Crafting

Welcome to the first Christmas Stampathon for 2019.
This months' theme is - FRUGAL CRAFTING

Frugal crafting means keeping the cost of the project low. This can be done in a variety of ways including recycling, up-cycling, using scraps or keeping product use to a minimum. For my project this month, I choose the last option of using very little supplies to create my cards.




To create the card I used a masking technique with a sticky note to provide some white space on the card front for the sentiment.



It is amazing what you can achieve by simply using stamp, inks and paper.
#simplestamping



To see just how easy these cards are to make, take a look at the video.



The Christmas Stampathon 2019 is a collaboration between four international Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends. Ruth Trice from the UK, Denise Garrison from the US, Ellen Woodbridge and myself, Rosalie Desmond from Australia. The challenge is set on the 25th of each month (January- October) and entries are accepted until 11pm on the 24th of the following month, either via the group Face Book page or directly to one of the demonstrators. Everyone is welcome to join the challenge.



Until next time. Happy crafting,

Thursday, 24 January 2019

INK & INSPIRATION - Love Is In The Air


Welcome to this months Ink & Inspiration blog hop. This month's theme is Love Is In The Air.

You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. Be sure to continue on with the blog hop by using the list further down the page.

This month I have created a love inspiration card using the Incredible Like You stamp set from the new 2019 Occasions Catalogue.



To recreate this card you will need a 21cm x 14.9cm thick whisper white cardstock, 8.5cm x 11.5cm Flirty Flamingo and 8.5cm x 6.5cm piece of whisper white. The card uses Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo inks, in conjunction with the Incredible Like You stamp set.



To create the ribbon embellishment I used Lovely Lipstick 1/8 inch grosgrain ribbon wrapped it around my fingers and bound it with whisper white twine and then cut the looped ends to form strips. This embellishment was then attached to the card by sticky dots.


I hope you enjoy the remainder of the blog hop.

Until next time. Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

FOIL-EDGED CARDS & ENVELOPES

Sometimes we need to make quick and simple cards but we still want them to look special, which is were the gold foil-edged cards & envelopes come in handy.

This card is quick and easy to make using a little designer series paper and some gold embossed stamped images.



The berries have been coloured in with the real red Stampin' Write maker to create bold coloured berries which give a lovely contrast to the gold embossing.




To see how I made the card, check out the video below.


In no time, you will have yourself a handful of cards to give to friends and family.




Until next time, happy crafting.



Monday, 26 November 2018

CHRISTMAS CRAFT CLASS

Thought I would share some pictures from the Christmas crafting day I had on the weekend. Someone did forget to take pictures throughout the day, so I just have the before pictures to share with you. Over the next couple of weeks I will share some of the projects in more detail with you.

When I run a full day class I like to have all the items needed and the sample project in the one basket, so an attendee can just grab the basket. sit at their seat and where possible not have to hunt for the correct colour ink or stamp set. Sometimes there is a little cross over, where two projects use the same punch or set but I do try to keep this to a minimum.



I like to provide my participants with a bag which includes a little surprise inside (this time is was some 6"x6" samples of DSP) and a small table gift. The bag comes in handy later to store all of their projects, making it easy to take home.



At my day long events, I also have a door prize. The name of all people in attendance are placed into a bowl and a winner is chosen at random. This was the prize for this event.



Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

INK & INSPIRATION _ CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN!


Welcome to this months Ink & Inspiration blog hop. This month's theme is Christmas Time Again!

You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. Be sure to continue on with the blog hop by using the list further down the page.

This month I purchased some new products - the Treat Time Stamp Set and Pettie Treat Framelits, so I decided to use the framelits for the first time and create a cute little treat package for Christmas.



To create a Christmas themed project I used the All Is Bright DSP from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue and the Better Together Stamp Set from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. The Better Together Stamp Set combines sentiments and small images for a number of occasions into the one set. Sympathy, New Baby, Weddings, Hello and Christmas, are just a few of the topics covered. It is a versatile set and the sentiments can be mixed in with other stamp sets to broaden there use as well.



The tag is made using a framelit from the Pettie Treat set and a 1 3/4" circle punch. I used gold mini sequin trim to add a little sparkle and the 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon to attach the tag to the treat package.



These sour cream style packages are easy and quick to make as you can see from the video below and makes a fun addition to any Christmas table or just to package small gifts for family and friends.



I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop and gain heaps of Christmassy inspiration from the team.

Until next time. Happy crafting,














Petite Treats Framelits 146827 
Better Together Stamp Set 141736


All Is Bright DSP 147892
















Sunday, 18 November 2018

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH DENA REKOW


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 Dena Rekow. Thank you for joining us today. We hope that you enjoy today's blog hop.

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.

CASEing Dena was so much fun. Here is what she inspired me to create.



This is the card that I took my inspiration from. For more details about how you can re-create Dena's project click here.



I loved the layout in Dena's card, so used it to base my card around. I used elements from the Tropical Escape Suite (p. 121 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue), including the Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Thinlits and the Tropical Escape 6" x 6" DSP.


To add just a little bit of glitz to the card I used the Champagne Mist shimmer paint with a sponge dauber on the scalloped square.



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

Happy hopping,


BLOG HOP LIST


PRODUCTS USED:
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=146753&dbwsdemoid=4010133
Tropical Chic Stamp Set 146753 
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=146831&dbwsdemoid=4010133
Tropical Thinlits 146831
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=146916&dbwsdemoid=4010133
Tropical Escape DSP 146916

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,