Sunday, 14 October 2018

EASEL CARD - Petal Palette

Sometimes I just grab some colours and a stamp set and then roll with it to see what happens. This is one of those times. I felt like making a fun fold, because it was a fun fold kind of day. So on that note, it became an Easel Card.

One of the things I love about easel cards is that they fold flat, which is wonderful for posting and also for placing inside a regular envelope.

The rose image that was used as the main focus of the card was heat embossed using white embossing powder. I then coloured the flowers using a Night of Navy Stampin' Write marker.

Easel cards are simple and fun to make.

Dimensionals are used to raise the strips of card stock, so it acts as a stopper to catch the front of the card, allowing it appear like an easel.

Until next time. Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 10 October 2018


Today I am joining in an International Demonstrator Blog Hop. I hope that you find inspiration from all around the world. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. .

Papercraft isn't just about card making. It is also about boxes, bags, tags, home décor and the like.

Today I would like to share with you this cute little gift box. By simply dressing up a Silver Mini Gable Box I have a box ready to go for gift giving.

I used a 1.5cm strip of Gorgeous Grape card stock and wrapped it around the box, stuck a Pineapple Punch circle, added a Pearlized Doily and fussy cut out a flower image from Love What You Do stamp set which was coloured using Gorgeous Grape ink and blender pen. 

These make great little presents or even a table favour.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and don't forget tp check out all the other blogs. You just never know what you might find.

Happy crafting,

Products Used:

Silver Mini Gable Boxes 145568

Love What You Do 148042

Pearlized Doilies 146936

Thursday, 27 September 2018


Welcome to the latest Ink and Inspiration blog hop. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from AUSTRALIA. I hope you enjoy this months projects. Our theme for this month is - technique savvy. This will give you an opportunity to check out some interesting techniques.

I don't just have one favourite technique but many which I love, so it took awhile to decide which one I was going to share with you this time. I settled on a technique that I often use - Emboss Resist. 

Today's card was made for a very special little girl that was born a few weeks ago and I will be meeting for the first time tomorrow, my great niece, Chole. 

Emboss resist works with any colour but the white embossed stamped images have more of a pop when you use stronger or darker colours. As I was making the card with a little girl in mind I choose to add some pink with Melon Mambo, and knew I wanted some blue for the night sky, choosing Blueberry Bushel. The third colour, I took a little time deciding as I didn't want to stick to pink or blue shades, and chose the orange of the Grapefruit Grove.

For measurements and to see how emboss resist works see the YouTube video.

For the sentiment on the front of the card I chose Grapefruit Grove but Melon Mambo would of worked equally well. 

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and gain lots of inspiration.

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, 25 September 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 make at least 4 Pop-up/3D cards.

These type of cards can be heaps of fun to make and even more exciting to receive as they are much more than just the standard card. The choices of styles are endless. This month I choose to make Pop-up Exploding cards. These cards are relatively simple to create but also give the card a WOW factor.

I combined the Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper, the Peaceful Noel stamp set and the Merry Christmas thinlit dies, which are all from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

For further details on this project, please see the video attached.

If you would like to join us in the challenge or would like some inspiration from other people's entries, you will find the Christmas Challenge Stampaton 2018 on facebook.

Happy crafting,



Peaceful Noel Stamp Set (147694)
Joyous Noel DSP (147816)
Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies (147912)

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


My Great Niece's 4th birthday was coming up, so what better time to start playing with shimmer paint.

Of course it needed to be special, so I couldn't just simply add some to paint and rubbing alcohol and mist (which actually does look amazing). I stepped it up a notch and added some colour using re-inker.

While Shimmer paint a returning product for Stampin' Up! I had never used it before. I was surprised with just how lovely the shimmer turned out and how easy it was to give the card that extra WOW!! I can't wait to use it again.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Polished Stone Technique

Every now and then I like to have a play with a new technique. There is actually nothing new about the technique I have used today but it is a first for me.

The polished stone technique uses rubbing alcohol and reinkers on glossy paper to make fun and interesting backgrounds. One of the things I love about this technique is that each time you do it, it works out a little differently.

This card uses Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst reinker to create the background and the Beautiful Day Stamp set for the images and sentiment.

Happy crafting,

Products Used: 

Beautiful Day 145915

A4 Glossy White Cardstock 144241

Wednesday, 5 September 2018


The wait is over. I'm guessing at this point you have seen a lot of sneak peeks from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue.

So in answer to your questions, Yes - it is amazing! Yes - there are lots of cute sets, serious set, traditional and non-traditional. Christmas and non Christmas. Something for everyone. No - I have not bought the whole catalogue but very tempted to put another order in.

New stamp sets, new Designer Series Paper, new embellishments and even a new tool.

Take your time and check it out.

As I am sure you can tell if you are a regular reader of my blog, I love Christmas and Christmas crafting. For me, it is the time of the year where I give out the most amounts of cards and like to make personal hand made gifts, so I always look forward to the Holiday Catalogue and new products to play with.

I look forward to seeing what everyone makes with all the new sets.

Happy crafting,
Rosalie - The Lost Stamper