Monday, 19 February 2018

PETAL PALETTE BUNDLE

One of the fun things about buying bundles is that you know that the images of both the stamp set and the thinlits will always work well together as they have been designed to match. For me, this takes a lot of the thought process away.




For this card I stayed with soft colours - matching Brushing Bride with Crumb Cake and added Chocolate Chip to give a little pop to the base and the sentiment. I used the smallest flower in the Petal Palette to softly create a background. I used a thinlit from Petals & More thinlits to add some corner interest, which is simply cut out of Crumb Cake cardstock.



I added a touch of colour to the body of the bird by using a Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker.


Measurements:
Chocolate Chip Card Base 21 x 20cm, scored at 10.5cm
Very Vanilla Layer 9.5 x 14cm
Blushing Bride Layer 9.7 x 14.2cm
Inside Very Vanilla  Layer 9.5 x 14cm
Scraps of Crumb Cake



Petal Palette Bundle Wood 145973 Clear 145974

To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie






Friday, 16 February 2018

NEW SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS RELEASED!!!

As you may well know, I love this time of year in the Stampin' Up! world. Why?? FREE products.

Can it get even better than this??

Yes, it can! Extra Sale-a-Bration items have been released today.
Take a look here


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If you haven't seen the orginal FREE items you can find the catalogue here.





So get in quick and pick up some freebies today!




To order any of these products, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie






During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn amazing, limited-time products when you do any (or all) of the below:

SHOP

During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn exclusive items from the Sale-a-Bration cataolgue for purchases of Stampin’ Up! products– that includes purchases from the Annual and Occasions Catalogues and Clearance Rack. This year Stampin’ Up! is offering two levels of Sale-a-Bration items :

 Free with $90 purchase

For every $90 you spend, you can select one Level One item to add to your order. To see all of the incredible Level One options, CLICK HERE

 Free with $180 purchase

For every $180 you spend, you can select two Level One items OR one Level Two option. To see the wonderful Level Two options, CLICK HERE

HOST


Hosting a qualifying party during Sale‑A‑Bration (with at least $400 in sales) or spending over $400 earns the host $40 more in Stampin’ Rewards. Basically, hosting during Sale‑A‑Bration is the best way to earn more rewards for a party!



JOIN 


Join as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration (3 January–31 March 2018) and get your starter kit for $169 AUD, along with TWO additional stamps sets included in your kit.



Standard Starter Kit + More Stamps During Sale-A-Bration

FIRST: Choose $235 in Stampin' Up! products for just $169!
SECOND: Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*--
that's up to a $174 value

Once you have joined as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you will then receive a minimum of 20% discount - so join my team today. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Today’s post is in the spirit of Valentines Day, even if you don’t celebrate the day in the traditional form, it is often nice to let those around know that they are loved.

Awhile back, a lovely friend and fellow demonstrator, Sue Vine made a wonderful shadow box project complete with a video tutorial. One of my class attendees loved her project so much she requested it for class. So here is my take on Sue’s Project- which you can find here.




I used Bloomin’ Love stamp set and real red ink to decorate the box.




Inside a simple heart shaped chocolate.




See you next time,

Rosalie 

Monday, 12 February 2018

A FLORAL GRUNGE

Today I was in a grungy mood so took the Petal Palette into a distressed direction.

Firstly I used the spots in the set to create a background on the Very Vanilla card using Chocolate Chip and Blushing Bride. I then used paper snips to distress the edges of the card and sponged using Crumb Cake. I then screwed the piece of card up to distress it even further and hand flatten it out and stuck it to the base.




I then placed a couple of the larger floral images from Petal Palette and a few leave stems cut using Petals & More thinlits as the main feature.




Measurements:
Chocolate Chip Card Base 21 x 20cm, scored at 10.5cm
Very Vanilla Layer 9.5 x 14cm
Inside Very Vanilla  Layer 9.5 x 14cm
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz



Petal Palette Bundle Wood 145973 Clear 145974

To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie




Sunday, 11 February 2018

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH ALLISON OKAMITSU

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 Allison Okamitsu. I am looking forward to have Allison joining us today, her work is stunning.  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.

These are the projects I have to share with you today.




Here is Allison's projects that I CASEd.



Allison's project assisted in taking me outside my comfort zone and try new things. When left to my own devises I rarely use ribbon, even though I love it. I don't believe that I have ever used the bendy ribbon behind an element style before (I am sure that there is a better term for the look of the ribbon but I'm unsure of what it is).




Products:

Graceful Garden 143849 


Petal Garden DSP 144168

Silver Mini Gabel Boxes 145568



Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edged Ribbon 145489



I hope you are finding heaps of crafty inspiration.
Until next time,
Rosalie










To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.



Friday, 9 February 2018

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STAMPATHON - 10 TAGS

Every year the same thing happens in my crafty life. Every Christmas I have the last minute rush to create Christmas cards, gifts, tags and decorations. This rush often takes the joy of crafting away, so to help assist to prevent this chaos we created the Christmas Challenge Stampathon.

Welcome to the...

Christmas Challenge Stampathon

with 
Denise Kepple Garrison 'Lady Bug Stampin'  from America
Ellen Woodbridge  and Rosalie Desmond from Australia
Ruth Trice 'Artful Stampin' from the United Kingdom

Be inspired every month with a Christmas Challenge.

The first challenge has been set by Ruth, and its to make 10 tags. 

To see her launch video click here, and to see Denise's launch video click here.

  • Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.
  • The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month on each of the organisers Facebook pages and will then have followup information on their blogs and YouTube channels.
  • The deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.
  • To be entered into the Prize Draw in November you need to participate in all 10 challenges, photos of your projects need to be posted on the Facebook group or emailed to one of the organising demonstrators to be shared, please state your country of residency.  
  • To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK or Australia.
  • All entries must use at least one Stampin' Up! product.
  • The winners will be randomly selected by an online generator from all the eligible participants.
  • By submitting a photo you give the organisers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.
  • There are prizes available for each country.  The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organisers will choose and ship free of charge.  The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organiser/s from your respective country makes.
  • Everyone who participates are will be allowed to use our specially designed badge that can be displayed on your blog.
  • Please use the hashtag #christmaschallengestampathon2018 in any social media you post your entries too.



Click below to head to the Facebook Group


Christmas doesn’t need to be always serious, fun is also part of the season, so in that spirit I pulled out the Cookie-cutter Christmas Stamp set. 




Tags come in all shapes and sizes. My normal go-to is using the tag topper punch, but this time I decided to use a slightly different shape using window box thinlits dies. 

I used the Pom Pom stamp to create a little interest on the tag base, and built the tag from there. 




A little vellum, some card stock and then some colouring with Blends (Stampin’ Up! alcohol makers).

CLICK HERE TO SEE ME MAKE THIS ON FACEBOOK LIVE


I do love the feeling that I will be on top of Christmas crafting. I hope you join us. 

Rosalie


BEAUTIFUL DAY - BUTTERFLY

This stamp set lends itself to being coloured. I pulled out my Stampin' Blends and went to work. I love the way these alcohol markers go on so smoothly as it makes the job of colouring quick and easy.



Firstly,  I stamped the two butterfly images directly on the front of my card base, then used the blends to colour. I then fussy cut around the edge to create the look I was after. On the inside of the card I placed a 3.5cm strip of daffodil delight cardstock that I had stamped with using an image from Playful Backgrounds using the same colour ink, to create some interest.




I am not skilled or trained in blending with alcohol markers but I am pleased with how this has turned out.

Measurements:
Thick Whisper WhiteCard Base 21 x 20cm, scored at 10.5cm
Daffodil Delight strip 14.9 x 3.5cm



Beautiful Day 145915




Playful Backgrounds 141920



To order any of the products used to make my project, go to my SHOP NOW button on the side bar which will take you to my online store.

I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie






During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn amazing, limited-time products when you do any (or all) of the below:

SHOP


During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn exclusive items from the Sale-a-Bration cataolgue for purchases of Stampin’ Up! products– that includes purchases from the Annual and Occasions Catalogues and Clearance Rack. This year Stampin’ Up! is offering two levels of Sale-a-Bration items :

 Free with $90 purchase

For every $90 you spend, you can select one Level One item to add to your order. To see all of the incredible Level One options, CLICK HERE


 Free with $180 purchase

For every $180 you spend, you can select two Level One items OR one Level Two option. To see the wonderful Level Two options, CLICK HERE

HOST



Hosting a qualifying party during Sale‑A‑Bration (with at least $400 in sales) or spending over $400 earns the host $40 more in Stampin’ Rewards. Basically, hosting during Sale‑A‑Bration is the best way to earn more rewards for a party!




JOIN 



Join as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration (3 January–31 March 2018) and get your starter kit for $169 AUD, along with TWO additional stamps sets included in your kit.



Standard Starter Kit + More Stamps During Sale-A-Bration

FIRST: Choose $235 in Stampin' Up! products for just $169!
SECOND: Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*--
that's up to a $174 value

Once you have joined as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you will then receive a minimum of 20% discount - so join my team today.