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.