Monday, 27 March 2017


Today my husband and I are celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary. It's been a day of fun, surprises, pretty flowers and its not over yet.

This is the card that I made for my husband.

A lovely lady by the name of Rosalie Young, reminded me this morning of a technique I had used last year called Joseph Coat. So that got me thinking, I can use this technique with Designer Series Paper.

I used Blooms and Wishes Designer Series Paper as my base and then clear embossed images from the Moroccan Nights stamp set. I then wiped the paper directly on the Emerald Envy ink pad and cover the piece of DSP with the ink. I then wiped the excess ink off with a tissue.

The designer paper was then matted on Island Indigo with a card base of Tempting Turquoise. "Happy" is from the Hello You thinlits and  cut out on the Big Shot. The "you are my" stamp is from the Sunshine Sayings set, using Island Indigo ink.

Thank you for joining me,


Sunday, 26 March 2017


I had a little fun playing with some reinkers. I simply dropped some ink of the Whisper White card stock and then sprayed some water on top and let the ink spread a little before I used the heat gun to dry the card. I used Island Indigo, Rose Red and Crushed Curry.

Here is the card that I created with my fun background.

I then added a Whisper White "HAPPY" which was cut out using the Hello You thinlits on the big shot. The "Birthday" was from the Crazy About You stamp set.

Thank you for joining me today,


Friday, 24 March 2017


One of my favourite things to do is to make customer thank you cards.

I made this one today with one of the background pieces I made yesterday when I was trying out spritzing. The colours of reinkers I placed in the bottle to create this were Rose Red with Crushed Curry. I then spritzed some Wink of Stella over the top.

The sentiment comes from the So Very Much stamp set which is available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration, with every order over $90AUS. This offer is only valid for 7 more days!!!

The circle decorations in the corners are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set which is  in the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue.

Thank you for joining me today,

Thursday, 23 March 2017


I am joining in with this weeks Global Design Project Challenge. This weeks theme is Amusement Park.

With this is mind, my card is inspired by fairy floss.

To create the background I used Rose Red reinker in a spritzer with some water and sprayed it on Whisper White cardstock. The background reminded me of pretty pink of fairy floss. I then put some rubbing alcohol and some clear wink of stella in a spritz bottle and sprayed it on the background to give it a sparkle. I used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Rose Red to add a little more texture to the card. "Celebrate" from the Love Sparkles stamp set was then stamped on a small piece of Whisper White in Rose Red. I cut out two of the small images from the Sunshine Wishes Die and added them to the card.

My lovely friend Ellen, thought my card would look better on a Pink Pirouette card base, so this is for her.

I hope you see the yummy, sugary colours of fairy floss in my card just like I do.

Thank you for joining me today,

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Today I have an amazing opportunity for you. I am taking part in the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop and I would like you to join me.

What is Aim for Alaska, you may ask? Aim for Alaska is an amazing training and support group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, run by Kylie Bertucci. One of the amazing opportunities that Stampin' Up! provide their demonstrators is the ability to earn a trip each year. The current trip we are striving for is a trip to Alaska!

When I think about Alaska I think of the crystal blue waters, the amazing green trees and the pure white sparkly snow. With this in mind, this is what I made.

You may wonder how I made my background. The answer is emboss resist. I used the splatter stamp from Touches of Texture and clear embossed. I then used sponge daubers to add colour.

These are the colours I used in the background.

I then stamped the ship from the Traveler stamp set in smoky slate on some vellum and cut it out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The image reminds me of a cruise ship.
I then added a few metallic enamel shapes to finish it off.

Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

Monday, 20 March 2017

DRAGONFLY DREAMS - What Will You Stamp?

I have some exciting news to share, as I was lucky enough to win the What Will You Stamp? challenge a couple of weeks ago, I have been asked to be a guest designer this week. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates. I hope you join in on the fun and you may be the next guest designer.

At What Will You Stamp? this week we are using the  Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set.

I have used this stamp set a number of times in the last couple of months. Even though there is a beautiful dragonfly image in the set, I decided to do something a little different this time.

I used the spotted stamp to create a background in Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder and embossed silver.

The bee was created using silver embossing powder on Whisper White cardstock.

Thanks for joining me,

Sunday, 19 March 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 Rachel Tessman. She is such a talented crafter. 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 used a range of colours to create my card as I wanted it to be mutil-coloured.

This is Rachel's amazing projects that inspired my card.

Rachel used the sponge daubers to create the circles, which I thought was a very simple yet very effective technique. So I used this same technique on Sheltering Tree. As a final touch I added a Tempting Turquoise heart from the enamel shapes.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop.