Sunday, 15 November 2015

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Theme: My Most Used Stamp Set



Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for November. This month we are excited to show off our "Most used stamp sets". We hope you find great inspiration from the 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 in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup towards the bottom, will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

This months blog hop is even extra exciting as we have a guest stamper joining us - Brain King!!!! He is a totally amazing stamper. Even before I joined Stampin' Up! I stalked his blog and learnt so much. Thank you Brian for sharing your lovely creations for all to see and take inspiration from. It is a privilege for him to be joining us today. A huge thank you goes out to Kylie Bertucci for setting this up for the Crazy Crafters.

My Most Used Stamp Set - this is actually a hard one as a number of sets get a pretty heavy workout at my place. Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge, Flowering Flourishes and Sassy Salutations all tend to feature heavily in one form or another.




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But currently my most used stamp set is - Sheltering Tree. I love both the images and the sentiments in this stamp set. Sometimes I will make a card only using this set and other times I will combine it with other stamp sets to create my project.

This first card uses no sentiments at all, so can be used for any occasion.





 
I wanted to give the tree a little pop, so I added some leaves which I heat embossed in silver.



 





As I already had the stamp set out I decided to make a second card with a slightly different look.




The banner has been bent to give it a wave effect. I used stampin' dimensionals to support it in the raised areas.

 
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Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop.


 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Leave it 'til your birthday

Inspired by colours from a card I made a few days ago, which also happened to be inspired by a design Kylie Bertucci made for Global Design Project, I decided to pull out my Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and see what I could come up with.






I felt a little like a big kid while colouring this in. Heaps of fun, I suggest you give it a go.






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Thursday, 5 November 2015

A Happy Birthday - #GDP009

It was certainly an interesting weather day in Melbourne. Rain, thunder storms and just now at 6.20pm we have sun. So I decided to make the most of it and craft.

It's been awhile since I pulled out my Butterfly Basics stamp set, so I thought I would ink it up and see what would happen.





When added a little something to my butterflies I usually use rhinestones, but this time I decided to add some pearls.



I used the colours in this week's Global Design Project for this card. I really love how these challenges force me to use colours that I normally over look.


 
 
 


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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Happy 16th!

Another day, another reason to celebrate.

I made this card recently for my nieces 16th Birthday. I find teenagers are interesting to create for. They are no longer kids and need something a little grown up. I love this stamp set for this reason. Elegant, sophisticated  but not overly girly.






I must admit I am a bad Aunty when it comes to knowing her tastes. So not knowing if she was a fan of pinks or purples, I decided to use Bermuda Bay instead. I love this colour, I hope she does too.





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