Friday, 25 December 2015

Stampin' Swaps!

I thought that it was about time I shared the swaps I made for Onstage local (a one day Stampin' Up! event for demonstrators). As the name suggests, swaps are card fronts or small projects that you swap with other people. Not everyone does swaps, some do hundreds and others only a few, there is no set rule. I found them fun. It gave me an opportunity to talk to heaps of other demonstrators and I also received lots of swaps in return.
This was my design.

It was definitely a card with lots of steps to it.  The colours were cut in five centimetre strips.

Then stuck down and added the bottom half. I love bright colours and I think it showed in my choices.

I made a total of 30 card fronts for this event.

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Crazy Crafters and Pootlers December Blog Hop

This month our blog hop is extra special. The Crazy Crafters (an Australian team) are combining forces with the Pootlers (a UK team).

If you are not familiar with these guys I suggest that you take a look sometime soon as they all do some amazing blogging and some fab tutorials. A huge thank you to Kylie Bertucci and Sam Donald for organising this across the sea hop.

Our Blog Hop for December will be a Sneak Peek from the 2016 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues. I am sure you are going to find some amazing projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from Fiona Badley's blog. If you get off track at any time, the list of the full lineup is towards the bottom of this post.

For my project I created a wedge box out of basic black cardstock. The DSP I choose for this box is a sheet from the "It's My Party" designer series paper stack from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue which will be available for purchase from the 5th of January.

I then decorated the box using the "Botanical Builder Framelits" to create the flowers. These framelits are amazing. As you can see in the picture below the flower pops out. This is all done by the framelit I did nothing special to create this effect. So quick and simple.
I then used the silver mini brads to hold the flower pieces together, at the same time adding a touch of silver to the flower centres.
The leaves were also part of the Botanical Builder framelit set. However with these I heat embossed the veins in silver, using the "Botanical Blooms" stamp set. These two items will be available either individually or as a bundle.

PLEASE NOTE: These new items will be available for order from 5 January 2016 - 31 May 2016 

Thank you for stopping by. Please continue on and see the remainder of the blog hop. 


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Time to celebrate

Some days it takes a huge effort days its like - wow! Today was one of those wow days.

I had a spare 5 minutes and thought I would check out this weeks challenge at Global Design Project - this weeks theme is "Celebrate". Todays creation just happened. Well my 5 minutes turned into 20, but that's pretty good, right?

Todays post doubles as a sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalogue. These products will be available for purchase from the 5th January 2016, unless like me, you happen to be a demonstrator. We get our hands on these goodies a little early.

I am loving the new It's My Party DSP stack. Love the colours, love the styles and I also love that there is a piece of DSP within it for almost anything. I am finding it very versatile.

My 20 minute card did have some help. I already had my sentiment sitting on my desk. At the time it had no other purpose besides - "oh I wonder what this would look like". To create my sentiment I used an Expressions Natural Element (138395), inked it up with black memento. I then added a new product for the 2016 Occasions Catalogue, the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Now this did take awhile to dry, but I think it was worth the wait.

PLEASE NOTE: These new items will be available for order from 5 January 2016 - 31 May 2016 

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