Tuesday, 5 September 2017

COVERED NOTE PADS

Normal, everyday bits and pieces can always be jazzed up and personalised using stamps, ink and paper.

Back in August I ran a Christmas crafting day and put together some "thank you" bags for each person. Over the next few blog posts, I will show some of the items I created for my guests. 

These little note pads have been covered using coloured card stock, and some Whisper White which has been stamped with the Wood Words stamp set.





They only take a few minutes to decorate, but make great and inexpensive gifts. 





On these I popped the sentiment "A Note For You", it would be very easy to use an alphabet stamp set, such as Brushwork Alphabet, and stamp the persons name.





I hope I've given you some inspiration to create your own covered notepads.

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, 3 September 2017

ESAD 2017 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG HOP











I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects in the ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.
I can't wait to see what everyone has to share with us today.

You may have come from the wonderful Jessie Holton or be starting the hop here with me, Rosalie Desmond.

I always love a new catalogue, for me it's time to explore new things and try new techniques or folds. So in that spirit I have a Four Fold Card to share with you today. My card uses the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (p.13), which comes as a 24 sheet pack, featuring music notes and lyrics from popular Christmas Carols in Basic Black and Whisper White.





I used the Hearts Come Home stamp set (p. 39) for the sentiments and all the images on my card.

I found heaps of tutorials on YouTube which show this fold. While it may look wonderful, it is actually simple to put together. Once you have cute your base pieces and scored the card stock, you just glue the smaller base piece to the 1/4" scored end.










Measurements:

Card Bases
Basic Black Card Base first piece 5 1/2" x 11 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", 7 3/4" & 11 1/4"
Basic Black Card Base second piece 2 3/4" x 4 1/4

Layers
1 piece 4" x 5 1/4"
2 pieces 3 1/4 x 4 3/4"
2 pieces 2 1/2" x 4"

Scrap Whisper White for sentiment


Merry Music Speciality DSP, Hearts Come Home stamp set, Everyday Label Punch







I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop. The lovely Liv Ingle is next






Blog Hop Participant List

24. Rosalie Desmond  ---> you are here


Sunday, 27 August 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH DEBBIE HENDERSON




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 Debbie Henderson . I am so excited to have Debbie joining us today, her work is absolutely amazing. 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.

This is the card that Debbie inspired me to create.






I gained my inspiration from this lovely card Debbie made recently. Debbie used what she called a Salad spinner technique to create her background, take a look here for more information.





Although I did not use the same technique (as I don't even own a salad spinner), I used the glossy paper and reinkers, then added some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to create my background.   I simply dabbed at the ink until I created what I was looking for. I stamped on my background using Basic Black and added my sentiment on a piece of Whisper White, the same as Debbie and used the same colour base and layer as it ties the card together. Sometimes our inspiration and what we end up with look totally different.



I used the Hearts Come Home stamp set, which is actually a sneak peek from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue which goes live on September 1st. The sentiment is stamped on a Whisper White stitched oval.

Hearts Come Home (145416)

Measurements:


Whisper White Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Basic Black Layer 14 x 9.5cm
Glossy Paper Layer 13.5 x 9cm


Products:

Hearts Come Home (145416)
Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)






Don't forget to check out all the other blogs that are in the hop for some more inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie


Saturday, 26 August 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP - HOLIDAY CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK



Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. Today we are sharing some sneak peeks from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue which is available from the 1st of September. I hope you enjoy the hop and we don't grow your wish list too much!

The cards I am sharing with you today are quick and simple, using the Carols of Christmas stamp set and some new designer series paper - Merry Little Christmas.





I find that sometimes simple is best. Keeping our design clean cut and the number of products we use to a minimum, can still look stunning and shows that we don't need to own the whole catalogue (although that is the dream!)





The Merry Little Christmas DSP uses Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White in its images. This DSP is so versatile, as many of the pieces can be used well beyond the Christmas theme, which gives as more bang for our buck!





I hope you have been enjoying the blog hop, don't forget to visit them all and leave some love in the comments section.

Until next time. Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie

Thursday, 24 August 2017

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP - INSPIRATIONAL PICTURE



Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from AUSTRALIA. I hope you enjoy my project that has been inspired by a lovely picture of a Peony flower.





This is the picture that I took inspiration from.




Not only did I utilised the image of the flower but I also used the colour combination to create my card.





I stamped the Peony Flower from the You've Got This stamp set in powder pink to create a background. The main flower image was coloured using blender pens with powder pink, melon mambo and then daffodil delight in the centre. I used an oval piece vellum to place the main focal flower on to soften the image and allow the background to still show through.






I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting (your name). Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

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


Thursday, 17 August 2017

STAMPIN' DREAMS BLOG HOP - FAVOURITE IN COLOUR



Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is favourite in-colour. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. I hope you enjoy my project.




Just choosing one colour is almost impossible, so I decided to use my top three favourites - Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Peek-a-boo Peach.




I used floral stamps and sentiments from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set. The sentiment has been layered up using a sneak peek product, Everyday Label Punch, from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue which is available from the 1st September 2017.






To create the layers for the sentiment, I cut the same shape in Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst using the punch. I then cut the two coloured parts in half and glued them as layers adding a slight boarder for each one.





To finish off my card I used one of the floral outline stamps from the set and stamped using Berry Burst ink on Berry Burst card stock to give the card a little more interest and dimension.





I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you and brightened your day. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond. Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what everyone has to share with us.

Thanks,
Rosalie


Thursday, 27 July 2017

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP - WATERCOLOUR





Today I am participating in the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. This months theme is : Watercolour. You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from Australia. 





I used some glossy paper with some reinkers and Aqua painters to create a background. I wanted the colours to remain true, so I allowed the background to dry naturally. This process can be sped by using a heat gun on number 1, however, it does change the colour a little.





I then used stamps from Butterfly Basics in Black  Memento. The sentiment "hello" is from the Flourishing Phrases. As a final touch, I brushed on some wink of stella to the cut out butterfly image.




Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Basic Black Layer 14.3 x 9.5cm
Glossy Paper 13.8 x 9cm
Scrap Whisper White to stamp the butterfly on


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




Sunday, 9 July 2017

ESAD FAVOURITES FROM THE 2017/18 ANNUAL CATALOGUE BLOG HOP





I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects in the ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop.

I wonder what products will be everyone's favourite??

You may have come from the wonderful Kathryn Ruddick or be starting the hop here with me, Rosalie Desmond.

With so many amazing products it is so hard to decide which is my favourite, so today I will share my favourite at the moment!

I have actually combined two of my favourites - Climbing Orchid and Sheet Music stamp sets. I love the way these cards turned out and the way the two sets combine.





I love the new mini chevron ribbon, it is so soft and easy to use, so I have placed a small piece on the Bermuda Bay card. I love the look of the coloured ribbon on top of the burlap.





For this one, I don't currently have any Melon Mambo ribbon so I had to get creative. I cut a small strip of cardstock to give a similar affect.






You may be wondering what ESAD is?







Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have fun and enjoy hopping around the whole hop. Next you will find the lovely, Linda Whalley.

Rosalie


https://sentimentalstamping.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/favourites-from-the-201718-annual-stampin-up-catalogue/

Blog hop participants

19. Rosalie Desmond --- You are here 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

RETIFORM SCRAPBOOKING

Sometimes we have a photo that screams to be made into a pretty scrapbooking page. I have always loved this picture. It was the first family picture after our daughter was born - almost 12 years ago.





For this page I have used a technique called retiform. To create the panels I used Crumb Cake to give the boarders of each segment. I then used random stamps from Beautiful Bouquet in create the background 12"x12", using Perfect Plum, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.




I used inspiration for this 12"x12" scrapbooking page from an earlier project were I used retiform. Click here to see.

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Scrapbooking Background Page 12"x12"
Perfect Plum Photo Mat 11.5 x 16.5cm
Lemon Lime Twist Photo Mat 10.5 x 15.5cm
Scraps Very Vanilla  and Lemon Lime Twist for embellishments








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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITH RETIFORM

I was first introduced to the Retiform technique by a lovely friend, Vicki. I decided that I needed to check out this great looking technique after seeing her lovely card. In between seeing Vicki's creation and me finally getting around to it, I have now seen it pop up everywhere on the internet.

Here is what I came up with using the Beautiful Bouquet.




I love how these colours work together.





Add a little sentiment, in this case from the same stamp set- Beautiful Bouquet and some enamel shapes, and its done.




Measurements:

Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Whisper White Layer 14.3 x 9.5cm
Scrap Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White


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.

I loved this card so much I decided to give a 12"x12" scrapbooking page a go. Click here to take a look.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosalie

Sunday, 2 July 2017

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP WITH TANYA BOSER



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 Tanya Boser. It's so lovely to have Tanya joining us today, her work is absolutely amazing. 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.

I loved looking at Tanya's blog for something to CASE, however it did make it very difficult to only choose one! I absolutely love her work. Here is what I was inspired to make.





I took a lot of inspiration from Tanya but then put my own twist on it.





I decided that I would emboss in Copper, so that the floral image I chose from the Wood Words stamp set would stand out.



I did use the colours exact colours Tanya used - Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim  and Lemon Lime Twist. They look so different on Whisper White rather than the Glossy Paper in Tanya's creation.




Measurements:


Whisper White Card Base 29.6 x 10.5cm, scored at 14.8cm
Lemon Lime Twist Layer 14 x 9.4cm
Whisper White Layer 13.5 x 8.9cm
Scraps of Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Vellum



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