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Monday, 16 December 2013

A CAS Christmas and Create and Craft this week

Good Monday Morning and Welcome.
Our theme at Make My Monday this week is CAS and I have chosen to use these lovely Sizzix Christmas Tree Stamps and a light Pan Pastel background.
Having lots of Spanish Family, this card is perfect to send overseas, I hope you like it,
Finally, I will be on Create and Craft this Wednesday, 18th at 11am, 2pm and 7pm, do join me if you can,
Have a great week
Rosie x

Friday, 13 December 2013

Snowflake Card

Continuing our Frosty Theme at the Make My Monday Challenge this week, we have been making these quick and easy Parchment Snowflake Cards in our Workshops this week.
I have used the Pergamano multigrids to emboss snowflakes onto coloured parchment paper.  The snowflake is a Tattered Lace Die.
I hope you are all managing some crafting along with your festive preparations,
Have Fun
Rosie x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snowflake Hanging

Good Morning all and thanks for stopping by.  Our challenge at Make My Monday this week, chosen by me is A FROSTY THEME and it couldn't be less frosty as I am photographing this.  My idea was to have it hanging amongst Icy Cobwebs in the trees. 
Although that is clearly not happening, I hope you can imagine my beaded snowflake in a prettier photo and will join in our challenge this week.
Rosie x

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Frosty Theme

A very Good Morning to you all and welcome to the Make My Monday Challenge,  I am very lucky to be the hostess this week and I have chosen A FROSTY THEME.
Here is my project which will be Number One Daughter's Christmas Card so I need to give her it before she sees this!
I hope you like my card and will be inspired to join in the fun this week and showcase your own Frosty makes,
Rosie x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Flowers

Good morning and thanks for dropping by.
Our challenge today at Make My Monday is Christmas Flowers and Foliage. 
My parchment image has been traced from a Christmas Rose Stamp. I hope you like my project and will pop over and see what the other DT members have produced. 
A quick thank you for all your support over the last couple of weeks for my TV shows. 
Rosie x

Monday, 25 November 2013

Contemporary Christmas, a Heartfelt Thankyou and this week's shows.

Good Morning, welcome and thanks for stopping by.  Firstly a big thank you to those of you who have supported me on last week's TV shows, it is so appreciated.
Our challenge at Make My Monday this week is to produce a project on the theme of Contemporary Christmas.
I do hope you like my attempt and will join in with the challenge this week and pop over and have a look at the other DT makes.
Finally, I wanted to let you know that I will be on Create and Craft this coming Sunday for two hours on Tool Shed and then again at 7pm, please support me if you are able,
Have a good week
Rosie x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Upcoming TV Shows, Apology and Santa

Good morning and welcome.  Firstly, I would like to apologise for my lack of visiting over the last couple of weeks.  I will try and catch up as I love to visit your wonderful and inspirational blogs.

As the title suggests, I have some more TV shows coming up, beginning on Wednesday at 11am on Ideal World, if you could join and support me it would be very much appreciated.

Today's challenge at Make My Monday is Santa and I think this stamp from PaperArtsy is one of my favourites.
The parchment border was made with a Pergamano Multigrid.
Do pop over and look at the wonderful projects and inspiration from the other DT members. 
I hope you will share your Santa themed projects with us this week,
Rosie x

Monday, 11 November 2013

Christmas Felt Heart Decoration

Happy Monday everyone and thank you for visiting.  Our challenge this week at Make My Monday is from Laura and she has chosen Anything But a Card - Christmas.

I have chosen to make a little felt decoration, scented with Christmas Spices, I hope you like it and will pop along to see what Laura and the rest of the team have created this week.
Do join in and share your lovely projects,
Rosie x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Autumn Flowers - Potting Shed

Hello and Welcome.  The challenge this week at Make My Monday is Autumn Flowers and so I thought of Michaelmas Daisies, although I don't seem to have any in the garden this year.

I think the photos say it all on this one.
Do drop by and check out the makes from the rest of the DT and join in with our challenge this week,
Rosie x

Monday, 28 October 2013

Clockwork Lady

This week's challenge at Make My Monday is STEAMPUNK and this has given me a good reason to get out these lovely Graphic 45 stamps again.

The aperture has a layer of stamped acetate behind and the keys were made with Martha Stewart Clay and a Gaze The Moon mould.
I hope you will pop over and check out the other DT projects and be inspired to join in our challenge this week. 
Rosie x

I would like to enter this into the Craft Stamper Make It Take It Challenge

Monday, 21 October 2013


Good Morning and welcome to our challenge this week at Make My Monday which is Halloween.  Now, as a rule, I don't celebrate Halloween in any shape or form so it was a trifle challenging for me.  However, I had this skeleton stamp in my stash and Number One Son had the skull and crossbones and so here it is.

The background and seam binding was Distress Inks.  I knew I wanted a Spider's Web and didn't have one so made one from Parchment.
The bottle is a Sizzix Die which was glossy accented.
The seam binding for the bottom was stitched on the machine and gathered, whereas the seam binding at the top was stamped.
I hope you like my Halloween creation and will pop over and check out the other DT makes and join in the fun this week,
Rosie x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Collage Card

This card is made using another of my favourite techniques - Collage (love it)

 I began by attaching some die cut shapes to watercolour paper and painting the whole thing.

Each of the elements was then painted.

Some gold paint to distress and some stamped script.

Shadows were drawn in pencil and some elements were highlighted with Stickles and Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

 Then I just had to create a matted background for my card.

I hope you like it
Rosie x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Lady with Lace and Parchment,

Good Monday Morning and welcome to our challenge this week at Make My Monday which is TEXTURE and for which I am the hostess.

For this card I have used a Crafty Individuals Stamp for the main image, distressed with Brushed Corduroy. The background was on glossy card - I used the cheap photo papers from the pound shop.
I made a few of these with alcohol inks and chose the one I thought looked best with some lace I have had for ever.

I attached the inked background and the lace to a card blank and distressed a doily with Brushed Corduroy.

The chandelier is a sizzix die to which I added lots of bling. 

I made a parchment panel on a regular grid with freehand embossing and coloured it with Distress Ink.

My leaves were made with Metallic Mesh Ribbon and my rose was a Silk Carrier Rod.  Some more ribbons and a film butterfly to complete.
I hope you will drop by and have a look at the beautiful makes by the rest of the DT and will be inspired to share your own projects this week,
Rosie x

Monday, 7 October 2013

Elegant Ladies and Published in Craft Stamper

I'm so excited today for two reasons, my Parchment Postcard has been published in Craft Stamper's November issue and secondly our challenge at Make My Monday this week is Elegant Ladies.
This image from Nicecrane Designs seemed perfect for this project.
Such a simple card this week.  My backing card was embossed in two parts and sanded back.  The frame and text frame were diecut and highlighted with wax.
I hope you will join in with the fun this week and do pop over and have a look at the inspiration from the other DT ladies.
I look forward to seeing your beautiful projects,
Rosie x

Monday, 30 September 2013

Vintage Heart Card with Parchment

Welcome and Happy Monday everyone.  Our challenge at Make My MondayMake  this week is Vintage with Sepia, Cream and Pink or Blue.
The background paper is Graphic 45, I thought it was perfect for this challenge.

The heart was stamped with Versafine Sepia and then coloured with Distress Stains, as was the seam binding and the Parchment Rose.
To create the ruffled heart, I traced around the heart and embossed with a ball tool.  The butterfly was made with the aid of a Pergamano Multi Grid and the swirl was drawn freehand and then embossed and perforated.

I hope you like my Heart Card and feel inspired to enter our challenge,
Rosie x


Monday, 23 September 2013

Lily Card

Our challenge at Make My Monday this week is Flowers or Trees and this is my simple card on that theme.
The Pergamano Lily was stamped onto parchment paper with Stazon and coloured with felt pens on the reverse after embossing.
I hope you will join in with our challenge this week,
Rosie x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to my workdesk this week. 
I have been doing a little bit of sewing, you can see my nearly finished project near the ribbon, it was a kit  I bought ages ago from Janet Humphrey.
Do pop over and visit Julia at The Stamping Ground and join in our worldwide snoop into other's work areas.
Rosie x

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Blue Parchment Snowflake Card

Today I would like to show you a Christmas Card.

I began by embossing and perforating the parchment using Pergamano Multi Grids.  This was then lightly coloured with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I cut an aperture with a Nestie, being careful not to cut over my snowflakes.
Some seam binding, inked and stamped.
The background of the card, stamped with text and then the aperture was covered with acetate, stamped with snowflakes.
I hope you like my Christmas Card
Rosie x
I would like to enter this into the following :-

Monday, 16 September 2013

Parchment Rose Card for Belinda

Today I thought I would share a card made for the birthday of  my lovely friend, Belinda, because our challenge at Make My Monday this week is Pearls and Swirls.

I stamped the images on parchment paper with Stazon, masking as necessary.  The pictures are slightly different as I have tried various layouts before I could decide on the finished card.

The image was embossed on the reverse with Pergamano tools.
A little shrink plastic embellishment, ribbon bow, some swirls and pearls and a touch of Distress Inks.
I hope you like it
Rosie x