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A Happy Accident

IMG_1825[1]Where does inspiration come from? This is a question that many card makers ask. An idea might come from Pinterest or be inspired by other people#s lovely work. My card was a happy accident. I was working away at my table making something else entirely, and I saw a cut out piece of cardstock and a colour and suddenly this card popped into my head!! Also Zinnias popped into my head too. They probably look nothing like my card. What do I know, I am really a crafter and the only time I have green fingers, is when I get ink on them lol

I created this card with the botanical framelets by stamping the scroll from Timeless Elegance in Watermelon Wonder then cutting it out with framelet. If I did this again I would mat the Very Vanila ontp a piece of Watermelon cardstock to give the design more of a “frame!


Flowering Faces

Back with Friends and Flowers stampset again! Just love this set and again this card popped into my mind. I love to work with a monochrome palette and let the design itself be the creativity. Adding colour might have spoilt its very simple design. The centre of the flower was cut using the new botanical framelets but still only using the wisteria cardstock. The die cut adds dimension to the flower, just like stamens in real life
If you would like to learn how to make cards I run classes in Meonstoke on Monday nights. Booking is essential, as places are limited. You can contact me either on 07881027800 or rosie@occasionalpapercrafts.co.uk.
Until next time, happy crafting
Rosie x

Pea in a Pod!!!

IMG_1797I was lucky enough to win this Stampset at a recent team training event and I had this card in my head.. a bit like a brain worm until i could get it out! It is very simple and only uses two colours.


In many ways Stampin Up demonstrators are like peas in a pod. We all share a love of crafting and the beauty of the coordinated Stampin Up products.But our similarity also allows us to explore our own creativity, at the same time.

Should you wish to learn how to make this card, or other beautiful projects, please contact me on 07881 027800 or rosie@occasionalpapercrafts.co.uk. I teach regular classes


Until next time, happy crafting


Lpve Rosie x

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Simple card meets fancy fold


This simple card was created with the Honeycomb Happiness stampset and then combined with a  fancy fold. The cute honeycomb embellishment remind me of the Christmas ornaments i used to have as a child. Each year they would be carefully put up and then lovingly put away for the following year. The embellishments are self adhesive, so should you not want to crush them, you could pop one in the envelope for the recipient to add.
This stampset is a Salebration freebie!! Yes i did say free…if you order £ 45,00 of product with me. If you like this card, just click on the pictures below, to be magically transported to my well stocked 24/7 online shop,
Should you wish to learn more about card making or paper craft you can contact me either on 07881 027800 or rosie@occasionalpapercraft.co.uk. My next class is Monday 15th February at 7.30.
Until next time, happy crafting
Rosie x

A Modern Romance

IMG_1688Well that’ s it….. I am officially in love!! “Handmade from the Heart” is the new Spring /Summer catalogue from Stampin Up and it makes my heart race to see all the gorgeous new products. This card was made using two of the lovely new products,: gorgeous Love Blossoms DSP . and a heart thinlet. The DSP comes in a pad of 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 doublesided designs, and whats not to like? Romance is in the air.


And as though that is not enough, Stampin are giving away FREE stuff. Yes you did hear me right! For every order of £45 worth of product and you can choose a free item from the Salebration booklet.This offer runs from 5 January-31 March 2016


If you like this project and want to purchase any of the products from me, just click on one of the images below, to me magically transported to my well stocked, on line shop. I also do classes and workshops,so please contact me either on 07881 027800 or rosie@occasionalpapercrafts.co.uk,

Until next time, happy crafting.

Love Rosie x

From the Head

IMG_1621A fellow crafter said to me , recently , that once something is in your head, you just have to get it out! I totally agree and this card came around because of a mistake. One of my customers wanted to make an 80th birthday card and I thought it was for a woman, but it was for a man. Once the idea was formulated and designed in my had. I had to transfer my design from my head to reality.


I like to design sometimes, using a very limited colour palette. In this card, if you discount the silver glimmer paper used for the numbers and the vanilla background, the whole card has been created with just two colours. I have relied on shape and texture to aid my design.

I had left the card on the easel in my kitchen and a friend spotted it and suggested someone for it! So my design and efforts were not in vain. This card could also be used by stamping a sentiment onto the oval instead.

If you would like to know more about my cards, my classes or papercraft, please do not hesitate to contact me either on 07881027800 or at rosie@occasionalpapercrafts.co.uk.


Unti next time happy papercrafting


Love Rosie x

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Bubble and squeak

Bubble and squeak card made from leftoversIMG_1443


IMG_1562As a crafter, it is always so thrilling to receive a handmade gift because not only do you appreciate the time, the thought behind it, but you also appreciate the love that went into making it. I was especially pleased to receive this penguin from a fellow demo Elaine Harding, who despite being in alot of pain, managed to take this all the way to Brussels to give to me without crushing it! I f you are wondering about the picture showing the screwed up tissue paper as well, this is not a mistake! I wanted to show how Elaine had even chosen my favourite colour as packaging.

But of course I couldnt resist the temptation to Penguinise this already beautiful gift. I am sure “penguinise” is a proper word, indeed if it isn’t I shall write to the Oxford English Dictionary for inclusion! If they can include “binge watch” then they can include “penguinisation”too.IMG_1563

I hope you like the results and you can click on the penguin products below to order or to be whisked off to my 24/7 online shop for loads or other crafting goodies. If you would like to come to my classes,order products from me or become a member of a great sisterhood contact me on 07881 027800 or rosie@occasionalpapercrafts.co.uk.

Until next time happy crafting x



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Passion or obsession?


Someone asked me today why I liked penguins so much!! I bought my first penguin on a family holiday to Guernsey when I was seven and have been hooked ever since. I love the contrast of their colours, the white and black and a splash of orange. I love the way they waddle and admire their efforts to raise their young and to work as a co-operative for survival. My daughter says I am obsessed but I say I am passionate. When does passion become obsession? And I think it is normal to call your house Penguin Cottage and have a penguin loo seat……..:-)

I made this card using the stampset from Stampin Up called Snow Place.It is an aperture card with white glitter inside an acetetate “pocket”, so the recipient can shake it and snow will descend on the little chap inside! I added tiny pearls to the front of the card to give the effect of falling snow. I hope you like it…

I hold a papercraft class every 2nd Monday of the month in Meonstoke, where we make all sorts of cards and three dimensional projects. This month two of the projects will be cards designed especially for men. I provide all materials, cut, scored and prepped. The charge is £ 10.00 or free if you order £ 25.00 of product on the night. I also run parties in your home for your friends and can  do childrens activity parties. For more details contact me on 07881027800 or rosie@occasionalpapercrafts.co.uk. You can also order the items I used on this card or other items by clicking on an image below and you will be taken to my well stocked online shop. If you order from me this month, I will include a free pack of dimensionals with your order.

Happy crafting and hope to see you soon


Rosie xxxxx