Thursday, 19 July 2018

Let's get colouring...!!

Hi everyone and welcome to my post for the new 
creative challenge at "Craftin desert divas"!!

Our challenge theme is lets get colouring, so the design team will be sharing 
all their tips and inspiration for colouring up your images...

Here is my card I've made to inspire you and get you to grab 
out your colouring medium...

I've used the stamp set called "Fintastic friends
and coloured it up with Zig clean colour real brush pens...

My colouring tips for you :

- Mix it up, try different mediums, have fun!!
I love to change it up and colour my images with different mediums, I use a 
range of things from Copics, zig markers, watercolour and more! 

- I find that when working with some watercolour based products it is so much 
easier to get a smoother blend by swatching out some ink onto a clean stamp block 
and picking the ink up with a paint brush from there....

Have fun with the creative challenge, and I hope your inspired to get your 
colouring mediums out to colour in all those adorable CDD stamps!! 

Hugz Ashlee 

(other CDD products used are "Mermaid lagoon sequins", 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Hello everyone...

Its time for a new challenge at "Create a smile" challenge blog 
and this fortnight the theme is WATER!!

I thought the koala in the barrel out of the "All hands on deck" stamp set 
would be perfect to have floating in the water out at sea...

I hope you will come and join us in this fun challenge, 
there is a fabulous prize up for grabs for the winner (a gift voucher to the CAS store) !!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Shake your tail feathers...!!

Hello everyone...

I was very lucky recently to win a fantastic prize pack from 
"Heffy doodle" stamps, so I have busted it open and got creating!! 

This card I've made using the awesome stamp set called "Wingman" and the "UnbeLEAFable" stencil!! 

I was very inspired recently by a fantastic you-tuber called Koren Wiskman 
who created a card using this set in one of her latest videos, 
so I have taken inspiration for this one from her... (thanks Koren !!) 

I got a set of Nuvo creative pens to try so this card is 
coloured using a mixture of Nuvo and Copic....

I was really impressed with the Nuvo pens, so if your after a budget friendly 
alcohol marker I highly suggest giving them a go! 

I had so much fun playing with my goodies (thanks Heffy doodle)...

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

CDD New release HOP....!!

Hey everyone....

The July Release is now available for purchase! This collection of stamps, dies  (and a stencil too!) is a great addition to your Summery cards or planner spreads. You’ll find lots of creative uses for the 6x6” swirl stencil - like a fun template for stitching! Once you’re done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your new release bundle - 10% off only through 7/15!

It's time for the new release blog hop at "Craftin Desert Divas"...
Which means I have two more cards to share with you using some new goodies!!

My first card is made using the "Skatin by
stamp set and "Swirl " stencil...

I coloured up my little skating critter using Zig clean colour real brush pens
and used distress oxide ink spritzed with water for the stencilled background. 

I popped a touch of sequins on the card aswell to 
finish it off using sequins from the "Trick or Treat " mix!!

Onto my second card...

This one is using the "Llama party" stamp set and I thought it would be fun to do some spotlight colouring on the image....

So first of all I stamped the image on its own, then did a second stamp 
on a watercolour piece of paper so that I could colour it with my zigs...

After that I die cut the piece wanted to spotlight using 
the "Inside scalloped circles " die and then popped it over the same spot 
on the first stamped image using some foam adhesive to lift it up. 

Incase you have just started here, here is the full blog hop lineup 


For a limited time you can purchase the whole "new release in a bundle
for a discounted price, how awesome is that??!!

I hope you have lots of fun on the hop.... 

Its time now to hop on over to Elaine's blog and see what she has 
created with the awesome new release!!

Happy hopping, Hugz Ashlee