Thursday, 25 October 2018

Bear Hugs....!!

Hey everyone...

Want to see a card using the awesome new "Stamp & Colour kit
from "Uniquely Creative"??!!......

Of course you do!!

This kit is called Polar pals and it is SUPER adorable, 
I just love all the sweet polar bears in it!!

I created a little woodland scene using the "birch tree forest" die 
along with the "stitched rolling hills die...

The image is all coloured up with Copics and the 
background and sentiment is done using Distress oxide inks...

You can find all the Copic colours used in the booklet included in the kit...
They are such great value, full of lots of wonderful goodies!!

Happy crafting everyone, till next post. 
Hugz Ashlee.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Oh no....!!

Hey everyone...

It's new challenge time over at the "Create a smile" challenge blog 
and this fortnight our theme is "create your own background"! 

I used the cling stamp "Ocean waves" and stamped it all over the background using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then inked around the edges with some distress oxide inks. 
I also cut out some waves and layered them over 
the background to lift them up off the card. 

The images I used are from the "Gull gang" stamp set.... 
it's such a fun one that set!!

I hope you will pop on over to the CAS challenge blog and join us in this fortnights theme....
You even have a chance at winning a fantastic prize of a gift voucher to the CAS store!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Met on the web....!!

Hey everyone....

I have a card to share with you today that I made using the fun stamp set "bats

I just love the sentiment "so glad we met on the web" I think its such a 
great one to be able to use from this stamp set at any time of the year 
and send a card to a friend that I met on the internet! 

I created a distress inked panel on the card using oxide inks and regular distress ink...
Colours used are :
- Blueprint sketch
- Wilted violet 
- Ripe persimmon 
along with regular distress ink Black soot. 

I thought it would be fun to create a full spider web using the stamp and dies by stamping and cutting it out four times, then joining them all together!!

I made a video to show you the process of this whole card, 
I hope you will enjoy it and give it a go yourself! 

Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 22 October 2018


Hey everyone....

I'm back with my second new release card for the "Craftin desert divas" release!!
This time I'm using a set called "Ski-sons" and it is just adorable....

For this one I wanted to do a full distress oxide inked background 
so I could feature one of the older CDD dies "Scribble snowflake" and make it 
pop off the page by adding it just in white. 

The sentiment is from the new ski-sons set and I stamped it in distress oxide ink to 
match the inked background colours. 

The super cute little skiing fox is coloured using Copics. 

To finish off the card of course I had to add a touch of sequins, 
these one are from the mix "Polar frost"!!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my new release cards...
I have a couple more cards to share with you soon too...!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Seasonal wreaths....!!

Evening everyone....

Yipppeee, it's time for a brand new release at "Craftin desert divas
and this month there is some gorgeous christmas stamps....
perfect for getting all those cards prepared!! 

I made a fun shaker card using the new set called "Seasonal wreaths".... 

I coloured the image up using "Altenew" artist markers just on some 
regular cardstock that I use for my cards...

The shaker is filled with a gorgeous sequin mix called "Jingle berries".... 
A perfect mix for christmas cards!! 

Behind the shaker I added a very light coat of distress oxide ink 
with the stencil "sorted shapes". 

To finish off the card I added a touch of sequins from the same sequin mix 
that I filled the shaker with. 

I will have another new release card to share with you very soon using some more new goodies, so come back tomorrow to see!!

Hugz Ashlee

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Tinsel time....!!

Evening everyone...

I'm popping in to share a fun card I made using 
lots of "Avery Elle" stamps.

I just adore the set "polar peek-a-boo pals", they are so cute!!
I added them to a scene I created using the "starry scene" stamp set.

The sentiment is from the "quirky christmas" set.

The snow hills are done using the die stitched rolling hills from "Uniquely creative"...
so perfect for the polar pals to peek over, hehe!! 

To finish the card off I added a touch of Uniquely creative pearls. 

Images are all coloured up with Copic markers. 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Hugz Ashlee 

Friday, 19 October 2018

Merry christmas wishes...!!

Hey everyone.....

Woohooo tomorrow is release day for the brand new "Uniquely creative
Stamp & Colour kit and it is AMAZING!!

First though I am going to show you a shaker card I made with some 
of the brand new release add-ons and guess what??!!..
Fussy cutting dies are now going to be available too!!!!!!!! 

I used the "Branch" die to cut out my background panel for the shaker card portion and filler it with sequins from the penguin pals kit.

The designer paper is one of the gorgeous papers in the new kit too!!

I then used some new add-ons
- Warm wishes stamp and co-ordinating dies
- Merry christmas script die

I coloured all the images using Copics, the list of colours used is in the 
ideas booklet that comes with the kit. 

To finish the card off I used some UC enamel dots. 

I just LOVE all the new release and I will have more of it to share with you very soon!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Jingle all the way....!!

Hey everyone....

I thought I would have a play with some super cute 
"Mama elephant" products and this is what I come up with...

a fun shaker card with a little scene inside...

I used the "Framed tags" die to create the shaker and the 
mountains inside are done with the "Snow capped mountains"...

For the front panel I created a stripe pattern with distress oxide ink using a piece 
of post it tape to mask off a stripe and then moving it along as I went. 

The gorgeous little reindeer and birdie are from the "Reindeer games" stamp set... 
(also used the co-ordinating dies). I coloured them all up using Copic sketch markers....

Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest card, happy crafting...
Hugz Ashlee 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Hey friend....!!

Hey everyone....

I thought I would pop in and share a new "Gerda Steiner
card I have made with you....

I used one of the recently released stamp sets called "Foxes" (co-ordinating dies also available), it is such a sweet stamp set!!

The background is all done using distress oxide inks with masks and a cloud stencil....

I coloured up the adorable foxes with Copic markers...
and the little owl is coloured with Altenew markers!!

The grass and the trees are both dies from "Craftin desert divas"

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, white I heat embossed with 
white embossing powder. 

I had fun creating this scene, I hope you like it!! 

Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018


Evening everyone...

Its time for a new challenge at "Create a smile stamps"...
Our challenge theme this fortnight is "it's fall"!!

I masked off a rectangle on my card panel and used distress oxide inks 
in some fall colours to create a pop of colour to add my main image onto...

I heat embossed the sentiment and some fall leaves using WOW embossing powders...

A touch of sequins finished off the card!!

I hope you will come over to the challenge blog and join us in this fortnights challenge...
There is always a fabulous prize of a voucher to the CAS store 
up for grabs for the lucky winner!! 

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee 

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Wave that wand....!!

Hey everyone...

It's time for a creative challenge card to inspire you with some 
"Craftin desert divas" goodies... the theme is florals and fairytales!!

This sweet fairy is from one of the latest stamp sets released called "Holiday fairies"...
Its a great set with a variety of holiday theme fairies in the one set!! 

I used the stencil "hearts galore" and inked it with some distress oxide inks on a die cut from the "torn paper" dies set. 

The image I coloured up with my fave colouring medium Copic. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card and I inspired you to join in our theme!!
Till next post, Hugz Ashlee 

Friday, 5 October 2018

Pure poppies....!!

Hey everyone....

This weekend at "Create a smile stamps" there is an awesome special on....
Yep you read that right WORLDWIDE!!!!

How cool is that??!!

I thought I would pop in and give you some inspiration with one of the 
newest CAS sets called "Pure poppies"....
I received it just the other day and I had to ink it up straight away, its so beautiful!! 

I was inspired by a card I seen recently by Nina Marie using embossing powder on dark cardstock and colouring with pencils, I thought this stamp set would be perfect to try that technique with!!

Heres my take on the technique....

I stamped the image on black cardstock using versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Midnight dream embossing powder.

I then coloured them all with prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them out. 

The background was done using the "diagonal grid" stencil from CAS 
with distress oxide inks. 

Thanks for stopping by, and dont forget that awesome deal at 
"Create a smile stamps" this weekend only!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Thursday, 4 October 2018

You warm my heart...!!

Hi everyone...

I've got a card to share with you using a brand new stamp from 
"Gerda Steiner Designs" called "Santa & Kitten"... 

it's being released very soon, so keep an eye out for it because it is super duper cute and Im sure you will need it in your crafty stash!!

The background of the card was done using the Altenew cube builder 
stencil with distress oxide ink...
Just love this stencil, it creates such a fun effect!!

I added a glittery white hill and house scene in the background using a couple of 
Craftin Desert Divas dies...

The Santa & Kitten image is all coloured with Copic markers...
I made a speed colouring video for you to see the process which I will attach below!!

I hope you have enjoyed my latest card and my first ever colouring video!!
 Happy crafting everyone!!

Hugz Ashlee.