Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Plain AWESOME....!!

Hey my crafty friends....

The Catherine Pooler Creative team has been having lots of fun this past week using coverplates over at StampNation so I thought I'd create a card and a video to share with you all...

I think we need lots of crafty videos and inspiration to keep us inspired and busy at this current time!!

You can watch all the steps of how I created this card on my youtube channel but I'll explain here also how I created the card too...


I started off with a base of Uniquely creative watercolour cardstock which I then inked with CP inks in the colours Orange Peel, Grass Skirt, Party Dress and Something Borrowed....

Gave it a good spray of water and then dried it off with my WOW! dual heat gun. 
Using the ink pads I smooshed some ink onto my Glass media mat and sprayed that also with water, then using an acrylic stamp block I picked up some of the ink and smooshed it onto the inked background to create extra layers of colour!

Using the Starry Night coverplate from Catherine I die cut that from the inked panel and popped out all the little stars....
(Perfect to use later on a shaker card or for little embellishments)


Using Copic markers I coloured up a heap of the little rainbows and a couple of the skates from the "Let the good times roll" stamp set from Catherine's latest release Forever 13....
(You can find the Copic combos I used for colouring on my previous Catherine Pooler blog post)

The sentiment is from the "Magnetic messages" stamp set and I heat embossed it with WOW! opaque bright white embossing powder on some black cardstock!!

All the images were added to the card base with foam tape and then finished off the card with Catherine Pooler "Crater Lake" sequins which I attached with a couple of various sizes of glue dots....


I hope you enjoy the video and feel inspired to get crafty with your coverplate dies...

For lots more coverplate fun I recommend checking out StampNation, it's a fantastic crafty community to be a part of...full of friends, fun and of course crafty inspiration!!

Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 30 March 2020

WOW! Embossing and Whimsy stamps colab hop....!!

WOOHOO.....

It's time for a super fun colab hop with "WOW! Embossing" and "Whimsy stamps"!!




This is part of day one of the hop as there is so many amazing products to share it is being split up over two days for double the amount of hopping fun!!

I have a matching set of cards to share that I made using WOW! Royal Crush and Rose gold  embossing powders along with Whimsy stamps Hydrangea cluster, Lilac & Butterfly plus the Formal lattice stencil!! 


I started off with a purple cardstock base for both my cards, I taped the stencil over the base and using my WOW! embossing ink went over the stencil and then embossed with the Royal Crush powder....

On some Uniquely Creative watercolour cardstock I stamped both of the floral stamps using WOW! embossing ink and then embossed with Rose gold powder which I then coloured the images using watercolour paints....

I added some die cut frames from "Create a Smile stamps" and finished them both off with some sequins for a touch of extra bling!!


Here is the awesome hop line up for today....

Of course what is a blog hope without prizes right?? 
Here's all the deets on prizes....
(The blog hop starts right now and will run until the 5th of April)

The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 8th of April from the comments left on THE POSTS.
There are two prizes which means two winners!!!!
WOW! Embossing Powders has - 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on the designer's blog post and each comment you leave is an entry for a chance at getting your hands on these prizes.
This hop is open internationally.
So have fun hopping and don't forget your comments for a chance at the prizes!!
Happy hopping, Hugz Ashlee

Sunday, 29 March 2020

It's release day and time for a tea party....!!

Hey everyone....

It' s release day at "Miss Ink stamps" and if you love Alice you are totally going to LOVE this release!!

My card I have to share with you today is using the super fun set "Tea party" along with a couple of previously release Miss Ink stencils "Sunburst" and "Scene builder"!!


I created an outside scene by blending on some grass using the scene builder stencil and distress oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover along with a sunburst using Mustard seed and Wild Honey....

I coloured up all the images using Copics, Ill list them below for you!!

 Table - V04, V05, V06, BV08, YG21, YG23, G05, E44, E47
Mouse - C00, C0, C3
Alice - W2, W5, Y26, Y28, B24, B26, E50, E51, E53, E55, R20
Chair - Y26, Y28, R21, R22
Mad Hatter - C0, C3, C5, BG09, BG57, BG75, BG78, R37, R39, YR09, YR27, W7, W8

I used my brother scan n cut to cut out all the images and arranged them into a fun scene on the ink blended background....

I hope you enjoy this Alice theme card and don't forget to check out all the amazing new products in the release, there is even some cool embellishments that match perfectly with the theme!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Friday, 27 March 2020

Happy birthday muffin....!!

Hello my lovely friends...

I hope you are all doing ok with everything thats happening at the moment and that you are all safe and well!!

I have a happy and cheerful card to share with you today that will hopefully make you smile using the brand new stamp set from "Gerda Steiner Designs" called "Muffin compares to you"!!


To create this card I started with a white piece of card and using some "Catherine Pooler" inks I did some ink to paper using Lemongrass and Tiki torch...

Using the inked card I die cut the CPD Sprinkles mini coverplate and the Happy x3 word die..
This then gave me all the matching inked pieces I needed to add to my card base!!

I layered the happy x3 word with some white and black card because I love how it all looks together!! 


Using Copics I coloured up the super cute little muffin cupcakes and added them to the card base with some foam tape for dimension....

I finished the card off by adding some of the sprinkles from the mini coverplate die and a touch of Crater Lake sequins!!

I think this card turned out fun and cheerful don't you think??
Hope you enjoyed it and it gets you inspired to get crafty (Some of us probably have a bit more craft time being isolated at the moment)

Happy crafting Hugz Ashlee

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

You're cool....!!

Hey my crafty friends....

As always I am LOVING the brand new release at "Catherine Pooler", I have been having so much fun creating with the Forever 13 release so today I have some fun pieces to share with you!! 

Do you remember the cool composition note books from back in the 80's??!!
Well in this release there is a super fun bundle called "Notes & Doodles" and it is a perfect set for creating cards with the notebook look....

So for this card I created the notebook front with a shaker label...


I started with some neon pink cardstock for my base and stamped on the Composition background....

With a strip of black cardstock I added it to the side which created the notebook!!

On some Catherine Pooler premium cardstock I stamped the label out of the Composition sentiments stamp set and added in some of the co-ordinating sentiments using Lime Rickey CP ink!!

I die cut the label with the co-ordinating dies and then made a frame out of white cardstock  with two of the other dies which were used to create my shaker lid (I also cut a label die out of some acetate)...

I filled the shaker with the AWESOME new sequin mix "Paisley park"....Loving it!!!!!
Anyone who knows me know I love a good sequin mix hehe!!


In the Forever 13 release there is also a super cool stamp set called "Let the good times roll" and I could not wait to colour these skates up so I thought it would be fun to share with you my Copic combos for them....

They will most certainly be added to a card very soon!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you feel inspired to get crafty and also try out these Copic combinations, Hugz Ashlee


Tuesday, 24 March 2020

OH SH*T.....!!

Hey everyone...

"Create a Smile stamps" brand new release is coming this week and it has some stamp sets in it that are perfectly fitting for the current things we have going on in the world at the moment.... Christine couldn't have picked a better time to make stamps like these!!

The stamp sets I've used for this card are...
- Oh poo
- Shit happens (also available in German)

along with a brand new stencil called Bubble rays!!


To create my card I started off with a white base and stamped on a mix of the sentiments from the shit happens set using Memento tuxedo black ink....

Using the bubble rays stencil I added in some pattern to the base with Hickory smoke distress oxide ink!!

I then coloured two of the toilet rolls and a pile of poop using Copic markers and arranged them on the card base with foam for added dimension....

I hope you like this funny card and keep an eye out for all the new release hitting the CAS store on 27th March!!

Hope you are all getting lots of crafty time in while isolating and keep safe, 
Hugz Ashlee