Monday, 18 February 2019


Hi everyone....

I am up on the "Gerda Steiner blog" with the card I made using the super cute set 
"Lovely Pandas"(co-ordinating dies also available). 

I just adore this set, it can be used for many themes of cards!! 

I used a couple of Catherine pooler inks for my background in the colours tutti frutti and bellini. I blended them until I was happy with the blend and the spritzed with water for a cool effect. 

The panda is coloured with my fave medium Copics except for the balloon which I coloured with a WOW embossing pen and then heat embossed with sunset boulevard embossing powder. 

The xoxo sentiment is also heat embossed with WOW opaque white powder.

I hope you enjoyed my latest Gerda inspiration. 
Happy crafting, till next time Ashlee. 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Birthday poppies....!!

Hi everyone...

Im popping in to share with you a card I made using some gorgeous products from 

For my main images I used the "Pure poppies" set and heat embossed them with WOW gold embossing powder. I then coloured them with Altenew and Jane davenport water brush markers. 

Using the "Fine ferns" I stamped one of the leaves twice in a green ink and then cut them out to place behind the flowers...

The background was done using distress oxide inks with a splatter of water and black ink...

To finish the card off I added the "birthday" cool cut sentiment using black and white layers of cardstock and then of course some sequins and water droplets. 

I hope you enjoy my Create a smile inspiration... Ill be back soon with more to share!!
Hugz Ashlee 

Friday, 8 February 2019

Spread the love....!!

Hey everyone....

Valentines is just around the corner, have you started creating cards for your loved ones?...

I was super determined to make two of the "Hello Sweetums" stamp sets work together...
"Spread the love" and "Yeti set go". I thought they would be perfect to use for a fun valentine card for a friend!

 I stamped images I wanted to use from both of the sets and played around with the positioning of the images and figured out a fun way for the Yeti to be holding the knife and jar without making it look too big for him. 

The co-ordinating dies are super awesome because they cut out slits in the arms of the yeti so that he can be holding all sorts of goodies... Such a fun element of a die!!

The background of the card was made by stamping images from the spread the love set all over the base and then by using the matching pieces I stamped the jam with Distress oxide picked raspberry ink. 

I hope you like my new Hello Sweetums card, Im sure to be back with more HS inspiration very soon!! 

Crafty hugz Ashlee

Friends forever....!!

Hey everyone....

Todays card is a fun one made using the super cute set "Wheek wheek, wheek
(co-ordinating dies also available) from "Gerda Steiner Designs".

I wanted to create a fun pile of lettuce for the little guinea to be amongst so I stamped, coloured and cut multiple lettuce leaves to put all around him....(all images coloured with Copic)

The background was done using a few different colours of distress oxide ink with a stripe stencil. 

Using some WOW opaque white embossing powder I heat set the sentiment on a die-cut stitched strip. 

To finish it off I added a touch of clear sparkle sequins.... 
I just love a little bling on my cards!! 

I hope you like my latest Gerda Steiner inspiration!!
Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee. 

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Exciting news..... Like a MANE-IAC!!

Hey everyone....

I have some VERY exciting news to share with you all, I have joined the fantastic design team at "Create a smile"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So here I am with my very first card as an official member of the CAS family.....
When I received my order of new CAS stamps I just had to create a jungle theme card but I also wanted to incorporate an embossed background with the fabulous Blossom stencil so the idea for my card all stemmed from that....

You can find all the instructions on how I created this card over at the Create a smile blog, hop on over and check it out!! 

A little tip for today, stencils aren't just for ink blending....use your embossing ink pad and then heat emboss with a powder for an amazing result. 

Create a smile products used : Clear Fine fernsClear Fur real and Blossom stencil.

Happy crafting everyone.... 
Hugs Ashlee. 

Sunday, 3 February 2019


Hey everyone....

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, 
It's an absolutely beautiful day here today.... sun shining!!

Im popping in to share with you my latest card using one of my favourite brands "Heffy doodle"... they have super adorable stamps, definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen them before!! 

The cute images I have used on this one is from the set called "Hello squeak heart" and I thought they would be perfect to use on a hello card for a crafty friend!!

To create the background of the card I used the stencil "Candy store" and inked it with some distress oxide ink squeezed lemonade. 

The central panel on the card is also inked with distress oxide squeezed lemonade and some wild honey then spirited with water for a fun splotchy effect. 

How cool is the sentiment "Hey" die... I just love it!! 

I wanted the mice to be having a little conversations so I used the "whatcha sayin" stamps with the "whatcha sayin" dies for speech bubbles. 

Of course I finished off the card with sequins from the lovely "hbbrittneylee" etsy store. 

Hope you like my latest Heffy creation, happy crafting Ashlee.