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. 

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Endless potential....!!

Hey everyone.....

"Uniquely Creative" has an awesome new mini kit called 

These mini kits are a new addition to the awesome Uniquely kits, 
and as are all their kits they are fantastic value!!

This kit includes a stamp set, stencil, chipboards, and a cut-apart sheet. 

Here are some cards I made using all the goodies!!

This first one is super simple to do... 
I stamped the main flower image using black ink and added in a touch of colour with the little leaves using Altenew cube inks in a green.  

The chipboard I covered in a black ink and then added glossy accents all over the top!

This next one I watercolored the flowers using 
Altenew's new watercolour palette paints. 

I used the stencil in the background that comes in the kit to add 
some colour behind the flowers... then added a cut-apart on top of the flowers.

For the last card I stamped the flower image first in 
black and then in a pink Altenew cube ink slightly off set...

I cut out the part of the image I wanted to use and then added it to the card front using some foam adhesive!! 

I also used the stencil in the background of this one too, along with the same technique of black ink and glossy accents on the chipboard sentiment....

All the cards have a touch of pretty Uniquely embellishments...

I hope you have enjoyed all my inspiration for this brand new kit!!
Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hey pawstie....!!

Hey everyone...

It's new challenge time at "Create a smile" challenge blog and this 
fortnight our theme is saying hello...

I was inspired by another Create a smile design team members card to get out my prismacolour pencils and colour on some kraft cardstock.

Here is the end result...

I created a fun little postie scene using the stamp set "bear mail"...

The "HEY" sentiments I added is from the "gull gang" set but the rest of the sentiment 
is from the same set as the images.

I had so much fun experimenting colouring on the kraft card...
I enjoyed it so much I have a feeling I will have some more cards using this 
colouring technique!!

Come along to the challenge and join us in this fortnights fun...
you even have a chance at winning a voucher for the "Create a smile" store!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Fairy special....!!

Hey everyone...

The brand new "Craftin desert divas" release is now live....
You can shop all the new goodies in the store and there is even a special little freebie troll stamp with orders of $40 or more along with double diva points for a limited time 
(free stamp won't be available for purchase) .... how cool's that!!

I have another card to share with you using the new "holiday fairies" and it is such a cute set with a great mix of holiday themes included!! 

I used a few CDD dies for this card that I will list below...

All the die cut pieces were coloured using distress oxide inks and the images were coloured with Copics. 

I hope you enjoyed my CDD new release previews, happy shopping...
Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 24 September 2018

Holiday fairies.....!!

Hey everyone....

Yippee it's new release sneak peek time at "Craftin desert divas"!!

Im showing you a sneak peek of a set called Holiday fairies 
and a fun spider web stencil!!

I cut out the front shaker panel piece using the "torn paper" dies and then inked the 
spiderweb stencil with distress oxide. Once that had dried a little I inked all around the edges in a couple purple shades of oxide ink. 

I then used the "inside scalloped circle" die to cut of the shaker.

The "hocus pokus" sequin mix was perfect for this one!!

I just love this sweet fairy... and I enjoyed colouring her up with my Copics!! 

Stay tuned for another sneak peek of this stamp set from me this week...
Hugz Ashlee 

With you....!!

Hey everyone...

I've got a Gerda Steiner designs card to share with you today using the 
"owl rather be with you" set, co-ordinating die set also available.....

I made a background spotlight using some distress oxide inks,
 and I stamped one of the fantastic sentiments slightly over the top edge so it kind of 
merged into the background. 

Once I stamped the sentiment I went over it with a black gelly roll pen so it 
has lots of sparkle in the light!!

The super cute owl and branch I coloured up with Copics...

and to finish off the card I added a few black rhinestones!!

Be sure to check out this new set, its super cute!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wizard trolls are here......!!

Hey everyone...

If your a Harry Potter fan you are going to love what I have to show you....

"Craftin desert divas" released this super cute set called "Wizard trolls
along with a matching stencil called "magic castle".

(There was also a special bundle available for a limited time that sold
 out super quick which included the sequin mix I used called summoning spells!!)

I made a matching set of three cards using the stamps so here they all are....

How cute is he right??!!....

I just love this stencil it has so many different options and uses, 
works so well with the stamp set!!

I created fun shaker circles for this background using the circle die out of the 
"Inside scalloped rectangles" die and filled them with sequins from the 
special Summoning spells mix!!

Oh Dobby...your so cute!!!

Another shaker for this one too, this time the shaker frame was made using the 

I had a blast colouring up these images, I googled searched picture of the HP characters from the film to get the colouring to match!

What do you think of this set? I know I love it hehe!!

Hope you like my cards using them, 
Hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


Hey everyone... 

I have a couple cards to share with you all using one of the new stamp sets from 

I think he is so cheeky and adorable... 
certainly going to put a smile on the recipients face when they open it I'm sure!! 

I created the fun cloudy sky with a stencil and distress oxide inks, 
then sprayed it with a bit of water for a mottled effect... 

The grass was done using paints on a gelli plate... 
I find the gelli plates so fun to create papers to use for cards!! 

This stamp set also comes with two fantastic sentiments...
"SMILE" and "Turn that frown upside down" which both suit this fun flamingo perfectly!! 

On this next card I wanted the sentiment to also be a main feature 
along with the flamingo, so I used a die that would centre in on the card. 

I used distress oxide inks to colour all the die cuts and also with a leaf stencil to 
add a fun element around the sentiment. 

(On both cards the flamingo is coloured with Copics...) 

I hope I have inspired you with ways to use the flamingo...
Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Sunday, 16 September 2018


Hey everyone...

I have finished working on my project for the "Innovation master" category for the 
MFT superstar challenge so here it is, I hope you enjoy checking it out.......

The video of my project was too large to upload through blogger so please check out this link to see how my card all works.... https://youtu.be/lmlc_8npVN0

I racked my brain for days trying to think of an idea of what I could do for this category, 
and this is what I came up with....

A pop up, pop out cube box card.... with shaker maze glasses.
Lots and lots of MFT products used to make this one!! 

The box and cubes I made from scratch.
I'd never made pop up cubes before, and let me tell you I had to have a 
few goes to get these to work...But I got there in the end lol!!

The glasses I made using a die out of the "blueprints 31" by cutting out four of the same piece, four of the "circle shaker pouches", "maze shapes" and "maze spheres".

The glasses are used as a band around the box card as a fun component 
to take off and play as a little game!! 

Once the glasses are removed it shows the beginning of whats to come....
A box of little stories!! 

The rays are done using distress oxide ink on black cardstock with the 
"Radiating rays" MFT stencil, One of my absolute fave stencils!!

When you open the card on the box it is a little pop up scene using 
"Our story" stamp set...

All the images I coloured using Copics and NUVO pens....

The little frame in the background is from the "stitched mini scallop rectangle" stax die set.

The drawer in the box can be slid open either way to reveal all the pop up cubes that will all pop out by themselves once the drawer if fully open!! 

Here come the boxes with their messages and little stories.....

First side is a message of birthday wishes for the special recipient!! 
(Dienamics "stitched circle" stax and "stitched mini scallop circle" stax).

The greeting is die cut from the "bottle cap letters".

Next a little magical unicorn fairy tale that you can create your own story....

Stamps from the BB "magical unicorns" set. 
(Dienamics "end of the rainbow").

A fun mix of shakers and little messages....

and last a little dragon story using the BB "magical dragons" stamps....

Thanks so much for checking out my entry for the "innovation master" category....
it was so much fun to enter!!

There is so many awesome entries, 
I recommend going over to the "MFT blog" and checking them all out!! 

Happy crafting all, Hugz Ashlee.