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 

Challenges :

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 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Pool piggies shaker....!!

Hey everyone....

I have a brand new card to share with you all that I made using the 
super duper cute set called "Pool piggies" from "Gerda Steiner Designs"...

I just had to make a shaker card for this little piggy to make it look like 
he was floating on his blow up lounge in a pool.... 

The sequins in the shaker are from "Hbbrittneylee" store on etsy and the 
mix is called "Frosty"... I also added a touch of micro beads in the colour blue. 

I added some of the sequins on the front of the card as well and then put 
a touch of Nuvo drops in some of the centres!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

New release showcase no 2....!!

Hey everyone....

Im back with more new release goodness to share with you 
from "Craftin Desert Divas"!!

This time I'm sharing this adorable new set called "Llama party"...
aren't they so cool??!! I just love them.

 For this card I used the "Cloud sky" stencil with distress oxide ink to make a fun background for the llamas and then popped on the sentiment "Como to llamas?". 

The llamas I coloured up using Zig clean colour real brush pens...

I have had lots of fun creating with the new release goodies and I can't wait for you to be able to get them and create with them too!!

There is a chance to win some new release goodies too, so hop on over to the "Craftin Desert Divas" blog for a chance!!

At the bottom of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek posts, there will be an area at the bottom where you can enter to win 1 of each product featured in the July Release! 
Enter once per day from 7/08 - 7/12. Winners announced on 7/13. 

For a chance to win
Visit the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page (+3 points)
Follow Crafitn Desert Divas on Twitter (+3 points)
Tweet a message about the July Release (+5 points)

Hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

New release showcase...!!

Woohooo its time to start sharing the brand new release 
from "Craftin Desert Divas"!!

I have a card to show you using a super fun stamp set called 
"Skatin by" and a new stencil "Swirl"....

I coloured up the skating bunny with Zig clean colour real 
brush pens and then I also used them to do the background with the stencil!!

I wanted to add the skatin by with a... sentiment stamp that comes in 
the stamp set and I thought it would be cool to end the sentence off with a word 
using the "Stitched alphabet" die.

To finish it all off I popped on some "Lollipop" sequins!!

I will have more new release peeks to come this week so keep on popping by...

Also before you go, pop on over to the "Crafting Desert Divas" blog as there is a chance to win some new release goodies!! 

At the bottom of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek posts, there will be an area at the bottom where you can enter to win 1 of each product featured in the July Release! 
Enter once per day from 7/08 - 7/12. Winners announced on 7/13. 

For a chance to win
Visit the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page (+3 points)
Follow Crafitn Desert Divas on Twitter (+3 points)
Tweet a message about the July Release (+5 points)

Hugz Ashlee 

Friday, 6 July 2018

Turtley great birthday...!!

Hey everyone....

I just received these super cute turtles from 
"Gerda Steiner Designsand I could not wait to colour them up.... 

The set is called "Turtley Great" and I think it is just the cutest set of turtles!!

I used a gelli plate with paints to create a fun effect for the grass area,
and stencilled up some leaves in the background using a stencil from 
"Heffy Doodle" called "unbeLEAFable". 

I added a touch of sequins out of the Pink Lemonade mix from 
"Brittney Leeto finish the card off. 

Im sure I will have lots more cards to share with you using this set, I just adore them!!

Have a turtley great day...hehe 
Hugz Ashlee 

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Birthday card stash....!!

Welcome to my first post as an official member 
of the "Craftin Desert Divas" team....

We have got a designer creative challenge hop happening and 
we are all sharing with you our tips/ideas on how to get a stash of birthday cards 
ready if you need multiple cards done quickly or even how we remind 
ourselves to actually get the cards in the mail....

Here is my card I've made to inspire you all with the birthday theme...
I've used the super cute stamp set "Mermaid trolls" and coloured it up using 
my Zig clean colour real brush pens. 

My tips for creating multiple amounts of cards easily :

 - Stamp out the image multiple times and colour them all in at once

- Make sure you use a layout that can be easily re-created quickly 
(for example this card I used "sorted shapes" stencil and distress oxide inks to do the background and then a simple word die cut using the "stitched alphabet
just to give that birthday element)

- Do each step of the layout on all cards at once...
Colour all images, stencil all backgrounds, die cut all bases and then
 finish them off by sticking them all together.

I hope my tips are helpful, and you can get a stash of 
birthday cards happening quickly!!

(Sequins used are CDD "Lollipop" and boy oh boy are the pretty)

Happy crafting, hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Special day....!!

Yipppeeee its time to share with you my first card 
for the "Create a Smile" challenge team....

The theme for this challenge is "Special day"... 
so I thought a birthday card would be perfect!!

The stamp set I used is called "Cart full of treasures" its such a fun set 
as it comes with all different pieces you can pop into the cart so you can do 
something different everytime, how cool is that?!

Images are coloured up using Copics.... 

The background I made by dipping my cardstock into a container of water with 
an array of alcohol ink colours dropped in

I was so happy with the effect of colour that I got from doing this technique!! 

I hope to see you come and join us in the current challenge, 
Id love to see your Special day creations....

Hugz Ashlee 

Monday, 2 July 2018

Exciting news....!!

Hi everyone....

I have double the amount of exciting news to share with you all!!

I am now a member of the Design team at "Craftin Desert Divas"....Wooohooooo!!!!

And also a member of the challenge design team at "Create a Smile"....Yippee!!!!

I am so excited and can't wait to share with you all my crafty creations.

Hugz Ashlee 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Have BIG dreams....!!

Hey everyone...

I thought I would pop in tonight and show you another 
one of my cardsI made using the recent "Dreamy Stamp & Colour kit

I coloured up the cute little puppy and popped him on the pile of pillows...

Doesn't he look so comfy on all them pillows....

I just love these kits from Uniquely, you get such a great variety of products in them to be able to make so many different combinations!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back soon!! 

Crafty hugz Ashlee