Thursday, 30 August 2018

Shake it, shake it....!!

Hi everyone....

Its creative challenge time at "Craftin Desert Divas" and the 
theme we had to follow is Shaker card!! 

Now I don't know about you but I LOVE me a shaker card!!

Recently I had seen a tip from a lady on instagram called "Nickynoocards" to use a storage pouch to create a borderless shaker card so I just had to give it a go. 

I used the beautiful stamp set called "Hello beautiful" for this one... 
along with a mix of sequins from the "Shimmer" mix and the "Fairy dust" mix. 

The thank you sentiment I framed with the die "Inside scalloped circles".

The flowers I coloured up with Copics. 

I hope you are inspired by all the lovely creations for the 
CDD Creative challenge shaker card theme!!

Happy crafting, hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

For kids....!!

Hey everyone...

Its time for a new challenge at "Create a smile" challenge blog and this 
fortnight our theme is "for kids"...

I thought it would be fun to create a magical imaginative rainbow coming out of the 
open book with some pretty unicorns floating around  from the "superpowers" set... 
of course a touch of sequins was needed for some bling!! 

All the images I coloured up with Copics and the rainbow was inked with 
distress oxide inks...

I hope you will come on over to the Create a smile blog and join us in this fun challenge....
there is even an awesome prize of voucher up for grabs for the CAS store!! 

Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee.

Monday, 27 August 2018

True blue legend....!!

Evening everyone....

There is a brand new Stamp & Colour release from "Uniquely creative
and boy oh boy is it awesome!!!

I have a couple cards to share with you tonight using the add on 
stamp set "g'day mate"  and die cut "round branch window"....

This new add on die is absolutely perfect for shaker cards, 
and I love me a shaker card!!

Aren't these koalas just the absolute cutest...??!!

All the images I coloured up using Copics.... 

Included in the stamp & colour kits there is an ideas booklet 
and that gives you all the info on colours/products used!!

Thanks for checking out my post, I hope you have enjoyed it!! 
Hugz Ashlee 

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Obsessed with distress oxides...!!

Hey everyone....

We have a new designer creative challenge at "Craftin desert Divas" and our theme to follow was obsessed with distress oxides....

Well I can tell you I am obsessed with these inks, I use them ALL the time!! 

They are so nice to create backgrounds with as they blend 
so smoothly and give a lovely chalky type finish. 

I usually splatter my oxides with water for a splotchy effect but for this card 
I left it as is and used some texture paste over top with the "Swirl" stencil.

The stamp set I used on this card is called "Skatin by" from the previous CDD release...
and I coloured up the cool little skaters using Copics. 

I added a touch of CDD sequins to the card to finish it off!!

Have fun hoping along the creative challenge to see what everyone has created with their oxide inks...

Crafty hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Shell YEAH....!!

Hey everyone....

I'm officially a my first "Ink road stamps" order the other 
day and I quickly had to stamp some up!!

It was packaged so beautifully, even with a free gift an ink pad and some sequins...
 I really enjoyed opening it all up. 

I purchased the awesome new mermaid bundle along with a few other stamps sets. 

I made a fun little background using the full circle stamp set along with a couple of accent stamps from the mermaid set with Altenew inks...

Once I added my images... (coloured with Copics and Nuvo pens) I added a couple of sequins and water droplets to finish it off. 

I really enjoyed creating my card using Ink road products, 
I hope you like it too!! 

Hugz Ashlee 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Sea you soon....!!

Evening everyone...

Thought I'd pop in and share a card with you that I made using the 
stamp set "Under the sea" along with the creative die "Elongated dotted hexagons

I made a few layers for my card panel by using distress oxide inks 
and cutting a hexagon from each piece and layering them on top of each other. 

All the fun sea creatures/seaweed I coloured up with Copics and Nuvo pens...

I love adding a bit of bling to my cards to finish them off so I added some 
"Iridescent crystals" SOOOOO pretty!!!

Hope you like it... Hugz Ashlee 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

CDD Blog hop...!!

Hey crafters....

Today is day 2 of the "Craftin Desert divas" August release blog hop...

I have two cards to share with you using two new stamp sets 

I love the fun sentiments to match the critters in this stamp set... 
On this card I used the cute bunny with carrots 
which work perfect with the sentiment!!

I stencilled the background using a previously released stencil called 

My next card I made a fun little scene using the "Dam shame" set, some CDD dies 
and the new stencil "Hill scene 2"....

All images are coloured up using Copics...
Backgrounds/dies coloured using distress oxide inks...

I’m so excited about the new August Release, there is so many cute stamps, 
fun stencils and great dies being released. Once you’re done hopping, head over to the 
"Craftin Desert Divas" shop to snag your new release goodies!!

Have fun hopping along the hop with the team... 
Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Part of my gang..!!

Hi everyone....

The new challenge is up over at the "Create a Smile" blog 
and this fortnight our theme is Masculine!!....

I used the "Gull gang" stamp set for this one along with the "Concentric circle" stencil...
This stamp set is just so fun and works well for masculine cards!!

The images are all coloured with Copic...

I added a touch of beautiful sequins from "Hbbrittneylee
etsy store for a bit of bling...

I hope you will come over to the CAS blog and join us in the fun challenge...
you even have a chance at winning a voucher for the CAS store!! 

Hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

CDD release week....!!

Hey everyone.....

Its new release week at "Craftin Desert Divas" and let me tell you there is so 
much cute-ness coming!! 

Today I have a sneak peek of two stamp sets to share with you...
"Critter punnies" and "Dam shame"!!

This first card features a cutie from the Critter punnies set...

I also used on both of the cards a brand new stencil set that 
work together called hill scene 1and hill scene 2....
I am loving them, so fun to create scenes with and so many ways to use them!! 

The background piece on this card was die cut using the "torn paper" die 
from last months release. 

My second card features a cutie from the Dam shame set...
also a new die too called mushroom border!!

All the images I coloured using Copic markers and the background and dies are 
coloured with Oxide Inks...

I hope you will come over to the Facebook event and join us in the fun of release week!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Sending happy mail...!!

Hey everyone....

Im stopping in with a late night post...

This card I made for a fellow crafter using the super cool "Heffy doodle
stamps called "Oceans of love"....
It is such a fun set and definitely one of my favourites 
from their most recent release!! 

The glittered piece I made using the Heffy stencil called "bubble waves" and texture paste with some Elizabeth crafts glitter mixed in...It turned out so sparkly!!
Once it was all dry I cut apart the stencilled piece and layered it for a different effect. 

The large "sending" sentiment is also from hefty doodle. 

All the images are coloured up using Copic. 

Of course I had to add a few sequins sprinkled around to finish it all off!! 

I hope you have enjoyed my card and I sure hope my recipient will too...

Hugz Ashlee 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

So glad.....!!

Hey everyone...

Tonight I'm stopping by with a card I made using the adorable stamp set from 

It's such a gorgeous set of cute little penguins, 
perfect to use for any occasion not just valentines !! 

I seen a fun technique lately by Olga Moss using adhesive with a sequin 
coverage, I couldn't wait to try it, it just looked stunning....

This is my go at the technique... 
I used a stencil from CDD and inked it up using some distress oxides, 
I then covered the piece in a double sided adhesive before running it through my die cut machine to cut the circle. Once that was all done I removed the adhesive covering and sprinkled some tiny little heart sequins all over. 
Such a fun technique, will certainly be using it again!! 

Happy crafting everyone,
Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

CAS sketch....!!

Hey everyone....

Its time for a brand new challenge over at the "Create a Smile" blog, 
this fortnights theme is a fun sketch....

Here is my card I made for the sketch using the CAS stamp set "Superpowers"...
The sweet little fairy is coloured up with Copics. 

The background pieces are done using the "waves" stencil with Nuvo mousse.... 
it has a nice shimmer to it in the light!! 

I hope you will come join us in this fun challenge, there is always a 
fabulous prize up for grabs from the lovely owner Christine!!

Hugz Ashlee