Sunday, 25 August 2019

Amazeballs...!!

Hey my crafty friends....

I've been having lots of fun this month playing around with the beautiful pearl powders from WOW!...

The pearl powders show up absolutely beautiful on darker coloured cardstock so for this card I have to share with you I thought I would use the Orange pearl on black cardstock with a stencil, and just look how pretty the colour is!!


The stencil I used for this is called "Backsplash" by Simon Hurley create...

I placed it over my black cardstock base and covered it in WOW! embossing ink with an ink blending tool, sprinkled over the Orange pearl, tipped off the excess and heat embossed!!


I added a few super fun sentiments to the card which I heat embossed using opaque bright white powder on black cardstock too!!

The sentiments are from a set by CZ design called "Best days"...


Of course I finished the card off with a touch of sequins....

Before I go I thought I'd remind you all we have a fun challenge over at the WOW! embossing powder fans group on Facebook and this month is Pearls... 
You can even win a voucher to the WOW! store just by entering!!

If you feel like doing a bit of shopping for some WOW! powders, you can use my discount code for an extra 10% off.... 
WOWDTAB

Happy crafting and happy shopping if you choose to do some, 
Hugz Ashlee

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Make me smile....!!

Hey everyone....

I am up on the "Gerda Steiner designs" blog with a new card to inspire you using one of the latest release stamps "A whale of a time"!!

These whales are super cute and they have lots of fun sentiments to go with them...


To create this card I first started off with a stencil from "Catherine Pooler" called "Spotlight" and using some WOW! embossing ink I covered the stencil and then embossed it with WOW! Bang embossing powder!!


I coloured us the gorgeous image with Copics and then mounted it onto the base with a double layer of glue dots....

Using some WOW! opaque bright white powder I heat embossed the "You always make me smile" sentiment on black cardstock, cut it into three pieces and mounted that on the card using foam tape for extra dimension....

A touch of sparkly sequins finished it off!!

I hope you enjoyed this new card, I sure had fun creating it...
Happy crafting to all, Hugz Ashlee

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Sursee....!!

Hey everyone.....

The AUGUST club sursee from "Catherine Pooler" is hitting mail boxes everyone and.....
IT'S AMAZING!!

If your new to club sursee it is a monthly subscription of crafty goodies that arrives in your mail box. 
It has two options, a basic or deluxe.....

Basic included two stamp sets and the deluxe includes two stamp sets with dies and whatever else CP decides to pop in there hehe!!

Here is a whole bunch of cards that I created using all the products in this latest sursee...
Hope you like them....




I've stuck to a combo of Catherine Pooler ink colours for all of these cards....

Party dress, Grass skirt, Lime rickey, Mardi gras and Midnight....



It's so much fun using the sursee to see what you can create just using those specific products, there is always so many options!! 

How adorable is that little house die right??!!



You can also make cards for so many different occasions....



I love adding sequins to finish off my cards so I used some Catherine Pooler Crater lake mix...

Keep an eye out for more Catherine Pooler inspiration....
She has so many fun products, I really enjoy creating with them!!

How about you go spoil yourself with a bit of sursee!!

Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Deepest Sympathy my friend....!!

Hey everyone...

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for my sweet friend...
It's always sad when I need to make these types of cards but I wanted to make her something pretty so she know's I'm thinking of her!! 

I used a beautiful stamp set called "Gardenia" from "Miss ink stamps" for this one...


First off I started with a purple piece of cardstock and using some Catherine Pooler inks I created a blend on it with the shades Flirty fuchsia and Grape crush....

Then using some WOW! embossing powders I embossed multiple of the large flowers out of the gardenia stamp set and heat embossed them...


Unfortunately I don't have a complete colour list for my colouring, I thought I took note of them all but I missed the copics...oopsies sorry!! 

ALTENEW MARKERS - 
Leaves : G702, G715, G554, S
Buds : R702, R823, R705

To add a sentiment I heat embossed the "with deepest sympathy" out of the "Magnolia Sympathy" set using some opaque bright white powder on black cardstock....

I just love the effect of white embossing on black!!

To finish it off a touch of some beautiful Catherine Pooler Vegas baby sequins....


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting to all...
Hugz Ashlee 

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Fairytale wishes....!!

Hey everyone...

There is a brand new stamp & colour kit called "Fairytale wishes" coming very soon at "Uniquely creative" and this one if fit for any prince or princess!!

This first card I made using only products included in the kit...
So this shows the type's of cards you can make just using those specific pieces!!


A simple black stamped image on the base gives a great start to adding coloured elements that pop and also makes it quick to make multiple if you need to build up that card stash!!

I love clean and simple cards and these are certainly that...

For this next one I used a cute little froggy out of one of the add on stamp sets called "Fairytale princes"..


A feature sentiment along with the one colourful frog amongst the grey one's makes a fun card with a focal point!!

All images were coloured using Copic markers and you can find a full list of those used in the booklet included with the kit....

These kits are amazing value, full of craft goodies and I highly recommend them, they give you everything you need to create lots of fun cards!! 

I will have more cards to share with you using these new products very soon, so keep an eye out for more UC inspiration from me!!

Hugz Ashlee

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Hey alligator....!!

Hey everyone....

I have some new summery fun "Hello Sweetums" inspiration to share with you...

I created this beach scene card using the sweet little mouse from the "Baking buddies" set having a ball on the beach playing in the sand with the snappy crocodile from the 


The background was done using a stencil from Altenew called Scallop builder which I ink blended then used embossing powder over one of the colour layers to give a shimmery effect....


Using the "Water waves" die I added a beach scene behind the coloured images so that they are sitting on the beach...


I coloured in the images with a mix of Copic and Spectrum Tri-blend markers which were all stamped on x-press it blending card with Memento tuxedo black ink...

A large focal sentiment and some water droplets perfect for a beach card finished it off....

I hope you like my latest HS card as much as i enjoyed creating it!! 

Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

For you....!!

Hey everyone...

How did you enjoy the stencil week at "Miss ink stamps" last week??!!

I have another card to share with you this week and this time I've used a stencil called "Mouse flower" from a previous release for a fun background on my card....

To create this one I used a royal blue cardstock and heat embossed the stencil design using some WOW! high heels powder for a beautiful sparkly finish!!


It's super easy to use stencils for heat embossing....
Just place your stencil onto your card, use your embossing ink through the stencil either direct to paper or with a blending tool, remove stencil, cover in embossing powder, tip off excess and then heat set!!


For the image on my card I used a beautiful ribbon from the "Springtime banners" set and coloured it with Copics C00, C1, C2, C4....

I added a sentiment to the ribbon from the "Decaf" background set and finished it off with a cute little bee from the "Alice" background set...

Oh and of course a touch of sequins which I attached using a fab product Glue dots in the Micro size, these are so handy especially when you don't like liquid glue for attaching sequins... these are mess free!!

Hope you enjoyed my latest Miss ink stamps inspiration!!
Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Saturday, 10 August 2019

It's time for cake shaker...!!

Hey all my crafty friends...

It's my day today up on the blog at "Gerda Steiner designs" with a shaker card post featuring the super cool new set "Big bite"....

This new underwater set it so fun and perfect to create all sorts of underwater scenes, especially birthday ones with the super cute cake!!


I wanted to create a shaker card to be the water that all the creatures are swimming in so I used a pool die and shaker pouch from MFT and filled it with lots of pretty sequins and some coral. I inked the background to give a water look using some distress oxide inks and the make waves stencil also from MFT....


All the images are coloured with a combination of Copic and Spectrum tri-blend markers!!

I heat embossed the "It's time for cake" sentiment on some beautiful teal coloured cardstock with opaque bright white embossing powder from WOW!

I hope you enjoy this fun underwater shaker, and I totally recommend checking out this new stamp set, it's definitely a must have set!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Stencil week continued at MIS....!!

Hey my lovely crafty friends...

I'm back with another post for the fun stencil week thats currently happening at "Miss Ink stamps"....

MIS has released some new basic stencils this week so the team is sharing lots of creations to get the inspiration with stencils rolling....

For my card I have used the "Rise and shine" stamp along with the cute little chicks from the "Punny farm goats" set!!



The background was created using distress Oxide ink Mustard seed and Twisted citron with the "Chevron" stencil....

I then stamped, coloured and cut the "rise and shine" image and added it to the base with some foam tape. Some cute little chicks from "Punny farm goats" and lettuce/cloud from the "Hay there" sets were also added to the scene!!


I heat embossed a sentiment from the "Everyday sentiments" on black cardstock with bright white WOW! embossing powder and then fussy cut it out.

As always I couldn't help but finish off the card with a touch of sequins!!

I hope your having fun checking out all the stencil inspiration this week, I sure enjoy using them!! 

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Violet Pearl....!!

Hey everyone...

I'm up on the WOW! blog today with some inspiration using Violet pearl powder!!

Our monthly theme at WOW! this month is pearl so the team is sharing lots of ideas using the pearl powder range. There is even a fun challenge over on the WOW! embossing powder fans group page so we would love to see what you create with the pearl theme and if you enter your in for the chance at some shopping dollars at the WOW! store!!

Here is my inspiration for you....


I've used some fabulous stamps for this card...




It's so cool how you get such a different result with the pearl powders used on different coloured cardstock...

This card gives you an example of how it looks on purple and black card!!


You can find out more details about how I created this card over at the WOW! blog...

Hope you enjoy it!!

Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

HELLO Stencil week....!!

Hey everyone....

There is a new basic stencil mini release happening at "Miss Ink stamps" this week so the team is having a stencil week sharing with you lots of cards made with the new stencils!!

There is a great giveaway happening on the Miss ink Stamps instagram page too, so be sure to check that out because you could win yourself the new stencils!!

I'm sharing with you today a card I made using the "Scallop" stencil along with "Celebrate streamers" stamps and the "EI-ei-o" die....


To create this card I first inked my card base with distress oxide ink Mustard seed...
I then placed my scallop stencil over the top and inked with distress oxide ink Picked raspberry!!

I die cut the EI-ei-o word die out of some pink cardstock and created the word HELLO (Have I told you in previous posts how much I love this die??!!)

I heat embossed the sentiment "You're the best" from the "Everyday sentiments" set using some WOW! embossing powder yellow cardstock....


I coloured in some streamers using Spectrum Noir Tri-blend using the Bright pink blend pen and then arranged all my pieces onto the cardbase. 

Finished it off with a touch of sequins!!

I hope you enjoy this card, I will be back later this week with another card using a different stencil from the new release so I hope to see you back then...

Hugz Ashlee


Saturday, 3 August 2019

A-Z fun at StampNation....!!

Hey my friends...

There is an A-Z of fun happening at the moment over at "Catherine Pooler's" StampNation...

The creative team and some friends are sharing posts using all sorts of products and techniques that start with all the letters of the alphabet and today I am up with the letter O - Oxide inks!!


To create this card I first used a mask to mask off the oval, I then used some CP inks to blend onto the card base. Once the blending was done I used the "Cottage garden" background stamp and stamped over the top while the mask was still in place. 

Using the distress oxide spray I unscrewed the top from the bottle and flicked the ink onto the card base, leaving a fun splatter effect. 


I removed the mask and added a lovely sentiment!!


Using the "Sunshine flowers" set I coloured them up with Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers and then arranged the on the card base using foam for added dimension....

Finished off with some Catherine Pooler sequins for some bling!!

If your not a member of StampNation I highly recommend you check it out, it's such a fun crafty community full of ideas, techniques and of course lovely friends!! 

Hope to see you there, Hugz Ashlee

Thursday, 1 August 2019

WOW! Pearls...!!

Hey everyone...

It's the first of August which means the start of a brand new monthly challenge at the WOW! embossing powder fans group on Facebook...

Our theme this month is "PEARLS"... 

WOW! has an amazing range of pearl embossing powders and they are so much fun, they work perfectly on black cardstock too!!

I've created a fun shaker card using some goodies from "Uniko" with Violet pearl and Gold pearl embossing powders...


I first stamped the "Pinstripe" background stamp twice on my card base and then die cut the "Originally organic" outline piece...

I then heat embossed the stamped image from the Originally organic set with Violet pearl powder on black cardstock, along with some of the add on little flowers in Gold pearl on black cardstock...

I then die cut them and fit them into the frame I cut out from the base! 


I filled the shaker with a lovely sentiment from the same stamp set and some beautiful sequins....

That finished off my card, I hope you will come and join us in the challenge this month.
There is always a wonderful voucher for the WOW! store up for grabs for the lucky winner!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Catherine Pooler Unsinkable....!!


Hey everyone.....

I'm super excited to be a guest at "Catherine Pooler designs" this month and that means I get to take part in this awesome blog hop using some new products from the Unsinkable release!!

This release is full of so many awesome goodies you are totally going to want to hop along and check out all the teams creations...

I've used the "Hook,Line and sinker" stamp set along with the co-ordinating dies to create these two cards!!


I stamped this super cool anchor using Rockin red and Suede shoes CP inks....
I think the bright colours create a great focal point!!

These stamps are perfect for creating any beach/water themed cards....


"Refuse to sink" what a perfect sentiment for these images....

Next up is a simple card where I jstamped some waves and a sentiment straight onto the card base and then to add dimension I stamped/die cut the anchor and mounted it onto the base with some foam tape! 


Catherine Pooler sequins are also the best finishing touch for any card, I can't go past a bit of bling for my cards!!


Here is the list of stops along the hop and of course what is a blog hop without a prize right??!! Catherine is giving away a $25 gift voucher to a lucky commenter that hops along all the stops and leaves a comment so leave a little love along the way and it could be yours!!

Here is the hop list for all the blog hop stops....

YOU ARE HERE - Ashlee
YOUR NEXT STOP - Karen

Happy hopping everyone, enjoy the inspiration with the new Unsinkable goodies!!

Hugz Ashlee

WOW! and Picket fence studios blog hop....!!

Hey everyone....

It's time for a fun blog hop with "WOW! embossing" and "Picket fence studio"....

The teams have created awesome projects to share with you and get you inspired!!

I created a bright and fun card using the stamp "Mixed tape love" from Picket fence. 
I thought this stamp would be so much fun and how funny is the little sentiment!!

How many of you remember cassette tapes??!! Gone are the days right....


To create this card I cut out some "Stitched circle frames" from Create a smile stamps in different colours of cardstock and then layered them all in together. 
I then gave them a coat of WOW! embossing ink and covered in WOW! "Wanderlust" embossing powder. Tipped off the excess and heat seat resulting in a colourful and sparkly piece for my background!!


Using WOW! melt it powder I created these super cute little heart embellishments...

The melt it powder is so much fun, all you do is put some melt it powder into a foil melt it case from WOW!, mix in your desired colour powder (I used Copacabana, unfortunately this is a retired colour)... give it a mix and then heat from underneath with your WOW! dual heat gun to melt it all. 

Once its all melted you tip into your WOW! mould, they don't take long at all to set... 
You then pop them out and you have handmade embellishments!!


The cassette tape I stamped, coloured with alcohol markers and then fussy cut around it... Added it to the card base with some foam tape for dimension and stamped the sentiment direct onto the card base!!

This finished off my card...
I hope you like it and I hope you have lots of fun hopping along the blog hop!! 


No blog hop is a blog hop without a prize right....

WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Picket Fence  is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store.
The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on THE POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

Blog hop list :
Happy hopping, Hugz Ashlee