Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Toad-ally AWESOME....!!

Hey everyone....

I'm here tonight with a new post for "Miss ink stamps" a brand new stamp company with super cool stamp sets and awesome stencils!! 

This card features a fun little scene made using one of the stencils called "scene builder"...
It's full of clouds, puddles, grass, sun and more to create all sorts of scenes!!

The images are all from the set "Say cheese!" and I coloured them up with Copic markers....

Mouse - W00, W1, W2, R20
Hat - YG21, YG23, YG25
Tree stump - E42, E43, E44
Frogs - YG21, YG23, YG25
Butterflies - BG11, BG13, V20, V22, V25

For the scene I used Distress Oxide inks....
Twisted citron, Mowed lawn, Tumbled glass, Salty ocean and Hickory smoke.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration using these fun products, be sure to pop on over to the blog for more inspo using Miss Ink goodies!! 

Monday, 29 April 2019

HAPPY birthday....!!

Hey everyone....

I've got a quick and easy card to share with you today using some clear WOW! embossing powder, Catherine pooler inks and some fun stamp sets from "Create a smile stamps" fun flowers and happy days!!

First I embossed three of the fun flowers on white cardstock with the clear WOW! embossing powder. Then using a mix of Catherine Pooler inks I blended some ink over the top of the embossed images. The ink resists to embossing leaving a cool effect!!  

I finished the card off by stamping a sentiment with the happy days set in Memento tuxedo black ink and of course a touch of sequins!!

Hope you like it.... 
Crafty Hugz Ashlee

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

ROAR- some....!!

Hey everyone....

Are you ready for a ROAR - ing card??!! 

I wanted to try out some pastel colouring with my Copics and I thought these super cute dinosaurs from the "prehistoric playmates" set by Hello Sweetums would be perfect!!

Once I coloured them up along with some of the trees and rocks I used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out....

The background was done using a stencil from Heffy doodle on neenah desert storm cardstock and I inked it with make art ink!! 

I love heat embossing my sentiments with white opaque WOW! embossing powder, it works so well on any colour card!! 

I just adore this sweet set from HS and there is so many more cuties available in the store too, you should totally check it out!! 

Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Make a mouse smile....!!

Hey everyone.....

I'm absolutely loving all the gorgeous images from "Miss ink stamps", they are super cute and so much fun to colour!!

For this card I used the set "Say cheese" and made a sun with the scene builder stencil....

I love the fun sentiments included in this set...
I used some WOW! opaque white powder and heat embossed "how do you make a mouse smile" on the front of the card and inside I will be putting the answer "say cheese"!!

For the Hello in the background I used a die from Pink fresh studio called "hello with botanicals"... I stencilled the sun from the scene builder with Catherine Pooler ink Peach Bellini and Limoncello onto the card base first before cutting out the die piece which makes part of the sun raised. 

I hope you enjoyed todays card...
You can check out all the fabulous products available from Miss Ink stamps here at the store.

Hugz Ashlee

Triple embossed sentiments @ WOW!

Hey everyone...

I've got my second guest post up on the WOW blog today and you can see how I have created these matching cards with triple embossed sentiments!!

For more details, photos and info on how I created them pop on over here to the WOW! blog!!

I've had an absolute blast as a guest at WOW! this month. I really hope you have enjoyed my creations and felt inspired to get creative with your powders too.....

Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 22 April 2019

Happy for you....!!

Hey everyone....

I hope those that celebrate have had a wonderful Easter weekend, it's been a lovely one for us here in Tasmania!!

Today I have a card using some new and old products from "Create a smile stamps"....

The beautiful leaves in the background are stamped using the new set "floral decorations", this set is so versatile and pretty!!

I co-ordinated the florals with a previously released set called "sharp one" and added them to the card base with some foam tape for dimension.....

I added a focal sentiment from the "happy days" set by stamping the "happy" directly onto my card base with some black ink and then using a strip of black cardstock I heat embossed the "for you" with opaque white WOW! embossing powder....

and of course a touch of sequins to finish it off!! 

Hope you like it, Hugz Ashlee

Friday, 19 April 2019

Toucan do it....!!

Hey everyone....

I've been super busy behind the scenes lately but I've finally got a new video up on my youtube channel showing how I created this card using lots of fun goodies from "Catherine Pooler". I wanted to use some of the new release CP pieces so I thought why not set up my camera, have a bit of crafty fun, film and see what I can come up with...

Sp here is the result....

I coloured up all the images using my Altenew alcohol markers just with some quick colouring and finished them off with a touch of white pen for some highlights. 

You can find more details and check out the process of making this card on the video below.. (I am still super new to the video making so please bare with me)

Catherine Pooler products I used are "Toucan do it" stamps and "To the point" die...
and some CP sequins for a bit of bling of course!!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

You can't fake AWESOME....!!

Hey everyone....

Tonight I have a card to share with you that I made using heat embossing with "WOW!" opaque white powder for my background and the big focal point the sentiment!!

I just love heat embossing my background and using ink blending with it, it always creates fun bases for a card!! 

I used two stamp sets from "Catherine Pooler" for this one along with some CP inks (sorry I didnt track which colour inks I used, oopsies) ...

To finish off the card I added a touch of WOW! sparkles and some sequins from hbbrittneylee etsy store....

I hope you like my card and feel inspired to get your embossing powder out and create some WOW! cards!! 

Happy crafting, hugz Ashlee 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Goat Mail....!!

Hey everyone....

I’ve got a card to share with you that I created using the gorgeous stamp set “Punny farm goats” along with the stencil “Halftone lines bold centre” from "Miss Ink stamps"....

To start the card I created the base using the stencil and some light grey ink blended onto white cardstock. The halftone lines bold centre stencil is so great for creating a subtle background to give a nice pattern to the card. 

I thought it would be fun to have a whole heap of the little envelopes floating around so I stamped and coloured multiple of them and added them to the card base with some foam tape for a bit of dimension. All the images I coloured using Copic and Spectrum noir tri-blend markers. 

How cute are these goats, I just had to add an envelope to the little guys mouth!! 

Using the “You’ve goat mail” sentiment also from the Punny farm goats set I heat embossed it on black cardstock using some WOW! opaque white embossing powder. 

To finish off the card I love adding a bit of bling with some pretty sequins!!

I just know I’m going to be making so many cards using this set for all my crafty friends that love some happy mail!! 

I  really hope you enjoyed my card and feel inspired to create with these fab products!!

Crafty Hugz Ashlee

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Hey chicken....!!

Hey everyone...

I have a "Gerda Steiner" card to share with you using the funny new set "Chicken scratch"
(co-ordinating dies also available)....

This set is full of super cute chickens and an adorable piggy along with some awesome sentiments that match the animals perfectly!!

I created a fun colourful background by using a range of "Catherine Pooler" inks splattered with water for a splotchy effect. Then using white cardstock, I cut out the two co-ordinating layer dies quatrefoil 1 and 2 from Paper rose. 

The sentiments are heat embossed using "WOW!" opaque white embossing powder on black cardstock... 
and the cute Gerda image is coloured up using Copics!!

Of course to finish off the card a touch of clear sequins....

Hope you enjoy my post this week, happy crafting everyone.
Hugz Ashlee 

Friday, 12 April 2019

Whimsy stamps & WOW blog hop....!!

Hey everyone and welcome to my stop on this awesome colab blog hop with Whimsy stamps and WOW!!

I've got a fun card to share with you using a super cute stamp set and stencil from the Tabby tigers February paper door kit from Whimsy. (This is a monthly kit full of awesome co-ordinating products at a fantastic price) 

To create this card I used some Catherine pooler inks to blend some colour onto my card base. I then used the whimsy stencil and placed it over the inked card base (once it was completely dry) and using my WOW embossing ink pad and a blending tool I covered in the stencil. It was then time to remove the stencil and cover in WOW black embossing powder, heat set with WOW dual heat gun and the background was ready!!

PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize!
WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.
The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 22nd April from the comments left on ALL 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. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Go bananas....!!

Hey everyone....

I've got a fun shaker card to share with you using a new set from "Hello Sweetums" called "Funky Monkeys"!! 

The background was created with a Hello Sweetums stencil "fronds forever" and distress oxide inks....

All the images are coloured with Copics and finished off with touches of white pen. 

I just love making shaker cards and filling them with beautiful sequins, especially sequins from a fellow aussie "hbbrittneylee" etsy store (she is closed atm for a little break but I'm sure she will have her goodies available again soon)!!

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back soon with more crafty inspiration for you!!

Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Grab life by the beans....!!

Hey everyone....

I'm super excited to be a guest designer over at "Miss ink stamps"....

They are a brand new stamp company in the US that has just had their first release, it included fantastic stamps and heaps of wonderful stencils!! 

For this card I used the set "Java Joe's" which I am absolutely loving....
This set is perfect for all those coffee lovers. It has images to create wonderful cafe scenes and its so fun to colour!!

For the card base I blended some inks from Catherine pooler and then using the Miss Ink "circle harlequin" stencil I heat embossed it using WOW! black powder.  

Isn't the sentiment "Grab life by the beans" so fun!!

The images were all coloured up using Spectrum tri-blend and Copic markers. 

To finish off the card I added some Hbbrittneylee sequins for that bit of bling!! 

I hope you have enjoyed my first card for Miss Ink stamps, I will be back soon with some more of this wonderful companies products to share with you!! 

Dont forget to pop on over to their store and check out all of the first release...

Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 8 April 2019

It's release week @CAS....!!

Hey everyone....

It's release week at "Create a smile stamps" and that means lots of fantastic new crafty goodness to create with.

I've got a sneak peek creation to share with you that I made using the new "A little treat" stamp set along with the "soft serve" cool cut die.  

I used the soft serve to create a fun shaker piece to the card and filled it with a mix of pretty sequins....

The top ice-cream half is foiled using pink fab foil from WOW! 

How cool is the fun sentiment "You still look scrumptious".... it's part of a brand new sentiment set also coming in the new release!! 

I can't wait to share more of the new goodies with you, and watch out for the release April 12th!! 

Hugz Ashlee

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Catherine Pooler, Club Sursee....!!

Hey everyone....

I'm here to share with you something brand new and super exciting that has arrived over at "Catherine Pooler".... 

Club Sursee is a a surprise package of crafty goodness each month in your mail box. Available in a basic or deluxe option....How cool does that sound!!

I've got a few cards to share with you that I've made using the April kit to give you a look at what the products in this months kit look like. 

I've used lots of Catherine Pooler inks on all the cards....
Her inks are amazing, they stamp so well and also super fun to blend backgrounds with along with lots of other techniques!! 

You can create so many different cards just using the club kit stamps!! 

I hope you feel inspired by my cards, I had an absolute blast creating them!!

You can pop on over to Catherine Pooler store page for more info/details on Club Sursee...

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Embossing glitter stencil backgrounds @ WOW!

Hey everyone....

I feel very lucky and super excited to be a guest this month with WOW! and today I am up on the blog sharing how to create fun backgrounds using WOW glitter embossing powders!!

You can check out the blog post over here at WOW along with more details and how I created this card...

Hugz Ashlee 

Monday, 1 April 2019

Spectacular birthday...!!

Hey everyone....

I'm up on the blog at "Create a smile stamps" today with a fun birthday celebration card using a stencil with embossing powder!!

Here is some steps on how I created this card....

First blend some distress oxide inks to create an ombre look.
Place "blossom" stencil over the card base and use some embossing ink to fill in the stencil.
Remove stencil and cover in an embossing powder of choice (I used Fools gold WOW embossing glitter for this one) then heat set with heat gun.
Using some opaque white paint mixed with water splatter over the base.
Stamp sentiments from "Mini birthday stamp set" onto black cardstock strips using embossing ink and heat set with WOW opaque white regular powder.
Using foam tape attach the sentiments to the card base.
Finish off with a touch of sequins.

I hope you all like it...
I really enjoy the awesome finish you get using embossing powders with stencils!!

Hugz Ashlee