Friday, 18 August 2017

YNS challenge time.....!!

Hello everyone....

There is a new Sketch and Colour challenge over on the "YNS blog"

Here is the inspirational pics for the Sketch and Colour....

I have used the super cute and fun set called "Aquarium antics" and added in a fun touch of colour behind the fishies using the "Paint swooshes and splatter" set!!

I followed the sketch and also tried to use the colours in the 
inspirational pic by colouring my fishies in similar colours of Copic....

You can shop all your YNS goodies here at the "store".....

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge!!

Happy crafting and Hugz 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

YNS DT Dare....!!

Hello crafty friends....

It's DT Dare time at "Your Next Stamp" and the theme is to create 
something around the theme of "Colour me happy"!!

For this theme I thought the new release set "Starburst background" 
was absolutely perfect....

I stamped it up in pretty colours of ink and wola.... 

Starburst bursting with colour... 

"Hope your day is bursting with happiness" is the lovely sentiment 
that comes with the starburst set!!

Thanks for stopping by to see my DT Dare card....

Now its time to pop on over to the "YNS blog" because one lucky commenter can win themselves a stamp set of their choice, How awesome!!

Until next time, Happy crafting
Hugz Ashlee 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

YNS Birthday blog hop....!!

Hey everyone....

Its a Birthday celebration blog hop for "Your Next Stamps" 8th Birthday 
and you do not want to miss it....!!

All the new products are super AWESOME....

I had so much fun creating with this new stamp set called 
"Spin and Twirl"... I made a box card to showcase a lot of the pieces in the set!!

The images were cut out using the matching die set....

I coloured up all the images using Copics...

The background pieces are done using 
Tim Holtz Distress oxide inks and then splattered 
with water to create a fun effect!!

There is some AMAZING prizes up for grabs one being an 
$80 gift certificate to the YNS store and another prize of
10 packets of Gumdrops, how cool is that?!!

How you can win....

Hop Prizes – Giving away 1 - $80 YNS Gift Certificate. Comment on blogs posts along the way in the hop, the more posts you comment on the greater your chance (you don't have to comment on every post).
Party Game - Count the gumdrops on each creation in the hop and input the total number along with your name in a special inlinkz on the YNS blog at the end of the hop for the chance to win 10 packs of gumdrops.

The blog hop ends August 8th at 12 midnight (EST) and the winners will be announces on the YNS blog on the 8/10


You can shop for all the new release products here at the "YNS store" ....
AND to celebrate the new release there is a special 
discount code to use on your order...yippeee!!

Dont forget before you leave to pop in a comment 
for your chance in the prize draw....

Hugz Ashlee 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

YNS preview day....!!

Hi everyone....

It's time for another post as guest at
 "Your Next Stamp".... and today is preview day 
for the new releases for August!!

The set I have used today is called Party pets and 
let me tell you this set is SUPER CUTE!!

I coloured up the cute little party pup using Copics
and put him in front of a fun shaker background!!

The grass is a die from YNS called "Stitched grass"....

The fun Yellow dots are also from YNS, They are called "YNS enamel dots"!!

I hope you have enjoyed todays preview as much as I did making it...

Head on over to the "YNS blog" for lots more new release previews from the rest of the 
YNS design team....

Hugz Ashlee 

Friday, 4 August 2017

YNS sketch and colour challenge....!!

Hi crafty peeps....

There is a new Sketch and colour challenge 
at "Your Next Stamp"....

Here is the sketch and colour inspirational pics...

I have used the stamp set called "Silly monster rockstars"!!

The front is basic grey but wait until you see whats inside....

A full band scene... coloured up with Copics!!

Thanks for stopping by for my "Your Next Stamp" challenge post....
I hope you have been inspired to join us!!

You can put your entry into the challenge on the blog "here".

Hugz Ashlee 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Guest designer at YNS!!

Hi everyone 

I am super SUPER excited to be a guest designer at 
"Your next stamp" this month....

I absolutely love colouring up their fun images, and creating with them!

For my first card I have used the stamp set "Jungle critters
and made a shaker card, cos who doesn't love a shaker card right?!

The panda is coloured up using zig clean colour real brush pens...

They have lots of super cute stamps, dies, papers, inks and embellishments at the 
"Your Next Stamp" store so why not head on over and grab yourself some goodies!!

Stay tuned for more YNS goodness coming up this month....

Happy crafting, 
hugz Ashlee

Thursday, 13 July 2017

I love you friend....!!

 Hi everyone...

I have a card today to share with you all featuring 
an image from Make it crafty called "Marika loves you"....

I coloured up Marika using my Copics....

Of course I have added lots of beautiful paper flowers from I am Roses...
I just love their flowers!!

Here is a close up of my Make it Crafty "Friend" chippie...

I coloured it using Copics, added some white pen details 
and then covered in Glossy accents!

Im totally addicted to these chipboards, they are just perfect for cards!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and got some inspiration from my card...

Till next time, crafty Hugz 

Challenges : 
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes :

Friday, 7 July 2017

Hugs.... Together is my favourite place to be!!!

Hi everyone....

It is time for a new Stamping Bella card today 
and for this one I have used the super cute stamp

I am just loving these new Squidgys they are so adorable!!

I added a bunch of beautiful flowers from "I am roses"....
They stock super pretty paper flowers in a huge variety, perfect for cards!!

The "Hugs" chipboard is from Make it crafty....
I covered it in foil using my Minc machine and then added a layer of glossy accents. 
It is nice and shiny IRL but was hard to capture in the photo.... 

Of course I had to add a little touch of pretty sequins....

The Stamping Bella image Squidgy and Teddy 
was coloured using Copics. 

I hope you enjoyed my new card, happy crafting....

Hugz Ashlee 

Challenges :
Stamping Bella - Free form :
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes : 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Girls night out....!!

Hey everyone... 

I have a new card to share with you that I made using the image "Girls night out"...

I was given this gorgeous rubber stamp 
as a gift from my friend Jenny, how lucky am I!! 

 Here is a close up of the "AWESOME" chippies you can get from "Make it Crafty"...
They come plain and then you can colour them however you like!!

This one is coloured with Copics, added some white pen details and then covered in glossy accents!!

The printed designer paper is from Lawn Fawn.... 
loving the plaid papers!! 

Happy crafting, Till next time... 
Hugz Ashlee 

Deep ocean - Lots of layers :
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes :
Simon says stamp Wednesday - Anything goes :

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

You make me...HAPPY!!

Hi everyone....

I have made a new card using an awesome new die 
'Scalloped box card pop up' from Lawn Fawn and a super fun stamp set 
called 'Gardening Phoebe' from Your next stamp!!

I coloured all my images in using Copics and added some 
little details with a white gel pen....

The background was done using Distress Oxide Inks
'Broken China' and 'Worn lipstick' on watercolour paper and then sprayed with the 
Ranger spray bottle to add the splotchy effect!!

This card all folds down flat so you can still put it in an envelope to post.... 
What a surprise for the person who opens it up!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy crafting everyone!!

Hugz Ashlee

Challenges :
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes :

Sunday, 26 March 2017

You are.......!!

Hey everyone....

There is a new sketch over on the "Your Next Stamp" blog 
so I thought id give it a go and see what I could come up with!!

I love following sketches... 
its great fun and gives you a base layout idea to start!!

I used the stamp set "Spec-tacular Phoebe and friends"....
such a fun set to play around with!! 

I coloured up the little teddy and glasses using 
Zig clean colour real brush pens...

The background is created using a variety of 
Distress ink colours with a Kaisercraft stencil!!

I added a touch of bling with some "Pretty Pink Posh
sequins just to finish it all off..

Hugz Ashlee 

Challenges :
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes :

Monday, 20 March 2017

Smile at the roses....!!

Hi everyone...

I have a new Magnolia card to share with you today...

I have used a mixture of beautiful flowers from "I am roses"...
I just love the colour of the blue ones, so pretty!!

I coloured Tilda up using Distress ink refills and 
added some gold details using Gansai tambi paints.....

The "Smile" sentiment is a chippy from "Make it crafty" which I coloured using
distress ink and then covered in glossy accents!!

The designer paper used on this card is all by Maja Designs...

Till next post, Hugz Ashlee

Challenges :
I am roses - Anything goes :
Midweek Magnolias - Anything goes :
All about Magnolia - Favourite colours :
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes :

Sunday, 19 March 2017

HAPPY wedding day....!!

Hey everyone...

Tonight I have a wedding card to share with you for a 
friend that's getting married this weekend!!

I have used a couple of the new stamp sets from Lawn Fawn

The inside is a fun pop-up using the stitched hillside pop-up 
and grassy hillside pop-up dies from Lawn Fawn!!

Here is a close up of the fun little bicycle scene 
I put together and coloured with Copics....

I had fun creating this little pop up scene....
I hope my friend likes it!!

Till next time, happy crafting to all!!

Hugz Ashlee

Challenges : 
Simon says stamp - Wednesday challenge :
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes :

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Hey everyone...

There is a new Sketch/Colour challenge over at "Your next stamp
check out the pretty colours!

I have used the super fun stamp set from

When I seen this set I just had to have it...
It has lots of different glasses and little accessories/friends for Phoebe!!

The background I created using a small stencil from Kaisercraft 
and Distress inks in a mix of pretty colours!!

The images are all coloured with Zig clean colour real brush pens...
and to finish the whole card off I added some "Pretty pink posh" sequins.

Thanks for stopping by my blog..
Hope you enjoyed my latest card!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Challenges :
Your next stamp - Colour challenge :
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes :

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Happy BIRTHDAY....!!

Hey fellow crafters...

Im back with another card using the super cute stamp set "Jungle critters"
from "Your next stamp"!!

I have been having lots of fun with this set and have 
now created a card using each of the images in the set...yay!! 

This one features the cute lil Monkey and 
the palm tree inside the shaker frame...

I coloured up all the images using "Zig clean colour real brush pens"!!

The "Happy" "BIRTHDAY" sentiment is from the new stamp set called 

Hope you got some inspiration from my post...
Happy crafting!!

Hugz Ashlee 

Challenges :
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes :