Craftin Desert Divas – August 2018 Release Blog Hop – Day One


CDD August 2018 Release


Hello and Happy Friday!

I am so very excited to participate in Day One of TWO days of blog hops for Craftin Desert DivasΒ  August 2018 Release.

There is A LOT of amazing new products in this release and a lot of wonderful inspiration from everyone participating so make sure you hop along today and tomorrow!

I made several projects for this release and had so much fun creating them πŸ™‚

I used Favorite Nut and Fall Fairies Stamp sets as well as some beautiful sequins in all my projects.



For my first project I used Favorite Nut and Fall Fairies stamp set and created this one layer card using an image of a basket of acorns from the set.

I created my own background by stamping the image (Favorite Nut) repeatedly on my card panel then coloring them with alcohol markers.

Once I was done with coloring I cut my panel slightly smaller than A2 size.

I white heat embossed the sentiment (Fall Fairies) on a strip of vellum and adhered it in the middle of my panel.

I backed the panel with craft foam and added it to my card base and was very pleased with how it turned out πŸ™‚


My second card was very easy and simple to create πŸ™‚ Image is from the Favorite Nut set.

I white heat embossed the sentiment directly to the bottom right corner of my card base.

I die cut the smallest of Inside Scalloped Octagon dies 3 times, stacked it and adhered it to the card base. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the adorable squirrel image, added foam tape to the back and adhered it in the middle of my octagon frame.

To give this simple design little bit more interest I added Nuvo Drops in gloss white.


For my third and fourth card I used Fall Fairies Stamp set πŸ™‚ I am absolutely in love with these beautiful fairy images!

I started by coloring the fairy and her adorable friends in fall colors. The background was created with distress inks. Once the ink was dry I added some splatter (leftover ink and water) then stamped the – give thanks – sentiment (from the stamp set) in the top left corner of my card panel.

With black liner pen I added faux stitching to my panel then freehanded grassy area in the bottom right corner with alcohol markers. I backed the panel with foam tape then adhered in to my A2 size card base.

Finally I adhered the images and added some highlights with white gel pen.


My fourth and final card I all about purple πŸ™‚

As I was coloring this image I decided to give this adorable fairy purple hair and stockings and absolutely loved the look so continued with the purple theme throughout the rest of the card.

For the background I used a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and created the swirl/fan pattern using a home made stencil and distress ink.

I die cut the background with the largest Inside Scalloped Octagon die and kept the center piece. I added foam tape to the frame part and adhered both center die cut and the frame directly to my card base. Next I adhered my purple haired fairy in the middle of the swirly background and stamped the sentiment.


For some interest I added Nuvo Jewel Drops to the inside of the frame and on each side of the sentiment.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and make sure you hop along with the rest of the participants for some amazing inspiration and come back tomorrow to Craftin Desert Divas BlogΒ  for Day Two of the hop!

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Ashley H



Craftin Desert Divas – August 2018 Release – Sneak Peak Day Four

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 4 Sneak Peeks for Craftin Desert Divas August 2018 Release!



I today’s sneak peek I am featuring Fall Fairies Stamp set and oh my goodness the cuteness of these fairies will knock your socks off! πŸ™‚

My first card features the adorable fairy with a magic wand. As soon as I saw the image I had an idea of putting her up in the air to fly. I also imagined the night sky with a moon in the background.

To start I colored her with alcohol markers and fussy cut the image.

I created theΒ  background using Distress Inks in two shades of purple and some faint yellow in the middle. I wanted the center of the card behind my image to look like it is glowing.

Next I added white and gold splatter to my background to get the look of a starry sky then heat embossed the sentiment to the bottom right corner.

I adhered my fairy with a piece of foam tape and attached my panel to a A2 size card base.

For finishing touches I added a few highlights with white gel pen.

I absolutelyΒ adore this fairy image and love how this card turned outΒ  πŸ™‚




For my second card I decided to create a shaker with the fairy in the center of the card. This fairy image is so incredibly adorable – she looks like she is celebrating the arrival of the fall πŸ™‚

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the fairy image then backed her with a piece of foam tape.

Next I created a circle shaker card and filled it with the combination of sequins from Craftin Desert Divas ( listed below – I used two different sets) then back my panel with foam tape and stamped the sentiment from the set on the bottom of the card.

I adhered the fairy in the middle of the shaker and attached the panel to the A2 card base.



Supplies Used: Stamps/Sequins – Craftin Desert Divas – Fall Fairies Stamp set, Pumpkin Spice and Fall Harvest sequins; Distress Inks mini – Concord Grape, Mustard Seed; Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick; alcohol markers, white gel pen, liquid adhesive, craft foam


Craftin Desert Divas – August 2018 Release – Sneak Peek Day One


Hello crafty friends!

I am so honored and overjoyed to have the opportunity to guest design for Craftin Desert Divas’ August 2018 Release.

This is Day 1 of the Sneak Peeks and I am sharing two projects with you today. Make sure to visit the Craftin Desert Divas Blog to see all other projects DT members have created.


First card is all about masking! How much fun did I have creating this cutie!

I cut the masks for the two images from the stamp set, stamped and colored them with alcohol markers. Just loving the result – masking can create so much depth and dimension without adding extra bilk to the card and makes wonderful for mailing πŸ™‚

Sentiment – from the stamp set – was heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock and adhered flat on the card base.

I added a piece of kraft cardstock behind the panel to bring the colors of the image even more!


My second card was created with two adorably sweet squirrel images and a little basket of acorns.

I wanted to create a scene with two squirrels having a picnic on a grassy hill so I startedΒ  with blending green and brown inks on the bottom of panel then added soft blue for the sky.

I colored the images with alcohol markers then fussy cut them out and popped them up with foam tape.



I added the sentiment to the top of my card panel and added craft foam to the back of the panel for dimension. I adhered my panel to a standard A2 size card case.




For my third card I used this adorable image of the little squirrel resting on a pile of acorns. I really wanted this little guy to take the center stage on this card so I decided to create a small shaker element behind him and leave the rest of the card simple.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut my squirrel and set him aside.

To create a shaker element I die cut a small circle on the bottom right corner of my panel, stamped the sentiment around the cut area and added acetate to the back of the opening.

I doubled foam tape for added dimension and adhered it to the back of my panel then filled the circle area with sequins. Next I backed the panel with a piece of cardstock and adhered the finished panel to my A2 card base.

To finish it off I adhered the little napping squirrel to the front of the shaker πŸ™‚

I really hope you enjoyed these 2 Nutty πŸ˜‰ cards and I know you will love this absolutely adorable stamp set πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies Used: Stamps/Sequins – Craftin Desert Divas – Favorite Nut Stamp set/Pumpkin Spice sequins; Cardstock – Michael’s Recollections 110lb white, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest; Ink- Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Arts embossing powder white; alcohol markers, liquid adhesive, craft foam


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Happy Saturday crafty friends!

I made this card a few days ago and posted on my Instagram account and sharing the details with you today.

As soon as I saw this stamp from Mama Elephant I fell in love and knew I had to create something special πŸ™‚

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