Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release: Blog Hop!

Hey lovelies!
Yesterday marked the official release of the new Craftin Desert Divas’ August products and day 1 of the blog hop! If you missed any of the fun and inspiration from the DT members yesterday, you can head to the CDD August release blog hop day 1 & product reveal post to catch up! However if you’ve come here from Maaike’s blog post then you’re in the right place, if you’ve got lost you can head over to the Craftin Desert Divas August release blog hop day 2 post to find where you were again!
Today I’m recapping the cards I created and shared during sneak peek week for you! I’m a huge lover of fall, ever since I was a kid I’ve loved watching the leaves change colour and the air gets crisper, which is why I’m so excited about this release! Crisp leaves, fall friends and more makes this release as sweet as it gets. Once you’re finished hopping along, be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Shop to grab your special discount – 5% off until August 19th! ❤
The first card I shared was using the adorable new Grateful Trolls stamp set and the Hill Scene 2 stencil! For more details on this card you can head to my blog post here.
Grateful Trolls 1 August 2018
For the second card I shared I used the super sweet Dam Shame stamp set! How sweet is this little beaver?! For more details on this card you can head to my blog post here.
Dam Shame 1 August 2018
Thank you for stopping by lovelies! What are your favourite products from the new August release?! I know, it’s such a hard decision! I had so much fun playing with these cute trolls and sweet beavers!

August Release Day 2 Hop List!
Start: Craftin Desert Divas
Angelica (Guest Designer)
You are here: Claire-Anne
Next: Courtney
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Craftin Desert Divas

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥
Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release – Sneak Peek Day 3!

Hey lovelies!
It’s day 3 of Craftin Desert Divas’ August release sneak peek week! Today there is a whole lotta cuteness being showcased for your inspiration, so be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog post to see what the other DT members have created for you!
Today I’m showcasing the Dam Shame set with this sweet little beaver and bug!
I started by cutting a panel from white card stock using the Torn Paper Dies, I blended over the polygon stencil using Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink having them overlap in the middle to create the green shade. I lightly sprayed my panel with my Distress Sprayer bottle to give it a distressed look and dried the excess water droplets with a paper towel. I put down some of the Broken China Distress Oxide ink on a stamping block, mixed with a little water and splattered over the surface too for an extra layer before setting it aside to dry.
I stamped out my cute little beaver and bug using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before moving on to colouring with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
I used TN5, TN3, TN1, GB2 & GB1 for the beaver’s fur. I used a combination of BG5, TN5 & TN3 for his tail and I filled his nose in with IG5. I used TN5 & TN3 for the twigs, along with LG5 & LG3 for the leaves. For his glasses I blended DR2 & CR7 and finished him up with a little GG1 to shade his eyes and just under his top lip before adding my highlights using my white gelly roll pen. I coloured the body of the bug with GB4 & LY1 and the wings with GT1 & IB1 and added a few small highlights along the top of his head and wings.
I cut a panel using white card stock and used the large Torn Paper die to cut a window so I could inlay my ink blended panel. I prepped my panel with my powder tool applicator before stamping my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I fussy cut my characters out and popped them up with some foam tape to the left of my sentiment.
I adhered my panel to my card base using some foam tape and added some glow in the dark Nuvo drops in the shade Blue Crush to finish my card, leaving them to set for a full 24 hours in a safe space.
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! This set is just too cute I can’t wait for you to see it all! Remember to head to the August release event on facebook and click “going” if you haven’t already! Myself and the other DT members are sharing our projects in there and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery all throughout release week!



Craftin Desert Divas
CDD Sneak Peek Day 3 Blog Post!

Links to new products will be added when they become available!
Dam Shame Stamp Set
Polygon Stencil
Torn Paper Dies
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Powder Tool Applicator
Nuvo Glow In The Dark Drops – Blue Crush
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥




Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Dragon Birthday Card Using Mama Elephant Stamps!

Hello lovelies! ❤ If you follow my Instagram (@brodiecreations) you may know I recently got a couple of new stamp sets, including the Me and My Dragon and Dragon Wishes sets from Mama Elephant! These stamps are so adorable I had to break them out for my little brother’s birthday card this year! He turns 10 today and I’m completely gobsmacked at how fast he’s growing up!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~


I stamped my images using Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I wanted to use my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour the dragons for this card. I decided to stick to blues and greens for the smaller dragons so the reds and oranges in the larger dragon would be the main focus. Once my images were all coloured, I added some white highlights as well as some dotting for details using my white gel pen then fussy cut them out leaving a thin white border.

I created my card base from white card stock and cut my panel slightly smaller on all sides. I knew as the colour of the images were quite bold I wanted to go for a softer sky background. I used my Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks to softly ink blend some colour on to my background, I didn’t need the coverage to be perfect as I felt like it added to the feel of the card. I distressed it slightly with my distress sprayer and dried the droplets with a paper towel. I die cut some clouds from white card stock and adhered them on to my panel using my usual tape runner, trimming off any excess that hung over the edges.

For the sentiment I took some black card stock and prepped it with my EK Success powder tool, stamped my sentiment with Tsukineko Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White embossing powder. I trimmed it in to a small strip and cut a fish tail at the end before adhering it to the left side of my card just above where I wanted the main dragon to go.

To finish up I adhered the smaller dragons using my tape runner, then backed the large dragon, flame and the cake with foam tape then adhered them to my panel. I backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered it directly to my card base before dotting some Nuvo Glow Drops all over.


Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ I had so much fun playing with these new stamps! I’m definitely going to be getting a lot of use out of these cuties, so expect more posts using them in the future! The Nuvo Glow Drops were a first for me, I’ve had them in my stash for a little while but I never found quite the right time to use them. I wasn’t sure what to expect but wow! I didn’t expect them to glow so bright!



~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**


Mama Elephant “Me and My Dragon”

Mama Elephant “Dragon Wishes”


Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)


Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape


EK Success Powder Tool


Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool


Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer


Altenew Pure White


Nuvo Glow Drops “Blue Crush”