Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Haunted Design House offered us an interesting recipe with the following 5 ingredients: black, purple, green, metal and flourish.

Here’s what I brewed in my cauldron:



I mounted a green bubble background ATC on a black and purple card featuring clear embossed flourishes. My metal ingredient consists of a silver heat embossed pentagram. Sorry for the bad scan, in real life the green ‘s got a bit more punch and the pink is actually neon pink.

Stamps used

  • Witch:  Gaïa
  • Cauldron & mouse: Cherry Pie
  • Bats: Stampers Anonymous
  • Pentagram: Make your mark
  • Bubble sentiment: Stampendous

Green shamrock fairy

One can never create enough St Patrick’s Day ATCs!


For the background I combined dry embossing, heat embossing and distress inks. The tag’s made from shrink plastic (that’s why the scan isn’t too great).

This is yet another ATC for the Stampotique Designers challenge, i.e. # 138 ‘Green’. I’m not quite sure if this winged creature qualifies as a forest/flower fairy, but it’s a shamrock fairy, so I’d like to enter this atc in the Wicked Wednesday Challenge ‘Forest/flower fairies’.

Stamps used

  • Tree topper & skulls (3 in a round): Stampotique
  • Sentiment: Stampsmith
  • Stripes: Stampers Anonymous

Celtic inspired card

When I saw the challenge theme ‘Volksmotive’ on the Art Cards Challenge blog, I thought it an excellent excuse to start playing with my Celtic knotwork stamps!



I have some great Irish Blessing stamps (by The Stampsmith) that are very large, so I hardly ever get to use them on atcs or cards, but I found the perfect solution: I used them on the inside of this card!

Inside of the card





I’d also like to enter this card into the Kreativer Bastelblog ‘Borders’ challenge (#40).

Stamps are by Stampabilities, Dovecraft, Inkadinkado, Stamp it crazy, The Stampsmith, Make Your Mark.

Longing for sunshine

We’re probably all dreaming of a white Christmas here in Belgium, but we’re only getting rain, rain and more rain!  This foul weather really makes me long for bright and sunny days, so I thought it’d be fun to show you one of my springtime/summer projects.



This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Dragon: Third Coast
  • Fairy, tree and sparkles: Lavinia
  • Sentiment: Scrolls Work