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


I love ATCs with a wink, so Stampotique Designers Challenge # 141 ‘Humour’ is right up my alley!


The quirky Stampotique images match really well with the funny sentiments by Dylusions, don’t you think?

I used Dylusions sprays, Derwent pencils, Distress stickles, silver embossing powder.

I’d also like to enter this atc into the ‘Anything goes’ challenge (#45) currently running at the Kreativer Bastel Blog.

Thanks for looking!



You don’t need to be a fairy …

Daring Cardmakers wants us to be inspired by fairy tales and Stampootique challenges us to create a textured background. Here’s my entry:


I created this textured background with gesso and used wax crayons to apply colour. I rubbed silver ink on the raised parts of the gesso, but unfortunately that’s not very obvious on scan. I really like this Dutch sentiment: in English it reads ‘You don’t need to be a fairy to perform miracles’.

Stamps used

  • Girl+sentiment:  Inkerbell stamps
  • Circles: Stampers Anonymous
  • Stars: Lavinia
  • Twig: Inkadinkado


You make my heart happy

And still more hearts to come!   Stampotique Designers Challenge # 85′ wants us to do whatever makes us happy. There’s no doubt that crafting makes me very happy… especially creating ATCs for swaps with creative people all over the world!  Moreover, Kira’s cute little monsters always make me smile.

ATC_StampotiqueHeartMonstersAs the monsters have been paper pieced and my ATCs features a  Hero Arts sentiment, I’d also like to enter this ATC into the Blog named Hero ‘Snip N’ stick’ challenge.

Colourful butterfly ATCs

Here’s a series of ATCs I haven’t shared on my blog yet:

Out of a hat creations wonders what our favourite technique or product is. I have so many, but I’ve recently discovered the Dylusions sprays and I instantly fell in love with them. The colours are so bright and I really love how the sprays react to water. This is also my entry for ‘winged things’ challenge over at ‘Crafty Cardmakers‘. The butterflies and all other stamps are Stampers Anonymous.

Shiny fairies

‘Do you believe in fairies?’ is this fortnight’s theme over at ‘Fun with ATCs‘ and Hels over at  ‘Sunday Stampers‘ wants to see something shiny. It was an excellent excuse for me to try out the new Brilliance inks I’ve recently bought:

Unfortunately, the subtle sparkle of the Brilliance inks is hard to capture on scan.

Stamps used

  • Fairies, flowers: Lavinia
  • Sentiment: Quietfire
  • Script background: Darkroom Door



Well, after yesterday’s rather masculine ATC, I thought it’d be fun to share a very feminine one today:

I first sponged the background using distress ink, stamped some background images and brushed purple perfect pearls onto the wet ink. Unfortunately you can’t see the shine. I added a silver heat embossed flourish in two of the corners. Then I stamped ‘Garnitures Fantaisies’ with white Stazon on acetate and I mounted the acetate on the background. I stamped and coloured the corset, cut it out and added the stitches before mounting it onto the acetate.

I’d like to enter this ATC in the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Script background, purple flourish : Crafty Individuals
  • Damask background: Prima
  • Garniture fantaisies, silver swirls: Oxford Impressions
  • Torn paper: Scrolls Work
  • Corset: Hampton Art