Jack Skellington

Some people find it hard to create masculine cards, but for me the opposite is actually true… I had lots of fun creating this masculine ATC featuring a big fan of Jack Skellington!

It’s my entry for:



I used structure paste and distress inks to create the brick wall background and stamped (& altered) and coloured the images. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps used

  • Smile: Stampotique
  • Frame: Stamp Francisco
  • Jack Skellington: Stamp It Crazy



St. Patrick’s day

I have a fondness for all things Celtic (that’s why I chose Aisling as a nickname), so I’ve been having great fun creating some ‘unusual’ ATCs for St. Patrick’s Day.

ATC_KissMeSkull ATC_SkullsExtra

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Thanks for looking! I hope these made you smile!

Glow in the dark heads

Yesterday I had great fun creating this creepy CAS card in black, white and red :

I actually painted the heads with glow in the dark paint and so this is how the card looks when it’s darker (difficult to capture on photo though):

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Heads: Stampotique
  • Pointy hat: Scrolls Work
  • Sentiment: Stampinback

Halloween ATCs

Here’s a selection of Halloween ATCs I’ve been making for the Hasty Halloween Swap @ ATCs for all and for some personal swaps.

There’s something special about these ATCs, for the fabric, the white lettering and the skull glow in the dark if they’ve absorbed light during the day. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to photograph them in the dark.

I’d like to enter these ATCs to the following swaps:

Products used
  • Tim Holtz: Cobweb stamp and embossing folder, letter die
  • Darkroom Door: Baroque background
  • Stamp it crazy: skull
  • Gauze
  • Phosphorescent gel

Smeared and smudged

Haunted Design House Macabre Monday wants to see smeared and smudged cards. Barb challenged us to sponge, distress and get inky. I didn’t do any of those, but I did create a rather smeared and smudged ATC using twinkling H2O paints and black, white and red embossing powders.  I hope that’s alright too. Here it is:

The scan doesn’t do it much justice, I’m afraid. In real life there’s a nice shine to the twinkling H2Os background.  I think the ATC is rather creepy, even for my doing, but at the same time the skull’s soooo funny. I didn’t use any Smeared & Smudged stamps, as I haven’t any in my stash yet, but their series of Li’l Grumpies definitely are on my wish list. The stamps I did use are StampItCrazy (skull) and Tim Holtz (sentiment & cobweb).

Do you think the spider will survive this hungry fella???

Halloween Blog Hop – Post 2

Welcome to post 2 of my Halloween Blog Hop. If you’d like to win one of my Halloween ATCs, read the instructions in this post.

Here’s the second ATC I’d like to share with you in this Blog Hop:

This is my take on the Fun with ATCs  “Skulls” challenge. The background was created with Twinkling H2Os and the collage was stamped and heat  embossed in black.

The letter that you can collect here is “M“. Make sure you hop over to my third Blog Hop post!

Stamps used

  • Iron wire, Happy Halloween: Tim Holtz
  • Skull: Stampitcrazy
  • Text background: Lost Coast Designs