I’ve made a number of ATCs for a swap currently hosted on the ATCsForAll-forum. The theme of that swap is ‘Dictionary words’ and one of the dictionary words I chose to illustrate is the French word ‘Lune’.

Since ‘moon’ is also the current challenge theme @ Take a word, I’d like to enter the following atc into their challenge.

ATC_DictionaryWords_LuneStamps used

Fairies, stars: Lavinia



Happy Holiday Season!

I know, I’ve been neglecting my blog and my google reader of late, but I’ve been very busy creating cards for the Holiday Season.
I must admit I’m not a Christmas kind of person, but I always  succeed in finding a way to give my holiday cards a bit of a twist and in the end I’m having loads of fun creating them!

This year, Stampotique plays the leading part in many of my Christmas cards!
Stampotique Designers Challenge #77 is all about our favourite sentiment and there’s no doubt that my current favourite is the one I used on the following card(s):


Moreover, Stampotique Designers Challenge #78 wants us to use non traditional stamps for Christmas. This cute little hat (featured on the Christmas 5 sided cube) gives any of the Stampotique characters a festive look!


I used Dylusions sprays for the backgrounds and added a bit of texture using golden acrylic paint. The anarchy signs were created using bottle caps and an old credit card. Mink and Little hoo-hoo have been coloured using watercolour pencils.

I’d also like to enter both cards into the Poisoned Peas Please ‘Twisted holidays’ challenge.

With these cards, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season!

Favourite designer paper

Gingersnap Creations challenges us to use our favourite designer paper. Here’s my take on the theme:

Actually, I was a bit out of my comfort zone, for I hardly ever use any designer paper to create cards or atcs. I feel more comfortable designing my own backgrounds, using several inks, stamps and techniques. But then again, sometimes I just can’t resist buying gorgeous scrapbook papers, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity to get them out!  I also used a Stampotique stamp that I’ve never used before. Therefore, I’d also like to enter this card into this week’s Drunken Stampers challenge: something new. Thanks for looking!

Stamps used

  • Stampotique: Glimmering Hope
  • Stampers Anonymous: splatters, scratches
  • Fiskars: sentiment


Clean and simple embossed stars

Here’s a clean and simple Christmas card that I’d like to share with you:

The stars have been punched out using a die cut. After decorating them using stamps, I covered them with Versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Here’s a more detailed picture:

I hope I’m still in time to enter my card into the following challenges:

A Christmas fairy in non traditional x-mas colours

Stampotique wanted to see  x-mas cards in non-traditional colours (i.e. no red and no green) and Sunday Postcard Art wanted to see Christmas fairies. Here’s my take on both challenges:

The scan doesn’t really show the fairy’s pink skin and the purple bling of its wings.

Here’s a more detailed picture:

The background was made using broken china distress stain and pearl acrylic paint dabber and the moon and the stars were embossed and painted with perfect pearls.

Stained glass window

Creavil wants to see transparencies. I used one to create this stained glass ATC:

I heat embossed the stained window (Katzelkraft) on a transparency in black and I coloured the image using alcohol inks. I put a white paper behind it, so the colours are more intense. To create the background of my atc I used blue Glimmer mist and Perfect Pearls Mists and I heat embossed the stars and the moon in gold.