Spooky Lavinia card

Two weeks ago I attended a workshop @ In ‘t woefke. The purpose was to create fairylike cards using Lavinia stamps, but I felt like creating a spooky card too:


All stamps are by Lavinia, except for the sentiment, which is Stampendous.

I only had used this card size (100 x210 mm) a handful of times before, but I actually really like it, so I’m pretty sure I will use it more often in the future.

This is my entry for the following challenges:




To each his ground on which to flourish…

Writing in my art journal is getting more and more important to me these days. I’d like to share with you a page I created to commemorate a wonderful person who died of cancer  at the age of 47.  Despite the sad occasion, I managed to turn it into a bright and positive page, for that totally reflects his own state of mind.  The idea for this page has been slumbering in my mind ever since Dan died two years ago, but I’m so glad I finally created this spread, for it helps me cope and I’m sure it will bring back many happy memories every time I’ll look at it.


I incorporated a photograph I took many years ago, but I blurred it a bit, for I don’t want to share anyone’s picture without their permission.

I’d like to enter this journal spread into a the following challenges:

The quote I used for my pages comes from a beautiful song called ”To each his storm’ by ‘Rome’:

If this journal spread inspires you in any way (the colours, the theme of nature/trees, your favourite song quote, the theme of commemoration/illness …) in creating your own, please feel free to  post a link to your creation in my comments, so that I can have a look!

Christmas tree atc

Here’s a Christmas themed ATC that I haven’t shared with you yet :



For the background I started off with a gelli plate print made with metallic acrylic paints, which I almost completely covered up with stamped Tim Holtz images using Brilliance ink. The christmas trees are also made of gelli printed paper. I added some doodling to define the shapes of the trees and banners and added the  presents (Stampotique).  

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Stampotique ATC

I know, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger! I’ve been creating loads of stuff for swaps the past few months, but I never seem to get around to blogging anymore… Since the ‘death’ of Google Reader, I’ve lost track of the creative blogs and challenges that I was following before. But I now switched to The Old Reader, so I’m hoping to get back on track again.

Let’s start with a good old favourite of mine: the Stampotique Designers Challenge. SDC#119 focuses on ATCs. You all know that I LOOOVE creating Stampotique ATCs, so I can’t miss this opportunity now can I?   

Here’s my entry for challenge n° 119:


Thanks for looking!

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

Winter scenery

Hello there, happy New Year to all you crafty people out there! I’d like to share a new card with you.

The background was created by smudging broken glass distress stains, evergreen bough distress ink and pearl paint dabbers on my craft sheet. I used a Tim Holtz folder to emboss the trees, which I then cut out. I covered them with  a layer of crackle paint and and added a layer of pearl paint dabbers. The icicles and flourish were heat embossed.

This winter scenery is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Crafty individuals: flourish
  • Lavinia: icicles
  • Tim Holtz: snowflakes, sentiment