Number of the beast

Currently ‘Haunted Design House’ is celebrating its milestone of reaching 666 followers and I really wanted to join the party. They chose the Iron Maiden song ‘Number of the beast’ as their theme for this fortnight’s challenge. I really had to wreck my brain, but last night I finally came up with an idea!

Here’s my interactive  house shaped ATC :



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

 Stamps used

  • Window: StampItCrazy
  • Door: Crafty Individuals
  • Cobweb: stampers anonymous
  • Spider: Martha Stewart
  • Checkers: Stamp Francisco
  • Cat: Rubbernecker
  • Speech bubble: Kelly Panacci
  • Monster: Stampotique

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:



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

More Halloween

Here’s another ‘spooky’ atc for the following challenges:



For the purple background  I used an embossing resist technique so as to create a faux batik effect. For the orange circle I used a gelli-plate background. The 3 Stampotique creatures as well as the pointy hat have been painted with glue in the dark paint,

Stamps used

  • 3 in a round: Stampotique
  • Spiral:  Judi Kins
  • Pointy hat: Scrolls work
  • Halloween bat: Martha Stewart

Trick or treat

I’m still very much enjoying the Halloween themed challenges that are currently running everywhere. Here’s another ATC matching the following challenges:


For the background I applied lots of colours with wax pencils and completely covered them with drawing ink. I then scratched away the black ink to reveal the coloured lines.

Stamps/images used

  • Checkers: Stamp Francisco
  • Vampire: Octopode
  • Pumpkins: Stampotiqe
  • Sentiment: Katzelkraft