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

World Cup 2014

Lots of guys are currently under the spell of soccer. Everywhere in the country people assemble to watch the game together and hope for a victory so as to be able to indulge in celebrations.

I made this clean and simple card for a guy who totally loves soccer:


At this very moment, Belgium is playing against Algeria, but, to be honest, things don’t look too good for us. Let’s hope the Red Devils will be able to get their act together and score, for otherwise my card will have been to no avail and there will be no celebrations at all…

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

Stamps used

  • Monsters: Stampotique
  • Scratches: Stampers Anonymous


The Belgian Red Devils did manage to win after all! 1-2 for Belgium. 🙂


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!



Vintage Stampotique card

Once I start playing with my Stampotique stamps, there’s no holding back… No atc this time, but a vintage card in shades of brown and splashes of orange:


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

Stamps used

  • Glimmering Hope (girl) & stars: Stampotique
  • Dream Big, Change the World: Art Journey
  • Follow your Dreams: Crafty Individuals
  • The future belongs to …: Hero arts

Green shamrock fairy

One can never create enough St Patrick’s Day ATCs!


For the background I combined dry embossing, heat embossing and distress inks. The tag’s made from shrink plastic (that’s why the scan isn’t too great).

This is yet another ATC for the Stampotique Designers challenge, i.e. # 138 ‘Green’. I’m not quite sure if this winged creature qualifies as a forest/flower fairy, but it’s a shamrock fairy, so I’d like to enter this atc in the Wicked Wednesday Challenge ‘Forest/flower fairies’.

Stamps used

  • Tree topper & skulls (3 in a round): Stampotique
  • Sentiment: Stampsmith
  • Stripes: Stampers Anonymous

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


Lightbeam atc

A couple of months ago I bought a wonderful interactive children’s book about underwater life and I immediately knew this would inspire me to create some interactive atcs based on the same ‘lightbeam’ principle :


I stamped the sea animals on acetate and coloured them with alcohol inks. I adhered the acetate to a blue gelliprint background using eyelets. I put a white piece of cardstock inbetween to create a kind of diver’s lightbeam.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Sea slug, starfish, sea plants: Oxford impressions
  • Fish: Stampinback
  • Octopet: Stampotique