Thank you for your time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoy it and visit often :). If it inspires you feel free to use my ideas, but don't forget to give credit and back-link to my blog. Thanks again and have fun browsing! Cornelia

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Joy Clair - Merry Christmoose

Hi Everyone,

I am on the Joy Clair blog today with a card I made with one of the new release sets called Merry Christmoose.

Don't you just love this goofy moose? I think he is hilarious! I colored him with Copics and gave him a black and white companion. Originally I planned on two  companions, but I think it would have gotten a bit crowded.....

Added Washi tape and two enamel dots.

Hope you liked this!

Go and visit the Joy Clair blog to see all the new sets! 
Don't forget to play with us in the Joy Clair October challenge  - the theme is Fall and we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes October 30, so there is still some time left to play!

Linking up with:
Jingle Belles - Christmas animal

Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts:
Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/780661272059755/
Color by Faith Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/939788189403798/

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Muse Christmas Vision #67

Hi Everyone,

I am back to stimulate you to pull out your Christmas supplies and play with us at the Muse Christmas Vision!

This is super easy to make. I took a tree die (Papertrey) and die cut it from foiled paper. It was a Kraft background, but I just sponged green over it. The foiled parts resist that. The deer is from an iStencil.
I added some sequins and the star (Memory Box) and a little green strip on the side. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

So, there are so many ways to CASE this - I am sure you'll find your own unique one! 

Linking up with:
52 CCT - Christmas Critters

Hope to see you at MCV!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #101

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

I made a tag -  inspired by the fabulous Leigh Penner, who is guesting at Tag You Are It, see picture below.

I wanted to use those cute luggage tag CUTploration dies, so time to play along. The THANKFUL stitched die is also CUTplorations and the gorgeous leaves you can find HERE.
At our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

My supplies:
medium luggage tag, Trendy Leaves

Linking up with:
The Paper Players - Leaf CAS
Craft Stamper TIMI challenge - Fall
Take It, Make It Challenge

Happy Stamping!

Skipping Stones Design - Sassy Cats

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the Skipping Stones Design blog today.

 And since Halloween is approaching I thought I stick with that theme. I don't have any of the SSD Halloween sets, but as you saw in some of my previous posts that should not stop you from making Halloween cards. 

I took one of the cats from the set Sassy Cats and gave it some vicious teeth, but a hat on her and colored them with Copics. Added a punched border with mice and Washi tape. Added black splatters for more drama.

By the way - you still have a few days left to play in the Skipping Stones challenge - the theme is Halloween - I am sure you have some cards to link up ;)

Linking up with:
The Male Room - Halloween

Happy Halloween

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hey Pumpkin

Hi everyone,

I am sorry for my second post today, but I really wanted to link up my card with the Stampin' Royalty challenge and that link expires in a few hours....

They have such a cute Halloween inspiration picture, I couldn't resist.....you can see it below.
My card is super simple - the hands are a die cut and the pumpkin is a punch, which I water colored. Added black splatters and the sentiment (NBUS Recollections stamp set from last year...)

I got my inspiration for this card from my recent visit to the NY Botanic Garden, where they have such a fabulous Halloween display:

 Love it - perhaps next year I'll make my own for my front yard...

Linking up with:
Always use Rubber - its not all Black and White
Retro Rubber - Halloween
CAS on Sunday - Halloween

RRCB 49For your blog

Happy Pumpkin to all of you!

So Suzy - Butterfly Music

Hi Everyone,
 I am lucky to introduce the Butterfly Music stamp to you - I am sure it sells out in no time......
It is just gorgeous! 

And it goes perfectly together with that wonderful sentiment!

I masked a strip in the upper part of my card with post it notes and sponged with distress inks in yellow, orange and red. Sorry for the blurry picture.... You see the sponging does not need to be perfect - it evens out a bit over time and it also does not show, once you stamp on it.

 See, even on the magnified image you can't really see the patchy colors:

I stamped onto my colorful strip and that was that. I purposefully mad my strip smaller thatn the combined stamps, to have the butterfly peek out a bit. It may take you 10 minutes to make this at most.

Have fun and visit our fabulous DT and the So Suzy blog for more inspiration:

Linking up with:
One Layer Simplicity challengeRed, Orange and Yellow 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Muse Christmas Vision #66

Hi Everyone,

I am playing along with the fabulous Chriss Blagrave at this weeks Muse Christmas Vision.
Chriss took this sweet mouse as her focal point. I don't have such a sweet stamp, but I thought that somewhat bedraggled looking penguin from Joy Clair would do.

Stamped and masked and sponged the background, just like Chriss. Colored the baubles and added Wink of Stella. Added some iridescent tape and my sentiment (STAMPlorations).

So, what do you think - a more colorful CASE, but you see where it came from, right?

So come and play along with us - its so much fun!

Linking up with:
52 CCT - Christmas Critters

Stamp Connection #18

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our ninth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:

Heat Embossing on Embossing Paste

So I rummaged through my copious stencil supplies and picked that one from Crafters Companion with all those holes. I used dark grey card stock and white embossing paste. I immediately sprinkled metallic silver embossing powder onto the embossing paste. Then I let the paste dry, before I heat embossed it.

The embossing powder bubbles up a bit, which gives a lovely effect, I think.

I double die cut the word die (fun foam and pink card stock) - it is by Winnie&Walter. Added silver embroidery thread and some gems. 

Linking up with:
The Gossip Column  at W&W - precious metal (silver)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Seeing Spots and/or Stripes

Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Embossing!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Joy Clair October Mid-Challenge Reminder

Hi Everyone,

did you see the wonderful inspiration picture for our  October challenge at Joy Clair?
Scroll down....

You should either use at least three color or get inspired by the photo itself. As you can see, I went with the colors and a fall theme.

October JC Challenge 2016
I combined two sets for this card:

I "surgically" removed the writing form the Fall Time Planner pumpkin and stamped it three times on my card base (masked, of course). Masked again and stamped the tall pumpkin form the Harvest Blessings. Colored with water colors. I then stamped some of the sentiments in light blue ink around my pumpkin arrangement. Lastly I drew in the faces on my pumpkins.

I hope you have time to play along! You have until October 30st to link up and as always the winner gets a $25 gift card for the Joy Clair store - what are you waiting for?

But - please follow the rules, or you won't be eligible to win.....

Linking up with:
The Card Concept - made a pile of pumpkins, instead of ice cream - CAS
Inkspirational - use 5 or more stamps (used 5)

Take It, Make It Challenge

Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts:
Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/780661272059755/
Color by Faith Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/939788189403798/