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

If you want to contact me, mail to neliacards@gmail.com

Design Teams past and present and GDT

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies

Hi Everyone,

I am back with a card for the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies December Challenge! This also will be my last post for HLS. I am sad to leave, but I simply have too much else to do and something had to give. It was wonderful being on this team and Kylie is one fantastic team leader and person to work with! Thank you so much, Kylie for having me!

 As the challenge says - ANYTHING is possible, just use your dies! This card I made with a die from Dixie Crafts. Used fun foam - love that. gives dimension in a real simple way. and it ships well. The tree under it is an iStencil - sponged in blue and added a gem. The sentiment is an ancient Hero arts stamp. Added Washi tape. 


So come on and play along - that's what you can win:

Linking up with:
Inkspirational - CAS with Sparkle (gem in the star)

Happy Die Cutting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Joy Clair Coffee Lovers

Hi Everyone,

I am on the Joy Clair blog today with a card I made with the brand new Coffee Lovers stamp set from Joy Clair! 

This set is simply awesome! So may possibilities! I could not resist to use the little coffee bean to make some birds. Added googly eyes to give them some personality and of course legs and beaks. The swirly tails are on the set, too. Lastly I added a strip of PP and cut a panel with a stitched die by Cutplorations. Mounted everything on turquoise card stock and added two enamel dots.

I also used some wink of Stella on the big bird.

Happy Stamping! Hope you liked this!

Go and visit the Joy Clair blog to see the inspiration cards from our talented DT! And don't forget to play with us in the Joy Clair challenge 
- we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes January 29, so there is plenty of time!

Linking up with:

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/

STAMPlorations Inspiration #109

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:


I used a lot of embossing powder for those little trees - you can see the colors. The most tricky thing was to photograph the card that it looks as good as it did in real life. I am still not entirely happy with the picture, but its the best I could do. Added Washi tape and sequins.

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 :)

Linking up with:
JUGS - Christmas Tree
Alphabet Challenge - T is for trees
The Stamping Boutique - non-traditional Christmas 
AAA cards challenge - Christmas

Blog BadgeThe Stamping Boutique

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cutplorations December Challenge

Hi Everyone

And we have one cool inspiration photo for you! I love this whimsical inspiration Maria choose for us.
image source: Print and Pattern

I used the big snowman and stamped him on a scrap piece of card stock. Fuzzy cut him and colored him with Copics. Glued him on a piece of PP that I die cut with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. Cut the word die Warm Winter Wishes Die

I hope you play along this month - there are prizes, of course. A random winner can pick any 2 of the word/phrase dies that you the DT used in this challenge. 

Linking up with:
Jingle Belles - Christmas card
Less is More - Primary colors
Sweet Stampin' - Let it snow
jingle belles"Less is More"

Friday, December 2, 2016

Joy Clair December Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Its blog hop time at Joy Clair!

for my card I used the bug Santa from the set Holly Jolly Santa!
Here is the complete set:

I stamped him and colored him with water colors. Used some snowdrift dies to make a mask for my snowy background. Die cut the deer and added lots of Stickles. I also die cut the left side of my panel with a CUTplorations border die. And lastly I gave the deer a tiny googly eye - I like it much better that way!

Hop with us. Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

We will be giving away TWO $25.00 gift certificate to the Joy Clair store. To be a winner you must comment on JC blog and each DT blog. Increase chances of winning by sharing the blog post with your friends! The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog on November 30st.

Just in case you missed my previous post - the Joy Clair December challenge has started! You have a whole month to link up and as always the winner gets a $25 gift card for the Joy Clair store - what are you waiting for?

 Linking up with:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Spotlight Post - Make your own Adventcalendar

Hi, Everyone,

curious how I made this Advent calendar? 

Go and visit the STAMPlorations blog to find out!

Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

Joy Clair December Challenge

Hi Everyone,

its December and therefore we have a new challenge at Joy Clair!

I used that handy dandy set Christmas Borders - really super easy to make pretty cards with that!
I stamped the reindeers in Versamark and heat embossed them in white on red card stock. added two strips of Washi tape and stamped the Jolly holiday strip in red and heat embossed it as well. One more grey strip of Washi and two enamel dots. 

Hop on over to see all the inspiration from your talented DT! Hope to see you at the challenge! You have until January 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:

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/

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So Suzy Christmas Baubles

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the So Suzy blog today with a card I made with those fabulous little baubles from the November release!

So, how did I make this card?

I spritzed some Dylusion inks onto a sheet of plastic and smooshed water color paper in it and let it dry.

I then took the baubles and inked them in a lighter color  and spritzed with water or just spritzed them with water to get kind of a ghosting technique. To be honest with you - I was not thrilled with what I got. I thought it was too much. So what to do - I hate throwing things out (I rarely ever do...) - so I cut the panel diagonally. Thinking half of too much could be good, right?

Fiddled around with it on black card stock and thought it need something else, so I smooshed a scrap piece of card stock in the same color and heat embossed some baubles in white. Fuzzy cut them. And played around placing them onto my card.  Settled on a triangle, mounted them with foam tape and heat embossed the sentiment.

Still not happy.  But you know what -  a little gold embroidery thread and sequins can work wonders!

In the end I really liked my card! Hope you like it as well!

Happy Stamping!

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 280

Hi Everyone,

This is my fifth and last week as Guest Designer over at Shopping Our Stash - in case you don't know its a weekly challenge, where you are supposed to use something in your stash - preferably something neglected ;)

This weeks challenge is Paper Strip Art - Use the Bargello Technique on your card or project.
Now this is something I would normally avoid.... I have this aversion to use patterned paper, although my stash is quite impressive.....not sure why I ever buy any.... So I procrastinated a bit about this and then I finally made my card and here it is:

Again, I avoided patterned paper - oh well, it was not meant to be....
If you want to learn about the Bargello technique click HERE. Just gonna tell you - you need a lot of adhesive and you can not make this in 5 minutes...
The sentiment is by Simon Says

Eager to try this?

The challenge runs until Midnight December 5th - come and play along!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

STAMPlorations and 25 Days of Christmas Tags plus one

Hi Everyone,

I'm so happy to be able to take part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags party with  STAMPlorations. Now the 25 days are over, but obviously were not enough! Today is day #26.....And may the party never end ;)
The tag party is hosted by Tracey McNeely from In My Creative Opinion. You must know Tracey by now, but if not go by and visit her wonderful inspiring blog. 

Here is my little tag:

I used DP and the Tag Builder set from Cutplorations and cut my tag. Added the Christmas trees and heat embossed in white. 

The honeycomb tree I drew on the honeycomb paper and then cut it out and glued it onto my tag..

Added a punched out red circle and punched a hole for my ribbon through it. Also added the die cut sentiment - also by Cutplorations.


Season's GreetingsOh, Christmas Tree! Tag Builder

Linking up with:
Time Out - Christmas (no glitter for me)
TIME OUT Challenges
Happy Tag Making!