JUST A NOTE:

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #138

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks its going to be a Holiday theme - Easter is just around the corner! But it can be any other Holiday as well.



Our wonderful sponsor is



I used an iStencil for the background. The bunnies are by Impression Obsession. Made the eyes with liquid enamel and a Sharpie. Added little pompons for the tails and sequins. The sentiment is a Michaels stamp.


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Also linking this card with Uniko Studio - Anything Goes
AAA cards - Easter colors
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Just us Girls - photo inspiration - mainly went with the colors
Challenge up your Life - Easter
Case this Sketch - see below

Grab button for Uniko Studio  

Happy CASEing!


Come on and play with us and check out all the fabulous card by our wonderful DT!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Make it Monday and Something Unexpected

Hi Everyone,

just a quick post today - its late and I don't have much time....just wanted to share two cards with you - my first is for this weeks Make it Monday where the fabulous Laura Bassen tells us the secret of double partial die cutting. You gotta watch that video!
Here is the card I made for it:



All supplies are by Papertrey and I added some sequins. Here is  a different view - I mounted it with foam tape onto card stock.


 My second card is for A Blog named Hero - something unexpected it the theme. If you know me even a little bit, you know that is just the right thing for me.....



I used a leaf stamp from the set Lotus Leaves to make the bird, the green "branch" is from the same set and I added those tiny little black adornments with stamps from the Heartfelt Messages set. Both sets are by Hero Arts


Added some splatters and smeared green ink for extra interest. 

 I am also linking up with
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 second card - Hero Arts Lotus Leaves - never used, but in my stash probably for 2 years.....
The Challenge - Anything goes - first card


Happy stamping!







Friday, March 27, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration March #4

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

The DT girls made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise.



I used that fun stencil finally for the first time:

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ARTPlorations Stencils - Hello & Company
In addition I used a stencil by Memory Box  - Radio Waves,which I sponged in rainbow colors.



So, if you are up for it - CASE my card or any other card and link it up HERE over at STAMPlorations. The InLinkz gallery  will be open until the 5th of April - gives you plenty of time! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate or their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils.

Also linking this card with Uniko Studio - Anything Goes
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 (Artplorations stencil)
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Grab button for Uniko Studiohttp://www.djkardkreations.com/Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy CASEing!

Monday, March 23, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration March #3

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

The DT girls made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise.

I used the Bold Florals  stencil and alcohol inks to make this card on glossy card stock. A little different from my usual more CAS approach. Just wanted to try something new.



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Vignette: It's Your Day           ARTPlorations Stencils - Bold Florals
The sentiment I stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink



So, if you are up for it - CASE my card or any other card and link it up HERE over at STAMPlorations. The InLinkz gallery  will be open until the 5th of April - gives you plenty of time! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate or their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils.

Happy CASEing!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stamp Connection #1



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 first transatlantic get-together!

Our requirements for our first meet-up were:

Easter bunny/bunnies and stencil.

And here is my card:


I used an iStencil for this - I love that one - you can see other cards with it HERE . Sponged in grey and pink. My favorite Impression Obsession bunnies and a Michaels sentiment. The pink bunny is mounted on foam tape.



I am linking this card with 
Simply Create Too - Easter Bunnies
Steckenpferdchen - Fruehlingserwachen - Spring - spring makes me always think of Easter!
Traumfabrik Chicken Run and/or Easter Bunny
 Uniko Studio - Anything Goes
Stempelkueche - Vierbeiner
Just Add Ink - Eggs or Ovals

Grab button for Uniko Studio

So hop on over to Tanja's blog and look at her wonderful creation!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Techy Guy Card

Hi everyone,

I needed a card for my nephew's birthday - he is in college studying aeroplane engineering - I needed something techy...what better to use than my brand new iStencil for that! I made a one layer card.



8X10 PTP-018 PacMan Stacks stencil image

The sentiment is by Papertrey


And as luck will have it  - it fits the current challenge at Time out - CAS, black and white with a splash of color.
Also linking it with Cardz 4 Guys - CAS
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
AAA challenge - Bare naked CAS


Sorry for my brevity - I am going away and I still have a ton of stuff to do - I might not be able to comment as much as I would like to, but I promise to catch up with you once I am back home!



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #136

Hi Everyone,

this is my second post today - for my GDT stint over at Retro Rubber scroll down or click HERE

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two week its going to be Anything Goes - just my thing! And probably yours, too!



Since our generous sponsor is



I pulled out my sparse Lawn Fawn supplies to make this card - stamps and die cut. I also thought I use the Lawn Fawn colors - therefore the green and blue color scheme.... The funky cat however is by Paper Smooches - 
I love that one!



Come on and play with us and check out all the fabulous card by our wonderful DT!

And I am still not done here.....



Sharing the card I made for my Spotlight post over at STAMPlorations - you'll find the tutorial over there.
I am linking this card with Just us Girls - Splatter
The Paper Players - CAS floral
CASology - Blossom

   
Now you have something else to check out ;)

Have a great day and happy stamping!

Guest Designing at Retro Rubber #10

Hi Everyone,

I got invited to join in the fun for the next two weeks at Retro Rubber! This is a fun challenge - you have to use your older stamps! What a great excuse to pull them out again and have them smell some ink! This week's challenge is real easy - its heat embossing!


I pulled out this Hero Arts triangle background stamp, inked it up with Versamark and sprinkled WOW gold embossing powder in the center. For the outer part I used white embossing powder. That WOW embossing powder is amazing. Its very detailed and has a wonderful gold tone. I sloshed watercolor around ti and let it dry. Heat embossed that fun STAMPLorations HAPPY stamp from the  set SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy on vellum and attached it. The 50 is by Papertrey and the sequins are MFT.

 I also wrapped some thin gold thread around the vellum. The numbers are mounted with foam  tape, as is the large sequin. I made that card for an "old" friend of mine - its going to Germany!



So perhaps you'll all join me and their fabulous DT at Retro Rubber and have some FUN!

Also linking up with:


Craft Stamper - anything goes, add a stamp 
Virginia's view - All things embossed
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday
A Blog Named Hero - Bright and Bold
Addicted to CAS - Green
Friday MashupCreate a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project!
# 38 use watercolors and #89 Create a project with Heat Embossing

March Challenge: All Things Embossed       

My inspiration I got from Pinterest

Sunday, March 15, 2015

iStencil Cards

Hi everyone,
this is going to be a LONG post.....

before I forget - you have to go and visit my amazing, creative friend Rahmat from Card and Cooking Corner - "why?" You may ask, but you'll have to find out for yourself :))) - please leave her some love and tell her I sent you!

As soon as I saw that inspiration picture from Showcase Your Style I knew I had to play - just how to do this picture justice???? It took me quite a while to figure it out - I wanted the colors, the shine and the bubbles. I was playing around with one of those iStencil stencils making a card you'll get to see soon, when it hit me that it would work perfectly for the challenge - so here it is:



It took a while to make this. I first sponged the background. Then I taped the stencil down and sponged in a darker shade again.  I then applied clear embossing paste and let it dry over night. (Did some touch up sponging again). I had to reposition the stencil and repeated, since it does not cover an A2 card in length, just in width (but you could buy a larger stencil size - I just went with the smallest) - just thinking - maybe I should go with a size larger next time????

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After everything was dry I cut a strip away - see the card below. I added the "smile" die cut. I wanted it to stand out and thought I die cut it multiple times, but then I was like - why? I have fun foam, which cuts beautifully, is nice, think and pliable and I had some remnants/snippets lying around. Lastly I heat embossed the sentiment and added it with a thin layer of foam tape,


And then I had that gorgeous cut-away strip - I can't throw this out - right? So I made a second card with it. Does not need any explanation - The stamps are by Neat&Tangled. Added self made enamel dots (if you want to know how - go and visit House of Cards and link up all your enamel dotted cards with them!)



Also linking this card with Simon Says Monday challenge - B is for ...birthday card
Happy Little Stampers - Sponging - did an awful lot of that with this card!
Little Tangles - second card only - anything goes
Lil' Inkers - only first card
Snippets Playground - use a snippet - both cards
Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge - anything goes

















Are you still with me???? Hopefully yes. And again - don't forget about Rahmat - go and say Hi!
Enjoy your weekend!