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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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Monday, November 30, 2015

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Hi Everybody,

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards is the motto over at Stampotique. That is just up my alley! I got myself some brand new Stampotique stamps and had to use them!


I sponged the background with distress inks after masking off the sun? moon?  - one of them.... stamped the owls and added white snowy accents. The sentiment is a combination of Hero Arts and Winnie & Walter, which I modified.....


Its a one layer card, therefore quick and easy :)

Linking up with:
SDC223: Quick and Easy Christmas Card
52CCT - sponging 
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes
Merry Monday - Birds

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Happy Stamping!






Dimension

Hi Everyone,

Addicted to CAS has a really cool challenge going on at the moment. They want to see dimension on cards. There is quite a few ways to add dimension , but I thought I do it on an almost one layer card. Could have done one layer, but was too lazy to do an inlaid die cut......


I used an iStencil for this card and inked it with distress inks . The thanks is a die by
 Simon Says, also inked it with distress inks. Added an enamel dot.

27-00107 R SC:
http://www.istencils.com/store/products/27-00107-r-sc
 Quite cool, how much dimension you can achieve....

And you know what - today is the last day for substantial savings at iStencil , go and check it out.....

iStencil Sale

Also linking up with:

The Male Room - Thanks
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sentiment)
AAA challenge - anything goes

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hi Everyone,

I am back with another stenciled card. This time I used the same stencil twice, once with gold embossing paste and then with regular embossing paste.



I added white splatters and the gold thread. the sentiment is by STAMPlorations, mounted with foam tape.

4065-8 Christmas Tree 1:
http://www.istencils.com/store/products/4065-8-christmas-tree-1


The Challenge - Christmas Card
Christmas Cards all year Round  - oh Christmas Tree
Make my Monday - Oh Christmas Tree
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sentiment strip)
Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR#305 - Winter Theme


And here is my second card:


I used the technique described by Jennifer McGuire this fabulous video. The embossing folder is by We R Memory Keepers and the dies are by Ellen Hudson and Papertrey.



Linking up this card with:

Pinsights Challenge by Ellen Hudson - see inspiration pics below
The Male Room - Thanksgiving
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - no stamping

Happy Stamping!


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Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Not only is Little Stampers happy, but I am, too! I finally can make cards! It's still a little tricky, but I manage, yeahhh!
I used the HLS sketch for my inspiration (see below)


I used patterned paper for the background. The Christmas tree is a Papertrey Die. I cut it on card stock and fun foam. I stamped the Hero Arts Merry Christmas Tree onto my card stock tree - it fits well enough, I think. The other sentiment is by Winnie & Walter. Added those little Impression Obsession birds to brighten up my card.


Also added a tiny silver bell and silver embroidery thread.


I am linking up with:

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards all year Round  - oh Christmas Tree

I also want ot share a card with you that my sister made. She does not have a blog, but it deserves to be shown!


She used PP as background. The die cuts are by Ellen Hudson. 


I will link up her card with:

Pinsights Challenge by Ellen Hudson - see inspiration pics below
The Male Room - Thanksgiving

Happy Stamping!



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Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogI love Stampin' Royalty Challenges

Friday, November 27, 2015

HLS CAS challenge


Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was very quiet - I still need to rest. However, I thought I should give card making a try :)))

I am so behind with my holiday cards, so what better than go and make some quickies. And stencilling is the way to do it!


I used Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste, as well as regular white one for the top star. The sentiment is by Neat&Tangled from a set I recently won. Thank you Neat&Tangled! Added some sequins. 

22-00029:
http://www.istencils.com/store/products/22-00029
Little Angel

I used a stitched die from Simon Says Stamps to cut my black panel. mounted it with fun foam.



And the good news - iStencil has a big sale going on  - go and get yourself some goodies!


iStencil Sale

I am also linking up with:

The Challenge - Christmas Card
Glory of Christmas : Clean And Simple
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Christmas Cards all year Round  - oh Christmas Tree
 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone, 

I finally gave crafting a try! I figured I start with something that does not require much in terms of good vision, since I still feel quite handicapped in that department.... And I have gotten a lovely package from Australia - you guess right! I could not hold back any longer and needed some of Kylie Purtells ( Happy Little Stampers) lovely new stamps, although this set is from her first release. I just had to have it. Those big bold numbers are just perfect to use for a simple advent calendar.



Big Bold Numbers

I made it for my sister, who pampered us with weekly 3 course meals throughout my period of forced inactivity. 

I had those little baggies in my stash and just filled them with goodies - of course I stamped them first. I put a brad in to close them and strung them up with Bakers twine. The branch is from my garden. I liked it, with all those things growing on it. 


I also glittered those acorns - also from my garden. If you are interested on how to do that, I can make a tutorial and post it.


Linking up with:

Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdayanything goes
CHNC challenge extra  - anything Christmas
Sparkles Forum - anything but a card
AAA challenges anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes
And lastly, for all of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving today and are cooking:

Humorous Thanksgiving Cartoons | HUMOR FOR HAPPINESS (Thanksgiving Turkey Cartoons):

Happy Thanksgiving to you!





Monday, November 23, 2015

Crazy Bird Canvas from the Depth of my Draft Folder.....

Hi Everyone,
 
Thought I pull something else out of my draft folder.....
 
I showed two of my four little canvasses previously. You can see them HERE and HERE. And now number three:


 
First I gessoed, then I stamped the bird, masked it and spritzed with Dylusion spray. Colored the bird with Copics, stamped the bubbles and treated them with some white highlights. Lastly I added water drops to give the background more interest.

 
This actually was my personal favorite. I still have one in store......

 
I am linking up with
Craft Stamper TIMI challenge - take a stamp, anything goes

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Oh Deer!

 
Hi my Friends,
 
I am not back to card making yet, but got the "brilliant " idea to search my draft folder for suitable material, since I can use my tablet, although I am still banned from the computer.....
So I dug out this card, it conveniently fits the Inkspirational challenge, you can see the picture below.
Sorry for the poor photo. Last year, when I made this card I didn't yet have a light box.
 
 
 
I don't remember the company from the deer stamp. It is an ancient stamp and back then I trough out the wrapper....the strip of PP is  a little left over strip by the Renke Manufaktur. The die cut leaves are Impression Obsession.  
 
 
Also linking up with:
Jingle Belles - Holiday leftovers (I guess it qualifies double, since not only did I use a small strip of paper, but the card is also leftover from last year ....)
4 Crafty Chicks - inspired by a Christmas song (Rudolph the red nosed reindeer)
And lastly CASology - pretty- that reindeer sure thinks its pretty :)
Edited in as per Conil's suggestion:
Merry Monday - use a reindeer
 
Lets see, what else I can dig up in my draft file......