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

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Guest Designing at Challenge Up Your Life #65

Hi Everyone,

this is my last guest designing post for Challenge up your Life. It was so much fun to be part of this! Thank you CYUL!

This challenge has the cue word "FOREST" and that is what I came up with:

I used an old Hero Arts stamp (K5797)  - already shows a forest, so that was the easy part. It is a wooden stamp, so the first thing I did was detach it from its wood block and put it in my Misti. I stamped the trees in black. I then masked the moon and shifted the paper just a tad to the right and stamped again with Versafine. Added Clear embossing powder and treated it with my heat gun. with the mask in place I sponged the top part (masked off the sides).

You can see all this a bit better in the close-up picture. You basically get a white outline to the trees, which gives it a lot of dimension. I also made sure the white line is to the left of the trees, as my moon is on the left and would illuminate that side more.

Added the sentiment (Neat and Tangled).

Hope I can inspire you to play along and make your own forest card!

Linking up with:

CASology - Season 
(winter as this is Holiday season and therefore the most important one for a card maker......)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring and Winter

Hi Everyone,

I have a Twofer today, as Darnell would call it and two very different cards. The first one I made for the Ellen Hudson Pinsights challenge  - see the mood board below.

I used the Mondo Hydrangea - heat embossed it onto Bristol paper and colored it with a combination of oxide inks and water brush pens. The die cut thanks is by CUTplorations.


Lovely, that mood board, isn't it? I also added Wink of Stella to the hydrangea, but it dos not show well in my pictures.

My second card I made for Merry Mondays. Since Muse Christmas Visions is now monthly I need to play with the "competition" to get my Christmas cards done without too much stress in the end.

The theme is "Kraft". Heat embossed the Hero Arts wreath (CG485) and added tiny pearls and gems. Added the twine. Again the die cuts are from CUTplorations.

Just in case you fell in love with the die cuts - use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Also linking up with:
Crimbo Crackers - Kraft Christmas card
Crafting by Designs - Christmas

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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Skipping Stones Design - A Dog's Philosophy

Hi Everyone,

I am over at the Skipping Stones Design blog today with my card, using this fun set called Dogs Volume #1

There is a lot of great images in this set and really fun sentiments:
I colored the images with water brush pens and added some "ground" to the dog and hydrant. Added a thin strip of PP on the left side.

I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!
Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop Reminder

Hi Everyone,

this is a reminder that the fabulous Things with Wings Blog Hop from STAMPlorations is coming to an end :(
on April 30. I hope you had fun joining in!

Here is another card I made with my new CUTplorations dies - no wings here, but definitely celebrating spring!

Perhaps you remember THIS card I made for the first day of the hop? Well, today's card is made with the left overs. Why throw anything out? No way, not when it is so pretty!

As you can see, I die cut the flowers into Kraft card stock and then filled in with the insides from teh previous card. a little fiddly, but not too bad if you catch the little leaves on Washi tape, before you lift off the outlines. Fill them in, add Scotch tape on the back to prevent them from falling out and voila you have a new card! The drops are Nuvo drops.

My supplies:

*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post

- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy

Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet 

Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Thank you for visiting ! 
Happy die cutting!

Linking up with:

Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies
CASology - Season (Spring/summer - my favorite)

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #130

Hi Everyone,

its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!
This week we are featuring Shery's stamp line Shery Russ Designs.

My stamp supplies:


Flutter Zen RowTrendy ButterfliesBloom Happy

I stamped teh butterfly row and masked the butterflies. Sprinkled some Brusho crystals and spritzed with water. Added some focal color with my water brush pens. Added the sentiment. Stamped the big butterflies onto vellum and heat embossed them. Fuzzy cut them and mounted them with a thin strip of foam tape.

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 :)

From April 25 to May 1st, all Shery Russ Designs stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + the Bloom Happy stamp set is 20% off (no coupon needed)

Or even better use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Linking up with:

Craft Stamper TIMI challenge - anything goes with a stampHappy Stamping!
Take It, Make It Challenge

Monday, April 24, 2017

Big Thanks

Hi Everyone,

a quick post today with a CAS card or better two, although they were not quite as simple as they look....

I started out masking off a strip on the card and sponging in pink. Added the hippo in navy blue, but to my dismay it looks almost black. Added the sentiment in grey.

Then I thought I give it another go with a lighter blue ink - same steps, except that this ink alos does not look navy. I did shift the hippo up a bit, so that I could fir two complete sentiments below it, but then I was unhappy with how it looked and added another sentiment on top.

I actually like both versions, although the first one a tad better.

My stamp supplies are: 
sentiment: CASual Fridays
hippo: Rubber Soul (ancient wood stamp)

Linking up with:

CASual Fridays - pink, navy, white
Muse - see Kay Millers fabulous card below 
(grey background stamping and colorful focal point)
CASE this Sketch - see below
Double D challenges - silhouetttes

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fusion with The Ton

Hi Everyone,

I had to play with the current Fusion challenge - fell in love with the inspiration picture. And I figured my new stamp set from The Ton would be perfect for this. I won this on their recent birthday celebration. Love that set. It is just so pretty!

I heat embossed the peonies with silver embossing powder onto white card stock. Colored it with water brush pens and fuzzy cut it. Glued it onto silver card stock and added the sentiment - also heat embossed.

I love how this came out! Also added a Nuvo drop for balance.

Linking up with:

Fusion challenge - see picture below
The Ton - anything goes
CAS Watercolor Challenge - green and pink

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Muse: ChristmasVisions April

Hi Everyone,

I finally had some time to play along at this month Muse Christmas Visions. We have Natasha Kara from I Dream in Color guest designing for us and she made this delightful little scene.

Here is Natasha's card:

You see how I got inspired:
3 things on my card, similar background, a stitched frame and some bling.
The Santa gnome and cat are by Stampotique, the tree is Joy Clair, everything stitched is by CUTplorations and an embossing folder. Added lots of bling. 

-This is just too much fun to let it pass by. Don't you think so? Come on and join in - there is still a few days left!

Linking up with:
Stampotique SDC271 - bling it on
Jingle Belles - recycle 
(the Stitched Snow Hills were left over from another project and the gnome and cat are from a watercolor panel that I didn't like, used the back side of it)
Happy Little Stampers - emboss (snow embossing folder)

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Striped Thanks

Hi Everyone,

I am slowly getting back into card making after coming back from vacation and 1 1/2 grueling weeks at work. How nice to have some time again and not being completely exhausted!
Inspired by all the Little Things caught my attention - such a fun inspiration picture!

You see how I got inspired - mainly by the black and white striped raincoat, the black umbrella and some pink splatters - its after all raining!

I immediately thought of my iStencil collection when I saw the picture and picked one called PacMan Stacks that I really like. I added pink splatters. The thanks is by CUTplorations and I die cut it twice.

I took one of the rows and masked off the rest and sponged with black ink. I then took the opposite one and lined it up with the first row and did the same thing. Added some sequins and a left over strip of water colored paper.

I do need a lot of thank you cards right now, so you are going to see more of them soon.

And just in case you like that die - use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Also linking up with:

CAS(E) this Sketch - just turned the sketch on the side

Happy Stenciling!