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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Skipping Stones Design - Let it Be

Hi Everyone,

I am over at the Skipping Stones Design blog today with my card, using this beautiful set called


This is the set:


Don't you love the chevron butterfly? I sure do! 
I first heat embossed it in gold and then stamped it in black and fuzzy cut it.



I water colored around the edges of the butterfly. Let it dry and added black splatters. Wrapped gold embroidery thread around the black butterflies waist and mounted it with a thin strip of foam tape for extra dimension.




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


Linking up with:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - use Patterned Paper (small strip on this card)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CASE this Sketch #226

Hi Everyone,

I had to play with those stamps - they are by Local King Rubber Stamp. I knew it as soon as I saw this weeks CASE this Sketch



The other option would have been a bat....I thinks its a Bush Baby, just had to hang him from its tail...


I used the matching die for it. That made it easy. Added an enamel dot. Also added some light grey shadow for more dimension.


Happy Stamping!

 Also linking up with:
ATSM - Make your mark - happy birthday to you!!!!




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #139

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Deepti's stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions.


My stamp supplies:
preview-DAIFramesandFlowers  preview-DAIBalloonsandBanners
Frames and Flowers, Balloons and Banners

This is my take on Piet Mondrian - a painter I greatly admire. This card does not do him justice. But it was super easy. Randomly stamp the frame and then color in the overlaps. Used Faber Castell Big markers for this. Added the sentiment.


It turned put to be quite masculine - a nice side effect, grin!

From June 20 to 26, all DAI stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + 2 DAI stamp sets (Frames and Flowers & Best Mom Ever) are 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.

All 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:

Seize the Birthday - One layer birthday (almost)

 
 And look what's coming up next week:







Happy Stamping!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Dad Day

Hi Everyone,

I made that card a little while back and did not have time to post it yet. Alas, the time has come!


I first sponged the border at the bottom. I cut the happy with a Cutplorations die. I then stamped the bird and water colored him. The bird is by Katzelkraft, as I am sure you all know. Added sthe sentiment and some splatters and Nuvo drops.


Linking up with:
The Paper Players - CAS Feathered Friends
Animals Friends Challenge - animals with wings
Send a Smile 4 Kids - for the boys (a big boy in my case)
Nightshift Stamping - alles was fliegen kann


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stamp Connection #26

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:
"make a set"

And that's what I did - making a bunch of Bar/Bat Mitzvah cards



I made some watercolor backgrounds - more flowing for the first tow cards and splattery for the third card. The sentiment is always the same - stamped on black card stock or on vellum and heat embossed. 


 The stamps are a combination of Paper Smooches and Impression Obsession. The silver and gold splatters are made with Finetec Mica colors.







Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - emboss it
Inkspirational - see photo below (second card)
Uniko Challenge - masculine (no twist for me...second card)





Friday, June 16, 2017

Muse Christmas Visions

Hi Everyone,

Muse Christmas Vision is in full swing and you really should join us! Chriss Blagrave mad this whimsical card - so stimulating and FUN to CASE!
Now this is my take on it:


This is Chriss' card:


Somehow I was thinking purple and then I discovered she actually used rose.... oh well. It still works. Nobody says you have to use the same colors.
The houses and sentiment are by Mama Elephant, the church is by Ellen Hudson. The stitched die is from Cutplorations.


I already saw some amazing cards on our linky list! Go and check it out!

Hope you'll find time to play along with us this month. 
The linky list will be active until June 28th.

Happy Holiday Card Making!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spotlight on Wood Stamping

Hi Everyone,

 I have a tutorial over at the STAMPlorations Blog today about stamping and coloring on wood.



My stamp supplies:
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The wood rounds by the way are from amazon. They come in all sorts of sizes.

I used Prismacolor for one of the wood rounds and Inktese pencils for the other. Find out which I think works better.

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).


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:
The Flower Challenge - anything goes (first one)

Keep Stamping!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ratty Birthday

Hi Everyone,

those rats, what shall I tell you - they have found a real home with me. One even sneaked onto a birthday card I needed......


This one already got to star on one of my cards, but it just pushed its pals aside and well, what can I say - it deserves the spotlight! I made this for my husbands best friend - 57 is a special birthday for him. 
My supplies:
Rat: Katzelkraft
Birthday sentiment: Stamplorations
other sentiment:  Dylusions
57: Avery Elle (alcohol ink - leftover from a previous card))



Enjoy the poem!


Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #138

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Becca Cruger's stamp line Big Grins.


My stamp supplies:
preview-Buttercups & Butterflies
Buttercups and Butterflies

I stamped the small flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them. Colored them with water colors. Added the sentiment and splatters as well as the butterfly.


From June 13 to 19, all Big Grins stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + the sets A Cuppa Love  and A Snarky Birthday are 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.

All 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:



Happy Stamping!





So Suzy Birthday Popsicles

Hi Everyone,

do you need as many birthday cards as I do? I seem to be constantly needing them. So I decided to use this popsicle from from So Suzy Stamps to make yet another birthday card.


My stamp supplies:


How did I make this card? 
I used my Misti to stamp the popsicle repeatedly and evenly.


I colored the popsicles with Inktense pencils in an ombre rainbow pattern.




I added white Sharpie accents.


I took my Misti again and forst stamped the sentiment in white.


Moved the card stock a smidgen and re-stamped it in black ink.


Added a border with a border stitched die (STAMPlorations)


Pretty simple, right?




Linking up with:
Less is More - one layer sweet things