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

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #121

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Shery's stamp line Shery Russ Designs:


My stamp supplies:
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Trendy Feathers 2. Stitched Nesting Dies

I used some acrylic paint to make my background and after it dried I inked up the feathers with Versamark and heat embossed them in gold. I die cut my panel with the medium sized stitched nesting die, die cut a grey frame and mounted everything on pink card stock. Added the heat embossed sentiment and a gold embroidery thread.




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 February 28 to March 6, all Shery Russ Designs stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + 1 TBK 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.

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:

Dare to be Artzy - Love
Stampin' Royalty - favorite technique (heat embossing)

ChallBdgLOVE17I love Stampin' Royalty Challenges
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

So Suzy - Win Your Battles

Hi Everyone,

I have been playing with those little spray stamps from So Suzy again - I think they are just so versatile. I also wanted to try my brand new Nuvo drops (a friend gave them to me as a Christmas gift and its about time to use them....) By the way, So Suzy also has a great selection of them at a great prize!


My stamps:




I don't really think this requires a tutorial, but nonetheless I took some pictures during the process:


Stamped the sprays randomly on a piece of grey card stock and added Nuvo drops. I was not so happy with the white


so I grabbed my ancient bottle of liquid enamel and added that. Liked it better.


I added Wink of Stella to the center of the bigger sprays. And added the sentiment with foam tape.


Linking up with:

QKR Stampede - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y= you choose
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cat in a Box

Hi Everyone,

I know I already had a blog post today and I don't really wan t to have two, but the Little Tangles challenge (theme die-cutting) is closing and I made a card for them and can't miss the deadline....


I am so happy I finally own that cool box die and what's better than to have a cat in it? All supplies are by Neat&Tangles.


 Hope you like it!

Also linking up with:
Time Out challenge - see inspiration picture - basically went with the whimsical feel but more CAS
Happy Little Stampers - anything with dies


Skipping Stones Design - Buns-N-Crunches

Hi Everyone,

I am over at the Skipping Stones Design blog today with my card, using this adorable set called Buns-N-Crunches


This is the complete set! So may possibilities here! I especially love all the different sentiments.


I stamped, masked and heat embossed the muffin and colored them with watercolor pens. I then fuzzy cut the bottom and glued it over a piece of DP. Added the sentiment.


See you next month at Skipping Stones Design!
Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #120

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

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


My stamp supplies:
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Just Because, Balloons and Banners

I did a kind of no line stamping technique here and colored with watercolor brush pens. Added a thin strip of PP and Nuvo drops.



From February 21 to 27, all Dee's Artsy Imressions stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + 1 TBK 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.

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:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Fantastic Florals


Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Suzanne's Surprise Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

I have a very special card for you today - a birthday card for Suzanne, the owner and talented force behind So Suzy Stamps!

And we are celebrating this wonderful occasion with a special blog hop!
You may have arrived from the wonderful Giada, our Italian contingent :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Suzanne!

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I used the Blowing Butterflies (heat embossed in gold)  and the Birthday Wishes to create my card.
I cut myself a gold frame from glitter paper and added a water color wash. I opened the frame on the side to have the butterflies and color spill out. Added lots of splatters and the heat embossed sentiment


Your next stop on the hop is the talented Henriette - you are going to love her card!
And just in case you get lost - below are all the participants listed.

You even can get lucky and win a $20 gift certificate for So Suzy Stamps - sponsored by Justine and a Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday, but you have to leave a comment on all blog hop participants in order to be eligible to win.

  1. Lydia Fiedler

Linking up with:
Challenge up your Life - glitter
AAA Challenges - water color
Craft Stamper TIMI challenge - anything goes
Kreativ Durcheinander - Fr√∂hlich Bunt
Take It, Make It Challenge


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stamp Connection #22

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 twentysecond transatlantic get-together!
 And to make it even better Wiebke from KomMa Designed is going to join us!
This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:
Valentine's Day



I pulled out my Memory Box die that I have not used in a long time. Foiled the edges of the butterfly and mounted it onto hot pink card stock. Added a little strip of PP on top and have some hot pink peeking out at the bottom.



The love die is from Cutplorations 



I die cut it twice - once with dark grey and once with pink fun foam.





Lets check out  Tanja's and Wiebke's cards!

Linking up with:
Memory Box - CAS Love
CAS(E) this Sketch - see below
CASology - romance
Stampin Royalty - dies

Challenge iconsI love Stampin' Royalty Challenges

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birthday Stripes

Hi Everyone,

just a quick post - its gorgeous outside, so I don't want to spend a lot of time on the computer....

I made this card for the Ellen Hudson Pin-sights challenge:


The theme is aqua - see the mood board below.

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I like those ice-cream cones - so two Mondo Hydrangeas from my brand new EH set and the wire basked is mimicked by those black stripes - an IO background stamp. Its very hard to get a good impression of this, even with my Misti I did not manage to get really black stripes. I would have preferred PP, but I did not have the right one....The die cut sentiment is by SSS


So now I am enjoying that premature spring day we are having - funny, yesterday I was ice skating in Bryant Park....


Linking up with:
Take It, Make It Challenge

Have a Great Day!