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

Friday, April 17, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #13

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.  For this post we are all using older stamp sets - to entice you to pull out yours and start playing!


For this card I am using the set Bloom Sketches. Stamped those gorgeous poppies once on card stock and once on a scrap piece of card stock. Colored them with water colors. Cut out the blooms on on the scrap paper piece and mounted them with foam tape, to give it some dimension. Added some gold wash and splatters.  The sentiments are from MOM Subway Art Builders #2 - Grace in Each Step. Remember - Mothers Day is coming up.....

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So, if you are up for it - CASE (preferably- wink, wink) 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 up with:

Virginia's View - Layers and Dimension






Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baby Card

 Hi,

just a quick post today. I wanted to play in the Paper Smooches challenge - have not been playing in a while. This week its an inspiration photo - see below.



I used patterned paper - in my stash forever and a strip of  luckily matching card stock - even older. The elephants and sentiment are paper pieced and form that cute set A Little Lovin. the stitched circle is by SSS.


Here is another view of my card:


Also linking up with CASology - SWEET - babies are always sweet

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Scary" One Layer Card

Hi Everyone,

I had some serious fun making this card:

Inked up glossy card stock with distress inks, Blowed some ink around and added those cute little monsters from  Flonz and this funny sentiment by Lil Inkers - Fineprint. You really gotta read this carefully :)


Also added some splatters as you can see. Reminds me about Halloween - my favorite holiday!
May be not CAS enough for some of those challenges I am linking up with, but I am linking up with them anyhow....

One Layer Simplicity challenge - blowing in the wind
Less is More - one layer splatter
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Make your own background

Happy stamping to all of you and thanks for all your many absolutely wonderful comments - they always make my day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #140

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks we have a gorgeous photo inspiration for you:


Here is my card:



I used this antiqued mirror designer paper, that I once got dirt cheap at Michaels and it needs to be used one of those days....smeared embossing paste on it, using that fun ARTPlorations Stencil - Shutters and let it dry. The rose is by STAMPlorations from the set Blossom Overture. I water colored it and fuzzy cut it and mounted it on foam tape. the sentiment is also by STAMPlorations from the new set Fond Expressions

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

The winner will get 7 digi stamps

Here is another view of my card - its a little tricky to photograph, because of the silver surface.


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

Linking up with 
Craft Stamper - Color
Snippets Playground - use a snippet  - the rose and the sentiment strip


Take It, Make It Challenge

Monday, April 13, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #12

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.

In this card I am combining three sets -  the new STAMPLorations April/May stamp club set - Mixed Media GrungeBlossom Overture andTrendy Butterflies


I stamped the Morning Glory, water colored it and then masked it. Added all the other stamps and voila - a one layer collage card emerged!

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Mixed Media Grunge          Blossom Overture               Trendy Butterflies


I really like it! Perhaps I'll do that more often - what do you think?



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 up with:


Friday, April 10, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #11


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.

In this card I am combining an older set with that fun strip that comes with the new STAMPLorations April/May stamp club set - Mixed Media Grunge.
I inked up that strip with my Kaleidocolor ink pad and stamped it three times - each slightly shifted.


The sentiment is from the Trendy Butterflies set.



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The butterfly is by Memory Box. Added some splatters and colored in the enjoy with gel pens - you see it if you look closely.


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 May - 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.

By the way - there is still FREE worlwide shipping at STAMPlorations until April 12th - it can't get better than that!

Also linking up with:
Create Something Catchy - Anything goes
Craft Stamper - Color
Take It, Make It Challenge


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Inkspirational

Happy Thursday everyone!

The whole time I wanted to make a card for the current Inkspirational challenge - its NEON colors - just my thing! Finally I had an idea.......actually was inspired my Maria Fischer from Rieslingmama, who a while ago made some super cool cards. Can't really find the one I am looking for, but THOSE and THOSE are similar



Took a snippet of glossy card stock and inked it up with Hero Arts Neon inks and then die cut the HELLO. Heat embossed the sentiment - both the die and the stamp are by Lil Inkers. Lastly added some sequins from the same left over card stock - die by MFT and rounded the corners. 


Isn't that sentiment hilarious? I magnified it for you, so you can actually read it:


Also linking up with
 the Snippets Playground - use a snippet

Edited and linking up with The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - just kidding



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Muse #112

Hi, 

its me again with a quick post for this weeks Muse challenge. Vicki Dutcher made this awesome card (see below) that I HAD to CASE. I  love birds and I just got those crazy Tim Holtz birds - have been waiting for them forever to "fly" to my house.....


The background I made with a Papertrey embossing plate, over which I sponged distress ink. The bird I colored with watercolor. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations from the brand new set Noteworthy. By the way - you still can get all the new sets for 10% off and there is free worldwide shipping until April 10th! - Perhaps you want to take advantage of that!

Her is Vicki's fabulous card:


Also linking up with Addicted to CAS - Cute
Stempelkueche - DIY background


Happy stamping Everyone!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shades of Grey and Spotlight on Bold florals

I discovered a new challenge blog - I think its called My SCRAP-RU - its a Russian blog (don't understand a work of Russian...) and the DT is amazing! Their challenge is 50 Shades of Grey. I did not read the book - I only read the reviews on amazon and that was enough for me, but the challenge certainly appeals to me, so I HAD to play!



I used one of my new Patti Parrish stencils by iStencil - its called Pac Man infinity - alone the name makes you wanna buy it, LOL!

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and since I was in a silly mood I gave it two googly eyes. The sentiment is by Papertrey.


And then I thought I can just use one of those Pac Man columns and added those tiny hearts.






And as luck will have it - 
Less is More is also having a fitting challenge I am going to link up with - its predominantly Black!
also linking with
Operation Write Home - masculine cards

And as usual for a Tuesday - I have something else for you - my STAMPlorations Spotlight post:



I am linking this card with 
Create Something Catchy - Anything goes


 You can read about the whole process at STAMPlorations and see my tutorial.




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone,

just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Easter - even that in part of the world that Holiday is already past...
We had visitors this weekend and I had to work, so not much time.....



Used my favorite IO bunnies and egg dies by Quickutz, Embossed some of those eggs with embossing folders. 


And now those bunnies will retire until next year!

Linking up with:
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (bunnies, embossed eggs)
Steckenpferdchen - bunnies
Friday Mash-up - Easter Critters


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Muse #111

Hi Everyone,

I took a little blogging break - too many other things to do, but now I am back. I wanted to play in this weeks Muse challenge, where the creative Kristie Goulet from Kreative Kristie (so true, her blog title) made this interesting card - you'll see it below.

Here is my take on it:



I took watercolor paper and water colored the red and blue strip. Added the butterfly (Memory Box) and the love sentiment (Papertrey Wet Paint)

Her you see Kristies beautiful card:


And another view of my interpretation:


Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CASEploration at STAMPloration #3

Hi Everyone,
this is my second post already for today - for the House of Cards post scroll down or click HERE


come and CASE with us here at STAMPlorations!

Our guest designer for this month is going to be THE Kimberly Wiener from Wienerhoneymooners! Yeahh! That girl has a lot of energy and a unique card making style! I am sure you all now her and if not - now is a good time for that.

I cased her gorgeous card pretty closely - its hard to improve on that beauty:


I took the single rose bud heat embossed it onto watercolor paper and colored it with distresss inks. The background is also on watercolor paper sprayed partially and colorwashed the rest. I tried it with a paper towel - you kind of can see the imprint on the paper. It has a sublte pattern, which I kind of liked and left it as is. Added Washi tape and the sentiment and two self made enamel dots.

Here is Kim's beauty:


Just gorgeous, right?

In case CASEing gives you trouble - I took the colors and layout and if you hope over to the STAMPlorations blog you'll see all the creative ways the STAMPlorations DT girls have interpreted the card.


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Tree Silhouettes - sentiment
Blossom Overture - Feb/March 2015 stamp club set

We invite you to CASE with us and link it up to the CASEplorations gallery, which will be open for a whole month. Everyone is welcome to play using whatever supplies you have on hand. And oh yes, we will randomly draw one winner to win a prize, as well as highlight the best CASEs 

Also linking up with
The Challenge - Anything goes
The Artistic Stamper - Flora and Fauna - went with the Flora here
Stempelkueche - DIY background
   

Sounds like FUN, right?