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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Sunday, May 24, 2015

1000 Thanks and a Big Hi

Hi Everyone,

my son asked my to make a card for his teacher - he is a real popular guy and the whole class loves him. So a masculine card is in order and what better to use than the fabulous inspiration picture from Papercrafting Magazine Mondays challenge!
They are celebrating their 100th challenge - woot, woot - I am happy I can be part of this!
Here is my card:

I used the Rainbow Stripes die by Papertrey and did this as inlaid die cut technique with shimmer paper. the die cut sentiment is by Lil Inkers - die cut it from cardstock as well as fun foam - so much easier than cutting mutiple layers and gluing them together. This is just 2 layers.....The 1000 stamps are by Studio G - they are really alphabet stamps.....added some Washi tape. 

Here is one of the inspiration pictures from the challenge - love this, just up my alley - graphic and modern.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Inspiration Piece - Cover #3 (image)

And here another view of my card:

Alphabet challenge - G for glitz and glamour  - have shimmer here and glamour, no glitz
AAA challenges - For the Guys
Happy Little Stampers - dies cuts and punches - both cards

I have a second card to share:

Made this for Winnie & Walter and playing with my brand new supplies :)))
I fell in love with that big hi die - so cool! On one of my trips to Michaels I bought those craft notecards - why I am buying cards you may ask....I did ask myself the same question.... but I wanted that paper and thought I'll incorporate it into my own cards - that's why....
I embossed the white card stock with a Papertrey embossing plate. Its quite subtle and you can only see this in the first photograph. 

Added the sentiment - also W&W and gilded the edge.

Linking up with:

The Gossip Column at Winnie & Walter - something geometric
Simply Create Too - keep it simple
Shopping our stash - gold and silver
Happy Little Stampers - dies cuts and punches

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Two Masculine Cards

Hi Everyone,

I am still in Father's Dy card mood and what better to use than those funky crazy birds bu Tim Holtz. This one I dressed up with a top hat and brad glasses. The colors are from the current Male Room challenge - see below. 

I used watercolor paper and water colors and of course those splatters - they have to be there... The sentiments are a combination of CASual Friday stamps and Studio G stamps.

Linking up with:

Cardz 4 Guyz - Wildlife - although this bird looks rather tame to me ;)
Addicted to CAS - animal

     Cardz 4 Guyz LogoATCAS - code word animal

And now I have a second card to share - made them with my brand new Winnie and Walter stamps. I wanted to play in their challenges now for a long time, but had no supplies...finally Anita from My Papercraft World pushed me over the edge, I caved in and got myself some goodies :))))

All stamps are by W&W - the "wishes" sentiment is fuzzy cut and heat embossed in silver. the geometric pattern at the bottom half is heat embossed in clear. Left a small strip of white card stock at the top and left side of the card and rounded a corner, some sequins and that' its.

In case you are wondering how I came up with this - I was inspired by chewing gum. Yep. Chewing gum - see this:

Saw it while grocery shopping last week and though this would be a great card to make....and bought it just for that reason...That design I may have to use again, but my W&W supplies did not include any circles...

Linking up with:

DoubleClick Skittles - Birthday - substituting sequins for skittles
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday

Friday, May 22, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #18

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.


Sketched: Tulips           Bloom Sketches: Daisy 1

I used teh sketched Tulips, stamped it twice, colored the bottom panel with Brushos and a little extra help from watercolors, tore a center strip out of the top panel and glued both together. Added the heat embossed sentiment and mounted it with foam tape.

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 June - 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:
Uniko Studio - Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky - Flora and Fauna
Sisterhood of Crafters - Mother's Day with a flower
Stampotique #196 - something old, something new (old stamp - new way to use it)
Traumfabrik - Secret garden
Time out challenge - grunge (torn paper)

Grab button for Uniko Studio ChallengeOUR BLINKIE   Please Grab Our Badge!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Graduation and a Card

Hi Everyone,

we had a big celebration on Sunday - our daughter graduated Biomedical Engineering with highest honors (summa cum laude) from college!!!!! Yeahhh! We are so excited! She always was an outstanding student and she still is. I made that card for her:

I made the graduation cap with a diamond die by Lifestyle Crafts and just cut the bottom part by hand. Made the tassel with embroidery gold thread an dadded some left over sequins from aprior project. The gold dots I  made with a stamp by  Avery Elle - Circle it and WOW embossing powder. The die cut sentiment is by Papertrey.

Here is our daughter showing off her decorated cap:

And here are both of my kids in front of the Biomedical Engineering building on Campus:

Another view of my card:

I am linking up with:
Curtain call - Totally Tassel
Friday Mashup - all about grads
The Pink Elephant - Graduation


And I have another card to share, but for the info (and the video) - YES, I made a Video!!! - you have to visit the Spotlight Projects over at STAMPlorations

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stamp Connection #3

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 second transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements (and I really wanted to play with those crazy birds....)

Bird(s) and Father's Day card

And here is my card:

First I used this die by SSS and cut the paper, but left it in place. Then took one of those crazy Tim Holtz birds and stamped it on water color paper. Colored it. Masked off the bird and the ABSOLUTELY and splattered in 3 colors. Added Washi tape and the sentiment stamp.

Now aren't you curious what Tanja did - I for sure are - lets go and visit her!

I am linking up with:

Craft Stamper TIMI - take a stamp
Addicted to CAS - birds
Cardz4Guys - make your mark
Freshly made Sketches - just moved the shape over to the left

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Sandie!

Hi Everyone,

its Sandie's  Birthday! And we are celebrating. You probably know Sandie Munro from London days. She is a very active blogger. I first go to know her from being on the team with her on STAMPlorations and now I am on the team with her on ATSM. She is one of the girls behind Time Out and she also on the Uniko team and Inkspirational- so many accomplishments!!!!!! 

Happy Birthday dear Sandie! I hope you have a blast!

This is for you - perhaps it arrived on time, if not it will be there shortly....

Since Sandie is a real CAS gal  - I kept it CAS for her. That cute little bird is from hero Arts as is the sentiment. The splatter is a Tim Holtz stencil and the arrow is by MME. Added glossy accents to the bird's beak - its colored with Copics.

Many thanks to Kylie from Kylie is Addicted to Stamps, who organised this linky party for Sandie!!!! Join in and make this an even bigger party!!!

I am linking up with:

Addicted to CAS - Birds
AAA Cards Challenge - Birthday celebration
CAS on Sunday - cheerful card

Lets all party together!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Smooching the Muse

Hi Everyone,

time again to play with my paper Smooches goodies. This week its an inspiration picture and after I saw this weeks gorgeous Muse card by Michele Fergusen I knew just what to do! Combine them, of course.... 
Took my Papertrey Take Three die and cut the window into wood card stock. Stamped the birds on scrap paper, colored them with Copics and fuzzy cut them. the die cut is Paper Smooches as is the Happy Birthday (Sentiment sampler).

This weeks Muse card:

Paper Smooches inspiration picture:

Lastly I added some sequins and rounded one corner - hope you like it!

Linking up with :
AAA Cards Challenge - Birthday celebration
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Snippets Playground - use a snippet

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One Layer Christmas CASE

Hi Everyone,

I am combining two Christmas challenges here. One is CASEing Christmas, where my blogging friend Rosi made a beautiful card for us to CASE - you'll see it below. And the second challenge is Shery's One Layer Christmas card challenge. Here the optional twist is use an angel. 
Now it does not look good in the angel department in my stash, but I have one, never used until now....its from Inkadinkadoo.

I did a lot of masking and some sponging. Used a pearlescent embossing powder by Sparkles and Sprinkles.  The sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

Here is Rosi's gorgeous card. 

I guess I'll start now making Christmas cards - so I won't run into problems by the time Christmas rolls around, which I guess will be about ...tomorrow....

Happy Stamping!