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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shery's Baby Hop


Finallly the BIG day arrived!!!!

Shery, the owner of STAMPlorations delivered her precious and healthy baby girl!! So the STAMPlorations girls decided to celebrate the occasion with a blog hop in Shery's honor!
Congratulations Shery - I am so happy for you!


Big thanks to Becca Cruger, who organized the hop!

And here Shery is your card - hopefully soon it will arrive in California:


The cute Teddy and the sentiments are from the set Heaven Sent. The background I made with the Retro Circles stencil


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I mounted the teddy with foam tape.


All the best to you Shery and that wonderful addition to your family. So happy I could be part of journey from far away and I will looking forward seeing your little mini-you growing up! 

You probably don't want to miss all the other wonderful creation from your talented DT girls - keep hopping!


We've all made baby-themed cards and will be sending them to Shery. Would you consider doing the same? If so, link up your creations at the STAMPlorations blog HERE! Feel free to use the blog hop graphic in your post.

If you'd like to mail Shery your card (totally optional) you can send it to:
The Russ Family
PO Box 883
Strathmore, CA 93267

Catch up with all the baby theme cards on the STAMPlorations blog, HERE


Friday, August 28, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #34

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

Again our wonderful DT made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. And perhaps I can also inspire you to play along with us!



 I used the flowers from  the Blooming Buds set. Did some no line water coloring ans masked them off. Stamped the background using Mixed Media Grunge. The sentiment is made with the Bold Sentiments: Hello set.  Its heat embossed and mounted with foam tape. Added silver embroidery thread.

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So, are you  up for some CASEing??? 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 September - 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.

Linking up with:
Shopping our stash - Splish/splash - used watercolor


Monday, August 24, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #33

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

Again our wonderful DT made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. And perhaps I can also inspire you to play along with us!


I used the Christmas Reindeer stencil fro this card - doodled the reindeer and then masked it. Stamped the Poinsettia in grey around it and then sponged it in red, since I thought it needed more color.

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Lastly stamped the sentiment and added some Stickles to the center of the Poinsettias.



So, are you  up for some doodling??? 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 September - 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.





Sunday, August 23, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #200

Hi Everyone,

I am back from vacation and totally out of practice - could not get into my card room yesterday - no inspiration, whatsoever....but today with a looming deadline over at Freshly Made Sketches - would not want to miss their fantastic celebration!!!!! Yeahh for Freshly Made Sketches - BIG CONGRATS!!!!!
So I finally got an idea... Still drawing on Jennifer McGuire's fab faux metal technique and getting the colors from Color Throwdown



So pleased with the outcome - its just an amazing technique. Using my  new WRMK (We're Memory Keepers) embossing folder. Inked with distress inks and Perfect Pearls. The sentiment and die cut are by Papertrey. The little butterfly is a punch by Martha Stewart. Used some Washi tape and glossy accents. 


Here is another view - just love the way it looks.


Also linking up with 
 the Snippets Playground - use a snippet - butterfly and die cut


So, wanna know what I did on vacation? Guess - I met THE FAMOUS, FABULOUS, ONLY TENIA NELSON from Jazzy paper Design!
and I have picture to prove it:



From left to right - my hubby, my son, me, Tenia, her adorable son and wonderful husband.
We had a delicious meal together and it was FUN!


It's wonderful to be able to meet in real life - such a treat! Hi Tenia - hope you get to NY/NJ one day:)

I'll show you some more pics in future posts - for now its bed time for me....


Friday, August 21, 2015

STAMPlorations Spotlight Week Day 5

Hi Everyone,
today is day 5 and the last day of our week long blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring 5 new stamp sets.


Today we are featuring FRAMES AND FLOWERS

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Those tiny stamps are perfect to create your own background. Just fill up all that white space!


I also love that elegant font! Die cut the border with a Simon Says die and added a thin black strip.

Linking up with:
Pinterest Inspired - see graphic below


Pinterest Inspired Challenge

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on August 23. Winners will be announced on August 24.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Happy hopping!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

STAMPlorations Spotlight Week Day 4

Hi Everyone,
did you have fun so far?

Now onto DAY 4 of our week long blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring 5 new stamp sets.




Today we are featuring HOUSES EXTRAS

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It complements the HOUSES set by Shirley and you can create cute little scenes with both sets! The sentiment is from the new set Fond Expressions 2
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My card does not need much explanation  - paper pieced the house and the rest is stamped and colored with pencils. 


Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Linkin up with:
Night Shift Stamping - Paper piecing

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

STAMPlorations Spotlight Week Day 3

Hi Everyone,

did you have fun yesterday?
Now onto DAY 3 of our week long blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring 5 new stamp sets.




Today the Spotlight is on FOND EXPRESSIONS 2

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I also used the set WORLD BIRTHDAY CAKES  - since its such a wonderful set :)))



Stamped the leaning tower of Pisa, the Eiffel tower and the Chrysler building and colored them. Did some sponging in yellow and added splatters. and an enamel dot. I just LOVE the Fine Tech Pearl colors - such wonderful metallic colors!


Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on August 23. Winners will be announced on August 24.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Linking up with
 AAA cards - masking

Happy hopping!



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #158

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks the theme is Holiday - isn't it time to start making those Christmas cards? But it does not have to be Christams - any Holiday qualifies.



And your wonderful Sponsor is - drumroll....!!!!!
Prize is a $10 gift certificate

I pulled out my all time favorite Christmas set Oh, Christmas Tree! and inked up one of the trees with Kaleidocolor ink, stamped ans masked. Added red Stickles stars and a red enamel dot. The sentiment is from the set Joyful.

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Really easy and quick!


Linking up with:

One Layer Christmas challenge - anything Christmas
Merry Monday - Green, dark Green and red

    

Happy Stamping!




STAMPlorations Spotlight Week Day 2

Hi Everyone,

did you have fun yesterday?
Now onto DAY 2 of our week long blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring 5 new stamp sets.



Today the Spotlight is on BALLOONS AND BANNERS


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Such a cute and versatile set!





I used a border die to draw the lines and added the banners in rainbow colors. Stamped some of those swirlies and the sentiment and added Stickles.




Linking up with:
Happy Little Stampers - sketch - see below
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday, anything that flies

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on August 23. Winners will be announced on August 24.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Happy hopping!


Monday, August 17, 2015

STAMPlorations Spotlight Week Day 1

Hi Everyone,

today is the day you have been waiting for - DAY 1 of our week long blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring 5 new stamp sets.



Today we are showing you WORLD BIRTHDAY CAKES - designed by Shirley Bampton.

I just love those whimsical stamps - they may just be my favorite from this release!

preview-TBSWorldBirthdayCakes

I choose the Sydney opera house and used one of my favorite color combinations - pink and gold on water color paper.


I just LOVE the gold here (Fine Tech Pearl colors)- beautiful shimmer and saturation of those German water color paints. 

I did  a light color wash around the sentiment. And of course - splatters....



Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on August 23. Winners will be announced on August 24.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Linking up with:
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday


Happy hopping!