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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STAMPlorations Blog Hop Reminder

Unfortunately I could not be part of the blog hop for STAMPlorations (personal reasons), but I did not want to be totally left out, so I made some cards to share with you.  For both cards I used the sets Rosebuds and Bold Sentiments: Hello. I just love how the cards are so totally different. 

The card above is made with the flower vase, stamping it sideways in rainbow colors. Added the sequins for extra interest.

For the card below I used the single stem rose, masked it partially and sponged in red and yellow . The roses I colored with Copics and added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen.

The black curved panel I added to cover up some smudges.... ooops..., but I like the way it turned out!

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So hop on over to STAMPlorations and leave some comments - there are fabulous prizes to win!

You have until 11:55pm PST to comment and be in with a chance of winning one of the new stamp sets or a $25 gift voucher to the STAMPlorations shop.  Click HERE to start hopping.

Monday, November 24, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #24

Hi Everyone, 

we have a new sketch challenge at STAMPlorations:

And here is my card:

I used three stamp sets for this card:  Trendy LeavesPATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Squares and Trendy Feathers

The yellow leave I stamped first and heat embossed it, since I was too lazy to make a mask.....I partially masked the square and sponged. Lastly I added the sentiment and the stitches. 

This month we have Julie from Crafted by Jules as our GDT - she is a fabulously talented card maker. Make sure you''ll stop by her blog and leave her some love. And of course our DT girls have made gorgeous cards to entice you to play along!

Our prize this month:
$10 gift certificate to a participant who uses a STAMPlorations image - randomly drawn
$5 gift certificate to a participant - randomly drawn from all entries

The challenge ends December 28; the winner will be announced January 1.

See you over at STAMPlorations!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

One Layer Simplicity Challenge

Susan Raihala made such a beautiful card as inspiration of the One Layer Simplicity Challenge and there is still a day left to link up! Here is my card:

The background stamp is Hero arts, the little house is by Mama Elephant and the sentiment is Technique Tuesday.

This was a really quick card, as you can imagine. But as usual I like my quick cards the best. Thanks Susan for the inspiration! And here is Susan's beauty:

I am also linking this up with Less is More - anything Christmassy
and with Christmas Stamping all Year round - anything Christmas

 Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Muse #94 combined with Inkspirational

Finally I found some crafting time again! I was missing my daily evening card making sessions.... but last night I could retreat to my card making room upstairs and make some cards. The one that I am showing here I made for the  Muse challenge and combining it with Inkspirational, where the theme is Christmas with the optional twist of no red or green. 

Marion Vagg designed such a gorgeous card for the Muse challenge, but its actually not easy to CASE - at least for me...

Christmas is nearing I wanted to make a Christmas card - never can have too many of those.... the stamps are Hero Arts. The joy die is by Papertrey. Added little beads on silver string

I am not totally happy with my card - I guess I am a little rusty....
I am also linking this card with Christmas Stamping all Year round - anything Christmas


Glad to be back in blogland!
Thanks for visiting me!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Addicted to Stamps challenge #122

Hi Everyone,

its challenge time at ATSM and our theme is "Make your Mark"

I used Paper Smooches stamps for this card - the stamps are from the set Santa Paws, except the background star, which is from  Birthday Buddies. I colored the dog with my Copic markers and fuzzy cut it. The stitched landscape dies are by Lawn Fawn. I added Wink of Stella to the stars and the brim of the Santa hat, but you can't see that in the picture. 

I just love this punny sentiment! I mounted the card onto a white base with foam tape.

Our generous sponsor is:

The prize is 3 digis.

I am also playing in the Paper Smooches challenge - Anything goes and in the Snippets Playground - my snippets are the dog and the hat. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas card with non-Christmas stamp

Craft Stamper Magazine challenges us to use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image.

I used my Hero Arts Plano stamp to create this card. I stamped it onto water color paper and heat embossed it. then sprinkled it with Brushos and cut out the trees. 

I slightly sponged around the trees.

I stamped the sentiment onto vellum (Hero Arts Decorate your Holidays) and also heat embossed it, plus a little sponging..... Added the sequins, which I made with my MFT dies.
I love using non Christmas stamps for Christmas cards - Thanks for the challenge!

I am also playing with CASology and in the Snippets Playground - my snippets are the sequins and the vellum strip


Also linking it up with Less is More ( as Sarah suggested) - the theme is "More than one Tree" and Moxie FabTree-mendous Trees 

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I also want to thank everyone who emailed me, wrote me and left comments on my blog about my father's passing away. I appreciated you thinking about me and my family and send me your condolences. It warmed my heart. 

Thank you so much - I am always amazed what a wonderful community I found in blog land. It almost like family! Above the cards I got from Nonni, Vicki, Sandie and Doerthe  - thanks my friends!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sad News

Dear blog followers and visitors,

just letting you know that my father passed and I will fly home to attend his funeral and spend some time with my mom. 

That's why you will not hear from me in the near future. I am so sad this happened, although it was not entirely unexpected. My father lived a long, fulfilled life. He suffered from a lot of war injuries, but he never complained, worked hard and cared for his family. 

I am glad he can rest in peace now. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

STAMPlorations November challenge

Hi Everyone, 
the new STAMPlorations challenge starts today and you can guess what the theme is:

Well....... it's

I used the new set Joyful for this card. I colored the sled with Copics and fuzzy cut it. The sentiment is from the same set. The background I made with a Sizzix Embossing Folder. The trees are Impression Obsession and the stiched landscape dies are by Mama Elephant. I actually used two, but you can really see only one. I used foam tape in different degrees of thickness to det those layers. Lasty I slightly sponged the trees and the background and also added some Wink of Stella to the sled and snowflakes. It gives it a nice sparkle, but you can't see it in the picture....

Our challenge ends November 30; the winner will be announced December 4!
Our fabulously creative DT has made gorgeous cards - head on over to admire them! And do not forget to check out our fabulously talented guest designer Lee-Ann - she made a wonderful card for us!

See you at the STAMPlorations blog!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #120

 Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at  Addicted to STAMPS and More! and jsut fitting for the nearing Holidays we have a fabulous photo inspiration for you!

Here is my card:

I went pretty literally here - heat embossing metallic paper with those wonderful Hero Arts baubles. The set is called Decorate your Holidays. the sentiment is from the same set.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Art Design:

The winner will get 5 free digis from their fabulous store!

Here is another view of my card - I am so happy with how it turned out!

Now come on over to ATSM and see all the inspiration from our creative DT!

Joyful Sponging

Hi, its Cornelia again
 with another sponged Christmas card and this wonderful stampset - Joyful

I stared out selecting some of the sentiments from the set and stamped a border with them. I also stamped the gift box and fuzzy cut it.

Used Copics to color the box

I then masked the side along the sentiment border

  and sponged it with distress inks.

Lastly I cut a thin strip of gold foil paper and glued it onto the sponged area.

I mounted the gift box with foam tape and added glossy accents to the ornaments.

Click HERE and it will take you to the STAMPlorations blog.

Happy Sponging!

Monday, November 3, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #23

Hi Everyone, we have a new sketch challenge for you at STAMPlorations!
I just love the sketches Shery comes up with- so different from other sketches that are out here in blog land. 

You see I went very literal with the sketch:

The stamp sets I used are some of my favorites from STAMPlorations:
The sentiment I did with the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy, and fuzzy cut it.

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Added black splatters and some sequins. This would be a very easy card to make with a male color scheme - just use greens and blues. 

Now hear on over to our blog and checkout the fabulous cards form our design team. We also have a very talented guest designer - its Ingrid from Ingrid's Craft corner go and leave her some love!

Our challenge ends November 14; winner will be announced November 16.

See you at STAMPlorations!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

House of Cards November challenge

Hi Everyone, its a new challenge at House of cards - this month we have a sketch for you, you'll see it below:

The turkey is a Recollections stamp. I colored it with Copics and masked off a circle around it. Stamped the sentiment strip over the mask (Hero Arts Four Bold Messages) and sponged it (after masking the sides). Added string. Pretty easy!

Here is our sketch:

And once more my card - this time with a green background:

See you at HOC - you have the whole month to play along!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Birthday Bash for Shirley

Today is Shirley Bampton's birthday and her fabulous creative friend Maria from Rieslingmama is hosting a linky party for her. Of course I wanted to join in. After all I am a BIG admirer of Shirley and we are on the STAMPlorations team together. In case you don't know, Shirley started to design her own stamps recently and I of course had to use one of hers for her card!


Happy Birthday Shirley!

I hope you have a blast and have many more, 'cause I always love to see what you create! You are one awesome card maker!

I wish we could eat that cake together, but unfortunately normally the Atlantic is between us....but right now I am in Israel ...... so not really any closer....

Gorgeous yellow and white cake - by Jana's Creative Cakes

Here is another look of my card. I used the CityGirl stamp from STAMPlorations (desigend by Shirley), masked it and sponged around in yellow. Added the envelope pattern background stamp from Hero Arts and the sentiment. Cut two thin stripes in grey and yellow and added enamel dots. 

I hope you like it Shirley!

I am also linking this card with Seize the Birthday - anything birthday