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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Design Teams past and present and GDT

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stamplorations Sketch Challenge #22

Hi Everyone,

its sketch challenge time at STAMPlorations
You'll see it below, but first my DT card:
 You know I love Halloween, so I could not resist.....

I was using the Vignette: Celebrate Artsy to make this card - the ghost on the left is the real stamp, the one on the right is the same stamp, but inked up the backside of it. The sentiments are from Marhta Stewart and IO. Some sponging to comply with the sketch and Washi tape, boo-hoo!

Our fabulous guest designer for this challenge is Leslie from The Crooked Stamper!

 The PRIZE for this cahllenge:
The sketch challenges are sponsored by our sister shop, All About Scrapping. The winner gets to pick 3 DIGITAL products from the shop — any combination of printable sheetsPhotoshop templates, and digital paper packs. The winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge.

Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you'll be in the running to win this month's prize: a pack of 12 assorted rub-ons.

This challenge ends October 31; winner will be announced November 2

See you at STAMPlorations!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Little Tangles combined with Friday Mashup

When I saw the Friday Mashup challenge I knew I had to play! I have in teh past admired those galaxy backgrounds, but had no idea how to make them. but - Friday Mashup provided two links (thanks Ladies!) to youtube videos - one by Kristina Werner and one by Dawn. I did not have the right supplies foe either technique, but I learned enough and kind of made my own with the stuff I had at hand. The other cool coincidence was that  the challenge over at Little Tangles is Inspired by the design team. I remembered Jill making a card recently (see below), that fit what I had in mind.....

So long story short - here is my card:

I am quite happy with the result, after all it was my first try.  I used the Neat and Tangled set Time Warp, the sentiment is from A Long time ago. I white embossed them first and while the embossing powder was still hot I added glow in the dark WOW embossing powder to it and embossed it again. And it worked fabulously as you can see:

Also added glitter apper stars (dies from Simon Says) and a thin strip of turquoise paper on the side. I also stamped a strip of black paper with white ink - the sentiment is from the set Party Dots.

I am also adding this  card to The Snippets Playground - add a snippet (glitter stars and the black and turquoise strip)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday

                                                                                  Jills Card:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Make it Monday and Cure the Monday Blues

When I saw the inspiration picture at Cure for the Monday Blues and the theme at Make it Monday I just knew I had to combine them! The fabulous Danielle Flanders made a wonderful video showing you how to to gold dipped die cuts.

It super easy - all you need is Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. You ink up a part of your die cut with Versamark and then sprinkle embossing powder on  it and heat emboss it. Looks great!
Here is a close up

All my dies are Papertrey. I did some inlaid die cut technique for the Joy. The trees are mounted on foam tape. Added gold thread.

And here is the wonderful inspiration picture:

I am also linking this with the Snippets Playground - its all snippets - except the card base....

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Little Tangles and Male Room

I don't make a lot of masculine cards and I am not sure I succeeded with this one, but I made it for a male friend of mine - he is much younger than me, so I think its okay. I combined the sketch challenge from The Male Room with this week's 
Little Tangles challenge. 

The numbers are by Papertrey. I die cut them and underlayed them with colored paper that I also sponged a bit. The stamps are by Neat and Tangled - the set is called Everyday Circles. I love that set!

Added some black splatters. I popped up the sentiment circle with foam tape to give it some dimension.

Quick and easy and I really like it!
I am also linking this card with Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
and The Snippets Playground - use a snippet - my happy sentiment
CASology - Splatter


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Muse #88

Hi Everyone,

it has been a while that I have played at the Muse challenge - just not enough time.....I would love to play in every challenge, but that is impossible. But my talented friend Vicki Dutcher had made such a great card (you'll see it below) - I had to play along....

I bought those beautiful sequin dies from MFT a while ago and now they have their debut - I thought they are just perfect for this. The largest "sequin" I made with a punch. I used gold metallic paper.

The sentiment is by STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders: Celebrate 
, heat embossed on vellum. Added some fine gold thread for extra interest.
Here is Vicki's beauty:

Perhaps it stretching it too much, but I also thought it would fir this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch - I just made the central panel larger....

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ATSM Challenge #116

This is my second post today - for the Spotlight project click HERE or scroll down.

Hi Everyone - its challenge time at Addicted to Stamps and More! And its everyone's favorite theme - Anything Goes. No theme, no limitations - let your inspiration soar! 

I made a fun card for this challenge - I had a great time making it:

I used the the STAMPlorations set PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Pentagons to make some fish. I just doodled their fins and gave them googly eyes....the background I made with a Tim Holtz stencil (dot fade) and masked the pentagons. For the sentiment I used the Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year  - it's so versatile, it does not limit you to the Holidays. 

And here si our sponsor for this challenge: 

The winner will get 3 digis.

And here are my stamping supplies:

 And one more look at my card - 'cause I like it that much :)

Now head on over and play with us - see you at ATSM!

I am linking this card with Stempelkueche - Markers (used Copics to color the fins)
And KIS - Three

Cornelia playing with Oldies, but Goodies

Hi Everyone, Cornelia is back playing with some of the older STAMPlorations sets today! 
I used one of my favorite techniques - sponging and one of my favorite gadgets to make those cards - the Stamp-a-majig.

So, lets get started - I masked white card stock with post it notes - I like to do this an a grid pad, to get my lines straight. I used a Kaleidocolor inkpad for this card - in my opinion you can use any kind of ink for sponging - I have used them all with similar results. I basically just pick the colors I like.....

As you can see - I went with yellow and green.

I stamped the little number stamp on the clear plastic sheet that comes with the Stamp-a-majig, using Versafine ink (my favorite)

This way your stamping stays very exact:

Next I stamped the daisy and heat embossed it with superfine WOW embossing powder - I like the detail of that powder.

I then colored the daisy - also in yellow and green, but used my Brushos for that - sprinkling a few crystals on a clear acrylic block and using a water brush.

Added the sentiment and a few stitched lines and cut out the daisy.
I mounted the daisy with foam tape and added some Stickles to the center.

Here is a similar card I made, except that I stamped the heart strip on colored card stock and added some Washi tape:

Used stamp sets: 
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PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Pentagons

Bloom Sketches: Daisy 2


Pull out your oldies and have fun! Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, October 6, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch challenge #21

Hi Everyone, its sketch challenge time at STAMPlorations!

It's a fun one:

And I did have fun with it, as you can see:

I used the PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Pentagons for the cute little birds. The pentagons are a little tricky, as they resist pattern stamping - unlike hexagons, which are easy that way. But to make up for that you can use them to make fun little creatures - like my birds.......I just doodled their body parts and gave them googly eyes....

For the sentiment I used the Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year  - it's so versatile, it does not limit you to the Holidays. I heat embossed it in white.


The challenge ends October 17; the winner will be announced October 19.

Our wonderfully creative DT has beautiful cards to inspire you to play! Our guest designer this month is the amazingly talented Elaine- if you don't know her you have to visit her blog and get to know her a bit better!

 So come on over to STAMPlorations and play - I hope to see you there!

I am also linking this card with Virginia's view challenge #8 - CAS

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House of Cards October Challenge

Welcome to the CAS challenge for this month at House of Cards. This month we are asking us to use a punch or a die in our creations. What could be easier than that? I choose to do a Halloween card for this, using an Tim Holtz die.

I did a bit of sloppy sponging around the ghost face and mounted it onto black card stock. Since it was so super easy and quick to make this card I also decorated the inside:

The sentiment stamp is by Stampin' up, the bats are from Rubbernecker. 

If you dare you could come on over - our team has some fabulous inspiration in store for you!


I am also linking this card with Virginia's view challenge #8 - CAS
and The Paper Players - Halloween