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

Monday, April 21, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #10

We have a cool sketch for you for the next two weeks over at 
Very different from other sketches.

Doesn't it look like fun?

I used that cool Distressed Damask Background, sponged it in three different colors, heat embossed the sentiment from the set Artful Flutters and lastly added some of those funky splatter thingies from Holiday Artsy. Lastly I added some black splatters.

Now hop on over and see what our fabulous DT has come up with to juice up your imagination! We also have a talented Guest designer with us for this challenge - Carol from Just me: C. Welcome Carol - great to have you with us!

The challenge ends May 2; winner will be announced May 4.

House of Cards April Challenge

It's time for a new challenge here at House of Cards!  We've got a fabulous one for you this week and we cannot wait to see what you've got in store for us!

This fortnight, we're asking for 

And that is the card I made:

Happy Easter to all of you!

I used a Close to my Heart set called Easter Wishes, some Washi tape and the tag is from Mama Elephant. the little clothes pin is from Paper Source - got his last year (on sale, of course...)

Head over to the blog and checkout what our talented DT girls have in store for you!

Thanks for coming over!  I hope you join us--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  Can't wait to see your creations! :)

I am also linking this card with Simon Says - Animal Antics

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dream Valley #80 - Say it with Words

Hi Everybody, 

its another challenge at Dream Valley and the challenge is "Say it with Words"! Are you up for this? Just use a large sentiment or a poem as your focal point. 

This is really easy to do with those MOM stamps from STAMPlorations. I love them and I also love the different fonts. I made a little chalk board here, that I hung up with twine and the help of eyelets into this tent card. 
Here is a side view:

You fold up a strip of cardstock into an "M" and glue it to the front and back panel of your card. There is still enough space on the back to write something personal. 
The vines on the side are also STAMPlorations - they are from the set Distressed Floral Swirls Added tiny pearls and colored with Copics. 

Now head over to the blog and let our wonderful DT inspire you!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

HAPPY EASTER with Muse # 63

to all of you!

Before I go on with this post I just wanted to let you know that I am on vacation in Boulder for this week and I am taking a little break from blogging.......but I'll catch up with everything once I'll come back!

I am playing again at the Muse. The amazing Therese Calvird is providing inspiration for us - her wonderful card is below, further down. I knew immediately what to use for my card. I have this Sizzix embossing folder, which has a similar pattern as Therese's card. I swiped  the embossed panel with different colored green inks. to give it some ombre effect. 

The bunnies are IO, the banner is from Avery Elle and he stamp is an ancient woodblock stamp from Repeat Impressions. I gave the bunnies some eyes made with liquid enamel and a black marker. 
they look better that way. 

And just for the fun of it I am linking this with Simply Create Too - no digis or stamped images - there is still a couple of days left to link up your cards!
I am also linking this card with Simon Says - Animal Antics

Here is the inspiration card:

I am also linking my card with the Die Cut Divas, see inspiration photo:

 - its mainly green an d has two animals looking at each other in it....


And now I wanted to share two cards I got. This is from my blogging friend Susanne from Keep in Touch! Such a pretty Easter card. I always wanted to make an easel card - great inspiration! 

And this wonderful CAS perfection I got from Anita in France from My Papercraft World

She also send me a pack of this wonderful paper she uses  - it has a subtle texture and ahhh feels so good! There is a touch of sparkle on this card - I guess wink of Stella....
Thanks Susanne, thanks Anita - I just love all those friends I have been making through paper crafting and blogging - I has been so wonderful!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ColorQ #237, CASE this Sketch #72 and a Warm Welcome to 4 New Members!

I am always amazed and happy when I see a new face popping up on my member list - you guys are amazing! Thanks for joining! I never dreamed about having sooo many members when I started this adventure 1 1/2 years ago! This time I can welcome 4 new members to my blog. Lets welcome you in the order of joining:

Hop over to their blogs - you'll love what you see there! 
And as customary I have a welcome picture for you:

Since we have almost Easter I chose this picture for you. I just photographed this in the Newark Museum - it was from a Video installation. Really cute....I just forgot to take a picture from the artist's name, so I can not reference it. So sorry... I hope you like your picture nonetheless....


I needed another birthday card, this time for a friends' child - and what better than to combine ColourQ with CASE this Sketch?

I love that TAWS set - its called Face it - when they came out with it I just had to have it.....

Its for children of all ages :)
The sentiment is by Paper Smooches from the Sentiment sampler. Added Baker's twine.
And guess what? I used a lot of snippets for this card - it goes into the Snippets Playground!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Card Drive for Lauryn with Paper Smooches

I heard about Lauryn through Lisa from The Purple Place. You can read about Lauryn HERE. today is a blog hop taking place for her and I am not officially part of it, but wanted to make a card for her and show it at the day of the hop. Please visit The Purple Place for the hop details. 


Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia Thursday, March 27th. She has been in the hospital since her diagnosis and will remain there having chemo treatments. Please pray for this sweet little girl and her dear family. Lauryn has two siblings that she just adores! Updates can be found via their Facebook page HERE.

I hope this card cheers her up!  I took the inspiration from this weeks Paper Smooches challenge, see the inspiration picture below:

I cut the banners and hung them onto Bakers Twine. All stamps are Paper Smooches from the set Chubby Chums.
And guess what? I used a lot of snippets for this card - it goes into the Snippets Playground!
And if you want to send a card to Lauryn, here is the address:

Children's National
Hematology/ Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CASology #90 and a second card for PTI

I just love those cue words at CASology - this time its WET. For wet spring maybe? Or tears? So many possibilities....I went with the tears - can never pass up an opportunity to play with my Ryn Tanaka stamps......

I used water color paper, stamped the tears and then colored them in with diluted distress inks - lots of water here...

I added glossy accents to make them extra wet and tiny liquid enamel dots for extra reflection. The sentiment is by IO. 


I had cut up too much paper for this weeks Make it Monday challenge and did not want to throw it out. So I just made a second card with the scraps. Quite similar to my first card - you can see it HERE

The wooden speech bubbles are from Michaels, the sentiment is by CASual Fridays, and I used the Papertrey Harlequin embossing folder for the quilted look.
And since this card used up scraps I am linking it with the Snippets Playground

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Avery Elle combined with Colour me

We had such a gorgeous spring day today and I was busy all day long preparing for a course I have ot give in May and cleaning up my house.... But then I needed a break and made a card - what else would I do....?

 I made it for the  AEI♥U Challenge - water color and used those gorgeous colors from Colour me...!

I pulled out my favorite set from Avery Elle - Bright Days and heat embossed the two triangles. I water colored around them, creating a background and then stamped the triangles again in the challenge colors. Added some splatters. 

The sentiment is from the Avery Elle set - Fanfare. Added some Paper Candy, colored with Copics. I hope you like it, I sure do!
And now back to work.... Have a great weekend and thank you for all your lovely comments!

I am also linking this with Seize the Birthday - optional White on White 
Time Out challenge - Masculine Birthday
Just us Girls - watercolor background

          Challenge 4

Friday, April 11, 2014

Simply Create Too #59 - No Stamped Images

Hi Everybody,

its time for a new challenge at Simply Create Too! This time we ask you to make a card without stamped images. No so easy, at least for me......I LIKE stamping! A stamped sentiment is okay (thank goodness!)

Here is my card:

T learned this on a previous Make it Monday from Papertrey - layered die cuts. Its really neat and a great way to display your border dies. The "paper" is really paint chips (courtesy of Home Depot). The sentiment is Papertrey Mum's the Word. I added some Paper Candy.

I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Make it Monday #159

No-Sew Quilted Cards is the theme at Make it Monday this week. I have not played there in a while....

The talented Dawn McVey has a cool video, showing us how to do that.  
I first had to research quilting patterns to find something I liked......

Not really my usual style, but I really like the result of it! 
I first cut myself some triangles from My Minds Eye patterned paper, glued it onto white card stock and then ran it through my Big Shot using the Papertrey Quatrefoil  die as embossing folder. 

The sentiment is  - how cool is that - designed by Dawn as well -  from the Papertrey Signature series -Flower, the wood cut is from Michaels. The card really looks like a quilt! Amazing! Thanks, Dawn!

Monday, April 7, 2014

CASE study #185 and Hello to three new Members!

I have not done this in a really long time - please excuse me, I know its sooooo overdue!
I had three new members join my blog! Thank you so much. Its lovely to have you here. I hope you visit often and like what you see. And now in the order of joining:

(so sorry could not find a link, but I will edit it in if you can give me one)

Both Miriam and Hannelie have fantastic blogs - if you don't know them already, head on over and admire their work!

And as customary I have a welcome picture for you:

exquisite detail in carved egg shells by Beth Magnuson

Those eggs are by Beth Magnusen. Some of her eggs were exhibited at a small museum near where I live. Her carvings are just amazing. I normally show my own pictures here, but I took this picture from the internet, as my own did not come out so well - the reflecting glass case wrecked my pictures....


I think I have played only once in the CASE study so far......I may change that....this beautiful card by the awesome Jaclyn Miller just spoke to me....

Tonight I finally had an idea how to make my own version of it. I used the Papertrey Big Vases dies and made my own stencil and then sponged three of the four vases partially onto white card stock.

The flowers are by STAMPlorations- Eclectic Florals, the setiment is also STAMPlorations- Art Deco Border Builders. The stems I just drew in with pencil. Added a Paper Candy as accent.

Here is a photo of my "stencil"

I'm also  adding this card to the Moxie Fab STENCIL challenge
to Keep it Simple - Stencil
and to Virginia's View challenge - its stencils there too.....
And just for the fun of it I'm linking this with the STAMPlorations April challenge - since sponging is another one of my favorite techniques....

Sunday, April 6, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #9

OOoops - published a day early.......well, gives you extra time to prepare....

Hi my Friends - its time for another sketch challenge at STAMPlorations! This is a fun one - you'll love it! We also have a very talented Guest Designer  - Kathy from Stamps at Play!

But first my card:

I used the VIGNETTE: Artful Flutters. I stamped the butterfly on watercolor paper, inked it up with my Kaleidocolor ink pad and spritzed it with water, before I stamped it. I let it dry and then fuzzy cut it, The sentiment is from the same set. 

The strip of newsprint paper is actually also from STAMPlorations - Shery wraps the stamps in it, when she ships them - another little bonus :)

April 7 - Sketch #9
(ends April 18; winner announced April 20)

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 as a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge.

Now head over to the blog and let our fantastic design team inspire you!

I am also linking this card with Time Out challenges - basically butterflies on a white background - I just made mine a bit more colorful..... The Card Concept - butterfly theme
and of course the Snippets Playground - lots of snippets in this card!


Dream Valley Challenge #79 - Easter Day

Hi Everybody, 

its another challenge at Dream Valley and quite appropriately its Easter Day! Don't we all need to make some more Easter cards? Here is you chance to link them up!

I used the Papertrey Take Tree die for this card. The bunnies are from Stamping Up- Ears to You and teh sentiments are Craft smart stamps from Michaels. I made the bunny eyes with liquid enamel and colored the ears a bit with Copics, to give those bunnies more dimension. Added an enamel dot and a Paper Candy. 

Now head over to the blog and see how the DT can inspire you!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Color Throwdown #286 - Thank You set

I made a bunch of Thank You cards for my son, so that he finally can write his thank you notes for his birthday gift. I really wanted him to make them, but that did not work out.......

and then I check my blog list and what do I see - the reminder post for:

Color Throwdown has the same colors - it is a beautiful color combo, isn't it?? First I thought that is some fantastic caterpillar - but then Sherrie pointed out that they are a bunch of birds - LOL - my eyesight must be going....

Materials: stamps by Technique Tuesday - Big Thanks, Heidi Swapp, patterned paper, Paper Candy

Friday, April 4, 2014

STAMPlorations Stamps and Technique and a Tutorial

Time for a new monthly challenge at STAMPlorations! You are going to like this - its use your favorite technique (or I guess any technique ) and stamping!

I choose to do "emboss resist".

The challenge ends April 30, the winner will be announced May 6.
The winner will receive 2 clear stamp sets of her choice from the Vignette, Patchwork Frenzy, and Subway Art series. (Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.) Also, the winner will be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you'll be in the running to win This month's random prize draw winner will receive 1 package of Tsukineko BRILLIANCE Dew Drop PLANETARIUM ink pads: Galaxy Gold, Platinum Planet, Starlite Silver, and Cosmic Copper

courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping.

So hop on over to STAMPlorations, to see what our fabulous DT has in store for you! We also have the ueber talented Sian as guest designer this months. 


At Less is More the theme is Round and Round - perhaps my card is a bit more than less, but I'm going to link it anyhow...

Its perhaps a stretch, but I am linking this up with Addicted to CAS - the theme is "Wheel" - for me it fits, using all those color wheels. Lets see what the DT thinks....

I am also linking up this card with the current Inkspirational challenge - you have to CASE
Sandie from London Days  - one of their talented DT members. So I snooped around in her flickr account (much easier than finding anything on th eblog) and came up with THIS card, that I wanted to CASE

See the similarity? I just love this card! Its so pretty!

In case you are wondering, how I made my card - I have a little tutorial for you:

My supplies: 

Wiped the colored pice of cardstock with the embossin buddy. Stamped some of the circles with Versamark, sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and heated it with a heat gun.

Sponged around the embossed areas, repeated the process with additional circles, both in the upper and lower part of the paper strip. Make sure your ink is completely dry and use that embossing  buddy!(Sorry for the blurry pictures.....)

Took some of the circles from the Holiday Artsy set and just stamped on the card with the above shown inks. Took a 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch punch and punched out additional circles of colored card stock. I trimmed the paper to 5 1/2 inches in length.

Did another round of emboss resist on the 1 inch circles, added the sentiment and assembled everything with foam tape under the large circles:

I hope you like it!