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, December 21, 2014

Time out challenge #21 and Just Us Girls

It's Christmas at the Time out challenge and I have yet another Christmas card to share:

I took the colors form the Just us Girls challenge - see the inspiration picture below. The stamp is Hero Arts - I just picked this one up at Michaels - at 50 % off... could not resist. 
Watercolor paper, clear embossing and distress inks. Added some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle.

Quick and easy!


Also adding this card to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Winter
and to Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes
Traumfabrik - A Christmas Carol/anything Christmas

By the way - STAMPlorations is having a fabulous Gift Certificate special through December 24th!


Go and check it out! You could also shower yourself with a gift card and get 2 extra bucks :)

Happy stamping!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stack 'em up!

And yet another Christmas card.....this one I made for the Paper Smooches challenge - the inspiration picture is below.

I stacked up various animals  from my sets and colored them with Copics in a muted color palette. The sentiment is also Paper Smooches - Christmas sampler, There is just something about those stamps that make me smile. They are just too cute, without being cutsie.....

Here is the inspiration picture:

Also adding this card to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Winter
and to Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes
Challenge up your life - Xmas without Xmas stamps
Traumfabrik - A Christmas Carol/anything Christmas
Happy stamping and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Muse and Hello to my New Members

It has been a while that I have several new members on my blog, but did not manage to find the time for an adequate greeting picture. Finally that time has come and I want to welcome

Kaylgriffin (sorry,could not find a link)
Karen from Made by Meadie

Great to have you here! I actually did not quite realize I have that many new member, because old one have been defecting by equal numbers and my overall membership has been stable! Yeahh! After all, it could be declining! So extra thanks for joining and old members - I am so impressed you are still here with me. Visit my newbies and leave them some love - they all have quite wonderful blogs! I do appreciate every one of my members, even if I don't have enough time to comment on all your wonderful card, I wish I did...

So here is my welcome picture for you:

Those portraits are by Jaume Plensa, a Spanish sculptor. Those heads are right now exhibited in the Millennium Park in Chicago, where I admired them and took this picture. I hope you like them too. although a picture does not quite do them justice, they are quite impressive!


Enough real art - back to card making:

I made this for this week's Muse challenge, where the Marion inspires us with a really cute card:

So here is my CASE on it:

Kind of took it literally - instead of the cat sitting in a box I have a hippo breaking through a wall....
Colored it with Copics. The hole in the wall is by Stampendous, all other stamps are by Paper Smooches.
And as you can see - I made too many Christmas cards in the past, although I was considering putting a Santa Hat on the hippo and have him shout out Merry Christmas....I like the party hat better - gave me better color choices:

Have a great day and happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #126

Its challenge time at ATSM!
And its Everybody's favorite theme- Amything Goes!

I go the idea for this card from the amazingly talented Laura Bassen, which has made a video demonstrating the technique over at Papertrey's Make it Monday. Its a worthwhile video to watch and its short....Its easy to do, but a bit time consuming, as you have to make several die-cuts and glue them together. But the result is great  -I love it!

Materials: all die cuts from Papertrey - the silver stars are the leftovers from the Papertrey snowflakes, the little trees you get from the happy sentiment - its the inside of the  letter "Y" turned upside down :)
the other sentiments are by STAMPlorations (Bloom Sketches: Daisy 2Bloom Sketches: Sunflower Artsy)

 Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is 

the prize is 3 free digis

I am also playing in the Jingle Belles challenge - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground - use a snippet
The Male Room - Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cornelia Prepares for New Years!


I had enough of Christmas cards and New Years is certainly a card worthy event, so why not prepare for it in time.....


I started with watercolor paper and heat embossed the sentiment on it:

Sprinkled blue and purple Brushos on it - you see you need very little, looks like little specks of pepper....

Mist it with water - the paper warps, so I weighed it down with acrylic blocks: 

Let it dry - of course I have no patience, so I used my heat gun to speed it up.
If you look closely you see little specks of dried paint on the embossed letters - I wiped them off with a damp cloth - see the picture on your right:

Heat embossed the Champagne glasses in silver on a piece of scrap paper:

I fussy cut them, colored them with Copics and mounted them with foam tape on the card:

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you don't have Brushos you can just use regular watercolors, that works quite as well! 
You can visit the STAMPlorations blog HERE and see what goodies are waiting there for you! Like the new stamp set Sugar Rush that is available now!

Happy Holidays to all of you!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Two More Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone,

recently I got some great new stamps form Germany - they are from the Renke Manufaktur. For a long time I had my eyes on them and finally I got my hands on them, doing a little internet exchange with my friend Elisabeth..... I used one of the stamps, which I had bought in two sizes - its called Bluetendolde. I love it, because you can use it for so many things, like what I did here, made it into a Christmas bauble. I heat embossed it in silver and gold (WOW embossing powder). The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

I added a little strip of gold glitter paper on the side. And "hung" the baubles on silver and gold strings. 
Did you notice my new splashy watermark - Kylie made that for me and if you want one too, you can contact her - I made a link on the sidebar of my blog.

Stempelkueche - stretch your stamps
The Paper Players - black tie
WOW embossing powders - Memories (Christmas always brings sweet memories for me)

        Click here to enter our challenge and win some Wow! Embossing Powders!!

And then I made a second card, using only the larger Bluetendolde stamp. I die cut the circles (Lifestyle Crafts) and then stamped the stamp on the inside of the card. Added a die cut silver strip on the side and sponged the other side. The sentiment is by inkystamp - love that font and it says Merry Christmas in German

Since I thought it needs something else I drew two straight lines with Copics on the silver strip and also added one line to the inside (to cover up a smudge....)

The challenges I'll play in with this card:
Stempelkueche  - stretch your stamps
Simon Says - Bling it on
Jingle Belles - anything Christmas


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 I am sure you all have heard by now about the Coffee Lovers blog hop hosted and organized by the amazing Amy Tsuruta!
Since I surely love coffee and wanted to play with my new STAMPlorations stamps I made this card:

I stamped on  patterned paper and heat embossed in white. Gold metallic foil paper to frame the pp and a coffee colored string.

Clean and certainly simple. The stamp set is: VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry


I am also linking my card with Inkspirational  - anything with gold

Thank you Amy for organizing this hop! There are lots of generous prizes that can be won by many manufacturers! There is still a little bit of time to link up. So get inky!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Teenage Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I had some great time tonight, creating a card for one of my son's friends, who turns 14. I got some help from the fabulous Therese Calvird, over at this weeks Muse challenge. She has such a fun card to CASE for us. You'll see it at the bottom of this post.

I made a smartphone and decorated it with Neat&Tangled stamps. I actually used 4 sets for it. The Time Warp stamp I heat embossed with glitzy embossing powder. It sparkles really nice in real life. The "lets celebrate" is white embossed and from the set "Party Dots".

The other sentiments are from "You+Me" and "A Long Time Ago". The speech bubbles are a punch and the numbers are by Papertrey. Lastly I embossed the background card stock with a embossing folder by We R Memory Keepers.

And of course I am also linking this cards up with  Little Tangles - embossing

Do you like my new watermark? Kylie from ATSM and Happy Little Stampers created that for me and if you want one too, you can email her:

Mention ATSM and get 10% off until 31st December 2014

Have a fun day! Happy stamping!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

White Snowflakes

Just want to share a quick card I had time to make today - using the little TAWS set called Holiday Sparkles.

Aren't those snowflakes pretty? I stamped them in white and heat embossed them. I then sponged that graduated grey from top to bottom. 

The sentiment I stamped in grey and heat embossed it with glitter embossing powder, but it does not show well in the photo. Added silver thread and beads. 

I am playing in following challenges with this card:
Craft Stamper - white stamping
TAWS - going with the bottom right picture
Amusing challenges - Non-Christmas Holiday card


Have a great day and thank you for visiting me!