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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Funky Fossil Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I have great news - Sarah Grey form Funky Fossils Designs asked my if I want to be on her design team - guess what? I said YES!
My work situation has relaxed and I just quit 2 DT's before I knew this would be happening and I actually have time to do this. You all know how much I love stencils, so that was an offer I could not refuse.
Sarah has not only a huge selection of wonderful stencils in her store, but she also carries some super cute stamp sets, one of which I used for my first card:

 This set is called Chubby Unicorns and below you can see all the stamps on it.

I combined it with the Sunray stencil    

For my second card I used the 3D Cubes stencil.

Now this is just totally up my alley! I love geometric stuff, so that fits the bill. I made myself a mask for the stencil, so I could color it with different colors. It brings out the 3D pattern much more that way. its was a tad fiddly, but not too much. Besides that you can keep the mask for future uses. Added a die cut instead of a sentiment. I love having some generic cards around, that you can use for any occasion.

And now I have a present for you - in case you want to shop at Funky Fossils Design you'll get a 15% discount if you use code: FFCORNELIA15. 
The code will be valid Saturday 21 Sept to midnight on Monday 23 Sept (UK time)

Linking up with:
AAA Birthday challenge - use a stencil
CAS on Friday - animal
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Mod Squad - stenciled background
Watercooler Wednesday - masculine (second card)

For your blog

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Katzelkraft - NOPE

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. 

My Katzelkraft stamp set:

I used an old background made with black Gesso. I sponged distress ink on the side, where there was no gesso. I added the cat, which I had colored with Inktense and fuzzy cut. Added the letters and sponged a bit of pink on them. 

Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration!

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper

Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Show us your Pussies - anything with cats

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Day of the Month Card Club Reminder - Read a Book

Hallo Ihr Lieben,
Hi Everyone,

ich will Euch an die Day of the Month Card Club Challenge zu erinnern.
I want to remind you about our Day of the Month Card Club challenge.

unser Thema ist:
 the theme is: 

Read a Book

I made this book case with a die and wood paper. The books are Washi tape and the giraffe is by Katzelkraft, colored with Inktense and cut out. The sentiment is from the internet.

Ich hoffe, ich konnte Euch animieren, mitzumachen!
I hope I enticed you to 

Ich zaehle auf Euch. Ihr habt noch bis zum 30.9. Zeit
I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (9/30) to do so.

Bei dieser Challenge duerft Ihr waehlen und den Sieger ermitteln. Jeder darf waehlen, auch wenn Ihr nicht mitgemacht habt. Die 3 Teilnehmer, die die meisten Stimmen erhalten, werden zum Sieger gekuert und duerfen sich einen Gewinnerbutton mitnehmen. Die Wahl beginnt am 2. des Monats . Die Gewinner werden am 5. des folgenden Monats vorgestellt und die neue Challenge beginnt dann am 7. des Monats.
This is a voting challenge - the winner will be determined by vote. Everybody can vote, even if you didn't play along. Voting starts on the second of the following month. 
The 3 participants with the most votes will win. 
The winners will be showcased on the 5th of each month and the new challenge will start each month on the seventh.

Das auch alle ganz viel Spass haben, solltet Ihr bei mindestens 3 anderen Teilnehmern kommentieren. Vielleicht bei Leuten , die Ihr noch gar nicht kennt. Mal sehen, vielleicht werden sogar neue Freundschaften geknuepft!
And to make it more fun and appealing it would be great if you could comment on at least 3 other participants - perhaps you'll find some new friends that way. 

Es gibt IMMER einen Grund zum Feiern!
 There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Christmas Twofer

Hi Everyone,

I really need to get going with my Christmas cards....and then I got the inspiration from my friend Rosi, who designs for 52CCT.  And then it all fell into place. 52 CCT might not like my little splash of green, since there theme is black and white....but then, they don't have to. I like it and it also fits the Time out challenge....

I love this pretty Tim Holtz cover plate. It kind of makes quick Christmas cards, if you don't count poking out all those little die cuts, that get stuck in there....Besides that, you can get several cards out of this one, as you are left with all those cute little die cuts. Of course I had to used them for a second card and I still have lots of left overs....

The sentiment is by STAMPlorations.

And here is my second card:

I used some matching Washi tape and lined the die cuts up. Attached them to the Kraft card base. Added some hemp twine and the tiny tag. The little sentiment is by Papertrey. Also added three litle glitzy red dots. Can't live without some color....

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Linking up with:

Time Out - see picture below (first card)
52CCT - black and white (first card)
Christmas Kickstart - Scandinavian Holiday 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Back Stories With Darnell and Cornelia - #10 EUNICE


Eunice loved performing at birthday parties for the little kids. They were always delighted with her performance and clapped like little maniacs. She hated the fact that she had only been allowed to perform at adult parties since that incident in 2015 outside of Chicago. 

Since that time, Eunice had made it through her probation, done her community service, and sought medical help. Her psychiatrist and her veterinarian had determined that Eunice could not tolerate the sugar in the cupcake she devoured at the end of her performance. In order for the show to go on, a sugar-free gluten-free recipe had been developed and Eunice was now performing to the high standards of the Association of Hula Hooping Holsteins of America.

Even so, no one had hired her for a child's party until today, and that was only because Paulette had gotten sick. Eunice sat patiently waiting for the excited children to quiet down so the lights could be dimmed and the curtain raised. 

Her candle headband was in place and her special giant cupcake was by her side. She glanced over at the frosting to see if the honoree was a boy or a girl. And she gasped.

Eunice could feel her udders shudder and her heart started banging around in her chest. Her bulging eyes locked on the target. You see, Eunice knew something that none of the specialists had ever suspected. It wasn't the sugar in the cupcake and the frosting that was her trigger, it was the cherry. And a cherry was only added to the top of the cupcake at a child’s party. 

As the curtain started to rise, Eunice's tongue slipped out between her lips.

Darnell J. Knauss, Author
Cornelia Wenoker, Illustrator
stamp: RubberDance
Vol. 1 Ep. 12

not for publication in any children's book

Friday, September 13, 2019

Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps - Sympathy Alcohol Ink Card

Hi Everybody,

Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps has some wonderful sympathy sentiments. Unfortunately I needed to make a sympathy card, which I always find hard to do. Thankfully a good sentiment helps

My stamp supplies:

I made an alcohol ink background. Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it. Added the die cuts (Alexandra Renke)

I love playing with alcohol inks - always looks amazing!

Happy Stamping!

Our current promotion:

Linking up with:

Inspire.Create - with sympathy
Little Red Wagon - in memoriam
Paper Minutes - bluming/flowery
Daring Cardmakers - Special Thoughts

little red wagonPaperminutes

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Hi Everyone,

I wanted to play along with the AAA Card challenge - there is a sketch to work with. You can see it below.

It's a real simple one. So I masked off a strip  of paper and sponged it. I took my Cats on Appletrees stamps and created this little scene. I was contemplating a sentiment, but I got  such a good reaction out of my husband that I decided it's not necessary....LOL!

Linking up with:
AAA Card challenge - see sketch below

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Katzelkraft meets iStencil

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. I also wanted to play with some of my beloved iStencil, so I figured, I combine those two companies.... 

The background I made with a MFT stencil and added the bats and cityscape. I added the lightening stencil and used gold embossing paste. The frightened little person is from the Sherlock Holmes set, see picture below. I colored him with Inktense and cut him out with my Scan 'N Cut.


That golden lightening strike is real scary!

Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration!

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper

Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Mod Squad - create a scene

Take It, Make It Challenge

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Shell and Octopi

Hi Everyone,

 I wanted to make one more summer card, before the summer is completely  over and Challenge up your Life provided the incentive - the theme is shells.

I thought I had some shells, but I was wrong, but then I dug o up this Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymus set, that I had won a looooong time ago and hadn't used. It has quite a beautiful shell in it. I also wanted to play with my new pearl alcohol inks. The shimmer doesn't show well in the picture, but they are pretty. I added some foil to the sticky areas. The delicate octopi are by Alexandra Renke and the frame is by Steckenpferdchen. 

Linking up with:
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies

Monday, September 9, 2019

12 Days of Christmas

Hi Everyone,

sorry to disappoint you, but there is only 3 days of Christmas on this card - no way to fit all twelve....
I finally inked up this cute Penny Black set that I had for ages in my stash.....

I die cut 3 circles and marked the opening on the base card. Stamped the critters in there. Colored them with markers and Inktense pencils.  Did some ombre sponging for the top panel and added water splatters. 

Linking up with :

Jingle Belles - 12 Days of Christmas
Penny Black - animals

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