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

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Skipping Stones Designs - July Challenge

Sorry for the confusion - the challenge is NEXT Friday....
On a positive note - you can already prepare for it:)

Hi Everyone, 
how about playing along in the Skipping Stones Designs challenge? The theme is summer - how appropriate! 
I have a nice summery drink for you to get your creative juices flowing....

I used the set Grapeful to make this card.

Took the Martini and heat embossed it in white, Sponged yellow all around it and colored the Martini with Copics. Added the sentiment and stamped the lemon slice on a piece of scrap paper. Heat embossed it and colored it with Copics as well. Added Stickles to the drink - it looks yummy, don't you think?

 So come and play along - You can win some SSD stamps!

Linking up with:
House of Cards - drinks a/o colors, see below


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Joy Clair - Oh Baby

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the Joy Clair blog today, revisiting that cute baby set Joy Clair has come out with - Oh Baby:

I needed a card for a friend of mine who just has delivered twin girls. and this set is just perfect for it!

I did some paper piecing for the umbrella and a lot of fuzzy cutting. The babies and the bow are colored with Copics. The background is sponged and I added some sequins. "Hung" the umbrella from a pink string and popped it up with foam tape.

Hope you liked this!

Don't forget to play with us in the Joy Clair July challenge 
- the theme is Summer and we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes July 30, so there is still time!

 Linking up with:
Just Add Ink - paper piecing
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Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts:
Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/780661272059755/
Color by Faith Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/939788189403798/

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Muse Christmas Vision #54

Hi Everyone,

I am back to stimulate you to pull out your Christmas supplies and play with us at the Muse Christmas Vision!

For this week I created a card with a window, using a die by Papertrey. I die cut my white card stock and then made myself a triangle onto a second piece of card stock and sponged in all sorts of colors. Added the little houses (Inkadinkadoo) and the Santa (not sure from what company it is)
I did not feel it needed a sentiment, but one could certainly add one. I also die cut a piece of fun foam to elevate my card stock window.

So, there are so many ways to CASE this - I am sure you'll find your own unique one! 

Hope to see you at MCV!

Linking up with:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #86

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:
Cutplorations birthday die, Party Time

I played around with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, just dropping different colors and watch them do their thing. Its pretty cool and super simple! Added additional droplets of blending solution to some of the areas of color. The BIRTHDAY I cut with fun foam and the rest of the sentimtnt is heat embossed. Added some sequins.

At our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Linking up with:
Becca's 30th Birthday Bash - Happy birthday Becca!!!
Virginia’s View Challenge #22 - all about colors
AAA card challenge - stash favorite - alcohol inks (with such results, how can it not be my favorite!)
30 day coloring challenge - day 8 for me


Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Stamp Connection #15

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our ninth transatlantic get-together!

And we also have a guest this month - if you don't know Aileen Ryan from Color and Sparkle, you have really been missing out on some truly awesome card making goodness! I am so happy she agreed to join us this month! Welcome Aileen!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements and I picked
"alcohol inks"

I used Yupo paper for this card. It is synthetic paper and the way the inks flow on this paper is just amazing! Of course I did some research on you tube.....I used brown, butterscotch and a turquoise green as my colors. First I made them flow and then I did some dropping, splattering and selective dotting.

 Her is a more detailed view:

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out. You can create real depth with this technique. Of course I experimented quite a bit and you will see more cards in the future...
As you can see, I added a stitched frame (STAMPlorations), put the thanks (also STAMPlorations) on a torn strip of vellum and added some enamel dots.

Here is another view:

Lets check out  Tanja's and Aileen's artwork and leave them some love!

Linking up with:
30 day coloring challenge - day 7 for me
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (the vellum and the thanks)
AAA card challenge - stash favorite - alcohol inks (with such results, how can it not be my favorite!)
   Pixies Crafty Workshop

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ellen Hudson Mix it up

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to play in the Ellen Hudson Mix it up challenge with my last card, but then I forgot to put something by EH on it.....So I had to make another card.....No big deal. This month the mix up is with Neat & Tangled.

I took a border set by N&T and made the background stripes. I did not try to space them evenly or ink them up to the same length. I wanted it to be somewhat random. I water colored paper in the colors you see and them die cut the EH flowers. Glued them on and added splatters and sequins. The "thinking of you" sentiment is also by N&T.

My color scheme I got from the current Color Throwdown and this card also is playing in Addicted to CAS, where the cue word is stripes and in Less Is More - repetition

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Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 15, 2016

You're Purrfect!

Hi Everyone,

I found some time to play along at the Little Tangles challenge. This month its an inspiration picture, which I have posted below.

Used my favorite N&T set - the cute cats and had one splashing into a puddle , scaring those fish away, that it would have like to catch...The puddle/splatter is also by N&T. The cat and fish are colored with Copics, the sentiment is heat embossed. 

Can you see how I got inspired? My husband and son couldn't.....

CWS Challenge #4: Ink Splatters

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

So Suzy - Swirly Heart

 Hi Everyone,

I am back today with another card I made with those wonderful sentiment stamps So Suzy carries. this one is by Audrey Hepburn and goes along perfectly with the Swirly Heart stamp:

I masked a diagonal strip on my card base and sponged with distress inks. 

Used my Misti and stamped the swirly heart in white pigment ink

And then moved the card just a smidgen and over stamped with black ink

So you get a thin white outline and a deep black shadow.

Stamped the sentiment:

Hope you liked this!

Linking up with:
Inkspirational - anything goes with red
Tuesday Throwdown - One layer
Grab Our Button

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #85

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:
PartyGirl-web-preview  preview-BeccaCruger_StrongWomen  FloralBliss-preview
Party Girl, Strong Women, Floral Bliss

Stamped the images - did some masking, of course and water colored the background. Made the City silhouette with water colors as well and then did some direct to paper inking over my background. Added thin black strips on both sides.

At our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Linking up with:
Challenge up your life - water colors

Happy Stamping!