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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Katzelkraft - Nutella loving Rats

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!
My blogging friend Gundi from Papierelle sent a Nutella care package for my son and before he could devour it all and throw the wrappers in the garbage pail I rescued one of them and thought it needed to be on a card....
Thank you Gundi!!!

I could not find a better pairing than those Katzelkraft rats.....They LOVE Nutella, LOL!

I used the Les Rats des Villes set for this card.

I colored them with Inktense and fuzzy cut two of them. The one on the side is stamped onto the card stock.

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

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STAMPlorations Special Release - DAY 2

Hi Everyone,
 STAMPlorations is having a special release, see the four new stamp sets below in the graphic:

You can see yesterdays fabulous creation by Shirley and Monika HERE

Today's set is the wonky houses designed by Shirley Bampton. 

I absolutely love this set. The houses are adorable and quite versatile. 

I did some ombre coloring here - easiest done with a Misti. Kind of doing a partial inking of the stamp and then repeating it in a lighter color, or simply inking up the bottom more than the top. 

My second card I did simply stamping on patterned paper. I used a white gel pen to draw over the colors in the windows, to make the outlines more white.

Go and check out Shirley's cards at the STAMPlorations Blog
Leave comments along the way for your chance to win one of four $15 coupon codes which will be randomly drawn from all the comments left during the release on the STAMPlorations Blog and the participating designer's blogs.Commenting is open from January 14, until January 31.

All of the 4 new sets will be on sale at 10% off during the release until 31st January. You can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA at checkout to get an additional 20% off.

Happy Hopping!

STAMPlorations Inspiration #200

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations
Can you believe it? This is Inspiration post #200! There  is a special prize to win, scroll down to see.

My stamp supplies:


Carved Houses, Houses Extra, Mixed Media Grunge

The Carved Houses are from the new release - they will actually be officially introduced in one hour - so come back for more inspiration on how to use them.
I stamped the house with my Misti - inking it up with two different colors. Masked it and stamped teh trees. Did some spot coloring with a water brush pen. stamped one of the grunge set stamps at the bottom and lightly sponged with the teal color for extra interest. I also redrew the windows and roof lines with a white gel pen.

to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

200th Post Special Drawing
Just for this post we'll draw one winner from all comments left on this post and the designer blogs to receive a $20 coupon code* to apply towards products in the store.
So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Twofer Challenge #12

Hi Everyone,

of course I could not let that Twofer challenge go by and I din't even wait until the last moment. The theme was too good - BIRDS - one of my favorite stamps to buy! I can never say no to bird stamps... Do you have certain types of stamps you simply have to have, despite already owning lots of them? Or am I the only one out there????

I used this super long bird stamp from Carabelle Studio - it is the cutest thing ever! I stamped it diagonally onto card #1 and colored it with Inktense.

The coloring took a while - I find it not so easy to choose so many colors and not have it look incoherent or cluttered. I think I succeeded....

The second card did not get a lot of coloring - I was colored out at this point, ha ha.... It received a bit of masking. 

It was a bit fiddly to make it all work - a couple of tries to get the round die cut opening the correct size and how to squeeze in the sentiment under the bird beaks, etc. Livened it up with generous splatters and a little piece of Bakers twine.

I am so happy with the result. I always find the second card more difficult and often I am not totally happy with it, but here I am!

Linking up with:

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions (first card)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Stamp Connection #45

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 2rd Sunday of the month and this is our ninth transatlantic get-together!

This time I picked the requirements:
"Something new - but purchased a long time ago"
otherwise called ancient NBUS...

I have soooooo many unused stamps, it's downright embarrassing...those birds I think I bought on my very first stamp convention I went to - I think they are from Sparkle N Sprinkle, if I remember correctly. I don't think they still carry them. Finally inked up. There is nothing better than a good challenge.... even if it is my own.
The road is Washi tape and the sentiment is by Rubbernecker.
Colored with Inktense, what else...?

Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

The Library Challenge - absolute Beginners
(inspired by the color yellow and the road theme)
Crazy4Challenges - humerous card
2Crafty Critters Crazies - anything with a critter
Crafty Animals - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - Washi tape

Absolute Beginners (London Trilogy Book 2) by [MacInnes, Colin]
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So Suzy & Crackerbox Stamps - Bokeh Valentine

Hi Everyone,

time to think about Valentine's  Day!
I made a Bokeh background for my card.

Let me show you how I did this:

I used a Clarity Bubbles stencil and my brand new Clarity Brushes - you can get them in the store (click on the link) and started out with a light pink card base.

I brushed with various distress oxide inks

making sure I always move the stencil in a different position.

I used worn lipstick, picked raspberry and abandoned coral.

I took the Swirly Hearts stamp and my Misty and stamped it onto the upper half of my panel - I will be using the lower half for a second card.

I cut the panel in half and added the sentiment (simple Love You)- heat embossed it onto a small die cut black card stock heart. Added small strips of silver metallic Washi tape and glitter enamel dots.

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Linking up with:

CAS Mix-up challenge - bokeh and stamping
Time Out - Loving

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Guest Designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Hi Everyone,

I have achieved one of my goals in life and that was becoming "Queen of Snark" with THIS card. With that honor came the privilege of being guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, whoot, woot!!!

Hmmmm, I thought, that is not easy. After all, I love to read. But for those little problems we have Pinterest. And it supplied ample fodder for my imagination.

Here is what I came up with:

Had to use a Katzelkraft stamp, of course....colored with water brush pens. The books are by Paper  Smooches and ... The sentiment is from Pinterest and printed with my computer.

Now that was a lot of fun to make and I have more ideas....(Pinterest inspired)

You have two weeks to let your imagination go wild!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Let it Snow

Hi Everyone,

 I made this card  a while back and did not get around to post it. I finally have to show it to you, before the challenges I made it for are closing.....

I used my Memory Box snowflakes and a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder (old by now). I spritzed the blue paper with Fireworks spray, before I embossed it. I also had spritzed the card stock for the snowflakes with the same spray. The sentiment is heat embossed onto sliver grey card stock. It is from Hero Arts.

Linking up with:

Shopping our Stash - Winter Blues
Addicted to CAS - snowflake
Rubber Dance - see picture below
CAS Christmas - Blue and silver
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Blue and Silver

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Katzelkraft - Robotic Nurse

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!

My stamp sets:

I stamped and masked the robot. Stamped the elephant. I colored them with Inktense. Made the "floor" with Brushos. Added the sentiment. 

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

Happy Stamping and stay well!

Linking up with:

The Paper Players - crazy about critters