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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Joy Clair December Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Its blog hop time at Joy Clair!

for my card I used the bug Santa from the set Holly Jolly Santa!
Here is the complete set:

I stamped him and colored him with water colors. Used some snowdrift dies to make a mask for my snowy background. Die cut the deer and added lots of Stickles. I also die cut the left side of my panel with a CUTplorations border die. And lastly I gave the deer a tiny googly eye - I like it much better that way!

Hop with us. Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

We will be giving away TWO $25.00 gift certificate to the Joy Clair store. To be a winner you must comment on JC blog and each DT blog. Increase chances of winning by sharing the blog post with your friends! The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog on November 30st.

Just in case you missed my previous post - the Joy Clair December challenge has started! You have a whole month to link up and as always the winner gets a $25 gift card for the Joy Clair store - what are you waiting for?

 Linking up with:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Spotlight Post - Make your own Adventcalendar

Hi, Everyone,

curious how I made this Advent calendar? 

Go and visit the STAMPlorations blog to find out!

Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

Joy Clair December Challenge

Hi Everyone,

its December and therefore we have a new challenge at Joy Clair!

I used that handy dandy set Christmas Borders - really super easy to make pretty cards with that!
I stamped the reindeers in Versamark and heat embossed them in white on red card stock. added two strips of Washi tape and stamped the Jolly holiday strip in red and heat embossed it as well. One more grey strip of Washi and two enamel dots. 

Hop on over to see all the inspiration from your talented DT! Hope to see you at the challenge! You have until January 30st to link up and as always the winner gets a $25 gift card for the Joy Clair store - what are you waiting for?

But - please follow the rules, or you won't be eligible to win....

Linking up with:

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/

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So Suzy Christmas Baubles

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the So Suzy blog today with a card I made with those fabulous little baubles from the November release!

So, how did I make this card?

I spritzed some Dylusion inks onto a sheet of plastic and smooshed water color paper in it and let it dry.

I then took the baubles and inked them in a lighter color  and spritzed with water or just spritzed them with water to get kind of a ghosting technique. To be honest with you - I was not thrilled with what I got. I thought it was too much. So what to do - I hate throwing things out (I rarely ever do...) - so I cut the panel diagonally. Thinking half of too much could be good, right?

Fiddled around with it on black card stock and thought it need something else, so I smooshed a scrap piece of card stock in the same color and heat embossed some baubles in white. Fuzzy cut them. And played around placing them onto my card.  Settled on a triangle, mounted them with foam tape and heat embossed the sentiment.

Still not happy.  But you know what -  a little gold embroidery thread and sequins can work wonders!

In the end I really liked my card! Hope you like it as well!

Happy Stamping!

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 280

Hi Everyone,

This is my fifth and last week as Guest Designer over at Shopping Our Stash - in case you don't know its a weekly challenge, where you are supposed to use something in your stash - preferably something neglected ;)

This weeks challenge is Paper Strip Art - Use the Bargello Technique on your card or project.
Now this is something I would normally avoid.... I have this aversion to use patterned paper, although my stash is quite impressive.....not sure why I ever buy any.... So I procrastinated a bit about this and then I finally made my card and here it is:

Again, I avoided patterned paper - oh well, it was not meant to be....
If you want to learn about the Bargello technique click HERE. Just gonna tell you - you need a lot of adhesive and you can not make this in 5 minutes...
The sentiment is by Simon Says

Eager to try this?

The challenge runs until Midnight December 5th - come and play along!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

STAMPlorations and 25 Days of Christmas Tags plus one

Hi Everyone,

I'm so happy to be able to take part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags party with  STAMPlorations. Now the 25 days are over, but obviously were not enough! Today is day #26.....And may the party never end ;)
The tag party is hosted by Tracey McNeely from In My Creative Opinion. You must know Tracey by now, but if not go by and visit her wonderful inspiring blog. 

Here is my little tag:

I used DP and the Tag Builder set from Cutplorations and cut my tag. Added the Christmas trees and heat embossed in white. 

The honeycomb tree I drew on the honeycomb paper and then cut it out and glued it onto my tag..

Added a punched out red circle and punched a hole for my ribbon through it. Also added the die cut sentiment - also by Cutplorations.


Season's GreetingsOh, Christmas Tree! Tag Builder

Linking up with:
Time Out - Christmas (no glitter for me)
TIME OUT Challenges
Happy Tag Making!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Muse Christmas Vision #72

Hi Everyone,

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

I pulled out my STAMPlorations supplies for this tag, stamps and the word die cut, which I cut in silver. The tag I also cut with the new tag builder from CUTplorations.

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

Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Christmas to die for

Combined So Suzy and The Ton Blog Hop - Day 3

Hi Everyone,

today is the third day of this amazing event - the combined hop between So Suzy Stamps and The Ton!
If you missed day one, you can find it HERE, if you want to see day 2 you can find it HERE
For the order of today's hop, just visit Effie at The Ton and you will find the complete list there.

My supplies:

Basic Labels

I took the ornament stamp and stamped it repeatedly onto white card stock and heat embossed it.

Sponged distress ink over it

Used a little circle die to cut it.

  Splattered black onto my card base. Arranged the circles on the top of my card. Added the sentiments, which I stamped onto scraps of card stock with my Misti to get a good black impression.

Today is the last day of the hop. The winner will be announced November 25th for Black Friday Shopping. There are 3 amazing prizes: $25 Gift Certificate for So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a Bunkie Bag!

Linking up with:

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #107

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:
preview-TBK-ChristmasReindeer preview-web-stencil-033-christmasreindeer stmp1074.jpegpreview-stamplorations-seasongreeting

Christmas ReindeerChristmas Reindeer stencil, Sentiment builderSeason's Greetings

I stenciled the deer with distress ink. I stamped the Sentiment Builder words in Versamark and heat embossed them in clear. Then I masked the deer and sponged green around it. Added the stars/snowflakes.

Put two wood paper strips on the sides and added the pink die cut sentiment.

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:
City Crafter - use gold (gold bell)Take it, it's yoursHappy Stamping!

Combined So Suzy and The Ton Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi Everyone,

today is the second day of this amazing event - the combined hop between So Suzy Stamps and The Ton!

If you missed day one, you can find it HERE and if you want to see my card, you can see it HERE

For the order of today's hop, just visit Effie at The Ton and you will find the complete list there.

I made the Peonies the same way as I made them for yesterdays card. Those gorgeous Peonies Dies are from The Ton and die cut them with water color paper. Spritzed Dylusion inks on a sheet of plastic and dipped the dies into the colors. Mounted them onto black card stock. Added the So Suzy Birthday sentiment on a strip of black card stock and heat embossed it in white. Added envelope liner paper and an enamel dot.

My supplies:
Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies

The hop will go until tomorrow, November 23rd, the winner will be announced November 25th for Black Friday Shopping. There are 3 amazing prizes: $25 Gift Certificate for So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a Bunkie Bag!

Linking up with:

Happy Hopping!