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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Get Well with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!



As usually I did some masking here. I started out with the big boulder at the bottom left, then added the elephant and the other boulders. The curious Chicken from the Farm Animal set is wondering if the elephant is getting better. I colored with water brush pens and distress inks.
I added a strip of patterned paper on the side.



I hope this card lifts everyone's spirits!

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: Lost Coast DesignsTopflight Stamps or Frantic Stamper 

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #208

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Deepti's stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions.


My stamp supplies:
preview-SweetSurprise
Sweet Surprise

I stamped and cut the cupcake and colored with with water brush pens. Sponged the background and added water drops. Added matching Washi tape and mounted the cupcakes


For the week of March19 to 25, stamps by Dee's Artsy Impressions are 10% off -- no coupon needed.


Or even better use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

All 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 :)

Happy Stamping!


Linking up with:

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Day of the Month Card Club - Reminder

Hi Everyone,
it's my turn to remind you about our new challenge


The theme is: 

I want you to be Happy Day

And what day should be a happy day? A birthday, of course.


I am sure you need a lot of birthday cards - who doesn't? So come and play along - that will make the DT happy!

My supplies: 
Stamps of Life Die
stamps by Cats on Appletrees
rainbow paper (imported from Germany)
white gel pen


Now in order to make me happy, you should try to 
I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (3/31) to do so.

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 first of the following month - April first - no kidding! 
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.
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. 

I hope we are bringing some happiness in your life!

There is always a reason to celebrate!

Linking up with:
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday

Take It, Make It Challenge





Thursday, March 14, 2019

Rubber Dance - Relax

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun playing around with my new Rubber Dance stamps!
Aren't those fish gorgeous!? I let them swim in an alcohol ink background.


My stamp supplies:

Interested to see how I did this?


here is my background with the inks I used


Added tiny bits of foil - it sticks to the sticky parts, no glue needed.


Made a background with my homemade gelatin plate - it has been holding up quite well.


Of course i made more than one background....


Used one of them to stamp the fish on and fuzzy cut them.


Added some color accents to the fish with Stabilo markers and a white gel pen. They are great, because they are fine tipped. I also stamped the solid fish and air bubbles onto the alcohol ink background with Rinea ghost ink - it removes the ink, so cool! You can see it in the picture below.  Added the die cut sentiment.


I hope you liked this. 

Don't forget our challenge is still in full swing - until the end of the month. Play along, if you find time!
It runs all month long over in the Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and its  those three colors you see below or anything goes with Rubber Dance stamps.

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Happy Rubber Dancing!

Linking up with:


Take It, Make It Challenge

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps - Celebrating Frog

Hi Everybody,
I am coming back to my favorite frog from Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps. 


My stamp supplies:

This card was so easy to make, it doesn't need a tutorial. I die cut the sentiment circle, punched out the background in dark green card stock and added the frog, that I colored with Inktense and fuzzy cut.


What are you celebrating? I am celebrating the start of my new blog - its called Day of the Month Card Club and the current theme is "I want you to be Happy Day". Go and check it out and link up your happy cards from any stamp company. That will make me happy!

Our current promotions:

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Linking up with:
Watercooler Wednesday - all about occasions



Katzelkraft - Happy Easter take 2

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!


I used the cute Bunny for my Easter card - can't forget those!!!
I colored him with Inktense and die cut the egg. I used a grass border die and added the sentiment, which is from the set Holiday Quotes


This set has a lot of useful holiday sentiments. Comes in handy all the time!

The other sentiment I found on Pinterest and printed it on my computer. It says:

If you see a rabbit
Laying little brown eggs,
Don’t eat them,
It’s not chocolate


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: Lost Coast DesignsTopflight Stamps or Frantic Stamper 

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Animal Friends challenge - Hasen/rabbits

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #207

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Becca Cruger's stamp line Big Grins.


My stamp supplies:
BG-LiteraryCaffeineations-previewpreview-FramedCoffeeToGo
Literary-Caffeine-ationsFramed Coffee To Go

I stamped the framed coffee and colored it. Added the sentiment stamped and heat embossed onto vellum. Added Washi tape.



For the week of March 12 to 18, stamps by Big Grins by Becca Cruger are 10% off -- no coupon needed.


Or even better use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

All 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 :)

Happy Stamping!


Linking up with:

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Stamp Connection #47

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 47th transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:
Easter card with embossing folder and die cuts



Awhile back I bought some goodies by Alexandra Renke, which you nowadays can thankfully get in the US and I really wanted to use them. The gorgeous dotted embossing folder has a star in the center, but its covered up by the egg, so it works for Easter as well. 



I swiped an inkpad lightly over the embossed dots, as I wanted a bit more contrast. The bunnies are also by Alexandra Renke. The egg is a Lifestyle Crafts die. The little blue strip is a snippet from an alcohol ink background.




Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

CAS on Friday - embossing
Animal Friends - Rabbits
Die Cut Divas - anything goes

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Deer Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

time for another Christmas card. I so love those whittle deer from Poppy Stamps! I think I will use them quite often. Hope you like them too....


The background die is the leftover form the last Christmas card I made. No reason to throw it out.... The sentiment is heat embossed and from Technique Tuesday.


As background I used a shimmer card stock. It is really pretty in real life. Looks a little dull in the picture.

Linking up with:


Friday, March 8, 2019

Stained Glass Technique

Hi Everyone,

there is an interesting challenge at CAS Mix-up - its about the stained glass technique. It looks amazing, doesn't it. Although honestly I would change the name to pained glass technique. It's a pain in the you know where..... to put together.


So you have been warned! LOL! But I persevered, although I wasn't quite sure why....I guess I know why. I knew it would look great in the end and be worth the effort - to send to somebody special, who appreciates it. As they have lots of tutorials over at the CAS Mix-up blog I spare you the details. The only difference on my card is that I used fun foam to build up the layers. Makes it a tad faster....



A detail shot for you to  see it better.
The triangles are by Altenew.
The background I made with a stencil by MFT (My Favorite Things). The sentiment is by Winnie & Walter.


Linking up with:

CAS Mix-up  - stained glass
Archi-Scraps - stained glass

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