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Happy New Year!!!

If you have not yet seen the inspiration picture at Inkspirational - go and have a look (its below, too) - just amazing. I knew I had to play.....And this is perfect for a New Years card, since I am a little tired of making Christmas cards..... I basically recreated this beautiful picture finally putting my Memory Box City Scape dies to good use... I have used them before, but forgot to take a picture of the card, before I sent it out.... I off set the die cuts just a tad. The black paper is glitter paper -looks really fabulous in real life. For teh firework I played around a little bit, since I don't have a die for it. I wanted to use the Memory Box Chloe Stem die  and turn it upside down, but I did not like the look of it - too bulky. So I cut it apart, as you can see: I thought that looks better....The sentiment is by STAMPlorations  Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year  and  Bloom Sketches . Added some Wink of Stella to the NEW  YEAR, but y

Gold on Kraft

I wanted to play with my new stamps ( Artistic Stamper ) I won at the November Craft Stamper challenge with THIS card. And what better way to use them and play in their current challenge - white stamping.  I did some white stamping, but did not find it white enough, so I heat embossed it in white. Added the heat embossed sentiment b y STAMPlorations -  Trendy Feathers  and some gold Paper Candi. also added some tiny gold beads on gold thread. Playing in these challenges: AAA challenge  - use a little gold Craft Stamper - white stamping Challenge Up Your Life - Kraft Friday Mash-up - 2 layer card        

Just us Girls

I saw the photo at the Just us Girls challenge and knew I had to play....Pulled out my favorite Paper Smooches set and a stencil and voila' a card is done! Added some Washi tape and a Paper Candi. The elephants are paper pieced and mounted with foam tape. It was pretty simple and quick - my kind of card! Also adding this to Friday Mash-up - 2 layer card Happy stamping!

Merry Christmas

Hi my friends, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, peace and happiness. I want to thank this wonderful community of the support and love throughout the year - it has been wonderful! I want to share this card with you (and a few challenges, of course) made with my new Hero Arts stamp - white embossed onto a Brusho watercolor background. The colorful sequins remind me about the Christmas tree we had every year at my parents house and we actually have a similar tree - chock full with colorful ornaments. This year however we are in Ithaca, celebrating Christmas away from home.  I will be taking a short blogging break, but don't worry, I have a New Years card scheduled ;) I am linking up with: Time out Challenge - Christmas   is Love with all the Trimmings CAS on Sunday - Christmas Around the World Challenge - see inspiration photo Inkspire me  - My Christmas Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes        By the way -  STAMPlorations

Little Tangles and Seize the Birthday

I am keeping my last Christmas card for tomorrow..... For now I have a birthday card, combining  Little Tangles  Bling Bling with Seize the Birthday  silver and gold. All stamps are by Neat&Tangled - Punchinella and Everyday Circles. I heat embossed on gold foil paper and also used glitter paper for the stripes and the circle. Added sequins for extra bling! Love the glitz!  I am also adding this to the  Snippets Playground   - use a snippet (sliver strips and silver round - leftover from THIS card - those at the bottom) and with Stampin' Celebration - see picture above Have a great day and hopefully won't be too frantic with all those Holiday preparations!

Time out challenge #21 and Just Us Girls

It's Christmas at the Time out challenge and I have yet another Christmas card to share: I took the colors form the Just us Girls challenge - see the inspiration picture below. The stamp is Hero Arts - I just picked this one up at Michaels - at 50 % off... could not resist.  Watercolor paper, clear embossing with WOW embossing powder and distress inks. Added some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle. Quick and easy!          Also adding this card to Simon Says Wednesday challenge  - Winter and to Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes Traumfabrik - A Christmas Carol/anything Christmas Wow embossing powders  - Memories - Christmas and New Years - always a time for  memories By the way -  STAMPlorations  is having a fabulous Gift Certificate special through December 24th! Go and check it out! You could also shower yourself with a gift card and get 2 extra bucks :) Happy stamping!

Stack 'em up!

And yet another Christmas card.....this one I made for the Paper Smooches challenge  - the inspiration picture is below. I stacked up various animals  from my sets and colored them with Copics in a muted color palette. The sentiment is also Paper Smooches - Christmas sampler, There is just something about those stamps that make me smile. They are just too cute, without being cutsie..... Here is the inspiration picture: Also adding this card to  Simon Says Wednesday challenge  - Winter and to  Simon Says Monday challenge  - anything goes Challenge up your life - Xmas without Xmas stamps Traumfabrik  - A Christmas Carol/anything Christmas Happy stamping and have a great day!

Muse and Hello to my New Members

It has been a while that I have several new members on my blog, but did not manage to find the time for an adequate greeting picture. Finally that time has come and I want to welcome Kaylgriffin (sorry,could not find a link) Ingrid from Ingrids Craft Corner Asha from Sunny Summer Crafts Ellie from My Creative Moments Karen from Made by Meadie Great to have you here! I actually did not quite realize I have that many new member, because old one have been defecting by equal numbers and my overall membership has been stable! Yeahh! After all, it could be declining! So extra thanks for joining and old members - I am so impressed you are still here with me. Visit my newbies and leave them some love - they all have quite wonderful blogs! I do appreciate every one of my members, even if I don't have enough time to comment on all your wonderful card, I wish I did... So here is my welcome picture for you: Those portraits are by Jaume Plensa , a Spanish sculptor

Addicted to Stamps and More #126

Its challenge time at ATSM ! And its Everybody's favorite theme- Amything Goes! I go the idea for this card from the amazingly talented Laura Bassen , which has made a video demonstrating the technique over at Papertrey's Make it Monday . Its a worthwhile video to watch and its short....Its easy to do, but a bit time consuming, as you have to make several die-cuts and glue them together. But the result is great  -I love it! Materials: all die cuts from Papertrey - the silver stars are the leftovers from the Papertrey snowflakes, the little trees you get from the happy sentiment - its the inside of the  letter "Y" turned upside down :) the other sentiments are by STAMPlorations ( Bloom Sketches: Daisy 2 ,  Bloom Sketches: Sunflower Artsy )  Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the prize is 3 free digis I am also playing in the  Jingle Belles challenge  - Anything Goes Snippets Playground - use

Cornelia Prepares for New Years!

Hi,  I had enough of Christmas cards and New Years is certainly a card worthy event, so why not prepare for it in time..... I choose the above sets to make this card:  VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry ,  SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy ,  Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year I started with watercolor paper and heat embossed the sentiment on it: Sprinkled blue and purple Brushos on it - you see you need very little, looks like little specks of pepper.... Mist it with water - the paper warps, so I weighed it down with acrylic blocks:  Let it dry - of course I have no patience, so I used my heat gun to speed it up. If you look closely you see little specks of dried paint on the embossed letters - I wiped them off with a damp cloth - see the picture on your right: Heat embossed the Champagne glasses in silver on a piece of scrap paper: I fussy cut them, colored them with Copics and mounted them with foam tape on the card: