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Happy Valentine's Day and Hello to My New Members!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there!!!! 

I made some appropriate cards for the occasion, which I show you a little further down. but first I want to welcome my new members - it has been over due, I know..... so in the order of joining:

Kara Lynne from Kara Lynne's Card Designs
Karen Hasheck from Karens Kreative Kards
Lena from Lena Johansen

A warm welcome my new members  - great to have you with me and hopefully you'll be happy with my cards and you'll stay on! I appreciate everyone of you - so sorry, if I can't comment on all your creations - I try, but my day is only 24 hours long and some of those I have to work or sleep...I wish I had 48 hours....

But I don't want to take up too much of your time, so here is your welcome picture:

It is by Olafur Eliasson and titeled "Whenever the Rainbow Appears". It consists of 300 individual paintings that represent the progression of colors in the spectrum of light visible to the human eye. I saw this installation on my visit to the Jerusalem Museum last fall and what a fabulous museum this is! I love color, so this naturally appealed to me. I hope you like it as much as I do!

And now the cards, of course:

For my first card I sponged the bottom corner in pink (distress inks - raspberry and spun sugar) and then die cut the LOVE. I die cut the LOVE again out of white card stock and secured it in there. The "you" is from Avery Elle. I scrunched up and layered some toilet paper and die cut the heart out of those layers, Also die cut a smaller pink felt heart and sewed them onto the card. Added 3 silver beads and a little gem.

Here is a close up of the toilet paper heart layers....

So guess - why toilet paper? Well, that's the requirement at Shopping our Stash - I just love it!!!! I can't resist playing in challenges like that - so much fun!
Also adding this to CASology - Love
Just Add Ink - see inspiration picture below
Artfull Crafts - see picture below

Grab Our Badge!    JAI #250

My second card came out of my first card - see those LOVE letters - I just switched them from one card to the other.....all stamps are by Avery Elle. I did some masking and this is a one layer card, as those are inlaid die cuts. also added Stickles and Wink of Stella to the flowers.

This card will go into following challenges;

CASology - Love
Less is More - One Layer card - Love
Avery Elle - Masking
   Challenge 21

So once more - Happy Valentin's Day , 
hugs and kisses, 

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Karen Hasheck said…
Yup it is me- don't know how to update the picture that is used when I follow someone. Thanks for the shout-out and for following me too:) Great cards!
Aileen said…
Both are beautiful cards. And what a wonderful painting, it must have been spectacular to see in real life.
Loll said…
Two awesome cards Cornelia. Wow ... toilet paper --- who knew it would look so fabulous on a card??!! :) And love that you've used the cut-outs from the first card to inlay into the second. Love it! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. xx
hellerlittle said…
wow wieder 2 wundervolle Karten
toll was du immer so zauberst!!!
LG hellerlittle
PS: der neue Header gefällt mir auch!!!
Sarn said…
Both your LOVE cards are fantastic. You really have an eye for design.

Hugs, Sarn xxx
Hallo Cornelia,
einen neuen Header ;)) sieht super aus!!!
Und zu deinen Karten muss ja wohl gar nichts mehr sagen, eine schöner wie die andere ;))
Herzliche Grüße aus dem Karneval Elisabeth
joy said…
These cards are absolutely beautiful, Cornelia! I love the t.p. heart!! And, your one layer card is so pretty. You are SO good at getting cards made for all of the challenges. I just can't keep up with it all. :(
Unknown said…
I never would have guessed that that was toilet paper in the first card! Certainly a clever way to use it and add dimension! Really like your second card as well! That colour combination is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!
Sarah G said…
Clever cards, Cornelia! What a creative way to use toilet paper - not one of my regular crafting supplies :) Love your second card - very elegant and CAS.
Fabulous cards Cornelia, love the first one and the inspirational photo. I fully understand that it wowed you at the museum.

Inkyfingers said…
What a stylish pair of cards. I particularly love the first one with the layered hearts - so creative!
Flo said…
Ein Herz aus Toilettenpapier!!! Darauf muss man erst einmal kommen!!!
Zwei sehr schöne Kartenideen hast du gestaltet
Chris Dring said…
Wow! Both of these cards are so stunning! Love the TP heart on the first, and the recycled letters, from the first, on the second card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!
Sazzle Dazzle said…
Gorgeous cards as ever Cornelia ... I was howling about the loo roll though and simply had to skim read to the end thinking you perhaps always use this on cards. Looks amazing ... may have to try it.
Your LIM card is perfect too and glad to see you've used an inlaid die too although the jury is out on whether they are allowed for one layer cards.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More
Teresa Kline said…
these are precious cards.....awesome designs!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*
Barb Ghig said…
Both cards are really beautiful, Cornelia! I love your fun heart on the first one, and your masking is perfect on the 2nd card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS...It's always fun to see your creations in the gallery!
Monika Reeck said…
I adore your heart with that toilette paper sooo clever soo soft and soo are a clever Card maker cornelia I am happy that I have ever meet you in a real life..hope to meet you again at this year hope you can go to cafetaria with me or basteln zusammen bei mir...
I love the colors on the second card too
you always make a CLEVER AND SWEET AND ADORABLE and a WINNER card...clever friend..
Happy belated Valentine Day Cornelia..maybe I can see you today on my Blog..just take your time ..I knew you are a busy lady :)
Hugs, Monika
Linda said…
Beautiful and creative.
CraftyMomOf3 said…
These are both beautiful Cornelia!! Thanks so much for the lovely welcome =) What a GORGEOUS painting (or many paintings) that is! Just amazing!!

Crafty Hugs!
Kara Lynne said…
Thank you for such a warm welcome and that picture was a feast for the eyes! I love both of your cards! Great use of toilet paper (second best use, of course). The OLC is just so sweet!
Lena_J said…
Thank you for the welcome :-) Beautiful picture of the the rainbow colors.
And your cards are great as always :-) And i just love the one with toilett paper, that is so creative :-)
Mona Pendleton said…
Fantastic cards! Love the 3d heart and pretty pink flowers! Happy belated ventine's day!
Cathy said…
Fabulous cards Cornelia, love the vibrant colours in the first one and the clever use of toilet paper!! Amazing, Cathy x
Susanne Vargas said…
Very pretty cards (so glad you reused the letters and made another card)! Love your new blog header! And the picture of the painting because I share your love of colors!
these are super stunning!
Jan said…
Both of your cards are so pretty Cornelia. and never would have guessed the lovely layered hearts were made of TP - wow! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :-)
Shona Chambers said…
How fabulous to see you at JAI this week, we are so pleased to have you visit!! Your card is stunning and that heart you created is an art piece in itself! And I'm so excited to see that you entered this into the challenge at Artful Crafts. This is run by a craft store in New Zealand that I use ALOT. We don't have many card challenges in NZ, so its nice to be able to support them. And even more awesome to see someone as fabulous as yourself there too!!
KimB said…
The inset sentiment is stunning Cornelia and I love the bright pop of that saturated pink heart. Thanks for joining us at Just Add ink this week.
lauren bergold said…
i love the way you used the layers of toilet paper to give the heart soooooo much lovely dimension; and the inset letters are wonderful as well! such totally beautiful and clever cards! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)
Leslie Hanna said…
I LOVE that you've used toilet paper for the heart! It looks so soft!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!
Oh I can't believe you've used toilet paper on a card - I would never have thought to use that!!!!

Thanks for playing Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team
Christine Blain said…
Cornelia, your cards are beautiful. I love how you've layered the little felt heart onto the toilet paper (!!) hearts, and sponged ink on the front, of your first card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.
Anne said…
Two clever and stylish cards!
Thanks for joining our love challenge
Less is More
I applaud this wonderful creation!!!!!!
Thanks for joining CASology, wonderfully done!!!!!

SUPER Clever!!!!!
cm said…
Cornelia *waving wildly* My sweet friend, mega apologies for having fallen several posts behind in commenting *hanging head in shame*! I have, however, gazed at, admired and oohed and ahhed over each and every card as they appear in my Feedly! Again, your creative, innovative, thinking-out-side-the-box creations dazzle and delight! I'm going to stand myself in the corner for a bit, then hopefully, get my act together to stay on top of your gallery (blaming my tardiness on new work duties, travel, more travel, more work and overall scatteredness, as I try to adjust to life with a piece missing...). Thank you for understanding and for being such an AMAZING friend! Your cards here are gorgeous; how clever to create
two-from-one, with both being so wonderfully lovely! Toilet paper never looked so stylish! Awesome!
Lindsay said…
Gorgeous, and clever cardsm Cornelia! Love their CAS design, and toilet paper? Genius! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the AEIHeartUChallenge!
Francine said…
Hallo Cornelia,
Was für ein tolles Willkommen-Bild! :-)
Deine Karten sind wunderschön geworden. Ich LIEBE PINK!!!
Chrissie said…
Love your one layer card Cornelia!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Donna said…
LOVE the TP hearts!!! Just awesome!!
Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our TP or not TP challenge!!
Barbara Godden said…
both are gorgeous, great use of the TP thanks for joining us at SOS for the TP or not TP challenge
ColourmehappyDi said…
Wow, what an original way to use the JAI inspiration pic. Beautiful card - love the colour & the delicate heart - toilet paper has never looked better on a card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.
Di :-)
Alica said…
great card - fabulous way to use TP - the heart looks nice and fluffy.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica :)
Deepti said…
These are gorgeous! I love the ombre on those letters :)
Such fun and pretty cards. TP layers for the Love them both.

My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs
Anita in France said…
Such gorgeous cards, Cornelia ... the delicate layers of the loo paper heart with that soft sponged corner are just beautiful! CASilicious second card ... YUM! Love the rainbow art work ... it's awesome ... as is your new blog header ... wow ... fantastic! Anita :)
Rebecca Hoy said…
How lovely, such stylish yet CAS cards, Thanks for joining us at ATCAS, Rebecca x
Susan Raihala said…
Wow, Cornelia, you knocked both cards out of the park! I adore your TP heart with the beads, and your OLS challenge card is simply perfect with the masking. Thanks so much for sharing it with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge!
craftytreen said…
what cool cards! the toilet paper card is so genius! what a great idea and such great texture and the sewing is a great combo. I love the colors that you chose. your cards are really special. thanks
MBFairySky said…
Sweet colors and design! Thanks for your sharing!

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