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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two Very different Cards!

Hi Everyone,

I have two cards for you today.

For the first one I pulled out my cute YNS stamps  and I am playing in their latest color challenge - you have to pick at least 3 colors. I settled for green, yellow and a tiny blue ink splot.

Made a puddle of water on water color paper and then filled it in with water colors. Waited for it to dry and then stamped that sassy snake on it. Added some definition with a white Sharpie and some splatters, as well as the sentiment. 

This is a one layer card - I love to make those. Rounded the corners. 

Linking up with:
Pink Elephant challenge - Anything goes
YNS Color Challenge 12

And now my second card - very different and not my usual style. but I wanted to use my Ryn Tanaka stamps again - thy need to be inked up every once in a while..... This one I have had for a long time and actually never used.... I also wanted to play in the WOW embossing powder challenge - not quite sure how long Mr. Linky is going to be open and I did not want to miss the deadline...

I stamped the spiral shell with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then made the background using shimmer sprays in rainbow colors and once dry added some more stamping with the smaller stamp from the sea bubbles set. My sentiments are by Stamplorations - Artful Flutters

Click here to enter our current challenge and win some Wow! Embossing Powders!!Grab Our Badge!

As luck will have it Shopping our Stash current challenge is opposite day - how fitting, since I am really a CAS gal and that is quite the opposite of what I normally do. I still like it and it also shimmers beautifully!
Of course I am linking up with Ryns' April customer card gallery

Happy stamping Everyone and there is still a little bit of time to participate in my 200 follower celebration - there is a nice give away - interested? Click HERE!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #142

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks our theme is Make your Mark - that means you must use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc. etc. Not hard, right?

I recently won that adorable stamp on the Pixie's Snippets Playground and put it to good use right away! In case you don't know the Playground - you should go over there - all you need to have on your card is a snippet. I love it there - such an inspiring and friendly place!

Now this card did not use a snippet - its a one layer card, colored with Copics. The little sentiment is by Papertrey - bent to make it curl out of the box.

By the way - you still have a chance to take part in my 200 blog followers celebration - you can read about it HERE

Linking up with 

Hope to see you at ATSM!

For Susanne

Hi Everyone,

I am sure a lot of you know Susanne from Keep in Touch - she is one of my old blogging friends. She recently injured her thumb (including tendon and nerv) and has to undergo surgery. She won't be able to make a card any time soon and I thought I'll cheer her up with a card:

I kept it one layer - first I water colored the background. Then I used my brand new Misti to ink up the background stamp - did some multi-tone stamping here, does not really show in the picture. Added the sentiment. Since it did not show well I traced it with a white Sharpie. Heat embossed the Ladybugs and added a generous amount of Stickles. I really love that background stamp - I have not used it in ages.......

My inspiration for this card came from my friend Gundi from Papierelle, who is celebration her 3rd year of blogging and has posted this sweet picture for us to play along with her:

A blog named Hero - One layer card - all supplies by Hero Arts
Throwback Thursday Challenge - use an old or retired stamp  -all of those are pretty old....the background stamp is at least 5 yrs old, the sentiment at least 8yrs
Pink Elephant challenge - Anything goes

So, if you would like to send Susanne a card, let me know (neliacards at gmail dot com) - I can give you her address.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 27, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #14

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

The DT girls made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise.

For this card I used the Kingfisher from Shirley's set Small Birds and colored it with water colors. I then made a mask and sponged around the bird. The sentiment is from the new set Noteworthy. LOVE the fonts!

SmallBirds-preview   Noteworthy-preview

So, if you are up for it - CASE my card or any other card and link it up HERE over at STAMPlorations. The InLinkz gallery  will be open until the 5th of May - gives you plenty of time! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate or their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils.

Also linking up with:
Aud Sentiments - Things with Wings

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Curing the Blues....

Hi Everyone,
a quick post today....

I made this card for a friend of mine (who loves shoes) and  is going through some though times right now. Hopefully this will cheer her up!

I stamped those STAMPloration shoes on colored card stock, added some shading and fuzzy cut them. Mounted them with foam tape after adding cloth and Washi tape to the card base. Stamped the sentiment and doodled the frame around it, to comply with the Pink Elephant sketch :)

Linking up with:

ColourQ - see below
Kraft Journal - anything goes Girlfriends
Snippets Playground - the shoes are snippets

The Kraft Journal

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

HapBee Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I finally managed to make a card for my friend Monika's linky party. She is celebrating her birthday and of course I have to join in. You have to CASE one of her cards. I choose a really adorable one with a stenciled background and an animal in front and a white on black sentiment - see below. So, that's exactly what I did here:

Monika's darling card:

My materials: 
the stencil is by iStencil - its called swirling heart, but I see a whirlwind here....
The fat bee is by TAWS (Bee Unique)- I gave her glitzy vellum wings (Stickles) and a tiny googly eye.

21-00027 Swirling Heart Stencil

TAWS - linky party - anything with TAWS stamps
Send a Smile 4 Kids - birthday fun
Seize the Birthday - make your own background - I wonder if the stencil counts as background - I think it does...
Happy Little Stampers - CAS and stencil
Uniko challenge - Things with Wings

Click to Link Up!Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge

And then I liked this card so much I made it again - the firs time I have done that..... And this time I made it with the colors from Color Throwdown in mind:

Also linking up with Ruby's Rainbow - CAS
The Artistic Stamper - Flora and Fauna
GRAB A challenge blinkie for your blog :O))

So, if you have not heard yet about my own celebration - you can find more about it HERE. There is a nice give away - perhaps you also want a chance to win :))))

Happy stamping!

Friday, April 24, 2015

DAY 5 - Stamp Release Spotlight - SMALLBIRDS

Hi Everyone,

welcome to the last day of our  STAMPlorations blog hop! I hope you had fun this week! If not, you
still have time to catch up and leave your comments - it increased your chances to WIN!
We have 5 new stamp sets to entice you with:

Spotlight on The Bee's Knees SMALLBIRDS


Used water color paper for this and watercolors....added the sentiment- also from this release called  FOND EXPRESSIONS . The Paper Candi is mounted with foam tape.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
Stops on the hop:

Darnell - our amazing Guest Designer
Cornelia - that's me

Also linking up with:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - q is for quick - this card did not take long to make, besides that - the bird is flying rather quickly ;)
Bizzy Bec's April challenge - anything goes
A Blog named Hero - one layer card
One Layer Simplicity challenge - Blowin' in the wind
The Artistic Stamper - Flora and Fauna

GRAB A challenge blinkie for your blog :O))

Thursday, April 23, 2015

DAY 4 - Stamp Release Spotlight - HEAVEN SENT

Hi Everyone,

welcome to the forth day of our  STAMPlorations blog hop! I hope you had fun so far! If not, you'll have plenty of time to catch up and leave your comments - it increased your chances to WIN!
We have 5 new stamp sets to entice you with:

 Today our Spotlight is on HEAVEN SENT:


If I would have know in time Shery is expecting a girl I would have made the Teddy bear pink.....but he got a pink bow with Copics. I fuzzy cut him and mounted him with foam tape after I masked and sponged the spotlight and added the splatters. The sentiment is from the same set.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Stops on the hop:

Darnell - our talented, fun and so supportive Guest Designer
Cornelia - that's me

I am linking this card with
Snippets Playground - add a snippet - the teddy is one
Colour me....! - see picture below
Simon Says Monday challenge - Due date
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Spring Baby

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

And before you leave - if you are up for celebrating with me click HERE
Happy hopping everyone!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Come and Celebrate with Me!

This totally sneaked up on me - all of a sudden I jumped my 200 followers barrier! I have been hovering in the high 190ies with some fluctuations and then - 202!!! I am speechless and elated! But I did not empty all those bottles on my celebration card (below) as you might have guessed :)

But first I want to greet my new comers in the order of joining:

Becca Cruger from The Damsel of Distress
Dana Joy from Got Joy Creations
Shawana Standish from The Grand Stampede 
Hazel Kinvig-Paul from My Card Attic
Ela G from Ela est l√†

 So happy you joined! Perhaps you'll stay on - I'll try to make it worthwhile for you!
Easter is over, but its still April and I choose this as my welcome picture for you:

It is part of an installation by Michael Bishop and it is out side the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado. I like those kind of grumpy looking bunnies....perhaps they lost some Easter eggs...

So glad you joined and so happy that in those 2 1/2 years of my blog's existence so many people stuck around with me for such a long time!

And now my card, of course....

Got inspired by Lexi Daly form Papertrey, who did this "White on white die cuts with a pop of color" for Make it Monday. So once again I pulled out this cute wine die cut set from Papertrey and amde this card - I thinkits self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with the details. Colored with Copics. The tiny sentiment is also by Papertrey - Mixed Messages.

So now for the celebration part - you'll find out by clicking HERE

Also linking up with:
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

DAY 3 Stamp Release Spotlight Week - NOTEWORTHY

Hi Everyone,

welcome to the third day of our  STAMPlorations blog hop! I hope you had fun yesterday! If not, you'll have plenty of time to catch up and leave your comments - it increased your chances to WIN!
We have 5 new stamp sets to entice you with:

Today we are featuring NOTEWORTHY . Another sentiment only set with cool fonts and timeless sentiments. You can use that for the rest of your stamping life and never get tired of it!


I paired my card up with an ARTplorations stencil, which I first sponged in yellow on watercolor paper and them spread clear embossing paste on it.


After the paste dried I sponged with distress inks and added some water droplets. Did the same with the sentiment round and heat embossed the sentiment in white. The die cut vellum star behind it is from Papertrey.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Stops on the hop:

Darnell - our amazing fun and immensely creative Guest Designer
Cornelia - that's me

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy hopping everyone!