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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Card and two winners!

Hi Everyone,

you probably have been waiting to see if you were one of the two lucky gals in my blog follower celebration ! Well, today is the day!

I thought I'll do this the old fashioned way - having the names on little paper scraps and picking them out of a hat. So I typed up all the names from your wonderful comments you left on this blog post (orange pile) and made extras for the people who displayed my candy on their blog - the little pile on the green background

And they went into a jar together.....

But my son thought the honor of picking the winners should go to his hamster Akroma.

Unfortunately Akroma could not decide whom to pick.....
so we dumped the papers onto the rug, but Akroma just ran away.....

What to do?
I think we need Mr. Random.org - did you ever wonder how he looks like?
Here he is - wearing an octopus disguise:
 Akroma is watching, making sure there is no cheating...

And we have our first winner:

Bobby from Bits and Pieces
you got the STAMPlorations gift certificate and Shery the owner bumped it up from $25 to $30 Yeahhh!!!!!

 And now for the second winner:

drumroll, please......

Congratulations -
Kim from Art Keeps me Sane - you got yourself a gift certificate from iStencils - courtesy of Cheri from iStencils. 
Can't wait to see what you guys will do with your goodies!

So you hopefully still want to see my card?
Here it is:

Had to use an iStencil - of course. This one is just so extremely versatile -  I have a lot of ideas how to use it in different ways.

6x6 PTP-072 stripes stencil image

Of course you probably figured out I made it for this weeks Muse challenge and you are right - Vicki Dutcher made this card - I knew right away I had to play!

Made my herringbone background with an Impression Obsession stamp. The Happy Birthday is by Neat&Tangled

Also linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - lets get sentimental
Snippets Playground - use a snippet
Shopping our Stash - Big/Bold/ Beautiful - went with the bold colors


Happy Stamping!


Greta said...

Fabulous card--love the stencil & sentiment treatment & everything! Congrats to the winners & yes, I have always wanted to see what Mr. Random looked like! So fun, Cornelia!

Kim M said...

Hey! What a surprise to see my name there! Thanks Cornelia! Ooh stencils! I'm loving the stencils now too. Can you picture me rubbing my hands together with glee? LOL! Love your card! Love the graduation of your colours. Just awesome! :-)

Bobby said...

This has to be the craziest post ever, Cornelia. I couldn't help but chuckle watching the hamster try to pick the winners. And then I saw MY name. Yippee! I am so excited. Thank you and Mr. Random.org for picking me. I love your card BTW. Your stencil inking is fabulous.

Betty J Schaub said...

Great take on the Muse challenge! Love your card.
You can see my card for the challenge at

Kylie said...

What a great post. Guest appearances from the Hamster and your son PLUS Mr Random.org!! Wow. You are definitely moving in the right circles ;) Congrats to your winners. Your card is fabulous. Love the colours and the big bold sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Suchi said...

Congrats to the winners! Cornelia, this is such a funny post! Can't help laughing :)
The card is really awesome and cool! :)
Suchi xx

hellerlittle said...

wow ein langes Posting heute morgen *lol
es hat sich gelohnt bis zum Schluß durchzuhalten !!!
Wunderschön die Karte die du ge-case-d hast !!!
Perfekte Farbverläufe und eine tolle Gestaltung
LG hellerlittle

papierelle said...

Was für eine tolle und lustige Verlosung, da muss man gar nicht traurig sein, das man nicht gewonnen hat. Glückwunsch an die beiden Gewinnerinnen und großes Kompliment an 'Mr.Random' und natürlich auch an Akroma (ist der süüüüüüß!!). Ich hatte auch mal eines unserer Fellkinder als Glücksboten benutzt, zum Glück lieben Katzen Papier, die Gewinnerin war schnell ermittelt ..*lach*.
Ach so ja, natürlich auch großes Kompliment wieder an Dich, Deine Karte ist wieder großartig geworden, Du und Deine Idee, Ihr seit eine unendliche Quelle der Inspiration!!
LG Gundi

Heather said...

A fabulous card Cornelia, the stencil is beautifully blended with a gorgeous colour scheme and a great sentiment panel!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Julie B said...

Love octopus hat! Great way to choose the winners.
A fab CASE of Vicki's card. :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Love your MUSE card!

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous card, love the colours you used.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Pam said...

This is hilarious. Loved seeing the hamster try to pick the winners. Too funny. Love your card, Fab take on the muse.

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners. LOVE your card! Awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love it when you play in Muse - you make me want to CASE your CASE! You do rather rock with the stencil - it looks marvelous darling! ;) thanks so much for joining in!

conil said...

You're a hoot! Too bad Akroma wasn't interested in picking the winner but he did participate in the ceremony. Congrats to the winners. If they don't choose your card for the challenges you're entering it into, there's something wrong with their sight because it's perfect.

Loll said...

Looks like there was a lot of fun picking names :)

LOVE your card. Awesome design and colours. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Ardyth said...

This is awesome! It's different yet captures the same edgy feel of the Muse! So glad you joined us this week, Cornelia!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to the winners...WTG!

I really LOVE your take on Vicki's Muse card! Beautiful stenciling...the colors are so yummy and the herringbone circle behind the sentiment is fabulous!

Kim Heggins said...

You are so funny...Love how you selected your winners, so unique! And your card is amazing, I love how you used those colors...stunning!

Becca Cruger said...

Hahaha - this whole post made me laugh so hard. Hilarious. Your card is also awesome! Great take on the inspiration!

Joyce said...

Your card is fantastic. I had to look at all the pictures here because your hamster is so cute. I liked watching him try to pick a winner. He reminded me of the little pet rats we had a few years ago--such sweet little critters.

cm said...

Hahahahaha...fabulous post, Cornelia! Akroma deserves extra treats for her efforts (don't blame her for dashing away...she probably wanted to choose everybody!). As for Mr. Random Org: I can sleep better at night, now knowing what he looks like. Whew! Your son is quite the character, obviously possessing a fantastic sense of humour! Congrats to Bobby and Kim - they'll work magic with their gifts. And speaking of magic: your card! Only AWESOME!

Sarn said...

Brilliant cards.

I always wondered what Mr Random Number Generator looked like!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

Oops - meant to say CONGRATS to your winners xxx

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you used the stencil!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Cornelia, what a wonderful take on Vicki's card! Love black and white herringbone pattern combined with colourful background!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE this awesome card, Cornelia!!! The colors are amazing, and your stenciling is beautiful! Thanks for linking up with my Birthday Giveaway at On A Stampage! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Di said...

Great card Cornelia - and such a fun post too :)


Di xx

Anita in France said...

What a fun post, Cornelia ... looks as though you and your son (and Akroma!) had a great time finding those winners ... congratulations to Bobby and Kim! Stunning card ... such vibrant colours, so fantastic with the black! Anita :)

Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely done, indeed! Thanks for playing along in our Big, Bold, and Beautiful challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card, Cornelia!! I am in love with it!! Love the blending of colors and love the offset circles!
hugs, Ashwini

Jenni's Jems said...

You do know Mr Org.will forever look like this in my mind! :) and your card is simply beautiful a sure fire winner in my book!x

Loli said...

Hola cornelia, great technique with stencil and fantastic colouring. Great work
Hugs from Palma

Monika Reeck said...

I cant see your son Face
hihi so cute with that hat
and he choose the right winner..yaay congrats on your winner Cornelia..
your son must meet my son they use funny hat to picking up the winner for her mom Blog Candy LOL
Your stencil looks fun and you have much idea on that stencil I love your color combo on your card and this will be a winner card for MUSE challenge..
Your card always have a new idea miss Cornelia
I miss your visit again
happy Mutter Tag Cornelia
I made one card for this day :) hugs

Caryn said...

Great work, love the stenciling.
Thanks for sharing your amazing creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn x

Tanja said...

wow - Featured Member bei Muse - toll gemacht

Cathy said...

Love this striking card Cornelia, the colours are fabulous too. I'll always see the octopus now when anyone mentions random org!! Cathy x