JUST A NOTE:

Thank you for your time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoy it and visit often :). If it inspires you feel free to use my ideas, but don't forget to give credit and back-link to my blog. Thanks again and have fun browsing! Cornelia

If you want to contact me, mail to neliacards@gmail.com

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Friday, July 31, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #30

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

Again our wonderful DT made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. And perhaps I can also inspire you to play along with us!



I used Deepti's set Blooming Buds - heat embossed the flowers in white and water colored them. Cut the border with a die by Lawn Fawn. Added some PP and black splatters.

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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 August - 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.


Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Monday, July 27, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #29

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

Again our wonderful DT made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. And perhaps I can also inspire you to play along with us!


I went with one of my favorite old sets Oh, Christmas Tree! and inked up one of the trees with my Kaleidocolor inkpad. Mounted the sentiment made from a snippet of white card stock with foam tape and added gold thread with tiny gold beads. Added Stickles for extra glitter.

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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 August - 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.


Linking up with:
Less is More - use a snippet (sentiment strip)
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
Snippets Playground - use a snippet
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Saturday, July 25, 2015

YOU & ME

Hi Everyone,

I made this card for the A Blog Named Hero challenge - make the sentiment the star. I thought that  set  You and Me that I have needed to be inked up again....it has been collecting dust, LOL!


I went with the colors from this weeks Cosmic Strawberry challenge- aren't they delicious?!!


I first made the card without the splatters, but then I thought it looked somewhat naked. So splatters it was....Used my Simon Says rectangular stitched die to cut the white card panel and mounted it onto a Kraft base - needed to get that brown color in somehow....


Also linking up with:

Inkspirational - anything goes with Kraft
Simon Says Monday challenge - I scream for - obviously I scream for YOU


By the way the monthly challenge at A2z Scrapbooking is still open through the end of the month - the theme is CAS.  You need to use Hero Arts Products. And if you need any scrapbooking items the a2z Scrapbooking store takes care of all your needs and you can also custom order from the store if an item is not listed. The best thing - if you use code Cornelia15 at checkout you receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping) - how do you like that?  

Friday, July 24, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #28

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

This week we focus on STAMPlorations older stamp sets - pull them out and ink them up! Again our wonderful DT made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. And perhaps I can also inspire you to play along with us!


I really like the Sketched: Tulips stamp - it needs more attention.....I heat embossed it in white  and colored it with Inktense pencils. The piece of Kraft paper I die cut with my Simon Says stitched frame die. Added the sentiment from the set Fond Expressions

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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 August - 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.


Linking up with:

Inkspirational

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Becca!


Hi Everyone,

I made that card for Becca - The Damsel of Distressed - I am sure you know her blog - if not you may want to visit her - I promise you won't be disappointed! Becca is fun, full of energy and has her won fabulous style! Now she is celebrating her birthday and she has a mood board - if you want to join in. She also raffles of 7 prizes, woot, woot!



I guess its easy to see what inspired me on her mood board!
Used that bird from Unity stamps, a stencil frorm Prima and the rest (glasses and sentiment) is by Paper Smooches.


I double die cut the glasses and mounted them with a tiny piece of foam tape to give them more dimension. Added reflections to the eyes and colored that little heart in red.


Also linking up with:
CAS on Sunday - see sketch below

      

Happy Stamping!



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Going Grey


Hi Everyone,

I am going Grey for Sunday Stamps - could not resist their inspiration picture - see below. And I also wanted to play with this weeks  Addicted to CAS chevron challenge. And I have the perfect stamp for it, I think. The Line upon Line stamp from The Alley Way Stamps. As you all can guess - they made that one for me ;) - cool and graphic - just my thing! 


I heat embossed it in clear and die some ombre sponging with Black Soot distress ink. The sentiment is also from TAWS  - all about YOU. Added seam binding. The arrow is from my die cut scrap pile. I could not resist to add the tiny neon pink strip - a little snippet lying around on my craft table. It might disqualify me from the Sunday Stamp challenge, but I could not resist. This card need a teeny tiny bit of color....


The sequin is actually pink as well, but looks purple in the picture. Hope you like it and hopefully I will not get disqualified...


Happy Stamping!

Also linking up with:
The Snippets Playground - use a snippet

Click to Link Up!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #154

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks the theme is CAS - my all time favorite!



I first heat embossed in gold - using WOW embossing power and then water colored the background with distress ink. Added some tiny sequins and that's all. 

We have two sponsors for this challenge:



Deedee will offer $15 coupon to the store for our winners.

AND

Rosey Hearts

http://rosey-hearts.blogspot.ca/

Prize is 5 digis from the store

Here is another view of my card:


I am linking up with:
One Layer Simplicity challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Happy Little Stampers - CAS challenge - stamping
CASual Fridays - CAS - embossing

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I hope to see you at ATSM!

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And here is my card I made for the Spotlight feature over at STAMPlorations - if you want to see the tutorial hop on over!


I am linking up with:
Night Shift Stamping - punches/dies
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Birthday Fishes

Hi Everyone,

I have not played in the YNS challenges in a while - always too many other challenges to participate and I kept missing the deadlines...NOT this time!!!



I don't do a lot of sketches, but I really liked that one. Ignored the color challenge - you don't have to combine the two. I first wanted to use a stencil for the water strip, but then I came upon this patterned paper, that has been in my stash now pretty much forever. Time to use it!!! It has a nice shimmer to it - does not really show in the picture.....

This is the sketch and the stamp set:

 YNS Sketch 18Snorkel Fun Fishy

I don't think that card requires a lot of explanation on how I did it. So I'll spare you that. Filled up the shaker with microbeads only to not distract from the cute fish.

Also linking up with:

Seize The Birthday - anything birthday
Use Your Stuff - anything goes
Can you CASE it? - anything goes
AAA Cards - water world and dies


Best Fishes to all of you!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Stamp Connection #5

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 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our fifth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements :

Winnie's & Walter's Big Hi Die & a Stencil

And here is my card:



I die cut the "Hi" from fun foam. Gives dimension and makes for easy shipping.  
All my other supplies are also W&W. I used the Bubble Talk stencil for the speech
bubble and the sentiments are from the set The Big, the Bold and Party. 
Added enamel dots.



Linking up with:
Winnie & Walter - Just for Julie's birthday
Winnie & Walter - join in to win
Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes





Now aren't you curious what Tanja did - I for sure are - lets go and visit her!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Non Christmas card with Christmas stamps

Hi Everyone,

here is a challenge just to my liking - and I have thought about this in the past, wishing somebody would offer that as a challenge - make a non Christmas card with Christmas stamps - and here it is - put on by Make the  Day Special Stamp Store! Hurrah!


I used this ancient Hero Arts set - love that one and picked that skinny bare Christmas tree. Stamped a half circle at the top of my card with Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I then masked the wedges and sponged them with distress inks in rainbow colors. 


The sentiment is from the set OWH Year Round sentiments. Also  heat embossed it in white. I die cut the card stock using the stitched square die by Simon Says Stamps, glued it onto fun foam and mounted it onto a white card base. Added the silver embroidery thread and tiny sequins. 


So how do you like that challenge theme? You can also play in this month A2z Scarpbooking Store Challenge - its CAS as a theme - you have to use a Hero Arts stamp. and if you have ANY stamping need you can custom order from the A2z scrapbooking store using Cornelia15 for a 15% discount!

Linking up with:
A Blog named Hero - rainbow colors, see photo below
Snippets Playground - use a snippet - sentiment strip
Just us Girls - color challenge -see below
CAS-ual chic - embossing
and just for the fun of it  with the A2zscrapbooking store July challenge - CAS (does not count, I'm on the DT)