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A Winter and a Summer Card

Hi Everyone,

I am playing along with the weather here, which can not yet decide if its going to be warm or cold....
My first card is for this weeks Muse Christmas Vision, where my talented friend Suchi from Suchi's Cardstock is our guest designer. She made a delightful card!

Here is Suchi's card:

I went with the red and green color scheme, but exchanged the baubles for penguins (Inkadinkadoo). Sponged the sky  and added falling snow with a Simon Says stencil and embossing paste.

So how about you playing along, too? 

Linking up with:
One Layer Christmas card challenge - anything one layer Christmas
ABC Christmas Card challenge - I is for Ink (background made with distress ink)
CHNC - anything Christmas
Merry Monday - let it snow

My second card has a more summery feel and I made it after the CAS Colour and Sketches sketch.

It is actually a tricky little sketch. I played around a bit, before I was happy. But I like unusual requirements and a real challenge!
Took my favorite iStencil - I can't get enough of it and sponged in yellow and blue. The acetate butterflies I had in my stash basically forever, made  a bunch of them a long time ago with STAMPlorations stamps, and those two survived a previous card....

The pretty sentiment is by Happy Little Stampers

Linking up with:
Seize the Birthday  - anything birthday
Happy Little Stampers - anything with HLS stamps
Color Throwdown - see picture below



Wanda Cullen said…
Lovely use of the throwdown colors in this graphic CAS design! Thanks for joining us at CTD this week!
karen h said…
Oh that stencil is very cool - love the added shading with the sponging. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!
Tenia Nelson said…
Awesome cards, Miss Lady!
Aileen said…
Great cards, those penguins are just so cute with those hats on and how you have used the stencil in the second card. Very very clever.
Linda said…
Those little penguins are just too cute. The sponging and embossing paste just makes this perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.
Karen Davis said…
A very cute card, such sweet wee penguins. I love your butterfly card too.
Jane said…
Well I can certainly see why you're so hooked on that stencil - so amzingly 3D!. Love how you used it for the CC&S sketch, great take. Thanks for playing. Also adore that first card - so cute.
Ashwini Rao said…
Lovely cards, Cornelia! I am especially in awe by how you use that stencil in such various ways - each card looks different - you are truly so creative!!
Suchi said…
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Suchi said…
Oh my Gosh! The muse card is so adorable Cornelia! LOVE the cute little penguins and the snow! :) Thanks for your kind words my friends- your cards always amaze me! For the second card, I loved your use of graphic istencil! :)
francesca said…
amazing cards! :)
Hello Cornelia: I just saw your card at the CAS colours and sketches challenge and I was just astonished at the amazing design on it!!! This stencil is a feast for the eyes, specially with the bright and beautiful colors you used. The acetate butterflies look gorgeous, I must remember that, using Stazon ink, you can stamp on it and the image will never smudge.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card and now, guess where I'm going, LOL!! I clicked on the link you provided for this stencil and was amazed at the lovely stencils they have at this store, believe it or not, I only have ONE little stencil but in a few minutes I will probably have a good bunch.
Oh, and I'm pinning your card, just gorgeous.
Maria Rodriguez.
Mac Mable said…
Such a fun take on the Christmas card, as always so very clever. WOW on the second card. CAS sketch and colours but you so make it your own. That stencil is fabulous or more accurately you use it fabulously and loving those acetate butterflies x
Wow! Both cards are wonderful. Love your take on MCV - funny use of round shapes as penguins and color combo for hats. This is very smart! - Sweet Kobylkin
Julie B said…
Every time I see you use that stencil I think how fab it is. I must investigate further!
Fab cards too. :)
cm said…
Your duo of penguins are ultra darling; your pair of butterflies, nestled on their respective stencils, gorgeous! You have totally elevated the sketch to 'awesome'! Impressive...very, very impressive!
Betty said…
your little penguins are adorable - love the CAS design
conil said…
Oh Boy, you're really on a creative roll. Kicking off May with an explosion, not a bang. What you did CASEing Suchi's sketch is brilliant. Who doesn't adore penguins? And then there's the second card which totally gob-smacked me right between the eyes...AWESOMENESS!
Unknown said…
Love the red and green penguins.. Great connection!
Notes by Nina said…
Fabulous cards, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.
papierelle said…
Süß Deine zwei Pinguine, aber der Knaller ist die zweite Karte. Genial gemacht!!
LG Gundi
Bonnie said…
Adorable penguins with their cut little hats, Cornelia! And I love the colors, that awesome stencil and acetate butterflies on your second card! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!
Darling penguin card, Cornelia! That stencil certainly added drama to your butterfly card!!
Kristie Goulet said…
Both of your cards are just awesome, as always! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday. Always nice to see your cards over there. xoxo
Colleen said…
WOW, I saw that stencil one other place and it is so unique and amazing, you used it in a unique way! Thank you for linking this up at Seize the Birthday!
Glenda J said…
Your background is brilliant!! What a cool effect. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.
Unknown said…
This is such a beautiful and creative take on the sketch, just amazing. I love those bold colours too, great choice. Thank you for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x
A lovely Christmas creation, thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge this time.
Lorraine DT
Catchy Sketch said…
Love these penguins and a cool snow effect!

And a stencil that you used for the second card is fantastic, I'm very impressed with this optical effect!

chrissy xx said…
Awhh! They are soooo cute! A Wonderful scene. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Beverley said…
Two fabulous makes, I especially like your take on the CC&S sketch. Loving the geometrics mixed with the butterflies. Thanks for playing along this week. Hugs Bev x
Anita in France said…
Clever use of that oh so cool stencil, Cornelia ... love how those dainty butterflies are perched just at the edge of the 'mound'! Such cutie pie penguins ... they're adorable sitting cosily in their sweet hats on that fun font sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)
Rosmarie said…
Die zwei Pinguine sind zu niedlich und der Schnee sieht richtig echt aus. Auch farblich gefällt mir die erste Karte sehr gut.
Bei der zweiten bin ich mal wieder total von dieser Schablone begeistert und was du damit gemacht hast!
Skylark said…
That is such a great stencil and used so creatively for our sketch. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x
Oh, wow! At first I couldn't see the curves on the thumbnail but when I visited your blog I was blown away by how you have interpreted the curves in the sketch with that fab stencil. A real stunner! Glad you enjoyed the challenge. Thanks for playing along at CC&S
Louise xx
Lisbeth said…
fun card
thanks for joining us at crafty hazelnut christmas challenge
hugs Lisbeth DT
Helen said…
Fabulous cards - I love those adorable penguins!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x
Lisbeth said…
lovely card
thanks for joining us at CHCC2
hugs Lisbeth

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