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Friday, December 30, 2016

Uniko Wreath

Hi Everyone,

I won this wonderful little stamp set by Unkio and made this simple little Christmas card immediately to thank Beverly for sending me this little treasure. And now the HLS Christmas challenge is coming to an end, so I have to get this card in....

I heat embossed the wreath in white, sponged lime green ink over it and added the little pine cone and berry sprays. Added little bits of Stickles to the berries.
I put an eyelet through the top and added a red ribbon.

Linking up with:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Money Book

Hi Everyone,

today I don't have a card - I am showing you the playbook I made for my son for Christmas.

He is a teenager and only craves money to spend on computer games....
so I had some fun, too, pulling out all sorts of supplies - Die Craft dies (Santa and Moose), STAMPlorations stamps (Funky deer), Memory Box (Santa hat), Santa Gnome (Paper Source) star panel and stars (Simon Says) and my favorite little devil (Alexandra Renke) - it turns into an angel, when you amputate the tail and horns...

And lots of Washi tape, of course!

It was a big success!

Linking up with:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Santa is coming to town (and he brings and nice gift ...)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #111

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:
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Caffeinated Christmas, Coffee Cup

I used some clear embossing paste and did some sponging (after masking the cup). Added sequin snowflakes and a leftover strip of paper I had from THIS card.

All our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Linking up with:

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Glittery Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

I still have some Christmas cards to share - hopefully by now they have reached their destination..... This one I made for The Heart Desires challenge - fell in love with their pretty inspiration photo.

I used my new dies by Alexandra Renke, some glitter paper and silver embossing powder for the sentiment (Hero Arts). The silvery snowflakes are printed on some sheer wrapping fabric, that I bought a long time ago for crafting - it will last me a life time....

A very "girly" Christams card!

Also linking up with:

AAA Challenge - silver
Addicted to Stamps - snowflakes (on the fabric)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Muse Challenge #197

Hi Everyone,

I am done making Christmas cards - too late for them to arrive.....whoever has not made it on to my mailing list now gets a New Years card (or a Valentine's Day card...)

Thankfully the Muse challenge supplies us with inspiration for New Years cards - I jumped on that ....

My supplies:
Memory Box dies
stamps by happy Little Stampers

This is Jenni's inspiration - how cool is that? Love the cityscape in those big numbers, but I did not want to repeat that

So I went the more conventional route. Did some background sponging and added glittery Washi tape.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kreativprojekt mit Alexandra Renke: Advent-Blog-Hop Türchen 22

Hi Everyone,

today I have a very special blog post. I am one of the lucky participants in Alexandra Renke's Kreativproject. I was just overjoyed to be among the "chosen"! There are 65 participants from all over the world creating amazing projects with Alexandra's beautiful products. The idea is to say thank you to a special person.

Hallo meine Lieben,

heute hab ich einen ganz besonderen Blog Beitrag. Ich darf bei Alexandra Renke's Kreativprojekt mitmachen. Da hab ich for Freude gleich einen Luftsprung gemacht, als ich herausfand, dass ich eine der 65 Teilnehmerinnen sein darf.  Leute aus der ganzen Welt machen mit, das Thema ist:

65 Kreative
und bedanken sich damit bei einem ganz besonderen Menschen.

My main project if for a special friend of mine, I met her during my student years, more than 30 years back. She is one of the sweetest, most helpful people I know.  When my daughter recently moved to Munich she offered generously to stay in her apartment that she still rents there (she no longer lives there) for free and she even came by to visit her and help her to get settled.

So she really deserves an big Thank You!

Mein Hauptprojekt ist für eine gute Freundin, die ich seit meiner Studentenzeit kenne. Sie hat immer noch eine Wohnung in München, die sie gelegentlich benützt (sie wohnt da schon lange nicht mehr). Als sie hörte, dass meine Tochter für 2 Jahre nach München geht um da zu studieren hat sie sofort großzügig angeboten, dass meine Tochter erst mal mietfrei in ihre Wohnung ziehen kann. Das hat natürlich unheimlich geholfen. Die Wohnungen sind knapp in München und außerdem unheimlich teuer. Und dann hat sie sich auch noch um sie gekümmert, obwohl sie selber so viel zu tun hat!

Also hat sie ein grosses Dankeschön verdient!

I made a Diorama for her, creating a winter scene with all those art papers that were in Alexandras packet. A winter scene with an angel, who watches whats happening on earth

I habe ein Diorama für sie gebastelt aus all den vielen kleinen Papieren die in Alexandras Päckchen waren. Eine kleine Winterszene mit einem Engel, der zusieht, was auf der Welt so alles passiert.

Here is a close-up without the frame:
Eine Nahaufnahme ohne Rahmen:

And of course the diorama needs an appropriate box. So I made one. Using the gorgeous red wood paper that came in me package and some other papers, the angel again and the star end embellies. The best thing is the little gold heart. It looks like metal, but it is actually metallic fabric - never seen anything like it! Ideal for cards and shipping - I must have more!!!!

Natürlich braucht so ein Diorama eine schöne Verpackung. Also hab ich eine Schachtel gebastelt. Hab das schöne rote Papier benützt, das in meinem Päckchen war. Alles andere war auch drin, außer das blaue Holzpapier, das hatte ich schon. Das beste ist das kleine goldene Herz. Sieht aus wie Metall, ist aber aus Stoff - genial!!!! Ideal um in einer Karte zu verschicken. Da brauche ich mehr davon!!!!

There were so many delightful things in my package that I kept on making things - like those pillow boxes for my wonderful work colleagues:

Nachdem so viele tolle Sachen in meiner Kiste waren hab ich gleich weitergebastelt - ein paar Pillowboxes für meine netten Arbeitskollegen:

And of course I made a few cards for all the wonderful people that helped me out and enriched my life throughout the year!

Und natürlich viele Karten, mit denen ich mich bei all den netten Menschen bedanken werde, die das ganze Jahr über mir zur Seite standen und mein Leben bereichert haben!

Just some words about the card supplies:
Karten Material Info:
 top left: paper - Alexandra Renke, die cut stars: Lil Inkers, gold embroidery thread
top right: embossing folder and die cuts - Alexandra Renke, silver embroidery thread, sequins
bottom left: embossing folder - Alexandra Renke, word art screen, dies - Memory Box, Cutplorations copper embroidery thread, copper bell - Alexandra Renke
bottom right: stamp and die cuts - Alexandra Renke, Inka Gold paste and Fine Tec gold watercolors

The material for the cards below are the same as above. Mainly used the pretty papers, the tiny star embossing folder and the Christmas bauble die cut for them, as well as a round Thank you stamp.

My two fellow hoppers (you don't want to miss them) today are:

Nicole from Die Kreative

And if you are curious who's hopping tomorrow:

Anke from Einfach Art
Manuela from Paper Life Style
Sarah from My Impressions

Everyday has been a real eye-candy  - you might want to look at all the participants!
Ein wahrer Augenschmaus, was bisher schon alles zu sehen war - vielleicht wollt Ihr Euch alles ansehen?


Here is a little peek of what was in the box - I did not photograph all the big papers, as they were badly crumpled - my heart was bleeding when I saw this - but I managed, as you can see.

So sah der Inhalt aus - das große Papier hab ich nicht fotographiert - es war nämlich ziemlich zerknuddelt - mein Herz hat geblutet, als ich es sah - aber ich kam schon zurecht, wie Ihr oben gesehen habt.

Here is a photo of the package, when it arrived at my house - I think an elephant was sitting on it, tsk, tsk, tsk

So sah die Schachtel aus, als sie bei mir ankam - da hat sich wohl ein Elephant draufgesetzt, tsk, tsk,tsk....

Have fun hopping!
Viel Spass beim Blog hüpfen!

Linking up with:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - make it sparkle (card with all the big stars)
Cards and More - Christmas
Paperminutes - Stars (top left card, second card collage picture)
Shopping our Stash - Winter Wonderland (Diorama)
Memory Box December challenge - metallics (first card collage - bottom left card)
Inkspirational - Neutrals only (card with all the big stars, first card collage - top left card)
Dream Factory - Miracle on 34th Street (anything Christmas - Diorama)

Joy Clair Year in Review

Hi Everyone,

for the last few days the Joy Clair team is going to show you their favorite cards they made throughout the year. Today is my turn.

I choose cards from  my very first month with Joy Clair through December.  I always have trouble narrowing it down to a few - I love them all - they are my "babies"! I hope you enjoy my selection today - if you want to see all click HERE and you get directed to my blog, which will show you all Joy Clair cards I made. On my blog all the stamp sets are linked - in case you want to own some of them, too ;)

I really enjoyed this year with Joy Clair, to work within this great team and with Christy and Amanda - the owners of this wonderful company. I am very much looking forward to the next year - there are some amazing stamp sets in production, but that's all I can tell you for now....

Don't forget to play with us in the Joy Clair challenge - we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes January 29, so there is plenty of time!
See you next year! Have Happy Holidays and a great 2017!

Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts:
Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/780661272059755/
Color by Faith Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/939788189403798/

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ein kleines Teufelchen - a little Devil

Hi Everyone,

I had fun today, making this card - is it a Christmas card - I guess not - after all there is a little devil sitting in front of my stylized water colored tree - I guess its dreaming about Christmas...

You have seen this little devil before - disguised as an angel HERE and HERE, but today I show him in its "natural" beauty ;)

I added Fine Tec gold water color splatters and the star is a die cut by Lil' Inkers. The devil you can find HERE. He is just too cute!

If you want to see more of Alexandra Renke's beautiful products come by on December 22nd - I'll have a big surprise for you, but I won't say more for now.....

Linking up with:
Stamp, Ink, Paper - anything but Christmas
Less is More - Children - devil child ;)
Dream Factory - Miracle on 34th Street (anything Christmas)
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Happy Splattering!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Muse ChristmasVisions #75

Hi everyone,

I still needed more Christmas cards, so again Muse Christmas Vision comes to the rescue...

I am a bit silly here - using STAMPlorations stamps and dies in addition to those silly googly eyes. 
somehow Chris Blagrave's card) - reminded me about vellum. so I heat embossed the deer onto vellum and attached them to black card stock.

Here is the inspiration card:

Linking up with:
Challenge up your Life - vellum
Unser Banner zum Mitnehmen

Keep Jingling!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stamp Connection #20

Hi Everyone,

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 ninth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:
 "Winter + not a card"

So I made an Advent calendar for my son. He likes the kind with the chocolate inside. Its made out of toilet paper rolls. The numbers are stickers I found at Michaels. Topped it with a green bow and filled it with goodies ;)


Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - gift it
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - anything Christmas
Craft for the Craig - Christmas - anything but a card
Please join my Facebook pageCraft for the Craic

Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

 "Winter + not a card"

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cornelia needs more Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone,

do you believe it? I need more Christmas cards. To my big dismay I ran out of cards before I even sent some off (Sold most of them....). Now I need a LOT more. And what is better than mass production at those dire times ;)

 I you want to see how I did all of those head over to the STAMPlorations blog for my tutorial.

Linking up with:
The Male Room - Winter Wishes
Simon Says - Gift it
613 Avenue Create - Holiday Happiness
Always use Rubber - Stamp and Ink Challenge 

My pile is slowly growing again!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #110

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:

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I first sponged the Christmas tree stencil on Kraft card stock and then added the latte cup with gold embossing paste. After it dried I added the sentiment and the stars. as well as Washi tape.

At our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Linking up with:
Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
AAA Challenge - Christmas
Winter 2016 Blog Hop
Happy Stamping!