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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cats on Appletrees

Hi Everyone,

it's that time of the year, where you need copious amounts of thank you cards... so I figured, I better get started.
This one is very quick:

I used those cute animals from Cats on Appletrees, which my daughter got me in the fall. They stack up nicely and all you need is ink that covers well. I did that with my brand new Catherine Pooler inks, but I have also done that with distress oxide ink, which works just as well. I masked them and sponged with distress oxide ink. The advantage of the Catherine Pooler ink is, that it does not react with the oxide ink and the colors stay true. Added Washi tape, the thank you (The Ton) and then I decided to use some enamel dot - bottom card - I think its better with them.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Shopping our Stash - gah, pink
Inkspirational - stamping only
Grab Our Badge!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Goodbye Tension

Hi Everyone,

one of my favorite clerks at work is retiring and you know what that means - I needed a card for her.
That flamingo from Your Next Stamp is  my favorite for that. I just love his expression.

I used the colors and ind of the sketch from YNS current challenge to get me started. Used an embossing folder as background and colored with water brush pens. Added some sequins.
I love that hilarious sentiment. Can't wait for my own retirement...

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Your Next Stamp - see below

Friday, December 22, 2017

Silent Night with Stampotique

Hi Everyone,

I saw something similar out there in Blogland and can't remember where, but I  thought this would work great with those cute little Stampotique houses. And it does !!!

The sentiment I made with the Alpha Background stamp. The snow is embossing paste with a Simon Says stencil and the stars are die cuts (Memory Box). I colored the houses with Prismacolor pencils.

Totally in love with this card!

Also don't forget - the current challenge theme is  "Christmas". There is still plenty of time to play along!

Linking up with:
Winter Wonderland Challenge - anything Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Tis The Season
Cards 4 Guyz - Last minute Christmas cards

For your blogCreative KnockoutsCardz 4 Guyz Logo

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Spotlight on Coloring Kraft Paper

Hi, Cornelia here today, coloring a Kraft card.

My stamp supplies:

My inspiration:

Curious to find out how I did this? Visit the STAMPlorations blog for a full tutorial!

Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

And now the good stuff:

From December 1 to 31, all stamps, stencils, and dies (except for products in the New Release and Retiring categories) are 30% off with code HOLIDAY2017 (good for 1 time use only and not combinable with other codes). With my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA you get 20% off (includes all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store). You can purchase all other products and code can be used as many times as you wish

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Stamp, Ink , Paper - no Christmas

Monday, December 18, 2017

CUTplorations December Challenge Reminder

Hi Everyone,

its a new month and that means a new CUTplorations challenge !

And here is our wonderful picture:

My STAMPlorations supplies:
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Christmas Tree #2 CUTplorations die, Christmas Elf

I die cut the tree. Used silver metallic paper as background for it. Added the sentiment and heat embossed in silver. Mounted it onto DP by Alexandra Renke and added sequins.

Here is another view of it:

Our rules and prizes:
Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
Players must use at least 1 STAMPlorations product (stamp, stencil, die, or coloring page, or digi stamp)
Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
If there are more than 25 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $15

And don't forget:
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store

Sounds enticing? I sure hope so!
See you at the challenge!

 Linking up with:
The Male Room - Christmas

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Party Birds

Hi Everyone,

I thought I take a break from card making, but then LIM asked for birds for their current challenge and I had to play along. How can I resist that theme....

For now I am sick and tired of Christmas cards - don't you feel the same way??? So I made a general card  - suitable for any kind of celebration.

I took my Katzelkraft birds and made them hold a banner, which I drew by hand - you see my drawing skills are rudimentary, LOL!
I colored them with Stabilo markers. Added a strip of Washi tape at the bottom. One layer CAS it is...

Absolutely love those birds!
You can get them directly from France HERE
or in the US you can find them HERE and HERE

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything with a critter
Craft Stamper TIMI - anything goes

2 Crafty Critter CraziesTake It, Make It Challenge

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Happy Hanukkah

Hi Everyone,

I made a quick Hanukkah card - hopefully the recipient got it by now, since Hanukkah started a few days ago...

CASual Friday has this beautiful set, where the stamp is from. I heat embossed it and sponged around with distress ink. Added sequins and Stickles to the "flames"

Linking up with:

Less is More - one layer with something with light

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stampotique Challenge #288

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a brand new challenge starting - the theme is "Christmas". 

I used the funny little gnome - there is 3 on the stamp and its called 3 Dwarfy Gnomes. They are hilarious - each in their own way....I did some masking for the Short/Tall Trees. Water colored. Added the sentiment, some Washi tape and little gems.

This is the last Stampotique Challenge for this year - see you again in January 2018!
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with 
Hope to see you at the challenge!

Linking up with:
Merry Monday - red, green, blue
The Male Room - Christmas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

You've never looked Younger

Hi Everyone, 

I am taking a break from making endless Christmas cards... it's kind of refreshing. I also think I probably have enough of them for this year, yeahhh! It helps, to make them all year round!

I needed a birthday card for my brother in law - he has a big one coming up. So it needs to be special!
I figured the Katzelkraft dragon is just the right thing for him......

I paired him up with a STAMPlorations sentiment - this one is just too funny! The ballons are by Avery Elle. I sponged a bit of black soot distress inks on them to make them stand out more. I did not do that for the bottom PP strip. I colored the dragon with Stabilo markers and added tiny dots of Stickles  - it does not show well in the picture. 

You think you also need that dragon and don't want to order from France? 
You can get him HERE.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - V is for Vegan (I hope it counts - a dragon is an animal after all, albeit a mythical one...)

STAMPlorations Inspiration #156

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Shery's stamp line Shery Russ Designs.

My stamp supplies:

I had the inlaid tree die pieces left over from a prior card and had saved them - too pretty, to throw out. Glued them to a Kraft card base. Used copper metallic shimmer paper for the word die and the star and mounted it all onto black card stock and woodgrain paper. 

Quick and easy!

And now the good stuff:

From December 1 to 31, all stamps, stencils, and dies (except for products in the New Release and Retiring categories) are 30% off with code HOLIDAY2017 (good for 1 time use only and not combinable with other codes). With my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA you get 20% off (includes all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store). You can purchase all other products and code can be used as many times as you wish

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 Recycling!