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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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fusion with The Ton

Hi Everyone,

I had to play with the current Fusion challenge - fell in love with the inspiration picture. And I figured my new stamp set from The Ton would be perfect for this. I won this on their recent birthday celebration. Love that set. It is just so pretty!


I heat embossed the peonies with silver embossing powder onto white card stock. Colored it with water brush pens and fuzzy cut it. Glued it onto silver card stock and added the sentiment - also heat embossed.


I love how this came out! Also added a Nuvo drop for balance.


Linking up with:

Fusion challenge - see picture below
The Ton - anything goes
CAS Watercolor Challenge - green and pink

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Muse: ChristmasVisions April

Hi Everyone,

I finally had some time to play along at this month Muse Christmas Visions. We have Natasha Kara from I Dream in Color guest designing for us and she made this delightful little scene.



Here is Natasha's card:

You see how I got inspired:
3 things on my card, similar background, a stitched frame and some bling.
The Santa gnome and cat are by Stampotique, the tree is Joy Clair, everything stitched is by CUTplorations and an embossing folder. Added lots of bling. 


-This is just too much fun to let it pass by. Don't you think so? Come on and join in - there is still a few days left!

Linking up with:
Stampotique SDC271 - bling it on
Jingle Belles - recycle 
(the Stitched Snow Hills were left over from another project and the gnome and cat are from a watercolor panel that I didn't like, used the back side of it)
Happy Little Stampers - emboss (snow embossing folder)

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Striped Thanks

Hi Everyone,

I am slowly getting back into card making after coming back from vacation and 1 1/2 grueling weeks at work. How nice to have some time again and not being completely exhausted!
Inspired by all the Little Things caught my attention - such a fun inspiration picture!


You see how I got inspired - mainly by the black and white striped raincoat, the black umbrella and some pink splatters - its after all raining!


I immediately thought of my iStencil collection when I saw the picture and picked one called PacMan Stacks that I really like. I added pink splatters. The thanks is by CUTplorations and I die cut it twice.


I took one of the rows and masked off the rest and sponged with black ink. I then took the opposite one and lined it up with the first row and did the same thing. Added some sequins and a left over strip of water colored paper.


I do need a lot of thank you cards right now, so you are going to see more of them soon.

And just in case you like that die - use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Also linking up with:

CAS(E) this Sketch - just turned the sketch on the side


Happy Stenciling!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #129

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Deepti's stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions.


My stamp supplies:

preview-DeesArtsyImpressions-NewBeginning
New Beginning

I heat embossed the stamp onto white card stock with white embossing powder and sponged it, masking off parts of the stamp to keep ink from getting into areas where I don't want it. Cut it out and mounted it on a strip of dark blue card stock. Added the heat embossed sentiment and put it on a white card base. Added 4 sequins.


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 :)

From April 4 to 24, all Dee's Artsy Imressions stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + 1 the set Just Because is 20% off (no coupon needed)



Or even better use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

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:

HLS CAS April challenge - blend

Happy Stamping!



Monday, April 17, 2017

So Suzy Tulip Background

Hi Everyone,

to day we have a special feature at So Suzy Stamps - the wonderful Tulip Background stamp!
Such an intricate stamp and full of possibilities, as you will see from all the fabulous cards the DT girls created!



I myself made two cards out of one background.


My stamp supplies:




I started out heat embossing the background in white onto water color paper.


Sprinkled Bushos on it and spritzed with water:

That's how it looked like:

Move the color around with a brush and let it dry.


Stamped again in black onto white card stock: 


Lined up both panels and die cut a circle - you want to make sure the pattern lines up, otherwise it looks funny....

And that's what you get: 


Backed up the water colored parts with fun foam and mounted them onto card stock


Adding the heat embossed sentiments and some enamel dots.



Now have fun creating your own background cards! 
But don't forget to check out all the other wonderful creations and leave some love behind ;)

Happy Stamping!



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stamp Connection #24

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 24th transatlantic get-together!

We also have the talented Daria from My Creations joining us.

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:

Pop Up Box Card



I already did a practice run with my Spotlight card over at STAMPlorations, where I made a tutorial on how to do this. It is not quite as much work as you think it may be - otherwise I would not have made two of those....

I used my favorite bunnies from Impression Obsession, the grass is from Clearly Besotted, the small eggs (PP) are a balloon punch from which I trimmed the nipple off to make it look more like an egg. The big egg is a QuicKutz die. I used the water color paper I made for my spotlight card. Lastly the heat embossed stamps on the flaps are from Michaels.

That is how the card looks when its flat:



And here are two more views:




  


Lets check out Daria's and  Tanja's box card!




Happy Easter to all of you!

Linking up with:
Crafty Catz - anything goes with animals
Creative Corner challenges - farm friends
If you give a Crafter a Cookie - see picture
Little Red Wagon - Easter

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Delightful Mail

Hi Everyone,

I want to share a few cards and this delightful box I got from my blogging friends. Apparently the post office cleaned out their storage - it all arrived at the same time



I got this wonderful succulent box from my friend Rosi from Let's take Time and stamp with Daeny's from France. WOW!!!!! It looks like real succulents! Look at all the lovely little details - the blossoms, the moss, the shiny Washi tape! This is just one delightful present. I also happen to love succulents. THANK you Rosi!


By the way - she did not stop there. Her little package also contained a matching card


and, because one card was not enough - a separate Easter card - how fun is that/! The Easter card is hand-drawn. I am always wondering why people who can draw that well need stamps... I wish I could do that!


The next package arrived from Germany from my blogging friend Gundi from Papierelle.
It contained this amazing drawing from her son Benedikt - I think he got his mothers talents (or even more?) Quite impressive, isn't it - the proportions, the expression - just super!


And again that was not enough, no he also included second card  - now how much fun is that one? Those delightful party animals paired with macaroons, yum!


And that was also in the package:
A wonderful spring card and some stamping goodies, beautiful wrapped - especially with those chocolate Ladybugs :)


Such an adorable stamp set - and the best thing is that I don't yet have it!


And again I got two cards - the other one is for Easter: 


Isn't it gorgeous? Cool idea to emboss those eggs and the feather tucked behind and the little speckled ones in front. Just so pretty! Thank you Gundi und Benedikt!

And lastly - my Christmas card from my friend Bozena  from Art Card Box arrived! Yeahhhh!!!! I saw this card on her blog and admired it greatly and offered my mailing address ;) - and guess what - she mailed it to me. But she warned me that mail from Poland might take forever and I was joking that if it does not arrive for Christmas it may arrive for Easter, LOL! I guess it was not a joke - here it is in all its beauty!


And lastly - not sure why it took so long I got this - must have been collecting dust at customs:

I won over at CAS on Sunday and this was my fabulous prize! Thank you CAS on Sunday  - I had actually totally forgotten about this and was so surprised to find this in my mailbox! It came with this gorgeous card from the uebertalented Anja Curvers from Scrapietoo.



THANK YOU ALL! You brought so much joy into my day!