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Thursday, April 26, 2018

So Suzy Friends & Family Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

welcome to the Friends & Family Blog Hop at So Suzy Stamps. 


Perhaps you arrived from the wonderfully talented Justine Hovey.




I started out heat embossing the stamp in gold.

Colored it with Inktense pencils.


Colored some more.


Added the sentiment.


Drew some lines and added some sequins.


​And what would be a blog hop without prizes? 
1st price of 25$ gift card from the store
three additional prizes of 15$ gift card from the store.




Commenting is open from April 26 to midnight April 29.
The winners will be announced on So Suzy's Blog and So Suzy's Facebook page on May 4th.
Your next stop on the hop is Donna Idlet
And here is the complete line up for the hop, in case you get lost:

Linking up with:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
ATSM - CAS
Ellibelle Crafty Wednesday - say it with flowers
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Snail Mail with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!


I needed to send off some of my Katzelkraft cards and I figured, they need an appropriate envelope to go along with them. So I made one.
Using the monster set and the snail. As usual I colored with Inktense. Drew the address box. Added fitting postage stamps.

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

The Male Room - not a card

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #172

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

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



My stamp supplies:
thebirdsandtheblooms-web-preview

Woodland Friends, The Birds and The Blooms

I first stamped the owls, colored them with Inktense and masked them. Sponged the sky and added the branch and the sentiment.



Throughout April, all stamps, stencils, and dies (excluding retiring stamps) are 10% 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 :)

Happy Stamping!


Linking up with:

Cut it Up - Bugs and Critters (die cut branch - memory box)
Papercrafters Linky Party12 - anything goes

Grab My Button


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Muse Christmas Visions #98

Hi Everyone,

my teamie Lindsey made an interesting Christmas card to spark our imagination over at MCV.



I must say, it was a real challenge for me.
This is her card:


So, after some serious thinking, I went with the snowflakes and the blue color. The snowflakes are one stamp by Hero Arts, the sentiment is also Hero Arts, but a different set. I added some Wink of Stella and Perfect Pearls for a bit of shimmer. It does not show very well...

I also added a poem to the inside of my card:


This is by a British Stamp company.



You have until Monday April 30th 8 AM to play along - what do you think? Do you feel the challenge? I am curious, with what you can come up.

Linking up with:
Merry Monday - favorite poem
CHNC #382 - anything Christmas

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stampotique - Skating Richard

Hi Everyone,

just a quick card made with the cute little Skateboard and Richard Pelvis from this month Stampotique release.



The sentiment is older, but fits perfectly. I used an embossing plate for the background, the die cut silhouette if by MFT.


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Take It, Make It Challenge

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Katzelkraft Twofer

Hi Everyone,
It's time to play along with the Twofer challenge!


I did not want to wait until the last minute again...


As you see, the requirement is pets. Birds can be pets - I had lots of them at some point in my life. Thankfully no more....
The Katzelkraft set is used is called Les Piafs.
 So I settled on making a Fathers Day card - its coming up, as you know. And this bird looks quite dapper with his hat and tie (from  Impression Obsession). I colored him with Inktense pencils,



The branch is by Memory Box and the sentiment is Studio 112.



The second card I stamped and masked and colored with Inktense pencils. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations -pulled out my sewing machine for it. As you can see I also drew some inspiration from Kara - her DT cards are just amazing!

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs


Also linking up with:

Seize the Birthday - vibrant colors (second card)
Pinspirational #113- anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - masculine - (first card)







Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Katzelkraft - Tree

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!


I used this wonderful tree for my card:

Rubber stamp - French style

I first stamped the tree with Versamark and then heat embossed it in white. Turned the tree around and stamped it upside down with white ink. smeared some white stripes with the ink pad directly onto the card to mimic water. Added the sentiment. It's from the English Quotes. Used a stitched die to trim the card. Added Washi tape. Mounted it onto a white card base.




If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Stampotique Flowerbundance Challenge

Hi Everyone,

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


 I used the beautiful flowers called Flos and stamped them on a smooshed background made on glossy paper and distress oxide inks. Added the sentiment and a strip of silver striped Washi paper at the bottom.


Stampotique Challenges run every TWO weeks......
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:
The Card Concept - see picture below (got inspired by beautiful flowers over a light and airy background)




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #171

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

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


My stamp supplies:

I used some patterned paper and die cut myself a frame. Used foam tape. Stamped the horse and colored it with Inktense pencils. Die cut an oval and glued it into the center. Heat embossed the sentiment.


Throughout April, all stamps, stencils, and dies (excluding retiring stamps) are 10% 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 :)

Happy Stamping!


Linking up with:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Retirement Card

Hi Everyone,

my long-time dear work colleague is retiring to Florida and she needs a decent card to celebrate this occasion. I have worked with her for almost 18 years. I am happy for her to be able to retire, but I also have severe retirement envy....

I took two Your Next Stamp sets to make this card. The layout I took from the current YNS challenge. Used Simon Says stitched dies  to cut the circles and marked them on a piece of water color paper. Stamped the croc and flamingo and colored them with water brush pens and Inktense. Stamped the sentiment.


Mounted the top panel with foam tape. I actually added on an additional page - it more a little booklet than a card, so that all my colleagues can sign as well. I attached it with Washi tape. You can see it peeking out a bit on the first picture.

Linking up with:
Your Next Stamp - see sketch below (I just reversed it)
AAA Cards challenge - perfect day (the day I can retire)