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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Baby Shower card

Hi Everyone,

a good friend of mine is expecting her first baby and today was her baby shower, so I can show you the card I made for this joyful occasion.


I have had this Simon Says Stamp set (We're Expecting) forever and sadly had been unused, until now. It is so old, they don't even have it in their store anymore. Not sure why, it' such a terrific set!
I colored with Inktense. I fussy cut the bird in the egg and stamped another wing from the mother bird, nestled them both in and glued them in place.
I had a left over half strip of Washi tape, which made it on the card and a heart enamel dot.


Love this! Too bad most of my friends are older and already have children. I wouldn't mind making more of those cards.....

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Sunny Day Crafting - any animal

Grab It 

Friday, June 29, 2018

So Suzy Stamps - Kitty Fun

Hi Everyone,

I am again playing with this cute little cat stamp, called Kitty Fun 


It goes perfectly well with that snarky sentiment.

This card does not require a tutorial, but I took some pics....


Stamped the cat and colored it with Inktense.


Used an Andy Skinner stencil and various inks for the background. I used a small action wobble and attached it to the card and the cat. The sentiment I stamped on a piece of scrap paper, cut it in half and sponged the edges before I glued it to the card. I trimmed the card base and mounted it onto purple card stock. 


Here you can see it wobble.


That kittie makes me smile!


In case you want to order, you will get a free stamp with every order.
This month it is THIS stamp: 
We also have a sale going on at this month, this includes all Sports, Fathers Day and Guys stamps:



Linking up with:






Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Katzelkraft - Make Mistakes

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!



Still playing with that big, fat Hermes catalog that I got in my mail. I hope you don't get sick and tired of my collage cards....If you want to read more about it you can find it HERE


This time I choose the grumpy cat from the Russian Cats set. Colored it and fussy cut it. The sentiment is from the set  Adventure Begins. I heat embossed it.



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 Favorite Holiday Challenge

Hi Everyone,

 at Stampotique we are in the middle of our new challenge starting - the theme is "Favorite Holiday". 

Well, mine is Christmas - at least when it comes to card making!


I used an embossing folder for the snowflakes and directly smeared ink on the paper, which left the snowflake indentation white. Added the trees - of course did some masking. I colored them with Inktense. I stamped the gnomes, colored them and fussy cut them. Added them and stamped the sentiment.


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:

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Less is More #374

Hi Everyone,

now here is a challenge for me - Less is More wants us to use our Bits Box items. As far as I am concerned they can have this challenge for the next 500 times. It didn't make a dent into my Bits Box....although all items (except the card base) are form this box.


The little pig even was already colored. Even the vellum came from there. I just tore it to size. The cityscape are leftovers from Paper Smooches, as is the pig. The heart on the stick is by Impression Obsession and the sentiment is by MFT. I embossed my card stock with a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. Rounded one corner. 


Perhaps I need to make a second card.....

Also linking up with:
Crafty Cardmakers - wet or dry embossing
Addicted to Stamps - Black and White and one other color
Seize the Birthday - anything goes


Crafty Cardmakersaddicted-to-stamps-challenge

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Twofer Challenge #6

Hi Everyone,

you knew this was coming, right? My entry for Twofer Card Challenge #6.
The theme is tree.
This was actually kind of easy for me, but I just needed to eek out some crafting time and decide on which tree to use....



I settled on a graphic one from the Scandinavian Print set by Neat&Tangled. And of course, one of my cards turned into a Christmas card. I never have too many of those.....


The cute deer are from Cats on Appletrees, the sentiment is from the same N&T set. I used my Catherine Pooler inks. They give you good coverage with one time stamping - perfect for those silhouette stamps. Only the black needs repeated stamping, unfortunately.


I couldn't resist to put a little red gem onto one of the deer.....


My second card is a more graphic card - used the same tree and turned it upside down for every other stamp. Again, I used my Catherine Pooler inks. the die cut is from STAMPlorations, as is the little happy. Added Washi tape and an enamel dot.


Glad i made it. Wouldn't want to miss a Twofer challenge! Too much fun!


Happy Stamping!

Also linking up with:

Seize the Birthday - anything goes






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chalkboard Technique with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!


My stamp supplies:


I stamped everything with Versamark and heat embossed it in white.


 I colored the stamps first with white paint



Used white ink and smudged it around the stamped areas. Gives you that chalkboard effect.


Colored the stamped areas with water brush pens.


Added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom after I trimmed the black card base. and glued on a bow made with Bakers Twine.



Linking up with:

Simon Says Stamps - Bright and cheerful
Mod Squad - Coffee, Tea and summer



Monday, June 18, 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Celebration

Hi Everyone,

do you know that STAMPlorations is celebrating it's 5th birthday? Time really flies by when you are having fun. I am so honored to have been on this DT since almost the very beginning. Now for this celebration I had to choose my 3 favorite cards to share with you. A difficult task....I easily could have chosen 30, LOL!

My first favorite: 

I made that in June 2015 (see details HERE) using the following two sets
Blooming Buds and VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals. It was one of the few times I tried out the no line coloring technique.
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My second favorite:
(see details HERE) is from August 2015.


I also used on of Deepti's sets: Lotus Love

DAI-LotusLove-preview

And lastly favorite card #3 
 I choose a newer one (see details HERE)


I made this card with one of my favorite sets - Woodland Friends
preview-WoodlandFriends

In fact, I love this set so much, I decided to use it for my new projects. If coloring is not your thing, you can simply color block and use the stamps as they are. I just added some white accents.



It results in a modern, graphic look. I experimented with stamping on canvas. In this card I used cheap acrylic paint and stamped on the canvas. I did not remove the sticky back, as the canvas becomes see through and I didn't like that. I doodled the frame and added splatters.


For card #2 I used water brush pens, diluted with more water. Patience is not my strength and I stamped onto the canvas before it was completely dry. so the back ink bled a bit. But I actually liked this. Conveniently looks like shading.....


The only difference to the card above is that I heat embossed the sentiment and did not add splatters.


Of course, we want YOU to be part of the festivities!
And that's how it works:
  • Link up your wish list HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of $25 worth of products on your list.
  • Leave comments on this blog and on the designers’ blogs throughout the month for a chance to be one of five winners of a $25 gift certificate.
  • CASE any of my projects and/or any projects from this post and all the posts we’ll be publishing in June. 
  • Link Up your project(s) HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of a $50 gift certificate.
Now, your turn to get crafty, CASE projects and share with us!
CASEing, commenting, and linking up to the wishlist linky party end on July 3. Winners will be announced on July 10 on the STAMPlorations Blog. We're excited to see your beautiful projects fill the gallery.

Before you head to the full project post, check out the amazing June Promotions Shery's offering at the STAMPlorations Store:
  • $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)
  • 50% Off Flash Sale:  Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific. PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
  • Freebie Days:  Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die up to $10 value)… PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLCORNELIA


Happy celebrating!
Hope you have time to play along!