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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Katzelkraft - Dreams of Flying

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!


This is an interactive card - I though it would be fun if you could twirl around the propeller. I have a little movie below, to show you.

I used the set Les Pabos Aviateur.

I stamped the little pilot and colored it with Inktense and Finetec Mica colors. I made the sky with a MFT stencil. I die cut the frame with a CUTplorations nesting die and mounted it with foam tape. I added a second propeller with a brad.


Here is my little movie - I hope it works.....


Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration!

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

Happy Stamping!

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Thank You DI Blog Hop - honoring Di, the queen of snippets 7th blogaversary 
(my snippet is the extra propeller and maybe even the frame that I cut out of an old advertisement)


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #201

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations


My stamp supplies:
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I stamped of the cats repeatedly. Made sure the ink is completely dry and then sponged over them with distress oxide in a rainbow palette. Added white gel pen accents. Stamped the sentiment, colored ti in in a light grey and added Bakers twine.



Use my 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!


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So Suzy & Crackerbox Stamps - Celebrating Frog

Hi Everyone,
 today I have a card for you, using my So Suzy & Crackerbox Stamps.
The sentiment is perfect for the current Time Out challenge - I think they got their theme from them..... I couldn't resist to play along.



I used one of my favorite frogs (the celebrating frog) - he normally wears a party hat, but I masked it away. Challenged myself at no line coloring - still no better at it. LOL, I guess doing it once a year is not enough practice....
I used a combination of Inktense pencils and Stabilo markers. In the end I added white gel pen accents. Also added a thin strip of Washi tape for more interest.


If you are wondering who inspired me - it was Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin with THIS card. Please don't compare our coloring - she is a master and I am a bloody beginner......

Happy no line water coloring!

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2 - Bundle Up!

Hi Everyone,

after Muse Christmas Visions ended, I was on the look-out for a new Christmas challenge I can paly along throughout the year, to lessen the stress in November and December. I think I found one! It is the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 


The current theme is "Bundle up"

   Christmas Kickstart Challenge

I took an ancient Hero Arts set and made the background with an iStencil. I love this one, one of my favorites! It is called Winter Striped Tree


I first sponged pencil dust, but it looked a bit anemic, so I shifted the stencil and sponged in green. Colored the deer with Inktense. Added Stickles.


The stitching is a CUTplorations die. The sentiment is lazily made with Washi tape......a Christmas gift from my blogging friend Gundi from Papierelle

Linking up with:

Jingle Belles - look what Santa brought me (Washi tape)
ABC Christmas challenge - anything goes


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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Katzelkraft - Windy Day

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!

 We had a winter storm here in New Jersey and I took that as my inspiration for this week post. 


I used the Windy Day stamp. It felt just perfect for this occasion.
 I stamped it onto photo paper and masked it with a Post-it note. I sprinkled grey Brusho pigments on it and spritzed generously with water. The pigment seeps right into the paper. It also seeped a bit under my masking, but it came out cool. I took a Stabilo marker and added some color touches to the hair, legs, coat and umbrella.
The sentiment is a CUTplorations die cut.


I am quite pleased with how this came out. I have to use photo paper more often with Brushos!

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

Happy Stamping!

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Night Shift Stamping - anything goes

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Less is More - Pee on Earth

Hi Everyone,

sketch challenges are really not my thing, but the current Less is More challenge has an intriguing one, so I decided to play along. 


And that is my take on it. I made myself a "stencil" and sponged rainbow triangles at the bottom. Added the little spaceship and the peeing dog. I was somewhat at a loss for a sentiment and then I noticed I could modify the one that came with the stamp set for the space ship (Doodle Factory -not sure if they still exist.....).


The little peeing dog is by Cats on Appletrees. He might just be my favorite of all the stamps I have from them.


Linking up with:

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STAMPlorations Special Release - Reminder

Hi Everyone,
you probably saw the special release last week over at STAMPlorations or here on my blog. 
Here are all the new stamp sets:



My stamp supplies:

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I stamped the house on photo paper and sprinkled Brusho pigments on it. Spritzed with water. Added the trees from the Extra Houses set and the sentiment. Mounted it onto black card stock.



Go and check out the DT's cards at the STAMPlorations Blog

Leave comments along the way for your chance to win one of four $15 coupon codes which will be randomly drawn from all the comments left during the release on the STAMPlorations Blog and the participating designer's blogs.Commenting is open from January 14, until January 31.

All of the 4 new sets will be on sale at 10% off during the release until 31st January. You can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA at checkout to get an additional 20% off.


Happy Hopping!



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Katzelkraft - Nutella loving Rats

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!
My blogging friend Gundi from Papierelle sent a Nutella care package for my son and before he could devour it all and throw the wrappers in the garbage pail I rescued one of them and thought it needed to be on a card....
Thank you Gundi!!!


I could not find a better pairing than those Katzelkraft rats.....They LOVE Nutella, LOL!




I used the Les Rats des Villes set for this card.

I colored them with Inktense and fuzzy cut two of them. The one on the side is stamped onto the card stock.



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

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STAMPlorations Special Release - DAY 2

Hi Everyone,
 STAMPlorations is having a special release, see the four new stamp sets below in the graphic:


You can see yesterdays fabulous creation by Shirley and Monika HERE

Today's set is the wonky houses designed by Shirley Bampton. 


I absolutely love this set. The houses are adorable and quite versatile. 


I did some ombre coloring here - easiest done with a Misti. Kind of doing a partial inking of the stamp and then repeating it in a lighter color, or simply inking up the bottom more than the top. 


My second card I did simply stamping on patterned paper. I used a white gel pen to draw over the colors in the windows, to make the outlines more white.


Go and check out Shirley's cards at the STAMPlorations Blog
Leave comments along the way for your chance to win one of four $15 coupon codes which will be randomly drawn from all the comments left during the release on the STAMPlorations Blog and the participating designer's blogs.Commenting is open from January 14, until January 31.

All of the 4 new sets will be on sale at 10% off during the release until 31st January. You can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA at checkout to get an additional 20% off.

Happy Hopping!


STAMPlorations Inspiration #200

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations
Can you believe it? This is Inspiration post #200! There  is a special prize to win, scroll down to see.



My stamp supplies:

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Carved Houses, Houses Extra, Mixed Media Grunge

The Carved Houses are from the new release - they will actually be officially introduced in one hour - so come back for more inspiration on how to use them.
I stamped the house with my Misti - inking it up with two different colors. Masked it and stamped the trees. Did some spot coloring with a water brush pen. stamped one of the grunge set stamps at the bottom and lightly sponged with the teal color for extra interest. I also redrew the windows and roof lines with a white gel pen.


Use my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

200th Post Special Drawing
Just for this post we'll draw one winner from all comments left on this post and the designer blogs to receive a $20 coupon code* to apply towards products in the store.
So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Happy Stamping!

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