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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

STAMPlorations - The Bee's Knees Stamps Special Release

Hi Everyone,
we have a new mini release at STAMPlorations
Shirley Bampton created two adorable owl sets


They are Big Owls and Little Owls
  
Here is card #1:

For this card I made a smooshed watercolor background. Stamped the owl and added white gel pen to the eyes and orange to the beaks. Splattered some.


 Here is card #2:

I stamped the owl and colored them with water brush pens. Stamped the sentiment. Used the crazy stitched die as border. Still wanted more of a border, so I sponged around the outside. Added some twine.


Of course we have prizes for our commenters: 
- ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift code
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of any in-stock The Bee's Knees stamp set

Commenting is open from July 31 to August 8. Winners will be announced in the July winners post on August 10.

So grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee and go to the blog to see all the fabulous inspiration for our wonderful DT

Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store. The release sets are 10% off until August 10 - with my code that will make it a whooping 30%!!!!




Katzelkraft - Overheated Robot

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!



My Katzelkraft supplies:



I took an old background from my stash. I stamped the robot and cut him with my Scan'N Cut. The coloring I did with Inktense and Stabilo markers. The pipe is a Memory Box die - used metallic paper. I write the sentiment and cut it out.



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: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper
Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

If you give a Crafter a Cookie - see picture below
Watercooler Wednesday -  anything goes

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #227

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!


My stamp supplies:
SweetCravings-preview

Sweet Cravings

I stamped and masked the popsicle on water color paper. Colored with water brush pens. Added the sentiment and some black splatters.



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, July 29, 2019

Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps - Love and Happiness

Hi Everybody,

a few of my card friends have shown some alcohol ink cards and this inspired me to get mine out again and play.


My stamp supplies: 

Forgive me for not having pictures of the process, but it is impossible to make an alcohol ink background and take pictures while you doing it. I like to wet my paper with blending solution - or even better 99% isopropyl alcohol, which only costs a fraction of the blending solution. I drip alcohol ink on it and use my heat tool to move the ink around and dry it. I took a regular brush and flicked clear alcohol onto the card, which gives you those little light colored bubbles. I took the bloom stamps and heat embossed them. If you use Yupo paper you have to be real careful, because it warps easily. The "paper" I used is Grafix opaque white craft plastic - a present from my blogging friend Aileen Ryan from Colour and Sparkle. THANK YOU Aileen - that stuff is fantastic!!!!


I trimmed my craft plastic and added it to the card. The sentiment I simply stamped on a piece of scrap paper and added it with foam tape. Also added some sequins.

Our current promotions:

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Linking up with:
Lost Coast Designs - celebrate

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Rubber Dance - Grungy Rainbow Butterflies

Hi Everyone,

I always need some cards just to send out for no good reason or just a little picker upper.  The Grungy Butterflies from Rubber Dance will lift everyone's spirits!


My stamp supplies:


I stamped the butterflies and wet them generously with water. Took Dylusion sprays and dabbed color onto the wet butterflies. Took a spray and sprayed them with water and let the water run down the card.The sentiment die is by STAMPlorations.




Don't forget about our challenge, which goes until the end of the month. Play along, if you find time!
You'll find it in the Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and its those three colors you see below or anything goes with Rubber Dance stamps.


Happy Rubber Dancing!


Linking up with:
Cut it up - critters
CCEE Stamper - -moth or butterfly
Blog BadgeGrab My ButtonCCEE Stampers


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Origami Cat

Hi Everyone,

it has been awhile that I just made a card to play along in challenges.....but what caught my eye was the just opened Inkspirational challenge, so I had to play along (instead of making DT cards, that is....). The prompt is "FOLD"


I right away knew what stamp to use. And since i have neglected my iStencils for a while, I selected one I thought would make a great background for this origami fold cat from Carabelle Studio. I had this in my stash now for quite a while and it was until now an NBUS..... The sentiment is from Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps. Added some Washi tape and enamel dots.



The colors I got from the current Color Throwdown challenge - see picture below.


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Less is More - small images (less than 2")
CAS on Friday - use a stencil

For your blog


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Monster Christmas with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,

it's Katzelkraft Wednesday!



My Katzelkraft supplies:



I wanted to play along with some challenges, so it had to be a Christmas card this week. And it had to be CAS. I stamped and masked. The coloring I did with water brush pens. Added Stickles to the brim of the hats. Washi tape instead of  a sentiment.



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: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper
Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July
The Paper Players - masculine
52 CCT - non traditional image
Lost Coast Designs -  Christmas in July
Watercooler Wednesday - all about occasions


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #226

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!


My stamp supplies:

preview-web-stencil-027-happyflowers.jpegbirthday-worddie
Happy Flowers stencil, Birthday die

I made an alcohol ink background on Kraft Plastic - similar to Yupo paper. I took some foil and pressed it onto the little sticky areas. The foil sticks to this. You will see this better in the obliqued image. Took the stencil and laid it on the background. Took clear alcohol to dab off the open areas of the stencil - it removes the ink and leaves you with the negative picture. I took a thin Sharpie and outlined the stencil. Added the birthday die and the heat embossed wishes.



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:
CAS Stencil challenge - alcohol inks/alcohol lift
CAS Mix-up - alcohol ink lift





Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Day of the Month Card Club - Reminder Yellow Pig

Hallo Ihr Lieben,
Hi Everyone,

ich will Euch an die Day of the Month Card Club Challenge zu erinnern.
I want to remind you about our Day of the Month Card Club challenge.

unser Thema ist:
 the theme is: 

Yellow Pig Day


Since this coincides with my weekly Katzelkraft post I thought I combine my posts to not bother you with two posts in a day.... The fun pig here in yellow is from the set Farm Animals. The background I made with an embossing folder and a stencil and the sentiment is a Dylusions set.

Ich hoffe, ich konnte Euch animieren, mitzumachen!
I hope I enticed you to 


Ich zaehle auf Euch. Ihr habt noch bis zum 31.7. Zeit
I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (7/31) to do so.



Bei dieser Challenge duerft Ihr waehlen und den Sieger ermitteln. Jeder darf waehlen, auch wenn Ihr nicht mitgemacht habt. Die 3 Teilnehmer, die die meisten Stimmen erhalten, werden zum Sieger gekuert und duerfen sich einen Gewinnerbutton mitnehmen. Die Wahl beginnt am 2. des Monats . Die Gewinner werden am 5. des folgenden Monats vorgestellt und die neue Challenge beginnt dann am 7. des Monats.
This is a voting challenge - the winner will be determined by vote. Everybody can vote, even if you didn't play along. Voting starts on the second of the following month. 
The 3 participants with the most votes will win. 
The winners will be showcased on the 5th of each month and the new challenge will start each month on the seventh.

Das auch alle ganz viel Spass haben, solltet Ihr bei mindestens 3 anderen Teilnehmern kommentieren. Vielleicht bei Leuten , die Ihr noch gar nicht kennt. Mal sehen, vielleicht werden sogar neue Freundschaften geknuepft!
And to make it more fun and appealing it would be great if you could comment on at least 3 other participants - perhaps you'll find some new friends that way. 

Vielleicht bringen wir ein bisschen Glueck und Freude in eure Leben!
I hope we are bringing some happiness in your life!

Es gibt IMMER einen Grund zum Feiern!
 There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!


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: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper
Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - make your own background