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

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Hi Everyone,

along time ago I bought those holes from Katzelkraft and I never got around to use them, tsk, tsk, tsk. The ostrich is fairly new. Those two are made for each other, I think....

I even took some pictures during the process, so you can see how it came about.

I first stamped the ostrich. I used a trip of washi tape to mask off the neck. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the ostrich into the hole

And then I colored the bird with my Inktense pencils.

The hole I colored with water colors.

Added the sentiment.

Trimmed off a bit from the bottom and added a strip of PP.

Where else besides France can you get those stamps?

Well, Frantic Stamper and Topflight Stamps are your go to stores in the US.

Linking up with:

Stamp, Ink, Paper - card makers choice
Stempelkueche - Liebesgruesse (fuer Dich da ist auch Liebe)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #164

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

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

My stamp supplies:
Just Because 

I gave no line water coloring a try. It looks really nice, but I definitely can use some practice...

From February 20 to 26, all Dee's Artsy Impressions stamps are 15% off (no coupon needed) 

Right now you get all non-retiring products in the store 10% off automatically through April (with an extra 20% off when you use my discount code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA).

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:

Stamping Sensations - anything with flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Flowers
Stamp, Ink, Paper - card makers choice
My Creative Scoop - handcoloring

Please grab our logo Color Inspiration Monthly Link Up 28A Gem of A Challenge

Saturday, February 17, 2018

CASEing myself for Muse Christmas Visions

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun making my last Muse Christmas Visions card, that I decided to CASE myself. Besides - you people are not playing along and this is my last attempt to get you motivated ;)
You still have today and all of tomorrow....

I used an ARTplorations stencil for the trees. The cute die cut animals are from Flora and Fauna and the delicate star clusters are from Lavinia stamps. The sentiment is by Neat & Tangled. Just added a strip of silver tape at the bottom

So, what do you think? Wanna play?
Click HERE for the link.

Also linking up with:
Merry Monday - stencil
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - anything goes
Mod Squad - Winter theme
Jingle Belles - any kind of coloring (I used distress inks)
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - more that two legs
CHNC Challenge - anything Christmas with some green

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grab button for Christmas at Sweet Stampin

Friday, February 16, 2018

Don't be a Prick

Hi everyone,

I saw this funny pun on Pinterest and I had to turn it into a card.
Stampotiques' cactus row was the first thing that came into my mind and the ever so useful Alpha Background is just the prefect thing to make your own sentiments!

I stamped and water colored. The ground I made with Brushos. Added the sentiment. 
Pretty easy....

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
2 Sisters on the blog - Man's card
A bit more time to Craft - anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes with option man
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes

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I Play at Eclectic Ellapu

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spotlight on Emboss Resist and Brushos

Hi Everyone,

I have my spotlight post over at STAMPlorations today.

I am using emboss resist as my technique. It is super simple and I always love the effect you get with Brushos or similar pigment powders.

 I made two different cards, using two different blues shade for card #1 and only the color named gamboge for card #2. If you wondering about that color name  - I googled it for you:

Gamboge is a partially transparent deep saffron to mustard yellow pigment. It is used to dye Buddhist monks' robes because the color is a deep tone of saffron, the traditional color used for the robes of Theravada Buddhist monks.

My stamp supplies:

For the Birds, Trendy Butterflies (out of stock at the moment), Party Time, Bloom Happy, Stitched Nesting Dies

Curious to find out how I did this? Visit the STAMPlorations blog for a full tutorial!

Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

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

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,

Happy Valentine's Day to you !
And what is better than saying I love you with a Katzelkraft card????

I used the Russian cats, but I modified the grey one a bit. Colored them with Inktense pencils and masked them. Then I sponged the heart and added the sentiment. Used a stitched die (SSS) to trim it and mounted it onto purple card stock.

You can get the cats directly from France HERE
or in the US HERE or HERE

Love you, guys!

Linking up with:

Stinkin' Inkers - Love is in the Air
Crazy for CAS - Cuddly (the grey cat is totally up for for it!)
Die Cutting Divas - Valentine's Day
Watercooler Wednesday challenge - Occasions (obviously Valentin'e Day)
niwibo - ein Herz fuer blogger
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - add a die cut (mine is from SSS)

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge BlogDie Cuttin Divas

Stampotique February Challenge

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique are in the second week of our February challenge - the theme is "make a bookmark". 

Now that is fun! I love to read, but I usually use a little piece of scrap paper as my bookmark... Now I have something better!
 Used my favorite Stampotique cats - the Kitty Squad and a piece of chipboard, to keep it sturdy. Colored them with Inktense and a white gel pen. Added the Alpha Background sentiment. Rounded the corners and added Baker's Twine. 

Wanna play along? I am sure you also could use a proper bookmark ;)

Linking up with:

Rubbernecker Challenge - anything but a card
Inspiration Destination - use a real stamp (that's what I always use!)
City Crafter - inspired by books

Find Current Challenge Here!City Crafter Challenge Blog