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

If you want to contact me, mail to neliacards@gmail.com

Design Teams past and present and GDT

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Get Well with Big Cat #9

Hi Everyone,

I really should use my other Katzelkraft stamps, but I could not resist to use this one again, after I realized I could lay it on its side.......
This is Big Cat #9 - if you want to see my previous card with it you can click HERE

So once the cat is on its side it needs a bed. I don't have a bed stamp, but one can always doodle one. As you can see I am not an artist,but the bed is recognizable as such. A pillowy blanket, Inktense pencils and Sharpie accents and ready is a get well card!

I decided to use my sewing machine to attach the sentiment.

Maybe I should do more doodling.....

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Word Up Weekend with Stampotique

Hi Everyone,

Stampotique is having Word Up Weekend over at Facebook - showing cards with words on them. Well, that's most of them, right? 

I used some older stamps for this card:

I masked the moon, sponged with grey oxide ink and stamped the tree. The cute little squirrel I colored with water brush pens and fuzzy cut. Added the "ground" and a strip of PP on the side. The sentiment is from Hashtags

Love how this turned out!
Happy Weekend!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Guest Designing for Uniko

Hi Everyone,

I am so honored to be guest designing for Uniko Stamps today for their 42nd challenge!
I am sure you all know Uniko stamps - a delightful Britisch stamp company with an even more delightful owner Beverly Brown. She single handedly runs the entire company while juggling two young twin boys. A true wonder woman!

But lets get back to the challenge - the theme is flowers - don't we all love them? And there is a pretty inspiration picture to go along with it:

Here is my card:

This is the inspiration picture:

I used the pretty Happy Succulents set to make this card. I stamped it in green and water colored it in. I also added some water color to the solid succulents to give them more dimension. As you can see, the sentiment  is from the same set. I mounted the strip onto foam tape and added an enamel dot.

You'll have almost the entire month to play along!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampotique Challenge #278

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a brand new challenge starting - the theme is "use some kind of tape". I used Washi tape, but you can use whatever you have at hand - painters tape, duct tape, you name it, it works!

I also used the new Sealife cube from the new release. You just have to love those little sea horses!

I first stenciled the background with the Repeating Bubble Swirls stencil from iStencil, which I think is just perfect for those seahorses/ I used oxide inks for that. I then stamped the seahorses and colored them with Inktense pencils. I dry embossed the background and added my seahorse panel plus some Washi tape.

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 your tape!
Hope to see you at the challenge and HERE is the link to link up your cards!

Linking up with:
The Paper Players - Summer fun in the water

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #144

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

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

My stamp supplies:
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Tweet Love Stamps and coordinating dies, Stitched Nesting dies

I stamped and water colored the images. Added a puddle of water color to my card stock to ground the giraffe and used the stitched die as frame. Added the heat embossed sentiment on a piece of wood paper. The giraffe is on a die cut piece of fun foam to give it more dimension.

From July 18 to 24, all Dee's Artsy Impressions stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + 1 TBK 

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!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stamp Connection #27

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our ninth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my's turn to pick the requirements:

Christmas in July

The skiing Santa is from Katzelkraft - isn't he fun? Gave him some water colored background and colored him with Inktense pencils. The sentiment is from the same set. Added an enamel dot for balance - wouldn't want Santa to tumble into the snow ;) I also added some Stickles - gotta add some glitter, right?


Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

BTW - Muse Christmas Visions is in full swing - we have an amazing inspiration card made by Jessica Frost Ballas from All the Sparkle - go and check it out and link up your card!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Merry Mondays - any prior challenge - going with #226: Winter fun
Let's Craft and Create - Red, White and Blue
Pink & Main - Red, White and Blue
CAS-ual Fridays - Christmas in July
Challenge up your Life -  Red, White and Blue - see picture below
Sunday Stamps - red, white and blue

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Word Up Weekend with Stampotique

Hi Everyone,

Stampotique is having Word Up Weekend over at Facebook - showing cards with words on them. Well, that's most of them, right? 

I used the sweet new release stamp called Angel Toes for my this card:

The sentiment is from Hashtags
The background I made with an iStencil
I water colored the little angel and added some Stickles.

such a sweet, sweet image!
Happy Weekend!

Linking up with:
Paper Craft Crew - New to you (new stamps and stencil)
The Three Muses challenge - things with wings
Join the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge #250. Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com #themechallenge #pcc2017 #craftThree MusesTake It, Make It Challenge

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Colored Card Base

Hi Everyone,

jumping on the colored card base bandwagon. Less is More and AAA Card Challenges teamed up and want us to make a one layer card using a colored card base. And since I had no idea what to do for this spotlight post I figured I do just that. I like making one layer cards anyhow.

My stamp supplies:


For a full tutorial visit the Spotlight feature on the STAMPlorations blog

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.

So go and play along!
Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Less is More - one layer colored card base
AAA Card challenges - same as LIM
The Paper Players - color challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - one layer
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So Suzy Chrysanthemums

Hi Everybody,

I am back with two cards I made with my pretty So Suzy stamps. I got inspired by the current challenge over at CAS Mix Up, where the theme is tissue paper and stamping. I had this pretty tissue paper lying around in my craft room. It has little specs of glitter in it- time to use it!

I made two cards, just changed the background paper and the sentiment. 
My stamp supplies:

Lets get started:
took my Kaleidocolor inkpad and inked up the Chrysanthemum.Stamped it a couple of times

Added the Chestnut leaf with black Versamark ink.

In order to tear the tissue paper where I wanted it torn I moistened the tear line with water and then it tears exactly there.

Wrapped the tissue paper around a piece of white card stock and secured it with Scotch tape. also dabbed tiny drops of liquid glue onto the tissue paper to secure the front.

Heat embossed the sentiment in white onto dark blue card stock for the white card and stamped it in black onto grey card stock for the grey card. Added some thread and pearls to the white card

Linking up with:
CAS Mix Up - see below
Shopping our Stash - CAS (first card - stamps are older than one year)
The Male Room - add texture

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