JUST A NOTE:

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

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CASEing Christmas with a Crazy Bird

Hi Everyone,

my crazy birds wanted to come out and play with me, so I took the little timid (or sassy?) one and gave him a hat so he won't get cold in the winter scene I put him in....



I embossed the background with an embossing folder. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted and I added some Hero Arts snowflakes.

Here is Mynn's fun snowman Holiday card - you can see that I kept pretty close to the original with my interpretation.


I also added some puff paint to the border of my "landscape" and added Stickles to the hat.


Linking up with:
CASEing Christmas - see inspiration card above
Twofers - Sassy 
Mod Squad challenge - anything with wings


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STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #40

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at STAMPlorations

Again our wonderful DT made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. And perhaps I can also inspire you to play along with us!




I used the new set Thankful for Autumn and water colored  those pumpkins. Added little white accents with a gel pen. 

preview-HolidayExpressions-ThankfulforAutumn copy


So, are you  up for some CASEing??? CASE my card or any other card and link it up HERE over at STAMPlorations. The InLinkz gallery  will be open until the 5th of October - gives you plenty of time! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate or their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils.

Linking up with:
 Simon Says - Work it Wednesday
Sisterhood of Crafters - Pumpkin Patch

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Happy Stamping!




Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #164

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next week we want you to play along with us - the topic is CAS.


I used that grumpy cat from Skipping Stones Designs and colored it with Inktense Pencils. Teh sentiment is from the same set. Added pink splatters.

We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge:



Prize is 4 digis from the store


Come on by and get inspired by our talented DT! I hope to see you all over at ATSM!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - ombre - did some ombre coloring of the cat
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - no designer paper
 Simon Says - Work it Wednesday
Twofers - Sassy

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TWOFERS

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Memory Box Christmas Tree - Take 2

Hi Everyone,

another quick post from me - still nee to limit my computer time....

I did a quick water color background, layering on colors.


I die cut the outline pine trees by Memory Box using metallic paper. I inlaid some of the trees with glitter paper and added a strip on the left.The sentiment is by Technique Tuesday, heat embossed in silver. Added some sequins.




Linking up with:
Memory Box challenge #4 - Terrific Trees
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - no designer paper
Can you CASE it - anything goes
Challenge iconsSimon Monday Challenge BlogSimon Wednesday Challenge BlogCYCI#88

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and get well wishes - I catch up with all of you eventually!

Happy stamping!











Saturday, September 26, 2015

Memory Box Christmas Trees

Hi Everyone,

another quick post from me - my eye still hurts when I spend too much time on the computer....

I did a quick water color background, layering on colors.


I die cut the pine trees from Memory Box using silver glitter paper. The sentiment is by Technique Tuesday, heat embossed in silver. I left that little white strip on the left side of the card for balance.



I actually made two similar cards - gonna show you the second one tomorrow :)))

Linking up with:
Memory Box challenge #4 - Terrific Trees
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - no designer paper
Challenge iconsSimon Monday Challenge BlogSimon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and get well wishes - I catch up with all of you eventually!

Happy stamping!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Pinterest Inspired

Hi Everyone,

I am finally back from my long absence with a new card. I really was missing my card room.....
I am playing with this month Pinterest Inspired challenge.


Since I still have some vision problems I am keeping it short. 
This is the inspiration picture:

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

My supplies: 
stamps: Mama Elephant - Trifecta, Papertrey sentiment, smile die by Lil Inkers, elevated with fun foam, watercolors and silver embroidery thread.


I'll be soon back with more - I promise!

Also linking up with:
Shopping Our Stash - show us your smile
Seize the Birthday - border punches a/o die cuts
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sentiments)
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - no designer paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Almost Back..........

Hi Everyone,

I am coming out of hiding really soon. I still have some vision problems, but it is slowly getting better. Yesterday I had another check-up and I do not need any more procedures on my eye. I had 4 so far and it was NOT fun, definitely NOT......Thanks to that, I also learned, that I will not hold up to torture. I'll admit to anything, whatever it was or not, I'll confess. 

I want to thank all of you for your get well wishes, prayers and all those amazing, wonderful cards you sent me. Wow - I am so grateful for all the support and love you poured out to me. I am so touched. 


Since its all good news I want to share this card with you, that I made a LONG time ago and it got published in the October issue of Craft Stamper Magazine! The theme was Arabian nights. The technique is heat embossing on vellum and colored with Copics. The peony stamp is by Stampendous and the sentiment is by STAMPlorations. The inspiration of this card came from the wonderful Virginia Lu - thanks, Virginia!


Linking up with:
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sentiment strip)

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Out Sick

Hi Everyone,

I thought I 'll let you know why I dropped out of blog land all of a sudden recently and were not able to visit your blogs and admire you wonderful cards and leave comments. I really miss you all. I miss card making and my creative time in my card room. A big part of my life is all of a sudden missing.....

One and a half weeks ago I developed acute vitreal detachment and 2 days later as a complication of  that a retinal tear causing a lot of bleeding into my eye. That totally took my out. I had two procedures in the meantime to seal the tear. The second was successful. Now the tear needs to heal. There is still a risk over the next weeks for additional tearing. I am not allowed to do anything, but sit around. No reading, rapid eye movements, lifting or anything. Besides that, I can barely see anything in my eye - still blood in there and humongo floaters. So I keep it short. Hopefully all will heal well and I will be back............


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A2Z Scrapbooking September Challenge

Hi Everyone,

its challenge time at A2Z Scrapbooking!

For this month  we want you to create a shaker card. 


I used that cute set by Hero Arts Elephant Stamp & Cut DC135  to make this card. I die cut the elephant a second time using fun foam, to give my card dimension and leave space for the sequins. It also give you a nice sturdy layer underneath and does not crumple during shipping. Added a googly eye to the shaker elephant and die cut the panel with a rectangular Simon Says die. The sentiment is by Papertry and the speech bubble is punched with a EK success punch. 


So cute - I love it!




I hope you will get a chance to join our monthly challenge.  Remember - Hero Arts Products are required.  This challenge runs though the end of the month. You have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.


The a2z Scrapbooking store  takes care of all your Hero Arts needs. You can also custom order just about all your crafting supplies from the store and the best thing - if you use code Cornelia15 at checkout you receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping) - how do you like that?  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Linking up with:


That’s it for today! Hope you have a fab day! Happy Stamping!