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

Design Teams past and present and GDT

Monday, October 26, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #44

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 got inspired to make this card by my teamie Kim from Art Keeps Me Sane, who had that brilliant idea to use STAMPlorations stamps for Halloween!



I used the wonky houses by Shirley and the trees from the Vignette series.

stmp1094.jpeg   stmp1032.jpeg

Did a lot of sponging with distress inks (and some masking). The bats are a Martha Stewart punch.



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 November - 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:
 

Friday, October 23, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #43

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 have not used my favorite STAMPlorations set in ages, so time to dust it off......Sponged the background, added the squares in different shades of green and once it was all dry I added the white squares - heat embossed and the rust colored squares to give it a bit more interest. I used a stitched frame to die cut the cardstock and mounted it onto fun foam.The sentiment is also heat embossed and mounted with foam tape.

stmp1039.jpegpreview-SRDFondExpressions2
VIGNETTE: Retro Mod ShapesFond Expressions



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 November - 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.



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Stamp Connection # 7

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 fifth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements :

And I choose to imitate a famous piece of art



I am sure you have seen this before - it is by René Magritte and is called The Empire of Lights (L'Empire des lumières). I love this painting and ever since Shirley Bampton did her little series on recreating art work with stamps I wanted to make this. 
 
 
All my  supplies are by STAMPlorations, including the cloud stencil. It took me forever to make this - I'll keep it short - lots of masking and sponging. Next time I'll pick an easier topic, ha!






Linking up with 
Virginia's view  - all things colored

workitwedbanner  


Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy stamping
 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #166


Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next 2 weeks we want you to play along with us - the topic is Anything Goes!


The paint tubes are fuzzy cut from a PP by the Renke Manufaktur ( a sweet gift from my friend Elisabeth). I mount with foam tape. A also gave them more vibrant colors.....the paint coming out of them is watercolor. The sentiment is by Papertrey - Happy Trails and the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.



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!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 9, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #41

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 on of my favorite sets - the Blossom Overture for this card - watercolored the rose and fuzzy cut it. My other supplies are distressded gold card stock, happy die by Papertrey - Wet Paint and sequins - My Favorite Things dies. 

StampClub-BlossomOverture-preview.jpeg


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 November - 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:
Inspired by Stamping - see inspiration picture below
Inspired by Stamping On Trend Sequins Challenge

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Leaves

Hi, Everyone,

I have a tutorial how I made this card over at the STAMPlorations blog



I got my inspiration from Kelly Latevola from You and Your Big Dreams. All stamps are by STAMPlorations.

Linking up with:
Pinspirational - see picture below

   

Happy Fall to all of you! 



Saturday, October 3, 2015

A2z Scrapbooking - Fall is coming


Hi Everyone,

 this post today is for A2zScrapbooking - an online store for Hero Arts products with the main mission of bringing great deals on scrapbooking supplies since 2001 while supporting worthwhile causes in the autoimmune disease area.

As we are into October now I thought a fall themed card is in order.....



I love this new stamp set by Hero Arts, called Color Layering Fall Trees (Cl886). It offers so many options. 


I took the little tree and stamped it repeatedly to make one big tree.  Smoothed the tree out with colored pencil. Then I inked up various leaf stamps in different distress inks, spritzed them with various amounts of water and stamped. Quick and easy and I love the effect!
Lastly I added some watercolor to make the ground and the sentiment. Die cut it with a stitched frame die an mounted it onto colored card stock.



I hope you will get a chance to join our monthly challenge - its all about fall.  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 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:
Time out challenge 'Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile'

 

That’s it for today! Hope you have a fab day! Happy World Card making Day!



Friday, October 2, 2015

How are Things at Your End?

Hi Everyone,

I fairly recently won a blog hop candy from Skipping Stones design and was dying to play with those adorable stamps. 

So I made a card for their current challenge.


I water colored the adorable elephant and fuzzy cut it. The background stencil is by iStencil - quite cool, I think. 

23-00022

Added some splatters.
This is the inside of the card:


Here is the inspiration picture:

zSSDSEPT25


Linking up with:
Virginia's view  - all things colored

workitwedbanner  

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

CASEploration at STAMPloration #9

Hi Everyone,

this is my third post for today - for the House of Card challenge post click HERE  and for the A2z Scrapbooking challenge click HERE or scroll down.

come and CASE with us here at STAMPlorations!

Our guest designer for this month is going to be the creative Greta from GG Creations and her card is a fun one!
Here is my interpretation:


And this is Greta's gorgeous card:


I love the mix of graphic elements with that beautiful rose and the stark contrast.

 My materials:

I heat embossed all elements on black car stock. Turned it into a sympathy card. Added little white dots with gel pen around the roses.


And here is another view of mine:



How about you  play along, CASE with us and link it up to the CASEplorations gallery, which will be open for a whole month. Everyone is welcome to play using whatever supplies you have on hand. And oh yes, we will randomly draw one winner to win a prize, as well as highlight the best CASEs.

Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
workitwedbannerSimon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Looking forward to your creations!



A2Z Scrapbooking October Challenge

Hi Everyone,

its challenge time at A2Z Scrapbooking!

The theme this month is all about fall.


I love this new stamp set by Hero Arts, called Color Layering Fall Trees (Cl886). It offers so many options. 


I took the little tree and stamped it 4 times. Then I inked up various leaf stamps in different distress inks, spritzed them with various amounts of water and stamped. Quick and easy and I love the effect!
Die cut it with a stitched frame die and mounted it onto Kraft card stock.



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!