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, February 20, 2017

Suzanne's Surprise Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

I have a very special card for you today - a birthday card for Suzanne, the owner and talented force behind So Suzy Stamps!
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And we are celebrating this wonderful occasion with a special blog hop!
You may have arrived from the wonderful Giada, our Italian contingent :)


I used the Blowing Butterflies (heat embossed in gold)  and the Birthday Wishes to create my card.
I cut myself a gold frame from glitter paper and added a water color wash. I opened the frame on the side to have the butterflies and color spill out. Added lots of splatters and the heat embossed sentiment

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Henriette - you are going to love her card!
And just in case you get lost - below are all the participants listed.

You even can get lucky and win a $20 gift certificate for So Suzy Stamps - sponsored by Justine and a Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday, but you have to leave a comment on all blog hop participants in order to be eligible to win.

  1. Lydia Fiedler

Linking up with:
Challenge up your Life - glitter
AAA Challenges - water color

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stamp Connection #22

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 twentysecond transatlantic get-together!
 And to make it even better Wiebke from KomMa Designed is going to join us!
This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:
Valentine's Day

I pulled out my Memory Box die that I have not used in a long time. Foiled the edges of the butterfly and mounted it onto hot pink card stock. Added a little strip of PP on top and have some hot pink peeking out at the bottom.

The love die is from Cutplorations 

I die cut it twice - once with dark grey and once with pink fun foam.

Linking up with:

Lets check out  Tanja's and Wiebke's cards!

Linking up with:
Memory Box - CAS Love
CAS(E) this Sketch - see below
CASology - romance

Challenge icons

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birthday Stripes

Hi Everyone,

just a quick post - its gorgeous outside, so I don't want to spend a lot of time on the computer....

I made this card for the Ellen Hudson Pin-sights challenge:

The theme is aqua - see the mood board below.


I like those ice-cream cones - so two Mondo Hydrangeas from my brand new EH set and the wire basked is mimicked by those black stripes - an IO background stamp. Its very hard to get a good impression of this, even with my Misti I did not manage to get really black stripes. I would have preferred PP, but I did not have the right one....The die cut sentiment is by SSS

So now I am enjoying that premature spring day we are having - funny, yesterday I was ice skating in Bryant Park....

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spotlight on POP-up Card

Hi Everyone,

I have a tutorial over at STAMPlorations how I made this pop-up card:

Always wanted to make one?? Its easy! Hop on over and check it out!

And here is something for you: if you use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
You'll get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

STAMPlorations Mini Release Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, 

I am so excited to be able to introduce the new CUTplorations dies to you! They are so awesome!!! We have a winter and a spring die for you as well as a border set!

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Let me start with the Winter Landscape Die:
you see, it does not have to be a winter theme.

I sponged the sun and die cut the landscape in black card stock. Used the stitched border die to add a frame" and added the sentiment, which is from New Beginnings. A yellow string and two enamel dots in matching colors to balance the card.

For my second card I selected various shades of pink and used the Spring Landscape die. Added a little punched heart, which I treated with Wink of Stella, although you can't see the sparkle in the picture. The sentiment is from Holiday Artsy

For my third card I used all the lacy edge border dies for the set. The adorable birds are from the set Fowl Play

You like a discount? Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Leave a comment for your chance to win!
Commenting closes on Tuesday February 21st

Prizes: ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift certificate and ONE (1) winner of
her choice of either Lacy Edges or the Winter & Spring Stitched
Landscape dies
Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the
STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs

We'll announce the winners on March 10. You may want to follow the STAMPlorations blog to not miss this!

Linking up with:
Challenge up your life - hearts (second card)

Cut it up - bendy or scene cards (second card)
Uniko Studio - anything goes with a twist of love (second card)
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies (first card)
House of Cards - love theme (second card)
Cut It Up

Muse: ChristmasVisions 77

Hi Everyone,

we are halfway into our February MCV challenge and you better start making your cards ;)
Our wonderful Muse this month is Chriss Blagrave and she made a truly beautiful card to inspire you!

I was too lazy to do all this stamping, so I pulled out my STAMPlorations Poinsettia and heat embossed it in gold - just like Chris did with all her litte stamps. Used distress inks to color it and added the CUTplorations sentiment in gold foil paper. Real easy and quick!
Thought about adding splatters, but constrained myself........

There are so many ways to get inspired - I am looking forward seeing your interpretation!

Peace to all of you!
See you at MCV!

Just on the side - use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA to get 20% off everything at STAMPlorations, CUTplorations and ARTplorations 

So Suzy - Thank You

Hi Everyone,
our February theme at So Suzy is masking and "Someone Special", so I made a card fitting both requirements.

I used this versatile So Suzy Thank You stamp on my card:

That's how I started:

die cutting my heart and triangle masks.

I then sponged with various inks, shifting my triangle fro the center outwards

until the entire heart was filled with color.

Heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and drew a white gel pen line down the center of my heart.

Lastly added splatters and sequins as well as silver embroidery thread. 

I hope you liked this!
If you have missed the mirror stamp event, you may want to check it out!!! So may cool ideas from all the DT girls!

Linking up with:
Uniko Studio - anything goes with a twist of love
House of Cards - love theme 

Happy Masking!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #119

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Becca Cruger's stamp line Big Grins.

My stamp supplies:
Funny Kinda Love

I heat embossed the hearts with gold embossing powder and sprinkled Brushos on the card. Spritzed with water and moved the color around a bit. Let it dry. Added the heat embossed sentiment and a strip of PP on the side. The sentiments are mounted with foam tape.

At 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 :)

From February 14 to 20, all Big Grins stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + the set Caffeinated Christmas is 20% off (no coupon needed)

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 :)

Linking up with:

CASual Fridays - Pink, Red and white
Stempelkueche - von Herzen (from the heart)
Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge - anything watercolor
Simon Says Monday challenge - favorite tool (heat tool)

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mirror Image Stamping with So Suzy and the MISTI

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy to be part of this wonderful event - the collaboration between So Suzy and the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia doing mirror image stamping. This event is going on for the ENTIRE  MONTH! We are demonstrating the Mirror Image Stamp  which coordinates with the Misti Stamping Tool! All month long, different bloggers will post a card using the Mirror Image Stamp. In my tutorial today, I will show you how use the Mirror Image Stamp on your cards. You can basically double your stamp supplies that way!
The mirror image stamp is a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of red rubber with no foam backing. So much larger than the other mirror image stamps out there and therefore much more useful!

If you want a video tutorial on how to do this I can highly recommend you watch THIS VIDEO on youtube. Explains it all in very little time! Or you can see the same thing on my photo tutorial.

With mirror image stamping its best (I think) to start out with the mirror image. Postition your stamp in the Misti and ink it up a couple of times

Stamp it. I waited for it to dry completely - did not want to smudge the image when I sponged over it. You could also start out with the sponging. Does not really matter.

I sponged my sun twice - the reflection sun I sponged slightly less bright.

Masked my horizon and sponged again

Flipped the Post-it note and sponged downwards from the horizon using less ink, to keep it lighter.

Added gel pen accents to my "water". I trimmed off  the side and added a strip of dark gry paper

I started out marking my horizon. Positioned my mask for the sun and sponged it in yellow and orange distress inks. Repositioned the mask and sponged again below my horizon, just not as much color. Added the hills - torn post it notes  and flipped it for the reflection. Added the reflected stamp with my Misti and then stamped it again at the top half of my card. I did not add a sentiment, as I did not think it was necessary. Trimmed my panel and added a thin strip of black paper on the left.

I did not add a sentiment - I don't think the card needs one.

 You can find the complete list of bloggers on the So Suzy Blog.

Of course we have prizes if you leave a comment:
3 - MISTI's (Mini or Original - Winner's Choice)
4 - $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
4 - $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
1 - Memory MISTI Tote
2 - MISTI Covers
2 - Mini MISTI Covers
2 - Bunkie Bags

Isn't that fantastic??? So keep exploring!

Linking up with:
Basteltraum - love/friendship
Just us Girls - hearts (there are tiny hearts above the cats)
The Card Concept - love&romance