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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #92

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!
And that deserves a smile, right?

Just in case you are like my husband.... this is supposed to mean "Smile Crocodile"/

My stamp supplies:
preview-BGBCDinoThings  preview-SketchyAlphabetpreview-web-stencil-067-merrygoround

Dino Things, Sketchy Alphabet, Merry Go Round

I heat embossed the Croc and water colored it. Added with gel pen accents and fuzzy cut it. Stamped the SMILE and colored it as well. Added the stencil and mounted the Croc with foam tape. Added googly eyes.

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 :)

Linking up with:
CASology - Fun
Craft Stamper - stencils and masks

Take It, Make It Challenge

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Joy Clair - Bee Kind

Hi Everyone,

I am back with some cards I made from the latest Joy Clair release set Bee Kind.

I heat embossed the honeycomb pattern and sprinkled Brushos on it and then spritzed with water. I added the flourishes and the bees. I also stamped the bees on vellum and on card stock and paper pieced them together. 

As you can see, I also added Stickles to the wings to make them sparkle. 

The stamp sets I used:

For my second card I also heat embossed the honeycomb pattern, but then smooshed distress inks onto the card. Let it dry. Added the sentiment - which is from the set Butterfly Kisses. I mounted it with foam tape.

The paper strip on the left is from an old envelope - you may want to check the inside of those envelopes you are getting - some of them have really nice patterns. Too pretty to throw out!

Hope you liked this!

Go and visit the Joy Clair blog.  And don't forget to play with us in the Joy Clair August challenge 
- the theme is FRIENDSHIP and we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes August 31, so there is still some time!

Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts:
Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/780661272059755/
Color by Faith Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/939788189403798/

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stamp Connection #16

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 sixteenth transatlantic get-together!

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:
use Brushos (or similar pigment powders)

And to make things more exciting Tanja invited Loll Thompson from Stamping with Loll to play along with us! Loll is an amazing designer I am sure you all have seen her brilliant work! Thanks Loll, for being part of our little endeavor!

So I pulled out my Brushos. Staped a background stamp (ancient Stampin' up) on water color paper and heat embossed in white. Added Brushos and spritzed with water. Let it dry. Added the sentiment (die by STAMPlorations) and the bird (die cut) and the "Happy" - also STAMPlorations.

Of course I could not resist to add a googly eye. 

Lets check out Loll's and  Tanja's artwork!

Linking up with:
CASual Friday - Time to color
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
CAS Mix-up - see below - used water as my spray for the Brushos

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Muse Christmas Vision #58

Hi Everyone,

I am back to stimulate you to pull out your Christmas supplies and play with us at the Muse Christmas Vision!

I played around here, trying to create a winter scene. Started with heat embossing the pine trees in the left bottom corner and then took the same stamp and stamped it in black - I think i spritzed it with water to get a more solid impression. I did some generational stamping an spritzing. Added some light purple and loosely colored in the  background I wanted a foggy feel to this and I think I succeeded.

Lastly I added the deer die cuts (IO) and did some white outlines on the adults. Added the sentiment (STAMPlorations)

EDITED for more clarification:
I first heat embossed the tree in white at the bottom left corner. I then took the same stamp and stamped it in black. I did generational stamping, so the trees become grey with repeated stamping, which creates depth.  But I also think you could do the white embossing last - I don't think it matters.
The white heat embossed ink resists the black - if there is some stuck to it you can just wipe it off with a damp cloth​.

So, there are so many ways to CASE this - I am sure you'll find your own unique one! 

Hope to see you at MCV!

Linking up with:
CASual Friday - Time to color
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #91

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

My stamp supplies:
preview-framedcoffeewordartblack  preview-web-stencil-017-Latte.jpeg   preview-SheryRuss_GonePostal copy
Coffee Word Art, Latte stencil, Gone Postal

This was quite quick to make. I used the stencil and sponged it in white on Kraft. Stamped the stamp in Espresso ink, added the little coffee cups and added white accents. Added the Washi tape (Michaels) and sequins.

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 :)

Linking up with:

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Skipping Stones Design August Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

its blog hop time at Skipping Stones Designs.
You probably arrived from the very talented Tanja Kabel.

I made this card with the set Best of Birds. I stamped the bird and water colored him and the background. Added some splatters and Washi tape. On the left side I put a strip of wood paper to give it more interest. 

This is the set I used:

Your next stop on the hop is Ilina - she has an amazing card waiting for you.
In case you get lost - just go back to Skipping Stones Design and you'll find the complete list there.
You can win a new stamp set of your choice by commenting on each blog along the way. For extra chances subscribe to the Skipping Stones Blog.

Happy hopping!

Linking up with:

So Suzy - Marilyn Monroe

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the So Suzy Blog today with a card I made with that delightfully snarky quote  by Marilyn Monroe. 

I first die cut myself a stencil and sponged with distress inks. I the did a little stamp surgery and separated the woman form the sentiment.

Took my Misti and did some generational stamping, just moving the card over to the left little bits.

Added the sentiment.

Completed the card with some strips of paper on the left and some sequins.

Hope you liked this!
Happy generational stamping!

Friday, August 12, 2016

August Stamp Spotlight Week

Hi Everyone,

You probably enjoyed those wonderful projects that Shery, Shirly, Becca and Deepti showcased teh last couple of days. today its the rest of the team showing off....

This cute elephant you find on Deepti's Tweet Love set. I stamped him on grey cardstock and heat embossed him in white. Addend some shading with Copics. This set comes with matching die cuts, so no more fuzzy cutting!

Added a dry embossed panel and some Washi tape and enamel dots.

I heat embossed those pretty flowers in white and added Brushos. The sentiment is heat embossed in white and mounted with foam tape. 

This set was designed by Becca Cruger and is called Buttercups and Butterflies. Again, there is a matching die set, although I did not use it with this card.

This gorgeous postage flower stamp is part of Shery Russ' stamp set Bloom Happy. It comes with 7 wonderful and versatile sentiments and a matching die set. 

I watercolored  it and die cut it. Mounted with foam tape, after I stenciled and splattered the background.

And now my last card - made with Shirleys set Birds of Paradise. Brushoed the "floor" and watercolored the birds. Used the handy dandy die cut to cut out the bird on the floor. Mounted him with foam tape. Easy peasy ;)

Now what is your favorite set - I bet you love them all!
Lets not forget about prizes:
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs (Days 1 to 5 posts) wins her choice of stamp set + coordinating dies from the new release
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs (Days 1 to 5 posts) wins a $20 gift certificate to the shop
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment
All orders of at least $12 ship free worldwide! Use code STAMPWEEK.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Alcohol Ink Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

If you are curious, how I made this card, go  to the STAMPlorations blog and check out my tutorial!

Its a lot of fun! 
Go, and pull out your alcohol inks!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - lets go wild (pretty wild pattern)
Stamping Royalty - anything goes

   Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogWear Our Badge