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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Wonderful World

Hi Everyone,

as soon as I saw the Less is More challenge theme I knew I had to play.....One layer and stencils. What could be better????

I used that fabulous iStencil and did some masking, as you can see with sponging the upper half in black and the lower half with rainbow colors. Added the cute little animals - they are from Cats on Appletrees. ( I recently bought about half of their stamps.....no kidding).

The sentiment is from Katzelkraft, from the English Quotes (those stamps you can also get here: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs)

Happy Stenciling!

Linking up with:
2 Crafty Critters Crazies - anything with a critter
The Artistic Stamper - stencils/masks
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Doodlemania with Stampotique

Hi Everyone,

have you seen this fantastic new stamp from the new Stampotique release? Its called Doodlemania.
If you  admire Mixed media and don't know how to do it, this stamp is for you.

I colored it with water colors and Inktense pencils. Also used some Finetec Mica colors for added shimmer. Its so much fun to color it! The sentiment is from Quotes 2.

Happy Coloring!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spotlight on Wanderlust by STAMPlorations

Hi Everyone,

I got inspired to make a slider card, as soon as I saw the wonderful new stamp club set from STAMPlorations. There are so many options for that, but I settled for the airplane and the little island.

My stamp supplies:

Do you like slider cards?

Curious to find out how I did this? Visit the STAMPlorations blog for a full tutorial!

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.

Do you like slider cards?

Linking up with:

Inkspirational - work (only people who work have a real vacation)
Die Traumfabrik - Cast away 

Zum Mitnehmen:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Katzelkraft Big Cat Magic

Hi Everyone,

It's Katzelkraft time!
Playing with Big Cat #9 - its my favorite. Have used it several times so far and I am sure this will not be the last time .....

 The cat is appearing behind those pretty Branches - magical - isn't it? I used Brushos for the background and the cat got colored with Inktense pencils, what else would I use? I cut the water color panel with a die by Simon Says Stamps and mounted it onto black card stock.
  The sentiment is from the English Quotes.

You can get those stamps directly from France: see links above

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #167

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

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

My stamp supplies:
preview-Buttercups & Butterflies
Buttercups and Butterflies

I stamped the flowers and wet them with a brush. Sprinkled Brushos on them, moved the color around a little bit and waited for the water to dry. Added Finetec to the center of the flowers - you can only see this on the photo below. I heat embossed the sentiment and added a scrap piece of water colored card stock between the sentiment and the card.

Throughout April all stamps, stencils and dies (excluding retiring stamps are 10% 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:

CAS Watercolor challenge  - garden

Happy Stamping!

Let Your Dreams Take Flight with So Suzy Stamps

Hi Everyone,

I am playing again with my So Suzy Stamps. I am not a big fairy person, but this one is so pretty I needed to have it in my stash.

My So Suzy stamps:

Lets get started:

I stamped the fairy and made a mask for the wings.

Masked the wings and die cut a circle.

Sponged around with the the inks you see in the picture, including black soot. I heat embossed the sentiment and used a stitched border die to die cut the sentiment strip.

It kind of looked OK, but I was not entirely happy. So I used a stitched rectangular die, matted it on white and black card stock and added Wink of Stella to the wings and an enamel dot. Too bad you can't really see the sparkle in the picture.

You may know this already, but just in case you don't.... We have a new feature here at So Suzy's. 
You get a stamp with every order free.
This month it is THIS stamp:

We also have a sale going on at this month:

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Stamp Connection #35

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 2rd Sunday of the month and this is our thirty fifth transatlantic get-together!
To have even more fun we are joined this time by Mac Mable from The Sweetest of Peas. Welcome Mac Mable! I am sure she will have an amazingly creative treat for us!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:
Easter Egg

You may remember that die cut I used for the last Stamp Connection? Well, here it is again. This time without color and framed by a negative egg die cut. I set the fox free and he delivers a golden egg to Mrs. Rabbit and her mischievous child, which you can see dangling from the tree. The baby is cooped up in the tree house. Can't blame her. After all she is busy watering the potted plants....

I hop you enjoyed this!
Lets check out  Mac Mable's and  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Die Cutting!

Linking up with:

Saturday, March 10, 2018

So Suzy Spring Floral Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

we are having a spring blog hop at So Suzy Stamps.
All our Flower Stamps are 20% off this month and that is one good reason to celebrate, right?
Perhaps you came for the talented Olesya


I went to use my favorite dandelion stamp  for my card. I am such a sucker for dandelions. I have several different stamps, but this on is my favorite. I love the little fly away seeds that.

And that's how I created this card:

I made myself a mask and sponged with distress oxides onto the card stock.

Added the dandelions and heat embossed one in white, after the ink had completely dried. You have to be patient here...

Added the dandelion fluff and some Stickles.

But then I still found it kind of boring, so I used Dylusion spray to add some color! 

I hope you love dandelions as much as I do!

You may know this already, but just in case you don't.... We have a new feature here at So Suzy's. 
You get a stamp with every order free.
This month it is THIS stamp:

 Your next stop is going to be the fabulous Teresa.
Don't forget to visit all the stops on the hop!

The prize will be a $20.00 Gift Card from So Suzy Store and you need to comment in So Suzy's Blog and in our owns blogs from Saturday until Monday 12 at midnight. Winner will be announce on So Suzy Facebook page on March 15th.

In case you get lost, go back to the So Suzy Blog to find all the links there.

Happy Hopping!

Linking up with:
Just Add Ink - just add water (spritzed it)
The Flower challenge - anything goes
Always Happy Birthday  - anything goes

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Freedom is Never Free

Hi Everyone,

the new release is out and I just love it. Stampotique has a new designer - Tini Lubberink and she makes those delightfully quirky figures.
This one is called Rider, which just begs to be used with the Cactus Row.

I stamped, masked and water colored. The sentiment you can find HERE. I find it very appropriate for the times we live in.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Watercooler Wednesday challenge - feminine anything goes