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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

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Happy Hanukkah

Hi Everyone,

I made a quick Hanukkah card - hopefully the recipient go tit by now, since Hanukkah started a few days ago...


CASual Friday has this beautiful set, where the stamp is from. I heat embossed it and sponged around with distress ink. Added sequins and Stickles to the "flames"


Linking up with:

Less is More - one layer with something with light





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stampotique Challenge #288

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a brand new challenge starting - the theme is "Christmas". 


I used the funny little gnome - there is 3 on the stamp and its called 3 Dwarfy Gnomes. They are hilarious - each in their own way....I did some masking for the Short/Tall Trees. Water colored. Added the sentiment, some Washi tape and little gems.


This is the last Stampotique Challenge for this year - see you again in January 2018!
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with 
Hope to see you at the challenge!

Linking up with:
Merry Monday - red, green, blue
The Male Room - Christmas


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

You've never looked Younger

Hi Everyone, 

I am taking a break from making endless Christmas cards... it's kind of refreshing. I also think I probably have enough of them for this year, yeahhh! It helps, to make them all year round!

I needed a birthday card for my brother in law - he has a big one coming up. So it needs to be special!
I figured the Katzelkraft dragon is just the right thing for him......


I paired him up with a STAMPlorations sentiment - this one is just too funny! The ballons are by Avery Elle. I sponged a bit of black soot distress inks on them to make them stand out more. I did not do that for the bottom PP strip. I colored the dragon with Stabilo markers and added tiny dots of Stickles  - it does not show well in the picture. 


You think you also need that dragon and don't want to order from France? 
You can get him HERE.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - V is for Vegan (I hope it counts - a dragon is an animal after all, albeit a mythical one...)







STAMPlorations Inspiration #156

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Shery's stamp line Shery Russ Designs.


My stamp supplies:
preview-christmasiconchristmastree2preview-stamplorations-holidays

I had the inlaid tree die pieces left over from a prior card and had saved them - too pretty, to throw out. Glued them to a Kraft card base. Used copper metallic shimmer paper for the word die and the star and mounted it all onto black card stock and woodgrain paper. 


Quick and easy!

And now the good stuff:

From December 1 to 31, all stamps, stencils, and dies (except for products in the New Release and Retiring categories) are 30% off with code HOLIDAY2017 (good for 1 time use only and not combinable with other codes). With my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA you get 20% off (includes all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store). You can purchase all other products and code can be used as many times as you wish

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:



Happy Recycling!



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stamp Connection #32

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 ninth transatlantic get-together!
 This month we have a guest playing along with us - Larissa from Car-D-elicious. She makes delightful cards and I can't wait to see what she created!

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:
Christmas Bauble



I used circle dies to die cut my "bauble". Used an iStencil (Winter Striped Tree) and sponged over it with Versamark. Heat embossed in white and ombre sponged with distress oxide ink. Added the die cut star circle. Used metallic paper for this. Added the sentiment and little stars from the Ellen Hutson set Merry and Bright


Punched a hole on top with my Cropadile and threaded gold thread through it.






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

Happy Stamping!


Linking up with:
12 Tags of Christmas with a feminine twist - day 2 inspired bKeeway Tsao
Inkspirational - see photo below

Ig-12-tags-2017  


Friday, December 8, 2017

Windy Day

Hi Everyone,

I really like this "Windy Day" stamp from Katzelkraft - just perfect for blustery winter weather. After all we are supposed to get some snow here on Saturday. Which will be bad, because my huge oak tree just lost all its leaves just now and I still have to get loads of them out front to be picked up....


I masked, colored with Inktense pencils and sponged. The pretty sentiment is from So Suzy Stamps. I liked this the best. Picked it from my huge supply of sentiment stamps.... Splattered white paint. Added Washi tape on the side and a bright red enamel dot for balance.


In case you fall in love with this girl and don't want to order from France - you can also get this in the US from TopFlight Stamps.

Happy Snow Day to all of you!

Linking up with:

ATSM - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - feminine anything goes
Hannah &Friends - Let it Snow

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #155

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week is any stamp line at STAMPlorations - Big GrinsThe Bees Knees, Dee's Artsy Impressions and Shery Russ Designs.



My stamp supplies:
preview-FramedCardinal preview-LayeredHolly  preview-SheryRuss_WarmHandsWarmHearts

I stamped the Cardinal onto DP and colored him with Inktense pencils. Die cut the Cardinal with a stitched frame. Stamped the holly leaves onto the outer "frame" and then glued fun foam onto the back of the cardinal to give him some dimension. Added the sentiment and an enamel dot.




And now the good stuff:

From December 1 to 31, all stamps, stencils, and dies (except for products in the New Release and Retiring categories) are 30% off with code HOLIDAY2017 (good for 1 time use only and not combinable with other codes). With my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA you get 20% off (includes all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store). You can purchase all other products and code can be used as many times as you wish

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:



Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 4, 2017

CUTplorations December Challenge

Hi Everyone,

its a new month and that means a new CUTplorations challenge !





And here is our wonderful picture:

My STAMPlorations supplies:
preview-christmasiconchristmastree2preview-stamplorations-peacelovejoy
Christmas Tree #2Peace Love Joy CUTplorations die

I used a wood grain embossing plate for my background. I spread alcohol ink onto that distressed gold card stock and die cut my word die. Used  my Cropadile to punch the little circles. The tree I had left over from last month CUTplorations card, you can see it HERE. Added Washi tape. 

Here is another view of it:



Our rules and prizes:
Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
Players must use at least 1 STAMPlorations product (stamp, stencil, die, or coloring page, or digi stamp)
Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
If there are more than 25 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $15

And now the good stuff:
From December 1 to 31, all stamps, stencils, and dies (except for products in the New Release and Retiring categories) are 30% off with code HOLIDAY2017 (good for 1 time use only and not combinable with other codes). With my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA you get 20% off (includes all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store). You can purchase all other products and code can be used as many times as you wish

Sounds enticing? I sure hope so!
See you at the challenge!

 Linking up with:

QKR Stampede - anything goes
Dies-R-Us  - Christmas Carol (Oh Christmas Tree)

Grab our Badge!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Joy to the World

Hi Everyone,

I could not resist to order some stuff on Black Friday. don't ask me why....my craft room is overflowing and I still have lots of NBUS shtuff....but regardless of that  - I treated myself to some Flora And Fauna sets.


Of course I had to get the one with those cute birds. I simply can't say no to birds. and those are especially cute!
Limited my colors to red and green, since I wanted to link up with Less is More. Colored them with Stabilo markers. Added tiny dots of Nuvo drops


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Less is More - Red and Green
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - pick a prior challenge - #20 Holly 
AAA Cards challenge - Christmas



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Santa Fold up Card

Hi Everyone,

I was playing with my Katzelkraft stamps again. I got inspired by a card from Heike Paulus from Mrs P's Papercrafts. Her card was quite elaborate, but I made a more simpler version of it.


Mine is a mini fold up card - I basically took an A10 card and folded it into thirds.


I took the Santa stuck in the chimney form the Noel Keep Calm set and stamped it onto the top third. Masked it and sponged around. Colored the Santa etc. with Inktense pencils. the "snowflakes" are water drops.
The Santa peeking out from the chimney is from the Noel KTZ 158 set. Colored it the same way.  Lastly I  stamped the sentiment into the middle third - it is from the set English Quotes. the merry Christmas is from a different stamp company.

On the photo below you get an idea how this folds up. In order to hold it together I made a banderole out of Washi tape - you see it on the top photo.


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Double D Challenges - here comes Santa
CHNC Challenge - anything Christmas
AUD Sentiments - Christmas and a sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa is coming to town
Craft Stamper TIMI -  Anything goes

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