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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mazel Tov!

Hi Everyone,

my neighbor needed another Bat Mitzvah card and I needed some inspirations, which I got for the gorgeous picture from Inspired by all the Little Things.

Here is that picture - isn't it gorgeous? As you can see, I basically went with those bottles and ignored the flowers....

I used my peony dies from The Ton - those are my favorite flower dies. The sentiment is a concoction of Paper Smooches, Impression Obsession and Winnie & Walter. Added shimmery gold splatters with my Fine Tech Mica water colors.

I am so happy with this creation!

Also linking up with:
Less is More - Shimmer (shimmer splatters)
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies
AAA Card Challenges - Birthday (a Bat Mitzvah is a very important birthday)

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Faux Cut-across Die Cutting

Hi Everyone,

You may have seen those word dies where you can cut across the entire card and add different types of paper either on top or at the bottom and have the word in a contrasting color in between. I thought I can re-create that with a regular word die.

So, curious on how I made this card?

Go and visit the STAMPlorations Blog to find out - I have a photo tutorial there for you.

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.

Happy Faux Cut-across Die Cutting!

Linking up with:
The Male Room - die cutting

Skipping Stones Design - Funny Coffee

Hi Everyone,

I am over at the Skipping Stones Design blog today with my card, using this fun set called

There is a lot of great images in this set and really fun sentiments:

I colored the coffee cup with water brush pens and fuzzy cut it. The sentiment on the second cup is from Dandelions Dreams. I stamped the coffee rings.  I then repeatedly stamped the "Happy Birthday" as background in Versamark ink and heat embossed it. Added the "spills" with a Tim Holtz stencil.  Added a thin strip of PP on the bottom.

I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!
Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Stamp, Ink, Paper - card makers choice (I love to make CAS cards) - its their 100 challenge - congratulations - time to celebrate!
Seize the Birthday- something sweet (coffee always sweetens my day)
AAA Cards - embossing (heat embossed the background stamp)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Hi Everyone,

I like the theme at Inkspirational - its URBAN.
Time to pull out one of my iStencils....

I first sponged the background and then added the stencil - all with distress inks. 

Then I stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations). I trimmed the sides a tad and added a strip of navy blue card stock

Hope you liked this - happy stenciling!

Linking up with:
Stamp, Ink, Paper - card makers choice (sponging)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Guest Designing for CASology

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to have the opportunity to be GDT at CASology! What an honor!

Take a guess - what do you think the cue word is?????

You got it!

I used a YNS set for this and made myself a stencil from a die. I masked the little bomb and sponged the background. Colored the bomb with Copics and added the sentiment

I had a ton of fun to make this. I am sure you will have a lot of fun joining in!
Can't wait to see what you will create!

Happy LOUD stamping!

Linking up with:
Stamp, Ink, Paper - card makers choice (I love to make one layer cards) - its their 100 challenge - congratulations - time to celebrate!

STAMPlorations Inspiration #135

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!
This week we are featuring Shery's stamp line Shery Russ Designs.

My stamp supplies:
SheryRuss_MixedMediaElementsMixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg SheryRuss_PartyTime-web-previewpreview-web-stencil-073-BubbleDancebirthday-worddie
Mixed Media ElementsMixed Media GrungeParty timeBubble DanceBirthday word die

I used my oxide inks to make the background - they work quite well on colored card stock. Added the die cut - used fun foam for it and the heat embossed happy.

From May 23 to May 29, all Shery Russ Designs stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + A Cup of Roses and Many Blessings stamps & coordinating die stamp sets are  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:

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stamp Connection #25

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 25th transatlantic get-together!

We also have the amazingly talented Suchi from Suchi's CardStock joining us.

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:

I choose "FIRE"

Ha, I love to play with fire!

I cut some card stock obliquely and set it on fire, to get those burnt edges. Extinguished it with water - which stains the edges brown - kind of an interesting effect.  Got rid of all the ashes and then applied glue near the edges and foiled it. Glued everything together and added the sentiment. The die cut is by CUTplorations and the little birthday is  Stamplorations - Pets. I also added brown splatters. 

 Lets visit Tanja and Suchi and leave them some love!

Linking up with:
CASology - warm (fire warms you)
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - texture

Grab Our Button

I hope you liked my little fire experiment!
Don't try this at home ;)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spots and Stripes and Muse Christmas Visions

 Hi Everyone,

for the Muse Christmas Visions inspiration you need to scroll down.

I am playing along with Less is more - the challenge is just to my liking! One layer (my favorite) combined with spots and stripes - can't think of anything better!

Made two cards - quite similar. I do like my first one better

My supplies: Dotted circle by Altenew, sentiment Lil Inkers and striped star is a Simon Says die cut. I did inlaid die cutting, to make it one layer.

For my second card I just rearranged everything. I am sure opinions will vary, which one looks better....

Kimberley Wiener is our Muse this month! And I cased her card like this:

Here is Kimberley's card:

You see how I got inspired - or better how I basically copied it.....Took that elegant wreath from Uniko and heat embossed it in green. Sponged distress ink onto the wreath and added those tiny berries. Added the sentiment, some Stickles to the berries and the red yarn. Lastly I sponged a scrap piece of card stock and die cut the Memory Box bird. Mounted him with foam tape.

Hope you'll find time to play along with us this month. 
The linky list will be active until May 28th.

Happy Holiday Card Making!

Linking up the Muse card with:
Cut it up - Wings
ABC Christmas Card Challenges - J-Jingle Bells K-keep it simple

Cut It Up

Linking up the Spots and Stripes card with:
Less is More - spots and stripes
The Male Room - Stars ( a lot of guys nowadays don't shy away from pink)
Just Add Ink - see inspiration photo (went with the pink and the ombre)

Happy Stamping!