JUST A NOTE:

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

If you have not yet seen the inspiration picture at Inkspirational - go and have a look (its below, too) - just amazing. I knew I had to play.....And this is perfect for a New Years card, since I am a little tired of making Christmas cards.....



I basically recreated this beautiful picture finally putting my Memory Box City Scape dies to good use... I have used them before, but forgot to take a picture of the card, before I sent it out....
I off set the die cuts just a tad. The black paper is glitter paper -looks really fabulous in real life. For teh firework I played around a little bit, since I don't have a die for it. I wanted to use the Memory Box Chloe Stem die 
and turn it upside down, but I did not like the look of it - too bulky. So I cut it apart, as you can see:


I thought that looks better....The sentiment is by STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year and Bloom Sketches. Added some Wink of Stella to the NEW  YEAR, but you can't see that...
I am also linking this card with the Snippets Playground - use a snippet (white strip at the bottom and "firework")
Inkspire - Happy New Year
and with Simon Says - Anything Goes


     

Happy New Year to all of you - my followers and visitors. May you stay happy and healthy and get even more crafting time than the prior year!
Keep stamping!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gold on Kraft

I wanted to play with my new stamps (Artistic Stamper) I won at the November Craft Stamper challenge with THIS card. And what better way to use them and play in their current challenge - white stamping. 



I did some white stamping, but did not find it white enough, so I heat embossed it in white. Added the heat embossed sentiment by STAMPlorations - Trendy Feathers and some gold Paper Candi. also added some tiny gold beads on gold thread.


Playing in these challenges:

AAA challenge - use a little gold
Craft Stamper - white stamping
Friday Mash-up - 2 layer card

       

Monday, December 29, 2014

Just us Girls

I saw the photo at the Just us Girls challenge and knew I had to play....Pulled out my favorite Paper Smooches set and a stencil


and voila' a card is done! Added some Washi tape and a Paper Candi. The elephants are paper pieced and mounted with foam tape.


It was pretty simple and quick - my kind of card!

Also adding this to Friday Mash-up - 2 layer card


Happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hi my friends,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, peace and happiness.
I want to thank this wonderful community of the support and love throughout the year - it has been wonderful!



I want to share this card with you (and a few challenges, of course) made with my new Hero Arts stamp - white embossed onto a Brusho watercolor background. The colorful sequins remind me about the Christmas tree we had every year at my parents house and we actually have a similar tree - chock full with colorful ornaments. This year however we are in Ithaca, celebrating Christmas away from home.  I will be taking a short blogging break, but don't worry, I have a New Years card scheduled ;)

I am linking up with:
Time out Challenge - Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Around the World Challenge - see inspiration photo
Inkspire me - My Christmas


      

By the way - STAMPlorations is having a fabulous Gift Certificate special through December 24th - that is TODAY!

http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-sale-stamplorations-gift.html

Go and check it out! You could also shower yourself with a gift card and get 2 extra bucks :)

Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Little Tangles and Seize the Birthday

I am keeping my last Christmas card for tomorrow.....

For now I have a birthday card, combining Little Tangles Bling Bling with
Seize the Birthday silver and gold.



All stamps are by Neat&Tangled - Punchinella and Everyday Circles. I heat embossed on gold foil paper and also used glitter paper for the stripes and the circle. Added sequins for extra bling!


Love the glitz!


 I am also adding this to the Snippets Playground  - use a snippet (sliver strips and silver round - leftover from THIS card - those at the bottom)
and with Stampin' Celebration - see picture above

Have a great day and hopefully won't be too frantic with all those Holiday preparations!



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time out challenge #21 and Just Us Girls

It's Christmas at the Time out challenge and I have yet another Christmas card to share:


I took the colors form the Just us Girls challenge - see the inspiration picture below. The stamp is Hero Arts - I just picked this one up at Michaels - at 50 % off... could not resist. 
Watercolor paper, clear embossing with WOW embossing powder and distress inks. Added some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle.


Quick and easy!

Click here to enter our challenge and win some Wow! Embossing Powders!!icy-moodboard-sss        
Also adding this card to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Winter
and to Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes
Traumfabrik - A Christmas Carol/anything Christmas
Wow embossing powders - Memories - Christmas and New Years - always a time for  memories

By the way - STAMPlorations is having a fabulous Gift Certificate special through December 24th!

http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-sale-stamplorations-gift.html

Go and check it out! You could also shower yourself with a gift card and get 2 extra bucks :)

Happy stamping!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stack 'em up!


And yet another Christmas card.....this one I made for the Paper Smooches challenge - the inspiration picture is below.


I stacked up various animals  from my sets and colored them with Copics in a muted color palette. The sentiment is also Paper Smooches - Christmas sampler, There is just something about those stamps that make me smile. They are just too cute, without being cutsie.....


Here is the inspiration picture:





Also adding this card to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Winter
and to Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes
Challenge up your life - Xmas without Xmas stamps
Traumfabrik - A Christmas Carol/anything Christmas
Happy stamping and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Muse and Hello to my New Members

It has been a while that I have several new members on my blog, but did not manage to find the time for an adequate greeting picture. Finally that time has come and I want to welcome

Kaylgriffin (sorry,could not find a link)
Karen from Made by Meadie

Great to have you here! I actually did not quite realize I have that many new member, because old one have been defecting by equal numbers and my overall membership has been stable! Yeahh! After all, it could be declining! So extra thanks for joining and old members - I am so impressed you are still here with me. Visit my newbies and leave them some love - they all have quite wonderful blogs! I do appreciate every one of my members, even if I don't have enough time to comment on all your wonderful card, I wish I did...

So here is my welcome picture for you:


Those portraits are by Jaume Plensa, a Spanish sculptor. Those heads are right now exhibited in the Millennium Park in Chicago, where I admired them and took this picture. I hope you like them too. although a picture does not quite do them justice, they are quite impressive!

---X--

Enough real art - back to card making:

I made this for this week's Muse challenge, where the Marion inspires us with a really cute card:




So here is my CASE on it:


Kind of took it literally - instead of the cat sitting in a box I have a hippo breaking through a wall....
Colored it with Copics. The hole in the wall is by Stampendous, all other stamps are by Paper Smooches.
And as you can see - I made too many Christmas cards in the past, although I was considering putting a Santa Hat on the hippo and have him shout out Merry Christmas....I like the party hat better - gave me better color choices:


Have a great day and happy stamping!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #126

Its challenge time at ATSM!
And its Everybody's favorite theme- Amything Goes!


I go the idea for this card from the amazingly talented Laura Bassen, which has made a video demonstrating the technique over at Papertrey's Make it Monday. Its a worthwhile video to watch and its short....Its easy to do, but a bit time consuming, as you have to make several die-cuts and glue them together. But the result is great  -I love it!


Materials: all die cuts from Papertrey - the silver stars are the leftovers from the Papertrey snowflakes, the little trees you get from the happy sentiment - its the inside of the  letter "Y" turned upside down :)
the other sentiments are by STAMPlorations (Bloom Sketches: Daisy 2Bloom Sketches: Sunflower Artsy)


 Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is 


the prize is 3 free digis

I am also playing in the Jingle Belles challenge - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground - use a snippet
The Male Room - Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cornelia Prepares for New Years!

Hi, 

I had enough of Christmas cards and New Years is certainly a card worthy event, so why not prepare for it in time.....



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I started with watercolor paper and heat embossed the sentiment on it:



Sprinkled blue and purple Brushos on it - you see you need very little, looks like little specks of pepper....


Mist it with water - the paper warps, so I weighed it down with acrylic blocks: 


Let it dry - of course I have no patience, so I used my heat gun to speed it up.
If you look closely you see little specks of dried paint on the embossed letters - I wiped them off with a damp cloth - see the picture on your right:


Heat embossed the Champagne glasses in silver on a piece of scrap paper:


I fussy cut them, colored them with Copics and mounted them with foam tape on the card:


I hope you enjoyed this post. If you don't have Brushos you can just use regular watercolors, that works quite as well! 
You can visit the STAMPlorations blog HERE and see what goodies are waiting there for you! Like the new stamp set Sugar Rush that is available now!

Happy Holidays to all of you!