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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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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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:
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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

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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:
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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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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ARTPlorations Stencil Hop

Hi Everyone,

we have another blog hop at STAMPlorations - this one is all about the new stencils, designed by Sanna Lippert. I just love them all. But you know that stencils are just my thing....

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I am showcasing two of them:
The first one are those little trees - so perfect for Christmas. But if you put them sideways, they look like arrows, so lots of options to play around with them. Since I never have too many Christmas cards I used them as trees....


I used embossing paste, mixed with a bit of red ink and gold. The parcel (from the set Joyful) I stamped and heat embossed onto metallic paper and colored it with Copics and added Stickles for extra Sparkle. The sentiment is from Christmas Reindeer.



I stenciled twice - fist in black and them I moved the stencil a smidgen and used gold embossing paste. It almost give you a 3D effect - looks like the gold is floating. I die cut the Holiday word die in gold and black. Glued them together with a little offset. Some Washi tape on the side and the gold embossed Poinsettia, colored with water color markers.

And here is the fineprint:
  • Commenting closes on December 4, Monday
  • Prizes: (1) winner of $20 gift certificate, (2) winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs


Muse: Christmas Visions

Hi Everyone,

this is the last Challenge of the year for Muse Christmas Visions! All the designers made a card and you can CASE any one or all of them if you'd like! You have the entire month to play along with us!

This is my card:


I just got on of the new release stamps from Katzelkraft and had to ink it up. Now that is one cool Santa with his reindeer gang! Colored them with Inktense pencils. The die-cut is from CUTplortions. Mounted it with fun foam.


You can go with the colors, the layout or - whatever you like!


I hope you all want to play along. You'll have until the end of December to do just that!

Be Jolly!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes

Chill with So Suzy

Hi Everyone,

So Suzy is going on a Christmas break and this is the last post for this So Suzy year. 


My So Suzy supplies:
I also used an embossing folder and a die.

I first die cut the circle and stamped the snowman on it.


Colored it with Stabilo markers - they are water soluble and they reactivate with water.


I added distress Stickles at the bottom. 

I embossed the white card stock and then ran it through my Big Shot to cut it.... You better do that the other way around, 'cause the Big Shot flattens the embossing....But I simply lined it up with the folder and embossed it again. 


 You should also stamp the sentiment first and not last....That is my usual haphazard way of making cards. But in the end, it usually works out somehow....



.....as you can see.
I used foam tape to attach the circle.


Now go and chill, before all Holiday madness starts!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
CASology - round