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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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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Guest Designing for The Heart Desires Challenge - Midpost Reminder

Hi Everyone,

 The Heart Desires challenge is still in full swing!
You probably have already seen this months' amazing mood board - it for sure will stimulate your imagination . I just love the colors. For my second card I went with the flamingos.
They are from MFT. I used watercolor to color them. 


The relax is by SSS and I used a polka dotted embossing folder - after all there are some polka dots on the mood board. Couldn't ignore those...



Added enamel dots for balance and to get more of the colors from the board.




I hope you'll find time to play along!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
BaLiSa - no stamping/ohne Stempel
Nimm mich mit!

STAMPlorations August Christmas Release Blog Hop Day 3

Hi Everyone,

we are up to day 3 of the blog hop  - time flies, when you are having fun!


I am loving the new Christmas release stamps from STAMPlorations. I have already been playing with those fun stamps by Shirley for my Muse Christmas Visions post (by the way, there is still plenty of time to play along!) and I am just are delighted to use this cute little elf again.


My supplies:
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I used gold embossing paste for the tree stencil. The elf is colored with markers and fuzzy cut. Some Washi tape, a sentiment  and some tiny gems and that's it.


Here are the hop details:
Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
Winners announced on August 24
Prizes:
Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs - for more detail and the hop order, please visit the STAMPlorations Blog.
And don't forget:
Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store
Happy Hopping! 

Linking up with:
Paperminutes - anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - add a sentiment
JUGS - Bring on the Shine
zum Mitnehmen und VerlinkenThe Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STAMPlorations August Christmas Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hi Everyone,



I am so delighted to be part of this fabulous new release from STAMPlorations. I have already been playing with those fun stamps by Deepti for my Muse Christmas Visions post (by the way, there is still plenty of time to play along!).


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I repeatedly stamped the deer with Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Sponged the background. Added some silver tape and a nest of string under the sentiment, which I elevated with foam tape. And of course one of the deer had to have a red nose!


Here are the hop details:
Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
Winners announced on August 24
Prizes:
Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs - for more detail and the hop order, please visit the STAMPlorations Blog.
And don't forget:
Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store
Happy Hopping! 

Linking up with:
Dream Valley - Christmas animals
Christmas Card Challenge - sticking with the color scheme
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Monday, August 14, 2017

STAMPlorations August Christmas Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hi Everyone,



I am so delighted to be part of this fabulous new Christmas release from STAMPlorations. I have already been playing with those fun stamps by Becca Cruger for my Muse Christmas Visions post (by the way, there is still plenty of time to play along!).



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I stamped the cookie try and colored it and fuzzy cut it. Did some random stamping of the little "cookies" an my card stock base and colored them with markers. Added Stickles to some of them. Trimmed the card stock and mounted it onto red card stock. The tray is elevated with foam tape.


Here are the hop details:
Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
Winners announced on August 24
Prizes:
Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs - for more detail and the hop order, please visit the STAMPlorations Blog.
And don't forget:
Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store
Happy Hopping! 




Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle

Hi Everyone,

it has been awhile that I played along with the Ellen Hutson Mix-up challenge - but I made it this time! The mix-up is with Avery Elle.


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I first stamped the border (Avery Elle) and water colored it. Added the little hexagons. Die-cut the sentiment (Ellen Hutson) and added some sequins.


And here I wanted to share a fabulous card with you, that I got from my stamping friend Stephanie Lanzalotto from My Ink Well - isn't it adorable?!!! We recently found out that we live fairly close to each other and we had a little stamping get-together. I forgot to take pictures, oh well. We just had too much fun together, to think about such things.


Happy Stamping!


So Suzy Butterflies

Hi Everyone,

this gorgeous butterfly is from the new So Suzy Stamps release. It reminds me about a Brimstone butterfly. 


I wanted to create a delicate card in green and yellow, but my first attempt failed. But I am not going to throw out a nice piece of watercolor card stock.....I had first heat embossed the butterflies and then added the water color. I was not happy with the result, so I tried to wash it off, which only partially worked. I spare you the uglyness.....

My stamp supplies:



I started to color in the butterflies with more vivid colors


I first used yellow and while it was still wet I added a rim of teal


It blends with the yellow all on its own - you have to do nothing but watch.

Once I filled in all the butterflies I added tiny black dots to the antennae. I trimmed the card stock, heat embossed the sentiment on a dark blue scrap piece and added it with another neon yellow scrap and foam tape. 


Two enamel dots to finish it off. You see, you can rescue anything! No need to clog up your recycling bin.



Happy Stamping!

 Linking up with:
Simon Says Monday challenge - Happy Birthday
CAS on Friday - Birthday
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bad Ideas Make the Best Memories

Hi Everyone,

I have to quickly write up this post, before the linky lists expire, for which I planned to link up this card.....
This card is full of mistakes, but I like it regardless.


First I took the wrong kind of card stock - regular, instead of water color. But it came out ok.....kind of. Then I die cut the opening and despite checking, where the  hinge is, I managed to had it turned 90 degrees with respect to the first one I cut.....start again??? No way. I just tuned it again for the third cut, to fool people into thinking I deliberately cut it that way.....


After that it was smooth sailing. Marked where I wanted my Katzelkraft rats, stamped them and colored them. Stamped the sentiment - also from Katzelkraft. It is so funny and so true! Added some thin Washi tape to the windows, to make opening them easier.

Can you relate to this sentiment? Any funny stories to share?
Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Task for Two - sketch and water coloring
Task for Two Tuesday - CHALLENGE

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hello Little One

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to play along at CASology - the theme is Safari. Pulled out my MFT Jungle Friends and settled for those cute elephants. I bought that set quite a while ago and it was up to now still NBUS.....tsk, tsk, tsk...


I found some patterned paper in my stash, die cut the elephants and gave them googly eyes. The sentiment is from Unity stamps - downright ancient, as is the enamel heart. 
Gender neutral card, right?


Linking up with:
CASology - Safari
Shopping out Stash - Spice girls (went for baby)
Happy Little Stampers - anything with dies

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