Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winners of WCMD 2016!


Hello there lovelies!

It's Shay here to announce all of the WCMD 2016 Winners.  A big thank you and round of applause to the w&w publicist, Taheerah for heading up and organizing an incredible WCMD!

Thank you one and all for making this World Card Making Day such a pleasure with your comments, cards, participation and enthusiasm!  We were blown away by the crafties and projects.

I am so glad it was chance ( was my bestie) picking the winners or this could have taken me forever!

Now on to the randomly chosen winners.  There are tons of them so keep on scrolling down. :-)

WCMD 2016 | Craftie Challenge Winner
No. 5 Tonya Graham

WCMD 2016 | Matching Game Challenge
matching_game_challenge_jean_bullock_winner No. 10 Jean Bullock

WCMD 2016 | CAS with Kate
CAS_kate_rahmat_winner_WW rnb No. 14 Rahmat

WCMD 2016 | Rainbow Colour with Gayatr
rainbow_gayatri_gretah_winner_W&W WCMD rainbow
No. 15 Greta H.

WCMD 2016 | The Big Hop!:
big_hop_comment_winner1 1. Melissa Friedrich from Rubeena's post

2. jintyoo7 from Gayatri's post

3. Super Stick Chick from Keren's post

WCMD 2016 | Stretch Your Stamps with Kelly
No. 34 Patty E

WCMD 2016 | Pinspiration with Heather H
pinspiration_heatherh_winner_laury55 WCMD3 No. 2 laury55

WCMD 2016 | Make A Card For A Friend with Taheerah
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No. 35 Janis in ID

WCMD 2016 | CASE with Lydia
No. 32 Maryam

WCMD 2016 | Background Building with Shay
background_shay_ashwini_winner_29871260110_8af0e94b5a_o No. 26 Ashwini

WCMD 2016 | Pick 'n' Mix with Taheerah
No. 17 Seemaa

WCMD 2016 | Colour Combo with Heather P
colour_combo_heatherp_jessica_lin_winner_IMG_3276 No. 40 Jessica Lin

WCMD 2016 | Grand Prize Giveaway Winner

Congrats to all the randomly chosen winners!

Please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize!  Please include the challenge you won or if you are comment winner of The Big Hop! in the subject of your email.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Winners of Rerun No. 14 | In Bloom: Renee's Leaves

Hello lovelies!

It is that time to announce the random winners of our Rerun No. 14 Challenge + Giveaway | In Bloom: Renee's Leaves, but first let's celebrate *all* of the lovely entries!  

Thankfully it is chance rather w&w that has to pick a winner! :-)

Many thanks to: Becca Krueger, Lin Brandyberry, RORO World, Lindsey, Dr Sonia S V, Maryam, Lin Brandyberry, Rahmat, not_amanda, Lin Brandyberry, Ashwini, Dr Sonia S V, Dr Sonia S V, Dr Sonia S V, Shona Chambers, Super Stick Chick, Greta H., Dr Sonia S V, snazzyjj, and snazzyjj for taking on the Rerun Challenge and making such fabulous projects!  

The randomly chosen winner of $25 credit to the w&w shop is No. 7!


Lin please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize.

The winner of the In Bloom: Renee's Leaves stamp set is:


Sue D please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} come with your name and mailing address to claim your stamp set! 

If you were unable to play along last month, we have a whole new Rerun Challenge running all this month!  To learn more on how you can join in on Rerun No. 15 | Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant  CLICK HERE

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Leading Lady Maya Isaksson | Take Four


Our October Leading Lady, Maya Isaksson, is back for her fabulous fourth performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance adding an unexpected element CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance taking on stripes CLICK HERE. Today Maya is focusing upon a little bit of an obsession of mine crafting staple (and maybe yours well) with fantastic results.

And now we present Maya!

It's finally Saturday again, I hope you all have had a good week. Today I wanted to challenge myself a bit. My first encounter with paper crafting was actually scrapbooking. I still do the occasional layout but I mostly stick to cards. One habit that I've had problems breaking is the patterned paper hoardi... ehm... collecting. The problem is that I almost never use any patterned paper for my cards. It's pretty and all but it's so much fun to make backgrounds that I always forget to use patterned paper. So today's theme is patterned paper. Let's be honest. The amount paper I used to make these four card is so small that it will take like five... hundred... cards to actually make a difference in my paper stash, but I had fun so lets go on to the cards.

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

For card number one I used cutaways and nothing else. Seriously. You can make a million of these cards in a day with different patterns, it's so easy. I used two of my favourite cutaways for this. I made the big "hi" from fun foam and a pretty graphic patterned paper using the In a Word: Hi Cutaway. The size of this die is perfect! I don't have anything like it in my collection. And for the background just white cardstock embossed with the Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway. Instead of cutting the leafs out I placed my embossing pad under the paper and ran it through the die cutter folding up one of the flaps on the platform of my Big shot to reduce the pressure just a bit to make it easier to run through. 

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

For my second card I used one of the In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers Cutaways To cut out a pattern in the card front. I also used the scalloped rectangle from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to make sure it looked nice. I cut out an extra panel from patterned paper to place under the cardfront and attached it using foam adhesive to raise it up a bit. The card actually looked pretty good that way but I wanted some color too so I also stamped the flower from the coordinating stamp set and colored it a bright yellow. For my sentiment I used the word Happy from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs together with birthday from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy and white embossed that on black cardstock to make sure your eyes was drawn to it instead of the pattern.

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

For card number three I used a lovely watercolor print as background. I cut out the Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway and covered it in several layers of glitter embossing powder, finishing with a layer of clear embossing powder to make it smooth and shiny. I cut out the big and lovely diamond from Flawless Diamond Cutaways. I did the background from Vellum and the detailing from glitter cardstock and added clear sparkle pen to the vellum. It's super sparkly and pretty under the light. I embossed a sentiment on matte gold cardstock. The stamp is from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs and it fits very nicely with the diamond.

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

This last gard was too sparky for my camera to be able to focus it seems. I'm so sorry for the blurriness. I used the Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway again. It is to pretty. I did the same embossing technique as on the last card but used some teal powder with speckles of gold in it. Super pretty! I paired it with a smaller print with pink dots. They look so nice together. I cut out the word Kindness from the Kindness with Evelin T Designs Cutaways in gold glitter paper and added it to a piece of Vellum stamped with the text from the coordinating stamp set.


So that's it for today. I will be back next week for my last performance here as Leading Lady. I hope you will be back then. In the meantime you can hop on over to my blog Little Outbursts of Creativity where I will be giving away a gift card to the Winnie & Walter shop to one of the people commenting on any of my Leading Lady posts there during the month. Thank you for all the lovely comments so far, I'm very happy for each and every one.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Merry Christmas with Lydia

Hi there everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here with you on the Winnie & Walter blog today, and I'm sharing a very CAS Christmas card..... I seem to be very into the festive spirit at the moment.


I have used a couple of fabulous sets for this! First I started by drawing a light pencil circle where I wanted the partial wreath to be. I then took the small fir frond from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora and stamped this repeatedly using green ink to create a 'base' for the other images, I stamped a smaller base around the bottom left of the pencilled guideline and a smaller one on the top right. I find that doing a larger and smaller cluster works better for partial wreaths like this. I then took the twig with berries from Winter Wonderland and stamped this into place a couple of times using a light brown ink. I did this I as didn't want the berries and twig to be of the same colour and dark brown ink would have then shown through the red coloured pencil that I then coloured the berries in with. I used a brown coloured pencil to go over the twig and then used the same brown pencil to add in a few twigs to the foliage.


To finish the wreath clusters I then took the small fir cone from the same set, stamped it first in brown on the wrong side of the stamp to get a solid impression of the stamp, and then switched it over on my block so it was the right way and then stamped the detailed fir cone image in black on top of the brown impression. For the sentiment I stamped one of the beautiful ones from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs using embossing ink onto some vellum and heat set it using gold embossing powder. To finish I matted this piece on to some gold card before adding to a brown card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope today's card has inspired you. 

Hugs, Lydia x

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wishing You with Kelly

Hi Folks! For any Fall birthdays I love to take advantage of making cards with bright reds, oranges and yellows. They are such happy colors, perfect for putting a smile on someone's face.
This card uses one of my favorite trees ever, the large circle tree from Kindness with Evelin T Designs.  I'm not a fan of spending a long amount of time coloring leaves and branches, so this circle tree makes my coloring time so efficient!

Several Distress Inks are blended on the tree, and then I flicked some water drops to break it up. Gold and clear sequins add a nice sparkle.

I used the sentiment from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs (on sale in November) as a grounding element for the tree, and colored the area below each letter with marker. It makes the sentiment a little more interesting, and gives the tree somewhere to grow. The top of the "n" is cut with an exacto blade so I can slide the tree trunk behind it. I used a few washi tapes on the bottom of the card base.

Thanks so much for looking!