Saturday, May 20, 2017

May Leading Lady Yoonsun Hur | Take Three

Our May Leading Lady, Yoonsun Hur is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational performance with a sweet and stunning background CLICK HERE.   Today you will adore the card for a little one she has to share!

Without further ado, Yoonsun....


Hello again! One of my church members is expecting a baby girl in a few months so I wanted to make a cute baby shaker card for her. I am always happy to make baby cards!!


To start off, I created my own background with the In Bloom: Elsa's Flora and the Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs stamp sets. I stamped images on watercolor paper using Memento Desert Sand dye ink, roughly coloured the panel with Tattered Rose Distress ink and a wet paint brush. Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it down with the Essentials: Lana Cutaways. I then die cut ‘baby’ sentiment using the In a Word: Baby Cutaway and adhered acetate sheet to back of the panel.


I stamped and watercolored the baby bear (from the Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs set) with Distress markers, die cut it with the Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs Cutaways. For the sentiment, I used the Sketchy Thoughts stamp set.


This baby bear.. soooooooo cute!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!!


Friday, May 19, 2017

Hello My Precious with Lydia

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing with you a 'sort-of' one layer card.

Why I say 'sort-of' is because the letters are die cut but once I had stuck them down I then squished them into the card, you'll find out how further down the post.


I started by taking one of the large flowers from In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers and stamping this in a bright pink in the centre of the card blank. Then I added in the branch and added in a few filler flowers in blue and yellow. To add more colour I choose to layer up the large flower, there are so many different combo layers it's so fun to play with! I added 3 layers in orange, red and purple and I love how those colours work together.


I then cut out the letters for 'hello' using Typecast: Cary Letters Cutaways out of some white card, I had double sided adhesive sheet on this so it would be easy to stick the letters down when cut. Once die-cut I then added the letters into place. To get these to stink down into the card I then ran my whole card through my die cutting machine. I love this effect as you can still see the letters but they are more part of the whole card.


To finish I then added a little added sentiment using Sentimental: Love in black ink. I do love the bold freshness of this card and I hope it inspired you today!

Hugs Lydia x

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

You Are 3 with Kelly

Hi Folks! Today I've got a sweet little card for a sweet little three-year-old. This card gets most of its sweetness from one of my favorite sets, Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs, featuring a toppling tower of animals trying to balance themselves on a block. To keep this a one-layer card, the animals and block are all masked. The only tough thing about masking is figuring out which stamp goes first! In this case it's the elephant, and then I can stamp the block and remaining animals. I intentionally stamped them crooked to give the scene a little more energy. Since this card is for a toddler, I kept the coloring to bright solids for the animals.

Love how the block is just the right place to put your sentiment. When an image serve a purpose in a scene and is also the sentiment that's a win-win! I borrowed a portion of a sentiment from Happiest of Holidays from Evelin T Designs for the "you are." The number is from Typecast: Cary and fits  perfectly in the block.

The side panel was created by sponging ink through Scenery: Harleen Creative Screening. If you double up the design by shifting it slightly to the side and down for your second color of ink, it gives you a more dense background. I really like the negative spaces in this design too.

It's bordered by the secondary sentiment "giant hugs & lots of love" from Sending You with Evelin T Designs. I like how it serves as an end of the stenciled area, and also adds a little to the message to the card.

Love that with everything going on in this card, it's still one layer for mailing! It's always amazing to me how all of the Winnie & Walter sets mix so well together. This card has elements from five different sets and one stencil and you would never know it. They all get along so well : )

Thanks so much for looking!



Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Leading Lady Yoonsun Hur | Take Two

Our May Leading Lady, Yoonsun Hur is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today she brings you another stunning card with an amazing background!

Ladies and gentlemen, Yoonsun....


Hello, hello crafty friends! I am back with another Leading Lady project this weekend!! Oh, I was so happy for having your sweet comments last week! I read them over and over!!

Today’s card, I used my most favourite technique, random stamping + Distress marker watercoloring, using so adorable BigHugs with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set.


To start, I randomly stamped images from the BigHugs with Evelin T Designs set (hearts from the Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs stamp set) on watercolor paper in black pigment ink. I then trimmed the stamped paper down using basic rectangle panel die (you can use your paper trimmer).


I watercolored all images with Distress markers and find tip water brush, background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and a wet paint brush. For the sentiment, I heat embossed it from the Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs set in white, die cut it with the Sketchy Thoughts Cutaways. Once the panel was completely dry, I mounted the watercolored panel on navy card base using foam tape, and then sentiment die cut on it using foam tape as well.


I love all sweet images and the sentiment so much!!

Shay has generously donated a $30 gift card for me to give away on my blog, so don’t forget to leave a comment on my blog post. (

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you next Saturday for my third post.

Sending a big hug to all of you!!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Winner of the Mega Sponsor Spring Fling Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the Mega Sponsor Spring Fling Blog Hop.  Your kind comments were so greatly appreciated.

We have the randomly chosen a winner of the $25.00 credit to the w&w shop:

No. 148 | Renee's ramblings


Renee, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize with "Winner of Mega Sponsor Spring Fling Blog Hop" in the subject.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mama with Vanessa

Hello everybody, Vanessa here to share a Mother's Day card with you today! I have to admit, I didn't have much time for cardmaking lately due to a lot of various festivities with my family. With Mother's Day right around the corner, I needed a card quickly. Now it became handy that I had some pretty watercolor backgrounds I had prepared a while ago lying around!

Preparing backgrounds is a great way of saving time when you need to make a quick card. I like to use watercolors with the ink smooshing technique, to create colorful backgrounds with an ink blending tool or to use the wonderful Winnie & Walter creative screenings.

For today's card, I chose an ink smooshed watercolor panel:

Here I had masked off the edges of the watercolor paper panel with tape and applied Distress Inks mixed with water. I like to dry every color before applying the next one. After the colors were all dried, I stamped the leaves from Framed with Evelyn T Designs and the flowers from In Bloom: Anna's Flora with matching inks and adhered the panel to the card.

Now I stamped the banner from Framed with Evelyn T Designs onto white cardstock and die-cut it with the matching die. I stamped the "Mama" from Parentville Extras (you could win this stamp set by commenting HERE), colored the edge with Copics and adhered it to the card with foam tape. Finally, I added matching sequins.

I hope you like it and that my mother will, too :) Thank you for stopping by today! 



Monday, May 8, 2017

May Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with our last challenge - look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post!

This month I went with a softer spring color combo! I hope you will play along - don't forget, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter! Here is my inspiration for this month's Color Combo:

And here is my color inspiration for this month:

This time around I found some pattern paper that pulled together colors from my inspiration photo. It didn't hurt that it even had roses on it like the inspiration photo! I used Essentials: Noelle Cutaways to die cut my pattern paper background, then used Sketchy Thoughts and Sketchy Thoughts Cutaways to create the sentiment focal point. I tore apart the edges of part of a doily and twirled it around to create a lacy spot to place the speech bubble, then punched a hole in the top corner to tie some twine through. A few clear droplets finish this off! 

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! Every single project was lovely, but I thought I'd give a shout out to a few that especially caught my eye!

First up - I LOVE this take by Karen; - she perfectly captured the colors from the inspiration photo - and I love that she used Tulips as well! And how clever to make a wreath with the tulips!

And then there is this vibrant beauty from Dana; - aren't those watercolors so pretty? I love how the flowers overlap - and the touches of sequins is the perfect finishing touch!

And finally - this take from Preeti;! I love her use of the florals, and the slightly more muted take on the colors in the inspiration photo, not to mention the splatter and sequins to finish it off!


CAS + wobbly spring action card

No. 7 | Jessica Lin

Jessica made this adorable card for our April Color Combo Challenge.  Jessica, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "April Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the May Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, June 9, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This May Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

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