Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Winner of Rerun No. 3 Challenge | Bubble Talk

It is that time to announce the random winner of our Rerun No. 3 Challenge | Bubble Talk, 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: Joyce M. Diane Jaquay, Berina Febin, Tenia Nelson and Penny Ward for taking on the Rerun Challenge and making such beautiful projects!  We feel very blessed that you joined in.

The random winner of the $20 gift credit to the w&w shop is No. 1: Joyce M.!


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

Don't forget to enter our latest Rerun Challenge focusing upon This Awesome House!  Find out how HERE.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rerun No. 4 | This Awesome House


Welcome lovelies to our next monthly Rerun!

Each Rerun will provide plenty of inspiration focusing upon a featured product, a month-long sale on the featured product and a challenge.


For our fourth Rerun we are concentrating on This Awesome House.  This Awesome House focuses upon a large stately house that can be customized for different occasions and includes a draping banner and sentiments!  Pair it with Moonlight for Halloween or Happy Christmas for Christmas.

Now on to the cards!


I went a little wild with color for my card this time around!  This house may be elegant, but it can also go funky and fun.


This card started out with an idea which did not go as planned.  I began by stamping the round solid balloons from The Party in different colors by Hero Arts.  I wasn't loving how I was cutting them out so I pulled out a 1" circle punch and punched them out.  Not sure what the heck I was doing with the circles I set them aside thinking they may go with another project entirely.

I stamped the house in Versamark on a piece of watercolor paper and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then swooshed the panel in picked raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Ink that I had smeared onto my craft sheet and sprayed with a little water.  Next was festive berries and then ripe persimmon.  With a water brush I filled in any white spaces with picked raspberry. I sprinkled water over the entire panel.  I used my craft knife and cut out the house from the panel being careful not to cut too much out of the panel.  I adhered the house with dimensional foam adhesive onto a piece of white cardstock cut using the smaller panel from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.

I colored a piece of white cardstock with some turquoise ink and then stamped the banner over it along with the sentiment.  I cut it out and distressed the edges with the ink and then adhered it to the house using dimensional foam adhesive.

On the watercolored panel with the hole where the house was I added the colored circled and placed the white panel over the opening with dimensional foam adhesive.  Last I adhered everything to a white card base.


Wait until you see what Gayatri, Heather and Lydia did with This Awesome House!


gayatri_Welcome home card
CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.


CLICK HERE to see more from Lydia.


Now it's your turn to play along with Rerun!
  1. Create a new project using This Awesome House (and/or the coordinating cut files).  An alternative to using This Awesome House (and/or the coordinating cut files) is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout July) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to using This Awesome House (and/or the coordinating cut files), please include in your post or project description which project inspired you and how.
  2. Link up your project here by 11:55 p.m. CST on September 30, 2015.  
  3. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  4. This Rerun Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere.
One project will be randomly chosen to win $20.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the Giveaway Winners page.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August Leading Lady Melania Deasy | Take Five

Sadly it is our last Saturday with our outstanding August Leading Lady, Melania Deasy.  We've felt so blessed to spend the last five weeks with the incomparable Ms. Deasy.  We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, Melania, for the brilliance, beauty and mastery of each of your performances.  It has been a delight and honor to have you as our leading lady.  

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her second performance which showcases her golden touch CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance where she shakes it up CLICK HERE or to be stunned by her coloring skills CLICK HERE.

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.  

Hi all!! Today I want to share with you my cards for Winnie & Walter August Leading Lady Take 5!
This is my last post as August Leading Lady. I'm so grateful that Winnie & Walter picked me and I have so much fun playing with their products. Thank you so much!!
And the theme today is all about DIY Background. You can make it with many different techique. This time I'm playing with stamps and dies.

So here is my first card :

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using:
The Big, the Bold and Extras for the images and "smile girl" sentiment
In a Word : Hugs Cutaway for the background and hugs die cut

To make the background, first I'm using Dye Ink and blending tool and then die cut the Hugs cutaway with Spellbinders Enlarged Embossing Pads.
I stamp the flowers and leaves with black ink and die cut it. I die cut hugs sentiment on black card stock and a white foam, then glue it together. The "smile girl" sentiment is from white embossing powder on pink card stock.

 And here is my second card :

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using:
My Precious for the background and sentiment

I stamp the diamond with grey ink and coloring with copic, then I add a vellum. The sentiment is from white embossing powder. I add twine and sequins for the finishing touch.

And here is my last card :

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using:
The Party for the sentiment

First I'm using masking technique and stamp the flowers and leaves using Dye Ink and add some gradation using Dye Ink and blending tool. The sentiment is from gold embossing powder and I tied the tag using green twine.

And here is the fun part!

Julie & Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store for giveaway! For your chance to win please leave a comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog. I will draw a random winner at the end of the month.   

I read all your comments on my previous post and your supports means a lot to me. Thank you so much all! I hope you inspire with my cards for August Leading Lady :)

Melania Deasy


Friday, August 28, 2015

Friendship | Dear Fabulous Friend with Gayatri

Hey there everyone, Gayatri here today with a card share for the friendship theme this month.

Here is my card.

gayatri_dear fabulous friend card1

I love stamping and thereby making my own background. This makes your card unique and I find it so much fun. To make this card, I pulled out all the geometric stamps sets - Scenery: Rectangled and Triangled, Scenery: It’s a Wonderful Pennant and Scenery: Stripes. I stamped a geometric pattern on the background using both solid and outline triangle border stamp with the circles border stamp in between and finally adding tiny triangle inside the larger triangles. I used a combination of black, yellow and grey inks. I stamped the pattern to cover the entire card front. I loved the background. Looks more like a tribal pattern.

gayatri_Dear fabulous friend closeup

But I wanted the tone down the pattern as the black was too out there and the entire pattern was busy. I added a piece of vellum upon which I white heat embossed the sentiment Friend from The Big, the Bold and Friend stamp set. I stamped the smaller sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed an angled edge and adhered using foam adhesives. I used more foam adhesives below this strip on the vellum panel to adhere the vellum on the card front. Finally embellished using Lemon Drops sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and sparkle black enamel dots from Doodlebug.

gayatri_Dear fabulous friend flat

Hope you like my friendship themed card with custom background stamping.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friendship | I Will Always Be There for You with Lydia Evans

Hi there this is Lydia and I'm here sharing with you my second post as Talent In Residence. Today I'm going to be focusing on how smaller dies can create a big impact on a card if they are used in multiples. I have chosen to use one of the small butterflies from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.

So to start I took a piece of watercolour card, and moistened it with clear water. Once the piece was all wet I dropped in watercolour randomly until the piece was mostly covered. I left some spaces on the card as I like the effect when the butterflies are cut and they have lots of difference in shade and colour on them. Once the piece was dry I took the small butterfly die from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and cut it as many times I could from the painted piece.


The card layer and tag shape are also from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways, I must say that this is a must have die set as there are so many things that you can do with it. I cut the largest of the scalloped card layers from a piece of woodgrain card and the tag from some smooth white cardstock. Once I cut the tag I added the sentiment from A Tree For All Seasons, I just love the sentiments and fonts on this set- although this is an autumn set the sentiments can be used all year round. I added the tag in place on the card layer with some foam tape.


Once the tag was in place I took the die-cut butterflies and played around with them flowing up the card before sticking them down. To finish I added some clear sequins and some liquid pearls. I really hope you liked my card today and have a go yourself of using small dies to create a big impact.

See you again soon, Lydia.



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Spotlight On...Michele Ferguson! Part Deux


We are thrilled to have Michele Ferguson back with us for another incredible post that will inspire you to make beautiful projects for your friends!  If you missed learning more about Michele and seeing her first post that will stun you with their loveliness CLICK HERE.

Now, it's Michele's time to sparkle and shine...      

Hello again!  I'm back this week for a few more of my favorite ways to use Winnie & Walter products ... so many ways, one day just wouldn't do! 

I seem to design "in the round"!  Does that make sense to any of you?  In other words, when an idea strikes, I set about putting it to paper ... sometimes, while creating the first, another design will come about - like with the positive and negative idea from last week. 

This week [besides those carrots] I've latched onto a few favorite colors, or color combos, and just let my Winnie & Walter products shine - with a bit of my own favorite touches thrown in - like texture*, and humor ... does anyone appreciate my sense of humor?  =|

Enter exhibit #1: Yes, black IS one of my favorite colors!

Hello Cutaway - adapted by simply turning

the die around, and partial die-cutting!

Pretty little leaves from Maggie's Roses... and a snippet for

the perfect placement of the perfect word - found
in the "Big, Bold and Happy" set.

Card #2:  Putting the accent on the happy green with another way to say hello:


Hi Cutaway - this time the positive cut, and perfect
words from The Big, the Bold and Seasons - welcome;
and The Big, the Bold and Extras - home, and the beautiful banner.

You had to know I planned ahead while cutting that hi - right?

Enter card #3:


In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet has a very, very special place in my heart.
Darling yellow roses - My Mom's favorite, and mine -
strategically placed, they do indeed 'dot the i.'

My final card is my way to say 'thank you' to Winnie & Walter for inviting me to share my creations using their fabulous products.   Also for their generous hearts, and continued support of all of us, and our love of paper-crafting.  I am pretty new to this blogging world, so I can't help but feel ever so special to be among those of you Winnie and Walter have shone their ever-lovin' spot-light on!

For you, Shay & Julie:


Another one of Lola's Blooms - this time in orange - another favorite color, and a remake of this card - I couldn't wait to make that cool square vase!
Hugs provided by The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways and Stamps.
LOve that brilliant hand-written font!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, and thanks always for all the love and sweet comments from you, my card-loving, card-making, fabulous friends!

=]  Michele

*Embossing folders, patterned paper, and embellishments are from my stash and not W&W products.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Friendship | Hello Friend with Vanessa

Hello everyone! It's Vanessa here and I am happy to share with you a cute card for the August Monthly Theme: Friendship today. 

I wanted to combine a lot of different, yummy Winnie & Walter products on my card and used stamps, cutaways and creative screenings.

This penguin is so cute and I thought he would look great on a non-winter card as well. So, I started my card with a panel of white cardstock and temporarily adhered the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings over it. Then I inked the stripes softly with light blue Distress Ink. After I had removed the mask, I added drops of the same ink to the background. Now I stamped the penguin onto another piece of cardstock, colored it with Copics and cut it out. I lay it onto my panel to see where to stamp my string for the balloon and stamped it. Then I adhered the panel to the card and adhered the penguin. Now I colored a piece of white cardstock with Copics to create a gradient effect and die-cut the word from In a Word: Friend Cutaway. I adhered it to the card with foam tape. Next, I stamped the balloon from The Party and colored it with Copics. I cut it out and adhered it to the card with more foam tape. Finally, I stamped and heat-embossed the hello from The Big, the Bold and the Happy onto a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the penguin. 

Here comes a closer look at the card:

I hope to have inspired you today! Thank you so much for stopping by!