Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Spotlight On...Carol Mayne! Part Deux

We are so lucky to have Carol Mayne back with us for another dramatic and dynamic post full of warmth and heart!  If you missed learning more about Carol and seeing her first fabulous Dapper + Dashing projects CLICK HERE!

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

Hello,

The only thing more exciting than having a Spotlight On feature at Winnie & Walter is the opportunity for a second! Once again, I'm honoured and thrilled to be showcasing W&W products in Part Deux of the Dashing and Dapper theme.  Before I do, however, a warm from-the-bottom-of-my-heart thank you to everyone who left such sweet, encouraging comments on my previous spotlight. Talk about feeling ever-so loved!  Okay...let's get the players on the stage....


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The geometric and multi-faceted shapes, paired with soft grey, a whisper of a second colour and bold black die cut sentiments of my previous Spotlight post have  switched gears to include an assortment of backgrounds and images that are colour-linked in what I consider to be a dashing, dapper combination: red, gold and black.  I hope you enjoy the trio on stage today...


First on the runway, and sporting plenty of sparkle and shine is this celebratory number. The gold embossed *sparkle*, "on  your day" and  'fireworks' come from Sparkle, while *shine*, making a lovely shimmery appearance, comes from The Big, the Bold and Fun set.  My panel is, once again, cut from my 'use nearly always' set that I'm completely smitten with: Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, The largest rectangle is featured here...

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Second on stage is a more soft-spoken design, using the same colour pairings, but with a gentle touch.  I lightly stenciled the  Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings background with SU Real Red ink ( also used in the previous card...talk about  a juicy colour!), then added a gold foil rose and leaves from In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways.  This is the debut of these cutaways and oh my!  They cut like butter and the possibilities...endless! In the foreground, you'll see the The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways, cut from one black and white card stock, and stacked for dimension. Essentials: Katharine Cutaways large rectangle panel rounds out Dashing and Dapper card two.

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Of course, a 'dashing' set of cards wouldn't be complete without a play in the snow, so...my final card is a nod to just that: dashing though the snow.  I stamped Mini Scenery: Into the Woods with black Versafine ink, added a couple of tine gold stars, and a stacked cutaway from The Big, the Bold and the Seasons Cutaways.  "Birthday', from the The Big, the Bold and the Happy and another run through with the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and voila...

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I hope that my cards have piqued your interest in checking out the amazing, ever-so-versatile, filled -with-infinite possibilities products over at Winnie & Walter;  If you already are the lucky owners of W&W stamps, dies and stencils, then I hope my card inspired some ideas.  I still have a few (okay, plenty!) of products yet to use, and rest assured: you'll be seeing many more W&W cards on my blog in the very near future.

To all who visit and leave comments: thank you so much! Your encouragement touches me deeply. 

To Shay and Julie: a mega-sized THANK YOU for this dream of a lifetime opportunity! It's been such an honour and privilege to be part of your Spotlight On project!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving me a sweet comment! Being in the Spotlight is such an honour...and somewhat nerve-wracking, too. I'm glad you like my cards!
      ~c

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  2. Another delightful eye-full, c... loving what you've done with these fantastic W&W products... piqued? For sure!
    =] Michele

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    1. Hey you! So glad I piqued your interest - and now it's 'your turn' to join me by creating some W&W showcases of your own outstanding designs. I think some darling Lola stamps are in your collection *grin*!
      Hugs~c

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  3. Sooooo pretty....LOVE all of Carol's cards!

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    1. Amy, I so appreciate you visiting me in this Part Deux honour! Your sweet comment: happy dancing!
      Hugs~c

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  4. such pretty cards!! love the tinge of gold with other colors..

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    1. Berina, thank you so much for visiting and leaving an encouraging comment. I'm so pleases you enjoyed the gold/red/black combination!
      ~c

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  5. Another Spotlight full of deliciousness and delight, Carol ... gorgeous dashing and dapper colour combo... and such fantastic variety! You've starred big time here at W&W! Hugs, Anita :)

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    1. Awww...Anita, you're making me blush! Remember: your Leading Lady and April/May release showcases fueled much of my inspiration. If anyone dazzles and delights with W&W, 'tis you, my friend! Thank you so much for a Part Deux visit!
      Hugs~c

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  6. What fabulous cards, Carol. The color combo is absolutely dashing & dapper. I can tell from this beautiful trio how n=much you love w&w - so do I. Bravo, my friend!

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    1. Pam, so thrilled that you came by for a Part Deux visit and left a comment that has me mega-watt smiling! A shared love for W&W products = YES *fist pump*!
      Hugs~c

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  7. I love W & W products and have many. But, this is the first time I've been introduced to you Carol. I'm glad W&W is spotlighting you this month. I have been on vacation and missed your opening performance. I will view it in one moment. Just wanted to let you know, I love your works of art. I too, will subscribe to your blog. So....thank you.

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    1. Oh my, Connie - you sure know how to make a gal feel special! Your warm comments and the time you invested in visiting are so touching. Thank you! I hope you'll enjoy visiting my blog - and I, in turn, would be delighted to see your creations! Looking especially forward to your magic with W&W!
      ~c

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  8. Oh wauw Carol, the Golden rose card is a stunner!!

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    1. Pia - seeing you here for Part Deux has me smiling! I know I shouldn't choose favourites but I'm rather partial to that card too! Such fun to make - especially because W&W products are just sooooo amazing!
      Hugs~c

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    1. Tenia - what a treat to see you here for round two! A visit from you = sparkle added to my day! You ROCK!
      Hugs~c

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  10. How lovely!! Stunning designs!!

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    1. Nora, I'm so thrilled you took time to visit and leave such a sweet, uplifting comment! I'm glad my designs appealed to you; with so many amazing W&W cards being made, I did my best to 'try' to be somewhat original. Thank you for dropping by!
      ~c

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  11. Beautiful cards ..Love the stenciling on the second card..just fabulous !!

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    1. Hussena, so pleased that you dropped in and left such a warm comment. The stencil card just 'came together' by itself. One of the many marvelous aspects of W&W I love...products that do allll the work! All I did was ink, die cut and glue *grin*
      ~c

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  12. It's very nice to see more of your work here! ♥
    Beautiful cards, Carol! They are just fab!

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    1. Marlene, seeing you here for a second visit makes me feel ultra-special! Given how amazing a designer I consider you to be, your compliments have me happy dancing for joy! Thank you, dear friend!
      Hugs~c

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  13. Loved seeing your workhere. Love the gold on the cards.

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    1. Mary-Anne, thank you for visiting and leaving comments that have me smiling brightly! I don't often use gold (i know...beautiful but somewhat tricky), so using it three times...whew! Outside my comfort zone for sure! Knowing you found the cards pretty: makes the 'risk' all the more a success! So appreciated!
      ~c

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  14. Wonderful cards. I like your style.

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    1. Jean, your visit and comments make me smile! I'm still trying to figure out my style, but I think I lean towards clean and simple, with some degree of 'must have' layers. Whatever it may be, I'm so glad you find it pleasing! Thank you!
      ~c

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  15. Fabulous card my dear!!! I love the one with the triangles in the BG!!!

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    1. Char - you're such a gem, finding time to visit and leave a sparkle-added-to-my-day comment! Thank you for your warm support and all YOUR inspiration over at your blog and here, in your Leading Lady segments. Your creativity: refreshing an amazing!
      Hugs~c

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  16. Carol, you've done it again!! You and W&W go together like peanut butter and jelly....a delicious pairing!!

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