Sunday, January 31, 2016

w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash | The Details


Hello lovelies!

We thought we would write up a post that you could go to when you need all the details regarding our month-long Belated 2nd Birthday Bash.

live on February 1, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. CST

We really wanted to do something BIG to celebrate our second birthday so we have a giveaway for all the stamps we will be releasing in 2016!  Now that is what we call a GIGANTIC giveaway.

To enter to win, please CLICK HERE.



  • Post an original and new project (card, layout, journaling card, tag, gift, art journal page, etc.) following the w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge (there are 10 in all) on your blog and/or online gallery and link up here using the InLinkz Link-up tool below.  {Feel free to combine the w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge with any other current challenges.} You can also combine w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges and enter 1 project in all the w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges it qualifies for.**Please note that if you are entering the Guest Star Giveaway you will need to make at least four (4) unique projects for at least four (4) different challenges.
  • 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 and for those who have liked us on Facebook.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for any of the w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges.
  • You have until February 29, 2016 at 11:55 p.m. (central standard time) to link up.
  • Play as many times and in as many challenges as you wish.  We love playful people!  
Now, why would you join in and play?  One, you love w&w, right?!?  But if that is not enough here's why:


We will be randomly choosing one (1) participant per challenge to receive a $75.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop!


We are giving away a guest star spot for our next Release (summer 2016).  This means one (1) winner chosen by Winnie will receive the next Release + will participate in the next Release by having their projects featured here on the w&w blog along with The Talent.

To qualify for the next Release Guest Star Giveaway:
  • Enter at least four (4) different new and original projects (card, layout, journaling card, tag, gift, art journal page, etc.) into at least four (4) different w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges.
  • All of your entries must include GS in the link title (for instance Elizabeth Bennet GS).
  • Your projects must make w&w products the star.  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 and for those who have liked us on Facebook.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for any of the w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges.
  • You have until February 29, 2016 at 11:55 p.m. (central standard time) to link up.
  • Enter as many challenges as you wish.  
The winner will not be chosen at random, but rather because of awesome playing skills.

Fine print: Please don't enter to win unless you are willing to:
  • make at least one (1) project per stamp set for the next Release;
  • post your projects online (on your personal blog or an online gallery); and
  • also participate in all the release festivities! 
links will be live at 7:00 a.m. CST on February 1, 2016 

We are so happy to have some extremely talented special guest stars joining us throughout the month to celebrate our Belated 2nd Birthday Bash!  Be sure to check out the w&w blog often to be inspired.

Coming Attractions + The Big Giveaway will begin Monday, February 22, 2016.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

It's Time to Party!


Join us beginning on February 1st (only a couple days away!) for our GIGANTIC giveaway and for a bunch of fun challenges that are open all month long!  There may be some little surprises along the way! :-)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Beautiful Friend with Gayatri

Hey everybody!

Gayatri with you today. Second post for this month. Today I am sharing with you a card using watercolour technique. I love to watercolour and I also love to make my own background. Winnie & Walter has beautiful floral outline sets that can be used to colour. I have used one such stamp set on my card below.

gayatri_Beautiful friend card

The stamp sets I have used are In Bloom: Elsa’s Flora and In Bloom: Addie’s Garden. The roses and leaves are from Elsa’s Flora and the delicate flower branch is from Addie’s Garden. I stamped, masked, stamped and heat embossed the cluster of flowers and leaves in black. This process took a bit of time to start with but then once I got the hang of it, the process became quick. Then I watercoloured the embossed images with Zig watercolour pens. I shaded the background with grey pen adding darker shades to nooks and corners. Once this panel was dry, I die cut using the smaller rectangle from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. This panel is layered on the large black scalloped panel die cut from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways. The black scalloped border and the black heat embossed images makes the colours on the panel bright and beautiful.

gayatri_Beautiful friend closeup!

Then I die cut the sentiment strip from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways. I gold heat embossed the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set on the black strip and adhered on the panel. The whole panel is then adhered on a pink card base. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh 6mm and 4mm sequins. Everything is matchy matchy J I like it. Just change the flowers from the stamp set and colours, you will get a brand new card. Easy peasy! Hope you are inspired by my card.

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thanks with Kate

Its Kate here today and I have four super simple cards to share.
I wanted to show a couple of things firstly that you don't need lots of supplies to make cards and secondly that festive stamp sets can be used for more than the occasion they were intended for.
The stamp set I have used is In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals.
With the wreaths it seems like its more a Christmas stamp set but by something as simple as changing the colours you get a completely different feel.

In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals 

I kept the design of all the cards pretty much the same.
Staring by masking a circle in the centre of the card blank.
I then stamped in green pink and yellow so that its more like spring than winter.
The sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You is simply stamped in black ink directly over the stamping.

For this card I went to town with all the stamping. 
Choosing a pretty pastel colour way I love how it looks.
I think the random stamping and soft colours give it a folk art look.

This time i changed it up a bit and used my favourite stamp from the set, the circle of dots. 
I LOVE this stamp. Its perfect for creating a bokeh effect.
With my circle mask in place I stamped the first and second generation of each colour till I was happy with how much colour and pattern there was.

And finally I hardly stamped at all on this but wanted another rainbow card makes me happy :)
I have used the Scenery: Multifaceted Creative Screenings with a whole load of distress inks.
The stencil wasn't quite big enough for my card so I did half then attempted to line it up. 
Its a little off but I think it works.

And as all four cards are one layer they are perfect for posting. 
Thanks so much for looking.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Thoughts Are With You with Lydia

Hi there happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a good week :) It's Lydia here wit you today and I'm sharing with you a card using one of my favourite floral sets ever.... In Bloom: Addie's Garden.


I took the hydrangea from the set and stamped this all over the piece of watercolour card that would cover the whole front on my card. I stamped using VersaMark and then heat embossed with a white embossing powder. Once the piece was cool I then added clean water all over and then used my watercolours to 'drop' colour in. I added all of the colours then blended them using more clean water. As the paper was already wet this helped the blending and also created a kind of ombre effect where the colours blend out to the white card at the bottom.


For the sentiment I used The Big, the Bold and Comfort, I took the words I wanted from the set to create my sentiment onto an acrylic block, I stamped and heat embossed this onto a strip of black card. I added the sentiment to the card with foam tape to add a little dimesion and added some sparkling clear sequins to finish. I really hope you liked my card and I hope you have a great day! 

Hugs Lydia xxx

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Love You with Kelly

Hi Folks! I've got a cute Valentine's Day heart that I made to showcase in my newly-found love of making mesh wreaths (pictured at the end). This project uses the following Winnie & Walter products:


The heart is free-hand cut from pink paper. Then I added the "love" die from In a Word: Love Cutaway in the middle. To get the border around the pink heart, I used one of the border stamps from  Scenery: The Party Hangover and curved the stamp directly on the paper.

When I got the stamp to follow the curve of the heart, I placed my acrylic block down on the stamp to secure the shape. Then I can ink the stamp and stamp the image. 

After repeating this process around the heart, I simply colored the area outside the line with alcohol markers. I used a white gel pen to color inside the outlined shapes, and put a Pretty Pink Posh sequin in the large circle outlines. Finally, the "you" from The Big, the Bold and You is stamped in red, slightly overlapping the "love" cutaway. I pressed down on the stamp harder than usual to make sure the ink filled in the gap between the heart and the cutaway. Thankfully, it did! Otherwise I would have gone back with a red colored pencil to make it look less obvious.

The heart would make a cute card, but I intended this to hang in the middle of my deco mesh Valentine's Day wreath, so there it stays. What a fun thing to see coming into my mud room! Winnie & Walter supplies are so easy to use while decorating around the house!



Saturday, January 23, 2016

January Leading Lady Virginia Lu | Take Four


Sadly we have reached our last Saturday with our tremendous January Leading Lady, Virginia Lu.  These four weeks with Virginia have been brilliant.  We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, Virginia, for the incandescence of your work, incredible inspiration, awe-inspiring scope and excellence delivered with each of your performances.  We have been blessed to have you as our leading lady.  

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it..CLICK HERE or to see her sensational second performance...CLICK HERE and her triumphant third performance...CLICK HERE.  

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

Dear Winnie & Walter friends! I can’t believe that this is my last post as Leading Lady. As you can tell from all my posts, I have totally immersed myself in creating with these awesome Winnie & Walter products. So without further ado, let’s start with my first love—card making and stamping.

Happy Valentine's Day[2]

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought it would be nice to share this card. I have found the Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs and the Scenery: Into the Woods Creative Screenings  to be quite handy!

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1. Secure “Into the Woods” over card stock with Washi Tape.
2. Stamp sentiment “love always” from The Big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set over “into the Woods”.
3. Carefully wipe off the stamping on stencil. Apply Distress Inks ( Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough).
4. Stamp the branch (happiest of Holidays) and add paper-pieced bird.
5. Stamp sentiment and add sequins.
My 2nd project is a colorful one!

from ours to yours[2]

The solid stamps from Our Town are perfect for color layering---this can be done with the help of a stamp positioner such as MISTI. The entire card was stamped and watercolored with Distress Inks. This card would be a great thank-you for a hostess. Speaking of thank-you cards, we can never have too many of them on hand, right?


I practiced my watercoloring with Mini Scenery:  Multifaceted , Madison and Do You See What I See?. I added the bows from Take a Bow Cutaways. The In a Word: Thanks Cutaway also came in handy!

As I continue with my art journaling, I came up with a few more pages.


Paper-piecing the birdies from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs was a lot of fun. I stamped the birdies on pattern paper and took them with me on a road trip to cut when I had time on my hands. After I returned home, I put them together on a page and used Gesso and Liquid Pearls to complete the design. The Big, The Bold and The Happy came to the rescue for stamping “so very thankful for friendship”.

so very thankful for friendship[2]

I absolutely love the sunflower image from In Bloom: Anna's Flora!

love life[2]

I completed the design by adding Gold Embossing Paste with the help of Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings.

My last project was such a JOY to create. Mini Scenery: Multigrain is the unsung hero that pulls all the elements together. I colored the flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Anna's Flora with Peerless Watercolor.

you are my joy[2]

This page is 100% stamped.

you are my joy[2]

As a final note, I hope this post has brightened your day and that you feel inspired to create! My sincere thanks to Shay for inviting me to be the January Leading Lady. It has been my absolute pleasure to be here! Thank you for your kind and positive comments!