Friday, December 14, 2018

Rerun No. 37 | Stampets: Penguin (Challenge + Giveaway + Sale!) + Winners of Rerun No. 36

Hello lovelies!  Welcome to our monthly Rerun post!  First, we are going to announce winners from last month's Rerun No. 36 | In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals with Angelica Suarez.

We had such lovely entries and as a special holiday surprise I am gifting everyone who participated in Rerun No. 36 with a gift certificate--a big thank you to you all!
So treebug, Janis, snazzyjj, laury55, Maryam, Novel ideas, Greta and Deepti you all win!

Thank you for all your kind comments as well!  The winner of the In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals with Angelica Suarez stamp set is:

No. 3 | Anila Dk

Congrats everyone!   Please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com.  Anila, I will additionally need your mailing address.

Now on to this month's Rerun!

Each Rerun will provide plenty of inspiration focusing upon a featured product, a month-long sale on the featured product and a challenge (with a prize!) and giveaway.  You will not want to miss out!

For our thirty-seventh Rerun we are concentrating on Stampets: Penguin. This set has a cute and round little penguin with some gloves, earmuff and scarf to customize your penguin as you like along with some other sweet images and sentiments.  There is quite a bit in this little set!

Now on to the cards!


Happy December!  How about some sweet penguin cards and projects?

I created a sweet and easy card with this stamp set by stamping the penguin in black Versafine and coloring it in with colored pencils and then cutting out the little guy.  I cut out a mound of snow from white cardstock and went a little crazy with a new Wink of Stella pen so I covered up an entirely too shimmery hill of snow with some white acrylic paint until there were only hints of shimmer (not something you can see in the pictures lol).  Using a smaller decorative rectangle from Essentials: Tilda Cutaways I cut a rectangle from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment and adhered the snow bank and penguin to the panel.  I attached the penguin panel to a patterned paper panel cut using the larger plain rectangle from Essentials: Tilda Cutaways and another panel cut from patterned paper using the large decorative rectangle from Essentials: Tilda Cutaways.  I attached all the panels to a white A2 card base.


That's it from me...wait until you see what Crystal, Gayatri, Heather and Kelly did with Stampets: Penguin amazing!


CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.

 CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

 CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.


Now it's your turn to play along with Rerun!
  1. Create a new project using Stampets: Penguin).  An alternative to using Stampets: Penguin is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout November by The Talent) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie found in the w&w shop) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to using Stampets: Penguin, 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 January 10, 2019.  
  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 $25.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the w&w blog in January. 


Please comment on this post (make sure to include your email address in your comment--if you have to add your email address to your comment please do so by replying to your original comment) by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 10, 2019 for a chance to win your very own Stampets: Penguin stamp set!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

November 2018 Release | Merry with Keren

Hello everyone! 
I'm delighted to bring a project using some of the gorgeous new release! I wasn't able to join in with the official release, so I'm just bringing up the rear!!! 
I absolutely love the ballet 'The Nutcracker' so this was an easy pick for the theme of my card! 

I used the following sets; 
In A Word: Grand Merry for the 'merry' at the bottom and Nutcracker Kisses for the beautiful dancing Sugar Plum fairy! 

You can see on the photo above that I've used the dome die that goes with the matching stamp set 
Snowy Holiday With Evelin T Designs. Once I'd die cut it from acetate I cut the bottom section from cardstock and adhered together. I added Snow Blizzard Nuvo drops to make it look like the snow was falling in the dome too! 

All that was left was to colour the stamps in, die cut them, add to the scene with a little white cardstock for snow and then put on a base card with some pink cardstock stripes! 
This would make an all year round card if you take the merry and tree out; there are lots of little ballerina loving girls who'd love a card with a dancer on, and the dome could have so many different images in. 
I hope you love the new products just as much as I do! Do check out the release on the blog- as you'll be able to see all the sets created with so beautifully by the team! 
Keren x


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Celebrate with Keren

Autumn may be waning, but this card by Keren is just too gorgeous for any time of the year!

Hello! How are you all?

It's changing outside- the summer has drawn in and Autumn or Fall is upon us. I adore the
 In Bloom:Renee's Leaves

It is one of my all time favourites! I decided to pair it with an easy colouring technique using pigment

The Infusions contain both pigment and a walnut stain that rather perfectly echoes the decaying
leaves. You just need to spray water over it until you've the desired amount of colour. The longer
the powder sits in the water, the more the walnut colour comes through- so if you want a brighter
colour, simply dry off or blot off quickly.

Now you just need to trim out, and begin to  compile the card. For the sentiment I used another
Winnie and Walter product. I love the In A Word: Celebrate Cutaway

I sandwiched some turquoise thread in between two die cuts. Then simply arrange the leaves and
add a few sequins to add interest.

I hope you enjoyed seeing one of the older sets again- it's well worth looking back to seeing what
wonderful sets you might not have seen in a while!

See you soon,
Keren x


Monday, December 10, 2018

December Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - I loved this color combo that had a bit of a frosty wintery feel - but still a hint of pink and spring at the same time:

I also thought it would be fun to use some of the newest winter and Christmas theme release from Winnie and Walter, and show how you could stretch some of these stamp sets beyond Christmas by using an image from Nutcracker Kisses with Evelin T Designs to create a card that would be super fun for a little girl's birthday!

I started off by creating a watercolor wash on each side with a mix of blues and greens - adding a good splatter of gold with my Starry Colors Palette for some sparkle. While that dried, I stamped and colored that adorable ballerina, die cut her with the coordinating Nutcracker Kisses with Evelin T Designs Dies, then mounted her with foam adhesive over a bundle of gold thread, stamping the sentiment underneath as well.

For the finishing touches I added some white jewels and some Nuvo Drops on the wings, shoes, and the crown. This photo shows the sparkle and shine a bit better:

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! ! So without further ado, here they are!

First up - I love how Janis used the color combo to create this lovely background and so some silhouette stamping on it! SOOO beautiful! 

Next up, are these not the CUTEST little snowmen you ever did see? Deepti was able to take a bold bright color combo and create this light and happy card - I love her masking and use of white space - just darling!

And finally, I love the ink smooshing Greta did on this card! She was able to incorporate the color combo so well - and I love how she used the negative die cut for her sentiment! So perfect! 


No. 4 | Maryam
Maryam's tag is sweet and oh so charming!  I love the beautiful strawberries within the lovely mug and the pretty stenciled background.

Maryam, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "November 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 December 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, January 11, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This December 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!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

w&w November 2018 Release | You Are a Blessing (free with purchase stamp set) with Crystal (Video)

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Happy Saturday!  As part of our November 2018 Release we have a special promotion good through Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:59 pm CST (while supplies last).  With a qualifying order of $25.00 or more (after any discounts applied and prior to shipping and handling and/or taxed applied) you will receive a free You Are a Blessing stamp set.  No action required.  

Crystal as an awesome video showcasing what she created with You Are a Blessing here:

Here are some more images:

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Have an incredible weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

November 2018 Release with November Leading Lady Jill Vickers

I am so happy to bring you a special little gift in the form of our November Leading Lady Jill Vickers returning for some more fabulous cards featuring our brand new November 2018 Release!  Enjoy!!

It is wonderful to be on the Winnie & Walter Blog today sharing a few project ideas using new products from the amazing November release.

First up is a thank you card featuring In A Word: Thanks (the stamp set). I was so happy when this set came out - along with some coordinating cutaways as well :)  The In A Word: Thanks is definitely my all-time most used word die I'm surprised I haven't worn it out yet ;)  so having the stamps and additional cutaways to play with is so much fun.

For this card, I started by cutting the "thanks" from freezer paper to create iron on masks, and then I applied the masks to a piece of water colour paper by running them through my Minc machine. I used freezer paper because I wanted to play with my pearlescent watercolours for the background but this  could also be done with regular masking paper and regular ink blending. I painted the water colour wash over the background and let the paint dry. I then layered the new Scenery: Pennsylvania Polka Creative Screening over the panel and lightly removed the paint from the exposed areas using a baby wipe. I love the subtle effect this leaves.

Once all this was done, I removed the masks with the help of my heat gun and then lined up the outline "thanks" stamp on the masked areas and stamped it in grey ink. I inked a piece of cardstock using the same ink and then heat embossed a white sentiment from the set onto it. The sentiment was popped up with foam tape and I added a few sequins to finish off the card. 

I tried to catch the shimmer in a photo but I couldn't quite get it - so here is a close up photo of the card: 

My next card features two of the new products - the Peppermint Zone Cutaway and Snowy Holiday with Evelin T stamps and cutaways.

I was so excited when I saw the Peppermint Zone Cutaways - there are so many possibilities with this wonderful die, and I know that it is going to become one of my favourites very quickly. For this card, I used it to create a swirly glittery background. To create the background, I adhered a piece of Be Creative adhesive sheet on top of a heavy weight card stock, and I left the protective sheet in place on the top side of the piece. I then ran it through my Big Shot with the protective sheet against the cutting face of the die - this cut the protective sheet but not the card stock. I carefully removed the pieces of protective sheet covering the "blue" areas and then poured on the blue glitter. After this was all cleaned up, I repeated the process with the remaining area and the white glitter. I love this effect! I added the glittery panel to the front of a pearlescent blue card base. I stamped, Copic coloured and die cut the adorable snowman from Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs, and then stamped a greeting from the same set along the side of the panel.

Here is a close up of the glitter:

My last couple of cards are very similar. I started out by watercolouring two panels with Distress Oxide inks (Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce) and some pearlescent gold paint - I was trying to create the effect of lights on a Christmas tree. I then added some pine needles using a stamp from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora; on one panel, I stamped the needles differently on each of the panels (as shown below). I also added some gold splatters to each of the panels.

The first card is actually where my inspiration came from - when I first saw the You Are a Blessing stamp set (right now is free with $25 purchase!!!!), I saw an ornament instead of a leaf and I thought it would make a great seasonal card. I stamped the image onto vellum with Versamark (masking the stem) and then heat embossed it with gold powder. I fussy cut it out and added it to the panel with some foam tape. I also added some red ribbon to make it look like it was "hanging" from the tree. I added the panel to a light grey card base with some more foam tape.

The second card is very similar but I used the In a Word: Grand Merry stamp set (another new fave!) and cutaways to create the greeting. I stamped the curvy "merry" in Versamark on vellum heat embossed with some glittery red powder. I die cut the vellum word with the coordinating cutaway and mounted it with foam tape onto the panel. I heat embossed the second part of the greeting with gold powder to complete the panel before mounting it on a grey card base.

Here is a close up of the second card to show the gold watercolour highlights:

This release is amazing - so many fun products to play with - I am sure that you will find something new to add to your crafty stash :)

And now onto the winner.....

It was so much fun being the November Leading Lady - a huge thank you to Shay for inviting me and enormous thank yous to everyone who left such wonderful comments. I randomly chose one of them to receive a $30 gift voucher to the Winnie & Walter shop........

Congrats SHartl - I will reach out to you with your prize info!

Thanks for stopping by!