Monday, July 13, 2015

The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. 3 | Hot Gossips + Gossip Queen Announced

Welcome back, fellow Gossipers! We've been so thrilled with the response to the latest issue of The Gossip Column! We continue to be ever thankful all for your kind words, comments, shares, and your enthusiasm for this exciting new feature on the w&w blog!

We were bowled over by the quality of each and every entry - you really seemed to channel your inner Jocelyn and we were so impressed!!

Just to recap, for this challenge we wanted to see you channel your inner Jocelyn Olson and create a card using elements of her signature style, or CASE one of her creations but put your own spin on it! We loved the results - some of the entries were off-the-scale amazing!!

We thought long and hard, and finally arrived at our decision for this column's Hot Gossips (runner-ups) and Gossip Queen (winner)!!

Drumroll please... 


Hussena created a stunning CASE of one of Jocelyn's cards! Her layering, composition, colours and sprinkling of embellishments were all spot-on but introduced her own style in places too! I loved the wonderful embossing, white space and those gorgeous watercoloured blooms! Hussena this card is definitely Hot Gossip!!


Penny Ward's amazing card kept us mesmerised with that amazing background embossing! I loved how she turned white space on its head, using grey as her main colour - but at the same time this card doesn't feel oppressive, it feels light and is such a great twist! The remaining elements are perfectly placed and very Jocelyn-inspired! Penny this stunner rightfully makes you Hot Gossip!!

And that brings us to our geometric-tastic Gossip Queen... 


Diane Jaquay... her card channelled Jocelyn's style to a T! With fantastic pops of colour, clever negative die cutting, perfect positioning of elements and just all-round *wow*, this card packed a punch in all the right ways, was light, bright and fantastic! I couldn't help but name her Gossip Queen!!

Hussena and Penny you both win a $15 credit to the w&w store, and Diane you walk away with a $30 credit! Congratulations!! Please contact info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prizes!!

Please join us in congratulating these fantastic ladies and their amazing creations!! Everyone's entries were of such a high standard and you all deserve the plaudits too!! Please do take some time to browse the gallery to see everyone's work - you can find them at the bottom of the last The Gossip Column here.

For all you Gossipers who are keen to get the latest scoop, issue 4 of The Gossip Column will be hot off the press on Friday 7th August! We'll see you back here to get the exclusive on the latest gossip then!!

'Til then - keep on gossiping!



  1. Super cards Ladies! Congratulations:)

  2. Well done ladies on such fabulous cards i admire the way you took on that style and rocked it :)
    Kate xx

  3. Congrats to the winners! Amazing cards and so much talent :)

  4. Oh Wow !! what an honour this is ..Thank you so much for selecting my card as one of the Hot gossip's and congrats to Penny and Diane as well ..Your cards are so amazing :)

  5. What a challenge to select winners from the amazing gallery, but you have, and have done so phenomenally well! The three designers featured here: awesome! Well-deserved wins! To all who entered - you're winners in my world, too, for sharing your creativity with all of us! Taheerah and the Gossip Column = fabulous! Looking forward to the next edition...

  6. OMG, thank you so much for choosing my card as Gossip Queen!! I adore Jocelyn's style and had so much fun casing her! Congrats to Hussena and Penny, love both your cards! Can't wait to see what Taheerah has for us next :)

  7. Yay ladies!!!!!! Congrats!!!!

  8. Perfect choices, Taheerah!!! Oh my goodness such gorgeousness!!! Congrats to all three fantastic ladies!
    =] Michele

  9. Congrats to all the winners awesome cards ladies. When will be the next edition Friday august the 5th???? I think that's a mistake.

    1. Thanks Anja for the correction! Taheerahs sometimes make mistakes when they're sleep deprived! ;)

  10. Anja, you are correct! It is Friday, August the 7th. We've updated the post to reflect the correct date. Thank you for making us aware of this mistake.

    ... I can see why it is such a difficult decision to choose the Gossip Queen and Hot Gossips :)

  12. Congratulations to the winners! They are all stunning cards!


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