Monday, June 10, 2019

June/July Color Combo with Heather (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Since I will be taking a big family trip this summer, this month's challenge will actually run through both the month's of June AND July - so you get double the time to play along!


Here is my color inspiration for this month - I adore these soft and lovely colors! Makes me think of sitting on the porch on a cool summer evening!


I started off by using the negative of the die cut from In a Word: Hi Cutaway to create my focal point sentiment. I used two shades of gray dye ink, then added some Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the top for some sparkle and shine!


I then stamped and die cut several of the florals and leaves from In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers (gotta love a holiday set that you can use for a summery card, right?), then die cut them with the Coordinating Dies. I arranged them around my large word, then added a sprinkling of white jewels to finish off!


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I loved seeing everyone's take on the neutral colors - such a fun and different style of cards!

First up - this was such a unique and fun card by Nananas - it jumped out at me from the gallery with it's clean lines and fun playful design! 


Next up, I thought this was such a unique and artsy design by Sandie! Love the modern and clean lines!


And finally,  isn't this card by Maryam an absolute work of art?!?!? Such a lovely card and great take on the inspiration photo!!!


<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 8 | Pooja
Pooja's card is such a fun and lively card with a cool neon sign look.

Pooja, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "May Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

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 June/July 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, August 9, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This June/July 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!




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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Monday, May 13, 2019

May Color Combo with Heather (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 - coming from a beautiful photo I found on Pinterest! To me it looked like an ink blended background - so that is the direction I went on my sample card. Can't wait to see how you all interpret it!


I masked off the bottom of a panel of white cardstock, then blended 3 colors of distress inks over the top portion: Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, and Seedless Preserves!


I also added some white splatters, then peeled off the masking tape at the bottom. Since it looked like a night sky, I colored up the adorable kitties from Purrfect with Evelin T Designs in simple Warm Gray Copic shades, and die cut them with the coordinating dies. The sentiment is a combination of Wishing You with Evelin T Designs and In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals, with part of the sentiment heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and popped up with foam adhesive. I also popped the kitties up with foam adhesive.


Finished off with a simple white frame cut with Essentials: Audrey Cutaways - one of my favorite scallop frame dies! I trimmed my inked panel small enough to layer over the top of it, then popped the entire thing on a dark gray cardbase.


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I loved seeing everyone's take on the neutral colors - such a fun and different style of cards!

First up - this STUNNING card by Rosali! Perfect use of neutrals - and could that little bird be any cuter?!?!?


Next up, an amazing use of super bright and soft neutrals - mostly white by Rahmat! It is hard to make a card with this much white, but she nailed it with all those lovely layers and textures - bravo!!!


Then we have this amazing card from Shona Chambers - THUD! Am I right? Elegant perfection right here folks! Beautiful work!



<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 13 | Helen F.
Helen's card is classy and sophisticated and makes great use of texture and layers to add dimension, interest and shimmer.

Helen, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "April Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

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 May 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, June 7, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This May 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!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Moving Sale + Winners of 5th Birthday Bash Challenges + Guess Which Leading Lady Game + For Luck Stamp Set Giveaway

Hello loverlies! 

Can you believe it is almost May?!?  I am just now getting around to that moving sale and announcing that winners from our 5th Birthday Bash and For Luck Stamp Set Giveaway! 

>>>MOVING SALE<<<



Beginning now - May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST enjoy 30% off all in stock items.  This sale can not be combined with any other coupon codes.

Coupon code:

BigMove2019

or use this link prior to check out:

https://www.winniewalter.com/discount/BigMove2019

Sale ends May 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST

>>>5TH BIRTHDAY BASH CHALLENGESs<<<

Card Set Challenge with Heather

No. 18 | Mugdha

Five Challenge with Shay

No. 49 | ionabunny

3+Stamp Set Challenge with Kelly

No. 28 | Anushree Vaish

Layering Die Cuts Challenge with Jessica

No. 18 | Rachel Vass

Customize Die Cuts Challenge with Crystal

No. 24 | Marianne

>>>GUESS WHICH LEADING LADY GAME<<<

Week 1

 No. 22 | SHartl

Week 2
 No. 9 | Kirsty Vittetoe

Week 3
No. 9 | Made By Meghan K

Week 4
No. 2 | New Creations

Week 5

No. 1 | Andre M.

>>>For Luck stamp set Giveaway <<<

From the blog
No. 30 | Super Stick Chick

From Youtube


No. 11 | Jean Marmo

Congrats winners! Please email me at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize!

Hugs,
Shay.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 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 - even though it feels a bit odd to call it a "color" inspiration...since this month we are kind of skipping the color part! My challenge this month is go all neutral - so black, white, and any shade in between of gray or brown or otherwise neutral color! This can be such a fun way to stretch and try something new - and can make a truly elegant card!


I went super soft and simple with my colors - lots of white space, a touch of gray and black, and some fun layering!


I started off using In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways - cutting the bottom layer from vellum, and the top layer from white cardstock. I layered them together offset on my card front for some fun dimension. I then used In a Word: Thanks Cutaway and die cut it once from white cardstock, and once from gray - again layering them slightly offset for some dimension - then mounting with foam on my card. I added a tiny stamped sentiment from Sentimental: Thanks (a recent free set with one of the new releases - and should be released soon on it's own!) on a strip of  white cardstock, and a bit of jute string to finish off with a bit of texture!


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

First up - I love this beautiful background with the challenge colors by Janis! Such a great use of the challenge colors - beautiful work!


Next up, look at this floral yumminess from Deepti! SOOO lovely - and perfect use of those colors as well!


Then we have this lovely bold take with the colors from June - I love how they are the same colors, but with a slightly softer and more vintage twist!


And finally, I love this soft and pretty take from Rahmat! The texture on that heart is amazing - make sure and check out the detail shot on her blog!


CHALLENGE INFO: 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. One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. I can't wait to see your entries this month!

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 10 | Tina Z. Treebug
Tina's card is very sweet with a clever way of creating an ornament.

Tina, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "March Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

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 April 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, May 10, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This April 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!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Winners of Rerun No. 38 | Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs + Challenges Inspired by February Leading Lady Rosali's Posts

Happy April and Saturday!  I am afraid we are not going to be having any Leading Lady posts this month...I am in the middle of what I term "the big move".  I am culling through a lifetime of accumulated junk stuff and donating a lot of it so we can downsize (plus there are renovations on 3 properties happening too so we can move and then put our current house on the market -- it is crazy town around here).  As I have some truly heinous hoarding tendencies I am one of the slowest and most obnoxious of packers as I am ridiculously emotionally attached to everything. lol  Anyway, the good news for all you guys is I will be having a moving sale on all in stock w&w items, because the less I have to pack up for the move the better (so watch out for that post)!

Today I am announcing some of the winners from the past several months challenges and will continue to do so in a couple posts or so. 

Rerun No. 38

What sweet cards everyone submitted for this challenge!  The randomly chosen winner is:


No. 4 | Dee Earnshaw

Thank you for all your kind comments as well!  The winner of the Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs stamp set is:

No. 5 | Becca Yahrling

Challenges inspired by February Leading Lady Rosali's posts

Oh my goodness are these cards for these challenges amazing!  I am so glad you were so inspired by Rosali's incredible cards and posts!

Week 1
No. 8 | Shona Chambers

Week 2
No. 1 | Greta H.

Week 3

No. 5 | Isha

Week 4
No. 5 | Mary-Anne V.

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

Have a very happy day,
Shay.