Hello lovelies! A big thank you to each who participated and commented (as well as for your patience) on our post for the Blog Hop for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge and at last we are announcing the winner! Jen | No. 97 Jen, please contact ...


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Winner of Blog Hop for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

Hello lovelies!

A big thank you to each who participated and commented (as well as for your patience) on our post for the Blog Hop for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge and at last we are announcing the winner!

Jen | No. 97

Jen, please contact us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your $30.00 credit to the w&w shop.

Thank you all and have a terrific Tuesday!


Two Versions: Warm + Cool with Gayatri

Oh Hello everyone, Gayatri with you today. Hope you had a lovely weekend. I certainly had a relaxing weekend. Got back into craft after a minor finger injury. So I have a set of cards to share with you just using W&W’s Cutaways. 

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I actually started with the intention of making just one card. I got carried away and made lots of elements that I ended up making two cards and plenty of die cuts left over as well. I love the large floral dies from the In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers Cutaways. I wanted to use the dies on its own and spruce the die cuts to create colourful background.

So I sponged four white panels with Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks. So each panel has two colours each. Then I used just a few of the dies from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers cutaways to die cut through all the panels. I now have six coloured sets of the same die cuts to use. 

To spruce them, I sponged a darker colour of each colour to one side of each die cut to add a bit of depth. The colours I used are Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserve distress oxide inks. Then used white gel pen to add details to each of the die cut.

Then I glued the die cuts on to two white panels trimmed to 4”x5.25”. On one panel I used all the warm coloured die cuts and on the other I used all the cool coloured die cuts. So I have two panels to make two cards. I adhered the panel on white card base using foam adhesives.

For the sentiment I used In a Word: Happy and Birthday Cutaways. I die cut them using black glitter cardstock and adhered directly on the background panels. The secondary sentiment is from the The Big, the Bold and Party stamp set. I stamped them using black ink on a white strip of cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally, I added white Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish up the cards. The white drops picked up some colour from the die cuts on the edges. It looks so cool. I love it. 

Here are the photos of the cards individually and closeups.

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No stamping at all. Just using Cutaways to make a set of two cards. Something different to try right? If you make a card using this technique, share it on social media and tag us. All w&w supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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July Leading Lady Caren Bartholomew | Take Two

Our July Leading Lady Caren Bartholomew is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today's cards will shake you out of any creative funk and get you inspired!

Ladies and gentlemen, Caren...

Hi everyone! It's week two for me as a Leading Lady here at Winnie and Walter. Thank for all the sweet comments and birthday wishes. It's not until the end of the month, but I like to celebrate all month long!

For week two, I'm sharing shaker cards I created with the great Winnie and Walter products. I absolutely love shaker cards, they are so much fun to create and recipients love them (especially my nephews.)


For my first card, I die cut the scalloped heart from True Dotty Heart Cutaways from a piece of patterned paper. I adhered acetate to the backside of the patterned paper and added some foam tape to raise the card. I added flat heart confetti for the shaker part of the card. The bear and party hat are from the Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs stamp set. I did some masking to add the hat to the bear, colored the image with Copics, then cut it out on using my Silhouette Cameo. This set also has coordinating dies (I didn't use them because of the masking). I was going to add the sentiment, which is from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs, directly to the patterned paper. I didn't like how that looked so I cut a panel of blue card stock out and used the scallop border die from Georgette Borders. I heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment, added a few enamel dots that coordinated with the paper, and added a white dashed accent line with a white gel pen.


I love the way my second card turned out. I love flowers on cards, but for some reason, I don't make many cards using flowers. I used one of the Love dies from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways and used the negative space for the shaker part of this. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp set. I added acetate and added a double layer of foam tape to the back of the card panel. I doubled the foam tape because I added beads for the shaker feature and wanted to make sure they would move around. To complete the sentiment, I stamped "YOU" from In a Word: Love stamp set and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Thanks again for the love last week, the products from Winnie and Walter make it easy to make such cute cards. At the end of the month, there will be a giveaway of a $30 gift card from Winnie and Walter here on my blog.

I'll see you next week, thanks for joining me!



Dear Friend with Gayatri

Hello everybody, Welcome to my July edition of Winnie & Walter projects. This is the first one for the month. 

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I had been doing a lot of copic colouring last month. So I thought I will change the medium a bit and do a bit of watercolouring. I stamped the images from In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves on Bristol panel. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Intense Black ink to stamp the images. This ink works with watercolours. And the watercolours I used are Zig Clean Colour Brush pens. The colours I choose to colour the images are Orange, Blue, Olive Green and Yellow. I swiped the colour on one side of the leaves or bottom of each leaf depending on the leaf, then come in with water with a brush to move the pigment in an ombre. I coloured in all the leaves using the same method to make the background. 

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Once the panel is dry, I added drop shadow using W3 copic marker and gold, black and white spatters. I trimmed the panel and adhered to a yellow card base.

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Then I when heat embossed the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set on black cardstock, trimmed into strips and adhered on the centre of the card front. Finally some sparkling clear diamonds to complete the card.

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All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

  1. In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves stamp set
  2. The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set

Hope you got inspired by my card today. If you are and make a card, please don’t forget to share and tag us on social media. We love to see what you make. Thanks so much for visiting today.

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July Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! This month's color combo is bright and happy and colorful - a perfect cheery color combo for the middle of summer!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - I love these bright happy shades of green and yellow!

I used some adorable images from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs for the elephant and bundle of balloons on my card, coloring them up with Copic markers to match my color scheme, and adding some details with a white gel pen. I die cut them with their Coordinating Dies as well.

Next, I created a shaker element by die cutting a panel of white cardstock with Essentials: Carly Cutaways (for the circle window) and Essentials: Katharine Cutaways (for the dotted rectangle). I stamped my sentiment from Party on with Evelin T Designs, and backed my shaker with yellow cardstock, and filled the inside with tiny 3mm clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Finished off by mounting on a green top folding cardbase!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I know it was a bit of a challenging color combo, but I loved seeing all the creative takes on it!

First up - this lovely creation from Rosali! I love how she incorporated the challenge colors - and that heart looks like stained glass! Beautiful!!!

Next up, isn't this a fun card from Vinita Jane? I love the fun angle, layers, and how she used the colors in such an unexpected way! Awesome work!

And then there is this fun little card by Jane! What a fun take on the challenge colors! I love all the white space, and the cluster in the corner with all the elements! So very cute! 

 And last but not least - Maryam nailed it with this soft and pretty beauty! So lovely and dreamy - beautiful work!


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No. 9 | Greta
Greta's fabulous card is bold and has not only a wonderful handstamped background, but a lovely central cluster of flowers!

Greta, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "June 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 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 10, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This 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!

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