Winnie and Walter

Featuring Winnie and Walter products

Autumn in the air

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. The days are getting shorter and the weather is definitely crisper – yes, autumn is in air here in the UK so it seems apt that this fortnight’s theme is ‘Autumn Colours’. Uniko is our sponsor.

For my card, I used a stamp from my favourite Simon Says Stamp set (Fractile Leaves) plus a sentiment from Winnie & Walter which I inked up with Delicata brown shimmer ink which I covered in clear embossing powder.

Can we just take a moment to admire that Delicata ink? It is soooo shimmery! Absolutely gorgeous!

Anyway, I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencil and then blended with baby oil. First time doing that and I love the effect – will be using it again! Anyway, I resisted the urge to add some bling. I think this could make quite a good maculine card, do you?

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – clean and simple.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our Guest Designer, the super-talented Hannelie from Desert Diva. I’m sure many of you already know her and her amazing creations – but for those of you who don’t, you should definitely drop by her site – you are in for a treat!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Gilded Hello

Hello!

I went to the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace for the first time in a long time today! There were definitely far fewer exhibitors on site compared with the last time I went. I guess that reflects what’s happening to the industry here in the U.K…..but there were some fabulous companies there and I managed to buy a few goodies…..

I put some of them to use straightaway – I made this card using my new Clarity Stamp stencil. I applied Versamark ink using a sponge blending tool and then added some Ranger sticky embossing powder. It stays sticky for a decent amount of time after heating and so I applied some fabulous gilding flakes from Crafty Notions. Aren’t the flakes pretty? Such different colours too – but they were hard to photograph! Anyway, I finished off the card with a nice bold Winnie & Walter die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Rainbow Maker, Day 5 cards

Hello everyone!

Day 5 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class was all about rainbow stencilling mediums! I had such fun playing with my inks, stencils and pastes today! Have made a lot of backgrounds, but not yet converted them into cards so I will add them to this post when I’ve done them.

Anyway, as you can see, I did manage to convert one background into a card. The background was created using the ‘heat embossed overlay technique’ with a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and some Hero Arts white satin pearl embossing powder. I love the effect of this technique – but it was so difficult to capture in a photo!

Anyway, I finished off the card with a sentiment from Walter and Winnie which I cut from some glitter paper, plus a few glittery stars!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Note of Thanks

Hi everyone

For today’s card, I used the current sketch from the CASE This Sketch challenge blog as my inspiration. I stamped a piece of kraft card with a background stamp from My Favorite Things using Versamark. I then added some strips that I had cut using a My Favorite Things die. Finally I added a Winnie and Walter sentiment onto the die cut strip. This was a small deviation from the sketch – I tried the sentiment above the strip and it just didn’t look right to me….

Anyway, I’m also entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge – green, kraft and white.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sparkly Hydrangea

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I played with my Winnie & Walter stamps and as my hydrangea is just starting to bloom, I chose the gorgeous hydrangea stamp from their Addie’s Garden set. I embossed the flower and leaves with silver embossing powder from Hero Arts and then coloured them using my Twinkling H20’s. I fussy cut the images and then stuck them to my bas card using differing depths of foam tape.

I added an older sentiment from Hero Arts, some stickles and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off.

I’m entering this card into the current challenges hosted by  A Blog Named Hero (Florals/Winnie & Walter) and The Flower Challenge (Embossing Heat/Dry).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

White on White Thanks

Hi everyone

I didn’t have too much time to craft today but wanted to do a white-on-white card, which is the theme for the current Addicted to CAS challenge.

I used dies from Memory Box, Winnie and Walter and Penny Black to cut regular white cardstock and glitter cardstock (but I’m afraid you can’t see the glitter very well). Anyway, I thought I’d add a vellum panel behind the main die cut image… then I added some flowers…. then some pearls… I couldn’t stop myself….. Not sure the end result really qualifies as CAS, although in my defence there is still a fair bit of white space….

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.