Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Spotlight on...Winnie & Walter Part Deux~Dashing and Dapper, Less Is More #229~Stenciling, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Favourite Technique or Product, The Friday Mashup #224~Stencil This

Hello,

The only thing more exciting than having a Spotlight On feature at Winnie & Walter is the opportunity for a second! Once again, I'm honoured and thrilled to be showcasing W&W products in Part Deux of the Dashing and Dapper theme.  Before I do, however, a warm from-the-bottom-of-my-heart thank you to everyone who left such sweet, encouraging comments on my previous spotlight. Talk about feeling ever-so loved!  Okay...let's get the players on the stage....


The geometric and multi-faceted shapes, paired with soft grey, a whisper of a second colour and bold black die cut sentiments of my previous Spotlight post have  switched gears to include an assortment of backgrounds and images that are colour-linked in what I consider to be a dashing, dapper combination: red, gold and black.  I hope you enjoy the trio on stage today...

First on the runway, and sporting plenty of sparkle and shine is this celebratory number. The gold embossed *sparkle*, "on  your day" and  'fireworks' come from Sparkle, while *shine*, making a lovely shimmery appearance, comes from The Big, the Bold and Fun set.  My panel is, once again, cut from my 'use nearly always' set that I'm completely smitten with: Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, The largest rectangle is featured here...


Second on stage  is a more soft-spoken design, using the same colour pairings, but with a gentle touch.  I lightly stenciled the  Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings background with SU Real Red ink ( also used in the previous card...talk about  a juicy colour!), then added a gold foil rose and leaves from In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways.  This is the debut of these cutaways and oh my!  They cut like butter and the possibilities...endless! To the front, you'll see the The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways, cut from one black and white card stock, and stacked for dimension. Essentials: Katharine Cutaways large rectangle panel rounds out Dashing and Dapper card two.


Of course, a 'dashing' set of cards wouldn't be complete without a play in the snow, so...my final card is a nod to just that: dashing though the snow.  I stamped Mini Scenery: Into the Woods with black Versafine ink, added a some tiny gold stars, and a stacked cutaway from The Big, the Bold and the Seasons Cutaways.  "Birthday', from the The Big, the Bold and the Happy and another run through with the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and voila...


I hope that my cards have piqued your interest in checking out the amazing, ever-so-versatile, filled -with-infinite possibilities products over at Winnie & Walter;  If you already are the lucky owners of W&W stamps, dies and stencils, then I hope my card inspired some ideas.  I still have a few (okay, plenty!) of products yet to use, and rest assured: you'll be seeing many more W&W cards on my blog in the very near future.

To all who visit and leave comments: thank you so much! Your encouragement touches me deeply. 

To Shay and Julie: a mega-sized THANK YOU for this dream of a lifetime opportunity! It's been such an honour and privilege to be part of your Spotlight On project!

I'm also sharing my cards in the gallery at:


The Friday Mashup #224~Stencil This


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Favourite Technique/Product = Winnie and Walter products (LOVE everything W&W....seriously love) and die cutting


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

37 comments:

  1. Whooo hooo, more delight from Carol! Beautiful cards. You deserve every happy thought coming your way. You are so sweet and generous with your time and comments. I appreciate you and the successes you earn. These cards are beauties. From bold, to soft to shiny and shimmery, they are a treat for the eyes. Well done, C, well done and looking forward to more! Have a happy day. :)

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  2. WOW WOW WOW! Carol! These are a real delight to look at.....3 wonderful creations...talent oozing, jaw dropping designs. now if I were to pick a favourite it's the first one that leaps out to me with the firework effect and the gold embossing...........but yes they are all truly dashing! xx

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  3. Yahoooooooooooooooooo!!!! Awesome inspiration my friend. Excellent job!!

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  4. Dang girl! Three scrumptious cards. Your first with it's gold, pink and black elements really is eye catching. Your second card took my breath away with that subtle and soft stenciled background. And the final card is perfect for someone's winter birthday. You've done W&W proud here. You must just be grinning...!! So happy for you dear friend. Bev

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  5. Such well deserved congratulations to you my friend on your spotlight gig. Of course I have ordered half of the supplies you used in these cards... each one is so special and unique. Love the sparkle and shine card - such a great choice of color and that gold embossing is stunning. I so love the stencil in your second card, and that rose in gold just makes me swoon! The winter birthday card is so striking. Just gorgeous, Love those little gold star accents. Just wonderful work Carol. Love it all.

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  6. Gorgeous set of cards - especially love the middle one. Way to showcase W & W!

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  7. Congrats on the showcase and amazing cards x

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  8. congratulations on the Winnie and walter spotlight! Love your cards :) thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  9. OH wow!! Congratulations on your spotlight feature!! Your cards are seriously amazing! They most definitely deserve the spotlight! The birch trees, oh be still my heart! I love it!! The soft stenciling in the background with the roses, oh so beautiful!!! And the starburst with the sparkle and shine sentiment is so striking! Beautiful work all around!! (Hugs to you!)

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  10. wooww and wooww and wooww Miss C
    I copy other ladies: Congratulations on your spotlight feature!!
    You deserve it
    you always made great cards
    this three too
    love the first one with that sparkle and big "&"
    the second one hmmm I made similar like you with pink sponged and gold but gold butterfly (I miss your visit miss C hehe but I know you are too busy miss lady is okay :))
    the last one so amazing with black and red and white combo
    I am sorry too that I am so less visiting you..
    I always have you in my heart and we meet maybe at the same challenge
    maybe then we can visiting more often miss lady..
    big hugs and always love your cards
    Monika

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  11. Great cards... I love the trees on the second one!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Absolutely awesome selection of cards, Carol. I love them all but my fave has to be the gold rose with the delicate stencilling, oh my, that's a stunner!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  13. Wow!!! These cards are gorgeous!! I really love the gold flower card!! Just fabulous!!

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  14. I am not surprised that you were spotlighted again Carol, you always know my socks off...but looks like you knock W&W socks off too! lol I adore all three of your cards. The first one is so festive and fun, the second one is just gorgeous, love the light stenciling and really love that gold flower! And the third card....well it just won my heart over. I love birch trees and this is such a beautiful night scene. Love that pop of red with the sentiment. Sigh, I wish I was as creative as you are my friend, but you have done a good job of selling me on some of these die. lol Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Seriously....there is nothing you cannot do! You totally rock every challenge and design spot light like know one else. You are so amazing and so are your cards. I am in awe of your incredible talent. Love your first card, what a fun way to say happy birthday to a sweet friend. Love it all!!!

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  16. Oh Carol, I love your cards! They are all wonderful, but the first one - oh my! This one is my fave! ♥
    Have a great day my dear!

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  17. More fabulous cards, Carol, and my standout favourite is that beautiful gold diecut bloom with the soft stencilling behind. Congrats again on your double Spotlight :)

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  18. Ooooh, BEAUTIFUL cards! Congrats on another Spotlight feature! Woohoo! :)

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  19. Beautiful card showcasing W&W products. Great job Carol!! xx

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  20. Carol, your showcase is amazing! You are brilliant.

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  21. You are a rock star, Carol! ALL of these are masterpieces to me and make me want to buy everything and CASE everything! Job well done and honor so well-deserved!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Simply beautiful and elegant cards as always Carol.
    Can't pick a favourite as they are all so so awesome.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More
    PS. if you haven't already done so you might like to link up at AAA Cards too where we are also featuring texture / stencil / paste. xx

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  23. You are such a fantastic ambassador for W&W, Carol, creating such stunning cards, in striking colours, beautifully accented with gold touches ... awesome, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. Well deserved, amazing, INCREDIBLE, awesome, FANTASTIC, Manifique....Thanks for joinin CASology and The Challenge, your talents are warmly received, CONGRATS on the W&W highlight feature, AGAIN!!! WOWZA lady, you GO GIRL!!!!!

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  25. So glad your back for a second round!! These are all fantastic and love that they are so different from your first spotlight post. The gold with the simple stamping on the first two cards is oh so stylish and I love they way you did the birch trees with that deep red 'winter'. Very cosy indeed. Bet you've had a lot of fun with these posts and we have all certainly enjoyed seeing your designs!!

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  26. These are so amazing! I like that you kept the color scheme and created such an amazing variety :)

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  27. You've done a FABULOUS job waving the flag for W & W! Guaranteed to have these featured products FLYING off the shelves! Sparkle & Shine literally does just that - great choice of colors to pair with the gold. Second card - stunning, elegant, gorgeous! That 'cut-away' look mighty clean & tidy...very impressive for the fine lines! Third card - LOVE it! Such a cool idea to use the trees for a winter b-day card! Now tat is a fine example of clever resourcefulness!

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  28. I'm so sorry for my delayed visit...Congrats on your well deserved Spotlight Feature, Carol! All three of your cards are absolutely gorgeous...especially your gold rose...WOW! I must say that you've done an amazing job featuring your W&W goodies...they should be proud!

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  29. You so deserve this spotlight feature Carol! Your Winnie & Walter creations are always fabulous and these are stunning!

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  30. Finally have some time to catch up with my commenting.....Saw those beauties when you published them and was swooning over them.....So happy to see you featured as spotlight designer - so well deserved! You just work magic with those stamps and dies and this post again proves it!

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  31. W & W knew what they were doing spotlighting you, Carol. You have the knack for showing their products in their best light.

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  32. YOUR CARDS ARE BREATHTAKINGLY AMAZING!! Gosh, golly, gee willikers, I AM IMPRESSED and so pleased about these stunners!! You have done Winnie and Walter so proud - so PROUD!!! You have shown your love for their products with these awesomely done cards that showcase their products to the HILT!!! I am just shouting from the rooftops how lucky I am to know you and feeling honored to call you FRIEND!!!!

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  33. Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!

    What a terrific trio of cards, I am in love with your tree stamp!
    Thanks for joining us last week
    Anne
    Less is More

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  34. OK--now you've done it! I have to add W&W to my collection! Each card is so special, Carol, but the pink & gold with the rose is my favorite! Congrats again on being spotlighted!

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  35. Soooo many exciting things have happened to you in my absence! I should stay away more often. haha Just joking! Carol, what wonderful news! What beautiful cards!

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