Monday, February 27, 2017

Merry Christmas - Winnie and Walter

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Hi, Friends......

I am here today on my BIRTHDAY to share the first of a bunch of cards I made over the weekend for the big Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration over on their blog!!! Not only do they have a GIGANTIC giveaway, but they have 10 different challenges that you can play along with.....including a chance at a big Guest Star slot, if you participate with at least 4 different cards starring their products!! (See their blog post for details on that.) Winnie & Walter challenges are among my favorites anywhere in the papercrafting blogosphere. I hope you will join me in wishing Shay and everyone at W&W a Happy 3rd Birthday and play along with the challenges!!!

Today, I am also playing along with ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days February Challenge with an Anything Christmas Goes theme. I am trying to make Christmas cards all through the year (wish me luck on that!!), so I was glad to make this one with my Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set (my favorite for town scene Christmas cards!) and Distress Ink smooshed background on watercolor paper.

Other Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped rectangle)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (large rectangle and banner)
Sequins from W&W included in my most recent package
Snowflake sequins from my stash
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Distress Inks

Hope you enjoyed my card. I had a lot of fun making smooshed backgrounds for the Winnie & Walter Ink Smooshing Challenge with Heather H. (You might know I have a love for background techniques!) Many thanks for stopping by. Be sure to go check out the Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration!! See you in a little while with another card!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Ink Smooshing Challenge with Heather H.
2. Winnie & Walter - Three Challenge with Shay (I used three colors: white, blue, violet)
3. Winnie & Walter - Sequins Challenge with Kate
4. ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days February Challenge
5. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas (w/ opt twist: recycle/upcycle -- I didn't do the optional twist.)
6. Winter Wonderland Tribute Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
7. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes (must stamp)
8. Penny Black and More February Challenge - Use Favorite Stamp
9. CARDZ TV - Anything Goes Designers Challenge #3
10. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. It's a lovely card Janis. That's a really lovely smooshed background. Barbxx

  2. Oh how could I miss that - Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Janis. Barbxx

  3. Really lovely card, gorgeous background and a very clever use of the images.

    Kath x

  4. Oh, I love those white embossed elements from the Our Town set and that swirling winter background is perfect for Christmas. The snowflake confetti and sequins give the whole scene such a magical feel...which couldn't be more appropriate for that time of year!

  5. What a lovely creation and love your choice of wintry colours, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. A lovely background for this gorgeous card.

    Sue xx

  7. This smooshed background is so pretty. Your snowflakes look lovely on this background! A great backdrop for your house scene.

    Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

  8. Hi Janis, Happy Birthday! A super card for your stash, love the beautifully coloured background you created for your card. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Happy Rudolph Day too. Have a great week... Megan


  9. Happy Birthday!
    your card is so beautiful!

  10. hi janis, happy birthday and happy rudolph day! such a wintery and wonderful card with a lovely scene! thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge!
    DT Rudolph Days Challenge

  11. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Oooo lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 322 - hope to see you again soon x

  14. Great card. Happy Be-lated Birthday :-) Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.


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