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. Love the colours of this background! This makes me want winter all over again! (not that it's not cold and wet in the UK at the minute!) Also love that you've heat embossed the images - the different textures are a great idea xxx

  5. 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!

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

    B x

  7. A lovely background for this gorgeous card.

    Sue xx

  8. 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.

  9. 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


  10. Happy Birthday!
    your card is so beautiful!

  11. 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

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

  13. Lovely Christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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

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

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


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