CAS Cards with Winnie & Walter


Today I have three CAS cards for you using Winnie & Walter stamps and dies. It’s a company a like a lot and they usually celebrate World Card Making Day with not one but several card challenges! Now, World Card Making Day has already been a week ago but my week has been busy (and not very good, to be honest) so I am glad they have their link-ups still open to participate in their challenges. πŸ™‚


CAS Card Winnie Walter 1

The design is inspired by this card from Gayatri and I left a lot of white space to make it CAS.

CAS Card Winnie Walter 2

This one is the most clean of all three CAS cards. Two layers, one focal point and just a few rhinestones. I also stuck with Shay’s “Lucky 7 Limit” (2 colors, 2 layers, 1 stamp set + corner punch, 1 type of embellishment).

CAS Card Winnie Walter 3

And for no. 3 I made a CAS baby card. I dressed up my die cut with stamping and ink blending and used images/stars from three different stamp sets (Welcome To The Family, Sparkle and Wishing You). The green part below is also ink blended.

Have an amazing day and see you on Tuesday! β™₯




Stamps & dies:

Card 1
Winnie & Walter – Addie’s Garden stamp set
Winnie & Walter – Scenery: Stripes stamp set
Altenew – Germany Label Love
Card 2
Winnie & Walter – Happy Owlidays stamp set by Evelin T. Designs
Card 3
Winnie & Walter – Welcome To The Family stamp set by Evelin T. Designs
Winnie & Walter – Wishing You stamp set by Evelin T. Designs
Winnie & Walter – Sparkle stamp set
Winnie & Walter – Hello Cutaway die



Monochromatic Card with Hero Arts

Hello and happy World Card Making Day!! Are you crafting or meeting crafty friends today?

I am dropping in to share a monochromatic card that I recently made. Now, monochromatic doesn’t exactly scream stunning designs, does it? At least I often think of cards with only one color as not too interesting. Long story short, I was wrong. I have seen many monochromatic cards in the meantime that were absolutely amazing!! A few of them over on A Blog Named Hero (it’s a challenge blog dedicated to and sponsored by Hero Arts). I also shared a grey-in-grey card on Instagram a couple of weeks ago that I liked and my followers seemed to really like it, too. I was a bit surprised how much, to be honest. Social media can be quite surprising in that way, right?! πŸ˜€

Anyways, I really wanted to do some relaxing watercoloring and inspired by the current challenge theme “Monochromatic” I made a card with several different blue watercolor paints, including a very dark Indigo Blue and also a bit of white.


Monochromatic Card Hero Arts

Before watercoloring I splattered some masking fluid onto my watercolor cardstock for the big fluffy snow flakes. For the trees and mountains I stamped down images from the “CL973 Road Trip” stamp set from Hero Arts. The small sentiment is from their “CL911 Acts of Kindness” set.

I will definetely give monochromatic cards another go, it’s a great way to just play around with my watercolors. And since I recently took Debby Hughes Online Card Class “Color Theory” I am even more motivated to do so. So watch out for more tone in tone cards from me in the future! πŸ˜‰

Until then, have an amazing day! β™₯





Crafters Castle Challenge Badge copy


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Stamps & dies:

Avery Elle –
Concord & 9th –
Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel
Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson) –
Honey Bee Stamps –
Lawn Fawn –
Mama Elephant –
My Favorite Things –
My Favorite Things – Die-namics
Neat & Tangled –
Pretty Pink Posh –
Winnie & Walter –
Wplus9 –


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb Cardstock
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Watercolor Cardstock


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks
Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black
Memento – Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black

Other supplies:

Wow Embossing – Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)
Winsor & Newton – Water Colour Markersβ„’
Kuretake – Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Pretty Pink Posh – Sparkling Clear Sequins
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Jewel Crystal Drops
Baker’s Twine

Cherry Blossoms Card for Ruby’s Crafty Anniversary (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hello and welcome!

Today I am so happy and honored to be part of my crafty friend Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop with a pretty card using Pretty Pink Posh’s “Cherry Blossoms”! πŸ™‚

If you are hopping along, you should have come from Svitlana Shayevich. Your next stop is the lovely Dana Gong.

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With this blog hop, we are celebrating not only four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. And I think there is a lot to celebrate! Since I discovered stamping and cardmaking around September of 2014 – which happens to be almost the same time as Ruby did – it has enriched my life in so many ways, I would have never guessed it beforehand. It has brought crafting and creativity back to my life, it helps me to unwind when life is crazy and calms me down. And finally, I have met so many wonderful people through this little hobby of ours I still have a hard time believing it myself. β™₯ This started when I joined Instagram and shared my first cards there. I worked up the courage to ask another cardmaker who I admired if she wanted to be my card penpal (we still exchange cards to this day). Through commenting, chatting and Kathy Racoosin’s coloring challenge I got to know many other crafters from all over the world and some of them have become close friends, which I am so thankful for!

The power of handmade mail showing up in your mailbox is amazing. Especially when it’s unexpected and a friend sends you a card “just because”… That always means so much to me! We can all use a little ray of sunshine sometimes, don’t we? πŸ™‚ That’s why I chose a “Thinking of you” card for today’s hop. Here it is:


Cherry Blossoms Card Pretty Pink Posh

I combined a few of my favorite techniques on this card. First: ink blending! And splattering over it to give it more interest. πŸ™‚ I like to use water to splatter over ink blended backgrounds but also ink or watercolor for colored splatters. Here, I used Distress Oxide Ink (Shaded Lilac) and Distress Ink (Spun Sugar). Second: die cutting! To me, adding die-cuts makes a card look extra special and professional. πŸ˜€ I chose a “Scallop Frames” die from Pretty Pink Posh. And third: loose watercoloring! At least that’s what I call it lol … What I mean is putting on some watercolor without filling in the whole image. Even if you add a second layer like I did it’s rather fast and you don’t have to worry at all about shading. πŸ™‚

The flower images are from Pretty Pink Posh’s “Cherry Blossoms” stamp set and the sentiment is from their “Bee Friends” set. To finish my design off I added a couple of Nuvo Drops to my flowers and the background.


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In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page.

Look at all the fantastic prizes:

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – Β£25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card


I would love to hear if you like the look of loose watercoloring! Have you tried it out yourself yet?

Have an amazing day! β™₯


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Stamps & dies:

Pretty Pink Posh – Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh – Bee Friends Stamp Set (Sentiment)
Pretty Pink Posh – Scallop Frames Die


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb Cardstock
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Watercolor Cardstock

Other supplies:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink (Shaded Lilac)
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)
Winsor & Newton – Watercolour Markers
Silver Brushes – No. 8 Round Brush
Rayher – No. 2 “Synthetik” Round Brush


Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops (Antique Rose)