Sunday 19 April 2015

Winnie and Walter - The Gossip Column No. 1 Challenge (Take 3)

Stunning, sunny day here today so will make this post quick. Need to make the most of these days before Winter descends upon us.

I've already entered two cards into the Winnie and Walter - The Gossip Column No. 1 Challenge with Taheerah Atchia but kept thinking about different possibilities in my head all the time.

This time I wanted to mix the grey, strawberry ice and turquoise colour (as close as I could get):

I die cut the butterflies using my new Paper Smooches dies and layered them directly on the card. I stamped the sentiment (Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and You') in grey ink and used my Wink of Stella on the 'thanks' for a bit of sparkle. I then stamped the sequin stamps from Winnie and Walter 'Big Bang Bling' in my closest ink colours. Will definitely do this colour combo again!

I'm going to link this to the House of Cards - April Challenge where their theme is:

And will also link to the Uniko Studio Challenge # 20 where their theme is 'Things with Wings'.

First things first, I have to give Max a haircut. He has always been petrified of going to the hairdresser and has such a sensitive scalp. He is now 8.5yrs and decided he needs a professional haircut, so this will be his last 'Mum chop' and will book him in for later in the term. At least he doesn't scream and cry thru it nowdays but will have some chocolate nearby to coax him to the finish. Wish me luck!

Take care


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one, too, Shona! I adore the clean feel, the lovely color combo, and the layered butterfly! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Beautiful, Shona! I love the colours you've chosen. Good luck with that haircut! :-)

  3. Great colour combo and the DSP you have used for the butterflies just pops. Thanks for joining us at Uniko

  4. Everything about your card has me swooning, and especially the butterflies! Another winner! Hope the haircut went well!

  5. Oooh, pretty, Shona ... such sweet striped butterflies! Anita :)

  6. So pretty & love the CAS layout. Thanks for joining in at Uniko Studio. Hugs Bev x

  7. Clearly I spoke too soon - a third, and fabulous entry! I love how you changed up your colour combo here and your composition is fantastic! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

  8. I love this Shona
    love that double butterfly and that colors too
    may I ask you which stamp is it the cute sequin you put..
    love love love your CAS style..
    Many thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month,
    Monika (DT Member)

  9. Of all the cards you've entered at Uniko I think this one is my favourite Shona. Stef x