Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WWC87 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  This is going to be an amazing challenge.  We all need more masculine cards, right?  Well, Kath Ricks is hosting a Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge this week.  How great is that?


So basically you just have to think masculine.  Otherwise anything goes.  It can be as simple or as fancy as you please.  It can be for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or anything at all.  Your choice.  You can see from the diversity of the cards created by our Watercooler Artists that there is a huge range of options open to you.  As usual, if you click on the name under each card, you can visit the blog post to see details on how the card was created.   We begin with Kath's very elegant and simple masculine card.









And now it's your turn.  You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom of this challenge.  

Remember:
          1.  This must be a new project---no back-linking to a previous post.
          2.  You must link your project back to our challenge (details at top of page).
          3.  You must link directly to your post, not simply your general blog.
          4.  Please link to no more than 4 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Simply use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, October 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WWC86 - The Winner

Drum roll, please!  It's time to announce the winner for Gail's Fall Theme Simply Stamping Challenge.  Gail's pick was Crystal Komara's great example of how stunning simply stamping can be, even without all the additional embellishments.  Congratulations, Crystal.


Crystal, we hope you will display your winner's badge, shown below, proudly on your blog.


Our Honourable Mentions were chosen by Penny and the remaining Watercooler Artists. Congratulations to Lisa and Fiona  Your cards were wonderful examples of the Fall theme and Gail's Simply Stamping challenge.



Lisa and Fiona, we hope you'll proudly display the badge shown below on your blogs.



Special thanks to Andrea and Rosina for linking up and sharing their lovely cards.


Be sure to stop back tomorrow, September 28th, for the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge and the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WWC86 - Gail's Fall "Simply Stamping" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for one of our special challenges, a "Simply Stamping" challenge hosted by Gail Allen.  This challenge is all about Fall.  It's a beautiful time of the year with endless choices as to colours and special occasions.  Before we get to the terrific samples created by our Watercooler Artists, let's talk about what we're expecting if you decide to link your creation to this challenge.

 "Simply Stamping" is a return to basics.  We expect either one single stamped layer or a base with one single layer on that.  We expect simple stamping.  You can use masking, heat embossing, stencilling, sponging.  You cannot use an embossing folder or embellishments or additional layers (not even a tag). 

 

We're really just looking for simple stamping.  The results?  A stunning array of Fall colours.  Just wait until you see what we've created as samples!  We begin with Gail's wonderful cascade of Fall leaves.









And now it's your turn.  You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom of this challenge.  

Remember:
          1.  This must be a new project---no back-linking to a previous post.
          2.  You must link your project back to our challenge (details at top of page).
          3.  You must link directly to your post, not simply your general blog.
          4.  Please link to no more than 4 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Remember what we want to see in a clean and simple creation.
          6.  Have fun!

Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, September 26th at noon Mountain Daylight Time.


Monday, September 19, 2016

WWC85 - The Winner!

Drum roll, please!  It's time to announce the winner for Jean's Color Challenge.  Jean's pick was Sheri L's beautifully "feather" card.  The little additional touches such as stamping over the dry embossed polka dots really made Sheri's card stand out.  Congratulations!


Sheri, we hope you will display your winner's badge, shown below, proudly on your blog.


Our Honourable Mentions were chosen by Penny and the remaining Watercooler Artists.  Congratulations to Heather and Louise.  Your use of the wonderful color choices was excellent!


Heather and Louise, we hope you'll proudly display the badge shown below on your blogs.


Special thanks to Kleido and Kathe for linking up and sharing their lovely cards.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, September 21st, for the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge and the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WWC85 - Jean's Color Challenge

Welcome to another challenge with our Watercooler Artists.  This week it's a terrific Color Challenge hosted by Jean Fitch.  The colours are a very simple, very elegant Black and White---with some Copper thrown in.  Are you up for the challenge?


No, that adorable little kitten isn't part of the theme or challenge, although, if you like, you can certainly take your inspiration from it.

We have some great samples created by the Watercooler Artists to get your creative juices flowing.  As usual, if you click on the name under each card, you can visit the blog post to see details on how the card was created.   We begin with Jean's wonderful copper basket of blessings.  Doesn't that copper show up beautifully against the black?









And now it's your turn.  You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom of this challenge.  

Remember:
          1.  This must be a new project---no back-linking to a previous post.
          2.  You must link your project back to our challenge (details at top of page).
          3.  You must link directly to your post, not simply your general blog.
          4.  Please link to no more than 4 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, September 19th at noon Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WWC84 - The Winner

Drum roll, please!  It's time to announce the winner for Deborah's Sketch Challenge.  Deborah's pick was Eva Busson's stunning Thanksgiving themed card.  The little additional touches such as the gorgeous Organza ribbon really made Eva's card stand out.  Congratulations!

Eva, we hope you will display your winner's badge, shown below, proudly on your blog.


Since we only had four cards linked up this week, the Watercooler Artists decided to pick just one Honourable Mention.  Congratulations, therefore, to Lisa Kmiec for her masculine card in retro colours.


Lisa, we hope you'll proudly display the badge shown below on your blog.


And thank you to Heather and Mary for sharing their wonderful cards.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, September 14th, for the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge and the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WWC84 - Deborah's Sketch Challenge

It's time for a sketch challenge!  This week Deborah Smart has created an awesome sketch challenge for us.  Remember, sketch challenges have so many options as long as it is clear that the sketch was used.  Turn it on its side.  Flip it upside down.  It's your choice.


Ready to create and link-up?  Want a bit more inspiration?  Just check out the terrific versions of the sketch which inspired our samples this week.  As usual, if you click on the name under each card, you can visit the blog post to see details on how the card was created.  We begin with Deborah's wonderful "golden" trees.








And now it's your turn.  You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom of this challenge.  

Remember:
          1.  This must be a new project---no back-linking to a previous post.
          2.  You must link your project back to our challenge (details at top of page).
          3.  You must link directly to your post, not simply your general blog.
          4.  Please link to no more than 4 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Simply use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, September 12th at noon Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

WWC83 - The Winner!

Whoops!  Sorry everyone.  I've been out of the house and just logged on to see that I scheduled this post for Wednesday.  (Hang my head in shame).

Drum roll, please!  It's time to announce the winner for Penny's Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  Penny's pick was Priscilla Ivler's card.  Priscilla's card was a showcase of techniques and glowing copper.  Congratulations, Priscilla!

Priscilla, we hope you will display your winner's badge, shown below, proudly on your blog.



Our Honourable Mentions were chosen by Penny and the remaining Watercooler Artists.  Congratulations to Allisa and also to Heather Hopson.  Your use of the Tic-Tac-Toe choices was excellent!




Allisa and Heather, we hope you'll proudly display the badge shown below on your blogs.


Special thanks to Maxine, Sheri, Melanie and Char for linking up and sharing their lovely cards.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, September 7th, for the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge and the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists.