Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WWC147 - Charlotte's "Anything Goes" Challenge & A Design Team Call

Before we get to this week's challenge, I want to share some news with you.  Libby Fens, one of our talented Watercooler Artists, has decided to step down from the challenge and focus her energies on other things in her life.  We wish her all the best. That said, we are having a Design Team Call to fill her spot. 


Watercooler Artist Requirements

You must have an active blog.
Since the challenge is run from our Private Facebook Page, active participation on Facebook is required.
You will be required to post your projects to our team Facebook page by the required deadline.
You will be required to make 1 project per week as we are a weekly challenge.
You will be expected to comment on participants' entries.

If you are interested in joining our Team, please add DT behind your full name when entering the challenge.
Since this Design Team call will be held over two challenges, you will be expected to enter both challenges in order to be considered.

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And, now it's time to introduce this week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. 

Woo Hoo!  It's our very popular "Anything Goes" Challenge and this time it's hosted by Charlotte Ehrukainen.  If you're making cards, tags, boxes, or any project at all, link it up and join the fun!



We have some terrific samples to get you excited and inspired.  For details on how Charlotte and the other Watercooler Artists created their projects, just click on the name underneath and you will be taken to that blog post.  We begin with Charlotte's wonderful New Year's party cats:










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 8 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, December 4th at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

WWC146 - The Winners

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time to announce the Rock Star and Rockers  for Kath’s “All About Christmas” Challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank everyone who played along with us.  Your entries were wonderful and as a result it made our choices harder.


Kath's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Tristan's gorgeous watercolour-look clean and simple card.  Can you believe she made those stamps herself?  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

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Kath's Winner:  I love the faux watercolor effect and the fact that she made her own stamp.

Congratulations, Tristan!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rock Star!


Now it's on to the Watercooler Artists choices for our Watercooler RockersThey appear in the order of entry into the challenge.

Heidi’s Choice:  There are so many additional touches which add to the impact of this cute card.  I especially love the colouring and those sparkly glitter drops.

Penny’s Choice:  Maya’s candle box is a beautifully crafted keepsake for Christmas.  I really liked the colouring on the candle image and addition of pine branches and berries.

 
Judy’s Choice:  I love the image and the whole wonderful feel of this card.

Gail’s Choice:  The sketchy look of the baubles has a nostalgic feel and the blue & white colour scheme goes well with the pop of silver.

Charlotte’s Choice:  I love the non-traditional colours and the bokeh effect.  A really lovely clean and simple design.

Marsha's Choice:  Isabelle’s evening star is beautiful.  I love the combination of Brushos, Distress Inks, and gold for her “gleaming sky” background.

Congratulations to Angie, Maya, Tammy, Marina, Sharon and Isabelle.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating your as our Watercooler Rockers.



There you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers lineup for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, November 29th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WWC146 - Kath's "All About Christmas" Challenge

Woo Hoo, Kath Ricks is hosting our popular "All About Christmas" Challenge this week.  Since Christmas is just around the corner, this is the type of card everyone is making.



We have some terrific samples to get you excited and inspired.  For details on how Kath and the other Watercooler Artists created their projects, just click on the name underneath and you will be taken to that blog post.  We begin with Kath's beautifully coloured vintage Christmas shop window:











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 8 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, November 27th at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

WWC145 - The Winners

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time to announce the Rock Star and Rockers for Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank everyone who played along with us.  Your entries were wonderful and as a result it made our choices harder.

Judy's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Deepti's cute foxy coffee cup card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Judy's Winner:  I adore all the techniques that went in to this card and that fox image is adorable! Love it!

Congratulations, Deepti!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rock Star!


Now it's on to the Watercooler Artists choices for our Watercooler Rockers
They appear in the order of entry into the challenge.

Kath's Choice:  I love the roasting marshmallows over hot coals.

Charlotte's Choice:  I adore the clean and simple design. The sponged tree is just fabulous.

Libby's Choice:  The cactus and sentiment are just too darn cute!

Heidi's Choice:  This has been beautifully coloured and thought out. Love the absolutely adorable image!  I want an elephant!

Penny's Choice:  I love the Extreme Surfer and that it's a mixed digital and stamped card.  The Soft Sky and Island Indigo water spray is fantastic.

Marsha's Choice:  I love those mesh circles and that sparkly trombone.  It brought back memories of my dad.  Wonderfully done, Diane!

Gail's Choice:  I just can't resist those dogs!

Congratulations to Angie, The Other Fickle Pixie, Wendy, Cornelia, Tinstar Designs, Diane and Susan.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.


There you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers lineup for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, November 22nd, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WWC145 - Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo, it's our popular Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge, hosted by Judy Markowitz.  Since we all wind up making cards for the men in our lives, this is a great time to share.


We have some terrific samples to get you excited and inspired.  For details on how Judy and the other Watercooler Artists created their projects, just click on the name underneath and you will be taken to that blog post.  We begin with Judy's bright and fun "any occasion" 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 8 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, November 20th at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WWC144 - The Winners

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time to announce the Rock Star and Rockers for Penny's "All About Birthdays" Challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank everyone who played along with us.  Your entries were wonderful and as a result it made our choices harder.

Penny's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Caroline's bright and cheerful Yeti card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Penny's Winner:  I really loved the die cut lettering and the background paper, but the Yeti stole my heart!

Congratulations, Caroline!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rock Star!


Now it's on to the Watercooler Artists choices for our Watercooler Rockers.

Kath's Choice:  What a sweet dragon.

Heidi's Choice:  The outlined flowers make a wonderful background for the gorgeous daisy and die-cut letters. Great colour choices, too.

Marsha's Choice:  I love the clean and simple look of Nandini's card. The stenciling and glitter make for a very eye catching design.

Gail's Choice:  Really like the happy-looking alpaca, the plaid tree and, of course, that sentiment!

Libby's Choice:  Love that retired Designer Series Paper and that particular fold she created. It made for a really pretty card.

Judy's Choice:  That image is fabulous and the coloring is spot on! I love everything about this!

Charlotte's Choice:  So super creative turning the snowman stamps into those fabulous graphic birds. I love the fun bright colours.

Congratulations to Angie, Deepti, Nandini, Sherri, Sheri, Chris and Maria.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.


There you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers lineup for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, November 15th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.