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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WWC138 - Marsha's "All About Christmas" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  This week Marsha Reed is hosting an "All About Christmas" challenge.  Since it's only three months until Christmas now, it's time to get those Christmas cards made.  Hopefully we can offer you some inspiration.


You can get some terrific ideas for those Christmas cards by checking out the wonderful samples created by our Watercooler Artists.  Remember, you just have to click on the name under the card to get to the appropriate blog post for all the details.  We begin with Marsha's wonderful winter-scape created in the popular double Z fold.









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!

Simply use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WWC137 - The Winners

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

Penny's choice for the Watercooler Rock Star is Mac Mable's wonderful "chill" birthday card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.
 
Penny's Winner:  I absolutely love the colouring and the silhouette. This card has a true masculine vibe going on and I love it!

Congratulation, Mac Mable!  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rock Star!
 
 
Now it's time for the Watercooler Artists to share their choices for our Watercooler Rockers.
 
Heidi's Choice:  I love the combination of colours, textures and die-cuts. This has an awesome masculine look to it.

Gail's Choice:  Love the dogs - of course! - but also love the combination of the plaid and stripe designs. They are well-matched.

Judy's Choice:  Super cute and the coloring is fabulous!

Marsha's Choice:  Beautifully done clean and simple masculine Christmas card.  I like the the colors and those cute little gift boxes. 

Kath's Choice:  I love the background compass. It's wonderful!

Libby's Choice:  Love the color choice. Nicely stamped!

Charlotte's Choice:  I love the clean and simple look, and the colours are perfect for a masculine card.

Preeti, Jane, Toni, Sharon, Julie, Marie and Steffi congratulations.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.


And, there you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, September 27th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WWC137 - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's Penny's turn to host and this week we're having a Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  We're always needing more cards for all those men in our lives, right?   There are some terrific samples created by the Watercooler Artists to get you excited, but first, we have a surprise for you.


Introducing a new Temporary Watercooler Artist

We have chosen a very creative lady to join our team for the next three months.  You've seen her name among the participants and winners of our challenges.  Now you'll see her creations week after week and, of course, she will also have the opportunity to host her own challenge during her time with us.  Please welcome Charlotte Ehrukainen.

Charlotte Ehrukainen

For a short bio on Charlotte or any of the other Watercooler Artists, please click HERE.


And now, on to Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  For details on how Penny 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 Penny's wonderful vintage-themed 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, September 25th at noon Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WWC136 - The Winners

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

Gail's  choice for the Watercooler Rock Star is Ruza Rebel's amazing "Bunch of Bears" card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

   Gail's Winner:  This is such a cute collection of bears, all decked out 
in their festive clothes.  It really says "party".

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


Now it's time for the Watercooler Artists to share their choices for our Watercooler Rockers.

Marsha's Choice:  I love the clean and simple lines of this card.

Kath's Choice:  A CASE-worthy Captain America card!

Nicole
Heidi's Choice:  The combination of colours really appeals to me, especially the
way it continues inside the card.  The die-cuts compliment each other beautifully.

Libby's Choice:  It's bright, fun and cute.  Whimsical, with the golf cart!

Judy's Choice:  I love that ballerina!  And the coloring is fabulous!!!

Penny's Choice:  Love this "smoochey" little card with its sparkly balloon, cute
sentiment and adorable little cow.  This card is a delight!

Jen, Sharon, Nicole, Nancy, Charlotte and Stephanie congratulations.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.


And, there you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, September 20th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WWC136 - Gail's "All About Birthdays" Challenge

Before we get to this week's challenge, I want to share some news with you.  Fiona Whitehead, a recent addition to the Watercooler Artists, has decided to step down from the challenge and focus her energies on other things in her life.  We will miss her and her creativity.

And now on to our weekly challenge!

Woo Hoo!  Gail Allen is hosting an "All About Birthdays" challenge?  Who doesn't need birthday cards?  Not only are there all our relatives but then there are also friends and, for those determined to include everyone around them, there are all those acquaintances.  Whether the birthday is for a grown woman or man, a relative, a young girl or boy or infant, it's fun to create precisely the right card for that person, isn't it?


 You can get some terrific ideas for those birthday cards you need all year long by checking out the wonderful samples created by our Watercooler Artists.  Remember, you just have to click on the name under the card to get to the appropriate blog post for all the details.  We begin with Gail's wonderful use of the Half Full set which will appeal to wine lovers of all ages.









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!

Simply use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, September 19th at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WWC135 - The Winners

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

Judy's choice for the Watercooler Rock Star is Beverly Sizemore's beautiful "Love is in the Air" card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Judy's Winner:  I love the design of this card and how the main image is kept in
black and white with the colour incorporated into the background.  Nicely done!

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


Now it's time for the Watercooler Artists to share their choices for our Watercooler Rockers.

Gail's choice:  This card is a standout for me!  Wonderful texture and technique 
and just an overall perfect vintage look.

Marsha's choice:  The Acrylic Block Watercolor Stamping technique Julie used made for a lovely background for her peony.  Very pretty.  

Kath's choice:  I love a well-made CAS card.

Libby's choice:  It's such a delightful card.

Penny's choice:  I love the combo of Alice in Wonderland with all those magical
teacups and Mad Hatter DSP mashup.  What fun!

Heidi's choice:  The embossed floral frame is absolutely perfect around the paper-pieced
flower die-cuts.  Love the pretty sheen on the blue petals.

Jen (aka Magic Flying Boots)
Fiona's Choice:  The beautiful background colours and the pop of white remind me of an Impressionist painting.

Heather's Choice:  A "true feminine card".  Love all the "Girlie" items.

Marina, Julie, Gerrina, Charlotte, Alicia, Janice, Magic Flying Boots and Jane Willis,  congratulations.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.
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And, there you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, September 13th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.