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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WWC135 - Judy's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  This week Judy Markowitz is hosting one of our terrific Feminine "Anything Goes" challenges.  They're so popular because, as the title suggests, as long as it's a feminine project, the theme, type of project, etc. is completely up to you.


Libby Fens wasn't able to participate in last week's challenge because she was battling Hurricane Harvey.  At the time it seemed impossible that she would be able to get her house and crafting room back in order for this week's challenge and so I invited our former Watercooler Artist and frequent participant, Heather Hopson, to join us.  Heather responded with a wonderful feminine card in beautiful subtle colours:

Guest Designer

You can get some terrific ideas for those feminine 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 Judy's fantastic Unicorn card.  What girl wouldn't be thrilled to receive this?









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 11th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

WWC134 - 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 it made our choices harder.

Marsha's choice for the Watercooler Rock Star is Gwendolyn Goh's beautiful watercolor Autumn scene.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Marsha's Winner:  Gwendolyn's no line water coloring is beautifully done. It has me looking forward to seeing all the color changes coming with Autumn.

Congratulations, Gwendolyn!  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.

Fiona's Choice:  I love the elegance of that sympathy card with the poppies.

Kath's Choice:  Hard to believe this is a 5-minute card. Very dramatic.

Penny's Choice:  Absolutely love the whimsical mix of starry background, bear witch image and purple cloud layer on this delightful Halloween card.

Judy's Choice:  I love all the amazing layers and interactivity of this card!

Gail's Choice:  The blue die cut against the white background is very striking, and I love the cute tag, with a pop of colour, tucked into it.

Libby's Choice:  Very detailed, pretty card. Love the dimension in the card.

Heidi's Choice:  Both cards are great but the snorkeling bunny simply made my day. Love the colouring, those wonderful bubbles, and everything about it.

Allisa, Sharon, Toni, Heather, Janice, Sheri and Aileen, 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 6th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WWC134 - Anything Goes Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's the fifth Wednesday of a month and you know what that means.  We're having an Anything Goes challenge.  Terrific news, right?


So, what do we expect for an "Anything Goes" challenge?  Well, really, anything.  You can see from the wonderful samples created by our Watercooler Artists that some have made cards, Gail has made a card and a decorated candle, and Heidi has decorated a fan.  Surprise us!  As usual, just click on the name under the project to discover all the details.  We begin with Marsha's beautiful card.








Missing this week because of Hurrican Harvey

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 4th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, September 5th at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WWC133 - The Winners

It's Tuesday and time to announce the Rock Star and Rockers for Penny's "All About Christmas" Challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank everyone who played along with with us.  Your entries were wonderful and it made our choices harder.  The Watercooler Artists enjoyed visiting your blogs to see all of your great designs.

Penny's choice for her Watercooler Rock Star is Sherri Lee's adorable snowman card. Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.


Penny's Winner:  I absolutely adore this acetate snowman card. Beautifully coloured and lots of texture.

Congratulations, Sherri!  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.  But before we do, I'd like to mention that one of our team members, Libby Fens, is not with us this week.  She is one of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Our hearts are with her as she copes with the aftermath.

Kath's Choice:  I love the elegance.

Marsha's Choice:  I love Darnell's clean and simple design.  Those 3-D candy canes look real enough to eat! 


Gail's Choice:  It's festive, traditional and nostalgic. Great job combining all the patterns in a way that really works.

Judy's Choice:  This card is just absolutely adorable! I love those Christmas bears!!!

Heidi's Choice:  Love the combination of stamp sets as well as the lovely watercolouring. Great job stamping the envelope to match.

Fiona's Choice:  I love cardinals and love the way this one has been coloured.

Crystal, Darnell, Jan, Lorraine, Jennifer and Andrea, 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, August 30th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.