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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WWC99 - Marsha's Clean & Simple (CAS) Make It With Hearts Challenge

This week Marsha Reed is hosting a Clean And Simple (CAS) challenge for you.  There's only one catch.  You need to include a heart somewhere in your project.  Wedding, anniversary, birthday or Valentine's Day, hearts are the order of the day.

The rules are simple for our Clean And Simple challenge.  Show lots of open space, use minimal layers and use minimal embellishments.  The Watercooler Artists have given you many great examples of what our Clean And Simple challenge looks like.

Due to the holidays, this is our last challenge for 2016.  It will run for two weeks so, you have until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, January 2, 2017 to link up your project.


Ready to create and link-up?  Need a bit more inspiration?  Just check out the terrific ways in which the Watercooler Artists were inspired this week.














Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, January 2 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

WWC98 - The Winner

It's time to announce the winner of Kath's Color Challenge.  Kath's pick was Char Leasor's gold reindeer card.  The textures she used throughout her card and the sparkle on the reindeer really sets it off.  Beautifully done, Char.     


Char, we hope you'll proudly display your winner's badge on your blog.


Our Honorable Mentions were chosen by Kath and the remaining Watercooler Artists.  Congratulations to Kathe Deck and Julie Gearinger.  Your cards were beautifully created using the colors from the challenge.



Many thanks to Heather Hopson for linking up and sharing her wonderful card.

Be sure to join us tomorrow, December 21st, for the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge and the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists.  Due to the holidays,  this is our last challenge for 2016.  It will run for two weeks so, you have until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, January 2, 2017 to get your entries linked up.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WWC98 - Kath's Colour Challenge

Woo Hoo!  We have a colour challenge and this one is hosted by Kath Ricks.  The colours are wonderfully festive as you'll see from the gorgeous cards created by our Watercooler Artists.  Are you up for a challenge using Silver, Gold, Early Espresso and White?


Aren't those colours gorgeous together?  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 Kath's elegant use of the popular Pretty Pines thinlets set and Tin of Cards stamp set.








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, December 19th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

WWC97 - The Winner

Drumroll please!  It's time to announce the winner of Penny's Sketch Challenge.  Penny chose Heather Hopson's wonderful "Santa Chickadee" card as her winner.  What a great choice, since that card was beautifully finished both on the front and inside.


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



Since there were only three link-ups, we've decided to leave it with the one winner.  A huge "thank-you", however, to both Donna Scholz and Steffi Hanuschlk for their wonderful projects.  Donna, those tags were such a great idea and Steffi, your little owl card was great.

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WWC97 - Penny's Sketch Challenge

Woo Hoo!  We have a sketch challenge this week!  Penny Hanuszak has chosen a fun sketch and invites you all to create a card and link up.  Remember, sketch challenges have a lot of 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?  Need a bit more inspiration?  Just check out the terrific ways in which the sketch inspired the Watercooler Artists 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 Penny's wonderfully masculine card using the One Wild Ride stamp set.









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, December 12th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WWC96 - The Winner

Drumroll please!  It's time to announce the winner of Gail's Special Folds Challenge.  Gail's pick was  Donna Scholz's wonderful "open book" card.  With its vintage silhouette images and simple black, white and red colours, this card was a show-stopper.


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




Our Honourable Mentions were chosen by Gail and the remaining Watercooler Artists.  Congratulations to Heather Hopson and Char Leasor.  Your cards were wonderful examples of special folds.




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



Many thanks to Julie for linking up and sharing her wonderful creation.

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WWC96 - Gail's "Special Folds" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  We're having a special challenge because today is the 5th Wednesday of the month.  Whenever that happens during the year, we throw in an extra, completely different challenge just for fun.  And what could be more fun than creating a card or project that features a fun fold?  What type of fold, you ask?  Surprise us.  It's "anything goes" as far as the special fold is concerned.  Enjoy!  We have some wonderful samples for you.


Before we have a look at the wonderful cards created by our Watercooler Artists, we have a Guest Designer this week.  One of our regulars, Jean Fitch, is off having some serious medical tests.  We all hope everything is going well for Jean, of course.  To step into this week's temporary vacancy, we have a talented Australian Demo, Bronwyn Eastley, who is becoming very well-known for her wonderful folds.  Her tutorials are sold as quickly as she creates them.  During the week of our challenge, however, this special Z-Fold Spinner tutorial will be available free for download at Bronwyn's blog site.  How generous is that?


This is what Bronwyn has to say about herself:  "Hi, I’m Bronwyn Eastley, an Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator from Tasmania, Australia.  I love to create paper craft projects using SU’s extensive and gorgeous range of co-ordinating products. My passion is designing and making 3D, interactive cards with fun folds. I also love blogging, am an avid Pinterest fan and write card tutorials to help fund my obsession. Thank you, Heidi, for inviting me as a Guest Designer for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  I hope you like the z- fold, slider card that was inspired by a fellow Aussie, Kelly Kent."

  
And now back to our team.  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 the way the special fold is designed.   We begin with Gail's surprise fold birthday card.  The background metallic dots add the perfect touch, don't they?








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, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WWC95 - The Winner

Drumroll please!  It's time to announce the winner of Libby's "anything goes" Masculine Challenge.  Libby's pick was  Donna Scholz's wonderful Woodworker Birthday card.  With its wealth of woodgrain and twine as well as the wonderful hardware, this card was masculine to the core.


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



Our Honourable Mentions were chosen by Libby and the remaining Watercooler Artists.  Congratulations to Jane Willis and Marina.  Your cards were very versatile as well as masculine.




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


Many thanks to Sharon, Tina, Steffi, Heather and Wendy for linking up and sharing their wonderful creations.


Be sure to stop back tomorrow, November 30th, for the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge and the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists.