Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WWC128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for one of our very popular challenges.  Which one?  This week Heidi is hosting the Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  This is your chance to catch up on those masculine birthdays and graduations which seem to keep cropping up.


For some great ideas for those masculine projects we have the terrific 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 more details.  We begin with Heidi's fun card using the Coffee Cafe.  Caffeine fix anyone?









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, July 24th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, July 25th at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WWC127 - The Winners

We'd like to thank everyone who played along with Judy's All About Birthdays Challenge.  There were many wonderful entries and the Watercooler Artists enjoyed visiting your blogs to see all of your great designs.

Judy's choice for her Watercooler Rock Star is Louise Cyr's fun fox birthday card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Judy's Winner:  I love how bright and cheery this birthday card is!

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


And now it's time to share the Watercooler Artists choices for our Watercooler Rockers.

Heidi's Choice:  There is nothing that I don't like about this card. Great colours, great techniques, and lots of wonderful sparkle.

Marsha's Choice:  I love Sue's tissue paper flowers and the shimmer she's added to them. Beautifully done.

Gail's Choice:  I just can't resist that fabulous dog! And the way his eyes seem to be looking up towards the greeting.

Penny's Choice:  Karen's clean and simple style and the beautiful mixture of blues took my breath away.

Kath's Choice:  "Who doesn't love orchids?"

Libby's Choice:  Love the airiness of the balloons repeatedly stamped! It's as if they'd float away!

Fiona's Choice:  I love the vibrancy of that bold flower and the great sentiment.

Nancy, Sue, Kathy, Karen, Oriental Orchid, Lori and Macimbalo here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.


Well, there you have it for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, July 19th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You'll want to check it out all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WWC127 - Judy's "All About Birthdays" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  A brand new challenge this week!  Judy Markowitz is hosting our first "All About Birthdays" challenge.  What a whole lot of different choices there are with a challenge like that!


For some great ideas for possible Birthday projects we have the terrific samples created by our Watercooler Artists.  Remember, you just have to click on the name under the card to be taken directly to the blog post for more details.  We begin with Judy's adorable little dragons, romping in the clouds.









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, July 17th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, July 18th at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WWC126 - The Winners

We'd like to thank everyone who played along with Fiona's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge. There were many wonderful entries and the Watercooler Artists enjoyed visiting your blogs to see all of your great designs.

With this week's winner's post comes our newly designed badges for our Watercooler Rock Star and our Watercooler Rockers.  Now how cool is that! 

Fiona's choice for her Watercooler Rock Star is Jane Willis' beautiful shabby chic vintage design. Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Fiona's Winner:   I love the way Jane has combined the vintage shabby chic look and all the added touches she has included.

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


And now it's time to share the Watercooler Artists choices for our Watercooler Rockers.

Marsha's Choice:  Darlene did a beautiful job of blending the Distress Oxide inks on her background and on her shaped flowers.  I love the mix of colors she used.

Kath's Choice:  Triple Time done well, both cards are beautiful.

Heidi's Choice:  The silver embossing along with the beautifully vivid watercolouring makes the water lilies and dragonfly pop. Love it!

Libby's Choice:  Love the feathers - the colors, the random placement - the simplicity of the design!

Judy's Choice:  Love the feminine feel and the coloring of the very feminine image is wonderful!

Penny's Choice:  Beautiful use of new In Colours and Birthday sets on side-step card. Inspiring.

Gail's Choice:  There are so may details on this card, and yet they work together so harmoniously. Love the pop of bright colours from the flowers.

Darlene, Char, Robyn, Helen, Fiona, Louise and Andrea here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our Watercooler Rockers.



Well, there you have it!  A brand new look for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Be sure to come back tomorrow, July 12th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You'll want to check it out all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WWC126 - Fiona's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  Fiona Whitehead is hosting another fun Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  Time to play with some of our "girlie" stuff, especially the bling and the pretty feminine colours.


But before we get into the cards created by Fiona and the other Watercooler Artists, I have to ask whether you've noticed the big change to our challenge.  We've had the blue water-coolers since we began and thought it would be fun to do some redecorating.  Now our banner is a striking black and white, still including that namesake water-cooler, of course.

There are other changes.  If you check out the right margin, you'll see that we've "tweaked" the weekly challenges just a bit.  As we go through the weeks, you'll see that some of the graphics for those have changed as well.  Another surprise will come next Tuesday when the winners and runners-up will be receiving newly designed badges.  Fun?  Exciting?  We hope so.  Now, let's begin.

Are you excited to see the awesome creations by our Watercooler Artists?  Get ready for some terrific inspiration!  Fiona leads the way with her beautifully feminine card featuring the Floral Statement stamp from Stampin' Up's new catalogue.









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, July 10th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Winners will be posted on Tuesday, June 11th at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

WWC125 - The Winner

We'd like to thank everyone who played along with Kath's "Non-Traditional" Christmas Colors Challenge. There were many wonderful entries and the Watercooler Artists enjoyed visiting your blogs to see all of your great designs.

Kath's choice for her winner is Robyn Oliver's embossed Christmas tree design.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for Honorable Mentions.

Kath's Winner:  I like the soft pastels and colored pearls.

Congratulations, Robyn.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as our challenge winner.


And now it's time to share the Watercooler Artists choices for our Honorable Mentions.

Gail's Choice:  The design is simple and the bright neon-like colours are so happy.

Heidi's Choice:  I love those chubby critters and the way she used the chevron strip to ground them.  Clean and simple but very striking.

Judy's Choice:  I love the fun take with all the blues and great image.

Penny's Choice:  I love the acetate cover on this card and the beautifully coloured snowmen.

Libby's Choice:  Great non-traditional colors and a cute look on the snowman's face.

Fiona's Choice:  Ilove her collage of papers and the non-traditional colours she has used.

Marsha's Choice:  Non-traditional colors mixed with the traditional.  A clean and simple but effect design.

Emily, Charlotte, Margreet, Sherri, Celeste, Jane and Sharon here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as an Honourable Mention.


You will definitely want to stop back tomorrow, July 5th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Shhh!  It's a surprise and I can't say anything more until tomorrow.  You'll want to check it out along with all the wonderful designs by the Watercooler Artists.