Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WWC166 - The Winners

Hello and Welcome to a wonderful Tuesday afternoon!  It's time to announce our Rock Star and Rockers for Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank all those who played along with us.  You're entries this week were magnificent!  You are making it harder and harder on us to make our choices as we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Kath's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Viv's beautiful lighthouse card.  Well done!  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Kath's Winner:  I love this lighthouse stamp! The image is beautifully done and makes a wonderful masculine card!

Congratulations, Viv!  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 are shown in no particular order. 

Marsha's Choice:  The colors and clean lines of Janice's card instantly caught my eye.  It is a classy and well done masculine card.

Heidi's Choice:  Lozzy has linked up an amazing creation. Love those industrial detail as well as those terrific colours. The added texture in the background with that embossed detail is great.

Penny's Choice:  I love the CAS lines of this card and the bold colouring of the image. The top hat on the bird is a perfect touch of whimsy.

Tenia's Choice:  Marina's One Layer CAS card. So fun, cute image, so simple and to the point! Well done!!

Charlotte's Choice:  I love the fun geometric pattern. The layers of blue add great texture and interest. Great masculine birthday card.

Gail's Choice:  This is eclectic and I think the irridescent sticker looks like little gears glowing in the dark. A fun card for a funky guy!

Helen's Choice:   Ruth has created a fun card using recycled kraft card, hand made lettering and lots of little elements to create this great 'Dad" card.

Congratulations Janice, Lozzy,Cornelia, Marina, Wendy, Alicia and Ruth.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as one of our Watercooler Rockers.


There you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers lineup for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, April 25th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WWC166 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for our much-loved Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge which is being hosted by Kath Ricks this week.  I know I am always in need of more masculine cards with all the men of various ages in my life.  I'm sure you are, too.


And now on to our terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get those creative juices flowing.  We have some wonderfully varied samples for you to enjoy.   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 wonderful Father's Day 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, April 16th  at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WWC165 - The Winners

Hello and Welcome to a wonderful Tuesday afternoon!  It's time to announce our Rock Star and Rockers for Tenia's "All About Occasions" challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank all those who played along with us.  You're entries this week were magnificent!  You are making it harder and harder on us to make our choices as we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Tenia's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Lola's wonderful unicorn birthday card.  Well done!  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Tenia's Winner:  Her card is fun, bright and I just LOVE LOVE that AWESOME unicorn image!!! Awesome job and congrats!

Congratulations, Lola!  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 are shown in no particular order.

Marsha's Choice:  Clean and simple is my favorite and Steffi has done a great job.  I love these colors and the sketch.  Well done!

Gail's Choice:  It is such a clever use of the splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. And it made me laugh!

Heidi's Choice:  Joan created a terrific set of cards using her free images. I love them all. In each one the background paper seems to set the mood. Such fun!

Penny's Choice:  I fell in love with Ruth's Happy "Baa Baa Birthday to Ewe" card both for its humour and for its great style. Love the bright colours, buttons and dsp. Great card!

Kath's Choice:  The coloring on both cards are excellent! The little fairy is adorable!

Charlotte's Choice:  Gorgeous clean and simple card. The brightly coloured balloons are just perfect for the birthday theme and I love the touch of glitter on the sentiment.

Helen's Choice:  Robyn has created such a pretty, elegant card. I love her choice of stamp and the lovely colour combination she has chosen.

Congratulations Steffi, Karen, Joan, Ruth, Aileen, Trina and Robyn.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as one of our Watercooler Rockers.


There you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers lineup for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, April 18th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WWC165 - Tenia's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  This week Tenia Nelson is hosting our very popular "All About Occasions" challenge.  Isn't that one of the main reasons we all make cards, for occasions?  You can see some occasions listed in the challenge image but I'm sure you can think of more.


Before I get to the samples, I wish to introduce our Guest Designer for this week's challenge, Stephanie Lanzalotto.  I'm sure you've seen her lovely cards here and in many other challenges.


"I live in the state of New Jersey with my husband and 18 year old twin sons. By day, I am a librarian in a Pre-K through 8 school.  I have had many and varied crafting passions over the years, but the one I remain most passionate about is card making.  A heat embossing demonstration 25 years ago hooked me.  The magic of that powder turning into this wonderfully shiny and sparkly finish hooked me immediately.  I love the camaraderie and the exchange of artistic styles and ideas with people from all over the world. I have been delighted to meet some of them in person.  I am delighted to be Guest Designer for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week."



And now on to our terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get those creative juices flowing.  With Spring trying to get established, we're showing an overwhelming love for flowers.   For details on how Tenia 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 Tenia's wonderful monochromatic birthday card:







Gail Allen - Away having fun

Charlotte Ehrukainen - Away, very ill

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, April 16th  at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WWC164 - The Winners

Hello and Welcome to a wonderful Tuesday afternoon!  It's time to announce our Rock Star and Rockers for Marsha's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank all those who played along with us.  You're entries this week were magnificent!  You are making it harder and harder on us to make our choices as we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Marsha's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Cathy's beautiful Mother's Day card.  Well done!  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Marsha's Winner:  This is a beautifully done feminine card.  Cathy color choices are wonderful and go so well together.  The patterned paper is lovely and has a vintage feel to it.  I love the butterfly and flowers.

Congratulations, Cathy!  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 are shown in no particular order.

Heidi's Choice:  What a wonderful image and so beautifully coloured, too. Love the die-cuts and the way everything works so well together. The easel really shows the scene off nicely.

Gail's Choice:  I love the colours and, of course, the embroidery!

Penny's Choice:  Aileen has done an amazing job of colouring the flowers in this box card. I found it totally appealing and I loved her well written and understandable tutorial on her assembly, not to mention that whole box of floral images that were pre-coloured. Wow!

Tenia's Choice:  I cannot BELIEVE that she is 8 years old! Man....I wish I was stamping like that when I was 8! Awesome work!!

Kath's Choice:  This is a lovely spring-like birthday card!

Charlotte's Choice:  A lovely bright and colourful birthday card. Adorable images and beautiful colouring.

Helen's Choice:  Angie has created a beautiful elegant card with her wonderfully soft watercolour background which allows the crisp black butterflies to really 'pop'.


Congratulations Sue, Glenda, Aileen, Tessa, Andrea, Toni and Angie.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you as one of our Watercooler Rockers.

There you have our Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers lineup for this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, April 11th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WWC164 - Marsha's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for one of our most popular challenges, this time hosted by Marsha Reed.  Which one is it?  The Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge, of course.  Come join the fun and think about all the wonderful women (of all ages) in your lives.


We have some terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get those creative juices flowing.  With Spring trying to get established, we're showing an overwhelming love for flowers.   For details on how Marsha 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 Marsha's gorgeous Hollyhocks creation:









Gail Allen (away this week)

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, April 9th  at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.