Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WWC196 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for our awesome "All About Occasions" challenge which Heidi is hosting this week.  We all have constant Occasions occurring in our lives and this is the perfect time to share what we've created for them.


And now on to the terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get your creative juices flowing.  
I love how wonderfully diverse all our creations are this week, don't you?   For details on how Heidi 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 Heidi's romantic little cat creation:










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


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

WWC195 - The Watercooler Rock Star and Rockers

Drum roll, please!  It's Tuesday time to announce our Watercooler Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers for Charlotte's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank all those who played along with us.  Beautiful entries that make our choices so much harder but we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Charlotte's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Ksenija's beautiful thank you card.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Charlotte's Winner:  Ksenija has made a really stunning thank you card. The poppy heads are coloured beautifully and the ink blending to spotlight them is very effective. The additional shimmer and sparkle from the heat embossing and glitter finishes off the card wonderfully.

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


Next up are the wonderful designs that caught the eyes of the other Watercooler Artists for our Watercooler Rockers.  They are shown in no particular order.

Marsha's Choice:  This is a beautifully crafted design using a photograph and a stamped sentiment.  I love the story behind the photo.  Simple but effective.

Heidi's Choice:   Lisa has created a magical card with her beautifully coloured image. Great design. Love the different angles created by the lovely background papers.

Kath's Choice:  I love poppies so I was drawn to this card right off. The variation in colors is wonderfully done.

Gail's Choice:  The encaustic background is so intriguing! Love the colours and the fairy silhouette really stands out against such a strong background.

Tristan's Choice:  I love the layout and how the flowers perfectly accent that great sentiment. A beautiful CAS card.

Helen's Choice:  Nisha's wonderful CAS rose card is just stunning with it's subtle colours and understated elegance.

Congratulations, Karen, Lisa, Mervi, Jane, Angie and Nisha.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you one of our Watercooler Rockers.


That's our lineup for this weeks' Watercooler Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers.  Be sure to come back tomorrow, November 14th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WWC195 - Charlotte's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  This week Charlotte is hosting our very popular Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  Basically this is an "anything goes" challenge with a feminine twist.  The type of card most of us love to create.



Before I go on,  I'm sure many are wondering about the Design Team Call.  That has now officially closed and we are sifting through the many blog posts involved, in an attempt to reduce the numbers.  The new team member will be starting with the New Year so, luckily, there is time.

And now on to the terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get your creative juices flowing.  I love how wonderfully diverse all our creations are this week, don't you?   For details on how Charlotte 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 Charlotte's wonderfully elegant Birthday 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, November 12th,  at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

WWC194 - The Watercooler Rock Star and Rockers

Drum roll, please!  It's Tuesday time to announce our Watercooler Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers for our "Anything Goes" challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank all those who played along with us.  Beautiful entries that make our choices so much harder but we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Heidi's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Lynda's gorgeous poinsettia framed art.  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Heidi's Winner:  I love the Penny Black images and the way Lynda added the watercolour look after stamping. It has softened the images and made them magical. The frame shows them off wonderfully well.

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


Next up are the awesome creations that caught the eye of the other Watercooler Artists for our Watercooler Rockers.  They are shown in no particular order.

Marsha's Choice:  Magnolias are a favorite and Gwen water-colored these beautifully.  I love the sentiment centered among all those flowers.

Tristan's Choice: Dawn has created a beautiful vibrant card. the purple and green of her flowers and leaves just pop of her card. The soft stenciled background is a perfect foil for the flowers.

Gail's Choice:   First reason is it is just such a cheerful, happy colour! Next, the sentiment could cover any number of things. And finally, there are just so many details to look at in the background that don't really appear at first as the whole design is so cohesive.

Helen's Choice:  Trina has used her stamps to create a very clever and wonderfully fun Christmas card. Her super ink blended background really sets off this fun CAS card.

Charlotte's Choice:   Toni has made such a fun and colourful Christmas card. I love the blended background, and the Santa is a beautifully coloured addition.

Kath's Choice:  Darlene's Triptych Village Card Panel is wonderful to base a card on. The black and white make a perfect night scene. Adding the touch gold behind the church was a great addition.

Congratulations, Gwendolyn, Dawn, Jan, Trina, Toni and Darlene.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you one of our Watercooler Rockers.


That's our lineup for this weeks' Watercooler Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers.  Be sure to come back tomorrow, November 7th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WWC194 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's the fifth Wednesday of the month and we all know what that means.  We're having an "Anything Goes" challenge.  We mean that quite literally.  This project does not have to be a card.  Show us your amazing creation.  We can't wait to see what you choose to link up this week.


But first, let's talk about our Design Team call.


This is the last challenge for which we will be accepting applications for our Design Team.  If you're interested and think you can keep up with a growing weekly challenge, just put DT behind your name when you link up your card.


NOTE:  All applicants must have an active Facebook page since our team runs everything through our private Facebook page.
All applicants must also have an English blog or a bi-lingual blog, one of which languages must be English.  Since all our planning and discussion is done in English, the applicant must be able to understand what is going on.

For an idea of how our challenge works, check out previous challenges HERE.

And now...

Let's have a look at  the terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get your creative juices flowing.  You can see how many ways an "Anything Goes" challenge can be covered, from a framed Christmas decor piece to an incredibly complex special fold and an absolutely gorgeous variety of cards.   For details on how the Watercooler Artists created their projects, just click on the name underneath and you will be taken to that blog post.  We begin with Heidi's Christmas decor piece:








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


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

WWC193 - The Watercooler Rock Star and Rockers

Drum roll, please!  It's Tuesday time to announce our Watercooler Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers for Tristan's "All About Holidays" challenge.  But first, we'd like to thank all those who played along with us.  Beautiful entries that make our choices so much harder but we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Tristan's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Isabelle's lovely foliage design.   Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Tristan's Winner:   I love Isabelle's monochrome Christmas card. The gold embossing of the foliage on the vellum is very elegant and is CAS perfection.

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


Next up are the awesome creations that caught the eye of the other Watercooler Artists for our Watercooler Rockers.  They are shown in no particular order.

Marsha's Choice:  I love Karen's clean and simple design.  Her doodled plaid makes me think of curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book.

Heidi's Choice:  Lynda's use of non-traditional colours for this Christmas card simply feels right. Perfect to showcase that adorable Dachshund/sentiment combination. I love the shimmery background, the snowflakes and that awesome ribbon, too. Great card.

Gail's Choice:  It is a really fun card with all the different deer images. Even with all that's going on in the background, the red and white deer - Rudolph - stands out as the star of the show.

Kath's Choice:  The scene that Andrea made is beautiful! The scene is so lifelike. This card was made as a Christmas card but lends itself to any occasion!

Charlotte's Choice:  A gorgeous Christmas design. I love the texture of the reindeer and 
the pops of red.

Helen's Choice:  Trina has created a super cute, bright, happy Christmas scene with those lovely little penguins. A wonderful interactive card!

Congratulations, Karen, Lynda, Stephanie, Andrea, Natasa and Trina.  Here is your badge to proudly display on your blog designating you one of our Watercooler Rockers.




That's our lineup for this weeks' Watercooler Rock Star and Watercooler Rockers.  Be sure to come back tomorrow, October 31st, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.