Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WWC170 - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  Penny Hanuszak is hosting our popular Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  We all need those masculine cards for the men (boys) in our lives, don't we?  The great thing is that as long as the card has that masculine "flavour", anything goes.


Ready for the awesome cards created by our Watercooler Artists?  Well, we're down one Watercooler Artist until the end of August.  Due to family health concerns, Gail Allen is taking temporary leave.  So be prepared for some Guest Designers over the next few months.

Leading the way is Stephanie Lanzalotto whose work we're always happy to see.  She's created this lovely seaside card for her husband who loves the beach as much as she does.



"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.  We have some wonderfully varied cards for you to enjoy.   For details on how Penny 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 Penny's elegant 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, May 15, 2018

WWC169 - The Winner!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's time to announce our Rock Star and Rockers for Charlotte'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 fantastic!  You are making it harder and harder on us to make our choices as we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Charlotte's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Raja's whimsical whale birthday card.card.  Well done!  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Charlotte"s Winner:  I love the sweet whale with the very fitting accompanying sentiment. The clean and simple design is pulled off perfectly with that great splattered background, and the blue rhinestones finish it off perfectly.

Congratulations, Raja!  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:  Natasa's pink tulips are beautifully colored.  I like the delicate detail of the embossed lace doily behind them.  It sets them off perfectly.  Very pretty.

Heidi's Choice:  I love the attention to detail in this wonderfully designed card. From the cut out "daughter" to the delicate heat embossed design, to the gorgeous colouring of the floral display at top, this card is absolutely stunning. Well done, Amber!

Tenia's Choice:  I love the background and the awesome pop of color! Gorgeous card!

Penny's Choice:  Mac Mable's' card simply rocks. At first I thought it was a beautiful ladies dress but as I read into it I discovered it actually was a shoe. Love that the imagery touched people in different ways and I really liked the strong feminine sentiment. Well done!

Helen's Choice:  Chris has created a wonderfully bright, happy birthday card. You can't help but smile when yo look at this beautifully coloured image, yellow balloons and clever design. Great card!

Kath's Choice:  The gold embossing and the lovely resist spray make a wonderful card!

Congratulations to Natasa, Amber, Deepti, Mac Mable, Chris and Sue.   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, May 16th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WWC169 - Charlotte's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for one of your favourite challenges, the "All About Occasions", hosted by Charlotte Ehrukainen this week.  Just think of all those occasions for which you make cards all year long.  This is your chance to share them with us.  The challenge is "anything goes" as long as your project is for a special occasion.


We have some terrific projects by the Watercooler Artists to get those creative juices flowing.  You can see how many different occasions our team is celebrating.   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 soft and absolutely adorable baby card:










Aren't those cards wonderful?


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, May 14th  at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WWC168 - The Winners

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's time to announce our Rock Star and Rockers for Helen'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 fantastic!  You are making it harder and harder on us to make our choices as we think you are all stars.  Well done!

Helen's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Pooja's beautiful layered floral card.  Well done!  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Helen's Winner:  Pooja's card is striking, with her beautifully coloured flowers and the simple, but clever background she has created.

Congratulations, Pooja!  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:  Ishani's card is clean and simple and elegant all rolled into one.  Such an inspiring piece of creativity. All this beauty from someone just learning the craft.

Gail's Choice:  Love the elephants and the quilling is awesome!

Marsha's Choice:  Raga's hand drawn and hand lettered sunflower design is gorgeous! Her coloring and attention to detail is fantastic.  Beautifully done!

Penny's Choice:  I was really taken with the Mother and Baby image in this card, and then all of the other small details like the embossing and the pearls caught my heart too. Beautifully constructed.

Charlotte's Choice:  I love the monochrome design. The ink blending is well done, and the delicate details of the branch image are just lovely.  A fabulous thank you card.

Tenia's Choice:  What beautiful colors and gorgeous images!! Well done!

Kath's Choice:  I don't believe we have had a chalkboard before. I found her colored image to be amazing. It's hard to believe how wonderful the pencils look on the chalkboard.

Congratulations Ishani, Koushiki Quilling, Raga, Jackie, Cornelia, Shylaa and Rijacki.   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, May 9th, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WWC168 - Helen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for Helen to host our popular Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge this week.  Come join the fun and think of 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 finally here, we're showing an overwhelming love for flowers.   For details on how Helen 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 Helen's watercoloured and gold embossed floral beauty:










Aren't those cards wonderful?


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, May 7th  at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WWC167 - The Winners

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

Gail's choice for our Watercooler Rock Star is Marina's beautiful Christmas village at night card.  Well done!  Following the winner are the Watercooler Artists choices for the Watercooler Rockers.

Gail's Winner:  It evokes an image for me of a picturesque mountain village on a winter night. The way it is mounted on the pure white background makes it look like a miniature work of art.

Congratulations, Marina!  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:  Patti's blue and white, clean and simple card is beautiful.  The embossed snowfall, patterned paper and cute cottage all combine to make a perfect Christmas card.


Heidi's Choice:  Jane has done an amazingly creative job of altering and recycling that gift bag. The design is absolutely elegant as well as gorgeous.

Tenia's Choice:  I love the fun and whimsy images here and how she still kept it CAS!! Well done, dearie!

Penny's Choice:  This card has such an old world vintage appeal. I love all the layers and mix of stamp sets Mary used to create this little gem.

Kath's Choice:  I love the all white, such a crisp and clean looking card.

Helen's Choice:  Hazel has created such a fun card with so much movement with her snowman!

Charlotte's Choice:  A lovely CAS card. The colouring is well done and the touches of red really help the design to pop.

Congratulations Patti, Jane, Tristan, Mary, Wendy, Hazel, Kathy.  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, May 2nd, for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You won't want to miss out on all the wonderful designs by our Watercooler Artists.