Friday, February 10, 2017

Monthly Challenge #14 - Flowering In February (Flowers In, On, Stitched, Somewhere, Where Ever!)



Good morning crafters community!! We hope you had a wonderful January and start of 2017! Thank you to everyone who played along with our Jet-Setting in January Theme. We always love to see what everyone is up to and the new things you are learning. And you all are so very talented! You keep us on our toes and wanting to learn new things! Keep It Up!

We are still looking for one or two new members to add to our team for 2017. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. Include a little bit about yourself and your blog address. We would love to have you join us!

Monthly Challenge #14 is Flowering In February!! For this challenge we want to see flowers on your project, in your project, in the image, stitched onto your project; whatever or however you feel like adding flowers. You show us what Flowering In February means to you. We are hoping to see a variety of ideas from you! And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Please click on the Rules Tab at the Top to read up on the rules!
Deadline: The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. Please make sure to link up before then.

Prize and DT Favorite Information: We will randomly draw the winner for our sponsor. These winners will be posted on Monday, March 20th, 2017. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Images
All Dressed Up full of Wendy's whimsical and wonderful images. It is so fun to see the fantastic creations created with her images. All Dressed Up also has a Challenge Blog where she offers up a few freebies to help you get started. Wendy studied in Loughborough for 3 years and then after spending time in London, settle down in the East Midlands where she has been lucky enough to run her business and work from home. We sure are thankful that she has found her way into the crafting world!! We are lucky to have her in our community and lucky to have her as a sponsor. Thank you so much Wendy and All Dressed Up Digital Stamps!!


Berni using Little Flower Fairy



Hanne using Little Treasure



Joanna using Little Treasure



Lynda using Little Treasure



Lynnpenguin using Little Treasure



Rebecca using Little Flower Fairy



Sandy using Little Treasure



Traceymo using Little Flower Fairy







Friday, January 20, 2017

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #12 {Stitching (Faux or Real)}



Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #12 -- Stitching (Faux or Real). Everyone's projects were fantastic!! It is sew (pun intended) to see all of the great stitching on all these cards! What a huge statement it makes! We love it!!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our December 2016 Challenge. You really help to make the Challenges that much better by providing prizes to give to our winners. Please help us thank our wonderful sponsors by dropping by their shops!!







HERE ARE YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNERS:



A&T Digital Designs
Prize: Images Used by the Design Team
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 16 - Helen



Limited Runs
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 25 - Suze



Morgan's ArtWorld
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 6 - Steffi H.





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #12 {STITCHING (FAUX OR REAL)}:

Berni's and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 5 - Petra M.

Berni's Thoughts: This is so much for the holidays. Love the colors on this beauty. Nicely done.

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love the color combination on her card. Beside the snowing background, emboss snowflake, she did a great job on her coloring too. Really fabulous piece of artwork.


Joanna's and Sandy's Pick:

No. 10 - Francesca

Joanna's Thoughts: Sweet image, perfect colouring, fab layout and embellishments.

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the cute snowman and the gorgeous colour combo. Fabulous colouring on Kraft cardstock and the textured snow looks wonderful.


Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 19 - Erica

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: A really gorgeous,pretty design. Tasty mouthwatering looking strawberries. Awesome stitching and added elements.


Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 18 - Donna Mundiger

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: Love the image and bright colours. Such a fun / cute creation.


Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 23 - Heather M.

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: The background paper is awesome while the colouring of the fun image is amazing for this delightful card.


Traceymo's Pick:

No. 9 - Ma-Mi

Traceymo's Thoughts: Pretty CAS Card.


Susan's Pick:

No. 21 - Crafting Vicky

Susan's Thoughts: I love these.. all of them! They are very unique. I love the colors, the ribbon and the accents on all of them. Gorgeous. And I love the stitching on the binding. Just perfect!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monthly Challenge #13 - Jet-Setting In January (vehicles, travel, holiday/vacation, etc)



Good morning fellow crafters!! And a very Happy New Year to everyone! It is a brand new year.... 2017! Crazy, isn't it! We really appreciate you all playing along with us last year! We are hoping for another fun year! We really enjoy seeing all of your projects and are really looking forward to seeing all of the new creations this year!

We have made a little bit of a change in 2017. We are going to have one sponsor for each challenge. We will continue to have the DT Favorites as well. This will be great for the sponsors and us!


We would like to welcome Pam Phelps to our team for 2017. Please visit her blog -- All Jazzed 2 Create. Welcome Pam! We are so very happy to have you with us this year!

We are still looking for one new member to add to our team for 2017. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. Include a little bit about yourself and your blog address. We would love to have you join us!

Monthly Challenge #13 is Jet-Setting In January!! We are trying to give you themes that could be used several different ways. For this challenge you can have a project with vehicles, travel, holiday/vacation time, etc. You tell us what Jet-Setting In January means on your project. We are hoping to see a variety of ideas from you!

Please click on the Rules Tab at the Top to read up on the rules!
Deadline: The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Thursday, February 9th, 2015. Please make sure to link up before then.

Prize and DT Favorite Information: We will randomly draw the winner for our sponsor. These winners will be posted on Monday, February 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




The Paper Shelter
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate
The Paper Shelter is one of our favorite shops. Whenever we are looking for something, we always seem to find a fit at The Paper Shelter. The designs are unique and so adorable! You can find anything from a whimsical fairy to a biker chick! All the images start out hand drawn. From there they take those digital so we can all use them to create. We love that when you purchase a design from The Paper Shelter, you not only get the line drawn image to color, but you also get a fully digital colored image and backgrounds as well. You just need to go browse around! You will fall in love with this shop just as we have! Thank you so much for sponsoring us for January!


Berni using Where're We Goin'?



Joanna using Where're We Goin'?



Lynda using The Aviator



Lynnpenguin using The Aviator



Rebecca using Where're We Goin'?



Sandy using Where're We Goin'?



Traceymo using Where're We Goin'?







Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #11 {Christmas/Hanukkah}



Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #11 -- Christmas/Hanukkah. Everyone's projects were fantastic!! You all are amazingly talented and we just LOVE seeing what you all create. You always make it so hard for us to choose favorites. Thank you so much for playing along!! It is always great to see the festive creations! And you have them ready for the holiday! :D Can you believe it is almost Christmas! We all want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah or whatever else you may celebrate! And a Happy New Year too! We want you all to have a safe and happy holiday season! And thank you for always playing along with us. We hope to see you in the New Year!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our November 2016 Challenge. You really help to make the Challenges that much better by providing prizes to give to our winners. Please help us thank our wonderful sponsors by dropping by their shops!!





I also wanted to share one last image from Ike's Art. This one wasn't finished when the challenge went live, so I wanted to make sure that everyone was able to enjoy this one last image from Ike's. This is an Artist Trading Card using Christmas Pixie which you can find in the Ike's Art Shop! She was colored with Copic Markers, the background was done using Distress Ink. Thanks for looking!






WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are looking for one or two new additions to our Design Team. If you are interested in joining our team or want some more information, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. If you are wanting to join our team, please send us a little bit about yourself, a link to your blog and a favorite project or two. Thank you so much!




HERE ARE YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNERS:



Drawn With Character
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 47 - Fiki *claimed*




Ike's Art
Prize: $15 Shop Voucher
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 88 - Andrea Bastelmaus





Knitty Kitty Digis
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 10 - Kleido *claimed*





Sami Stamps
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 70 - Lozzy



If you are one of our winners, please send us an email at openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #11 {CHRISTMAS/HANUKKAH}:

Bernie's Pick:

No. 43 - Petra M.

Bernie's Thoughts: Sweet image and fabulous composition. Great use of DP and dies. Love it!!


Joanna's Pick:

No. 97 - Katrina Bufton

Joanna's Thoughts: Very elegant card. I love kraft paper and beautiful image.


Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 77 - Louise

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Very Cute - Gorgeous Layout - Made me smile.


Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 32 - MaxiBelle Studio

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the cute images (kind of ugly sweater feel to them - no offense intended); these two cards of a boy and girl just make me smile.


Rebecca's Pick:

No. 66 - Lucy Patrick

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love her awesome coloring and the color combination on her card. By looking at her card, it did tell me that- Christmas is coming! Love it!


Sandy's Pick:

No. 82 - Crafty

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the traditional image in muted tones and the bright pop of colour, Gives the sentiment that much more meaning.


Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 103 - Suze

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Simply a lovely card. Loved the back ground paper as it really did coordinate well with the image.


Traceymo's Pick:

No. 100 - Zora

Traceymo's Thoughts: What a pretty card & stunning colouring.


Susan's Pick:

No. 17 - Wire Wrapture

Susan's Thoughts: It was such a hard choice as always, but I have chosen #17 - Wire Wrapture. I love the pink and white - The different colors always stand out to me. And the simplicity of this card is just gorgeous. I love it! And I love that it says "Christ The Savior Is Born". That stamp is fantastic and I love cards that reference the true meaning of Christmas! Absolutely wonderful card! Brilliant Heather! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month and sharing this gorgeous creation!