Sunday, November 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #10 {Thanks/Thanksgiving}



Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #10 -- Thanks/Thanksgiving. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! We love seeing the variety!!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our October 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:



Enchanted Designs by Concetta Kilmer
Prize: 3 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 2 - Jan Ltc!



Kylie Johnston's Arting
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 4 - Mel C.



The Stamping Boutique
Prize: 2 Images (3 Images if you won with a Stamping Boutique Image)
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 17 - The Crafty Nurse





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #10 {THANKS/THANKSGIVING}:

Berni's Pick:

No. 3 - Lorraine A.

Berni's Thoughts: What a beautiful background, fabulous scene to be thankful.


Hanne's and Joanna's Pick:

No. 1 - Louise

Hanne's Thoughts: Louise's card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the blackboard effect and the frame! And those leaves are simply fabulous!!! Louise has done really great work with the inks. :)

Joanna's Thoughts: Beautiful project - blackboard, autumn leaves, layout. All is PERFECT :)


Kraftykoolkat's , Lynda's and Monica's Pick:


No. 23 - Jen L.

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: So gorgeous - Beautifully coloured - Awesome layout - So different.

Lynda's Thoughts: I love your card, everything co-ordinates perfectly. The colouring is beautiful and I love the embellishments.

Monica's Thoughts: The coloring of the image is great and this card is wonderfully embellished. I love all the details from feathers to the beading on the burlap!!!


Lynnpenguin's Pick:


No. 17 - The Crafty Nurse

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the warmth of this card and the layout is just lovely too.


Sandy's and Traceymo's Pick:

No. 8 - AJ

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the simplicity of this creation, with the lovely single fuschia being focussed in the window.

Traceymo's Thoughts: A lovely CAS card stunning image & colours.


Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 28 - Ma-Mi

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Totally awesome tag. Red and green on black really pops . Love that she has shared something other than a card.


Susan's Pick:

No. 5 - Katrina Bufton

Susan's Thoughts: This was such an impossible choice! Everyone is so incredibly talented. I went with Katrina Bufton's beautiful CAS creation. Love the colors. Love the splatter.. that is always one of my favorites! I love splattering. And I love the doodling around the edge of the card to the Thanks in the corner. Absolutely beautiful creation! I love it!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #11 -- Christmas / Hanukkah



Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog and our next challenge!

Monthly Challenge #11 is all about Christmas/Hanukkah!! You can create anything that focuses on this theme. It is time to get festive and ready for the Holidays! And having the challenge now ensures that your creations are finished just in time for the Holidays! So, get busy and show us what you've got! We can't wait to see!

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 Friday, December 9th, 2015. Please make sure to link up before then.

Prize and DT Favorite Information: We will randomly draw the winner for each of the sponsors. These winners will be posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




Drawn With Character
Prize: 3 Images
I'm not sure where to begin! I found Krista's shop on Etsy and it was instant love! Every one of her whimsical, fun little creations are magnificent! Her first love has always been drawing and you can sure tell by what she puts out with her imagination. She worked as an animator for over 15 years. 10 of those years was with Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida until the studio closed in 2004. It is amazing to see her creations not only on paper, but when I first reached out to her they were used for cookies! AMAZING COOKIES! She has now taken those amazing digital stamps that she shares with us in the crafting world and has added rubber stamping as well. It has been so exciting to see her grow in the crafting realm and her images are amazing to work with. They are a joy to color and you can find some amazing creations out there with her line of stamps!! Be sure to visit her shop.


Lynda using Reindeer



Monica using Polar Bear with Ornament



Sandy using Little Girl Elf



Traceymo using Reindeer






Eekers / Knitty Kitties
Prize: 3 Images
Eekers is from Englad and brings us some amazing digital images just full of cats! The Knitty Kitty Digi Shop is full of fun images with lots of kitties in all kinds of designs! Some of the images are more simple and some are much more detailed scenes. All of the stamps are hand drawn and high resolution. They print out beautifully. We hope you will jump over and visit Knitty Kitty Digis!


Lynnpenguin using Pulling Down The Christmas Tree



Rebecca using Christmas Cat Flap



Susan using Pulling Down The Christmas Tree






Ike's Art
Prize: $15 Shop Voucher
Ike's Art has a great variety of images to choose from. This is one of the best places to find images for your sexy or even dark side. We love being able to find those unique images when the mood arises! Be sure to drop by and take a look at the fantastic images!


Hanne using Xmas Poinsettia



Kraftykoolkat using Poinsettia Cluster






Sami Stamps
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
Sami is the little sister of Tammy from A Day For Daisies. She grew up watching Tammy paint all the time in a little storage shed in the back yard. This is where she held her first paint brush and her sister passed on that passion for art. She has an amazing array of whimsical stamps that she creates. Be sure to take a look around and find something that you like! We know you will!


Berni using Curious Snowflake with Whiskers



Joanna using Christmas Sweater Bear



Shirley-Anne using Plain and Polka Dot Ornament







Thursday, October 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #9 {Halloween/Dress Up}



Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #9 -- Halloween/Dress Up. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! It was amazing to see all of the different creations! You all never cease to amaze us all!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our September 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:



Aliciabel
Prize: 3 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 33 - Tammy A



Kitty Bee Designs
Prize: 1 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 32 - Chris



The East Wind
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 28 - Katrina Bufton





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #9 {HALLOWEEN/DRESS UP}:

Berni's and Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 6 - VaNNessa

Berni's Thoughts: This is a fabulous design and awesome coloring. Just love this image, it is full of attitude.

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Awesome colouring, fantastic background and detail.


Hanne's and Monica's Pick:

No. 26 - A Little Bit 'O Paper

Hanne's Thoughts: I love Deanne's fairly simple design - the ribbon, the image and the sentiment really gets the full attention with the black background. The image is super cute and the colours in the card scream Halloween. :)

Monica's Thoughts: Love the sweet dog image with the glitter accents and the simplicity of the card!


Joanna's Pick:

No. 32 - Chris

Joanna's Thoughts: Clean and simple, fantastic design paper, cute image. I like it so much.


Lynda's Pick:

No. 4 - Billie A.

Lynda's Thoughts: When I looked at your card it made me smile, it’s so adorable. I love the embossing and the inked background you created. The sentiment is perfect for the image too xx


Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 2 - MaxiBelle Studio

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: Love the image and the pink/green colour combo. The flowers and background are fantastic with this image too.


Rebecca's Pick:

No. 10 - Graphix and Designs

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the Pocket letter idea and I truly inspired by Nikki for her Halloween projects. Love how she share her beautiful images by layering them in the pocket letter. Love it.


Sandy's Pick:

No. 30 - Lorraine A.

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the more muted colours and the use of one of Tim Holtz’s crazy dog images, the spooky tree gives it a nice Halloween feel as does the slight touch of red on the dog’s lips and bone. I really like the little spider charm as well. Not too scary, lol.


Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 33 - Tammy A.

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: A striking, simple creation in which I loved the bright cheery colour combination . They really did work well together on the first of her shared cards and I also loved the design of her second card.


Traceymo's Pick:

No. 40 - Red Obsession cArds

Traceymo's Thoughts: Just a stunning card great image & colour with a fab layout.


Susan's Pick:

No. 36 - Francesca

Susan's Thoughts: I really love this journal! Love all the mixed media. Love the Halloween feel to it. The colors are fabulous. Just wonderful! Really makes me want to get that journal out of the cabinet and begin working on. Great inspiration for everyone who is working on a journal! I am so glad you shared it with us! Thank you!! And Awesome work!!