Saturday, August 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #7 {Patriotic/Use Your Country Colors}



Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #7 -- Patriotic/Use Your Country Colors. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! We love seeing all of the different country colors and designs!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our July 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!!





Be sure to sent us an email if you are a winner. Email us at openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. Congrats to all of the winners and DT Picks!




HERE ARE YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNERS:



Crafts & Me
Prize: 3 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 1 - Carla's Cards



Fabrika Fantasy
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 12 - The Crafty Nurse*claimed*



Keyesay's Visual Art*claimed*
Prize: ?? Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 18 - Elena F.*claimed*



Oddball Art Co. by Lizzy Love
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 23 - Suze*claimed*





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #7 {PATRIOTIC/USE YOUR COUNTRY COLORS}:

BBsButterfly's, Rebecca's, Sandy's and Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 18 - Elena F.

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: The mixed media feel of this bag is absolutely amazing! All of the wonderful flowers and color scheme are just beautiful. And the crochet is just over the top.

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the overall design of the project. Specially love the crochet border around the image, super lovely and awesome colouring.

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the beautifully coloured image and all the gorgeous embellishments used to make this fabulous gift bag.

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Awesome colouring of image with amazing embellishing .Loved the crochet work too.


Berni's Pick:

No. 14 - Heather Mills

Berni's Thoughts: Love, love the simplicity of this beauty. Especially love the dimension on the stars and woodgrain background. Outstanding.


Hanne's Pick:

No. 6 - Coops

Hanne's Thoughts: I love coops card with the beach and sailing theme! The papers are great match with the image and the colouring of the image is great! The distressed edges in the papers fit perfectly this card's look and feel.


Joanna's Pick:

No. 11 - Red Obsession Cards

Joanna's Thoughts: I really like her interpretation of the sketch. This is very pretty and delicate winter card.


Kerri's Pick:

No. 12 - The Crafty Nurse

Kerri's Thoughts: I love how distress inks have been used on this card to make the words pop! I think it gives a lovely effect for a red, white and blue card.


Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 8 - Lucy Patrick

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: The little monsters are adorable and I love the rainbow colours she used (with the peace flag as her inspiration). The background is fabulous too.


Monica's Pick:

No. 8 - Lucy Patrick

Monica's Thoughts: I love the adorable sailor girl, the coloring and the texture created with the woodgrain paper and embellishments!


Susan's Pick:

No. 19 - Patacake

Susan's Thoughts: This is a gorgeous altered frame and a gorgeous piece of art! I love all the layers, the coloring is beautiful! Just love this piece of art! Thank you so much for sharing it!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #8 -- Back To School / Reading



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

Monthly Challenge #8 is all about Back To School / Reading!! You can create anything that focuses on that theme. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations! We hope you can get creative with the theme... Back To School is pretty self explanatory. Reading could be anything from a bookmark to an image with books, someone reading.. whatever you can come up with!! Let your creativity loose!

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 Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. Please make sure to link up before then.

If you need to reach us for any reason, please email openmindedcrafting@gmail dot com

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




Pattie's Creations
Prize: 3 Images
Pattie's Creations is the home of Pattieboop and Allie. Pattieboop is an 11 year old girl that is very opinionated. Allie her pet black cat! These wonderful characters have been created by Pattie Gomez and you can find Pattieboop and Allie along with a host of other fantastic images. Be sure to drop by her shop to see what she has to offer!!


Bernie using Anna Reading



Hanne using Morning Glory Vine



Joanna using Mr. Bookworm with Apple



Kraftykoolkat using Anna Reading



Lynda using Mr. Bookworm with Books






The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette
Prize: 3 Images
The heart of Nikki Burnette lies in Fantasy Art! Which you have no doubt about as you browse her shop. She has amazing creations for us to color and create with. Animals are also a huge inspiration for Nikki and you can find them hidden around her art. Take a look around the shop and delve into Nikki's amazing Fantasy Worlds.


Lynnpenguin using Madelina



Rebecca using Brittany



Shirley-Anne using Vienna






YamPuff's LineArt
Prize: 3 Images
We first found YamPuff on DeviantArt years and years ago. In fact, Susan was and still is one of her followers. Then she started to created images for us crafters. She is also involved a lot at Kit and Clowder and she is VERY reasonable with her commissions. She did two sports commissions for Susan and they are WONDERFUL! You can find a lot of art on Deviantart. She sells lineart and coloring books on Etsy. You will not be disappointed in her amazingly adorable art work! Be sure to check it all out, follow her, friend her, buy from her and cheer her on!


Ana Isabel using Umbrella Girl



Kerri using Umbrella Girl



Monica using Umbrella Girl



Sandy using Sexy Nerd



Tracey using Umbrella Girl








Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #6 {Seasons/Holidays}



Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #6 -- Seasons/Holidays. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! You all make it very hard to choose favorites! Thank goodness Random.org picks the prize winners!!

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



AMB Illustrations
Prize: 1 Image or Clipart Set And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 56 - Stephanie S.



DigiStamps4Joy
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 20 - Heather Mills



Star Stampz
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 6 - Repolainen





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #6 {SEASONS/HOLIDAYS}:

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 49 - Cicci Vid Pennan

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I love the coluring!! Wowww the background is great! Simply brilliant!


BBsButterfly's Pick:

No. 36 - Elena F.

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: There is a ton of detail and beautiful layering. I love all of the die cuts. This is a beautiful, sunshiny card.


Berni's Pick:

No. 3 - Plony

Berni's Thoughts: This is absolutely gorgeous, love all of the details on this beauty. The pastels are so soft and delicate that brings out the focus of the image.


Hanne's Pick:

No. 6 - Repolainen

Hanne's Thoughts: This is such a good-mood card, I just love it! The image is so fun and I love the scenery Repolainen has created in her card. And those flipflops are simply awesome!


Joanna's Pick:

No. 1 - Lucy Patrick

Joanna's Thoughts: Absolutely lovely shaker card. I like layout, colors and idea :)


Monica's Pick:

No. 27 - Treebug

Monica's Thoughts: I love the use of the doiley and coloring on the cute image!


Rebecca's Pick:

No. 15 - Teresa

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love the beautiful summer beach mixed media cube that she decorated. By looking at her cube, you can feel the breeze of the summer beach, the sand and the wind. Lovely project.


Sandy's Pick:

No. 53 - Crea Astrid

Sandy's Thoughts: Gorgeous card. Love all the fab sea themed diecuts and the use of the Octagon diecuts to showcase the beautifully coloured image.


Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 33 - Carol

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Fabulous Embellishing and beautiful paper along with a sweet image for this stepper card.


Traceymo's Pick:

No. 66 - Lucy Patrick

Traceymo's Thoughts: What a cute card, that girl is so cheeky & fab layout to.


Susan's Pick:

No. 29 - Nicola Gold

Susan's Thoughts: I just LOVE this Christmas decoration! It's fantastic! I love all the different levels. Love they are all shakers! Way cute! Love the twine around the edge too! And the bells at the bottom! Fantastic! Absolutely adore this wonderful creation!