Saturday, April 18, 2015

Challenge #34 - Recycle Something Midway Post

Good morning fellow Crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog!!

Today we are at the midway point of our Challenge #34. Challenge #34 is our Recycle Something Challenge!! Your whole project can be something you have recycled or just have something on your project that has been recycled. We are loving what you have linked up so far... Keep them coming!!

You have until midnight, EST on April 24th, 2015 to enter your Recycled creations.

Andrea's Lil Pixels
Prize: .
Andrea's Lil Pixels is a new sponsor with us and really stepped up at short notice to get in here with us. We really appreciate that! We love her wonderful images and are so excited to have her with us for this challenge! Your one stop shop for original, top quality graphics,invitations and more.

Crafting Vicky using Lil May Mermaid Under The Sea Set

Kel using Lil May Mermaid Under The Sea Set

Lynne using Lil May Mermaid Under The Sea Set

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Prize: 2 Images
Dr. Digi's primary art monkey and website founder says this: Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is a site that aims to bring you digi stamps with a sense of humour. We're not your average Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears. Well you might.. but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw! That gives you a bit of an idea of who they are! Here is a bit about them: Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps. Our artist and founder cut his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression. We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, with our growing catalog of great value digis with a sense of humour.

Cass using Mood Music

Lynda using Spells For Beginners

Myndi using Gnome Sweet Gnome

Smeared Ink
Prize: $15 Voucher
Smeared Ink is a small home business owned by Terra and Tori, two sisters who bring a lot of experience to their business. Tori has an Associates of Applied Arts and has over six years of experience as a Graphic Designer. Terra has over ten years of experience as a rubber stamp artist. Together these sisters offer a unique perspective to the rubber stamping world and the crafting world as a whole. They are one of the few companies that offer images on the darker side. We are extremely excited to have them join us this year!! Thank you Terra and Tori for sponsoring with us this year!!!

Erin using Black Widow

Kim using Brass The Steampunk Reindeer

Stitchy Bears Digi Shop
Prize: 3 Images Up To $10
StitchyBear’s Digi Outlet is proud to have been in business, serving our customers since April 1st 2010. With such a great store Stitchy was no Fool! We currently have a very talented group of 22 Creators and can offer a vast array of digital images, papers and sets in many different styles. We really have a one stop shop for an amazing collection of creative digital products with prices to suit every budget.

Berni using Spring Flowers (Allipeeps)

Winner and DT Favorites - Challenge #33 (Food Related)

Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #33 - Food Related. The projects for the Food Related were DELICIOUS!!! We enjoyed seeing what everyone came up with!

Thank you to everyone who played along! And thank you to our wonderful sponsors who are so generous to give us a prize that we can give to you!! A special thank you goes out to Drawn With Character, Imagine That!, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, and Zlatoena's Designs for sponsoring our challenge!

Now for our winners, all chosen by .. Please also grab your winners badge on the winner's tab at the top of the blog:

Using, our winner of 3 Images from Drawn With Character is:


Using, our winner of 3 Image Sets from Imagine That! is:

Using, our winner of 3 Images from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is:

Using, our winner of a 2 Images from Zlatoena's Designs is:

Congrats to all our LUCKY winners!!! Please contact us in the upcoming 2 weeks at with winner and the sponsor that you have won in the subject. If we don't hear from you we will have to draw again. 

Now for our DT Favorites for Challenge #33:

Adele's Pick:

No.30 - Lillian's Leisure

Adele's Thoughts: This card is so super cute!.  I love all the gorgeous spring colours, it’s so bright and cheerful.  The flowers and doileys match that backing paper perfectly.  Fabulous layout with beautiful embellishments and those Easter Eggs look yummy!  Perfect card for our Food Related Challenge xx

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 7 - Scrappy Scatty Jan

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: Wooowww, I love this farms! There are a lot of characters!!! This project is simply unique!!! I love it!!! Congratulations!!!

AngelicBadGirl's Pick:

No. 28 - Lilian's Leisure

AngelicBadGirl's Thoughts: Loved this card, the Image made me giggle. Such a wonderful Masculine card. xxxx

Carol's Pick:

No. 31 - Pauline

Carol's Thoughts: Fabulous card as always,love the beautifully coloured cute House Mouse image with the ice-cream cone,great layout too x

Cass's and Robin's Pick:

No. 17 - Pauline

Cass's Thoughts: A cute CAS card, love the simple card and minimal use of colour. Always love the House Mouse images, great way to use the twine.  Also, one of my favourite foods.  Great card.

Robin's Thoughts: I love the clean and simple look to her creation.  The soft pink and white with the image is so pretty.  The ribbon on top and the border on bottom is so perfect.  Everything about her creation is fabulous!

Erin's and Lynne's Pick:

No. 1 - Papersniffer

Erin's Thoughts: I just love the shape of the project! Wonderfully hand cut! Such an adorable and well colored image! Awesome job!

Lynne's Thoughts: I love the shaped card with the adorable image used!!! Absolutely adorable!!

Hanne's Pick:

No. 4 - Kevin

Hanne's Thoughts: Kevin's card is just so delicious! Great colours, wonderful layout and Tilda with the huge spoon is just cute! Oh, and I love the recipe sheets Kevin has made himself. :)

Jacqui's and Kim's Pick:

No. 26 - Heather M

Jacqui's Thoughts: This card has two of my favourite things the colour purple & a dragon how cute I love it.

Kim's Thoughts: I love the layers, shapes, colors, design, and the coloring!  This is so adorable that I grinned the minute I saw it!

Joanna's and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 29 - Anita M.

Joanna's Thoughts: Sweet image, beautiful coloring. I love layout, stitched rectangle die and a lot of balloons :)

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love the total layout of her card. Love how she color the image and  i love the balloons she added in, just perfect layout for the whole card.

Julie's Pick:

No. 39 - Maxibelle Studio

Julie's Thoughts: I love the design and shape of this card and the colouring is beautifully done.

Kathy's Pick:

No. 42 - Angeline Choo

Kathy's Thoughts: I love, love, love this digi and sentiment.  When I saw it I laughed out loud.  I also liked Angeline’s card design, background texture, inking and choice of design paper.  All in all a great “Food Related” entry.

Kel's and Vicky's Pick:

No.16 - Laura Love

Kel's Thoughts: One of my favorite images and I love the color scheme used.  And ABSOLUTELY love how she frosted the star in the word “Love” - makes it look yummy enough to eat!!

Vicky's Thoughts: That image is just adorable!  I love the layout and the little hidden recipe is just a fabulous touch.    Love love love all the details!!!!

Lynda's Pick:

No. 2 - Vanessa

Lynda's Thoughts: I love the colour combo and layout. Your colouring is stunning and the sentiment is just perfect x

Milnie's and Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 36 - Liselot

Milnie's Thoughts: The coloring with pencils on kraft paper is just stunning! It’s a christmas card and I love the fact that Liselot doesn’t only used the traditional colors; pink is there too and I really like it!

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts:  A sweet treat , this card. Loved the coordinating background paper and Liselot’s beautiful colouring on Kraft card.

Myndi's Pick:

No. 22 - Crafty Milka

Myndi's Thoughts: What an awesome idea for a shadow box! It is so cute and such an original idea. So much work went into the detail on this piece. It’s really lovely!

Sammibug's Pick:

No. 19 - Cards by America

Sammibug's Thoughts: Gorgeous card! Love the dies, banner and how all the elements work so well together!

Congratulations to everyone all your entries were awesome! Thank you very much for your participation in our challenges :)