Saturday, February 28, 2015

Challenge #31 - Luck


Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog!!
It is time for a new challenge! Thank you to everyone who joined us and took on the last challenge. We can't tell you how much we appreciate you and all of your wonderful creations!! We will announce the winners and the DT Favorites from Challenge #30: Up In The Air, on Saturday, March 7th, 2015. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #31 is all about Luck!! So, what do you think about when the word Luck comes up? We can't wait to see the designs you guys come up with!

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, March 13th, 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 Saturday, March 21st, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




DigiStamps4Joy
Prize: 5 Images
Top secret (not really) information about Digistamps4Joy. From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles! Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa. Together with another SA artist (Riette) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa. With numerous digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with. Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every second Sunday, and monthly challenges are held.

Digistamps4Joy is proud to sponsor this challenge, and is offering a prize of $10 worth of DS4J digis to the challenge winner.


Hanne using Leaves



Julie using Toadstool Khaya



Robin using Ellie's Flowers


Come back for our midway post to see Berni using Cherry On Top, Cass using Ellie's Flowers and Pam using Ellie's Flowers





Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
Prize: 3 Images
Dilly Beans is a mix of cute, spooky, fantasy.. you name it! They are awesomely drawn up by the artist Megan Suarez! Megan is a mother of four (4)! And married to a wonderfully understanding man who completely understands her creative marathons and late nights! She loves working with all sorts of media, although she loves to work mostly in acrylics on canvas. She does enjoy mixed media, art journaling, mail art and ATC trading and collecting! And Megan lives in the beautiful state of Oregon, USA. You can also find Dilly Beans on Facebook... be sure to drop by and give her a Like! Dilly Beans also has a challenge blog you can join in on at Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges! And we want to send out a big THANK YOU to Megan and Dilly Beans!!


Adele using #587 - Penny's Heart Strings



Kathy using #443 - Emily Framed



Rebecca using #362 - Crinkles Daisy Framed



Sammibug using #539 - Owl


Come back for our midway post to see Kim using #571 - Brooke, Lynne using #297 - Ragdoll Ruby and Myndi using #589 - Mimi's Heart Flowers Framed





Make It Crafty!
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
Make It Crafty! has some amazing images!! And they are definitely the best place to find objects and backgrounds! They are the go to place for backgrounds by far! But they are so much more! They have a wide variety of images to choose from. They have a facebook page and a Challenge blog as well! Be sure to stop by the shop and take a look at all of the amazing items!! It is definitely a favorite place to shop!


Ana Isabel using Roxi Sprite



Joanna using Geeky Love Expecting



Milnie using Roxi Sprite


Come back for our midway post to see Crafting Vicky using March Hare, Erin using Roxi Sprite, Kathryn using Roxi Sprite and Susan using Tinkles






Paper Addictions
Prize: 5 Images
Jackie is an avid crafter!! But she also has a degree in art with emphasis in graphic design. Already loving crafts, rubber stamping and various paper crafts, we are not surprised that she has some amazing digital stamps for all of us!! And they are wonderful!! She has some amazing designs and we are so excited to have her as a sponsor this year! We hope you all will visit the shop and share the crafting love!!


Jacqui using Butterfly With A Heart



Shirley-Anne using Bear and Balloons


Come back for our midway post to see AngelicBadGirl using Girls Trip, Kel using Billy and Lilly Graduate, Lynda using Love Bugs





Saturday, February 21, 2015

Challenge #30 - Up In The Air 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 #30. Challenge #30 is our Up In The Air Challenge!! There are so many things that can go up in the air! And you guys have been so creative so far!! One more week to go! We can't wait to see what else gets submitted!

You have until midnight, EST on February 27th, 2015 to enter your Up In The Air creations.



A Day For Daisies
Prize: 3 Images
A Day For Daisies was started by Tammy Siemers Thompson. Like all artists, she has that constant need to create! She has a graphic design background which she has used to create these high quality designs for stampers and crafters all over the world! Her art is very whimsical and fun! She draws inspiration from the world around her which brings her much joy. She strives to express this happiness in her stamp designs and we think she has really done well with that!! You can't help but smile at her wonderful creations! Tammy remains passionate about her art, obsessed with quality and dedicated to her customers. She relies on her customers for inspiration and welcomes ideas, comments and creativity! Be sure to head on over to A Day For Daisies and check out all the wonderful art to inspire any creation! You won't be disappointed!!


AngelicBadGirl using Over The Rainbow



Crafting Vicky using Bitsy Bug Dot



Kel using Dragon Gifts





Jessica Weible Illustrations
Prize: Images
Jessica Weible is a proud US Navy Wife and mother of 4! She has been digitally illustrating since 2006 and adores her stay at home job. She has a degree in Graphic Design. We adore her art and are so excited to have her on board as a sponsor! Thank you Jessica! We hope we can bring you some traffic to your etsy store and spread the word about awesome your art is with the crafting world!! Thank you for everything!!


Berni using Rock Wall Climbing Boys



Cass using I Wanna Fly



Kathryn using Super Hero Girls





Sentimental Susan
Prize: 5 Images
Hi! I'm Susan and one of the artist and owners of Sentimental Susan. I'm a crafter who loves to create Greeting Cards, invitations, bookmarks and more! I love to color; I'm just a kid at heart. I also love to draw when I can. I am married to Kevin, who also draws and puts up digital images for the site. He is from Australia. This is definitely a family venture, everyone in the family has contributed except for my son. I’m sure he will get up something soon. My kids are much more talented than I am!! I have drawn since I could pick up a pencil. We are really happy to be sponsoring some challenges and we look forward to seeing all of the fantastic creations. There is nothing more exciting than seeing something you have drawn created into something spectacular!!


Erin using Tiger Cub



Lynda using .



Lynne using Owl Landing





MilkCoffee Stamps
Prize: 3 Images
MilkCoffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize it at big enough size. And we have many different image style, sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many various themes so it could fit any crafter with different style. Visit and play along with us!


Myndi using Lisbeth and Balloon



Kim using Michelle In Hot Air Balloon







Winner and DT Favorites - Challenge #29 (NO Pink and NO Red)



Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #29 - NO Pink and NO Red. We loved seeing all of the rainbow of colors minus the pink and red! You guys make it so hard for us each and every challenge!

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 Bugaboo Stamps, Faery Ink, Oak Pond Creations and The Art of Ronne P. Barton for sponsoring our challenge!




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


Using Random.org, our winner of 7 Images from Bugaboo Stamps is:

2 am scrapper




Using Random.org, our winner of 3 Images from Faery Ink is:

Andree Clark




Using Random.org, our winner of a 4 images from Oak Pond Creations is:

Leslie Turner




Using Random.org, our winner of a 4 Images from The Art of Ronne P. Barton is:

Mary demmons


Congrats to all the winners!!! Please contact us in the upcoming 2 weeks at openmindedcrafting@gmail.com 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 #29:

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 39 - Aurora

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I love this ATCs! They are four projects!!! I love the colouring, the combos and the sentiment!!! Absolutely, nice projects!!! Her way of colouring is perfect!!!!!


AngelicBadGirl's Pick:

No. 16 - Vannessa

AngelicBadGirl's Thoughts: This card just lifted my spirits. It is gives such a happy warm feeling, especially with Spring poking its head around the corner. The colours are so fresh and invigorating. Well done....


Berni's and Cass's Pick:

No. 40 - Marilyn Webb

Berni's Thoughts: What caught my eye was the palette and composition. This is a fun beauty with lots of personality. Just love this awesome beauty. Your rocked it!!

Cass's Thoughts: Loved the colour combo, displays how basically three colours can be so effective, the cute image has been beautifully coloured and the sentiment is just right. All together a wonderfully designed and crafted card. Have to say again that I loved the colour combo.


Carol's and Lynda's Pick:

No. 20 - Lucy Patrick

Carol's Thoughts: Brilliant valentine card,love the fabulously coloured Sassy image,love the sentiment and great B.paper.

Lynda's Thoughts: Your colouring is amazing, I love the image against the muted tones of the background and sentiment :-) Amazing card xx


Hanne's Pick:

No. 54 - Coops

Hanne's Thoughts: Coops' card is just fantastic! I love the purple-and-black colour scheme, it's just perfect with that image! And there are so many layers and beautiful details. The bows and the pin are just the perfect finishing touch for this card.


Jacqui's, Joanna's and Myndi's Pick:

No. 106 - Pamellia

Jacqui's Thoughts: This is something I admire but can never do its absolutely beautiful. I love the distressing, the butterflies the way she brings the flower & lace etc together perfectly its a beautiful piece of work.

Joanna's Thoughts: I love color combo she used. I very like hanmade flowers. Very, very beautiful card :)

Myndi's Thoughts: Wow! I was just so amazed by this. I feel like there is a lot of detail and she really did a good job of bringing it all together. There's so much to look at, but it's not too much. I just thought it was perfection.


Julie's Pick:

No. 15 - Regan

Julie's Thoughts: Love the all white background, which makes the beautiful teal really pop, beautiful coloring of this image too.


Kathryn's Pick:

No. 129 - Bonnie T

Kathryn's Thoughts: I just love this image and the coloring is perfection. Beautifully done card!!


Kathy's Pick:

No. 98 - Tones Scrapperom

Kathy's Thoughts: I love the artistic - mixed media feel of Tone's card. The color is so vibrant and the design of the card really shows off the stunning eye image. So beautiful.


Kel's Pick:

No. 46 - Sue

Kel's Thoughts: Such a sweet card!! and i love the soft colors and simple, yet perfectly balanced layout!!


Kim's Pick:

No. 2 - Rutscht

Kim's Thoughts: The amount of adorable cuteness, the choice of colors, and the embellishments...combine to bring out a serious LAUGH OUT LOUD happy moment!


Lynne's and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 34 - Irene

Lynne's Thoughts: I love the phenomenal die cut and the humming bird is stunning!!!! Everything is elegant and stunning!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the total layout for her card especially the glitter, sparkle n sprinkle background with the fantastic die cut, everything just match perfectly on her card.


Milnie's Pick:

No. 64 - Angelique

Milnie's Thoughts: This gorgeous page has so many details, it's amazing! I love the coloring and the special add on in the middle of the page. Angelique have also used distress ink, I really like it!


Robin's Pick:

No. 5 - Pauline

Robin's Thoughts: I just love the color combination and it is perfect for any little boy! The sketch is fabulous and I love how she makes the skateboard image the center of attention.


Sammibug's and Vicky's Pick:

No. 26 - Creepy Glowbugg

Sammibug's Thoughts: Love the entire composition of this project. The colors are so striking together and the added elements make this come together perfectly.

Vicky's Thoughts: That card just made me smile!!! LOVE that little dog and the layout and sentiment is just awesome! I really love the use of the blue. Yup just a big happy smile on my face when looking at it :)


Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 126 - Emily Shroom

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: This delightful creation is so pleasing to the eye , in my opinion.Jude is coloured beautifully in Blue and Gold , colours fit for a king . The woven matting and the die cut cattails are perfect back drop too.


Erin's Pick:

No. 115 - NanaConnie

Erin's Thoughts: I just love this image! The colors are fantastic! Love the layout!


Susan's Pick:

No. 10 - Claudia's kaartjes

Susan's Thoughts: I just LOVE this! Love all the gears.. Love the gears at the top. The motorcycle is FANTASTIC! The colors, the elements... just everything is so well done! Awesome layout! Awesome theme! This would be just a perfect card for my husband.. or me LOL Love it!! Fantastic job Claudia! Thank you so much for playing along!


Congratulations to everyone! You really made it hard to choose with so many fabulous entries!!! Thank you very much for your participation in our challenges :)