Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Winners and DT Favorites - Challenge #41 (Kids Want To Have Fun)

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Challenge # 41 - Kids Want To Have Fun.Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along for the past year and a half!

First, I would like to apologize for ALL of the missing posts from the previous years. I was cleaning house getting ready for next year and somehow managed to delete all of the posts! Luckily, I had already saved the DT Favorites! So again.. Please forgive me for that!!

Now we are making a big change! We will be revamping and making some changes and cleaning up until January. We will be starting monthly challenges in 2016. The challenges will go live on the 10th of each month. The challenges will run from the 10th of one month to the 9th of the following month. We will have our monthly winners which will be drawn using We will also be continuing our DT Favorites. The winners and DT Favorites will be posted on the 20th of each month. Our first Winner and DT Favorites post will be on February 20th.

There will be a lot of details to come, so please don't forget to check back! We will be looking for some new team members. You will find that post at the beginning of October. Please be sure to come back to us then!

Now for our DT Favorites for Challenge #41:

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 14 - JanR

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: This card is clean and simple but I love the colouring! The effect created in the colouring for the paper is great!!!! Simply fantastic!

AngelicBadGirl's Pick:

No. 9 - Mary Demmons

AngelicBadGirl's Thoughts: This Card takes me back to my Childhood, playing on the Tire-swings and seeing just how high we could go. I love how Mary has coloured it in and the simple but colourful backings she has used. The Cloud Dies finish this Card off perfectly.

Berni's and Myndi's Pick:

No. 17 - Rutscht

Berni's Thoughts: This is so adorable. It is calling you to the beach. Just love the composition of this beauty. She is about to have some fun. Nicely done!

Myndi's Thoughts: I love the image and the little shells and beachy bits she added to the card. It’s super cute and is exactly what my own kids would be doing if we lived near the ocean.

Carol's Pick:

No. 32 - Deonna B.

Carol's Thoughts: Love the two page layout and beautiful photos-perfect for the challenge

Hanne's Pick:

No. 13 - Lisa s

Hanne's Thoughts: Lisa's card is so cute! The image with little boy sitting on the tree branch is just adorable and I love the DP Lisa has used. The piece of jute ribbon and wooden embellies are great match with the image.

Joanna's, Julie's and Milnie's Pick:

No. 5 - The Occasional Crafter

Joanna's Thoughts: I love color combo, cute image. This is very funny card for a little boy :)

Julie's Thoughts: Fab colour choices, this card just jumped out at me and it’s a really fun card for a child too.

Milnie's Thoughts: I love the color combination and the image is so cute a the coloring is stunning!

Kathy's Pick:

No. 33 - Sharla~

Kathy's Thoughts: This is a stunner. I appreciate the skilled coloring Sharla did on her Kids Want to Have Fun Entry. The sand on the beach is amazing as are the clouds and clothing. The whole card is a wow! What a great way to go out on hiatus!

Kel's Pick:

No. 1 - Billie A.

Kel's Thoughts: I absolutely love the color scheme in this card. And it’s so cute!!! I also love the off-set circles behind the image… such a cute way to frame the image!!

Kim's Pick:

No. 31 - arteKatie

Kim's Thoughts: Love the uniqueness, style, and daring! The card is fun, has lots of interest, and made me smile!

Lynda's Pick:

No. 12 - Anna

Lynda's Thoughts: I love the layout of your card, it’s stunning. Your colouring is perfect and the digi stamp used is adorable.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 26 - MaxiBelle Studio

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the way she color her image and love the image that match the theme so well. Love each embellishments she put up, so lovely.

Sammibug's Pick:

No. 8 - Donna Mundinger

Sammibug's Thoughts: Love all the added elements! Billie created a beautiful boys card. Loved the image and her colouring. The background is perfect as is the fun placing of image.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Challenge #26 - All White

Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog!!
You guys definitely know how to make some Unusual Christmas Cards!! We loved seeing the different ideas that everyone had! Thank you to everyone who joined us and took on the challenge. We will announce the winners and the DT Favorites from Challenge #25: Unusual Christmas, on Saturday, December 27th, 2014. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #26 is all about All White!! The image can have some color and that coloring should be really pale/muted, only the skin and hair. We want to see everything else White! We can't wait to see what you 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, January 2nd, 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, January 10th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate
Digital Delights by Louby Loo is your one stop shop for all your digital stamps, paper piecing and digital products which are instantly downloadable. We also have a wide range of digital papers and cut files for all your crafting projects. Our low prices reflect our belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!! Other services include custom blog design and custom watermarks. Why wait for snail mail? Start creating with our instant downloads today.

Carol using Bathtime Cooper

Come back for our midway post to see . using .

Jessica Weible Illustrations
Prize: Images

Jacqui using Holiday Birds

Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Little Angels Cute and Emily using Christmas Nativity and Erin using Bridal Vector Character

Paper Pretties
Prize: 5 Images
Paper Pretties is an online crafting store, and home to Zac, Lily, Sophia and Cooper - the cutest kid stamps around! (At least we think so). We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Pretties Boutique! Along with their full line of clear stamps they also have a great selection of digital images! You can also join in their weekly challenge at the Paper Pretties Challenge Blog. They post new challenges each Monday and Wednesday.

Adele using Snow Angel Sophia

Joanna using Iggy

Kathy using Roses

Come back for our midway post to see Pam using Snow Angel

Sami Stamps
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
Sami is the little sister of Tammy from A Day For Daisies. Can you believe the talent in this family... WOW!!!! She grew up watching Tammy paint all day in her art studio which was a converted storage shed in the back yard. Sami is a wife and mother and an amazing artist that we are lucky enough to have in our crafting community. She has the most WONDERFUL digital stamps and we couldn't be more excited to have her as a sponsor. Thank you Sami!! Thank you for your sponsorship and generosity!

Cindy using Two Birds

Denise using Persian Kitty 3

Come back for our midway post to see Maureen using My Snowman and Vicky using Two Birds

Sassy Studios Designs
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate
Sassy Studio Designs was started in July of 2009 by Lindsay Dyer. If you haven't visited Sassy Studio Designs yet, it is a must visit site! You can see that Lindsay has an eye for design and fashion. It was interesting to find out that she is a fashion designer by trade! It definitely shows! Her characters are so clever and her clothing designs are like no other!! We know that you will enjoy these sexy, fashionable divas as much as we do!!

Hanne using Kiss The Bride

Julie using Bella Bride Sassy

Milnie using Bella Bride Sassy

Sammibug using Kiss The Bride

Come back for our midway post to see . using .