Saturday, November 22, 2014

DT Call - start up in January 2015


DT Call!!

Hello everyone. It's almost a year since Open-Minded Crafting Fun opened!!!!!  Wow time sure flies when you are having fun!!!!  We thank you all for being followers (if you aren't why not?!? :) ) and making this challenge ROCK.  BTW we also have a great FB page where we share some of your makes, check it out as well.

The latest term of 6 months of our DT is soon coming to an end, which means we are in need of a few new DT members starting in January 2015. We will be running a DT Call until November 22nd . Here is what we are looking for:

Create a DT Project once every two weeks. The DT project is due on the Thursday before the Saturday challenge. 

You must use the sponsor image that you have chosen for your project; doesn't matter what type of project, just that you need to use that image.

Every other week, due the Thursday before the Winner and DT Pick post, you need to pick your DT Favorite and write a little something about why you chose it.

You will have two out of each ten entries to comment on each challenge. 

If you have any questions, please send us an email to openmindedcrafting@gmail.com.

Please send an email letting us know why you would like to be considered for the DT Team, a little about yourself, 2 projects that you would like us to see and the link to your blog. 

Send your entries to the same address openmindedcrafting@gmail.com

We will reply to let you know that the e-mail has been received.  We look forward to your application.

Thank you so much!! -- Erin, Vicky and Susan

Challenge #24 - Grateful


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

We had some absolutely amazing projects featuring fowl!! Thank you to everyone who joined us and took on the challenge. We will announce the winners and the DT Favorites from Challenge #23: Fowl Of All Kinds, on Saturday, November 29th, 2014. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #24 is all about Gratefulness!! We want to see some cards that are Grateful or Thankful! 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, December 5th, 2014. 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, December 13th, 2014. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




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! A Day For Daisies has grown to over 2,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. 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! Tammy is very customer oriented and is always quick to get back to you if you have a question or comment. She is a true joy to work with! 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!!


Carol using Wind In My Hair




Cindy using Butterfly Harvest




Joanna using A Special Flower




Kathy using Tender Thoughts


Come back for our midway post to see Susan using Blessing A Flower





DigiStamps4Joy
Prize: 5 Images
DS4J is a proudly South African, upmarket, online digital stamp company. Our "Misteri" range of cute digistamps are very popular, and can be used for many different card themes and scrapbooks. We not only chat on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy? ) but also give out one digi every Monday to a lucky commenter. The Design Team showcase all our digistamps on the BLOG (http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com), and the first Friday of every month is Freebie Friday in the SHOP (www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop)!


Our Special Guest from Digistamps4Joy Annie using Misteri with Dancing Shoes and Diamond Beauties Thank you so much for joining us Annie!




Adele using A Birdie Told Me




Denise using Day Lily Corner


Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Mysteri Meditates and Crafting Vicky using Balancing Act





Just Some Lines
Prize: 4 Images
Just Some Lines is a digital stamp shop which has been in operation under its own website since 2010. The shop stocks whimsical art work created by its owner Jehanne. She is a self-taught artist and loves to draw. She is inspired by all that is around her and when leaving the house her bag always has a small sketch book, pencil and rubber. Information on new stamps, specials and time limited freebies can be found on their facebook group. Jehanne has some amazing creations in Just Some Lines! And I think you will all agree! Make sure you drop in to say hi!, take a look at all of the wonderful art that is just waiting for you to grab and create! :)


Crafting Vicky using Autumn Bear


Come back for our midway post to see Pam using Autumn Shelter and Vicky using Autumn Bear






The East Wind
Prize: 3 Images
Unky is an artist based out of Vancouver, Canada! She is the mother to a beautiful daughter :) She has a graphic design background and has been training in art since she was very young. Her mother was a very passionate educator, like that of a lot of asian mothers. She was able to try so many different things when she was younger and trying so many things helped her to find her interest in art. Unky grew up with Japanese animations, manga, high fashion and she was also a big punk rock music fan!

We think her art really brings out her personality! She loves art with a passion and it shows in everything that she does. She loves exploring many different tools! You can follow Unky on facebook at KyraEunkyoKim, there is also a challenge blog for The East Wind Challenge Blog where you can find a new challenge on the 1st and 15th of each month. There is a freebie to be had each month as well so you don't want to miss that! And be sure to visit her Etsy shop - The East Wind were you can find all of her amazing digital stamps!!



Hanne using Lucy Loo Morning Coffee




Jacqui using Aurora Spring Butterfly




Milnie using Aurora Love Mom




Sammibug using Flowery Bride Mon Amour


Come back for our midway post to see Susan using Lucy Loo Cheshire Cat






The Stamping Chef
Prize: 3 Images
The wonderful creator of all you see on The Stamping Chef is Tamara! She is an amazing artist and she is so fun!! Drawing is her passion and you can see that her style is very fun, cute and doodle-ish LOL... she thinks! ;) She loves to see the images come to life when they are colored by all of you amazing crafters out there... we enjoy that too!! She is loving every step of the tedious process of creating a digital image and she loves to be able to share with us all. Have you ever stopped by the facebook page?? Be sure you do and like it!! She is always having little competitions to name her characters and it is LOADS of fun to see all the unique names that everyone puts up!! It really is a blast!! And then she will finish the image all colored up and post it with the winners name.. It couldn't be any more fun! Everyone is interactive and goofing off... You can't miss it!! The Stamping Chef also offers a bi-weekly challenge on Wednesdays on their blog.


Julie using Thank You Freebie which was given away on Facebook




Melanie using Jolene


Come back for our midway post to see Erin using Thank You Freebie which was given away on Facebook and Maureen using .



Now it's your turn to share your grateful creations!!!  Looking forward to them!!  


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Challenge #23 - Fowl of All Kinds 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 #23. Challenge #23 is Fowl of All Kinds... or just birds if you wish!!! We are looking for creations with the theme of Fowl or birds! And we can not wait to see what you come up!
We have loved what we have seen so far and we can't wait to see more! You have until midnight, EST on November 21st, 2014 to create your All About Fowl Creations.



Di's Digi Designs
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
All of the images at Di's Digi Stamps are drawn by Diane Carubia. All of the images are instantly downloadable and there is so much to choose from!! And it's really hard to stop shopping once you start LOL!! Everything is absolutely adorable! Diane is on a new adventure as well!! She has a new stamp line, Candibeans, that is being supported by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. Be sure to stop by Di's Digi Stamps and have a gander at all her wonderful cuteness! We have no doubt that we will be seeing her images on your cards very soon.. You won't be able to resist! Thank you Diane! and Di's Digi Stamps for being a sponsor for us this next year! We are really looking forward to working with you!! Thank you so much for your generosity!!


Pam using Sending Owl My Love




Crafting Vicky using Penguin Christmas Tree





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 Scaredy Duck





MilkCoffee Stamps
Prize: 5 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!


Erin using Lisbeth On A Swing




Susan using Lisbeth On A Swing





The East Wind
Prize: 3 Images
Unky is an artist based out of Vancouver, Canada! She is the mother to a beautiful daughter :) She has a graphic design background and has been training in art since she was very young. Her mother was a very passionate educator, like that of a lot of asian mothers. She was able to try so many different things when she was younger and trying so many things helped her to find her interest in art. Unky grew up with Japanese animations, manga, high fashion and she was also a big punk rock music fan! Be sure to give a shout out to Unky and thank her for her generosity!! We want to thank you for sponsoring us this next year! Thank you for your generosity!! We are really looking forward to working with you and getting your name out there!!


Maureen using Aurora Turkey






The Stamping Chef
Prize: 3 Images
The wonderful creator of all you see on The Stamping Chef is Tamara! She is an amazing artist and she is so fun!! Drawing is her passion and you can see that her style is very fun, cute and doodle-ish LOL... she thinks! ;) She loves to see the images come to life when they are colored by all of you amazing crafters out there... we enjoy that too!! She is loving every step of the tedious process of creating a digital image and she loves to be able to share with us all. Have you ever stopped by the facebook page?? Be sure you do and like it!! She is always having little competitions to name her characters and it is LOADS of fun to see all the unique names that everyone puts up!! It really is a blast!! And then she will finish the image all colored up and post it with the winners name.. It couldn't be any more fun! Everyone is interactive and goofing off... You can't miss it!! The Stamping Chef also offers a bi-weekly challenge on Wednesdays on their blog.


Wildfire using Ella Lovely








Winners and DT Favorites - Challenge #22 (Halloween or Dressing Up)



Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #22 - Halloween or Dressing Up. How fun were all of your amazing creations?? What a blast seeing them all and you have made it so hard to choose!

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 Crafty Sentiments Designs, Flat Friends Boutique, Scrapper's Delights, and The Stamping Boutique for sponsoring our challenge!

Now for our winners, all chosen by Random.org .. Please also grab your winners badge on the left side of the blog:


Using Random.org, our winner of 3 images from Crafty Sentiments Designs is:

Anna



Using Random.org, our winner of 4  images from Flat Friends Boutique is:

Indy


Using Random.org, our winner of 3 images from Scrapper's Delights is:

Glenda Atkins



Using Random.org, our winner of 4 Images from The Stamping Boutique is:

Ike


We have a few redraws that we need to take care of from various challenges:

From Challenge #13 we are redrawing for:

Using Random.org, our winner of 5 Images from Beansie Doodle is:

HeatherM


From Challenge #17 we are redrawing for:

Using Random.org, our winner of 4 Images from Flat Friends Boutique is:

D~Designs by Dragonfly


From Challenge #18 we are redrawing for:

Using Random.org, our winner of a $5 Gift Certificate from Digital Delights by Louby Loo is:

Jackie C


From Challenge #19 we are redrawing for:

Using Random.org, our winner of 3 Images from Scribbles Designs is:

Suze


And also From Challenge #19 we are redrawing for:

Using Random.org, our winner of 3 Images Up To $10 from Stitchy Bear Stamps is:

HeatherM


We are redrawing from Challenge #20 for:

Using Random.org, our winner of 5 Images from Time For Tea Designs is:

Stampin with Meighan


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 #22:

Adele's and Wildfire's Pick:

No. 36 - KalySto

Adele's Thoughts: This is a fabulous creation! I love all the gorgeous colours and the great halloween image. The addition of the lace and the feathers gives it great dimension and fits in perfectly with the Halloween theme.

Wildfire's Thoughts: Cute Halloween card. Great coloring, sweet image, nice color combo and beautiful embellishments. Good job, Kaly!


Carol's Pick:

No. 121 - NanaConnie

Carol's Thoughts: Fabulous CAS card and the beautifully coloured image perfectly fits the dressing up part of our challenge.


Cass's Pick:

No. 90 - The Weird Scissors

Cass's Thoughts: Because it is so different and original, so much fun, great step by step photos as to how the result was achieved, for anyone into Halloween or The Day of the Dead this is one amazing project.


Denise's Pick:

No. 84 - ~ginny

Denise's Thoughts: Really loved Ginny's Steampunk Card, love the added gears and how she fussy cut the flourish & leaves just off the edge, plus the image is awesome too, great design and so happy you shared your creation with us, hope to see you next time. thanks xx


Erin's and Julie's Pick:

No. 102 - Sweet Home Factory

Julie's Thoughts: So many gorgeous entries, but I was really drawn to the simplicity and elegance of this card and I really like the limited colour palette of orange and black. Fab card.

Erin's Thoughts: I just love this Halloween image! The flowers on the vine are amazing! Perfect Halloween card!


Hanne's and Jacqui's Pick:

No. 34 - Teresa

Hanne's Thoughts: I love Teresa's Halloween box! It is just a piece of art. Creepy, but still a piece of art. And isn't it supposed to be a bit creepy when it's Halloween..? ;) There are so much details to look at and I love the fact that the paper scrolls have Finnish text on them. *lol*

Jacqui's Thoughts: Because it's AWESOME lol I love the rat, skull, broomstick, spider ALL of it! It's just a little bit different & it's a keepsake for ever.


Joanna's Pick:

No. 65 - Lisa S

Joanna's Thoughts: I like her Halloween basket. It's a good idea to store sweets. I really like the coloring image and color combo.


Kathy's Pick:

No. 69 - KalySto

Kathy's Thoughts: This challenge was tough, so many great entries! I chose KalySto for the stunning coloring of this red masterpiece. She really brings out the image with the amazing shades of red as well as the shining of the hair and the background that sets of the entire piece. This is truly a wow card.


Maureen's Pick:

No. 108 - Susan Says Stupid Stuff

Maureen's Thoughts: Her project is awesome! I love the vintage feel to this, the elements and image used. Love the composition and wording - spot something new each time I look at it! Fabulous!


Melanie's Pick:

No. 5 - Vannessa

Melanie's Thoughts: I absolutely loved her entire card but especially the grey clouds in the background. The entire scene is also colored just perfect. I also love doing complete scenes from time to time. Wonderful job Vanessa!


Milnie's Pick:

No. 2 - Lucy Patrick

Milnie's Thoughts: This card is just stunning, the moon in the background is gorgeous and gives the card a awesome spooky scene. I love the coloring and the faux stitching and the embossing background is just the perfect finishing touch!


Sammibug's Pick:

No. 107 - Juliana

Sammibug's Thoughts: I love the 3D shape and uniqueness of this wall hanging. There is so much going on, to admire! Fabulous project!


Susan's Pick:

No. 70 - Creepy Glowbugg

Susan's Thoughts: You all really made this difficult! I chose this fantastic notebook. I LOVE this Ching-Chou Kuik image! And it is colored absolutely beautiful!! I mean.. WOW!!! Stunning!! I love the glittery swirl behind her and that ribbon is AMAZING!! I want that ribbon in all colors!! I must find where it is from!! And that paper too!! FABULOUS!!! So.. I love everything LOL!!! It is just a gorgeous creation!!! So glad that you shared it!!


Vicky's Pick:

No.44 - Anna

Vicky's Thoughts: I just LOOOOOVED all the fabulous textures and details on this card.  The coloring was stunning as was the the addition of the distressing.  So much Eye candy on this :)



Congratulations to everyone! You really really made our choice hard this time with all the fabulous entries.  It's always a pleasure to check out your fabulous creations.