Saturday, October 25, 2014

Challenge #22 - Halloween or Dressing Up

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

We are always amazed at all of the fantastic creations!! Thank you to everyone who joined us and took on the challenge. We will announce the winners and the DT Favorites from Challenge #21: Pumpkins / Jack o' Lanterns, on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #22 is all about Halloween or Dressing Up We will be thrilled to see all of the different creations .. creepy, cute!! You name it, we want to see it. It doesn't have to be Halloween either... It can be dressing up too. 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!

The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Friday, November 7th, 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, November 15th, 2014. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Prize: 3 Images
We are a small family run online company that offers crafters fun and whimsical unmounted rubber stamps, digital stamps as well as cuttin dies, all from our very own exclusive range. Perfect for your cards and scrapbooks. Our stamps are made from deeply etched grey rubber, and our dies are made from good quality metal. We also stock essential craft products for your scrapbook and card making needs.

Adele using Annabel - The Witch

Kathy using Harriet's Witchy Ride

Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Annabel - The Witch

Flat Friends
Prize: 4 Images
Flat Friends artist is Emma! And Emma is based out of the UK. She creates all of the wonderful art you see at Flat Friends Boutique! You can find Flat Friends Boutique at her Etsy Store, on her very own Challenge Blog and also at Polkadoodles! Her Challenge Blog has a new challenge every month starting on the 1st! You can have fun joining in there as well!! Be sure to go see what fun creations Emma has for all of us!! Thanks so much for sponsoring with us!!

Carol using The Happy Couple

Hanne using Lil' Red

Jacqui using Deer Girl

Joanna using Deer Girl

Julie using Lil' Red

Melanie using Yellow Brick Road

Come back for our midway post to see Susan using Deer Girl and Vicky using Angel

Scrapper's Delights
Prize: 3 Images
My name is Janice (AKA Scrapper's Delights) I'm 39 years old and live in the UK. I discovered the digital scrap booking world November 2008 & I started to Design in February 2009. As far bask as I can remember my mum always made a card and cake for our Birthday, which always meant more than any bought one....and yes I still get a made card lol. The main thing I love about digital images is that there are no rubber marks .... and believe me there would be a few lol. As a child I have always been very creative with an active imagination. I get my inspiration from the child in me, the little girl who always dreamt of fairies and far away magical lands ... Filled with rainbows and unicorns. My digital creations allow me to bring them to life for everyone to enjoy.

Cindy using Sabrina Witch

Sammibug using Vampire Witch

Come back for our midway post to see Erin using Vampire Witch and Maureen using Phantom Dracula

The Stamping Boutique
Prize: 4 Images
We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network. Tracey's art is just wonderful and we think you will agree! She has a very unique line of stamps .. Laundry Line! You have to go over and take a look.. we just love them! Her art is wonderful and fun and you will have no problem finding some great art to create your next crafting items with!! Thank you Tracey for sponsoring us next year! We really appreciate your time and generosity!! Thank you!!

Denise using Halloween Journal

Milnie using Witches Laundry Line

Come back for our midway post to see Pam using Witches Laundry Line

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Challenge #21: Pumpkins / Jack o' Lanterns 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 #21. Challenge #21 is all about Pumpkins / Jack o' Lanterns!! We are looking for creations with the Pumpkins on them or Jack o'Lanterns! 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 October 24th, 2014 to create your Pumpkin / Jack o' Lantern Themed projects.

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Prize: 7 Images
The Owner of Bugaboo is Jodie. She is married and has 5 beautiful children, a dog, a cat and a hubby too! She has been designing graphics for 9 years. She loves to draw and loves to see where my designs go and how they are used. She finds making people smile with her graphics very rewarding! The name Bugaboo did she come up with it? Bugaboo is a nickname she has for her kids sometimes. If you don't know Bugaboo, please be sure to hop on over there! She is the most generous sponsor and is always sponsoring the challenge blogs. We appreciate them so much!

Maureen using Skelekinz - Cupcake

Crafting Vicky using Halloween Brat Witch

Pam using Halloween Skelekinz Pumpkin 2

Oak Pond Creations
Prize: 3 Images
Kim has been an artist since the day she was born she just never knew it. As a child she always loved arts and crafts but as an adult she let real life completely take over and forgot about the important things like scissors, paper and glue. Thanks to her friend Jeni at Flip Flop Creations, she's hooked on paper crafting. After exploring the world of digital stamps she decided she wanted to make her own greeting cards by drawing images for them. She's happy to have a way of sharing my images with you. She hopes they provide inspiration and smiles. Hugs and happy crafting! Kim is inspired to create each day!! She loves photography and takes a lot of inspiration from this hobby and puts it into her art! Her family and friends also play a large role in her artistic endeavors! We couldn't be more happy that she has become a part of the crafting community and we are so lucky to have her sharing her art with us! Her images are just wonderful!! Please go take a look and give her a shout and a thank you!!

Susan using Pumpkins and Pumpkin Kitty

Wildfire using Pumpkin Kitty

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More
Prize: 3 Images
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Cass using Bearly A Pumpkin

Erin using Bearly A Pumpkin

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!!

Original Challenge #21 Post Here!!

Winners and DT Favorites - Challenge #20 (Fall / Autumn)

Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #20 - Fall/Autumn. Gorgeous creations from everyone!! Wow!! There are no words for how amazingly talented everyone is!! Thanks for coming back each week to play along with us!

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 A & T Digital Designs, Digital Delights, QKR Stampede, Sentimental Susan and Time for Tea Designs for sponsoring our challenge!

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

Using, our winner of images from A & T Digital Designs is:

Using, our winner of images from Digital Delights is:

Using, our winner of a images from QKR Stampede is:

Using, our winner of Images from Sentimental Susan is:

Using, our winner of Images from Time For Tea Designs is:

Congrats to all the 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 #20:

Adele's Pick:

No. 95 - Shell B.

Adele's Thoughts: Fabulous card. I love the image (especially the puddy tat) and your colouring just brings it all to life. Great sentiment and embellishments. The background really works. Thanks for entering our challenge, it's a pleasure to see you work.

Carol's Pick:

No. 52 - Bimba Bambolimba

Carol's Thoughts: Beautiful fall card,love the paper pieced image,great B.paper and added texture of fabric .Plus the gorgeous Autumn colours perfect for the challenge.

Cass's Pick:

No. 6 - KT Fit Kitty

Cass's Thoughts: Wonderfully designed scene, from the grassy hills to the beautifully chalked clouds. Cute colouring of the cat. Great use of different tools to create an Autumn scene.

Denise's and Melanie's Pick:

No. 109 - Christine Garner

Denise's Thoughts: I just couldn't go past this fabulous card, that adorable hedgehog is so cute, love all the elements added to the card and those designer papers are great, everything just worked so well together. Thanks so much for sharing and entering, hope to see you again, thanks Denise x

Melanie's Thoughts: Her beautifully colored hedgehog image fit perfectly with her amazing fall papers. Over all I felt her card was perfect for our Fall/Autumn Theme.

Erin's Pick:

No. 40 - KT Fit Kitty

Erin's Thoughts: Fabulous papers and image! Perfect for our fall challenge! I love all the little leaves and ribbon! Great job!

Hanne's Pick:

No. 113 - Alica

Hanne's Thoughts: I just love this card! At first it looks pretty simple (yet stunning), but then you start finding the details like the stitching and die cuts layering the flower etc. The patchwork effect is a real eye-catcher. And the flower aligned as the centre where all the paper strip sections begin - that creates a sun and rays of light effect, which I love!

Joanna's Pick:

No. 31 - Christine Craig

Joanna's Thoughts: I like shaped card. And besides of that, I like the choice of colors and additives.

Julie's and Wildfire's Pick:

No. 85 - ...Just Me...

Julie's Thoughts: Just love all the leaves and beautiful autumn colours used here, also, how cute is that little dragon.

Wildfire's Thoughts: I really love this card. Lovely image, beautiful bright colors and nice coloring. I like the embellishments too. Great job, Mira! :)

Kathy's Pick:

No. 121 - Lisbeth

Kathy's Thoughts: Lisbeth's entry is a work of art. She photographed her card in multiple variations to show off the best parts. The coloring is amazing. The design is unique and really fits the Fall/Autumn theme. I also love the flowers and the ribbon trim. Everything about it is just stunning.

Maureen's Pick:

No. 92 - Bunny's Cards

Maureen's Thoughts: I love this! Bright colours, great layout and dies and embellishing. Love it!

Milnie's Pick:

No. 33 - Papersniffer

Milnie's Thoughts: This card just super cute!! Your coloring is really stunning the handmade flowers are gorgeous. The Wooden sentiment plate is a prefect fit for this autumn creation, you really did a wonderful job!

Susan's Pick:

No. 58 - Debbie Johns

Susan's Thoughts: This was SO hard!!! You ALL created such amazing projects!!! But for this challenge I have chosen Debbie's wonderful fall card. I think she has created an amazing piece of art. All of the stamping.. just absolutely beautiful!! I just love the colors... the simplicity of the design, but the effort that had to have gone in to it. Absolutely blew me away!! I'm in awe!! Stunning Debbie! I am so happy you played along!! Thank you for that!! And for the amazing inspiration that you have provided me!

Vicky's Pick:

No. 75 - Pamellia

Vicky's Thoughts: Wow this piece just blew me away!  I just adore all the fabulous textures and details.  I would love to be able to create pieces like that and I'm just in awe of someone who does.  It's just fabulous and the colors of the leaves just pop.  Love it!

Congratulations to everyone! It was really hard this time to pick favourites because there were so many wonderful pieces.  Hope you keep on making our job hard :)  It's always a pleasure to check out your fabulous creations.