Saturday, September 27, 2014

Challenge #20 - Fall / Autumn

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

You all continue to amaze us with each and every challenge!! Thank you to everyone who joined us and took on the challenge. We will announce the winners and the DT Favorites from Challenge #19: Roll Out The Red, on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #20 is all about Fall / Autumn Yes, it is almost that time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Time for the hot to go away and cool air to move in. 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, October 10th, 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, October 18th, 2014. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

A & T Digital Designs
Prize: 2 Images
The artist that creates all that wonderful art at A & T Digital Designs is Linda Catchlove. Linda was born in Australia and grew up in both Australia and New Zealand. She spent much of her childhood drawing and knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist of some sort. She is now a Botanic Artist and Illustrator using watercolours as her medium. Australian native plants, insects and of course her most adorable little faerie folk are her favourite subjects to paint. Most of her paintings have a combination of all three of these. So, Thank you A & T Digital Designs and Linda Catchlove!! We appreciate your sponsorship and we love being able to have such wonderful art to create our cards and other projects!!

Carol using Pip

Julie using Boo and Snookie

Melanie using Willie and Mia

Sammibug using Ashee

Come back for our midway post to see Susan using Boo and Snookie and Vicky using Jewel

Digital Delights
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.

Adele using Tiny The Turkey

Come back for our midway post to see Emily using August Cupcake

QKR Stampede
Prize: 5 Images
Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

Kathy using Scarecrow

Come back for our midway post to see Maureen using Rip and Pam using Autumn Friends and Joanna using Riding

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!!

Hanne using Barn Owl

Jacqui using Tiger Cub

Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Owl Landing

Time For Tea Designs
Prize: 5 Images
Jo is a digistamp designer, doodler & all round crafter! You will find her amazing line of digital stamps at her Etsy shop where she will be adding to her collection each month.

Cindy using Fall Leaves

Denise using Mew-vellous Whiskers Moggie

Milnie using Time For Tea Girl

Come back for our midway post to see Erin using Fall Leaves

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Challenge #19 - Roll Out The Red Midway Post

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

Today we are at the midway point of our Challenge #19. Challenge #19 is all about Rolling Out The Red!! We are looking for creations with LOTS of Red! 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 September 26th, 2014 to create some nice red projects.

Dilly Beans
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!!

Pam using Num Num

Meljen's Designs
Prize: 4 Images
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

Erin using Little Elf's Cookie

Wildfire using Queen of Diva Hearts

Crafting Vicky using Winter Wonderland Diva

Scribbles Designs
Prize: 3 Images
Quirky and fun is what Scribbles Designs is all about!! Sandy has a knack for creating some really adorable characters! And you can't help but create some amazing crafts with her images! Sandy has had a pencil in her hand since she was really small! At 3, she was drawing stick figures and well on her way to becoming the great artist that we know now! She loves art, drawing, water coloring and doodling and now that she has gone digital we all get to enjoy her wonderful creations!! Brrr (Penguin) was her very first character and look at all that has followed since then! Be sure to head over and take a look at all the goodness that is Scribbles Designs!

Cass using Holiday Truck #902

Emily using Jane Witch #133

Maureen using Witch's Boots 2 #827

Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
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.

Susan using Apple Pie

Now it's your turn to share your creations for our Roll Out The Red Challenge!!! Looking forward to them!!

Winners and DT Favorites - Challenge #18 (Office Supplies or Job Related)

Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #18 - Office Supplies or Job Related. Your creations were amazing... so much fun to look through!! You all give us so much inspiration!

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 Aurora Wings, Digital Delights, Faery Ink, Scrapper's Delights, and Sweet Stamps 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 Aurora Wings is:

Using, our winner of images from Digital Delights is:

Using, our winner of a images from Faery Ink is:

Using, our winner of Images from Scrapper's Delights is:

Using, our winner of Images from Sentimental Susan is:
Desire Fourie

We had to redraw some winners for some past challenges so here we go!!!  

For challenge # 11 - Fairy tale or Fantasy
Prize: 3 Images 

For challenge # 13 - Patriotic colors
Prize: 5 Images

For challenge # 15 - Vacation Related
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate 

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 #18:

Adele's, Melanie's and Wildfire's Pick:

No. 15 - Lucy Patrick

Adele's Thoughts: Love this card, it's a great image that ties in well with the theme and I love the great colouring that Lucy has done. The layout and little extra's that Lucy has added bring this image to life.

Kathy's Thoughts: Lucy is a coloring star and this entry is no different. I also really like the lace and flowers and how it makes the image just pop. Another great one Lucy!

Melanie's Thoughts: Lucy's card is well thought out and her image and coloring are adorable. Just beautiful!

Wildfire's Thoughts: My favourite card belongs to Lucy, again. Beautiful image, very nice coloring and lovely color combo. I love the embellishments too. Great job! :)

Carol's Pick:

No. 2 - Lynne Kirsch

Carol's Thoughts: Great post-it-note-holder-love the fabulously coloured image and love the charm and sentiment-perfect for our challenge.

Cass's, Denise's, Erin's and Jacqui's Pick:

No. 5 - Bonnie Irvine

Cass's Thoughts: An Amazing Art Journal page, beautfiully created with lots of textures and colours. The double page, the files everything has been created with a lot of thought and humour. ps. The image does resemble me about 5pm on a Friday. Love it Bonnie

Denise's Thoughts: What a FUN, WILD wonderful mixed media journal page, so much thought has gone into it, love it, wording & those file folders fantastic idea. That crazy image makes me laugh, great colours so vibrant and just stands out, well done. Thanks so much for sharing & entering the challenge xx

Erin's Thoughts: I just love this art journal! I feel this exact way all the time! I hope to see more art pages from you soon!

Jacqui's Thoughts: What an amazing, innovative piece of work! The thought and work that went into this is mind boggling! I wish I had 1 tenth of her talent!

Cindy's and Emily's Pick:

No. 13 - Dawn Lancaster

Cindy's Thoughts: What a fantastic card for this theme. The shelf is priceless, those poor animals. The guy is perfect and the silver tools are perfect too. but what's really interesting is the aperture part of the card, when you open it up you see the back of him. Thanks for sharing with us Dawn, and hope to see you again soon at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge.

Emily's Thoughts: I love this crazy card. The shelves collapsing are hysterical. Those poor animals. I have faith in the DIY guy though. I love the layout and the little silver tools. The graph paper is a fantastic touch. Thanks, Dawn, for joining in our challenge and sharing this fantastic card.

Hanne's Pick:

No. 8 - Lynne Kirsch

Hanne's Thoughts: I love this little post-it holder, it's pretty and I love that it has a place for a pen. This is such a perfect little gift for pretty much anyone as it's handy both at work and at home.

Joanna's and Milnie's Pick:

No. 12 - Lucy Patrick

Joanna's Thoughts: Adorable card for Dad. I like color combo and clean and simple layout.

Milnie's Thoughts: I love your take on the job related theme! I love the papers and the image, the fit together perfectly. One father will be a very lucky man to receive this wonderful card, well done!

Julie's and Maureen's Pick:

No. 4 - Karen Hasheck

Julie's Thoughts: I am a sucker for silhouettes and this has been done beautifully with the lovely dusk skyline, beautiful.

Maureen's Thoughts: I love this. Very striking card, fabulous sponged inky background with the moon and the stark contrast of the office buildings. An excellent CAS card, great!

Susan's Pick:

No. 7 - Helen

Susan's Thoughts: I just adore this notebook!! First.. I LOVE that you decorated the front AND the back! I think that is REALLY awesome!! I also LOVE the papers.. Love that you distressed the edges AND stitched! I love stitching and distressing together.. I think it looks FANTASTIC!! And I LOVE the image you chose and the colors!! I am totally going to do this!! I need decorate a notebook!!! And you have given me the inspiration! I just LOVE your notebook!! And I'm so glad you played along!! THANK YOU!!!

Vicky's Pick:

No. 3 - Granmargarets Cards

Vicky's Thoughts: I really love how Margaret has combined those images to make a fabulous get well soon card. It's really a fabulous way to make someone feel better! Great job!!!

Congratulations to everyone! We didn't get many entries for that challenge but they were all fabulous.  And we love seeing all the new faces and all of the amazing talent! You inspire us too!