Saturday, May 16, 2015

Challenge #36 - Wedding or Anniversary 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 #36. Challenge #36 is our Wedding or Anniversary Challenge!! We never have enough of these creations! We are loving what you have linked up so far; Keep them coming!!

You have until midnight, EST on May 22nd, 2015 to enter your Wedding or Anniversary creations.



Beansie Doodles
Prize: 5 Images
Sharreldine is the owner and artist at Beansie Doodles. She was born and raised in Arizona. She would be well used to the heat living there and a pro at finding things to do inside to avoid the heat and sunburn! She enjoys reading, writing, drawing and crafts! She has been drawing and creating all her life! She has some of the most fun digital images out there and we are so excited to have her as a sponsor! Thank you so much for your generosity Sharreldine!!



Kel using Spring Swing Rebekah



Lynda using Xander with Valentines Flowers



Myndi using Froggy Prince





Di's Digi Stamps
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!!


Berni using First Kiss .






Fairy Tangles
Prize: 2 Images
The magic of nature is what inspires Norma J. Burnell and it surely shows in her amazing art! She has been involved in the arts all of her life, painting, drawing and creating! She mainly works in graphite, color pencil and ink. She loves fairies and fantasy - mermaid, dragons, fae of all kinds. And we love all of her fantasy art! She also discovered the art of Zentangle and started to incorporate "tangles" into her fantasy drawings and thus "Fairy Tangles" was born. She is Zentangle certified and is even a co-author of "The Art of Zentangle" book. When we found Fairy Tangles on Etsy, the first thought was that she would be an amazing addition to our digital artists out there in the crafting world! Her images are amazing!! You definitely need to have a visit and make sure to give her a warm welcome!!



Cass using Forget-Me-Not



Erin using .






Illustrations by Jane
Prize: 2 Images
Jane has been drawing since she was very little, mostly so she would have something to color. She has done numerous illustrations and painting for friends and family, but has always wanted to sell her illustrations as coloring pages. When we found Jane on Etsy, we knew that she would be a hit in the crafting community! She wants to sell her illustrations as coloring pages and well... we all want to color!! And we absolutely LOVE her images!!! So, we want to give a big warm welcome to Jane and a really nice welcome to the crafting world!! We are sure you will love her images as much as we do!!!


Angelicbadgirl  using At Long Last






Illustrations by Jane
Prize: $8 Gift Certificate
Paola is the artist and owner of My Whimsical Little World. She is from Ottawa, Canada and we are so excited to have her as a sponsor this year. She is a wife and mother of 4! She has been drawing since she was very young and never looked back. Paola has had many challenges in her life with her health, but her art always helped her through. Be sure to go over to the shop and take a look around. You can also find My Whimsical Little World on facebook and blog. We adore all the new images that she is putting out for all of us crafters!


Crafting Vicky using Wonky Cake



Kim using Beach Wagon



Lynne using Wishing






Winner and DT Favorites - Challenge #35 (Shabby Chic)



Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #35 - Shabby Chic. You all are AMAZING!!! And you really created some amazingly beautiful Shabby Chic items! We enjoyed seeing what everyone came up with!

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 All Dressed Up, Kith and Kin Digital Stamp Co., Ppinky Dolls Art, and The East Wind 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 2 Images from All Dressed Up is:

Suze



Using Random.org, our winner of 3 Images from Kith and Kin Digital Stamp Co. is:



Using Random.org, our winner of 3 Images from Ppinky Dolls Art is:



Using Random.org, our winner of 3 Images from The East Wind is:


Congrats to all our LUCKY 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 #35:

Adele's Pick:

No.41 - Pamellia

Adele's Thoughts: I love the gorgeous pastel shades of this card, brings the shabby chic theme into play before you even start looking at all the little extra’s. Those handmade backgrounds are fabulous, the foliage is perfect and those die cuts and the charm are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us for this challenge, look forward to seeing more of your creations xx

Ana Isabel, Jacqui and Lynda's Pick:

No.31 - Just me

Ana Isabel's Thoughts:   I love this precious card!!! I love so much the digi and the coloring! The design is very elegant and the papers, too! I think it reflects the Shabby style very well. Definitely, this card is full of details and beautiful things!!! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!!!

Jacqui's Thoughts:  This is a beautiful card for a Wedding It’s soft and pink but not too overpowering.  Its got beautiful flowers but they don’t overtake the card.  The colouring is lovely and the image can be clearly seen even with pearls, flowers and lace.  A beautiful well made card!

Lynda's Thoughts:  I love your card, your coloring is amazing, as is the pink background. The lace and pearls give it a classy, delicate look, just perfect for someone's special day.

Angelic Bad girl's Pick:


Angelic Bad Girl's Thoughts: Just loved this cute Wedding card, with all its layers and elements, especially the Hessian Ribbon. It perfectly fits our Shabby Chic theme. Thanks for sharing xx


Berni, Carol, Joanna, Milnie and Myndi's Pick:

No. 36- Kavitha

Berni's Thoughts:  The textures and details on this beauty is exceptional. The flowers, bows and butterflies bring out the mixed media shabby chic elegance. Thanks for sharing with us and look forward to your next creation. Nicely done.

Carol's Thoughts:  A beautiful mixed media shabby chic card love the beautiful flowers and gorgeous shabby bow -beautiful B.paper and beautiful dies -a gorgeous creation.

Joanna's Thoughts: Stunning design, great embellishments and colours. Love all the layers and textures.

Kel's Thoughts:  just loved everything about this. i am so bad with shabby chic but when i think of this style her project is what i picture!!! the flowers and the ribbon and the colors… all so amazing!

Milnie's Thoughts:  Her Mix media card is just gorgeous!! I love all the layers, flowers and the resin pieces! The use of dies is just amazing.

Myndi's Thoughts:  Such a beautiful card! I thought it was a canvas at first. The detail is stunning and it is just a beautiful piece of art.

Cass's Pick:

No. 5- Lou Sims

Cass's Thoughts:  A beautifully designed and crafted mixed media canvas. Lots of different textures, beautiful background paper, with lovely flowers, diecuts and so much more. I also love the gorgeous colour combination. Congratulations on such a beautifully crafted piece of art.

Erin's Pick:

Erin's Thoughts:  What an amazing ATC! So beautifully colored! The flowers and ribbon are just perfect!

Hanne's Pick:
DEF_Birdcages
No. 23 - Amelia B.

Hanne's Thoughts: Amelia's card is gorgeous. I love the idea of having embossed image in the main role of the card and inking highlights the bird cages beautifully. The colours, distressed papers and all the little details Amelia has added in her card complement the image. I think this is perfect Shabby Chic card.

Julie's Pick:

No.49 - Sharon

Julie's Thoughts:  A beautiful elegant card, this is what I picture when I think Shabby Chic, just wish I could achieve this look, but it never works for me :)

Kathy's Pick:

No. 37 - Elena F.

Kathy's Thoughts:  There were so many stunning entries this challenge and I am not a shabby chic artist so I was exceptionally impressed. I’m drawn to this uniquely shaped card by Elena both because of design, but also the fabulous coloring. The details of embellishments are remarkable. Elena, keep up the amazing work!


Kim's Pick:

No. 30 - Tofa

Kim's Thoughts:  I love all the work she did creating a mixed media/altered tin gift box for a very special flower.  I think the colors and work are exceptional.

Lynne, Rebecca and Robin's Pick:

No. 52- Lisa F.

Lynne's Thoughts:  I love all the beautiful dies and embellishments. Beautiful flowers and dimensional card!!!! This card is phenomenal!!!

Rebecca's Thoughts: Her card just caught my attention and i love each details on her card. The flowers, the die cuts, everything just perfect for a Shabby Chic Theme project.

Robin's Thoughts:  This is stunning, all the gorgeous flowers and the sentiment are just as gorgeous! I love both creations.

Sammibug's Pick:
Rick St Dennis Only A Rose
No.4 - MaxiBelle Studio

Sammibug's Thoughts:  Love the use of the doily and cameo. So well put together.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No.45 - Annie

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts:  sweet feminine creation , soft colours and I love the lace trim

Vicky's Pick:

No.24 - Ellapu

Vicky's Thoughts: Oh my world what can I say about this totally amazingly soft and just out of this world creation!  I just love all about it!  The feathers and lace as well as that little blue accent with all the white it's just STUNNING!


Congratulations to everyone all your entries were awesome and are soooo inspiring to us!!!! Thank you very much for your participation in our challenges :)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Challenge #36 - Wedding or Anniversary


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 #35: Shabby Chic, on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #36 is Wedding or Anniversary!! Time to bring out the bells and doves and rings! Anything to do with Weddings or Anniversaries and we want to see them! This should be fun! 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!
The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Friday, May 22nd, 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, May 30th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




Beansie Doodles
Prize: 5 Images
Sharreldine is the owner and artist at Beansie Doodles. She was born and raised in Arizona. She would be well used to the heat living there and a pro at finding things to do inside to avoid the heat and sunburn! She enjoys reading, writing, drawing and crafts! She has been drawing and creating all her life! She has some of the most fun digital images out there and we are so excited to have her as a sponsor! Thank you so much for your generosity Sharreldine!!


Ana Isabel using Sexy Bunny



Jacqui using Bubble Trim



Robin using Spring Swing Rebekah


Come back for our midway post to see Kel using Spring Swing Rebekah, Lynda using Xander with Valentines Flwoers and Myndi using Froggy Prince





Di's Digi Stamps
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!!


Milnie using Berties Bouquet .



Sammibug using Penny's special day .



Shirley-Anne using Wedding car bears .


Come back for our midway post to see Berni using First kiss .






Fairy Tangles
Prize: 2 Images
The magic of nature is what inspires Norma J. Burnell and it surely shows in her amazing art! She has been involved in the arts all of her life, painting, drawing and creating! She mainly works in graphite, color pencil and ink. She loves fairies and fantasy - mermaid, dragons, fae of all kinds. And we love all of her fantasy art! She also discovered the art of Zentangle and started to incorporate "tangles" into her fantasy drawings and thus "Fairy Tangles" was born. She is Zentangle certified and is even a co-author of "The Art of Zentangle" book. When we found Fairy Tangles on Etsy, the first thought was that she would be an amazing addition to our digital artists out there in the crafting world! Her images are amazing!! You definitely need to have a visit and make sure to give her a warm welcome!!


Adele using  Forget me not fairy .



Joanna using Forget me not fairy .



Julie using Forget me not fairy .



Kathy using forget me not fairy .



Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Forget-Me-Not and Erin using may spring fairy .






Illustrations By Jane
Prize: 2 Images
Jane has been drawing since she was very little, mostly so she would have something to color. She has done numerous illustrations and painting for friends and family, but has always wanted to sell her illustrations as coloring pages. When we found Jane on Etsy, we knew that she would be a hit in the crafting community! She wants to sell her illustrations as coloring pages and well... we all want to color!! And we absolutely LOVE her images!!! So, we want to give a big warm welcome to Jane and a really nice welcome to the crafting world!! We are sure you will love her images as much as we do!!!


Carol using At Long Last



Hanne using Wishing Tree



Come back for our midway post to see Pam using At Long Last






My Whimsical Little World
Prize: $8 Gift Certificate
Paola is the artist and owner of My Whimsical Little World. She is from Ottawa, Canada and we are so excited to have her as a sponsor this year. She is a wife and mother of 4! She has been drawing since she was very young and never looked back. Paola has had many challenges in her life with her health, but her art always helped her through. Be sure to go over to the shop and take a look around. You can also find My Whimsical Little World on facebook and blog. We adore all the new images that she is putting out for all of us crafters!


Rebecca using Gnomeo



Come back for our midway post to see Crafting Vicky using Wonky Cake, Kim using Beach Wagon and Lynne using Wishing