Saturday, March 28, 2015

Challenge #33 - Food Related

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 #32: Winter Vacation Getaway, on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #33 is all about Food! Food! Food!!! We don't care what type of food, meals, snacks, ice cream... you name it! We want to see it! Now what are you going to come up with? 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!
Deadline: The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Friday, April 10th, 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, April 18th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

Drawn With Character
Prize: 3 Images
Krista's first love has always been drawing. Ever since her father gave her the book "The Art of Disney," back when she was a kid. She was lucky enough to live her dream and work as an Animator for over 15 years. 10 years of which was at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, up until the studio closed in 2004. Since that time she and her husband settled in the Midwest with their two beautifully spirited children. Krista began a new career in illustration and design. It was this new path that led her to cookie decorating. This was the perfect outlet, combining her love of baking and her true "need" to create art. This is how "Cookies With Character" was born. After working in the "cookie world" for some time, she discovered the need for images that can be easily translated to cakes and cookies. Some, by using an overhead projector called a KopyKake. This then brought the design and cookie world of hers into one shop called "Drawn with Character."

Ana Isabel using We Go Together Like Coffee and Dounuts

Julie using We Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Kathy using Cute Valentine Kids

Rebecca using Coffee Lovers Set

Come back for our midway post to see Berni using We Go Together Like Coffee and Donuts, Kel using I'm Nuts For You and Pam using We Go Together Like Coffee and Donuts

Imagine That! ...digis by Kris
Prize: 3 Image Sets
Imagine That! ...digis by Kris is where her pencil drawings meet digital, printable images so we can all create with them! These adorable images come to you from a mother and daughter team, Kris and her lovely daughter Carly. You will have fun looking around the shop at their wonderful images! We are so happy to have them join us this year as a sponsor. Thank you so much Kris and Carly!!

Hanne using Parfait Delights

Robin using Ladybugs

Shirley-Anne using Parfait Delights

Come back for our midway post to see Kathryn using Parfait Delights, Myndi using Ladybugs and Susan using .

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.

Carol using Celebration Cake

Jacqui using Candy Cane and the Gingerbread Boy

Sammibug using Granny's Cookies

Come back for our midway post to see AngelicBadGirl using ., Crafting Vicky using Hot Coco, Lynda using My Little Cook and Lynne using Granny's Cookies

Zlatoena's Designs
Prize: 2 Images
Zlatina is from Bulgaria and loves to make cards, loves illustrating and art! She has the most adorable bunny with these big floppy ears! We fell in love with him! All of her digital images are amazing! You need to hop over and see for yourself! And be sure to give Zlatina a big warm welcome to the crafting community!!

Joanna using Bunny Birthday Cupcake

Milnie using Bunny Birthday Cupcake

Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Bunny Easter Egg, Erin using Bunny Easter Egg and Kim using Bunny Birthday Cupcake

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Challenge #32 - Winter Vacation Getaway 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 #32. Challenge #32 is our Winter Vacation Getaway Challenge!! We have loved seeing all of the different Winter Vacation Getaway themed projects! One more week to go! We can't wait to see what else gets submitted!

You have until midnight, EST on March 27th, 2015 to enter your Winter Vacation Getaway creations.

ColorInk Digital Stamps
Prize: Coupon for $7.50 Euros
The owner and designer of ColorInk Digital Stamps is Marion - When The Scrap Hits The Fun. I just love that! There is a wide variety of amazing digital stamps as well as cutting files to be had at ColorInk Digital Stamps! There is a lot to see and we know you will enjoy it as much as we do!!! Be sure to head over and show some love to our wonderful sponsor! We are so excited to have you on board with us this year!! Thank you so much for your generosity!

Berni using Peter Ice Skating

Erin using Polar Bear Skating

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.

Crafting Vicky using Ice Cream Roxy Colored

Susan using Surfin Santa

Doodle Pantry
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
Hello, my name is Laurie. I'm just a regular Joe crafter. While trying to find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some of my own, as I had so many "weird" ideas that I just couldn’t locate elsewhere. I truly enjoy what I do and enjoy sharing the creativity that God has given me in the hopes it will inspire others to create too. I have a variety of doodling styles and I like to keep a diverse selection at hand. I hope you can find something you like here and I love to see what customers create.

AngelicBadGirl using Little Castle

Kim using Snowboarding Birdie

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!!!

Lynda using Elephant and Balloon In Circus

Prize: 2 Images
Nikki has an amazing store in Polkadoodles!!You can find amazing products that are current and digital images that are amazing! Be sure to stop by the shop and take a look! You will not be disappointed! And we are so lucky to have Polkadoodles join us this year as a sponsor. Thank you Nikki!!

Cass using Cherry Blossom Lane

Lynne using Winston Bear Gone Fishing

Myndi using .

Winners and DT Favorites - Challenge #31 (Luck)

Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #31 - Luck. The projects for our Luck theme were amazing!! Thank you all so much!!!

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 DigiStamps4Joy, Dilly Beans Digi Stamps, Make It Crafty and Paper Addictions for sponsoring our challenge!

Now for our winners, all chosen by .. Please also grab your winners badge on the winner's tab at the top of the blog:

Using, our winner of 5 Images from DigiStamps4Joy is:

Using, our winner of Images from Dilly Beans Digi Stamps is:

Using, our winner of a $10 Gift Certificate from Make It Crafty is:

Using, our winner of a 5 Images from Paper Addictions is:

Congrats to all our LUCKY 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 #31:

Adele's, Kathy's, Milnie's and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 4 - Paperesse

Adele's Thoughts: Fabulous card. Love the little Leprechaun image - very aptly named Lucky. Fabulous colouring in such gorgeous tones makes this a stand out entry. The paper is a perfect match and the bow just adds the finishing touches. Great card which fits the theme perfectly! Thanks for joining in with our challenge! xx

Kathy's Thoughts: I love the design of this adorable St. Patrick’s Day Card because it allows the image to be the star. The coloring is magnificent and really supports the “Good Luck” theme of our challenge, but I really love that sweet bow. Great all around card.

Milnie's Thoughts: The coloring is just so stunning and I love the neat look. All the elements are matching perfectly and it fits the theme perfect!

Rebecca's Thoughts: Her card just so neat and clean. Love how she colored the image and the shade to green colors on her card just caught my eye immediately. Fabulous piece of artwork.

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 26 - CraftyGirl

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: What a beautiful card!!! I love the colouring and the image!!!Simply, very nice!!!

AngelicBadGirl's and Kim's Pick:

No. 7 - Polka Dot Rosie

AngelicBadGirl's Thoughts: I love this Card, it made me laugh out loud. I find the idea of the Green Beers making big amorous Eyes at each other and 'Getting it on' so funny.

Kim's Thoughts: Love the composition of the design, the coloring, and the cheekiness!

Berni's Pick:

No. 20 - KT Fit Kitty

Berni's Thoughts: This beauty jumped off the card just as the alarm went off. I can totally relate spilling the tea/coffee. So fun and cute. Simply refreshing. Awesome technique.

Cass's, Jacqui's, Julie's and Myndi's Pick:

No. 25 - Coops

Cass's Thoughts: Beautifully designed and created shaped card. A cute image on a big four leaf clover. Wonderful tones of green.

Jacqui's Thoughts: It’s so innovative & makes a perfect St Patrick's day card and the image is so cute.

Julie's Thoughts: Fabulous design, so original and the little girl is coloured beautifully.

Myndi's Thoughts: I really like all the dimension she created with the layering of the shamrocks, and I feel like there is a lot of detail here. It jumped off the page at me when I was looking at all the entries and I knew THIS one was my pick.

Erin's and Lynne's Pick:

No. 32 - Craftin' Suzie

Erin's Thoughts: Amazing coloring on this little guy! I love the use of twine as well! So inventive! Perfect papers and sentiment!

Lynne's Thoughts: I love the image. All the attention to detail with the shamrock balloons makes this card simple adorable!!!!! Super cute card!

Hanne's Pick:

No. 14 - Jessi Fogan

Hanne's Thoughts: I love Jessi's card with strong green colour and the bouquet of four leaf clovers! The image is beautifully coloured and it's really the focus point of this card. The card is pretty simple, but there is this unexpected wow effect with the sparkle she's added.

Joanna's and Robin's Pick:

No. 33 - Lucy Patrick

Joanna's Thoughts: This is so perfect and adorable. A lovely design and pretty papers with a gorgeous cute image.

Robin's Thoughts: Her creation is so charming and girly, love the colors and the image is cute. I just love her designer papers and the design of her creation.

Lynda's And Crafting Vicky's Pick:

No. 31 - Tammy A.

Lynda's Thoughts: I love everything about your entry from the sentiment and image to the layout and the distressed edges, which are just perfect. The little flowers with the shamrock centres are stunning x

Crafting Vicky's Thoughts: I really love the great combination of the gold and the green for this card.  The fabulous distressing is just awesome as well!  Made me smile!

Sammibug's Pick:

No. 1 - IKE

Sammibug's Thoughts: This is hilarious! Cracks me up! How could anyone not find this funny? I just Love the humor of thier “bad luck!”

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 15 - RubberMAD

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: The bingo cards were , in my opinion , just the ticket for “Luck” challenge and made great card toppers with beautiful pre-coloured images.

Susan's Pick:

No. 35 - ArteKatie

Susan's Thoughts: I just love the simplicity of this card! The embossing is beautiful! Really love that.. I need it!! Those feathers.. Just gorgeous! Love that it is black and white! And the horseshoe charm is just perfect! Just a beautiful card! Love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!! Gorgeous!!

Congratulations to everyone there were not that many entries but they all were awesome! Thank you very much for your participation in our challenges :)