Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challenge #29 - NO Pink and NO Red

Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog!!
You guys amaze us each and every challenge!! We loved seeing all of the different movies that inspired you all! So much fun! We appreciate you guys so much!! Thank you to everyone who joined us and took on the challenge. We will announce the winners and the DT Favorites from Challenge #28: All, on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. Be sure to come back and celebrate the winners with us.

Challenge #29 is all about NO Pink and NO Red!! You can use any other color you would like, any theme, just NO PINK and NO RED!! We can't wait to see your designs!!

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, February 13th, 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, February 21st, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

Bugaboo Stamps
Prize: 7 Images
Bugaboo Stamps is owned by Jodi. They have a huge selection of amazingly fun stamps! Jodi is a wife and mother of 5! She is from Saskatchewan, Canada. Bugaboo Stamps has been around the crafting world for a while now and they are extremely generous and always willing to fill in on whim. They are a joy to work with and we couldn't be more happy to have them as a sponsor this year. Thank you Jodi for joining us as a sponsor this year! We appreciate you so much!!

Adele using .

Hanne using Gus Tidbits - WTF

Milnie using Make It Snappy Birthday Girls

Robin using Snowglobe Winter Bird

Come back for our midway post to see Crafting Vicky using Love Blocks Day After Forever, Kathryn using Make It Snappy Happy Birthday and Kel using Summertime Peekers - Swimming Pool

Faery Ink
Prize: 3 Images
Amanda lives in South Carolina where she is also a student. She is a mother of four and even has a an adorable grandson. Amanda has been designing websites and drawing web graphics since 1998. She uses Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. She loves fantasy, mysterious and creepy! A girl out for our own heart. Her favorite number is 9 and her favorite color is lavender.

Jacqui using Bee-youtiful Pixie

Joanna using Hip Hop Headphones

Sammibug using Snow Love

Come back for our midway post to see Cass using Sun Goddess, Erin using Snow Love, Lynne using Steampunk Clockwork Fairy and Myndi using Bee-youtiful Pixie

Oak Pond Creations
Prize: 4 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!!

Carol using Iris

Julie using Iris

Rebecca using Boris The Party Pig

Come back for our midway post to see Berni using Love Flamingos, Kim using Fox Family and Pam using .

The Art of Ronne P. Barton
Prize: 2 Images
Ronne P. Barton is an artist working from a studio in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina! Ronne loves creating anything fantasy, from fairies to unicorns. She also enjoys writing and illustrating stories. If you haven't visited her Etsy store yet you are in for a treat. She offers some amazingly beautiful digital stamps! Get on over there and show some love!! Thank you Ronne for sponsoring with us this year. We hope we can give you the exposure you deserve! You are much appreciated!! Thank you!

Ana Isabel using Peek A Boo Fairy

Jacqui using Peek A Boo Fairy

Kathy using Peek A Boo Fairy

Shirley-Anne using Peek A Boo Fairy

Come back for our midway post to see AngelicBadGirl using Moon Song Fairy, Lynda using . Susan using .

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Challenge #28 - Movie Inspiration 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 #28. Challenge #28 is our Movie Inspiration Challenge!! There are so many movies out there that we know you will find something to inspire you! We have really loved all of the items that have been linked up so far and we can not wait to see what you come up!

You have until midnight, EST on January 30th, 2015 to create your Movie Inspired creations.

Ike's Art
Prize: $20 Shop Voucher
I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties :) I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” :) I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff ! Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it. Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat :)

AngelicBadGirl using Beauty and The Beast

Cass using Spooky House

Lynne using Snow White

Wildfire using Rapunzel

Mayzy Art
Prize: $12.50 Gift Certificate
Mayzy is a self taught artist out of Missoula, Montana. She currently resides in the state of Arizona. Mayzy is incomplete without a pencil or pen in hand. We are so excited to have Mayzy on board as a sponsor this year. Thank you Mayzy.. for your sponsorship and generosity!!

Pam using Disco Diva

Sami Stamps
Prize: 4 Images
Sami is the little sister of Tammy from A Day For Daisies. Can you believe the talent in this family... WOW!!!! She grew up watching Tammy paint all day in her art studio which was a converted storage shed in the back yard. Sami is a wife and mother and an amazing artist that we are lucky enough to have in our crafting community. She has the most WONDERFUL digital stamps and we couldn't be more excited to have her as a sponsor. Thank you Sami!! Thank you for your sponsorship and generosity!

Berni using Kitten Heart

Kathryn using My Snowman

Kel using Umbrella Love

Kim using Mistletoe Mermaid

Myndi using With You

Sassy Studio Designs
Prize: 4 Images
Sassy Studio Designs was started in July of 2009 by Lindsay Dyer. If you haven't visited Sassy Studio Designs yet, it is a must visit site! You can see that Lindsay has an eye for design and fashion. It was interesting to find out that she is a fashion designer by trade! It definitely shows! Her characters are so clever and her clothing designs are like no other!! We know that you will enjoy these sexy, fashionable divas as much as we do!!

Jacqui using Medusa Sassy

Lynda using Mary Poppins

Crafting Vicky using Immortal Love

Erin using Buffy Vampire Slayer

Winners and DT Favorites - Challenge #27 (New Years Resolutions)

Happy Saturday! Today is our day to announce our Winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #27 - New Years Resolutions. You all have stunned us all with your amazing creations and such a variety with this challenge!!

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 LiaStampz, Meljen's Designs, The Stamping Boutique and Zuri Digital Stamps 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 the 2 Images used by the Open-Minded Design Team from LiaStampz is:

Paper Whims

Using, our winner of 4 images from Meljen's Designs is:

Julie O.

Using, our winner of a 4 images from The Stamping Boutique is:

Emily Shroom

Using, our winner of a 3 Images from Zuri Digital Stamps 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 #27:

Adele's Pick:

No. 25 - Lillian's Leisure

Adele's Thoughts: Pretty Pose. I love this card. I think the colours are beautiful, so soft and there are so many gorgeous embellishments to finish it off perfectly. A fab layout and perfect colouring. Great resolution....and with stash like that, who wouldn't want to use it more often! Thanks for joining us for our New Years Resolution challenge x.

Ana Isabel's, Hanne's and Joanna's Pick:

No. 4 - Vannessa

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: According to the theme, this card meets the requirements! I love the sentiments and the colouring! It's very ellegant and the combination of colours is perfect!!!Simply fantastic!

Hanne's Thoughts: Vannessa's card is so beautiful. I love the sweet colours of the card and colouring of the image is lovely. Also the layout works so perfectly in this one. Oh, and Vannessa's New Year's Resolution is just great! I cross my fingers that she'll manage to read all 100 books she's planning to. :)

Joanna's Thoughts: I really like it! This is a fantastic color combo and layout. In addition beautifully colouring of image. Besides of that it perfectly fits the theme of challenge.

AngelicBadGirl's and Jacqui's Pick:

No. 16 - Pamellia

AngelicBadGirl's Thoughts: This is a stunning project. I love how she has made it and her detailed instructions. I love the Vintage Look, but I can never recreate it, but all the Glitter, Glitz and the nod to Steampunk are right up my street.

Jacqui's Thoughts: I think this is fantastic and very artistic and I love that she gave a detailed description of what she did. This is what I'd love to be able to do but am not brave enough to try. There is so much going on here but it's not overpowering and I can still see the details.

Berni's, Pam's and Wildfire's Pick:

No. 10 - Colour Kitty

Berni's Thoughts: She is ready to dive into the snow and New Year with her cute outfit. Love the details, palette and coloring of this beauty The DP and embellies brings out the focal point of the image. Simply exquisite.

Pam's Thoughts: I love the colour palete on this card, the layout if fab and the image is coloured beautifully, i love it, it's simply fabulous.

Wildfire's Thoughts: I love this color combo and this stamp. Beautiful paper, very nice sketch and embellishments. This card is so cute!

Carol's Pick:

No. 41 - Granne

Carol's Thoughts: Love the fabulous image and felt flowers,and brilliant resolution perfect for our challenge x

Cass's and Kathy's Pick:

No. 35 - Kat's Tales

Cass's Thoughts: A wonderful journal page, with Balance being one of Kathi's words for 2015. The little dancer is perfectly balanced on the "A" with a great balance of colour between dark and light. A lovely journal page, I'm sure there will be many more for 2015.

Kathy's Thoughts: I love everything about this page. The simplicity of keeping balance in ones life is a perfect New Years Resolution and not one easily kept. We could all use reminding of this and I love that a page in a journal will be a great reminder all year round. Great page!

Julie, Kathryn's, Kim's and Milnie's Pick:

No. 40 - Lucy Patrick

Julie's Thoughts: Beautiful colouring on Lucy's card and a great colour scheme, pulled together beautifully - also love the resolution to stop and smell the Roses.

Kathryn's Thoughts: Beautiful colouring on Lucy's card and a great colour scheme, pulled together beautifully - also love the resolution to stop and smell the Roses.

Kim's Thoughts: Birthday Aged 9. I love the colors, the complexity, all the things that interest the eye, the coloring, how the image both blends and stand on it own, and the colored coordinated number.

Milnie's Thoughts: Lucy has used such bright colors, it's perfect for a 9 year old girl. The coloring is just stunning and the image is adorable! The flowery papers are a perfect fit with the image, this card is really gorgeous!

Kel's and Sammibug's Pick:

No. 8 - Jess Crafts

Kel's Thoughts: Monsters! I love boy/masculine cards and this one is just too cute!! I love the color scheme she used and the image is just too cute!

Sammibug's Thoughts: Adorably whimsical card - And I love how she used her own art in her card making! Too cute!

Lynda's Pick:

No. 36 - Lotsa Scrap from 2amscrapper

Lynda's Thoughts: I loved the overall theme and how all the elements go together perfectly . I especially loved the little bee. I liked the idea to list resolves and these resolves are things we should all tell ourselves everyday.. perfect x

Lynne's Pick:

No. 23 - Bunny's Cards

Lynne's Thoughts: I love the choice of colors with the embossing and the glitter on the wings. Unusual card but caught my eye - stunning!!!!

Myndi's Pick:

No. 14 - Princess

Myndi's Thoughts: I like how she had four goals for herself in 2015 and she had a little image for each goal incorporated on to her layout. I thought it was a clever way to do the New Years Resolution theme.

Rebecca's Thoughts: She is so creative to put all her goals in her project. Instead of putting so many resolution in our life, she choose to set a mini goal for herself to live a balance life! Prayer, excercise, balance diet, spa and turn out to be a better "me", her project presented the goal perfectly!

Robin's and Shirley-Anne Pick:

No. 45 - Lozzy

Robin's Thoughts: Love the colors and her coloring, stunning. Her resolution is one I and many of us can relate too, trying to keep our craft room a little tidier this year!

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: I loved the crisp clean uncluttered look. The pretty image and her beautiful colouring are the focal point of the card. I did like the die cut corners too.

Erin's Pick:

No. 48 - ~ginny

Erin's Thoughts: I love the scene you created here! So pretty! Perfectly fussy cut as well! Something I struggle with!

Susan's Pick:

No. 7 - Helen

Susan's Thoughts: I love Helen's simple card. Love that image and your coloring! And I love your resolution of wanting to make more of these CAS Christmas Cards! I think that is just an excellent resolution!! :D Fantastic! Thanks for playing along!

Vicky's Pick:

No.49 - Emily Shroom

Vicky's Thoughts: I love this card, the layout is awesome as are the details.  The sentiment is just perfect and I totally get the new resolution :)  It's a good start at least for keeping it!

Congratulations to everyone! There were not many entries as we usually get, maybe not many made resolutions this year, but all were totally delightful. Thank you very much for your participation in our challenges :)