Saturday, February 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #1 {Something New}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #1 -- Try Something New. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! You all make it very hard to choose favorites! Thank goodness picks the prize winners!!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our January 2016 Challenge. You really help to make the Challenges that much better by providing prizes to give to our winners. Please help us thank our wonderful sponsors by dropping by their shops!!


Doodle Pantry, LLC
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#80 - Twisted Witch (not claimed)

Imagine That!
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#4 - Cards By Sheena *will redraw in a couple of weeks*

Prize: $7.50 Euros Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#54 - Lucy Patrick *claimed*

Smeared Ink
Prize: Images Used By The Design Team
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#18 - Carol Gill *claimed*


Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 58 - KT Fit Kitty
Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I love the background and these cute cats!!!

AngelicBadGirl's, Monica's and Susan's Pick:

No. 90 - Kavitha
AngelicBadGirls's Thoughts: I just love the layout of this canvas and the colours she has used. All the elements are visible but yet complement each other perfectly. You can see the time that has been put into this project, Stunning work Kavitha. xx

Monica's Thoughts: I love the color combo she used on her project. I’ve been wanting to play around more with mixed media and projects like hers really inspire! Its BEAUTIFUL!!!

Susan's Thoughts: I had such a hard time choosing just one! You all are so talented! I narrowed it down to Kavitha's canvas. I just love how she added all the flowers in the one corner. I love the design, the colors. What a huge inspiration. It really makes me want to try additional canvas art. I love how everything is layered and that there is so much white as well. Just absolutely gorgeous!

Annette's Pick:

No. 61 - Lucy Patrick
Annette's Thoughts: I have chosen this particular card because the creator has created an illusion of the digi actually sitting at the table plus the fact it’s winter, her choice of background paper gives the effect of snow. I also love how she has colored her digi and fussy cut it out to sit it behind the table.

BBsButterfly's Pick:

No. 103 - Sara's Closet
BBsButterfly's Thoughts: The texture is amazing and gives that mixed media feel to the card! With all of the sparkle, the sentiment says it all. And, the colors are gorgeously applied. Great work!

Berni's Pick and Sandy's Pick:

No. 12 - Rutscht
Berni's Thoughts: The image and details on this beauty are simply eye catching and gorgeous. The image is the focal point of this amazing creation.

Sandy's Thoughts: Wonderful baby card, the image portrays that bond between mother and child.

Deanne's Pick:

No. 83 - Andrea's Paper Antics
Deanne's Thoughts: This is a beautiful CAS card!!! the butterfly is beautiful against the wood background! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Hanne's Pick:

No. 91 - Christi C.
Hanne's Thoughts: The new technique Christi has used on the blue Happy Birthday card is really interesting. I love the simplicity in the card - although there is a great amount of work behind this "simple" look. This makes such a great male card!

Joanna's Pick:

No. 77 - Pawsitively Creative
Joanna's Thoughts: I like mix media and fab compositions the canvas. I love layout and color combo she used.

Kel's Pick and Kerri's Pick:

No. 54 - Lucy Patrick
Kel's Thoughts: love the colors on the card and the coloring is amazing!!

Kerri's Thoughts: I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it! Lucy has chosen a beautiful colour combination and fantastic papers. Her colouring really makes the image pop. Overall a stunning creation!

Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 64 - CreationsNZ
Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Beautiful colours and image. Love the layout, a very serene and calming creation.

Lynda's Pick:

No. 1 - Natalie K.
Lynda's Thoughts: The whole idea is fantastic. The cat is super cute and coloured beautifully. The balloon pops off the page against the white background. So beautiful! :-)

Lynnpenguin's Pick and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 70 - Time To Play
Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the colours and the way the background was created. Great colours, sparkle and wonderful sentiment.

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love how she try with colour burst and she really inspired me to try something I never try before in crafting journey. Awesome!

NanaConnie's Pick:

No. 33 - Crafting Vicky
NanaConnie's Thoughts: I absolutely LOVE the way she altered a thrift store find and used it to frame this beautifully colored image! The text dp behind the image is just so perfect for that vintage lady and she did a great video showing all the steps she took.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 73 - Kleido
Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Fabulous gift idea.Love the tags to keep lid shut and the small images.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 74 - Aurora
Traceymo's Thoughts: I love this idea of stamping on to book pages & love the image & colouring

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #2 -- Love/Valentine

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

Monthly Challenge #2 is all about Love and/or Valentine!! You can create anything that focuses on that theme. It can be a Valentine's creation or maybe a Wedding or Anniversary card or even a sweetheart birthday card. Anything with lots of love! We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone just full of love!

We want to send a huge thank you out to our February 2016 sponsors:

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 Wednesday, March 9th, 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 Sunday, March 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Images
All Dressed Up full of Wendy's whimsical and wonderful images. It is so fun to see the fantastic creations created with her images. All Dressed Up also has a Challenge Blog where she offers up a few freebies to help you get started. Wendy studies in Loughborough for 3 years and then after spending time in London, settle down in the East Midlands where she has been lucky enough to run her business and work from home. We sure are thankful that she has found her way into the crafting world!!

Kel using Purrrfect Together

Lynda using Amore

Monica using Amore

NanaConnie using Amore

Rebecca using Amore

Traceymo using Purrrfect Together

Ppinky Dolls Art
Prize: 3 Images
Chrishanthi's painting work is an array of little people, odd creatures, wounded children. Soulful faces, deep emotions each one telling a story from within...!!! Her images are so much fun to create with. Be sure to take a look at her wonderful dolls too!

Ana Isabel using Abi's Love

BBsButterfly using I Am In Love

Berni using My Heart To You

Del using Abi's Love

Hanne using My Heart To You

SLS Lines
Prize: 3 Images
SL Scheibe sells hand painted clipart and stamps with a fun and quirky vibe. There is a wide variety of images to choose from. You can find cute fairies, to cats to gothic and a bit spooky! We love the assortment that fits our every need!

Annette using Marie Antoinette Cupcakes In Beehive

Deanne Clarke-Saunders using Marie Antoinette Cupcakes In Beehive

Kraftykoolkat using 1920's Flapper/Charleston Dancer

Lynnpenguin using Monsters In Love

Traceymo using Marie Antoinette, Cupcakes In Beehive

Zuri Artsy Craftsy
Prize: 3 Images
Zuri is the artist/owner of Zuri Artsy Crafsty. She majored in Advertising Design and currently lives in Mexico. She loves cute and fluffy things which you can see her in amazing art work. It has been so fun over the last years to watch her grow and evolve. We loved her images when we first found her and we love them more and more each day! Be sure to visit her shop and see her amazing creations that she shares with us so that we can create!

AngelicBadGirl using Cupido

Joanna using Cupido

Kerri using Cupido

Sandy using Adriana

Shirley-Anne using Sachi

Susan Kennedy using Cupido