Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #3 {Luck/St. Patrick's Day}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #3 -- Luck/St. Patrick's Day. 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 March 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!!


A Day For Daisies
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 18 - Kat's Tales (Claimed)

Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prize: 7 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 7 - Donna Mundinger (Claimed)

Prize: 2 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 14 - Jessi Fogan (Claimed)

Sassy Studios Designs
Prize: 4 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 12 - Jessi (Claimed)


Adele's and Hanne's Pick:

No. 11 - Maryvonne

Adele's Thoughts: I love the creative use of the heart dies to create the shamrocks on this card. The dies alone are fabulous but to be so imaginative as to use them for the other purpose is just genius. I also love the other dies that have been used to create this stunning display.

Hanne's Thoughts: Maryvonne's card is stunning. The use of various dies create really adorable design and I love how the dies are used to create clover leaf. Really beautiful, I love this!

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 1 - Pippa

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I loved her card because the colouring is amazing! I love the design, too.

Annette's, Joanna's and LynnPenguin's Pick:

No. 27 - Donna Mundinger

Annette's Thoughts: I loved this St Patricks Card, great fun Image and wonderful little sentiment. Put a smile on my face. Nicely coloured Image and loved the background designer paper used . Just a super fun fantastic card and perfect for this Challenge.

Joanna's Thoughts: Very funny card. The gang of cats is adorable and sentiment is perfect :)

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the kitties and the fun sentiment here. The image is coloured so nicely too. The green burlap and the little bow/shamrock is such a great addition too. What a wonderfully fun card.

BBsButterfly's Pick:

No. 19 - Paper Whims

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: The fairy is the perfect shade of green to compliment the background paper. The colors are very smooth and beautiful.

Berni's, Kerri's and Monica's Pick:

No. 10 - Jean Chaney

Berni's Thoughts: Just love the image and composition of this beauty.. Fun and refreshing. Love it. Simply fantasic.

Kerri's Thoughts: I think the colouring on this card is fantastic and I’ve fallen in love with all the extra Irish embellishments.

Monica's Thoughts: I absolutely adore her beautifully colored lucky cat and the side step is fantastic!

Kel's Pick:

No. 24 - Katrina Bufton

Kel's Thoughts: Love the colors she used on her card and the layout. Just beautifully put together!!

Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 2 - Cathy The Crafty Nurse

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: This really made smile, I kept returning to it over the month and each time it made me smile. We all need a smile a day. Beautifully coloured and laid out too.

Lynda's Pick:

No. 8 - Donna Mundinger

Lynda's Thoughts: Donna’s card made me smile, I love the inked background and the drunk looking ginger fairy lol I also love Donna’s coloring of her.

NanaConnie's Pick:

No. 13 - DebiB

NanaConnie's Thoughts: I adore the cute image, her fab coloring, and those delightful, sheer, polka dot bows, especially the way she made one of them into a bow-tie for the bear! Great work on the overall design and that embossed background dp is a wonderful touch.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 7 - Donna Mundinger

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the creepy card she make with a shade of Gold and Green for St.Patrick Day. Admire how she colored the image, fantastic piece of artwork.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 3 - Jean Chaney

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: I just loved the card shape and her colouring of sweet image.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 14 - Jessi Fogan

Traceymo's Thoughts: Just love the simplicity of the shaker card. Having the sentiment has the main point.

Susan's Pick:

No. 18 - Kat's Tales

Susan's Thoughts: This little piece of art just made me smile! I LOVE that little guy.. he is so cute! And Kat really made the cutest little scene with those amazing hills and clouds! I love all the added lucky stuff too... the rainbow, the pot of gold and the clover! Absolutely fantastic!! Love it all! Great card Kat! :D

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #4 -- Easter / Spring / Pastel Colors

Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog and our next challenge!
Monthly Challenge #4 is all about Easter / Spring / Pastel Colors!! I kind of screwed up on the theme.. I should have looked at the calendar as Easter has come and gone! But.. there are plenty of uses for Spring and Pastel! You can create anything that focuses on these themes. Don't you just love this time of year! We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone just full of love!

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 Monday, May 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 Friday, May 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

A Random Fan
Prize: 3 Images
Sherry is the artist/owner behind A Random Fan. She has created some amazing little whimsical characters for us to create with. She provides us with great quality digital stamps in a multitude of themes. Be sure to have a look around at these fun images!

Annette using Some Bunny

Kel using Some Bunny

Lynnpenguin using Share A Latte

Monica using Share A Latte

Sandy using Some Bunny

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Prize: 3 Images
Crafty Sentiments Designs is located in the UK. They ship all over the world and have a great supply of digital stamps for download as well. They offer us crafters a huge array of items, digital stamps, rubber stamps, dies, glues, and more. Be sure to check out the great collection they offer us.

Adele using Nature Watching

Deanne using Molly - Easter Egg

Joanna using Little Friends

Lynda using Hey You

NanaConnie using Nature Watching

Traceymo using Lilly

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Images
Lacy Sunshine offers an imaginative line of digital stamps. They are created and hand drawn by Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and illustrator. Lacy Sunshine has a great fan base and a bunch of images to choose from. Be sure to visit the shop to see what we are talking about!

BBsButterfly using Bashful Bunny Boo

Hanne using Nattie's Bunny

Kerri using Rory's Eggstra Delivery

Kraftykoolkat using Summer Daisies Flower Pot Pretties

Shirley-Anne using Eleanore Top Of The Morn

Maria Medel Illustrations
Prize: 3 Images
Maria is an illustrator and animation artist from Madrid, Spain. She loves creating cute characters and I have to say that we love them too! When I came across her images in Etsy, my heart just melted! They are so perfect to color and create with!! And we are pretty sure that you are going to love them as much as we do! Be sure to give Maria a HUGE welcome from the crafty community!! Show her some love!

Ana Isabel using Cute Wedding

Rebecca using Indian Girl

Susan using Bride and Groom with Cat