Friday, May 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #4 {Easter/Pastel Colors}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #4 -- Spring/Easter/Pastel Colors. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! We love seeing all of the Easter fun, the Spring beauty and Pastel colors!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors for our April 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!!

For the winners, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at Thank you so much for playing along! We hope you are playing along in our next challenge.


A Random Fan
Prize: 3 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#59 - Kathie *claimed*

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#73 - Crafting Vicky *claimed*

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#44 - Crafthartic *claimed*

Maria Medel Illustrations
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#28 - Lozzy

We have a few redraws from previous challenges. These are unclaimed prizes.

From Challenge #1:

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

No. 105 - Patacake

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

No. 98 - Jennifer Greco

From Challenge #2:

SLS Lines
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 32 - Denise

Zuri Artsy Craftsy
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No 47 - Lucy Patrick *claimed*


Adele's Pick:

No. 3 - Lillian's Leisure

Adele's Thoughts: I love all the elements on this card. They all work so well, fab matching of the DP and the flowers and a gorgeous image. Great layout too.

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 36 - Aurora

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I love this image and the colouring is great! This card is clean and simple but so nice!!!

Annette's Pick:

No. 54 - Elena F

Annette's Thoughts: Absolutely stunning. Fabulous design, fabulous colours and just beautifully coloured image. The details with the matching ribbon bow plus the gorgeous flower embellishments ~ I find this creation just perfect. Great work.

BBsButterfly's Pick:

No. 65 - Francesca

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: Excellent coloring and lots of beautiful texture with all of the layers. I love the use of crochet lace and paper flowers. Great work!

Deanne's Pick:

No. 62 - Ginny B

Deanne's Thoughts: Beautiful card! Love the glitter and the beautiful bow!! So many pretty flowers, too!

Hanne's Pick:

No. 41 - Heather Mills

Hanne's Thoughts: Heather's shaker card with yellow tulips is simply fantastic! It's pretty clean and simple, but there's lots of work put into this card and the shaker element gives it a real wow element. I also love how Heather has done the water look in the jar. :)

Joanna's Pick:

No. 34 - Bettina

Joanna's Thoughts: I like shaped card, layout. Love the adorable image, colours and details!

Kerri's Pick:

No. 39 - Cards Made By Beckie

Kerri's Thoughts: I thinks Beckie has worked beautifully with dies to create a wonderful springtime scene! I also love the embossed background.

Kraftykoolkat's and Sandy's Pick:

No. 12 - Elena

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Such a beautiful colour palette and fantastic colouring of the image, The layout is also fantastic. I was deliberating between two creations and then I discovered they were both by Elena.

Sandy's Thoughts: Beautifully embellished and her colouring is stunning.

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 2 - Crea Astrid

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: Such a beautiful card with the soft purple tones and a super sweet image. Love the colouring/shading.

Monica's Pick:

No. 60 - Lucy Patrick

Monica's Thoughts: I love the beautifully colored image and all the texture she added with her embellishments!

NanaConnie's Pick:

No. 23 - Crafty

NanaConnie's Thoughts: First, I love the simplicity of her card design, a perfect CAS card. Her shading on that lovely flower is superb and adding black Flower Soft to the center was pure genius.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 38 - Patacake

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the altered candy container that she make for Easter. Great color combination for her candy container and her awesome coloring too. Love all the embellishments on her project, I wish i could receive such beautiful candy container too.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 33 - Jen L

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Simply a beautiful CAS card The Hollyhocks just pop from the card front . Her colouring divine.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 19 - Vannessa

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: What a stunning card,love the layout & the extras

Susan's Pick:

No. 10 - Min Hobbyverden

Susan's Thoughts: What an amazing project! I love all the folds.. its like opening a surprise box! I love all the different dies used and the colors are wonderful! There is something new to look at for every turn of the card. I just love that! And the beautiful big bow to close it all together. This is absolutely wonderful! I definitely want to try it and I hope it looks half as good as this beauty! Thanks for sharing it! Absolutely beautiful!


  1. How nice that I have been chosen as one of the DT favorites. Congratulations ladies.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  2. Thank you so much Elizabeth for choosing my card as your favourite!!! I'm very happy!
    Congrats to all the winners too!
    Hugs and Smiles :-)

  3. Many thanks girls for choosing mine 3 from you and all those warm words. You 3 made my day today. Thanks again. Elena F.

  4. Thanks for picking my card as one of the top picks! I'm so honored!!

  5. Hi there! Thanks for picking my card as favourite, I'm glad you liked it. Cheers

  6. Hi there, I was very excited to be one of your winner for Challenge #4 and I have emailed Open Minded Crafting to claim my prize. Many thanks once again Kathie xox

  7. Aww, thanks Monica for choosing my card as your favorite, I'm so flattered!
    Also, how exciting to be the winner of a redraw prize, lucky me, thank you guys! I've been away all weekend so this was lovely news to come back to XOX Lucy

  8. super happy to be a winner!!! Thank you!!! Congrats to everyone!