Monday, June 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #5 {Use Your Favorite Technqiue}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #5 -- Use Your Favorite Technique. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! You will find all the winners and DT Favorites posted below.

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!!

Please send an email to if you are a winner.  Thank you!


Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Prize: 2 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#77 - Ma-Mi *claimed*

Stamps by Julia Spiri
Prize: 2 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#70 - Stamps Stamps and More Stamps *claimed*

Lemon Shortbread
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#46 - Niinu

Scribbles Designs
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate For Digital Images (No Paper)
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

#2 - Vilinke Rocno delo *claimed*


Adele's Pick:

No. 73 - Ginny

Adele's Thoughts: Such a simple card but really effective. I love the gold embossing and the fabulous balloon image.

Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 37 - Angela Westland

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I love the technique which she used! That butterfly is nice! Congrats!

Berni's Pick:

No. 6 - Lucy Patrick

Berni's Thoughts: Just love the fold on this beauty and coloring is exquisite. Nicely done!

Hanne's and Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 16 - Pamellia

Hanne's Thoughts: Pamellia's card is just stunning, simply a piece of art! I love all those layers and various elements. The flowers are so elegant and the faux wood on the background is just amazing!

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Awesome beautiful creation. Love the Faux Wood technique along with her super video instructions.

Joanna's and Lynda's Pick:

No. 4 - Rutscht

Joanna's Thoughts: What a wonderful tag. I love the amazing colouring. Very, very beautiful project :)

Lynda's Thoughts: Such a fantastic project, the colouring is stunning and I love the way she created the sea bed, the beads give it that extra special touch…… just perfect!! Xx

and Kerri's Pick:

No. 80 - Elena F

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: Such a wonderful creation. It is mesmerizing!

Kerri's Thoughts: A stunning creation! I love the colours Elena has chosen and her colouring on the image is beautiful, I’m really drawn to the pop of purple in her eyes.

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 62 - Heather M

Lynnpenguins's Thoughts: Love the image and her awesome colouring. Such a cheery card.

Monica's Pick:

No. 34 - Vannessa

Monica's Thoughts: I love the way she colored the hair, it’s absolutely gorgeous and goes perfectly with the paper she used on the background.

NanaConnie's Pick:

No. 64 - Ginny

NanaConnie's Thoughts: I love that the relatively simple design and the use of neutral colors focuses the attention on the colored image. Great coloring and the use of layers and matting is fabulous! Wonderful dimension and visual textures.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 54 - MaxiBelle Studio

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the way how she color her image and adore her beautiful scene which created with blending layers of copics, awesome.

Sandy's Pick:

No. 32 - Heather Mills

Sandy's Thoughts: Beautiful card, love the frame showcasing the sentiment and the gorgeous floral image.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 78 - Red Obsession Cards

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Pleating technique with pretty paper and with embossed back ground made for inspirational creation.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 48 - Irena's Art

Traceymo's Thoughts: Love the images with white embossing.

Susan's Pick:

No. 52 - Norma

Susan's Thoughts: This is just fantastic! I love the shape.. definitely something I want to try in the near future! I love it! And the colors, the papers! Absolutely beautiful! And Norma's coloring is always fabulous! I just love this project! Definitely gives me some inspiration to try this fold! Thank you so much for sharing!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #6 -- Seasons / Holidays

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

Monthly Challenge #6 is all about Seasons/Holidays!! You can create anything that focuses on that theme or should I say that many themes. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone! And we do mean any... Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Valentine's, St. Patrick's, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, etc. You pick your season or holiday and show us what you come up with! Okay... get busy!

Our wonderful sponsors for June are:

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

AMB Illustrations
Prize: 1 Image or Clipart Set
Anne-Marie has been drawing and crafting all her life. She is an illustrator and Graphic Designer. She has a background in product design and packaging, but her passion is drawing. She offers us high quality images and clip art that she creates from that passion and we absolutely adore them! Be sure to check out all she has to offer in the shop!

Joanna using Girl Pool Party

Kraftykoolkat using Christmas Stamp

Lynda using Christmas Stamp

Rebecca using BBQ

Shirley-Anne using BBQ

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
DigiStamps4Joy was started in 2010 by Melanie Morgan. This was the first South African website to sell digital images. She has taken DigiStamps4Joy far beyond just South Africa. In 2012, Melanie sold DigiStamps4Joy to Margaret Kieser, who continues to run the shop today! Margaret has continued to grow DigiStamps4Joy and you can find her and her Design Team creating some amazing projects! You can find these images being used all over the world. Be sure to drop by and see all of the fantastic images that are there for us to create with!

Hanne using Going Somewhere

Lynnpenguin using I Love You

Sandy using Spring Time

Susan using Nativity Globe

Star Stampz
Prize: 3 Images
Sarah is the artist and owner behind Star Stampz. Art has been a huge influence in her life and in who she is. She discovered Japanese Anime. It is this style that has renewed her vigor to draw and you can reap the benefits of this with her amazing art! I fell in love with her digital stamps the first time I set eyes on them. And now to see her grow and expand is truly magnificent! Be sure to go by and share the love at her Etsy shop!

Adele using Kimono

Ana Isabel using My Sweet Sunflower

BBsButterfly using My Sweet Sunflower

Berni using My Sweet Sunflower

Deanne using Snowflake Fairy

Kerri using Kimono

Traceymo using Snowflake Fairy