Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #6 {Seasons/Holidays}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #6 -- Seasons/Holidays. 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 June 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!!


AMB Illustrations
Prize: 1 Image or Clipart Set And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 56 - Stephanie S.

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

No. 20 - Heather Mills

Star Stampz
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 6 - Repolainen


Ana Isabel's Pick:

No. 49 - Cicci Vid Pennan

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: I love the coluring!! Wowww the background is great! Simply brilliant!

BBsButterfly's Pick:

No. 36 - Elena F.

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: There is a ton of detail and beautiful layering. I love all of the die cuts. This is a beautiful, sunshiny card.

Berni's Pick:

No. 3 - Plony

Berni's Thoughts: This is absolutely gorgeous, love all of the details on this beauty. The pastels are so soft and delicate that brings out the focus of the image.

Hanne's Pick:

No. 6 - Repolainen

Hanne's Thoughts: This is such a good-mood card, I just love it! The image is so fun and I love the scenery Repolainen has created in her card. And those flipflops are simply awesome!

Joanna's Pick:

No. 1 - Lucy Patrick

Joanna's Thoughts: Absolutely lovely shaker card. I like layout, colors and idea :)

Monica's Pick:

No. 27 - Treebug

Monica's Thoughts: I love the use of the doiley and coloring on the cute image!

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 15 - Teresa

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love the beautiful summer beach mixed media cube that she decorated. By looking at her cube, you can feel the breeze of the summer beach, the sand and the wind. Lovely project.

Sandy's Pick:

No. 53 - Crea Astrid

Sandy's Thoughts: Gorgeous card. Love all the fab sea themed diecuts and the use of the Octagon diecuts to showcase the beautifully coloured image.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 33 - Carol

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Fabulous Embellishing and beautiful paper along with a sweet image for this stepper card.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 66 - Lucy Patrick

Traceymo's Thoughts: What a cute card, that girl is so cheeky & fab layout to.

Susan's Pick:

No. 29 - Nicola Gold

Susan's Thoughts: I just LOVE this Christmas decoration! It's fantastic! I love all the different levels. Love they are all shakers! Way cute! Love the twine around the edge too! And the bells at the bottom! Fantastic! Absolutely adore this wonderful creation!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #7 -- Patriotic / Use Your Country Colors

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

Monthly Challenge #7 is all about Patriotic/Use Your Country Colors!! You can create anything that focuses on that theme. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone! This can be anything with a Patriotic theme or something that uses the colors of your country.

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

Crafts & Me
Prize: 3 Images
Crafts and Me comes to us from the UK. They have a great variety of images/artists to choose from. Be sure to check out the shop and the different artists. We know you will find something that you love!

Kraftykoolkat using Library Fairy

Lynnpenguin using Tree of Secrets

Monica using Monica

Sandy using Walking With You

Traceymo using Ballet Girl

Fabrika Fantasy
Prize: 3 Images
At Fabrika Fantasy they write and illustrate stories in the genre of fantasy adventure, mystery, thriller, comics and children's books. They also offer character/mascot creations and custom illustrating and digital stamps. They are located in Russia. They have some amazing fantasy art and we hope you will love them as much as we do!!

Hanne using Air Fairy

Kerri using Wise Dragon

Lynda using Winter Games 3

Rebecca using Pirate Parrot 1

Shirley-Anne using Happy Mouse

Keyesay's Visual Art
Prize: 3 Images
Casey is a biologist and artist from the USA. She has always been fond of nature and you will see that in the majority of her artwork. She also love fantasy and animals. You will love the variety of images you will find here. We love to browse and step into another world. You will be sure to find something you will love to create with. Give a big warm welcome to Keyesay's Visual Art as she ventures into the crafting world!

Ana Isabel using Gilidan The Faun

Susan using Lunastria The Faerie

Susan using Sea Serpent and Mermaid

Susan using Lizard from Color A Fantasy Coloring Book

Oddball Art Co. by Lizzy Love
Prize: 3 Images
You can't help but love the Oddities at the Oddball Art Co. by Lizzy Love. Lizzy lives for pink from head to toe. She lives and breathes everything art. She is a raw vegan for both health and ethical reasons. She loves animals and has a little zoo herself with 4 cats and a dog. You've gotta love that! She has always loved the stranger, quirkier side of life and it shows in the art that we love! Be sure to watch for all the new things that are added to the shop.

BBsButterfly using Wanda Image 9

Berni using Cassidy Image 19

Joanna using We're Here For The Baby Image 269