Saturday, August 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #7 {Patriotic/Use Your Country Colors}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #7 -- Patriotic/Use Your Country Colors. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! We love seeing all of the different country colors and designs!

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

Be sure to sent us an email if you are a winner. Email us at openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. Congrats to all of the winners and DT Picks!


Crafts & Me
Prize: 3 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 1 - Carla's Cards

Fabrika Fantasy
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 12 - The Crafty Nurse*claimed*

Keyesay's Visual Art*claimed*
Prize: ?? Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 18 - Elena F.*claimed*

Oddball Art Co. by Lizzy Love
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 23 - Suze*claimed*


BBsButterfly's, Rebecca's, Sandy's and Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 18 - Elena F.

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: The mixed media feel of this bag is absolutely amazing! All of the wonderful flowers and color scheme are just beautiful. And the crochet is just over the top.

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the overall design of the project. Specially love the crochet border around the image, super lovely and awesome colouring.

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the beautifully coloured image and all the gorgeous embellishments used to make this fabulous gift bag.

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Awesome colouring of image with amazing embellishing .Loved the crochet work too.

Berni's Pick:

No. 14 - Heather Mills

Berni's Thoughts: Love, love the simplicity of this beauty. Especially love the dimension on the stars and woodgrain background. Outstanding.

Hanne's Pick:

No. 6 - Coops

Hanne's Thoughts: I love coops card with the beach and sailing theme! The papers are great match with the image and the colouring of the image is great! The distressed edges in the papers fit perfectly this card's look and feel.

Joanna's Pick:

No. 11 - Red Obsession Cards

Joanna's Thoughts: I really like her interpretation of the sketch. This is very pretty and delicate winter card.

Kerri's Pick:

No. 12 - The Crafty Nurse

Kerri's Thoughts: I love how distress inks have been used on this card to make the words pop! I think it gives a lovely effect for a red, white and blue card.

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 8 - Lucy Patrick

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: The little monsters are adorable and I love the rainbow colours she used (with the peace flag as her inspiration). The background is fabulous too.

Monica's Pick:

No. 8 - Lucy Patrick

Monica's Thoughts: I love the adorable sailor girl, the coloring and the texture created with the woodgrain paper and embellishments!

Susan's Pick:

No. 19 - Patacake

Susan's Thoughts: This is a gorgeous altered frame and a gorgeous piece of art! I love all the layers, the coloring is beautiful! Just love this piece of art! Thank you so much for sharing it!


  1. Thanks girls for select my project. I'm winner at twice, thanks.

  2. Thanks girls for select my project. I'm winner at twice, thanks.

  3. Aww, thanks so much Monica for choosing my card as your favourite and the lovely comments about it, very lovely of you. Congrats to all the winners, XOX Lucy

  4. Thank you so much Hanne for picking my card as your favourite and for your kind words.
    Many congrats to all the other winners too :D

    xx coops xx