Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #8 {Back To School/Reading}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #8 -- Back To School/Reading. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! We really enjoyed seeing all of the amazing projects you had to show!!

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


Pattie's Creations
Prize: 3 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 6 - Repolainen

The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 14 - MaxiBelle Studio

YamPuff's LineArt
Prize: Coloring Book
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 7 - Maikreations

If you are a winner, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. We will arrange the prizes for you. If you are a DT Favorite, please click on the Open-Minded Winners tab at the top where you can download your DT Favorite badge. And most of all .. Thank you all so much for playing along!


Berni's Pick:

No. 6 - Repolainen

Berni's Thoughts: This is a beautiful card, so delicate and feminine and eye catching. Nicely done.

Hanne's Pick:

No. 26 - Jennifer Greco

Hanne's Thoughts: I love Jennifer's card, it's just perfect for Back to School / Reading theme. The image is really cute and I love the embellies Jennifer has chosen. Especially the "chalkboard" tag and the A+ decor are perfect!

Joanna's Pick:

No. 10 - Elena F.

Joanna's Thoughts: Fabulous bookmark ! I love the coloring, amazing background and fishtail form.

Kerri's and Lynda's Pick:

No. 7 - Maikreations

Kerri's Thoughts: I love how cute these bookmarks are! They are beautifully coloured with lovely backgrounds.

Lynda's Thoughts: I love the background you created for each bookmark, so pretty. Your colouring is fab too… beautiful work xx

Kraftykoolkat's and Sandy's Pick:

No. 8 - Crazy Crafting Squirrel

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: I love the soft colour palette and the adorable Whimsical Image.

Sandy's Thoughts: Wonderful piece of artwork to adorn a reading corner in a child’s room. Love the tranquil scene, the cloudy background and the myriad of butterflies.

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 1 - Cards By Sheena

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the image and especially the sentiment and of course all those crayons around it.

Monica's Pick:

No. 24 - Crafty

Monica's Thoughts: Love the coloring on her sassy smart girl and the monochromatic look of the rest of the card.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 20 - RoRa

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the beautiful layout and the wonderful colouring for her artwork. Specially love the metal nib embellishment on the ribbon bow, just give a perfect touch up for the card.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 18 - Zubmomi

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Stunning colouring of an awesome image and I love that background.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 28 - Sarah M.

Traceymo's Thoughts: What a sweet image great extras too!

Susan's Pick:

No. 2 - Tammy A.

Susan's Thoughts: This is a gorgeous creation! I love all the distressed edges. I always love that look. I think something simple like that just adds so much! And then the inking with it just adds so much more. Love that! I love all the die cut elements too. They turned out really great. And then there is that perfect little definition at the bottom that really makes me relate. Yep.. I have teenagers and I believe that they think that is the true meaning of studying LOL! Absolutely wonderful project! Love everything about it. Love all the details and little pieces that you have added to make this a masterpiece! Thank you so much for joining in! Great inspiration for us all!


  1. Thank you lynnpenguin for one of the top picks,thank you

  2. Thank you lynnpenguin for one of the top picks,thank you

  3. Woo hoo, happy to see that I'm a lucky winner. Thanks!

  4. Thanks so much Susan for choosing my card as your favorite, so happy and honored! And thank you for your wonderful comment you made about my card! :) Congrats to the others as well!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. Berni thank you so much for picking my card in your favorites and congrats to all the top picks and winners too :D Repolainen

    1. OMG!! :(
      I just noticed right now = I'm also lucky Winner of Patties Creation! Apologize! I'm still so happy to win - it made a good mood! Thanks!!