Thursday, October 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #9 {Halloween/Dress Up}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #9 -- Halloween/Dress Up. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  Thank you so much for playing along!! It was amazing to see all of the different creations! You all never cease to amaze us all!

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


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

No. 33 - Tammy A

Kitty Bee Designs
Prize: 1 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 32 - Chris

The East Wind
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 28 - Katrina Bufton


Berni's and Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 6 - VaNNessa

Berni's Thoughts: This is a fabulous design and awesome coloring. Just love this image, it is full of attitude.

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Awesome colouring, fantastic background and detail.

Hanne's and Monica's Pick:

No. 26 - A Little Bit 'O Paper

Hanne's Thoughts: I love Deanne's fairly simple design - the ribbon, the image and the sentiment really gets the full attention with the black background. The image is super cute and the colours in the card scream Halloween. :)

Monica's Thoughts: Love the sweet dog image with the glitter accents and the simplicity of the card!

Joanna's Pick:

No. 32 - Chris

Joanna's Thoughts: Clean and simple, fantastic design paper, cute image. I like it so much.

Lynda's Pick:

No. 4 - Billie A.

Lynda's Thoughts: When I looked at your card it made me smile, it’s so adorable. I love the embossing and the inked background you created. The sentiment is perfect for the image too xx

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 2 - MaxiBelle Studio

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: Love the image and the pink/green colour combo. The flowers and background are fantastic with this image too.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 10 - Graphix and Designs

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the Pocket letter idea and I truly inspired by Nikki for her Halloween projects. Love how she share her beautiful images by layering them in the pocket letter. Love it.

Sandy's Pick:

No. 30 - Lorraine A.

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the more muted colours and the use of one of Tim Holtz’s crazy dog images, the spooky tree gives it a nice Halloween feel as does the slight touch of red on the dog’s lips and bone. I really like the little spider charm as well. Not too scary, lol.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 33 - Tammy A.

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: A striking, simple creation in which I loved the bright cheery colour combination . They really did work well together on the first of her shared cards and I also loved the design of her second card.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 40 - Red Obsession cArds

Traceymo's Thoughts: Just a stunning card great image & colour with a fab layout.

Susan's Pick:

No. 36 - Francesca

Susan's Thoughts: I really love this journal! Love all the mixed media. Love the Halloween feel to it. The colors are fabulous. Just wonderful! Really makes me want to get that journal out of the cabinet and begin working on. Great inspiration for everyone who is working on a journal! I am so glad you shared it with us! Thank you!! And Awesome work!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #10 -- Thanks / Thanksgiving

Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog and our next challenge! Can you believe it is October already!

Monthly Challenge #10 is all about Thanks/Thanksgiving/Thank You!! You can create anything that focuses on that theme. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations of Thanks, Thank You or Thanksgiving.

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

Enchanted Designs by Concetta Kilmer
Prize: 3 Images
Concetta is a multi-talented freelance artist, illustrator and designer with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Her family is a great source of inspiration and encouragement. You can see a distinct style and unique flair in all of her work. It is that uniqueness that we love so much! Her images are amazing to color and create with. Whatever image you pick, you are sure to create something wondrous with her amazing images as the centerpiece! Thank you so much for sponsoring with us this year Concetta.

Joanna using Sparrow

Kraftykoolkat using The Guardian Owl

Lynda using The Guardian Owl

Traceymo using Valentine's Owl

Kylie Johnston's Arting
Prize: 3 Images
Holly grew up an army brat, which allowed her to experience different cultures from across the United States and overseas. She is a married, stay at home mom of three. She enjoys drawing, learning to sew, photography, reading and learning to cook allergy friendly recipes. Kylie is autistic and thinks that helps her see the world in a unique and creative way that feeds her art. At the age of 13 Kylie saw and her mother bought her first comic book. That was when she fell in love with the industry. She started out by redrawing every panel of her X-Men #22 and Uncanny X-Men #302 comic books. At the age of 15, Kylie was published by AC Comics in Femforce Pin-up Portfolio 5. You should visit the KJ Arting page to learn more about Kylie - She has a very interesting and fun history and I have enjoyed learning about her. And to top that off, she is an amazing artist and we are very lucky to have her sponsor with us this month. Thank you Kylie!

Hanne using The Letter K

Lynnpenguin using Bouquet

Sandy using Sheriff The Frog

Shirley-Anne using Birds

The Stamping Boutique
Prize: 2 Images (3 Images if you won with a Stamping Boutique Image)
Tracey is the owner/artist behind The Stamping Boutique. She offers original digital images and artwork. There is such a great selection of images to choose from, we know you will love them! Be sure to hop over to the shop to see to your needs! Thank you so much for sponsoring with us this year!

Berni using Autumn Frog

Monica using Pumpkin Pie

Rebecca using Cornucopia

Susan using Owl Bet It's Fall