Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #11 {Christmas/Hanukkah}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #11 -- Christmas/Hanukkah. Everyone's projects were fantastic!! You all are amazingly talented and we just LOVE seeing what you all create. You always make it so hard for us to choose favorites. Thank you so much for playing along!! It is always great to see the festive creations! And you have them ready for the holiday! :D Can you believe it is almost Christmas! We all want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah or whatever else you may celebrate! And a Happy New Year too! We want you all to have a safe and happy holiday season! And thank you for always playing along with us. We hope to see you in the New Year!

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

I also wanted to share one last image from Ike's Art. This one wasn't finished when the challenge went live, so I wanted to make sure that everyone was able to enjoy this one last image from Ike's. This is an Artist Trading Card using Christmas Pixie which you can find in the Ike's Art Shop! She was colored with Copic Markers, the background was done using Distress Ink. Thanks for looking!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are looking for one or two new additions to our Design Team. If you are interested in joining our team or want some more information, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. If you are wanting to join our team, please send us a little bit about yourself, a link to your blog and a favorite project or two. Thank you so much!


Drawn With Character
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 47 - Fiki *claimed*

Ike's Art
Prize: $15 Shop Voucher
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 88 - Andrea Bastelmaus

Knitty Kitty Digis
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 10 - Kleido *claimed*

Sami Stamps
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 70 - Lozzy

If you are one of our winners, please send us an email at openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com


Bernie's Pick:

No. 43 - Petra M.

Bernie's Thoughts: Sweet image and fabulous composition. Great use of DP and dies. Love it!!

Joanna's Pick:

No. 97 - Katrina Bufton

Joanna's Thoughts: Very elegant card. I love kraft paper and beautiful image.

Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 77 - Louise

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: Very Cute - Gorgeous Layout - Made me smile.

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 32 - MaxiBelle Studio

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the cute images (kind of ugly sweater feel to them - no offense intended); these two cards of a boy and girl just make me smile.

Rebecca's Pick:

No. 66 - Lucy Patrick

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love her awesome coloring and the color combination on her card. By looking at her card, it did tell me that- Christmas is coming! Love it!

Sandy's Pick:

No. 82 - Crafty

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the traditional image in muted tones and the bright pop of colour, Gives the sentiment that much more meaning.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 103 - Suze

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Simply a lovely card. Loved the back ground paper as it really did coordinate well with the image.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 100 - Zora

Traceymo's Thoughts: What a pretty card & stunning colouring.

Susan's Pick:

No. 17 - Wire Wrapture

Susan's Thoughts: It was such a hard choice as always, but I have chosen #17 - Wire Wrapture. I love the pink and white - The different colors always stand out to me. And the simplicity of this card is just gorgeous. I love it! And I love that it says "Christ The Savior Is Born". That stamp is fantastic and I love cards that reference the true meaning of Christmas! Absolutely wonderful card! Brilliant Heather! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month and sharing this gorgeous creation!


  1. Thank you Shirley-Ann for choosing my card as your favourite. Congrats to all the others chosen.

  2. So sweet of you to pick my card as your fave Rebecca, thank you so much! I hope all of you at Open-minded have a wonderful Christmas and happy and healthy New Year. XOX Lucy

  3. OMGoodness - the ATC with my Pixie is AWESOME !!! Thank you very much for showing that :-) Thanks too for having me as a Sponsor. Congrats to all the Winners and Top Picks.
    I wish everyone a merry Festive Season and all the best for 2017.

    IKE xx

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  4. Thank you Kraftykoolkat's for choosing my card as your favorite, and congratulations to the other winners :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

  5. Thanks so much Lynnpenguin for selecting my Stroppy Jumper card!

  6. wow! that girl is so amazing colored!
    love it!
    congrats to all winners!
    happy holidays!

  7. Wow- ich freue mich so sehr!!!!! Und ich liebe die Digi's von Ike'sArt
    Thank you an I wish you all a Merry Christmas

  8. OMG... many thank's that I'm one of the lucky winner! I'm very happy and proud about it!

    Merry Christmas and a happy crafty new year!
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