Friday, January 20, 2017

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #12 {Stitching (Faux or Real)}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #12 -- Stitching (Faux or Real). Everyone's projects were fantastic!! It is sew (pun intended) to see all of the great stitching on all these cards! What a huge statement it makes! We love it!!

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


A&T Digital Designs
Prize: Images Used by the Design Team
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 16 - Helen

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

No. 25 - Suze

Morgan's ArtWorld
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 6 - Steffi H.


Berni's and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 5 - Petra M.

Berni's Thoughts: This is so much for the holidays. Love the colors on this beauty. Nicely done.

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love the color combination on her card. Beside the snowing background, emboss snowflake, she did a great job on her coloring too. Really fabulous piece of artwork.

Joanna's and Sandy's Pick:

No. 10 - Francesca

Joanna's Thoughts: Sweet image, perfect colouring, fab layout and embellishments.

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the cute snowman and the gorgeous colour combo. Fabulous colouring on Kraft cardstock and the textured snow looks wonderful.

Kraftykoolkat's Pick:

No. 19 - Erica

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: A really gorgeous,pretty design. Tasty mouthwatering looking strawberries. Awesome stitching and added elements.

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 18 - Donna Mundiger

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: Love the image and bright colours. Such a fun / cute creation.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 23 - Heather M.

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: The background paper is awesome while the colouring of the fun image is amazing for this delightful card.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 9 - Ma-Mi

Traceymo's Thoughts: Pretty CAS Card.

Susan's Pick:

No. 21 - Crafting Vicky

Susan's Thoughts: I love these.. all of them! They are very unique. I love the colors, the ribbon and the accents on all of them. Gorgeous. And I love the stitching on the binding. Just perfect!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monthly Challenge #13 - Jet-Setting In January (vehicles, travel, holiday/vacation, etc)

Good morning fellow crafters!! And a very Happy New Year to everyone! It is a brand new year.... 2017! Crazy, isn't it! We really appreciate you all playing along with us last year! We are hoping for another fun year! We really enjoy seeing all of your projects and are really looking forward to seeing all of the new creations this year!

We have made a little bit of a change in 2017. We are going to have one sponsor for each challenge. We will continue to have the DT Favorites as well. This will be great for the sponsors and us!

We would like to welcome Pam Phelps to our team for 2017. Please visit her blog -- All Jazzed 2 Create. Welcome Pam! We are so very happy to have you with us this year!

We are still looking for one new member to add to our team for 2017. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to openmindedcrafting at gmail dot com. Include a little bit about yourself and your blog address. We would love to have you join us!

Monthly Challenge #13 is Jet-Setting In January!! We are trying to give you themes that could be used several different ways. For this challenge you can have a project with vehicles, travel, holiday/vacation time, etc. You tell us what Jet-Setting In January means on your project. We are hoping to see a variety of ideas from you!

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 Thursday, February 9th, 2015. Please make sure to link up before then.

Prize and DT Favorite Information: We will randomly draw the winner for our sponsor. These winners will be posted on Monday, February 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

The Paper Shelter
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate
The Paper Shelter is one of our favorite shops. Whenever we are looking for something, we always seem to find a fit at The Paper Shelter. The designs are unique and so adorable! You can find anything from a whimsical fairy to a biker chick! All the images start out hand drawn. From there they take those digital so we can all use them to create. We love that when you purchase a design from The Paper Shelter, you not only get the line drawn image to color, but you also get a fully digital colored image and backgrounds as well. You just need to go browse around! You will fall in love with this shop just as we have! Thank you so much for sponsoring us for January!

Berni using Where're We Goin'?

Joanna using Where're We Goin'?

Lynda using The Aviator

Lynnpenguin using The Aviator

Rebecca using Where're We Goin'?

Sandy using Where're We Goin'?

Traceymo using Where're We Goin'?