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!!








HERE ARE YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNERS:



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!




NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #8:

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!


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #9 -- Halloween / Dress Up



Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog and our next challenge!

Monthly Challenge #9 is all about Halloween/Dress Up!!  You can create anything that focuses on that theme. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone!! Show us your spooky, your cute, your kids dressing up, anything that you think will fit our theme.

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, October 9th, 2016. 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 Wednesday, October 20th, 2016. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.




Aliciabel
Prize: 3 Images
Alicia Bel has been drawing since childhood. She studied Teaching and Fine Arts. She was able to learn anatomy, composition and many her drawings more interesting. Have a look in her shop and you will see that her images are very sweet and innocent and even a little sexy thrown in there sometimes. We are truly thankful for her art and for her sharing with us in the crafty community so that we have great images to create with.


Hanne using Dora The Protectress Witch



Rebecca using Elvira The Vamp



Sandy using Gothic Hamlet



Shirley-Anne using When The Mail Comes In






Kitty Bee Designs
Prize: 1 Images
Ruth had a full time job and then was going to night school to finish her degree. To stay awake she would doodle and her doodles kept her entertained and awake through every lecture. That is where Kitty Bee Design began. Be sure to visit the Kitty Bee Design shop to see all of the wonderful doodles that she has offered up to us to create with.


Lynnpenguin using Reindeer Christmas Penguin



Monica using Halloween Mr. Bitty



Traceymo using Halloween Mr. Bitty






The East Wind
Prize: 3 Images
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Berni using 1920's Inspired Vintage Big Eye Doll w/Tree Branch



Joanna using Aurora Scarf Lover



Kerri using Lucy Loo Spellbound



Kraftykoolkat using .








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!




HERE ARE YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNERS:



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*





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #7 {PATRIOTIC/USE YOUR COUNTRY COLORS}:

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!