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!

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.

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

Berni using 1920's Inspired Vintage Big Eye Doll w/Tree Branch

Joanna using Aurora Scarf Lover

Kerri using Lucy Loo Spellbound

Kraftykoolkat using .