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!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #12 -- Stitching (Faux or Real)

Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog and our next challenge! Can you believe it is December; almost the beginning of the next year! Crazy! We really appreciate you all playing along with us each month! We are hoping for another fun year in 2017! We hope you will stick with us for another year. We really enjoy seeing all of your projects!

Monthly Challenge #12 is all about Stitching (Real or Faux)!! You can create anything that focuses on that theme. We just want to see some stitching of some sort on your project. It can be any kind of stitching! You can pull out the sewing machine or doodle some stitching, you show us!

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 Monday, January 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 Friday, January 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

A&T Digital Designs
Prize: The Images Used by the Design Team
A & T Digital Designs Shop is the home of The Emerald Faeries. You can find the cutest faeries and fauna from Australia in the art from A & T Digital Designs. It is a great place to find images and you should stop by and see what you can find for your next project! There are some amazing characters just waiting for you to discover.

Hanne using Jewel

Lynnpenguin using Bindi

Sandy using Ashee

Limited Runs
Prize: 3 Images
Nikki has always been into anything artsy, Painting, computer graphics and card making, jewelry making, designing purses (find the ones in the stores just don't last). She has even tried stained glass. She has experimented with a lot different mediums and enjoys working with them all. She has a great selection of images for us to create with. Be sure to hop on over to the shop and take a look for yourself!

Berni using Mini Snowman

Joanna using Mini Bird w/Balloon

Rebecca using Christmas Stamp Set #2

Morgan's ArtWorld
Prize: 3 Images
Morgan is a British artist, illustrator and author. Born in 1939 in the North of England, she has been drawing and painting since she could hold a brush. She has lived in a variety of places throughout the world and her art has been everywhere as well. She has a fantastic assortment of digital images. We are lucky enough to have her offer us those images to create with. I'm sure you will feel the same way. Take a jump over to her shop and you will see what we mean!

Kraftykoolkat using Fae 24

Shirley-Anne using Winter 2 Christmas Candle

Traceymo using Snowman 1