Sunday, March 20, 2016

Winners and DT Favorites -- Monthly Challenge #2 {Love/Valentine}

Happy Day! Today we are going to announce our DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #2 -- Love/Valentine. Everyone's projects were fantastic!!  So much Love in the Air!!Thank you so much for playing along!! You will find your random winners and DT Favorites below.

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


All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Images And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 39 - Jac *claimed*

Ppinky Dolls Art
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 8 - Treebug *claimed*

SLS Lines
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 43 - Jackie*unclaimed - Redrawn on Winners Challenge 4*

Zuri Artsy Craftsy
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No 30. - Paper Whims*unclaimed - Redrawn on Winners Challenge 4*

We also have two redraws from our January winners - one was not claimed and we want to thank Cards By Sheena, who won the Imagine That! prize. She let us know she was on that design team so we could redraw for that prize. So thank you Sheena! And here are your two redraws from January:

Doodle Pantry, LLC
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 21 - Granmargaret's Cards N Stuff *unclaimed and redrawn for 2nd time on Winner post Challenge 4*

Imagine That!
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
And Our Random.Org Winner is:

No. 37 - Cindy *unclaimed and redrawn for 2nd time on Winner post Challenge 4*


Adele's and Joanna's Pick:

No. 46 - Lucy Patrick

Adele's Thoughts: Such a sweet card. I love the sugary pink and the layout. SC image is gorgeous and the colouring is perfect. Fabulous embellishments tie everything together perfectly.

Joanna's Thoughts: I love layout and color combo she used, coloring image is perfect.

Ana Isabel's and BBsButterfly's Pick:

No. 28 - Norma

Ana Isabel's Thoughts: “This card is so sweet” I love the colouring and the design!!! Congrats!!

BBsButterfly's Thoughts: While the card is a simple swing card, the embellishments and paper make it very intricate looking. The use of the flowers and scroll make this a beautiful card. Excellent work!

Annette's Pick:

No. 45 - Teresa

Annette's Thoughts: Looking through the entries there were many I loved, but for some reason this particular entry just kept drawing me back to it all the time. I was mesmerized by the image and how she was coloured, plus the beautiful calmness of the designer paper used in the background. Great work.

Berni's Pick:

No. 36 - Amy Cohen

Berni's Thoughts: Love the CAS feel of this beauty. The image is perfect for a fabulous masculine card.

Deanne's Pick:

No. 49 - Irit Shalom

Deanne's Thoughts: LOVE the color of the card! Beautiful! Flowers are so pretty!!!

Hanne's Pick:

No. 51 - KT Fit Kitty

Hanne's Thoughts: This is such a wonderful Anniversary card! I love the colour scheme and the background. The image is really cute and the flower sequins in blue and green complement the rest of the card nicely.

Kel's Pick:

No. 53 - Jennifer Greco

Kel's Thoughts: Love the embossing, the banner and all the little sequins filling that jar.

Kerri's Pick:

No. 15 - Granne

Kerri's Thoughts: Something about this one just called out to me. I love the layout and the effect given in the overall piece! The digi is beautifully coloured too!

Kraftykoolkat's and Rebecca's Pick:

No. 48 - Kavitha

Kraftykoolkat's Thoughts: I found this so delicate and pretty. Such gorgeous colours and embellishments. AWESOME!!!

Rebecca's Thoughts: I love her beautiful piece of Mixed Media project, love the colour combination and each details on her project. Such a fabulous piece of artwork.

Lynda's Pick:

No. 3 - Heather Mills

Lynda's Thoughts: I couldn't help but smile at this super cute card. I love the sentiment with the cute dinosaur and the little flower is adorable. Just perfect xx

Lynnpenguin's Pick:

No. 2 - Heather Mills

Lynnpenguin's Thoughts: I love the CAS feel to this card the bright colours she used.

Monica's Pick:

No. 18 - MaxiBelle Studio

Monica's Thoughts: I love Alicia’s coloring on the the puppy, he stole my heart! Along with the layout and pattern paper, the card was too cute.

NanaConnie's Pick:

No. 54 - KT Fit Kitty

NanaConnie's Thoughts: I love her non-traditional color combo and the flower embellies she chose. Such a cute image and lovely butterfly embellies, too.

Sandy's Pick:

No. 14 - BlackLissi

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the simplicity of her card and the doodled border incorporating hugs and kisses.

Shirley-Anne's Pick:

No. 33 - Creationsnz/CarolG

Shirley-Anne's Thoughts: Carol’s use of Black and White card colours and metallic pen colouring along with double embossing created a mini master piece , in my opinion.

Traceymo's Pick:

No. 47 - Lucy Patrick

Traceymo's Thoughts: What a sweet image & love the colour combo brilliant Easter card!!

Susan's Pick:

No. 27 - Christine Thomas

Susan's Thoughts: This is a perfect box card! I love that the box is so stuffed! Love all the different hearts and cuts. I love that the outside of the box has extra cuts as well to help decorate. It looks great! Absolutely beautiful! I love it!! It really gives me the motivation to do more of these cute little box cards!

Thank you to EVERYONE who played along with us in February! We thoroughly enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with. We appreciate you and hope you will all play along with us again this month!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Monthly Challenge #3 -- Luck / St. Patrick's Day

Good morning fellow crafters!! And welcome to the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog and our next challenge!
Monthly Challenge #3 is all about Luck/St. Patrick's Day!! This month is all about Luck and/or St. Patrick's Day! You can create anything that focuses on that theme. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone just full of  Luckiness!

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 Saturday, April 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 Wednesday, April 20th, 2015. We will also post the DT Favorites at the same time.

A Day For Daisies
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
Tammy is the owner/artist of A Day For Daisies. She says that A Day For Daisies is a small token to her constant need to create! She pairs her love of whimsical illustrations with her background in graphic design and what you end up with is amazing art that will bring any crafty project to life. A Day For Daisies has grown to over 4,000 Digital Stamps! Be sure to take a look around and grab a few while you are there!

Ana Isabel using A Few Frogs

Deanne Clarke-Saunders using My Lucky Shoe

Kraftykoolkat using A Child's Prayer

Rebecca using Basket Bonnet

Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prize: 7 Images
Jodie is the artist/owner of Bugaboo Digi Stamps. She is from Canada and has been designing digital stamps for quite some time. She brings us an amazing array of images from the cutest of cute to the grumpiest of grumpy Stella, Gus, Margaret and the Gals. They are certainly a favorite around the crafting community and Bugaboo is always such a generous sponsor. Be sure to stop by the shop as we know you will find whatever you are looking for!

BBsButterfly using Theodore Shamrocks

Berni using Peeker March

Hanne using Fancy SB St. Patricks

Kel using Cheerleader Girl

Lynnpenguin using Theodore Shamrocks

Prize: 2 Images
With KennyK Stamps you get fun, edgy and attitude filled stamps! Kenny has a very urban-influenced style which we love! The woman behind the man, ElenaK, brings just the right feminine touch to KennyK that brings out the crafter in all of us. You can't go wrong at KennyK. With amazing images and fantastic customer service, you will find something that excites your bones!

Adele using Independence Day Girl

AngelicBadGirl using Eva Pearl

Kerri using Heidi Hot Rod

Shirley-Anne using Super Mom

Traceymo using Elf Girl

Susan using Happy Hour

Sassy Studios Designs
Prize: 4 Images
Are you looking for something sassy? Look no further! You will find all of your sassy needs at Sassy Studios Designs. You will find such a variety here that you will spend hours trying to decide which ones you are going to get this time around! Are you looking for some Wizard of Oz creations or maybe Pirates of the Caribbean? Yes... you will find that here along with so much more! Be sure to check out the fantastic images at Sassy Studio Designs!

Annette using Clover

Joanna using Clover

Lynda using Clover

Monica using Latte Momma

Sandy using Clover