Sunday, January 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun is Back!!

     OK, we've all been waiting for the return of Open-Minded Crafting Fun which has been on a 4 month break.  They've added some new DT members, taken back a few who were on the team once before (me! Bless their hearts), and several of the ladies who were on the team when they started the long break have stayed on.  Changes include becoming a monthly challenge which will begin on the 10th of each month.

     Today starts our first challenge in 2016 and our theme is "Try Something New."  That might be a new technique, a new product, a new card style...  we just need to know what you used that's new.  We have multiple sponsors for this challenge:  Doodle Pantry ($10 GC);  Imagine That ($10 GC);  Polkadoodles (7.50 Euro GC); and finally Smeared Ink ($25 of digis).  Unfortunately, Smeared Ink closed in December and, while they still will be sponsoring us, I can't link to their store anymore.

     Each of these sponsors provided images for the DT to use and my image came from Imagine That.  It's called "Polar Love" and I think it's just the sweetest thing for a Valentine card.

     My design is pretty CAS but I do have lots of 'new' on it.  First, I used new CS to make the card base and the mat for the image.  Next, the little heart buttons are cut with one of my new punches (Fiskars).  The larger hearts are cut with a new die (Spellbinders).  On the other hand, the corners are rounded with my oldest corner punch and the bow is one of those I make by the dozens and toss into my stash to use in the future.  So, there's a nice blend of old and new.  :-D

A Snowflakes Promise
As You Like It
Craft-Dee BowZ
Craft Rocket
Crafting by Designs
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Boots
Creative Moments
Lemon Shortbread
Not Just Cards
Our Crafty Corner
Outlawz PAM
Paper Shelter
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Star Stampz
WordArt Wednesday

     I hope you'll come play with us in the new monthly challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.  You have all the rest of January to enter and you just need to show us something new.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Unknown said...

This is so fantastic! Love all the hearts! Love the colors! Just gorgeous!! Thank you so much NC, for joining us again at Open-Minded. I couldn't be happier!! And I appreciate you so much!! Thank you!! I hope you are well.. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. If you ever need anything, please let me know :)

Unknown said...

This is sooo cute! Great inspiration for OMCF challenge. :) It's so great to have you back in the team!

Hanne, DT sis.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A cute image beautifully coloured, love the button punches, great sentiment, all in all I think a fabulous card.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and loving the sweet image.
Linda xxx

Elaine Stark said...

So cute. I love the little heart buttons. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Unknown said...

Your card is adorable. I love that you have the hearts falling out of the mailbox ;) Thank you for playing with us at the outlawz!

*Vicki* said...

So adorable Connie!! Love the hearts alongside your image! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Helen said...

Love it! This is one of my favourite Imagine That Digis and you've showcased it beautifully.

Thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise.

Helen x

Dawn said...

Sweet little card NanaC! I love all the pretty detail & the darling image!
Dawn xx

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Morning NC, Stopping by to say I love your heart border. This composition is so much fun for valentine couple. Fabulously created.
Have a fab Sunday and even better week.

Pat K said... cute. Great image and love all the hearts. Thank you for playing along with us at TPS. hugs, Pat K x

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Connie! Your card is so sweet A great Valentine's card, but the image is great for any wintry occasion! So sweet! Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back with another hat! Thanks for playing in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

So beautiful. Love it.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is darling. I love all the little hearts in a row.

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Barbara Bruder said...

Connie, what a sweet card. Love that polar bear, he is a cutie for sure. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Mrs Beez said...

That is an adorable image with beautiful colours. I love those punched heart buttons. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really cute card, lovely image and all of hearts look fabulous. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Heather said...

An adorable card Connie, a super design with a gorgeous colour combo........your adorable image is just adorable and beautiful embellishments!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty NanaConnie. I love it sweetie. Looking forward to working with you once again on a DT.

Davi said...

This is DARLING NC! I love the way you used the hearts to go with that Cutie image and the blue and red combo!

Lori Kobular said...

What a sweet Valentine card! I love the Polar Bear holding the heart and the mailbox overflowing with hearts! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

Kristine said...

wow, lots of great new products combined to make a fabby card here!! :) LOve all those hearts. Thanks for choosing to create with my Polar Love digi - I'm thrilled to be one of the sponsors for this challenge! xKris

Monica Maier said...

I love this image and the addition of the heart shape buttons... love it!

Karen Letchworth said...

SUCH a cute image, and overall adorable card. Thanks so much for sharing your art wiht us. It's a real blessing to have you play along. I hope you will join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

This is very cute. I love the heart buttons. Thanks for sharing and great work!

Mari said...

Your card is very sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Barbara Washburn said...

There's a lot of happy smiles on the mouse with all his hearts. Very cute images. TFS at Craft Rocket Challenges! Barbara DT

lulu' creazioni artistiche said...

Very pretty card Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Lulu'
The Paper Shelter DT

Anonymous said...

Cute card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining our challenge this time at Lemon Shortbread
x~KateE~x Lemon Shortbread DT