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Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #39 – Vintage

Happy Saturday!  Today at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges we are celebrating all things Vintage!  This is not in my comfort zone but with great sponsor images, it was a breeze.

You have until Friday, July 3rd to show us your Vintage entries.  Our winners are chosen randomly and we have some super sponsors offering prizes for our challenge.

Here are our sponsors:

fairy-tangles-badge_zpst8gyhsgcPrize: 2 Images of Winners Choice

Lemon ShortbreadPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

TheArtofRonnePBarton_zps4d0590d1Prize: 2 Images of Winners Choice

Fantasty Art of Nikki BurnettePrize: 5 Images of Winners Choice

For inspiration, I used a the super cool Nikki Burnette image called, “Steampunk Josie”. I distressed a woodgrain paper from Prima’s Cartographer collection and cut out the gears from the same paper pack with a Sizzix die.  I also distressed the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and added Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and metal embellishment gears.  I think she looks sassy alright!Steampunk Josie-wm

Come on over and enter a Vintage card at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges!

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #33 – Food Related

It’s another busy Saturday at The Crafty Nurses’ Blog and today at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges we are celebrating FOOD!  Now, those of you who know me understand that next to crafting, this may be one of my most favorite subjects.  LOL.  That said, for our challenge we are asking for “food related” projects.  You have until Friday, April 10th to show us your food related entries.  Our winners are chosen randomly and we have some super sponsors offering prizes for our challenge.

Here are our sponsors:

DrawnWithCharacter_zpsfb0d9e69Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

ImagineThat_zpsfeff7c51Prize: 3 Image Sets of Winners Choice

RobynsFetish_zps502cdca6Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

Zlatoenas_zpsc5f2e633Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

For inspiration, I used a Drawn with Character image called, “I Chews You”.  There are so many sweet food related images on their site it was hard to pick just one.  I colored the gum-ball machine with Copic Markers and used Doodlebug’s “Take Note” paper pack.

The dies are all My Favorite Things with the exception of the Sizzix key hole die the image sits on. I love these bright colors!

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Come on over and enter a card to tell us what food related items inspire you!

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #27 “New Year’s Resolutions”

Happy New Year!  Hope this post finds all of you on your way to a fulfilling new 2015!  My resolution for 2015 is a commitment to getting more exercise in my life!  How about you?

Today, Open-Minded Crafting is hosting a New Year’s Resolution Challenge.  As usual we have some fantastic sponsors offering some very generous gifts.  The challenge will remain open through Friday, January 16th so I hope you will join us and share your New Years Resolutions!

Our Sponsors are:

LiaStampzBadge_zps22eea511Lia Stampz:  Prize: The 2 Images our Design Team Uses

Meljen's Designs SponsorMeljen’s Designs:  Prize: 4 Images of Winners Choice

Stamping BoutiqueThe Stamping Boutique:  Prize: 4 Images of Winners Choice

ZuriArtsyCraftsyBanner_zpsc2c3b0d2Zuri Artsy Craftsy:  Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

For some inspiration, my image is from The Stamping Boutique called, “Snowman – Father Time” and features a “chubby” Father Time in the hopes by the end of 2015, he’ll be a little slimmer!  I colored the image with Copic Markers, used a Simon Says Stamp border die, and a Sizzix half-oval die.  Paper is from Recollections “Blue Christmas” and the “2015” is stamped with Hero Arts silver ink using Paper Smooches “Digits” stamp and die set.

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Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #18 – Office Supplies or Job Related (Labor Day)

Hello Open-Minded Crafting Challenge friends.  It’s time for a new challenge to celebrate Labor Day using Office Supplies or Job Related images.  As a creative person, I chose my design team inspiration from Scrappers Delight, “Crafty’s Honey Painter”.  Being a painter full-time would sure be a cool vocation, but alas, I will have to continue creating on the weekends and evenings!

This challenge runs through September 12, 2014, and as usual, some fantastically generous sponsors who provide great prizes for our randomly chosen winners.  The Design Team also chooses their favorite entries and those cards are highlighted in acknowledgement.  Let’s see some of those great sponsors and prizes:

 

Aurora Wings

Winning Prize:  $20.00 Gift Certificate

 

Digital Delights

Winning Prize: $5.00 Gift Certificate

Faery Ink

Winning Prize: 5 Images

 

Scrappers Delight

Winning Prize:  3 Images

Sentimental Susan

Winning Prize:  5 Images

Here is my inspiration for you using the Scrappers Delight, “Crafty Honeys Painter”.  Bright, huh?  I took a little liberty with some of my neon inks from Hero Arts for this card, that includes coloring her hair green and orange, but I think it works, what do you think? The dies are Sizzix and the paper is Amy Tangerine “sketchbook”.  I used Ranger Dimensional Liquid Pearls to make the colors on the paint pallet and stamped the sentiment, paint brush and pallet using Paper Smooches “i Heart art”.  I’d love it if you came by and entered a card for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

 

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