Sunday, January 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun January Challenge #1

Good morning everyone! It has been a busy week. Bailey had a Lacrosse meeting Thursday morning.Michael had his wisdom teeth removed on Thursday. He did well.. he only had to have a large incision on one of them. This next week will be busy too. Bailey has Lacrosse conditioning Tuesday through Thursday this week and next week too. After that they begin Lacrosse practices Monday through Friday each week. Kevin has a doctor appointment with the Neurologist on Monday to do a nerve test of some sort. Taylor has an Eye appointment on Tuesday to do some sort of testing. It will be a full week in deed. I hope you all have a great week ahead!!

I'm so excited for the very first Monthly Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! Our very first challenge starts today. Challenges will start on the 10th of each month. Our first challenge is Something New. So, we want to see new items, new products, anything that is new to you or even a new technique that you've wanted to try, something like that. Make sure you tell us what it is. We will get some awesome ideas from you all like we always do!

We have wonderful sponsors for January and we want to thank you all for the wonderful sponsorship and generosity each of you show:

Unfortunately, Smeared Ink has shut down and they will be missed.

Here is my card for this challenge:

This is New Year Birdie from Doodle Pantry. And for my New, I have done two things... I have made a shaker card.. and I've used one of my dies to do this. I have also used the Spotlight Technique which I have been wanting to try and kept putting it off. This was the perfect opportunity to try it out :)  So, that is exactly what I did. I colored my spotlight sections with my Copic Markers. I've used Spellbinders dies for the circles used as the spotlights. I've used a My Favorite Things die for the circles on the side that make up the shaker part of the card. I've used small glass balls and sequin in the shaker. I've also added three different colors of twine. I've braided some of these. That is it from me! I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month!  The challenge will end on February 9th and the winners and DT Favorites will be posted on February 20th. The next challenge will start on February 10th.

Copic Colors Used:
  • Bird: W1, E41, E43, B91, B95, B97
  • Tree Trunk: E33, E35, E39
  • Horn and Hat: YG07, YG17, YG67
  • Hat: C3, C5, C7, C9; R22, R24, R29
  • Confetti: V12, V15, V17; RV21, RV23, RV29; Y11, Y15, Y18; YG07, YG17, YG67; R22, R24, R29; YR02, YR04, YR07
  • Bird Leg and Feet: N3, N5, N7, N9


Unknown said...

Truly wonderful card Susan! I love the colourful spotlights and twines! This just made me smile. :) Great inspiration for OMCF challenge!

Hanne, DT sis.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and colourful Susan. Thank you so much for choosing me for this awesome team.

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Darlene said...

WOW! Lots of new fun stuff going on here! Glad you mentioned the 'shaker' part of your card ... had to look to see where you incorporated that! AWESOME idea and the spotlighting is fabulous! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

Wendy L said...

Lovely card and i like your design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT Challenge. xxx

Sue B said...

Wow! what a fab celebration card! Love the colours and the spotlight technique that you've used… the twine is so perfect with the bright and cheery papers! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our spots & dots challenge!
Hugs Sue B xx

Pia S said...

I love making shaker cards but I've used the spotlight stamping only once, never combined the two which actually is a great idea! I'll note it in my book.

NanaConnie said...

Perfect job on the spotlight technique, Susan! Love the card and that image is adorable. I've still never made a shaker card but it's on my bucket list. :-D

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Great card, wonderful colors and image. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

froebelsternchen said...

Lovely! Great that you linked to Moo Mania & More! oxo Susi

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow this is fabulous Susan, I love it.

Unknown said...

The bakers twine is so uniquely wound. The colors lovely . Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Amanda said...

This is such a cute card. I love how you did the pop of colors on him. Might have to use that idea. Thanks for playing with us over at Funday Friday Challenges

Amanda (DT)

Joyce Tompkins said...

Such an amazing card! I love how you popped up the color in the color...simply beautiful. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Chat Noir said...

Hi Susan, lots of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g going on here. Its a great crad and I love the bright and cheery colours. You've inspired me to try a shaker card too, but I still have those shapes to finish painting!! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei.

Unknown said...

A really sweet card with lots of colours and detail. You can't help but smile when you see it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely project, thanks for linking to Moo Mania and More, Valerie

Mrs Beez said...

Great card, such an unusual technique. Love the twines - so cheerful. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.


Fabulous and wonderful card Susan thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
Dianne x

Barbara said...

Fantastic card! You did an amazing job, i love all the détails on it :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Lisa J said...

Great Card. Thanks for sharing this technique I have never seen it before. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, I love the way you have coloured the image - very clever. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lori m said...

Darling Celebration card, adorable image,Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
DL.ART DT Member

Rae Ann said...

Such bright, fun colors! Love the pops of color on the image. Very creative! The shaker element adds a fun touch.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Beatriz said...

Funny card with all this colors. Thanks for join us at Creative Moment, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz Dt

Carrie said...

I just had to hop over here from the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge to see the details on this amazing card! Wow! You packed in so many great elements! Just wow!

Maura said...

Oh wow! I love how you used color only in the bubbles, and the rest is B&W - such a cool effect! So glad you joined us for the Make Something New with Tim Holtz challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Wow, what a brilliant technique, love the spotlights! Thanks for joining us at Craft R, Claire DT x

Annette said...

Wow, this is really different. I love the pops of colour in the spotlight. Stunningly different.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
In The Pink Challenge
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Wow awesome card, love what you did with the digi
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Awesome card.

Thanks for joining us at BSC.

DT Brown Sugar Challenge

Monica Maier said...

Wow Susan! I love the look of this card, the coloring you did on the spotlight images is gorgeous!

cass said...

Wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Unknown said...

This is awesome! I love the little shaker circles on the side. This makes it very fun. Great work!

Lia said...

What a funny image and great card!!
Thank you for joining at S4F challenge,
Lia DT

Mari said...

Awesome! Love the spotlight technique that you've used. Thanks for playing with u at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Helen said...

Love the combination of techniques in this - a really effective card.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky, Cardz 4 Galz, the Crafty Calendar Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, A Bit More Time to Craft and Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Lena said...

Love this design and layout!! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at TPS this week! Hug Lena

Mandy LaCroix said...

How cool is this?! What a superb idea! I love the accent circles on your card - the whole thing is just so cute!
Thanks for sharing this over at 2 Creative Chicks,
Mandy ~ 2CC DT

Di said...

What a fun card and I do love the spotlight technique!



Cuttlebug Mania DT

Helen said...

This is great. I love the spotlight technique.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.
Hugs Helen P X

Marja B. said...

Wow, gorgeous use of spotlight technique! Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More!

Hugs, Marja
Stampavie and More DT

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous card Susan and you have cracked the Spotlighting a treat. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting with us at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge..Hope to see you again soon and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

This card is amazing, Susan. I love the technique and the rainbow colours.

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining CCC Digi Designs challenge, your card is so lovely
Diane Louise (DT) x

Suze said...

Absolutely love the spotlighting on this card - never thought to do more than one spotlight! Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

nocne życie said...

Wow great idea with drops . Thank you for taking part in the challenge Scrapping4funChallenges

Susan Renshaw said...

I think this is a fabulous card Susan - and I will definitely have to try the Spotlight technique! Love all the twine and background papers too!

Rosemary said...

Hey Susan, thanks for adding our challenge to your post here. Wow, what a great card, I love the happy vibe and the spotlight technique is stunningly used! What a glorious start to the year!

Thank you for taking the time to share your creativity and this wonderful card with us at Opus Gluei! I hope you come back for more challenges, we hope to have a great year ahead!

Unknown said...

Super cute card xx thank you for joining us at crafting musketeers
Hugs Paula Dt

Heather B said...

I don't know where to start! This is awesome!! Love the papers. And the twine. And the spotlighting!! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog!!

Julie B said...

Love the spotlighting idea and the bright DPs in the background.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Galz. :)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

How awesome and unique is this shaker card! It's fabulous and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Tina dt

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Gorgeous, I also love how you've used the twine. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fum :)

Sharon said...

Great card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Spelldinding stamps!

Jo Ann said...

This is such a fun card...Love the spotlight technique! We are so blessed you joined our Challenge weeks ago and would love for you to join our new Challenge still ongoing at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 which says, "But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. " Have a lovely week.


Unknown said...

What a great card, love the cute, lively character and the way the colour and black and white work,together. Really clever. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is fun and shaker-awesome! Gorgeous use of the white space and the colors. Awesome sauce design! Don't know much about lacrosse but having your wisdom teeth out is no fun. I do hope everythig went well. ~Niki