Friday, September 15, 2017

Createful Hearts Challenge #2 ATG

Hello all!  So glad that you could join me today.  Challenge #2 is starting over at Createful Heart Cards For the time being each challenge is anything goes.  Createful Heart Cards would love for you to use one of their images (but not required) and make sure you read all the rules.

OK on to my creation.  Mary (the designer) has hand drawn this wonderful grouping of poppies.  I dislike making sympathy cards and decided to use this bouquet for the focal point.  Here is what I came up with.
The red version

The gold version

I just couldn't get a pic to show that each flower and leaf are foiled in total red or total gold.  Maybe these pics will help.

Now you can see the red and gold foil.  Foiling just adds a beautiful fancy effect.  I am sure if needed, these sympathy cards will warm the heart of the person receiving it.

I will have another beautiful creation featuring Mary's hand drawn designs in a month.  Meanwhile Team Createful Divas will show off their creative designs in 2 weeks.  

So take care my friends, bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Challenge rules for Createful Hearts Challenges

Hello everyone!

Mary has made some changes to the rules for the challenges at Createful Hearts.  It's very important that 'YOU READ THE RULES' before entering.  I want to see your lovely creations not have them barred.  So take a look...


Rules & Guidelines
  • Challenges are monthly, beginning the 15th of the month at 8 a.m. EDT and ending the 14th at Midnight EDT of the following month.
  • You may enter up to 3 projects for each challenge.
  • Projects must be new. NO BACK LINKS to previous posts.
  • Use Inlinkz to link your project(s) to your post, not your whole blog.
  • Your blog post must include link back to Createful Heart Digis & Designs blog.
  • You are free to combine with other challenges. If you use one of our images in your challenge and enter it into other challenges, you must link our image back to ourEtsy Shop.
  • All themes are Anything Goes. However, all digital artwork is to be hand colored,not digitalized. Colored pencils, markers, etc., as long as they are hand colored.
  • You may use any digital artist; however, we do reserve the right to remove projects we feel is inappropriate for this challenge blog. No “dark” images, such as skull and crossbones, gothic, demons, and please no "cute" type of ghosts, witches, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, anything that would be for Halloween isn't allowed.  We are a family and child friendly blog. Please respect this.  Thank you!
  • We are a “Rated G” blog: again, family and child friendly

Winner & Top 3
  • The Winner is chosen randomly and receives 3 images of their choice.
  • If you are a Winner, email me, Mary Smith, at, with links to the images you choose
  • Grab your Badge!
  • Winner will be Guest Designer for the next upcoming challenge!

Top 3
  • Top 3 are chosen by the Design Team.
  • If you are in Top 3, you will receive 1 image of your choice. Email me, Mary Smith,at with the link to your chosen image.
  • Grab your Top 3 badge!

See you on September 15th with my new Createful Hearts image.  Jana

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ready for some fun?

Good morning and WELCOME!  Today is the first challenge post for the amazing designer Mary Smith and her challenge blog Createful Heartcards.  I am very humbled to be a part of this new beginning.  I think you will love Mary's designs and her husband is a designer also.  Each challenge for the for see able future is anything goes.  So lets get this party started!  But first the colors I used for this months image...

So my image this month is called sweet hearts.  It is available in Mary's ESTY shop.  Here is what I used to make my design:
SIVO Colored Pencils: (These pencils are from India and have very soft lead)
     Brown, Dk. Brown and Red
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
     FS1, FS2, TB4, IG2, LY2, LY3, IG4 AND DR4
3M 45 spray adhesive
Mirror paper from Dollar Tree
Blue card stock from Paper House
Printed ATOM paper from Joanns

My tools I can't live without:
Needle nosed tweezers, quilting ruler, rotary cutter, huge cutting mat and some stuff I will remember next month.

So here is this months inspiration:

See the atoms bouncing around, that is how I figured out the caption for the card.

The inside.  Sorry the picture is crooked.

That is my creation for this months challenge.  Please my friends, share my blog to your crafty friends.  Let's get the word about the new challenge that Createful Heartcards has going.  Make sure to visit Mary's Facebook page Createful Heart Digi's and Designs.

Thank you my friends for showing some love to Createful Heart.  I urge you to share the news everywhere!

Until later, bright blessings,