Monday, October 15, 2018

Celebrating Christmas - Add a Sentiment ♥

Hi, we're celebrating Christmas - with add a Sentiment over at Createful Heart Design Blog Challenges, here's the link, we would love to have you join in with us.

Here's the card I made for the challenge:

I used the Image: Checking it Twice, this image is available in my Zibbet Store.
Materials used:
Have a Cozy Christmas paper pack - Hobby Lobby
Prisma Color Pencils 
Perfect Pearls - White Opal, to give the hair and beard texture.
Pearls as embellishments - from my stash
Distress Ink in raspberry - Tim Holtz

Thank you, for coming and having a visit!
Mary ♥

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

He's Makin' a List and Checkin' it Twice!

Hello and Welcome to my crafting corner..
I would like to tell you about my card I have made for Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
(You'll have to excuse the lighting) 
Its kind of hard to tell if I gave his face any coloring but I sure did.
This is my card made with our new digital image, "Checking it Twice".

How to make the beard white?  Well, I gave that a lot of thought.  So, I got out my liquid pearls in the shade of white opal, it wasn't bright white but it worked for what I wanted it to do.  Texture. 
Click on the photo to look more closely.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that CCAYR is having a Challenge.  So hope to see you there!

Thanks for coming by to visit my blog. 

I Design For

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Here's my Card for CCAYR Challenge

Hello, everyone!  I just wanted to introduce the card I made for the August 15th Challenge, over at Christmas Crafts All Year Round (CCAYR).. we used "hot colors" as our theme.
So the idea for making this flamingo came to mind.  This is: Skating with Style and can be found at my Zibbet Shop 
I hope you have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!
Be sure to leave a comment before you leave! 

Mary - Owner/Artist of Createful Heart Design
And DT Member of CCAYR

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Morning Glory Coffee Cup

Hello!  I just wanted to present another card using the same designed digital image of - Morning Glory Coffee Cup
I made this to fit into a A2 size envelope.   I can see this image being used as an invitation!   Or to send to a special someone, just to let them know, you are thinking of them.
I love the old-fashioned paper and the dainty lace.

This image is available in my Etsy Shop.  :) 

♥ Mary ♥


Good Morning Glory!

Hello Crafters!   I would like to take this time to introduce my newest digital image, Morning Glory Coffee.   I wanted to create something that would make the ordinary coffee cup look extra special.. I hope you'll think so too!    For those interested, I do have a Challenge Blog, that you are welcome to join.  Must be a follower of our blog to enter our challenges!  

I used my Prismacolor Premiers to color this image. :)

 Thank you so much for stopping by, become a follower..  I haven't done much with this blog in the past, but will be updating on a regular basis.    Have a good day and happy crafting!  :)  ♥ Mary ♥

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"I Can"

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  
Philippians 4:13

Sometimes we might think we can do things by our own strength, but when we rely on ourselves to do everything... eventually those things will start weighing us down.  This often happens to me.  I think, okay Lord, I can handle this matter, no problem.   But it's when those matters and cares of the world start to weigh heavy upon our shoulders that it can get us down.   We are weak.  But God is strong.  He can take all the worry & issues of the day and whisk them all away.   All it takes is for us to be willing to come to Him.  And lay it all down at the foot of the Cross.   His yoke is easy and His burden is Light.   He says, Come.  Come to Him and lay every burden down.  
May you know the Love that He has for you!
Mary ♥

Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge!

Hi! and a Happy New Year to all my crafty friends!  There's a new challenge going on at Christmas Crafts All Year Round!  
The theme for January is "Thank You" with a Christmas flair!   So, make sure you visit Christmas Crafts All Year Round to enter into the challenge!    Here's my card: 
I decided to go with House Mouse designs stamp.  Olive green card base; red cut out frame using my Cricut; image colored in using my prisma pencils; the thank you is a stamp; the poinsettia just happened to be from my stash; and snow flake washi tape behind the thank you sentiment.   I thought this looked sweet and cozy.  I also used liquid pearls in white opal and glitter to indicate snow.  

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you'll let me know you were here by leaving some comment love!   Happy New Year!  Mary ♥

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Exciting News!!

Good Evening,  I have some exciting news, I am now part of the Design Team at Christmas Cards All Year Round!!  I look forward to this new adventure of creating cards just with a Christmas or Winter theme!    
For me personally, I think it will help to have some cards made and on hand for when Christmas does pop around!   Right this moment I am in "elf mode" to get crafting... and have made a few things cards and images having to do with this wonderful holiday season. 
I encourage you to check out this really cool yule site!  Just click: CCAYR
And see what's happening and join in with their current challenge going on now!!
And I would like to encourage you to check out my shop as well, I do have some cute and festive Christmas images!

I have plans to get more images in my shop, however they won't likely be for Christmas... but they will be for other times of the year!
Thanks for visiting Grateful Heart Greetings, and please come back soon!! 
Mary ♥

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wallet Flip Card

Hi, today I would like to show you the Christmas card I made using a fold called a Wallet Flip design.   I actually don't remember the name as I learned this idea from a friend long ago. ;)    The top flap to close the card is held with velcro stickers (not shown).    The outside of the card is just decorated with a snowflake designed paper, with a snowflake, and a poinsettia layered sticker on top.   The green lace is from Cindy's Laces. 

The inside shows off my design of "Hettie's Christmas Tree".
I added 3 little star buttons from my stash.
The next photo shows more of the glitter that was added to the tree.

On the opposite side of the card, I added a pocket decorated with a rub-on transfer of Lolly Pop Road - Gumdrops.  And included a "Merry Christmas" card that slides inside of the pocket.   I used a Distress Ink Pad from Tim Holtz of Festive Berries to give it a little color around the edges of the pocket.
I like this compact card, perfect to tuck a little note or gift card! :)    Thank you for coming to visit my blog, and if you would please drop a comment my way!   ♥
You are invited to check out our challenge blog Createful Heart Challenge Blog 
I would like to invite you to check out my Etsy Shop!
Last but not least, I would like to enter this cute little card into the following challenges:
Festive Fridays Challenge
Crafty Girls Corner Challenge Blog 
Christmas Cards All Year Round
Papercraft Business Challenge #1