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Thursday, October 15, 2020

2nd Design Team Project for CHD challenge blog 15 October 2020

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart gets nervous when I start on a new design team because I tend to second-guess my creative decisions a lot more. Such as with this card #1 for the October monthly challenge starting at Createful Heart Designs: this card had some pre-planning, but I kept overanalyzing and trying so many different options and directions of papers and prints. What should have been a 1 hour project ended up being 2-2.5 hours!!! Ugh. Late night too. 

Just for You Country Mailbox from CHD= [this card is not posted on the CHD blog; CARD #2 is]

 CHD challenge blog October 15, 2020 posting link for #25=

CHD/Mary and her husband have an online store at Zibbet. The image link can be purchased here:

CHD DT badge:

CHD challenge blog badge:

More pics for card #1: I like the fence pieces as a backdrop behind the digi!!! 

Supply and design notes for card #1:
a. the leaves and pumpkin wood die-cuts were raw wood transformed with a layer of marker color first and then a top layer of yellow/gold glitter paint pen
b. kraft cardstock scrap was cut into 1/2" wide strips with some hatch lines to make a fence backdrop for the mailbox and fence digital image
c. the gorgeous glitter damask with ruler measurements is a small portion of a 12" square cardstock from Recollections
d. the blue background printed paper scrap is very old card-of-the-month kit paper about 10 years+ from Paper Wishes website; also "Just For You" black dazzle
e. off-white/creamy base cardstock and the minty green CS circle are manufactured by Neenah
f. digital image is from Createful Heart Designs; created by Mary Smith; link to her Zibbet store is up above


Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this seasonal CARD #2 will be shared:

a. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog = #; started October 14; anything goes theme


b. Creative Fingers challenge blog= #194; started October 2; anything goes theme


c. my personal profile on FB

d. Mixed Media Creativity group on FB; plain & printed cardstocks, digital image; mix of colored pencils and markers to color the digi, wood die-cuts, yellow/gold glitter paint pen, dazzle, adhesives (glue dots of different sizes and some glue stick)

e. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group of FB; a sharing group of crafting bloggers


CARD #2= better execution and resulting creation; streamlined layout much better for a digital image with lots of details; this is the card featured for CHD blog #25 challenge=

Supply and design notes for CARD #2:

1. the gorgeous patterned paper is "Wild Asparagus" 

2. washi tapes are Pen + Gear

3. gem dots and foil butterfly are from my stash; old products; probably bought at Dollar Tree

4. kraft brown cardstock and creamy white used for the digi image are manufactured by Neenah

5. inked edging

6. combination of colored pencils, markers, and green glitter paint pen used to color the digital image

7. digital image is same as the first card and available at the Zibbet store link for CHD shown earlier in this posting


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

owner of 5 blogs

DT member of 3 challenge blogs:

a. Createful Heart Designs challenge blog

b. My Time to Craft Challenge blog

c. A Place to Start Challenge blog


  1. Pretty cards Becca - I like the second one the most - it has a sense of serenity about it
    Stay safe

  2. Such a beautiful cards. Gorgeous background papers and the image is very pretty too. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

  3. Great cards - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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