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Sunday, February 10, 2019

...until we meet again

Just wanted to let you all know, that my family and I have had some very shocking news.  On Monday the 4th of February my Mother suffered a very bad stroke.   This time she was transported to the hospital in an ambulance.     And sadly, tomorrow she will be laid to rest.   Its been a very sad time for me and the family.   

The next blog challenge may be a little late, but we will still have it.   As my mother would want me to go on with my hobbies and to continue on with my business.    She always respected my time.   When I tried to tell her what all I do on my computer she would seem confused by it all... "never mind, I wouldn't understand anything about computers even if you tried to explain it all to me", she would say.   


So I hope you all will understand the reason for any kind of lag in me getting the next blog challenge up and ready.   

Thank you for understanding.     Until we meet again, Mary ♥


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Is it Spring yet...??

Hello everyone!   It's Groundhog day here in the U.S.  and according to our lovely day here in Indiana, he saw his shadow.  We know that Spring officially begins on March 21st ...have a little ways to go yet.   To celebrate the upcoming Springtime season I wanted to introduce to you my newest image:  "Awesome Blossoms".. let me know what you think of these pretty flowers in the comments below.  ;)
And follow this LINK to check them out at my Zibbet Shop.

I did the first one without a background color.
Colored the image up with my new Ohuhu Art Markers!
Actually, these kind of resemble Peonies to me... but yet they look like Roses. ;)
I created the image and colored it all in late last night, I wont say how long I stayed up... let's face it, it was fun to use these markers, and I'm still learning.   Just received the markers yesterday in the mail.  

In just a few more days, we'll begin another Challenge..and as always we hope to see you all join in!   Our Theme will be "Flowers"... hey,..this image would look very nice done up in a card.  
These have not been done up in a card yet, I was just getting the feel for the use of these markers... this was done on regular card stock, not too thin or thick.  Not much bleed through either.  

Until next time, have a happy crafting day! 


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Snow Family Gift Box

We would like to Thank our December Guest Designer - Carol Math, for her beautiful creation using the Snow Family Image.  Instead of just coloring this image up and making it into a card, she took the design and made it into a Snow Family Gift Box!  Totally awesome, see the photo below. :)


So pretty!

Thank you, for being our Guest Designer!


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Welcome Back! Time for Challenge #5!!!

Hello!  And Welcome to Challenge #5!!

Our Theme for this month is: Birthday Wishes, Valentine's Day or Thinking of You [Sentiment does not need to be the main focus, the sentiment can be on the inside of your card].   Cards must have Red, in the form of your choice of lace, heart, or card stock.  [Theme updated, Jan. 14th].

Our Dec 15th Challenge was postponed last month, our Design Team Ladies already had their lovely Christmas cards designed and ready to go, when the last minute change was made.   This month I would love to present their beautiful creations. 

Here is Fiona's


Here is Helen's 

Image Used: Bear Buddies

Here is Mary's
Image used: Christmas Window

We have a new designer joining Createful Heart Design Team, her name is: Cheryl Wall 
And the Image she has used is: Owl-Way's Be There For You


I would like to take this time to say Thank You for all the lovely creations everyone made for Challenge #3.  (We have skipped over challenge #4, and we've moved on to Challenge #5, that was my goof ).  ;) 

Let us announce our Winners from Challenge #3, and they are as follows:
Our Challenge Winner is:  #24 - Angela Bonanno, she has Won 2 Images of Choice!!  And we'd like to ask Angela to be our Guest Designer for our upcoming Challenge #6!!   Congrats to you!!

Now on to our Top 3 Winners:
Congratulations to all!!
#26 - AJ - She wins 1 Image of Choice
#14 - Ans Gilbert - She wins 1 Image of Choice
#16 - Nisha - She wins 1 Image of Choice

Please go to my Zibbet Shop and pick out your faves and send the link to me via the addresses given below.
Winners have 2 Weeks from January 15th, to claim your prizes!

Remember to Grab your Badges , and place them proudly on your blog sites!! 

Don't forget to Read over our Rules concerning our Monthly Blog Challenges, our Rules are very Specific

Winners please get in touch with me using my FB Messenger  or my email

**Remember**
You MUST be a BLOG FOLLOWER in order to enter our Monthly Challenges!! 

Enter up to 2 entries per person.





















Friday, January 11, 2019

We've got a Challenge....

Hey!  Don't forget this Tuesday the 15th of January starts another wonderful challenge, and we'll be looking forward to see all of your beautiful creations!    Remember - you may enter up 2 entries.  Make sure to make a link to the card you are entering and not the entire blog.    We'd love to comment on all of your cards, but sometimes that isn't always possible.  Please turn off the "I am not a robot" thingy.  This will surely slow down any of our DT Members from commenting.  

Flicker and Photobucket entries can be difficult for us to comment on, as we don't all have accounts.  So, if you don't see a comment.. you'll know why.  

We are a "G" rated & family friendly blog challenge, please make sure to read over our rules before entering.  

And one other thing, please be sure to "follow" our Blog, and we'd love to have you join in with us on our FB Createful Heart Design group!  ♥    Thanks so much - And the best of luck to you! 

Mary and the Design Team

Friday, December 14, 2018

Challenge has been postponed

I have to say, that we will postponing the challenge until January 15th.  Due to a family crisis.   I'm sorry about this change.  But, I got some rather upsetting news earlier today.   I will, post winners at some point...but today, is rather shot for me. 

Thanks, Mary

Friday, November 30, 2018

Celebrate Christmas 25% Off

We are Celebrating the Christmas Season by having a great sale, all Images are 25% off !   All you do is, use the code: CHD25  at the checkout.    This Offer will end by midnight of the 8th of December.   Here is the link to my shop: http://createful-heart-design.zibbet.com/




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Welcome to Challenge #3!! - DT Call Announcement

Hello!  And Welcome to Challenge #3! - Christmas

We are always happy to Welcome everyone back to our Blog Challenges. ♥


Challenges begin on the 15th of month and end on the 13th of the following month.
We are a Themed Blog Challenge, we do not accept anything goes. 

The Theme this month is:  Christmas 

Please make sure that you follow our Rules & Guidelines, as they are very specific!

***Please DO NOT link to Videos, either on YouTube, or on your blog. These will not be accepted. (No card or project, tutorials) 
*You MUST be a follower of this blog.
*All projects must be your own and new, no back linking to an older post. Please post a direct link to your creation using the inlinkz tool and link back to: Createful Heart Cards Challenge blog from your post.
*You must follow the Theme of the Challenge for the month.

And no back-linking!   We appreciate that.
Also, if you post your card using Flickr, or some other photo places, we will not be able to leave you a comment.   Our DT may not comment if you have word verification turned on.

When using our images, please provide a link back to my Zibbet Shop, and a link back to my blog challenge.  

♥♥ You may enter up to 2 projects for each challenge, but please, remember to read our Rules & Guidelines.♥♥

At this time, I would like to announce the Winners from Challenge #2!!  

♥♥ Announcement ♥♥
Starting this Challenge #3, in addition to winning images, our Winners will also receive a 15% off Coupon to use on any Images from our Zibbet Store!  Another reason to enter our Blog Challenges!! ♥♥

Our Blog Challenge Winner is: #3 Cass -  She has won 2 Images of choice, and we would like to invite her to be our Guest Designer for Challenge #4.  Congrats to you!!! 

Our Top 3 Winners are as follows:
#9 - Aunty Sue, she has won 1 Image of choice!  Congrats to you!

#10 - Wendy Batchen, she has won 1 Image of choice!  Congrats to you! (Claimed)

#7- Donna Mundinger, she has won 2 Images of choice!  Congrats to you!
                      Because she used our images, then she wins two images. ♥

We would like to Congratulate our Winners!!   ** You have up to two weeks, from the announcement of the winner to claim your prize, just click on the email link.  Remember to grab your Winner's Badges, and display them proudly!
We Thank everyone that entered our last Challenge!

♥♥♥
We would like to introduce you to our GDT Member of this Challenge, Thank you for being a part of our Design Team ♥


Our Team has created lovely works to inspire you!

Mary Smith - Owner/Designer

Robyn Pixley Barber - DT  ( Has stepped down)


Using Image:  Christmas Eve Kitty

Helen Nile - DT
Using Image: Bear Buddies

There you go, we hope that our Designers have inspired you with their wonderful cards.   We can't wait to see what you will create!

Enter your creations below, at the blue frog. :)


** DT Call Announcement **

I am looking to fill 3 DT positions on the Createful Heart Design Team.
Must be dedicated.  Must have prior DT experience.

Create one project a month.
Share and promote Createful Heart Designs on social media.
To comment on the Challenge Entries and generally on Facebook Fan Page.
To commit to a six month term.
To support and encourage team mates.
(Must have a Blog.  And I don't allow projects to be presented with videos).

You will receive one image a month to work with. 
I will create a DT Badge for you to place on your blog.
Access to new release images.
I run a relaxed and interactive team.

Please send up to three of your favorite creations, and tell me a little about yourself. How many design teams you already work on, and any DT experience. 

To be considered please send me a private message, on Facebook, or you may apply through email

I think you'll enjoy working with our Team of Designers.  

New DT Members will begin their term in January 2019!

Thank You.




Mary ♥

































...until we meet again

Just wanted to let you all know, that my family and I have had some very shocking news.  On Monday the 4th of February my Mother suffered a ...