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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Welcome to Challenge #31 - April 22nd - May 14th

 Welcome to Challenge # 31

We are so glad to have you join in the fun!

Thank you so much for being patient during this stressful time - we are kicking this Challenge off a little later than usual but we are BACK!!

This time around, we are beginning this Challenge on the 22nd of April and ending it on the 14th as our usual ending time.

Okay, we had some lovely entries, which made it even harder to decide on the winners!

Announcing the Winners from Challenge #30!  Congratulations to all of the Winners!!!  

Our Top Winner is: #32 Suze - Claimed

And we would like to ask her to be our Guest Designer for the month of June!   Please get in contact with me, at this email:

To make your selections for the images please go to my shop:

Top 3 Winners are:

#29 Made By Mandy - Claimed

#15 Sheryl Hare - Claimed

#14 Aimeslee - Claimed

Congrats to our Top 3 Winners

Please grab our badges to proudly display on your blogs!

**Remember when entering our Challenge you may only enter up to 3 times per person**

**Please no businesses, Inlinkz is a paid site, if I find you have placed your business, you will be removed and blocked no questions asked**

Here's some inspiration from our Design Team!   We cannot wait to see what you make.  And wish you all much success.

♥♥ We look forward to having Cass join us in May to be our GDT♥♥

♥ Mary - Admin/Designer

Using Image: Backyard Grill (new release)

♥ Helen N. - Admin/DT
Using Image: Ahhhh Spa

♥ Becca S. - DT

We didn't have a GD for the month of April, so our DT member Becca did an extra image. ♥
Using Image: Angel Bear (new release)

♥ Clara K. - DT
Using Image: Home Sweet Home

We are currently looking for Designers to join our Team, if you are interested please get in touch with me, Mary.. and let me know!   Thank you.
Please include 3 of your works, in the headline "Would like to join your Team"
Term is: 6 months


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Createful Heart Cafe....

 Hello, if you would like to see what the lamp looks like now, please check out my new page called Hidden Treasures, go to this link... and subscribe if you would like updates.   

Createful Heart Cafe - Hidden Treasures     I will look for you there.    Mary

Blog Challenge #31 Update

Hello!  We will be starting our Blog Challenge #31 on April 22, at 7:00 A,M. (Eastern Daylight Time, Indiana)

We look forward to having another great Challenge!!

See you then

Mary - Admin


Monday, April 19, 2021

Update on hubby

Hello,  I would like to give you all an update on my husband's finger.   The specialist couldn't really do much for his hand in general.  Mainly he commented on how well the finger looked, despite the fact that the tip of the finger was missing.   And well...  I won't go into more detail than that.   The doctor did offer some surgical things he could do, however,  my husband decided that he wanted it to heal on its own.    The doctor suggested to us that he soak his finger in Dreft detergent, as this will help "heal" the wound.    This detergent does make a difference in the wound, and I must say, I like to use it in just my normal wash loads too!     Of course any time that something terrible like this happens, it just made us both worry so much.    After a couple of days he was feeling more like himself,  but it took me longer to get over everything.   

In the coming days, I will be getting this month's challenge up and running again.   Now that I am feeling more like myself.   I do so appreciate your concern and well wishes I will pass the kindness to my hubby... it always makes us feel better to know you all care.  :) 

      Hubby suggested that since he had some time off, that we should go shopping,  a bit of "retail therapy" he called it...  how could I possibly turn that down.    Since our mall shut down many years ago, our town has basically filled in those once empty shopping plazas into flea markets... and what better way to spend the day browsing up and down the cluttered isles.    This time around I found a few things.   One of those things was a cool looking lamp with a amber crackled glass light with a gold base.   I spotted it nestled inside a vintage bookshelf, the amber glow caught my eye.   The price was good, I don't like to pay too much for items that have been previously owned, this item looked nice and already had imagined where I would place it.    Upon returning home that was first thing to do, was to plug in that lamp... but first get a dusting cloth and remove the "golden dust" from the top of the antique table.    I couldn't wait to see this lamp in all its splendor.    Turned on the switch at the gold base.... and... and.... nothing!    My beautiful find was now a big disappointment.     Hubby suggested that maybe it was plugged in wrong...  maybe that outlet was bad... how could that be, I replied.   All this time,  the outlets worked just fine.   The other antique lamp worked, and so did my plug in warmer.   After careful inspection, with it unplugged,  hubby said, this lamp must have been burning for quite sometime in the store, with a 60 watt bulb.   Looking into the globe we could tell the bulb had burned itself out, and "cooked" the base it was setting it.    What a let down.   Should we take the durn thing back to the store?   I was now just a bit upset.   He suggested that flea markets tend to sell items that either work or may not work, and most places sell items "as is"...  its the customer that takes the chance.    Okay.   So, the answer to this is.... find the replacement parts and fix it.  It will probably cost me almost as much as I paid for the lamp to get it fixed, but in the end it will be worth it.     What is the moral of this story?   Hmmm...  Lesson learned.  Never to shop flea markets again.  Nah...  Flea markets offer all kinds of things... special finds, unique antiques...  just about anything the heart desires.   So we will go back to these wonderful stores again.    The thing I think of is why not make over the lamp... its better to do that... than to throw it away.   I think its called "upcycle".   :)    

On another note, I love vintage books... some to keep and some to alter and make into junk journals.    My newest find is from circa 1915,   New Business Speller by Chas M. Miller (formerly President Board of education - Mt. Vernon, N.Y. )   The book itself is in very good condition, all the pages are intact, no tears or stains.   It was on sale for: $4.00.

Here is a sample:      

Just wanted to share my flea market find.    My hubby wanted to say thank you for all the well wishes!  

Have a good day,  Hugz, Mary

Thursday, April 15, 2021

For those that don't know....

 My husband had an accident yesterday evening, while working on his bicycle.   I won't go in too much detail, but he will have to see a hand specialist.   It's pretty serious.    So, the challenge this month has been in a delay.   I'm sorry about that.   But do be patient with me.   We have an early morning appointment to go to tomorrow.   So, I won't be posting anything until possibly this weekend.   

Mary (Admin)

Monday, March 15, 2021

Welcome to Challenge #30!

We would like to Welcome you to Challenge #30!!

 March 15th through April 14th.

Design Team Call!!!!!

If you love making cards, we would love to have you join our drama free team!!!

Please check out The Design Team Call


Our featured GDT this month is Kathy Asper

Image: Blue Jean Buddies

How cute is this!!

We loved having Kathy  to be our Guest Designer! 


Congrats to our Winners from Challenge #29

Our Top Winner is:  Cass #37 - Wins 3 Images of choice!

We would like to ask Cass to be our GDT for the month of April!


Email  <---- Send your emails to me (Mary)

Createful Heart Design Shop

Please go to my shop and send the link to me in an email, and I'll be happy to send the image to you.  :)

You have 2 weeks from today, 3/15/21, to claim your prizes.  I cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected mail.


Our Top 3 Winners are:

#6 - Rosina - Wins 1 Image of choice!

#32 - Ellibelle's Crafty - Wins 1 Image of choice!

#16 - Mandy - Wins 1 Image of choice!

Remember to grab our awesome badges! 

Thank you so much for entering our challenges, we can't wait to see what you create for this month! 

Without further delay, here is what our awesome DT has created for this month's challenge:

Mary S. - DT/Admin/Artist

Clara K. - DT

Becca S. - DT

Helen Nile - DT/Admin

**Please remember you may enter up to 3 projects for each challenge**
Be sure to check out our Guidelines for further details.

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**Our challenges are for those that create handmade cards or scrapbook layouts.   We cannot allow beading; glass works; photography; and etc...**

Thank you.


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Monday, February 15, 2021

Hello and Welcome to Challenge #29! February 15th - March 14th

 Brrrrrr!  Hello and Welcome to our Challenge #29!

February 15th through March 14th

We need to think Spring, no this isn't a theme but it could be. :)

We have Winners from last Challenge.. and here goes...

Congrats to our Winners!!

Our Top Winner and (Hopefully, will consider being our Guest Designer in our April Challenge)  is: Stephanie W !   She is the winner of 2 Images!

Congratulations Stephanie!!

Our Top 3 Winners are:

#8 - Cards and Creativity - winner of 2 Images!

#30 - Suze #1 - winner of 2 Images!

# 23 - Debi B - winner of 2 Images!

This time around the selected Top 3 winners all used an Image from Createful Heart Design, and because they were selected, each gets 2 images to choose from in our shop.  :)

Go to this page to grab your Winners Badges and display them proudly on your blogs!

Contact: Email - make sure to put in heading: Winner of #28, that would help tremendously.  :)

Congrats!  Well done!!


All the entries we received were just so well done, sometimes it difficult to choose.  We so appreciate ALL that entered last month, and we can't wait to see all of the entries for this month!!

Helen, Mary, Clara, Becca ~ Would like to Welcome you to our Challenge #29!!


And now some inspiration from our wonderful designers:

Mary - Owner/Artist/Admin

Image: Hummingbird Fuchsia Flower

Hummingbird Fuchsia Flower is one of my newest Images, and perfect for all of those Springtime cards. :) 

Helen - Admin Team/DT

Image: Cubby Bear Valentine

Cubby Bear Valentine is a newer Image, this bear just isn't for Valentines Day, but for any time you need a card for a Thinking of You, or Birthday. The inspiration in creating this image came from my collection of Boyds Bears.  :)

Becca DT

Image: Hedgehog Happy Dance

If you are in this crazy weather pattern right now, expecting snow and ice,  I know we could all use a Springtime happy dance!  :)

Clara - DT

Image: Murphy Takes a Nap

Sigh, it may be a while to see that "first flower" of Spring, so until then, sweet dreams to you.  


Okay, you've seen what are designers have created, now let's see your creations....  and we wish you much success!


Before I let you go, please know that Createful Heart Design is looking for Designers to join our Team!   We are a creative, no drama group and we would like to have you join,  if you are interested please go here to see the application.   Thank you!   Mary and Helen - Admin Team


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 Hi everyone, we've been slightly delayed this morning.  Everything should be ready to go live @ 9:00 this morning.

Mary & Helen - Admin

Friday, January 15, 2021

Welcome to Challenge 28!!

We are happy to have you join in the fun!   This Challenge will run from January 15th through February 14th, 2021. (Valentines Day)  


Winner - Winner!!

Announcing our Challenge #27 Winners!!  

Please send an email to me.

Our Top Winner is Kathy A.  And we would like to invite her to be our Guest Designer for Challenge #29!  Coming up in February 15th until March 14th  

Congrats to you Kathy A.  You have won 2 Images!

Our Top 3 Winners are:

Each have won 1 Image!

#11 Gloria Shirr

#23 Ellie

#6 Barbara Bruder

You have 2 weeks from today, to claim your prizes I cannot be held responsible for late or misdirected emails.  

Without further delay ~ here is some inspiration from our creative DT, we look forward to see what you make. 

Helen Nile - Admin/DT

Clara - DT

Latte Love

Tracy Shultz - DT

Bear Buddies

Becca - DT

Forever Friends

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Blog challenge running behind

 Hello, just wanted to let you all know that I am running a bit behind in getting the blog challenge up and running.    I will try my best to get it done and up sometime today, its already 12:57 in the morning here.   I won't be working on it through out the night like I am known to do.  ;)

We appreciate your patients.

Thank you,  Admin of Createful Heart Design

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Winners from Challenge #26

Top 3 Winners from Challenge #26


#16 - yvonn3dcard  - Winner of 1 Image

#9 - Drapers Creations - Winner of 1 Image

#13 - Anita's Handmade Cards - Winner of 1 Image

Congratulations to our Top 3 Winners!!

There were so many beautiful card creations that it was difficult to select just 3 of our favorites.
We would like to thank all of you that made a card, we look forward to see what you create in Challenge #27

Here is the Badge to grab for your blogs

And please go to my Zibbet Shop to select your Images.

And then send a link to my email.

In the subject line please indicate that you are a winner of Challenge #26.  

Thank you so much
Mary - Admin/Designer


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Welcome to Challenge #27! December 15th - January 14th 2021

Hello and Welcome to Challenge #27!   

We are happy to have you join in the fun!   This Challenge will run from December 15th through January 14th, 2021.   We would like to wish you a ♥ Merry Christmas ~ Season's Greetings ♥ we are Wishing a Good New Year to all.

We will announce Winners from Challenge #26 as soon as all the votes are collected.   I will be making a separate post of this as soon as possible. ♥

Without further delay ~ here is some inspiration from our creative DT, we look forward to see what you make.


Helen - Admin/DT

Image: Mixed With Love - Featuring Hettie Hedgehog (newest Image)

Clara - DT

Tracy - DT

Becca - DT

Mary - Admin/Designer
Hettie's Christmas Box
coming soon

♥ Remember to place your entries below.. You may enter up to 3 times per person.♥

We'll see you next year. 

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Welcome to Challenge #31 - April 22nd - May 14th

  Welcome to Challenge # 31 We are so glad to have you join in the fun! Thank you so much for being patient during this stressful time - we ...