Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome to Challenge #2!! - Add Sentiment

Welcome to Challenge #2 !!
We loved having you join our first challenge, we are delighted to have you join in with us again! 

The Theme this month is:  Sentiment (Thinking of You, Thankful, Blessing, or you may choose Christmas Image and add in a sentiment)
*Anything goes will not be accepted*

**We have Specific Rules that need to be followed in order to enter our monthly challenges.

Our Blog Challenges will begin on the 15th of the month @ 7:00 A.M., and end on the 13th of the following month @ 12:00 Midnight.  (Times are set for EDT - Indiana U.S.)

Please use the Blue Frog at the bottom of this post in order to enter.   Please no links to Advertising, we do not accept business entries, those will be removed.

Please insert links to your card that you are entering and not your entire post.   Please no back-linking, we appreciate that!  If you are using an image from Createful Heart Design, please provide a link back to my Zibbet Store.   And a link back to our Blog Challenge.

You may enter up to 2 Projects for each Challenge, just make sure to follow our Rules & Guidelines, as they are very specific!!

**Right now in our Zibbet Store we are having a Sale, there is no code needed.   This sale ends on the 12th of November.**

* The Winner will be chosen by and the Top Three will be selected by our DT.   The Winner will receive 2 images of choice and Top Three Winner will receive 1 image of choice.
**However, if you use an image from Createful Heart Design and are selected as a Winner, you'll receive 3 images of choice!   And Top Three Winner will Win 2 images of choice!**
* You will have up to two weeks, from the announcement of the winner to claim your prize; if I receive your email after that time, you'll not be able to claim your prize.  Use this email link **

Now without further delay.. I would like to introduce you to our Wonderful Team of Designers and their Beautiful Creations!

Mary Smith - Designer/Owner
Using the Image: Checking It Twice

Robyn Pixley Barber - On break ♥

Helen Nile - DT
Using the Image: Bouquet of Red Poppies

Using the Image: Sarah Jane

And NOW the ♥Winners♥ from Challenge #1!!!
Go to my Zibbet Store to select your Images!

Our Winner - selected by is:  
Congrats to you!  You have Won 2 Images of choice!

Our Top 3 Winner is:  #9 - Victoria R.  Congrats to you!
You've Won 2 Images of choice!  (Because she used an image from Createful Heart Design!) ♥
Victoria R., used our Image: Ms. Scarecrow with Squirrels

Be Sure to Grab Your Badge
And display them with pride. ♥

Thanks to everyone that entered our first challenge, we enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations! ♥
We look Forward to having you join in with us again!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

It's a Good Time to be a Follower!

I would love to see more followers on our Createful Heart Digis & Design FB Fan Page! When we reach 260 members, I will be giving away 1 image, to All our Members! So, ask your friends, to join up!!   To be a new member of our FB Fan Page, click Here!

** IF you aren't already a Follower of our Blog Challenge ... you might not want to miss out.... Right now I see that we have 99 Followers.... Let's give a Big Boost UP! When I see that we have 150 Followers on the Blog, There will be another Image Give Away!!! And anyway, if you are wanting to join in with our Blog Challenges, you'll need to become a Member! So... invite INVITE everyone that would like to be a part of our Membership!!

*** When we Reach a Goal of 160 Followers on our Blog, then we will have a Random Drawing for a Free Image and a Createful Heart Design Zibbet Store Coupon.***

Are you New to our Createful Heart Design Images?  Then have a look at our Zibbet Store, click the Link Here!  ♥♥♥♥

Have a blessed day!
Mary- Owner/Artist of Createful Heart Design

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Just a Reminder!

Please note that we have Rules that everyone must FOLLOW in order to enter our Challenges.    Here is the most important below.  

*You may enter up to 2 Projects for each challenge. One image MUST be that of Createful Heart Design, and the other may be that of any company/artist's digi. To clarify, if you are entering only one project, it can be of any company/artist's digital image. But, if you are entering 2 projects, please use one of our designs/images.

If this Rule is not followed, then one of your entries will be deleted.   Please know that our Rules are SPECIFIC.   

We encourage everyone to look into our Challenge Rules.

Thank you, we do enjoy seeing your wonderful cards, and we look forward to our next Blog Challenge!

The Admin Team

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Theme Updates!

Hello everyone!  Please do check our Blog Challenge Themes for updates.  So important to follow along with the required themes.  Thank you. ♥

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Welcome to Challenge #1 - Autumn/Fall Theme!

Welcome to Challenge #1 

Our Team of Designers would like to Welcome you back to our Blog Challenges!   Happy to have you join in with us again! 

The Theme for this Blog Challenge is:
You may choose from Pumpkins, Owl, Leaves, Sunflowers.. or have a combination of all.   Its up to you.   (Anything goes is not accepted).
*Please check out our Rules, as they are SPECIFIC!*
We will be having Themes on a monthly basis.

The monthly Blog Challenges will start on the 15th of the month @ 7:00 A.M., and end on the 13th @ 12:00 Midnight of the following month.  (Times are set for EDT - Indiana U.S.)

Now on to the Challenge!
This month's Theme is Autumn/Fall
Must be a FOLLOWER of this Blog to enter the challenges.

You will enter your card, using the InLinkz button below.  After you enter your card, a link to your card will appear.  We will no longer have thumbnail images to appear on our blog.  Please make sure your link goes to your card (blog post), and not your entire blog.   Please no back-linking!!  We appreciate that! 
 When using our digital images, please provide a link back to my Zibbet Shop.     (And  a link back to our Blog Challenge)
**You may enter up to 2 Projects for each challenge.  Very IMPORTANT to read our Rules & Guidelines!!**  

Please check out our Createful Heart Design Shop!   This month, we will be offering a discount!  Just enter this code: CHDAutumn, to receive a 10% discount on any image!
This discount expires on October 12th- Midnight.  

We will accept entries that are hand colored, and not digitalized. 

You must follow the Theme that is provided each month.
Remember when you use our Createful Heart Design images, and you are picked as a Winner, then you will receive an extra image,  of your choice from our Zibbet Store!  
*The Winner will be chosen by and the Top Three will be selected by our DT.
The Winner will receive 2 images of choice, and the Top Three will receive 1 image of choice.
**If you use an image from Createful Heart Design and are selected as a Winner, you'll receive 3 images of choice!   And Top Three Winner will Win 2 images of choice! **

**You will have up to two weeks, from the announcement of the winner to claim your prize, just click on the Email link!**

Now without further delay... I would like to introduce you to  our Wonderful Team of Designers, and what they have made, using their digital picks for this Challenge!  

Mary Smith - Designer/Admin Team
Using the Image: Birdhouse

Robyn Pixley Barber - DT/Admin Team
Using the Image: Pumpkin Patch Kitty

Using the Image: Hoot-n-Squeak

There you go, we hope that our Designers have Inspired you with their wonderful cards!   We can't wait to see what you'll create!   We look forward to a great Challenge #1!! ♥

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Here's my newest image, Tree Al

Hi, Everyone!   I just wanted to share with you my newest image, Tree Al.   He is also used as our logo for our blog, and our badges.  I decided to share him with all of you.   Thank you for coming by while you're here leave a comment. ♥  

Have a wonderful day! :)


Available in my shop!

"Tree Al" = Night Owl

Hello my friends,  yep, you guessed it, I am very much a night owl... always have been.   I thought my Challenge Blog could use an update, so I came up with "Tree Al"..  he looks like he may be ready for a nap.    Well, my creative juices flow around midnight.  Put on some good music to draw by... and I'm in my creative world.  ;)     I am working on some ideas for more images... that's always a good thing.   I invite you to check out all my images that are in my Zibbet Shop.   

Have a good morning, and yup, its time for me to say.. nite-nite!  :)

Mary (zzzzzzz)

Are You Ready?

Hello everyone!   Our team has been working on their DT projects for the upcoming Blog Challenge that begins on September 15th, @ 7 A.M. !!!   Are you READY??    We hope to see you all join in!!    We hope to inspire your creativity! :)    Be sure to check out this month's Challenge Theme!  

Have a great week, happy crafting!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Challenge Time Update!

Hi! I wanted to make sure that you knew when our New Challenge begins.  We will start early, 7:00 A.M., September 15th, and our Challenge will run until the 13th of October at 12 Midnight.
All Times are set on EDT Indiana, U.S.
If you need some help with figuring out what time your post should go live, please have a look at our world clock page.  So when you are on the world clock page, there are just 3 major cities, and the times given.  So, Indiana is the same as New York time. 

Also, you'll want to check out our Rules & Guideline's page.

We used to state that the blog challenges would end on the 14th of the following month, but that needed to change.  Please keep all this information handy so you will know what to expect!

There will be a Theme each Blog Challenge.

The DT Ladies and I look forward to having everyone join in with our Blog Challenges!

Have a great weekend, The Admin Team

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Emmie Lou

Hello, Everyone!    I would like to introduce you to my newest image, Emmie Lou.  She is just too cute, cuddling with her favorite kitty!   I had fun putting together a tag, using background colors and spritzing with a little bit of water.  Giving it a watercolor effect.  Then adding a spritz of glimmer mist in canary yellow.  I finished it with a bit of lace, and sentiment.    You can find Emmie Lou in my Zibbet Shop.  Emmie Lou 

Thank you for visiting, leave a comment.  Have a great day!  Mary

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Theme Updates

Hello, everyone!   I would like to let you know that I have made a change to one of the Challenge Themes.  Before you enter our Blog challenges, please always check the themes tap at the top.  

For Challenge #2 :  October 15th - November 13th - “Sentiment” - Create cards with a sentiment of: Thankful; Blessing, or Thinking of you. If you are choosing to use an image from Createful Heart Design, please do not cover the main part of our images with the sentiment.

Thank You.
The Admin Team

Friday, August 31, 2018

September 15th...starts...

Hello, everyone!!  I would like to invite you all to join in with our upcoming Blog Challenges, starting up on September 15th!  Our inlinkz will open at 7:00 A.M., Sharp!  So, we look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!!   The times are for U.S., Eastern Daylight Time - Indiana.   Depending on where you live, I'm not quite sure how to figure in time differences.   All the important information will be posted in our Rules & Guidelines section of this blog.  Be looking and checking back often!   To find out the Themes for the upcoming challenges, just go to the Themes section on this blog.   And get Ready for Fun Times Ahead!!!  

Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Here's Murphy! :)

Hello, everyone!   Here is an image that I like to call Murphy.  The original idea for this cute dog, came from our dog Dollie.  I hope you'll like Murphy!
These are sold separately in my Zibbet Shop. 
Here are the links.

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment while you're here.  I read each and every one.  

 Happy Crafting Day!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New FB Challenge!!

Hello, everyone!  We are having a FB Challenge going on right now!  You need to be a member to join in the fun.  Here is the link: Createful Heart Design FB Challenge

Alright, to start off with I was asked to be Guest Designer for this month's challenge.  And I am honored.  Thank you, Miss. Robyn for asking me. :) 
This is what I have created for this month.  I am using the image: Paige,  I decided to make a tag.  She was a lot of fun to design and to color in... I used Prisma coloring pencils in shades of browns and wine.  To give her outfit an Autumn look.

Here is a closer look.

The designer paper for the background was given to me, by a friend.  Thank you!  
The flat lace, and little flourish of flowers at the top are from Cindy's Laces.  If you've never tried her laces you should. They are pretty awesome!  
The other embellishments are from my stash.  That's pretty much it for this post..
We sure do hope that you will stop by and join in with our FB Challenge!!  We host them monthly!!

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Now on Pinterest!

Hello, everyone!   I just started a board on Pinterest.  Which I should have started long ago....  here is the link... Createful Heart Design.  I tried adding the button they provide...but I'm not tech savvy.    Yes, way down at the bottom left side of this blog you'll find a button but not the one I wanted to add.  :)  

I have many new designs that I have added to the board, and will be adding more in the days ahead.   So, be on the look out for those.  ;)    I have been loving the Flamingos!   I hope you'll check out the link... 

Happy Crafting!

Mary :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Christmas Bell

Hello!  Just wanted to tell you about my new digital image, "Christmas Bell"  she is a really cute flamingo that is all ready for the holidays!    I used Prismacolor pencils to color her in, and for the background decided to go with Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron, and Salty Ocean.   The photo doesn't show the sparkles added to her santa hat...but its there!  

Thank you for coming by, while you're here leave a message.
Have a great day!

Mary ♥

Here's Christmas Bell made up into a card. :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Going Back in Time Magnets

Hello!    here is a project that I made using some materials from my Zibbet shop.  These are cards for junk journals, but since I don't make those kinds of journals, I decided to use them for magnets.  I thought they turned out nice.   See what you think.   

Below you will find a sampling of these junk journal cards that I have designed to use in your projects.  And when you make a purchase from my Createful Heart Design Shop, you'll receive them for free, if you would like them!   

Here are the two I used in my project for the magnets!

Did I forget to mention you'll get the set for Free?

And the "card" below was designed to be used for notes or shopping lists..etc!

So, there you have it!  I hope you'll come by the Store today!!  

Thank You for coming by today, please leave a comment. :)


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Be Aware!!

There is a suspicious email going out to people who use PayPal services.   Please be aware of this.   Don't do like I did. Without thinking about it, I opened my email.  I didn't think that it wasn't official.  Until the links that were imbedded in the email didn't work, that's when I realized something wasn't right.   Upon finding this I went immediately to PayPal to change my password.  And to speak with a Rep. They assured me that everything was okay with my acct.  Then just for safety measures I checked in with my bank, to tell them about this phishing email.  They also informed me that my acct., was safe.    I did feel better with all the information they gave me.     Now that I am more aware of such emails I check often with my bank and PayPal, just to make sure everything is okay!  
And if you do happen to receive creepy emails, having to do with your account,  just forward the entire email to:  and they will take care of it.  

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Schuler, 1970's Style!

Hi everyone, I would like to take this time to introduce my new image, her name is Schuler - 1970's style for sure!   Who doesn't remember those long skirts, and hey, those maxie skirts and dresses are back in style... I wonder what's next.. bell bottom jeans?   Store's may already carry those... Ah well, getting back to Schuler, she is rockin' it with the long skirt, colored in with Pearlescent Watercolors, (sorry, the sample provided just doesn't do it justice).  The rest of the coloring is done with Prisma Color Pencils.  Love these pencils!!  I can't say enough.. once thought I didn't know the right way to color... but with these... WOWSERS!!   Need I say more?!!     I just made something very simple,  love the vintage look too.   She is available in my Zibbet Shop! 

Thanks for coming by my blog, be sure to leave a comment! 

Have a great day!  
Mary - Owner & Designer for Createful Heart Design
FB -
Zibbet Shop -

Friday, July 6, 2018

Introducing my New Image!

I wanted to introduce all our blog followers, to my new image: "Sarah Jane"  she is just so cute posing in this photo.  I created this to look like a photograph you might find in the early 1900's.   I have yet, to work up a card using this cute image... but wanted to share it with you.  I hope you'll come to my shop and see what other images my husband and I have created.

This Distressing Tool by Tim Holtz would give this image that vintage worn look.. 

Something Exciting Coming!!!

Starting July 15th we will be announcing 2 Winners instead of 1...  on our FB Challenge Group..  more chances to win is always a good thing!!     I am in the process of making up new badges, so you'll be wanting to display these on your blog pages.. And who doesn't like to display a badge to say that they have won?!    Also, starting on July 15th, we will no longer be offering a "free" image to go with the FB Sketches.  I will be offering, free images within the album pages.   So, you'll need to go there to find an image, or if you don't find one there..  you may go to my shop on Zibbet to get something to use!   I often get questions on whether or not you can use an image that you have purchased from Createful Heart Design, say at an earlier time... or maybe you "won" an image... by all means, if you have either purchased an image through my shop, or have won an image... you are more than welcome to use this in your FB Sketch creation.   Just to make sure that it is through Createful Heart Design, ONLY.   I do not allow for another type of creation from another digi company to be used in our FB Sketch Challenges.  Please be sure to use something from Createful Heart Design.  

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Announcing New Store

I just wanted to say, that after careful thought, I made a choice to close my etsy shop.  Today it was made final to close those doors.

However, I am proud to announce my new Shop over at Zibbet.
Createful Heart Design

I hope that you will visit my new shop soon!  As I have kept many favorite images, and have added in new ones too!!

For those that would like me to Sponsor your challenges, please leave an email to:  or you may contact me via the zibbet shop.

I know that this is a transitional time,.. it was not an easy decision to make, but it had to be made.  And I hope that you all will come to see this wonderful new shop.

Thank you.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Please READ

Our Blog Challenges are set up for our followers in hopes of winning, and who doesn't like showing off their creative works?!   We have seen some pretty awesome cards and projects from you all!!    

Sometimes, I find that someone enters a card, in hopes to find new customers. If you are that person, that thinks you can get by with soliciting on our Inlinkz...think again.  Your entry will be DELETED.  

First off, I will say this is not fair to others.  And its not fair to our Design Team Members.  They work hard to create their projects in hopes to inspire others to enter our Blog Challenges.    

There are plenty of places on the world wide web that offers a place in which to advertise.    

Please be KIND and do not advertise your store on mine, (blog challenge).   

Thank you.  The Admin Team of Createful Heart Design

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You are invited!!

The design team of Createful Heart Design would like to invite you to our first ever FB Sketch Challenge!  
Beginning on February 15th.
We hope to see you there!
Below are examples of the "freebie" & sketch. The measurements do not need to be exact, but your card does need to resemble the sketch, in order to qualify!
Throughout the month, you'll see other DT members create cards.
 To see or (read) the rules you may need to (click) on the picture shown below.
We also provide the instructions on our members FB page!
If you aren't already a member, we sure would love to have you join in with our FB Sketch Challenge Group!! 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We have BIG NEWS!!

We would like to let everyone know that our next blog challenge will begin on March 1st!!  
** Now we will be having monthly FB Sketch Challenges!  Our first one will start this Thursday the 15th! We will provide a Freebie and a Sketch.    **There will be a watermarked image to see what the freebie will be, along with the sketch to follow by.      My email is:  Remember, you will have only 1WEEK to request that image!!   Once you have received your image please do not share with anyone.  Let your friends know of our FB challenge, we would love to have them join in with us.   

We thank you!  The Admin Team of Createful Heart Design. 

Welcome to Challenge #2!! - Add Sentiment

Welcome to Challenge #2 !! We loved having you join our first challenge, we are delighted to have you join in with us again!  ...