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:

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 ♥

Friday, November 2, 2018

you're invited

Hello, everyone!   I would like to invite everyone to come to visit my newest blog, here is the link: Createful Heart Cafe   this blog is about recipes, sharing from my heart, and a bit more.  I would love to have some followers too!   I just started this one, but will be adding on more each day! 

We have just a few days left before this current challenge ends, so if you've been sitting on the fence... don't wait too long join in the fun! 

♥ Mary ♥

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Blocking those annoying ads

Hello everyone,   I just wanted to add a short note.   Its about those annoying ads that seem to pop up, when visiting blogs and websites.   To help get them out of your viewing, go to , download it and those ads will be outta site!   (And outta mind)  :) 

Thanks for visiting our challenge blog!


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! (Claimed)

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

**It was brought to my attention that I had missed announced some winners of the Top 3**
I would like to also mention that we have 2 more Winners of the Top 3 and they are: 
#6 - Donna Rinckel - you've won 2 images!  (claimed)
#2 - Chriss Real - you've won 2 images!

I do apologize.
Ladies, you have from today the 18th of October through  November 1st to claim your prizes.  Go to my Zibbet store to see what you would like.  I have several images!
Don't forget to grab your badges!

And just email those to me. ♥

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. :)


Update and sharing my video link!

  Hi crafters,   It's been a while since I have posted anything on this blog, so I will give a short update...  I have been creating cra...