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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Shop is closed

 It's sad to have to start out this post on the negative, but my shop is now closed.   I was hoping to be on Etsy for a long time.   Honestly my team and I were looking forward to the Christmas time challenge, and continue into the new year with confidence.    Over time this blog will begin to look and "feel" different.    No longer a challenge blog.   I do thank everyone that entered our challenges.   It was a lot of fun.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Mary

Friday, December 17, 2021

Hettie's Christmas Box

 Christmas is just around the corner.... and looks like Hettie might be looking to see what she would like to place on her tree.    I created this image in 2020.  And it's one that never found its way into my online shop.    This card is very basic.    Card base is Blue Yonder Card Stock from My Favorite Things, and the colorful plaid paper is from MFT.    I am in love with this online shop.  My first order from them came so nicely wrapped, everything placed in tissue paper folded with great care.     Now I am just rambling.  

Btw I do appreciate my followers to this blog, leave a comment I read each one.

Thank you, Mary





Announcing Winners!

 I am listing our final Winners of 2021!   Please make sure that you get in touch with me no later than the 21st of December to claim your prizes!     If I don't hear from you or if the email is lost, I will not be able to honor your request.   After all prizes are given out, I will be closing down my shop.   

Again I would like to thank everyone that entered our challenges throughout the years.   

The Winners:   #5 - Made By Mandy - Winner of 1 Image!

                               # 25 - Crafty - Winner of 1 Image!  (Claimed)

                                # 32 - Sparkling Pink - Winner of 1 Image!  


Please Email me to claim prizes.   No SPAM please.   All spam mail is automatically deleted.    Please make sure to put in subject line who you are and that you are a winner.    Thank you.



Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Regretfully I must close.....

 Hello,  It's with much regret that I must close my Createful Heart Design etsy shop, effective January 2022.   I have received some news about new regulations that will go into effect on this date.   Tax requirements that will be imposed upon me.    Actually, I will have to close my shop before this date, cause if I don't my shop will be suspended.   

We will no longer have any kind of card challenges.   I would like to thank all of you that have entered our challenges on a regular basis.   And have kept Createful Heart Design as a favorite.    And I appreciate all that have made purchases from my shop.   

   I have for the most part enjoyed every minute of creating new images over the years, since this business started in 2017.    This step isn't an easy one to do, as I thought Etsy was going to be my home for many years to come.   My heart is sad.    And there have been many commitments made, as I have been a sponsor over a the years as well.    

Even though my shop will close I have decided to keep my blog up, and I have decided to keep blogging about my images, and what inspired me to do these images.   I want to do this as memory of the years that I have been in business.      And if you would still like to follow me as I transition into just a regular blog again,  I would really appreciate it.     


 The news about these new regulations was just announced in an email to me, just yesterday.   And so I am telling you all as quickly as I have heard about it.     

To say that I'm not upset would be a lie.   So, as I write this post, my heart is very sad.   

You might be asking, will you consider getting back into business at some point in the future?    Well, that may be a possibility.   But as for now, I must move on.   

Mary

Monday, November 15, 2021

Challenge 38

 Hello and a warm welcome to Challenge 38!


Before we get to today's new challenge, we need to let you know the winner and top 3 from our last challenge:


Our challenge winner is # [35 - Liliane Carvalho ]

Congratulations!  You have won two images and we would love you to join us as our Guest Designer for our December Challenge.


And next to our top 3 who each win one image:

# 15 Clare J.

# 30 Suze ( Because Suze has used one of our Images, then she chooses 2 )

# 13 Debbie C.

Please contact createfulheartdesign@yahoo.com to claim your prize and remember that all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prizes.  Prizes will not be awarded after that time.


And finally our honourable mentions are:

# 11- Sparkling Pink

# 20 - Maryann

# 38 - Cass

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And now to today's new challenge and as always it's:

ANYTHING GOES

We are delighted to have Jen joining us this month as a Guest Designer:


Jen used 'Custom Chopper' to make her card.

You can see more of Jen's work on her blog here.

Here are the cards from the rest of the team:



Dawn has used 'Coffee Buddies'







Mary has used



Clara has used








Thank you again for taking the time to join in with our challenges - we're grateful to everyone who links up a card.

Don't forget to check out our rules and we look forward to seeing your cards!












You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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We've been delayed....

 Just wanted to let you know that our challenge was delayed for a bit, but will go live tonight at 11:00 PM this evening.    Thank you for your patience.


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Winners Announced!

Hello!   Announcing our Winners from Challenge 36!!

We would like to Congratulate all!    Our overall Winner is: #10 - Jen L.  she may choose 3 Images from our Shop on Etsy!   We would like to invite Jen to be our Guest Designer in our upcoming November Challenge!

All Winners must email  me (Mary) to claim prizes, you have 2 weeks from today, 10-17-21.

You'll find all the Badges on the link below!

Badges

Our Top 3 Winners are:

#22 - Made by Mandy - 1 Image of choice (Claimed)

#34 - Elle Jeanne - 1 Image of choice ( Claimed )

#45 - Sparkling Pink - 1 Image of choice

And we would like to announce our Honorable Mentions:

#15 - Hugs & Kisses

#47 - Liliane Carvalho

#24 - Gale K.

There are so many wonderful creations, that it makes it difficult for my Team and I to choose!

We would like to thank everyone for playing in our last challenge, we hope to see you again in Challenge #37!


 



Friday, October 15, 2021

Challenge 37 and a Design Team Call

 Hello and a warm welcome back to Challenge 37.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Design Team Call - we're going to leave it running for the rest of this challenge so please take a look at all the details here and get in touch if you'd like to join us.

We would like to welcome our newest Design Team member Dawn!

You can find Dawn's blog here.

Before we get to today's new challenge, we need to let you know the winner and top 3 from our last challenge:

*Just a note, not all votes are in as of this time, please be patient with us as we get those totaled.


Our challenge winner is # [     ]

Congratulations!  You have won two images and we would love you to join us as our Guest Designer for our November Challenge.


And next to our top 3 who each win one image:

#

#

#

Please contact createfulheartdesign@yahoo.com to claim your prize and remember that all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prizes.  Prizes will not be awarded after that time.



And finally our honourable mentions are:

#

#

#

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And now to today's new challenge and as always it's:

ANYTHING GOES

We are delighted to have Gale joining us this month as a Guest Designer:


Gale used 'Floral Hug' to make her card.

You can see more of Gale's work on her blog here.

Here are the cards from the rest of the team:

Clara has used Sunny Sunflowers




Helen has used Floral Hug



Mary's Card coming soon.

Thank you again for taking the time to join in with our challenges - we're grateful to everyone who links up a card.

Don't forget to check out our rules and we look forward to seeing your cards!






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Challenge 36 and a Design Team Call

 Hello and a warm welcome to Challenge 36!


Before we tell you about our winners and the new challenge, we're having a:

DESIGN TEAM CALL

We're looking for some more people to join the Createful Heart Designs family - are you interested?

Here's what you need to know:

- you need to have a blog and a Facebook account (our DT group is on Facebook)
- you must be comfortable working with digital images and taking clear photos of your cards
- you will be making one card each month for our challenge which is on the 15th of each month
- challenges are currently 'anything goes' and you can choose what image you want to use from Mary's shop here
- there may be opportunities to take part in other events along the way
- you will be assigned a commenting number and will be asked to vote for your top 3 each month
- we're a no fuss and no drama team and above all we want everyone enjoy their time with us

So does that sound like you?

If so, please e-mail Helen on madebyhelenblog@yahoo.com 

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And now it's time to let you know the winner and top 3 from our last challenge.


Our winner is # 21 Leona B.

Congratulations!  You win two images and we would also like to invite you to be a Guest Designer in October.


And next to our top 3 who each win one image:

# 17 Made By Mandy

# 36 Sweet Pea

# 26 Roberta

Please contact createfulheartdesign@yahoo.com  to claim your prize and remember all winners have  2 weeks to claim their prizes.  Prizes will not be awarded after that time.


And finally our Honourable Mentions are:

# 30 Sheryl Hare

# 8 Vivian Foo

# 7  Liliane Carvalho

And now to our current challenge - as always our challenge is:

ANYTHING GOES

We are delighted to have Rachael joining us as a Guest Designer this month:
Rachael did a beautiful job with our Baby Giraffe image!  
Please visit her blog:  The Glittery Pink Craft Room





And now for the cards from the Design Team:

Diana has used 'Summer Zinnia'

This is Diana's last card, she has decided to step down.
Thank you Diana for all the time you put in being our Moderator and Designer.
We wish you well.



Becca has used



Clara has used




Mary has used



Helen has used 'Jolly Fellow Snowman'


The Design Team would like to thank everyone for entering our challenges - we do appreciate your support.

Don't forget to check out our rules and we wish you good luck in today's new challenge.














You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Celebrating September

 We're celebrating September with a Sale going on now through the 8th of Sept., during this time when you shop at Createful Heart Design, you'll get 15% off your entire order.   Just enter code: septembersale2021

And we will send out a 10% coupon in your email, just as our way of thanking you for your purchase.


Happy Crafting!

Mary




Sunday, August 15, 2021

Challenge 35

 Hello and a warm welcome to Challenge 35




Before we announce the winners from our last challenge, for our winner from Challenge 33 

#21 Gale K 

Congratulations Gale K!

She wins 2 Images of choice!

Please contact createfulheartdesign@yahoo.com  to claim your prize - and we would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer!

All winners have a 2 week period in which to claim their prizes.  Prizes will not be awarded after that time.

29th of August is the cut-off time.




Announcing our Winners from Challenge 34!

Our Winner is: #29 Rachael - winner of 2 Images!  

We would like to invite Rachael to be our Guest Designer of our next challenge!

Here is Rachael's cute card!


Our Top 3 Winners are:

#18 Roberta - Winner of 1 Image!

#22  Jeanie Ellis - Winner of 2 Images!

#27  Francesca - Winner of 1 Image!

Contact me (Mary) via the email above.

Here is the link to my Etsy Shop

Our Honorable Mentions are:

# 2 Diny

# 24 Aimslee

# 36 Made by Mandy

# 40 Vivian Foo

Congrats to all of our Winners!!


Please make sure to grab your badge and display them on your blogs. 

And now to our current challenge:

Our Guest Designer for this Challenge is Melanie and here is her wonderful card:


You can find out more about Melanie's card in her blog post here

Melanie has used Snow Gnome which you can find here in the Etsy shop.



Helen using Baby Giraffe




Clara using Deer Cheer


Becca using Cute Chickadee


Diana using The Lighthouse



Mary - Owner/ Designer
Featuring new Image:  Jolly Fellow





Our Design Team would like to Thank all for entering our challenge ~  there were so many beautiful cards & creations it makes it difficult to decide... 

* We would like to remind those entering our Challenge that we limit your entries to 3 per person.

And we wish all you much success!






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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Challenge #34

 Hello and a warm welcome to Challenge 34


It's great to have you here with us for another challenge - we really appreciate your support.

Before we get to today's new challenge, let's find out the winner and top 3 from our last challenge.  We had some wonderful entries and it wasn't easy to make the choice.

Our winner was:

# 31 Nicolette's Kaarten  - Winner of 2 Images!

For all of our Winners that have won images please go to my Etsy Shop and make your selections.  Contact information below. 

Congratulations!  Please e-mail createfulheartdesign@yahoo.com to claim your prize and we would also like to invite you to be our Guest Designer for our challenge in September.

Have 2 weeks from today, 7/15/21 to get in touch.  I cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected emails.

Our Top 3 winners are:

# 38 Elle-Jeanne - Winner of 1 Image!

# 14 Cheryl Hare - Winner of 1 Image!

# 26 Nick - Winner of 1 Image! (claimed)

Congratulations to our Top 3 Winners!

And this month's Honourable Mentions are:

# 9 Diny

# 32 Ans Gilbert

# 15 Melanie H.

We would like to say congrats to our Honorable Mentions! 


And now back to today's new challenge.

This challenge will run from 15 July to 14 August and, as always, it's:

ANYTHING GOES

Please remember:

- you can enter our challenge up to 3 times
- no businesses (any links to businesses will be removed)

Here's some inspiration for you and first of all we welcome this month's Guest Designer Debi:


You can find out more about Debi's card in her blog post here.

Debi has used the beautiful 'Summer Zinnia' image which is available here.

And now from the Design Team:

Helen using Deer Cheer

Mary using Trudy Loo

Clara using Bear Buddies




Becca using Tropical Bird




Guidelines to follow:

No backlinking to an older project.

No businesses please, this is a paid site.  You'll be removed no questions asked.

You may enter up to 3 times per person;

Cards, Tags, Bookmarks, Scrapbook layouts all are welcome!  :)

I'm sorry we cannot allow- beading, needleworks, glassworks, and etc...  we are mainly paper crafting entries only.

We would love for you to be our follower, however you don't have to be in order to join in.  

You don't have to use one of our Createful Heart Images, however if you do you are more likely to win!   

We wish you much success.

The Createful Heart Design Team xx








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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Changes Coming!

Hello Crafty Friends,   There is a change coming on the horizon,  I am having to move all my images from the Zibbet shop over to my new shop on Etsy.     I actually started selling on Etsy, back in 2017.   So, you'll see that when you visit.   I am including the link to my shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdesign      I would love it if you would "Favorite" my shop.   That lets me know that you visited, and it encourages me to create more images for you!

**  To receive a Coupon good for a 10% savings all you have to do is, "favorite an item" that you like!     The coupon will be automatically sent to you in an email.   **

I would like to Thank you for your continued support of Createful Heart Design.  :)

Mary S. - Admin/Designer/Owner

Helen N. - Admin/DT





Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Challenge #32 Winners!!

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Winner Winner - we've got Winners!!

Our Top Winner is: #9 Nancy E.   - You have won 2 Images!  And we would like to ask Nancy E. to be our GDT for the month of August! :)

Congrats to you!!

Please grab this Badge for your Blog 


Please go to our Etsy Shop and make your selections, then send the links to me (Mary)
Winners have 2 weeks from today the 15th of June to Claim prizes.
I cannot be held responsible for lost emails.  Thank you.

Our Top 3 Winners are:

#23 Melanie H. - You have won 1 Image! (Claimed)

#4 Rosina - You have won 1 Image!

#14 Nick - You have won 1 Image! (Claimed)

Congrats to all of the Top 3 winners!!

Please grab this badge for your blogs:


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Createful Heart Design would like to introduce you to our Honorable Mentions.  When you've been selected you may place this Badge on your blog.   


You've made Honorable Mention:
#22 - Janis Lewis
#19 - Suze
#25 - Zowie Dixon
#20 - Francesca
#1 - Ina Creaine
#26 - Francesca
#18 - Made By Mandy

(Those that are selected for honorable mentions do not receive images.)

Our Design Team would like to thank you for joining in with our Challenges each month!

Thank you,
Mary - Admin
Helen - Admin
Clara K - DT
Diana S - DT
Becca S - DT







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