Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

January 2020 Week 2 for 52 CCT is color theme challenge

  • White
  • Yellow 
  • Brown

Got all 3 of them! As a new design team member for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I had a bit of extra notice about the color palette and my first thoughts kept going to candle light or lanterns. An internet clipart freebie search yielded this 3 branch candle-stand that I printed on to creamy yellow cardstock and then outlined in brown marker with yellow marker and/or yellow or brown colored pencil for some of the interior sections. Here's my mixed media inspiration card=

Challenge 52CCT 2-20 starts January 11, 2020. Since New Year's Day came mid-week, the 1st challenge week didn't start until January 4th. So make sure your preparing for the proper challenge prompt. My color challenge week Christmas card definitely has a rustic and vintage look to it. And is definitely a different vibe than my normal, but then I don't really have a normal predictable style. I'm willing to switch things around a lot which appeals to my attempts to stay creatively fresh.


Supply notes: background patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye; base card is from "Neutral Smooth A2 Cards and Envelopes"-50 count by Core'dinations and distributed by Darice, Inc.; burlap ribbon and yellow raffia 'ribbon' are from my supply stash

other challenge blogs or Facebook groups where this card will be linked=
a. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

b. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group on Facebook; a private group for Christian artists and crafters to share how they are using their creative talents for Bible study, worship, church décor, bulletin boards, etc. {for "Peace on Earth"}

c. The 12 Months of Christmas= #61= I'm including this for the optional twist because of the old-fashioned candle stand.

12 M of C badge:

d. Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog: anything Christmas goes theme

MLCC badge:


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity

and a design team member for the following:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog
My Time to Craft challenge blog
A Place to Start challenge blog


  1. What a gorgeous card Becca - love the colours and how you have used them on this fabulous piece of art. What a great find that image was! The texture the burlap adds is wonderful

    1. Maxine: Happy 2020 to you! Thanks for your sweet comments!

  2. Very pretty. I love the use of the fabric.

  3. Such a beautiful card, Becca! Peace all over the world, that's what we all want - your burning candles wish it in a wonderful way! Rosi x

  4. Very lovely card thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Beebee: Thanks for coming and reading my newest post!

  5. Such a sweet Christmas creation Becca.
    Thanks for posting on my blog - I'll be glad to follow yours.
    Kind regards from Slovenia, Majda

  6. elle est si élégante et original Becca, j'aime cette touche de rusticité que tu lui a donné, biz


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