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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

  7. Love the colours you have used, would never have thought of them as a Christmas card so well done you :)

    Peace on Earth, something we can all aim for.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  8. Great card - love the way it all came together!

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen N x


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