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Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 2020 Week 4 Technique AND Stash Challenge no 24 for 52 CCT Blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!!! My heart is a bit sad that my hosting duties for June are almost over but again not too sad because my other team-mates at 52 CCT blog are so very creative. Everyone takes a turn as the hostess. For Week 4 the challenge can be technique or stash or both. I decided to do both.

Technique= clustering or grouping
Stash= embellishments; minimum of 3 in the grouping; you can mix or match

For me clustering or grouping embellishments together can be challenging. Sometimes I'm stumped by a particular theme topic and that I don't have items that I think can be artfully arranged. Other times it's difficult trying to fit the items together--like puzzle pieces. So the technique is clustering and the stash item(s) to use are your embellishments. A minimum of 3 need to be used.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown is a card only allowed challenge blog. However we do expand the word Christmas to include religious or non-religious Christmas themes, New Year's/New Year's Eve, or other winter holidays celebrated in December.

Pink, Purple, and Gold HOPE Christmas card=

#24 Technique and Stash Challenge link=

Special design note: I combined all the June 2020 challenges of 52 CCT into this card. You don't have to do that. I'm just really enjoying the sketch, the color trio, the theme of snowflakes, and this week's clustering of embellishments (that included some snowflakes).

Supply and design notes:
a. bright pink lettering stickers = Simple Stories
b. Pulsar Pink cardstock used for the base is from Astrobrights/Neenah
c. scraps of Honeycomb Gold and Orchid (purple) are from Astrobrights/Neenah
d. the 2 different planner note tab "stickies" = Pen + Gear/Walmart
e. the lavender/orchid foam snowflakes are from Oriental Trading but the rest of the accents I'm not sure who the manufacturer/vendors are;
f. the gem dots are in red-purple and blue-purple color; the curved plastic dots are in baby pink and a bright cherry pink; there are stars in gold, purple, and mauve pink/lavender; and the white glitter foam snowflakes all started as white ones...
g. some of the small snowflakes had gold glitter paint pen applied to the top and some had pink marker applied...easy way to alter stash items to help repeat and reinforce the previous Week 2 color trio palette!!!

52 CCT's badge images from Weeks 1-3 for your review. Keep in mind the sketch was rotated up into a vertical format and also done in a slimline format. ***Note: you don't have to combine the previous June challenges into your card(s). This is just something I wanted to do to show the versatility of the prompts. *****

June 2020 challenge review:

other places where I'll have either the card photo or preview link to this posting=

a. Not Just Cards Challenges: June 2020 challenge started on 11 June 2020; Anything Goes
b. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog; Anything Christmas Goes
link= (THICC)

c. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; lots of papers and cardstocks and lettering; glitter paint pen in gold; pink marker; snowflakes and other embellishments made from foam, plastic, acrylic (MMC)

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook (PPPDTC)

e. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group on Facebook; hope is a topic often found in the Bible and is also part of most clergy's Advent messages (SIC)

f. Christian Card Makers~Women's Fellowship group on Facebook; weekend challenge theme is to make a slimline encouragement/scriptural card (CCMWF)


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design Team Member:
1. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown; also almost finished with my June duties as hostess; will still be responsible for Winners postings on July 1 and July 8
2. A Place To Start
3. My Time To Craft

Guest Designer for June 2020 at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (and community group on FB)


  1. You certainly have managed to combine all the challenges beautifully in this card Becca - well done an a great result!
    Stay safe

  2. je vois que tu as relevé tout les défis du mois a la fois Becca, quel challenge! magnifique ambiance, biz

  3. Hi Becca, I wondered after last week if you would go for all 4 of your challenges this week - well done! A lovely card, fresh and bright, and I like the little stag that crept in at the bottom!

    1. Thanks, team-mate! I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to combine all the challenges from my June prompts! And yes, I like the little stag, too, which is a planner journal sticky note/tab.

  4. What a brilliant idea for a challenge! Clustering/grouping is a fun technique and how amazing to go one step further and combine all the challenges for the month! Vicky x

    1. Vicky: Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate your encouragement!


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