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Friday, August 26, 2022

2022 August 26 MTTC Theme #489 Fantasy Whimsical Charm

 Greetings from Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's post features MTTC Theme #489--

Fantasy Whimsical Charm

for August 26-September 8, 2022. 

Competition start time and end time are the same for dates shown of 12 am CT/Chicago or 6am UK. (Adjust to wherever you are in the world.) 

I was a bit stumped at first when this theme was suggested by several DT members. My brainstorming results were mermaids, trolls, gnomes, elves, fairies, Alice and Wonderland, etc. But I decided to go with whimsy charm. Simple Stories card kit "Sending Sunshine" had elements that would work perfectly for 2 cards as my DT commitments. 

Inspiration card #1:

Some credits are:

(1) Simple Stories card kit "Sending Sunshine" = sentiment, background panel, rainbow, plaid heart, bird, flower row, plaid border, mouse, and the folded white card base; (2) pink with little white x print cardstock scrap = Mint Berry paper pad by The Paper Studio; and (3) a teeny bit of yellow scrap to make the little smiling sun came from my stash. The word sunshine was colored bright yellow in order to give the illusion of sunshine and provide more yellow color on the card.

Inspiration card #2:

Some credits for card #2: the pink with little white x print scrap and the pink with green flowers scrap = Mint Berry paper pad from The Paper Studio; the flower, sentiment banner, bird, and butterfly die-cuts are from the Simple Stories card kit "Sending Sunshine"; the green and white chevron print paper scrap = The Paper Studio; the black and silver glitter decorative tape and green cardstock are from my stash.

MTTC #489 link=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups were these 2 cards will be shared are:

A. Through The Craft Room Door challenge blog; ATG August 2022= Any Thing Goes; I'll share card #2


B. The Crafter's Café Challenge blog; August 15 start date; Theme of Relaxation; card #1 will be shown because the little mouse is taking a walk by the flowers


C. Use Your Stuff challenge blog; Rainbows (rainbow colors or rainbow shapes); my card #1 has a rainbow


D. 100 Patterned Paper Challenge group; my 2022 goal wasn't 100 pp sheets this year but to wipe out the remaining smallish-size sheets from the Mint Berry paper pad from The Paper Studio; both cards have MB patterned cardstocks

E. Mixed Media Creativity group; my card(s) have decorative tape, die-cuts, inking, color-filling (on the word sunshine in card #1), and handwriting of the face for the little sun/yellow scrap

F. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group; sharing

G. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge blog; both cards have 3 patterned papers but I will link card #2 to showcase



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

these cards are for my DT commitment with My Time To Craft

I'm also on the DTs of these other challenge blogs:

My Time To Craft Christmas

Ally's Angels

Once Upon A Time

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Mix It Up

Merry Little Christmas Challenge


I'm the owner of these 2 challenge blogs started in late February and late March 2022:

Heart's Quest Challenge Blog (HQCB)

FarmQuest Challenge Blog (FQCB)


  1. Cute! I am glad you came up with something that works with your commitments. Thank you for sharing your creativeness at TTCRD.

  2. Love these charming cards Becca - well done on a challenge that had you 'stumped' initially

    1. Thanks, Maxine!!! I'm blessed with your feedback!

  3. Becca these cards are super cute. Those pastel tones are perfect for those adorable birds and mouse. I love the twist you've made on the topic, it's very original and different. Hugs, María.

  4. Both of your cards are so pretty, love the soft colors. In particular I like the doggy walking in the park among all the flowers in his path. Would love you to share with us at Double Trouble as your have met our challenge "Relaxation Celebration" partnering with The Crafter's Cafe and be eligible for three chances at our random draw. Please join us at and hope you come back and see what Thing 1, 2 and 3 are up to for our next challenge Monday.

    1. Great idea, Suzanne! If I have time today, I will.

  5. Thank you for entering your pretty card into our rainbow challenge at Use Your Stuff. Hope you will join in on our next challenge too. Tammy DT Co-ordinator.

  6. Super cute cards. So glad you joined us at Use Your Stuff

  7. Very pretty sweet cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

    Helen x


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