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Thursday, September 1, 2022

2 Sept 2022 MTTCC #42 Theme Nontraditional Christmas Colors for DT

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!! Oh, my heart is happy with this Christmas card! Another DT member at MTTCC suggested nontraditional colors so that's what I'm featuring in today's post. I'm also happy because pink and purple are my 2 favorite colors. I'm also happy to be using some old stash supplies for most of the card with a newer painted focal.

MTTCC's #42 theme starts September 2 and ends September 15, 2022. Make sure to find time to craft Christmas themed nontraditional cards before September 15th!

This summer I covered a full sheet of white cardstock with dabbings and swirlings of acrylic paint in 3 colors plus 1 gold tempera paint. This is a small section sized about 2.5" x 3". There will be a closeup photo in order to detect some of the gold glitter paint. In the center of the large lavender foam snowflake is some bright pink glitter glue. 

This is Peace and Joy Christmas card in nontraditional colors=

No credits per se because it's almost all old inventory in my stash. The foam snowflakes were purchased in 5 different foam colors set a long time ago. Both alpha lettering stickers are old with Peace in a hammered silver and Joy in dark navy glitter. There is a strip of a gray 'metal' specialty paper on the left. The mixed media element has been mounted on light pink cardstock with foam tape then onto white cardstock and another layer of foam tape in order to lift it for depth and shadow. The wide purple glitter decorative tape strip was given a banner fishtail. Everything is on a dark grape marbleized thin cardstock when was matted onto pink cardstock. Voila! 

Card #2 is Victorian Hope Christmas card=

Credits: (1) acorn print cardstock is from Lake Life paper pad by Renne Looney/Fancy Pants Designs; (2) the color-me-lace topper and scalloped button die-cut are from Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website; and (3) others are stash items.

Lots of blue, odd greens, pink, gray/silver, and a bit of orchid purple


Is this too weird? Or too mystical? Definitely creative and out-of-the-ordinary Christmas card. 


MTTCC/My Time To Craft Christmas #42 link=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups for sharing and link-ups=

A. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Challenges blog; I'll share Card #2


B. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #609; I'll share Card #1


C. We Love 2 Create challenge blog; both cards are mixed media but card #2 has more techniques


D. Mixed Media Creativity group; colored pencils for the lace topper and markers and glitter paint for the wood die-cut; foam snowflakes, purple glitter decorative tape, different alpha sets, 

E. Paper, paper, Paper and DT Calls group; sharing


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

design team commitments include: My Time To Craft Christmas (this posting), My Time To Craft, Once Upon A Time, Mix It Up, Merry Little Christmas, Ally's Angels, and The Holly and Ivy Christmas


owner of these 2 challenge blogs: FarmQuest and Heart's Quest


  1. The colours in the first card are some of my favourites, Becca, and I love the gorgeous lace frame in the sescond

  2. I like the non-traditional colours you used Becca. Thank you for entering the Embossing Challenge at CHNC.


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