Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, January 20, 2023

TFATU January 2023 REMINDER card PLUS Collaboration with Double Trouble

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! It's a wonderful opportunity for The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog to collaborate with Double Trouble! D.T.C.B. has such an unique way to approach challenge themes and to do it in a way that supports another challenge blog! 

Our usual time table schedules are a bit offset but starting today, January 20 through the 31st, you can continue to link up Anything Fantasy Goes cards with us AND/OR add some type of stitching detail to your card to also qualify for Double Trouble. Your chances for prizes and recognition at Double Trouble increase if you do ours, too. 

This is for my reminder/special collaboration announcement post extra inspiration project is --

Design notes:

1. Pixie Dust Designs = 2 gnomes, gnome house, and the sentiment stamp

2. Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website = the checked gingham scraps in different colors

3. My Mind's Eye = cardstock scrap between the kraft paper and blue specialty textured paper

Double Trouble badge=

Double Trouble blog link for January 20-February 5th =


TFATU/The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog; January 2023 link reminder =

**TFATU will end on January 31st. The next competition will start February 4th (on the 1st Saturday of the month).


other challenge blogs to share this card/post link are:

A. As You Like It challenge blog; still days remaining; Theme = favorite reason to send a card and why; MY cards--whatever the occasion such as get well, birthday, anniversary, etc. I like to add personalized touches whether it's their favorite color, favorite flower, something related to a hobby or their job, etc. For this gnome theme Christmas card, it was made for my 91 year old great aunt who has a huge collection of gnomes for both her yard and in her apartment. 


B. Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog; Jan 2023; Theme = Snippets; MY card has scraps for the cluster in the top left corner, the kraft paper, and the paisley cardstock behind the kraft paper


C. Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog; Theme= Sparkle/Glitter Accents; MY card has "love" and 2 little hearts in red glitter


D. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up challenge blog; Jan 2023; Anything Christmas Goes; option something old/something new; MY card has all old items with the newest being the Pixie Dust Designs stamps


and Facebook groups to share are:

1. Mixed Media Creativity

2. The Crafty Addicts

3. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

4. Paper Crafting For Everyone

5. Pixie Dust Designs VIP group


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm the new owner of TFATU. I also own FarmQuest and Heart's Quest challenge blogs.

*I'm the co-owner/DT of Ally's Angels. 

*I'm a DT member of My Time To Craft, My Time To Craft Christmas, The Holly and The Ivy Christmas, Merry Little Christmas, Mix It Up, and Once Upon A Time.


  1. What a cutie Becca - sweet wee gnome images :) and nicely coloured on the Kraft also.

    1. Thank you! I need to work on creating scenes and coloring stamped images. I appreciate the encouragement!

  2. Looks like you have a good start on Christmas cards for 2023... I tell myself all the time I'm going to do one weekly, but it never happens. Such cute gnomes and love their little home, great coloring and love the border of banners and love. Adorable and fun card. Thanks again for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble.

  3. Beautiful fun card and lovely elements for Christmas..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Becca, it's great partnering with The Fairy & The Unicorn this month! Your gnomes are so darn cute!!! Great inclusion of stitching and lots of texture on your card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

    1. Thanks, Donna! I'm excited about the collab opportunity, too!

  5. Very cute - love those sparkly letters! I love seeing color on kraft, too - love your little paper details! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  6. lovely card, Becca. Those gnomes are cute. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Wilma

  7. What cute little characters. Glad we could partner up with the Fairy and the Unicorn challenge at Double Trouble :)

    1. Thanks, Kellianne! I'm very excited about this collaboration with Double Trouble!!

  8. Fabulous card, Becca! I especially like that you have included a "Lady Gnome" on your card. Thank you for joining our Double Trouble Challenge #130.


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