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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

THICC #131 DT inspiration for 10 January 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This post's highlights my design team contribution for The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Challenges blog. THICC is how I shorten it has Anything Christmas Goes kind of themed challenges. The owner wanted to skip December 27 as a competition after the Dec. 13 (#130) ended so #131 is starting on Jan 10th.

I wanted to use the "All Is Calm, All Is Bright" lyric sentiment from the carol "Away In A Manger" and paired it with the panoramic Nativity manger scene 'tag' die-cut. Both are from Echo Park's Away In A Manger collection. More details after the card photo. 

A donkey at the birth and the donkey returned for Jesus' final week card =

*the sentiment journal card was trimmed into an oval shape using decorative scissors and mounted onto kraft paper; the Nativity scene 'tag' die-cut = Echo Park's Away In A Manger collection

*the red and white patterned cardstock = Fancy Pants Designs Cozy Christmas paper pad

*green and white checked gingham paper = Hot Off The Press

*the donkey image wood shape = Bluebells and Buttercups collection from Craft Consortium

*dark red top folded 5" x 7" card base with envelope = The Paper Source's website

THICC #131 blog post link =


other challenge blogs where this card/post will be shared are:

A. Peace On Earth Christmas challenge blog; Jan 1, 2023; Anything Christmas; MY card has Nativity scene and verse from Away In A Manger carol


B. If You Give A Crafter A Cookie challenge blog; Jan 1, 2023; Color = Red; MY card has a dark red base and the main background paper is red and white


C. Critter Crazy Challenges blog; started Jan 1, 2023; anything with a featured critter; MY card has the donkey wood cut and also some animals in the Nativity scene


D. Crafty Animals challenge blog; started Jan 1, 2023; anything goes which includes an animal; MY card has the donkey wood cut and also some animals in the Nativity scene



Facebook groups where this card/post will be shared are:

1. The Crafty Addicts

2. Mixed Media Creativity 

3. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

4. Christian Card Makers ~ Women's Fellowship

5. Bible Journaling and Faith Art

6. Scripturally Inspired Creativity


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm a DT member of THICC and also these: MTTCC, MTTC, MLCCB, MIUCB, AACB, OUAT

*I'm co-owner of AACB

*I'm owner of TFATU, FQCB, HQCB


  1. A gorgeous card Becca - love the detail that a donkey was present at Jesus' birth and just before the crucifixion when He rode the donkey into Jerusalem.

  2. Beautiful card Becca! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    1. Thanks, Darlene! And thanks for doing a lot in blogland to keep things going!

  3. Such a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  4. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Critter Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again.


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