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Friday, February 3, 2023

MTTCC #53 DT Card for Theme of Color Trio = Red and Gold and Green

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart and soul get so excited to make Christmas cards! This posting's craft-sensation is my DT commitment for My Time To Craft Christmas. Theme #53 was picked by DT member Mags who wants the color trio (red, gold, and green) on our Christmas/winter holiday cards. Competition is February 3-16, 2023. Make sure to find time to craft Christmas with us!

Peace On Earth--Goodwill to Men Christmas card= CARD #1:

[the damask paper is background filler due to scanning this on my computer printer; GOLD= card base is a light yellow gold sheen; the panel cut from the gold and white chevron stripe; gold foil snowflakes; gold metallic ink from a stamp pad applied to the cut-apart dove focal; GREEN= in the plaid cardstock strip; the sentiment and the small floral swap on the cut-apart; and RED = red glitter specialty paper panel; the dark red flower on the cut-apart; a dark red in the plaid cardstock strip, and 3 red plastic gems]


1. light gold card base = The Paper Source's website

2. the gold and white chevron cardstock = My Mind's Eye (the reverse side is a mid-gray with white dots shown in my January kit with this card pre-planned as 1 of it's mini kits)

3. cut-apart dove focal = Echo Park's Away in the Manger collection

4. plaid cardstock = Bo Bunny?

5. gold foil snowflake stickers/dazzles = Paper Wishes website

6. the rest = old stash items

Red, Green, and Gold Christmas Card #2=

[theme #53 required colors: lots of green tones, some reds, and some yellow/gold]

Vendor notes:
A. base neon bright green cardstock = Neenah
B. tree cardstock scrap = Fancy Pants Designs
C. striped cardstock and gingham cardstocks = Simple Stories
D. gold snowflake stickers/dazzles = Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website
E. remaining items are stash; deer die-cut is an upcycled gift tag

MTTCC #53 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs for link-ups=

A. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenge blog; started Feb 1; Anything Christmas Goes; not the option; linking Card #2


B. Critter Crazy Challenges blog; started Feb 1; anything with a featured critter; MY card #2 with deer


C. Girlz Creative Christmas Challenges blog; started Jan 29 with 1 day or so left; ALLES MAG or everything is allowed/anything goes (Card #2)


D. Lisa H - TGSB= The Great Stash Bash January 2023; ENDED; this card was made with some of the items I had pre-planned with a mini kit out of my larger gray/gold/kraft kit for TGSB. The red glitter paper was added in. The chevron of gold and white is the reverse side of the mid-gray with white dot print, so it was there, just not shown for that side. (CARD #1)


E. Lori S- TGSB = same info as D; see 3 kit photos at the very end of the post (CARD #1)



and Facebook groups for sharing are=

a. The Crafty Addicts (card #2)

b. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group (card #2)

c. Christian Card Makers ~ Women's Fellowship group (card #1)

d. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group (card #1)

e. Bible Journaling and Faith Art group (card #1)


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm DT/manager for MTTCC and its sister blog MTTC.


*I'm DT and co-owner of AACB.

*I'm DT and owner of TFATU, HQCB, FQCB

1. TGSB was shown on a different personal blog of mine and the posting had 12 photos of the kit with some categories sorted pics and then how I wanted to use the kit for 6-8 planned cards=

*large/full sheets of cardstocks

**the mid-gray with white dot is showing at the bottom edge

2. mini kit for red/gold/green pic how I had pre-planned...again, as I started playing with layout, colors, prints, the taupe color of the cut-apart card gave me some difficulty....if I have time I might make another red/gold/green card with non-kit supply items....

**I wanted an elegant look for this card and the pre-planned selection was revised. I only used the light gold sheen card base and the cut-apart dove panel from this kit photo.

3. This mini-kit pic was for another pre-planned Christmas card =

**The plaid strip comes from what was leftover from making this card.


  1. Very elegant deer, and great layering with the papers. So glad you shared your creature with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  2. Mooie kerstkaart is dit geworden. Dankjewel voor het meedoen aan de challenge bij Girlz Creative Christmas Challenges. Groetjes van Helma DT Team

  3. Wat een prachtig kaartje, dank je wel voor je bijdrage aan de Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge.
    Groetjes Ilonka DT

  4. I mossed this post Becca - great use of the colours, and a stunning card - love it


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