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Friday, March 1, 2024

Christmas or Not Bingo Challenges #6 for March 1 to April 15 project

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting showcases my DT/co-owner contribution to the #6 competition for Christmas (or not) Bingo Challenges blog; the wonderful and delightfully talented Leslie T does all the work for the blog

when: #6 competition starts March 1, 2024 and ends April 15, 2024; the bingo board image will be seen further down in this post

what: Shiny Glittery Blue Christmas wishes

(column O = blue, free, smooshing, distressing, and no stamping) 

below: closeup to see the distressed edges on the paper's edges using the blade of scissors along with the smooshed paint on the circle focal backdrop (blue metallic acrylic paint and silver/gray metallic acrylic paint)


1. sticker labels/sentiments = Simple Life Vintage Woods by Simple Stories

2. blue and silver foil snowflake 'dazzles'/stickers = Hot Off The Press

3. bright blue cardstock for the base = Neenah

4. the mid-blue glittery specialty paper has bright pink glitter top application = scrap cut = D.T. (also the trimmed silver and blue tag focal)

5. stencil template was used for the circle focal backdrop = (old) Pebbles; the black 'film reel openings' marks were part of the stencil template; with all the blues and silvers, those black marks help visually create some definition

6. distressing on all cardstocks/papers with scissors blade

7. paint smooshing on circle backdrop accomplished using a scrunched textured paper towel

where: Christmas or not Bingo Challenges #6 post link=

#6 bingo board to use= (I used column O.)


other places to share/link are:

A. Krafty Chicks; week 5 for anything goes; 


B. I Spy With My Little Eye; current for 16-17 days; theme is something with the letter B; my Christmas card is almost all blue


C. Night Owl; current; theme is Brr, It's Cold --snow, winter, etc. ; my card has lots of snowflakes


D. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges; open for 2 more days; anything Christmas goes;


E. Just Add Ink; just started; see the mostly blue inspiration photo; my card has lots of blues which was my inspiration and driving force for the elements of this Christmas card


photo badge= 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*co-owner/DT for C or not Bingo Challenges and also AACB

*manager/DT for MTTCC and MTTC


My MTTCC #81 Plaid and or Lumberjack Christmas DT card for 1 March 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting shares my manager/DT commitment to My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog. I'm in the early months of my THIRD year in this role. Every other Friday, MTTCC brings a new themed Christmas/winter holiday competition to blogland.

when: #81 Buffalo Plaid and/or Lumberjack Christmas theme starts March 1, 2024 and ends on March 14th.

what: Chilly Winter Forest Wishes card (buffalo plaid scraps, wood slices print paper, wood tree sticker)


1. base cardstock = Neenah

2. buffalo plaid cardstock scrap strips (gray and green) = The Paper Studio

3. wood slices print paper and 4 die-cuts (holly, winter, sweater, mittens) and little enamel dots = Feelin' Frosty collection by Simple Stories

4. wood snowflake and wood tree stickers = Simple Vintage Woods by Simple Stories (collection's sticker book)

5. papers/cardstocks inked edges = Butterfly Blue alcohol marker by Arteza

where: My Time To Craft Christmas #81 blog post link=


other places to share/link are:

a. Double D Designs challenge; ends on March 3; theme is patterned paper; my card has wood slices with hearts patterned paper and scraps of 2 buffalo plaid cardstocks


b. Krafty Chicks; week 5; anything goes; 


c. CRAFT; current; theme is Female; my card has a pink sweater and pink mittens along with pastel hearts that lend all towards feminine rustic


d. The Sisterhood of Crafters; in week 1 of 2; theme is Dots and/or Stripes; my card has 5 little enamel dots; and stripes in the sweater die-cut, vertical stripes of woodgrain in the tree sticker, stripes in the buffalo plaid cardstock scraps, etc.


e. I Spy with my little eye; still has 16-17 days left; theme is something with B; my card has a blue cardstock base, some pale blue hearts, 2 very light blue enamel dots



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT for MTTCC and its sister blog MTTC

*co-owner/DT for AACB and C or not Bingo 

**also owner/DT for these Quest families of challenge blogs: HQCB, HQFCB (formerly TFATU), HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB

Friday, February 23, 2024

MTTC #528 Create Your Own Background Theme DT card for 23 February 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: this posting showcases my DT inspiration project for My Time To Craft challenge blog (which I manage)

When: #528 theme competition starts February 23, 2024 and will last 13 days

What: made a plaid 'paper' and altered a gray with tiny flowers cardstock with a mix of alcohol and watercolor markers to be colorful for a non-traditional Christmas card

closeup of the plaid: some wavy lines and some straight 


1. white card base is folded on left side; The Paper Studio

2. lavender text print paper; Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

3. gray with white flowers cardstock ; Stampin' Up

4. four die-cuts and 4 dots (3 in cluster and 1 up near pink flower's leafy stem); Feelin' Frosty collection by ?

5. alcohol markers = Arteza and Nuvo

Where: MTTC #528 main launch posting link=


other places:

A. Krafty Chicks; started Feb 22; All Occasions week/rotation; My card is a non-traditional winter/Christmas colored Christmas card


B. C.R.A.F.T. challenge; current; theme is Christmas; My card is a non-traditional winter/Christmas colored Christmas card


C. Night Owls Create Beautiful challenge; started 2 days ago; Brr It's Cold (show cold/winter/snow); My Christmas card has a snow globe die-cut and there's a snowman inside the snow globe


D. Double D challenges; current; theme is patterned paper; MY Christmas card has a gray and white SU patterned paper panel on top of a lavender text print paper (very subtle); I altered the floral print my adding alcohol and watercolor marker 'dots' to fill the teeny flowers in the paper


E. Word Art Wednesday; week of 2 of 2; theme is anything goes that is uplifting and encouraging; My card is a Christmas wintery wishes card with non-traditional colors



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager of these 2 blogs: MTTC and its sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas

*co-owner/DT of these 2: AACB and CBCB

*owner/DT of these 6: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, and FQCCCB