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Friday, June 5, 2020

June 2020 Week 1 Sketch Challenge and turn to be hostess for no 21 of 52 CCT blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My arts and crafts spirit is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the June hostess for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog! My heart is very happy! If you are a 52 CCT blog follower you know there is a monthly rotation of challenge 'themes' or prompts and Week 1 is always a sketch. I got to pick the sketch and its very close to what I submitted from Inspired By challenge blog's Laurel Seabrook.

For the Christmas card I crafted to be my inspiration contribution for the design team has patterned papers and a few embellishments that are from a scrapping kit I pulled together in mid-May. Generally I wouldn't have used these for a winter holiday project but I want to see how many layouts and/or cards I can get out of what I compiled for CKC blog and TGSB blog. The banner shaped labels wouldn't normally be used on a card or a layout but I thought the colored borders helped add another repeat of the bright green and reds. The bling letter stickers, roses, and dotted corner brackets (actually a frame I cut apart on diagonal) were part of a box of little scraps, washi tapes, and other embellishments to go with the mid-May kit. So this is some of the background story for--

Rosey-red JOY Christmas card for #21 of 2020=

For non-traditional Christmas prints, isn't this card uplifting and cheery?!!?!
*The Paper Studio = red and white floral cardstock and the lime green and white chevron paper
* Webster Pages= The red and cream dotted frame cut apart into corner brackets
* Art Skills = the silver glitter and bling/gem lettering stickers
* unknown = for the labels and for the roses (sticker); both have been in my supply stash for quite awhile

link to 52 CCT's #21-20 blog posting:

And I want to make sure that I don't forget to credit Laurel's original sketch that I submitted to the blog owner for usage: (note: she has currently suspended Sketchy Saturday and is taking a break from her Inspired By challenge blog but you can still find links to access the sketch designs she created...weeks of them! She has Danni Reid serving as guest host during her R & R break.)

Her sketch got rotated and the snowflakes/embellishments got a rotation shift too. We allow sketch flipping and rotation and scale proportion adjustments (like wanting to make a square card instead of a rectangle one). Otherwise the placement of your pieces like the gray/green areas and snowflakes (can be any motif or lettering) should be pretty close to what is shown in the candy cane striped badge sketch layout image up above.

some more cropped pics of the card:

The banner labels with lettering are kept to 3 to replace the 3 snowflakes shown in the sketch. The white with red floral patterned cardstocks are not as deep as the green areas shown in the sketch but are placed about the same as in the sketch. The green and white chevron was a scrap section so I just went with it even though it did give a deeper margin/border HOWEVER it created an opportunity to add the extra corner brackets...which I happen to like very much! They add more red even though it is a darker tone compared to the other lighter values of reds.

I referenced CKC blog and TGSB blog May challenges and the kit I assembled. I'll show the kit photos and I'll give links to the blogs' current home pages in case you are unfamiliar with these and want to check them out.

Above: the red dotted frame is on the Webster Pages image and phrase sticker sheet; the lime green chevron paper was in that larger stack of papers but got cropped out
Below: the bling lettering and roses are seen in the box

Below: another look at a mini kit within the larger kit that was pulled out to make a scrapbook layout 2 weeks ago. The red and white cardstock is the scrap leftover for what's peeking under the colored digital image. The frame brackets' sticker sheet was used again:

The TGSB blog can be found through the 2 owners: 
a. Lisa H; My Creative Endeavors; on the right side will be a TGSB badge link that will put you on the current challenge and it will show the kit she put together for the month

b. Lori S; My Happy Life; on the right side of her blog will be the same TGSB badge link that will take you to her posted kit that she plans to use for the month

a few other groups and blogs where I will link this long post:
a. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; #23; June 2020 Anything Christmas Goes

b. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group in Facebook

c. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group in Facebook


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Design team member:
1. 52 CCT
4. S4fC


  1. Cute card! Love those banners! Love your kit as well!! Thanks for joining Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash of 2020 challenge!

  2. What a gorgeous, non-traditionally coloured Christmas card Becca :)
    Stay safe

  3. This is really pretty, Becca! Even though those papers are not your traditional holiday papers -they look beautiful on this Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash of 2020!

  4. colorée et fun, c'est une bien mignonne carte Becca, biz

    1. Fabiola: I agree that it has fun colors! Thanks, team-mate!

  5. I like to use non-traditional colors to scrapbook Christmas. So, I love this! Great card!!

  6. Fun making Christmas cards with your kit!

  7. A great non-traditional colour scheme and a cheery card too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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