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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CHD 15 December 2020 challenge month using Christmas Bells image

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy crafty heart got frustrated over the past few days leading up to the deadline for my design team inspiration card for CHD...ugh! But I put aside a lot of other things tonight that should have been done and made my DT project 3 times!!! Well, 3 variations. Two are same size (4" x 6") and were printed on gold honeycomb cardstock. And the 3rd card has a smaller printed image on white cardstock (3.5" x 5"). I need more Christmas cards within the next 10 days anyway, so hopefully the stress will level out soon (or at least that's my rationale!)

All three cards are on 5" x 7" card dimensions. The white base and gray-taupe base are flat/single layers whereas the deep red is folded. All card bases and their matching envelopes were purchased at The Paper Source website.

 Createful Heart Designs Challenge blog and FB group are owned by a husband and wife graphic designer partnership. I chose the Christmas Bells digital image for the #27 December challenge. For participants the theme is Anything Goes. The challenge runs for a month, starting on December 15, 2020 and goes to January 14, 2021. 

[A]: CARD #1 (the image is almost colored exactly like #2 except inside of bells has an olive green to help give a tonal connection to the plaid)


[B]: CARD #2 (the card is colored almost like the previous one except for the interior of the bells are gray to make the tonal connection to the short banner tag on the right)


[C]: CARD #3 (this image's coloring hues were changed greatly--branch needles were give a reddish-brown colored pencil foundation layer and then gold glitter paint applied on top; a backdrop of light blue lines surround the image; bells are silver instead of gold as the previous 2 cards; ribbon has purple edging and diamonds with mauve-raspberry pink hue surround)


CHD challenge blog ID badge:

link to #27  December =

Zibbet store link to the image=


Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where one or more photos will be linked/shared=

a. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; started December 6th; expires in 4 more days or less; Anything Goes; 


b. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; December; 


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

d. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook

e. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in Facebook


Closeups (scanning that's been cropped)=


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

DT member of (1) Createful Heart Designs; (2) A Place To Start; and (3) My Time To Craft


  1. Three beautiful cards Becca.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #147 sponsored by Pattie's Creations.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  2. Such a pretty image and I love how you varied each one! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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