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Friday, January 29, 2021

My Time to Craft CHRISTMAS challenge blog 2nd theme is Penguins starting 29 Jan 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I've been on the design team for My Time to Craft for a couple of years now and I truly appreciate the owner, Shell's, laid-back easy to be part of the DT approach. She announced to us about 2 months ago that she was wanting to start a Christmas-based one. This is the #2 challenge 'contest' for this new challenge blog!!!!

Join us and get a jumpstart on your Christmas cards in order to reduce holiday stress at the end of the year!

2nd theme for MTTCC/My Time to Craft Christmas is penguins. Start date is 1/29/2021. Deadline date is 2/11/2021.

Design and vendor notes:

1. base is 5" square white cardstock w/ matching envelope

2. gold mirror foil for background; looks blackish on the scanner but it is gold foil; card looks so pretty when it's standing up and catching the light!!!

3. glitter foam tree

4. gold holographic foil "dazzles" from Paper Wishes website

5. penguin cutout is from a gift tag

6. jumbo plastic gem dots


MTTCC link for #2 Penguins challenge posting=


blog ID badges for design team and for the new blog=


My personal creative challenge for 2021 is to copy-cat a sketch layout from a card in 2010 or 2011 to inspire me, so I have picked this teacher appreciation card from May 10, 2010 to revamp for this Christmas card shown up above=

The tree is similar in shape to the leaf and the sentiment is also on the shape. The gold mirror foil would be replacing the soft tone plaid and the white base margin of the card serves as a perimeter border rather than the pink floral patterned paper. 


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this card's photo or this posting will be shared:

a. The Seasonal Card-maker group in FB

b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; Anything Goes; days still remaining


c. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; January 2021; month-long Anything Goes Christmas


d. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; 

e. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in FB


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of these teams: [1] My Time to Craft Christmas; [2] My Time to Craft; [3] A Place to Start; and [4] Createful Heart Designs



  1. Oh what a cutie your penguin is Becca, and a wonderful way to site him in the tree. A great card
    Stay safe

  2. Super cute make, love the penguin

    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. What a gorgeous Christmas card you made, Becca!! This little guy is just too cute!! Rosi x


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