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Friday, May 21, 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas no 10 Theme is Fairy Lights starting 21 May 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart got very excited on Wednesday as I found the clipart freebie for this adorable Christmas light bulb caroler! Isn't it the cutest???!!! My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog's 10th theme is "Fairy Lights" or Christmas tree light strings/strands. I decided to focus on individual light bulb rather than a string of them. This clipart image was absolutely too cute not to use for this theme!!!


Fairy Lights in Merry and Bright Christmas card=

Some design and vendor notes to make this card:

a. freebie clip art image was downloaded in order to resize to 'wallet' size and printed on red paper and then on green paper    

b. gold glitter paint pens for the threading portion of each bulb; green glitter paint pen on the red cap and red glitter paint pen on the green cap

c. white colored pencil and a white paint pen were used to add the white accents

d. American Crafts' Good Tidings Thickers provided the "Merry & Bright"

e. Cottage Christmas paper pad from 2018 Fancy Pants Designs is where the patterned cardstock came from

f. diamond cut white glitter paper for corner accents came from a set by Pen + Gear; sold at Wal-Mart

g. dark red 5" x 7" card based with matching envelope were purchased at The Paper Source website


more photos that will help show the white glitter better--

MTTCC blog ID and DT badges=

link for #10

Check out the blog site for the details to participate and also to see what the other creative DT crew members made for this theme!


other challenge blogs that apply and FB groups where the darling card will be shared:

a. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up challenge blog; May 2021 month's challenge; not doing the option of gnomes--anything Christmas entry


b. ABC Christmas Challenge blog; current challenge themes are J is for Jewels OR K is for Kids; my card is so joyful with the light bulb carolers (or Santa helpers) that kids would love receiving this card


c. Mix It Up challenge blog; current challenge since May 1st is still going; AG with option for layers of 3 or more; not counting the dark red card base, I have a white glitter paper layer, a patterned paper layer, and then a layer with the Christmas light bulbs and the thick gold lettering (3); also for mixed media, besides paper products: glitter paint pens, white paint pen, white colored pencil, gold 'thickers' lettering, and digital clipart images


d. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in Facebook; even though it is May, my card is wintery Christmas card for our USA winters

e. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in Facebook; sharing site for blogging crafters, design team members, and challenge blog owners

f. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook; a private group of artists and crafters who like to mix it up; besides papers, I've used glitter paper and glitter paint pens, white paint pen and white colored pencil, digital clipart image, thickers lettering/embellishment

blog badges for A, B, and C= 


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of MTTCC challenge blog


  1. What a fun card Becca - love the expressions on the fairy lights :)
    Stay safe

  2. Love those singing bulbs. They are too cute! Are they still free? I'd love to add these to my collection. Super cute card. Love your gold Merry Christmas die cut. Your design is perfect! Thanks for joining us for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    1. Thanks, Donna, for stopping by! I found the image by Google search 'free b & w clipart Christmas light strand'. I think it popped up in Clipart Library.

  3. Hi Becca, fellow DT buddie, thanks for your lovely comments. I love how you found and went for the two super cute bulbs, rather than a string. Great idea. It looks wonderful. Cazro

  4. Love your bright fun Christmas card, super cute images, thanks for calling by my blog.

    Pat xx

    1. Thanks for the return visit, team-mate Pat!!!

  5. Fun card, Becca. Great colours and lay out. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma

  6. Such a striking and fun card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loppyloo DT


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