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Friday, June 10, 2022

10 June 2022 MTTCC #36 Theme is Candles and or Lanterns DT cards

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! The last few years I've really enjoyed creating Christmas cards throughout the year! Getting them ready for mailing is a whole other ballgame!!! Does anyone else experience that? 

This posting features candle or lantern-themed Christmas cards for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog. I'm on the design team and these cards are also shown on MTTCC posting (link will be included below). Challenge #36 competition starts June 10 and goes to June 23, 2022. Make sure to check the challenges every 2 weeks for a new topic. We try to provide different wintery and festive themes to help you create a variety of holiday cards. 

Card #1 was crafted to sort of look like the outer view of the front door of a house or cabin. With lanterns on each side and a greenery arrangement in the center. Both patterned cardstocks and ephemera are from the Cottage Christmas collection by Fancy Pants Designs (2018). 

Card #1 Lighting Your Way Home For Christmas card=

Red ink was applied to all cardstock edges except for the light kraft flat card base (from The Paper Source website). The red metallic foil dazzles (MC) are from Paper Wishes website.

Card #2= Blessed Advent--Tis the Season To Rejoice Christmas card=

A few design and vendor notes: the light kraft flat card base with matching envelope are from The Paper Source website; the solid and patterned papers are scraps; the 2 die-cuts/ephemera are from Echo Park's Away in a Manger collection; the sheer ribbon was white and was altered with a green glitter paint pen; top background papers' edges were inked in blue

Didn't both cards turn out to be lovely? Festive without being too fussy. 

MTTCC #36 link=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where these cards will be shared--

A. Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge; current theme of Anything Christmas Goes with option of non-traditional colors; my cards have too much traditional colors so ACG; card #1 will be linked


B. Peace On Earth Christmas challenge blog; about 7 days left to the current competition; Anything Goes Christmas themed; card #1 will be linked


C. The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge blog; anything goes; only about 1-2 days left for the current; card #1 will be linked


D. Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; anything goes; card #2 linked


E. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB; sharing site for craft bloggers

F. CCMWF group in FB; with card #2

G. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group in FB; with card #2


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

DT member of My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

and owner of Heart's Quest and FarmQuest challenge blogs; which each have an extra page challenge option each month for 2 weeks; 

HQCB's Valentine's Day Cards Challenge page has new themes from the 28th to the following 13th of each month starting on April 28, 2022.

FQCB's Thanksgiving Holiday Cards Challenge page has new themes from the 14th to the following 27th of each month starting on May 14, 2022. 

Come check out the themed challenges at Heart's Quest and FarmQuest, new approaches to paper-crafting themes!


  1. A pair of beautiful cards Becca - I particularly like the first one !

  2. Very nice cards Becca! Hugs, Mary

  3. What a fabulous design Becca! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


  4. Wonderful combination of greenery, lanterns, and decorative papers! Thank you so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

  5. Both of these cards are great. Thanks for your comment on my card.

    1. You're welcome, Liz! Thanks for coming over to my blog!


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