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Thursday, September 1, 2022

MLCCB DT Card for 1 September 2022

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart always gets excited to be creative with Christmas cards! This one is no exception! I'd seen a red and pink Christmas card recently and that color combo is what prompted this Anything Goes Christmas make for my DT commitment with Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog. This is my 2nd project since joining the team this summer. 

MLCC has competitions for 6 weeks then has a 2 week break before repeating the same times for the next challenge which allows for 6 competitions in a calendar year. 

Fancy Pants Designs' Cozy Christmas was a recent new purchase from Peachy Cheap website. The collection is dated 2019. The patterned cardstock sheets are double-side and that's what I've done with the scalloped focal background and the short bottom section. They're reverse sides of each other. The die-cut ephemera floral spray and tinsels are also part of this collection. This is the first time I've ever used tinsel in a card yet it works! 

Different stencils were used for the scallop backdrop and for the banner that was stencil painted on the ivory textured specialty paper. Bright pink acrylic paint was applied. When dry I used a small tip black marking pen to add the letters of "Hope" and to outline the banner. Then gold tempera paint was lightly applied (and also to the floral spray). Next I used a red glitter paint pen to outline inside the banner. A silver glitter paint pen then outline the outside perimeter. The silver helps repeat the silver tinsel and the little silver snowflake dazzles (Paper Wishes website). The gold tempera paint subtly reinforces the gold tinsel and the golden yellow tones in the cardstocks.

HOPE for Christmas card=

Merry Little Christmas blog link for September 1-October 15, 2022=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups to share and link this card are=

1. NBUS; Never Before Used Schtuff; September 2022; MY card is the first time to use products from Cozy Christmas collection by Fancy Pants Designs.


2. Mixed Media Lovers challenge blog; MY card has stencil, ink edging, acrylic and tempera paints, glitter paint pens, handwritten sentiment, use of silver foil/metallic snowflakes and gold and silver metallic/foil tinsels


3. We Love 2 Create challenge blog; anything mixed media goes; this card has a long list of techniques and mediums; use a stencil, paints, outlining, etc.


4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; anything goes


5. Through The Craft Room Door Challenge blog; anything goes


6. Crafting Happiness challenge blog;  #130 card theme is flowers


7. Mixed Media Creativity group

8. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S 

design team member for MLCCB, MIUCB, OUAT, AACB, THICC, MTTCC, and MTTC


owner of these 2 challenge blogs started in 2022= FarmQuest and Heart's Quest


  1. Lovely card Becca. I like the banner you added for the sentiment. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  2. Very clever use of the double sided paper Becca, and a pretty card

  3. Your card is beautiful and encouraging! Thank you for joining this week's floral-themed Crafting Happiness Challenge!

  4. What a unique Christmas design, Becca! Very colorful with lots of texture! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Beautiful card, Becca! So glad to see you sharing your talents with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Have a blessed day! Smiles! Janis

    1. Thanks, Janis! I'm enjoying your revamped CHC blog!

  6. Lovely card Becca. I hope you will share more of your cards with TTCRD.


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