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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

THICC #143 theme of Anything Christmas Goes DT inspiration card for 27 June 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's post is a heart happy dance for using a mix of old stash with some new-ish stash items to create this card.

WHAT: The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges #143 Anything Christmas Goes theme

WHEN: a  two-week* long competition starting June 27th (*taking a break in early July; #144 will start July 25)

SHOW and TELL: "Good Tidings" Christmas card

1. Together for Christmas collection by Pink Paislee = the 2 die-cuts, red plaid & blue snowflake cardstocks

2. Colorbok = thick kraft cardstock for base

3. stash = red pearl gems, thread, caramel & blue/white print cardstocks

4. Memento = ladybug red ink pad

this combination of new-ish and older items created a non-traditional color palette Christmas card with hints of country comfort vibes

THAICC/THICC #143 blog posting link=

blog posting was delayed due to the owner not being available; it should be released on Wednesday night instead of Tuesday morning (27th).

this has the wrong title but unsure when/if the blog owner will change it, until then, this is the link =


other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Cupcake Inspirations; current; Red, White, and Blue color theme; MY card is Christmas yet is non-traditional with lots of red, white, and blue


B. Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge blog; started June 18; anything Christmas goes; mood board available


C. Rudolph Day Challenge at Scraps of Life; started June 25; anything Christmas; MY card is Christmas


D. ABC Christmas challenge blog; started June 14; Letter L for layers or M for Mice; my Christmas card has lots of layers (6 paper/cardstocks + embellishments)


E. Crafting Happiness Challenges blog; June 2023; anything goes



FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity; Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; Card of the Month- Just for Fun; possibly a few more if I have time to spare


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

(I own TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS. I manage MTTC and MTTCC. I co-own CBCB and AACB Finally I'm a DT for THAICC/THICC, MIUCB, MLCCB and OUAT.)



  1. Love the earthy tones in this card Becca, and the treatment you gave the twine with the bow and gems is stunning

  2. I really love this fun design and all the more primitive colors for a down home country Christmas card look!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}
    {Triple B}
    {Simply Clean & Simple} Coming July 7th

  3. Beautiful card TFS over at POEC , hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine DT

    KraftiKards (my blog)
    613 Avenue Create DT
    AAA Birthday DT
    Peace on Earth Christmas DT
    Simply Clean and Simple DT
    Love to Scrap DT
    Love to Craft DT
    Mix it up DT
    Merry Little Christmas DT

  4. Great sentiment and nicely done with the papers complimenting the colors on the sentiment.

  5. Great design and card layout.

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

    Helen x

  6. Great card, It has a strong, country feel. Lovely card!

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  7. Wonderful card - love the combination of papers!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. Wow, this card design is lover-ly! Just like a country Christmas... hugs, Mary


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