Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, December 29, 2023

MTTC #524 Sympathy theme card for DT commitment on 29 December 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: I'm keeping happy thoughts for you that 2023 is ending calmly and quietly. My Time To Craft challenge blog's new theme is sympathy. Death comes at any time and a DT member suggested we end 2023 and start 2024 remembering others, showing empathy with our cardmaking. 

When: #524 starts December 29, 2023 and ends on January 11, 2024

What: the dove brings peace and comfort to the family card


1. green cardstock base = Neenah

2. light gray paper scrap was edged with black diamond-cut glitter tape (stash items)

3. white cardstock scrap panel (Neenah) was inked-edged with Pea Green alcohol marker from Arteza

4. stencils are from 2 different sheets; both were bought at Dollar Tree; more of the Pea Green alcohol marker was used

5. the silver glittered dove 'ornament' focal = 1 of a boxed set bought at Dollar Tree

Where: MTTC #524 sympathy theme blog link=


other places:

A. I Love Promarkers; current; theme is anything goes/for a man; my card has a food pun and is neutral enough for a guy to enjoy


B. I Spy With My Little Eye; current; theme is something old something new; my old items are the cardstocks and stencils; the new items are the alcohol marker and the silver glitter dove ornament


C. The Paper Funday; current with about 3 days left; anything goes (option of birds and/or snowman); my card has a dove


DFreshly Made Sketches; current until early on Jan 1; follow sketch #616; (this is my first time to participate with FMS!!!)


image for sketch layout #616=


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager of MTTC and MTTCC

*co-owner/DT of AACB and CBCB

*owner of these 'quest' families of blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB (new), FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB (newish), and FQHSKCB (new)  


  1. Such a pretty sympathy card Becca - it's always good to have some on hand, as death comes unannounced and often unexpectedly

    1. Thanks for your sweet feedback and for stopping by regularly! Happy New Year 2024!!!

  2. Very pretty card! Love the sparkle! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    1. Thanks! FMS' sketch is a classic design! So glad to use it and keep my card with clean lines! Happy New Year, Linda!

  3. A wonderful card, perfect for the challenge. I love that beautiful dove and that you've chosen the word family as sentiment, a fantastic idea. Hugs, María.

  4. It is a very beautiful card Becca, xxx

  5. What a lovely card! I love that sparkly dove! Great sentiment as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Beautiful dove - love it taking center stage! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  7. Lovely serence sympathy card Becca. Thanks so much for joining this month's I Spy Challenge theme "Something Old and/or Something New".
    Pauline xx

    1. I appreciate the blog visit from I Spy!!! Thanks Pauline!


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