Friday 29 April 2022

MTTCC #33 Theme is Fireplace Scene and or Stocking

  MTTCC #33 challenge theme of Fireplace Scene and/or Stocking(s) 

April 29- May 12, 2022

start and end times are same at 6am UK or 12am Central Time USA/Chicago

For this Christmas winter holiday theme, you may show a fireplace setting or stocking(s) or combine both. Who doesn't love having or wanting to have a fireplace to warm up on a cold winter night? Don't adults like having a stocking stuffed with goodies just as much as kids??? What will you choose to do for your Christmas card entry?

This is what the Design Team found time to craft=

DT inspiration projects:

Mags B card 1

Mags B card 2


Becca (card 1)

Becca (card 2)


These are fantastic and festive! Thanks DT! Meena's had a difficult day, so her project is halfway done, so I will edit it in when she's able to finish. Keep her in your thoughts! 

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you will find time to craft Christmas with us during the next 13 days! There's lots of possibilities with having the option of showing the stocking  or showing the fireplace or combining them. We can't wait to see your winter holiday cards!

Use the Inlinkz tool address that is provided after this. If and when the submissions reach 50, the Inlinkz will close. I/Becca will be monitoring throughout the 13 days to see if a 2nd link-up needs to be added. Competition starts at 6am UK, Friday April 29, 2022 (or 12am CST/Chicago) and it ends at the same times of day on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Best wishes!

LINK your card photo blog address/Flickr/Instagram=


We appreciate our MTTCC blog followers and participants for your support!

Let's make time to craft Christmas all year long. If you started with us in January, you should have 7 holiday cards made so far. If you make 1 for each remaining challenge before December 25, you should make a set of 15. Wouldn't that ease lots of stress in December?

Best wishes!

MTTCC owner Shell S and the DT 

Challenge #32 Bells Theme Top 3 Picks Announcement

MTTCC #32 Challenge ended about 19 1/2 hours ago!

There were 6 entries from 5 crafters. It is my/Becca's turn to pick, so I will focus on 3 projects. However it isn't easy when all 6 Christmas cards were spectacular! Thanks to each of you for your quality holiday cards!

Top 3 bragging rights go to these 3 crafters (by their order of entry submission):

#1= Alex; he fussy cut his bell image and then surrounded it with an amazing embossed border

#2= Lori P; she included a small jingle bell tied in the red bow at the top center of her holiday card

#4= Meg; she did a split image layering of her bell image


MTTCC's Top 3 badge (for you 3 to copy and paste to your blogs)=

#33 Theme Challenge will be released in just over 2 hours so make sure to read the posting to find out what the holiday topic is. 

Thanks to the 5 crafters for your support of MTTCC!

On behalf of owner Shell S and the rest of the DT crew, Becca S. 

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Challenge #31 Top 4 or is it 5 Picks Decision

Top Picks for MTTCC #31 Announcement

We apologized for the delay. Our DT is worldwide and time differences plus a holiday weekend caused this late posting. 

With 4 crafters representing 5 entries, DT member Mags B has asked that all 4 receive the "Top 3" bragging rights honor. I agree. 

In order of submission:

#1= Sparkly Pink is Ileana A.

#2 and #5 = Nicolette

#3= Elle-jeanne

#4= Margreet

Thank you so much to these crafters finding time to craft Christmas!
We appreciate your support of MTTC!
On behalf of Mags B, myself/Becca, and the rest of the crew--

Challenge #32 started April 15th and the theme is bells. We do accept other winter holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Year's Day. The bells would really be perfect for 'ringing in the New Year', 


Friday 15 April 2022

MTTCC #32 Theme is Bells

 #32 MTTCC = Ring the Bells! Clash the Cymbals! 

Let's find some time to craft Christmas cards with a symbol for telling news and gaining people's attention! Does this theme remind you of a town crier declaring the time of day or shout out some alarming news? Are angels ringing bells in heaven? Or what about Salvation Army bell ringers or church handbell choirs playing from the balcony or the platform?  

Good Tidings of Great Joy!

Bells theme: think of sleigh bells, jingle bells, choir handbells, that make jingling or clanging sound,  etc. for your Christmas cards

starts April 15, 2022 and goes to April 28, 2022

start and end dates' times are the same= 6:00am UK or 12:00am Central Time/Chicago

DT inspiration projects show a variety of festive bells:


Becca (card 1)

Becca (card 2-bell hanging from the stocking)

Becca (card 3- Santa's ringing a bell)

Meenaa Herale 

( Interactive Bookmark with Magnet )

Mags B Card 1 (Bells on background paper)

Mags B card 2 (EmBELLishments!)


Participants' entries will be commented on by design team members. Selection of the Top 3 for bragging rights is a duty rotated within the design team. A separate short post will be made after the competition ends on April 28, 2022. 

Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your project's photo. We appreciate your support. The number of entries will cap at 50 with this address. If or when it reaches 50, a 2nd Inlinkz address will be edited in to start the second batch of 50 spaces for entering. Best wishes!

INLINKZ address link=


Remember to find time to craft Christmas cards before 12 am April 28th, 2022.

MTTCC's design team members participating this time were: Granmargaret, Mags, Meena, Helen, and Becca. 

What a terrific worldwide set of artisans leading the way on finding time to craft Christmas!


Friday 1 April 2022

MTTCC #31 Technique to Use 3 or more Patterned Papers on Christmas card

 No April Fool's for me! I have snow at my house! Incredible! Daffodils and crocus have already bloomed. Tulips are coming up. So are the summer tiger lilies. Oh my!

Might as well get everyone interested in making Christmas cards!

MTTCC's #31 Theme=
April 1-April 14, 2022
 is not a topic but a technique or format requirement to use 3 or more patterned papers on a Christmas card. This challenge begins April 1, 2022. You, the participant, can pick the Christmas topic (reindeer, Santa, elves, gifts, stockings, wreath, etc.)! What will you choose?

The MTTCC design team has been creatively brilliant and resourceful crafting their inspiration projects.

Granmargaret used 4 pattern papers

Becca (snowy night sky card 1; using 3 prints)

Becca (snowy night sky card 2; using 3 prints)

Mags B card 1

6 papers (including the Gnome's nose!)

Mags B Card 2
5 papers

Meenaa Herale 
Bookmark ( used 4 types of pattern papers) 

Aren't these excellent inspiration for showing the variety of Christmas/wintery patterned papers/cardstocks that are available and how we can use them!!! Superb!

Now it's your turn to find time to craft Christmas! 

What 3 or more patterned papers do you have to mix and match? Join us by using the Inlinkz tool address posted below. Competition runs from April 1, 2022 starting at 6 am UK (12 am Central Time/Chicago) and ending also at 6am UK/12 am Central Time/Chicago on April 14, 2022.



The Inlinkz will be checked often especially in Week 2 to monitor if and when 50 entries are entered. If that happens, I will add in a second address to run for the time remaining. 

On behalf of MTTCC owner Shell S and the DT team, 

let's keep the spirit of winter season in our hearts and minds all year!

My Time To Craft Christmas


Challenge #30 Top 3 Picks Announcement

MTTCC #30 Top 3 Picks 

Greetings! Can you believe we are having a little bit of snow in north central Illinois this evening as I'm typing this post!!!! But I digress from my purpose.

Only 3 entries for MTTCC's #30 Forest or Christmas Trees Theme!!!

So these 3 crafters will automatically receive the Top 3. All three had the sweetest scenes on their Christmas cards. Each one had trees to the side or background to complete their winter environments.

Congrats, gals! In their numerical order:

#1 Sidan = bear and penguin exchanging a gift in front of some trees

#2 = Trine (Trijntje) = polar bears in a mountainous winter scene

#3 = Niki 1 (Monique) = cardinals at a birdfeeder near some trees

Please snag the Top 3 badge located in the blog sidebar to copy and paste to your own blogs.

THANKS for participating! This shows your support of our efforts at MTTCC!

On behalf of the My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog owner, Shell S, and the DT, Becca S