Friday 20 January 2023

MTTCC #52 Theme of Patterned Paper Usage starts 20 January 2023

 Greetings! Hope 2023 is being a fulfilling creative time for you so far!

MTTCC's #52 Theme is Patterned Paper usage (cardstock).

This is a technique/supply challenge that must be part of your Christmas/winter holiday card(s). 

Competition period runs from January 20-February 2, 2023 with start and end times set at 12:00am CT/Chicago and 6:00am UK. 

Bragging rights of either Top 3 or Top 5 are possible depending on the number of entries. 

My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog is looking for submissions that keep to our theme for Christmas or other winter holiday celebrations.


The design team inspiration projects:

Mags B

Card 1

Card 2

This is a Twofer!



Thanks gals for amazing artistry!


Use this Inlinkz tool address to submit your entry or entries. Each participant can enter up to 3 new themed projects per challenge. 



Season's Greetings all year long through 2023!

My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog design team 


MTTCC #51 Top 3 Picks

 Top 3 Announcement for MTTCC Theme #51

Favorite Technique for Christmas/winter holiday card!

17 excellent entries!

DT member turn in rotation is Mags B. She's selected these 3 for recognition:

Silke, Marja S, and Marianne!

No 6   Marianne

No 13   Marja S

No 16 Silke

Fantastic creations and so were the other 14 entries! It was very interesting reading about favorite techniques. And there was a variety, too! 

Thanks for everyone who supported My Time To Craft Christmas during the past 2 weeks! Helen N. picked this theme as well as the upcoming #52. 

Make sure to check back in about 5.5 hours to read what Theme #52 is in its main/launch posting!


Season's Greetings all year long! 

My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

design team

Wednesday 11 January 2023

MTTCC Top 3 Picks for Theme #50 that ended on 5 Jan 2023

 MTTCC #50 ended on January 5, 2023.

The Top 3 Picks rotation turn was made by DT member Helen. 

Congratulations to Carrie Ann, Francesca, and Ann C!!!

Considering that the holiday season had just ended, we had 14 entries! Thanks to all the participants for sharing their outstanding creativity efforts! All cards were amazing!

In order of entry, here are some small peeks at the fabulous New Years themed cards:

#1 = Carrie Ann

#10 = Francesca

and #12 = Ann C


Thanks to all who are continuing to support My Time To Craft Christmas has it starts its 3rd year as a spin-off from My Time To Craft!!!

If you haven't participated yet in MTTCC's Theme #51, please do so in the next 6-7 days. 

Here's the link=


Crafting Christmas all year long every other Friday,

MTTCC's design team

Friday 6 January 2023

MTTCC #51 Theme is Favorite Technique used on your Christmas card

Happy New Year from MTTCC's design team!

Welcome to Theme #51= use your Favorite Technique!

It must be a Christmas/winter holiday card and please indicate in your posting what the technique used is and why it's a favorite.

Techniques: creative folds for your base, ink splatters/smooshing, stenciling, painting, watercolor, stamping, paper-piecing, etc.

Competition runs from January 6-19, 2023  with start and end times set at 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6:00am UK. 

Bragging rights are possible for either a Top 3 or a Top 5 depending on the number of entries. My Time To Craft Christmas is looking for Christmas/winter holiday based cards using our selected theme. 

Main launch design inspiration from the team:

Mags B

I love using PATTERNED PAPERS, and I have used PAPER PIECING as a change from just making backgrounds.  Also, it's easy to make two-for-one!

Card 1

Card 2

Helen - digi stamp colored with Promarkers and using patterned papers because I find coloring relaxing and love putting designs together with different selections of patterned papers

My favorite is to use pre-colored digi stamps and pattern papers with sketches

One of my favorite techniques is painting, especially trying different methods of painting. For this card, the lasered wood veneer was painted gray and then I brushed on 2 top layers--1 of silver glitter paint and the 2nd in gold glitter paint. The panel to which that was adhered was painted differently by smearing some gray acrylic paint for the base layer and then dabbing dots or lines of the gold glitter paint and silver glitter paint.

Meena Herale with a Christmas Tree Ornament
I love creating articles using chalk paints and here I have used gold gliding  and stripping technique which is one of my favorite technique and I love it coz it a awesome visual effect on items. 

Thanks ladies for keeping your creative talents flowing into the new year! 

Excellent variety!


Use this Inlinkz tool address to submit your entry or entries for #51. Each participant may enter up to 3 new themed projects per challenge.



Season's Greetings all year long for 2023!

My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog design team