Friday 20 May 2022

MTTC #482 Thank You Occasion Theme Challenge

MTTC #482 = Thank You Occasion theme

May 20-June 2, 2022

Who do want to thank? a teacher, a secretary, a janitor, a bus driver, a co-worker, a professor, a boss, etc.

Competition starts at 12am Central time/Chicago or 6am UK for 2 time references on Friday May 20, 2022 and will end at 12am Central time/Chicago or 6am UK on Thursday June 2, 2022. Bragging rights for Top 3 are possible with your entry. Each crafter can submit 3 new projects per challenge theme, so consider crafting more than 1. 

The design team has found time to craft a fantastic assortment of appreciation cards:


Mags B card 1

Mags B card 2

Becca (card 1)

Becca (card 2)


Participation in #482 Thank You theme starts May 20th and ends June 2nd. Starting and stopping times are the same for both dates (6am UK or 12am Central time USA/Chicago; other places please adjust accordingly). 

Use this Inlinkz tool address to submit your card photo/blog link to be considered for our Top 3 bragging rights badge. 



We are grateful for our blog following participants! 

If you have time to craft Christmas, our sister blog MTTCC is halfway through its current challenge #34 sleds and/or sleighs theme. Its #35 theme will start May 27th. Please take time to check that out. There is a MTTCC link located in the sidebar of this blog to help you locate it.

On behalf of blog owner, Shell S, the current DT members value your support and hope enjoyed viewing our inspiration projects for this theme. 

Helen, Granmargaret, Meena, Mags, Becca


MTTC #481 Top 3 Picks Announcement

 MTTC's #481 Top 3 Picks Announcement

Theme was "Around The House". We had 12 entries and what a diverse approach to the theme from each one. It's so fun to see the creative techniques and interpretations other crafters have to a topic! The challenge ended at 12am Central Time/6am UK at start of Thursday, May 19th.

Meena's not able to pick Top 3, so I/Becca will be taking this round. The variety of projects were so unique it was difficult to narrow to three. 

In order of submitted entry, the Top 3 are=

# 2 Roberta (Edgar Allen Poe statue, candle, and other items in the vignette)

#3 Nik1 (chess game pieces themed card)

#10 Ma-Mi (CAS style with stamped and colored vase with palm leaf)

Congratulations to these 3 crafters and a heartfelt appreciation to the other 9 artisans. 

This is the Top 3 MTTC badge for Roberta, Nik, and Ma-Mi to place on their blogs!=

MTTC's #482 Theme Challenge will start in less than 2 hours! We hope to see you there during the 13 days-14 days of competition (May has 31 days so there's an extra day of participation this time!!). 

On behalf of the DT crew and owner Shell S,

Becca S

Friday 6 May 2022

MTTC #481 Theme is Around The House

 MTTC #481 = Around the House theme

May 6-19, 2022

Competition start and end times on the above dates are 6am UK or 12am CST/Chicago, so adjust accordingly wherever you are in the world. 

Note: think of celebrating moms for Mother's Day or dads for Father's Day; sipping tea or lemonade on the porch, enjoying a porch swing, reading a book, vase of flowers sitting on a table, a quilt hanging,  new home congrats, etc. Hundreds...thousands of possibilities!

Let's all find time to craft a project that features something around the house.

The design team has been creatively brilliant and resourceful with their inspiration projects!: 

Mags B card 1

Mags B card 2




 card 1= new home congrats

card 2= Mother's Day; used mirror house shape; used a decorative paper clip

card 3= pet cat in a paper bag focal image has been upcycled 


(Collaged Mix Media Name Board for Home)

new home congrats

Wow!! Kitchen appliance, reading chairs, snuggling with a quilt, door knockers, new home wishes, pets, home library, and household supplies and equipment like the broom, vacuum cleaner, and paper clip show that there are many topics in this broad theme. 

What will you find time to craft for #481?

Come and join the creative venture at MTTC for May 6 to May 19, 2022!

Use the Inlinkz address tool for submitting your card's photo/blog link. The entries for this address will automatically stop at 50 entries. I (Becca) as temporary manager will monitor submissions and will edit in a 2nd link address if it is needed before the May 19th deadline.


Best wishes. Bragging rights are possible. Top 3 picks for #480 announcement post was made a few hours ago. We had just 6 entries that were all amazing. The #480 theme was features outside the house like fences, gates, arbors, trellises, walls, sheds, etc. So this time we focus on the house and what's inside. It's a great time as we celebrate our parents, graduates, bringing in those May flowers to enjoy inside, baking cookies, cupcakes, and cakes for special events, etc. 

Let's find time to craft "Around The House"!

--the MTTC owner Shell S and the design team

MTTC #480 Top 3 Announcement

 Top 3 Picks for MTTC #480 Announcement

Competition ended at 12am CST/Chicago or 6am UK times earlier today on Thursday, May 5, 2022. 

#480 theme was a bit unique asking for projects to show outdoor property markings. We had 6 wonderful entries. Everyone's interpretations were wonderful. Three with fences. One with a wall and a shed. One with a trellis and brick wall. One with a combination of fence, gate, and arbor. 

DT member Becca/me has had a difficult decision to narrow but have selected a Top 3.

Congratulations to these crafters: in order of submission=

#2 Katrina B (wall and shed on her card for her uncle)

#4 Aimeslee (trellis and brick wall)

#6 Elizabeth H (fence and a row of stones with gnomes resting next to trees)

These were terrific scenes and the other 3 cards are just as note-worthy.

Thanks for your support of My Time to Craft!