Friday 29 July 2022

MTTC #487 Theme is Ocean/Sea beside or on or under water topics

  MTTC #487 Theme is Ocean/Sea beside or on or underwater

July 29 to August 11, 2022

Competition start and end times are the same for both dates= 6am UK or 12am CST/Chicago

Lots of creative possibilities with this theme--sandy beaches, lighthouses, yachts or sailboats, mermaids, fish, sharks, coral, piers, crabs, octopus, and thousands of other topics are possible. Two design team members wanted this theme scheduled for summer 2022 so we hope it is popular with our MTTC readers, too!

Design team inspiration projects are:

Mags B

Card 1

Card 2




Becca (card 2)


Hasn't the DT crew crafted marvelous themed projects for #487!!?!!!!

Thanks so much!

Now it is your turn to find time to craft something sea-worthy before the deadline on August 11th.

Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your project photo's blog link to possibly get a chance for Top 3 bragging rights. And you can enter up to 3 times with new themed projects for this #487! 


Remember the deadline is August 11, 2022 at 12 am Central Time or 6am UK. 


We are honored and blessed by our MTTC followers and participants! Thank you for supporting our creative endeavors and making it worth finding time to craft!

On behalf of owner Shell S and the team, Becca S

MTTC #486 Top 5 Picks Announcement

 My Time To Craft's Theme #486

Christmas In July had 50 entries!!! 

Competition ended earlier today, July 28, 2022 at 12 am CT/6am UK.

A new Top Picks badge was created for those time when we have about 50 entries more or less and debuts with this challenge.

It's my turn (Becca) in the DT rotation to pick so I will select 1 entry out of every 10 submissions. I've also tried to select a variety of holiday topics, styles, and techniques. In order of entering:

from #1-10= Entry #2 by Kinjal T (Mind My Paper blog)

from #11-20= Entry #17 by Vicki (Stamped Smiles blog)

from #21-30= Entry #26 by Emma T (Trenouths Crafty Creations)

from #31-40= Entry #35 by Susan R (Rainy Day Creations)

from #41-50= Entry #41 by Kathy K (Purplicious Princess Diaries)


Congrats to our Top 5 Picks' artisans! For bragging rights, make sure to copy and paste the new badge at the top of this posting to add to your own blogs. Amazing!


Season's Greetings!

To all the crafters who submitted entries and several who posted multiples, we are grateful that each of you (new and repeating participants) found time to craft Christmas in July themed cards for MTTC!

On behalf of the MTTC design team and owner Shell S, Becca (DT)

Friday 15 July 2022

MTTC Top 4 Picks to get bragging rights for Theme #485 Vegetables

 Congrats to the 4 crafters who braved our Vegetable themed challenge #485 at My Time To Craft during the past 2 weeks. 

Bragging rights go to all four.

 In order of submission, they are:

1. Jeni Mc.

2. Cari S.

3. Sarah

4. Aimeslee

If I get some time this weekend, I will come back in and edit to add in small pics of their wonderful cards. They literally thought outside the turnip cart for their solutions on how to feature vegetables!!! They definitely were having lightbulb moments of pure genius flowing in their brains!! 

for owner Shell S and the rest of the DT crew, Becca S


#486 will be released just after this one gets published so be like the early bird and take a peek at the blog. 

MTTC #486 Theme is Christmas in July

  MTTC #486 Theme is Christmas in July

Whether or not you participate in our specific Christmas challenge sister blog (MTTCC) or not, many other challenge blogs do a Christmas holiday emphasis in July. 

So this theme is open to any Christmas/wintery topic you want. Topics explored at MTTCC this year have been Nativity, Angels, Trees, Bells, Fireplace and/or Stockings, Sled/Sleighs, Wreaths, Candles/Lanterns, and Christmas Carols/Songs. Lots more are possible and combinations are great, too. 

Let's all find time to craft Christmas in July!

July 15-28, 2022

6am UK or 12am CST/Chicago are 2 times zones we share for when competition starts and also ends. Adjust accordingly to wherever you are in the world. 

DT inspiration makes:

Mags B 

Using the July 2022 Sheetload of Cards sketch by Call Me {Crafty} Al

on Youtube

Card 1

Card 2


Maria: will be back for the next challenge


Becca (card 1 in nontraditional Christmas colors)

Becca (card 2)


Thanks, Design Team for always providing tremendous inspiration variety for MTTC readers!


Now it's your turn readers to find some time to craft Christmas in July cards for MTTC's #486 challenge. You get to pick whatever Christmas holiday/wintery season topic to feature. Just make sure to post before the early hours of July 28, 2022.

Use this provided Inlinkz tool address to link up your entries. Each participant can link up to 3 new themed cards per challenge. 



**Readers and participants: Are you aware of MTTC's sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog? If not, the current theme there is snow globes. Its competition run times are a week off-set so 'snow globes' will end early on July 21. Participants can link 3 themed entries over there too. So you can either make more Christmas cards for both of our blogs or make the snow globe cards and enter at both blogs! Either way it's a win-win for all of us! 


Thanks so much for reading and participating at My Time To Craft challenge blog!

MTTC Design Team members and owner, Shell S.

Friday 1 July 2022

MTTC #485 Theme is Vegetables

 MTTC #485 Theme is Vegetables

Competition runs from 1 July 2022 to 14 July 2022

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

If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, summer season is prime growing, so think about making your project about a garden scene, or farmer's market/produce stall, a picnic, etc. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, winter season may not be prime growing season for you but you might want to show a harvest table setting or feature late season produce common to your country. 

There's always vegetable soup. It could be a Halloween/harvest card showing pumpkins, squash, cornstalks, etc. Our blog followers are a very creative resourceful group. I'm sure the DT will be amazed by the entries!!

Inspiration projects from the Design Team=

Mags B

Card 1

Card 2

In nature, mushrooms are fungi, in my kitchen they are vegetables!


Becca (card 1 upcycling a magazine page photo)

Becca (card 2= mushrooms, beets, and carrots)


MTTC blog followers/participants and visitors: It's now time for you to craft vegetable-themed projects for MTTC challenge #485. Use the provided Inlinkz tool address to connect your project photo's blog link for each submission. You can link up to 3 new themed projects. Bragging rights are available for the Top 3 picks chosen by a DT member.



We appreciate everyone who supports My Time To Craft! 

Thanks so very much to the awesome worldwide design team for their creative interpretations!

For the team and owner Shell S, post writer/DT member Becca S

MTTC Top 3 Picks for Theme #484 Fruits

 Thanks to the 7 crafters who participated in MTTC's #484 Fruit Theme Challenge!

Competition ended earlier today June 30. 

New theme challenge #485 starts in less than 1.5 hours from this post releasing!

DT member Mags selected these 3 crafters' creations for our Top 3 bragging rights!

In order of submission:
#2= Andrea Norris

#5= Donna Walls

#7= Lorraine A.

We appreciate all who participated for this theme! The variety of projects was enjoyable to see. I know I kept thinking "oh that's a good idea". 

It will be interesting how artisans will interpret the next theme! It's a great summer topic but there are also some terrific possibilities to do other seasonal twists on this. 

Also if you have time to craft Christmas, visit our sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas, where the theme for 1 more week is using a Christmas carol/hymn/song...secular or the sheet music, a song title, partial lyric, etc. Make it Christmas/winter holiday. 


June is almost over in my time zone. 1 hour remaining. Welcome July. 

Take some time to craft with us. 
--MTTC design team members and owner, Shell S.