Friday, 18 November 2022

MTTC #495 Theme is Transportation

  Welcome to MTTC's #495 Theme of Transportation!

If you're crafting for the current season, possibilities of transportation could be cars or trucks transporting cut pine trees or loaded with luggage for a road trip. You can also plan ahead for Christmas/winter cards with sleighs, carriages, sleds, snowmobiles, etc. Or any transportation for other know how to creatively interpret this! 

Competition runs from November 18-December 1, 2022 with start and end times of 12am Central Time/Chicago or 6am UK. 


SPECIAL NOTE: The design team members have decided to NOT take a holiday break so we will keep our 2 week rotation going with our sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas.


Our MTTC Design Team found time to craft these transportation-themed projects:


Becca S

                                                                           Mags B
                                                                            Card 1

                                                                      Card 2

Meenaa Herale 
(Video link on my blog)


Thanks, ladies! Another set of AMAZING inspiration projects to spark creativity! What a range represented in these DT projects--motorcycle, bicycles, VW bus, train, and pickup truck!!!


1st time participants at MTTC: please make sure to read the blog rules posted on the main blog page. 

All participants: bragging rights are possible if you submit 1-3 new themed projects. Make sure to post by the early hours of December 1, 2022.



Making time to craft,

the MTTC design team and blog owner, Shell S.

MTTC Top 5 Picks for Theme #494 Critters

 Announcement of Top 5 Picks for MTTC's Theme #494!

50 entries about Critters--Creatures Great or Small!! Wahoo!!! Yippee!! Hurray!!!

Thank you everyone who participated and kept us busy with commenting this month! 

#493 results were selected by Granmargaret, so now it's time for Mags B to have a turn. 

In order of entry, she's picked these talented artisans for recognition:

 No 4    Cheiro Urgia

No 11  Wendy (Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek.) 

No 20 Lisa J

No 38 Paperesse or Shari T

No 42 Glittertastic or Sharon

Congrats, ladies!!! These projects demonstrate the wide range of talent, techniques, styles, and elements seen across blogland and our sampling of 50 entries for #494!



SPECIAL NOTE: Theme #495 will be published in less than 1 hour from this posting. There will be #496 and 497 to take us up to December 29. The My Time To Craft design team members have decided to not take a holiday break, so we will continue uninterrupted with #498 beginning on December 30th. If you have time amongst weather, work, family, celebrations, and everything else, remember that we will not be on hiatus. We are going to be here in blogland offering new themed competitions every other Friday mornings!


My Time To Craft design team

Thursday, 17 November 2022

MTTC #494 Theme is Critters

  Welcome to MTTC's Theme of Critters

--Creatures Great or Small--

Whether it's turkeys and other farm animals for Thanksgiving cards, mouse or moose or manger animals for Christmas Nativity cards or whatever other animal captures your creative inspiration at this time of year, have at least 1 animal on your submitted project. 

Competition runs from November 4-17, 2022 with start and end times at 12am Central Time/Chicago or 6am UK (just 2 time references to help you). 


Let's check in with the Design Team to see what they found time to craft for the critters theme:


Mags B

Card 1

Card 2


Becca S


Thanks gals for these marvelously creative cards to spark inspiration! We didn't plan to all go non-holiday with this theme. It just happened to work out this way!! :)


1st time participants please read the challenge rules before submitting your 1st entry. 

All participants: bragging rights of Top 3 or 5 are possible if you submit 1-3 new themed projects for this challenge. 


NOTE: If you're submitting after 9pm Central Time Nov 16, the 50 entry limit has been reached so place your blog link in the comments for me to visit. Deadline is 12am Central Time Nov 17. 


Making time to craft,

the MTTC design team and blog owner, Shell S. 

Thursday, 3 November 2022

MTTC Theme #493 Top 3 Picks

 It's time to announce the Top 3 Picks for My Time To Craft's Theme #493!

Congrats to Jeni, Lori, and Pam!!!

Bragging Rights Badge for your blogs=


Here's some small peeks at their fabulous projects:

No 2 The Boy with the Golden Flute by Jeni's Craftroom

No 11 Lori Podolsky

No 29 Let Yourself by silently draw by Pam's Pearls


Thanks ladies for these fabulous winged-themed cards! To all the other entries, we appreciate your efforts and taking time to enter our challenge. 


My Time To Craft Challenge Blog Design Team

Friday, 21 October 2022

MTTC #493 Theme is Wings

 Welcome to MTTC's #493 Theme of Wings! 

This can be crows or bats for autumn/Halloween cards, doves for peace or sympathy, angels for Christmas, tooth fairy cards, and many others from birds, insects, or even airplanes!! Include something with wings on your project to be considered for bragging rights for our Top 3 or Top 5 picks.  We're sure you've got lots of thoughts already swirling for your creative inspiration!

Competition is October 21-November 3, 2022 from 12am Central Time/Chicago or 6am UK for 2 time references for start and end.

For more creative inspiration, our DT crew took time to craft these winged-themed projects:

Mags B

Card 1 Dragonflies

Card 2 Birds


Fairies and butterflies

Becca: I chose a dove to feature on a Christmas card

Meenaa Herale 


More stunning projects from our talented worldwide design team! Thanks, gals!


Participants: check the rules before submitting, especially if you're a new blogger to MTTC. Each participant may enter 3 new themed projects per challenge. 

Deadline is early on November 3, 2022. 



Making time to craft, 

the MTTC design team and blog owner, Shell S. 


Sunday, 9 October 2022

MTTC Top 5 Picks for Theme #491 Pick 3 or more Autumn Colors challenge

 Wow! Thank you to the 56 craft artisans that found time to craft amazing Pick 3 or more Autumn Color themed cards for My Time To Craft challenge blog's #491 theme!!!!

TOP 5 Picks for recognition/bragging rights using our special badge to post on their blogs are: Vicki (set 2 #5), #1 Bridget, #18 Debbie M, #21 JoAnn, and #45 Helene!!!

Their projects were outstanding! Here are their entries in random order:

a. from second Inlinkz set #5= Vicki = 

b. #21 = JoAnn=

c. #45 = Helene/Mummylade=

d. #1 = Bridget

e. #18 = Debbie M. =

All of the wonderful autumnal colored cards were outstanding and narrowing the field down to 5 for recognition was difficult!...very difficult! Thanks crafty friends for making it tough for me! --Becca/DT

Make sure to participate in #492's Theme of Geometrics!

We thought this would mix well whether creating Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or birthday cards! (just about any topic could work)

Friday, 7 October 2022

MTTC #492 Theme is Geometrics

 MTTC #492 Theme is Geometrics

Focus on a shape or line or combine some together!

This could be interesting paired up with harvest or Halloween themes, tooCircular or rectangular candies. Triangular witch hat. Round pumpkins. Triangular cornstalk bundles. Square signs. Zig-zag rick-rack trim on costumes. 

Doesn't have to be connected to Halloween or autumn harvest images. Kids birthday party hats, camping rectangular coolers and triangular tents, etc. offer other occasions.  Enter several times with variations on this topic! :)

October 7-20, 2022

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

Let's all find time to craft geometric-focused projects!

DT inspiration projects:


Mags B

Card 1

Card 2




Meenaa Herale 

Thank you, ladies, for always presenting fabulous design inspiration for our readers!


Participants: please make sure blog rules are followed. Each participant may enter 3 new themed projects per challenge to be considered for bragging rights (Top 3 or Top 5 depending on # of entries). 



Making time to craft,

MTTC's Design Team


Tuesday, 4 October 2022

MTTC #491 Theme is Pick 3 or more Autumn Colors

  MTTC #491 Theme is Autumn Colors Pick 3

from this list, select 3 (or more) to showcase on your project:

red, chocolate brown, beige/tan/kraft, yellow, orange, purple, green, and/or black!

September 23 to October 6, 2022

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

Let's all find time to craft projects using 3 (or more) Autumn Colors!

DT inspiration projects:


used browns, greens, orange, red, black

Mags B

Card 1

Green, brown, purple, red, orange, yellow.

Card 2

Green, tan, yellow, red, purple.

Becca (card 1= beige, yellow, green)

Becca (card 2= some greens, some yellows, a little brown, a little black, and a sprinkling of red)

Meenaa Herale 

Thanks so much MTTC design team for your colorful autumnal creations!

Now it your turn to find time to craft theme #491 projects and get them linked up!

Use the provided Inlinkz tool address before October 6, 2022. Each participant can enter 3 new themed projects per challenge.

LINK #1 is FULL!!! 10/3/2022--DO NOT USE=

LINK #2 is OPEN!!!! 10/3/2022 after 10pm CT/Chicago--please use this up until 12am CT/Chicago October 6, 2022. THANKS for SUPPORTING MTTC!!!



Counting our readers and participants as blessings,

the MTTC design team and owner, Shell S.