Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CTD #119 and MFT Wednesday Stamp Club

Happy Wednesday! I have a multi-purpose card to show you today, LOL! First, it's my Color Throwdown card. I'm the host this week and I chose these colors:

I was thinking "Fall" when I chose them, but I wanted to do this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge over on the Member Company Forum on SCS, so I sorta changed course a little. I decided to go with this Devonshire paper from Kaisercraft that has all the colors in it and I worked it into the challenge, which is to be inspired by something from the lyrics of My Favorite Things from The Sound Of Music (ACK! run-on sentence, LOL!). So, I'm thinking "Raindrops (the blue and the dots on the green paper) on roses (obvious)" and "Brown paper packages (Fossil card stock), tied up with string (also obvious)." And the sentiment, of course--not *too* obvious, is it? ;-) What do you think--is it workin' for ya? We hope you'll come along and play and show us some of YOUR "favorite things".

I'm using the Framed Greetings Die-namics Die and Stamp Set for this card, stamped on Fossil with Early Espresso ink. Simple layout, with simple embellishments: some twill, a button, and twine. 

And finally, this card will also fit the Dirty Dozen Central Theme for this month over on SCS--Well Read. There are tons of books on roses of course, but one of my favorites is Classic Roses by Peter Beales, an English hybridizer.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD119 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week. You'll notice a familiar name on the DT line up--YES, Cathy Indelicato is back! Cathy took a little blogging break and is this is her first week back with the Throwdown! We're SO glad to have you back with us, Cathy!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts...
Lynn Put, November/December guest Designer - The Queen's Scene

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Framed Greetings Die-namics Die and Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Cajun Craze (SU!); Devonshire 6 x 6 pad (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!); Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Framed Greetings Die-namics die (MFT); twill; button, twine (PTI); sewing machine


  1. I love the colours of this card.
    It is really beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing, I'll have to get busy and see what I can do with your

  2. This paper is gorgeous, Bar! Love your stitched border and I especially adore how you tied the hemp over the twill and layered your sentiment on top. Very cute!

  3. Lovely card Barb! This designer paper is beautiful and I love the details of the twine, button and stitching!

  4. Really beautiful. That paper is devine! Love all your details. This came together beautifully! Love love love love love your sentiment panel in kraft!!!!!

  5. Bar, this is just perfect for both challenges. I sincerely, think I could do something with both of these challenges easily. Now to find some time.

  6. Beautiful, Barbara! You really rock the Die-Namics! Loved your colors even if I did have to struggle to make a Valentine!

  7. That sure is some pretty paper, Barbara! I wouldn't want to cover it up, so your sentiment card is perfect for it. Love your button/string/twill combo. It works for me!

  8. Just beautiful, Barbara! That paper is stunning.....HOPE I can play!

  9. Mmmm-mmmm-good, Barbara! You've thought of everything with this one!

  10. love this Barb---the paper is perfect with the sentiment/die!

  11. I love this paper! The twine with the twill is gorgeous! This is such a pretty card!

  12. Gorgeous! I even have that paper somewhere but would never have thought of it for the challenge! Beautiful!


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