Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hey, Sweet Stuff - CTD #143 & MFTWSC #21

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge AND an MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! This week’s colors were chosen by sweet Laura and she’s given us a lot to work with.

swatch 143

And here’s this week’s sketch. You can find the sketch on the MFT blog and also in the MFT forum on SCS, as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


And, here’s my card. Laura’s colors were inspired by Echo Park’s Springtime collection so I used several patterns from it for my card. Make’s it easy, right?


Not a lot of ‘splainin’ needed, I think. I used the smaller die from Decorative Doily Duo for the rounded elements, the Faux Crochet Border, and the Sweet Stack Labels Die-namics dies for my focal point and sentiment. The sentiment is from Sassy & Sweet as is the one on the inside of the card. Some wide twill and some Caribbean Teal baker’s twine provide the center element and that’s that!

The inside, with the other sentiment and another Faux Crochet Border.


sweetstack Die-namics

SMFaux Crochet Border Die-namics


Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. 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 CTD143 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!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy -
Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger -
Stamp Happy
Kristin Eberline -
Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor -
Lil' Inker Designs
Cathy Rulli - Crafty Thoughts...
Carole Burrage -
Mother's Little Helper
Jen Mitchell -
I Create (I think, I ink, I stamp) May Guest Designer

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps: Sassy & Sweet (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop Green (MFT); Springtime 6 x 6 pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Sizzix); Decorative Doily, Faux Crochet, and Sweet Stack Die-namics dies, baker’s twine (MFT); twill




  1. ohhh, pretty colours! I love the pop that twine gives your card!

  2. SO gorgeous Bar! LOVE these papers and the combo of the twill ribbon and Baker's Twine!

  3. Love the colors and awesome use of so many die-namics!! :)

  4. This is LUSCIOUS!!! Beautiful card, Bar!

  5. This is SO pretty Barbara!!! The colours and papers are gorgeous!!

  6. Hi Barbara, your card is gorgeous!! I love the fun sentiment and the pretty patterned papers you used.

  7. Bar this is so well designed. You know what's funny....your background paper is perfectly placed. I love that the little birdy appears just above your sentiment panel! Beautiful job!

  8. Totally beautimous. I love the colors you used! I'm also so excited to meet you soon. :)

  9. hey bar, maybe it's my computer but in case it's not over on the Color Throwdown I can't read a single word. the check background is taking over. I'd post the comment there but I can't see where they go.
    Hope I'm not bothering you.

  10. Hey Bar,
    Me again, never mind, I tried it again and Color TD was okay. Must have been my computer.
    PS - really nice sample card, I love your inside.

  11. Bar, I absolutely love this card! Well done!


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