Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Peace, Love, Joy - CTD #166

Here I am back with this week's Color Throwdown challenge! This week, the uber-talented Danielle is back with this color comb:

At first, I wasn't so crazy about this combo, but soon I realized how Christmas-y and rustic it could be. Now I'm IN LOVE with it.

I'm using MFT's hot off the press new release, Clearly Sentimental About Christmas, this month's Triple Scoop set, for my card. I love how peaceful this color palette and these papers are so this was a perfect sentiment for today. Simple layout, but the Layered Label Die-namics dies and the sweet bird from the Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics set just work so well together. I couldn't resist giving the little birdie a holly decoration--the leaf die is from Christmas Ornaments Die-namics set--to sport :)

And here's the inside, with another sentiment from the set and another birdie.

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 CTD166 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, including November's Guest Designer, the amazing Lydia Fiedler! AND, help us give a warm welcome to a brand new team member, Kerri Michaud!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Lydia Fiedler (November Guest Designer)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back later with this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Christmas (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Whip Cream; Old Olive (SU!); Season's Greetings (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Ranger); Homespun Birdhouse, Christmas Ornaments, and Layered Labels Die-namics dies (MFT); Pearl cotton, lace; sewing machine, button, gems


  1. What a beautiful Christmas card,'s sooo elegant with the lace and pretty little bird!!! Love how you finished off the inside, too!!!

  2. This is so pretty! I love love love those papers you used and the little bird is terribly sweet! Very pretty, as usual.

  3. Beautiful. Thanks for showcasing the inside also.

  4. Sweet! Love this elegant and adorable card! That bird is so pretty with the holly! See, it's a great color combo, lol! You rocked it!

  5. This is so pretty~it has such a cozy, country feel that I just love! The inside is fabulous too! Awesome card, Barbara:)

  6. LOVE the clean, simple design of your card! These colors really do make a great Christmas card! Love seeing the new MFT goodies!

  7. Absolutely wonderful Barb! Your card has a very elegant feel to it and I love what you've done using these MFT dies!

  8. Ack! What a fabulous design, Barbara! LOVE the use of these colors for a rustic Christmas card and the bird's holly shawl is so AWESOME!!!

  9. This is fabulous! Love the elegant design you created with these colors.

  10. Beautiful! LOVE the lace trim and mix of papers, and the holly leaves on the bird are fabulous!

  11. Beautiful card! I love how you used the colors! The holly on the bird is so cute!


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