Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Key To My Heart–CTD #177


It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge! Kerri has chosen a really fun inspiration piece and colors for this week:
swatch 177

I decided to bring out another set I haven’t used in a while: From the Bottom Of My Heart WTG. She’s colored with Copic markers and paper pieced and popped up on a Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics die and some patterned paper. The sentiment was stamped on a First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics die cut and attached with baker’s twine and a button.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment and image from the set. The balloons were paper pieced, as well.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used today:


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 CTD177 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 our February Guest Designer, Jenny Peterson

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 

Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Keva Brown
Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Tammy Hershberger

Wanda Cullen

Jenny Peterson (February Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back a little later with this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

Stamps: From the Bottom Of My Heart WTG (
Paper: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Razzle Berry; Be Mine 6 x 6 (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Dizzy Doily Duo, First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics dies (MFT); baker’s twine, button



  1. Ooh love the colour combo, one of my favourites. Can;t get enough Melon Mambo! Absolutely gorgeous card, love the twine and the papers. Fabulous TFS x

  2. This is such a sweet card and I love the inside of the card as well

  3. Very pretty Bar! Love the triple twine and how you finished the inside!

  4. That is the cutest image, Bar, and it makes the perfect the papers you used and the button/twine treatment looks divine!!!!

  5. I just ADORE her polka dot dress!!! FABULOUS!

  6. This color combo is amazing. What a beautiful card.

  7. This is just STUNNING Barbara!!

    Crafty Hugs!!

  8. Awww! So pretty!!!! Love the inside too!!!!

  9. Gorgeous use of these colors with all the varied polka dotted patterns! Love it!

  10. I love all the layering and how you tripled the twine! Love those sweet balloons on the inside too!

  11. Lovely card - and the inside treatment is just too cute!

  12. Barbara,

    Your paper piecing is DIVINE!!! :) How long did it take you to paper piece?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  13. Love, love, LOOOOVE this!!! This set and the colors you used....GORGEOUS!

  14. Love the colors and papers on this card! TFS, Becky S.

  15. WOWZA this is fabulous Bar!!! Love the black and white polka dot pieced dress, the hot pink doily and your button with sentiment and bakers twine!

  16. So pretty! Love the paper pieced polka dotted dress.


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