Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Ring, Ring–CTD #195


Welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week the fabulous Broni is our host and here is her palette of pastel colors:

swatch 195

I decided to use a set that (GASP!) had never seen ink before—Die-namics Ring Me & Stamp Set. I cut the phone from patterned paper and added the stamped and die cut dial. I raised the receiver up a bit like it was ringing off the hook, LOL! This is so cute! I’ll be using it more, I’m sure! I used some wired gold cord for the phone cord—simply wrapped it around a small paint brush to get the spiral effect, then I added some seam binding, a twine tied button, and a stick pin. Some stitching and some clear Dew Drops finish it off.

Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from the set.


Here is the Die-namics die I used on this card:


And that’s that! 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 CTD195 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 awesome guest designer for this month: Anna Wight!!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen 
Anna Wight (June Guest Designer)

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


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Stamps: Ring Me (
Whip Cream (MFT); Follow Your Heart - Be Happy (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Ring Me Die-namics die (MFT); seam binding, stick pin, twine, button, Dew Drops, gold wired cord, foam dots, sewing machine




  1. Great job Barbara.The colours do work so well together.

  2. Cute card! Love the phone.

  3. Barbara, this card is SO darling. I've added it my pinterest board. But I can't seem to find the set on MFT ... is it a discontinued item? I'm a child of the 50's and this set just brings back such fond memories. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  4. What a lovely card. Love the colors you chose--the cord and ribbon bow are perfect for it. ksh

  5. THis is so cute!!! I love the phone and the coil is so clever!

  6. The little phone is adorable, Bar, and what a clever idea to add the the pretty seam binding, too!!!!

  7. OK, this really makes me want that stamp set and die now! Totally adorable... LOVE the curly phone cord!

  8. This is just BEAUTIFUL!
    I love the papers, the layout and the embellishments! The rotary, stick pin and curly cord are all perfect!!

    Great card!

  9. This is so cute, Love how you used this phone.

  10. Just GORGEOUS! Love the curly phone card - all your embellishments are fabulous!

  11. This is adorable! Love the gingham phone! Great new dies!

  12. I love how you used the colors, Barbara, and love that big phone! This card rocks!!

  13. When I saw the ribbon with the hat pin, and then the gold phone cord, I thought this was a vintage Christmas card! Adorable!

  14. Too fun! Love the gold phone cord!


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