Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merry Christmas–CTD #220


Hi, everyone! Are you ready for another Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, the amazing Wanda chose this gorgeous color palette, based on her inspiration piece.

swatch 220

I went all scrappy with my card for today. I started with a
Kraft card stock base, then added a Whip Cream card stock Die-namics High Tea Party Doily die cut, Next up I added a few patterned paper hexagons made with my Die-namics Hexagons die and then a bling-y flourish. Next, I cut out a Die-namics LLD Insert It – 3 x 4 Insert from patterned paper and stamped it with LLD Journal It – Calendar Basics. I then cut out a couple of circles with my Die-namics Circle STAX and stamped “25” using my Typewriter Alphabet set and popped it up on foam at the appropriate place. The sentiment, from Clearly Sentimental About Christmas was stamped on a Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die cut and embellished with a Blue Raspberry button and some hemp cord. To finish it off, I added holly leaves and berries, made with my Die-namics Jumbo Stocking set.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set:


Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on this card:






And that’s it from me! 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 CTD220 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 October Guest Designer, Lynn Mercurio!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Lynn Mercurio (November Guest Designer) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

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LLD Journal It – Calendar Basics, Typewriter Alphabet, Clearly Sentimental About Christmas (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Whip Cream card stock (MFT); All Is Bright (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; 
Die-namics High Tea Party Doily, Die-namics Hexagons, Die-namics LLD Insert It – 3 x 4 Insert, Die-namics Circle STAX, Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Die-namics Jumbo Stocking, hemp cord, Blue Raspberry button (MFT); bling, foam dots



  1. I love this card the colours are gorgeous and the layout with all the different textures and designs are fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. This is PERFECT Barb! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  3. So totally gorgeous, Bar! So many different elements and they all work so beautifully together!

  4. I love how you created a vintage card with these colors Barb!! The doily is awesome, and how you sponged the edges of everything. Great card!!

  5. This is such a gorgeous card! Love every element...especially that turquoise button!

  6. What a fabulous design, Bar!!!! How cool is that bingo card and all the other fun details you added...I loooove it!!!!

  7. This is beautiful Barbara! I love all the neutrals with just the bright pops of color!

  8. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the mix of the hexagons and lace doily with swirls of rhinestones for your background!

  9. This is gorgeous! Love how you pulled all of the different elements together into your design.

  10. LOVE this card, girlfriend! The calendar page is fabulous with those beautiful holly leaves, and I love the doily and hexagons tucked in behind it all! Fabulous design!


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