Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy Times–CTD #273


Hello, all, and welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of 2014!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) and I’m wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! My girl Tammy is the host for this week and has chosen a rockin’ color palette to get us off to a great start this year!

swatch 273

I decided to go mostly white and add the colors for accents, more or less. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then, on a trimmed down sheet of Sweet Tooth card stock, I stamped a clock face and hand from MPD Timeless with a new color of ink from MFT this month, Grout Gray, then I over stamped that with a sentiment from the set with Steel Gray ink. I cut some First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics flags from more Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped images from LJD Spring Backgrounds, Washi Patterns, and More Washi Patterns using Steel Gray ink, Blu Raspberry ink, and more Grout Gray ink. I stitched them onto the layer, popped it up with foam tape, and finished off with some matching sequins.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Celebrate Big – December’s Free With $60 set that will be available on it’s own after the January release on January 7th at 10pm.


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 CTD273 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 December Guest Designer, the awesome Linda McClain from Catered Crop!

AND, we’re excited to announce an addition to the design team—Monika Davis! Please help us welcome Monika to the team—we’re looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous creations she will bring to the Color Throwdown!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis 
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Linda McClain – January Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1CAS Supplies

MPD Timeless, LJD Spring Backgrounds, Washi Patterns, More Washi Patterns (MFT)
Steel Gray ink, Blu Raspberry ink, Grout Gray ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics (MFT); foam tape, sewing machine, sequins

1CAS Signature


  1. Happy New Year Barb. Thank you for the warm welcome to the team. What a pretty card. Love the banner and the stitching. I also really like that clock image. We had the same idea. :) The sequins are awesome.

  2. Another fabulous CAS design! Love the clock paired with the banners and sequins! Perfect for new year's greeting.

  3. Great design! Love the little stamped banners.

  4. Love how you used the sketch and colors!! The bling is the perfect touch!!

  5. what an awesome CAS design, how you used the clock image and the banner papers are just perfect!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  6. Great CAS design..I love the clock and the blingy bits and bobs. Cx

  7. What a great design, Barbara! Love the multi-patterned flags and the faint image of the clock!

  8. LOVE the stitched banners overlaying the clock image! You rock the CAS designs!

  9. I KNEW you would rock these colors, girlfriend! LOVE those sweet banners and the sprinkling of sequins! Awesome card!


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