Colour Combo Blog Hop: March 2020

Hi Everyone! I’m so happy to be able to participate in this monthly Colour Combo Block Hop! It helps me to see colors that I wouldn’t normally use working together.

To create the pattern on my stitched rectangles I used a baby wipe wrapped around a clear block. I dotted ink along the edge of baby wipe and brushed it over whisper white cardstock. Then I die cut and arranged them on my card front. I love this technique for when I can’t find DSP that coordinates with my project.

This Month’s Colour Combo Creators:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) –
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ (UK) –
  3. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  4. Jenn Petersen (CAN) –‎(opens in a new tab)
  5. Angela Köber / Stempelfamilie (GER) –
  6. Rene Guenther / (DE) –
  7. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) –
  8. Sharon Dalton –
  9. Jo Blackman (UK) –
  10. Gez Carpenter (UK) –
  11. Melinda Whittington (Australia)
  12. Tricia Butts (U.S.A.) –
  13. Sue Allen – Australia
  14. Jill Chapman – (UK)
  15. Caroline Peck – (US) in a new tab) <–You’re Here!
  16. Kristie Wilson – (US)
  17. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- (AU)
  18. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  19. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  20. Kimberley Morris (US)

Colour Combo Blog Hop: January 2020

Welcome to the first Colour Combo Blog Hop of the new year! Thank you so much for joining us this month. If you’ve come here from Sandra’s blog make sure you continue on the hop and leave love with each creator.

I’ve been trying to participate in as many challenges and blog hops as I can to help build traffic to my blog, but mostly to help me use my stash of supplies! I’ve always been a craft collector and more recently I’ve started to be more of a crafter!

I created this card using a brand new bundle from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog called So Sentimental Bundle. The stamp set has a bunch of really great sentiments and the dies (called Stitched So Sweetly Dies) have the stitched scallop rectangles and the stitched labels. I know that I will be using this stamp set and these dies for so many cards!

Below is the list of all the items I used to create this card! If you click on one it will take you to my store. If you don’t already have a demonstrator in the US I would be delighted to help you.

Please continue on the blog hop by clicking the next button above. Don’t forget to leave a note of love for each crafter as you stop by.

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ (UK)
  3. Kimberley Morris – procrastistamper (US)
  4. Tricia Butts – Tricia’s Stamping Creations (US)
  5. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  6. Rene Guenther – (DE)
  7. Ramona Schneider – Stempel, Stanze & Co (DE)
  8. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
  9. Judith Postler – Judiths Stempelei (AT)
  10. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Caroline Peck (US) – Sparkle and Stamp – You are here!

December Colour Combo Blog Hop

I’m back today with a card to share using the December Colour Combo Blog Hop combination! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to participate in blog hops and challenges during the busy Holiday season because it helps me get into my craft room to create when I would otherwise find an excuse to be busy with something else!

My card for you today is a CASE from the 2019-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog that I have been wanting to make since I saw it launch in June! You can see the original on page 76 of the AC. I obviously changed the colors to fit this challenge and I now love it even more!

I used Early Espresso to stamp the heart image and the sentiment. Then I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Petal Pink and Merry Merlot (and Pear Pizzazz) to color in the flowers on the heart image. Once I assembled my card I used some Heart Epoxy Droplets as a finishing touch.

Don’t forget to scroll on down and click the next button to check out the next crafter participating in the blog challenge today!

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald – (UK)
  3. Caroline Peck – Sparkle And Stamp (USA) <- You Are Here!
  4. Nicole Mahler (US)
  5. Rebecca-Yo Unwin- (AU)
  6. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AUT)
  7. Tricia Butts (US)
  8. Amanda Farlinger (Canada)
  9. Sue Allen (Australia)
  10. Jo Blackman (UK)
  11. Sandra Roberts (UK)

November Colour Combo Blog Hop

Today I am participating in my 6th Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m so excited you’ve decided to stop by to see what I have created! My favorite part about a color combo challenge is that I am really stretching outside of my comfort zone to create a card or a project.

This month we were challenged to use Sahara Sand, Pineapple Punch, and Highland Heather. While I have worked with all three colors, I never would have put them together! I used Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends to create my main panel background and incorporate the Pineapple Punch.

I got the idea to create my own background from @stampinthroughthecatalog on Instagram. It’s another great way to make your own Designer Series Paper when you need just the right colors. I also used the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks to create a subtle polka dot with Highland Heather ink on my Highland Heather cardstock.

I added the ribbon and twine behind my sentiment banner help it stand out. I also added three rhinestones to give this card a little sparkle…after all the sentiment is comparing the recipient to a diamond!

Thanks again for stopping by today. Scroll down to see all of the supplies I used to create today’s card and click the next button to keep hopping along! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to be notified when I share and check back next month to see what Colour Combo we use!

Colour Combo Creators:

  1. Sue McDonald (UK)
  2. Caroline Peck – Sparkle And Stamp (USA) <-You Are Here!
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)
  4. Tricia Butts (US)
  5. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  6. Katie Johnson (US)
  7. Birgit Heßdörfer
  8. Sue Allen- Australia
  9. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

October Colour Combo Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be joining everyone for another Colour Combo Blog Hop this month! If you’ve joined me from Katie’s blog, welcome! If you’re visiting from Instagram or you are a subscriber, welcome! Thank you everyone for stopping by today!

I’m super excited to share my contribution with you! I used Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, and Crushed Curry for this semi non-traditional Christmas Card. I used several elements from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set to create this card. I stamped the light string image many times on a quarter sheet of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I colored the lights with my Stampin’ Write Markers. After I die cut my background with the largest Stitched Rectangle I added Wink of Stella to the Crushed Curry lights only.

I followed the Fab Friday sketch #FabFri173 for this card. I don’t normally combine two challenges, but I just saw this card come to life using the circular scribble image so I took a chance. I think it turned out super cute and showcases the colors really well.

Hop on over to Angelique’s blog and see what she has to share this month!

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Sue McDonald – Frankiesuestampin (UK)
  2. Tricia Butts USA
  3. Katie Johnson USA
  4. Caroline Peck – USA <–You Are Here!
  5. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  6. Samira Merzouk – Samira’s Kreative Welt (DE)
  7. Sue Allen (Australia)
  8. Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
  9. Nicole Mahler – US
  10. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  11. Helzie Slimm (UK)

Colour Combo Blog Hop: IV

It’s time again for the monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop and WOW was this combination a challenge! Our hop host uses a random generator to pick the colors that we are going to use each month and that’s how we ended up with 3 greens. Fingers crossed for a more forgiving combo next month!

I cased the card I created from one Melody Hyde shared on Instagram last week. I was struggling with how I was going to make this colour combo work and decided to just start trying something! I inked up a Stampin’ Block with Mint Macaron and placed it down on my water color paper. Then I did the same with Coastal Cabana at a perpendicular angle.

Using my aqua painter I filled in and smoothed out the ink until I was satisfied with the saturation and the blending. Sometimes when you watercolor two colors that don’t mix well you end up with a muddy look to the colors. When I was happy with the blend I got I used my heat tool to dry the watercolor paper. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut my focal panel.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp my sentiment from For The Love Of Felt in Basic Grey ink. I know that stamping on watercolor paper can be a challenge so using my Stamparatus was a must so I could stamp over and over again! I added Call Me Clover Enamel Dots to fulfill the color combo requirement. Finally, I embossing my Smokey Slate base with the Subtle 3D Folder and assembled the card.

I’m very pleased with how this card turned out and I might try it with another colour combination in the future! Don’t forget to click the “Next” button below to continue on the hop. Thanks for stopping by!

Colour Combo Blog Hop Creators:

  1. Silke Trapani – (DE)
  2. Sandra Herzof – (AT)
  3. Liz Yuille – (UK)
  4. Caroline Peck – (US) <-You’re Here!
  5. Christin Buchel – (D)
  6. Anastasia Radloff – (US)
  7. Samira Merzouk – (DE)
  8. Tricia Butts – (US)
  9. Bettina Reisinger – (AT)
  10. Pia Gerhardt – (DE)
  11. Rebecca-Jo Unwin – (AU)
  12. Angelique Nederpel – (NL)
  13. Tatiana Grubler

Colour Combo Blog Hop: 3rd Edition

Third time is the charm! I’m back again with another contribution for the international Colour Combo Blog Hop! This month we were challenged to use Blackberry Bliss, Pacific Point, and Pear Pizzazz. I look forward to these Colour Combo challenges more and more each month to help me step outside of my color comfort zone.

I used a baby wipe technique to create my background on Water Color Paper, but I also made several on Whisper White Cardstock and they turned out just as beautiful. I simply wrapped 3 baby wipes around an acrylic block added a few drops of Stampin’ Ink Refill in each color and swiped the block across the paper. I let it dry slightly before using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder to give my piece texture.

Finally, for my floral image I used the To A Wild Rose set. Originally I just stamped the image on a plain Whisper White piece of cardstock, but decided to add a swatch of Pear Pizzazz using the Artisan Textures stamp set. Then I stamped my sentiment from the For The Love Of Felt stamp set. I did use a scrap of retired Glitter cardstock for this card, but you can spritz the Sparkle Glimmer Paper with alcohol/ink refill mixture and create any color glimmer paper you want!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Be sure the check out the other awesome blogs in the hop today by clicking next and leave each crafter some love.

Colour Combo Blog Hop Crafters:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio (UK)
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger
  4. Sandra Herzog
  5. Silke Trapani – bastelsalat (DE)
  6. Rene Guenther – (DE)
  7. Tricia Butts (USA)
  8. Caroline Peck – Sparkle And Stamp (USA) <-You Are Here!
  9. Nicole Mahler (USA)
  10. Christin Buchel – stempeldiving
  11. Pia Gerhardt (DE)
  12. Samira Merzouk – Samira’s Kreative Welt (DE)
  13. Anastasia Radloff (USA)