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)

Follow Your Art

Most of the time when I sit down in my craft room to create I’m preparing for a class or creating content for sharing. Very rarely do I just get to try out ideas, so when I first started this card I didn’t have a direction. I wanted to create a background with the strip of buttons, but I wasn’t sure if it was possible or if it would turn out the way I envisioned.

You can’t see it in the picture, but I ran the Bermuda Bay cardstock I used for all those strips of buttons through my big shot using the Subtle 3D folder. Then add an adhesive sheet to the back before cutting them out because you know I wasn’t going to try and glue all of them down! Once I had the buttons attached I set the card base with it’s intricate background off to the side of my working space and moved on to my many other tasks.

The beginning of this card floated around my workspace waiting for the right card for a little while. So when the Fab Friday Sketch 173 was revealed I decided it was the right time to use this card base! I changed the shape from a circle to an oval, but that’s the best part about a sketch you can change them to fit the images or elements you want to use!

Thank you for visiting me today! Check back soon for more crafty creations!


This super clean and simple card was made for the FabFri169 challenge due last week! I love the Fab Friday challenges because I get two weeks to work on them or fit them into my crafting schedule! You can check out the challenge blog here.

Below is the sketch for inspiration this week. Sometimes I loosely follow sketches and others I follow them to a T. Can you tell which I chose for this card? Ha! I’ve always wanted to use the tree slice image from Rooted In Nature as the main focal image and this was the perfect sketch for that!

Wondering how I made the wood slice so vibrant? I embossed it with clear embossing powder over Early Espresso ink! It’s a great way to add embellishment and pizzazz to a most masculine card.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Early Espresso and then cleaned it with my simply shammy. Then I inked the image up with versamark, stamped it down in the same place, and used clear embossing powder before heat setting. Finally I cut it out with my Layering Circle dies. Voila!

The linen thread I used is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I wish I could order additional color of linen thread! It’s a great touch without being overtly frilly!