Friday, 1 July 2011

Colour Coach Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to Group 2 of the Colour Coach Blog Hop. I hope you are enjoying your tour of the blogs and getting some fab ideas.
You may have joined me here from Group 1 but if not you can always hop on over to them by clicking on this link

If you didn't join from Group 1 then you will have come here from Jan at who had some lovely ideas.

I'm sure you will have a great time hopping round but first let me show you my cards. I reached for the colour coach but found myself choosing colours that I knew were easy to work with so I decided to ask my SU mummy to pick a colour for me that would be more of a challenge.... Boy did she lol!

Elegant Eggplant.... Not a colour I have worked with so far. This is teamed with Melon Mambo and River Rock. I wanted to keep this one very simple so used very little stamping but lots of Big-Shot action along with a couple of punches.
Next I decided to get the inks out and teamed it with Hostess Set 'Because I Care' The flower was inked up using the markers and stamped onto Naturals Ivory. I layered this onto Garden Green and then onto Elegant Eggplant. Finally this was layered onto a More Mustard A6 card base.

I'm glad I decided to challenge myself and I'm sure I'll be reaching for the Colour Coach again in the future to prompt me into using combinations I wouldn't normally.

Now its time to hop on over to for some more lovely creations.

HAPPY HOPPING and be sure to visit again soon


  1. Your Because I Care card is stunning. A really striking colour combo. I love the bird punch and the inlaid embossing too xx

  2. Your cards are lovely I love the Because I care one x

  3. Two fab cards with unusual combos, I love the second one the most :-)
    Hugs xx

  4. Love the Because I Care card, it looks gorgeous.

  5. Both beautiful cards Emily! xx

  6. Both great cards.The bird and flowers look fab as inlaid embossing and I love how you've balanced the strong colours of the second card with plenty of white - looks very classy that way.

    Sara xx

  7. Wow, your SU mummy really did set you quite a challenge! I love Elegant Eggplant, but would have gone with a really 'safe' combo instead!

    Thanks for taking part in the blog hop!

  8. I love Elegant Eggplant, I love what you have done. A xx

  9. some lovely cards.
    kathleen mc x