Friday, October 05, 2012

October Colour Combo

It's Daring Cardmakers Day and as it's the first challenge of the month it's a colour combo this week.
It's hard to believe we're on the 10th of  these already - it doesn't seem long since we announced that this would be our monthly theme for 2012 - where the blazes did the year go?
Sharon has chosen the colour palette this month and it's a beautiful Autumnal mix of shade.
I kept to the Autumn theme and used the lovely Memory Box tree die on my card
Brown 14cm sq card blank, Cream ribbed cardstock
Bazzill card in Autumnal shades
Papers all from various MME 6x6 pads
Cream cotton lace and green leaf trim from stash
Sentiment; Melissa Frances sticker
Memory Box Tree die
small 1cm square punch

Here is the photo and colour palette Sharon gave us to work with this week:

 You'd think with such a beautiful starting point it would have been easy to make my card, but I really struggled to get something I was happy with.  In fact the only bit of the initial attempt that ended up on the card above is the panel with the various papers on - and even that is about half the size it started out at. I made this wrapped ribbon and seam binding border for that card, but once it was made it didn't look right on the card - but I think it's really pretty and I want to use it - but right now my brain is frazzled and I can't figure out how!
Further to the frazzled brain that's going on around here, this might amuse you....
Thank goodness I noticed the mistake before I sent the card!

That's it for today, thanks for visiting - don't forget to head over to the Daring BLOG to see all the gorgeous cards the team have made this week - and it would be fab if you'd join in....

Have a great weekend


Kaz said...

Whoops!! We've all been there!! I love your card Kathy, the colours are so lovely. Can't wait to see how you use that pretty ribbon too xxx

Kate said...

Like the trees and the coloured squares in the corner. The Australian card it good too!!

I'm giving Firefox a go and it seems to be working and allowing me to do things like look at blogs and leave comments so fingers crossed x.

** Kate **

Karen said...

Been there, done that too Kathy :D You have made such a pretty card, love those trees! I am adoring that ribbon braid that you made up and hope to see that used soon xxx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely autumnal card and I agree you must find something to do with that border - it's lovely! Lol at your Thank You card - been there, done that!

Lythan said...

I am amused! The DCM card is so lovely. I do like the strip of co-ordinating papers at the bottom. That is a good way of using up lots of papers :)

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

ha ha, I've been there too - and even once whilst demonstrating a card in a class, not good! Love your card those trees are gorgeous, and you've got to put that lovely ribbon to good use on something, it looks beautiful x

Katina said...

Love your card Kathy - it would look gorgeous in a frame on my wall! Just the right colours.

Lol, I've done that a few times as well as sticking everything down only to realise I've stuck it on the back of my card instead of the front!

Traceyr said...

Love the trees on that card Kathy. :)