Thursday, 26 July 2012

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

Hello!

It's Blog Hop time over at Papertrey Ink! And what a beautiful inspiration they've given us this month!
I wish I had that beautiful bunch of flowers here in my home, they're so pretty!

I made two cards, because I couldn't decide on exactly how to place my colours. Here they are:
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I used PTI Pretty Peonies (flowers) and Happy Hexagons (border), Hero Arts Say It All (sentiment). Card base is PTI basic white. Colours are SU! Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Barely Banana, Daffodil Delight, Pretty In Pink and Cameo Coral. And I used those fabulous Pretty Peonies dies that save me from that nasty fussy cutting. :-)

Both cards are made using the rock'n'roll technique on the leaves and flowers. They are both made with exactly the same supplies. Looking at these photos, I think I'll add a little bling before I send them out. :-)

I'm a bit stuck for words (and creativity) today. My Type A, Perfectionist personality is causing my anxiety levels to hit the roof (due to a few minor challenges these past couple of weeks) and the more anxious I get, the more anxious I get, if you get what I mean! Argh! I'm not a worrier, so when I get like this I get totally frustrated with myself, and then you know what happens.... vicious circle, LOL!

Anyway, you probably are more interested in my cards than my crazy issues, thanks for dropping by!

Michelle
xxx

14 comments:

Mindy said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the Pretty Peonies together with the Hexagons - great combo. Totally understand the vicious cycle of anxiety - I do the same thing. Chocolate usually helps!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous stamping!
That anxiety will get the best of you...sweets will keep it at bay for me!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Michelle, great stamping.

samantha's cards said...

such a soft pretty card.

carefree creations said...

Beautiful cards! I prefer the lighter green hexagons (to me, it allows the flowers to keep the focus).

Jacquie Southas said...

My fav is the first card - slightly lighter color hexagons - and I LOVE the way you used the hexagons - great design element!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. Great take on the challenge.

k prakken said...

Both are lovely. I like how you created the hexagon borders.

Crafty Kate said...

I really like both of your cards! You couldn't go wrong either way! I know what you mean about the anxiety, but just remember to be kind to yourself!

Leigh said...

What a great idea to use the hexagons over just a portion of your page! I love it!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I think your cards speak for themselves and they are saying "I'm awesome" :) I can see why you posted both- I wouldn't be able to decide either. They make a cute set! Great job!!!

Laura B. said...

Love these! The rock n' roll looks fabulous!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

angelabranon said...

Lovely card. I like how you did the hexagon boarder.