Saturday, 13 June 2009

Nobody knows the trouble




Well the first thing on my list to get is a set of circle nesties as you wouldn't believe the trouble I had cutting this card out. The problem was , I wanted perfect circles and without the nesties it's pretty hard to achieve if you cut them out by hand. In the end I had a brain wave and thought 'what this card needs is a bit of distressing' and so solved the problem of them needing to be 'perfect'.

This is for a challenge (I've got one right, hoorah! I hear you cry) over at A passion for papertrey, where the lovely ladies, Kate & Steph asked us to produce a circle card. I had a go, which in itself is an achievement for me , but I'm not sure if I like the card - hey ho.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Papertreyink: leaf buttons and the rest were a present :D so haven't got a clue of the details sorry ). Dream stamp from stash.

13 comments:

Natalie said...

Emma this is lovely, the paper flower looks great. x

Steph said...

Really gorgeous - I love the leaves with the flower. x

Kate Lewis said...

I love it Emma!!! What a great idea to distress the edges - works a dream! Love the paper flower - you're soooo good at them! Thank so much for joining the challenge! Kate xx

Nicki said...

I think its great Emma! nesties are fab, i have a few of them, so well worth an investment... for future circles of course!
Nicki
x
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JanJ said...

Ooh I love it, a really simple card but very effective, and you've got it into a challenge in time - well done you! I've still got this challenge to do, I'm cutting it fine as usual!

Have a great day

Jan x

Aimes said...

Super card, Emma! Love the idea to distress the edges (I love ways to hide my own mistakes!)
You should definitely get the Nesties - I use them ALL the time so I'm sure you would too!
I love the flower on your card - I'm thinking of trying to make one of these myself this weekend...but daren't tear my precious paper LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! Great idea to use distressing!

Vanessa

Sara said...

I know exactly the problem you've had and it prompted me to get the nesties too - they're fantastic by the way. Your solution of distressing is perfect though. Love it. Sara xx

stampingheaven said...

This is fabulous Emma, love these styles of flowers. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. (hubby wasn't up for being put on Ebay darn it. I gave up smoking years ago so will just need to start saving the pennies lol.) Well done you for stopping though keep up the great work, just think stamps, inks, punches...)

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Emma, Love the flowers ;0)
Hugs S.J. xx

lil-paper-pixie said...

I love the card it's fab, that paper flower is amazing.

Hugs

Sarah

ninasays said...

What a lovely card! It's perfect! Great idea to solve your little problem - the outcome is so gorgeous! Many Greetings from Germany

Pam S. said...

It is funny how when you fiddle around with a card you almost don't like it when you're done! lol I have to assure you though, that your circle card is really nice, a keeper for sure!!!
love your colors, the pattern paper leaves and your posey! Perfect w/all the circles distressed!
Pam Going Postal