Friday, 8 January 2010

Enjoy the Moments


I was going through one of the stamp boxes today and when I saw this one by Paperartsy, I thought about how much pleasure I had this morning from taking some time to just enjoy the view - one of the sentiments on the stamp plate was simply 'enjoy the moments' which kind of made me grateful that I could take some time out to appreciate things that surround us.

I made this card using K and Co papers, a Martha Stewart border punch, the Paperartsy stamp and a chipboard clock from Etcetera. The clock background was white and looked too stark so I rubbed some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over it to blend it in with the background papers. I added some ribbon and was tempted to add a few more embellishments but after positioning the usual butterflies, flowers, bows etc I couldn't find anything that I liked so decided to leave well alone and let the text speak for itself. I still feel however there is something missing but can't quite work out what!

I have submitted this to the 'Time' theme at Gingersnap Creations Chestnut Challenge.

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the lacey look and your clock! The sentiment is fab too! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Time Challenge!

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  2. I think it's beauty is in its simplicity! Enjoying the moment can include eliminating the clutter that can sometimes distract us.

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  3. This is so lovely, very elegant.

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  4. Gorgeous and I love the quote!

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  5. How true the Quote, lovely card xxx

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  6. Beautiful inspiring cards Viv !

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  7. Oh this is lovely! Quite girlie and yet still elegant, better off not being too fussy

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  8. What a pretty card - must get some of those punches you have used the border punch to perfection.

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  9. Great sentiment. Love the lacy look and the clock.
    Thanks for playing at Gingersnaps.

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