Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A Beautiful Moment

The sentiment on this card is one of my favourites from a Tim Holtz stamp set: "live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering"

"Live in the moment"

The stamps and diecuts are from a new Sizzix/ Hero Arts set. Sorry about the shine in the photograph which makes it a little difficult to see the stamping - it's dark here again and I had to use the camera flash

"Make it Beautiful"

All the colouring has been done with distress inks and blue & silver Perfect Pearls from the patina collection.

"It will be worth remembering"

Simon Says Stamp and Show... a Song Title this week. Paul Simon's "Kathy's Song" is one of my favourites. Written about an English lover that he left behind when he went back to the USA chasing fame and fortune, it seems to me to be a tale of remembering beautiful moments. You can find the full lyrics here on Paul Simon's website.

Entered for the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - monochromatic (all blues - even the sentiment!)
Simon Says Stamp and Show... a song title
Samuel Taylors - distress (fab prize of four distress inks!)


  1. This is gorgeous Maddy. The colours are perfect and I love the lyrics youve used too. Lee x

  2. Just lovely. Blue is my favourite colour.

  3. Lovely shimmer you have there! Gorgeous colours!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the beautiful hues of blue. Almost iridescent. Your simple design is so elegant. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. Love the sheen you got with the Perfect Pearls, I bet it looks even better in real life.

    Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  6. Beautiful card Maddy.
    Kathy xx(from DC)

  7. Great card - I love the sentiment and the colours work so well with the images you've chosen! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  8. Beautiful card. The colour is superb. I haven't heard of Perfect Pearls but feel that they are going to be on the shopping list.

  9. Hi Maddy, this is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  10. The shimmer is fabulous!! I love the cool blue coloring too!

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