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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Slow down and take time to smell the flowers...

Hello bloggers,

Thanks for the comforting words about my fish...
I feel better already! I seem to have gathered serious information on the psychology of goldfish in the bargain - now does that sound fishy? Lol!

Now to my card - I have used metallic cream cardstock and I have stamped the turtle with my Peachy Kleen clear stamp on a light green card stock. It has been coloured with my Darwent water colour pencils. I went over the outline of the turtle with my Sakura pen in green and gold.
The bits of gold paper is actually a new gift wrap with a great texture. 
The hand-torn strip of paper at the bottom was originally cream which I distressed with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. I went over the sides with Crushed Olive.
The three bead look alikes are coffee beans and the sentiment is handwritten. I just think that life is just so busy that we don't take enough time to smell the flowers.
The flowers have not been made by me but are from my stash. 
I do like the sentiment, what do you say?

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/ -  anything goes
http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - green and yellow
http://happichallenge.blogspot.com/ -  green
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


I hope you like my card - thanks for visiting and I would love it if you have a minute to leave me a comment.

Hugs,
Monica

23 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi dearest Monica. You are so right, I love that sentiment. The design of your card is just perfect and I love those colours. Hope youa re feeling better.
Love Sandra xx

Crafterkhush said...

Nice one Monica.. Do you take the time to smell your flowers...

anita said...

so pretty!hope this will make u feel better.

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

Very Nice, Monica! I think your little turtle is so cute! The flowers, tulips and daffodils, are just beginning to bloom here. I can't smell much from them, but I do enjoy seeing them! =)

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love the metallic shine and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch and I hope you join us next week :)

jimlynn said...

Monica, your sentiment is great and so is the card! Love the distressed look and that turtle is just darling.
Lynn

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a great card and wonderful sentiment! Thank you for playing with us at Critter Sketch and Happileigh Scrappin' this week! Good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

Terry Oulboub said...

Monica, your new background is so pretty. I've not been around of late and I so missed your blog. Happy blogoversary! A year! How fantastic is that? Your cards are always lovely and you really are the sweetest person! This is the cutest turtle; love how you embellished him/her in such a lovely way. Sweetie, it would a pleasure to send you more paper. I have oodles that I cut 6 x 6 hoping to make mini albums but I keep getting more paper and I hate to see it wasted. So send me your address again please so that I can delight you with some goodies! :-)

sgc said...

Great card! I love the sentiment yuou chose. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Monica Hope you are well. Love the metalic look anf the touch ups on the turtle . Your handwritten sentiment is great for all types of situations .Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

Beverley said...

Monica...this card is sooooo! sweet...and truer words were never spoken...or stamped...lol...we never seem to slow down and enjoy the roses around us...thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet sentiments for me...you always make my day.

Stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

Jenny said...

A lovely card, with a cute turtle, nice design and sentiment.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny

Mary J said...

Hello Monica honey! Gosh, this is such a great card - love that layout and how tactile you've made it!

Thx for joining us at the Make It Monday link party!

Mary J x

Crystal said...

Wonderful card & I love the sentiment. Just perfect to go with a turtle image! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch Challenge :)

Merry said...

Hi Monica..this is such a wonderful card. Love the use of your turtle with the sentiment. :-) Thanks for visiting over my way with the lovely comments.

sgc said...

Great card with a wonderful sentiment. Thank you for playing in the Critter Sketch green and yellow challenge.

Bea said...

great sentiment Monica and what a lovely card - the turtle is such a fun image.
Bea x

LynneForsythe said...

AWESOME CARD.....lovin' the hand written sentiment!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies and SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW!!

LynneForsythe said...

what a WONDERFUL card....LOVE the hand written sentiment!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies and SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW!!

Rae said...

A wonderful card with a wonderful sentiment.

fatmonica said...

Lovely card and the sentiment is perfect!

ManuK said...

I love your little turtle, Monica! And the card message, what can I say, we should be reminded that more often. It brought a smile on my face. Thank you!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Pretty card...i love the neutral colours and the cute coffee beans! :)