Time is not measured by clocks, but by Moments.

I have a fascination of/with time.  It’s not an obsession, but it’s been something to which I became more aware of about ten to fifteen years ago.  I can’t quite explain it…  well, no, actually that’s a bit of a porky pie.  I could try to explain it, but to do so would unfortunately give away something in my book – which I’ve been writing inside my head for .. oh – heaven knows how long!   And a girl has to have some secrets, so I don’t want to divulge them yet  … at least, not until I write my book first!

Because I have this ‘time thing’ going on, I thought last week,  that I should make a time card.  I had a sentiment in mind and had recently bought some new stamps which would fit perfectly with that sentiment … so I went to work.

I began by making a sort of ‘explosion’ of colour happen on a ready scored 6″x 6″ card…

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I stamped four different coloured ink pads in a (sort of) circle onto my glass mat, then spritzed them with water so that they bled into each other and ran a little.  I stamped the ‘spoldge’ stamp into that watery mess and then stamped it straight away onto my card.  There was a little section which didn’t quite pick up enough colour, so I just used a paint brush to fill in.  You can see in the photo where that was – but I knew it wouldn’t matter as this was just to be the (kind of) background to what was to come …

After the ink dried thoroughly, I stamped the image of a Fob Watch which had exploded …

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..  and embossed it part in silver and part in gold embossing powder.

Then on another scrap piece of white card I stamped the same image again…

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This time though I didn’t do the explosion of colours behind it.

This was because I wanted to cut some parts of that image out and needed those particular parts to be crisp white . . .

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The white arrows in the above photo point out which parts I wanted to ‘fussy cut’ out.  This was so I could coat those pieces with Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss – because the parts I’ve pointed out in the photo above, would be the face of the clock…  and would have had the glass over them too – so I wanted to give those parts a clear glassy type finish.

By half way through I have to admit that I was beginning to wonder if it was such a great idea,  but I plodded on telling myself it would look fine and groovy once I’d finished.

Once cut out, I used the Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss on those pieces and put them on one side to dry overnight.

The following day they were dry and ready to go  . . .  so I fixed those pieces in place using Pinflair Glue Gel (what would we do without that gel, eh crafters?!).  But I put the pieces in a sort of ‘wiggly woggly’ way.  Some were tilted one way.  Some another way.  Some this way, some that.

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You can’t quite see it here in this photo (above) but you’ll see it better in the final photo in a minute.

The sentiment I found some time ago and don’t know who it’s supposed to be credited to – even though I’ve searched the internet.  I think it’s just something which happened one day and there it is.  It belongs to us all (maybe).

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It reads:  Time is not measured by clocks but by Moments I printed this out using my computer and Photoshop.  I knew how I wanted it to look, and had a font in mind … so built it then printed it out onto card, then matted it onto gold Mirri board.

Finally … I added a short length of Ivy  (Ivy is so timeless that I felt it married well into the card)  and some paper flowers …

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I made the flowers from music sheet paper which I ‘vintaged’ with an ink pad and a duster brush.  The die used to cut them out was a large die of different flowers by Heartfelt Creations.  The added bits,  of cogs and parts of the clock explosions, were also cut from a Heartfelt Creations die, which I die cut using my Ebosser and three colours of Mirri Board, Silver Shiney Gold and Matt Gold,  and then the resulting die cuts I cut into to make the effect I was after.

And that’s all there was to it.  😊

This card, well ….  I very nearly opened my bin and plonked the whole lot in.  It took me sooo long to make.  Doesn’t look as if it did – but oh boy, it was all  Start.  Stop.  Start.  Stop.  I had to wait for glue gel to dry.  Ink to dry.  Work out the size I wanted the sentiment to print out – I only had a certain amount of space – so it needed to feel balanced.  Even when I finally said “Ahhhh.  Finished!”  I still had to wait till the next day to photograph it because the centres of the flowers have gold and silver Tonic Drops as their centre and they had to lay flat in order to keep them where they should be.

So yes..  I’ll admit that I was kind of glad this card was finally finished.  But … I’d still make it again. (I know… glutton for punishment.  lol).

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I trust your Monday went well and that now you’re home (or when you eventually get home) that you feel that wonderful “Ahhhhh” feeling when you shut the door and kick off your shoes”.

Oh I remember that moment so well and will freely admit that I don’t miss it.  Although I’m not of retirement age,  (YAY) …  naturally – because as you well know,  I’m “Ooooonly 27“,  I am truly blessed to be ‘living the retired way‘ – even if very early on in life.  And no, it’s not because I won the lottery or have pots of money – sadlyBut if I ever do …. I promise you’ll be the first to know. 

I’m glad to not have that horrible Monday morning feeling – which actually happens sometime during Sunday afternoon.  See …. not so old that I don’t remember that feeling.

I hope your Monday has ended with you having a smile on your face.  And remember … Tomorrows Tuesday … already on the way to Friday!  YAAAY for Fridays!

BUT . . .   For anyone who needs an extra smile today …  I’ve come complete with a joke.  It’s the tiniest bit naughty … but not really, because it’s your mind which will make it naughty.

A Joke For the Day

The Mole Family
A papa mole, a mama mole, and a baby mole all live together in a little mole hole.

One day, papa mole sticks his head out of the hole, sniffs the air and said,
“Yum! I smell maple syrup!”

The mama mole sticks her head out of the hole, sniffs the air and said,
“Oh, Yum! I smell honey!”

Now baby mole is trying to stick his head out of the hole to sniff the air, but can’t because the bigger moles are in the way.
This makes him whine,
“Geez, all I can smell is….

.…. Molasses!!!!!   😆

Have a truly fabulous rest of your day,  and a blessed rest of your week.

Squidges and love,

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45 thoughts on “Time is not measured by clocks, but by Moments.

    • LOL…. It’s pretty innocent really, as a joke … but I felt I had to warn people – just in case.

      But it tickled the heck out of me and I just had to share it.

      Thrilled to bits that you like the card Flo. Thank you.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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  1. I feel like Alice and the rabbit with the pocket watch. I’m late ,I’m late for a very important date. Not really …I hardly ever go any where that important.( Don’t think Walmart and Piggly Wiggly count.) Yes …this morning was shopping morning and enough said.
    Love your creative take on time. My class told me we can’t ‘charge” for time put into making a card. Good grief! My order finely showed up so my markers are in order. Yea! Til later…. better go check on the patients down the road.

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    • We don’t have Piggly Wiggly here in the UK .. but you can rest assured that if we did I’d be in there, simply because of the fantastic name!!!

      Walmart … owns Asda – and Asda we have! In fact, I was parked outside the BIG Asda here just this morning. They do a returns service for items you need to send back to Create and Craft. I’d ordered some stencils from their, but when they arrived they were the wrong stencils. (sigh). But at least the returns is free and easy.

      Have a great afternoon with those ‘patients’ lol.
      Oodles of love ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Hey! Nice creation! I love that exploded watch stamp, never seen anything like that! I love time too in my artwork, although for me it’s more just clocks and watches I love!I am also writing a novel in my head (several started on paper). Sadly still having to work, but I do get Mondays off. xx

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    • Wow .. Mondays off! Perfect Job!
      Thrilled you like the card RainbowFC.
      I can see why you would like clocs and watches … some of them are just incredible little works of art. So beautiful.
      Have a wonderful rest of your day!! ~ Cobs.x

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  3. Beautiful card, I love the sentiment and the shiny bits are just the job. Also the mole joke is brilliant. After 11 years of working with 5 year olds (and now having my own!), I think I have the mind of one when it comes to toilet humour. Have a lovely day x

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    • Hello Mrs.Craft 😀
      Thank you so much for your lovely words!
      The joke … I felt that somehow, this was going to be a mum with little ones, or a Grandma/Grandad who might feel the ‘funny’ in that one, and it would give the chuckle muscle a bit of a work.
      Thrilled you got a smile.
      Sending oodles of love your way ~ Cobs.x

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  4. That card is so absolutely clever and cool! I bet that did take some time to complete.
    I also need to tell you that is one of the best jokes I have heard. I am going to have to tell my dad that one as he loves those types of jokes……not sure if it is because he grew up on a farm, became a plumber or is, perhaps, a bit twisted…….but that seems to run in the family too!

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    • Hello Chicken.
      I’m so happy you like the card.
      The joke …. lol, I did have to think carefully about posting that one, as I worried that some folk could get offended. But, I figured that the word itself wasn’t offensive or rude or naughty even. It was actually the brain which could make it anything from mildly amusing to the worst joke someone had ever read – so in the end I decided to share it because, well, it was just so sweet. I could picture the scene and even hear the little (almost childlike) voice saying that last line. And it was then I knew. If it tickled the heck out of me, then it was the right thing.

      Hope Dad loves it as much as I do.
      Great to see you Chicken.
      Sending oodles of love and buckets of squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  5. Helloooooo, such a cool card. I love how you added the colour under the watch and then cut the watch out on white card and added gloss. It adds so much dimension ( I kept going between the photos trying to figure out if you had raised it up on 3d foam). As ever the finished card is stunning. Hxx

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    • Hello Hannah.
      Aw it’s fabulous to see you.
      I’m not sure if I’m getting your posts in my reader (again), I’m going to have to ‘unfollow’ and then ‘follow’ you again – so if you see me doing that, you’ll know why.

      Thrilled you like the card. The ‘cut out’ bits were added to the card using Glue Gel (Pinflair) – so that it didn’t show up any foam, and because I knew I wanted to put those pieces on at different angles, so that it actually did look like an ‘explosion’ – with all the bits flying off in different directions.

      It’s so lovely to see you Hannah.
      Sending love, as always, ~ Cobs. x

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      • You may not have missed any posts – my laptop has died and I’ve been spending time getting my Etsy shop updated with jewellery but I’m having to do it all from my phone. Me, tiny screen, fat fingers -Aaaaargh. Many hours of frustration

        I have promised myself that I’ll blog when I’ve got on top of my listings and I’m nearly there………

        Anyway, hope your Wednesday is going well. Dull and dreary here 😞 Hxx

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        • Raining here, …. but cooler, and for that I’m truly thankful.

          Sorry to hear about the Laptop … is it repairable? It’s worth getting it checked out – see if you can find a proper local business who specialises in laptop repairs – and check out their feedback. (rather than go to one of the big places who have a tech department – as I’m of the opinion that those techs can’t tie their own shoe laces – and I base my opinion on experience of them).

          I could not do even a reply to a comment on my phone. It takes me long enough to tap out a watsap message to Daughter No.2, let alone trying anything more important. I think you’re amazing that you can do it.

          Sending love and healing thoughts for the laptop (or flaptop as I call mine) lol.
          ~ Cobs.x

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            • Thank Heavens for back up!
              Shame about it nor being repairable. But … if you have to send it to the dustbin … make sure you remove the keys (so you can use them in crafting, or sell them), and more importantly, remove and totally destroy memory.
              love C xx

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    • Hello Daisies
      I’m just thrilled to bits that you like the card, but patience? Me? Aw, you have the wrong person. I’m like a child on Christmas Eve waiting for Father Christmas to put in an appearance. lol. 😀

      The Book … Not started writing in down yet, I keep opening up the book I want to write it in and I hit a blank wall. Starting it has become the mountain I’m trying to climb. That first sentence.

      But I know that once I’ve ‘got it’, the words will just flow for me, because they’re all here, inside this skull (taps head). Jumbling around and jumping from scene to scene, place to place, person to person.

      I’ll get there. I know I will. I have to. Otherwise I’ll go crackers. lol
      Sending love Daisies ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello Samantha 😀
      Not sure why, but this comment went into the Spam box! WordPress thought it was spam! How very dare it.
      But that’s the reason I’m late replying. I didn’t know the comment was there!
      Thank you so much Samantha for your lovely comment.
      Bless your heart.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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  6. Oh what a pretty card! I love the flowers made from sheet music! It adds the perfect touch to the card. I’ve heard that sentiment before, and like you, have no idea where I heard it or where it is from. Oh I can’t wait until I don’t have to get up on Mondays! My husband retired almost 8 years ago….early. He was on his feet all day on concrete and just couldn’t take it anymore. Now, as he says, his job is golf! LOL! I do have a few more Mondays…somewhere around 200…but who’s counting! LOL! I LOVED that joke! I’m going to have to remember that one! LOL! I know a “few” people who will love it! Have a good rest of the week! Can’t wait until Friday…oh, that’s only 2 days away! Yeah! 🙂

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    • Hello Nancee
      200 Mondays… ahh, it will fly past. Well, not quite, but at least you can now see the end coming, and all us bloggers will be with you on the journey, so you won’t be on your own. Well be cheering you one and getting you past the finish line. YAY!

      Yes, like your husband, Cobs retired several years early and was SO happy to have been given the chance to do so. His job then became Golf too! Bless. (Can’t see the attraction myself, but whatever floats your boat, eh? lol)

      Thrilled you like the card – and especially thrilled you like the joke. lol. It was a tickly one for me and just had to share it.
      Thank you so much for coming, and for your lovely comment.
      Sending big squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  7. Your magic shows up in your cards-love the clock i have a thing about time too-Someone asked me what time it was today and I said “Some time in June! ha! The mole family story made me laugh. Thank you dearest darling! love Michele

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  8. I love this Time Card, Cobs – what a fabulous idea!
    I can see the time you spent planning it, working on it, putting it all together, and admiring the finished product. Time well spent, I’d say! I love the design.
    I love time too, but would love more of it!
    And I’m intrigued about your fascination with time… is it a particular time, time itself or time travel (I’m equally, if not more so fascinated, by the way…)
    And speaking of time, sorry I’m way behind commenting. It’s another time thing, I’m afraid to say…

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    • I cannot tell you what it is (about time) Tom, for if I did, I’d have to …. tape your hands behind your back and stick a carrot into your mouth so that you couldn’t talk!

      But I will say that it’s more focused on time itself.
      It’s not a futuristic thing which I’m hoping to finally write my book about.
      It’s time itself.
      … and I can’t say anymore because … it’s a secret. shhhhhhhh!

      buckets full of squidges ~ Cobs.x

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