Tuesday, 11 November 2014


   Today we remember the dead of the two world wars as well as those who have given their lives in other wars, so I was mindful of making this card which uses the poppy which reminds us of these events.
   I began by stamping randomly over a piece of green square card using a small stamp from Elusive Images (now Chocolate baroque) summer poppies set. I then dusted distress ink over the card, wrapped a red ribbon round it and matted and layered it onto black and then white card.
   The vertical panel is also using a stamp from the same set. I coloured it using Promarkers, dusted distress over it and matted it onto black card
   The main image is from the flora and fauna set of stamps. I coloured this using Promarkers and went over the poppies using pencils. I cut the image out leaving a narrow margin around the edge and then matted it onto black card, cutting this out and again leaving a edging. I attached it to the card using glue gel. Finally I added a bow.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Allsorts - poppies/remembrance
   Crafty Catz - ribbons and/or lace
   Imagination Crafts - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
   Delicious Doodles -  remembrance
   Crafting When We Can - use your markers
   Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes with the twist add some ribbon
   Fantasy Stampers - red alert
   Sweet Stampin' - poppies or red for remembrance


KarinsArtScrap said...

Crafty this is gorgeous

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Paper Panda said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
Mandy x (CF DT)

Karen Letchworth said...

What a stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and please stop by again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Janette said...

Beautiful card..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Jo Ann said...

What a gorgeous card. The green and red are so perfect in this design. We're delighted that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 12:2, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Have a blessed day.


brenda said...

What can I say Mary, no secret I adore Poppies and your card is truly glorious.

Thank you so much much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation.Thanks for joining Allsorts. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debbie said...

Beautifully poignant. Thanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge.

Debbie said...

Just lovely. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. debbiex

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous poppies and a stunning card! Thank you for entering the challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely poppy card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Remembrance/Thinking of You/With Sympathy”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)


Beautiful card, and brilliant colouring on your poppy stamps. Thank you for sharing your card in the 'Red for Remembrance' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Kaija said...

Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

debbie said...

thank you for joining us at Scrapbook stamp society

Julie B said...

What gorgeous poppies and so much patience to fussy cut them not once but twice.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. :)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. We hope to see you again next time.

JayBe said...

A lovely 'Remembrance' design - thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Poppet said...

A wonderful card Crafty. Love the colours you have used and the black and white really make the images stand out.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

rachel said...

this is awesome! Gorgeous green and the poppies really pop!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts this month! Hugs rachel xx