Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Saying thank you with Pleasant Poppies from Stampin' Up

Today, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it's Remembrance Day and at 11 o'clock there will be two minutes of silence to honour those who have died in the service of their country. The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance day and the two cards I'm showing you today seem appropriate.



I used Stampin' Up's Pleasant Poppies, stamping with Memento ink and colouring with the Cherry Cobbler blendabilities markers plus a little sponging for the background. The stamp is huge, so I cut a section off the stamped image and made a tag out of it using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. The little stamped detail below the ribbon is from Hey You - it's easy to miss this useful set but you'll find it on p.103 of the Stampin' Up annual catalogue.


I couldn't waste those poppies I'd coloured so I cut the rest of them out and arranged them on a panel decorated with a washi tape border. I added curved corners and a sentiment and the card was done!


The first card was made for Addicted to CAS where the code word is Tag. I'll be romping down to Pixie's Snippets playground with my second card and it's also my entry for CAS(E) This Sketch where this is the sketch this week:




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We attended the remembrance service at our church on Sunday. I am always so moved by it. Our rector, who was once in the army himself, reads out the names of all the dead on the war memorial. Sometimes there are two or more of the same surname and it breaks my heart to think of some poor woman opening the door and receiving the telegrams. Terrible things happen in this world and I am truly grateful for my lovely, uneventful little life.

See you tomorrow,

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards for a beautiful day.

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  2. These are lovely Vicky. I researched the war memorial of the village where my grandfather grew up, one family lost 3 sons. So very sad. Xx

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  3. Two gorgeous poppy cards. Love the layout and how you did the ribbon on the tag.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  4. Beautiful cards for Remembrance Day, Vicki! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  5. perfect cards for today and I do love the soft background of your tag card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS x

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  6. These are both gorgeous and so appropriate for such a special day xxx

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  7. Beautiful cards Vicky so subtle and beautifully done. Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS its always lovely to see you here.

    Marie

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  8. Beautiful cards! I especially love your take on the sketch!

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  9. I love those poppies and your tag card is beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

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  10. Really lovely cards Vicky and perfect for the recent commemorations.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  11. these are so pretty! wonderful cards! thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  12. Wonderful take on the sketch--love those poppies!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x