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Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Morning crafters, hope today finds you all safe and well? Today as I am sure you will know is Remembrance Day LEST WE FORGET. I will be joining in with the 2 minutes silence at work at 11am as always.

Just a quick note, if anyone is wondering what has happened to your comments on my posts its ME! That's what happened, I was deleting all spam and ended up deleting all comments on all posts too sorry! Lol!

Today's post is in honour of all our brave Armed Forces past and present.

I matted and layered up my Red card with White card. I lay the stencil down on the Coconut card (before attaching it to the base card lol!) and inked through with my Versamark Ink Pad then ran it through the E-bosser to transfer the ink and emboss the card, I rubbed Cosmic Shimmer Gold all over. I wrapped some red ribbon around opposite corners then attached to my base card.

I added the poem onto the image in Photoshop, printed it onto photo paper and die cut with Grand Decorative Ovals and attached to card using foam tape.

I added a bow on top of the ribbon in the bottom corner, made my Poppy using Red card and once dry and put together added my poppy on top of the bow. This is quite a big poppy and too big to be put into an envelope so I will have to make a box for it at some stage.

Finished dimensions are 7.5" X 7.5"

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation Card Red & Coconut White
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Pigments Gold
Clarity Stencil Tangle
Spellbinders Create a Flower Poppy
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals
Image and John McCrae poem from the Internet
Fantastic Ribbons Red Satin 
Kaisercrafts Sparklet Gems Red
Foam Pads
White card

I would like to enter this card in the Challenge

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Good morning Jacquie, yes today is a day to reflect on all those who gave their lives to give us a better place to live in. Still to this day our armed forces are making the same sacrifice. Your card is very fitting.
    Hazel xx

  2. A stunning tribute to our brave Armed forces Jacquie. I love embossed background, wonderful poem and such a beautiful poppy too.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Hi Jacquie what a lovely tribute to all who have fallen in past and present wars. Love the background and poppy and lovely picture background for the moving poem. One hundred years on and we still don't seem to have learnt much. Hugs Susan x

  4. Fabulous creation, love the colours and papers used...
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  5. Fabulous tribute Jacquie. I admit to being a poetry lover. There were so many wonderful World War One poets and all these poems bring tears to my eyes. As Hazel said, we must also remember our brave men and women who are still in conflict! Christine x

  6. Morning Jacquie, a stunning card and a lovely tribute to all the young men & women who lost their lives. Janice xxx

  7. This is gorgeous,fab design and

  8. A beautiful tribute to those we lost.
    Great design and fabulous Poppy

    Patricia x

  9. Hi Jacquie, thank goodness you told me that you accidentally deleted the comments, I was about to make an appointment to get a CAT scan! lol

    Your card is just gorgeous and it's such a wonderful tribute! Your handmade poppy is amazing and the technique you used for the background is pure genius! Might have to borrow that one! Great work my friend! hugs :)

  10. Gorgeous card and a wonderful tribute Jacquie. Loll xx

  11. Beautiful card and lovely tribute Jacquie.

  12. Hi Jacquie
    A beautiful card and tribute. The poppy is magnificent.
    Hadn't noticed any missing comments but blogger does some weird things.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  13. This is truly beautiful Jacquie. The poem is lovely and looks so good they way you have printed it. That poppy is just stunning. Michelle x

  14. Beautiful card and you have put a lot of thought into this.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  15. Beautiful creation for our poppy challenge at Allsorts tracy x

  16. Thisw is a tunning card Jacquie and very thoughtful in its composition. Thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x

  17. This is a beautiful card Jacquie, I love how you have added the poem to the image and your poppy is fabulous.
    I'm glad you have cleared up the mystery of the missing comments - I was beginning to think I had gone completely mad!


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