Sunday, 6 November 2016

Poppies for remembrance

Here in the UK at the moment there is a lot of controversy about two of our national football teams being told they cannot wear poppies for a match they are playing against each other. I won't bore you with the details, but to me the poppy is an international symbol of remembrance that transcends all political, cultural and religious boundaries and is particularly important at this time of year.

This stamp, an unmounted one I've had for years, always gets several outings at this time of year.

Because I wanted to stamp it directly on to the front of the card, I didn't want to use Promarkers to colour it as they can show through on the back, so I stamped it in Versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear powder before colouring with water based markers.

The sentiment is a pre-printed one from an old Hot Off The Press kit, I thought it would make an ideal card for someone mourning the loss of a loved one or perhaps at this time of year remembering somebody lost long ago. I die cut it and added a tiny acrylic heart.

I am sharing this with

Fantasy Stampers - Poppy Appeal
Perfectly Created Chaos - Heat Embossing
Sweet Stampin' - Red for remembrance
CAS on Sunday - Flowers
Just us Girls - Encouragement  


  1. Beautiful poppy stamp and great sentiment
    Carol x

  2. Your poppy is beautiful and I love that wonderful sentiment. This is a wonderful creation to let someone know you are thinking of them. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Super CAS card, Jane. Beautiful image and a lovely sentiment. The little red heart is perfect. xx

  4. What an absolutely beautiful clean and simple card. Showcasing just the red poppies and the sentiment is stunning. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!!!

  5. Hi Jane,
    what a very wonderful card, and those stamped poppies are gorgeous.
    Love your clean and crisp design, and that sentiment is super.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. A really beautiful CAS card Jane. I love the poppies and a lovely sentiment. Barbxx

  7. That is so elegant and so perfect for our challenge this week. Utterly LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sweet Stamping this week for our 'Red for Remembrance' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stamping DT

  8. Such a wonderful CAS card, and your post said it all. The pop of red from the stamped poppies against the white is striking. This is just perfect for our 'Red For Remembrance’ challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  9. Gorgeous CAS card, Jane. Love the stamp. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  10. This is a stunning CAS card Jane with a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining our challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
    Crafty hugs

  11. Very pretty card with a lovely sentiment! Thank you for joining the heat embossing challenge over at Perfectly Created Chaos. I hope you play again soon!

  12. A fab poppy stamp and a great sentiment combine to make a great card Jane.
    Thanks for joining us over at Fantasy Stampers.


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