Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Poppies for rememberance

I live quite close to the military town of  Aldershot, so Remembrance Day is quite a big thing here, and of course a lot of forces veterans have settled in the area. So poppy themed sympathy cards  are very popular, especially as those who served in the World Wars get older.

This card has the poppy theme and also a background paper of postcards from other countries, to reflect the fact that the serviceman may have served almost anywhere in the world.

The poppy stamp is an umounted stamp that I got in a grab bag when I first started stamping, about 25 years ago. I coloured them in with Promarkers using very delicate strokes because of the fine detail.

The paper, too, is very old. It's a K&Company one - I think it was called Life's Journey - and is probably around 20 years old.  The sentiment is a clear sticker.

I am sharing this with

Make It Monday - Poppies 

Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkins or Poppies 

Passion for Promarkers - Something Old 


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sympathy card love the poppy stamp and perfect B.paper
Carol x

meg said...

Thank you for joining in at MMM with this beautiful sympathy card love the vintage feel it has

Dawn Phillips said...

I do love that stamp. It's so pretty. Love Dawn x

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful card, Jane! The poppies are lovely and just pop off the lovely background. Thank you for playing with us at the Make My Monday Challenge.

Darlene said...

Oh SO pretty Jane!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
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Paddington fan said...

A wonderful sympathy card, I love the beautiful poppy stamp! Thank you for joining us about at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope we see you again very soon, love Jacky DT

Janice said...

A beautiful sympathy card, a gorgeous poppy stamp. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Jane. I like your use of the background paper too. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.