Tuesday, 11 November 2014


I love poppies! They have a special significance for me as they remind me of the Norfolk countryside where I grew up and wild poppies grew in the hedgerows and at field margins. They are having a DT call at CAS Colours & Sketches and as soon as I saw the colour scheme I knew what card I wanted to make. It also fits very neatly into the theme on the Allsorts challenge blog this week... let it be my tribute to the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War.

The poppy image from The Stamp Barn has been stamped straight onto an ivory card blank in Versamark and embossed with metallic gold EP. I have simply coloured in the poppies with the very appropriate Poppy Red Promarker and have tried to get some shading by going over the innermost areas of the flowers several times.

I'm sorry that the photo isn't the best quality. It's a real pain this time of the year not being at home in the daylight and having to photograph all my cards in unnatural light! Anyway I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Lest we forget...



  1. The Norfolk Countryside is indeed beautiful in Poppy time Stef, as it is here in the Cambridgeshire Fens where the two Counties roll into one another. Like you my love of Poppies goes back to childhood and I never tire of creating cards using them.

    Enough of my chatter, I can to look at your card which is truly delightful and elegant and I am so pleased you shared it with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. This is a very stunning and elegant tribute to mark that solemn occasion. Absolutely fabulous use of our challenge colors! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS - Colours & Sketches!

  3. So many of us have childhood memories of poppies - for me it was seeing them in the fields when we were travelling to the coast on our annual holiday - along with the rabbits running in the fields - oh happy days,
    beautiful card - so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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

  5. Gorgeous card Stef, I love the image and design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  6. Love poppies and love your card! Can't believe you live so close to me, sure we must have crossed paths at some point. Fingers crossed for both of us with the DT call.

  7. This is so simple and beautiful. What a gorgeous stamp and its perfect to remember people who lost their lives protecting their countries. Incredible!

  8. Very elegant yet simple, perfect for the occasion. I like the use of this colour combo for Remembrance.mthanks for playing along and good luck with the DT call
    Louise from CAS C&S