Saturday, 9 November 2013

Poppies - Just Because

The weather today here has been absolute PANTS! And because it's been wet the light has been even PANTSER! (Is that a word???)
Anyway you know what I mean - so consequently I had about 10 zillion attempts to take a photo of this card which looked anything like the actual thing - grey, full of shadows, horrible flower colours... even messing abpout with photo editing didn't make much difference - then just before I went out a patch of blue sky appeared through the roof window and I managed to get a couple of pics before the hailstones came again!

As Remembrance Day is almost upon us here in the UK it seemed fitting to make a card with Poppies.

I wanted something reasonably CaS but didn't want to make what you might call a 'typical remembrance card' with 'Sympathy' or a 'thinking of you' type sentiment, but wanted one that could be used to commemorate the fact that we are here when others are not.

The sentiment I stamped onto this small tag reminds me that I have a lot to be thankful for and happy about - even when I am feeling  the same as the weather - Pants!

Just basic linen card and a die cut from a scrap of card - die coloured with Distress Inks and mounted with 3d pads.
A few tiny sparkly gems and some shoestring ribbon - job done !

And a card which I hope can be sent 'Just Because' you feel like it!

Challenges -
Daring Card Makers - Other Occasions
Twist of Faith - Remembrance
Totally Gorjuss - Remember
Delicious Doodles - Remembrance
My Time to Craft - One layer or less
Pixies Playground - Snippets

Hope the weather isn't pants where you are! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment - I appreciate it. x

28 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card Viv and what a lovely sentiment, Susan x

Sue said...

So beautiful Viv, I love the way you have coloured the die and such a lovely sentiment too.
Yes, our weather has been pants here too, let's hope tomorrow is better.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Viv, I like the flowers and the gems.
Kevin xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card.... I have that Die... Not used yet......
Weather here 23degs and promised most of next week.....
Hugs Sylviexx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Remembrance Sunday/Thinking of You”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Poppy card Viv......

Anne

Val said...

Beautiful
Valxx

Val said...

Beautiful
Valxx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, lovely sentiment.
Wendy xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful CAS card Viv, despite your trouble taking pics of it :O)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous Viv
luv
debby

brenda said...

Good morning, here on my virtual c/p visits again just to let you know I’ve taken a peek at your latest makes. Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Mau xx said...

A lovely card Viv, I love poppies at anytime. Great sentiment.
Hugs Mau xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv.
Yvonne x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Must admit our weather has been quite good this weekend .. .. does that make it un-pants? Possibly!! LOL!!

Great use of your snippets and love the little tag with its added poppies.

Hope today has been better for you.

Love Jules xx

Beccy said...

Your card is perfect for Remembrance Day Viv, and I think you achieved exactly what you were trying for.
Cheers,
Beccy

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your poppies are really precious and beautifully colored, Viv! I've never seen that sentiment before and I totally love it!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful card, You used this die perfectly looks fab..so is the sentiment...luv annie xx

coops said...

simply stunning viv.your poppies are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a lovely CAS card with such a sweet sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith card challenges. Princess DT member

Zella said...

Viv, your card is not only beautiful but perfect for today! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith this week. We hope you come back time and time again!
Blessings,
Zella
Twist of Faith DT

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Beautiful Remembrance card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

Vickie ODell said...

Your poppies are amazing! They are perfect for remembrance day. When I was a girl they used to sell paper poppies on the street (or other places) and we'd put them in our lapel to remember fallen soldiers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Twist of Faith.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the sentiment, Cathy x

Di said...

Oh Viv, what a stunning card - just perfect for Remembrance Day, lovely die cut and such great colouring.

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

A Beautiful card and a lovely sentiment.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Love;ly card. Love the sentiment and wonderful die cut!