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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Red for Remembrance

Hello there,

I hope everyone is well and have had a lovely week. I can't believe that we are well into November already and I have just seen the John Lewis Christmas advert - where has this year flown by too? I do love this time of year, there is so much going on - lots of Birthday celebrations to look forward to (including Sweet Stampin's birthday!)  and of course Christmas too!

However, this time of year also brings about the time for remembrance as we approach Remembrance Day. I haven't had the opportunity to see the poppies at Tower of London myself, but I have been amazed by the photos I have seen online. One thing I learnt about the Tower of London's part in World War 1 was that over 1,600 City workers swore an oath of allegiance at the Tower to join the ‘Stockbrokers Battalion’ and serve in the war - they called themselves "ditchers" as they made their oath standing in the dry moat.

Not quite the same as being there in person, but here are some of my favourite images from the internet....

Taken by MPS Helicopters - @MPSinthesky Twitter

Taken by BBC News - @BBCNews Twitter
In honour of Remembrance Day, this week at Sweet Stampin we'd like to see cards featuring red for remembrance....and if you'd like to feature poppies too that would be brilliant! Inspired by the wonderful images I have seen online, I have found my poppy stamp for this challenge.....

I've gone for a CAS card, to let the poppies shine. I have used a plain red paper in the background, topped with white card. I have stamped my poppy image twice and added the petals from the first image to the second with 3D sticky pads to add a little dimension to the card. 

My poppies were coloured with my Promarkers and I have added a little doodling to the card with a fine black pen.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin blog to see the fab cards that Team Abi have created this week. While you are there you can also read about our fab sponsor this week....

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Inspired by a Beatles song - Penny Lane ("The pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray")
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card Wedgie.


Tracey T said...

Gorgeous card, Wedgie. Love the photos of the Tower, too - the poppy installation looks amazing. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Wedgie, the photos are fabby too, such an amount of poppies!

Love and hugs

brenda said...

Classy and elegant Wedgie and such depth of colour

I am so pleased you joining in our Poppy theme at Allsorts this week with your lovely work.

B x

Marjorie said...

I love this card Wedgie, such lovely photo's too!.. it must have been a wonderful sight to see it in real life... wish I could have gone too!..
Thanks for sharing with us over at 'Papertake Weekly'... good luck with the challenge..
Marjorie DT Papertake Weekly x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Wedgie,
What a lovely card. So simple & elegant. Nice Beatles link! Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Andie xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Fab CAS design Wedgie, it really let's the poppies feature. Hugs, Wends x

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous card. That rich red against the stark white is so striking. I couldn't imagine seeing all those poppies in one place! Thanks for sharing those pictures - I've never seen it before!

Tracy said...

Fab creation.Thanks for joining Allsorts. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Lovely CAS card and love your poppy image - l wish l could have seen the poppies in the flesh too.

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x