Sunday 9 November 2014


 Like so many others, on Friday I made the journey to London to see for myself the beautiful and moving installation on poppies at the Tower of London, one for each British/Commonwealth life lost in WW1.  It is a very effective way to convey the huge scale of numbers and certainly puts life in perspective.
The day before I went to the NEC with my LIM friend Chrissie and bought some new stash to play with.  But somehow it seemed more appropriate to reach for existing stash and make this card.
The CAS colour challenge of real red, vanilla and metallic gold fitted it perfectly, though my red looks very dark in the photos.  My theme comes from Simon Says, which dedicated its Thinking of You challenge to Remembrance Day.  I gold embossed a SU sentiment onto a panel, cut a Memory Box sunburst from it (which to me symbolises hope) and mounted it on a tentfold card.  Added Memory Box poppies, diecut some gold pods for the flowers and tied my bunch with gold thread.
A quick look at Paper Playful shows another few challenges to enter:
Allsorts - poppies, remembrance
Sweet Stampin - poppies or red for remembrance
Delicious Doodles - remembrance, thinking of you


  1. Gorgeous card - it is beautiful and conveys what you saw so well. I saw the display on Google and wish I could have seen it in person. It is hard to imagine so many people dying in so few years and we still haven't learn all the lessons it should have taught us.

  2. A beautiful card Anne, a lovely die cut panel and gorgeous poppies - perfect for the time of remembering!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  3. A beautiful card Anne, perfect for today.
    I saw the poppies at the tower a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad we made the trip .... they were amazing! xx

  4. Beauitful card Anne.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  5. Very pretty card. I have yet to see the poppies, I was in London today but didn't make it. X

  6. Very pretty card. I have yet to see the poppies, I was in London today but didn't make it. X

  7. Classy and elegant Anne.

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

    B x

  8. I love this classy and so appropriate. I would have loved to have seen the poppies.

  9. What a classy, elegant card to share for Remembrance Day (or Veterans Day, as we call it here in the U.S.). The poppies and the sentiment are perfect for this solemn occasion. I really like how you've arranged the poppies over the die cut sunburst.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CAS - Colours & Sketches! I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

  10. Such an elegant card - love the way you have used the die to create a beautiful 'bouquet' of poppies.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  11. Beautiful creation for our poppy challenge at Allsorts tracy x

  12. Dear Ann, I was admiring this poppies on the photos, that my son send to me. He is living and working in London. It is a very nice installation with a great symbolic value. The card you made with inspiration of this installation is unique. I like it very much.
    Hugs, Sonja

  13. Thankyou Anne for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week. As I am sure you saw in a previous week I went to see the poppies in London and it was truely breathtaking. You card is a perfect design for the Challenge this week Jo x

  14. Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  15. What a blessing it must have been to be able to attend that very moving ceremony, Anne! The pictures are extraordinary and I imagine they don't do the event justice in terms of how majestic it was. I wish we would do something similar in this country. Your tried-and-true poppy die was the perfect choice for the day. I'm loving how you tied the poppies together!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  17. This card takes my breath away. I too visited the poppies and I'm not surprised you were inspired to craft, the use of the colour combo is perfect. thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at CAS C&S
    Louise xx

  18. A stunning card1 It's just beautiful.


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