Sunday 6 November 2016

Poppies for Remembrance

A CAS poppy card today.  Poppies are significant in the UK as a symbol of remembrance, particularly at this time of year as Armistice Day is commemorated on November 11th.

 I stamped the image, Stampendous 'Poppy stems' with a Memento ink pad before lining up the image in the embossing folder to ensure it was in the middle.  The embossing folder I used was Couture Creations 'Bon Jour', which has a blank panel across the middle.  I turned it round so the blank panel went down.  The image was coloured with Promarkers.  I added three red Card Candi and a sentiment to finish off the card.  

I am joining in the following challenges:

I read this on Facebook during week, following the appalling decision by FIFA to ban the wearing of poppies by England and Scotland football teams when they play on Armistice Day:
I am not a badge of honour,
I am not a racist smear,
I am not a fashion statement,
To be worn but once a year,
I am not glorification
Of conflict or of war.
I am not a paper ornament
A token,
I am more.
I am a loving memory,
Of a father or a son,
A permanent reminder
Of each and every one.
I am paper or enamel
I'm old or shining new,
I'm a way of saying thank you,
To every one of you.
I am a simple poppy
A reminder to you all,
That courage, faith and honour,
Will stand where heroes fall.

Paul Hunter 2014


  1. This is a really elegant remembrance card Liz and I love your central panel with those beautifully coloured poppies and the pierced edges with that pretty embossing either side, and the three card candi finish it perfectly. What a thought provoking poem and perhaps the decision makers at FIFA need to read this poem too. x

  2. Love your elegant and striking design! Great card and beautiful poem! The decison of FIFA is so much strange! They need to read this poem, surely!

  3. Beautiful remembrance card Liz, super embossed side panels and a lovely poppy image.A great poem too.
    Jean x

  4. This is very elegant and so richly designed. I am loving this EF, and it's a perfect way to show off these blazing poppies. Thanks for sharing the sentiment. Sounds like the UK is getting to be way too much like the USA. We should ALL of us, every single one, remember those who have fought & died for freedom in every country. It's not a political statement, it is just the RIGHT thing to do! Regardless of politics. These people fought &died so that our countries could offer free choices. TFS & thanks for this timely reminder!!!

  5. We must never forget the sacrifices all of our forefathers have made for us to have the freedoms we have today, Liz. Lovely card and I especially like the embossed panels! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. What a beautiful card with those commemorative poppies and their special meaning. We call it veteran's day here in the states but it's also celebrated Nov 11th. I love the embossing and 3 candi dots too.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the embossing on the sides and the flowers are lovely! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  8. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderful card, and those poppies are gorgeous.
    Love your very fab design of this.
    What a great poem also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. A beautiful card and poem - thank you for sharing.
    Kath x

  10. What a lovely way of using the embossed panel, perfect for this lovely card. The poem is beautiful and if only the people at FIFA could read and learn from it! I'm not a football fan like you but I'm still shocked and upset by FIFA's ruling about not wearing poppies.

    1. And here I am back with my Cardz 4 Guyz hat on to thank you for sharing your lovely work with us this week

  11. A stunning card Liz and such a beautiful poem.

    Sue xx

  12. Lovely card Liz and I love that poem...I can't believe wither what FIFA is trying to do stopping us from remembering those who were lost in the fight to save us...


  13. Gorgeous paneled card. Love the way the red just pops off the page! I was unaware about the FIFA decision.

  14. Stunning card Liz, love the embossing folder too, a new one to me!
    Beautiful poem.
    Janice x

  15. This is a beautiful card and the design is just fantastic. Thank you for posting this from facebook. My husband and many others fought for our rights and freedom and this is such a simple way to honor them by wearing a poppy. How sad what this country is coming to.

  16. Lovely card and a lovely poem too!

  17. Such a beautiful card, the poppies are lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  18. A beautiful card. I am so in agareement with the content of the beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing both your card and the poem. I appreciate this was the perfect time to share it. Caz Cardz 4 Guyz. DT

  19. Beautiful card and a fabulous poem.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
    Crafty hugs

  20. Great embossed panals and they keep it so beautifully CAS! Those poppies are beautiful! Hope you have a sunny week!

  21. A really beautiful CAS card Liz and what a lovely poem.

    I have heard that in spite of the ludicrous ban by FIFA the home nations have decided to defy it and wear the poppy on Friday and accept the fine. I hope this is the case. Barbxx

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

  23. Your embossed panels frame those poppies perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. :)


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