Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Poppy surprise

Hi everyone I'm back again.
On my desk earlier I had a Poppy card close to finishing.
Well it's finished but no longer a card I will be giving to anyone lol
I am being a little greedy and keeping it for my desk.
As said in a post what seems like eons ago Poppies,
particularly red ones, remind me of my grandparents.
We lived with them for a while when I was younger
and wherever you went there were fields covered with
glorious vibrant red poppies.
So I added a little calendar and turned it into an easel card.
I will be displaying it as in the 1st picture but with the option
of the calendar as well. Tada lol
I have to say I was unsure about the stamp and die sets as this is my first
but if this set is anything to go by I am hooked.
I stamped and coloured using promarkers first and then cut out
using the matching die set and it cuts beautifully first time.
No having to run it through the cuttlebug numerous times and I didn't even
have to add any paper shims.
Just the B and C plates and voila.
Items I used are...
Promarkers - Poppy, Pine, Grass, Apple and Black
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die -  S4-425
Sheena Douglas Poppy Die - SD-PPMD-POP
Sheena Douglas Poppy Stamp - SD-PPS-POP
Ribbon and hand tied bow, glitter and pearls.
I am entering this into the following...

Allsorts - #316 Use a stamp
Stamping sensations - Dies and punches
Love rubberstamps - #157 Use a die cut
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything goes
As you like it  - Favourite book - Where poppies grow by Linda Granfield because it serves as a very good reminder of what my Grandfather (and so many others) went through so I can have the life I have today.


  1. Oh yeah Julie, what more can a girl ask for than Poppies and as easel plus a bit of bling for good measure, totally adore your creation.

    Thanks so much for making my day and sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  2. Julie, stunning card and fabulous project! You had me at "poppy" - something about that flower that I love. Thanks so much for sharing your art on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge and good luck!

  3. I can see why you've decided to keep this for yourself...such a wonderful creation! What a wonderful poppy die/stamp set...makes for a great focal image! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, hope you'll join us again in more of our weekly challenges.

  4. Stunning calender and l would want to keep it too :)
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Use a Stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  5. Oh this is stunning, I'd be hanging onto it too! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  6. Hi again Julie, in answer to your question, I am loving the SN pencils. I am not a colourist by any stretch of the imagination and over the years have had Promarkers, Copics, Chameleon pens, watercolours and so on and the SN Pencils are the first that have given me results that I am reasonably happy with.

    I managed to grab a C&C weekender a while back where they offered the full set of 120 for about £65 and with flexi pay, so I went for it and am pleased I did.

    Hope that helps.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!
    Jennifer, DT

  8. This is just wonderful, so inspiring! I love poppies and love the red popping on the white card here! Beautiful shaped card!

  9. Beautiful card and reason its your favourite book too!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)