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Monday, 10 November 2014

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Poppy Meadow: Monday 10th November 2014

Hello Friends,

I am continuing with the theme of Remembrance today and would like to enter this re-visited card  in the Stamping with Bibiana Throwback Thursday challenge #4. 

I have been wanting to enter this challenge, where we share a previously blogged creation..but well, you know how busy I have been of late. I see the challenge will be taking a break until January, but it is one I will definitely be coming back to in the New Year!

The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' and I thought that as it is November, which here in the UK is a special time for celebrating our veterans and especially this year, I would share this card that I posted a year ago. 

It uses the same poppy stamps (Poppy Meadow) by Indigo Blu, that I used for yesterday's post. I created the background on linen paper, using distress inks, which I then spritzed with water to create an uneven watercolour effect. The poppy stamps were stamped in black archival and heat embossed with clear powder before colouring with distress inks.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I finished with black and deep red ribbon.

I would like to enter this card in

Many thanks for stopping by today,
Love and Hugs,
Carole Z X


  1. Morning Carole.
    Lovely card today and yesterday.

  2. Fabulous creation the colours and all the added goodies looks gorgeous.xx
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  3. Love, love, love this wonderful creation.
    Absolutely stunning, great image so beautifully coloured, great sentiment and design.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  4. Great card Carole and a beautiful sentiment!x

  5. Oh Carole this is a gorgeous card I love poppies and of course they stir the emotions at this time of year. Hugs Jackie

  6. what a great card!, love the colors and the theme too. I have always wonder why poppies for "remembrance day?
    thanks for reviving this beauty through my challenge "throwback thursday" and thanks for to discover this one
    cheers from california

  7. Hi Carole thanks for the visit. Seeing your poppy reminded me that I have this lovely stamp and must get round to using it.
    The card is gorgeous. Bibiana asked about why Poppies.
    Poppies were the flower that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, the brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war and the rest is history as they say. Hope that explains. Happy crafting, Angela x

  8. It really is a beautiful stamp Carole and I love how you have used it, the background colours are just gorgeous too. Another wonderful tribute. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. It was breathtaking a year ago and it's breathtaking today, Carole! I really swooned over your moving card in yesterday's post, too! You have such amazing talent!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Great card, I love poppies. Hugs from France.

  11. I remember how I liked this last time - and it doesn't disappoint now Carole. Beautiful. Hugs Christine xx

  12. Hey Carole, thanks for the visit and the welcome back wishes - Anniversamoon is a superb word - please use it. Your candy corn card is still up in our living room :) Love this card - the background is gorgeous, the little cornflower border at the bottom is amazing. I made something last night that you are going to LOVE. Cx

  13. Mmmmm! Carole your coloring is just amazing! What a perfect throwback!! : )

    Hope all is well with you friend! (((Hugs)))

  14. Such a lovely card Carole. Love how you created your background to give the contrast against the poppies.
    Amy x

  15. Wow! This is beautiful. I love the red and oranges such great colors together!

    I am stopping by from Throwback Thursday where I am linked up too with my Quilled Blue Snowman project from 2011.

    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  16. Such a beautiful card, the colours look so good on the linen paper. I love the bow too!

  17. Hi Carole,
    I really loved this superb creation last time you posted it.
    The stamping and colouring is superb, and your design is ace as always.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Sorry to hear you are unwell Carole, will be thinking of you and saying a prayer...sorry if I miss any of your creations, my hours with my dying dad are getting longer, today I am trying to have a rest before I go up later this afternoon..
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

    1. So very sorry Annie, sending hugs to you xx

  19. Absolutely gorgeous Carole. Just love the element of drama with this. It was great having a flash back with you.
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