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Monday, 23 August 2010

I Love Poppies!

This year we have lots of poppies in our garden. The sort of poppies that just appear from nowhere! But hey we're not proud, they fill a space and are very welcome for that. Some of the plants are very tall and we have red ones and pink ones. I don't like that they don't last very long but there are lots of flowers on each plant and it's very exposed and often windy here. We're not really that far from the North Sea so we can't really expect anything else.

But on to my card! When I saw the sketch over at Penny Black I knew this beautiful image would be just perfect to fit the challenge.

I used :-

Image :- Penny Black flowers and wishes.

DP :- g.c.d. Ella Blue.

Colouring :- Promarkers.

Flowers :- Prima.

Twisted paper string :- East India. (from John Lewis)

Pearls :- Hobby House.

Stickle, nesties.

Ribbon and black gems from stash.

I haven't added a sentiment as I think it would suit different occasions.

I'd like to enter some other challenges with this card too :-

Penny Black at Allsorts :- Glitter and Glitz. You might also want to know that they're looking for DT members. That would be an amazing DT to be on. Penny Black have so many fantastic images from ones like this gorgeous poppy to their cute hedgies.

Sir Stampalot :- Bring on the Bling.

Secret Crafter :- Blue and cream.

ABC challenge :- B for Blue.

One Stitch at a Time :- Say it in shapes - oval, scalloped oval and circles.

I've scheduled this post for this morning as I'm going to get some last minute groceries before my daughter and grandchildren arrive this afternoon. My younger daughter hopes to get a lift from Aberdeen with them.....even if it means having a large yellow Labrador sitting on her knee lol!

Catch you all later.


  1. beautiful, elegant card Kat.

  2. This is really beautiful, Kat. The image and paper are gorgeous and I really like the layout! Very elegant! Have a great day :-)! Hugs Delphine xx

  3. Great card Kat and the poppies look very striking in blue!

    Thanks for playing at PB@A

    Emma xxx

  4. Wonderful card with stunning details
    thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  5. gorgeous!!!! love the blue poppys!! It reminds me of Canada and visting butchart gardens! hugs Juls

  6. Very pretty card, love the sparkle round the oval. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  7. I love poppies too and wow how much would I love some this colours...gorgeous Kat...hope your having fun with your family
    Mina xxx

  8. Just catching up ( 2 evenings listing on e-bay?)!!
    Love the colours of this card and the image is lovely too. I would be grateful for a few of those poppies too!!
    Angela x

  9. Hi Kat

    What a super elegant card. The sheer simplicity of the image combined with the tone on tone colours makes it so very special.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allosorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, the colours are lovely.You even managed to get some sparkle in there too lol.

    Thank you for joining us over at SCS Challenge.

    TracieB xx
    SCSC DT Member

  11. Hi again Kat

    I missed off thanking you for joining in at Stampalot this month as well.

    B x

  12. Oh my this is so very beautiful poppies are fabulous aren't they!
    Enjoy your family!
    kim x

  13. Beautiful. Love the colours you chose and that bit of sparkle on the edge of the mat is perfect.

    Lin xx

  14. This is a beautiful card hun, Thanks for joining us at PBSC xxx

  15. Hi Kat,
    This is really beautiful. I adore poppies and love the stamp you have used. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Hugs, Clare x

  16. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Fab card, the poppies look so pretty in blue
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  18. this is so beautiful kat and I love the poppies in blue...thanks for taking the time to join in the fun at PBSC this week..hugs kath xxx

  19. Me too Kat. Your card is so beautiful, love the poppy in blue, great minds think alike, I've just not got round to putting mine into practise yet. Have you got rouned to making your DT cards for the new blog yet? Hopefully see you in September up at Alford, sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. nnalorac.x

  20. Would you believe Pete pulled out my poppies, thought they were weeds....all that was left was one little leaf...I was gutted
    This is a beautiful card Kat, looks perfect in those colours
    Hope your having fun with the family

    ps thanks for joining scsc and good luck

  21. stunning Kat!!!
    thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT this week, good luck
    Paula xx

  22. what an adorable colour this is! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge with this card.

  23. Beautiful card Kat - love the soft blue you've used!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  24. Gorgeous - Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

  25. lovely card love the image...x

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

  26. lovely blues, the card is so fresh and lovely

    thankyou for joining us in the August challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts

    Amanda xx


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