Saturday, 7 May 2011

The Stamp Man Poppy Challenge

This weeks challenge at The Stampman is poppies. I'll let Janet explain:
Onto this weeks challenge which is to use a POPPY in your creation. Here in Skipton the British Legion are very active and my Husband is organising a fund raising concert on the 25th October. He asked me a while ago if I thought I could get some cards together to sell at the concert and Jill and Ian have so kindly allowed us to have a Poppy challenge week to try and get some more cards together. So this week we would like to see Poppies on your creations. If you would like to donate your creation to The concert here in Skipton you can post your work to The Stamp Man (address at the bottom of this post) but you are not obliged to - you can enter the challenge with any Poppy themed project and will be eligible for the prize and top places whether you send them in or not.

For my background paper I made an inkpad a la Tim Holtz to stamp my Clarity Poppy Fields stamp. The poppies are TH's tattered florals cut with felt. I've photocopied one of my favourite war poems by John McCrae and cut out with a Nesties label die.
For the base I used a Stampman Framie embossed in gold, and the quote in the middle is another Clarity stamp.
Lot's of gold Krylon around the edges to finish off.
I really enjoyed making this, and can think of no better cause.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. A beautiful card, Sue, and so nice that it is for a worthy cause. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Great card Sue

    Fab cause Janet

    Sam xxx

  3. Stunning card Sue XOXO Zoe

  4. Sue this is beautiful work very striking the whole piece is amazing .Accompanied by your favorite war poem you have turned this into something really special. Art and for a good cause too am sure youe will sell tons !


  5. This is gorgeous Sue. I love your poppy field background and those tatered poppies are fabulous.
    Thanks for taking part in the Stamp Man poppies challenge and thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Beautiful card Sue and the words are so moving. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  7. oh this is one,beautiful card hun,just love it,great cause too hugs cheryl xxxxx

  8. Hi there, Love your card it's so bright and beautiful. The sentiment is wonderful and is perfect with the poem. Thank you for your visit:0) xxx

  9. This is a striking card and is for a worthy cause too. Yes I used a sheet of canvas paper for my base on the stampotique challenge.

  10. Fabulous card, the poem says it all. Yvonne x

  11. A stunning and elegant card. I thought I didn't have anything poppy crafty, but never thought of that diecutter - clever and imaginative you! I must have a Poppy rethink now :-)

  12. Beautiful card. The easel card is perfect for your design. Wonderful card :)
    Will have a look & see if I have any poppy stamps. Hope you are having a great week. Gez.xx

  13. Cards are nice, beautiful and creative,,,

  14. What a lovely and vibrant card! Thanks for sharing it at The Stamp Man this week

  15. Really beautiful and love you touch of the poem x Thanks for playing along with my Poppy challenge at The Stamp Man x Janet ps looking forward to meeting you tomorrow x Janet


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