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Thursday 3 November 2011

Poppies at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog

Hi, our challenge this week at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog is 'Poppies' and our lucky winner will receive a prize from our regular sponsor Joanna Sheen. I love Joanna's products and for my DT card i've used a stamp from the Poppy Fairy stamp sheet

I love the poppy fairy stamp but decided just to use the flower stamp for this card. Its one of those stamps with a lot of detail so I tried stamping it with pumice stone distress ink and watercolouring over it with more distress inks to that the lines didn't overwhelm the image. I've added black enamel accents to the centre of the flowers and cut out with nesties labels 11. I used bundled sage distress ink to distress the edges and matted on a red faux nestie.

I made the bp with more Poppy stamps, this time the leaves from Sheena Douglass' poppy paint fusion stamps again in bundled sage DT. I oversprayed with Lily Pad glimmer mist and again used bundled sage DI for distressing around the edges.

To finish off I've stamped the sentiment on a little scrap of the BP, again cut with nesties 11 and added some red organza ribbon and a little paper poppy from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: backgrounds
Cardmaking Mamas: die cuts
Paper Pretties: use a sentiment
Ribbon Carousel: anything goes
Sparkles Forum: Remembrance Sunday
Sweet Stampin: anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday: make your own backgrounds

Thanks for visiting 
Claire xx


  1. Lovely card, Claire. i love the colours and the shapes.

  2. Beautiful card Claire
    Beryl x

  3. Here in Australia, the 11th of Nov is Rememberance Day and is commemorated with poppies...such a lovely card to remember our fallen with. Lest We Forget.
    Dot x

  4. Beautiful Claire just loving the colours and the detail is just so perfect for your wonderful image! Chanelle xxx

  5. Lovely card Claire, love the poppies and the colours. Hugs, Claire x

  6. very pretty card! Thanks for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge!

  7. A realy beautiful card, love your poppy stamp. Yvonne x

  8. A lovely image mounted on a beautiful background. You have managed to make the image pop using muted colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  9. Hi Claire, your card is gorgeous I love poppies
    Thank you for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  10. Great card - cute image - thankyou for sharing with us at sweet stamping xxKozmikxx

  11. Totally stunning!

  12. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  13. I love the elegance of this card and the colours are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  14. Oh, I love how you've crossed the ribbon! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at RCC this week. :-)

  15. Just beautiful Claire, I must look up this image, I often get asked for poppies on card! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  16. Lovely poppy card, thank you for calling in at sweet stampon this week. Debbiex

  17. Lovely Poppy card, thank you for joining us at
    sweet stampin this week. Debbiexx

  18. Beautiful card soo pretty! LOVE the soft muted background too!

    Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Make your Own Backgrounds challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have candy on my blog too! :0)

  19. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  20. What a gorgeous card, those poppies are perfect. Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox, I wish you the best of luck and I hope to see you there again soon.

  21. Wow, Claire, your poppy art is just fabulous. The unusual ribbon arrangement sets it off beautifully.

  22. This is really beautiful. Love the background colours, it really makes the image pop. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  23. Your poppies are beautiful. Lovin' that bow too. Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

  24. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  25. Wow, the layout of this card is absolutely gorgeous. Each element looks so beautiful and coordinates with each other wonderfully. Your bow is fantastic! Lovely card. :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox and Top Tip Tuesday!
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa xx

  26. Fabulous card Claire, those colours are lovely! Thanks for joining in with The Artistic Stamper Challenge! x

  27. Pretty background on your card :)
    Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux


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