Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest we forget.

In Flanders Fields.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

I have made a card for this very special day when lives were lost fighting for the freedom of others.
Whenever I go to the Remembrance Day ceremony at my daughter's school I feel the tears well up in my eyes (even as I write this, they are here again) & the goosebumps on my skin.....
just listening to the TAPS and hearing the names of fallen soldiers,
makes me thankful to them!
Thankful for my family. Thankful for my friends.
Thankful to be alive.


My card features an image from Prairie Fairy Designs called Watering Can.
The arrangement in the pot are poppies.
A beautiful arrangement I have highlighted using the spotlighting technique. You can also highlight an image by reverse spotlighting as well.
I have embossed the paper beneath the red Jute with a flower embossing plate resembling poppies, then I sponged red distress ink over top. I got these fabulous Jute & Gingham ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons! Paper is misc.

Sentiment is from the Cutting Cafe & I used a circle scallop frame from CTMH to highlight it!
Can you see the little NAVY  charm I added ?

I added stickles wherever I could! I colored my imge with watercolor pencils, blending stumps & baby oil!

I hope you take a moment of silence out of your day today to remember the meaning of November 11th.

Challenges for my card.
Quirky Crafts- sketch
Simon Says Stamp- card for a man & add a charm
Anything goes- emboss it
Digital Tuesday- use stash never used before
(I think this is the first time using my flower embossing plate)
Tuesday Throwdown- inchies (backing paper)
Top Tip Tuesday-image/sentiment (TIP- never forget)
Our Creative Corner- an attitude of gratitude
Fab'n'Funky- going round in circles
OLLCB (1st)- remember, remember
Aud Sentiments- what are you thankful for?
Crafty Sentiments- Remembrance Day


REMEMBER- Prairie Fairy Fun Friday challenge of make your own flowers is still on for 1 more week.



Margreet said...

what a fantastic card Corry...your NAVY charm is super...your colouring is the jute your card!!!
xxx Margreet

Cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiful hun,what wonderful colurs you have used,hugs cheryl xxx

Lori said...

Your card is beautiful and perfect tribute. I too was tearing up - the video presentation gets me everytime. Really gorgeous creation!

Lynne said...

Great card Cor! beautiful poem too :o) - I've just posted a remembrance card and there's a freebie "remember" sentiment to be had at my other blog too :o)Hugs xx Lynne xx

Wendi said...

A beautiful card
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

sue said...

a great card and so heartfelt, thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Audrey said...

What a lovely card! I love the thought behind it.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our November monthly drawing going on right now.

Dawn said...

What a wonderful way to remember and pay tribute to all. Thank you for sharing the poem and recognizing how lucky we are here.
I am a mother of a soldier deployed right now and am so proud of his service.
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Dora said...

O wow Cor this is beautiful, I love the spotlight technique, must try that, it looks stunning. And thanks too for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Big Hugs xxx PS... Is your postman on vacation by any chance ???? :)

Spyder said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, love the mixture of materials used, lovely colours, thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Sketch challenge this time round!

Jac said...

Wonderful card and the feeling behind it really does shine thru. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Caroljane said...

A lovely card and so right for our theme.
Thank you for joining in with us at OLL.

Chelsea said...

Hi Corry, a beautiful card for a wonderful occasion. The technique on the flowers is so beautiful, fantastic idea!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Wow Corry! This is gorgeous! Really so beautiful! You are such a non Wheezerish sweetie!!!!!


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful details.

email: said...

Gorgeous coloring! I love the textures you have here too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


karen said...

Truly beautiful, thank you for entering at Fab N Funky this week. Karen x

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so beautiful! I love how you spotlighted the poppies! Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

craftykitten said...

Wow Corry, this is simply fabulous hunni. I love the gorgeous image and your colouring - of course - is fabulous.
Thanks so much for joining us at Ooh La La this time.
Dawn x

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Cor and love the sentiment behind its creation, the design and image look amazing thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x

Davi said...

Fabulous card with all the beautiful elements. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Dragonlady said...

Stunning card Corry, thank you for sharing the poem too. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love the watering can image - Hazel, OLL Guest Designer x

Julie said...

So pretty! those flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Corry, such a beautiful image and colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Kim said...

Gorgeous card. Wonderful colors and textures. I love how you created the inchies background. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Spyder said...

Just popped in to let you all know VOTING has now started (or will do very very soon!!) over on our latest Sketch Challenge on

Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

This is something new, we haven't done before, so we'd love you all to go over come and support our first try out, of choosing a winner!
We on the team will pick our favourite but...
the final vote is up to you!!!
If you have entered this sketch challenge now is the time to ask all your buddies to vote for you!! Good Luck!!!

Ruthie said...

Wow - Corry - this is a great card - love your idea with the little offset circle!

Thanks for joining in with the fun over at Aud Sentiments


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