Sunday, 9 November 2014

Poppies - Day #9

Poppies Day #9, so for Remembrance Sunday I chose a beautiful poppy digi image to colour, and added the first line of the well know "In Flanders fields" poem. The poem was written during the First World War by a Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

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 am adding this card to the following:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Poppies/Remembrance 
Sweet Stampin - Poppies or Red for Remembrance 
Delicious Doodles - #109 Remembrance/Thinking of You 
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - #8 Heartfelt Thanks 

Materials Used:
Aurora Wings - Oriental Poppy digi stamp
Stampin Up!: Blendabilities in Cherry Cobbler (Light, Medium, Dark), Smoky Slate (Dark), Daffodil Delight (Medium), Pumpkin Pie (Medium), Old Olive (Light, Medium, Dark), Nude
Cord'Inations - red card
Hunkydory - white square card blank


  1. Mandy, your CAS design and gorgeous coloring is beautiful and touching. I hope you'll add it to the current "Heartfelt (Thanks)" challenge at Aurora Wings, as well. xxD

  2. Classy and elegant Amanda.

    I am so pleased you joining in our Poppy theme at Allsorts this week with your lovely work.

    B x

  3. This is fabulous Mandy, love the verse and gorgeous poppies.
    Linda xxx

  4. Love your CAS design for the Remembrance Day card with beautifully colored red poppies. Thank you for joining "Heartfelt" challenge at Aurora Wings. Good luck!

    Mitzi xx
    Artist/Owner AuroraWings

  5. This card is stunningly beautiful! That is one of my all-time favorite poems, too, and it is always the first thing that comes to my mind.

  6. Fabulous and beautiful creation.Thanks for joining Allsorts. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Beautiful card and this image is so pretty - l love it. Very elegant card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  8. Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and layout..Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  9. Stunning card! Your coloring is amazing... Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Challenge :)
    Thordis xx

  10. Beautiful card and perfect for the challenge.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  11. What anabsolutely stunning collection of poppy cards and all so different too, Luv Sam x

  12. As a Canadian, I grew up with this is powerful. Your image goes perfectly with it! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place. Erin xx


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Mandy x