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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Altered Poppy card

Hello All,
Thanks for all your well wishes and I'm pleased to say they worked - woke up Monday feeling OK, so I think the horrible cold for the day must have been the reaction from the Flu jab.
Is been a really dark and miserable day today, and although apart from lack of natural light, perfect to stay indoors and craft, I decided I had better tidy up my rather messy craft room - (spare bedroom) and do a bit of re-organising.  (That's because I couldn't find anything since finishing the Christmas cards).

So tonight, in a nice tidy room, I thought I would share this card, it started off as my DT piece for FSC 'Coffee & Cream' with coffee coloured poppy heads, BUT -  DH said 'Poppies have to be RED'.  So it was put aside for a couple of days, and as I liked the idea of the printed background, kept to the original idea but paper pieced the poppy heads after stamping in black and heat embossing with clear powder, and added a bow.  I also cut the card down and matted on to a red card base.
The poppies are Hero Arts and the text is the sentiment from Inkylicious.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Brown
  Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes
  The Crafty Pad - Paper Piecing
  2 Sisters - Ribbon
  Allsorts - Anything but Square
  Challenge Up Your Life - Friendship
  Our craft Lounge - Distressed and Stressed
  Rainbow Lady's challenge - Remember with Poppies

Well, thats it for now, been on here too long. I'm still having poblems with my neck, but the weekly physio sessions are definitely helping, I'm not getting the pins & needles in my arms now and can move my neck more. One good thing from it, I don't do any lifting of shopping!!

Take care

Avril xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Avril,
Glad your cold has gone and that the physio is working. You're right to take it easy, though, and not do too much blogging. The trouble is, the time passes so quickly and you don't realise how long you've been on!

Your card is beautiful - I love that poppy stamp. I would have liked to have seen the original card as I'm sure it would have looked lovely in the other colours too.

Debbie said...

Hi Avril...Glad your feeling better. I love your card...your Poppies look stunning.
Debbie x

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

So glad you are now feeling better,your card is gorgeous,love the poppies.xxx

Mau xx said...

Hi avril glad you are feeling better xx Its been so drab and dark today, Den & I started clearing his garage up...what have we started...lol
Your Card is beautiful I so love poppies and these are gorgeous xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Super card Avril love it. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Dots Dabbles said...

A gorgeous card Avril...what, finished your xmas cards!!! I'm impressed. lol
Dot x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful card, love the script in the background and the image is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

lisa said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Avril. I think it must be doing the rounds, I've had it too. Nasty but thankfully doesn't seem to hang around for long.
Your Poppies are gorgeous and very appropriate this week.
Hugs Lisax

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Love what you have done here.

I am always a sucker for anything with some script on it!!

Loving the card you posted previous to this too.

Love Jules xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely card!

greetings, Alie :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I love poppies and your card looks fantastic.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Avril this is STUNNING!! Love those poppies!! Thanks for joining us at OCL this week!!

Crafty Hugs!

Dawn said...

Lovely Card! I have a yellow poppy in my garden!!!Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Paper Piecing Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A lovely card, Avril. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

leia said...

A very effective card with the various techniques you've used - you can see you've put a lot of work into it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x

Jill said...

Super beautiful and elegant card. Love the colours
Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my anything but a square challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Jill

Lorraine said...

Perfect and even more so because of today's date. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Mummylade said...

This is such a sweet creation. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous poppies, love the bright red! Hugs, Karen

biggi-al said...

Your card is lovely - thanks for joining us at CUYL.