Wednesday 1 June 2011

I love Poppies!!

I just love poppies, so when I saw the challenge over on the Stampalot blog, I couldn't resist! The challenge is to use the picture of a poppy field for inspiration.
I was lucky enough to have been in the right place at the right time to take this photo of a beautiful Poppy, and just had to use it. It was taken at Chester Zoo. My family laugh at me because, while everyone else is looking at the animals, I am usually looking the opposite way at the flowers. I think it must be a throw-back to my childhood, because when we went to the Zoo my Dad only ever looked at the flowers, and my grandmother never went there without a pair of scissors in her bag for cuttings!
The background paper I used is from Joanna Sheen's Jane Netley Mayhew 2, and was just perfect. I used my beloved Nesties for the layers, and added a red silk flower. I had a bit of a problem as to the centre of the poppy, but then hit on the idea to use black stick-on gems!
Trouble is, I love this card so much I don't want to part with it! Maybe I could send it to myself in November for my birthday!!


  1. Hi Sue

    What a stunning photograph, such beautiful clarity and used so well.

    Like your Gran, my hubby is always taking cuttings when we are out and about, even overseas and then we have to smuggle tham back home.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.

    B x

  2. Hi Sue, What a brilliant photo, it makes your card extra special.
    Thank you for joining our June challenge at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

  3. Fantastic photo, love what you have done with it. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  4. Wow! Stunning photo and it makes such an elegant card. Your stories of your Dad and Gran made me smile. My Gran was exactly the same - I grew up thinking that handbags were for plant cuttings!!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

  5. Hi Sue, such a lovely card very special.
    Thanks for Joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

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  7. Im with you on this, I make cards and sometimes you just cant part with them. this is lovely xx