For those we have lost

We’re mid-way through our Remembrance Challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and we have some new projects to share with you and to inspire you to join in. We have some guest designers this week, winners from previous challenges, so please do buzz by and leave them some love. Here’s my card;


My post is tinged with sadness this morning as when I returned from my travels on Friday I learned that an old school friend had lost their battle with cancer. It has been heartening to see all the tributes and memories of happy times that have been shared amongst those of us who knew him.



I used a script stamp and Iced Spruce to stamp the background and then dusted on Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters and a touch more Iced Spruce to create the background. Stampotique fans (yes I mean you Ruth Levy!) may recognise that I’ve used the Daisy Daisy stamp to create the stalk structure and then made tiny little poppies and stuck them on top. I used a small and large circle punch to make the larger poppies and a small circle and a small blossom punch for the little ones.ย There is a ย faux black pearl in the centre of each.


I added some stamped grass and then added some dots of red ink, using a cotton bud, to give the appearance of more poppies or poppy petals in the grass. The words are Ideaology Chit-Chat stickers and seemed appropriate.


In case you are wondering about the little bee, I seem to find that I add that to most projects with poppies. It comes from a line in a poem that my late mother wrote. Unfortunately, many of my earlier posts have lost their pictures (something I working on but it is taking a long time to put right) but if you’d like to read the poem, you’ll find it here (and there is a project to go with it too!!).

I’m also going to link this up with this week’s Sunday Stampers where the theme is to use black.

Thanks for buzzing by.


For those we have lost — 14 Comments

  1. Lisette, first I am sorry to hear that you lost someone whom you know, and especially with cancer, I had to learn the fact of that sickness very early via close family, and to see the price we all pay for it, to see the pain and to be helpless, then I realised how lucky we are with all our little problems, and just anything but no cancer… Second, yes Ma’am I can see the little Daisies, I have that one of course, just because it is also a must have one, but the poppy head idea is genius, top them beautiful, you may design for Stampotique, next stamp Poppies! By the way the script text, you know that there’s is a new script by Stampotique, the Romantic text by France Papillon, it’s so beautiful, I ordered it already (of course), I think 2 weeks ago, so another 4 to go and then 10 more days till it is here, can’t wait to begin to play with it… oh I am Stampotique sick.

    • Thank you, on all counts. Wouldn’t a Stampotique style poppy be fabulous? I’ve seen (and been tempted by) the Romantic text but gave myself a stern talking to!!! Do you buy your stamps direct from Stampotique or do you have a supplier who is more local. I’m getting quite fed up with the limited selection that suppliers here have that I am seriously considering ordering direct from the US even though the postage is quite substantial.

      • Watch out with the taxes, I had once a coupon of 30 USD so I thought here I come, but by us the taxes are getting applied from 25 USD, so I needed to pay for the postage, plus 21% tax, plus douane that is an additional 12,5 euro, like that I came out to pay more then by a Dutch supplier. I know because I heard from some Stampotiquers in the UK that there the tax limit is also quiet low, so first check on it. I get my stamps via a Dutch supplier, she sells of course, but every 3 month she orders and then she let us choose, so I can send her a list and it doesn’t matter for her. By the way it comes sometimes earlier, because she is a business, so her boxes are through faster. Actually in euros her prices are also less then the ones in the UK (I had to check it of course because I am addicted). She sends to the UK as well. Check on your taxes, and if it comes out too high, let me know, we just ordered in begin november, and the next one is going to be sometime in january, there is no limitation, and from Benelux to UK you don’t pay taxes, I also don’t pay taxes from UK to here. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Thank you, yes I have been stung by tax before and sometimes our postal service charges just for handling!!!! I have ordered from Art Journey in the NL and that has worked out as a good deal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very beautiful card Lisette! Your blended background is gorgeous and your flowers are beautiful, love the 3D look of them! So sorry to hear about your friend, my wishes to his friends and family.

    Thanks so much for having me as your Guest Designer today! hugs, your co-teamie ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much Pamellia, your work is an inspiration and a joy and I have a feeling you will be back designing with us very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gorgeous my dear, I love this beautiful poppies and the amazing background you have created ….. and the little bee looks so very cute.

    So sorry to read about your friend, always such a sad time.

    Dionne xx

  4. I love this card–the way you made the poppies is awesome and very effective. I especially love how you added the pops of red in the grass; there’s that attention to detail again!

    • Thank you – I saw snow done in a similar way and decided if it worked for white it would work for red!!! Now I’ve done it I can’t wait to try it with snow too ๐Ÿ™‚

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