Friday 11 November 2011


11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a special time here in the UK and Commonwealth. It's the time when we have 2mins silence to show our respect to those gallant men and women that have laid down their lives in the line of duty. Traditionally marked by the wearing of a red poppy because of the poppies that grew in abundance on the Flanders Fields following the death of so many in WW1. The red taken as signifying the blood spilt by so many.

Today, over at Delicious Doodles Challenges our challenge this week is "REMEMBRANCE".

It doesn't have to be morbid or sad though. Simply "I remembered your birthday" would do.

I've gone for a condolence card. A good friend of my husband, sadly, died last week and this is the card I made for that occassion. It just so happened it fitted this challenge. Two birds with one stone.

I have used the Delicious Doodles image of "Cross and Roses". The deep red being the colour, traditionally, of condolence.
Some of the rose buds and leaves were decoupaged with upto 3 layers to give depth. The cross was coloured with silver and gold gel pens and the roses and leaves with promarkers. I used some thin wire to wind round for added texture.
This was then framed with deep red card that I had heat embossed a small flourish onto.
Behind that is an embossed panel using white pearlised card, to which some black lace and deep red velvet ribbon was added.
This in turn layered onto a black textured paper that I had punched and laid onto deep red CS base. Some gold fine lines stuck on to "hide the join".
Next came the roses.
Hand made from more deep red paper, although they look lighter here, with a few leaves stuck in and a computer generated sentiment stuck onto more deep red card. Cut out using my new nesties.

Your turn next folks. Lets see those "Remembrance" projects. Don't forget to go an see all the other beautiful DT creations on your way.
Thanks for looking

A couple of challenges that I would like to enter
Cute Card Thursday - Remembrance
Just Inspirational Challenges - Remembrance
Simon Says Stamp - photo inspiration - red poppies for remembrance
Crafty Catz - Use a digital image


  1. Beautiful card and I adore those roses. Have a great weekend. Claire x

  2. Oh, this is such a breathtaking piece. Soooo beautiful. The embossing really sets it off but those roses are AWESOME :-D xxxxxx

  3. So gorgeous hun! Love those big roses too. Makes for an awesome card!!

  4. Sorry about your friend's loss. You have created a beautiful rememberance card in his honor.

  5. just gorgeous, your roses are beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week!
    Have a great weekend, Debxx

  6. What a stunning card, I love the roses they're beautiful. Thanks for joining in the Just Inspirational challenge this week.

    Caroline xx

  7. Very great card.
    Thanks for joining in at the SimonSaysChallenge this week.


  8. hello...thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week,
    super card x carol

  9. Gorgeous, thank you for playing along at Just Inspirational this week x

  10. I love the gold details with the deep reds! This is a really beautiful card : )

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

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  11. Great card, thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational this week
    Kate xxx