Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Battlefields of France

Hi all. Blogging twice in a month, what is the world coming to.

My middle son has been given the opportunity this year, to visit the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium with his school. This got me thinking of a card I made last year using a beautiful stamp from Indigoblu called Blazing Poppies.

I kept the card quite simple, for me anyway, using quite a limited palette. The image says it all. I just stamped part of the image around the edge of the card, stamped and coloured the main image and die cut it using one of my XCut dies. the sentiment was from another Indigoblu stamp set, Live, Love, Laugh.


I am really proud of my son as he had to answer 3 questions as to why he thought he should go on the trip and the children were chosen on the basis of those answers. Although he's only 13, he came out with a really good reason as to why we should never forget WW1 and the horrors that went with it.  

Hope you like the card and you never know, there may be another post from me at some point this week. Well, it is half term and it would be rude not to spend some of it creating.

Thanks for popping by.


  1. What a beautiful comemerotive card- the colours are so dramatic - those poppes are stunning!!

  2. Love this very much, love poppies and the sentiment is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  3. This is such a gorgeous card Lou, love it xxx

  4. Gorgeous hun love it fabulous colouring - have a great day x

  5. Beautiful. Love the poppies and the black and white backing.
    New follower. Steph

  6. Gorgeous card, I love the size of it. Cheers, Holley drop by for some blog candy, I am having a month long celebration with goodies everyday http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com

  7. Such a striking card. Beautiful xx

  8. This is such a beautiful card lou.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx