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Monday, 30 April 2012

Wild Poppies

Well our weather is so unpredictable isn't it?  After a weekend of torrential rain and blustery winds, summer has returned for a day with temperatures at 18 degrees and that shiny yellow thing up in the sky :-)  It's a pity I was at work today, but lovely to have the car window wound down on the way home!

This card reflects the good weather today with a display of poppies standing tall.  The background was also made using the smaller poppy stamp, versamark and mica powder.  I think it's very effective and especially on the black card.  This is another technique that I've wanted to try for ages and have now been able to tick it off my list and will definately be using this again.

Materials used:
Coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - memories
Distress ink - antique linen
Versamark ink
Mica powder - pearls and pastels

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - flower power
Whimsy Inspires - distressing
Hooked on Crafts - flowers
Pink Elephant - spring
Whoopsie Daisy - flowers
Pan Pastel - summer
Stamptacular Sundays - spring bling
Crafty Pad - April showers bring May flowers
Prairie Fairy - flowers
Little Darlings - flowers
My Mums Craft Shop - great outdoors
The Outlawz - anything goes

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  1. Beautiful card! Love the image and the way you've made the background - so effective.

  2. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing at The Craft Pad this week in our April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Lovely card Sazzle, love those poppies and wow you have been busy with those challenges!

  4. Great card - love that fab DP x
    Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS challenge & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  5. This is just gorgeous.love the images and fab colours.xxx

  6. This is so pretty Sazzle, I love poppies and you have use them to perfect effect. Thanks for joining the MAWTT challenge
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. Fabulous card Sazzle, I love poppies and this is just beautiful. hugs Teresa xx

  8. so stunning sazzle.fantastic image and i love your colours.
    thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Beautiful card Sazzle, love the poppies. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol GDT x

  10. Such pretty flowers and love the colour. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  11. Beautiful, nice technique with the poppies. Glad you could join us at Whoopsi Daisy this week!

  12. Really lovely Sazzle, love the poppies, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  13. A stunning design really lovely.Thanks for joining in with us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  14. Just perfect! I love the sentiment it is so appropriate with the poppies too. Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

  15. A really beautiful card, love those gorgeous poppies. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  16. This is so beautiful, love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

  17. gorgeous. love the image and the colours x

  18. absolutely beautiful, you have inspired me to have a play with my as yet unused mica powders xx

  19. Such a lovely card Sazzle !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  20. What a lovely card, beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us for this week's Spring Bling Challenge at Stamptacular Sundays. Hope to see you again next week! xxx Ann Marie

  21. Love this gorgeous card, the colours are just perfect and love the sentiment thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith xx

  22. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  23. Gorgeous card Sazzle, those poppies are just fabulous and the background is perfect.. Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

  24. Beautiful card. I love how the poppies look. They look great as a background too. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  25. Thank you for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Good luck.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  26. Wow - what a stunning card!

  27. This is gorgeous and so elegant. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and Hooked on Crafts. xxx


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