Friday, November 9, 2012

We will remember them.

Hello all!

                           Friday has come around again which means it is time for another challenge with the Copics/alcohol markers DT at The Outlawz . As it is Remembrance Sunday / Veterans Day this coming Sunday, we are asking you to create something for that. I believe that there are alternative dates in some countries for this day of honouring the armed forces but this is the day that officially marks the end of World War I when hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" .

               In the UK, the poppy has become the symbol for this day and they are sold by The Royal British Legion, which is the UK's leading charity providing financial support to those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, and their dependants.

    Well, after that brief history lesson let me just remind you that for the month of November we are being sponsored by Mischelle Smith of That's Fabulous!. Mischelle's new site has lots of great digistamps and digipapers for your crafting pleasure!

                                                  And now for the card! I kept this one really simple - sometimes simplicity can really speak volumes. The main image is from Teddy Bo and I merged it with a freebie poppy image from Beccy's place .

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them
"For the Fallen", Laurence Binyon

I would like to enter this into the challenges at - 
Teddy Bo 44 anything goes
Forever Friends November anything goes
My Heart Pieces anything cute
Divas by Design cute
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend whatever you do :)

Edited Nov 14th - for some reason there was some bad HTML in this post and the only way I could get rid of it was to remove all links - sorry, I understand if this means my entry is not valid in some of the challenges listed.





Clairebears said...

Ahhh this is beautiful :0) I love how you have used the stamps together.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Teddy Bo's Challenge this time :0)
Love Clairebears x

Unknown said...

what a most beautiful card i have made my donation straight to the British legion this year and bought myself the new poppy broach for my best coat..i also made a different version so i can wear it every day for work to honour our fallen and rember them always.....never forgotton hugs sassyxxx

May said...

So beautiful...I love this card.. It's fantastic how you have used the poppies... I adore that cute image... I agree we must never forget!! Hugs May x x x

Jo said...

Such a sweet image. You have colored it so nicely. I love how the poppy just come right off the page.

Penny said...

This is the most precious CAS card I think I have ever seen. I absolutely love it! Great coloring, Dawn, of this sweet image. And that poem nearly brought me to tears! TFS!
Hugs, Penny

Sandra said...

It's a beautiful card Dawn!!
I love the image and your coloring.

Tracy said...

Love this! The poppy merge was genius and I like how you made the poppy and flag colors pop with the monochromatic greys. Hugs!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

Hi There I added your link, no problem, what a cute image. Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love your image choice with the poppies too,fabulous work. Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this time. luv gina xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Teddy Bo Challenge :) xxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful blend of does speak volumes!

Kathi said...

Awwww. Sweet images, beautifully colored. I love the touch of red from the poppies and the Union Jack.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the image and your coloring is awesome! Very striking!

Colette said...

Just beautiful, I love the way you've merged the two images and the simplicity of the card is just perfect.
Thanks for playing along at Teddy Bo, good luck! Colette xx

Sonia said...

What a beautiful card and so apt for today :) Love how you have merged the poppy image in with your image. Thanks for joining in with us at Teddy Bo this time.
Hugs Sonia xxx

nwilliams6 said...

What a cutie! Makes my smile. Love the flowers and flag and that image is precious. Cute, cute, cute.

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, Just the cutest Elephant I have ever seen. Your coloring is spectacular, great job with your shading. Your poem is awesome, Love your card.
Hugs, Patricia

valou250809 said...

Very beautiful c&s card! thanks for playing with MHP this week.

Blankina said...

This cas remembrance card is so pretty,

Thanks for joining our FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY - Anything goes challenge,
good luck,

Hugs Blankina FF DT