Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Penny Black Poppies

The sun has been making a few appearances of late, my Dad is out of hospital and doing pretty well, and I'm feeling much better now.... so fingers crossed all the good stuff continues.

This is a new Penny Black stamp I treated myself to called 'Poppy Gems' which I loved playing with and I know will be one of my favourites. I coloured with Promarkers and then cut down to fit a 4x6 inch card blank. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp and I wrapped some Baker's Twine around the card to finish. After looking at the photo I think it may look better if I add some glossy accents or tiny black beads to the poppy centres.... what do you think?

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'birthdays'

Lawnscaping challenge 'beautiful florals'

That's Crafty challenge 'all things bright and beautiful'

AAA Cards challenge 'anything goes CAS'

Thanks for popping by today and I hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are.


brenda said...

Poppies, glorious Poppies Andrea, what more is there to say than I absolutely love both the blooms and intensity of colour.

Pleased to hear your Dad is out of hospital and hope he continues to improve. Apols if I missed a post or two, was away for a few days then not so good since we returned.

Many thanks for joining us at penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Barb said...

An absolutely beautiful card Andrea. I can understand why you bought that lovely stamp and you've coloured it beautifully. Barbxx

Kath said...

A beautiful card - I love poppies! Glad to hear both you and your dad are on the mend.
Kath x

Brawny x said...

Beautiful card. X

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
what a wonderful card, and that stamped image of those poppies is glorious.
You have coloured them in perfectly.
You could be right about the glossy accents, but it also looks very fine as it is.
I some times use very small beads in the middle of my flowers.
So glad you are feeling better, and also I do hope you Dad continues to improve.
It can be a very worrying time and stressful when they are in hospital.
Bug crafty get well hugs being sent your way.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
sorry I didn't mean bug it should have read big.
Goodness me you don't want any bugs.

Barbara said...

This is a very pretty card, Andrea, and that is a beautiful stamp . I LOVE PB stamps, and I'm slowly adding lots to my collection. Glad things are going a bit better for you, long may it continue x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, love the poppies
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

I do love poppies on a card (almost as much as butterflies!) and these are coloured beautifully. I noticed my poppies are coming up again this year in the garden. I have a pretty dark pink one. hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, beautiful poppies.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are feeling much better and that your Dad is doing well.
Take care.

Kathleen said...

Oh WOW, this is totally stunning, love it, great image and colours.
Glad things are looking up for you and your Dad.

Kath x

Carole said...

This is stunning...those poppies are gorgeous! Glad things are on the up for you.

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card, I love those poppies
Kevin xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed and colour combo's chosen are fabulous.xx  {aNNie}

linda said...

such a beautiful birthday card with those bright red poppies! it's perfect the way it is, but if you wanted a bit of dimension, i like black stickles or flower soft for flower centres. thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at penny black and more.

Christiana said...

Very pretty card. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Coralynn Murray said...

Beautiful! I love your colouring and the colours are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such beautiful poppies! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

Sandy said...

Really outstanding with beautiful colors and coloring. Bravo!!
sandy xx