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Remembrance Day 2015

Every year I put aside time to think about all the brave men and women who have served our country and secured our freedoms. Both my mother and father served in WWII, and after the war, my father was a major in the reserves.

As a part of Pay it Forward, I make greeting cards for all the residents at the Belmont Nursing home, who cared for my mother in her last years. They have 8 veterans, so I made up the card below as a special thank you to each of them.


The inside of the card reads:

On this day we honour, salute and thank, the past and present men and women who served our country. We are thinking of you this Remembrance Day. From Your Belmont Family

To make this card I used Clearly Besotted – BRUSHED POPPIES stamp set, MFT - BG Etched Flower Background, and Impression Obsession Thank You Die.

A Moment to Reflect

It is always a sad time to make a sympathy card, but it is very important to send your condolences. A friend’s co-worker’d father passed away and she asked if I would make a special sympathy card to her. I made two options for her to choose from.

sympathy with trees 2

For my first card, I masked off the card front and blended Broken China, Peeled Paint and Evergreen Distress ink. I then stamped the single tree from Stampin’ Up – Lovely as a Tree in the same inks (stmped off once) for the background, then the full tree in Stampin’ Up – Artichoke Green. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted – Brushed Poppies. I stamped the tree on the envelope as well as inside the card.


fern verse fern1

For the second card, I went very simple. I used the white wood grain paper by SSS. I die cut the large fern Spellbinder - FOLIAGE Dies, and paper pieced it back into the opening. I only glued the stem so the leaves would add dimension. I added the Sympathy die sentiment from SSS. I added another leaf plus sentiment on th inside cover of the card, plus a greeting verse.

I entered this card into MFP - Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 246 - Only White

UPDATE: I won the MFP - Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 246 - Only White



I just got these beautiful stamps from Clearly Besotted- Thinking of You. I coloured them using derwent inktense pencils. I started by stamping on Tim Holtz watercolour paper with Versafine Black. I added a little colour around the edges and with a wet aquabrush moved the colour into or away from the stamped lines.  I entered my card into MFP-Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 226