Friday, 6 May 2011

Challenge # 22 - Poppy Challenge

Hello All - Janet here.

We were wowed by your resist entries - wasn't it a fab technique with so many mediums to explore? Thanks for playing along with us and do check back next Friday when the winners and top 5 are announced.

Now onto this weeks challenge which is to use a POPPY in your creation. Here in Skipton the British Legion are very active and my Husband is organising a fund raising concert on the 25th October. He asked me a while ago if I thought I could get some cards together to sell at the concert and Jill and Ian have so kindly allowed us to have a Poppy challenge week to try and get some more cards together. So this week we would like to see Poppies on your creations. If you would like to donate your creation to The concert here in Skipton you can post your work to The Stamp Man (address at the bottom of this post) but you are not obliged to - you can enter the challenge with any Poppy themed project and will be eligible for the prize and top places whether you send them in or not.
The team have been very creative with their projects so without further ado here is some inspiration.


recycled ribbon

Sue used :

Prima Paper - Botanical
Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye
Nestabilities - Labels 5

Lisa used:

Glossy Accents
Core'dinations Black Magic card
Chalk Ink
Nail Heads

Brenda used -
Poppy Stamp - created by Jill on her 'Framies'
Paper - unknown
Paper Artsy dies - Grungeflowers 2 and 3
Adirondack Paint Dabber - gold
Spray and Sparkle - gold


Neil used

Chipboard butterfly
Black Stazon
Zutter Bind it all
Ribbon in greens and gold

Lisa used:
Hero Arts Clings Stamp-Engraved Flower
Watercolour pencils
Aspects of design sheet 621 Butterfly beauties (sentiment)


Michelle Used
HA - CG141 Engraved Flower
Distress Re-inker Fired Brick
Distress Re-inker Barn Door
Distress Re-inker Aged Mahogany
Nestie: Labels 08


Frankie used
Hero Arts - engraved flower
Aspects of  Design - nature
 TH distress inks spiced marmalade, fired brick, barn door
Nestie label 5
small and large TH rosette dies
black UTEE
TH kraft stash paper


Distress Ink - Pumice stone & Wild Honey
Coredinations black magic


I made the 'remember' framie image for some of the team to use for the cards.  

I am blown away by the variety and gorgeous creations the team have come up with and just know we will have great fun visiting your creations too.

Just a reminder if you would like to send your card in for the concert sale you can post your card to
The Stamp Man, 10 Craven Nursery Park, Snaygill Ind Est, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2QR

Please leave your entries here with the Inlinkz tool and we will stop by and leave comments.


  1. Fantastic cause for a challenge. I for one will be glad to donate my poppy cards. In fact, I am planning on filling a box for you :D XXX

  2. Lovely idea and some super examples from the design team too


  3. Hi Janet :D You can see the second set of cards I've made for you HERE :D XXX

  4. Hello there, Brilliant idea for a challenge and so good to help a great cause. Love the inspiration from the team, wonderful inspiring stuff, Thanks :0) xxx

  5. Great card DT they are all gorgeous.

  6. I will be glad to donate my poppy card to you...

  7. Brilliant inspiration from the Dt they are all stunning and for such a good cause Luv Sue x

  8. these are stunning projects from the team,just gorgeous hugs cherylxxxxx

  9. Fabulous examples from the team! Thanks for the challenge Janet x

  10. These are all wonderful cards, I wanted so much to take part in this one but due to working night shift could not!

  11. I liked this challenge - I LOVE flowers and poppies are one of my favorites, apart from roses, and the anemone, and the hortensia, and ....

  12. Hi again :D Just to let you know, I have posted you my cards today :D XXX

  13. I am thrilled with all your enthusiasm and inspiration for this challenge - Huge thanks to Jill and Ian for helping out the appeal in this way it means such a lot not just to me and my hubby but all the people involved xx Janet


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