Hi my lovelies, I'm with you today with my card for our Dies or Punches challenge at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia, but first I'm going to be a bit more somber.
Today, as I'm sure you know is Remembrance Day. I live right next door to a war memorial, it's actually quite historic, the plaque for the lives lost was placed in the whole the wall received during the bombardment of Hartlepool in 1914, which is just along from where the first soldier was killed on British soil during WW1. My mam's dad actually fought in the trenches in WW1 and two of her brothers fought in WW2, they were all lucky enough to come home. My dad's dad however, wasn't as lucky, he went down with his ship the HMS Culver on 31st January 1942, my dad thought he had a single memory of sitting on his knee, my auntie that was born in October 1941 was never even held by him. There are conflicting reports that I've found, either 125 or 135 souls were lost, with either 12 or 13 survivors, my granddad was a stoker so he won't have had a chance, so once again I have worn my poppy with pride.
Onto my card,
I've coloured Santa Lucia Tilda in with distress inks, and added red liquid pearls for the Logan berries (I've just thought, I'm only assuming they're red), I must apologise for my picture, it seems rather blurry. Click HERE for the story of Santa Lucia, it's a Swedish tradition, so I am entering my card into the 'Around The World' challenge at Deep Ocean Challenges,
The papers are from Magnolia and I've used oval nesties to cut ovals and the scalloped ovals. The border die is a doohickey die and I've also used my new doohickey die too for the leaves behind my flowers. The ribbon is from HERE, and the chrysanths are from HERE.
The roses and pearl trim are from WOC, I've also used glamour dust and stickles. I'm also entering this into the first challenge at You, Me and Magnolia where the theme is 'Anything Goes'. Those gorgeous red berries are from Magnolia and I think they look lovely.
Pop over to LHOSM blog for some amazing inspiration from the DT.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend,