Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Something a bit different


Mmmmm Orange Poppies, its because I feel red ones are sad ones. I suppose I  think the red ones are for remembering the lost service men and that why I always thing of red poppies of sympathy cards.
But I've seen them in other colours and thought I would try Orange but mainly it was because the First Edition Boho Chic was near me and I like the pattern which I then cover up.
These Hero Arts stamps are perfect for paper piecing and I added some flower soft for the centres but its extra fine which seemed to work better than the ordinary stuff.
Just a few colour elements and a piece of twine to finish. I think I will pop this on Brenda challenge hope I can get out away with orange.

59 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful. Did make me smile re coverig up the paper.

Stamps and Paper said...

I love your orange poppies a gorgeous card

Anne

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and creative. Wishing you a great Tuesday.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
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Chrissy said...

Beautiful Debby, I thing orange poppies are fine to use..I have californian poppies in my garden, golden yellow, and orange and the deep red, very pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Di said...

Brilliant card Debby! Love the change from red and you can still see the patterned paper round the edges as a perfect foil to the poppies :) Di xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh the colour is fabulous
Lisa x

Mary J said...

So beautiful Debby and love those colours!

Caroline said...

Morning Debby.... gorgeous card love the image and the orange colour is beautiful. Love the layout it's fabulous. Caroline xxx

Victoria said...

Poppies in any colour are marvellous so a big thumbs up from me!

Dawn said...

very pretty with the orange and flower soft centres

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this is amazing, simply adore it Hugs Sxx

Uschi said...

Deine Karte ist super edel und sieht phantastisch aus. Ich bin begeistert!

Liebe Grüße
Uschi

Beryl said...

It's gorgeous Debby - those poppies look amazing paper pieced and I'm sure this card will do be perfect for Brenda's challenge - I'm sure she didn't specify they had to be red.
Beryl xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect! These poppies look very pretty and happy in your chosen colour! Hugs, Lesley

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely! I've got yellow poppies in my garden which look so sweet in the sunshine, Jo x

rachel said...

beautiful Debby - love the colurs and the reasoning - I love poppies of all colours - those blue ones are just stunning don't you think? xx

ulrike said...

Wonderful card, love it.

heidy said...

Oh this is so pretty Debby!
XXX Heidy

Anesha said...

Really lovely card, great colour.

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is fabulous, love the colours you have chosen too, big happy hugs love Pops x x x

Viv's Visuals said...

So pretty Debby - and i agree although I love red poppies they ARE associated with sadness. This is such a pretty colour you've used - fab card!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Debby, love the colours too.
hugs {brenda} xox

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW Debby, this is stunning. I adore those poppies and the colours are so beautiful

Hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Very very beautiful card:)
Big hug dearest,
Sonia

Whisper said...

Wow, this is stunning, Luv Sam x

Craftyanny said...

Debby I love the orange. It pops right off the page at you. A beautiful card
Anne x

Angie said...

Beautiful card, i think Poppies look great in any colour.
Hugs Angie x

Nágela said...

Gorgeous work!!!
Love it so much!!!

brenda said...

Morning Debby,

Bit late getting here, not sure where my mornings gone, although I do seem to have cleared a few files from my desk. So the good part about that is the sooner work finishes I can get down to crafting.

Your thoughts on red poppies are exactly the same as my eldest daughter and she will never choose a red poppy card when she's plundering my stash.

Thing is poppies come in just about any colour and I think your orange ones are stunning. As you quite rightly say that Hero stamp lends itself perfectly to paper piecing, technique I love using especially with flowers. Could also be but I can't colouring the toffee.

I really am tickled pink that so many of you taken the time to join in my little fun challenge, thank you so much and good luck with the draw for the voucher.

B X

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card and love the orange poppies. Mine were blue ones earlier this week!
Lorraine x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Debby! Love the colour of the poppies!

Marian said...

Wauw wat mooiiiii en de kleuren vind ik prachtig
Groetjes

cotnob said...

This is stunning Debby, such beautiful poppies and so nice to see them in a different colour.
Pauline
x

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply Stunning Debbie, very pretty indeed

Ali x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Debby... Your colouring is fantastic and I love the colours.xxx

Rebekah said...

Fab work Debby love those flowers! hugs Rebekah xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful card Debby, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning Debby and different but equally as lovely, x

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Kazabing said...

Beautiful card Debby, the colours are fab. I totally agree with you when I see red poppies too.
Hugs
Kaza. xxx

Tracey said...

This is just beautiful Debby!! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Debby this looks awesome and very beautiful the colours look superb, I love this so much,
Hugs
Lorraine x

Renee said...

Beautiful card Debby! Your poppies are a lovely color...I have yellow ones blooming in my garden at the moment!
Hugs, Renee

Renata Elenbaas said...

Just love this stamp, I colored it in very different colors, even purple, grey and pink. Love the way you've coloured these.

Hugs,
Renata

coops said...

wow this is stunning debby.the poppies are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

This is stunning Debby - the image is so beautiful and perfect in orange.
Have a wonderful evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Star said...

Wow Debby those poppies really pop. Gorgeous card and love the colour
Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Stunning Debby! Fabulous colour choice and love the covered up paper, lol!
xx

Spyder said...

super card, very pretty, we have orange and yellow poppies...or did....hubby pulled them up, he thought they were weeds. ((Lyn))

Kathlene said...

I always love it when you create a card a bit differently, Debby because you always nail it perfectly. This is such a good example! I really am in awe of this beautiful card--those poppies are so beautifully dimensionalized and the flower soft centers look fantastic.

rosie said...

gorgeous poppies. love the colour. fab backing paper. fabulous x

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card, love the paper piecing. I'm just popping over from Brenda's blog as your entry seemed so interesting, and it is ... Haven't gotten round to making a card myself. Work gets in the way (as usual).

Christine L said...

Oooh Debby...... this is just sooo gorgeous! I love the shading you've used. Also your other cards while I've been missing are stunning also... particularly the white on white one!

Btw - if you pop on over to my blog today, you'll see we're launching a new challenge blog for lovers of pink... we'd love you to join in the fun and help spread the word!

Hugs
Christine x

Aida said...

So beautiful Debby! I love poppy flowers!

Anonymous said...

Different and awesome all at the same time! LOVE it! xx

Craftdee said...

Simply Elegant! Donna ☺

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Debby!
Helen x

Lynne K said...

This is so gorgeous, Debby! LOVE how you've done the poppies.

Lynne x