Remembrance Day memories

Whenever we see poppies our minds often turn to Remembrance Day. The new Jane Shasky Perfect Poppies pad has lots of ideas and pages to inspire you whether the card is intended for Remembrance Day, a sympathy card or just a card celebrating someone who is no longer with us.

This particular card shows a photo of my late grandmother’s first fiancée. I say first fiancée as, sadly, this was around the outbreak of the first world war was when she was in her late teens and looking for a husband. So many of our young soldiers and airmen didn’t survive even one posting or flight and this young man was just such a casualty. She went on to meet several others and over the next few years of the war she lost every fiancé as they got engaged. Finally though, there was a happy ending and, just after the war she met my grandfather – hurray! He survived, left the army and although I wasn’t lucky enough to meet him, he died around 1950, so they had a very happy 30 years or so together.

This design uses our memories die and two sheets from the pad. The backing paper which has been matted onto some plain red card and a toppers sheet which I have snipped with my decoupage snips and made all the flowers into individual pieces. I then built them up again to make this corner display using Pinflair glue gel.

10 replies
  1. Brenda Donnachie says:

    This is a beautiful Card.
    Loved how you have used backing paper and the toppers they look as if they have been blended perfectly.

  2. Tracy W says:

    Stunning card. I bought the paper pads and dies for my mum as part of her birthday present. She was thrilled, poppies are her favourite flower. Creative Blessings, Tracy x


    I’ve had another look at this card and I think that it is lovely and very appropriate. I thought that I had written something earlier, but perhaps I didn’t. My Great-Uncle Tom was also lost during World War 1. He was in the Gordon Highlanders and he was lost killed on 2nd October 1918 on clearing-up operations near Cambrai. He is buried in the Ribecourt Railway Cemetery.



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