We are Neet and Wendy and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.

Yes like all challenge sites we have rules and guidelines. We hope you will read and follow them, we have Oyster Stamps as our sponsor, and of course, a winner and runner up will be chosen each month. We may also have the occasional guest designer.

Friday 24 October 2014

Challenge 67 Poppies

We both love Poppies and what better time to use them in a challenge than coming up to Remembrance Sunday.  This year is a special anniversary and so we felt it should be marked in some way.  Have you all seen the splendid carpet of Poppies at the Tower of London.  Unfortunately neither of us have had the time to go down but there still is time ...

Anyway here we are with our Poppy inspiration

Neet chose to make a small card and use her Adirondack Pens (that's a blast from the past isn't it) to colour them in but then gave way to the Twinkling H2o's for the actual flower heads.

you might find it interesting to see her entire Poppy collection of pictures, pottery and jewellery - told you she likes Poppies, some of which she is going to show you on her blog.

Wendy also loves poppies, and has a healthy collection of rubber stamps and pictures, plus many years of poppy birthday cards.

For this challenge she made a tag, with a poem from the first World War, had time and a house move allowed she would have made lots of poppy tags. A task for the future perhaps.

We both hope that you find time to join in with us.  Remember prizes have been suspended for the time being but the blinkies are still on offer.


Helen said...

These are both gorgeous! I have been lucky enough to see the poppies at the Tower several times and am going back just before the 11th to see them again. they are indeed, stunning.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card and tag, I will try and enter again this time! It was good to be back last time! xxx

Craftyfield said...

Green is so not my colour... but poppies, yes I can work with that!
Lovely projects ladies...

Julia said...

Love the poppy examples ladies, great work.