Friday, 11 November 2011

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,


We will remember them.

(Laurence Binyon, "For The Fallen").

Today is Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day), a day originally set aside to commemorate the signing of the Armistice at the end of the First World War in 1918, but today an occasion to remember the sacrifice of the fallen in many conflicts around the world. This year is a once-in-a-lifetime Remembrance Day, as it falls at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year - 11-11-11-11.

I have made a card today to enter into some challenges that are marking this occasion. I will be at work this morning, but am scheduling this post for 11:00am.  I will pause at that time to remember all those who gave their lives or were injured in conflicts over the years so that we can live today in a democracy.


Stamps: poppy from Penny Black transparent set "flowers and wishes"; sentiment from PB transparent set "hugs!";
Media: Promarkers;
Supplies: ribbon and tiny heart gems from my stash.

Challenges:
Simon Says - Photo inspiration (poppy field)
Cute Card Thursday # 190 - Red is for Remembrance
Less Is More #40 - Red & Orange
Creative Craft - Minimalist
(I won the transparent set of stamps including the poppy)

Thanks very much for visiting today. I'll be back tomorrow with another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

14 comments:

  1. beautiful card the poppy image is gorgeous!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a great weekend! Debxx

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  2. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  3. Perfect card for today!
    Thanks so much Pauline.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Bev x

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  5. Really fantastic card hun.
    Thanks for joining in at the SimonSaysChallenge this week.

    Domi

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  6. I love how clean, simple, and sweet this it. Great sentiment too : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

    For More Chances to Win:
    *Like Simon Says Stamp on Facebook!
    *Follow Simon Says Stamp on Twitter!

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  7. simply lovely card! I like the white back ground really beautiful !Thank you for joining us at CCT
    Hugs
    Michele s

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  8. A beautiful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

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  9. Thanks so much for joining us in our 'use a freebie' challenge at My Partner in Crafting Crime,
    Robin

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x