For the love of poppies…

Some of my  Instagram followers may already know that I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for poppies right now. The catalyst being a vaseful of the stunning Icelandic variety, which led to a full scale poppy hunt of the neighbourhood, photographing any I found growing wild along the way.


I was inspired to make these:


Why make one, when you can make two:


Below, are the materials I used:


The blooms were created using torn post-it ‘masks’.

Given the intensity of the red, I only wanted one focal bloom per card. Once I had finished inking the blooms, I hand-drew the stems and unopened buds in pencil, and added a touch of colour, using coloured pencils. Given that red poppies often symbolise remembrance, CASual Fridays ‘hope’ die  provided the sentiment I was seeking. Once the panel was complete, I adhered it to a black card base.

I would like to add this card to the following Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #67: Breast Cancer Awareness


The Flower Challenge #1: Anything Goes With Florals


Thank you for visiting!






13 thoughts on “For the love of poppies…

  1. Oh my goodness! You actually inked these yourself with your own masks? They are beautiful! I really love the look – and so simple with the torn post it notes. I am in awe, truly I am!! it looks just like a poppy. Thank you so much for playing along in our first challenge. xx

  2. Yummy scrumptious Hazel, love poppies (in fact I’ve just bought the Altenew poppy set last week and can’t wait to ink it up). Love the vibrant colours you’ve created with fantastic masking here. Such a clever and creative card and it’s great to see you play along at AAA Cards with it too. Thanks so much. Sarah x

  3. Two beautiful cards here Hazel, I love Poppies too and you made a great job of these cards. So CAS and so very pretty, thank you for sharing with us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

  4. Haze, these are stunning! I thought they were stamps that you’d used the no-line technique on but no, you created them completely! Wow wow wow! You are such a talent, my friend!

  5. So funny, I have this blog post in my Inbox so I can comment on it and now I find that its in my commenting column, how handy!!! I think these cards are divine and your a genius creating that little stencil. The red really pops against all the white and the sentiment is just right. Always so happy to see you at TIME OUT and thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge too!!!

  6. Oh my how pretty those blooms are, I love the way you made them! I adore the simple, elegant look of this card. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  7. Beautiful cards! The flowers are gorgeous and your stems and buds are amazing! Once again, fabulous service and product. Thanks!

  8. Gorgeous cards, Hazel! I love how you created the poppies, and that your stems and unopened buds are hand drawn…so beautiful!!! I love the richness of the red on your flowers, too! You did an amazing job on these cards!

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