I made this card for a neighbour of my Mother's who fell and broke her hip recently. She's a very spritely lady who at 90 years of age lives alone, cares for a large garden and even does her own shopping, lugging a heavy shopping trolley home from the supermarket. So I do hope she is back on her feet soon and can remain independent.
The card is partly inspired by this BBC report - I wish I lived close enough to visit. The poppies reminded me of some photos my sister took when she was in Turkey a few years ago. I created a digital scrapbook page with them at the time. Sadly fields like this are very rare in the UK nowadays.
I love poppies of all shapes, colours and sizes but the poppies that arrive secretly and spring up in surprising places are a favourite. This pretty orange is one of those secret varieties and I love the way the petals fade to white and the centre and stamen are yellow rather than the usual black. Definitely a hybrid, but of what? However, I do have yellow Welsh Poppies and a pale orange stranger in the garden. Are those the "parents" I wonder. Anyway, I love it.Stamps: Papertrey (of course!) Botanical Silhouettes, Garden Variety
Also used: Papertrey Garden Variety die and Picket Fence die
Digital kits from 2Peas in a Bucket: Flower Patch by Rhonna Designs, Painted Block Mattes by MFD Designs