Sunday, April 29, 2012

Poppies in My Garden

I have never planted poppies in my garden before. I love them, but think it's too windy here for them to survive. But, we shall see this summer, as I got seeds yesterday and will be planting them probably tomorrow.  Some of you know that I called my dad "Poppy" and that he had given me an oil painting when I was younger - with poppies! So they are a dear flower to me.

Sweet 'N Sassy came out with a poppies set, and I just had to get it because the flowers are so delicate. I also like that it's a smaller sized set - the other poppy images that I have are so big.  This one is delightful, and I used it on my card yesterday for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.

My beautiful mom is 83 years young tomorrow so I made this for her. We are off to celebrate with a breakfast first thing in the morning.

Anyway, congratulations to Linda on being chosen for this week's Featured Stamper! What a lovely and fun gallery! There were so many choices, but I finally settled on Linda's With Love to case. I kept her theme and layout, but changed colors and images, and added a pearl button at the top of my ribbon.

My images are from Poppies & Greetings by Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps and my ribbon is Red Satin Double Ruffle from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I like how they look uncolored.

And I have a quick recipe to share -- it will be in the low 80s here all week, so time for an iced yummy!

Cappuccino Cooler
1 1/2 C prepared coffee, cooled
1 1/2 C chocolate ice cream, softened
1/4 C chocolate syrup
crushed ice
1 C frozen whipped topping, thawed

Blend coffee, ice cream and syrup together until smooth. Set aside. Fill 4 glasses 3/4 full with ice, add coffee mixture. Top with a dollop of whipped topping and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings!

You can also put the first three ingredients in a blender, if you desire. Enjoy and have a great day!
Stop back tomorrow for an "old" technique to try -- I had never done it!
Other challenges for this card: 
Dream Valley Challenges - For a Special Lady
One Stitch At A Time - Here comes Summer 
Stampin' Sisters in ChristUse your “green thumbs” … use an image of something planted
Sunday Stamper - Red  
The Crafty Pad - April Showers Bring May Flowers
PanPastel UK Challenge - Spring Time

Stamps: Poppies & Greetings by Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, DP by The Paper Studio and Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, Corner Rounder Edgers (Fiskars), Kaiser Red Pearls, Red Satin Double Ruffle Ribbon & Hemptique's Red/White Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon)


  1. Such a pretty card Judy. Although the poppies are not colored, they appear to be because of that gorgeous ribbon!

  2. aw Judy, I love Poppies, my little kitty was called Poppy, she was my little furbaby bless her... love your card, it is so striking. Good luck with the poppies in your garden, I found that sowing seeds was the best way, I spent a bomb on buying roots and they all died off... please do post photo's when they are all in bloom! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... oh and that recipe looks scrummy too!! A treat! x

  3. Beautiful Card Judy. I too have chosen Red & Black for my card over at SS. Good Luck with the poppies. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  4. From one Judy to another! This is lovely! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

  5. What a lovely post, Judy. It sure sounds like poppies are very near and dear to your heart!

    I like how you kept the stamp simple, without coloring, and this b/w/red color combo is dynamite.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paints this week. :)

  6. Such a striking card! I can see why you love that image so much!

    Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  7. I love your card :) The black and red are sooo nice together !!! Thanks for sharing the Cappuccino cooler .... I just have to try it sometime when my sister come visit... I know my sister will love it!!!!

    Have a great week

    Hugs Irene

  8. Really gorgeous, I love the colour scheme and the ribbon and pearl button look amazing. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  9. Hi Judy - it is lovely to see you! Love your project this week - it is perfect for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  10. Love red & black together, so striking. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week

  11. Love the colours you have used - that image is indeed striking! Thanks for linking up to The Crafty Pad's challenge this week. Estelle x

  12. I adore poppies, I am always very happy to walk in the countryside, near where I live and see them 'smiling' in the fields .... What a lovely memory of your dad as well x
    Beautiful card, rich colours always my favourite.Yummy drink too!

    Thanks for joining us in this weeks PanPastel challenge.

  13. Hi Judy, your card is absolutely stunning, love the red, black and white and I like the way you have rounded two of the corners, very nice indeed. Poppies are such beautiful flowers, they grow fields full of them in the North East of England and they are a sight to behold! Regards, Anne x

  14. Stunning Poppy Design.I hope your Birthday celebrations go well.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    DT Leader

  15. Beautiful card! Love the ribbon and Red/Black/White is stunning combo! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  16. Thank you for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week. Good luck.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  17. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)


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