Monday 27 April 2015

Paper Players 242

This weekend is a long weekend for the commemoration of ANZAC day. 25 April is a day for remembering the sacrifices of war. This year was a special one since it is 100 years since the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli and it is also the first time ever that the holiday has been "Mondayised" so creating a long weekend when the day falls in a normal weekend.

So in the quiet of this afternoon, I have made a remembrance card, for the many occasions we want to remind others that, for whatever reason, we are thinking of them.

This morning, I saw the new, and lovely, sketch at The Paper Players and have used that as inspiration.

I liked it so much that I've been quite literal in interpretation and have used some old favourites of mine in the process. I love the Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand combination with one other (often Hello Honey or Lost Lagoon). I was sad to see that my favourite background stamp, Dictionary, is retiring. And although I was slow to like Kinda Eclectic, it has become a favourite go-
to, especially the butterfly.

Card: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP stack, scrap of Hello Honey.
Stamps:  SU Dictionary, Kinda Eclectic, Wetlands (for the sentiment), Hero Arts Dandelion.
Inks: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Punches and Folders: Elegant Butterfly punch, Oval framelits, CTMH Honeycomb embossing folder, Couture Charming Chevrons embossing folder
Other: Brad base, Sahara Sand candy dot, linen twine (another favourite!), dimensionals, Early Espresso marker.


  1. I love absolutely everything about this, Jan! The colors are so sweet, the flowers gorgeous, and I love the combination of backgrounds. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at The Paper Players!

  2. Wow! Your card is SO lovely!! What a wonderful pairing of stamps!! Your butterfly is perfect with its layers and bow and candy dot! The inking of your banners adds so much!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with The Paper Players!!

  3. This is beautiful....I am sad to see Dictionary retire as well, I won't get rid of that one! And you had me scrambling to see where that beautiful Dandelion stamp was's so delicate and pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

    1. It is a beautiful stamp and I think the first stamp I ever bought, about six months before I'd ever even heard of Stampin' Up, so maybe three years ago. I don't even know if it's still around.

  4. Jan, this is just lovely! I love every beautiful detail! The dandelion stamp is just great! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX