9 Nov 2014

THANK YOU WITH POPPIES updated with a pic of MY DAD

My card today features one of my new stamps that I recently purchased from Chocolate Baroque, I have used both the Poppy and a leaf stamp.  I have coloured the images with Graph it Markers, mounted the image onto red card the papers are LOTV, I added a couple of red bows, buttons and a stamped 'Thank You' sentiment.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I would like to share with you a picture of my mum's dad, my grandfather, he served in France during the 1914-1918 war, he was wounded but did survive, my mum and her twin sister were born in November 1919
Every time I look at this picture I am amazed at the likeness to my brothers I can see each of them, all 5, looking back at me.

The picture below is of my dad he served the duration of WW11 in Burma, he brought home the Burma Star and many awful memories, he rarely ever mentioned his time in the war, mum did tell us that dad's best friend died in his arms, my dad was one of the lucky ones and returned home to mum only to be taken from us so unexpectedly at the young age of 57.

Many thanks for visiting.


Veerle said...

Hi Lorraine, your card is very beautiful. I like poppies a lot.
Great picture I love old pictures like this thanks for sharing with us. My dad is busy tracking down our family history and for that he has been to the local city hall and we have documents now that give proof that our family goes back to 1655 amazing isn't it ? It's rather exceptional they said that there is real proof that goes back so far in the past.
Have a nice sunday, big hug, Veerle xx

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely handsome man your grandpa was, dressed in his uniform that's what real men looked like, not like now days.

Stunning card, beautiful image and delightful colours.
aNNie xx

The Journey is the Start

Rose said...

Lovely card Lorraine beautiful colouring and very appropriate for today.
Rose xx

brenda said...

Beautiful poppies and butterfly Lorraine, you know how much I love both.

And it's a perfect card for our Allsorts theme, so pleased you joined in.

B x

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow hun what a stunning tribute,just fantastic detail my friend,love love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful,gorgeous image and details.xxx

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Lorraine, I love the image and such beautiful colouring.
Thank you for sharing the wonderful photo of your handsome Grandfather.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy L said...

This is a really beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx
Nice to see your pics and read your memories too. xxxx

Margreet said...

Beautiful tribute card Lorraine...great coloring!
xxx Margreet

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine beautiful image and colouring the butterfly look so real..and love the photos....my mother in law was born and raised in Burma way back then and met her husband over there during the war[ he was in the airforce] and married him then went back to England..


cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Lorraine, such a beautifully coloured image and I love your papers.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs and memories.

Jacee said...

Your card is lovely Lorraine, the poppys, just perfect, beautifully coloured.
Thank you for sharing your story and photos with us, we must never forget what they did for us all.
Special hugs today Lorraine.
Simply Paper Card Design

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card is awesome Lorraine and is so poignant for Sunday. Love the pictures of both your Dad and your Grandad. They both must have seen horrors that they wished to forget.

Carol said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, a very fitting tribute to your Dad and Grandfather. Carol x

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Lorraine: Your card is beautiful!!! 'Thank You' from all the Simply Create Too Design members for joining us for this special challenge [Challenge #74 -"Thanksgiving/ Thank You"]. Hope to see your entries next challenge too. PS love your family story too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

debby4000 said...

Beautiful tribute Poppy card.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Lorraine what a lovely card. Your pictures and narrative bought tears to my eyes. I feel so much for the terrible losses to all sides in these dreadful wars. My FIL was in the Normandy landings he was wounded but one of the lucky ones that survived. Susan xx

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous card Lorraine!! Really love your image and design! HUGS :)

Linda said...

Lorraine your card is so beautiful! I love that you shared your family history. It is so important to honor these men and woman who put themselves in danger for what they believed in. Thanks for sharing.
Big Hugs, Linda

Asha said...

Lorraine, you used your new CB stamps! And what a wonderful card you've made. I love this set too. Thanks for sharing a little bit about your granddad and dad. They were brave, selfless men ... never to be forgotten.
hugs, Asha

kyllimarjaana said...

Card is beautiful and grandpa is handsome!!!


Zoe Tant said...

Hi Lorraine what a beautiful card and so fitting for Remembrance Day. Interesting to hear of your family history too! Thank you for sharing. Zx

Susan Kennedy said...

This card is just beautiful!! Love the sentiment.. great font! Love the ribbon and the papers!! BEAUTIFUL image and colored so wonderfully!!! Love it!! Loved reading about your family!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

Crafty Train said...

Lorraine, what a Gorgeous Card and a Beautiful Story. The Poppies are wonderful and I love the Butterflies. Lisa x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card, Lorraine. The poppies are wonderful, Of couse!

Thanks for sharing the phtos of your family...so apt at this time!

MaryH said...

Your card to day is so lovely, and it was a joy to see the pretty flowers (especially after all the Halloween & fall cards I've been doing!). Equally enjoyed seeing the pictures that you shared of your loved ones. I've always loved seeing old photos and your grand was quite a handsome soldier. How brave he was & likewise your father. Posthumous thanks to both of them, for serving their country in time of need. The men of earlier eras understood the need for that kind of service, I think much better than our young generation of today. However, that said, we still have many who do understand the concept of service, and we can ALL be proud of these people, regardless of our native country. All gave of themselves so that we could enjoy the lives we have today. God bless them! TFS & Big hugs.

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout, thanks for joining us at CWWC challenge cheers Sue x

Sheila said...

Finally found my way here. Stunning card and such a lovely image. Very emotive post - has brought tears to my eyes x

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Sugar! 57 is way to young !!
Sandy xx

Laine said...

A beautiful creation Lorraine and a fabulous post on a special day.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Lorraine such a pretty stamp.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.a really beautiful image and design.such a emotional post for you to write too.lots of hugs.

xx coops xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful remembrance card Lorraine,
Thank you for sharing your photos
Kevin xx

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, and thanks for sharing your photos too ... we really are blessed not to have known the horrors of war.

Poppet said...

Great card Lorraine, love the colours and the sentiment.

What a wonderful way to give thanks and remembrance to all who serve their country.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

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