Thursday, 12 November 2015

PCCCS170 - Give Thanks

Today is a day we've set aside for remembering those who have lost their lives in preserving our freedom as well as those who have served, sometimes at great loss to themselves.  But we shouldn't just remember these heroes one single day each year.  They should be part of our daily thoughts of gratitude.  Without them, what sort of world might we have?  My father served.  My father's sight was never the same nor was he ever again as strong because of shrapnel and bullets.  But he was my hero.  He never complained.  In fact when his health forced him to retire from the Army early, he continued to serve with the Reserves.  And each Remembrance Day he was out there, foul weather or mild, marching proudly among the other veterans.

I had to create this card using this week's sketch.

I've kept it very plain.  My colours are simply Basic Black, Grey and Red.  The poppy which I made using the Pansy Punch and my Bone Folder is held to the card with a Mini Silver brad.  My images are from  the For Your Country, You've Got This and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets and my sentiment is from the For All Things set, only partially stamped.

I don't think it needs anything more.  

For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week.


For more cards using these colours, check out the Paper Players challenge this week.

And for another challenge using these colours, check out Create With Connie and Mary.

12 comments:

  1. Yes, so thankful for our Veteran's service to our country and they should be honored EVERY day of the year! Love your tribute card, very striking and heartfelt. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you so much, Connie. I agree that we should honour and remember all those who have served and those who continue to serve.

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  2. What a wonderful offering of thanks! The contrast between the grunge and the soldier and the bright red poppy is really fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris. I am very thankful for those who have and continue to put their lives on the line.

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  3. What a perfect card to remember our veterans today! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  4. Heidi, this is just fabulous! What a wonderful way to honor our Veterans! Your color combo and the poppy is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  5. Very, very nice Heidi! I was drawn right in with the poppy! What a perfect card for Veterans Day. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. The Pansy punch is perfect for poppies.

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  6. Heidi....*beautiful*; thank you for sharing another gorgeous card.....love your blog & your work.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. You've made my day.

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