Lest We Forget

Here in Australia (along with all the other countries in the Commonwealth) it's Remembrance Day.

Today we all stop at the 11th minute of the 11th hour and pay our respects in a minute of silence for our soldiers past and present who have been affected by war.

The poppies that you see on Remembrance Day are a symbol of all the blood spilled in the worst battlefield.  Poppies also featured in the poem "In Flanders Fields"

This card is in memory of those we have lost, and those that are fighting.  I have family members that were in the armed forces and thank them for everything they did for their country.  Thank you Granddad Martin (NZ Airforce) & Uncle John (NZ Navy).

Digi image used: Soldier Boy by Mo's Digital Pencil



Diane said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah !! I love your card because it has true meaning.....The image is lovely !!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

hugs Diane xx

blackdragon said...

Beautiful....and a heartfelt post from you... today i thank my Grandad, a marine commando in WW2, and my friend Ron, USAF MS ret.... we all should remember what these brave souls did for us.
Thanks for joining us at DELICIOUS DOODLES this week.

Sandy Trefger said...

What a wonderful tribute card to our heroes. Here in the United States we call it Veteran's Day. It is a special day. I made a donate to our local Veteran's group a week ago and got a red poppy. Yours are very lovely on your card. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge.
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ScrappySandie said...

Hi Sarah~ Thank you for the write-up about Remembrance Day...I really like the minute of silence idea. We call it Veterans Day here in the US. Its wonderful to honor those who serve in the armed forces. Your card is adorable! Love the soldier boy...colored perfectly! And the bright poppies...perfect combo! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at SOS!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card well done thank you for joining us for our POPPIES Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs Hugs Elaine

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Sarah, this is a wonderful tribute to those you are remembering. The image is perfect for the occasion.

Thank you for 'Remembering' with us this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Delicious Doodles DT

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card for a good cause but love the "cute" image and beautiful poppies thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
Carol DT x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, this is one sweet card! Very nicely done!!!

Thank you for participating in this week's Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

This is amazing and I just love those gorgeous flowers and your amazing work on the image. Thanks so much for playing at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS this time:)

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable card, love the image and the poppies are gorgeous. thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Red.stash challenge

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your card, what a great way to show your gratitude to those who gave their all and to those who serve today! Your poppies are beautiful!

Shari said...

I love this image and your coloring of it! Such a beautiful meaning behind the card and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

Jackie said...

Darling creation, and perfect for the holiday too! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge, I hope you join us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a sweet little image .. and i love those poppies
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Lynn's Place said...

Now thats special poppies and all...Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out Tuesday...great take on the challenge hope to see you again...

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a sweet, sweet card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
Huggies & Smiles ~