Hi Everyone.

I was at the NEC for two days Last week Thursday and Friday … Up and showered at 4 am. I left home at 5am despite a very long and stressful journey I reached NEC at 10.45….while on the journey up I could SEE if you like in my minds eye, a card very different from what I would normally do. I asked Jenny If I could have a play to see if I could get it onto paper and Friday was given the chance not just to get it onto card,  but to demo it on the stand while doing so now…..I have never demo’d Oh I run workshops but my peeps all no me so there is no fear! Added to the fact I have never rehearsed or even had a dry run on this card and here I was doing it live …..Hands shook and heart thumping I began going back to basics I stamped the poppies from the Poppy Set first as though they are cascading from the sky and angels hands then masked them with paper ….no post it notes! then stamped the Grey Rubber Angel over the poppies not perfect but hey work with it. Clouds next making one of my masks out of card and using brushes being careful not to go over poppies or angel ! I gently put the clouds in where I wanted them to be using Tumbled Glass distress inkpad and brushes. That done I stamped the soldiers from the Commemorative Set silhouette in first generation In k(Black)k at the front bottom of the card then in second and third generation ink behind to make it look as though there were a lot of soldiers not just one line. Then went about colouring the poppies and angel and stamped REMEMBER at the top matted and layered  in red and black card and job is done.

Hope you like this Idea it really was an idea that came as I was waiting for the train to get moving as we were at a standstill due to cows being on the line xxx
To all who have served and still do I thank you without your sacrifice we may not have the freedom to curse the cows on the line or enjoy the freedom we so often take for granted today.

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About Bernie Simmons

Hi Everyone. I am Bernie Simmons Proud member of the Hobby Art Design Team, I have been crafting for many years but started scrapbooking when I had my boys, James is now nearly 23 and Rory 19. It was while working out at Rory's school on day I was tacked to clean out an art cupboard...out fell stamps inks and brushes.....I was hooked. Love to craft and alter anything and I'm never happier then when I am either out with my two boy's walking our five Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs or covered in ink! I hope you like my makes and what I do.

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