Monday, 9 June 2014


We were in France with friends recently when I noticed a field full of beautiful red poppies and that has been my inspiration for my card for this month's Claritystamp Challenge.

As it is the centenary of the First World War it is also dedicated to my Great Grandfather Alfred Bertie Quarrington  5 November 1870 - 26 March 1915 (Killed in Action).

The National Roll of the Great War states as follows:

Quarrington, A B, Private, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (attached R E)

He volunteered in September 1914 and in November proceeded to the Western Front where he did gallant service in many engagements and was unhappily killed by a sniper when coming off mining duty on March 26 1915. He was buried at Cambrai and was entitled to the 1914-1915 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His memory is cherished with pride"

Here is my card:

I've used the following:

Poppy seed heads stencil from Clarity
Antique Linen
Old Paper
Poppy stamp from Clarity
Sentiment stamp from Clarity
Alcohol pens and pencils to add colour 

Thank you for looking. 


  1. So soft and a lovely rememberance card, just the touch of colour in the corner on the poppies sets it off. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  2. Such a gorgeous card Jocelyn, and I loved reading about your Great-grandfather.

    Sue xx

  3. What a fantastic Rememberance card Jocelyn. Thank you for posting about your Great Grandpa.

  4. I love your clever combination of the poppy stamp and the poppy seed heads stencil ...brilliant...a great way to remember someone special....and a great entry for our challenge...thanks for sharing...Jo. X

  5. Beautiful soft background and a lovely combination of stencil and stamp.
    Thank you for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.