Monday, 10 November 2014

We Will Remember Them...T on Tuesday

Hello Friends

Some of my regular followers and Facebook friends will know that a fortnight ago Mr Hettie and I went up to London to see the Poppies at the Tower of London.  The sight of all the poppies was absolutely fabulous.  There were still quite a few to still be "planted" too.  The sight was sad and beautiful at the time.  Each poppy resembled a life that was lost during World War One.  Mr Hettie's Great Grandfather was lost at Ypres in 1917 so it served as a reminder of family lost.  

As today is 11th November I thought it a fitting tribute to create a scrapbook layout of our trip in honour of all those men and women who died during that terrible War.  I hope you like...

The crowds were massive around the Tower and yet it was exceptionally quiet.  The landscape photo shows the moat almost carpeted in these beautiful china poppies.

The background paper is Graphic 45 and I thought the clocks were a good representation of time that has passed since 1914, which incidentally is the year Mr Hettie's father was born.
The poppy in the centre of the TH clock is from last year.  The small tag with the number on represents the number of our poppy.
I tore the background paper to share some more peeps of the poppies that were surrounding the Tower.
All the letters were cut using my Cricut and Stone Script adhered using my Xyron and then glossed with glossy accents.  Ink used is TH DI Black Soot and the TH die cut clock has a swoosh of Gold wax on.  I used a mixture of Bazzill and Papermania black cardstock, and some pieces are from my Snippets box. 
As it is Tuesday I am sharing this layout with my friends Elizabeth and Bleubeard with my cuppa which you may have noticed is in a cup that I haven't shared with you before.  My sharp eyed friends may recall seeing this on my desk full of paint brushes.  I bought it at Gaudi's La Pedrera in 2002 and never used it as a cup.  But since I bought my twirly whirly I needed to clear some clutter on my desk so decided to peel the label off the bottom, wash it and use it.  I am also taking this to the Snippets Playground.

Thanks for calling by.  I hope you like my layout and please spare a thought for those that fought in the First World War.

Hettie

27 comments:

butterfly said...

A beautiful page of commemoration... I'm hoping to see them when I'm in town this week (as they've extended the dates).
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have my post scheduled for tomorrow, which in my world will be the 11th. But your poppy scrapbook page puts my post to shame.

I'm so glad you got to go. I'm sure it was an incredible time. I got to see a special on TV that showed the entire moat from above. It was unbelievable. I also saw Helen's (H) post which also took me there vicariously.

This is a wonderful layout, full of sentiment and reality. I LOVE how you included your poppy number. I wonder when it was planted, since it was about 1/3 of the way through the run.

Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute on Remembrance/Armistice Day. BTW, I read somewhere the VAT (which I'm not really sure what that is, although I suspect it's like our sales tax) had been eliminated for anyone buying a poppy. Guess I should also tell you I like that mug, too. Happy, Happy T on Tuesday.

Karen Petitt said...

So very very beautiful. Sad to say I can't get out of the house much at the mo as would have loved to have gone and seen this. Thank you so much for sharing this with us huni! Hope that leg is all healed now too Karen x

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a fantastic tribute piece to all those lost or injured in conflict. You have done yourself proud with it. I haven't sen the poppies in person but my friend did and she said it was incredible too. My poppy number is 387066 and I'm so looking forward to it's delivery, altho' it isn't coming to me. I have requested it be delivered to our local British Legion where I'm sure it will be appreciated.
Happy T Day :o))

Ariel said...

Such a wonderful tribute to all those heroes who had sacrificed their lives. Your layout is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing Hettie.
Have a lovely week
Susan

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! What a beautiful way to honor all the veterans. LOVE this so much, great idea to put the poppy in it too. Thanks for sharing this special post with us, great way to remember those who fought for us.

Robyn said...

wonderful poppy page. I've seen the photos of the poppies at the Tower- that must be powerful in person.

Carol said...

I beautiful page that speaks of Tribute, Honor and Love... Thanks so much for sharing.

Helen said...

It truly is a beautiful sight, and a very poignant tribute. I was there on Saturday. Your layout is fabulous. My poppy is no 419.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amzing tribute to honor the veterans!
Happy T-Day!

Julia Dunnit said...

Fab LO Hets, really a good tribute too.
Love that you're 'over' the mug enough to use it now, it certainly extends the pleasure!

Annie said...

I'm linking my poppies too today Sam but mine are just snaps not amazing creations like yours. I really love what you've created.
Hugs,
Annie x

voodoo vixen said...

Aaah, that is a fabulous LO and a wonderful tribute, I would have liked to see the poppies in situ but I can enjoy them from others visits and photos. Annette

SARN said...

Absolutely sensational layout and images Sam. So pleased you were able to get there.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karla B said...

What a lovely tribute, my friend!

Vicki Miller said...

I love your page and so jealous you got to see the display at the tower. I saw it on TV. Amazing. We are having our own take on it next anzac day here in australia. It is called the 5000 poppies project and we are all creating handmade poppies for it. I think they will get a lot more than 5000!

~*~Patty S said...

Your remembrance page is beautiful and just perfect.
After seeing photos of the poppies on the evening news with that sea of red all around I can only imagine how very powerful and moving it is to see them in person.
Wishing you a Happy T Day oxo

Linda Kunsman said...

Your mug works so well with your layout page and colors. What a really lovely page commemorating the lost lives of the wars-the poppy is such a beautiful flower. Happy T day!

Halle said...

Oh my what a beautiful page. I would have loved to have seen all those poppies in person.

Dianne said...

A really stunning scrapbook spread! Gorgeous photos and so creative and symbolic in layout...Love it all. Must have been completely dazzling to be there in person. I just saw it on the U.S. news...a very moving commemorative project!

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous page layout Hettie, a lovely way to remember the sights and feelings of your day in London, I imagine it was quite emotional.
Jean x

Divers and Sundry said...

I never knew anyone who fought in that war, but I think poppies for WW1 is such a touching remembrance. I always think of that poem....

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous creation and especially for the reason, you have done a terrific job.
I am a very soft person and this brought tears to my eyes.Don't tell anyone.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

We've been seeing all the poppies on the news. It must have been an awesome sight IRL! What a great idea to memoralize the trip with a scrapbook page and beautifully so, I might add. Certainly a day to remember!

Rita said...

That is a beautiful and thoughtful piece.
Happy T- Day! :)

Twiglet said...

Sam that is an amazing and really beautiful work of art. Thanks lots for your good wishes. I may not be up and dancing just yet but feel a lot better without my old gall bladder. x Jo

Di said...

Stunning Sam! I do so love that you added the teeny tag with the number of Simon's poppy!

Hugs

Di xx