Kre8tors Floral May Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the May Kre8tors blog hop. Our theme this month is floral.

On Friday May 8th we celebrated VE Day in Europe. I am not entirely certain that celebrate is the correct word, as we also see it as a time of remembrance and respect for those that lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

The day started with the Red Arrows flying over my house on their way to London for the VE Day flypast. Such an amazing sight. I am so lucky to live in a lovely market town with a wonderful sense of community, and just before the 2 minutes silence on my doorstep I could hear the ‘The Last Post’  being played in the distance. An emotional moment!

Unfortunately I couldn’t find any bunting during lockdown to decorate our home so I got to work die cutting my favourite Stampin’ Up! flower from Poppy Moments. A poppy wreath would be perfect to decorate my front porch!

I also added a patriotic touch of red, white and blue ribbon. These dies are so good to work with. For my wreath I distressed the cardstock, sprayed it with water and separated the cardstock layers to get a more realistic feel to the poppies. However the poppy looks lovely used simply on a card, as I have here on a ‘No Stamping’ card kit that I sent to my customers.

During the time spent making the poppies, I had a chance to reflect on the past and present. We are currently going through difficult times and often turn to heroes to help see us through. We cheer weekly for our amazing Health heroes, our keyworkers and of course the wonderful Colonel Thomas Moore who has raised so much money for the NHS and also raised our spirits!

We still have so much to be thankful for and for me the poppy not only symbolises remembrance but also hope for the future.

If I may, I would like to share a picture of my personal heroes from World War II, my Nan and Dziadzio (Grandad), Jadwiga and Adam Krzykowski.

They are pictured here after their Wedding ceremony in Italy. They met and fell in love following the Battle for Monte Cassino. Forever in our hearts and memories.

Thank you so much for hopping with me today, please leave me a comment if you enjoyed my projects.

If you click on the Next button below you will hop over to Susan’s lovely blog for more floral inspiration.

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Su Mohr
Laura Mackie (UK)
Tricia Butts
Jan Musselman – USA
Jo Blackman (UK)
Libby Fens
Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Kirsteen Gill – USA
Deb Naylor US
Nicole Mahler
Sharon Dalton
Ximena Morales
Ann Krucek
Sue McDonald
Annette Ball-Canada
Cheryl Hamilton
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL
Angie McKenzie
Janey Backer (USA)
Michelle Bryant (UK) – YOU ARE HERE!
Susan Simpson (UK)
Dana Sullivan
Alexandra Rauf
Sue Allen -Australia

Here are the products I used today:

Product List
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Leaf Punch
Leaf Punch

(29) Comments

  1. WOWZERS, fabulous project Michelle. Love it so much xxx

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you Sandra xx

      1. Thanks for testing my comments worked ok after last month issues with WordPress. Now keep fingers crossed the rest work !

  2. Kirsteen Gill says:

    WOW! What a beautiful project! Thank you for sharing

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you Kirsteen xx

  3. Your wreath is stunning!!

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you Annette

  4. Wow that’s so awesome! Very creative!

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you Deb. My creative side has sadly been in ‘self isolation’ just lately so it was lovely to get into a creative project again!

  5. Perfect project for both a floral challenge and VE day. Nice tribute to all heroes!

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you Ann

  6. Your post was so meaningful! Love the photo of your grandparents. And your wreath is just gorgeous!!

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you so much Cheryl

  7. I love your wreath!! So pretty!

    1. Michelle Bryant

      Thank you Annette

  8. Janey says:

    Lovely wreath, I enjoyed your project.

  9. AMAZING wreath to commemorate such a momentous time in our lives <3
    Beautiful story of your grandparents too <3
    Cheers Shaz

  10. Oh my, your flowers are lovely! Such a wonderful way to remember loved ones. Thanks so much for sharing and hopping with us!

  11. Jan Musselman says:

    Awesome wreath! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Stunning Michelle and such a lovlry photo of your Nan & Grandad. x

  13. Rebecca Unwin says:

    lovely projects Michelle, TFS

  14. Lovely project Michelle

  15. Susan Simpson says:

    Wow – the flowers look fabulous, they must have taken ages!

  16. Jo Blackman says:

    Gorgeous projects and gorgeous post Michelle, tfs x

  17. laura mackie uk stampin up demonstrator says:

    OH WOW! Michelle LOVE LOVE LOVE this! stunning, Thanks for sharing, Stay Safe Hun x

  18. Amazing wreath design. Love your beautiful poppies.

  19. Beautiful project… and love your heroes!!! x

  20. Such a fun wreath, Michelle! Love the photos!

  21. such beautiful projects and so much work you put in them! Lovely!

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