Thursday, 19 April 2012

Primrose Day

Today is Primrose Day. The official reason for it being primrose day is that Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli on 19 April 1881.The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.
For my Father in Law it holds special memories, as it was on Primrose day that he proposed to my Mother in Law. They had been out walking in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire and came across  lots of wild primroses. Every Primrose Day since that day in 1953, he has presented her with a small bunch of primroses. This card is my gift to him in remembrance of  her and that beautiful spring day. 
 The scenes are all created using Hobby Art Scene-it stamps, and the primroses are a Digi stamp from my lovely friend Teri at Delicious Doodles. The scene is coloured with Distress inks and a water brush, and the primroses are coloured with promarkers. The dies are Go Kreate windows #1, of which I cut two of each of the three sections, sticking the ribbon hinge in between the two layers. Thanks for looking.

31 comments:

  1. aaww what a touching story, and Im sure your FIL will be touched by your thoughtfulness.
    I know I always say it but I adore your scene cards, and this one is every bit as fab as the others.

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  2. What a fantastic card/triptych. It's really beautiful. I didn't know that it was Primrose Day and found that very interesting, Sally - thanks. So sad about your in-laws but such a beautiful memory. You're very thoughtful to do that for him. Have a great week x

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  3. What a beautiful card and a lovely little story! Ruth x

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  4. A beautiful card for a beautiful reason
    Anne
    xxx

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  5. Happy Primrose Day!! I've learnt something today by reading this. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure your FIL will be touched :)

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  6. Just beautiful & very thoughtful.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. Loved the story about primrose day and the sentiment behind your gorgeous card. I love tryptych cards and never thought of using these dies to achieve them. You are fab at these scenes Sally so beautifully coloured:)
    Val x

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  8. oh wow .. this is beautiful.. i love the arched window shape and the images .
    Thanks for telling us about Primrose day too.. i have learnt something today
    Lisa x

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  9. Absolutely stunning card! I didn't know about Primrose Day either, and they're one of my favourite flowers too! x

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  10. Wow Sally - firstly thanks for the info I didn't know that and also for sharing this beautiful, amazing card - you are such a master at scenery I would love to come and craft with you and watch you work. Thanks for the inspiration xx Janet

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  11. this is so beautiful and I'm sure will be so special to your father-in-law!

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  12. What a wonderful story about your in-laws and an incredibly fitting card in remembrance of your mother-in-law. Beautiful.

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  13. How beautiful Sally and a beautiful story x

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  14. I hope Meg had a very Happy Birthday, Sally. She's a proper Young Lady now at 15, isn't she, where do the years go!!
    Love all your snippet cards from the last post, those vellum flowers are gorgeous.
    This is a lovely post too, what a beautiful story and your card is the perfect way to remember. It's a pity the weather hasn't been more like your gorgeous scene today.
    Hugs Lisax

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  15. You're a mine of information Sally, I didn't know about Primrose Day either. What a lovely story about your in-laws and what a touching thought to make such a beautiful and personal card. I love the delicate water colouring and the shaped card is one of the best I've ever seen. Vicky x

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  16. I'd never heard about Primrose day - how lovely and what a wonderful reminder for your FIL. This is a stunning piece of work Sally - really beautiful.
    Lynn x

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  17. Hi Sal

    What a beautiful post.

    A history lesson, a love story and a mountain of memories all in one!!

    How thoughtful of you to make such a beautiful and special card for your Father in Law. I am sure it will be treasured.

    Love Jules xx

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  18. Hola Sally, thank you for your last comment:D, glad to see you again.
    OOoooh Sally, what beautiful triptych card, the landscape is fantastic like the colouring... the primroses are importat for me too, when a go to London i buy primrose face cream, gel, body cream, talcum powder in Boots...i love how smell, when my son smell me in the night he always say me "mum you smell wonderful":D.
    Today i discovery a great place and cheap!!!!Go Kreate, fantastic place, thank you Sally ah!! and i discovery too "Crafticious"blog, fantastic artist!!!.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  19. Oh Sally, what a lovely post!

    A wonderful story and such a beautiful and special card for your FIL. Fabulous!
    xx

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  20. It's a beautiful card Sally, and a lovely story, I'm sure your FIL will love his card x

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  21. Beautiful card Sally and I enjoyed the Primrose Story. Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comments.

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  22. Hi Sally. It was so lovely to hear from you :) What a super card this is - I just love the scene that you've created and you've done such an amazing job with your colouring using the Distress Inks. Just LOVE the photos of the red squirrels (a few posts down) but then again I would!!! Love Kay xxx

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  23. Wow what a stunning card. I just love the story behind it Sally, your FIL will treasure it.

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  24. Hi Sally, a wonderful card, and a wonderful story. The scenes are so beautiful, and I love the way you have used the die cut arches. Absolutely stunning.
    Have a great week - Sylvia x

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  25. Like your kind of artwork Sally and will pop in so now and then! creative greet Miranda

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  26. What a lovely card and it is so nice to hear the story behind it.
    Thanks,
    Heather T

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  27. This is awesome hun! Love it to bits. Have spotlighted this on the Delicious Doodles winners post.
    Hugs,
    Teri xx

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  28. Gorgeous.. lovely images.. Hugs, Brittany, xoxo
    http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. What a fabulous card Sally and for such a beautiful reason.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  30. What a wonderful card and a lovely story of a man with some romance in him, how lovely.

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  31. What a lovely special story, lovely to hear how your FL kept up that romantic gesture all through the years. A beautiful card and a special memento. Gorgeous colouring. Have a lovely weekend. Elaine x

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