As I was curious what would be the Belgium flower ... I looked it up and it is the Common Red Poppy. Growing everywhere in fields and waste places. The animal is the Tower Falcon.
The background PP that I used for my card is ”Life In The Country” from Maja design called " Flower meadow".
The images are from Kars ( picturel 0541 )
I used red ribbon with black dots because of the flower and the ladybug.
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 47760
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 4:54 AM
Thanks for adding this beautiful card in the challenge today. The bg paper and your images are beautiful. Your information on Belgium's flower being the poppy is fantastic. Like learning new facts about places. So glad you played in the challenge.
Registered: July 20, 2007 Location: Fergus, Ontario Posts: 44367
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 5:16 AM
Monique, this is so beautiful! I love the summer time look of the background paper and the wonderful scene of blooming poppies.....such a beautiful flower. Reminds me of the song written by a Canadian from Guelph (about 18 km from where I live) that is entitled 'In Flander's Fields'. I love the larger poppy on the inset too! A beautiful card!
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18302
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 10:55 AM
wow Niki this is absolutely stunning... love the field of flowers dp, the layout and how you arranged the flowers to go from smallest to largest... gorgeous... love it (oh yes and especially the LADYBUG) lol...
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 71727
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 11:16 AM
What pretty paper with the poppies and, I guess, cornflowers. Reminds me of wheat fields in France. And as soon as I saw your card I thought of Flanders and all the poppies, so I'm not surprised it's your national flower.