A calming influence…

To boost public morale during the Second World War, the British government produced bright red posters bearing the slogan “Keep calm and carry on”, but they were never used.  One of these posters was rediscovered in 2000, hidden amongst some old books, by somebody at Barter Books and since then, the craze for the poster and items bearing this slogan, and variations on the theme, has grown in popularity and gone global. 

When I was on holiday recently, the gift shops seemed to be full of items such as mugs, tea-towels, t-shirts etc, bearing this and other similar slogans.  One of my favourites was “keep calm and eat chocolate” …

I made this one for my craft room, which is A5 size ….


The baja breeze blue background goes much better with the colours of my craft room and the stampamajig was my best friend, helping me to get the spacing of the letters right. I love it!  All I need to do now is find a frame for it ….

There is some interesting information on Mary’s blog on the Barter Books website about the history of the poster and it’s now famous image, which is now out of copyright.  I love the way she writes! 

Stampin Up supplies used:

Cardstock: baja breeze; Inks: craft white; Stamp sets: schoolbook serif alphabet, just perfect alphabet, artistic etchings; Accessories: stampamajig.  


Thanks for dropping by today



2 Comments to “A calming influence…”

  1. Wow! I love this Gill – very clever!!

  2. What a brilliant idea Gill!

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