Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just Add Ink #65 - Just add mateship / friendship for ANZAC DAY

So What is ANZAC Day all about?

ANZAC Day is a very special day in Australian and New Zealand history. ANZAC stands for the Australia New Zealand Army Corp. and it is significant because on the 25th of April 1915, both countries were involved in a difficult battle on the shores of Gallipoli.

On that fateful day our troops landed on a beach at dawn (now called ANZAC Cove) on the Turkish peninsula . They suffered a terrible defeat but our men fought with great bravery. The battle really highlighted the character traits of mateship and sacrifice. We talk about the Anzac Spirit which was born that day and use the term as a mark of great respect. Australians and New Zealanders commemorate this day with Dawn Services and Anzac Day Marches to remember those who fought and gave their lives for their country, not only in World War 1 but in all subsequent wars.

This weeks post is also to celebrate the love and friendship I have with my eldest daughter.  Together we spent Easter Thursday through to Anzac Day in hospital due to an awful infection in her face and eye.
She is well and truly on the mend now, but makes you realise how imporatant the people in your life really are.

All Supplies are Stampin' Up! (except rub-ons from my old scrapbooking stash)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Basic Black
Inks:           Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango - sponged
Punches:     Fancy Flower extra-large, 1" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Heart to Heart extra large
DSP:           Jolly Holiday, Newsprint
Other:         Big Shot and Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Sponges

1 comment:

  1. How special is that card? Sorry to hear your Easter didn't go 'to plan' as they say. I'm sure your DD will appreciate the love and care that went into this. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Just Add Ink this week.