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

Friday, April 15, 2011

JAI 64 - Chocolate Wrapper Colour Combo

This week we had to pick our favourite chocolate bar and create something using the colours from the wrapper.
They're not exactly a 'bar', but they are my chocolate fetish :)
Stamp Set: Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Paper Crimper, 1" circle punch, Sponges, Real Red g/g ibbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Snail adhesive

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

JAI 63

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is inspired by this photo:
It's a fantastic pic, that brought a huge smile to my face along with heaps of ideas going through my little brain!
And after lying wide awake in bed for ages ....
.....decided that these bright, crazy people looked like parading popcorn boxes!! :)
{All products are Stampin' Up!}
Stamp set:  Party This Way stamp set
DSP:           Brights  paper stack - Real Red & Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy & Old Olive
Ribbon:      Night of Navy grossgrain
Other:        eyelets, shimmer paint / mist, Versamark ink pad, white embossing powder