Monday, April 25, 2011

JAI 65 - ANZAC Day...We Remember

ANZAC Day is a very special day in Australian and New Zealand history. ANZAC stands for the Australia New Zealand Army Corporation 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.

So with ANZAC Day in mind the Just Add Ink Challenge has a special theme ... Just Add Mateship/Friendship to your paper craft project.

My card is inspired by remembering the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for my freedom. I have so much respect for those diggers and I am very proud to be an Australian on this day - ANZAC Day.

They shall grow not old , as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them , nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

My card for the challenge is inspired by the card by Mae Collins using the flower from Friends Never Fade, which looks a lot like the poppy.

Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, Thanks for Caring
Ink: Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Card: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Buttons #5 Sizzlits Dies


  1. To me, this truely captures the ANZAC poppy. Love your card but also love your blog post - ANZAC did not really grab me until I visited ANZAC cove myself a few years ago. Thanks for joining the JAI Challenge. Chantells

  2. Just beautiful. Such a fitting tribute.