Monday, April 25, 2011

Little Mates - An Anzac Challenge JAI65

Well okay so don't ever believe me when I say I will be back tomorrow!!! It appears that in my little part of Blogland 'Back tomorrow' actually means back in a month!!! Can it really have been a month?

Well the photos of the completely cute and gorgeous little bags I was coming back to show you a month ago are still sitting on my desktop waiting to be editted and watermarked along with photos of all the other cards and things I have created since then. They will hopefully make an appearance here for you to see very soon but right now I am here to show you a little something I have made on this Anzac Day.

The girls at Just Add Ink set a really great challenge this week. In the spirit of Anzac Day the challenge is to 'Just Add Mateship/Friendship'. Here is a little bit about Anzac Day firstly;

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.

I knew I just had to play along with this challenge (it's been a long time since I have played with any challenge) and this one seemed like the perfect one to get the ball rolling again. This idea popped into my head while I was trying to fall asleep last night. I thought of the two best little mates I know and thought of this cute little photo that has been stuck to my fridge just as is. I decided to give this super cute photo of my Elliot and his best little friend, Rhys, a gorgeous little magnetic frame to live in:

On the fridge:

Hope you like my cute little frame and hope that on this Anzac Day you have spent a little time thinking of those who gave their lives so we could enjoy the freedom we have today - Lest We Forget.

Project Recipe
Stamp Set:        Nursery Necessities (for the "Little"
Ink:                     Basic Black
Paper/Card:      Celebrations DSP; Pacific Point; Real Red; Pear Pizzazz; Chipboard
Accessories:    Big Shot; Oval Nestabilities; Top Note Die; Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies; Circle Punches; Crystal Effects; Real Red Polka     Dot Grosgrain Ribbon



Anonymous said...

Very cute Louise. What a great Frame idea. Chantell x x

Patrice said...

This is a gorgeous little frame, love the shiny lettering too. Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink this week, hope to see you back again really soon.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Louise and nice and bright lettering make it really pop!

Susan Wong said...

So cute! Love the way you've textured the DSP.

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise! It was fabulous meeting you at convention....what a blast! LOL! Thanks for your link. After looking in my faves you are in there but under your blog title not your name. Duh!!
Meet up again next year!