Saturday, April 27, 2013

ANZAC Day remembered


I've been wondering how to begin this post for awhile, as it's been ages since my last post...  I figured I should just start and go from there!

But first things first...  Health-wise, things are going really well.  I finished chemo in February and I had a post-treatment MRI last month, and it came back clear!!  Yay!  I don't see the oncologist again until June, unless something comes up in the meantime, so it's looking positive.  I've been given the "all clear" to travel, so my mother and I are making the long trip to the UK to visit with family, then to Italy to visit Rome and Florence.  Can't wait to come home and scrap the photos!  Other than that, I'm slowly increasing my hours at work, and will be on 15 hours a week when I get back from our trip.  Physically, I'm feeling really good, but I do get tired pretty easily so I have to pace myself. After everything that's been happening, I've feeling blessed that it's gone so well.  But enough about me...

I have a project to share that I created a few days ago on ANZAC Day. For the last few years, I have created a card on ANZAC Day to remember the fallen, and to commemorate the freedom we have in this country.  This one came together pretty quickly.

Card: real red, basic black, whisper white
Ink: real red, cherry cobbler, basic black, real red marker, basic black marker
Stamp set(s): awash with flowers, word play
Accessories: sponges, rhinestones

I sponged real red and cherry cobbler on the left bottom corner, stamped the poppy, marked up the sentiment with the two different colours and stamped it at the top of the project.  You can't go wrong with rhinestones, so I added a line of rhinestones on the sentiment, and a few on the poppy.  I just had to do the inside, so I stamped a smaller poppy twice on the inside panel.

Hope you like it!


  1. Anna - that is good news :) I hope you have a wonderful time away and look forward to updates. Your card looks great - I love the sponging in the corner.

    Don't leave it so long till you next blog :) Love Paula R

  2. Love your card and pleased to hear your health is improving. Have a great holiday and hope we can catch up when you get back.

  3. Hi Ann,

    Great card, it nice to see you made this for such a great NZ/Aus event in history even when you have so much going on yourself.
    Callena - NZSU

  4. So glad to hear your good news and wonderful that you are able to take such a great trip with your Mum. It's super to see you blogging again and your card is awesome, like Paula I love the sponging in the corner. Best Wishes Janet.

  5. What a gorgeous card Anna. I love the sponging on the front panel. Have a fabulous trip :)


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