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Sunday, April 25, 2010

TSC0423 What Happened!/ QFTD06/ Anzac Day

This card for this weeks Twisted Sister Challenge says it all really - I ask myself this question on a regular basis! LOL!


 The fabulous image comes from the fabulous RAK I received from Celisa on SCS, she knows how much I love these Emerson Gals - they are full of atty-tude!! LOL!  I am also honouring this weeks Queen for the Day on SCS, Cathleen (aka ctorina) - I cased this card here.  I was inspired by her humerous image, the red and white and of course the gingham bow!  Congratulatons Cathleen - enjoy this well deserved honour!

Our challenge was to make a humorous card for a female, using red and white with one neutral colour as well as a punch, I used black.  I have found with the Emerson Gals to keep the layout simple but BLING for all you are worth..funnily enough I didn't so the 'bling thing' this week but instead went for the bow...


...using this gorgeous ribbon from one of my Twisted Sisters, Sue aka Coffeestamper aka Perk.  Thanks Sue, you always send the most fabulous RAK's!!  I used my SU Scalloped Border Punch along the edges of the second DP and also on the corners of the image - I love finding more then one use for the tools I have - if only I could find one that would iron as well - sigh! LOL!


I finished off with a button brad through the bow.....I did add distressing but not inking, I was going for a more 'retro vintage' I nearly got there but didn't quite as it kept things fairly CAS - sometimes it just would be 'wrong' to add more!! LOL!

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It is Anzac Day here in Australia and New Zealand, a day we remember those who fought for freedom on our countries, costng so many of them there lives on the beaches in Galipoli, Borneo and the Pacific.  The Australian Troops have so many untold stories, these men were so vital in so many smaller battles, our Light Horsemen are a 'League in themselves' and are HERO's not only here in Australia but worldwide!   It is very moving to see the Dawn Servies and the Marches with the last of the 'Diggers' walking through the streets, chests full of medals and faces that tell their story.  Today, we not only remember theses brave men and their commrades, but we honour them.  I am so glad we take the time to do this as a Nation - Lest we forget.  This photo, taken by my DH at the Australian War Memorial, tells it's own story - you can find it and more on 'Imagery of the Soul' 

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, your visits make my day!  I will be back later today with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and would love to see you, we have a special challenge today - they are all special but this one is something that touches each of our lives - have I got you wondering - make sure you come back and check!!  God bless you!
  {{{hugs}}}

6 comments:

  1. Cute saying but oh so true. All I have to do is look in the mirror. Love the reds and your button bow. Hope you enjoyed your Aussie day. Hugs, Jane

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  2. Hi Linda - love your card - those Emmerson Gals sure tickle my funny bone too :-)Love how you have made this card - that red is a real departure from your usual colour schemes - well done.

    We are still with DD - no, no action as yet - and went to the church she attends and they did an ANZAC segment to the service - it was great as we had not ben to any ANZAC services or parades.
    Blessings
    M

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  3. What a fab card!! Love that image and that totally hysterical sentiment. That is my question when I look in the mirror! :) Very fun with great layers and great checks!

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  4. Yes! That is excately how I feel. I still think that I am 22, but my body kind of have missed it. *LOL*

    Very cool card!

    Hugs
    Gunn

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  5. LOLOL! Oh, that was a good laugh. I especially miss "it" when I look back at my college pictures, LOL! LOVE THIS Linda! What a cute image and sentiment. It's really neat to see this color scheme on you. *Ü*

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  6. This is so funny! So true! I'll always be young on the inside. I like the patterns in your card. There is a hand held ribbon iron, I've seen it at a few web stores. LOL, easier than getting the iron out! [I would just use a curling iron though]
    I love patriotic celebrations, can't wait to see your hubby's pics.
    Have a great week!

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