Friday, April 22, 2011

JAI 65 - Just Add Mateship/Friendship for ANZAC DAY

Hi Inkers! Welcome back to Just Add Ink on this Good Friday.

Easter is celebrated around the world but Australia and New Zealand have another important holiday on Monday 25th April to commemorate 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.

So with ANZAC Day in mind we have a special theme challenge to ... Just Add Mateship/Friendship to your paper craft project.

Here's what the Design Team came up with -

... and from our talented Guest Design Team Members -


  1. What beautiful DT samples ... you are all so talented. Lovely way to commemorate this occasion that fills us with such pride.

  2. thanks for sharing about ANZAC day. It's great to learn about your culture and it's wonderful that you honor your forefathers for their bravery.
    I love seeing all the cards but learning about the rest of the world is truly awesome.

  3. Simple fantastic design team samples again ladies. Truly inspirational.

  4. Loved playing along!Thanks for the inspiration:)

  5. Fantastic samples this week, love them, can't play along this week (away on a break), but it looks like a great topic. Well done!!

  6. Thank you for the inspiration, awesome cards! xxx