Anzac Day has long been an important day in the calendar of both Australia and New Zealand as we remember the lives given for our freedom at Anzac Cove during World War I. Anzac Day, April 25 is a day of such significance in our history and culture, both our countries have national public holidays. The main event of the day is the formal Dawn ceremony and parade of Veterans, the sounding of the Last Post and the minute of silence ended with ‘Lest We Forget’ in services across the nation.
As Australasian Close To My Heart consultants we wanted to showcase the Australasian Stamp Sets that Close To My Heart have made for us. The projects we share with you today are shared in the spirit of both gratitude and national pride.
If you have come from Lauren Moore’s blog – CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
For this blog hop I have again made some more cards using the New Zealand stamp set that Close to My Heart made especially for us. Here is the full set and the images and sentiments are great for other uses as well.
The kiwi is our national bird and holds a very special place in our ‘kiwi’ hearts. The silver fern is also a national icon and is worn by all our national sportsmen and women when representing New Zealand. The bottom card encapsulates both national icons. The Timberline paper also reflects the rustic feel of our settler background.
Here they are:
Cardstock – Cashmere, White Daisy, Colonial White, Chocolate
Inks – Chocolate, Ponderosa Green
Stamp set – New Zealand Greetings.
For more information about ANZAC Day please visit http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit here and learnt more about the history of New Zealand.
Now please hop on over to see what Jenny has created on her blog – Jenny’s Heart and Craft Corner.
19 thoughts on “ANZAC Day Feature CTMH Australasian Stamp Sets”
I love how you background stamped the fern on your second card, it looks gorgeous.
Thank you Lauren. 🙂
Nice cards thank you
Thank you Jenny for making this happen 🙂
Your cards are beautiful. Happy Anzac Day from Canada!!
Thank you Clare from Canada 🙂
I love these cards Patricia. Great use of the fern as a background.
Thank you Jenny 🙂 I love what you have done with your layout too. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Very nice cards! Love that kiwi bird. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I love these stamps combined with the timberline paper – they really complement one another. Nice work!
Thank you Mandy 🙂
Awww, these are just so adorable Patricia! Just love that Kiwi bird. I have a pc game that I love to play, called Tropix 2 and in it I have to feed the little Kiwi so he can grow up. 😆 I only play that game when I can’t think or don’t want to do anything else. 😀
Stunning as usual hon. ♥ Big Hugs ♥
Thank you for your lovely comments Sophia. Love your story about feeding the kiwi and helping him grow up. The kiwi is such an icon in New Zealand and there is lots of work going on to increase their numbers here. Hope you had a good weekend and lots of hugs going your way 🙂 xxx
You’re very welcome Patricia and glad you enjoyed. I like those silly little games. 😀
I can believe it and it sure is a beautiful bird. I am glad to hear it’s protected.
I am still having a good weekend thanks hon. Hope to hear the same. 😀
Thanks and lots of Hugs for you as well hon. 😀 xxx
Your cards look great. The Timberline paper goes perfectly with the New Zealand stamps.
Thank you Anita – yes I agree the rustic nature really fits our green image in New Zealand. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment 🙂