Sunday, April 22, 2012

Food, Glorious Food!

Hello Everyone!

As you may or may not know, this Wednesday is ANZAC Day. (ANZACs - short for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps). It is a day of national remembrance. An opportunity for every Aussie to pause and to commemorate the brave soldiers that died in military operations.

It's also a day for one of Australia's national foods - the ANZAC biscuit. Like a cookie, for any non-Australians out there, they were baked by wives and mothers of the soldiers during World War I, and send to the trenches in food parcels.

To remember our diggers, and to celebrate ANZAC Day, the new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox is:


That's right, we want to see all your creations that have anything to do with food. Our sponsor is Make It Crafty, and the lovely Zoe is offering a AU$15 voucher to spend online.

I used the Make It Crafty image "Ginger House Wife" for my card.

For the third time in a row,  I managed to create a card without buying any new supplies! The paper was the last little bit from a "foodie" card I made last year. It's from Nan's Favourite's Collection by Kaisercraft and if you look closely you can see it's covered with lots of old fashioned cooking images.

I used my Die-Namics ribbon border die on some red card and then affixed a piece of old lace to the front. I then hand-sewed on some buttons. The cream heart shaped buttons were recycled from the front of an old vintage blouse my Nan had. I also stabbed one finger repeatedly in the attempt. The swirl die is a Magnolia Doo-hickey die and the sentiment is from C.C Designs Spring Sentiments.

I wasn't at all sure about this card when I started but I really like how it came together at the end.  I hope you'll pop over to The Squirrel and The Fox and see what the DT have created. They always do such a great job.

Also entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma - Button It
Card Crafters Circle- In Stitches
Fussy & Fancy - Dies & Punches
Our Craft Lounge - Buttons
Opus Gluei - Flourishes
Lexi's Creations - Punches & Dies

Thanks for looking! I hope you all have a great week.



Sazzle said...

Great card Tracey and love your hand made paper :-)

Happy ANZAC day for Wednesday!

Thanks for joining us for our punches and dies challenge over at Fussy and Fancy - good luck.

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Lovely card Tracey! I love your colour choices, but I'm not sure the lady in your image is looking particularly proud of her creations!!!!! You could also enter this card into our current challenge at Lexi's Creations which is Punches & Dies.
Hope you're having a great weekend! Helen x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab layout & image! Just love the buttons & colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rebecca said...

Hi Tracey, your card is lovely, i love the lace and buttons down the side.
Love from Rebecca xx

Pauline said...

This is a gorgeous creation, Tracey! I love all the elements you've used! And I love Anzac bikkies... I think I will have eaten my weight in them by my life's end! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline (in Western Vic)

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous Tracey! I love the image and your papers go perfectly :)

Sheena said...

A great card - love how you've arranged the buttons! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Marjorie said...

Lovely card Tracy, gorgeous the buttons down the side and lovely papers to co-ordinate the lovely image...

Electra said...

This has a real retro feel to it-I love how the flourish is peeking out from behind! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei this week!

Margaret said...

This is one of my favorite things about blogging, learning all kinds of new things about others! Now I know what ANZAC stands for and the special importance of this day. The biscuits must be pretty yummy too!

LOVE your card! The DP is perfect and I love the swirl tucked around the image (which is amazing!). I am also feeling your pain on sewing on those buttons...but they are lovely!!

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for playing in the stitching challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle, great card and it's so pretty with this lovely lace and flourishes!!! Oh and hand me an Anzac bickie, love them!!!!
Trish Munro
Gold Coast, Australia
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Unknown said...

Beautiful lace! Love your card. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things

Jo said...

Lovely card, fab embellies and image.Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Jo x

Jennipher said...

What a fabulously designed card. Love it!

Rosemary said...

I love the story you shared which drove your creative process, we shouldn't forget the sacrifices others made for our freedom. This is a lovely and warm spirited take on the homefront, and I love it. The warm, rich colors, that adorable image, and the way you've set it off make it perfect.

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei, I hope we are able to get you to play with us on future challenges!

Sheryl said...

Hi Tracey! It's been a real pleasure to browse through your lovely blog!
The pretty lace and buttons are the perfect compliments to your image on this gorgeous card!
I am your newest follower and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create next!
Have a great weekend!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl