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Friday, 25 April 2014


Today, in New Zealand and here in Australia, it was ANZAC Day, when we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives in war time so we can enjoy our wonderful freedom and lifestyle.

As many of you know, I am a volunteer guide at Fort Scratchley, in Newcastle, and yesterday I was at the Fort all day. We were incredibly busy (it is school holidays and also a long weekend), and I only managed to sit down for about 6 seconds! The Fort is almost 1 1/2 hours drive from home, so the 2 or 3 days I volunteer are very long. I didn't get home until 6.30pm last night, then this morning I had to get up at 2am so I could drive down to the Fort to attend our Anzac Day Dawn Service (and then volunteer all day). It is always so moving, especially when the Last Post is played, and the hymn, 'God of Our Fathers' is sung...I have to confess I get a lump in my throat and a bit misty-eyed. Of course we are also extremely busy on Anzac Day, and today was no exception, with hundreds of visitors to the Fort.

As I write this, I have been awake now for 20 hours, and only managed to sit for about 1 hour in total all day. My feet are aching more than I can describe, so I will get on with showing you the card I made for our new challenge at Crafty Little Fairies. I am very naughty, because the challenge began last night, so I am a day late...however, I think (or hope) you will forgive me.

Our new challenge theme is one I know you will all love -:

Don't forget, that as from next week, the Crafty Little Fairies challenge
will be a monthly challenge, beginning on the first Thursday of each month.

This cute image is one of the 1st rubber stamps I ever bought. I often use
it either on a Christmas card, or a birthday card, such as this one.

Don't you just love those cute faces!!

Inside my card matches the front.

Incy Wincy - 'Furry Friends'
Penny Black - 'Cats and Dogs' WINNER

Image - Penny Black Funny Present
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Prima Meadow Lark
Greeting - Stampworld
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Ovals; QuicKutz Lace
Gems and flowers from my junk stash

For a chance to win a lovely prize, why not visit us at Crafty Little Fairies, and enter our 'Furry Friends' challenge. Don't forget, you must use a stamped or digi image on your creation.

I'm off to bed, so until next time "Happy Crafting",
Jennifer. x


  1. Fabulous Furry Friends Jennifer, delightful image and lovely subtle colours!! xx

  2. A gorgeous card Jennifer. The image is so cute and I love the colours and pretty papers
    Lorraine x

  3. I nearly used this image for the PB challenge but I could not compete with this gorgeous card you have created. Love the colours and design very pretty inside and out.

  4. Beautiful Jennifer, that image is so cute and the papers gorgeous. Hope you have had a chance to recover from your busy days.

    Deborah A

  5. You certainly have good reason to be running late and I do hope you have caught up on some sleep now! And have worked out what day it is - lol!
    It was worth the wait for your cute card though - what a super sweet and happy image and the soft lilac is so pretty :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  6. Hi Jennifer ... just catching up. Gorgeous card - your image is so cute!! It sounds like you had a very rewarding day at the Fort though it must have been so tiring
    pauline x

  7. Happy Belated Anzac Day

    I so love this adorable card and that image, i've only ever used it as Xmas and you have prompted me to use it more, thank you so much, Luv Sam x

  8. What a cute image and fabulous colouring Jennifer..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Gorgeous card Jennifer. I love that cute image and the pretty papers. Beautiful layout.

  10. SO sweet! Love the colour too!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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