Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day and Mum's Day cards for Aussie Troops

Australia Day today in Oz.
A day to celebrate being Aussie which I am very happy and proud to be.
The anniversary of arrival of the First Fleet to Australia from Great Britain.
Lots of barbies will be had, plenty of time at the beach and probably a beer or two drunk around the nation.
For me, so far I have been enjoying the coolness of the morning with a cuppa and wander around blogland.  Then covered myself in mozzie repellant to prepare myself for the journey to what used to be my garden before leaving on holidays.  Problem with lots of rain is that my plants enjoy it are lush, green and huge but the weeds and vines have grown just as quick.  
I have found two gardens now only a couple more to go. 
Now I can sit back and relax until the washing machine is finished.  
I am sure to make a couple of cards today and run the kids from A to B and probably back again. :-)
Hubby is enjoying the day off too.

Now on to my cards.  These are more cards for our Aussie Troops serving overseas.  I enjoyed making the Christmas ones for them last year.  I have now seen that Tracey at Stampin Up Australia blog is asking for Mother's Day cards to send off to our Aussie Troops.  So they can send them to their Mum's or other special Mum's they know.  Tracey has asked to receive these by 16th March.

So here are two that I have made.  
I used a blank white gloss BE card then a layer of DCWV Textured card, next a layer of this lovely paper called 'Something Special'.  I added this lovely fairy chipboard tag that came with a magazine at some stage.  Teamed this up with three white paper flowers that I added white roses to the centre of .  Dug out a 'To Mum' sentiment that I again have saved from a magazine giveaway at some stage.

This card is much the same as the first....just a purple version.  I love these little fairy tags as they are such pretty images.  I finished this card with the lovely daisy sticker border from Sticker Store.

Have a wonderful Wednesday where-ever you are.


  1. wow! these are gorgeous, Merry! love love the tags/bookmarks!

  2. Happy Australian Day! The cards your mom did for the troops are wonderful! Their moms will really enjoy them! :)

  3. Beautiful cards Merry, and thanks for popping in, looks like you had a great holiday.

  4. Have a great day Merry!

    I love these cards, so beautiful!!!

  5. Absolutely love your cards! Hapy Australian Day to you! How many garden do you have girl? Have a great day and God Bless!

  6. These are just lovely cards! I am sure some very grateful Mums will love to receive them!
    Alicia xx

  7. Gorgeous cards Merry! Sure to put a huge smile on the sender and receiver, wonderful idea, take careX:)


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