Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Here is a card I cased from Stamping & Papercraft an Australian magazine. A great head start on my Christmas cards.

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Monday, April 25, 2011


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest we Forget
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Doug Kerry is my husbands Uncle who died in the Fall of Singapore at 18yrs old. Here is a letter he wrote to our Aunty (his brothers wife). My husband took his Mum (Nanna Joan Munro nee Kerry)  to Singapore to the War Memorial as Doug her brother never came home…. he was Missing in Action
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Deaths as a result of service with Australian units
New Zealand
South Africa
11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902
6 August 1900 – 25 April 1901
First World War
4 August 1914 – 31 March 1921
Second World War
3 September 1939 – 30 June 1947
Malayan Emergency
16 June 1948 – 31 July 1960
Korean War
27 June 1950 – 27 July 1953
Indonesian Confrontation
24 December 1962– 11 August 1966
Malay Peninsula
19 February 1964 – 11 August 1966
Vietnam War
3 August 1962 – 29 April 1975
25 June 1965 – 31 August 1968
20 October 1992 – 30 November 1994
East Timor
16 September 1999 – 18 August 2003
11 October 2001 – present
16 July 2003 – present
102,814   LEST WE FORGET
The ANZAC Day Dawn Service has become an integral part of commemorations on 25 April.
Whatever its origin, the acronym ANZAC became famous with the landing of the Corps on the Gallipoli Peninsula at the Dardanelles, on 25 April 1915. It has since become synonymous with the determination and spirit of our armed forces. The significance of the day, and the acronym, in Australia’s heritage is probably best stated by Dr. Bean in the following excerpt from his official war history:
It was not merely that 7600 Australians and nearly 2500 New Zealanders had been killed or mortally wounded there, and 24,000 more (19,000 Australians and 5,000 New Zealanders) had been wounded, while fewer than 100 were prisoners. But the standards set by the first companies at the first call - by the stretcher-bearers, the medical officers, the staff, the company leaders, the privates, the defaulters on the water barges, the Light Horse at The Nek - this was already part of the tradition not only of ANZAC but of the Australian and New Zealand peoples. By dawn on 20 December, ANZAC had faded into a dim blue line lost amid other hills on the horizon as the ships took their human freight to Imbros, Lemnos and Egypt. But ANZAC stood, and still stands, for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship and endurance that will never own defeat.
The acronym survived Gallipoli. I and II ANZAC Corps fought in France and the ANZAC Mounted Division fought in Palestine. The decision to separate the Australian and New Zealand components of the ANZAC Corps was taken on 14 November 1917 when it was announced that the Corps would cease to exist from January 1918. An Australian Corps was then created to absorb the Australian divisions.
There was a brief period during World War 2 when ANZAC was resurrected. On 12 April 1941 in Greece, General Blamey declared I Australian Corps to be the ANZAC Corps, much to the delight of its Australian and New Zealand formations.
ANZAC was again a reality during the Vietnam conflict where, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an ANZAC battalion served in Phuoc Tuy Province. These battalions were created by absorbing two companies and supporting elements from The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment into a battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR). Our 2nd, 4th and 6th Battalions held the distinction of being titled, for example, 2RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion.
The bugle call Last Post is inextricably part of the end of day traditions.The Last Post was really the end of the day (a hard day’s fighting and a hard night’s drinking). On ANZAC Day, Reveille or Rouse breaks the silence that follows the playing of the Last Post, symbolising the awakening of the dead in the next and better world.
On ANZAC Day, the wearing of small sprigs of rosemary in the coat lapel, pinned to the breast or held in place by medals is thus synonymous with remembrance and commemoration.
It was an honour for my 10yr old daughter to be a part of two ANZAC Day services by singing the Australian National Anthem. She did a great job and we are very proud of her because she is the new dawn of the ANZAC Spirit.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blue Mouse

Here is another card darling daughter and I made together…she’s famous today…… front cover of the local newspaper THE TWEED SUN a huge photo with a story on page 3 of how she is honoured to sing the Australian National Anthem on ANZAC day  25th April. We hope you like our glittering mouse!
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Be Happy

It’s school holiday’s and here is another card my daughter and I made together. I love this new embossing folder I picked up at JAM Creations in South Tweed Heads for $8. We used the glitter liberally and discovered this super fine glitter is also transparent allowing the coloured area inside the pink ears to be accentuated. You will definitely be seeing more glitter experiments here. I also had the opportunity to teach my daughter paper piercing and she did a great job, very even. It’s great girly time making cards together with my daughter, especially when the boys (hubby & son) are watching soccer on TV.
Hubby and son put on a Soccer Carnival for the under 12’s at Broadbeach Soccer Club on Wednesday and daughter went in it as she was there anyway as I was office girl and ball collector for the day . She was the only girl and at the end they had a series of 6 games where you swap teams and gain individual points based on the scores anyway guess who won …yes my daughter… and she’s only ever played two games this year as she decided to do Soccer as her school sport, she obviously has been paying more attention to the rules of play and positioning than any of us thought. This was slightly awkward as your own kid shouldn’t win a carnival you put on and so we gave out 4 prizes to the other  place getter and will have to work out some thing else for little miss, maybe a pair of soccer boots instead of runners would be a good start!Aristocats & Cards 18.04.2011 012
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Thursday, April 21, 2011


I’ve been inspired to make bookmarks lately and I particularly like this Kaisercraft paper and used my Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Butterfly’s to create some movement, and some tiny drops of dimensional magic on the flowers and of course my own glimmer mica mist to finish!
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I took my daughter to McDonald's for a treat today and met a gorgeous young Korean girl who is on a working holiday in Australia and gave this to her to remember her holiday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Make and Take with Amanda

Amanda Cordingley a Kaszazz Consultant in Brisbane,Australia demonstrated this tag and these two cards as a make and take at our monthly meeting of Stamping with Friends at Varsity Lakes Community Centre on the Gold Coast.I really enjoyed making these, and it's nice to try new techniques.

On this tag we took a tag made from acetate and added some dimensional magic and a drop of pink and a drop of teal from re-inkers at opposite ends and some rock candy drizzled all over and rubbed away with one finger to mix up the colours and then put a tissue over the top to blot and leave in position to dry. Then we removed excess tissue as only one layer of my tissue stuck down and then trimmed the edge with scissors and adhered a tag of identical proportions to rear to finish. When I got home I decided to turn it into a bookmark so I added the ribbon and used my black stazon ink and my Upsy Daisy stamp to finish it off with my own touch. Fabulous technique I love getting inky fingers! Aristocats & Cards 18.04.2011 035
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We also made this card. I took it home to finish as I had to leave class early to take darling daughter who is 10yrs old to a photo shot with the local paper as she is singing the Australian national anthem on ANZAC day (25thApril) on her own to an approximate audience of 10,000. I was supposed to use a strip of green cardstock with trees and cut out some of the foliage part and stick over the top but I grabbed out my markers and just coloured them in instead and used the scrap of green to make another card, as you will see in my last card.
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Then we made this girly style card it's a design & quick and easy to make using this very cute Kaszazz paper. I ordered a sheet I think it was $1.65 so I will be able to make heaps of cards out of just one sheet of paper.
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TIP: adhere everything to your square panel first then attach it to your card, as it’s easier to centre and align straight!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Be Happy

This mouse stamp is just so cute and to finish I added some glitter and butterflies. My 10yr old daughter and I teamed up to make this card. Be happy… to all my wonderful followers, I appreciate all your  thoughtful comments.Aristocats & Cards 18.04.2011 015
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Dragonfly Bookmark

I can never find a bookmark so I decided it was about time I made myself something decent! I made my own glittering mica mist to spray over the finished product, which looks great over the black cardstock.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pink Teddy Bear

I really enjoyed making this card as I had the cutest pink teddy bear when I was a little girl just like this.I wasn’t particularly happy with the pink marker colour I had used to colour the teddy bear stamp with, so I used some eye shadow I had to make it the right colour. (Yes… one day I’ll get  Copic markers), then I found a clear glitter with a pink shimmer to finish off the card. When I added the flower in my teddy’s ear my daughter kept wanting me to take it off because she thought it looked Hawaiian and wanted to know where her grass skirt was…cheeky daughter… anyway I said it was staying because I thought it looked cute and added a feminie touch!Aristocats April 2011 074
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting Cricky Love - Link Party

You all know Kristal, right? Yep, she's K. Andrews of Getting Cricky and she's having a "LOVE" link up party!! 

I'm supposed to tell something about myself...I work with my husband selling Bali Grass Thatch Roofing and Timber Shingles and also Natural Stone Floor Tiles and am his official gofor... you know go for this and go for that. I have two children my 15yr old son is in 2 soccer teams Under 17 and Under 19yr old teams and Futsal (indoor soccer) regional team and hubby is also the Director of Coaching at Broadbeach Soccer Club and my beautiful daughter 10yr old is a very talented performing artist (19hrs outside school hours) so I spend a lot of time behind the scenes as Mum's taxi and I love to ensure my family all have everything they need, including healthy meals.

My happy place is making cards and learning new techniques especially with my friend Vicki and a huge thanks to all the wonderful crafter's who share tutorials on their blog and make You Tube videos and make it so exciting! There's nothing better than learning something new!

Now onto the rules for the link up party. (Head over to Getting Cricky for the actual post regarding this)

1. Follow EVERYONE's blog in the Linky Tool
2. Leave a comment
3. Add the link below to your blog post (See Getting Cricky for the link)
4. Get ready for lots of new blog friends!

Have fun everyone!!!  I can't wait to visit everyone's blogs.

Trish Munro

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pecan Pie

This is my second attempt  to make a pecan pie and I’m very proud. As you can imagine it didn’t last long & as you can see the crust disappeared….. while I grabbed the camera. I was inspired by my friend Tracey Rice (my bridesmaid 18yrs ago) who is quite the chef in the kitchen and for years we have shared many dinners together. I finally decided it was about time I attempted more things in life starting with this pecan pie, I changed her recipe slightly and ended up with a great result.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

I received this beautiful birthday card from Vicki Fraser,I love the pearl flourish. Vicki and Roz took me out for coffee and we each ordered a slice of the most amazing cake I’ve ever eaten. Vicki arrived with a big bag with all sorts of crafting goodies including some pearl flourishes (it’s like she can read my mind), and my friend Roz gave me a Kaisercraft stamp set.Thanks girls for making it special!
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cheeky Frog

Have you ever felt you were being watched…… well look who’s eyes I found peeking at me through the back doors while I prepared dinner. My beautiful Golden Retriever HONEY shares her water bowl with this cheeky frog!Trish's 46th Birthday 003
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Hubby Baked Me A Cake

I was 46 on the weekend and Hubby baked me a cake and my 15year old son cooked a roast chicken with gravy, life doesn’t get any better than that. I’m feeling the LOVE!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gift Bag & Thank You Card

I made this gift bag for a wonderful friend of mine and what better gift for a card maker than adhesive dimensionals! I made this gift bag to go with a thank you card that I made a couple of weeks ago and I’m pleased with how this project turned out!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Merry Christmas

I’ve had my Big Shot for a while and decided to work out with the help of my wonderful friend Vicki Fraser and on You Tube we found a video of embossing with Fiskars plates. Luckily I had already purchased a Stampin Up Standard Premium Crease Pad from the wonderful Jane Norrish my Stampin Up demonstrator. We spritzed the background green cardstock first with water and then very slowly ran it through the Big Shot , apparently the water softens the cardstock and makes it more pliable. Later after looking at it for a few hours I decided to sand it back like Tim Holtz does to accentuate the white core. Earlier in the day I also had decided to make my own shimmering glimmering mist in a snowy frost colour. When I work out how to add another tab on my blog for tutorials I will add a recipe, anyway  then I decided it needed to be shimmer spritzed and then I started to be happy with the affect on the embossing. Also earlier in the day when Vicki & I were surfing around You Tube we found a tutorial how to make the pinwheel and decided to open a pack of Xmas designer paper I was given  for Xmas and make it there and then, so I combined the two projects together to make this card.
I am very excited I now have 10 Followers I really do appreciate you all, it’s great to have new like minded friends!

Challenges this card qualifies for:
·         Cooking It Up With Katie - 1E - sparkle, shine, shimmer
·         For Fun Challenges - 3E, C10 – Christmas
·         Secret Crafter - Christmas Themed          
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