Social Stamping - 'War & Peace'

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I have joined in with Kelly Kent's Social Stamping Blog Host.
If you get lost along the way, click here to be taken to the Master List.
Kelly has chosen the Theme: 'War & Peace'.
Today is Anzac Day
A National day of rememberence in Australia, and New Zealand, commemorating all who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.

I have created a couple of projects for Anzac Day;
I have decorated glass jars we used as lanterns, and a decorated jar containing Anzac biscuits.

I started out making die-cut poppies & leaves using the 'Poppy Moments Dies', adhering the poppy to the rim of the jar.
I wrapped some 'Peaceful Poppies DSP' around the base of LED tealights, and placed them onto sand sitting in the bottom of the jar.
There are some sprigs of Rosemary within the jar as well.

The lanterns sitting on our letterbox at dawn.

Holding the lantern, facing East for our #AnzacatHome in our driveway at dawn.
The sounds of bugles around our town, calling the 'Last Post', was very moving. I cry everytime I hear it!

A little snapshot of us from this morning, following the Dawn Service in our driveway.
People in our street were in their driveways, holding candles or lanterns, and our neighbour had her radio on and we were listening to the commemorative service broadcast from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

And a pretty jar filled with home made Anzac biscuits.
*I have used a large Moccona Coffee jar for size.

Recipe: 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup Plain Flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup Brown sugar, 3/4 cup dessicated coconut, 125g (4oz) butter, 2 Tbsp golden syrup, 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda, 1 Tbsp boiling water.
Method: Preheat oven to 150deg C.
Combine the oats, sifted flour, sugars and coconut.
Combine the butter and golden syrup, stirring over gentle heat until melted.
Mix bicarb soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture, then stir into dry ingredients.
Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and place onto lined baking trays.
Bake for 20 mins, and cool on trays.

The 'Peaceful Poppies DSP' band measures 5cm x 30cm, or 2" x 12".
The band doesn't quite reach around the jar, leaving a gap of 7cm or 2-3/4" - you can add another strip of DSP to cover it, or I just simply left it.
Adhering the poppy onto the front of the jar.

The medals are replicas of my husbands' Grandfather's from WWII.
Our boys wear them during the Anzac Day March, which didn't occur today.

Thankyou for being here, and enjoy seeing the blogs with their 'Peace & War' creations. There are some amazing and talented people in this group. Next up is the beautiful hostess with the mostest; Kelly!

Lest we forget.
D x

Before you go, you might be interested in the seeing the Last-Chance Products, also known as the Retiring List.
We are getting ready for the NEW Annual Catalogue which launches 3rd June, 2020.
All the Last-Chance Products are available until 2nd June, 2020, or while supplies last.

Below are all the products used for my 'Social Stamping 'War & Peace' creations. 
 Click on a thumbnail, to be taken to my Online Store for all the products I have used, and there is also the Clearance Rack full of discounted items.
 You can also browse the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.
Have fun shopping. 
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10 comments on "Social Stamping - 'War & Peace'"
  1. So beautiful! You have a way with styling! I love the ANZAC biscuits in the jar! Kelly x

  2. Perfect Denita great display jars and I’m loving the Anzac Bikkie one too perfect! X

  3. Stunning dawn photo through the glass of your lantern! Brilliant projects and so meaningful. Love the bikky jar - and we enjoyed our Anzac bikkies today too!!

  4. You created beautiful lanterns. I wasn’t that organised unfortunately but I did still join in this morning at the end of my driveway. Anzac biscuits are so yummy and yours look even better in your decorated jar.

  5. A fantastic use of coffee jars to create a lantern showcasing our wonderful poppy stamps, dies and DSP. Your Anzac biscuits look so yummy I am going to give your recipe a try x

  6. So love your decorated candle lanterns. They looked beautiful at dawn. Your matching decorated jar of ANZAC biscuits is great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  7. I love love your lanterns! They look absolutely stunning and I like that you added some rosemary in them. As for the Anzac biscuits I have eaten way too many of them this weekend, I hope yours lasted longer in your pretty jar than ours!

  8. Great projects Denita for this special day. The candle lanterns look perfect for the early morning service.

  9. These are so lovely Denita and such a fabulous upcycle of jars. Lovely to see you all. xx

  10. Great projects Denita, and the image of your 4 lanterns on your letterbox is amazing. Your Anzac biscuits look better than mine ! Hope you are all faring well.


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