Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.
I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|Okay - card started on last weeks desk is in cellophane bag at back, with NOT any more done on it!! flat out since last Wednesday, out every day till yesterday, plus weeding garden. Had started another card .. an 18th birthday one (hence test run with die cuts with scrap card). I have stamped on vellum with music background stamp (with Versamark and ultra fine Ranger gold Embossing powder). I love the Victorine Original stamp bought on eBay .. beautiful etched and a delight to use! The colours requested were mauve, light green, or yellow and orange. Used the Riveria Kaleidocolor to brayer two pieces of gloss for the die cuts. The plan is to make it like this last music card on this post here.|
|Finally sharing a card and atc received some weeks back but kept forgetting to share it .. aren't they lovely? both atc and card made by Robyn of Waterlily cards - thanks dear friend! :D|
|We saw two whales breaching the water, about half way out to the skyline from waves breaking. They were having fun on their way up north to warmer waters. This view is from my sister's verandah.|
Monday, July 14, 2014
Over at Oriental Stamp Art group June challenge was to make a card with a sea scene and also for June the challenge was to use white pen.. as the time element was at a premium when for two simple cards..
1. cut a frame on large sticky note with spellbinder think this one is labels 25 by Spellbinder.
2.Then used extra re-positional tape to attach it to card and cover up all of card except where you want stamp and colours to go..
3. then stamped stamps (and heat embossed as easier to do white pen then)..
4. then on swirl one used the PanPastels to colour it, but for second one used inks and like it much better. Just used ink daubers mostly with little extra ink on them, had used them on another work so were bit inky.
5. Then added the pen, and removed the masks.
Also have another card to share... over at my friend Ginny's blog "Maxam Made" she has lots of freebie digis to share and the shells on this card are one of them.
When saw them, I bethought myself of a half done card in my reject or waiting pile - with an Our Daily Bread stamp "the Sea" masked, stamped and coloured with PanPastels month ago now. Had smeared on edge of plain white card - so needed to trim and mount it.
I printed two small copies of the shells, then 3'd then but as only two layers not sure if this is 3d? :D
I made the Bible verse digi with a Dafont script (BD Renaissance) - see previous post below on how to install them onto Word .. its so much fun! The CB folder is swirls, with fancy labels by SB. I will paste it below but not sure if is is downloaded as it is just in m Word programme, not sure how to convert them to a png file.
Every blessing, thanks so very much for popping over for a peek and chat and may god bless your day wherever you may be!
3. Allsorts Challenge - Splish Splash Splosh! http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/week-267-splish-splash-splosh.html Card 1 and card 3
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
- Chose font and download.
- Open download file and move to Documents location of folder called Calligraphy fonts.
- Extract files by right click on 7zip.
- Select (highlight it) extracted file to actually open the extracted file.
- Use the word doc button on top tool bar and select “Word Font viewer” from clicked on down drop menu of two.
- Click install button on top of pop out with Word Font viewer. It is then installed on Word. Open a word doc.
- Find the font in Word drop down menu list and use on Word.
|Card made with digi image... and also a freebie digi bamboo image, which added embossing too. See over here on Ginny's blog she often has freebie digis for everyone.. really love this one! Verse is from Word Art Wednesday.|
What a great promise to hold onto, His word is our Light and and Guide .. and really that is found the LORD Jesus, for He the Light of the World, and is also called the Way the Truth and the Life! how utterly precious..
We used to eat them on the way home from school, as was tree of them, plus guava tree ,yum... and some mulberries.
Also would like to welcome my newest wodnerful encourager... and a new blogger so go and welcome her! she has some loveLY digi paper on offer too, see here Gracie of Graciellie design!
Happy WOYWW every one and may God bless your day!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|And yes have finally finished all five of Lee’s cards – you can see me with last two print outs done of the poem inserts for inside of cards (under cards) and left last night ; am ready to cut insert for these two cards. (mm, desk resembles push and shove clean up) Purple one showed last week (here, and posted one here too). The blue one was started on last weeks desk, so am sharing it this week. On the right had side next to my small guillotine you can see my homemade bow easy. Have one but is is very safe(?) place :D I needed a grosgrain ribbon bow for blue card - solution? after watching the short clear video saved to my mobile (see here)worked out which dimensions I needed and cut up from scrap card, so there 'tis.|
3. Penny Black and more June Challenge - Use a favourite stamp.. First card.. http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/june-challenge.html
4. http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-59-blue-with-white-or-cream.html Blue and White Inkspirational Challenge - first card is an entry for this challenge I just found courtesy of Cornelia. :D
Monday, June 30, 2014
6. For once my card suits Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge which is "sentiments" card 1 http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/chnc-challenge-183-lets-get-sentimental.html
and extra Challenge http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
|Margaret of Glitter and Glue blog sent me this wonderfully blended inky card with atc.. and could not find last week, but found it - joy! .. thank you dear friend!|
Well, here are two cards made this past week. The mauve one is one for Lee, which was in process of being assembled on last week's desk. It is with brayered gloss cardstock with Stampscapes. Used a sketch found on Pinterest, which was originally from Splitcoasters. (see here) the bird was the one on last weeks desk.. my stamp flew the other way and found and fantastic shortcut on Picasa for mirror reversing and image - Ctrl + Shift + H.. this simple tip astoundingly turns image to face the other way! Other card was test run for Lee, made using SB Curved Borderabilites, and embossed and inked folder CB Brocade, digi verse from Word Art Wednesday.
Here are the Aussie images for today . This Rainbow Lorikeet was having one big feast in the NZ Christmas Bush which is full of blooms, he was kind of playing hide and seek with the camera.. to begin with.
May God bless your day wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x
3. Ruby's rainbow Challenge - Stamping -http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/ch-82-stamping.html
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Welcome everyone! Well, a great honour was conferred upon me by dear Mrs A. of the Butterfly challenge - she asked me to be her Guest Designer for this next Butterfly challenge!!!!(see here! for LINK)..
So ended up with much faffing around to make two cards of the fairly simple variety..
|Card 1 Purple/mauve Two CB embossing folders in Mauve Swiss Spots and Paisley on mauve cardboard background, ribbon, Memory Box butterfly with vellum underneath sprayed with glimmermist (it was cream, been on desk since Feb. reject from another card). Verse is from Word Art Wednesday digi on Spellbinder Petite Scallops, central image is Artneko Iris from Spring collection on Labels 4, stamped and embossed on a brayered snippet and SB Fancy Labels 4 underneath.|
Shaz in Oz.x
4. Our Daily Bread Design - One Layer Cards. You must just have only a base or a base with only one layer on top - number 2 http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/odbdslc207-one-layer-cards.html
|My ATC sent to|
|I have three ATC's arrive, one fromon Left - my PIF,and on right is one from|
|Just one card to share .. done my brothers birthday earlier in month done with Stampscapes, used with Adirondack ink and Ink dusters, and debossed piece of metal silver blue with CB folder Floral Screen. Stamp at bottom is SU Itty bitty banners.|
Image from Oz: Jetty Beach from the local lookout.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Edited 11.6.14 There will not be a WOYWW link today, Julia, she has been taken ill whilst on holiday and is in hospital. Not life threatening but she is not well. PLEASE do not email her, if you want to send a message, then do it through me.(Jan) May not be WOYWW next week either... Jan xx "
QUOTE OFF Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy blog.. see HERE!
Hullo there everyone..
First of all to my desk for WOYWW or What is on Your Workdesk Wednesday, at Julia of the Stamping Ground - do pop over, learn from all around the world!
|Left to right: Seagull image ready stamped + watercoloured for card, then in CENTRE is Garfield card made for my nephew a Garfield fan.. See his other cards here . This year decided to do random strips at an angle of orange and black for mounting the comic strip on - saved from Garfield's own birthday which happens last same time each year as Michael's. (have two atc's not shown, sorry! must try and remember for next week forgot to photograph them, from Neet and Margaret - thank you!)|
|Gift from neighbour, an unwanted CD shelf, now storing stamps and inkpads, all coded and labelled.. Nice!|
|Finished Garfield card...Stamp HB is SU one + banner die, also with two embossing folders, "Happy Birthday" in blue + orange and black, it kind of looks like tyre tracks is Chevron EF, received as a RAK from our extra generous Maureen, aka Scrappy Mo! thanks dear friend.|
Over at Darnell's playhouse, she's hosting a brand new NBUS challenge. As used NBUS, three lots in fact, am going to enter this card in it.. for those who dont know Darnell's blog NBUS stands for "Never Before Used Schtuff" to encourage us to use up our stash! you have till June 27th to join in! NBUS Challenge #1"Anything Goes" Friendship Theme (card for Mingle for OSA friend so should qualify)
Shaz in Oz.x
.. then write name of stamp on back of rubber and put them in file for ready identifying and ready access after I stamp them in my folder of "What Stamp Is That?" (see here for this, must say it is a fav. tool now!).
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au
Animal antics - second card with cranes in flight, and Garfield has stamped emobssed birthday greeting so just qualifies. :D