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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Keep it Simple!

Well today has been another beautiful day in my lovely part of the coast is is sunny 22C, washing dried and folded, house clean, if not tidy- when is ever that? Now to my card.
My problem so often when making cards or anything for that matter is what to leave out and what to put in - I think I am the master of indecision!
I actually made this card twice, as the first one was rejected as too fussy, and it was for an order so I needed to get it right.
I love the Swiss Dots simplicity as cuttlebug folder and liked it with the Easi score board line to mark the ribbon border. I used Ikki's method to make the card bigger than the size of the A2 folder (see Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard also on blogger), which means you match up the first row of dots where it ends along one side and put the card and roll in carefully through the bug till you see it is to where it ended before.
I will see if I can put on a link if needed, as this method is not my idea and don't want to breach protocol. She has really great blog if you are learning to use your bug. I used a Marianne Creatables frame, having pre-printed the greeting with my printer then cut out the frame, and finished it off with the 3D rose bud, I made.
Of course, it was then finished with the Olivia numbers in my bug in glitter cardstock.
Have had another friend order a card so decided to do another one, this time for a 75th card for her dear mother, and here it is:


Eileen said...

Congratulations on the new blog ....So happy I am your first follower ..This is a great card and I know ikki's cuttlebug cupboard well was because of following ikki that I started my own blog .....Enjoy it all ...Eileen Xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thank you so VERY much Eileen it means so very much to mean to me that you are my very first follower, as I really love your blog too. I found yours through following Ikki as she displayed one of your cards ages ago and checked it out from there! your brayering and card design is just brilliant and am trying out your Lavinia stamp method at the present though not finished and may be pre-judging not sure I have brought it off and may not do it as a triptych as you have done. Must ask Ikki to see if I can put a link to her blog on mine as I use so many of her methods.. mind you not sure where to do these things! Thanks again, Eileen! I meant to start this after Christmas but seeing Melissa's blog encouraged me along to start now! :)
God bless,

Anonymous said...

Keeping it simple is the way to go Shaz! Hope you have lots of enjoment from your blog :-)

Karen said...

Wonderful site Shaz in Oz, just love your cards and verses. Very clever girl. Hope all goes well with this.
Karen Morison.

Karen said...

Hey clever girl. Just Love your beautiful cards and verses.Hope all goes well for you. Your site is great.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks so much Kaz! you're really appreciated,
love Shaz.xx

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