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

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Wonderful Blog Award Received



Good morning everyone,

Once again I am thrilled and delighted to have been given an award.

  Elizabeth of Silverscrappers blog made the award a couple of days ago – thank you so much for thinking of me, Elizabeth.
I met Elizabeth on our WOYWW blog hop (thanks to the lovely Julia) and I love her gorgeous cards and very encouraging comments. It's always so very lovely to receive other bloggers recognition, so thanks so very much Elizabeth!

In accepting this Award, I am required to tell you 8 things about myself and then pass it on to 8 others.
Um!! ar! I don't like sharing much about me, cards are much easier but here goes..this is the tricky bit, I tell you!! deep breath and here I go! {you can skip this bit if you like! : )


1. I trusted in the LORD Jesus as my own Saviour 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.

2. I thank God for my wonderful family. I think this is the most special part of living here in spite of being in such an idyllic place.

3. My first card was made at kindergarten with help of my teacher for mother’s day.( I guess there were 40 others too that day!)

4. My first piece of calligraphy was done at 15 and I still have it. May post it one day!

5. My favourite dish is Chicken and Cashews, with fair dinkum fluffy rice. (Aussie slang fair dinkum = real deal)


6. I have a UFO (UnFinished object) I started in 1988 and still not completed– a crocheted lace tablecloth,47 squares done and two to go! And been there for three years!


7. My favourite crafting object is my cute little green bug, yep! a Cuttlebug!

8. I have very tiny hands which people sometimes comment on to my great embarrassment!

Finally A REALLY big thank you to all these inspiring folk, my chosen eight are :

1.Eileen    - for always encouraging me in my efforts, and for her magnificent brayer work  I love!.

2.Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard- Ikki started me off with my bug and really thank her for ALL her inspiration over 12 months of following her. I never knew what blogging was till I was given a link to Ikki's blog.

3. Lizzy Giggs for never failing to send a word of encouragement and her wonderfully gorgeous cards!

4. Marcelle encouraging me to live for the LORD as I work on my creations, as she does on her wonderful blog!

5. Tania for giving brilliant tips and ideas, thinking outside the square!

6. Karen  for her beautiful and inspirational work

 7.Jodie from oz For  her gorgeous Magnolia cards.

8.Lisa another crafter whose work inspires me.


So thanks very much everyone, I had more than 8, but had to chose - I truly appreciate you all more than words could ever say!

God's blessing on your day!

7 comments:

Tania said...

Thanks so much for thinking me, I'm flattered that you thought my blog award worthy. I'm enjoying your blog also.Off now to check out the other 7 blogs always neat to find new ones!Hugs Tania

marcelle schauer said...

Thank you for being so sweet. I am so blessed to have "met" you a dear sister in the Lord from so far away, Praise God that His Spirit is not limited by time or by distance.
I see we may share the same love of the ocean, I live in the "Ocean State" so when I saw your picture of the sea I totally knew we would get along. Tee Hee. do you pick sea glass?

Shaz in Oz. said...

Ah Marcelle, and Tania thanks so much both of you, and so agree Tania you do find great blogs this way....
Do I pick sea glass Marcelle, now you had me puzzled.. then I worked it out and yes! do I have some on my kitchen window sill but never thought of it in that way ie picking sea glass, I just collect all sort of things on the beach.. but am selective too..so not much really makes it home. Love Shaz in Oz.x

lizzy giggs said...

Hi Shaz!
you are sooo sweet to include me in your blog! I sometimes stop and just ponder the fact that I am communicating with someone in Australia!! Isn't that amazing?? I also thank you for the link! That is very kind! I'm going to check out Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard as that is also one of my favorite tools! We have a saying in America..."You're the Bomb"...Here's my adaptation just for you....
"You're the Boss in Oz"!

lisa said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me. I shall wear my award with pride.
It always amazes me how easy it is to have cyber friends all over the world these days and I love hearing and seeing about where you live and what you get up too.
Thanks for being a great blogging buddy.
Hugs Lisax

Jodie from Oz said...

Happy Wednesday Shaz, thanks for thinking of me, I am flattered you thought my blog is worthy and I too will wear this award with pride. It is so nice to meet a fellow Aussie, your cards are beautiful, I love different types of folds, the teabag fold is wonderful and your caligraphy is fabulous. Have a wonderful week. Thanks again, hugs Jodie from Oz

ikki said...

Hi Shaz, thank you so much for your support and lovely comments, I really do appreciate you popping by the Cupboard. I'm so pleased you started your blog - it's looking great and I'm sure your visitors will appreciate the beautiful work you do. I'm amazed at your calligraphy work - just super, you are a very skilled talented crafter. Thanks for honouring me with this award, I have actually been given it before, but it nevertheless much appreciate your thoughts. Keep on blogging. ikki x

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