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

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The Fragility of Life - A challenge!

Challenge #79 Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Scripture: Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever."
  This is a beautiful thought - life can become overwhelming at times, and "What is our life,  it is a vapour that appears for little time then vanishes away", as James said in his New testament letter.
James the Apostle was a wise man.. life will soon be past!
May we leave behind a pleasant and beautiful fragrance with all who may come across our path this day that the LORD has given us. Our God's word living in our lives will never fade or pass away!

Challenge: Use a stamped flower image on your card/project (note that patterned paper, embossing or paper flowers do not count as a stamped flower).

Recipe for these two cards:

1. Entry for the Challenge is the first card. . The two images on both cards are stamped with Stamp of Lily - Printblocks I-2022 (Brisbane, Qld firm, from 1990’s).
White cardstock mounted with Big W red cardstock, then, flower patterned from Ripe Razzle berry set by Stampin’ Up. It was edged with the Nellie Snellen Lace edge die.
Using Large labels I cut the Lily out, mounted on same red then on patterned paper from Stampin up Ripe Razzleberry. As stated on my last WOYWW post (see pictured here too) I used Primsa-watercolour pencils, and I enjoyed using them. Then sprayed it with Diamond dust Glimmer mist. I then stamped the ODB greeting at the base I like this as it covers many things. Birthday, encouragement, get well and even sympathy if you wished
I added the few pearl adornments.

2. Card with red embossed background, mounted on white cardstock. Background is Big W. red cardstock was cuttled with Moroccan screen, and the surface embossed with white chalk pad. The Taylor Eyelet Die was used to border it, along with the soft white cotton lace. Both background and edge were done with my extender method – see enlarging Cuttlebug folders here is one of them, check sidebar for more! and I do the same with border dies. I used Labels two for the stamp cut out this time and then the stamp treated the same as above, all the way down to pearls except lightly different.

For those of you who comment on my stones, this is stone mat at my courtyard door , a birthday present last year from my youngest sister. I started taking the shots there because mainly it has great natural light and thought the stones look okay. So it is something you could make yourself! If you want to know how just ask me by email click on my profile and email address is there...she is kind clever sister!

May Our God be with you through your day wherever you may be till next time,
love Shaz in Oz.x


Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . .very pretty cards!
Hugs, Sandra

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, these are really beautiful, thanks for the info on the folder- I must admit I called it what it looked like, I couldn't find a name on the folder-I shall edit the post for others. I find that annoying that none of the companies put the name of the folder on it- we crafters squirrel away enough stuff, without having to keep the cartons the folders come in too, lol. I did see the Aspire stamp, I am so pleased for you that you were able to get it- I think its one of those really, really useful images- you can do so much with it. Thanks for visiting me, hope all is well with you, Shaz

shazsilverwolf said...

By the way, I saw your comment about pancakes- I didn't think your choice weird at all- lemon & sugar is what pancakes are made for! Lately I have gone for honey & lemon juice, but I could live on honey, given the chance.

MariLynn said...

Very pretty cards. I love the pearls and the punched edges. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin Sisters in Christ. Have a blessed day today!

Scrapcollectr said...

The paper colors compliment the lovely coloring of the flowers....very nice!
Thx for visiting...

scrapperjulia said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the border!

lizzy giggs said...

Just saying hi to you from Michigan, US Shaz!! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for telling us about the rocks!...I was curious too!

Grace said...

Hi Shaz! Oh how beautiful these are!!! Love the pertty and special touches you add to your cards! Love the punched edges and pearls and your coloring is beautiful! Love your banner on your blog too! Thanks so much for playing along with Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie in fabulous colours, big hugs love Pops x x x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thanks for popping in again this week, Shaz. I am glad you mentioned the word verification. I have been cursing it on other peoples blogs without realising it was on mine too. Hopefully, mine is now turned off too. Apologies for having it there. We have just got back from meeting Rosie for the first time. With luck, I can post a picture tomorrow.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Stunning cards Shaz! Beautiful layouts! I had a good chuckle when you left the comment on my blog about all the things you have ticked off that I used on my card! I do love those Bearly Mine designer papers - they are quite unique and just so feminine and pretty. I hope you love them too!

So glad that "things" went well. Still uppermost in my prayers....will speak again soon!!

{{hugs}} and blessings :-)

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