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

Monday, 7 March 2011

Sorry for delay.. Gumblossoms instead!!

To all who I promised a text post for today  - I am very sorry - it will be delayed! I'm still not that well (but I am on the mend) so can't post it yet, I will, God willing tomorrow....I have take some decent pickies of the items first.

In the interim, here is a photo I took recently of very large Gumblossoms near here..aren't they gorgeous? Steph, one of my very good friends, calls me Gumnut - these gumnuts are the flower shell after the flower has finished and you can see a few on the back portion of this blossom.
Her card (which I made SEE here) for her birthday has gumnuts on it and as it is her birthday I was thinking of her..HAPPY birthday Steph.

This is Western Australian Native but now with propagating they are able to grow this west coast plant over here on the east coast due to improved grafting procedures..

So today instead of admiring my (rather unworthy) handiwork - let us admire the handiwork of our marvellous God and Creator.. 
Colossians 1
[Vs 12] "Giving thanks unto the Father,..and.. of his dear Son:
[Vs14] In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  
[16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"

Be back soooon!
God bless,
Shaz in Oz.x


Merry said...

Wow..these are so lovely.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks Merry they are not in my yard so cant claim their beauty in anyway but I so agree! they are really quite large flowers too the perspective of the staking post was left in to give you and idea of how big they are.
Shaz in Oz.x

Sarn said...

WOW - I am in total agreement with Merry's comment! Never seen such a flower before, but it's BEAUTIFUL!

Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs, Sandra x

Neil said...

Beautiful handiwork Lord. Hope you are feeling better soon!

oneoff said...

They're gorgeous - such a lovely mixture of spikey and soft. Hope you carry on mending well.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, these are gorgeous - definitely never seen them growing anywhere here, though they may be growing in one of the many botanic gardens around the UK. Many thanks for the link and thanks, also, for taking the time to visit me. I take almost all week to hop, inappropriate term in my case as I go at a snail's pace, and I've stopped apologising on a weekly basis - it's embarrasing :( Elizabeth x

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