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, March 2, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 91 + Freebies, folks!

Well, I will post a picture of my work desk, but nothing has happened in the past week. Basically I have been what we Aussies call "feeling crook" for the better part of the week and for me not to have crafted or something is pretty evident I am not myself! I have done one or two small things like a colour a picture and shopped a little online (crafty variety of course -that always cheers ones heart)!

 For fun I thought I would show you a cartouche for WOYWW  - for the curious ~ according to the final judge on all things ~ Wikipedia: cartouche:
"In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is a rectangle with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name."

 Howzat?? we are royals ~ folks of WOYWW!! 
Ah - a Christian is a child of the King of Kings, & our God anyway : )
 I mentioned last week we are doing Egyptian script this term at Calligraphy and we had to design our our own cartouche.. now there are handy little links that will do this for you without too much brain drain; IF you want the one I have used is  HERE.
I will have to do my own name and hand draw it but this is just for fun! 

Hope to do a Calligraphic post at the weekend (see previous post for reason here).

   I have seen the Rosetta stone in the British Museum in London ~ it was truly beautiful. It was this stone that enabled them to decipher the meanings of these Egyptian hieroglyphs. In 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V, the decree appears in 3 scripts: the upper text hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

On the table you can see two of the pictures of lilies I have coloured. If you want to see an amazing card made with a stamp similar to this check it out on the "Instead of Ironing Blogspot" by Jocelyn here  -it was one of the favourites that week on Splitcoast Stampers; I do love it so! And Jocelyn is great fun too, she is a fellow Aussie! I have no idea what I am going to do with my lilies, as I dont have her DP but going to have some fun - any ideas anyone?
Also you can see my print out of my latest freebie there and I was playing with Nesties to work out uses for it. It is the second of Glenda Waterworth’s freebies, I just adore her papers and they are here - under downloads tab, if you want to follow her on Chocolate Baroque, her new blog - cool name eh? and then you can get her freebies too!
Oh, and if you want another freebie link here is one for some extra cool digi stamps just pop here!


 And in case you dont know what WOYWW is drop over to our royal hostess, Queen Julia and join in the fun of WOYWW, drop by Julia's Stamping Ground!
Ah well off to do some looking at other desks...
May God bless and keep you this day through and in all that you do,
love Shaz in Oz.x 


55 comments:

SDCrafts said...

Lovely to see your colouring with Promarkers, Shaz - takes practice, doesn't it?

Ever been had - thought I'd WOW at midnight - and there's no main post, yet, to link to...off I go to bed with big sulk on, unless...still not there!

Good morning to you in Oz - night-night to me.

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Hope you are feeling a bit better or at least less crook. Those coloured lillies are lovely but I'm not sure what you can do with them other than cut them out, and that would be fiddly, wouldn't it? But if you did have the patience to cut them out, they would look nice on a cuttlebug background, don't you think?

HarmonySweetpea said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling too well Shaz. Hope you're back to full health soon. Its always nice to learn something new when visiting everyone's desks. I love the Egyptian culture.

I think your lilies look lovely. Perhaps they would make a nice thank you or sympathy card.

RosC said...

Morning Shaz. Nice bit of shading with the ProMarkers. And thanks for the links to other resources too.
Sorry you've been crook; get well fast.
Ros.

Christine said...

Hope you're on the mend soon :-)

Carola Bartz said...

The WOYWW cartouche is awesome - I love that! I should try out that translator, it looks interesting.

Pam said...

Cool Cartouch Shaz! So inspiring! Congrats on the #2 2. xoxo from #8 me thinks.

jude said...

Hope your feeling better soon ,and have fab wedensday
hugs judex 35

Marjo said...

Hi Shaz,

Those lillies are gorgeous, I am sure you will find a wonderful use for them. Can you believe that in college I loved all my anthropology classes. Love ancient Egypt.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a wonderful WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Jennie said...

Shaz, hope you are feeling better today:))

Spyder said...

Clever you, always love things in 'codes' Thank you for the link too, very nice papers, and I'm now a follower
Happy Woyww #35

(Lyn) Jude is number #34 !

SDCrafts said...

Back again...thanks for explaining Shaz and really praying those healing arrows to you.

Shirl #25

Spyder said...

sorry!!!! wrong link...
Woyww is here!
((Lyn))

Helen said...

Hope you feel fighting fit soon. Love your desk this week, I have learnt so much this morning!

okienurse said...

Love the coloring on the lillies! I saw the Rosetta stone in 1991 when it wasn't enclosed in the glass box and you could walk up and touch it or climb on it as some children were doing. Sad that parents couldn't control their children. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

Neet said...

Lovely to see your cartouche, lovely to see your lilies but sorry to hear you have been feeling crook. Hope you are soon back to normal and enjoying the weather down under. #36

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah royalty eh> Always knew that a thing for pointless acronyms would lead to great things!!! Sorry you haven't been well..it's such a waste of time isn't it, hope you're better soon.

Jades Craft Crafts said...

Hope your feelings better soon! Will be back to check on your desk next wed! nice images too!

Jade :) x

Sue said...

Hi Shaz
hope you soon feeling better, gorgeous cartouche, beautiful coloured images on ya desk, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (31)

sandra's crafty corner said...

hi lovely coloring there, hope your not feelin "crook" for long chuck
hugs sandra
69

Dragon said...

Sorry you feeling unwell but very interesting post!!! Have a good week
Frankie
xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Morning Shaz . . . (probably night time with you!). I've come over from WOYWW for a nose! Please feel free to visit in return! Get well soon. PS: Your desk is tidier than mine!
Hugs, Sandra

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Glad you are coming around and feeling better. Love your coloring ....Thanks for sharing your space!

MaggieC said...

Those lilies are beautiful, and I love that cartouche. Hope you soon feel better. Take care of yourself.

Di said...

Oooer, such super colouring honey! And Promarkers too - can't make out if they're Promarkers or Aquamarkers? Maybe I should check you blog in more depth but a bit like the White Rabbit - so much to do (so many desks to peek at!) and so little time. Di x

S said...

Hope you are fully recovered soon. See you next Wednesday.

Scrappydiva said...

Blessings to you from a fellow Christian in Scotland! Nice to see someone proclaiming their faith in Blogland. I've had a quick peek and your calligraphy is gorgeous! Not so sure about cartouches, but I must admit that Egypt in general just doesn't 'do' it for me. It's the one place in the world that my itchy, restless feet have no desire to visit. I'm also loving those lilies on your desk, they're beautifully coloured!!

Karen said...

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly Shaz, I hope you start to feel better soon. Love the shading on those lillies, pretty colours as well.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #68

Chelle said...

Gorgeous colouring..88

The Crafty Elf said...

Good Morning Shaz. Thanks for the information about a Cartouche. I didn't know any of that before visiting your blog. Thanks for the lesson!

Angie said...

Love that cartouche.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Shaz, hope you're feeling a bit better now. Love your cartouche and your lilies are gorgeous so look forward to seeing the project you use them on. Elizabeth x #73

fairyrocks said...

Love the Egyptian Script.
You have a beautiful caligaraphy hand.
Keep smiling and creating

Sarah said...

Those lillies look stunning

Tertia said...

Love the cartouche. Your lilies are not too shabby either. I have the perfect dp for them, but... I live on the other side of the world. If you would like to come and feych it, I would even give you a spot of tea.

kristie said...

lovely coloring!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, congrats at being number 2! Love the cartouche, love anything egyptian themed- we went there for our honeymoon- to see stuff like this for real was awesome. Shaz,#125

Andria said...

I love the Egyptians and Ancient Egypt, so interesting, Great cartouche.
Happy woyww, Andria - 38

Sam said...

Love the Cartouch! Hope you are out of the crook soon!

Hettie #135

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Me again, those little cog things in the packet are from an Australian company called Scrapmatts. They make lovely laser cut embellishments.

Rumtruffle said...

Those flowers look lovely, would love to see the final project x

karen said...

I hope you feel better this week Shaz!
The colouring you have done on the lilies is gorgeous!
And I see you have one of those multi-colored stamp pads that I have seen at the store but could not really think of what one would stamp with it. But now I see your flower images at the top of the picture and it all makes sense! Beautiful images!
Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo Karen (aka Kaz !!!!)

sandra de said...

A fab cartouche (thanks for explaining and demonstrating). Hope you are better soon and you got in for #2. well done.

sasa said...

Great work - hope those wonderful colours help you feel rosier!


Sarah (at 6 - sometimes sasa!)
www.blueboxbabe.blogspot.com

Twiglet said...

Thanks for popping into the blog shop - hope you are better soon.

Minxy said...

Seems to be a lot of feelin crap going about, wishing you better, and back to more crafty things soon x
Love the cartouche :D
Stay Inky
Hugs Minxy #11

Kezzy said...

Loving the cartouche it's fab. The images your colouring are brill and I'm loving the array of promarkers. Hope your feeling better soon.

Julia Dunnit said...

I had to come back and tell you about the name Julia Dunnit - it's not my real surname see, just how I used to write it on the back of cards etc that I used to sell. Julia Dunnit - coz I did! So you were spot on with your pun!!

butlersabroad said...

Love the WOYWW cartouche, very cool thing to do. Great colouring and thanks for the freebie links. Hope you're feeling better again soon and have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda 98

Nicky said...

Love the images you have coloured - hope you are feeling better - Nicky running late this week - no 16

Mrs A. said...

Very late posting this week as I've been away for 3 days. Head is fair done in with all the links on your post!! Have been to Eygpt and seen the Cartouches in the kings Toombs.Very fasinating. Looking forward to seeing your post at weekend.
Hugs Mrs A. #76

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how interesting to make your own cartouche (i visited that site, thanks for the link.) i always say i am the daughter of a King, so now i have a cartouche too! i have seen the Rosetta stone too and was fascinated by the story.

Pam said...

I hope your feeling better. The pillows are lovely.hugs Pam

Susan said...

Hi Shaz,
I too have seen the Rosetta stone and travelled to Egypt. The memories I have of that trip bring tears even now as it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life...right up there with giving birth to my wonderful kids!
Susan xxox #14 (and late!)
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

voodoo vixen said...

Love the cartouche for woyww-ers!! I had one made up in gold when I was in Egypt and it is one of my favourite pieces of jewelry. Your lilies are beautiful, such a delicate shade and I am sure you will find a wonderful purpose for them!

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