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 9, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 92

Well, here we are it is another WOYWW on the way!

Another Wednesday, the middle of our week.. the highlight of our week, to see what fun we get up to each week don’t forget to pop over to our royal hostess, Queen Julia and to join in the fun of WOYWW, at Julia's Stamping Ground!

My desk is looking amazingly tidy.. the reason for this is you always see it the day after cleaning day. NOT the day before cleaning day!! Believe you me, there was barely a clear space on it.
I have not been the best, but think it is progress being made there thankfully. I want to say a very big thank you for all the greetings of cheer from blogland. They do help!

I was rather late with my promised calligraphy post, but if you want to check it out please look here!

As you can see I have two little craft muses who sometimes appear on my work desk. Mainly because this is where they live, they are Avon breast cancer bears, you see and I rather like them. They are in front of my bag which has all my bibs and bobs in it, scissors, pens, glues, tapes, glimmer mists all those essentials you need and I love being able to pick it up in one hand from the cupboard behind, and put it all out there on the desk. It has a little rotator goes underneath which is great too. And my favourite green bug is here, plus two new arrivals in front of the muses. One is the Aspire flower stamp and Ink pad in Sepia which arrived yesterday from Simon Says (see Shazsilverwolf ! my stamp has come – see one of her many amazing creations with this stamp here. I can’t wait to play).

The Christmas (blue) card was done for Challenges (brayering on a cuttlebug folder – really fun!) and described in full here.

I did finish the two lily cards and will do them in detail on another post, hopefully. There is a rather sad tale about the lilies I did on my last week’s post as these are not them!!

I did last weeks in Promarkers and after had them all assembled I had the bright idea of adding a bit of perfect pearls to the stamens. A great idea, except I then immediately forgot I had done it (of course and working when I should have been resting) and promptly put things on both of them and squashed the wet pearls all over the lilies, NOW they did have a pearly sheen!!

I was able to rescue the cards. I re-stamped the lilies, and I decided to colour them this time with the pencils pictured here. Water colour Prismacolour pencils, borrowed from my sister to try them out. I was not happy with the first ones which is why I had used the pearls. If you are curious? YES! I did love the pencils they are great to use blend beautifully and so now to look around for some, and also try out the baby oil method (see my sidebar there is tutorial on it) and want to try that one!
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Anyway that is enough rambling from me.. I am going off to peek...

 May God bless you wherever you might be..
Shaz in Oz.x

PS here managed to take a close up later today.. I will give recipe tomorrow God willing. Want to enter one in a challenge.

39 comments:

HarmonySweetpea said...

Happy Wednesday Shaz.
Thanks so much for that link to the brayer. I am yet to check it out but I really appreciate it. Your cards look beautiful, as always, even if they are new lilies. I hope you are feeling much better now and that you have a wonderful week xo

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Lovely cards and a wonderfully neat desk all ready to mess up! You don't need to be sick to forget what you just did! Hope you feel better! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the colouring.

Nicky said...

I do things like that all the time I am not a patience crafter lol - love your cards hope you feel well soon - happy WOYWW ~ Nicky 2

jude said...

Gorgeous tidy creative desk.Love your creations happy wedensday!
hugs judex 3

jonaks said...

you've got lovely cards!

Marjo said...

Love the colors and the design of your finished cards, beautiful! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #6

sasa said...

Great Cards and layers. Wishing you health and patience.
Sarah or Sasa at 4

Helen said...

The cards look fab now, lol! Your desk is so tidy too... Have a great WOYWW

Sue said...

Hi Shaz
lovely tidy desk, gorgeous cards,luv the lilly image, hope you feelin better soon hun,have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

okienurse said...

Beautiful cards! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

Moy Yin said...

Hi Shaz

What gorgeous cards you made! I really admire your talent in calligraphy. Your works rock!

Happy WOYWWing!

Moy Yin#1

SDCrafts said...

Yours will be my only WOYWW visit this week as I need to work on loads of orders. Not bragging; just saying. Online life can overtake real life and I must stop the trend now.

Love seeing the cards you make Shaz - and Avon in Oz seems so odd but it shouldn't be as this is the global 21st Century!

Take care, keep getting better and rest in between bursts of energy please.

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely cards and super bears. Give my challenges a go if you have time. Love Cynthia x # 105

The Crafty Elf said...

Your cards are wonderful. Good luck in the challenge.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your cards are so beautiful and the calligraphy is awesome! Please continue to take care!

lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling too bright at the minute and hope things improve very soon.
Your desk is looking very organised and there are some beautiful cards being displayed. I love the spellbinder dies you've been using.
Take care
Hugs Lisax

Shazsilverwolf said...

Shaz these are stunning! I really love them, and the colours are so vibrant. Your sunrise picture above is wonderful- how lovely to have views like that. Shaz #118

Sam said...

Your cards are lovely. And your bears are cute too. Will pop over to the links on brayering as it is not something I have been brave enough to try. Thanks.
Hugs
Hettie 116

Cathy said...

Ohhh beautiful lilies and fabulous cards.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Caroline Hallett said...

nice tidy desk and your cards are lovely x

Mrs A. said...

Is that a little hedgie I spy?. I have just bought some water colour pencils to try out as they are a lot cheaper than promarkers!! Have watched a You Tube tutorial on using with baby oil but will check yours out too. Let you know how I get on. Hugs Mrs A. #58

Chelle said...

Gorgeous cards. TFS chelle 91

Rebekah said...

Lots of fab die cutting going on here! Great cards hugs Rebekah xx 109

RosC said...

Thanks for coming by, Shaz. I've wandered around your desk, calligraphy, brayered snow flakes which I want to try myself. All very lovely work. That tooth is a pain...hope it's on the mend soon.
Ros (77)

Donya said...

Very pretty cards, hope you're feeling better soon!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

What a great desk! TFS. I really LOVE that PB flower stamp at the top right. And I love the cards you've made. Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower MWAH MWAH xxx
Hugs, Sandra

Di said...

Gorgeous cards - and a very neat desk too Shaz! Di x

Dragon said...

Fab neat desk I am envious!!! Pity about the lilies pearly bits but you have rescued it... As for the glue sandwich for the crackle effect - I paint on an acrylic colour and dry, then paint on a thin layer of slightly thinned PVA glue ... Then paint with a different acrylic, before the glue dries.... Dry with a heat gun and the crackle appears straight away... Hope that helps
Frankie
xx

Spyder said...

Love he teddies, your desk looks sooo busy, but tidy! and those cards are really lovely!!
((Lyn)) happy WOYWW

SueH said...

A nice tidy desk Shaz and some beautiful cards there.
Loving the new stamp too!

Happy Crafting!

Sue
x

MaggieC said...

I thought I had seen that stamp somewhere before. Of course, it was Shaz (Silverwolf). It is a nice one. By the way, if you like "colouring in", have you tried the Derwent Intense range. They are ink based ( so you only get one chance to work the colour) and the colours are so much more intense. I am really hooked.

Starla said...

Great coloring....I really need to get out my pencils again! Star #114

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Those cards are beautiful! And I love the colour schemes!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What a super-neat desk!! I'm still trying to find mine LOL!!!

Oh, the tale about the squashed pearls - {sigh} - you wouldn't believe how many times I do that - usually with glitter! Makes me SO grumpy! I always say to myself: "Now, put it aside and remember it's still wet" yet I STILL put something on it in 2 minutes time! AHHHHHHHHHH!!

Check out Dini's blog about pencils - she has some great tutorials and comparisons with different pencils. I'll add a link here directly to that topic, but if you ever need to find it on Dini's blog, on the LHS look under "Categories" and select - Pencil comparisons and faq. The link is: http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/search/label/pencil%20comparisons%20and%20faq

peggy aplSEEDS said...

lovely cards in a very neat desk! next itme i want to see the pre-cleaning day desk, LOL!

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely cards Shaz and such cute little crafting companions to have on your desk... I would be fearful they would not stay pink and clean looking long on mine!! Annette #5

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, hope you are starting to feel better by now and wishing you a speedy recovery. Your cards are lovely and I had to laugh at the incident with the pearly stuff - done it myself on occasion :( I have just purchased the gorgeous Aspire stamp and plan to try it out today so will take a peek at Shazsilverwolf's blog too. Take care, Elizabeth x #97

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are beautiful cards Shaz!!! Thank you for being so thoughtful and sending one to Ethyl! She is going to LOVE that one!
Wish you were closer to give you a great big hug!!

Sheree
vancouverislandcraftjunkie.blogspot.com

p.s. Hope you win the candy!!

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