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, May 25, 2011

WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 103

Well here we go flying through another week and rapidly heading toward to the two year anniversary of next week, so I had better get my skates on and finish that pIf, hadn’t I? .. here is some more work in transit on my desk. Today on left side, I am starting a small order for Morti of WOYWW fame, and a surprise her mother; so you can see its beginnings on the left hand side there, all pencilled in waiting for my ink Have finished the one I was working on last week and I  have posted it below. I’m working also on another large one which is an order for a wedding.

I will show it to you next week all being well it is inked in just waiting for colours to be laid down.
It did not take long to get to that stage as I had done it before and did not have to work from scratch, just copy it onto my sheet from the copy I already had here, which makes me very, very happy!!
Now you can see my faithful bug on my desk which is still chugging along and also there are two cards in the process of being made for Fat Cats Card Corner. Both are Crafty Individuals Stamps - one is the lovely Robin or bird one.. I think it is a generic bird, but for this one I decided to make it Robins and stamped it on acetate. I used the Nellie Snellen Doily lace die also on this and the Epiphany Button Studio with the button there. Method explaining acetate stamping and gelly roll pens here, and also did the gorgeous sailing ship the same way. You can see some nautical print outs which are freebies from Far Hill (see side bar link to them) which I think I will use on assembling the Sailing ship card.
Thanks for looking and if you want to know why I am showing you my workdesk - do pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and share in the fun of our blog hop around the world’s desks! You will learn lot! I have in my brief time sharing each week!
God bless your day,
Shaz in Oz. x













PS just want to apologise to anyone who wondered what happened to their comment, Blogger ate some last week and they are still missing so wasn't cos I deleted them. Poor old blogger has had a rough time lately!
PPS. this morning I finished off the cards so posting them here in their complete state. As we are ages ahead of UK and have a very busy afternoon, I will be late linking over today too. Elements in ship card as follow, DP Kasiercraft, Cuttlebug folder Spots and Dots, Large labels from Nesties extended. Also used an element from Far Hill Digi Freebies mounted on card, cut out and added Glossy Accents.
PPPS. the bubble thing on my desk that Sarpreet asks about is my clip on magnifier I need to use for my calligraphy - as eye sight aint what it used to be!

36 comments:

MaudMartha said...

Hi Shaz, lots going on today on your desk, those nautical images look interesting. Especially like the boat card. Happy WOYWW. Luv Teresa x

helen said...

your cards are lovely especially the sailing ship! blogger is such a pain at the moment!

jude said...

Wow hunni you have been busy creating.Just love your cards!Have a creative wednesday hugs Judex 12

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm always so happy to visit and see what you have going on! Another beautiful creation finished and one started...you are so talented, it just makes me drool!

Neet said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful calligraphy - thank you for showing us the finished illuminated script. What a talent you have. Hugs,Neet #11

sandra de said...

Blogger has been quite a bother lately. Your cards are simply gorgeous and I drool over your calligraphy. Good to see the bug busy at work.

Sue said...

Hi Shaz
wow you have been busy, lovely creative desk, gorgeous cards, beautiful work, thanks for the snoop, happy WOYWW, sue,x ( 23)

sasa said...

just love CI stamps and you have made them look just fabulous with those colours...
Thanks for sharing, have a great week.
Sarah at 18 (Sasa)

MaggieC said...

I suspect that blogger could still be eating comments. I cannot believe I am your first visitor this week. Lots of lovely things on your desk this week and I like the look of those birds. Thank you for your concern about my absence, your thoughts are so much appreciated.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fab work on your desk. Beautiful.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

angelfish said...

Blogger has been very naughty recently and has stopped me commenting on a few desks today.
Lovely cards you've made and I always enjoy admiring your beautiful calligraphy xx

Pam D said...

Cute cards. Hugs Pam x

JoZart said...

Bea... ooooo... ti...ful cards. So neat ... thanks for sharing,
JoZArty x

Julia Dunnit said...

yeah, your cards reflect the care and atention you give to your beloved callligraphy, for sure. Precision woman!!

Nicks said...

I love to see a busy desk - thanks for sharing

Sarah-Jane said...

Plenty to look at on your desk today and lovely cards you have made too :-)
Tfs, Hugs xx

Bella said...

beautiful as always. I just love your cards too.

Kathleen said...

It's always a joy to visit and never a disappointment. Beautiful work as always.
Kathleen x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous cards - blogging is having problems leaving comments where you post a comment underneath the post, what is the thing that looks like bubble on the white paper? great workspace, Happy WOYWW 103, One more week to the 2nd anniversary, #16

okienurse said...

very nice desk!!! Love the cards you shared. I get so angry with blogger. EVERY time google updates something it goes haywire. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #46

Kirsty.a said...

I especially love the robing card. I must, must get hold of some order punches. I haven't been able to justify the expense, but the more I see them being used, the more I want one.

Sarah said...

Wow you have been busy. Lovely cards

karen said...

Lovely lovely works as always! I have that bird postcard stamp and seeing yours makes me want to get it out!
xoxo
Karen (#123)

MaudMartha said...

Hi Shaz, I just thought you might be interested the House Mouse decoupage sheets I've been using can be bought from Joanna Sheen http://www.joannasheen.com Her site would be of interest to you as she has free worldwide postage.Sorry if I'm telling you something you already know. Have a good day. Luv Teresa x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, love your desk this week, so much to look at. And your cards are lovely - the robins are very nice and the ribbon embellishment is gorgeous. Also taken with the embellishment you have used on the nautical card and lots of lovely Cuttlebugging included too. Thanks for the helpful comment you left me and I do have to agree with you about the juicieness of the Big & Juicy pads - I had to take an awful lot off before I could brayer. I do have Adirondacks so will give that a try next - I haven't seen the Kaleidacolor pads here but that's not to say they are not available, I just haven't discovered them yet! I'll take a look at YouTube like you suggest and see what hints and tips I can pick up. Blogger seems to behaving like a perfect gentleman today, thank goodness. Have a happy week. Elizabeth x #53

The Crafty Elf said...

What beautiful cards Shaz. When I come to your blog I feel like I'm at the beach - man I love that picture. Happy WOYWW ;)

fairy thoughts said...

beautiful work as usual
janet

Kathleen said...

Hi Shaz...I really appreciate your advice regarding Copperplate script. After trying different nibs I've found the Leonardt EP nib works great for me despite the fact that I'm using a standard nib holder the most exciting thing is my Walkers Copperplate Ink arrived this morning and I cannot believe the difference, hair thin lines and thick lines are made with no effort at all, this ink is incredible and is going to make such a difference with my practice. I do however still need to find a good practice paper, I understand that HP Bright white paper is good but I've not been able to find any, so the search goes on.
Kathleen x

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, This card is good and creative,,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Hi Shaz, I bought my ink from Scribblers, he is great at posting out orders but not at answering queries. If you do not hear from him let me know I would be more than happy to order up for you. I did find another site www.blotspens.co.uk
who sell Iron Gall ink for copperplate which seems to have good reviews too.
Thank you for the link to crafty quills her work is wonderful I would like to follow both your blog and Crafty quills but for whatever reason I cannot access the followers lists. I'll try again later.
Kathleen x

Kathleen said...

Hi Shaz, just to let you know I've sent an email
Kathleen x

lisa said...

I have that bird stamp too, Shaz and love the idea that you have made them robins, they look gorgeous. The sailing boat is beautiful too, the embossed backing paper works so well with it.
Sorry I'm a bit late getting round this week, that garden is still pulling me outside despite our cool weather!
Hugs Lisa#97

Mrs A. said...

Love to stop by your desk as you always have something interesting to see on there. Love your robbins. Been having terrible trouble all week trying to access to leave comments. Hopefully all sorted now. Hugs Mrs A. No 56.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous projects :)
xoxo Sioux

Hettie said...

Sorry I am late but I came over the other day and got very frustrated with Blogger and was very close to throwing laptop!!
I really love what you have done with "our" birdie stamp!!! I think they would make fab Christmas cards!!
Thanks for visiting and I hope your UFOs dont get in your way!!

Morti said...

Ooooh! I didn't manage to stop by here last week so I'm thrilled to see the work in action! It means I can show Mum after her birthday - she will find it interesting.

Lovely cards Shaz....

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