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, June 8, 2011

WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 105

Well, here we are - a whole week after the excitement of last week! How much fun we all had! As I live in Australia I have no exciting pIf from Jo yet. Long way over here! It has not arrived all the way from UK, but the delay just wets one's anticipation, and am very much looking forward to its arrival. I will display it when it comes (still feeling nervous about mine as really wanted to re-do it but not the time to get it done!).

For those of you who are wondering why we are looking at  desks it is all because of Julia our wonderful hostess who thought up this blog hop - do join in our weekly peek and come with me to Julia’s beaut blog -  Stamping Ground.
I have done  a little of my calligraphy this week so the piece of my desk is inked in ready for colouring for Morti, and you can see my calligraphy dip pens to the far right of the picture as I used one of them for part of this, but mostly this past week it has been cards. I am also working on a birthday card - an owl one for my friend, who loves owls and her birthday is coming up! So you can see me colouring an owl (or two) as well as the usual items on my desk!

 Here are the cards - two engagement cards for an order. First one done with pink vellum and Labels 4 frame, plus 3D rose on a Marianne die, coloured in pink pigment ink and perfect pearls, small heart Cuttlebug embossing folder, and lace edge. I used the Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet for the Initials, also coloured and perfect pearls applied.. Second card is done with Cuttlebug Textile texture folder and vintage corners too (also on first one, but different corner) a Fleur de Lis Pendant Spellbinder on Mirri card and also white card with pearl centre.Use for the greeting is a an petite oval spellbinder + scalloped one, mounted on a Spellbinder Fancy tag.
And  I also have another card with the lovely new papers from Fat Cats (Natural Foil Mat Stack 4.5"x6.5" 72 pages). This set of papers  (also pictured on my desk - in the top centre) are perfect male card papers and so was really pleased with them when I splurged on them and they arrived, even better in real life! As I wanted to show off the pretty foiled paper I did a simple design. Mounted it on a white core sheet of Paisley Cuttlebug folder which I distressed, added a little ribbon, cat brad, and  "For You" decoration which had on hand from the cheap shop.The photo sort of captures the pretty foil shades of the paper, especially at the top of the paper where the light catches it!. 

May God bless your day everyone wherever you may be, and happy WOYWW everyone!
Shaz in Oz.x

32 comments:

MaggieC said...

You are very quick on the draw this week, Shaz. Shaz (Silverwolf) and I have both posted but obviously not yet on the link. Some lovely cards there though, really pretty.

sandra de said...

Hello, your cards are stunning I love all the details. Quite exciting waiting for you PIF I think you will be busy creating while you wait.

MaudMartha said...

Poor you Shaz still waiting for your PiF gift to arrive when we in the UK have ours. I'm sure it will be worth the wait though. Beautiful cards, especially love the C&S white and pink one. Have a good week. Love Teresa x

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Beautiful, elegant cards on your desk, as always. I am waiting on my PiF from Slovenia! I will have to be patient!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely cards you have made there - hope your pif arrives soon! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (no. 31)

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous workspace, beautiful nestabilities, love the cards, thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 105, #22

NatashaMay said...

Love all of the goodies on your table. :) Happy WOYWW!

JoZart said...

How beautiful those cards are! Your desk is a hive of activity and producing lovely stuff. I do hope your PiF arrives very soon... you'll now know what it is by seeing others posted but each one is different so there will still be some surprise for you when it arrives. Hope you like it!
JoZarty x

okienurse said...

very busy looking desk! Love the engagement cards they are so elegant! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #50

sasa said...

lots to see today...love the embossing on the cards...enjoy the new papers!
Have a good WOYWW,
Sarah at 7

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fantastic pictures.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY PIF here

Kathleen said...

Hi Shaz looks as though you've been very busy with creativity, lovely cards.
Hope you don't have to wait too long for your Pif and ink.
Kathleen x

MaggieC said...

The Spanish lessons are for us as we are due to go to a wedding in Spain in August. We thought it would be a good idea to at least order food and drink and to ask where the loo is. By the way, you are not the only one waiting for your pif. Mine is coming across the "pond" and the one I made is going in the opposite direction. Never mind, the anticipation adds to the fun.

Eileen said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Shaz.
So elegant and it looks like you have been very busy! E xx

RosA said...

Hi again Shaz, That gum blossom is a stamp made by Stamp World here in Sydney. The business was for sale so not sure if they are still operating although I think they were at a recent craft show. Let me know if you would like me to stamp a few images for you. I'd be happy to do that.

Sue said...

Hi Hun
oh lots of lovely goodies on your desk, gorgeous cards,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz- fabulous cards again- I love the Spellbinders medallion, stunning. I had never thought of making frames using nestie dies- thanks for that bit of inspiration, Shaz xxx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely, elegant cards on your desk there! Happy WOYWW & happy crafting! Joanna #92 x

Chelle said...

Lovely cards. You do nice work. TFS 98

Serendipity Stamping said...

I see some wonderful things on your desk today. Gorgeous engagement cards, love the one with the lace. Great foil card also. #100

Spyder said...

Lovely cards My PiF is coming from Australia too!
it's all soo exciting and scary as I'm still not sure about what I made! Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful cards. All wonderful techniques. Job to pick a favourite.
Hugs Mrs A. #101

Carola Bartz said...

These are beautiful cards and your calligraphy in the big photo is stunning!

The Crafty Elf said...

I love visiting your desk each week and seeing all the wonderful creations you've made. Your cards are fabulous of course and all that detail is wonderful! I just wanna reach through the computer screen and grab some of the great stuff on your desk or at least rummage around for a while and then play. Happy WOYWW ;a0

Bella said...

Such elegant cards on your desk today, though I see last weeks one lurking in the back there...see you next week!PS, my PIF is coming from OZ so also still waiting in an-tici-pation

butlersabroad said...

What a wonderful, busy desk again Shaz. I have that paper stack and also those Nesties too! I agree that the stack has great paper for male cards. Talking of cards, another couple of beauties for us this week, look forward to seeing the finished calligraphy too.

Hugs
Brenda

Morti said...

Ooooh - great selection on your desk this week Shaz! Love how Mum's piece is coming on....

Linda said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Tertia said...

Your cards are just beautiful.
We are freezing over here in South Africa, the weather has gone completely bonkers. I live in a Summer rainfall area and we are having floods! I don't deal well with cold and wet together, so I am a bit miserable lately and not feeling very creative.

Ciara said...

Lots of good stuff on your desk Shaz and I really like those owls. I'm sure you'll love your PIF from Jo when it arrives.

Sorry I'm late popping over, but better late than never!

Craftgirl said...

Wow you have loads on your desk. I love your cards too.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Hello - this is a wonderful card from these papers which I have as well....and I love to make 'man cards' from them.
I'm impressed with your copperplate efforts....oh it is such hard work and I so wish I had time to practice!! Keep going and we'll soon see the result of your efforts. Scribblers is one site - Blotspens is another and I buy from them.
Hope all is well with you from a rain soaked N.Ireland where we had one good day this week, Tuesday, so we upped and drove to the most Northerly point in Ireland at Malin Head....the next day was bucketing rain again so justified my day off work.

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