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, July 27, 2011

WOYWW What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 112 & our Cadel, WOW!

Another week and we are enjoying some glorious winter weather here for which I am very, very grateful. Took some more beach pickies this week but wont make you all too envious :D I will post some once a month or so.

Wow! What a week for those of us in Oz who love the Tour de France (see my post below for more details - or my brother's blog). Finally a true blue Aussie has won it! He is the first Australian to win since 1903 when it began and Cadel at 34 is the oldest in about 88 years (?) to do so … here is a photo in our local paper, his dad lives up road from here on our northern beaches. Cadel had an early period of his life here, reportedly his first bike at age of 2 (with trainer wheels on it)!

 

Now to the business end of the day, my desk is in a mess of creation… six cards on the go here! Yep, you heard me right… some have been owed for a while but some juicy new goodies from Fat Cats Card Corner – Spellbinder Lattice Rectangles and Nellie Snellen Square Stitch Multiframe dies – wow! I love Nellie Snellen dies; just wish they had one size bigger, as they only seem to go to small sizes for small cards. Their quality and detail is fantastic though. The dies are only peeking at right bottom front of picture did not take it very well, I meant them to be in it.

And you can see some beautifully stamped images at the top from Ros Of WOYWW - some of her lovely gum blossoms. I saw them on her desk some weeks back and now I have some on mine courtesy of her generosity and few bonuses as well. Thanks so much Ros! You will see my finished six cards next week, all being well. Happy WOYWW everyone and for those of you wondering why we are talking about desk contents? Take a trip over to our wonderful hostess’ desk, Julia at Stamping Ground. You will be amazed at how much you can learn and what fun you can have…


May God bless your day wherever you may be,


Shaz in Oz.x

PS My Calligraphy classes were really great. I have wonderful students and we will be working hard which is fun. God is good.

 

20 comments:

jude said...

Loving all your new stash.Nice to see someone the same as me always got more than one project on the go at a time.Why do we do it!!lol
Have fab wednesday and a creative week ahead.
hugs Judex 7

sasa said...

I'm married to a Belgian so I know more than the average wife about the tour. Congrats indeed - Cadel showed a real winning spirit. Your stash is also looking rather fab - do enjoy!thanks for the peek today! Sarah (Sasa at 1)

Bella said...

Great collection of cards in the throws of being made. We are also avid Tour watchers, but thankfully it is at a better hour for us! Well done to your man!

Helen said...

Your desk looks great - love those stamped images.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay - I was cheering for Cadel too!! was also happy that Mark Cavendish won the green jersey :D Some nice new stash for you to play with! Hope you like my beach pics xxxx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm always so happy to get to visit! Today is no different. Love all the things you have going on this morning. Loving those dies too. I'm a die kinda girl!

NatashaMay said...

All your projects look really awesome! :) i can never make more than one at a time. You're quite a multitasker. :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - fab desk. Love the look of that lacy die.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

ScrappnBee said...

Great new stash! Love my nesties! Congrats on the tour win for you guys! Too cool that Cadel's family lives down the beach! Looking forward to seeing how the cards turn out next week! -Amanda #36

Sam said...

Lovely stuff on your desk as usual!!
Your pineapple jam has gone down a storm here especially in the Victoria Sandwich I made last week! Thanks for the recipe!! My card for Ethyl has arrived in Canada too!! Hope she likes it :-)

Elizabeth said...

Wow, you are busy. Some great coloured images on your desk, including my favourite, Aspire :) The dies are lovely - something I haven't got as I tend to use templates if I want to cut out a shape - very old-fashioned of me, I know. Gum blossoms ... I don't think I have ever seen a real gum blossom, will have to check it out on google. Hope you have a great week and look forward to seeing more of those beach shots. Elizabeth x #59

fairy thoughts said...

WOW aren't you being productive, 6 at once!
lovely stamping, especially like the grassy one near the top
thanks for sharing
janet

Angie said...

So much going on ...such fun to nose around xx

The Crafty Elf said...

I always enjoy your blog! Your desk is always so interesting and one to envy! Congrats on the tour de France "Cadel" win!

Dragon said...

Great work to see, as always, but I WILL celebrate with you, the win of Cadel... He was just magnificent this year, after being less so in previous years... of the finishing men, he deserved the win for those magnificent climbs!!!
Frankie
xx

Neil said...

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your desk this week! I'm dashing around this week like the white rabbit; places to go and things to see! Hope you have a lovely week.

Dee said...

Hi Shaz, looks like you've been working really hard, your desk always looks so busy busy.. great stamping and colours.
Dee xxx

Sam said...

An amazingly busy table and so you should be proud of your fellow Oz, it's an amazing feat.
Sam x

okienurse said...

Awesome looking desk and I see a lot of fun things to do and play with! Sorry I am so late getting around but haven't felt well this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize I'm terribly late this week, but wanted to let you know I stopped by anyway. Enjoyed seeing your new stash, even though I didn't have much time to stay. Good for your Aussie winner, too.

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