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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Silver, Glitter, Blue for Christmas + Recycling - Challenges by Two!

 Hullo there everyone! just a very quick post to submit cards for some challenges, first for the LOTV Challenge,  about time I did another one! The competition was a  sketch, see below!

Decided to do a Christmas card as way behind on them! and as I don't have many LOTV stamps - it limits me. However, I do have some of their lovely Cute Squares, so I titivated this one up (from Christmas Animals Set) with some glitter and glue pen, silver Mirri card on Spellbinders Square Scallops, some blue DP paper and blue vellum with Cuttlebug snowflake folder. For the strip below across bottom, I used a Martha Stewart Punch (Layered Arches) top and bottom, and debossed inside silver card with the Cuttlebug Edge (Just My Type)embossing folder, and Cuttlebug Vintage Corners with a brad + bling on the side.
My second card is for the ABC Christmas Challenge
and the theme is R for Recycling and Ribbons or Rhinestones. You must create a Christmas project using at least on recycled item and it must also include either ribbons or rhinestones or both.

And on this card (similar to one done before) everything is recycled except the white background card it is mounted on – the white sheeny piece of card stamped and the red cardboard are really beautiful and it along with ribbons and holly are from last year's Christmas bonbons (see link here) – what a stash there was after my sister's Christmas, and heaps more not used yet. :D Used the Christmas Cuttlebug set, Baubles, + Nesties Labels 8, with a very old stamp, bought at $2 shop about 20 years ago!
Thanks for looking everyone and may God bless your day wherever you may be!!
Shaz in oz.x


Hazel said...

Lovely Christmas cards - I've only made three so far! Thank you for visiting my blog. We visited Darwin and Mandurah last year and we loved it. We live in the NE of England. Stay happy. Hazel x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like both your cards. The penguins are cute. The debossing is nice. I learned calligraphy before my daughter was born & enjoy it. Like your photo of the giraffes on your sidebar. One of the zoos here has a baby Giraffe that was recently born on exhibit with its mother.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards, both are fabulous ! I love the first one ,, very cute and the 2nd one is stunning !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too,thanks for joining us at LOTV hugs pops x x x

Sarn said...

Morning Shaz . . . both lovely cards. The LOTV one is especially cute!

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Great card, your getting a great collection of cards growing! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time! hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards - great job on combining all those recycled elements!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Dee said...

Lovely cards Shaz your christmas one is really cute, I must get a move on with mine as well, usual last minute rush, I suppose !!!!
Luv Dee xxx BTW I've changed my blog name to scrumptious crafts

Carissa said...

Wonderful cards. Love how you did so much recycling. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carissa :)

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