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

Wednesday 2 November 2011

How to Add Google WebsiteTranslate Widget + WOYWW!

Hi there everyone. Today for WOYWW I am going to do something totally different. For those who do not know what I am rabbiting on about, today is the day when we look at work-desks around the world hosted by our chief, Julia - what a pow wow there is at  WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) - please take a peek at Julia's Stamping Ground!

So this here, Julia, is going to be a virtual desk!
 I have a very special friend (Encourager/ or Follower) who is Vika Doyla (her delightful blog is here) from the Ukraine. When ever I visit her blog I love it - cos all I have to do is turn on the English translator on it, and Russian becomes English. Yay! I can read it. Have wanted for simply ages to know how to do this, as I think it is a lovely service we can put on our blogs for those who cannot speak English that well!
This week I have just found out how (yes, am rather slow). However, I thought others might like to know too? so I will share. (If you dont want to know this - just skip this bit...)
**Click HERE for the link to bring you to this page below. Then just follow the steps:

  1. Once you have clicked on FIRST link above, this screen as shown above appears.
  2. Go to third section and select second tab - How do I enable the Web element on my page
  3. THEN select SET UP Wizard. It takes you to the next page.
  4. Here below - see to left Tab - ADD To Blogger - Select This!

      5.Now once you click on this (if you are logged into your account) it will bring up a screen like this:

Woo hoo! - you just click Add widget and it will pop to the top of your page elements on Design page of blog and you can re-arrange it if you like - I did a little..
It is that easy!
Now I am sure there are steps for web-styles other than blogger. You will need to go back to the second view and make a selection for Type-pad, etc. I have not tried it but am sure it will be this easy too.

This  blog is one year old! It began on 01.11.10 (what a date!), so yesterday it was one year old! To ALL Encouragers/ Followers - I really want to say a VERY BIG thank you - and you may want to pop over to previous post here to check out the YUMMY CANDY!

One quick card for Christmas, I used a favourite new stamp of mine - (these Unity stamps are great value, pre cut foam mounting at reasonable price) Itty Bitty by Unity stamps, A Child is Born, embossed in silver. Mounted with Nellie Snellen Rectangle Multiframe Die Set 008.
Next the very beautiful, versatile Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons Embossing folder in silver card, mounted on navy and silver card, with a single bit of bling.

I thought I would enter it in the "Less is more Challenge" of Stars.. hopefully, one very bright one is okay!

Well happy WOYWW everyone and thanks for dropping by for a chat! May God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x
PS Now that Neil has his wee parcel from Oz arrive all safe and sound, and posted on his blog, I thought I would post the items I made as a small thank you for his gift of Craft Stamper and some other things a while back now. 
The card is made with brayer and two Adirondack ink pads (Cloudy Blue + Cool Peri which is soft mauve) and of course post-it spot for moon as brayering. Then the Stampscapes favourite stamps -  Rowboat 166A, Gulls 302A, Seaside Cove Small 308G. Then was mounted on cuttled embossed card with Small Bubble folder extended and then white chalk ink over embossing to make it pop.
The bookmark was done with Gouache and gold leaf and ink then laminated which is why it took so long to get over there - gave it to a friend to laminate and he had it for four weeks or more.But it was done and I was grateful indeed.


Belinda Basson said...

Hello my friend. Glad to see WOYWW goes on regardless of the fact that our hostess is AWOL! Great idea for the translation thingy cos I folow a friend in Holland and though their Dutch is close to our Afrikaans as it is a derivative of the Dutch, I can understand just enough to be really confused!

Chrissie said...

Hi SHaz, I can't remember if I did my translation like this but I have a button at the top of my Browser, that if I don't automatically get the option to have a page translated, I just click that and it does it for me! I use the Google Chrome browser. It's sometimes useful not to have the translation done automatically as it sometimes prevents me leaving comments on some foreign blogs.
As to your card for LIM... its fab ...even though it has several layers and not much white/blue? space!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Bridget Larsen said...

I think Julia slept in lol, but the time she puts her page up it will be Thursdeee lol. And I am sure you are a Kiwi living in Oz~am I right?
Damn you beat me to the number 1 spot lol
Thanks for the virtual desk top, will save it
Bridget #2 yippeee gonna stalk you for #1 post next week lol

Helen said...

thanks for the tips today, and congrats on your 1st birthday!!

Bridget Larsen said...

Yeah I use google chrome like Chrissie and it offers me the translate button too. You said RABBITING ON and that sounds very Kiwish so I took a wild guess.


Well done on getting to one year of blogging - I merrily went past mine in a non blogging period.

Ann B said...

Thanks for the info - very useful. Will have a go at this later as

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Julia is fine and dandy, just something wrong with blogger this morning and she didn't realise.
Thanks for the info on Google Translate, I'll definitely put that into practise!
And Happy Blogaversary to you!! Don't know why but I assumed that you'd been going longer for that as your blog is so accomplished :) Lovely card as usual!!
Hugs, LLJ xx

Angie said...

Congratulations on reaching your first birthday ...and being in the first position. Thanks for the translating info ...will be back to have a good read . xx

Sarn said...

Morning Shaz . . . thanks for the info. Love your Christmas card.

Hugs, Sandra View my desk HERE!

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card, I have those Marianne dies and have used them loads for my charity cards. Enjoy WOYWW - and I've used translate too and it's fantastic!

Spyder said...

yes, the 'translater' is a great tool! I notice in my stats that it comes up quite a lot, which must mean, (I'm guessing) that people must use mine to read my waffle! ! Have a great woyww!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Public service blogging Shaz - how marvellous you are!Congrats on the anniversary - I bet it feels like about 3 months really, this year has certainly flown past! Love the soft blue of your card, and that embossing folder is so pretty.

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for the translation information :D. Hope you have a fabulous WOYWW!#32

Sarah said...

Happy Blogday to you and thanks for that tip - handy when checking out the Russian sites!

okienurse said...

Thanks for the tip on the translator and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a very uplifting comment while I was on vacation. I really enjoy WOYWW and missed it a lot while I was gone. I had loads of fun and enjoyed my vacation a lot but I am glad to be home now! Congrats on a year blogging. Isn't it fun! Have a great week. Vickie

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thanks so much for passing all that helpful information to the rest of us. With more and more non-English speaking blogs joining us, it is so good to know what they are saying, and be able to chat back to them. By the way, I quite agree about the cheese scones - I need all my will power not to scoff the lot, they are so tasty.

Anonymous said...

Good idea on the translation widget, I'll have to see if Wordpress has something similar. Lovely card for LIM and I really like the embossing folder you've used. And yes, Unity stamps are really great.

Brenda 74

Shoshi said...

Hi Shaz, that's a cool idea with the translation thingy - I'm sure people will find that helpful. Lovely Christmas card too - love the colour. Happy WOYWW and well done being #1!Blogger is really playing up this a.m. so not sure how many I'm going to manage to visit this time. Shoshi #67 (the highest up the list I've ever managed!!)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab card Shaz - love how you blinged up the star! Thanks for the translation info and congrats on a year of blogging! Vx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, you must have been up fine and early this morning to be in the #1 spot. Great tutorial for the translator widget ... have added it to my blog now ... and congratulations again on your first year of blogging - what a year it's been :) Your card is, as always, lovely. Happy WOYWW and here's to another great year too. Elizabeth x #59

:)) ...Вика said...

Shaz огромное спасибо! Я думаю, что выставила у себя в блоге переводчик. У меня получилось?
Спасибо за твою любовь и желание общаться.
Была очень удивлена, когда увидела конфетку с лезвиями роз, что у меня на открытки.
Очень вкусно!
В ней могут участвовать все страны?
Я так же рада, что уже год как люди читают твой замечательный блог! В нем много света и любви
Божьей ...
Спасибо, что ты есть, да благословит тебя Господь.
Люблю. Вика.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Vika Dolya said ...

Shaz thank you so much! I think it has exposed in his blog translator. I got?
Thank you for your love and desire to communicate.
Was very surprised when I saw a sweet blade of roses, which I at the postcards.
Very tasty!
It is open to all countries?
I'm also glad that for a year as people are reading your wonderful blog! It has a lot of light and love
God ...
Thank you for what you are, God bless you.
I love. Vick.

Debbie Rock said...

Thanks for your lovely message ... meant such a lot!
I had thought I'd posted on your blog so forgive me for being lost in cyberspace .. hopefully I now have it under control and you will get this message.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY for yesterday by the way! Debbie #77 xXX

Morti said...

LOL - just read the translation for Vika and it's not 100%, just right enough to get a smile eh? HEHEHEHE. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Blogoversary for yesterday!

Twiglet said...

Love your Christmas card Shaz.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is absolutely lovely! Had the widget but you left great instructions. :) Happy WOYWW #93 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Tertia said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the tips on Google translate, I must be very slow too, because I haven't found it either. LOL
Happy WOYWW and 1st blogaversary

Hazel said...

Happy blogversary for yesterday. Came here from WOYWW - very interesting post today - think google translator is great - enables our world to open up so much with no barriers x

Mrs A. said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your gorgeous card. So elegant looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

I love your card and the scripture I read at the top of your blog is a favourite of mine too.


Tracey FK said...

Thanks for sharing your IT knowledge... going to attempt it after I have had a cuppa and am feeling a bit sharper... loved your blog and so glad I got to visit xx

fairy thoughts said...

happy blogaverssary.
great translator, I will do that, but not tonight as it is late I got up early to post my woyww but beat julia to it, then i had to go to work so could not link it.
just a bit of time to hop around before bed
love the card

famfa said...

Lovely card. Great tutorial on translating. Congrats on your blog adversary. Well done x

Hettie said...

Happy Birthday Shaz :-)
Great tips on the translator - thanks.
Very pretty Christmas Card.

fairyrocks said...

Very interesting post and usefull too. I still comment even when I can't read the posts, But this would help for sure. Thanks

Finding Joy said...

Happy birthday:) and I love visiting.

:)) ...Вика said...

Я не видела этой карты. Она замечательная! Как мне нравятся такие штампы и сделанные эффекты луны, птицы и такой прибой. Подарок любви Господа.
Я благодарна Господу, за такого друга как ты!
Люблю твой блог.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I didn't know you could add it to your own blog. I always use the Google translate button for any blogs I can't understand and assumed tha's what others did if they visited me from further afield. Good to know :o)
Gorgeous Christmas card, I do love blue and white together.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Vika Dolya said... (in Russian)
I have not seen this card. It's great! I love these stamps and make the effect of the moon, birds, etc.. A gift of love of God.
I am grateful to the Lord for such a friend like you!
I love your blog.

505whimsygirl said...

What a cool idea to add the translation option.

Also, thanks for visiting my blog. I hadn't thought of taking photos with my camera -- but I sure can! I just need to learn how to do this! haa

Have a great weekend!

Shoshi said...

Hi Shaz, thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I'm exhausted now after my teaching session this a.m. but it went so well and I had such fun! It was totally brilliant and soooo worth the effort! Best thing is, I didn't blot my copy book and they want me back!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, we have 4 prizes this month, please come join in the fun!

l00pyscraftcreations said...

Glad you found the translater hun, I use google chrome, and it automatically comes up with the translator for me.
Lovely card, sorry for the delay in visiting, but I was at a craft show, and thank you so much for following, I really appreciate it, xxx

lisa said...

Ohhh I have Neil envy, Shaz, those gifts you sent him are absolutely stunning. You are one talented lady.
Sorry to be missing in action this week. Hope you are feeling much better now.
Hugs Lisax

Mariëtte said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for your link to this tutorial. I've tried your translater on your blog and choose the Dutch language. It looks like comics Dutch language LOL ! I will take the time to add it to my gadgets in the coming days

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