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, 14 December 2011

Celtic Uncial Script, Blog candy + happy WOYWW!

Well how the days are rattling past and I simply don’t have time to be on here, but had to come and share the good news from the postman today – to show you my desk today.
 I am not sure how many of you have ever won Blog candy, but here is my very first lot (was I ever excited when I discovered - woo hoo!!). It is from a blog of a very dear friend I have made – Brenda of Floral Fantasies – this dear lady is not at all well, yet bravely blogs heaps more than I ever do and her cards are also amazingly inspirational – her blog is full of learning if you want to go over there and explore her blog sidebar.. 
And every month she has the most amazing candy. I think I met her in January this year, may have been through another blog. In Jan 2011 I won my one other item on Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes -  a set of Letraset pens, and Brenda sent those to me then!
This lot was a recycling candy, with some unmounted stamps (oh, I have always wanted some of the Popcorn bear ones, and now I do :D), papers, ribbons, bling, etc. and even one of her very own made wee gift cards, isn't it so lovely? I love her minute detail like the flower in vellum, what an amazing person – thanks so much B.!  
Also on the table you can see all the cards I should be writing in and my Christmas letter. The Crafty Individuals stamp of the post card birds also peeping in lower left of desk! 
I have a card in my head I simply want to put on paper and hopefully will get to use this stamp in next few days. Also have another post to do on papyrus project but cannot post this till person has received it, maybe after Christmas, God willing - so watch this space!
In right bottom left of desk is my project for this term at calligraphy of the Celtic capital with Uncial script – illumed with gold leaf. The red card is a Stampin Up embossing folder lattice (I think – love this one) and then the Layered Arches punch by Martha Stewart.
For those of you who would love to join in the fun of looking at work desks around the world, do join in the fun, and take a trip over to Julia's Stamping Ground!
Happy WOYWW everyone and not sure how many I will be able to visit. 

However, I wish you all every blessing from the Lord, as we remember His great gift of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus, and thanks so much for your wonderful encouragement this year.

Thanks too for popping over for a look and a chat,
Shaz in Oz. x


brenda said...

I am so pleased your little package arrived safely Shaz, would you believe only a day or two longer than a couple of the UK ones.

Your words are very kind and it is my pleasure to be able to share a little love around the world.

Your card is also very elegant and the writing beautiful. I used to dabble with calligraphy and write such things as wedding invitations for family and friends, but alas rotten dexterity that came with my MS meant I had to give it up. But instead I found the messier side of inking thanks to see there is always a positive side to things isn't there.

Have a good day,

B x

Neet said...

Great blog candy - congratulations on your winning it. Lovely calligraphy as usual, thanks for sharing. Hope you are well and enjoying some lovely weather. Hugs, neet #7 xx

jude said...

Shaz Brenda ia anamazing lady i received my candy too i was lucky enough to be choosen.enjoy your godies and hope your card comes together
hugs judex10

Helen said...

well done on winning Brenda's candy - lovely to see it go to someone I "know"!! happy woyww.

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a lovely script you've used there. My boy loves the giraffe picture you have on your blog.

okienurse said...

Great looking cards and congratulations on the blog candy win! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week and Happy Holidays! Vickie #35

Bridget Larsen said...

Awesome stash, it feels great to win something
Bridget #24

Neil said...

Good morning; thought I'd pop in to say Hi quickly. Congratulations on the candy prize, I'm sure you will put it to good use! Hope you have a fabulous and creative week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today. Your card is gorgeous too. The red really makes it pop! Bless you.
Neil #13

Jona Panesa said...

lovely card. loved that puncher too!

Glenda said...

Love work space this morning! Looks like wonderful candy as well. This lady sounds amazing and I'm going to visit her blog. Your calligraphy piece is beautiful. I so appreciate how much work goes into these. Wish I could do that!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, trust you are well today. Lovely candy and got to agree with you, Brenda is an amazing lady and a lovely blogging friend to have. Your card is gorgeous - my one and only much prized MS border punch is the one you've used and I do like that embossing folder too. Look forward to seeing the card you make using the CI stamp. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #66

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lucky you to receive such great candy! I love that Celtic calligraphy. I am a big fan of Celtic knotwork, got a fair few books about it and I LOVE illuminated work. It amazes me how the carpet pages in works like the Lindisfarne gospels were created - pure genius.
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Congrats on your blog candy win! It's so fun getting treats like that in the mail. Your Thank You card is gorgeous! I love that Martha Stewart punch you used. #84 -Meechelle

Anonymous said...

I love Brenda's blog too, she's such an amazing lady and an incredible crafter too, I saw your name on her last candy drawing too, lovely goodies she sent you. I adore your Celtic thank you. I have Celtic roots, they run very strongly in me and I really feel their call, I'm attracted to most things of a Celtic nature so I'm loving this piece.

Brenda 68

PS. I sent a card to your friend a couple of weeks ago, hopefully they'll have received it by now.

donnalouiserodgers said...

since I have been blogging I have got into a habit of sending away stuff I make to grateful recipients, sometimes they mail me stuff back, I have to say it is like all round Christmas, and if the lesson of this time of year is to be giving, then count me in...

dx (90)

ScrappnBee said...

Congrats on the blog candy win! That is some haul! I guess Santa came early to your post! Love the calligraphy card! You are super talented! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda 29

Tracey FK said...

that script is really lovely and it looks as though you are having a productive week... hope the next one is too...xx

Mrs A. said...

Great candy . It's always nice to win some. Have popped over to Brenda's blog and she is one amazing lady with her talent. Thanks for sending me there. Hugs Mrs A.

Sarah C. said...

Hi Shaz,
Congratulations on winning Brenda's blog candy! It must be quite fun;)
Yes, Christmas is such a busy time, isn't it...a lot of things to catch up with...hoping not to forget anything or anyone along the way:)

I love this Celtic script, Shaz! After Blackletter (Gothic lettering), this is my next favourite. Hope I have the time to learn it someday:)
God bless.

Annie said...

Congrats on your win :-)
Thanks for popping over to say hello [I'll not tell anyone :-) ] and for your vote x
A x

Sarn said...

Congratulations Shaz! Woot woot! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great prize! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who can't get those cards written up and in the mail.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, aren't YOU lucky. Very impressive blog candy. I was blown away with that vellum flower, too. Happy belated WOYWW from #5.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh Shaz - how wonderful to win all this blog candy! I am so happy for you! I too love Popcorn the Bear stamps and have a good little supply of them.

Love your card Shaz - it is so elegant and your calligraphy is stunning.

{{hugs}} and blessings

Colleen said...

Hi Shaz,

So good of you to stop by and leave a comment! Merry, Merry Christmas Dear One...may God's blessings and love fill your home this season and always!

Anonymous said...

beautiful Calligraphy:) Merry Christmas!

Hettie said...

Lovely stuff on your desk today (or at least last Wednesday!). Been a bad blogger and trying to catch up! Beautiful calligraphy there.

lisa said...

I am so late getting round all the desks this time, Shaz. You'll have posted this week's at this rate.
Your candy is gorgeous, well done on your win. Brenda is very generous and like you say, continues to blog despite all her problems. A very inspiring lady.
Your cards are beautiful.
Hugs Lisax

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