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

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Candy Draw - Thanks So Much to all my Wonderful Encouragers!

Hi there everyone - and I suppose I should say happy Valentines' day!
Well the observant among you will have noticed an absence of posting here and that was in part because I was unwell (had another tooth infection, same one as last month the one with root canal tooth -  I am over it now thankfully, and pray it stays that way, or will lose the tooth ) and also very busy. 
As my work on my text is rather draining, I simply dont have time or energy to blog as well. The reason it is draining is that it is very very very slow work. - but that is often the way things are. I could ramble on but wont anymore as that is not why you are here.

You want to know who WON THE CANDY???? LOUD drum-roll please!! ta dah!

It was another hat draw with my Candy Elf as helper and a few others (My Breast Cancer bears) who popped onto the hat to supervise - they do like to help! let me give you a pictorial sequence:

Two other names were drawn out of the hat by kind CE, so would Sarah also email me with addresses, and 505Whimsygirl, please?  no more candy but will send something as a thank you (pity could not send it to all of you)!

 Jocelyn was one of my very early encouragers of the this blog - so please do hop over to her blog - you will be amazed at her wonderful work - she happens to be one of the few from Oz who are wonderful encouragers as to is Sarah - amazing that their names came out!

Well, off to do some more work folks - you will get a post with sequence of the work on calligraphy, but not yet - when I finally surface and can sort out such things may be able to give a brief WOYWW post tomorrow or may not time will tell sorry!
Thanks again everyone for your your wonderful support and God bless you all where ever you may be 
Love Shaz in Oz.x
PS also a big welcome to all the new wonderful encouragers who have so kindly joined recently - you are so appreciated!


Sheree said...

Congratulations Jocelyn! Hope you enjoy your new candy!
p.s. Sorry to hear about the root canal. Been there maaany times and know exactly how you've been feeling. Makes you want a piece of lead in the head at times haha! (Just a thought..wouldn't do it!)
Big hugs...

Sarah C. said...

Congrats Jocelyn! Yes, hope you enjoy your new candy! I'll send you an e-mail, Shaz, ASAP.
I hope you're feeling better. Toothaches are not pleasant:( Praying for you.
much love in Him,

Sarah C. said...

Oh!BTW, Shaz, I just love this blinking teddy:)

Jean McKenzie said...

Congratulations Jocelyn!!!! Enjoy your new goodies - always fun to win something isn't it!

Claire said...

Congrats Jocelyn! Sorry to hear you've been poorly Shaz,
love and hugs
Claire xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Congrats to the ladies! So sorry to hear you've been unwell Shaz...hope you are over the worse of it now! Hope to see you blogging again soon! Suzanne :)

jude said...

Congratulations girls enjoy your candy
hugs judex

Unknown said...

ooo sounds like you've had a painful time - I do hope that you are on the mend and send loads of love from the snowy UK xxx

May said...

Congrats to the winners, I do hope you are on the mend now Shaz x x Hugs May x x x

craftieodmae said...

sorry you don't feel well Shaz, hang in there, congrats to Jocelyn!

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to the winners. Sorry you have still been suffering with your tooth. Take care of yourself - sending you a big blog hug xx

Anne said...

Congratulations Jocelyn! This is such a cute posting Shaz! I hope and pray you will feel better really are a diamond in our hearts!
Big hugs to you!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

Woo hoo! I can't wait to see what my little surprise is! I tried finding your email on your sidebar and must have missed it. My email is

I'm sorry to hear about the tooth. I hope your troubles end soon and you're able to keep the tooth.

I imagine your calligraphy work is quite time consuming. Your work is just beautiful.


:)) ...Вика said...

Здоровья тебе.
А я и не знала, что у тебя была конфетка.
Мои поздравления.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Vika Doyla from Ukraine said:
Health to you. And I did not know that you had a candy. Congratulations.

Ann B said...

Congratulations to all the winners - and boo hoo from me (who didn't win).
Sorry about the tooth and hope it is better soon.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Thank you Shaz for my wonderful candy that I have received in the mail - I was cheered up so much to have something so lovely come to me in the mail. Haven't been able to leave comments or look at blogs whilst I have been staying at hospital with my loved one as the hospital computer firewall via their wireless connection to my Laptop wouldn't allow me access to Blogs (so frustrating) - but now I am home for the moment, I can do a bit of catching up.

Thanks again Shaz! And congrats to the other winners :-))

{{hugs}} and blessings

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