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

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Green Blend Award!

Well had a quick note today from a wonderful blogging friend over in Vancouver Island, Sheree at Vancouver Island Craft Junkie. Sheree makes the most amazing cards with a favourite of mine - yup! Stampscapes - here is one of her beauties...
SHEREE'S stunning work - check out her card and blog HERE.
Sheree had chosen this little old blog for a blog award.  Thanks so much Sheree, for thinking of me!  here are the criteria below. I have to choose some wonderful blogging friends too!

Here are the terms under which this 'Green Blend Award" are to be given.

1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.

2. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3. This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.
 4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5. Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.

6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

Ah so many to thanks, Sherree, now is the hard bit! to choose! so here goes! (deep breath) not in any particular order:
1. Eileen of Eileen's Crafting Zone - Eileen was my very first Encourager and she has always been such a blessing in her inspiration and help.
2. Ikki of Ikki's Cuttlebug Corner- Ikki's was the very first blog I found and really it was because of Ikki and her wonderful blog I started blogging!

3. Maggie of Silvercrafter Blog - Maggie found me via Eileen's blog. She was my forth wonderful Encourager - she can always  be depended on for words of cheer to keep your pecker up, as well as great cards too!
4. Joyce of Crafty Quills - Joyce found me (by Googling calligraphy, I think?) and we have become firm friends. Her blog also has calligraphy and cards - so do take a peek and be inspired!
5. Sarah of Beautiful Pictures. Sarah has a few blogs and have known her for quite a while - here is her latest - her comments and visits always bring lasting pleasure.
Congratulations to each of you and most of all a huge blog hug and many many thanks! please take a visit everyone and discover them for yourself, you will be blessed!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek and a chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be ,
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS Stunning weather here, I thought you might like a look! the flower is a succulent we call Pig-face and they grow at the beach..has been great swimming weather and seem to go every second or third day so blessed here.. believe you me, I am very grateful. 
I may be AWOL a bit - still doing catch up, sorry! so probably not doing WOYWW this week - sorry too for all those to whom I have not returned comments, I am really a very bad blogger!


Sarah C. said...

Thanks so much, Shaz. I really appreciate you. You've got a really encouraging and kind heart. I'm glad my blogs have blessed you.
God bless,

Sarn said...

Congrats on award.

Great picture.

Hope you're feeling better (saw another of your comments somewhere saying you weren't feeling too hot). xx

Jenny said...

Hi Shaz, thank you for your lovely comments and I would like to keep tabs on you too :) Your work is truly art - beautiful.

Eileen said...

Aww... thank you so much my crafty mate! .... The word 'blend' is the award is just right for me I think! You are a real star Shaz and one of my best blogging buddies .... Many thanks for thinking of me. Eileen xxxxxx

505whimsygirl said...

Congratulations Shaz!! I always enjoy seeing photos of your area. Keeps me hoping for summer!


Bridget Larsen said...

Awww I'm gonna miss your WOYWW post, you always have nice photos...

SandeeNC said...

That flower is way too pretty to be called a Pig Face, lol Flowers are just starting to peek out from the ground now and I am so looking forward to it too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

RosC said...

Hi Shaz. You beat me with a message about the Liebster thingy. Just went to see Sheree's blog. Got very engaged with her use of colour giving a lightness that is lovely. Also mentioned that I lived in Vancouver at one time, and visited the Island a lot.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thank you, Shaz for thinking of me for the Green Blend Award. I do like to think that we are as green as possible, recycling as much as possible, and I do blend all my crafts together (it could be said that I have a butterfly mind and cannot concentrate on anything for long.). sorry you are not around this week for the WOYWW, we shall miss you. Hope all is well for you and you are just enjoying the lovely sunshine and flowers and the sea and the beach (I want to go on holiday). xx Maggie

Craftychris said...

Well done on your award, I will pop over to your suggestions when I have a bit more time. Don't worry about returning comments, you are one busy lady! xx

Joyce across the Pond said...

Thanks Sharon.....just came back and read your post 'properly' !!
I think you encourage me more than I encourage you. Our weather is beautiful but not exactly summer yet....sun today but a cutting wind with back to work!

Hettie said...

Hi Shaz. Well done on your award and hope you are feeling better and a little less bogged down. Fab photos and would love to dip my toes in that water there!
I have popped over to tell you that YOU made me spend money last week! I was in our local art shop and came away with a Calligraphy book and three fibre tip practice pens! I blame YOU! I have had a little play but really need to sit down for a period of time. Difficult as I need to have some stuff ready for my impending craft show! I will probably post the book and pens on WOYWW this week, as I will try and have a little play tomorrow!
TTFN! Hugs

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