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 13 March 2012

Big Announcement! Design Team for Cardmaking Online

Well, there were rumours abroad that there was a big announcement to be made on this 'ere blog! (deep breath) Here we go! (and to WOYWW-ers, thanks for being patient - did not mean to be a tease just not time..)
 I have been chosen (much to my great surprise and delight) to be one of the members of the brand new Aussie Design Team for Cardmaking Online - do check out their online store here... and their BRAND new blog here!
The observant among you might have noticed this on my sidebar some weeks ago, plus the list of the other wonderfully talented members of the team, who are listed below. Please do take a peek at their blogs linked in their names and be inspired as I have been!
So as you know the type of items on sale there, I am posting card I made for an amazingly special lady as it uses the kind of items found in their store..mostly of the European ilk. I am really excited about what we shall be creating with the new DT!
As you can see this card is for a 90th birthday! How many 90th birthday cards have you made in your life, dear fellow crafters?
The card also really qualifies for Di's snippets challenge this week,so pop along to the playground for that is if you dare - yep they dip your pigtails in the inkwells over there in the playground!

The elements in this card are as follows:
  • the centre square piece is the snippet - it is really a vellum die meant for hand embossing - and have had it for simply ages - and bought it for four dollars many years ago. It is a discontinued Marianne die, rather similar to this Marianne die here.  I was playing one day and tried embossing it on the cuttlebug with the tan mat only embossing, it was not a cutting die. Then hand-cut around the edge and the centre square also, and mounted it on firm card to support it as the frosted paper was like vellum.
  • Next snippet was the 3D mount of the columbine (this is discontinued one, but they also have great 3D pre-cut ones I do love these!). I love Columbines or Aqualegia or Granny's bonnets or what ever you call them! I love 3D and sometimes have them made up ready like this to put on card and find doing them very relaxing.
  • Then made the extended base in Craft Concepts Embossing Folder - A2 Budding Vine.
  •  greeting is computer generated, on Spellbinders Fancy tags2 and small pearls plus a "90" in Olivia cuttlebug die.
Many thanks everyone for popping over for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in oz.x


Di said...

Oh Shaz - what a totally stunning card! I love it loads - and great use of snippets.

And as for your news, well done you! Hope you have loads of fun - of course I'll be peeking to see what you get up to!

Have a great day :) Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Well, they certainly picked the right person. Lovely card! Great idea to emboss and then cut around it to create the window.

Debbie Rock said...

HUGE congrats on your announcement ... it is wonderful to see your creativity has been recognised! Well done you!!!!
I'm afraid I have NO idea why I do hate daffodils so much ... they really do affect me in the most strange way. Love Debbie xXx

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Shaz and congratulations on your new DT.
Caz x

Sandie said...

Hi Shaz, what a gorgeous card, so very pretty. You are right, in regards to not often making a 90th birthday card.. how special. Hope you have been keeping well...

brenda said...

What a delightful card Shaz, beautiful and elegant.

B x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That is such a lovely card, Shaz and such a brilliant toning of colours to fit those aqualegia. Well done on your new design team work - very well deserved. Yes, Barbara did use Perfect Pearls so I am now waiting for mine to arrive so I can try again. Hope to see you and your desk tomorrow (where has the week gone?). xx Maggie

Kathleen said...

Hi Shaz, I've not blogged since last year and I'm on a catch up. Incase you're confused it's Kathleen remember Copperplate and ink I'm writing this from my other blog.
Congratulations on being part of the new design team you will have a great time.
I've just been reading your step by step Illuminated Calligraphy Feb 23rd, wonderful work as always thank you for sharing. I'm still plodding on with mine but still have a way to go.
Kathleen x

Victoria said...

Oh those flowers are stunning! The 3D effect is amazing! Lovely embossing too which makes them stand out all the more. Fabulous! Well done on your DT position!

fairy thoughts said...

lovely card as usual, such a lot of work, but then if you reach the grand old age of 90 you desere it. Good luck with the design team, I will check it out

Mrs A. said...

Love your 90th birthday card. I have made one so far for my Mum who is 92 now. I won't pull your pigtails if you don't mine! You can have a go with my lite if you like. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Shaz your card is so pretty and delicate and perfect for a 90th birthday. I recently made one for my aunt's 90th, as you say it is not something you make everyday!! Biggest congratulations on your new DT post and very well deserved!! Big hugs Susan xx

Neet said...

Two stunning cards and what a lovely way to announce your news. Congratulations, a richly deserved place on a team that I am sure will go from strength to strength.
Well done you.
Hugs, Neet xx

Nat said...

Congrats on your announcement and what a beautiful card, you really are talented.

Craftychris said...

Well done, that is so brilliant and your card is fab too!

Unknown said...

Lovely card. The flowers are so pretty. Congrats on the DT spot! You always make such nice things.


Sarn said...

Congratulations Shaz. Well deserved.

LOVE this 90th card . . . very intricate and pretty. xxx

Sarah C. said...

This is a really BEAUTIFUL card, Shaz! I just love it. Very dainty and special.

in Him,

sharon said...

Hi Shaz,
Such a gorgeous card and for a very special person.
Looking forward to designing with you

Eileen said...

Woohoo Shaz ... what super news from you and so deserved! I will be hopping over, often, to see what you and the team are doing ....

Beautiful card here. Pretty and elegant.Take care.
Love Eileen xxx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thank you for your visit again today. It is a lovely stamp, isn't it. I can't wait to really get to grips with it to see how my ideas translate into reality. Hope all is well with you. xx Maggie

Anonymous said...

Missed you on WOYWW this week so popped in to see how you are! Brilliant news for you and well deserved too, hopefully you get some DT parcels in the mail too, as I know how expensive craft items are in your neck of the woods! Absolutely beautiful card too, just stunning, I think a 60th is the oldest card I've made for!


Jools said...

Congratulations Shaz on making the Aussie Design Team, also, what a beutiful card, the lady in question is going to love it I am sure. Jools. xx

Bernie said...

Breathtaking! So Elegant! Congrats!! I have to pop over and see what goes on there.

Finding Joy said...

What a beautiful card, must be for a very special lady.

Julie said...

A 90th birthday is amazing. You've done a fab job with this card!

Congratulations on your new desgin team - hope you have lots of fun!


Elizabeth said...

Many congratulations, Shaz, very exciting news indeed. Your card is gorgeous and, in answer to your question, I've never made a 90th birthday card :) Elizabeth x

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