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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crafty Individuals, Jude's Candy (oo-aar!)+ Woyww!

Do you ever berate the clock and ask it to please please wait for you to catch up?? that is my frame of mind this morning.... and suspect it will be for quite a while yet - hopefully by June I can come up for air without this feeling!! yes, have not blogged much lately and I am afraid my appearances will be rather erratic for the reason already stated - plus may not catch up up with as many of you very dear folk as I would like - so please forgive me for my lack of comments on your lovely blogs at times!
First pickie is of a card of scraps -  I have finally made this one up and the one below with my desk. I am going to enter both these in Di's Snippets challenge to use up odd bits sitting around. You know I make more of snippets every time I make a card - so they never ever diminish but propagate more freely than any plant I ever attempted to grow!
The first card uses the Crafty secrets bird postcard stamp with brayer way back here in this post with Big and Juicy Stamp Pad (Hydrangea) and Iridescent medium,(I dropped this on with an eye dropper in the middle of the brayering the ink pad colours) to give it that sheen..so used purple end for this one.
Next stamp is a brayer resist piece I did even longer ago and was not even blogging then. It is with Stamping Up Upsy Daisy stamp and used it for a sympathy card.
The next photo is the amazing candy I won over at Craft International, and the very kind Jude - it was before all the dramas over at her place and it has just arrived and was totally blown away by the great bounty! thank you so very much dear blogging friend and I pray things are starting to resolve themselves at your neck of the woods.

Last but not least are some beach photos as folks do like to see these - there may not be many for while depending on me not the beach - the first was taken late yesterday afternoon on my walk at the creek mouth.


It fascinates me the way the sea is constantly changing. The direction of the mouth and the creek flow changes so much with all our big seas and storms of late. It has reverted back to more early times before the council dumped all the sand from the dredging at the jetty over here - it rather blocked the mouth up for while!

The next is of the sailboats in the jetty on Sunday they have great local races and love seeing them way out to sea as well when walking..

I was going to close with a big announcement but will keep you all in suspenders a bit longer :D and announce it in the next few days as must fly now!
Happy WOYWW everyone - do pop over to our wonderful Julia's blog too as there is great learning to be had a few laughs along the way!

May God bless your day wherever you may be, and thanks for stopping by for a peek and chat!
Shaz in Oz.x
PS Would Elizabeth of Bluebeard and Elizabeth and RosC of Wildcards on my Workbench please email me (via the Profile link it has my email address on it) for the Stampscapes card of a few weeks back. Sorry for delay keep forgetting!
Thank you to Ros also for so kindly giving this blog the Liebster blog award a week ago now - if anyone has not received it as yet please free to take this one from me with great pleasure! you are all dear, dear bloggers!

41 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

Oh Shaz! You keep us in suspense! Your cards are gorgeous as usual! Love them! The water pics are fabulous as well. Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda 36

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

Congrats on winning all that glorious candy!! The cards look absolutely amazing, as all your cards do. The one you sent me is still proudly displayed on my mantle. I just love it. Thank you.

Love the photos, as always. Can't wait to hear what your announcement is.

Hugs,
Kay
#31

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Lovely pictures of the sea. My dad loves to sail so this reminds me of him! Patsy from
HeARTworks

jude said...

Hiya hunni,
Im so glad it arrived safely at long last.hopefully you cans it read the mag and enjoy your stash.Loving the photos.Take care chin up!
Have fab wednesday and a creative week hugs
judex 9

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Wow, I am the first to comment, but then again, i am working my way backwards. lol Such a lovely post and I wish I lived close to the sea. It's where I want to be! Hop on by for my give away too.

Neil said...

Hi there, trying to squeeze in as many visits as I can so just a quick visit today! Thanks for letting us in to see your world today!
Neil #19

Bridget Larsen said...

Upsy Daisy is one of my favourite stamps, love you card. Water is so soothing, even pictures of it help soothe the soul. Cant wait to take my suspenders off, dont wait too long to tell us now.
Bridget #57

scrappymo! said...

What gorgeous water pictures! You are so blessed to have that view.

Your cards are lovely. I have never tried those techniques...they are sure effective.

Helen said...

What a great post - lots of lovely goodies and well done on your prize! Gorgeous photos as always.

sandra de said...

Gorgeous beach pics and as always lovely card.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous photographs and cards. A lovely desk to look at! Hope things settle for you and you feel like you can come up for air! Look forward to hearing your announcement!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Thanks for sharing your corner of the world this morning. I love all the pictures you have posted and your cards are lovely as always. Congrats on winning the blog candy...looks wonderful!

May said...

Lovely post Shaz, the pics are stunning so relaxing ! Lots of candy you won fabulous, love the cards on your desk, at the end of your post you little tease keeping us all in suspense!! dont leave us to long, Have a great & blessed week, Hugs May x x x

Karen said...

A lovely post to read and beautiful photos of the sea. Congratulations on your blog candy wins and I love your cards, they are beautiful :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Redanne said...

Oooh you are a tease - you have us all intrigued now. Great place you live it! Anne #85

Olga said...

gorgeous cards and oh those pictures, I could get lost on that beach, fantastic!!

lisa said...

Congrats on that lovely candy win, Shaz and your cards are gorgeous. I love the colours you've used.
Beautiful beach photos as always.
Hugs Lisax

Di said...

Hi Shaz! Happy WOYWW.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments :) And for entering the playground - watch out for the pogo sticks though! Really funny as when I clicked on the link you'd added to Mr Linky in the playground, I ended up at myself - went round in circles for a while but have nipped into the workings of Mr Linky so now folk will hop over to your posting OK :) All sorted.

Love your cards Shaz, and that stash looks scrummy - enjoy it! Super photos too - I'm on my way over :)) Hugs, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Shaz, such a lovely post, I really enjoyed reading right through to the end. Your snippet cards are lovely and chuckled when I read that the topper for the second one pre-dates your blogging history :) Congratulations on your candy win from Jude. Love the photographs too. Well, I'm now properly in suspenders and can't wait to hear what this is all about. Take care and keep well. Elizabeth x #22

CraftygasheadZo said...

I do enjoy popping by to see your beach pics, I rarely get to go the seaside, even though my nearest is only an hour or so away. Your cards are fab, love the effect of a brayer.Take care, enjoy this WOYWW & I'm off to snoop some more! Wonder how many I'll get round today? Zo xx 60

sandee said...

OK, I understand the need for more time and less blogging, so just remember to blog on Wed. and it will be OK, lol Love of course the beach pictures and especially the sail boats! Lovely to look at, and your such a tease about the big news, no fair that you didn't go ahead and tell us!waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

Ashley Rock said...

Loving what is on your work desk!!!

Ann B said...

Love the beach photos, just what we need when the temperature here has dropped for the last couple of days and I'm back to walking the dog with my hat and scarf on. Lovely candy you got there and very generous of Jude and your cards are beautiful.

Ann B
#84

Beckyt said...

what great stash you have there :) Thanks for sharing your crafty space :)

Becky 44

Danielle said...

Thanks for sharing your desk and those gorgeous views of the water. Happy WOYWW! Dani33

kay said...

enjoy your new crafty goodies,happy crafting,x

MaggieC said...

You are being such a tease, Shaz. Can't wait to hear your news. Those cards are lovely, especially with that sheen on. I must have a go at that. My bottle of iridescent medium is sitting in front of me on my desk. Thank you for sharing your photos with us too. Have a good week and don't worry if you don't have time to reply. Tank a bit of time for yourself. have a good week. xx Maggie #8

fairy thoughts said...

welcome back to blogland, love the photos it looks so serene and peaceful. lovely cards
janet

Julia Dunnit said...

I do berate the clock dear Shaz, more often than I should! I hope that your life isn't a turmoil for the wrong reasons, and that you're safe from the harsh weather I've seen reports of over Oz. Your creek and beach photos are just lovely again, I really would like to live by the sea. Love your cards, great brayering, and the bird stamp is a winner for me!

Tracy said...

Peepin' in from WOYWW - Love the desk and your friend who looks adorable! I so wish I could go visit the ocean again. *sigh* Thank you for posting the lovely pictures and bringing back memories of warm days. - Warmly, Tracy #96

Sam said...

You are a lucky Girl over there in Oz, you have blog candy and beautiful scenes on your walks! I do like what you have done with the birdie stamp - it was because of you I bought it and use it alot!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Shaz . . . fantastic pictures. Congrats on winning some lovely candy. Hope life gets calmer for you soon xxx

Barb King said...

Hi Shaz,
Nice photo of the sail boats, wish I was near the beach right now. Hope you can stop by my desk. Barb #116

Mrs A. said...

Both fantastic cards. Always love to stop by. Your tutorials are the bees knees and much appreciated. Hugs Mrs A.

Erika said...

Congrats on your win, love your workspace. Thanks for sharing and great pics of the beach...bet it's warmer than our beach just now in sunny Scotland! Crafty hugs, Erika.

Yogi said...

Have a great day and thanks for the peeks.
Love the beach views. congrats on your win.

Carol said...

Love your snippet makes Shazza, the brayering looks great on both. Carol x

Gillian said...

Gorgeous card and your pics of the beach look fabulous

Morti said...

Hello!

I'm a bit late getting round folks this week - thanks for sharing your space and your lovely beach photos as usual! Hope you're keeping well...

Joynana said...

So much creativity on your desk and I love the photos of the sea. So restful. #36

thefrugalcrafter said...

you have so many great goodies waiting on your desk! Love the card with the birds!

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