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, 27 March 2012

Nellie Snellen Square Stitch + Joy Christmas tree Die!

Okay, so it is not Christmas yet but hey, why not get organised ahead of time and here is lovely combo of dies embossing folder from Cardmaking Online. Please do pop over to our brand new blog ( click here!)and join and follow us over there as there is a great mix of skills shown forth!

So thought I just had to share. You know it is funny but photos never quite capture it do they?

First of all we have the classic Craft Concepts Embossing Folder - A2 More Dots embossing folder for the base of the card, with the lovely Joy border of trees down the side and the very versatile Nellie Snellen Square Stitched die.

The beauty of these Multiframe dies is that you can chose how much or how little to add or leave out - you can see very different examples on this one here and this one here!
To finish add computer generated greeting and mount on some matching card and ribbon.
Thanks for popping over everyone for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be.
Shaz in oz.x


505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,
Oh I do love that tree border! It's never too early to make Christmas cards!!


Myrna said...

It may not be Christmas but getting a jump on it is always a great idea.
This is such a striking card. Lovely.

Di said...

Really beautiful card Shaz! Your embossing stands out really well and the red and white are just soooo classy dahling! Lovely card indeed. Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card. It is so nice to be ready for Christmas before the huge rush and bustle of the season.
I like to make a lot of my Christmas cards in the summer up at the lake. We have an RV on a lot and the days are busy boating, swimming, etc but the nights can be long...I like to bring a little box of Xmas card bit s and just work on that.
Yours is stunning! the red and white looks great!

Victoria said...

The red really pops with the white. This is such an elegant card... and it's never too early to make a start getting organised for Christmas!

Debbie Rock said...

That is a fabulous card Shaz ... I think spotty-dotty backgrounds look just stunning and with the red on top you have a winner there! Love Debbie xXx

brenda said...

Beautifully striking and elegant Shaz.

Hope you are OK.

B x

Bridget Larsen said...

Nice to see you are getting into the Christmas spirit early. I am frustrated with my new camera, it is too intelligent for me lol.

Glenda said...

This is lovely! It's always nice to get ahead of the game. Every Christmas I wish I had done that!

craftieodmae said...

well you are very smart to get started!!! It's gorogeus too!

Craftychris said...

Sucha lovely Christmas card, its never too early to start! I love the dotty background and the fab border xx

Julie said...

Nice card - that Christmas tree die is fab! Shame I've imposed a ban on myself to stop buying Christmas things as I bought so much in the sales ... but one more little die won't hurt.

Hope your good! x

Sarah C. said...

Hi Shaz,
I know you may be quite busy these days, but I just thought I'd tell you that I've tagged you on my blog...just some thought-provoking questions that may excite your interest.
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God bless,

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Hi Shaz...great card...very striking. I must use my cuttebug more! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Unknown said...

My Dear Shaz.. So much for taking a break!! I just LOVE the die cuts and how you have laid them out. Once again you have created a masterpiece!
Can hardly wait to have you back later in the Spring.. you always inspire me!

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