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, June 20, 2012

Di's Snippets Challenge and WOYWW

Hullo everyone. Here we are, another week and we are halfway though already! So tis time for WOYWW or What Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. So do please join us at Julia’s wonderful blog of the Stamping Ground to sticky beak peek at the glories of desks of the world!
Here is my desk today - mm, there is top left a card outlined there (with printed Garfield comic - he likes him:D). I hope to get my nephews card done today too seeing as his birthday is in a couple of days, plus some software to download!
And yes, some of the remnants of last weeks work there - I know! Di that snippet card is not finished but hey, have finished another instead so will enter this on in Di's snippets Challenge and so can now join the fun in the play ground!! woo hoo here I come!!
Did that bit of brayering and stamping months ago and threw it in the scrap box as one side I did not like! Then thought why not cut it off and used another bit if scrap black to mount, The cream cards - well hate to think how long I have had that set and never ever used before, and just scored a wee frame around it - simple!
Here are some pickies I took yesterday on my walk down to the beach 5 mins from here. We are being blessed with the most amazing winter weather it is about 18C each day and down to 9C at night or so and I just love all this sunshine from the LORD - let me share it with you!
The creek mouth has changed yet again in the last few weeks!

There have been some very large seas with king tides of late, and these have brought up lots of extra treasures. Lots of shells on the beach, plus some other sea critters - this is "cungy-boy" as we call it and they live on rocks and attached to the timber structures of our jetty. They squirt water out at low tide to help with breathing when not under water. I think it is a colloquial name as Google brought up very little on it, but have called it as long as I can remember by that name.
This is a large dinner plate sponge!
Low tide at the creek, late afternoon reflections.

That's all from me today off to do some more jobs (and maybe finish those cards)!
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be.,
Shaz in Oz.x

49 comments:

Barb King said...

Beautiful cards, and lovely pics of the beach, lucky you to be so close. Barb #26

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz Love the cow parsley card - very effective on the brayered background ! Thanks for sharing the photos of the scenery around you - its very beautiful ! And your mid winter is warmer & sunnier than our Welsh mid summer !! Have a great week Ali x #39

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Great technique with the black stamping on the brayered background. Love the one you sent me some time ago, and I really must have a go at it!
RosA #44

RosC said...

Your beach shots are great. I went walking this morning and took some here too. I'll post them later. Wonderful how water courses move around.
Very pretty card in lavender and white. Hope you're well and happy.
Ros. #51

Neesie said...

The card is lovely Shaz.
Plus really enjoyed my trip to the beach. I forget that the beach is so close here...so thanks for reminding me.
Happy WOYWW ~ enjoy your desk hopping. Neesie #26

Valerie said...

what beautiful cards! Loved your pictures! Valerie #36

Bridget Larsen said...

You've been busy card making I see. Did the calligraphy go on the back burner?
Love the scenery photos, hey how come you have so much sun-its winter tee hhe
Bridget #3

sandra de said...

Lovely pics of your beautiful part of the world. It is always good to keep scraps it is amazing what we discover when we search through our bits and pieces.
Sandra @32

scrappymo! said...

Those photos are just beautiful...what a lovely place you live!!!

okienurse said...

love the cards and pictures from the beach. It must be awesome to be that close to water all the time. I live in the hot humid plains in the south central part of the states and most lakes/ponds are man made around here. Hope you have a great week. vickie #23

kissinia said...

Lovely images! Adore sea shore shoots! Happy WOYWW to you! kissinia

Helen said...

love that card with the rescued work!! It looks fabulous now (bet it did before, truth be told!) How lucky you are to live so close to the beach.. enjoy your week, Helen 33

Di said...

Super snippets card Shaz - I love the other photos too. Hot in the playground here for a change - queues for the duck pond!! Di xx And Happy WOYWW too! #65

Annie said...

Gorgeous pics of your beaches and what the waves bring up to show you.
Hugs,
A x #76

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous brayer technique and thanks for the photos, so jealous of all that beautiful scenery.
Sophie no.93

Ann B said...

Love the brayered card, colours are so soft and pretty. Beautiful photos as well Sharon.
Ann B
#67

peggy aplSEEDS said...

very pretty cards (love the colors) and great pics. cungy-boy, very interesting! you never know what you'll learn in WOYWW!
happy WOYWW!
blessings and hugs from #15
peggy aplSEEDS

craftymonki.com said...

Amazing photographs!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

Hazel said...

Gorgeous photos and fab snippets card thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

Helen said...

Hi Shaz definitely wish I was there right now! It looks wonderful. Fabulous photos.

Please pop to see Angenita (89) as she could do with a WOYWW hug today (pass it on) Hugs from Helen 107

Glenda said...

Girl...If I lived there, I'd never stay inside! Such wonderful photos of the creek and the lovely creatures washed ashore! So much exploring to do! Have a great rest of the week!
Glenda 101

Twiglet said...

A lovely card and beautiful photos Shaz. My gorgeous ATC arrived yesterday - and is now in place on my big ATC collage - thanks lots. x Jo

Miriam said...

fabulous desk. Loving the art work and photographs
#101

Sandy said...

The light and reflections in your photos are just lovely. Great pics. Love the delicate look you have on your cards. Sandy :)

Craftychris said...

Your cards are fabulous and the photo's are amazing, thank you so much for sharing them. You live in such a wonderful place xx #114

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Shaz

Beautiful pictures.

Love you snippets card too.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn xxx #80

Laura said...

Lovely pictures of the creek and it's goodies... we are truly blessed with our surroundings!
Laura 94

Bella said...

I love your cards and the photos look every bit like you could live round the corner from me, temperatures included...

Also just to say that I have not been to the post office and still need to get your ATC in the mail...Where does a week go?

Belinda Basson 85

JoZart said...

Lovely post Shaz with some beautiful photos. You are so lucky to be so near to the beach.
Thanks for your blessings for my travels. The time with my family was wonderful with memories I'll treasure. It's bliss doing nothing when you are with loved ones.
Lve Jo x

Angie said...

Gorgeous card ...and I love the beach shots ....oh to have a summer that is that warm lol ...we actually had a good day yesterday ...sun shining and was about 18.xx#9

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

As always, I love seeing your piece of heaven. The cards are just beautiful.

I'm not linking up today as time got away from me. I wanted to pop in to see what you've been up to.

Hugs,
Kay

sandee said...

That would be so awesome to live that close to the ocean, I can only imagine. I only have a tiny creek running in my backyard and I am so thankful to have that small bit, I would be over whelmed to have a whole ocean! Thanks for sharing pictures of it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

May said...

Lovely post full of wonderful pics... love the cards,, Hugs May x x x#62

lisa said...

Love your brayered card, Shaz, the colours are lovely.
Now you are just rubbing it in with those blue skies in your Winter, how wonderful to enjoy your beach photos again, I love seeing them. You live in a stunning part of the world and your weather is better than our so called Summer!!!! I think I'm moving down under!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #103

Mrs A. said...

Your brayering is fab. I have bought a brayer but still have to be brave enough to have a go at the technique. So much else going on at present just not enough hours in a day. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Can we do the see saw together!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fantastic post, Shaz! Your photos are both stunning and educational!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love your beachy shots - looks a lovely place to while away a day. And the card is very pretty too :)

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Joynana said...

Love that photo over the creek. #14

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab post with super pictures! Hmmm 18 degrees in the winter, we're barely hitting that and it's meant to be our summer! lol Take care, am still snooping on Thursday. Zo xx 73

Daniella said...

I am so sorry I am late!! Your cards are awesome!! Your space is too!
xxDaniella#167

Neet said...

How could I miss you out yesterday Shaz - and I waved to you as well!
Thank you for sharing those delightful pictures of your walk down to the beach, the creek looks lovely and you have been informative too.
Love your brayering and thanks for letting Monkey in on the picture.
Hugs, Neet #21 xx

butlersabroad said...

Hello Miss Shaz, lovely desk this week, really like that card and can't believe you didn't like the stamping at first. Love the scenery shots, you can tell it's a different season, there's more clarity to the pics without the heat of your summer. Talking of which, yours will be on the way back now that we've just had the Solstice, for us though the dark will start claiming the day though! Terrible to be thinking of winter in June, lol!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Brenda 2

Victoria said...

Another marvellous WOYWW post from you! The brayered card is stunning. In fact I might have a go at doing something similar tonight.

JoZart said...

Thanks so much Shaz for your lovely comment and I just wanted to say that my blanket were made in "waste" time! The first large bed size was made over 6 weeks after reading in a mag that if you make a square a day you'll have 365 for a blanket in a year. I started making them in waiting rooms, whilst travelling etc., and it was done in only 6 weeks!! and it made me so proud that it was from precious time which would otherwise have been unused and there I had something lovely and of use.
love Jo x

thefrugalcrafter said...

your camera phone is nicer than mine loL!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous array of cards Shaz all looking very fine indeedy...monkey has a new top since I last saw him, which is ages!, he looks very on trend with his badge!...and I must say you live in a stunning part of the world those piccy's are awesome and make me wish I was there too!...thanks for dropping by me...Mel :)

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous photos and wonderful cards! Beautiful!

Anne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Shaz, what a truly beautiful place you live in. I'm going to have a browse through your work, this first card I've seen is just lovely x

Amanda said...

Isn't it strange I looked at your card and thought wow but the very thought of picking up a brayer myself makes me feel nervous like it is going to bite me lol. Love the card and the beach pictures are fab. Hugs, Amanda x

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