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

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

What Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Well wha' d' ya know?? its WOYWW time again already so please pop on over to the "Stamping Ground"and check out other bloggy desks courtesy of Julia!!
 No cards of my creation showing on my desk - but I have posted over on the Cardmaking Online DT  blog ( please click here ) ! I would so appreciate if you have time to pop over and kindly leave a brief comment so they know you have been there! thanks so much.
Here is some more of loot from trip to UK this time from dear Joyce Across the Pond (Crafty Quills). I flew across to spend some time with here and her hubby and we had the best four days! was really spoilt, taken everywhere and the weather was really blessed of the Lord when we went to the Giants Causeway!
Monkey was totally impressed with all this loot! Here is more scrummy  ribbon, lace etc. - all from Joyce.  Including the copy of the painting of the castle, (we visited near where she lives) Castle Killymoon - isn't it beautiful?  Plus two cards, the one in mauve was decorated inside with  this lovely verse in calligraphy  and then envelope (it was posted to me in Manchester) was something to behold! the sign at the top left was the one she was holding up at the airport! Thanks so very much dear friend Joyce, and also to Robert who kindly chauffeured us over so many miles!
Happy WOYWW and thanks everyone who has popped over for a peek and chat - may God bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x
PS. I have so enjoyed the Diamond Jubilee will share few pickies I photographed of the Thames on the TV on early Monday morning here!  mad I know but dont look if not interested - I think our Queen is so wonderful and thank God for a faithful soul like her! What a trooper to stand in that wind so long with her faithful spouse by her side! I pray for a speedy recovery for Prince Phillip.

Okay think this might be an Aussie boat, dont you? yay!
And here we have Princess Royal afloat with her hubby, Commander Tim Kirk!

Raising the Tower Bridge - quite a sight!
Awfully smashing party, Mumsie!
Long may she reign over us, God save the Queen.

The ones below are of the parade to the Palace from early this morning our time. Blogger wont let me put captions on them!
 First is the royal wave as the the fly past of spitfires comes. 
Then my favourite is the last - her look of pure joy as they pass over!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are still celebrating your recent visit to the UK, I can tell. And I loved the look of the Queen in the final shot. She didn't look nearly that happy during the concert (which we got to see tonight on US TV). Happy WOYWW from #4

SandeeNC said...

I think it's awesome how excited y'all get over the queen, something we don't have here in the states. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Tuire Flemming said...

You have had a great trip with lovely friends :)
Great pics! We also in Finland have seen the Queen´s jubilee on tv.
Have a great day!
Tuire #14

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

...glad you had a fab time over here, the castle looks great & surrounded by the beautiful grounds, the Giants Causeway always looks awesome in the pic's bet it's amazing in reality...& what a loVely hand made sign in your own style, a fantastic welcome!...thanks for sharing...Mel :) #27

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, sounds like you had a grand time, loved the pics! and what a beautiful sign to hold up at the airport! i also read your previous post. i know that poem about the weaver. it is so beautiful and comforting. belated happy WOYWW anniversary!
blessings and hugs from #30
peggy aplSEEDS

May said...

It all sounds as though you had a great time.. fabby pics. and Fabulous sign... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#34

Neil said...

Hiya, happy WOYWW to you. Hope you have a good old creative week. Thanks for the peek into your world. Loved seeing your UK stash and I'm glad you enjoyed the celebrations. Those pictures are lovely!
Neil #44

Di said...

Hi Shaz! Oh, so near yet so far - wish I'd known you were over here :(

Pleased you had a good time, and were so well looked after.

Fabby photos of the Jubilee - that final one is absolutely brilliant - I love it!

Happy WOYWW, now how about making a snippets card and coming to play? I warn you, it's wet and cold in the playground though. Di, xx #47

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, love the display of all those lovely goodies you brought back from your holiday ... lots to remind you of a great holiday. Killymoon ... don't you just love that name :) Who wouldn't want to live in Killymoon Castle if they could! Beautiful shots of the celebrations and I particularly love the last one of the Queen. Have a good day and Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #48

Helen said...

your tv pictures are much better than mine! I love that people so far away enjoyed the Jubilee too!! Helen, 16

Belinda Basson said...

I ever tried taking shots of the TV before, yours came out so nicely. Thanks for letting me revisit this wonderful celebration through your photos.

Neesie said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time back in my homeland Shaz.
It's kinda special isn't it?
You're friends did a splendid job of tour directors and I love that Castle although I haven't visited it myself. Manchester is very near all my family ~ they are on the Wirral.

Thanks for stopping over at my place earlier...have fun with WOYWW :D
Neesie #10

Anonymous said...

Wow, my tv shots never turn out so well.


Zoe #60

kay said...

fabby photos and like you enjoyed the jubilee celebrations,have fun with your new goodies,the picture is super
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

okienurse said...

Awesome photos Shaz. I missed out on most of the Diamond Jubilee televised party due to programing issues with our provider. Glad to hear you had such a good trip to the UK! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #51

Tertia said...

It sounds like you had a real royal time! Monkey must be thrilled that you are back.

Neet said...

What beautiful things you got from your trip to Ireland - how blessed you were.
Great photographs of the Jubilee Shaz, now why did I not think of something like that - it almost looks as if you were there.
Neet xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, Shaz - you've done something that I never have...been to the Giant's Causeway that is!! It's on my Bucket List as a to-do! What lovely things you brought back, they'll definitely be memory joggers in years to come! And your enthusiasm for the Jubilee is brilliant, we soooo enjoyed it here too!
HUgs, LLJ #70 xx

france papillon said...

oh love your pictures of the Jubilee! we watched the Jubilee concert and almost wished we were British too, you guys have lots to be proud of!
have a happy week :)
france #71 xox

Annie said...

Glad you had a good time over should have dropped in for a cuppa :-)
A x #59

nerllybird said...

Those are great photos, you must have a good tv, lol!

I managed to miss posting last week - would love to send you an ATC or even swap if you're up for it. Please let me know either via my blog or at Thanks!
Helen S #77

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Shaz, welcome home, I'm really sorry I missed last week's post at the time, but oh my, it was marvellous to read of you guys hooking up for time in Manchester, what a gift this internet is to gals like us. Can't agree more about your fave photo of the queen...
My word, when you travel - you travel! Loved browsing through your pics. And Saturday's post is quite beautifu.

JoZart Designs said...

Great post with lots of joy both for you and for HRH. Hope you are fully recovered and can start to plan your next trip!!
I'm off to Germany tomorrow...
Love JoZarty x

Bridget Larsen said...

Well well well you sneaked over to see some of our WOYWWers aye, good for you, now to watch for the stash you snatched up there.
Bridget #21

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh good glad I'm not the only mad one who took pictures of the tv! Lol Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

sandra de said...

Looks like you had a brilliant time in the UK. Great pics of the Queen and the other royal woywwers.
Sandra @36

Glenda said...

I loved getting to see the Queen on US tv! I think she is quite beautiful and always so immaculate! I think it is wonderful how excited you all get over her. Here in the States, we have nothing to compare! Lovely desk this week!
Glenda #85

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . Happy WOYWW to you

Love all your photo's - especially the last one of the Queen. Brilliant!

Sarn xxx

C said...

Awesome photos and a great cache of supplies! Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time!


Spyder said...

great pictures and wasn't it all fantastic, watched it three time now!
((Lyn)) at #64

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gifts from Joyce, how lovely you got to visit Ireland too. Great Queenie shots, I've yet to look at the BBC site this morning to see the round up from yesterday.

Brenda 94

April said...

Some lovely goodies there from the UK! Sounds like you had a great time. x April #79

Karen Aicken said...

Oh WOW - I sure enjoyed your photos. It would have been just amazing to have been in the UK this past week.
Thanks for sharing!
cheers, Karen

Robin Panzer Art said...

A trip I hope to make one day too! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and goodies! Happy WOYWW!

505whimsygirl said...

Sounds like your trip was just perfect! And look at all the loot you came home with. I was wondering last night about taking photos of the t.v. screen and you proved that it can be done! Very nice shots.

I do like the last one of the Queen. She doesn't seem to smile too much but when she does her entire face lights up!

Kay #114

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Those are beautiful photos, Shaz, well done taking them. I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply to you, but with holiday, school reunion and Jubilee the time has vanished. Our holiday weather was really cold for the first three days, before it turned overnight into a heatwave, and we are now back to freezing again. Hope to get back to crafting and blogging properly again for next week. xx Maggie

Hettie said...

You sure had a good time in Blighty didn't you.
FAB shots of your TV! I was too busy watching to think of taking pictures. Loved every moment and have not watched so much TV in one weekend. I usually don't watch TV except for NCIS and Antiques Roadshow!

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous photos, thanks for sharing them. Happy WOYWW!

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
weren't you lucky to have been invited to so many of the jubilee celebrations and you had only just arrived back in Auss too. hee hee.
it was fab wasn't it?
looks like you had some great stash
janet #53

Sandy said...

Look at her face in that last photo isn't it great to see her smile and showing to be so happy. Lots of lovely lace an ribbon goodies have fun. Sandy :) #98

Victoria said...

More goodies?!!! I bet you're a very happy Shaz in Oz!! I like the look of those bookmarks bottom left. I've been meaning to make some bookmarks from my scraps pile for ages and just haven't got round to it. So many crafty intentions, so little time!

Tracy said...

Happy WOYWW! Lovely goodies and glad to hear you had lovely trip! Warmly, Tracy #93

lisaplus6 said...

Happy WOYWW! a lovely trip and a beautiful collection of things on your desk!!

RosA said...

I have been wondering where you have been. Now all is explained! What a wonderful time you must have had and some fabulous memories!
RosA #153

Katie said...

Love those pictures of the festival!

Katie (19)

VonnyK said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip, love that castle pic.
Love the royal pics too.
Have a great week.
Von #1

Joyce across the Pond said...

I also would never have thought of taking photos of the tv but sure it doesn't surprise me that you would think of it!!!

Erika said...

Great post Shaz, playing catch up today....I never seem to get around everyone each week! Love all the pictures of the Jubilee we had a great time and even had sunshine in Scotland....not often we get better weather than London!
Hugs Erika. #61

Anonymous said...

did you take those pictures of the Queen!?! Well done!

Twiglet said...

I'm a bit late getting round the WOYWW desks this week - been busy making 3 more little wedding waistcoats. Great jubilee pics - what fun!! Have a great week. x Jo

Shoshi said...

Oh Shaz, what fabulous pictures of the Jubilee! I thoroughly agree with you about our beloved Queen. That last picture is just lovely... I wasn't well enough to take part in any of the village activities that went on over the Jubilee but I watched nearly everything on TV and absolutely loved it - most of the time really emotional too!

What a lovely stash of cards and gifts you've got on your table. The caligraphy card is beautiful!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - glad you like what I'm doing with my fabby new pencils!!

Shoshi #89

Eliza said...

What a fantatic trip you had and what sounds like a wonderful time with dear friends. HRH did really well with the celebrations and yes she did look like she was really enjoying herself. What a milestone. Thanks for sharing the photos, I especially love castles.

Happy Crafting
Eliza #50

Di said...

Hi Shaz, Di again!

You asked about the Dufex I used on my step-mum's card - it's sort of foiled card and yes, the background on the backing card does have a pattern on it. It sort of shows up more when you turn the card to catch the light. Bet that doesn't make much sense though :(

Di xx

Sarah C. said...

Hi Shaz, glad to have you back in blogworld, lol:) I hope you enjoyed your trip to the UK.
I love those photos of the Diamond Jubilee. I stayed up that weekend to watch the celebrations live on TV, too (the River Pageant - yes...loved the raising of the bridge:); the lighting of the beacon and, oh, the amazing fireworks; the thanksgiving service, the Parade, and the balcony appearance....lovely photo of the queen with bliss on her face:) She is a really dear lady. God bless her!
Thanks for sharing:)
God bless,
Sarah xxxx

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