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, August 15, 2012

WOYWW Stampscapes + Clogged Glimmermist????

 Hullo there everyone - sorry things have been a bit quiet but you know how it is! I have been silent as had doctor's visit down in Sydney last week and rejoicing over improvement in results,  yay! thanks LORD! :D
Here on my desk today... mm bit messy.  Supervisors in attendance  - they actually do live here but move around a bit of course!! 
 You can see some sprays of glimmermist, Cosmic shimmer mist, etc. to the right. These have become clogged up because I did not read the fine print about washing them after use to prevent clogging!!
DER!!! now I am wondering what to use to unclog them...was thinking of cleaning spray head with methylated spirits - or should I start with warm soapy water??
A new addition to left of my desk! Another "hand me down" from my sister for my new room - how cool is that? things to be sorted but great storage and height wise next to my desk.

 Also on desk are some brayer snippets decided to make into cards - you see I tend to do a number at once when playing then make them up later. I was looking at the Stampscapes one when came up with this idea.
With this one I wanted to make a square, with a border edge around it. All my dies were a fraction too small and I was loathe to cut the picture down.
Then I thought, why not cut the die to pieces? {Addendum - some folks seems to think I cut the die up- I did not! I cut the die-cut of black card  to pieces :D not the actual die.}
 This the beauty of this die, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square, it lends it self to this exactly - see ... none of the pattern is lost. This would make very good corners for a larger card or if you want smaller corners, just use one of the smaller dies.

Anyway Julia, head teacher of WOYWW (oh yes, WE ARE looking at desks folks, cos it IS: "What  Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday?") will be proud of my brevity. Do pop over to her fantastic blog and join us today!
Thanks so much for popping over for a peek an a chat. May God bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x

42 comments:

Helen said...

Love that Stampscapes card, and the cut down die is perfect like that! Have a good week, Helen 3.

Elizabeth said...

Just got a few minutes to say hello before I dash out. Loved peering at your desk today, lots of interesting stuff going on. That's a great tip on what to do with the die and the card is just beautiful. Have a great day and happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #56

scrappyjen said...

What a beautiful project. happy woyww and i have just spied a tour de france link - off to have a look - were you there???! off to find out more! jenx 60 (lover of all things cycling!)

scrappyjen said...

checked the tour post out now... wow! great post. jenx 60

Neet said...

That Stampscape scene is wonderful! And I love the die corners.
Think I would just soak them in warm water to begin with Shaz - not the cards, the spray thingies LOL.
If I remember I will be writing soon. Head has been all over the place.
Hugs, Neet xx

sandra de said...

Greatl stampscape scene and I love how you have added the border.... Very clever.
Sandra @32

Caz said...

Hi Shaz, love the stampscape card, it's beautiful and what a fantastic idea for the die, never would have thought of that.
Hugs
Caz x

Helen said...

Hi Shaz Your card is beautiful and what a great tip to look again at your spellbinders dies if they aren't quite the right size - It looks fab. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 18

Sandy said...

Bit of perfect recycling there I see. Love the corners how clever will keep that idea for future use. Sandy :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

I love the frame! great idea! Happy woyww-Lindsay/frugalcrafter #25

butterfly said...

Great idea with the cut down frame, and the colour shading on that card is super! Happy WOYWW...
Alison x
#80

Twiglet said...

Stunning card and the cut up frame is perfect - clever!! x Jo

Eliza said...

That stampscapes card is so beautiful and I have that die, didn't look at it they way you have, now you have given me some inspiration. Thank you.''Glad to hear your resluts were better.

Eliza #102

Annie said...

Love the card. Glad to hear results from the Dr were good.
Hugs,
A x #61

butlersabroad said...

Very good news from the dr Shaz, hope you continue to improve. Great new storage too but I love your stamping scene card, such a beautiful colour. And a FABBY tip with that die, I have it but have never used it, it would be brill as a corner die too, thanks for that!

Hugs
Brenda 5

sandee said...

I'm sure you will get tons of advice on unclogging the mists, but this is what I do. I don't wash mine out after every use either, but make sure they stand upright and they don't seem to clog very much. Anyway, I put very hot water in the sink bowl and lower the tube down into and then pump the mister. It usually clears up quickly. Hope that helps. waving hi from the sandy beaches of Florida ;0

Mrs A. said...

That is a brilliant idea to cut the die . Certainly works a treat on here. Hugs mrs a.

Danielle said...

Great use of that die! The card is lovely. dani#33

Victoria said...

I'm so pleased that you're seeing some improvements in results! Praise God! Your Stampscapes piece is breathtakingly beautiful. I love the serene feel. Clever to chop up the die cut like that too - will have to remember that trick next time my measurements don't add up (that's pretty much every card then...) Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.55

Mrs F said...

Happy WOYWW

Glad things are improving for you :)

Love your stamped image, it is breathtaking. TFS

Big hugs xx

okienurse said...

Great idea cutting the die!! I have had projects that I needed it a little bigger and have usually cut the picture down instead. WTG! Thanks for sharing your idea. Vickie #38

Gita said...

I've used soap and water on some bottles. But not sure how well it actually works...still sem clogged up. :-( love love that spellbinder die.....another item to add to the wish list. Ha!

Glenda said...

Sorry to be late to comment. As for clog spray heads, I haven't found anything that works...if you do please share with us all. Love your card the coloring is beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I know why my mists are all clogged and no longer spray. I use water on Color Mists from Ranger, but have not tried that with the Glimmer Mists. What a mess for both of us, I guess. Thanks for your earlier visit. I'll let you know when my package arrives.

Buttons said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog Shaz. Love the work you have on display here (Fleur de Lis squares are my favs too!) I also have some blocked CS sprays and have tried everything to clear them to no avail. Grrr. If you do find a solution I'd love to know. Take care, hugs Buttons x

karen said...

Glad to hear that you had good news from the doctor! I have not been by your blog for a bit so had to look back to see what was going on. I wish you all the best and hope for even more improvement!
Great idea with the frame die! I never would have thought of that and it looks fabulous!
xoxo Karen #127

Joynana said...

Your stampscape is wonderful, love the colors. I would love to learn to do that. #22

Craftychris said...

Your stampscape is amazing! and the idea with the die is inspired! The other backgrounds are cool too. I'm so happy your hospital visit gave you good news! Take care xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Firstly, huge HOORAYS for the health news...that's made me smile. Long may the improvement continue!!
Secondly, I love that card - it's unusual to see a landscape like that against pink, but it really works..and I like the baroque border as well. Very nice indeed!!
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

Tertia said...

I was trying to find the answer to the clogged up mists, but it doesn't seem like anybody really knows. If you fins an answer, please share.
I love that card and what a clever idea to cut the diecut.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

JoZart said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Shaz and so glad you're doing a bit better healthwise. You have made some gorgeous cards lately and my browse through your blog was so enjoyable. The photos of the rough sea are amazing.. I love the wildness of it all.
Warm soapy water should clear your Glimmer Mists but I find it is better to decant them into smaller spritzer... the type that hand sanitiser or mosquito repellent comes in. It is also handy when using these if you want to mix small amount of colour or to dilute strong colours with water. It makes the mists go further too.
Lots of love Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

Am thrilled to read that the appointment in Sydney has thrown up improved results...you go girl! And hen look at you, actually properly reinventing the wheel...what a great idea with the frame...and I love the stamps capes picture.

RosC said...

Hi Shaz,
I'm still chugging along nursing a damned cold which is addling my head. Talking to fellow WOYWWers seems like a pleasant thing to do.
I'm not sure that unclogging the spray nozzle is going to work. I've tried various things - turps, shellite, meths, thinners, a needle. All to no avail. If you discover the trick, let me know.
Love your stampscape picture and the border done in sections is a master stroke.
Cheerio for now.
Ros.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Oh my!!! Here's the alternative view about cutting your die...I've often cut stamps but a die???? My dear, dear friend in the southern hemisphere....the 'scene' cost cents and could be done again....and the die A$$$$$ - having said all that I find this die a pain to work with to be honest....even though I use a liner paper etc and dust with powder it takes forever to get all those wee bits out when one is in a hurry.....so do you mean you cut it into 4 and used the result as moveable corners for any size 'scene'? It certainly looks good and of course you can do exactly what you want with your die...me, well you see that plain space is where I write the greeting on but I am just thinking that that is no reason at all for not cutting (you see, I'm coming round already) as I could cut another square with another die and use that to write on....what a thought process is going on as I write....for those of you who think I'm not polite to Sharon...don't worry, we know each other well and give each other carte blanche in speaking our minds LOL!!
The sun is shining in Northern Ireland - wowee........

Mrs A. said...

Your more than welco,e to some sea glass. If you decide to just send me your snail. mail via the email address on my blog page and I will pop some in the post to you. Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning work as usual Shaz!Your work is so inspiring and ref0rming a die to how you want is a wonderful idea! Go gal go! If you do a Google search on how to unclog GM's, you will find videos etc. I will e-mail you separate instructions butpull apart your nozzle and soak in hot water, then use a needle and canned air, (the sort you use to clean off computers). You may try putting in a couple f small beads and swirling rather than shaking to mix? I don't own GM's so I don't really know what I'm talking about, but it's a thought! TFS your wonderful art, craft room and scenery!

Neesie said...

Oh I'm so late visiting this week Shaz...but I'm here now. Phewph... so lets get snooping ;D
It looks like you are having a lot of fun in your creative space.
Thanks for sharing!
I can't believe it'll be Wednesday before we know it!
I hope your weeks started well :D
Neesie #30

Mrs A. said...

Will let you know when I have posted sea glass to you. Hugs mrs a.

Neet said...

What a darned good idea that cutting of the Fleur de Lis is. Thanks for the tip. Must pass it on and as I am deming the Calibur today am in the right place to do so. Will proudly tell them it was my friend Shaz in Oz's idea.
Hope that tooth is not bothering you as much now.
Sorry for my tardiness in keeping in touch of late - will remedy, promise.
Love
Neet xx

Shoshi said...

Very clever use of the die, Shaz - love the result. I love the colours on the card/tag on your desk too - beautifully blended!

Thanks for your lovely comment, and I really appreciate your prayers. I'm exhausted today so stayed home to rest as much as possible. My hubby has just come back from visiting my dad and says he's not doing well - he doesn't seem to have improved despite the antibiotics and being rehydrated, and is very confused. It's so sad.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #35

Mrs A. said...

Just to let you know i posted your Sea Glass off to you yesterday by Air mail. hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Finally winding my way around the posts!!!

What a great idea to use that diecut for corners...so effective!!!

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