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, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Shaz in Oz.x
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Used Spellbinders octagonal shape and the Spellbinder labels computer generated for greeting. Also did smaller die for the number and used Olivia numbers in Cuttlebug series to cut the number.
|Last year's card for Thomas is here and the recipe may be seen on this post here!|
and to see a pickie of Thomas and his mummy at the beach, click here
Totally Papercrafts – For a Child
Simply Create Too - 2W - Week 2, Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - C10 – Inspired by a Song
In this case it was song I learned as a child ~ "Jimmy Monkey had a tail, He swings from tree to tree, Swinging up and swinging down, He is a happy one, If we all had tails like him I think it would be fun!" :D
It is one we sang in Oz but not sure why or where it is from.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Hi there everyone! Yes, I could say wow! another Wednesday is rattling by - but I wont!! :D and for those who dont know why Wednesday might be different from any other day of the week?
Well, Wednesday is where the
To join us in our learning :D experience pop over to our dear Julia of the Stamping Ground.
Second matter of interest to me - has any one lost their posts, or as I suspect had them deleted by blogger???
Dear Blogger says:
"Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."
I thought maybe it had been removed by blogger, because it is on word verification removal.
I am wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue??
To my desk...YAY! am actually working inside as back yard is finished, not front yard yet, but that is not really my department I figure!
Here you will see a great big mess - which I managed to do in a matter of minutes. You see, I had a card nearly finished which I cannot show you till end of the month. I needed to start another so dug this pile out of my my imaged sheets or words drawer!
I wanted something in snippets to make a card and of course took me til the bottom of the pile to find what will be superb.
The card is a "thank you" to send to France, so a Gum-blossom card will be just the trick! This sheet plus few sheets more were stamped last year for me by Ros.A of WOYWW after I admired them on her desk, she very kindly offered to do some and sent them off to me! and to my shame have never used them yet but hopefully next week will show the result.
And below this am showing you some photos taken recently on my phone at a birthday party near the beach, just ten minutes north of here! we are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of God's creation.
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat, and may the Lord bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Story behind this photo:
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
|Just to prevent any misunderstanding, this is NOT my card. |
Made by Sharon ~ My Craft Cupboard's stunning card, please pop over if time permits - her blog is http://sunshine2go.blogspot.com.au/
No desk today, as it's the same as last week here - zilch done in crafty dept!!
Getting jobs done inside and out before cataract surgery 2.10.12. Have made few cards which will schedule soon, but they are given away so not on desk.
I was asked by Morti of WOYWW if my fruit tree shown also in last weeks post tree was an exotic one - so here it is!
|Exotic (!) lemon and lavender - the lavender is a natural insect repellent!|
We do have an exotic fruit our yard, so I thought would share this. It is a Macadamia nut tree, full of abundant flowers as you can see. This photo is almost on full zoom, about 15 ft up.
Yes, we do get some nuts but as it is in our neighbour's yard (it over hangs our fence) it is not sprayed, so little greedy insects get most of them! It never fails to amaze me they bore tiny, weeny holes through the hard outer husk, as well as the very, very hard shell! For more info see here.
One last photo thought you might like!
Finished mulching the roses and here is the third and fourth rose of the season.
|Black Beauty Rose and Sutter's Gold very small small bud - with visiting lady beetle :D I did not know till after uploaded to computer it was on there! (Oh, to left front, my wee Scottie dog from Scotland)|
my "Consider the Clouds" post down below! You will see why if you do!
Saturday, 8 September 2012
My dear dad is the one who taught me to love clouds.
The heavens - the cumulus, stratus, nimbus and cirrus clouds - declare the glory of God.
PS I would also like to link this post over to this weeks Little Birdee Blessings blog hop, as this week it is as shown below - please take look at the rest!
~ Increased Strength~ Posted by
Little Birdie Blessings
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might
He increases strength.
Isaiah 40:28-29 (NKJV)
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Mm we had our winter's rain in June and then sunshine ever since it seems almost..
NSW wide total fire ban today, and they have brought the season forward, too.
Now to the business end of the day, my desk!!
First of all a very big thank you to each of you who popped over last week and sent so many get well cheery messages .. My tooth is fine now (and pray most earnestly it stays that way, please Lord) and well apart from self inflicted aches from attacking the garden as you see down below..... and as you see there is very little going on the actual desk - except some of Mrs A.'s very scrummy sea glass has arrived - she found a big pile of after much searching on the Mediterranean coastline in Italy ~ see her desk here!
We dont see it here on our east coast of Australia, I guess not enough glass thrown overboard on big ships.. I do have one piece have found - a clear piece in many, many, many days of walking our beaches up and down the coast...
Anyway, how very kind of Mrs A. to share here stash. I have graduated it as when you look at each piece they are so very different - fascinating isn't it, how unique everything is? including us! God's wisdom in that.
Also on my desk is Bridget in Oz's ATC as found hunting through my posts I had not shown it - must have been one of my off weeks, - very sorry and THANK you, Bridget! Here is where my desk has been for most of the past week or so - the garden!
|Rose, second of season called "Delores", tough as nails and magnificent long lasting blooms.|
|Also following on from last week here are some more crab eggs.. or really crab excavations balls at very very low tide late yesterday afternoon like my other shots. You can tell it is spring. These were seen on yesterday's walk.|
|Here is a dwarf yellow Kangaroo Paw and Breadfruit Tree at the T intersection on our street near the creek mouth. Railway bridge in distance also.|
PS I promised someone who blogs here in Oz this am that I would show them my non stick scissors and now I cant remember who it was - please email me or leave a comment and will try and let you show them by next post ..dont you hate memory block!?