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

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Snippets Cards for Christmas!

Hi there everyone - well just realised it is three months til Christmas so thought better make this one - if you read my WOYWW post later you will see I was supposed to be working on something else - but hey, that does not really matter does it? as long as it all gets done in the long run.
This was a brayered snippet which I did forever ago it is brayered piece with Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze with post it note of glossy card, the stamped and embossed with SU Lovely as a tree set.
Mounted on blue lattice rectangle Spellbinder and then on purple card which I deepened to ink colour (see this Wednesday's desk post< you can see me doing it for WOYWW). Added a silver peel off for greeting. So would like to enter this in Di's Snippets challenge and have a play in the playground (swings please!! get giddy on merry go around!). Snippets were purple + black card + image. 
I thought would enter it in the Christmas Card Challenge over at Sarn's - see Sandra of Stamping for pleasure. I think it has something to do with reindeer's (or was it chickens??) but mine is hiding behind the trees! :D
Thanks so very much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat - and may the LORD bless your day in a special way wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x

PS. don't you hate the way you dont remember everything?? As was finishing this card off, I thought of the Craft a Scene Challenge. which this month is "Trees", see here and then forgot when I posted it!
And B. left a comment to remind me! So there you are, friends always come in handy.
PPS. Oops, I am sorry, Sarn, it is is not "Lovely as tree" set - funny how 0ne forgets - it is the Victorine Originals tree cluster stamp.. see this post here where also used it, they are a US stamp company. sell unmounted stamps - bought mine on eBay, but they sell on their site too. 
PPPS. Oh and guess what just picking myself up off the floor!
Thanks so much to the wonderful ladies at this Challenge blog ~ they do such a marvellous job, and are a great inspiration!


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Really pretty Shaz, love the brayered background - wish I could get the hang of that! x

brenda said...

A really atmospheric scene Shaz - would fit in perfectly at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

Thanks for your kind comments at the weekend, they meant a lot.

B x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour of the background behind the trees. It gives a real chilly look to the card, perfectly Christmassy!

Big hugs xxx

Sarn said...

OOh lovely brayer work here. Are you SURE that's SU Lovely as a tree Shaz? Looks different to my set!

LOVE the card and I'm glad there's a reindeer or chicken hiding behind one of those trees! Tee hee.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge.

Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful Christmas card Shaz. Love it.
Caz x

brenda said...

As my Gran always used to say Shaz " two heads are better than one", so at least between as we got there.

Have already told you how much I admire your card, so just remains for me to thank you for joining us that Craft a Scene challenge this month.

B x

Sandie said...

Love the look of this card, so tranquil as Christmas should be ... must try out brayering one day! Thanks for the tips on storing my stamps, loved it. I'll reply when I can.. life's been pretty busy. XX

Hettie said...

Aw Shaz. What a gorgeous card and purple too! You win an extra go on the swings for that beauty. I am sure the chooks are roosting in the trees!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous card! Love those trees and with the moon in the centre. Lovely inking. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!

Scrap Affair said...

Love this twilight purple! Nice X-mas scene, thank you for playing with us at Craft a Scene

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful card, I wish I could use a brayer but I am hopeless.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!! Love that die and all the different blues! So lovely.

Jenny Marples said...

That is a lovely scene beautifully executed Shaz. Hugs, Buttons x

NancyD said...

Shaz, your brayer work is so smooth and the blue is wonderful. I love your trees, the way you colored them gives such depth. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Di said...

Wow Shaz, this is absolutely fabulous! So well done - I love it, and thanks for coming to play. Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Lovely sassy Christmas card. Am sure I saw a chicken peek round one of the trees just then! Hugs Mrs a.

Helen in the UK said...

Lovely card - great colouring :)

MaryH said...

Lovely scene, just makes me go "brrr" with those icy colors you used. Lattice rectangle is so perfect with this card, very delicate...fits the 'snowy' look just right. TFS

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card! Reminds me of what the Christmas can be like at times here. I love the snow fallen snow with the moon reflecting off of it. Gorgeous!

stampinganja said...

Shaz, all your cards are stunning! Love the colours and trees! Thanks for playing along at Craft a Scene, Anja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful Christmas card, I love the colours you've used for the brayering.

Sue x

Bernie said...

Wow Shaz, this is absolutely stunning! I love the beautiful colors.

Julie said...

This is lovely. I just wouldn't know where to start to do a scene like that - so I think I stick to admiring other people's work!



Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene, no matter where the trees came from!

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