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 28 November 2012

ArtNeko Poppy ATC stamp + WOYWW!

Hullo there everyone -and here we are again another Wednesday!! but to introduce my post thought would cheer all those up in northern hemisphere who are facing cooler temps ahead.
Here is what it looks like today in Oz! it 25c and we generally dont get really hot weather being near the coast! Isn't Gods creation amazing? and yes, I know how blessed I am..
Now to the business end of this post – as our hostesses Julia so eloquently explained on her post last week – Wednesday is the highlight of many of our weeks when we go on the biggest blog hop int the world ~ What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday!! 
Or the acronym of WOYWW! so here is my desk last night ~ after midnight, so was Wednesday :D So to join please visit Julia's blog here !
And am on the homeward run of the Artneko image I started a few weeks ago now, before the hiccough with stitches in right hand.They come out today - yay! and it's pretty good now.. thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers.
You can see the brayered pieces of two weeks ago on desk right and back + other card making detritus!
The red die middle right was cut and rejected to go under the Artnkeo ATC poppy. Looked at punches and chose the layered arches corner  punch (Martha Stewart).

 It is my very favourite punch - dont have large number but put this one at top of list!
I used the Caran D'ache pencils for the poppy,  but used a Mister Huey's Leaf green spray to make wash for background. 
Then used piece of linen card embossed with folder (Quick Kutz, Diamonds and Dots ) sprayed two sprays, Mister Huey leaf green, Cosmic Shimmer gold, looks really lovely IRL. Then used some Chinese/ Japanese paper bought about 20 years ago in Sydney, in a large sheet. It is sooo lovely!
 Here is the finished card!
I really highly recommend these stamps from Artneko. I showed you them on this desk back here -you can see how lovely and clear they are! The bundle from Artneko ( a set of 9 ATC stamped images which can be bought individually, and Muted Bamboo too the top left).
Such amazing ones!

  To see their high quality  stamps, especially ones on 50% off sale at present  L@@K here! great post costs too!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges also:
2. Use it Up Tuesday - Ink it up - use up stash -stamps not used before - this was first time used this stamp and the paper has been neglected for about 20 yrs!

Thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek and chat. Happy WOYWW!
May God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS. Don't forget the THANK YOU Wonderful Encourager's Anniversary candy on offer HERE till 30.11.12


Jacquel said...

What a nice card! Thanks for joining us @ ABC Challenges!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your beautiful card- and I am so excited because I just ordered this set! I am anxious to play with it. I will never show what is on my work desk until I straighten it up a bit....and that may be against the point.....hahaha

Ginny Maxam said...

SHaz your card is beautiful!! I am a big fan of Monet!
Glad to see you on WOYWW too! I just started doing the challanges, I really like doing them!!
GinnyM in teh USA and still waiting to post to Julias blog!

okienurse said...

WOW Shaz that card is beautiful! Glad to hear the stitches are out and you are on the mend...Just in time for all the holiday doings! WOYWW isn't up yet but thought I would post anyway. Have a great week. Vickie

Neil said...

Morning Shaz, Thanks for sharing that beautiful photo, it cheers me up, though I have to say I'd rather have the seasons the way they are in England, Christmas never quite lived up to the traditional expectation in South Africa, too hot!
You've created a beautiful card as ever. I hope that you have a blessed and creative week.

Bridget Larsen said...

Love those Japanese Papers, can never get enough of them, trouble is I dont use them lol
Bridget #12

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely busy desk there - I love your card and your beach picture is fabulous - definately a world away from a dark English morning! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl #25

Sue from Oregon said...

Gorgeous projects Shaz! You have been oh so busy! No WOYWW for me this week, but wanted to stop in and say hello!

Helen said...

Your WOYWW link took me to a post with some gorgeous Christmas cards, but I knew there had to be a desk! Have a great day. helen, 8

Neet said...

Hi Shaz - thank you for the lovely photo of your beach - I picture you walking through the silver sand with it running between your toes.
Lovely card and lovely Christmas cards posted Monday (I went to there via the link for some reason at first). Guess you must be having a happy time as there is so much red about, even Monkee is dressed in red. It is such a cheerful warm colour.
Take care my friend
Neet 29 xxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

my, my, you've been so productive! the cards are looking great (also in the previous post) and i love that Japanese paper! and the view looks great too! thanks for sharing, happy WOYWW!

Julia Dunnit said...

In your hands, they are indeed beautiful stamps. I would walk past that punch in a shop,but its absolutely lovely! Really enjoying your breathtaking 'view' of the beach today...ggod for the northern soul!!

Anonymous said...

what gorgeous Cards! I love that I can 'visit' a desk in Oz:)
Silvia #58

Cardarian said...

Lovely cards, really amazing stamps, will have to look into it! Thank you for sharing, sorry to hear you had stitches but happy they are coming out!
Lots of hugs,

Glenda said...

I always love to see your pictures of the beach! Also love your card! Such wonderful paper!

Annie said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous photo of fact a pretty gorgeous post :-)
A x #42
ps I'm hoping you will 'like' me [check out my blog for more info]

Twiglet said...

Fab cards Shaz and oh such beautiful blue sky and sunshine. At least it has stopped raining here today! x Jo

Jacqui Chimes said...

Beautiful card but that photo is just cruel :-)) Jacqui #79

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz - Thank you for the lovely snap of you view. I think I should blow it up and paste it outside my window!!!!! All though saying that our sky is blue today and the playing fields look like lakes and have seagulls on them - I just need a good imagination for the heat part!!! Happy WOYWWW to you from Helen 37

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous, love the vibrant colours. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Creative Card Crew and good luck with the draw.


Laura said...

His creation really is wonderful. We had a lovely rainbow today...
Your chinese paper is gorgeous
Happy Wednesday

Anonymous said...

beautiful Shaz! I have that stamp and love it too! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #86

Joynana said...

Your card is just lovely and you have used a punch that I don't have and really like. And I really like those stamps. #89

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Shaz but it's your local scenery that catches my eye today. -2c and snow flurries in Michigan right now, so what wouldn't I give to be sitting on that beach, admiring the view and warming my bones! Love your big tin of pencils!

Brenda 94

Jaki Morris said...

Well done on being number one but boo to you for posting the sun!
It is freezing here today on the South coast!


Jakix #69

Sandi McLean said...

Your card is lovely! You saved a particular piece of paper for 20 years LOL Hugs, Sandi #102

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

What a beautiful card. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. Ah, do be in your neck of the woods right now would be wonderful!

Kay #108ish.

Nan G said...

Great messy desk! Glad to hear you're on the mend. Love Love Love the ATC!! What fab to check them out! happy woyww! nan 114

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, your desk does look busy - and I do like that card - great subject and lovely colours. I also like the background paper - the colours are so beautifully vibrant.

As for the floods ... it seems to have been raining almost non-stop for weeks. To the point that we now have very brownish water coming through the taps - it's safe enough, it just doesn't look nice. However, I shouldn't complain too much because the little bit of road flooding we have had in Ayr is nothing compared with what's going on elsewhere. Today we woken to heavy frost so perhaps that will be an end to the rain ... for a time anyway.

Hope you've had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #67

lisa said...

I haven't been around for a few weeks so what have you been up to, Shaz. Sounds like you've been in the wars again. Nothing too serious I hope.
Love your Poppy card but love that gorgeous view even more. How I would love to be sitting looking at that at this very minute with the warm sun on my face, pure bliss!!!!
Hugs Lisax #59

Darnell said...

Beautiful poppy card, Shaz! I'm glad to hear the stitches are out and the healing is going well!

Have a great week! Happy WOYWWing! Darnell #54

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh yum, I adore that oriental paper, it's gorgeous. It really makes that card something special!
Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

Jenny Marples said...

So rich and stunning. You have transformed your original image here. And as for the beach... I'd be there in a heartbeat if I could fly. Hugs, Buttons #43

Monica said...

happy to hear the body is healing. poppy card lovely and great way to use Japanese prints.

Anne said...

I could do with some of that lovely weather you have there. Here it has been rain,more rain and yes more rain. Am fortunate though that we have not been flooded as some poor folk are. The card is beautiful and that paper is gorgeous. Happy WOYWW. Anne x #124

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Shaz, love the colours and the fabulous image. Not sure if the photo cheered me up or not as it was bitter cold here today and no doubt when my Daughter comes home for Christmas, a week on Friday, she will be telling us of the fabulous weather she has left behind in Sydney, can't wait to see her, she has had a tough year, and it really hurts being so far away.

Kath x

Louise B said...

Love the scenery, very jealous and the flower stamps are pretty.

fairy thoughts said...

lovely colourful card this week shaz. I love how you have displayed the card on the pebbles, such a great contrast of textures, it really makes to card stand out
janet #26

SandeeNC said...

Beautiful card and what a beautiful view too! Loved taking a moment to enjoy Monet's art, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, so glad to hear the hand is coming along nicely, and what a glorious piece of scenery that is. Loving your Oriental card, I think it is one of my favourite themes, to be honest. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #98

Unknown said...

Soo pretty! I love how you finally used the oriental paper and I'm glad you used the uninked stamp. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a pretty card. Love the colors. Thank you for joing us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie.

Laurart said...

Late to this weeks WOYWW, but better late than never! The card looks great - That punch is LOVELY!!! Happy WOYWW Laura xxx

Spyder said...

Just checking my comments coz I know they go missing! It takes me an age as I go round twice!
Love love love your cards this week they are brilliant! Monkey's looking very happy too!Happy Very late woyww ((Lyn)) #21 I think

Ps This weeks freebie mouse is here

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . literally freezing here in the UK today although the low sun is blindingly bright!

Nice to see your photo's though.

Terrific oriental work going on here.
Happy Friday to you.

Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

Oh Shaz you tease. I am sitting here shivvering and you put that photo on your blog!
Lovely cards on your desk and I can see why you like that corner punch!

Anne said...

I love the AAA ATC flower stamps and you have done wonders with the poppies! Absolutely gorgeous and what a lovely corner punch! You are a clever gal! You live in a beautiful part of the world and I feel warmer just looking at your piccys!!!!!! Here we have the log fire going and I am also under a duvet whilst hubby is in a tee-shirt. Yus! I feel the cold more than he.....! TFS your art and world! Big hugs! xx

Patty Gorka said...

Soooo pretty, love your flower image! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges this week!

MrsD07 said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!

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