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

Monday 26 November 2012

Christmas is a-coming, Crafty individuals + Using Up Scraps!

A big apology to all WOYWWer's - I made mistake in linking over - this is this week's WOYWW post CLICK here -  or see above this one!

Well, hullo everyone!
As said every post for the last few weeks the moments, days, weeks are flying by! It reminds me of a Bible verse in Psalms when I stop and wonder at the speed of it all:
"Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. Ps 90:12"
As I tip tap to write this there are less than 30 days to the day when we remember the birth of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ. So thought I would share a few of this year's unpublished Christmas cards I have made and link them up to various challenges!
Firstly to Sarn's Christmas card challenge - here at Stamping for Pleasure!
This card has Our Daily Bread Christmas greeting, and the wonderful Crafty Individuals Bird Postcard Unmounted stamp which  is masked to cover the postcard stamp on it, used also with these others here  -  here and here! 
All are scraps from various times over the year, so entering these in Di's  Snippets challenge as well. These all, to be honest, were sitting around waiting to be completed for an inordinate amount of time.
Coloured image of robin in chalks, and has a strip of red ribbon at the bottom and strip of red bling, the paper is a digi freebie by Glenda Waterworth, of Artylicious called Moroccan Velvet A4RED (must-look link here).
The baubles below were made with scrap from wrapping paper (shown above and more shown on this post - CLICK here ).
These cards are made with the Marianne Design Creatables Fir branch LR0181, the bauble is made with Nestabilities
The embossing folder is Allegro by Cuttlebug, large size.
These two cards have the folder from the Christmas Winter Wonderland set by Cuttlebug in pearlised card, greeting red embossed / bauble plus brads and bling!( for Frosty & Bright Panpastels)

ALLSORTS Challenge - Bring on the Bling!
This card has the candy Cane Cuttlebug folder, and Nellie Snellen Multi frame die - eastern Oval, brad, bling and glitter on edges of layers of ornament.

Challenges I would also like to enter these in:
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling!!  (and there is plenty, on most cards)
Pan pastels Challenge - Challenge 46 - Frosty and Bright - two cards have the snowflakes folder, Winter Wonderland, and snowflake brads, frostiest is the white one so entering it in this challenge.
ABC Christmas Challenge W is Wrapping - make card with some wrapping paper - all the baubles are!
Crafty Individuals Challenge - Festive Sparkle - Entering CI Robin card with the red bling strip + ribbon in this challenge.
Thanks for taking a peek and chat, and may God bless you wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Goodness me Shaz you have been very busy! Your cards are stunning I love the different embossing folders you have used they really make the cards stand out! Hugs Susan x

Jean Hardy said...

Lovely use of the birds here Shaz and a very pretty card. Thanks for joining in our November Challenge. Jean x

Unknown said...

Wow super design really perfect for our challenge this week.

Good Luck

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel UK

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Lovely colection of Christmas cards. They are very beautiful.

Carol Willis said...

WOW, you have been busy. All gorgeous cards Shaz.
Caz x

Sonia said...

Fabulous cards dearest Shaz^_^ All are so creative and you use very beautiful papers,my favorite is the third^_^
(Thanks a lot for your suggest on my problem post with the images,thanks a lot again:)
Happy week,

Sylvia said...

A lovely collection of Christmas cards, love how you have used the nestabilities to make a bauble.

Kathleen said...

Some fabulous cards here especially love the red embossed mirri card one, all so different but excellent.

Kath x

Myrna said...

What gorgeous cards. I loved your little message at the beginning of this blog. Thank you for sharing.

Eileen said...

You have been busy.. lovely lovely work Shaz.. beautiful stuff!
Thanks for joining us in the Pans Challenge.
I hope you are well and may I send you love and very warm best wishes, for a peaceful and very Happy Christmas.
Eileen xxx

Brenda Brown said...

These are all beautiful cards Shaz, I love the mix of colours and textures, there are going to be some very happy people receiving these. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
Hugs Brenda xx

Debs said...

Beautiful cards Shaz - love all the texture and sparkle.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Hettie said...

Gosh you have been a busy Gal Shaz! Lovely cards and I cannot pick a favourite, but I do love the Robins!

MaryH said...

Such lovely cards! I'm behind in my commenting...hoping to play catchup real soon. So happy I took a minute to follow my email link tonight to see these beauties. You have been Sooo busy. Very industrious using up all those scraps & snippets too. Hope to see you in the playground. Maybe we can share a cup of eggnog. TFS such beautiful cards. Hugs

Apryl said...

Fabulous cards! Love 'em!

HeARTworks said...

You're on a roll! Great use of the wrapping paper! Patsy from

scrappymo! said...

You have been very busy creating all these lovely cards. I am a very slow card maker so it is nice to see someone who knows how to buckle down and get them done!

Sue said...

What a great way to use up scraps - brilliant! and very lovely cards too
Thanks for sharing

Eliza said...

You have been a very busy girl and an amazing away to use scraps, they are so perfect all of them. It is hard for people to remember the reason for the season with the Birth of our Lord if only a few more remember this year.

Great desk happy WOYWW
Eliza #39

Lou said...

What a busy girl, loving all the cards and the fact that the scraps are being used, nothing more satisfying then using up scraps :)


Lou #52

Irene said...

Beautiful and stunning cards, each is different but goregous.

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . WOW - thank you for sharing so many wonderful Christmas cards. They are all so different and very inspiring. My fave is the Robin one!

Thanks for entering my challenge. Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

My favourite is the robins too. I suppose that now there is a 'D' in the month I had best get some cards made myself.!! Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

These are all fabulus! I simply love how you have created such chic and beautiful cards out of 'scraps'! You are so gifted! Thank you for the inspiration!

Elizabeth said...

All beautiful cards, Shaz. I like the family of robins in the first and I'm another devotee of Our Daily Bread stamps - just love the quotations set I have. Elizabeth xx

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