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

Monday, 31 December 2012

A New Year Approaches + Snippets

Hullo there everyone.. 
Well, another new year approaches - doesn't it?
omething which we all face with varying amounts of interest, planning or concern etc. mostly depending on how preceding one has past.
A new year - 365 days in which to serve our Lord, should He give them to us.
This year has been mixed. I think most of us say that.. the high was the wonderful trip over seas which have yet to share much about - to see my family... and then ended with number of medical necessities, not quite so wonderful! 
I still have stitches this time in right calf as it was positive there also... but it is easy peasy compared to hands and feet!! give me limbs any day!!!
Here are some pickies from Boxing day from my sister's beach home, front verandah, they live overlooking the beach and wake up to this view everyday!
Photos taken on mobile, here are some Galahs and Seagulls at bird bath:
This bright and beautiful Bromeliad in courtyard was our Christmas tree this year as it was a bright and colourful as one! and even had wee white fairy lights on it in the blooms! if you look up close!
Also it time to share a card - here is one I actually made with Snippets so can enter it in Di's Snippets challenge. This card was made quickly, as I wanted one on Christmas day! 
I had the Spellbinder Medallion dies already cut in gorgeous Magenta Mirri card in Snippets pile, also with DST in perfect colour combo with piece from another card, perfectly with wee gift card which came in post! So cut it up attached and mounted, add wee bling, and voilà!

Another thing  I hope, next year,  God willing, in the new year apart from sharing the superb blessings while away, is to show more of calligraphy past! Calligraphy was on back burner this year apart from one done in March. Still awaiting next cataract surgery but will show as have heaps of others I have to share there!!

In 2013, may we look to our LORD, praying for His hand on each moment of each day and also on us, keeping us till He comes
God bless your day everyone wherever you may be and thanks so very much for popping over for a peek and chat, and most all for all your very wonderful encouragement in 2012!!
Shaz in Oz.x
Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2


scrappymo! said...

Looking forward to seeing your caligraphy again my friend!

My special parcel arrived on Xmas eve day...just before supper! What a lovely Christmas surprise.

I am dying to try that Marrianne corner die...I have always wanted one.

Have just posted a post on my blog thanking you and showing a picture of my lovely haul and a link to your blog.

Thanks again my friend!
Happy New Year!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Lovely, love the shine on this card.
Happy New Year
Tamara :)

Anne said...

Lovely card and lovely view from your sister's home. Happy New Year to you and I hope it will be all that you would wish for. Anne x

Joyce across the Pond said...

Wow, Sharon - that view is tremendous...and the mown path to lead the eye down to the beach....wonderful location.
Just popping in to wish you God's blessings in 2013...with better health vertigo has returned....didn't pray hard enough to remember to take the tablets...augh....what I do to coming tomorrow (today to you) and all is done except the's just lying down and rising where the problem arises so got a lot of preparation done today......want to watch the New Year's Day concert from Vienna in the morning....lots of Straus waltz music which I adore.
Happy New Year Dear Friend.

Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful Pictures Sharon!! Thank you for sharing! I am very glad you are feeling better! Your card is beautiful! Happy Joyfilled and Blessed new Year!!

Mary H. said...

So enjoyed these lovely pictures. You're a great photographer! That is an awesome view to wake up to each day. Loved your beautiful card also. Hope all health issues are improved, gone & forgotten in the coming New Year. Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects and looking forward to the Calligraphy. So beautiful to see. Hugs

Eileen said...

Shaz... I sending you the warmest, most sincere New Year greetings for 2013. .. I hope that 2013 is a more settled and peaceful time for you on the 'health front'. I love your work and reading your blog. I value our Queen too and enjoyed your post about her.
Carry on crafting!
Love Eileen xx

Di said...

Hi Shaz - first of all Happy New Year my friend. Some fabulous photos there and what a view!

Love your snippets card - super rich magenta is perfect!

Hugs, Di xx

glitterandglue said...

Happy new year, Shaz.
I trust you will know God's richest blessings in this new year - all the exciting things He has for you!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! What wonders to look forward to from our Heavenly Father.
Thought that card was great - and the view....aaaahhhh!
All the very best with your health.

Betsy said...

Good morning Shaz and I'm so very glad you've found me! I've also read some of your recent posts this cold New Years morning. What a blessings it is when we find fellow believers.

Your cards are beautiful and I look forward to reading more posts and learning more about you.

Happy New Year!


Hettie said...

Beautiful views there Shaz. Does your sister want a lodge?
Glad you are feeling better and I hope that 2013 will bring you good health.
Gorgeous colourful card.

Sally H said...

Hi Shaz, and a very happy and Healthy new year to you too. Looks like you have had beautiful weather over Christmas, and that view is so beautiful! Your card is gorgeous too.
All the best for 2013, my friend.

love Sally x
P.S. Your lovely card arrived on Christmas Eve - Beautiful, Thank you x

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New year Shaz! It is hard to believe how quickly this past year flew by.. Now, we embark on a new year, 2013!
I look forward to seeing more beautiful examples of calligraphy from you! Your talent is immense girlfriend!
Heres to better health for us all so that we can craft, craft, craft!
Blessing to you my dear friend!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Shaz!
Your coloured images are soooo cute.
My niece is over from Australia for the holidays and I reckon she's missing summer as it's about -8C here right now.
The card is beautiful--I love the colours you used.
Michelle #124

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz

Great pictures as always, and I love your snippets creation.

Hope 2013 is a better year for you healthwise.

Sarn xxx

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