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, January 16, 2013

WOYWW ~ Cards Galore!

Hullo there everyone - picture heavy post, but word-light!
I am feeling bit peeky again - with another tooth infection. Decided  tooth will have to come out. Have to wait till May, though. SO I pray meds for infection work, please, LORD.
One thing I am very sure of, the LORD sends what you need, (in spite of what one might think at the time) and will also provide the grace to bear what He gives.. "Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it. I Thess. 5:24
May or may not get around to many desks .. so sorry in advance.
To my desk: Oo-ar, some new goodies.
Some of Christmas money on these, Ribbons from the Ribbon Girl, a post Christmas sale, gems to attach to the ribbons. Artneko stamps..pandas below are favourites .. hard to chose really! 
Annette also included some bonus ones + already great bargains. You can see some of cards received this year for Christmas, front left hand side on desk. 
Wondering why we're looking at desks?
Annette sent the top one as well as three small ones set I ordered, aren't they adorable? Her site is here - http://www.artneko.com/displayPage/misc/halfpricesale/0
Here are the Christmas cards from folk who made them by hand this year - except for (hang my head in shame here) three year old Thomas'. 
I put his treasure in safe place! cant remember where? I hope to find it before much longer. (EDIT: Found! Click on this post *HERE)
First two are from Rwanda and made from plant material (not sure what). Do click and check them out. If anyone wants a digi image just email me as they make a really great digi image for a card. I have scanned them to make one, and happy to share.
 

My 70 y.o. friend in Melbourne who is in a Nursing home there, made in their craft time. I thought that it's a brilliant card, a simple idea.. dont you agree?



  Just note on posting items - the post system here with its electronic sorting is quite brutal on cards. The silver ink on Ann's card was spread around white space in middle from the edge, had to rub it out, as carefully as I could. The original card on her link is SO much nicer. Thank YOU ladies!
Wanted to close  with one of my father's painting of a local beach.. seeing as have not been on beaches much of late :D
Well, thanks so much eveyone for popping over for peek and chat.. and may God bless your day wherever you may be.. 
A special prayer for those here in Oz fighting the fires, all those out west and down south who have lost much! One fire has burned 42,000 hectares, raging out of control in Warrumbungles national park !

Shaz in Oz.x

28 comments:

sandee said...

Oh here's to hoping that your tooth feels better, ouch! I LOVEEEEEEEEE your father's painting, wow, very talented! Oh, and Julia's up and about now, if she cracks the whip, I'm telling her that YOU gave me permission to be naughty! lol ♥ waving hi from the soggy hills of North Carolina :)

Nikki said...

Fun crafts to play with and the painting is just beautiful :)
happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 6

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Pretty ribbons, and great photos. Hope you get relief, I just visited mine and he helped a lot. Happy WOYWW #13 this week

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We don't really think about teeth do we, until something goes wrong...infections like that are rubbish, it makes you feel so ill. May seems an awful long time to wait to have it out, isn't there any way it could be done sooner????
And thank you SO MICH for checking out the threader for me and for the YouTube link. How kind are you?? Thank you! And how daft am I for not thinking to check it out on google in the first place??? doh...... :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love those panda stamps too. The Xmas cards you received are all wonderful. Wow, your dad is a super-talented artist. That beach looks amazing. Ali x #27

Helen said...

Hope your toothache goes, never nice. Love the beach painting!! Hope you get back to one soon. Helen, 10

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I hate having a toothache and it sounds like yours is more intense. Hope you are better soon. Awesome ribbons and stash! Love the cards and your fathers beautiful painting. It looks so realistic. Awesome. Have a great week. Vickie #43

JoZart said...

Poor you having toothache after all the other problems but it's so lovely that you keep smiling through. I'm amazed how long you have to wait for treatment though!
Beautiful card but your father's painting is wonderful. His talent shines!
lots of love Jo No14

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Thanks for dropping by. I LOVE your father's painting! If we drive up to Qld one of these days maybe we could drop in and see it IRL! Oh, and I hope you can get on top of the tooth pain? That's not nice, at all!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Sorry to learn you've a tooth infection Shaz. Hope you recover from it soon. May seems a long way off for a dentist to get shot of it.

Your received Chrimbo cards are all lovely, and the painting is AMAZING.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear you are suffering with your tooth, Shaz. My hubby used to have awful problems with abscesses and would end up with a high temperature. Really horrible. I hope you can get rid of the offending tooth quickly!! Your cards are lovely, and what a very pretty, colourful display on your desk with the nice new ribbons. The picture by your dad is absolutely stunning - love the tall narrow aspect which leads you right in! It's gorgeous.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment! I am so glad you like my new album cover. It was hours of work but so nice to do while I was laid up on the recliner! Great sense of satisfaction now it's done, too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #83

Buttons said...

Hope that tooth of yours feels better soon. A lot of lush ribbon there and I love the pandas. You did really well with some fantastic cards and I love your Father's picture. Could really do with being there right now! Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #29

Joynana said...

So much crafty goodness. Sorry you are not feeling well, take care of yourself. #99

Lori said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love the goodies, cards, and you father's beautiful painting. AMAZING!!
Lori #84

MaryH said...

Your desk is covered with all these beautiful items, Sharon! Your cards are just lovely, and isn't it such a wonderful experience to know these talented folks cared enough to send such a pretty handmade card? Treasures for sure. Loved the painting as well. I see artistic talent is in your background. And on the abscess, DH dealt with that earlier. I pray your meds soon ease the infection...be very careful with it though. Hope you feel better real soon. Hugs & Prayers & TFS.

scrappymo! said...

Praying that relieve comes soon for that toothache. Any pain to do with teeth always seems so intense!

Your Dad has wonderful artistic talent. That is one gorgeous painting!

You have a lovely stash of goodies there...A little bling, sort trim and best of all some new stamps! What more could a giorl ask for other than a tooth that doesn't ache.

You got some lovely cards...I put away Christmas after the Epiphany
but still have my handmade cards moved down to decorate in my scraproom! Can't bear the thought to take them down completely!
Hugs

lisa said...

Poor you, Shaz. Tooth ache is no fun.
Love all the new goodies you've bought, especially the ribbon and thanks so much for sharing that painting. Your Dad is so talented, I love seeing his pictures.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

butlersabroad said...

Lovely new stash there Shaz and thanks for the shout out. Your father's painting is stunning, so beautiful. The fires are so terrible, the world really is topsy turvy.

Hugs
Brenda 106

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh toothache and infected teeth are not nice, I think its because the pain is inside your head, its kind of hard to get away from it so I hope the meds work and you start to feel better soon. Lovely assortment of handmade cards you have there and the painting is stunning. Annette #3

pearshapedcrafting said...

You were very lucky in the sales! Love your Dad's painting and hope your tooth gets better! Chris@89

Samantha Elliott said...

Sorry to hear about your toothy peg Shaz. You are really up against it lately aren't you.
Your Dad's painting is beautiful! You really are a crafty family!
Hugs
xx

fairy thoughts said...

fab cards you obviously know some lovely peeps. Your dads painting is gorgeous i want to go there
janet

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, left you a comment and something very odd happened when I tried to send it. What I said was that the goodies on your desk are gorgeous, as are the cards you received from friends.

And your father's painting is stunning. I did wonder if that was white sand in the foreground, or is it snow?

Hope you have a happy week, despite the toothache which I hope responds to the antibiotics. Elizabeth x #52

Neet said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and a lovely reconstituted one at the beginning. Very effective.
So sorry to hear about the tooth you are going through the wars at the moment. Prayers tonight for the tooth.
Love
Neet xx

Nicky said...

Hope your tooth feels better soon, love all your crafty goodies and your father painting is fab - I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness - Have a great week

Nicky said...

Hope your tooth feels better soon, love all your crafty goodies and your father painting is fab - I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness - Have a great week

peggy aplSEEDS said...

I hope your tooth gets well soon! How lovely to have all those hand made cards to enjoy! Happy WOYWW!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm praying about the fires, just awful and I'll pray about your tooth, too, Shaz! Thank you for sharing the lovely cards you received from blog friends!

Then, at the end, shut up! Your father's painting is extraordinary! SO real! How blessed to have that talent!

Thank you, too, for coming by the Playhouse and for your anniversary wishes. I'm sorry I'm so late coming by. I took some time off to celebrate with Mister and I'm slowly making my way 'round!

I'm all out of exclamation points. Take care. Hugs, Darnell #64

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