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, 27 February 2013

What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Hullo there everyone!!!
One thing which was sent to me a while ago which I totally loved watching and thought I would like to share it with you all too is this:
he making and binding of a huge hand illustrated Websters dictionary all by hand - sounds boring? 
Persist and you will be enthralled as you watch it as I was.. after all WOYWW is all about learning.. so our grey matter doesn't dry up!! {*huge grin*}
 How beautiful books were made in the 19th century. - see 

{Mm, sorry Blogger will not let me insert this video, I tried it ~ no go, please clicck on link.}

ah so wonderful isn't that we can gather together on our desks and share with each other this way? for What Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, or WOYWW - courtesy of our wonderful hostess, Julia - so pop to her desk HERE - spy on desks of the world, I kid you not!
And here is mine... for the moment.
 If you want to see how I did these cards they are on the post HERE - and the method was sent me by WOYWW's Maggie Silvercrafter. She had it on her desk in January. I decided to do a step by step of method. Not on net anywhere that I could find. Some recent pickies of where I live..
Our washed out beach from recent big storms. It is about twelve foot that drop as you go around the beach from sandhill to current beach level.
Don't you love God's handiwork?? I do, awe-inspring at dusk like this, when birds are flying to their roost, the air is summery, damp and warm; smells are softly wafting around, your senses are totally engaged and enthralled...
Last week we went to the local top restaurant, aptly called "Flooded Gums"  {the trees also are a eucalypti called Flooded Gums} at the International Golf course. I wont taunt you by showing you the food though. It was so very, VERY beautiful.
I haven't been WOYWW-ing  for three weeks now due to ill health.. but now recovering from the extraction of the still painful troublesome tooth, day surgery, three weeks healing, before stitches etc. out. Todays cards on my desk were made before this surgery.

One more thing before I close - please go and say hi to Anne in France (HERE) - she has finally summoned the courage to joined us for WOYWW. Here is a wee peek at her desk! 

Well, thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek and chat.. and may God bless your day wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x. 
PS. Please scroll down just below for WOYWW's Victoria of "Furry Tale & Crafts" gift to me too please? - thank you dear blogging friend :D


505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

That video is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it with us! Your cards are beautiful. As always, I enjoy seeing photos of your part of the world.

(no # yet)

Myrna said...

Glad your tooth is healing. What a pain, no pun intended.
Your little corner of the world is absolute paradise. I know we aren't supposed to envy but I can't help it just a little. :)
Great pics.
I will go to the sites you mentioned tomorrow when I have a few more minutes.

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your corner of the world. Your cards are lovely. (not part of WOYWW...just a friend stopping by to say hi )

MaryH said...

Hi Sharon, Will chk out the vid link when I have a chance to sit & watch in relaxation! Thanks as always for the lovely pic's. So enjoy them. You're a great photographer! (I sent Miss Anne the Liebster award too...she has a beautiful blog). I want to try Miss Maggie's cling wrap technique. Your cards were beautiful...Hope the tooth is beginning to feel a lot better! We left tooth infections for stomach problems at our house, so spent the afternoon at the gastrologist, and Thursday will be doing tests (DH, not ME!). TFS & feel better real soon. Hugs.

Belinda Basson said...

I some how landed on your previous post not sure if the WOYWW link is correct... beautiful photos, love the cards too. Glad your tooth is sorted out at last!

YoriとYayie said...
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YoriとYayie said...

Beautiful cards... wish i could make those that look like that...
Riya #44

peggy aplSEEDS said...

glad you are well enough to post now. that is an amazing video, and beautiful cards as always.

Sandy said...

Oh your pictures are just lovely.. The cards are just beautiful I so loved the serine look to them so pretty.. Off to have a peek at the link..
Sandy :) #5

Jules said...

Hi Shaz

Loving the cards and photographs you have shown. All gorgeous!

Sorry to hear about your mouth though :-( That sounds very, very sore!!!

Take care

Love Jules xx

Helen said...

Lovely to see you here again and thanks for stopping by already! The cards are gorgeous, and the photos fabulous. Glad you're on the road to recovery!! Helen, 8

Bubbles said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Maggie is amazing, how lovely of her to send you info about that gorgeous technique!
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Best wishes from Bubbles

Tuire Flemming said...

Glad to see you here again! Beautiful cards. And beautiful landscapes - so different from ours... at least now, when the whole Finland is covered with a thick layer of snow.
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #3

Neet said...

Shaz never stop showing us photographs of the beautiful place where you live. They brighten my mornings.
Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds and the butterfly additions are so perfect.
Glad you are on the right side of that extraction now, take care my friend, I think about you so much.
Hugs, Neet xx 27

lisa said...

I feel so much better now after my little trip around your beautiful Aussie scenery. I always enjoy seeing your photos, Shaz, you live in a stunning place.
Your cards are beautiful, how productive you've been and with a poorly tooth too, hope it all heals up nicely.
Hugs Lisax #70

Spyder said...

oh your cards look lovely, I really must have a go and doing a few cards that match that way. Really look professional and planned! Not like mine just thrown together and hey presto, there's a card ...of sorts!
Oh well!I'm just showing my mess this week! Nothing's finished! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!?
Lyn #71

okienurse said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the pictures and video. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing with us! Vickie #41

ria gall said...

the book binding is amazing it really makes you appreciate them so much more.
Love your cards and your desk space lovely photos too
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

Neil said...

Hi Shaz
Great to see your photos, especially as it is dull and grey here! Lovely cards on show too. I hope your health improves quickly and your strength restored.

Karen said...

I'm having real problems commenting and using Mr Linky today. Happy WOYWW! Karen x

Antonia said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful, wonderful pictures of you r home area. I hope your mouth is feeling better soon

Happy woyww
Toni #82

Andrea said...

sorry shaz I have tried to and other lessons also it states sorry unable to connect to network sorry for inconvenience very frustrating may email them and ask what problem is !!


sandra de said...

Welcome back and you do live in the most beautiful spot. I think I could just paint watercolours all day long. Those cards are gorgeous.
Sandra @17

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, good to see you back and hope that you are well enough to WOYWW again. The cards are beautiful and I will certainly be popping over to take a closer look at how you made them. Lovely photos of your locality - those trees are beautiful. Take care and keep well. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #79

Glenda said...

Your blog is just a wealth of information and gorgeous sights today. I especially loved the video on the book binding. So much wonderful information! Happy WOWYY!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lets hope you enter a long phase of good health, deserve it :)
Love your pretty butterfly cards, so cute :)
, LLJ 38 xxxx

Ginny Maxam said...

Good Morning Shaz!! So nice to see you back on WWOYWW! I love your cards!! I hope I get one in the swap!! I will be making mine today! Great Idea linking Anne up too!! You are such a faithful friend!
Ginny off to Anne's!

Di said...

Fabulous cards Shaz! And such lovely photos of where you live too. Could you please send us some sunshine?

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

Jenny Marples said...

So sorry to hear you have been in the wars again. Hope you are back in full working order very soon. Hugs, Jenny #131

Cardarian said...

You have made some lovely cards - I wish I could share your nature enthusiasm - we have been having snow for 5 days so there are piles everywhere and no outlook for sun or spring all that gives me a bit of a positive sign is that birds have started singing their spring tunes!
Still I am happy you are enjoying the summer!
Lots of hugs,

Julia Dunnit said...

Shaz I've deleted the other link but only so you don't think no-one's visitng your desk today! So glad the surgery is done and I hope you're fully on the surgery makes you feel horrid huh. Love the nativity die you've been working with on the last post too, and the idea of adding a chinese coin to the card on your desk..perfect.

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see you back Shaz, hope the tooth and the surgery are all on the mend. I managed to cut the roof of my mouth on something at the weekend and it's still sore!! Beautiful cards, you are the Queen of the Brayer, lol!! If you like old books and book binders you would have loved the store we visited in Ann Arbor on Saturday! Nice to see the sunny views again, winter seems to be lingering a lot this year!!

Brenda 112

Annie said...

Fab cards and so lovely to hear you are feeling better and now able to join in the WOYWW fun again.
A x # 56

Betsy said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I do love those cards and I appreciate the skill it takes to make them. It's not a talent I have, but I can appreciate it in you and others.
Your summery pictures are so nice. We had a snow/hail mix this morning and I'm very ready for spring. I's my favorite season, when it seems God is waking everyone and everything up from a long sleep.

Caro said...

Your cards are beautiful and it is so nice to see your photos of where you live. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Mr Linky has disappeared from Julia's blog, but I was somewhere around #65! Caro x

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz, glad to hear you are feeling better. Those cards are just beautiful. Yes, God's works are always so humbling.
Krisha #32

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
glad to hear you are on the mend, teeth problems are horrible. Love the cards, I haven't looked at the video yet ... too much to do at the moment :(
have a great week and enjoy your lovely counrtside
janet #31 i think as Mr Linky has gone AWOL

Rossella said...

Beautiful cards, will visit France next
Rosie x

Karen said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better than before, it's a positive step forward. Love your cards, very special ones. Happy WOYWW. Karen 93 x

Anne said...

Hi Shaz a lovely post from you. Your cards are just lovely. Great photos of where you - so beautiful. Sorry you are still not fully recovered. Get well wishes from me. Happy WOYWW Anne x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Haven't had chance to look at the video yet, Shaz. That will be for tomorrow, but your cards are so pretty. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments. give me colouring and I am in my element and relaxed. Have a good week, and hope you soon feel much better. xx Maggie #15

Minxy said...

Thanks for your visit, Glad your tooth trouble is behind you, the cards on the desk are lovely.
Hugz Minxy #2

Nan G said...

Ooohh love love love what you've done! I'll be back to go through the tut cuz I loves the cards! Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

scrappymo! said...

I am so glad you were able to get that tooth extracted. it has been bothering you for quite some time now! You shouldn't have to deal with pain pike that...prayers for a speedy recovery!

Your cards look fabulous but i am going to go and check out the links yu have given in this post.
I will be back for a catch up as i am behind in visiting. I am helping a bit more with the kiddies and still dealing with that tiredness side effect!

The scenery photos are gorgeous as always. It is so fun to see where others live.

Joynana said...

Gorgeous cards and gorgeous photos. What a beautiful spot. @106

Unknown said...

Hello Shaz in Oz, thanks for your earlier visit, I'm just getting around to responding - a bit late I know but.... Yes I had a week or two off from Woyww, couldn't find anything remotely interesting to post but the owl mug inspired me lol and it works a treat, the eyes opened fine....hubby chuckled and thought I was mad!

Dry up here (Qld)? oh no, we've had so much rain it's not funny, finally today - Thurs it's stopped but more is on it's way. Sigh.
Cheers, Elaine #51

scrappymo! said...

I have popped in on Anne and left her a comment too...always good to see newbies!

So glad to hear they extracted that have had a bad go of it with that tooth so i am so glad it is finally out. Prayers said here for a speedy recovery and good health for you now for a change.

You cards look great! Love the Oriental sentiments and that lovely stamp. I am going to go visit the site for the one dollar stamp and take a peek!
Crafty hugs Maureen (and thanks for the visit today)

Anonymous said...

Oh, teeth issuse. Horrible. But glad you are on the ment. Lovely cards and the scenic photos are fab. What a serene scene. Off to visit Annie now!


MA (4)

Andrea said...

hi Shaz
I emailed them yesterday no reply as yet,I will let you know when I get a reply,the next lesson is on air in a few weeks so maybe its linked to that ??? will keep you posted
andrea x

Craftychris said...

I will look at the video a little later. Your cards are stunning and I am so sorry you still have problems with your tooth - I hope you are pain free soon xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. love the cards so pretty, thanks for sharing Tracy#72

JoZart Designs said...

Just a quick visit whilst I'm in Brighton with my family. I really hope you are feeling on top of things by now. Love your pics and your super cards. Not posting this week due to my travels so hope to drop in again next week. lots of love Jo x

Darnell said...

Welcome back, Shaz! Glad you are finally feeling better after your long ordeal!

The cards and photos are beautiful as are you wonderful captions!

I will go and say hi to Anne! Thanks for coming by to see me earlier ~ I'm still getting around the WOYWW hop! Enjoy the rest of your week and continue to feel better! Darnell #34

Lindsay Weirich said...

no one works a brayer like you do Shaz! Breathtaking cards! Lindsay #134

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