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, 20 March 2013

Di's Snippets - Cuttlebug embossing

(WOYWW post ~ next one down- thank you!)
Hullo there everyone! Well, two quick cards were made at the weekend for two occasions. So raided my snippets drawer 'cos then I can go play in the playground over at Di's Snippets challenge (see here) - better take my woolies! I believe it is cold over there too!! 
First one is a baby card ~ used Cuttlebug embossing folder on snippet and added chalk pad to highlight words. Always hate covering this up so went for minimal additions, found the image pre-coloured in my snippets. Added LOTV greeting,hand- cut it out, used SU round scallop punch with blue card.
Second one was a Chris Dark digi image printed in snippets. Coloured with watercolour markers, die cut in Spellbinder deckle oval, hand-edged in green. The deckle card has been lying on my desk for weeks waiting to be made into another card but embossed it for this one instead in Cuttlebug Caramello folder. Bethought myself of the LOTV greeting - my one and only New home stamp, and so used it for this..
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x
I would also like to add these to the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays Anything goes, plus sentiment (finishes Sunday)


Myrna said...

Hi Shaz
Great job on both cards. I think the chalk on the baby card is just the perfect touch. As they say; sometimes less is better. Love the wee hedgehog.
Such a pretty delicate "new home"card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a great comment. I really appreciate my blogging friends who leave such honest thoughts.

Betsy said...

Hello Shaz, I just think your baby boy card is perfect. I like the way you painted the raised letters. The new house card is beautiful too. It almost makes me want to try making my own cards and then I remember what a horrible eye I have at putting things together like that. You make it look very easy, but it's a special talent God has given to you.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card,
love the embossing background
Hugs Tamara

Belinda Basson said...

I love how you kept the card simple. I also find it hard to cover up the embossing words.

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Shaz! Totally agree about not covering up the embossed words on the first card. Great use of snippets too.

Hugs, Di xx

Debs Willis said...

Beautiful cards - the baby hedgehog is adorable. I haven't seen that embossing folder, it's lovely, and great use of snippets on both

Debs x

Neet said...

Two beautiful cards Shaz, love the first one especially and can understand you not wanting to over the words up - you did it perfectly.
Neet xx

Sarn said...

Both cards are lovely Shaz.

Great prize you've given Di to give away this week too. Bless ya xxx

froebelsternchen said...

such cute cards here on your blog!
xxx Susi from the
monthly challenge for Art Journalers over on

and do you know what a MOO is?
look here and take part:

shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely cards as always Shaz. I do like the look of embossed vellum. Like you say, its such a shame to hide it, and it makes such an elegant statement. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #77

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Both cards are lovely

Cathy said...

Lovely cards Shaz, beautiful embossing and I love your pretty soft colours Cathy x

Eliza said...

2 really beautiul cards and I am with you on covering up the embossed images they are to beautiful to do that. Great work

Eliza 24

Glenda said...

Both of these are adorable! You are being so creative!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet baby card and I love the softly colored jar of flowers!

MaryH said...

Perfect baby card & the tiny images were totally great with the EF focal point. Loved the vase & flowers too....super snippet cards- both of 'em. TFS & Hugs

Karen said...

Love the white on blue with the embossing folder! It's such a shame to cover up the beautiful words. Happy WOYWW! Karen 140 x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I love both of these cards!!! I must say, I do love my Cuttlebug.

Now, on to your WOYWW post.


Rossella said...

Lovely cards, Shaz. That baby blue colour is so pretty
Rosie x

Stephanie said...

Hi Shaz,

What precious cards! They are beautifully made.


Mrs A. said...

two great cards showing off the embossed backgrounds perfectly.
Hugs Mrs A.

Craftychris said...

Both these are fab. The baby card is so cute. The embossing on both looks gorgeous xx

glitterandglue said...

That embossing folder is so beautiful. Wherever do you find such things? I don't even have a cutting machine - so I suppose I don't look in the right places....
Margaret (

scrappymo! said...

Two fabulous cards!!! The baby card is such a great idea with that wonderful embossing folder chalked to show the embossed portion off to full advantage!

The second card is so pretty...good thing you had that great new home stamp!!!

Off to visit my Mum' (again). She is 5 hours away over a terrible highway...but it is my little sisters 50th worth the drive indeed!

Will cat ch up on your blog when i internet up at Mum's!!!

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz,
Thanks so much for your kind comment on my site. Yes, God's creation is indeed beautiful. Love being out in it. WE awoke the last two ornings here in North Wales to a white world - it has snowed a bit all day, but it isn't really lying and settling. But it IS still beautiful to watch!!
Margaret (

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thank you for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and please join us again soon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful cards- the first is beautiful- love the baby image on the soft blue color. The flowers are very pretty in blue as well.

Tamika said...

Love these cards!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Such beautiful cards Shaz. Love the highlighting on the baby card - wow - I will have to try that technique - it looks fantastic!

{{hugs}} and blessings
Jocelyn XO

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