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

Friday 21 June 2013

Annie's Friday Smile

Hullo there everyone!! Don't you love Fridays?? well they are even better since Annie started the Friday smile blog hop.. do pop over and join in the fun HERE!  
When I am able, I join in. Well, today I definitely had lots of reasons to join it!
Number one reason is my unexpectedly delightful happy mail the postie brought to my box today, Friday!!
 When lifted the lid what did I spy but a lovely Queen stamp showing UK postal mark...
Woo hoo! what fun! What do you know? dear kind-hearted Di bought all of Ryn's lovely red rubber bubbly stamps so there was a worldwide shortage when folk went to buy them, just so she give them as prizes to the playmates at the Playground.. isn't such she a sweetie? thanks Di! fancy posting it all the way downunder too, what a trooper!
Well, tomorrow is my youngest nephew's birthday and from youngest years he has loved Garfield. it is just so happens Garfield's birthday is a the same time of year each year so the jokes are age birthday jokes.


This was this week's paper, I made it up into a card for him. Inked the background snippet in two background stamps, both Hero Arts, one the linen stamp and the other the spot in Garfield like colours with a light dusting of gold pigment ink at the end. 
Heh-heh! sorry, that is soooo Michael { and so me, too}! it runs in the family :D

Well, thanks so very much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat. Thanks again, dear kind Di, you are a treasure of great value and beyond measure! and Annie, thanks for your fun blog hop, too.
May God richly bless your day wherever you may be,
 Shaz in Oz.x
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


Gill Edwards said...

thats a nice gift from a lovely lady. Well done on being the chosen fridays smile for last week too.

Gill x

Annie said...

Di really is a special friend isn't she? I love Garfield too :-)
Annie x

Sarn said...

Great card . .. and . . . well . . . Di is just the most generous kind-hearted soul. xxx

Carol Willis said...

Love your card Shaz, would certainly suit my husband.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

ike said...

Such a lovely gift - lucky you :-)
That Garfield cartoon just made me laugh out loud. I know loads of peeps like that :-D
IKE xxx

Stephanie said...

haha, Garfield had me giggling! What a great idea to use a comic strip on a card :) Have a wonderful weekend, sweet Shaz!


Twiglet said...

Aw yes we all love Garfield don't we - so true too! x Jo

Di said...

Great cartoon and a super card Shaz. Blushing here at the lovely things you said - thank you, and thank you for being a loyal little playmate too!

Hugs, Di xx

Betsy said...

Love the cartoon! Unfortunately I feel that way often these days. :-)
Have a lovely weekend Shaz.

Craftychris said...

Fab bubble stamp and such a nice friend! Love the Garfield card! xx

Caro said...

Gorgeous bubble stamp, what a lovely friend. The Garfield card is ACE! Thanks for the smile. Caro x (#6)

Angie said...

That card is just brilliant ....sounds perfect for the birthday 'boy' ...and the cartoon so made me smile .....I need a t-shirt with it on. xx

glitterandglue said...

Good day, Shaz. Sorry to be so late visiting this week - it has been a bit manic one way or another!!
So, your two posts - love the garfield!! I know how the sieve feels.... my memory just seems to be in overload at the moment - so much going on in it.
Thank you for posting a picture of the atc - hubby was so thrilled to see it there.
Are those parakeets from Wednesday's post, in your garden?? And is that sanseveiria growing there? It is a houseplant over here. I had one which was nearly 4feet tall - but it didn't survive the house move last year.
Your pineapple looks amazing. Enjoy it when it is ready to be picked.
Have a great week.
Margaret (Woyww)#100

Angela Toucan said...

fun card, and a lovely stamp

scrappymo! said...

Great eldest always loved Garfield too!
I won a water droplets stamp too but won't be home to check the mail for a couple of weeks!

JoZart Designs said...

Nice post full of god things well appreciated!
Have a great weekend, love Jo x

Cathy said...

Fantastic card Shaz, your background is perfect for the comic strip. I love how you've made it :) Cathy x

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning, and thank you for sharing with us in our challenge this week. Hope you are having a very blessed week in the Lord.
Word Art Wednesday

MaryH said...

This card is just too cute! I love Garfield too, and lucky you to have the comic appear just as you needed it. Made into a fabulously adorable card. And BTW, congrats on your Ryn win...and yes, Miss Pixie is indeed a very gracious & generous leader of the Playground group. Fancy her buying up all the stamps just to gift them to some lucky folks. You don't find this quality in too many people. We are lucky to know Miss Pixie. Yes we are. Have a wonderful wkend. Hugs & TFS

Hettie said...

Wasn't Miss Di a sneeky one? I am hoping to stamp mine tomorrow if I am well enough to go in my room! Need some warm dry weather right now!
Love Garfield too! I can so sympathise with him right now. Didn't realise he was a June baby too!

Mrs A. said...

Got mine to play with too but must make two cards for a swap first that are way too late already. They are going to Oz too!! Hugs Mrs a.

Annie said...

Hi Shaz...what a fab card. I so love Garfield and that bubble stamp is amazing.

Thank you for your kind comments and for becoming a follower. I am now following you too.

Have a great week and best wishes

Annie xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such fun receiving a package with papercrafting goodies! Love your B-day card for him and love the pretty background!

Jo Ann said...

Love your Garfield card. I love that cat and sure enjoy your card. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday this week. Hope you'll join us again. Big hugs, always!


Laura said...

Just catching up with the last few weeks smiles
Love the Garfield strip :)

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