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

Monday, 11 November 2013

Eva's card ~ Versamark With Chalks + Snippety card

Hullo there everyone!
Here is a card made for a friend some time back now... my friend had just received the diagnosis for her thyroid cancer and was not good stage - however with prayer, and faith in our merciful God, we are very hopeful for her. She isn't that old, with young family too.
 The verse is:
"My heart and flesh faileth BUT God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever."
Amen, what treasure that is!
Martha Stewart deep edger daisy punch and Word Art Wednesday verse, with Marianne rectangle die and the versamark background + Panpastel/ chalk method as shown on this post here - love it! 
Memory Box leaf swirl, and flowers from the Ribbon Girl in UK, dont use them often enough mainly because they dont post well but this was hand delivered. Also used a heart hat pin, I always hide the pointy sharp tip end of these well under card, as hate the thought of someone being pricked by them.
This card was all snippets. I had embossed the purple card as test run with new Embossabilities folder ages ago new - and the dies *flowers, *vase and *"hi" were test cut out with my Olivia cuttlebug alphabet set, a few years ago now. Unfortunately as I had to send it quickly, I took the photo at night in hurry. It does not look as pretty mauve in colour of real life. Added pearls to adorn flowers and dot of the "hi".
* I added double-sided tape to all these fine cut items prior to cutting them, to easily attach  and surprisingly was fine although floating around for years in snippety drawer.

Nice and brief today - thanks so much for popping over for a peek and chat..
.. and if you have joined this blog as one of the really Wonderful Encouragers, please pop over to this post here and join in the fun of the blogaversary candy, drawn tomorrow Nov 12th!


brenda said...

Delightful and inspiring work Shaz.

B x

Gail said...

Wonderful cards.
Your friend is in my thoughts.

sharon said...

Hi Shaz,
Your cards are fabulous and I do wish your friend well,I am sure that your card cheered her up.
Cards are always better in real life.
Take care
sharon :)

MaryH said...

What an awesome card to let your friend know you have her in prayer & thoughts. Loved how you used the MS deep edge punch. Great Marianne die too, and your flowers & chalk background were just lovely. I'm liking this lavender one too, with the vase & posies. A perfect card to just say Hi to a friend or loved one. So nice to see your visits today. Hope it means you have gotten all rested up, and ready to get back in the blogging groove again. Hope to see ya in the Playground if I can get some things finished! TFS & hugs. Also thanks for the visits as well.

Cathy said...

Hi Shaz, these crds are lovely. I'm going to have a look at the chalk technique as this background looks fantastic. Love all the pretty diecuts too, Cathy x

Sarn said...

2 lovely cards here Shaz. Thanks for reminding me I have that pretty vase, flowers and sentiment on my Olivia dies!

Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Both beautiful cards Shaz - wow! Fantastic textures! The background is absolutely gorgeous on the first card - will have to check out how you did it. Love the purple card too - my favourite colour.

{{hugs}} and blessings
Jocelyn x

Di said...

Lovely cards Shaz - really pretty too. I think the Olivia dies are discontinued - sigh :( They really are gorgeous.

Hugs, Di xx

Hettie said...

Hi Shaz. What gorgeous cards you have made and I hope your friend manages to beat the C. There is far too much of it around. That card is sure to have helped.
Like the second one too.

NGCARDS said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh Shaz, that first scripture card just knocked my socks off! It's so soft, elegant and gorgeous. Your art is always such a blessing to me, and I enjoy seeing God's Word made into such gorgeous art. You and your creativity are such a blessing to me. Your kind comments always brighten my day, and I pray that God will bless you for being such a blessing in my life. Thanks for being you!
God bless you always!
Word Art Wednesday

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! I really like the die cut and flowers you used. The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

scrappymo! said...

Two more wonderful card Shaz. I can attest to the fact that the second one looks even better IRL. It is sitting on the shelf in my craft room on dislay!

Neet said...

Two beautiful cards Shaz. The first one for your friend is beautifully coloured. Absolutely fabulous.
Hugs, neet xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, Shaz! I am praying for your friend and believing with you.

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