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

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Male cards ideas ~ Fathers Day Cards

{Please note this is a post done while back, BUT not published - I had a fall last week and need to take things easy - sorry for lack of comments - am on the mend ~ *grin* God is good, and just must be good too.}
Hullo there everyone!!
Well, ages ago now I made thse cards for my calligraphy class (years 7/ and 8, about 14 yrs) to write their verse by hand inside with a verse for their dads for fathers day. Ours is the first Sunday in Sept here.

This image is embossed, coloured with Promarkers and is a discontinued SU set.
Same stamp, labels 8 fancy dies - hand cut to frame it - embossing folder is Bubble from CB.
Same as above, script embossing folder from CB.
This is same folder as top one (Sorry - cant remember the name of it) have hand cut around frame, to mount it up on DP (Kaisercraft I think).
Gracie's frame embossing folder, the printed image  and verse is from an old calendar and re-sized.
Same as above.
The children did very well they chose one the little poems I had brought along and wrote in their own hand the verses - they really surprised themselves - it is was a great blessing!
If you want to see more of their work from the calligraphy lessons look on this post here and here.
Here is my Oz pickie as will not be up to doing a WOYWW post this week - sorry. Not crafting anyway. 
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.Psalm. 19:1
There is the large gumtree on left of photo and snippet of tree on right is a the Macadamia tree. Amazing clouds this evening!
Many thanks every one of you for popping over for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be! 
Shaz in Oz.x 


Betsy said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous sunset and the trees add a magical touch. God really blesses us with the beauty of His creation doesn't He?

Di said...

Fabulous cards Shaz! and a really beautiful sunset.

Oh dear though, I'm so sorry to hear you took a tumble - that makes Mary Mac, Mo in Canada, you - plus Mrs A and I all toddling round like crocks!! Hope you feel better really soon honey!

Love and hugs, Di xx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous cards there Shaz. All similar but totally different!
Love that sunset but I shall stay away from the macademia tree - I nearly ended up in hospital cos of their nuts!

Sarn said...

Lovely cards and pretty sunset. What's not to like?

Hugs, Sarn x

brenda said...

All so very crisp and elegant Shaz, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

Sending Christmas peace your way and wished for better health in 2014.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Shaz,
just popped over from the playground to say how very lovely your cards are.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MaryH said...

What a wonderful assortment of beautiful cards using so many of the different CB EF's, and making each card look unique & special. I can just imagine how very proud those children were of these lovelies. Thanks for the amazing sunset. So very awesome & what wonders we are blessed with, if we just take time to see. Merry Christmas and tfs. Many Hugs, and here's to a healthy New Year as well.

Jo Ann said...

A wonderful collection of cards...Each one of them is beautiful! We appreciate you joining us at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again in our new Challenge. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 11:1..."Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." God bless always!


Andrea said...

great cards shaz as men cards i find are so difficult and these are stunning i love the effect the different embossing folders has . beautiful photo of the evening sky thanks for sharing and if I dont get another opportunity I wish you a joyful and happy Christmas with family and friends hugs Andrea x

Anne said...

These are super cards, absolutely stunning! Love your photo too. TFS! Do get well quickly dear Shaz. xxx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, love all of the different embossing, Cathy x

Sally H said...

What a wonderful set of cards! I love them all! Thanks for joining us again at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Rossella said...

Such beautiful cards.
I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
Rosie x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thank you for your visit this week. I am so late replying as I have just got stuck in and finished all my cards. I think the cost of postage is gradually killing off the sending of cards these days, which is very sad really. Although it is good to keep in touch digitally, it is still nice to receive something you can actually hold in your hand, something that your friends have taken time to create for you. Hope you have a good Christmas. xx Maggie

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
Great pictures as usual, lovely sunset and how I would love a macadamia nut tree in my garden
Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and peacefull new year

Lynne K said...

Brilliant set of cards, Shaz! Love the lighthouse ones especially. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and I hope you're fully recovered from your fall now.


Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Fantastic masculine cards Shaz. Hope you will feel better soon - sending {{hugs}} and prayers.

Jocelyn x

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