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, December 4, 2013

Spellbinder Borderabilities Dies ~ Curved + WOYWW with Snippets!

Hullo there everyone. Yes! today = WOYWW yet again.. and yes, look how few days till the 25th! However have made all my cards and very glad of that, and started writing on the card list :D
For the uninitiated WOYWW ~ What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday DO pop over at Julia's blog HERE....  Today's desk is showing a new Spellbinder Borderabilities Curved die. Had to make some cards for gift, so here I'm playing!! Have had this digi beautiful paper printed but unused for about 2 or 3 years - sad! (by Donna of Bearly My Designs) but used them both up now!
The verses are ones printed out for free from WORD ART Wednesday - See freebies over at Karen's blog here! use top tabs to chose just printables.
Just love this wonderfully, encouraging verse from Isaiah 40 31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Here is the finished card... used Spellbinder fancy ovals, and few pearls.
 Snippets card for a quickies (see here) used Marianne butterfly dies and K Kingdom folder. the green paper was actually off back of envelope but too nice to throw away!!
This card annoys me a tad as did not have enough time! Only remembered to do it few hours before needing to post it; had interruptions as well. Ah well, I do hope they like it even if I can see two things which really annoy me! I really wanted to make it special as it had to go all the way to Zambia. Spellbinder hearts, Cuttlebug "Love" EF, Cuttlebug Vintage comers, and Martha Stewart Layered arches punch at bottom - all snippets.
The pickies from Oz today - 

 This is a commonly called a Scribbly Gum ( see small pickie below and you will see why! a small insect burrows underneath and it looks like scribbles, but does not really harm it). 
You can see how tall it is it by the lady in blue on middle far right of picture. This one is in our Botanic Gardens and on quite lean! the one behind it is one also. I really love them.

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
Our Dis Snippets Challenge - Snippets Rule!

45 comments:

Eliza said...

I think your cards are beautiful, I do hope you made the post in time. Thanks for the bark shot I just love photos like this and use them from time to time in my journals.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 2

DeDe Haysom said...

Your cards are stunning, the dies are gorgeous... what more can I say.. but WOW! Hope you have a wonderful week and happy crafting & WOYWW DeDe 8

Bridget Larsen said...

Your cards are adorable as usual
Bridget #19

RosA said...

Love the top card with the curvy detail.
Have a good week,
RosA # 14

peggy apl said...

Happy WOYWW, Shaz! That is a lovely, lovely card with the border die! I love the print and colors and the details of the die. SO pretty! Good for you to get all your cards done!
Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS@9

ike said...

I love your cards and that curvy border is wonderful :-)
Great shot of the tree - thanks for sharing :-D

HAPPY WOYWW #235

IKE in Greece #24

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your cards are superb. I'm sure the wedding card will be loved. Truly, only YOU (and a few eagle-eyed crafters) will see the flaws. Happy WOYWW from # 6, but you know that since you've already visited me.

Helen said...

The cards look fabulous - not sure what is wrong! The tree looks great, hope the insect doesn't do too much damage though. Have a good week. Helen 37

Sandy said...

you have made some lovely cards. Such lovely designs.
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :) #42

JoZart said...

Such beautify cards Shaz. Haven't seen any of your calligraphy for a while. Really interesting reading about and seeing that unusual tree. Good to know about special things we don't have here in England.
Hope you are well..
Jo x

Karen Letchworth said...

These cards are just SO gorgeous. I love the soft and elegant touches, and the sweet lace look from the cut-outs. Just SO lovely. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your wonderful cards in our challenge again this week. It's always a blessing and a joy to have you play along and fellowship with us. Have a great week, and God bless you!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

brenda said...

Still in C&P mode but dropping in to take a peek at today's make.

B x

glitterandglue said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz. Your skill in putting together colours and shapes is great.
Margaret #60

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Shaz, great to hear from you again, I don't have much time as non of us seem to at the moment to visit everyone so I have had a look at your cards/creations and you have made a spectacular lot again.xxx

House of Bears said...

We love your cards. We really should use our spellbinders and other dies more often. We tend to forget we have them.

The bears@66

Glenda Brooks said...

I'm always glad to come visit. I love your cards and I'm always amazed at the beauty that you take photo's of. Well done girl!
Glenda #67

trisha too said...

Just so you know, I had a very vivid dream about calligraphy after last week's visit--did you think you'd be influencing someone's subconscious life on a different continent??

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
#28 this week, Christmasing like crazy
and a free Christmas digi magazine

Mrs A. said...

Your top card is so unusual with the wavy dies on it. Papers are very pretty. Hugs Mrs A.

Regina Hamilton said...

You did a great job on your cards. They are beautiful. #4

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty cards Shaz, I like those Border dies, not paid much attention to them before. Love the leaning tree and it's squiggly bark lol! Thanks for the sock love.

Hugs
Brenda 5

Di said...

Two fabulous snippets cards Shaz! I love the one with the hearts on, so elegant.

Hugs, Di xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz,thanks for the early visit. Nice to see you so organised for Christmas. Love the wedding card- its true that we always see faults with our work, probably completely unnoticed by others! Have a great week,. Hugs, Shaz #57 xx

Betsy said...

All the cards are beautiful as always Shaz, but my favorite with the one with the verse from Isaiah on it. It's my "go to" verse in the Bible.
Thank you for sharing today.
Blessings,
Betsy

Caro said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the first one! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#75)

Danie May said...

Beautiful Cards Shaz and what a lean that gum tree has. Wouldn't want to be walking near it in a storm like those we've been getting in the past few weeks. Hope you have a great week! Danie #25

MaryH said...

Really loving your curved die trimming, Sharon. I've debated on purchasing these S/B - waiting for another sale I guess! Your card is so pretty & that's gorgeous paper as well. Not sure what you didn't like in #2, as I think it is gorgeous. Thanks too for the lovely tree pictures. The white trunks are so unusual. Hugs & glad you're feeling better these days. TFS

Sandy Leigh said...

Love that card--you can do so many things with an oval diecut! Hugs and happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #7

Andrea said...

thank you for visiting earlier and your kind comment.well done you having finished all your christmas cards I'm almost there just the inserts to do and some boxes. What stunning cards I love the papers and can see why your sad its gone I think I have these dies and love how you have used them (may need to copy this)have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea x #29

fairy thoughts said...

hi Shaz
loving those dies so versatile.
have a great week
janet #33

Julia Dunnit said...

You are so clever, the use of the ovals on that gorgeous card..great ideas. Loving the scribble gums...I wonder why the little grubs go around in such a way..perhaps the tree bark makes them drunk!!

Neet said...

Fab cards as always Shaz. Love the tree to, I do enjoy seeing what you post with regards to flowers and scenery.
Hope you are keeping well.

No room for me to show until I get home tomorrow night. I forgot to take it before I left. Am in Germany at the moment! all worn out but feeling Christmassy at last.

Hugs
Neet xxx

Spyder said...

Fabulous pictures, never seen a Scribby Cum before! The cards are all brilliant, I must get on with some more! (I'm always soooo behind!) Have a great crafty week!
((Lyn))
Happy WOYWW
~
#59

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz today and as always I love your pics of Oz. I love the thought of little insects writing their names on trees :-)
Hugs,
Annie x #56

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We see the flaws in our creations that no one else does! I think your card is beautiful and the recipients will love it too!!
HUgs, LLJ 36 xx

john-w said...

Well, what can I say - your work is stunning. What a creative gift God has given you. Beautiful. Thanks for your comments on my pyrography. By the way, my condition is not a bug, I have badly damaged lungs, not from smoking, but from other medical conditions. Gives symptoms similar to emphysema, shortness of breath with the slightest exertion. But, hey, the Lord can and does heal. Waiting on Him is the hard part! Kind regards, John W #61.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Shaz . . . gorgeous cards here. You've been a busy girl! Thanks for the shots of Oz today!

Hugs,Sarn x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab cards - you've been busy playing with your dies and wordart!

Hugs, Sarn x

trisha too said...

P.S.

It actually was a pleasant dream, because I somehow magically knew how to do beautiful calligraphy!

Unfortunately, it didn't carry over into my awake life . . . ;)

Shoshi said...

What beautiful cards, Shaz... Reading the verse from Isa. 40, it was esp. for me, and sooo encouraging at this difficult time for us with Dad being so poorly.

He has rallied a little but we are not sure whether he will be discharged to a nursing home or not. He's very poorly indeed.

I am glad you like my new ARTHaven! I'll do a video tour once I get it better organised.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #71

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Beautiful cards like always,
the photo of tree is fabulous
hugs Tamara

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Lovely cards, and I love the many textures! Scrapping Everyday Miracles is having a Christmas theme challenge, and we'd love for you to enter! http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-theme-challenge.html

Twiglet said...

Your cards are always so lovely. x Jo

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I think all the cards are lovely, especially the wedding card. I'm sure they will cherish it.

The tree is quite interesting; love the squiggly lines the insects make.

Thank you so much for visiting me already. I knew it would be late in the week before I could do most of my visiting.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (12)

Anne said...

Beautiful cards! I like them all and am the lucky recipient of a similar butterfly beauty! Thank you again! I love it when I see your photos of Oz....superb trees and a great name! TFS! xxx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Shaz - love how you used the borderabilities dies - so PRETTY.

Jocelyn xo

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