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

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Clever Christmas Cards Received ~ Thank YOU!

Hullo there everyone .. just a brief post, as must simply get a move along on some jobs!!
However I promised so here they all are .. my lovely cards received which were lovingly hand made .. thank you, dear ones!
Well, they were many and varied the styles and think that is what thrilled me, as well as thoughts behind it all! this inky delight with masking is from Neet, dear friend.
Isn't the glittery work on this one of Chris of Chris' Cards and Bit's in Wales. just a real thing to marvel over .. and the glitter doesn't come off this card so must find out what it is?
 This CAS  and very tasteful card is from Anne in France -
I remember when she made it I really admired it.. little touches of glitter and bling really make it :D
{EDIT: Oh, Anne also sent me a lovely "thank you" card too rather like the birthday one on the link below - but said "thanks" :D}
This card is from a friend in Oz who doesn't have a blog and does not read this either.. but dear Marita in Benalla I really thank you.. and pray for you too! isn't it lovely?
 This card is from Di of Pixies' playground I love the image...and notice the vellum underneath the "We Three Kings..." words on it ... so clever!
( ..erm, sorry Miss, I forgot to straighten de bent corners..)
 And last but not least is the very cute and subtle bling "cutsie" card from Brenda in USA.
Their mail takes forever to Oz so only came today but adore it and will find a way of displaying all these to enjoy them  and be inspired though 2014.
Notice the bit of soft glitter on baubles and so beautifully coloured.

THANK YOU ladies!! you are all precious to me and appreciate all who faithfully come and visit me on this humble little blog..
A special warm welcome to Mary of 
do take a peek at her blog too!

By the bye,I have taken to inserting just url's cos find sometimes the embedded link put in just words disappears and dont know why.
May God bless your day (and 2014) wherever you may be, thank you so much for popping over for a peek and chat!
Shaz in Oz.x


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

They are so beautiful
have a nice day
hugs Tamara

SarahGeorge said...

Hi Shaz,
Just landed from WAW blog. It's great to see your artworks. Especially, the calligraphy works :). I too some day wish to learn calligraphy.Wish you a very Happy New Year!

Anne said...

All so lovely. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Ah lovely cards Shaz, thanks for the shout out. Sorry it didn't arrive in time, I'll have to remember that for next year and get yours out with the first batch! I used Glossy Accents on the baubles and dropped in a little fine glitter before it dried. You then leave it to completely dry and the excess glitter is easy to brush off.


Irene said...

A beautiful selection of cards.

Betsy said...

The cards you received are so beautiful and the makers of them very talented indeed. Thank you for sharing them with us.

MaryH said...

Sharon, thanks for sharing these mini-masterpieces with us. You received some marvelous cards from your blog buddies. When we sorted the collected mail last night, I was so humbled & uplifted to see the beautiful handmade cards some of the bloggers had been kind enough to send to us. I plan to share them over the next few days. Hope your New Year is off to a good start, and many blessings will come your way during the year. Thankful for your friendship & encouragement, and have a wonderful day in Oz!
TFS & Hugs

Annie Claxton said...

what a lovely collection of cards you lucky thing! Thanks for visiting earlier, glad you like my new look!
Ps I'm your latest follower! :o)

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late for WOYWW and even though it's only three days into it, generally, this year, I'm surprise there then! loved your top five fave cards! they do show off your skills don't you think. Glad that you got some time to work at your desk over Christmas, quite refreshing after a beak, I think..and every glad that you're fully takes time, doesn't it.

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, I am so pleased you like your card, what a lovely selection you received. The card I sent you, the basic white card is Crafters Companions Centura Pearl, it is lovely card and gives any card a special something. The glitter card comes from Wilkinsons and I don't have any packaging left to see who makes it but it maybe Papermania. Next time I go to Wilkinsons I will see if they have some with a brand name.
Happy New year

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What great cards to share. How fun that you get to see the talents of so may diverse people up close and personal.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Based on the beautiful Christmas cards you received, you have some very talented friends. Happy New Year and WOYWW! #82

Stampsnob. said...

Wonderful array of interesting work on your bkog . Thanks for your comments on my blog whic

Stampsnob. said...

Hey I wasn't finished ....which lead me here
I will be a follower...Lis

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