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, 29 January 2014

Crafty Bounty + WOYWW

 Here is today's surprises! more happy mail!
 You see last week showed the wonderful bounty of paper piecing stamps from Di of Snippets Playground.
 Di said she meant to send some pieces of paper she used on her card to demo the Woodware stamps, and would I like a few.... and I said that would be nice, thinking they were a just few snippets pieces!! then thought no more of it. 
 So here so what one of the kindest ladies of all sent.. some of the LOTV paper in Kraft Christmas and Blue Christmas.. (ahhh, large sigh of joy) You know, I have never had LOTV paper and have often admired it from afar but to have some in my hot little hand made me what to yell "THANK YOU, Miss!" at the top of my voice... soooo very kind of you, dear Di!!! 
Also postie brought me gift of papers and card (in part meant for Christmas but never made it to Oz. US post returned it as damaged in transit hence delay) from Ginny also of Woyww!! Ginny sent dozens of navy sheets and  a set of Strathmore cards and loads of enveopes! thank you dear kind friend! so much joy from blogging friends!
 Under the two post items is another new craft item... a paper cutter!
Last week on WOYWW had read Ann.B wax lyrical on her favourite store Aldi where she bought a new laminator. Well this is where this new item is from -  large 32cm Guillotine on right and on left a roller cutter with wavy, perforated and regular cutting. It unlocks so can separate from guillotine if desired. Had been praying for large guillotine for ages. And it was the sweet sum of $24.95. Joy!                                                                     Then here is one of the many vases of roses this season from our garden.. are they not magnificent??.. the outside two on left and right are called Kardinal, the other three are call Mr Lincoln. so fragrant!!
I will comment as able but not been 100% this week. Very little blogging has been done.
Many thanks every one of you for popping over for a peek and chat (you make my day) and may God bless your day wherever you may be! 
Shaz in Oz.x


Nikki said...

What a nice treat to get happy mail and the paper is wonderful and your new cutter looks sharp sitting there :P lol hugs Nikki 19

Betsy said...

Hi Shaz! I hope you are soon 110%. Your roses are beautiful.

sandra de said...

Beautiful roses and to think they came from your beautiful garden. Great guillotine and I can't believe the price you have done very well. Love your beach pic, we do live in a beautiful world. Have just finished reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp and was really moved by the message to give thanks for all we have been given. The generosity of woyww's is always amazing.
Sandra @8

Mary said...

You are a lucky young lady and I do agree, Di is the sweetest. Love your cutter. I know how you feel, I was gifted with a replacement cutter and I am in love. Have a most wonderful week. Can't wait to see what you make!

glitterandglue said...

Hello there Shaz. What a tremendous answer to prayers this week - a guillotine, lovely papers, more goodies - God is good.
Have a great week. Trusting you will know God's healing and blessing as you give out to others.
Margaret #39

Ann B said...

Yay, I got a mention in your blog, yippee! Didn't know you had Aldi down under and what a fantastic find, will look out for the guillotine on my shopping visits. Great to get gifts in the post, crafty friends are so generous and I'm sure you will put all those goodies to good use.
Can smell those roses from here, mmmmm.
Enjoy your day Sharon.
Ann B

Anne said...

Hi there and what a happy post. Lots f goodies for you to play with. The trimmer looks ace. Beautiful roses - I love them. Hope you feel better soon. Happy WOYWW Anne x #63

Eliza said...

Two of my favourite roses apart from just joeys and black boy. Great happy mail good for you and what a bargain from Aldi, haven't seen that on sale.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 15

JoZart Designs said...

Lovely to see your crafty table and i love your card.
I love fragrant roses and your red ones are stunning.
Kung Hey Fat Choy!
Lots of love Jo x No49

Twiglet said...

What lovely happy mail. Di is a real treasure isn't she. Love the roses too. Have a good week. x Jo

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit last week, sorry I didn't respond very quickly, laid low but back up now. Love those roses, ours are just showing new shoots getting ready for spring, told them to hang on ... another couple of months away yet!
having a new Aldi built not far from us so may change my allegiance.
Lovely papers, brightens up anyone's day but what is LOTV?
Bishopsmate #65

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry you're poorly, keep gettingbetter and don't worry about comments nothing that tires you. Those roses are just delicious - could they honestly be anymore scarlet! Aren't Di and Ginny the most generous..those LOTV papers are so noce..and I've been the recipient of Ginny's stock too - it's really fab stuff. Enjoy!

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry you're poorly, keep gettingbetter and don't worry about comments nothing that tires you. Those roses are just delicious - could they honestly be anymore scarlet! Aren't Di and Ginny the most generous..those LOTV papers are so noce..and I've been the recipient of Ginny's stock too - it's really fab stuff. Enjoy!

Glenda said...

Hope you are all better real soon! Love the pretty papers you received and just look at those roses! Have a great rest of the week!

Di said...

Aw Shaz - so glad you like the papers. Seemed daft not to send full sheets, and these should be great with the Bethlehem stamp. Have fun and hope you feel better really soon my sweet friend!

Hugs, Di xx

Monica said...

Hope you soon feel chipper. Love the flowers and those papers. You will be a busy lady all year
monica 84

Darnell said...

The happiness and gratitude just POURS from your post, Shaz! When you aren't feeling well, there is nothing like happy mail to bring a smile to your face! Great cutter, too; mine is similar and I love it.

Thank you for sharing the beautiful roses! We used to have a Mr. Lincoln bush and loved it.

Enjoy the day! I'm not hopping ~ just popped in to see how you were doing. Hugs, Darnell

shazsilverwolf said...

Happy Mail is always a delight, yours is wonderful. Well done on the trimmer/guillotine bargain. Your roses are awesome, what a rich red colour they have. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Happy mail is great. The roses are gorgeous and that is a seriously nice cutter. Peg R-13

lisa said...

What lovely post you have received this week, Shaz. That LOTV paper is yummy.
Such beautiful roses, I can't wait to see ours again!
Hugs Lisax #59

Lunch Lady Jan said...

OOoooh, I love those dotty, spotty papers. I'd like those in fabric!! No, bad girl're not to buy any more fabric. 2014 is the Year of Stashbusting :-)
Hugs, LLJ 51 xx

MaryH said...

Well, Boo-hoo that you are not tiptop, and I hope it's better by now. And thank you for sharing all the glorious goodies you were gifted with. My, my...such a haul. Can't wait to see what you create with this beautiful Schtuff! That cutter looks like it's ready to do some industrial strength trimming. Yes indeed, Miss is one very special person, and aren't we lucky to have found her sweet self???I think most bloggers are so generous & sharing too. You know I'm loving the roses - always enjoy the photos you share of Oz & flora & fauna. Feel better soon, Dear Friend. Hugs & TFS

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe those roses came from your garden. They are simply stunning. I can almost smell them from here.

Leave it to our good old USPS (postal service) to mess things up, I sent Annette (Voodoo Vixen) a tip-in for Christmas well in advance of any others. She didn't get it till after her birthday which was Jan 4. I know now I must send mail to Australia at least two months in advance if I want it to get there on time.

Happy WOYWW from #1

Ginny Maxam said...

Glad the package arrived dear friend!and you have more paper to creat your beautiful cards with and a FAB cutter!! I love the two sides of cutting action!
Hugs and love with blessing from above,
Ginny M

okienurse said...

Beautiful roses from your garden! I used to have so many roses but haven't been able to grow them since moving back to Oklahoma! Lots of nice new stash...congrats. Have fun playing with it all. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie aka Okienurse #111

Unknown said...

I'm an Aldi fan myself, you can really grab a bargain or two.... have to be quick though... Nice papers... Thanks for visiting, have a great week and Happy WOYWW DeDe #47

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What a lovely lot of post, so exciting to open. I treated myself to a new cutter not long ago, but I went for the old fashioned Guillotine style. I have had several rotary cutters and had trouble with all of them as the blades seem to go blunt too fast, despite the claims that they were all brilliant. My Tonic Guillotine is wonderful and if used properly it self sharpens in use. Thank you for all your visits this week. By the way, they are not DI re-inkers, they are actually a set of Alcohol inks for use with laminating pouches. I love your roses, but then I love perfumed flowers. Most of the flowering plants and seeds that I have on order are of the perfumed variety and as many as possible are good for bees and other insects. I just hope that we get a break from the soggy deluges of rain that keep arriving. We actually had a sprinkle of snow this morning but it has turned back to rain again. Yuck! Have a good week, Shaz. xx Maggie #2

Kelly said...

WOW on the goodies! We do like to enable each other, don't we. LOL I might have to make a trip to Aldi's if Fiskars won't replace my current trimmer. I really like that one. Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #92

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