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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

WOYWW + Woodware stamps from Di!

Hullo there everyone. 
 Before start this post on WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - do pop over to Julia's *here* to the crafty learning zone) - will give my previous posts' edit at top:
{EDIT: this  post was published Tues 14th, okay for 2 days approx. 
In that time I was not online.. 15 comments were made.  Late Wednesday Aust. time it unpublished itself and reverted to DRAFT, original draft with just 3 photos, no text. Thankfully I have had my blog post emails sent to myself and saved as backup files for ages now, so re-pasted and re-publish! .. when re-published it Wed., came up Tues date up with all comments + slightly new title. I am so puzzled by all this!}
Has anyone else had like this happen?
Now to my desk!
As you can see (or not?) it is bit tidier! the tidy bit is to far left really. Right: small pile yet to be sorted though.. but this was covering almost all of desk, so much better *huge grin*.  
Left : small 7" guillotine in plastic case with items given recently... sorting most for craft group at a nursing home.  Back Left, resting on drawers: stamps on 2 clear blocks to put back in unmounted stamps folder
 Front Centre: Three cards recently received - see below. First Wendy M. of OSA Purple Black Mingle (not blogged my card yet) Ginny of "Maxam Made" (also WOYWW). Last but not least is from Di of Pixie's Crafty Worshop (see card recipe here) - so much better in real life; PLUS the Woodware clear stamps.. well, so very blessed indeed! what a great Snippet's prize. Thank you, Di! .. see Di's Bethlehem card made on this post + ones by Jules with Bauble bird using these paper piecing stamps.

Wendy used these Artneko stamps (lovely, eh? and soo reasonable) and die from Paperwishes.
For Australian pickies now! Will close with two shots of me on Wednesday last week or not actually me {after all I took pictures} but where I was. Now you know why was not here.. was up visiting family and this is the beach we just walk down grassed reserve onto.. busy isn't it?? such great reading/ lazing/ swimming weather. Very grateful...
My desk last week... not bad huh?
Some detritus on shore - small pieces of pumice curiously with skeleton + bit of seaweed.
Pumice is on lots of local beaches.. in northern NSW, even though link was of Qld.
Well, off to peek at some desks when rest of world joins Oz and into Wednesday.We are well into Wed. afternoon here; UK + US are still in Tuesday :D
Thanks so very much everyone who pops over for peek and chat - you so bless and encourage me. I try to return comments - but apologies when cant if you belong to Google+ or no WOYWW number.
May God bless your day wherever you may be. 
Shaz in Oz.x


Unknown said...

Your cards are stunning. I really like the last week pics of your desk. #2

Gail said...

Great cards!
Talented ladies!
TFS what's on your desk, and the pics of the week/day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got some lovely cards, Shaz. Lucky you. And I adore your desk from last week. I recognized seaweed, but not the pumice. After all, I live about 1000 miles from the nearest ocean. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. I've heard several people having blogging problems but all of the issues are different. I hope it's all resolved for you. I wish I could walk along the beach with you.

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Re. your "Edit" comment at the beginning ... none of that made any sense to me at all :)
If I have any computer issues I call IT (nephew in the next office). Thankfully, blogger seems to mainly play nice with me :)
Your beach is gorgeous! Wish it was within walking distance for me too! Have a good week,
RosA # 3

April said...

Your cards are just lovely. And the beach - well it is a far cry from the snow here on the ground in Kentucky. I hope you had a good time. April #11

April said...

Your cards are just lovely. And the beach - well it is a far cry from the snow here on the ground in Kentucky. I hope you had a good time. April #11

Belinda Basson said...

I very seldom do my posts in advance and have not had that problem. Curious! Love your cards as always. Interesting collection of flotsam and jetsam on the beach.

Helen said...

Love the cards, glad you sorted your post out - how very strange blogger is being these days!! Lovely pic of the beach. that would be nice right now as (again) it's raining here... been a very wet winter so far in the UK. Helen 23

Ann B said...

Hi Shaz, havent been around for a while but I'm back and visiting so it's very good to 'see' you again. Your desk is always full of interesting stuff so thanks for a peek. Stunning beach photos, you are so lucky.
Ann B

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that was some Happy Post you received there!! How lovely to win that stamp from Di..those cards are great too!
Ad me, jealous of that beach and blue sky?? Too right I is grey, cold and foggy as I type this. I'll just close my eyes and imagine.............
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Erika said...

Wonderful Cards and a wonderful place to work :)
Happy WOYWW and greetings from Erika

lisa said...

What lovely happy post you have there, Shaz. I love those woodware stamps with the owl!
Now you are really spoiling us with those gorgeous piccies. I would love to be lying on that gorgeous beach right now, it's dark and rainy here today!!
Hugs Lisax #47

Ginny Maxam said...

Wonderful post!! It is so hard to remember it isn't January in New England all around the world! Loved the cards and stamps and Beach!!!!
Have a wonderful day!
Ginny #54

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an odd blogging issue to have. I've never known that to happen before, very strange.
Lovely cards!

Happy woyww

Zoe #32

Glenda said...

Great photos this week! Love the purple card and the beach scene is making me long to put my toes in the sand!
Glenda #56's 12 degrees here this morning!

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. What beautiful cards you have received - so gracious and gentle. Those stamps are gorgeous - I particularly like the "little town of Bethlehem" one. What a great place for a holiday - all that beach to simply be quiet on... fab!
Thanks for already visiting - yes, it was indeed the Lord who enabled that meal to go out in good order!!! Certainly not me, as I struggled to encouraged the chips to cook! We have already made 200 or so bags for Uganda. They are given to each young person as they go into the final year of the school at Kyehimba (see The needle felting was my first big picture - made for John, as he was the one who gave me the machine. He is getting better, but not yet best... waiting on God to see what He has to say.
Glad you understand the fun which is Abakhan!
Have a great week.
Margaret #7

Anonymous said...

Love the cards and although it's not been COLD cold here in the UK it's been dank and damp and dark - seeing the beach just makes me wander mentally :) And blog platforms - they seem to have a mind of their one sometimes, don't they?

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards and gifts. The beach is fabulous - I could do with being there at the moment. Cold and damp here and causing me a lot of pain :-( Thanks for visiting me.
Anne x #58 ( well at the moment , it changed twice last week :-) )

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Such lovely cards, Shaz, although it is those pictures of Oz that I really love. to have beaches like that so close is awesome. Your desk is just so tidy and I have so far to go. No, those stamps etc are not belonging there, they are just dumped by others for me to put away properly. That is what I am trying to do now. Have a great week out in the warmer weather. xx Maggie #21

Susanne said...

Cards are lovely and I was quite enjoying this post, until I spotted the beach. So jealous - it was a snowday here yesterday. But it's fun to be back to WOYWW. Susanne #66

Robyn said...

Shaz, you have such beautiful work. I look forward to each post. Subscribed by email, I usually view them on my phone and have not yet figured out how to comment that way!! So today I opened the computer to say hey and encourage you in your work. I especially love the photos. Gives me a glimpse of a place I have often longed to visit!

Lindart said...

Lovely cards! And great to see sunshine and sand - when I look out my window today it's snow snow snow! And the temp today is -39C. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous cards!
Lindart #76

Unknown said...

Oooh...I'm lovin' your desk from last week! Your desk must have been possessed this week! I don't think I've ever had that happen, but great idea about emailing yourself. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #80

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, gorgeous cards, love the purple ones. As always, your scenic photos are wonderful. What a desk to have, lol. The scary thing about the electrical story is that some big names have dodgy plugs on them, and some well known names manufacturing plugs exploit loopholes in the law! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33 xx

Karin said...

Beautiful cards and beach scenes.
Happy Wednesday.
Karin #86

Tertia said...

I got confused about what happened to your blog just reading about it. Sounds really crazy to me, have (thankfully) never had that happen to me.
Love the desk and the cards.
Thank you for visiting me earlier and you are right, it is really expensive to ship the Gina K stamps, but they are so worth it and even though they charge a flat shipping fee, they always refund me if the actual shipping costs is less. Such an amazing business to buy from.

Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #14

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much all in one post! I have had posts publish at times other than I've scheduled them but nothing as odd as what you encounter. I can't comment on if your desk looks tidier or messier than before. Whichever way it is, it looks like there is a lot of fun things there to play with. Great cards and thanks for sharing them!!!

sandysewin said...

Wow, sounds like some strange gremlins got into your machine. I'm glad it's up so we can see all your great pics now!

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #5

Laura said...

Ooh, that beach shot is perfect!
Happy Wednesday

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love what's on your desk but oh those beach shots ....mmmmmmm! Chris 60

Mrs.D said...

Hi Shaz, it must have been very frustrating finding your blog had reverted to draft.I don't find Blogger very stable but haven't had anything as drastic as that happen.
you have some lovely cards on your desk, that dark blue and black is gorgeous.
Chris no number today, just visiting.

Anne said...

It sounds like blogger is yahooing..... !!!
Lovely post and interesting desk with lots of lovely stamps and cards! Oh I wish I were in Oz at this moment instead of cold, grey, wet Brittany!!!! I'm off to get my hotwater bottle refreshed and go to beddy-byes. You will be up and about very soon! :O)
Have a super day my friend! xxx

fairy thoughts said...

lovely cards, busy desk but I have to say the sky and beach have it this week .... so envious, we are all fed up with all the rain we have had over here recently.
have agreat week
janet #9

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

Love the desk and the cards are stunning, #91 Peg R

Gita said...

Wow, look at that beach. So peaceful..looks like you're the only one there!! Brigita #92

RosA said...

Hi again Shaz,
Yes, we do have Costco here. There is one in Sydney, although not close to me. And you have to join up (membership fee) and then I think you have to buy in bulk, at least for normal household items. I can't imagine that they would stock a washi tape dispenser? (But then, I could be wrong.)

MaryH said...

Wow, you have some really good loot displayed Miz Sharon. Congrats on your Playground win too. I will just wait & see the stunning creation you'll be sharing made with this. Love the cards you showed, and also it's so kind of you to donate some of your excess supplies to a nursing home. You know I loved those pictures too. That beach looks so peaceful and private. Hugs & TFS...and I think blogger is acting up all over. You're better prepared than I would be!

HeARTworks said...

How do you save your blogposts by email? Lovely cards you've received and I hope you had a great time at the beach! Patsy (no. 7 I think )

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Patsy,
You subscribe to follow your blog though the email link on your sidebar.

You do have one there just popped over and checked so just put the email you want to save it to and subscribe - I have mine sent to my hotmail account, not my home account, so it is saved in cyberspace and then just put each post into a file in my email account.

Hope that helps, Shaz.x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Shaz, how lovely to receive such beautiful cards - they are all so gorgeous. Love the photos too!

I have heard from other Bloggers about this same weird "unpublishing" recently. I have read about it on the "Something is Broken" Google Help page but can't offer anything that would be remotely helpful. I think it might just be one of those strange glitches that can sometimes happen - and hopefully it won't happen again! So frustrating though for you but lucky you didn't 'lose' what you had done!

Jocelyn x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's always fun to see what my artsy blog friends are up too during WOYWW. All the cards you're featuring are lovely. Blessings!

Debs Willis said...

Great desk Shaz & looks like you've had some fun snail mail lately :-)
Debs x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love your desk - the real one and the beach! My desk looks similar (nah, not really - much bigger piles next to my 6x6 workspace....)

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