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

Monday, 31 March 2014

Artneko Christian Images of Children + Texts ~ Snippety like!

Hullo there everyone! Some "snippety" work to share with you here today! First off is some masking and black silhouette embossing with image below. Stamped + embossed image on white snippet. Use Nestie die cut for mask, used Adirondack lemonade and Cloudy blue, mixed with Distress Ink Broken China. The folder is from Forever Friends and used glitter on red embossed heart to tie in with greeting.
Stamps are a new set from Artneko, Christian Images of Children + Texts. So good to work with, so beautifully cut, love them! here they are here. You dont have to buy whole sheet, they can be bought individually
One post few weeks ago, I used some of these stamps with the polished stone method back on this post here... lovely inky fun!
 Another snippets card - had this lovely piece of rose paper (Bearly My Design digi paper) left and the purple and thought could make card with that! so here we are. I used my long Xcut scallop rectangles for the scallop edge.. shifted twice to get the length, plus SU scallop and oval punch with Daily Bread mini tag stamp. Karen, who I sent this card to is really going through the mill. May God strengthen and encourage her heart and pour out His healing mercy - "as thy days, so shall thy strength be" (Deut. 33:22) and I pray for the needs of your heart, too.
Have more cards to share but not time to post it seems. Commenting will be made as able - but really appreciate you all popping over and caring to comment. May God richly bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x
Would like to join these over with the following:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on card.
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Over at Our Daily Bread Designs blog they're celebrating their anniversary. Woohoo! "Use ODB stamps", so would like to enter the second card, which has stamp from Mini Tag set 3.


scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely. Sometimes the simple cards touch our hearts the most.

Andrea said...

what a sweet card Shaz ..the silhouette stamped beautifully an d I love the soft background it works beautifully with it. The floral card is great use of scraps and fab colour combination.I also wanted to say a big thank-you for your advice, links and your suggestions re watercolours ...I have paints so will give it a try...and keep you posted as to how I get on ! crafty hugs and I hope you have a great week ahead Andrea x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, lovely silhouette image.

Irene said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, I love the silhoutte image of the little child, set against your background looks stunning. Your flowered card is beautiful especially the colour scheme.

Sue - said...

Two lovely cards but the top one is my favourite. That silhouette stamp is gorgeous.

Carol L said...

I love that sweet silhouette image, and how you added the subtle panel of color. What I really like is how you managed to perfectly fit a circle within an oval! Well done!

Di said...

Oh Shaz

Two really lovely cards - I do so love the darling silhouette of course and the circle with the oval (as has already been said) is very clever.Beautiful flowers too.

You in the wars again honey? Hope all is OK?



Karen Letchworth said...

Just WONDERFUL and such a blessing to have you share with us.
Have a blessed week,
Word Art Wednesday

Saints Rule! said...

So beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday! We hope you join us again!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Soooo cute,,,,, so cute imagen ,,and you eemboosing is stunning,,,,,,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!! The recipients will be so encouraged by your prayers and thoughtfulness. Simply beautiful designs!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

Jo Ann said...

Such a pretty card...Love the color! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Would love to see you join us again in our next Challenge. Leaving you with a blessing from God's Word in Joshua 1:9- "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Hugs always!


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice card! I love all the layering and the scallops between the layers.

Alshandra said...

Two beautiful cards Shaz! Lovely layouts on both of them. Love the graded background on the top one and the DP you used on the second one is beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful cards Shaz! Your friend Karen will find encouragement with this beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

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