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, 30 April 2014

Stamping on Acetate with Polished Stone + WOYWW

Well, it's that "middle-of-the-week" day again! Yep, Wednesday is here... sooo 'tis desk time once more... For the initiated, it takes place over at Julia's ("the Stamping Ground blog") - courtesy of our kind  hostess each week you can check out and learn from desks of the world!
Here you can see me working with a card in blue + white theme, (it's my sister in law's birthday in a few days) with a square punch for tiles. Four birthdays in eight days... mm, needs must make cards for each! And two are decade birthdays to boot, so that means a special celebratory poem inside as well! Will share completed card once birthday is past.
The inspiration came in part from this card here from Veronique of OSA for "Any other fold but half" mingle - the blues and half cut out image caught my eye, then saw Irene 's snippetty "inchie" card over here - and hence an idea above began.
Wonderful card by Veronique in Oz - OSA mingle
.. my card for this mingle is this one with Artneko dragonfly stamps including kanji and haiku poem, stamped on acetate with Stazon over polished stone background shown back on desk here.
This is another set from Artneko of Christian stamps - also used on this post here and here and here. Double embossed background shown on this WOYWW post here. 
The image of the little Asian girl praying is a Jessie Wilcox image of children praying .
Over at Allsorts their theme is Oriental, which fits perfectly with these last two cards.
To close here is the image from Oz.. had huge chuckle when saw this on a walk.. 
There sits dog on towel while master takes a dip! 
It reminded me in a way of the way the LORD watches over us, too but His eyes are all seeing (omniscient) so it is a limited comparison.
Well, almost short and sweet as have to get back to real work :D  Commenting is limited as have two commissions not started (an illuminated text) and cards, five in all, so must move along. May God bless each of you this day in all that you do - and thanks for popping over and making my day.. you bless my heart, 
Shaz in Oz.x

Would like to join over with 
1.Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards. 
2 .Allsorts Oriental weekly challenge
3. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


brenda said...

Perfect cards for our Oriental theme Shaz, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts his week.

Apols for the lack of visits, very much roped into the hospital routine and not much time for anything else.

B x

sandra de said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful pics of doggy waiting while master swims. have a lovely week.
Sandra @65

Faye said...

Beautiful cards and so appropriate for WAW. I got a laugh from your photo of the dog on towel.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love all your cars, Shaz...but that blue and white one is my favourite. It's like china!!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Irene said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, I look forward to seeing your finishd cards.

Carole said...

The blue and white inchies will make a beautiful card. The Oriental cards are fabulous. Great texture and colors. Be well Carole #68

Unknown said...

These are all so unique and so beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Abundant Blessings, Carole

Unknown said...

I'm loving your cards. The blue and white is just stunning. #59

Glenda said...

What wonderful pictures and I love your cards you are making! It's always nice to come visit!
Glenda #69

Eliza said...

Love your cards, as you know I will be back to see the completed ones. Love the photo of the dog, such dedication. Thanks for sharing and happy crafting.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, lovely cards today. I particularly like the stamping on acetate on polished stone one so will be taking a closer look at the technique. That photo of the little dog gazing out to see is just terrific. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #70

Betsy said...

Beautiful as always, Shaz. I love the picture of the dog patiently waiting and your analogy of our Lord. Beautiful insight.

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you also, for the lovely photo and scripture! :) #89

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - I love the blue and white theme, and the different fold cards are great. The dog pic did make me smile! I hope the commissions go well. God bless, Chris # 15

Caro said...

Gorgeous cards and I look forward to seeing the finished one with the blue tiles...they are so pretty. The photo of the dog made me my experience it is usually the other way round (dog in water owner on shore) so this was special. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

Helen said...

gorgeous cards, Shaz! Love the photo, too. Helen 9

Unknown said...

love the blue and white themes. Karen #30

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards and wonderful oriental images.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Oriental' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Lovely cards. Pleased to see that I am not the only person who likes those Monkeys lol!
Happy crafting, Angela x 49

Mrs.D said...

Oh Shaz, what lovely cards, I do like the blue 'tiles' they are super.
I love the dog just watching and waiting. Just as our Father does until we return to Him, and sometimes we can take a long time returning when we wander away.
Bless you

Hettie said...

Lots of lovelies on your desk today Shaz. Lovely cards. I just love that dog picture though!
Hettie 79

Nan G said...

Love the blue tiles, Shaz! Smart dog in the last pic. :) Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #82

Gita said...

I wish my dog would sit and watch and wait on his "master". This morning mine took off down the street and than behind the houses into the woods. Here I am in my PJ's running after my dog who doesn't listen!! Bad dog. Luckily had sister right there to help me. Brigita #97

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful work- love seeing the desks of others! One of these days, I will join in...... Love the gorgeous card you made with acetate and polished stone : )

Unknown said...

I really like the blue & white inchies! And the cards off to the left of the photo are really pretty, too, along with the 3 others. But your take on the dog sitting on the towel is wonderful! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #76

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, happy WOYWW and oooww love your cards, you will be busy then with that many birthdays (seems to happen like that some months, me Sept). Cheers and have a great week RobynO#35

Andrea said...

goodness Shaz you have been busy I love the blue and white squares they will look ace together ..inches always look good on a card I think.sound like you have a busy week ahead I hope you get everything completed thanks for visiting yesterday as you can see I never quite made it back to visit anyone ! have a great week Andrea #1

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Shaz... I'm just back from Germany after a wonderful trip with my family. Lovely to browse and find your latest beautiful creations.
I'm now eagerly awaiting Dolores's visit next week.
Ljubljana to Liverpool!
Lots of love Jo x

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz - WOW you've been a busy girl. Love the cards you're showing here and will be fascinated to see the tiled one finished.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Anne said...

You have been very busy! I love all the different techniques and design layouts you have used! I really can't pick a favourite! You really do inspire...and the dog on the towel photo is just brilliant!!!!!xx

KatzElbows said...

The squares are fabulous. The shading around the edges is brilliant, really makes them look like tiles rather than bits of cut out paper. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Happy Belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #100

Ali H said...

Hi - love your cards - you have had to have the production line full on with 4 birthdays on the bounce ! Ali #27

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Lovely cards! I particularly like the pink backgrounds. And the doggy is SO cute!
Have a good week,
RosA # 10

Di said...

Wow Shaz, a collection of stunning cards! I wonder if those snippets are going down at all? :)

Hugs, Di xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz, and that picture of the dog is perfect. Thanks for your visit this week. xx Maggie #61

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. Lovely shots this week - beautiful cards as always. Well done. Just to say your amazing card arrived safely this morning. Happy mail indeed, as it has been quite a difficult week. Thank you so much for the card, the verses, and the little extras. God bless you.
Margaret #19

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful cards as always Shaz!
Will be watching for the finished one for your relative...looks like fun!
That photo of the pooch is cool!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful art and your love for the Lord with us, and for playing along. It's always such a blessing to have you join us.
Word Art Wednesday

fairy thoughts said...

hi Shaz
thats some going 8 cards in a week.
my cardmaking is non existant at the moment. love the blue tiles,such apretty colourr
jannet #12

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

What lovely cards. I love the little girl with her head bowed in prayer.

Oh, and the dog sitting on the towel cracked me up. Imagine how nice and warm the towel must be when the owner comes out of the water!


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