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

Friday, 11 April 2014

Thank You cards - OSA, Masking Stamping et al.

Hullo there everyone - just a very quick post.
First of all please say special prayers for folk up in Far North Queensland who are awaiting the arrival of Cyclone Ita, Fri evening, a category 5 cyclone (most severe), and strengthening. Due to hit just north of Cairns at 10pm our time or 1pm UK time. I'm praying hard for God's mercy & keeping on all folk there. (Update Sat 6pm - hit land as Cat. 4 cyclone, now weakened to Cat.1 but still big winds + huge dumps of rain -> much widespread flooding. Answered prayer it was no where near bad as thought, and no loss of life.)

A few weeks back (here and here) shared with you some DAK's from OSA folk for birthday and whilst I was not well. I was so grateful for these caring folk I made some thank yous. As there quite a few, I made some batches... some easier than others. Mostly the cards were based on ideas I had after doing the wonderful challenges that Sonia thinks of and hosts each week on their challenge blog (see here).
Cards ~ with mask cut from Spellbinder Octagon dies, sponged Brilliance inks, SU Oriental stamp set.
 Cards made with Challenge taken from Joyce's purple gold card from here, made with 1 3/8" circle punch folded into squares.

 Set again made with SB die classic oval mask, sponged the Brilliance inks, SU Oriental stamp set.

 Cuttlebug folder Oriental frame set of our- inked like this post here, used SB octagons again plus charm. 
When colouring up add the colours you want it to go with it . As was shown on this folder here - looked at image and added those colours.
 Another one -same method but with SU tiny tag punch and stamp set, "friend" + "thanks so much".

Tnks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat, may god richly bless you and those you love. Shaz in Oz.x
Would like to join these over with the following:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
2. Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Use those Dies and/or Punches-   Punches or dies used on all cards.


Craftychris said...

Wow, so many gorgeous cards! I absolutely love them all! Heaps of inspiration here! Wonderful, xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, I love the emnbossed ones Sharon,,,,,,yeahhh....

Unknown said...

I like the one with the Oriental stamp and the circles folded into square the very best BUT they are all outstanding. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz These are really beautiful!! I am going to have to look into brilliance inks!! I will keep your northern folk in prayer!
Ginny xoxox

May said...

WOW...What a fabulous selection of beautiful cards...Love them all...Thank you so much for the fantastic inspiration... Hugs May x x

Anne said...

Such beautiful cards, all different and beautifully made! I am the blessed recipient of the birdie card and it is gorgeous! Your photo doesn't do it justice!
We are praying for the folk in QL.xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, I recently spent a while cutting myself some masks from Spellbinders- such a cool idea, isn't it?Hugs, Shaz xx

Lynne K said...

Wow, what a fabulous set of cards, Shaz, some really lovely and unusual designs! Thank you for sharing them with us for our Dies and Punches challenge at Stamping Sensations.


brenda said...

Your creations are lovely Shaz and perfect for our theme, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sally H said...

Another real beauty, Shaz! You have been busy, and I love all those shaded faux aperture cards - gorgeous! Thanks for joining in again with our Dies and punches challenge at Stamping Sensations this month! good luck!

Saints Rule! said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the soft colors on this! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us this week at Word Art Wednesday! Hope to see you again!

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