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, 16 April 2014

WOYWW ~ in the Australian Rainforest..

{WARNING - picture heavy post}
Yes! hard to believe but here we are again.. checking out desks of the world over at Julia's blog - because, believe it or not, another Wednesday is here! So it is time to link up for What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday! 
So here is my desk! Well, where I am/ was today! out in the local rainforest with family! First  starting down low... at ground level!
A native ground-cover violet.. have it in our yard growing too, comes up in moist areas.
Then in rainforest path . .. where creek meanders.

Rainforest proper - the subtleties of the light from ground cover to skyline are glorious!
A palm or two...
Well camouflaged butterfly see near the bird on the watermark... sitting on rock.. they were amazing the way they hid!
A kookaburra sits in an old gumtree.. or not!
 Back home, I was being shown the pumice washed up on their beach.. was amazed at the size from underwater volcano ... water is on cement because was also shown how well it floats!
To show you my desk was in use yesterday I will show the card I made and delivered to a dear friend on the way home. They also are really suffering under cancer recurrence, makes you count your blessings. May the LORD be their Comfort and Strength in it all.
The background sheet under central image was done with my colouring method on embossing SB Lattice folder - shown here and here. Other elements are Spellbinder label adapted, the Nicecrane Birds and Blossoms, digi verse I think from
Thanks so very much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat!
May God bless your day wherever you maybe (sorry in advance , will comment as able).
Shaz in Oz.x
Would like to join these over with the following:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on card.
The  sheet on bottom  of main image was from card three weeks ago rejected - originally a daisy folder in yellow re-embossed and colour change plus! plus other snippets.
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, would've enjoyed the rainforest too - so peaceful and green. Everything's pretty green here at present with another dousing of rain from Ita thankfully we missed the wind. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#43

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, great post, so interesting to see photos of a rainforest - the butterfly is really well disguised and I love the pic of the kookaburra. Looks like you all enjoyed your family get-together. Your card is lovely, as are all the cards you've been making recently ... yes, I scrolled down for a real catch-up :) Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #50

Unknown said...

Those rainforest pics make me so happy! Happy WOYWW - Sandy Leigh #67

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful and produces immediate comfort. Beautifully executed. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. We are praying for your friends. Our housegroup is praying, too. May each one of you know Father's peace in this stressful and difficult situation.
Those rainforest photos are great - what a lovely walk you all had. What tree was it - as presumably it wasn't the proverbial gum tree?!
Have a very special Easter as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Margaret #18

Twiglet said...

Lovely photos Shaz and that card with the bluetits on is just what I like! Happy Easter x Jo

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, what a beautiful part of the world you live in! Your pictures are always amazing, as is your card! Love your technique. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #34 xxx

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely photos. How beautiful, where you live. Love your card. TFS Happy Easter! #79

Helen said...

What a delightful day you've had - how lucky to live somewhere with place like that nearby. Love the card too. Helen 20

Chrysalis said...

What a fab day out, and one beautiful card! Easter blessings, Shaz. Chris # 31

Betsy said...

Shaz I always love your photos of the world around you. The rainforest is just beautiful.

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, what wonderful pictures of the rain forest, wish I could see it. Isn't God's creation wonderful.
Chris #39

Sally H said...

Hi Shaz, Thanks for the tour of the rain forest! Those violets look so delicate - ours are out here at the moment, but much closer to the ground. Your card is wonderful! Think I will treat myself to those bird images - they are gorgeous!
Thanks also for reminding me about pumice floating - we are doing floating and sinking next half term with our year 1s!

Mrs A. said...

Thank you for showing your lovely photos of your locality. Love the photo of the kookaburra in the tree the most. My last picture done at water colour class is of some Austalian birds which I copied from a book now out of copy right. I also have a kookaburra that I did in oils. Hugs Mrs a.

ike said...

FABULOUS card and thank you for showing me those awesome photographs. :-) I have masses of pumice here too coz we are volcanic islands and it's great to put in the bottom of my plant pots. Good drainage but no weight :-D

IKE in Greece xx

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Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz!! Beautiful Photos and I love Love your card!!!

ddazzled71 said...

Great photos of you out and about in the rainforest and such a lovely card for your friend. Hope you have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Danie #29

Glenda said...

I always love your photos. These are amazing as well. Love your card. Have a great rest of the week!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I enjoyed my walk around the rainforest with you! such interesting things to see on the journey :-) The camouflage butterfly was amazing!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

Di said...

Beautiful card Shaz - I must try out how you do the embossed backgrounds. I've inked folders before embossing but never added more ink afterwards - super effect!

And thank you for the rain forest walk!


Di xx

Andrea said...

im playing catch up this week Shaz great photo's this week ... it took me a while to see the butterfly. Your card is lovely and I'm sure your friend will appreciate your thoughtfulness at this difficult time, have happy Easter to you and your family .. best wishes and crafty hugs Andrea #24

Anne said...

Hello Shaz. Lovely photos. I remember well our visit to the rainforest when we visited your beautiful country. So sorry to hear about the cancer recurring for your friend. She will be in my prayers. I am sorry I'm so late visiting. Not an easy week but I am trying to count my blessing. Hugs Anne x #51

April said...

Thank you for the walk in the woods. I didn't even get bitten by any bugs. lol ;-) April #61

Neet said...

A lovely rip through the rainforest Shaz.
Your last picture of the lovely card and the writing that went with it makes us realise that as how down we are there is always someone worse. God Bless you and this family.

Hugs, Neet xx

Neet said...

A lovely rip through the rainforest Shaz.
Your last picture of the lovely card and the writing that went with it makes us realise that as how down we are there is always someone worse. God Bless you and this family.

Hugs, Neet xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful photos of your time in the rain forest. That card is so lovely! The lattice folder is great too!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Shaz! I'm always SO blessed when you share your wonderful art with us, and link up to our challenge. I hope that you have a VERY blessed Easter and a great week. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!
Word Art Wednesday

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thank you for your visit and comment about my Friday smile, My daughter is very good with her camera, and then manipulating her images. xx Maggie

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