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, 23 April 2014

WOYWW Double Embossing on Folders

Hullo there everyone! Well, it is now time again for  WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, very kindly hosted at Julia of the Stamping Ground. Take a peek and learn just what folks are crafting making creating ..all over the world!
Well, two desks today for the price of one! desk one earlier .. yes a sewing spot.. I used to make all my clothes but not so much these days .. but needed a new nightie as old fav. had died so unpicked and and cut up pattern. Here is overlocker, sewing machine (both over 20 years old but still go well) and ironing board at front.. like to press as sew, it saves pinning, etc..
 Here is what I was making; 
now finished with sleeves in as that is what was doing in top shot.
Note pin-tucking .. bit of nightmare involving unpicking, etc for last two rows of ten rows .. why do you get the first ones just right then struggle on last two? but really like it, and was on original so persevered.. "and so you should" mum would say. :D
Here is my crafty desk as of now! A mess indeed (mainly to cropped left), but creative one! One card done, another almost done; here is the close up of cards in earlier stages of working.
Two folders (Couture Creations Budding vine and extra large Crafter's companion D'esire Regency swirls one I cut this folder down - see here) are double embossed - dry embossed with cuttlebug folder in bug, then embossed to highlight it with Golden Delicata ink.. do love it. Images are from Nicecrane "Flowers bring smiles". I saw the images over on Ginny's blog here and being rose lover fell in love with them, and so trotted over to buy them (bad me .. on buying ban supposedly)..
Aussie shots today from a month or so ago at my family's home.. view from  their verandah.
at 7.50pm moon rising sun setting.. just love the blues, marvellous creation.
...almost an hour later.
Well that's it for me. I was going to share cards made but camera battery died - takes while to recharge, so will post them separately later all being well.
May God richly bless your day wherever you maybe.. and thanks for popping over for peek and chat. (if with WOYWW please leave number).
Shaz in Oz.x


Anonymous said...

That last shot is so smoky and atmospheric. Love it. And a very pretty card as well. Funny, my camera batteries died yesterday too. Luckily my WOYWW shot is from DH's phone :)

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (1)

Claire said...

Your desk is busy, not messy :) Love the moon shot...
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 2

Twiglet said...

Love the photos. Good to see sewing going on for WOYWW - I think copying an old loved garment is a lost skill these days. Your nightie looks so pretty. x Jo

sandra de said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful view. Have a lovely weekend.
Sandra @20

Winnie said...

Loving sewing setup there! Your card is coming along great, I just LOVE that gold ink, best I have found. Your shot outside captured a cool look. Glad you snapped it when you did! Enjoy the day! Winnie#53

Winnie said...

Loving sewing setup there! Your card is coming along great, I just LOVE that gold ink, best I have found. Your shot outside captured a cool look. Glad you snapped it when you did! Enjoy the day! Winnie#53

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, lovely scenic pics as always. Well done on the nightie- as you say, things always go wrong at the end! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #54 xxx

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - what amazing views! I love the cards, and a great idea to make your own nighties - especially if you find a pattern that really works for you. Have a great week, Chris # 19 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, that last moon shot is atmospheric - great picture!
It's so great to see other sewing machines out on show on the desk this week - I've never used an overlocker as I don't make many clothes. Your finished nightie is ever so pretty, well done you - especially for persevering ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Betsy said...

Hi Shaz,
I really like how you have your sewing machine, serger and ironing board all in a close spot. I wish I had room for that. Your gown looks professionally done-all all of those pin tucks! WOW! Well done! Beautiful pictures as always. How blessed you are to live so close to the ocean. I fear I would never get anything done because I would be gazing at it all day.

Lindart said...

Beautiful cards! I love a messy desk - shows it's being used! Those two photos of the sunset - amazing! Wow!

Unknown said...

Your nightie is cute! I used to sew most all our son's clothes up until he was about 4 and much of our shirts. And your cards are lovely! But that last photo of the moon... WOW! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #72

Lindart said...

You have been busy! I love the bright colors of your journal pages.Your lady and swan are gorgeous! There are lots of quotes online you can find, I'm sure one will jump right out at you! I did the vinegar and baking soda experiments with my students last year - they loved them and did them over and over...! Have fun!
Lindart #82

Robyn said...

Hi neighbor!
I'm in love with Delicata ink!
Must find some way to set up a sewing station in my tiny space.
thanks for the snoop!
Robyn 41

Anonymous said...

Lovely nightie Shaz, I had no idea you sewed too! I like your set up there. The dual embossing is wonderful as always and what a fantastic view to have! It's beautiful!

Brenda 64

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, love your sewing corner ... it looks the perfect set up ... and the finished nightie is lovely. I used to do a lot of dressmaking when I was younger but, apart from a making a couple of sundresses for the grands last summer, not now ... the interest has gone! Your cards are lovely ... I like your double embossed pieces - very effective. And the flower toppers are beautiful ... worth breaking the ban for. Thanks for visiting earlier and you are welcome to come play anytime you like :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #39

Laura said...

What a pretty nightgown and I love the gold ink on the embossed dark cardstock -- that is really striking! Happy WOYWW from Laura #69

Gail said...

Great job on the nightgown!
Love the moon shots.
Wonderful creations on your desk!

Gail said...

Great job on the nightgown!
Love the moon shots.
Wonderful creations on your desk!

sandysewin said...

Nice job on the nightie. I also have a favorite that I need to copy as it is falling apart and worn quite thin.

Loved your Good Friday post below. Thank you for your witness.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #62

Laura said...

Fabulous nightie - I remember when my fave nightie 'died' - it was one my Nan had made, and my dolly had a matching one. Must be 20 years ago - strange the things we remember!
Love the last photo :)
Happy Wednesday

Andrea said...

I'm impressed not only sewing own clothes but taking apart to create teh pattern..well impressed my sewing skills consist of occasional hand sewing of hems !....lovely card this week I really like teh embossing very regal.and as always stunning photos . not taking part this week had my sis visiting for Easter she has gone home today...was great to see her . will be back next week have a lovely week ahead hugs Andrea x

Krisha said...

Your double embossing looks so rich.

I LOVE your sunset pictures!!! Fantastic!

Krisha #74

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. That night shot is so atmospheric - fabulous! Well done.
Put the folder and card back through the embossing machine, but with ink on?? Have I understood that right? My brain isn't too awake at the mo., what with hospital visiting and all...
Lovely cards as usual, Shaz. I really like those bird images - keep looking at the website and wondering if I can justify them....but maybe not whilst J is in hospital.
Thanks for the visit already. J now on intravenous antibiotics to kill off a bug lurking at the bottom of his lungs. Thank you for your prayers - heaven seems very silent at the moment; but I am determined to trust God for HIS outcome to all this - a good lesson for me in trust!!! Not too good at that!
Reports for the AGM just need printing and collating now, so am nearly ready for the meeting next week. John had done most of the work - hardest part was working out where to find thimngs on his computer - his brain works differently, and he files things differently to me!! however - got them!
Have a special week, and I am remembering your friends before Father God.
Margaret #49

Anne said...

I too like your sewing area - I wish for similar but don't think I can manage it. Lovely nightie. Another beautiful card ( so happy to own a card made by you) beautiful photos of the view. How wonderful to have such a view. God Bless Anne x #37

fairy thoughts said...

very impressive work on your desks this week, well done on the nighty.... you dont forget how to do that stuff once you have leant it do you? pretty fabric too
janet #24

Vikki said...

oooo I love your embossed card! It looks so stylish and that gold hilight just finishes it off beautifully...very nice! Thanks for visiting Shaz...Vikki #22


G'day Shaz
and happy WOYWW. Thanks for dropping by my blog already. Yes all good after the cyclone...still no working satellite TV but I actually haven't missed it though dh does. Shaz you are so productive!! Good for you making a new nighty...I too used to make my own clothes but have not done so for ages. The card you have made is gorgeous and as always the views where you live just make me smile...I really like the moon shot!
Annette In Oz #8

Gita said...

What pretty cards. Especially love the green one. Brigita #78

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, I wish I could sew! I don't get along with the machine. I even got a new one, and the tension is never right, no matter what I am sewing on. :( Lovely double embossing. I love how you put the gold on the embossed part. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the photo, beautiful. #92

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz and thanks for stopping by my desk. Lovely to see someone making their clothes (some at least) and the nightie looks great, pintucks wow...I would've ditched them and gathered. I love the embossed card pieces and will pop over and check the cards out. Your OZ pics just show how quick the weather can change - we notice it here too. Well must be off Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Love those embossed cards. Hmm, something else I need :)
RosA # 36

Ginny Maxam said...

Dear Shaz, such an exciting post!! I didn't know you sewed!! Beautiful job on the nightie!! And your cards are so beautiful I am going to have to case them tomorrow if I remember!!! Hugs and thank you for sharing!! Ginny #19 xxoxo

VonnyK said...

Your nightie is fabulous, you are clever making your own pattern from the old nightie. It's all I can do to turn up a hem. Love your card the roses are gorgeous. Excellent photos, we live in a beautiful country don't we.
Have a great week,
Von #13

Eliza said...

Wow some really great photos especially love the last one with it all dark and mystic. We truly do have a beautiful country.

Eliza & Yoda 28

sharon said...

Shaz I love both of your desks this week, your nightie turned out wonderful:)
It is amazing what how much the skies change in a hour.
Our days are also getting shorter and the nights a little cooler :)
Have a wonderful week.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous views, it must be lovely to live somewhere like that.
Your desk looks as though it is full of love and just waiting for your return. Happy crafting, Angela x 48

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

You can sew too? Your nightie looks fantastic even if the pintucking was a bit of a trial.

Your photos look gorgeous - esp. the last one as it has such an atmosphere about it.

Love the effect of the double-embossing. I have that same Delicata gold ink pad - guess, I forgot I had it till I saw what you did with it. I shall have to dig it out and have a play!

Jocelyn x

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