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 26 May 2014

Butterfly Challenge + Sarns Christmas challenge

Hullo everyone .. just a very quick post to put up some cards made.
First one is for Mrs A.'s Butterfly challenge this fortnight we need to have three elements in a row through centre on our card. So I have chosen the middle one - Wet embossing, Butterflies and Flowers.
This first card is part of background inked up on Friday (see here for how it was made) for the OSA challenge there was a card for inspiration, this card fits criteria there too.
 The stamps are by Artneko from the Spring set, inked in Versafine with iridescent embossing powder. Mounted on black embossed snippet inked up some snippet of card to cut out two butterflies with matching Big and juicy hydrangea ink pad.
Next lot of cards are for Sarn's Christmas Challenge called Rudolph day, over here! requirement is there must be two of them so here are my offering this month, I am bit behind so did extra!
 Embossing and cuttting folder is by Marianne dies, used up snippets of card with holly from Joanna Sheen Signature die. Finally used up two of the "Joy" on my desk for months now !! (three more to go :D) Second ones the stamp is from Our Daily Bread heat embossed with red embossing powder.
I will comment as able but time online needs be limited, I will do my best. However I really want to thank you so very much for popping over for a peek and chat. May God bless your day wherever you maybe.
Shaz in Oz.x
Also would like to join these over with the following:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on all card but will enter the first and last ones.
.2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (Card no 2 and 3)
3. Penny Black and more challenge - May - anything goes, with stamping.
4. Hazelnuts extra Christmas challenge .. see here


scrappymo! said...

Your Christmas cards are very pretty. Like the crisp look of the colours on them. They pop against the white!

The butterful card is so pretty too. I have not done mine for this time yet as i do not have any embossing with me...not wet or dry stuff.
Will have to make my card once i am home!

brenda said...

Elegance and lovely ink work all in one post Shaz, all stunning.

Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Linby said...

What a beautiful set of cards. Love the purple card for our challenge at Penny Black & More, thanks for sharing.
Great cards for Rudolph day, you used the folders perfectly.
Lynn x

Sarn said...

Very pretty butterfly card for Mrs A. Your 4 Rudolph Day cards are so lovely Shaz . . . such wonderful embossing with a splash of red.

Thanks for playing along.

Hugs,Sarn xxx

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cards, all of them. Getting an early start on Christmas cards is an excellent idea and your two designs are gorgeous.

Have a great, creative week.


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous cards
hugs Tamara

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cards, love the embossing and the striking red and green on the white.

Kath x

Ellibelle said...

They are beautiful! Gorgeous color combos!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More. Good luck!

Hettie said...

Lovely cards Shaz. Such detail on your cards. Very pretty.

Gail said...

So pretty! Good job with all!

Di said...

Oh Shaz - these are all such lovely cards! I love your butterfly one and the crisp red and white Christmas cards are so elegant!

Hugs, Di xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, I especially love the purple one, the colours and image are stunning, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous card for my butterfly challenge . The colour is so rich. Glad your prize arrived so quickly and that you have enjoyed using the template already. Thankyou for fluttering by my bingo challenge this time .hugs Mrs A. Butterfly challenge,

Debs Willis said...

Love the butterfly card, but the 'joy' card really caught my eye, pure & simple - lovely!
Debs x

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering your lovely cards for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see you again soon x

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering your lovely cards for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see you again soon x

mamapez5 said...

i was just browsing through the Butterfly challenge entries, and your lovely blue and purple card jumped out at me. It is elegant. I really like it.
Well done on the Rudolph day cards too - nice embossing and cutting folder. I tend to comment on the day and forget to go back to see any later entries.Kate x

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