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 7 May 2014

Cutting an Image Outside Die + Spellbinder Gold Labels 4 + WOYWW

Hullo everyone! yes it is WOYWW - or What is on Your Workdesk Wednesday  over here at Julia's ("the Stamping Ground blog")..... and here is my desk right now this late Wednesday afternoon in Oz.
 The detritus from one card made and two cards on the go. Middle image is House Mouse balloons, which required cutting out side the circle - see photo below. On right + centre are leftovers from my sister's 60th yesterday (finished card below) include Bow Easy under ribbon, plus snippets which weren't right in back centre. On the left is another  card with watercoloured LOTV image, on the make for card order mentioned last week.
Sometimes the image lends itself to cutting outside the image with die.. so here is how it is done. Pencilled area where to cut in from, carefully cut around that to lift the part that has to go over the die and line up okay for cutting. Card not made yet.
Blue and white tile card on started last weeks desk for my SiL birthday to see beginning just scroll down. Greeting is a digi one formatted in Word doc. Stamps are Penny Black background ones, except Bamboo which is Victorine Original. Punch is EK Success.
Card made for my sister (family name is "Didi" from Diane) made with CB Textile Folder, Spellbinder Gold labels 4 layered, coloured with SU Bashful Blue, digi greeting, ribbon is courtesy of my friend from from Nth Ireland Joyce of crafty Quills.
Here are Didi's other handmade cards - from grandee's Emily (2) and Thomas (4). Cute, huh?
The photo from Oz this week is one from my sister's verandah yesterday morning, when there for her birthday. Someone is catching a wave in centre.. such blue waters! and superb colours of God creation! {a little chillier here now as we head towards winter 10 - 21c temps}
Well,  have to get back to real work :D  and get those cards made.
Commenting is limited as have two commissions - an illuminated text(not started yet) and card order, five in all, so must move along. Will try and get around to all (and more) who call but maybe not till weekend.
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 card - lots. 
2. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Mrs.D said...

Morning Shaz. That card for your SIL is beautiful. I haven't yet got any Spellbinder gold but that is really tempting.
Hope you are well and not doing too much.
Bless you
Chris #33

Neet said...

What a lot of beautiful cards Shaz. And what a beautiful photo for us to drool over.
Hope your dad is ok.
and you of course.
Hugs, Neet 25 xx

Annie said...

So many gorgeous cards this week and that last photo is stunning.
Annie x # 27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, what a view from your sister's place...quite stunning!
I love all those cards you've made, such a variety! Those flower cards made by the grandchildren are quite wonderful, so bright and happy and full of love :-)
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

sandra de said...

Stunning cards and as always a beautiful view.
Sandra @41

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous cards all of them but I do particularly like the blue patchwork style.
Thanks for stopping by at mine earlier. Just got in from dog walking and the odd bit of gardening so ready to start my desk snooping.
Pleased to see the monkeys are still keeping you company, I must get one of mine out to give you a wave next week.
Happy crafting, Angela x 46

Winnie said...

Ok, you have gone and done it! A house mouse stamp that I dont have that I now want! ha ha. So adorable! I have 2 draws of these guys! They multiply! Your sisters card is so beautiful and elegant. Hope she enjoys her day! The grands did an awesome job too! Winnie#50

Nan G said...

Wow! Love love love your cards! That blue shaded and layered lacy one is to die for! I never got the hang of die cutting with an overhanging bit of the image. Yours turned out superb. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

Krisha said...

The birthday cards are beautiful, even the little one's have you skill in making great is that?

Krisha #18

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love your card,,,,,, and all over the tuto, this is called a cut Out Effect in Photoshop and iit is really fast toi get,,,,,,,Yeahhhh

Sarn said...

Mmm, lots to see here Shaz. Love your cards. Desk not too bad either!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

Very very nice. .I love the 60th card!! It's beautiful. Robert 34

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha! Your winter temps are our current late spring ones, and on days that are 21 we have the media alerting heatwave!! Lovely cards, lucky Didi. Am loving the 'cutting outside the balloon' phrase and the idea!

Caro said...

What gorgeous cards and I just love that house mouse cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#43)

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, stunning photo - what a lovely view!

Helen said...

sorry, Helen 13!

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz.
Thank you for finding that website for the extravaganza - well done! Some great cards on your desk this week. I particularly like the way you have cut around that balloon! Lovely effect.
And what a picture of the beach!!! Compared with what they are doing to the Llandudno beach.... Well, there IS no comparison.
Thank you so much for the encouragement in that card you sent. God bless you.
Margaret #29

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - thanks so much for the cutting tip - must try that one! Your 60th card, and the one from the little ones, are gorgeous - Didi will be delighted. That view from her home is amazing, too. Have a great week, Chris # 47 xx

Ginny Maxam said...

Wonderful Blog post Shaz!!! I can't tell you how much you bless me every day!!
your friend
Ginny # 78 I think.. xoxoxo

Sally H said...

Love your cards, Shaz! A great tutorial too! A stunning card for your sister - so delicate and beautiful. I also adore the view from her verandah - takes your breath away! A wonder indeed!

Carole said...

Beautiful cards exquisite details.The finished blue and white squares is divine. Emily and Thomas did amazing cards too!
Be well Carole #58?

My name is Cindy said...

Great projects Shaz! I have done the cut outside the die thing - but have to check the instructions every time lol! Happy WOYWW, hope you get off the phone soon! Cindy #36


G'day Shaz
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Oh gosh your cards are beautiful and I bet yr sister loved her 60th one. Lovely ocean view she has too...happy birthday to Didi.
Annette In Oz #39

Karen Letchworth said...

This is GORGEOUS, Shaz. I love the soft, sweet feel of this and I know that it will be such a blessing. Thanks for sharing your lovely card in our challenge this week, and for your words of love and encouragement. You are SUCH a blessing to us.
Word Art Wednesday

Gail said...

Always fun to see what's on your work desk!
Love HM and the card for your SIL!
Great flower cards....lovely photo!

Di said...

Gosh, absolutely fabulous cards Shaz! I adore the pale blue and so delicately layered one especially - I bet Didi loved it!

Hugs, Di xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Shaz,

Your sister's card is amazing. That is the perfect bow! I also like the other card with the zentangles inside the squares - very clever.

I also look forward to seeing the photos of Oz and this one doesn't disappoint. What a wonderful place your sister has - to be able to look out at the water must be so relaxing.

Thanks for visiting me already.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (17)

scrappymo! said...

Both cards are beautiful but the kids cards are adorable! The photo of the beach from your sisters veranda steals the show!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came for Friday Smiles and realized I had not been by for WOYWW. I love the WOYWW drawing on the easel on your desk. I love the card you made for your sister. I can see I really need to buy one of those die cutting machines (grin). I think I was #5 this week.

Andrea said...

hi Shaz
sorry i'm so late I seem to hav e lost some days !!!....being doing an online painting course which has stolen all my time (in a nice way).Stunning cards this week you have been busy and sounds like you have a lot still to do! The house mouse stamp is ever so sweet and great colours used.As for the blue and white my favourite coloiur I love the tiles perfectly made....have a good weekend and week ahead !!.. Andrea #26

Nicky said...

Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11

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