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

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Spellbinder Borderabilities Scalloped ~ Ruby Anniversary + Wedding Card

{EDIT: this is second go at publishing this post. First time it had been in drafts for while then posted. It would not come up on feeds etc plus blocked access to rest of posts quite weirdly, so have rewritten it so hopefully it will now oblige!}
Hullo there everyone.
Just having wee break from blogging the moment as not 100%, so commenting etc is limited, however do appreciate yours very much. I have made these cards earlier in the year as you will see by the dates on the cards. First was for a special family Ruby wedding anniversary.
 CASed from this one here on my Pinterest siteUsed the Couture creations Tied together EF,, Spellbinder hearts, and SB Borderabilites Scalloped, digital printed greetings with Roses.
A replica of one above for a wedding, the brides favourite colour is purple, hence the colour choice.
it was a really wonderful wedding of a couple dedicated to the service of the LORD. A marriage begun this way is a blessing to see.
May the LORD be your strength and stay through your days ..
Truly do not know how would get along if He was not so in my life. I was reading recently (see post here) about the kangaroo and the emu being on Aussie coat of arms, was rather taken by these thoughts.
"Two of Australia’s indigenous creatures, kangaroos and emus, have something in common—they seldom move backward. Kangaroos, because of the shape of their body and the length of their strong tail, can bounce along with forward movement, but they cannot shift easily into reverse. Emus can run fast on their strong legs, but the joints in their knees seem to make backward movement difficult. Both animals appear on Australia’s coat of arms as a symbol that the nation is to be ever moving forward and making progress.
These words hang on bedroom wall, first words seen each day, what a comfort!

The apostle Paul called for a similar approach to the life of faith in his letter to the Philippians: “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (3:13-14).
While it is wise to learn from the past, we shouldn’t live in the past. We cannot redo or undo the past, but by God’s grace we can press forward and serve God faithfully today and in the future. The life of faith is a journey forward as we become like Christ.
I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.” —Oatman"
God promises in His precious word.. "As thy days, so shall thy strength be"Deut 33:25...
 I am resting in that sweet promise, O LORD.
Shaz in Oz.x

Would like to link up card to the following: (EDIT: and hope republishing has not messed up link)
 1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards under the hearts for dig verses..
.2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
 3. Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I had posted this on Thursday then republished in new post format fpr reason on top of post ... up to then three comments had come from the Playground as follows:
"Beautiful cards Shaz! Sending you love and the hope that you feel better soon Hugs, Di xx "

on Spellbinder Borderabilities Scalloped ~ Ruby Anniversary + Wedding card by Di on 06/06/14
"Thank you for sharing those beautiful cards, Shaz! I pray that you are feeling better soon!! Hugs, Darnell"
on Spellbinder Borderabilities Scalloped ~ Ruby Anniversary + Wedding card by Darnell J Knauss
on 06/06/14
"Beautiful cards! I hope you are OK...healing prayers offered ere. Take care and crafty hugs Maureen." on Spellbinder Borderabilities Scalloped ~ Ruby Anniversary + Wedding card by scrappymo! on 05/06/14.

Obviously Maureen did her comment first so they are in reverse order.

Betsy said...

I found myself singing along with the words to that wonderful old hymn. Thank you for that beginning to my morning.

Your cards are beautiful-I think some of my absolute favorites that I have seen. My favorite color is also purple, but that ruby red one is gorgeous as well.

Praying for good health for you, my friend.


Mrs A. said...

Both cards work beautifully . Sorry to hear that you are unwell . Hope things improve for you soon. Hugs Mrs a.

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - sorry you're feeling under the weather at the moment. Some things about technology are great, and He is even greater, eh?! I just read your post from across the globe, and was able to stop and pray for someone I've never met but whom He knows intimately. Wow! I love that beautiful piece of work that hangs in your bedroom, BTW. Oh, and the cards are gorgeous. Have a lovely, peaceful, refreshing weekend, my friend. xx

Marilyn Mathis said...

Love the cards you make. You are an inspiration to me, not only with the cards, but also with the encouraging comments. Thank you.

sharon said...

Hi Shaz, your cards are both gorgeous.
I was happy to read about the Kangaroo and the Emu. We often have Kangaroo's in our backyard along with Wallabies and the occasional Koala.Oh and those crawly things called snakes :(
Enjoy your week.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Hope you are feeling better now, Shaz. I spoke to Barbara and she says you need to got to Youtube Claritystamp and you should be able to access all the videos so far from there. If you still can't get them email me and I can copy them all for you and send you the disc.. Take care of yourself. xxx Maggie

Andrea said...

i do hope you are feelng better. love the anniversary/ wedding catds tehy area perefct design and very eelegant for such special occasions card love all the pearls tak egood care andrea x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow, love your cards Shaz - so elegant! And your beautiful framed Calligraphy is such a testament to your strength of faith.

{{hugs}} and blessings
Jocelyn x

JD/ Jill said...

Your cards are lovely! Hope you are feeling better. I'm feeeling a bit under the weather right now, and wouldn't you know! smile! My doctor is on vacation right now...

Thank you for the nice comments on my blog. Hope you have a good week.

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