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 9 July 2014

DaFont Download to Word + WOYWW

Hullo everyone .. yes another mid week post.. and yes not much time as seem to be working on overload here .. need to get outside and sort out some things out there soon while it isn't too cold. Enough waffling, here to my desk, for it is WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over at world wide desk hostess Julia’s blog - here!
So here we see me in mid stream...card at top left is from Ginny as won some candy on her blog :D. Centre: I have done the Bugaboo 3D image for a first birthday card... and trying to work out what sort of 1. layout to do and 2. what text to use on the card? Had downloaded four new fonts and really liked them - more on that anon. Also on right is new Spellbinder (Fancy labels 25) bought on eBay( and yes, order done last week meant $ for new stash :D ). Going to whinge here, I was annoyed by the new minimalist packaging on them. Only three layers of ultra thin card between the parcel from USA. It was loose and floating around inside .. not stiff or supporting enough at all. They could have been so easily bent, thankfully they were not. A letter to Spellbinder, plus sender, is coming on, I suspect!
Re the download of the new fonts above if you are like me and like to use digi personalised greeting on computer, this site is really good and this is where some these came from
now if you have Word you can install these fonts into your word programme (Ginny taught me this as wasn't straight forward to me).
Steps are as follows ( I have 2003 version of Word):  
  1. Chose font and download.
  2. Open download file and move to Documents location of folder  called Calligraphy fonts.
  3. Extract files by right click on 7zip.
  4. Select (highlight it) extracted file to actually open the extracted file.
  5.  Use the word doc button on top tool bar and select “Word Font viewer” from clicked on down drop menu of two. 
  6. Click install button on top of pop out with Word Font viewer. It is then installed on Word. Open a word doc.
  7. Find the font in Word drop down menu list and use on Word.
Card made with digi image... and also a freebie digi bamboo image, which added embossing too. See over here on Ginny's blog she often has freebie digis for everyone.. really love this one! Verse is from Word Art Wednesday.
What a great promise to hold onto, His word is our Light and and Guide .. and really that is found the LORD Jesus, for He the Light of the World, and is also called the Way the Truth and the Life! how utterly precious..

To close here is the image from is rainbow lorikeet high up in tree munching on some loquats about 30 feet up the tree . I was actually going to say it was a native fruiting tree here, but when went to Wikipedia, just now it says it from China!
We used to eat them on the way home from school, as was tree of them, plus guava tree ,yum... and some mulberries.
Also would like to welcome my newest wodnerful encourager... and a new blogger so go and welcome her! she has some lovely digi paper on offer too, see here Gracie of Graciellie design!
Happy WOYWW every one and may God bless your day! 
wherever you may be! Shaz in Oz.x

Also want to join over with:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Betsy said...

Your card with the bamboo is very pretty I really like the verse on it too Shaz. I'm fascinated by your pictures of the lorikeets. Such beautiful birds!

RosA said...

That's annoying about that packaging. Glad they weren't damaged. I MUST remember to get out my WOYWW badge (it's in a "safe" place) and put it on my desk. Have a good week,
RosA # 5

Helen said...

Love the card and the bright blue and yellow. Don't you just love Wikipedia!! Have a great week. Helen 4

Unknown said...

I love your new spellbinders die. Glad it arrived safely. I love your card to but what really caught my eye was your 2 monkeys from a well known tea company! My mum and I have them to and thought everyone else had probably thrown theirs by now!
Lynda B 14

glitterandglue said...

Good morning Shaz. Great desk shot this morning - all that gorgeous colour and those fonts look good. The bamboo card is really attractive. Well done. Thanks for your continued prayer for John. Not an easy time for him, but, as one of our church leaders said last evening, "Take hold of the good things which are happening for you".
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #15

lisa said...

I have that spellbinder, Shaz, you'll love , really gorgeous when it's cut. Good job it survived it's journey!!!
Your card is great and I wish we had such colourful birds here.
Some TDF photos on my blog today just for you!!!
Hugs Lisax #36

Mrs.D said...

Morning Shaz, as usual your desktop has wonderful creations on it and links to good stuf as well. I particularly like the bamboo card, really eye catching and encouraging too.
Bless you for sharing
Chris #32

Anne said...

Beautiful card Shaz. Always love the Oz images as well. Will pop and see Gracie now. Anne x #35

Neet said...

Love the lorikeet, love the elephant image, gorgeous card from Ginny - in fact a desk full of loveliness. The blue and orange(ness) of it all makes me feel happy - must use these two colours myself.
Hugs, Neet xx 6

Anonymous said...

Ah I love me a good font, I do! Frankly it's almost not even worth buying sentiment stamps as I can print anything I want in the size I want and the font I want. And oh Spellbinders...the do have the prettiest dies but since I don't make a lot of cards (I tend to do it in bursts, 5 or 10 at a time then not again for yonks) I an usually resist :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Di said...

Lovely snippets card there Shaz!

Oh no, Spellbinders changed their packaging? Those dies need good protection before being sold. I know you commented that you keep yours in their packaging whereas mine are always removed and the dies are on magnetic sheets in binders. BUT, I JUST learned how to made pretty flowers with the packaging - sigh :(

Hugs, Di xx

sandra de said...

Pretty cards .... and now I know what the tree in my backyard is called. Our birdlife love eating the fruit. I have to be very tricky and get to it first if I want to eat any. Have a lovely week.

Sandra de @55

sharon said...

Shaz you certainly are keeping busy,
I look forward to seeing what you create with your new Spellbinders die:)
Lorikeets are gorgeous yet they can be so very noisy, when we have our trees in flower we can't here ourselves talk:)
Enjoy your week.

Hettie said...

Liking that die set. May NEED that!
Love to see what lovely animals you put on your blog. Fabulous photos.

Annie said...

Thanks for the info about fonts. Love those cards. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. It's been a busy day but thankfully I've cleared my sewing mountain now :-)
Annie x # 30

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz
Beautiful card with the bamboo.
I checked out the font site and book marked it for later, thanks for sharing that.
Krisha #64

Unknown said...

Ooh, I love that Spellbinders set you got! I never think to look for things like that on ebay. What a great idea--it's going to be so pretty. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #57

Ginny Maxam said...

Lovely desk this am Miss Shaz!!
very interesting about the spellbinders and lack of packing! I am glad they arrived safe and sound!! I just up loaded a whole monogram alpha over at CCM!
Hugs, Ginny

Patti said...

Wow! your bird is outstanding and so are your cards! I really love the bamboo card and the colors you selected! : )


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, lovely cards as always, love the bamboo image. Dafont is ace, I agree, as is Urbanfonts and 1001fonts. What a lovely bird to have flying around wild- none of ours are anywhere near as colourful.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #19

Sharon Madson said...

The birthday card with the elephant is fabulously adorable! :) Also love that Spellbinder. How far up do those numbers go. First I had to keep getting the ones in the teens, and then I had to have labels 25, now you are enabling me to want 26!
Thanks for sharing the photo of bird and tree, and the story. I am glad you did, because I was showing my husband about this blog hop and specifically went to yours because you usually include photos like this. We were not disappointed. #78

Andrea said...

glad to hear your die is ok after its unsafe journey it looks fab I do love these fancy label dies another for my wish list .I do love you card the bamboo looks ace .as for the bird very colourful aren't you lucky to have had all those fruit trees around have a great week ahead and thanks for visiting earlier its very much appreciated .take care andrea x #16

Glenda said...

I love to visit. Your desk is always so busy and so much beauty from your cards. Also enjoy the pictures of those beautiful birds. That just amazes me at their beauty!
Glenda #50

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Goodness, there's a heap of stuff on your desk this week!! Hope you've been having fun with that little lot :-). Love that oriental card, very smart!
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, love your colourful desk this week - and such a lot going on. I have lots of super fonts loaded on my PC but couldn't tell you now where I found many of them, it was so long ago. Oddly, I don't use them as much since I retired - I just forget they are there. Love the Aussie photo today - such a colourful bird. It's been a windy old day today so it was surprisingly chilly when out watering the garden - it does seem to have died down now so perhaps tomorrow will be better. Thanks for your earlier visit. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #56

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Monkeys!!! nice to see you. It feels really strange when you talk about the cold Lol!
Your cards are lovely and the new die.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of pretty things on your desk this week. I just got a new die with the new minimalist packaging too. It didn't bother me (I didn't think about it getting bent) but I did wonder about all those people who use the thick plastic in their multimedia art. Love the primary colors on the first birthday card, so fun. Judy #77

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Shaz, fabulous card, great use of snippets too, love the green you have used and the finished look is so very elegant. Fabulous photo's too - it took me a while to see the bird what a beautiful creature Karen x

Julia Dunnit said...

That is a top share Shaz, those sort of instructions are valuable. I use DA font but haven't got them in Word, I have to type it all up and do loads of moves to change it to DAfont when I'm done. Thanks!
hard to believe you're hustling to get stuff done. Because of the cold! Love the bugaboo card in the making, my word, don't we all spend a lot of time putting special cards together!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Visiting your blog is always SUCH a blessing to me. Not only do I get to see the beautiful art you create, but I'm also lifted up each time by your encouraging words. Thanks for being such a blessing to me and for sharing your lovely creations with us. You are such a blessing!
Word Art Wednesday

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the link to those cool fonts. I shall try to have a play with them.

Your card is going to look the bright papers you have pulled to use.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
hugs Tamara

Ohhh Snap said...

So glad your dies arrived unbent. They look gorgeous! Looks like you have been busy, the card is adorable. What a treat to see Lorikeets!Happy Belated WOYWW! #63

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card and a wonderful photo! What a beautiful lorikeet!

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