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 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WOYWW + Bugaboo + White Emboss Resist card

Well, we passed safely into a new financial year, also into winter here where I live in Oz. It suddenly has become what we call cold at night here, thankfully lovely warm days but hard to be inside when sun beckons outside! 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!
And yes have finally finished all five of Lee’s cards – you can see me with last two print outs done of the poem inserts for inside of cards (under cards) and left last night ; am ready to cut insert for these two cards. (mm, desk resembles push and shove clean up) Purple one showed last week (here, and posted one here too). The blue one was started on last weeks desk, so am sharing it this week. On the right had side next to my small guillotine you can see my homemade bow easy. Have one but is is very safe(?) place :D I needed a grosgrain ribbon bow for blue card - solution? after watching the short clear video saved to my mobile (see here)worked out which dimensions I needed and cut up from scrap card, so there 'tis.
 So this the card which I was working on last week see here for white embossing powder resist. Tip: heat the embossing powder from the bottom, (especially important with large area of embossing like this one) and you wont get dimples in your embossing. Two strips at back of embossing are the Crafts Concepts Budding vine. Stamp is from Stamping Up, the butterflies are from Victorine Originals, punch is MS Layered Arches. The greeting is a digi formatted in Word, and heat embossed if you are quick enough you can heat emboss greetings, etc. Scored line and two pearls.
The next card has been done before (see here), even had some of the embossed squares folder left to make the card. Jazzed it up with dies, as Lee likes fancy; they are Fleur de Lis Labels 8 top and Victorian Squares for greeting, I think? Digi is house moving digi from Bugaboo ..cool huh!! have paper pieced it, but hard to see.
Here is the beach last week, that is Muttonbird island and the jetty in the distance, on one of my daily walks - the afternoon lights are so pretty so clear in winter do enjoy Gods wonderful creation in this part of the world.. have lots of lovely chats to Him down there... sit among the rocks, enjoy, and look and pray!!
A big welcome to Elaine A., latest wonderful encourager, of this humble blog.. many thanks if you have blog let me know so I can join it and also link over to it from a post here.
 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.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au
3. Penny Black and more June Challenge - Use a favourite stamp.. First card.. http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/june-challenge.html
4. http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-59-blue-with-white-or-cream.html  Blue and White Inkspirational Challenge - first card is an entry for this challenge I just found courtesy of Cornelia. :D 

45 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

The cards are very cute - love the house digi stamp.

You live in a beautiful place; the sky so blue and big. Thanks for sharing photos of the beach. I would love to live near one!

Happy WOYWW
Peace,
Kay (no # yet)

Nikki C said...

Awe Shaz the resist card is so elegant looking and I also use that tip with Frantage the stuff blows everywhere if you come from the top :)
hugs Nikki C No # yet

Gail said...

Fun seeing WOYWW! Love Bugaboo, probably heard that before!
Great picture! I could smell the ocean(?)!

MaryH said...

Two most beautiful cards. Really love the way you've used the panels and tiny squares of embossed panels to decorate an already pretty card. Of course you know I loved the beach photo. I can just imagine your joy at taking a walk in this pretty place, and yes, would be a very inspirational place to have a good talk! I imagine He is very close in such a beautiful place that He made for you to enjoy! TFS & Blessings.

Betsy said...

I really like the squares in this card Shaz. And your photo is lovely too. It looks like a great place to reflect on God's amazing love and His awesomeness.
Blessing,
Betsy

Create With Joy said...

I LOVE your blue and white card and your photography Shaz!

You should share your art and photography at our parties!

Have a wonderful WOYWW!

Create With Joy #3
http://create-with-joy.com

Helen said...

Love the cards, and the view from your walk is amazing. Happy WOYWW Helen 2

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for visiting my desk ...wow two lovely cards...really impressed with the white embossing resist technique you've been doing recently, the blue card is very nice. Yes, gorgeous days we've been having, a bit cool but clear and blue and sunny. Happy WOYWW and have a great week RobynO#8

Sharon Madson said...

Gorgeous blue card! I really appreciate that you give your testimony on your Blog header! Beautiful beach and waves in your photo, that our Lord has created and still controls! Happy WOYWW! #15

fairy thoughts said...

Love the first card it has a lovely ca feel to it. The thought of still being able to walk on the beach in winter without being blown away made me laugh..... Couldn't do it here. I hope I can get to visit Oz one day .... It's on my bucket list .... It looks so beautiful don't stop posting your photos ....
Janet @7 thanks for your visit already

Shoshi said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz, and I always enjoy the embossing-resist technique. Nice shading with the inks! Your seaside view is just gorgeous. For me there is nothing nicer than walking along the beach, especially in the winter when nobody else is there. We had an outing along Torquay sea front on Sunday with Mum (93) and she loves to fill her lungs with sea air! I just love the sea.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment - we all need to encourage each other with this weight loss malarkey, don't we! The 5:2 diet is certainly the best I've ever come across, and for many people the one that best offers any chance for lasting success.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #23

scrappystickyinkymess said...

What a gorgeous shot! and glad to see the finished card from last week. I love that about WOYWW, the way we can dip in, week after week, and still feel a sense of continuity. Always a treat to see your cards, and I am intrigued by Word Art Wednesday so off to follow the link....

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Julia Dunnit said...

Bright warm days make cold nights more tolerable I think, and the picture of your beach is just lovely - a mackerel sky, we call that. Am loving the push back methd at work on your desk Shaz, I often wondered about your actual method when 'in full flow'. Lee will be thrilled with her cards.

Neet said...

Shaz, you make the most beautiful cards - I love the blue one. Lee will be so pleased.
You made me smile with it being cold but sunny during the day, sounds like an English sumer.
Take care - Hugs, & thanks for visiting me - Neet 10 xx

Gillian Pearce said...

Lovely to see a pic of your local beach. I can see why you feel inspired there.
Thanks for the tips on embossing. I've got the stuff but still haven't tried it yet.
I like the embossed squares especially.
Have a fun filled week!
Gillian #28

glitterandglue said...

Beautiful cards as usual, Shaz. The way you have finished the blue one is lovely. Love the sea shot - just where we like to be to talk with Father God, too. We tend not to get out and walk, now, though - just sit in the car and gaze. John's scooter would sink in our sand round here!!
Trust all is well with you and yours.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #9

tocovya said...

What a beautiful place, and very stylish card to x

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

If I lived there I'm afraid I would get nothing done. I love the beach and would spend all my free time walking along. You live in a most beautiful place!

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW great space TFS xx Jan (45)

Di said...

Two fabulous snippets cards Shaz! I 'specially love the blue one.

Wonderful photo of the shoreline too - lucky you!

Hugs, Di xx

StampinCarol said...

I just LOVE the blue resist card!! And your second card is just cute. But the beach view.... WOW!
Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #50

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, so nice to be catching up with you. I can see you have been busy and your cards are lovely. Beautiful photo of the island whose name, Muttonbird, conjured up such a strange looking creature to my mind's eye, although I can quite see why you enjoy your walks along that shore. Happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing. Elizabeth x #47

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz. I have the same SU stamp and should try embossing the image in white as your card is stunning. I miss the beach a lot as we now live inland so viewing your photo was wonderful.

Carolyn

Eliza said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and your beach and rocks area to sit and reflect is no wonder why you have chosen there to connect it is screams tranquility. I would also gravitate to that place if it was near me too.

Have a wonderful week, I have not posted my desk yet, I will later today when I get home.

Hugs Eliza

Caro said...

Gorgeous cards, and I love your Monkeys on the desk...I have two on mine as well! The beach photo just makes me want to go for a walk in the sand. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#38)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lovely cards! I'm quite enamored with the one in blues. Your view and daily walk are quite stunning to. Very peaceful I'm sure. Judy #72

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ooh I was so excited that you shared the closeup of the blues card that is Gorgeous, but the beach scene took my breath away. ( I'm peeking in from work and the "escape" was much needed, so thanks for that! :)

~Stacy #63

Anne said...

Hello Shaz lovely cards and the beach scene is awesome!! Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

Annie said...

It's been a long day full of fun for me but that means this has been my first chance to call by at my blogging friends to see what they have all been up to so I'm sorry for the delay this week.
That last photo is simply stunning....I can see why it's special to you.
Hugs,
Annie x # 17

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz thanks for visiting - cards are great and the scenery - well totally scenic ! Ali x#5

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz thanks for visiting - cards are great and the scenery - well totally scenic ! Ali x#5

Andrea said...

stunning card Shaz and thanks fo r the tips, cute moving in card too again i didn't know you could heat emboss printing!.. stunning beach photo looks like a great spot for refelection. Have a great week hugs Andrea X . ps no number this week no time to take part unfortunately hopefully be back next week

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, the blue card is gorgeous, I so love heat embossing and when it's done on white card the images just pop when the colours are added.
Happy crafting, Angela x #48

Roberta B said...

Oh I love it..I haven't done any embossing for some time. I think when I get home I will pull minerals out. Thanks for the inspiration. Bert 69

Jean Straw said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, especially the blue one. Awesome scenery too.
Jean x

Cornelia W said...

Awesome - I think I have that stamp, too - I love how you used it here! You should link up your masterpiece with Inkspirational - hurry, the challenge is closing in 19 hours - here is the link:
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-59-blue-with-white-or-cream.html

Cathy said...

2 lovely cards Shaz, love the pretty blues. The texture in your 2nd card looks fab too, Cathy x

Sally H said...

stunningly beautiful crafty snippet my friend! Wonderful! Love the beach photo too! Wish I was there!

Nonni said...

Beautiful embossing and inking! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving your cards- the blue is so pretty- and loving the house digi paper pieced- and the texture is fab!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz! I really like Bugaboo images - they are cute and fun. Great tip about the white embossing - thank you :-) The flowers are one of my favourite SU sets - timeless I think.

Your photo looks so relaxing - wish I was there!

Jocelyn x

scrappymo! said...

Two more lovely card. That inky/embossed one is so pretty...and the second card so fun and cute!

Fab photo as always!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a blessing it is to have you share your art and peeks into your life. I am so very blessed by the amazing people God has sent into my life through this challenge blog, and I am SO very grateful for you! Thanks for sharing with us, and for your wonderful fellowship.
Blessings to you always,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Gracie CH said...

What a beautiful photo and what a priviledge to be able to live nearby such paradise! Your cards look great... I especially like the blue & white one, so elegant! I am now joining your site so I don't miss anything!

Oh, before I go, have you commented on the giveaway at my blog yet? Just in case!

Big hug and thanks so much for sharing!

cm said...

Your blue and white card: wow, wow and wow! Such beautiful images, with impeccable embossing. All the details, from the score lines, to the background panels. to the ribbon...such lovely special touches! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges!
~c

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...