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

Friday, 1 August 2014

Annie's Friday Smiles + Nicecrane Birds and Blossoms

Hullo there everyone .. another Friday here in Oz is drawing rapidly to close, so better do my Friday post to link up with Annie's Friday Smiles.. and the snippetty playground too.
Okay these are borrowed again!!! firstly some from Pinterest :D

The funny thing was chatting to my sister just today and she was about to tell me about something then went looking for it, and she said, "oh no! cant find it now, I have just tidied up this morning!"
Quite frankly, not sure what would do if found it on my car??  are foxes harmless??
Thought this clever on Facebook, then someone funny added this one below on the Comma Cat post :D

Just want to share a card I have just made for a friend who is has cancer and fighting a very hard battle .. love this verse... "in the fear of the LORD is strong confidence, and His children shall find a place of refuge".. ah a Refuge is time of storm ~ we all need that! I truly would not have made this far through life if the LORD had not been my Strength and Stay through each and every day!
Had real fun making this card I was given ages ago this set by Ignacio of Nicecrane designs cant find the link cos the site is down for maintenance but it called Birds and Blossoms set so check it out when they are back online. I added a Bible verse from Word Art Wednesday on it. They are meant to be used for calling cards etc but I tried three with a Bible verse inserted in a Word text box - loved how it worked! :D I spritzed glimmer mist on the image, the backing card is made with the CB Houndstooth embossing folder inked up in Memento Chocolate before embossing, distressed afterwards with sanding blocks - looks like felt. :D Added two brads, snippet of chocolate ribbon at side.
 .. hope it brought some smiles to your face!
Happy Smiles day everyone!! 
and may God richly bless your day wherever you may,
Shaz in Oz.x
{PS. As this is supposed to be smiles post wont mention that today is the first of August.. pinch and punch for first of the month ...
Wow, is it skating by? all downhill from here :D) }
Linking the card up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on card.
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Betsy said...

You did indeed make me smile, and I love that verse. I also have a friend fighting the terrible cancer battle. She is a wonderful Christian woman. I'll have to remind her of this verse.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I smiled several times at those cute things you found on the internet. I loved the one about editing your face. I resemble that remark, especially when I'm trying to brush all the winter fur out of Bleubeard!

That's a beautiful card, too. I hope your friend gets better. Have a super weekend.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Shaz what a fun way to start the month looking at these cute pictures! A beautiful card for your friend, I hope she wins her battle and I am sure your card will bring her comfort. Susan x

Annie said...

I'm sure fighting with God on your side is much easier than without and I wish better health for your friend. Really love your funnies...they certainly made me smile :-)
Annie x

Judys Lace Creations said...

What an amazing thing to see a baby fox asleep on your car.Love the other funnies too.

tilly said...

best wishes to your friend and what a lovely card you have made for her, the verse is very inspirational.

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy Friday Smiles pics, I can relate to losing things when you actually put them away...but also I'm progressing into the era...'now what was I doing, or why did I come to the bedroom'.. Have a lovely weekend Robyn

Brenda in IN said...

I love the little funnies you put up today especially the one about camping will be fun. Ugh, spiders. Your card is stunning and the verse is so perfect. I hope your friend does well and gets through this.

Di said...

A beautiful card Shaz and the verse is perfect for someone who has faith in God.

Posted your parcel yesterday - I think I may have already said that earlier!

Hugs, Di xx

Marilyn Mathis said...

Such a special card. It is beautiful and very encouraging. What a way to start the month with these cute pictures. Thanks for starting my day with happiness.

Unknown said...

I am worried about the baby fox. The card has so much character it is a classic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us today.
Blessings, Carole, Word Art Wednesday

fairy thoughts said...

Great pictures Shaz , I am have trouble finding things too .......I haven't tidied either. The year really is flying by it's scary but i am not going to mention the C word .... Not yet

Laura said...

'Go camping they said' Yep, I'm NEVER going camping!!
Great funnies. I'm going to re-pin the first one... today's job is, you guessed it, tidying!

Ginny Maxam said...

Funny Jpegs today!! and the fox falling asleep on the car!! The post made me smile! Thank you!!

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