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

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Snippetty Christmas Cards in Oriental Quilting style

Hullo there everyone .. well there has been rather a deafening silence from this neck of the woods for the last two weeks. I have been sick for a week foll wed by another week of recuperating and major catch up.. there is nasty lot of bugs doing the rounds downunder this winter, and many are succumbing. I have actually been carding for birthdays and made a couple for challenge but not blogged! So here is my Christmas card offering (by two as required by rules) for Rudolph Day Challenge over at Sarn's - see here.
I did a few weeks back on this post HERE, an Oriental Quilting card.. my first attempt and show how it is done on this post. It was for OSA (a Yahoo group - Oriental Stamp Art) and found a number of samples saved onto my Pinterest Oriental page and have few more going to try.. if you want to check them out, look here.

Step 1: design the outline for cardboard (scrap) mounting.
Step 2: cut out card and also thin foam for quilting (make foam slightly smaller than outline so not squashy).
Step 3: choose washi scraps to fit outline of shapes and cut out, add tape on back of the card, wrap around the shape.
Step 4 If mixed shape attach on back of scrap card to assemble pieces.
Finish card as desired.

I chose two patterns - the simple candle shape .. going to do more of it; and the pieces for Christmas tree. May do more of it too: it is bit trickier, but fun. There is another really nice heart one I two different styles, on my pin board, which I want to try too.
As used lots of snippets linking thse over to Miss's snippets Challenge too.
May God bless your day everyone and thanks so much for all your wonderful encouraging comments, too.
Shaz in Oz.x
Also want to join card over with: 
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


brenda said...

Just catching up after our hols Shaz and so sorry to hear you have been under the weather, do take care and get better soon.

Great cards and paper folding, very effective.

B x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards,
love trees
hugs Tamara

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cards. I love the quilted effect for holiday cards.

Jean said...

Your quilted cards are great Shaz, I specially like the christmas tree one. I think I might give this technique a try myself, I have some washi paper tucked away somewhere.
Sorry you have been poorly and hope you are soon fully better.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Sorry to hear you hae been ill. Hope you are feeling much stronger and better.

Two more lovely Christmas cards!

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards and fabulous colours.
Glad you are feeling better.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Two wonderful cards, Shaz. That technique is one I must try! Sorry to hear you have been poorly. Hope you are well on the mend now. Big hugs x

Unknown said...

Another really clever idea executed beautifully. Again thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Happy hugs and sweet smiles from Carole, God Bless you and your family!

Di said...

Two wonderful cards Shaz! Hope you're feeling better now :)

Hugs, Di xx

MaryH said...

Hi Sharon, Sure am sorry to hear you've had another bout of unwell, but hope you are feeling much better by now. Both of these cards are so stunning. I'm loving the oriental feel and that quilting just blows my mind. I loved both of them, but especially the technique on that glorious tree. Simply wonderful and you're doing this technique beautifully. Take care and God Bless. TFS & Hugs

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful card you made here...Love the use of golden paper. It's gorgeous! So glad you joined us at last week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again this week and inspire us and our followers with your creativity and earn the chance to win wonderful prizes. Leaving you with God's Word in Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Hugs and blessings!


Sarn said...

Hi Shaz

I'm playing catch up after returning from holiday - hence the late comment!

Sorry to hear you've been unwell, but looks like you're on the mend now Shaz. How clever you are to make these two cards.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn! xxx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, hope you're feeling better. The Christmas tree is definitely my fave!
Debs x

Hettie said...

What lovely cards you have done Shaz. Very appealing to me.
Sorry to hear you have been poorly and hope you are feeling better soon.

mamapez5 said...

This is an interesting technique that i haven't heard of before. Bloggers are such a wonderful source of inspiration. two very pretty cards, but I too prefer the tree. It was worth the extra effort. Kate x

Ginny Maxam said...

stunning Paper piecing!! Such Beautiful cards!!

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