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, September 5, 2014

Happy Fathers Day, Dad! + Annie's Friday Smiles.

Hullo there everyone.. well its is Father's Day on Sunday in Australia, and so made this card for my dear dad. I showed it on my desk on post below. I did two images but used the one on rough card for dad's .. coloured the digi with Ink dusters and dye inks, and  Prismacolor pencils. The Spellbinder is labels 8, one of my first dies and still a favourite. The spot paper is a digi one, free on my Pinterest, and I printed it off for another card and had some left. Greeting is also digi, on a snippet printed in word with old typewrite in free Dafont script.
As today is Friday am going to link over for Annie's Friday Smile, over here!
So here are your smiles folks.. first few are courtesy of facebook!


I totally loved this one being a school teacher...
 Then the next one is from my backyard... this is called colloquially the laughing Jackass or the Kookaburra.  If you want to know what their laugh is like .. listen here ...I tried to get these ones laughing but they weren't feeling territorial. They are of the kingfisher family, these are about thirty feet from the back door where I took this shot.
Gods handiwork is amazingly beautiful ... 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
Linking the card up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on card. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au

12 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous card, Shaz. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge this week. I'm also really glad that this week's devotional was a blessing to you. Have a great week, and please stop by again soon.
Blessings,
Karen

P.S. if you have the time, would you mind stopping by www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog to vote for me in the semi-finals? I'd really appreciate it, and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize.
Thanks so much!
Karen

Betsy said...

I know your Da is going to love his card. It's great! You certainly made me smile-especially the kangaroo. :-). Happy weekend and many blessings to you Shaz.
Betsy

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So beautiful card for dad,
love all other pictures too
hugs Tamara

my craft cupboard said...

Shaz your father is going to be very pleased with his special card, It is amazing! The kookaburra's are also very busy here as well...lol....along with all of the other birds, it is wonderful spring weather:)
hugs
sharon

Annie said...

Love your card Shaz and your funnies really made me chuckle. Thanks for linking up.
Hugs,
Annie x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, lovely FD card, and oh yes I can agree with aunty acid...of late too much happening, so tired early and wake up too early...oh goodness I'm all out of wack. I'm going to miss our Kookaburras, they were on the balcony waiting for a feed the last few mornings...that was something special. Cheers and have a super weekend, hugs Robyn

Di said...

Wonderful card for your wonderful Dad! Love the sailing ship and I do so agree, Labels Eight was my first SB purchase and still one I go to most often!

Hugs, Di xx

Carolyn said...

Your dad will be pleased with the beautiful card you made special for him. It turned out so lovely.

Twiglet said...

A lovely post - enough to make anyone smile. x Jo

glitterandglue said...

The kookaburras had me in stitches, Shaz. Their laugh is almost human!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret

Brenda in IN said...

Hope your dad liked his card. It is a keeper! Thanks for the laugh today. Great way to start my day.

Coleen said...

Beautiful header, Shaz and was good to read your testimony below it.. Thanks for joining my blog. I"m following yours now too. Love all the Pinterest pictures. Wish I knew how to do that.
Blessings, Coleen in Ukraine

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