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 3 September 2014

WOYWW, Blue Wrens and Spring is here!

Hullo everyone .. yes another middle of the week has whooshed into view! It seems to have come extra fast this week cos extra busy... for the uninitiated Wednesday means WOYWW ~ or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over at world wide desk hostess Julia’s blog - here!
Okay working on three cards here... its Father's Day in Oz this weekend so the ship card is for dad.. It is is digi printed on two different card ... smooth and rough paper.. and definitely like the one on right which is rough. have put in clouds with the cloud mask there on centre left, used mainly ink brushes to colour the image, with some coloured pencils. On the right are some more digis (all these are free over at Ginny's blog here.. just scroll down)... The digi paper is on this week's post but the old fashioned rose frame and the ship are a few weeks back now. The butterflies at the back are on this weeks post as it s the little girl picking flowers.
 As nothing else is going on much will share some pickies from Oz, on my walk two days ago now. About 5 mins from here:
A windsurfer
Blue wren's birds eye view... this is the male of the species, they eat insects... and are really tiny taken on big zoom as they are very shy.
This is the female Fairy wren, also called a Jenny wren... they love it down here near the beach as there are low growing spiky bushes which they love to hide in. I took a great video of him playing "hide and seek" but have to relearn how to edit.. before sharing it.
The first bunch of flowers for spring on first day of spring .. 1.9.14. My first rose it is called Delores and always think of Cardarian when I see it, with lavender, sweetpeas, double white gerbera, with grevillea for greenery.
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and a chat, may God bless your day wherever you may be!  Shaz in Oz.x


Hazel said...

Lovely to come and visit and see what you're up to Shaz (long time since a WOYWW visit to blogs). Love the father's day card and the views you've shown are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your workspace and parts of your wonderful country today. Hazel, WOYWW, #34 x

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
Haven't seen any blue wrens around here for ages. Wonder where they've gone?
Great cards, as usual :)
Thanks for dropping by.

glitterandglue said...

Wow, Shaz. Those flowers are all from your garden?? here we are about to go into Autumn, so I have been beginning the autumn clear up. Trimmed a few shrubs back, and cut back all the Hemerocallis. Some of our plants, although they have finished flowering for the year, have such stately spikes of seed heads, that I am reluctant to cut back too soon.
Those images on your desk are beautiful. Well done - the colouring is great. I love the little girl picking flowers.
Thanks for visiting - glad you feel the desk looks pretty tidy - wish I felt that way. I really don't cope well when things are too messy around me - but it seems inevitable that's how it gets!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #22

Annie said...

Hi I'm back and am really enjoying the adventure of setting up my new creative space in our new home. I've really missed catching up with all my blogging friends but hopefully over the next day or so I will pay you all a visit.
Thank you for your earlier visit and for your lovely comments...we will get there but it's going to take time and patience :-)
I really love your photos as always...thank you so much for sharing them.
Annie x #25

Craftychris said...

Your Father's Day card will be fabulous! I love the image and the colouring is fab. Ooh you live in a wonderful place, your photo's are stunning! xxx

Ginny Maxam said...

As Always, WOW!! Love you photgraphy and so happy your are getting good use from the digi's, the ship are awesome!! I like rough texture too!, I'm enjoying catching up on your blog!

Betsy said...

Beautiful flowers from your garden Shaz. Autumn is on it's way in here which means winter won't be far behind. Ick! Those are beautiful pictures of the wrens. Amazing how small they are.

Unknown said...

Your cards are gorgeous, and I love the photo of the beach! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #55

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, i love the card with the ship on, and I bet your Dad will too.
Those birds are lovely too, a sign of spring.
Thanks dor popping over to my place and my desk is not usually that tidy, I also have an untidiness gene.
Bless you
Chris #10

Robyn said...

I love your blog bringing spring into my life just as we are going in the other direction. Still feels like summer here, so don't rush me!
hanks for visiting and the snoop around
Robyn 13

Debs Willis said...

Great digi images, and I love the blue wrens!
Yes, I did leave the template in place, popped the stencil over the top & inked thru or stamped thru - very easy to do & great effects!
Debs x

Sharon Madson said...

Shaz, thanks for sharing the lovely photos! All I can say is wow! And I love your beautiful ship cards! #37

Sue said...

Fab projects there. Love the photos. The flowers are pretty.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue 32

Helen said...

What gorgeous photos! I envy you such wonderful walks on your doorstep! Happy WOYWW Helen 14

sandysewin said...

Your photo of the wren at the beach is perfectly lovely!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. Wish I could send you a few of these tomatoes. :-)

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #21

Andrea said...

Hi shaz thanks for visiting and your comment and yes I should and I am thankful a have my health and a good job some have neither so I am fortunate. as for christmas all year I wouldn't do anything else of I had it out!. love this weeks post you've been busy loving those floral papers and fab butterflies. as always great photos you do always choose some amazing shots...what a pretty bird . I took a very similar windsurf photo whilst on holiday although i think your weather may be better and mines was more of a dot in teh horizon lol ...seemed so much closer when I was watching them! have fab week crafty hugs Andrea #12

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz gorgeous photos of the beach. I live by the sea too, aren't we lucky! A walk on the beach is good
for the soul. First day of Autumn hear and unusually its very warm. Long may it last! Thanks for your visit earlier, when I tried to upload my photos I just had FILE ERROR messages all over them and just had to delete! ;-(((((
Hugs Lynda B 9

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful photos! We have a brown wren visit our caravan garden - he sings beautifully but his tail isn't as long as the blue wren's tail. Have great week! Chris46

Lisca said...

Hi Shaz, I've linked into WOYWW for the first time and I'm happily snooping around.
I love your Father's Day cards. And I enjoyed the photos of the wrens. I live in the Northern hemisphere and I hadn't realized that it was the beginning of spring down under.
Thank you for sharing your desk.
I'm a Christian too so I shall be looking forward to seeing that side of your crafting.
God bless you too.
Happy WOYWW!
Lisca #61

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely images with us. It feels strange that Autum is on it's way here and you are going into spring but it's nice that we can all share this with each other.
Happy crafting, Angela x 38

Shelly Schmidt said...

Looking at your desk is always pleasing- loving the Fathers Day car- so beautifully colored, and loving the Digi from Ginny as well. The pictures you have shared are just delightful! Bless you!

Jules said...

Hi Shaz

A busy old work desk there!!! Plenty to keep you occupied.

Loving your photographs and your Spring flowers too. The first rose is always so beautiful isn't it and such a pleasure to see.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

Hi Shaz
Just popping by to say Hi.
Your cards are looking beautiful, love the ship image but as always it's your beach photos I adore. It's such a lovely breath of fresh air coming through the screen when I look at them, you are so lucky to live where you do.
Your flowers are so pretty, our roses have had a brilliant year this year and are still going strong, I love them.
Hope all is well with you.
Hugs Lisax

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That vase of flowers is amazing - it looks very professional! You'd have to play a lot of dollars for that so well done :-)
I love seeing the little birds, I have a soft spot for wrens. They may be tiny but the noise they make is massive, especially when they're cross!!
Hugs, LLJ 24 xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely images, perfect for a manly card, and I agree - textured cardstock ALWAYS gives me a better print. That wren is so sweet too.

And yes, my stamps are in binders as well, but need sorting again - I pull them out, use them, then they lay on my desk for weeks before I stuff them in any available space to get them out of my way. I need to mend my ways moving forward ot the massive tidy will last for a month and then I'll be right back to square one LOL!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (8)

Eliza said...

You have done so well to get a photo of the wren's they are fast little fella's. Oh and spring is here the weather is now starting to pick up and get warmer, oh to be warm again. Love the flowers and those double Gerbera's simply stunning.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 49

Brenda in IN said...

How wonderful to have such a beautiful place to walk so close to home. It is gorgeous. I love the ship on your card. Perfect for a man card.

Carolyn said...

Wonderful post today, with gorgeous photos to start off my day. You celebrate spring and Fathers Day and we are heading into fall. Thanks for sharing.

Twiglet said...

What beautiful wrens you have over there! x Jo

April said...

I really like the ship cards. And the clouds are so realistic. As always - thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. April #70

I'm a Little Teapot said...

That looks like a busy and happy work desk! I am swooning over the butterfly prints.

Thanks for sharing your desk. Have a good weekend! Hugs, Kathy Jo #44

Neet said...

Beautiful flowers Shaz and what fab photos - did not know there was a Blue Wren. How stunning!
I love those butterflies and the ships on your desk - have you seen Julia's blog about the Tall Ships? Go and have a read, it's good fun but the photo is beautiful.
Take care
Hugs, Neet xx

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