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, October 31, 2014

Some Christmas cards folks.. two dozen makes!

{Annie's Friday Smiles down below plus WOYWW}
Well, it was Rudolph challenge over at Sarn's and thought was making it okay but she accidentally closed it a day early, so I'm posting anyways.. 
Felt at first a bit sad especially as busted my boiler getting two dozen cards made, but still that is always the upside eh?:D
As I give some cards away as presents before Christmas, plus need quite few for myself, and had only done about 36 so thought had better put in extra effort..
Each year buy a set of these .. they are "Pass it on cards" and there are 25 in set for $4 and make fab card toppers. I like to have God's word on Christmas cards particularly.
And so this is this years pack - and then below are the cards made with them with different folders.
Marianne designable DS0908 with curved corners on toppers - 6 cards

Cuttlebug called "Gracie's frame"- 6 cards
Folder is "Quick Kutz A2 frame" - that's all can find on it! 6 cards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1umQEnci-os  a video which is the inspiration for these cards .. wanted change from monotony of doing others but these take much more time. Plus was using a NBUS Never Used Before Schtuff -  made with stamp set had for ages (Sheena Douglas) never used - perfect for this.
 

Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek as chat, may God bless your day wherever you may be!  Shaz in Oz.x
Linking cards up - image 4 - set of six different :

1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au.
3. http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/  Anything goes 
4. Over at Simon says it is anything goes http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

17 comments:

Graciellie Ch said...

Love those card toppers. The cards look amazingly elegant! Hugs!
PS: Stop by my blog on Nov. 1st. There will be a special post and many new projects!

Sally H said...

stunning cards, Shaz! I particularly love all the birds! Wonderful colouring!

Irene said...

Hello Shaz,

Brilliant Christmas cards, love the different embossing folders. And, wow your birds cards ae just fabulous, and so lifelike.

luv
irene
xxxx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I like the dry embossing on the cardstock. The toppers are so lovely. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 156th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, beautiful cards, all of them. I particularly like the robins. And I'm chuckling at the idea of you 'busting a boiler' to get them done - what a picture that conjures up :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mehrll said...

Lovely cards made from toppers. I had never used embossing folders that way but now I have a new ides. Love the bird cards and the background gives them a snowy feel for Christmas. Thanks and hugs.

Lin said...

Your cards are so special and sure to be treasured, Shaz! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Christmas, Shaz, these are all so brilliant!! You put me to shame with my simple ideas like plonking a reindeer in the middle and calling it done! I'm in awe of how gifted you are - and how productive!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are amazing, Shaz. And your words of encouragement mean SO much to me. I really want you to know how genuinely grateful I am that you share your wonderful creations with us each week. It means so much to me, and I can't say thank you adequately. Have a great week, and I hope to see you share with us again soon.
God bless you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Ginny maxam said...

Hi Shaz, Totally beautiful card tops! Great idea!! and I love the birdie cards!! I Love making , seeing and receiving cards with birds and butterflies! Hugs,
Ginny

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Di said...

Beautiful cards Shaz - you've been a busy girl!

Hugs

Di xx

mamapez5 said...

What a beautiful set of cards.I love the topper cards and what you have made with them. The birdies are very sweet too, and I am with you on liking a Christian theme to my Christmas cards, though I don´t always manage it.
I really followed your link from Annie´s smiles, so I read that post too. Plenty to smile at, and how wonderful to have those dear little fluffy plovers in your own yard. God´s creation never ceases to amaze me. Kate x

Anne said...

Wonderful cards, so elegant and such a good idea! The birds are real cute but I love the elegant scripture cards. Bravo! xx

SARN said...

Hi Shaz . . . so sorry for closing Rudolph Day early . . . never happened before . . . blame it on my age and a confused brain!

Still . . . at least you have a pile of lovely Christmas cards made now.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

brenda said...

Thought I should pop over and say hi Shaz, I don't know where my days go as mu blogging is so behind.

Hope you are keeping OK, still producing lovely elegant cards I see.

B x

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have been very busy! The scripture is beautiful, and love the blue and gold on white. And, loving all of your bird cards- your coloring is wonderful!

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