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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WOYWW, and catching up!

Hullo everyone - well have been MIA for more time than ever before but there has been too much going on to have time.. We went away, then I was sick, then took time to catch up! but without any more ado..
.. here tis WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday.. pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground!
This was gift card kit from bit over a week ago actually from Ginny of Maxam made and also yesterday not in image as had posted these images on FB, Mrs A had sent me four piece of Stampbord to try out like size of domino.. thanks so much to Ginny and to Mrs A, and Mrs A. watch this space :D
After making these which are a gift for a friend, all that was left over from kit was butterfly in black and white, a sheet of navy and chocolate. I will save for other cards. THANK YOU, Ginny you are a treasure!
The designer paper is the back of the envelope that the set came in, as Ginny has pretty envelopes, I coloured the butterfly with ink here and also the gem with gold ink. 
I coloured the ribbon with ink used and 'cos had inky fingers two small bits of stray ink on WAW Bible verse when taping it on and was too late then :(
I wanted fancy corners, so used a die cut from Fleur de lis rectangle. I cut a piece of black card and cut up the die cut .. when put this on my blog before someone thought I cut up the actual die, rather than the cardboard, eek!
This is my favourite - the stamps used for greetings are from Our Daily Bread and fussy cut them out rather than buy the die as it was expensive, but stamps weren't plus had voucher just added image to colour images in photos.
The photo from Oz today is of our local creek, taken late afternoon. the large tree on right is gum and scraggy bits at front are banksia. See flower below:
I will comment as able may take til next week but will get there :D
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 the two cards up to:

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://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/17-emboss-your-butterfly.html Dry emboss butterfly - first card 
4. http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com.au/ Challenge from our daily bread stamps, cards 1 and 4. This week's bi-weekly challenge is a scripture inspiration challenge! Use the verse below as your inspiration :
Ecclesiastes 3:1: "To everything there is a season and a purpose for every time under heaven."

34 comments:

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh so pretty - and clearly the maximum use of the supplies! Even the envelop from the package - very frugal!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

glitterandglue said...

Goodness, Shaz. You may have been MIA - but you certainly have not been idle! Beautiful cards, and some lovely verses on them. 'Specially like the one about the woman's worth.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16

Annie said...

Your cards are stunning...you've had a busy week. I always love seeing your pics of where you live...thanks for sharing them.
Hugs,
Annie x # 26

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards
have a lovely day
hugs Tamara

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful display of creative endeavors this week. Loving all these beautiful cards!
Glenda #33

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely cards! I just love that vintage look! Have fun this week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

Christine said...

What a lovely bunch of cards! So pleased you're feeling well enough to make them.
Thank you for the view.
Bishopsmate #42

Mrs A. said...

They are fab cards that you have made. Love your idea of using the packaging for your base on your butterfly card. Butterfly looks lovely and I also like your idea of cutting the die (card) up to make those corners on the roses. Thankyou for fluttering by #17. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, lovely to see you back, and your always beautiful cards. Lovely happy mail your got there, and some gorgeous cards from it. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

Queenie Jeannie said...

Simply gorgeous cards - bravo! :D You always do great work though. Enjoy your increasingly warm temps as we start to freeze over here, lol! I have a scrumptious soup simmering in the crock pot for dinner tonight, just the thing to keep warm!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #27

Angela Radford said...

Looks like you've been very busy, the cards look great. Love the vintage feel of them too.
Have a great crafty week, Angela x 34

Twiglet said...

Beautiful cards and a stunning view - thanks Shaz. x Jo

Betsy said...

You have been gifted with a wonderful talent Shaz. The cards are beautiful and so is the view.
Blessings,
Betsy

Brenda in IN said...

These are lovely cards. I love the gold embossed paper and the image of the lady in her gorgeous hat. I hope you are feeling much better and recovered from your trip.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, it's WONDERFUL to see you again! I've been missing you and have been praying for you! So glad you are back, and wow! What beautiful work! I love each and every card! Beautiful images and wonderful sentiments that will bring joy to each recipient!! So glad you've joined us again for the ODBD Shining the Light, sweet friend! Big hugs!

Carolyn said...

How wonderful to receive lovely goodies from Ginny to create your outstanding cards. They are all beautiful! You have been missed.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh blogger didn't want me to post for awhile...thanks for stopping by, Love your display of cards. Each one has it's own beauty. Pretty outdoors too. Turned cool here 38 this AM but no winds. Have a happy trick or treating and be safe.

Anne said...

Beautiful work Shaz you are very talented. Love the Oz photo. Thanks for popping by. Happy WOYWW Anne x #18

Lisca Meijer said...

Well, bless you too Shaz! What a lovely present that was. Those cards are gorgeous!
Have a good week,
Thank you for letting look over your shoulder,
Lisca#67

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
Looks like you had made good use of your time MIA ... lovely cards. To answer your question about minions.. they are from an animated film called Despicable Me and are exactly as you thought.... little servants, they are very funny.
janet #17

Artatag said...

My goodness you really have been busy! Beautiful cards!!
Cheers
Gabriele 31

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, all those cards are gorgeous! I especially like the umbrella ladies cards :)
Hope you are OK now.
BTW, your chicken is coming along nicely :)
RosA # 19

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

All your creations are beautiful!! You sure have been busy!! Your use of layouts, images and colors are perfect! Thanks for joining the Shining the Light challenge!

trisha too said...

Oh we all go MIA occasionally, but it's good you've come back--beautiful cards, and such lovely photos!

Happy woyww to you!
:)trisha
#56 this week with
a new old stamp set

Chrysalis said...

Absolutely lovely - and Ginny will be thrilled to see how you've used her lovely gift. What a stunning part of the world you live in. Blessings and hugs, Chris # 24

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aren't fellow bloggers wonderful? You got some gorgeous stash there and are using it so beautifully! Glad you're having fun, those cards are lovely :-)
Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Shaz. Happy late WOYWW. My new job started today so I got caught up most of last evening getting uniforms etc ready. Thanks for dropping by my blog. You have had some great stash given to you too. The cards you made from it are all gorgeous. First day of job went well!!
hugs
Annette In Oz #12

Di said...

Really lovely cards there Shaz! Soft and feminine. And it's great to see you back in the Playground too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Mehrll said...

Gorgeous cards. Love how you can make it all work together and come out beautiful. Hope that you are now feeling much better by now. Lovely scenery, so relaxing. Take care of yourself. God bless you. Hugs.

Neet said...

Love the views you treat us too and the cards are always special.
Sorry you have been ill Shaz, hope you are on the right side now.
Hugs, & Thanks for the visit earlier - Neet 29 xx

Linda Carson said...

Your friend is going to love you and love the gift of these cards! Each one is so unique and so beautiful! Thanks for creating with us this week a t ODBD!

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late!
Lovely to see you again, hope you are fully recovered. Really enjoyed the later posts too, your Christmas cards are ace...I really like how you've used the Pass it On cards..they're like a Wordle!
Don't get me started on the chocolate thing...I'm back on the wagon and it's one of the things I'm missing! I had a gift pack from Ginny too, some time ago, wonderful quality of card, took me ages to bring it to use! Your baby plovers are just too cute, I bet the green of your gorgeous garden is perfect for such a young family. Don't forget the safety gear each time you step out - made me laugh!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely to see you back and hope that you stay well now. That's a lovely kit you received and the cards you made are beautiful. The creek looks like a pretty place to visit. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #53

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's amazing what you made from that kit, Shaz! Just stunning! Great use of snippets and linking up with challenges, too! Happy Belated WOYWW! Thank you for coming by to visit me! I love that you are carrying on with using up that NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

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