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 1, 2014

WOYWW, Orchids + Flower Fairy

Hullo there everyone.. well, another "desky" share as it is Wednesday again!! and that means the great worldwide Blog-hop around desks of the world for WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday.. pop over to our chief's desk for the link up, at Julia's Stamping Ground! Before proceeding want to apologise to Sandysewin as tried to comment on her WOYWW but her blog would not let me, came up with Error 404 and wanted to scan my computer?! {Edit: Sandy has looked into it an says apparently it is a problem which occurs from time to time.}
To my desk:
Here you see my goodies laid out - received from a bloggy win over on Judy's blog- called  Judy's fabricrations. She is my latest wodnerful Encourager too, so do take a peek over at her blog and say hi!! My favourite is the decoration of the heart with all the beading detail (!!) and the card there on the right has some lovely beading detail too. The pretty paper and Christmas toppers will be very useful too, and the wee tissue holder! Thanks so very much Judy - you are incredibly kind!!
 Here is Emily's card made for her birthday last Friday with "Emily sleeps here" below which I started on WOYWW a few weeks back.
Made this card with a scanned image from my Flower Fairy book by Cicely Mary Barker (actually her background is interesting reading).  The card has a 3D image of the fairy (as card was for Emily did the "E" fairy), on a Fleur de Lis Labels 8 Spellbinder die, used the Memory box die on my desk last week, Memory Box Piestra Tile die and used it on border, with ribbon and Blushing Flower branch also MB die. Spellbinder petite ovals for greeting, La la land corner and used a frosted rose red cardboard for details, also glittered the fairy but dont think it shows. Cuttlebug Olivia die used for "3" and the label 4 smallest die.
This is a blue Fairy Wren (sketched and coloured in Prismacolors) and just so happened her party was a fairy party. I did not know when planned to do it.. how amazing is the LORD? or so I thought anyway - and then few days after starting it saw these wrens when out walking and took this photo back here. :D (they have gone now, I look every time walk there but dont see them.. I am glad had the camera that day ..God is good too, as they are rather hard to photograph).
And the pickie from Oz this week:

This is an Australian bush orchid over at my neighbour's front door.. just magnificent aren't they? .. he has a huge green house would love to take pickies of it, one day might ask him so can show you some more.
I generally try and comment on everyone who is kind enough to come to my place and says hi but this week things may get too busy till maybe early next week, so apologies if bit slow. 
I am scheduling this post so linking maybe slow too.

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  
 Also want to join card over with:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on card.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au

34 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Here at your blog
is always so great inspiriance
lovely post
wit fab fotos and projects
hugs Tamara

brenda said...

That orchid is stunning Shaz, so many lovely blooms. Great card as well, always love the Flower Fairies.

B x

Mrs A. said...

That's a stunning card for Emily. I love all those intricate die cuts. Hugs Mrs A. .

Judys Fabrications said...

What a sweet Fairy card Shaz, and those orchids!! I used to have orchids, but since I do so much more crafting, I don't have them any more. So glad you liked your goodies.I'm having another Giveaway very Soon!
Judy vxx

Betsy said...

That is an amazing card Shaz. I like the "Emily sleeps here". Such a pretty orchid. I've never seen one like tht before. Thank you for being such a faithful follower of my blog. I appreciate you my friend. I loved your Wallaby comment. I didn't know that was what a wallaby meant in your part of the world. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Annie said...

Really love the cards Shaz and that orchid is stunning....love it.
Hugs,
Annie x # 25

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely cards there and I love that orchid too - I have one but not really sure how to look after it but it seems to be doing ok at the moment - fingers crossed! Sunshine Girl #6

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, lucky you getting that parcel from Judy..her work is soo gorgeous and detailed! Your cards are pretty too as is that amazing orchid - I've never seen one as big!
Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

glitterandglue said...

Lovely card and picture, Shaz. Gorgeous prize from Judy - her work is simply stunning, isn't it? And what about that orchid? WOW!!! Glorious. God is so great to give us such variety to gaze at.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Di said...

Thank you for coming to play Shaz! I adore the card and also your picture you made. Happy WOYWW!

Hugs, Di xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you did a lovely job on Emily's gift - what a treasure. I love the orchid, what a treat!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, beautiful projects as always, and the orchid is glorious! . Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #43 xxx

Twiglet said...

I think we would all be taking cuttings if we lived near that stunning orchid! x Jo

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. Wonderful giveaway from Judy - she is and extraordinarily talented lady, love her work. Your card and plaque for Emily is just gorgeous. And just look at those orchid magnificent sprays wow, beautiful. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#40

Lisca Meijer said...

Thanks Shaz for visiting my page. One of the nice things about desk hopping around the world (which I hadn't realised) is all the beautiful flowers people have in their gardens in different climate zones and hemispheres. Thank you for showing me that stunning orchid. Made my day!
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder. Have a good week.
Lisca#31

Eliza said...

You have created a really wonderful gift, good on you. Oh and that orchid is just perfect, ah the beauty of nature. Do go and take heaps of photos I know I would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
Happy WOYWW #2

Brenda in IN said...

You sure received some gorgeous goodies from Judy. Your cards are great. I love the red one with all the detail on it. Those orchids are beautiful. So many blooms on it. Wish I could smell them.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, your desk looks so colourful with all the goodies win spread over it - Judy is indeed a generous and lovely lady. And your neighbours orchid is stunning - marvelous that he can grow them outside; they are strictly a greenhouse plant over here. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #51

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit already. DIY straws are plastic straws with separate 90 Degree bends that you can build your own crazy drinks straw with...but I have steampunk in mind so will add it to a canvas on Sunday when I get some desk time in...

Love your card and your neighbours orchid looks stunning. Mine are busy growing 2 more spikes on my kitchen windowsill...my green house

House of Bears said...

Awhat lovely goodies you have there. It's always fun to play with new stash. Hugs from the bears at no. 47

Neet said...

Lovin' that orchid - so enjoy your Oz pictures.
Fabulous card and calligraphy picture - lucky lady. You are so good at this kind of work, it's amazing.
Lastly (working bottom to top) congrats on Judy's prize - am envious, just a teeny, as she is one heck of a fabric lady. Love her work - her dolls are amazing.
Love to you
Neet xx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi shaz
I remember seeing the start of the Emily sleeps here a few weeks ago .... it turned out beautifully I'm sure she will love it. As for the orchid... just gorgeous
janet #8

Mrs.D said...

Lovely stuff on your desk as ever, that card for Emily is so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
Chris (no post)

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Orchid and love the card.
Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

Cazzy said...

Wow, you have blue wrens! We only get brown ones here!

Lovely goodies, your card and sign are lovely and so are the flowers.

Happy WOYWW.

Cazzy x #52

Helen said...

oh, so pretty! Love the "Emily Sleeps Here" it's beautiful. Have a great week. Helen 5

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, love your Emily calligraphy, and the orchid pics are amazing!
Hugs
Debs x

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty card for Emily and the calligraphy is stunning as always. LOVE the orchids, they're incredibly spectacular! Have a great week.

Hugs
Brenda 54

Chrysalis said...

What an amazing plant, Shaz! And Emily will be thrilled with that lovely card and keepsake. What a lucky little girl! Have a fab week, Chris # 16

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a cute sign, and the card is perfection!

Hazel said...

Yes, the orchids are magnificent, Shaz. Love the flower fairy card. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I’m late commenting. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

my craft cupboard said...

Emily's card is beautiful, all little girls love fairies.
Thank-you for sharing the end result of the "Emily sleeps here"I am sure that it made her day.
Ohhhhhhhh those bush orchids are magnificent, hopefully your neighbour will let us all have a peek in his greenhouse.
Enjoy your week
hugs
sharon :)

Ginny maxam said...

Beautiful work as always Shaz!!! I do think the flower fairies are cute as can be!
Hugs
Thank you for sharing, Have a great week Ginny M #63

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- loving the die cuts and the pretty fairy too. Congrats on your blog candy win too!

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