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

Thursday 6 November 2014

WOYWW Butterfly Challenge and King Parrot

Hullo there everyone - well this week and really whole year is on fast forward so missed WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday yesterday! but here I am to join in on Thursday :D.. pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground!
My desk in mid creating mode this morning, in between jobs, making this card below:
Have some pieces of Bella Bleu designer paper out, the image in centre is the inspiration you see the pretty blue floral. have couple of small snippets of designer paper to use on this card as Mrs A. wants us to use three lots of designer paper plus a butterfly for her challenge. I have a friend fighting cancer in Uk wanted to get another card ready for her -- so hence the verse chosen from WAW.
Over at Mrs A's its another challenge and this time we need Butterfly challenge - use butterfly and 3 designer papers :D

Here's the card used the dies on the top image . The butterfly is Memory Box Pippi and the filigree corners are Lala Land. The pale blue butterfly is snippet of designer paper and the scallop at the bottom is another piece of DP, its hard to see pattern on it as coloured it as tore a fraction when cutting and embossing - sorry Mrs A.!
And here is another card made quickly with an image found online if any one wants it they can email me.. all snippets except base, even image printed on snippet. :D

To close with an image from Oz today....

Was really excited today, I went to run for the camera to show him to you all - but he flew away before could take one for you. However this is what was in the backyard - he is a male King Parrot. I think he was enjoying the rain falling gently, which has been so very scarce, but took this image from online .. for more, see here - King parrot.
We also had a scaly breasted lorikeet here two days ago, flew away after feasting on the flowers on grevillea. You would think they would wait for you to rush and get your camera, and then pose for you, eh? not sure if the drought is bring them into town or what? as don't often see either of these.
Also if you did not see the fluff balls from last week and want to know what these are?.. look over here on this post.
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 
PS also big welcome to new wonderful encourager - her blog is called "Cheiro Urgia" which apparently means handwork in Ancient Greek and her's is superb - if you love stitching in fine detail pop over and say hullo!

Linking the two cards up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards.
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Butterfly Challenge - 3 x DP on card + butterfly 
4. 2nd card in Allsorts Challenge - Masculine
5. Simon Says challenge - Good Ole Days . First card as the image which started the card and the paper are old time designs and guess that is why I loved them and had to make it :D


Chrysalis said...

Phew - I thought you were going to be MIA this week, and I'd miss my weekly trip to Aus. So glad you made it - the cards are delightful, and the birdies are very cute! Have a great week, Chris # 7

Annie said...

Better late than never Shaz. Your cards are beautiful and that parrot is simply stunning. Thanks for the link....I've popped over to check out the amazing stitchwork.
Annie x # 27

Shoshi said...

Lovely cards, Shaz, and gorgeous pics from Oz as usual. What a stunning red parrot! Makes our UK birds look somewhat drab.

Thanks for the link to your other post, too - I roared with laughter at your funnies! Great stuff.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment - so glad you like my mini-album. I did 3 more pages yesterday, and am waiting for my camera battery to recharge so I can post about them.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #44

Mrs A. said...

Thank you for fluttering by and being first in with this gorgeous card. Your friend will appreciate
receiving. I love the flower and also the delicate lacy pattern of the background. Did wonder if I had made it too hard with 3 dp's
(which is why I made different cards) but you have come up trumps. Hugs Mrs A.

kReN said...

So pretty. TFS!


kReN said...

So pretty. TFS!


Brenda in IN said...

I love how you combined all those patterned papers together. I have the hardest time doing that and yours came together beautifully. It makes a stunning card. The online image is beautiful too. Your country is so gorgeous. I've only seen parrots in a pet shop and to see one on a tree limb is the best. Thanks for sharing those pictures as well as your cards.

Di said...

Two fabulous snippets cards here my little friend! You sure cracked combining the three designer papers, am hoping Mrs A doesn't come up with ever more tricky themes as the weeks go by!


Di xx

Neet said...

Better late than never Shaz. Love that bird - so colourful no wonder he is a King.
Gorgeous cards as always, did you colour that poppy, it is beautiful.
Say 'Hi' to the monkees for me.
Take care my friend
Love, Neet xx (who is even later than you - well at beginning commenting)

Unknown said...

So glad you shared even if a little late. Your cards are beautiful and so is that parrot.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a lovely card you've done for Mrs A's challenge, very pretty indeed as is the parrot. Such vivid colours..just glorious :-)
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

okienurse said...

busy desk and I love those cards! I was late like you but I thought I would rather be late then not play at all! That red bird is brilliant. I love it. My SIL African Grey has a bright red tail like that! Thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving a comment! Have a great week. Vickie #68

Betsy said...

Oh I love that card Shaz. It's beautiful. The birds too. How amazing to see God's beautiful creation. Gorgeous.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining as at allsorts this week Tracy x

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards you have made there and your lucky to get such stunning birds popping in your backyard. Little Ryde he didn't stick around for pictures lol hugs Nikki 20

cheiro urgia said...

Thanks for the warm welcome on your blog :) Your calligraphy work is stunning. I started calligraphy one year ago, but I'm far from masterpieces like yours. Also, you made a beautiful blue butterfly card.
And I absolutely love your photos from Oz - to have all the colourful birds in the backyard must be really amazing, I can only see some parrots in the zoo.


Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz your card is just gorgeous, really pretty. And aren't the birds just wonderful in the garden, I love to see them too, have a wonderful weekend, cheers RobynO#39

brenda said...

Difficult choices today Shaz, you know I love my Poppies but equally can never resist a moon on a card., so both are favs.

Thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Anne said...

I love those birds! I have bookmarked the Birds in your Backyard site too! Great!!!!
Your cards are beautiful, the moonscape is wonderful and just so reminds me of the Creation week! Sue loves butterflies and will adore your card! Thank you! She will be so encouraged by the scripture. You are such a blessing!

mamapez5 said...

That blue poppy is so beautiful and I love the filigree corners. The whole card is lovely and great sentiments for both of them. Kate x

Diane Noble said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to link to our Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. We are always inspired by our loyal participants and are so grateful you joined us so you could share this lovely creation. Thanks so much! Blessings on your week.
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Jean said...

I love your butterfly card Shaz, the blue poppy is so pretty.
Jean x

Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful Cards Shaz, as always!! I will have to take a look at soem of the challenge links! Your King parrot is amazing!! Love your photos of Oz!

Lisca said...

Oh those birds are great! What a shame the parrot wouldn't pose for you.... I went and read your 'fluff ball' post. So cute!
I also like those printed cards that you bought to use as toppers. I too like to emphasize the real reason for Christmas.
Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I like to comment on all of the posts but there just aren't enough hours in the day...
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
Have a good week.

Emma Williams said...

Such beautiful cards and thank you so much for sharing these and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

glitterandglue said...

Hi there. I am SO late visiting this week.
The card is so beautiful, Shaz - well done. Those plover babies are just gorgeous. We have plovers here - also called peewits or lapwings 'cos of the way they fly, looping from side to side in the sky. They are lovely birds, and we can often see them in the field just down the hill from our bungalow. Mostly, at the moment, it is curlews we see. Lovely birds with a beautiful rippling song. Some folk call their song mournful - but no me! think it's lovely!!
Thanks for visiting already, and for your comments. Yes, the money raised at the table top sale has gone to fund the bunk beds for the dormitory in our sponsor school in Kyehimba. The team has just got back and say it is coming on well and will be ready for the new intake of pupils in February. Brilliant. Thank you Father God.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11

fairyrocks said...

Well hello, lovely card works. How do you get those close ups of the birds? Spectacular. I too am joining up again for the first time in forever. Keep smiling and creating. thanks for the peeps.

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