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, 31 December 2014

Snippets Scraps + WOYWW ~ Last of 2014

Well, everyone we are skating by out of 2014 and rapidly into 2015, aren't we?? Older ones say the years are flying faster that is for sure. To the point as not much time - here is my last WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's blog we peek at desks of the world ** for messes (in my case) and creativity joys in others! To my messy desk. (has been tidied a little since then but more needing done).
On a mission here - to use up scraps and snippets or left over items from 2014. So yes!! am making Christmas cards with more of those silhouette circles and having fun with some NBUS dies. BTW rumour has it that is another NBUS challenge on, so saving these cards for that. Two in front right have been finished since taking photo at 1.45pm.
This is the Bible verse stamped and embossed, then dusted with ink and fussy cut out for top of Gold embossed SB Fancy Oval. I felt the LORD wanted me to use this verse for my friend. Used two DI for the ink dusting.
Purpose of this card was to use scraps. All die cuts are that + tried out a new $5 Spellbinder. My dear friend Marilyn of Sharing Simple Things blog in US emailed that Scrapmart were selling spellbinders for $10 and $5. I ordered three SB through Marilyn - when they came there were six!! (she said they multiplied on the way but I know who multiplied them :D thank you, very dear kind friend). This Decorative Wrought Iron die was one of the gifts. Was double cut in  two 200gsm card together then embossed in gold and rubbed with wax in green gold to give a verdigris look on bottom and right. Flowers have had for years, unused. Was really disappointed with this photo looks much better IRL. Love the die ad have other ideas for it.
This card is also for friend Sue in UK who is fighting cancer she loves butterflies that's why they are on both cards. The Pippi butterfly is actually gold not brown inked. :(  ribbon is tiny snippet, and inked ODB stamp "Lifting You up in prayer" was inked ages ago, as was this printed Digi Rose image. Was part of an old advert for Tulip soap and removed the Tulip soap writing :D
My Aussie photo for today is the beautiful sunset last night .. after I went down the beach for great swim... after trip to dentist :D
This sort of stunning beauty always reminds me of Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." If you tried to paint those colours it would look fake.
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and a chat, may God bless your day wherever you may be, and keep you safe at this very busy time of year!  
Shaz in Oz.x 
I pray that in 2015 that in all our hearts and in all things He may have the pre-eminence.
" He (the LORD Jesus) is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might have the pre-eminence." Colossians :18
**linking over to these challenges: 
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards. 
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun to see all of the gorgeous cards you make! I love your new dies and your card for your friend is soooo pretty.

Helen said...

Well done for using some scraps. I've had a clear up/out too - more needs to be done though. Happy New Year, Shaz - hope that 2015 is good to you. Helen #13

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love those cards, and the Silhouette circles.Lots of lovely dies to put on my list for when I'm next at my b local Scrap book shop.
Have a lovely New Year's Eve!
Judy xx

Cathy said...

Lovely cards Shaz, not long now until it's New Year, hope I can stay awake that long lol! Wishing you all the best, Cathy x

Annie said...

What fab cards Shaz. Well done your for using up your snippets.
Wishing you a very happy New year filled with many creatived times and lets hope it's a happy and healthy one for us all.
Annie x # 22

Glenda said...

Sending you New Year Wishes across the miles! Love your beautiful card!
Glenda #24

ike said...

Fabulous cards and a glorious photo :-) Hap

sandra de said...

Wishing you a joyful 2015 and lots more woyww visits.
sandra de @31

Anne said...

Beautiful cards. Happy New Year. Anne x #28

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz and may tomorrow be the start of a wonderful year. Lovely cards and a great deal with the SB dies...have fun, using up scraps might be one of my NY resolutions. Cheers RobynO#35

Craftychris said...

Love your cards! and such a busy desk! Happy New Year! xxxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely dimensional cards! I'm a big fan of the PG monkeys too! All the best for 2015! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #26

Twiglet said...

Thanks for a good yearful of snooping round your crafty activities on your desk. All the best for 2015! x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

So much creativity still going on on your desk I'm amazed by your energy. I may take a couple of days of with visitors. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments through out the year, they really mean a lot.
Janet @11

Unknown said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I need to check out the Spellbinders die sale. Have a Happy New Year. #37

Di said...

Really beautifu cards Shaz - and what a lovely friend to send you those dies!

Happy New Year!


Di xx

PaperOcotilloStudio said...

Great idea to make cards with all the bits and bobs left over. Love the butterfly card! Best wishes for 2015 Shel#39

Neet said...

Lovely to hear that you had been for a swim, lucky you having it warm enough for that. Here am I in sunny California and it is cold. Sunny but cold.
Hope you are as well as you seem to be and may you have a wonderful New Year.
Hugs, Neet xx

Unknown said...

I have been so absent to my craft room where I enjoy sitting and puttering around with what's been left from the last few projects. Your two cards are so pretty. I like the images and the bits of gold embossing. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Have a Happy and BLESSED 2015, Carole

Unknown said...

So good to use up scraps, bits, and pieces! I sorted out 2 BIG bags of misc. paper scraps to sell at an upcoming class. Hope you have a wonderful 2015!
Carol N #34

Mrs A. said...

Happy New Year my friend. Hugs Mrs A.

Nikki said...

Great use of all your scraps and such a lovely sunset :) Happy New Year all the best in 2015 hugs Nikki 4

Robyn said...

wonderful card for your friend.
How lucky for you that the dies multiply as well as the scraps!
Happy New year!
Robyn 1

MaryH said...

Sharon Just popping in to wish you a wonderful New Year, and good health & happiness and whatever Blessings you need in the way of contentment. Loved seeing the beautiful cards, and of course, that absolutely stunning sunset. I had snapped a couple here in Fla but didn't have a memory card in the camera. When I realized that, & finally found the cord that I can xfr from camera to pc, somehow I deleted the pictures! Drat it! Big Hugs & TFS

Ginny Maxam said...

Happy New year !! Your card are SOOO Beautiful!! what is NBUS challenge??
Lovely Work desk

Annie Claxton said...

What a beautiful photo and how wonderful to think of you going for a swim - you wouldn't want to go for a swim here at the moment, cos it's freezing! :o) HAppy New Year to you and yours Shaz x Annie C #47

Shoshi said...

What beautiful cards, Shaz, and I am sure you will enjoy using your new dies. Your friend in the UK is going to love her butterflies.

Happy New Year and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #58

Kyla said...

Well done for using up scraps, my scrap box seems to get bigger as the months pass!

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #5

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

It seems so long since we spoke. I am not sure what happened to last half of 2014. It seemed that I blinked and it vanished. I am glad to see you are still making those beautiful cards and I hope things are well with you. Have a very Happy New Year. xx Maggie #50

Julia Dunnit said...

Of course I'm late, by a year!! Lovely photo of the sunset, and to think of a beach swim at this time of year is just wonderful..warms me up! I'm a classic needer of NBUS challenges..indeed, I'm in danger of using the superficial 10% of my stash all the time just to prevent having to go through it all and make decisions!

Desire Fourie said...

Shaz your cards are just so beautifully designed and of course I just love the wonderful sunset photo.
PS: Sent you an email, hope you got it xxx
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, what you did with your scraps! Those cards are beautiful. Also, so great you were able to take advantage of the sale and pick up some really cool Spellbinders. I'm wishing you a wonderful 2015 filled with love and good health.

Hettie said...

Happy New Year to you Shaz.
Great creativity going on there! Lovely cards.
xx 50 something!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Shaz and a stunning photograph! Happy new Year to you! It always throws me that its summer in Australia - we are shivering here, no dip in the ocean...Hope your friend Sue will recover!

Jo Ann said...

These creations are absolutely gorgeous! The colors and the die cuts are awesome! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork last week at Word Art Wednesday. There is still time to join us for our Challenge this week so, I hope you link more projects with us. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 7:25 which says, "Therefore he (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." God bless always!


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