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, February 18, 2015

Majestic Labels 25, Stampscapes + WOYWW

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! 
To my desk:

Here am mid morning today... and has not progressed much since then. This is using Majestic Labels 25 Spellbinder die set from many months ago - see here {Oo, so long and first time using!!} For those wondering about tool in one, it has the thumbs up! there are times when is poky tool only but mostly if use it correctly it works a treat except for few SB dies. Have two completed cards at top then starting on two other cards with different verse from and centre. They aren't needed this week but hoping to get ahead. I have three birthdays close together, and one sympathy being required. Snippets were used on top layers for these.
Building up the layers to get 3D effect.
Cards made with Majestic Labels 25, layered up. Psalm 91:1 is appropriate at all times "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High shall rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91 is also called the Christians life Insurance Policy if you read it throguh you will see why :D Stamp is also current, or relatively so - Copyright 2006, bought on Ebay few years ago - by Stampabilities, GR1114
 
Stampscapes *log cabin with *sedge filler, *rock ledge + *reeds all unmounted stamp. From Snippet drawer with completed images, image done ages ago with PanPastels. Corners are made with SB Fleur de Lis square die, DP is discontinued one and thought it matched the image with fine Nellie Snellen Ribbon edge die, love this one.
Native Fanflower (Scaevolasee here) growing down close to beach, in creekside garden.
Our beach ~ a bird's eye view - a Peewee preening himself was caught some time back our on a walk - taken on my mobile. It doesn't have digital zoom so was standing close to him :D

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, and may God bless your day wherever you may be!  
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS just heard two cyclones,  one Cat.1 in far north Qld, other Cat.3 (highest category is Cat. 5) in NT in Gulf country. Praying for the folk concerned and rain winds etc will not be as severe as forecast. We are predicted to have heavy rainfall fir several days.. flooding a prayer point too for many areas north of here. All prayers appreciated. 
UPDATE: Both Marcia and Lam crossed landfall within hours of one another, both were Cat. 5.  Now praying for rain not to cause massive flooding, we often get a tropical lows after these events.

Linking the two cards up to:

1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on both cards. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au. 

25 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, love the cards, that Labels die set id gorgeous. I may have to go look for that one. Lovely pics of your home area, as always. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuu gorgeous cards
and so lovely fotos
have a great day
hugs Tamara

lisa said...

Hi Shaz. I've enjoyed my trip to Oz as always. Your photos are stunning. I wish I could walk along that beach with you.
Love the cards. I have that Spellbinders die. It makes stunning cards very easily doesn't it. Definitely a firm favourite here.
Have a good week
Hugs Lisax #41

Eliza said...

Shaz,

Your cards are so beautiful and I know what you mean with the spellbinder dies you really have to get the poky thing out with them regardless is you use die release paper or not. Other dies it works a treat. Says something right there, i think I will give up on Spellbinders from now on. Such beautiful flowers on the beach and to walk along it and watch the water tide come in would be wonderful. Thanks for sharing the tranquility of the ocean. Hope you have a wonderful week crafting.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda #2

SARN said...

WOW - those dies look very intricate. Thanks for your thoughts on the Tool n One . . . wasn't sure if I needed it . . .but now think it might be a good idea!

LOVE your beach picture.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

Love these intricate dies and I've ordered one of these tools. Can't wait to get it and give it a try. Your cards are so elegant and uplifting!

glitterandglue said...

The cards are lovely, Shaz. It was good to have the photos of how you did the layers. Good Aussie shots!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Conniecrafter said...

Love that die for elegant cards, such pretty colors too, the log cabin scene is colored so pretty, what a fun place to be able to walk!!

Di said...

Fabulous cards Shaz - and it's great to see you in the Playground!

I love the Tool in One as well - as you say, it copes admirably with almost all dies :)

Hugs

Di xx

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and I always enjoy my visit to your world c/o your fab pics. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Annie x # 22

Shel C said...

Beautiful cards and I love the photo of the peewee on the rock. A very serene view :) Shel-PaperOctilloStudio #42

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful cards all. Your stampscape is really gorgeous. You combined all the elements to made a beautiful scene. Love the SB dies. They make the cards so elegant.

Brenda in IN said...

I also wanted to tell you prayers are coming to your part of the country for safe weather.

Neet said...

What beautiful cards - I NEED those dies! I also need some nice sentiments to go in the middle of them, did you do yours on the computer?
That is a pretty blue flower that grows for you to admire and I love the big rock but cannot see the bird - think it must be behind the "P" for Pinterest.
Hope you are well.
Hugs, Neet 26 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous cards! That's a wonderful die and I think I might have it stashed somewhere. Now I'm going to have to go have a look see. Love the Stampscapes one as well. Great nature photos. Jud #57

Betsy said...

As always, your cards are gorgeous Shaz. And I'm going to reread Psalms 91 today. With the world in the shape it's in I feel in need of it today.
Your bird photos is beautiful too. The weather is so crazy everywhere isn't it? I'll be praying for the storms to pass on without too much damage.
Blessings,
Betsy

Anne said...

Super cards and view. I have been seeing/hearing a lot about those 'Stampscapes' this week. I was not really aware of them before - like them a lot. Anne x #65

Mrs A. said...

I love your stampscape scene and those corners are just a perfect finish for the picture. Hope the rain predicted turns out to be less for you all in Australia We have rain forecast for the next couple of days which has already started tonight. hugs Mrs A.

sandra de said...

Love all the details in those cards and I am intrigued by your tool. How clever.
sandra de @3

my craft cupboard said...

Hi Shaz, it is lovely to come by and look at your desk once again, I do look forward to Wednesdays:)
We have a category 5 cyclone north of us winds expecting to reach 295km. Hopefully the weatherman has got it wrong and Marcia goes out to sea.
We are in for a wet and windy time along the coast of QLD.
Take care.
hug
sharon:)

Anne said...

As it it Thursday 19th here I can wish you a very happy Birthday first and foremost dear Shaz!

Beautiful, delicate cards, wonderful verse to inspire and bring hope. Gorgeous flowers and a lovely sunny day for your Birthday! Bravo!xx

Ginny maxam said...

Wow, these card are just breathtaking!! I Love everything about them they are Beautiful!! Wonderful verse too!!!! YOu are always so inspiring!!

Linda said...

Dear Shaz, your cards are beautiful. You are very talented.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous cards Shaz, the Spellbinder die cuts are very beautiful, I do hope that you'll not get any floodings. Stay safe!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I LOVE this die- what a gorgeous sentiment and card! Well, my workdesk looks very similar.... One day I will join in this hop- am in the process of moving my space....

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