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, April 29, 2015

SB Divine Eloquence, MFT Upsy Daisy + WOYWW308

{Warning -VERY  photo heavy post}

  Well, two weeks in a row, I am joining over with WOYWW, it must be a record for this year :D
Yes, it is Wednesday and over to some desks of the world for WOYWW What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday … so head over to Julia’s - peek, learn and share - do!
My desk, the other night .. was making some daisies with Upsy Daisy die by MFT .. deciding to venture into the world of flowers but going for the flatter ones as they as are easy to post. Rounded these a little in the assembling - with  the rounding tool (centre), on the grey foam mat on the right, bought when started 3D card these tools.
To Shape Daisies etc:  Gently twirl the Daisy petals and leaves, using your fingers and the shaping tool (some use bone folder, I prefer tool), this help turn them under to shape them and also pop the layers up little with silicone glue as with 3D image making. I also rounded the centre a little too, before popping it up on little silicone glue (Click and see here one I use).
Used also the 1 1/4" EK Success punch on some DP Black and white, bought many years ago now.
Desk this morning and pretty much now. Just noticed my wee WOYWW board is upside down, and both monkeys are waving hi! Using the fav. cardstock of the moment, Hammer cardstock on this card with a digi birthday greeting, formatted in Word doc. Flowers more shaped also have leaves  cut but not on them; sorting out the layout, which is a CAS from Pinterest - here
please note, not an ATC in site for 4 weeks from now for WOYWW312
I do have a card to share with you, made for a very dear aunt's birthday, yesterday. Used SB Divine Eloquence. Used disc. DP roses (as aunt is a rose fan too) inked up softly the cardstock while still in die, and MB Lavish branch on the side, with pearls for added pretty!
Layered up in Portrait style so it will stand nicely for later if needed. See my Pinterest Divine Eloquence for this card and others.
Verse from Luke 10:27 - had to mask reference so it would fit inside smallest die, embossed in gold Stamp says is 1994 Annette Allen Watkins on side.
The greatest commandment the LORD Jesus says is to Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart... and thy neighbour as thyself.. a beautiful reminder. Over at Our Daily Bread the challenge is to use scripture so will be entering this card for it.
 Now images from Oz today is our cute Rainbow lorikeets at the bird bath.. a few says ago early one morning.. they do have fun there was two of them one was watching at the top of the fence while this one doused himself, several times over....

 
 
Some snippets used here so off to the Snippets Playground, as well as Word Art Wednesday.. Yay!
 
Every blessing of the LORD everyone where ever you maybe and thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. 
Mm, am way behind these days so will call back eventually!
Shaz in Oz.x 
"In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
 John 16:33
 

Also joining up with these challenges:
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.

34 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

You're doing well...finish one card, get to another.. don't worry, the ATC inspiration will strike. I'm counting on it!
Who could fail to be cheered by the sight of the rainbow Lorikeets..such a lovely thing for a common bird!

Jan Ltc said...

Thanks for sharing your Fab workspace xx Jan 25

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I LOVE watching birds having a grand old time splashing around...it doesn't matter if they're brightly coloured like your lorikeets, or just plain dun brown sparrows, it's the joy with which they do it!! It makes me laugh every time!
On a craft related note, I really like that black and white floral paper...very smart indeed :-)
Hugs, LLJ 19 xx

Annie said...

I really love your card and that gorgeous lorikeet would really make my day special.
Hugs,
Annie x # 17

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love your daisy flowers! I love them and am always on the hunt for new dies! Also love the birdbath. How wonderful to be able to look outside and see such a colorful bird!
Glenda #33

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Gosh the wildlife in your part of the world is so colourful. I can't even imagine seeing a bird like that in our birdbath. Lovely card, but looking forward to seeing the flowers when you get done. Not an ATC in sight, but are they for that?

Speaking of, making extras for swapping? Wanna swap one with me? Drop me a comment and I'll send you my address (or do the envelope to Julia thing, either way)

Happy day!
Mary Anne (1)

Twiglet said...

I always love your posts - especially when it features one of your fab birds - those lorikeets are gorgeous! x Jo

Di said...

What a fabulous card Shaz - sure to be loved! And some fab piccies too!

I did as you asked and deleted the duplicate Playground entry :)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card love daisys too
hugs Tamara

Laura said...

Oh the lorikeets are amazing!
Happy Deskday
Laura
37

StampinCarol said...

Fab daisys! I have the same 3D tool and it is fun to use. Thanks for sharing photos of the Lorikeet. He's so bright! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #43

Betsy said...

Those little daisies are just the cutest little things. But I especially love the card that you made. So very pretty. I have never seen a lorikeet in its natural environment. It's amazing to me that you can watch them playing at your birdbath. Have a wonderful day Shaz.
Blessings,
Betsy

Debbie Harris said...

What a gorgeous card for your Aunt, just lovely. I love the lace look.

Your birds a very colorful! I would love to see those in our yard, wow.

Bless you, Debbie

Helen said...

what lovely birds! the cards are great too..I am sure you'll get to the atcs soon... I should be cutting out right now but don't tell anyone! Helen 7

Anne said...

Love the daisies. Beautiful card. I'm managing to join in this week- just. Happy WOYWW Anne x #30

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, love the card. Gorgeous. Glad you like the die storage, I just bought a bunch of A4 magnetic sheets and cut them in half to fit A5 binders. Works nicely for me. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #12 xxx

Cazzy said...

Hi Shaz,

I love your daisies, the card is so simple but pretty. The bird photos are lovely too.

Cazzy #53

Alshandra said...

Always interesting to see other people's workspaces :-) Beautiful card Shaz. I love the soft colours and the dies you've used are beautiful! Gorgeous spray of flowers around the corner too. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week. And thanks for sharing the photos of the birds. I love watching the birds splash in our bird bath too!

Joanne said...

what beautiful colorful birds. The only place we see these are in pet shops. It must be fantastic to have them in your garden. Hope you are well,

hugs, Joanne

Conniecrafter said...

Your daisy's are so pretty, they will look great on a card! very lovely card for your Aunt I am sure she will just love it! Wow is that ever a pretty colorful bird, I get excited when a pretty red cardinal lands on our feeders :)

Anne said...

I love your daisies! One of my fav flowers! We had daisies on our wedding cake! Yours are delightful. Your card is gorgeous and I am certain that your aunt will always treasure it. Bravo!xx

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
Lovely card, as usual :)
Those lorikeets enjoy eating our camellias!
Thanks for reminding about that lost stamp (which is definitely lost, possibly thrown out!).
I have a couple of uncoloured images so I guess I can just scan them and print out when required.
RosA # 28

Brenda said...

Your card is beautiful, love all the lacy parts to it and the soft colors. That flower paper is just so pretty. I love your daisies, they are so pretty too, who doesn't love daisies?! OMGosh, your bird pictures are amazing! I love that bird, he is so beautiful with those vibrant colors! Wish we had birds that look like that here. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Brenda

my craft cupboard said...

Your daisy flowers are lovely,
I do love the card that you created for your Aunt I am sure that she was thrilled to bits.
Oh WOW it is lovely to watch the Lorikeets splashing around in the birdbath.
I was quite happy to stand and watch the magpie and smaller birds splash around in our birdbath last weekend , they were so very funny!!
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs
sharon :)

Brenda in IN said...

Your flowers look so real and fresh. Love that black and white paper. What a gorgeous Rainbow lorikeet. It is perfectly named.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card, Shaz, and lovely photos, I would love to see them, it must so fun. You can guess that we don't have such colourful birds here and that I have a soft spot for them.

Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, Lovely card you made today!! I love the flowers too, I am beginning to make these too! I Look forweard to seeing your finished creations!!
Hugs,
Ginny

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a soft and beautiful card, Shaz!! I just love the scripture, the framing, and the added flower and foliage!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card.
Thanks for the warning, its a bit like the magnetic platform. Lets hope the company places a warning. The magnets should have a warning for attacking each other, they are so strong that they fly out of your hands to attach themselves together
luv
Debby

Neet said...

Couldn't get on last week and am late this week (holiday).
Lovely card for auntie and the bird is so colourful - you are lucky.
I adore daisies, those and poppies are my favourite flowers so I think I might just have to buy that die myself. Your flowers look gorgeous.
Hugs, Neet 66 xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, gorgeous card, lovely Lorikeets and a big wave for monkey! Still trying to finish my visits from last week!
Happy crafting, Angela x 21

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Lovin' that lorikeet - and of course your card is beautiful!

Graciellie Design said...

I love, love, love the beautiful lorikeet... Goodness!!! Your card looks gorgeous with those beautiful dies! Great way of using them! Hugs, Gracie.

Graciellie Design said...

I love, love, love the beautiful lorikeet... Goodness!!! Your card looks gorgeous with those beautiful dies! Great way of using them! Hugs, Gracie.

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