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 27 May 2015

WOYWW 312 ~ Happy 6th anniversary everyone!

Well, have not been blogging or crafting as much of late..
However could not miss out on the 6th anniversary of WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday with our very special head teacher and wonderfully faithful at it is our Queen of the desks, aka Julia of the Stamping Ground!!
Now- to my desk.. 
Well, as it was taken this morning, and nothing has happened since then...

Okay, two cheeky monkeys are there on the far right hogging the WOYWW badge and the WOYWW sign. Below that is the WOYWW PiF I received from Jozarty in 2011! Still on my desk! Then there are the stamp sets I had out to make a few atc’s still not done but will make one before the day is over.. that is the plan :D below that is the tree trees stamped ages ago for Christmas card had them out to in hope of joining with Rudolph day over at Scrappy Mo’s  (mm, won't hold my breath on that one). At the back are two completed cards.. One hidden is for a VERY special little someone who is having surgery later in the week, I am praying much for her. Her mummy sometimes looks at my blog so wanted to keep it as a surprise. The other is a very different wedding card.

Have you ever bought and die and the wrong one was in the packet?? I bought online the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die (see here). Had this plan in my mind .. wow! it was not what had ordered .. now almost all good ~ the other one is ordered for replacement, and keep the extra one. But still had to make this card with the die (which is apparently Layered hearts die also by Impression Obsession). So scratch my head and three die cuts later this is what I ended up with...I have layered plain vellum underneath the die cut and added two hearts in it to connect it with two joined hearts below which is from CB "love" die and embossing folder set (discontinued). The Designer paper is from 2010 piece (forgotten who, sorry), used also the SB Borderabilites, and CB Vintage corners set (disc.).
Close up.. embossed the digi greeting with embossing powder and looks great IRL but hard to see here.
Not this one.. but his best mate was poking around our table in courtyard looking for breakfast I think, but we provide water and nectar laden plants, that it.. of course Eastern Rosellas are very shy and he did not wait for a camera.
Subtle shades looking east at sunset the other day, when out at my sisters place .. love the colours and lights in the sky and this time of year... winter lights.. It keeps me looking up to the One Who made and framed it all..

So happy from all of us!  

Well, thank you so very, very much for popping over for peek and chat.. and will get around to every one eventually as love to peek at your desk and creations too. Every blessing of the LORD upon you and those you love,
Shaz in Oz.x

"Great is our Lord, and of great power, His understanding is infinite. " Psalm 147:5

Also joining up with these challenges:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards. 
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Aussie Blog Challenge - Bizzy Becs  Store May Challenge - Anything Goes  a lot of my dies come from here :D

Monday 18 May 2015

MFT Upsy Daisy Die + Embossing on Watercolour Paper.

   Hullo there everyone , sorry for the big silence lately, I really dont know where the days go... really knew this year as going to be extra full on because of needful visits to to big smoke for health reasons but did not  fully realise how it throws you out. Thankfully after next month the frequency will decrease :D and apart from that am managing well.
This card was begun a few weeks back now on last WOYWW post back here (all details plus images on how made flowers etc are on this link), and the post shows my punching out the black and white DP and making the MFT Upsy Daisy dies up into the three sizes for the card for a birthday this month. Greeting is a digi too.
This is a Word Art Wednesday Digi printed out ages ago. The background watercolour paper sheet was also done many months ago, how it was done is just a guess.
However I really love this verse .. we can go to the LORD with any burden, at any time of day.. for He will hear those who truly call upon Him.. what a privilege is ours!
Rather think I smooched up the Embossalicious Desire 6"x 6" embossing folder with ink pad, it was definitely Big and Juicy Hydrangea pad, then lightly spritzed with water on EF before embossing the water colour paper. To help colours run a bit more it was definitively afterwards spritzed with Diamond Dust Glimmer Mist ...unhappily the image doesn't show the lovely glimmery sheen.

The dies also used were SB Large Deckle edge Rectangle, Nellie Snellen scalloped border die, and two  Butterfly MB Pippi + Vivienne, with vellum lightly embossed, then hand cut underlay.
Loads of snippets here in both cards so off to the Snippets playground again.. yay!!! Plus double woohoo! just found Mrs A's Butterfly challenge this week is "jagged" and have number of jagged edges on second card plus butterflies, so how cool is that!!

I also just want to take the time to welcome two new wonderful Encouragers of this blog, and thank them for their encouragement. :D
 I have joined the first blog which is Benji at Benji's place, with some stitchery on it. 
The other blogger, I cannot find her blog ...anyway a very big welcome also to Suzanne, and if you have a blog please let me know. 

Well, thanks everyone who has taken time to comment, you are really appreciated. Will return visits as soon as I can, for more inspiration!
  May not be back for WOYWW this week, but, God willing, next week for the big 6 year anniversary ~ WOYWW 312!!

May God bless your day, every one - wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x
"Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." 
Jeremiah 29: 12, 13

Also joining up with these challenges:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards. 
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Aussie Blog Challenge - Bizzy Becs  Store May Challenge - Anything Goes  a lot of my dies come from here :D
4. Mrs A's Butterfly challenge this week is "Jagged"  yay!! here I come Mrs A.!! :D
5. Allsorts Challenge blog .. - no squares allowed ...second card. 
and over at ALLSORTS... next week they are having a big 6th birthday.. so dont forget to look next week! 

Sunday 3 May 2015

Bugaboo Birthday for Hudson - Easel card!

A certain little lad in the family was two... so needed an ultra cute card ... and for once I though the right way around!!
I chose my papers first (2006 Stamping up!) .. then went through various colouring mediums to see what colours matched the paper the best, pencils three sets were ditched, as were Tombows and ended up with Promarkers, which matched perfectly. :D A blessing indeed. Unfortunately my images are bit washed out as was very sunny day.
This was a fun card ... layout is one I borrowed from Debby of Scrap Journey, see here..

Both Penguin images are by Bugaboo (see here)... I love bugaboo for 3-D'ing, it really lends itself to it! Don't have balloon die, so used a small circle die not cut all the way through.
Perfect match of bakers twine made me thank the LORD for His mercies, again!
This verse was adapted from online. Snippets used on this card so over t play in the playground woohoo! :D
I know I should give credit for this Easel Card image, but found it in Google search and nowhere else. I found it the easiest idea to follow. All these measure here, fold here, cut here details confuse me :( give me a simple image every time! love that you can make it to any size or shape. :D
I am going to join over with several challenges see list below.
Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat .. will return your visit as soon as I can, as do love to see your work too. :D
May God bless your day and those you love, wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x

Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

3. Aussie Blog Challenge - Bizzy Becs  Store May Challenge - Anything Goes  a lot of my dies come from here :D
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