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

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! 


Di said...

Two fantastic snippets cards Shaz! If I had to choose then the first one has a slight edge - so fresh and crisp!

Hope your health issues are under control honey.


Di xx

Conniecrafter said...

Such Beautiful blending of the colors it is just Gorgeous!!

aussie aNNie said...

Very pretty creations Shaz and gorgeous colours used. Yes it gets a bit like that with commenting. I normally take 2 hrs or so each day to complete my comments, both personal and DT so time slips away but it's nice to pop in now and again.xx ..
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love both cards Shaz! Those daisies look so real! I have those dies but have never managed to make them look that real! Thanks for popping my blog and your sweet comment! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

MaryH said...

Good morning Sharon. Lovely to see your #1 card in the Snippets Playground. Zipped over to enjoy up close and saw that there is an added bonus of #2. I like the bold look of the b&w inches with the pretty bright daisies. A very nice design. Also enjoyed the pretty ombre coloring of #2, and the way you've used in the design layout. The delicate vellum butterflies were perfect with the panels, and as always - enjoy the inspirational verse. TFS & Big hugs

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards as always. You have a wonderful talent and it's so nice that you share it with those around you. I've missed you and I've been praying for your health. I hope things are looking up for you in that area.
Blessings always,

jimlynn said...

Both are fabulous!! I love the fun daisies and that design on the first one. CAS and beautiful (and may even have to CASE this too!). The second is equally as pretty. Beautiful colors.

Mrs A. said...

I'm going to have to agree to disagree with Di on this as I love the second one the mostest. (Have I just made a new word up! Lol.) The colours us lovely wnd dreaming looking. Love the embossing folder you have used and such a fab butterfly to cap it all off with. Thankyou for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A.

Hettie said...

Gosh these cards are beautiful Shaz. Love them both but the first appeals to me a touch more.
Well done. Sending hugs.

Sue - said...

Two great snippets cards! Love the daisy one.

Shoshi said...

What gorgeous cards, Shaz. Thank you for your lovely comment, and for your prayers and good wishes for my upcoming chemo. I'm dreading it, but also glad that it's happening because it's the only way to be sure all the cancer has gone! Think of me on Friday - it will be a long day at the hospital.


Anne said...

I love your daisy card! Beautiful dies, delightful layout and colours! Your scripture is just as beautiful, what a wonderful promise! Well done,superb art as usual! xx

Brenda said...

Hi Shaz, glad to see a post by you. I know what you mean, time just gets away especially when health concerns are in the way. I'm glad to hear that you are doing good, I pray your study is working out for you!! Both of your cards are just stunning! I love those daisies and that paper you used. Your second card is just so beautiful, love the background, the ribbon and punched edge. The butterfly is gorgeous and I love, love the verse! Hugs, Brenda

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Two very pretty card-fabulous use of snippets!
Nessa xxx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards, love the colours and details of the second.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Squares Allowed' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Helene Ericsson said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Brenda in IN said...

I love these black and white squares with the daisys. It is so pretty. Your butterflies over vellum are gorgeous.

Shoshi said...

Thank you for another lovely comment, Shaz, and above all for your continuing prayers and blessings, which mean more to me than I can say. I know that the Lord will help me through the months ahead and I just hope and pray I can be a good witness to him as the days go by. I count my blessings daily!!

So glad you like the 2 cards I made for my hubby.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #70

Debs Willis said...

Great cards Shaz, and know exactly what you men about the time speeding by!
Lovely daisies, really effective
Debs x

Cathymac said...

Love both cards, Shaz...especially the crisp clean look of the daisies! What a wonderful design. Thank you for the encouragement you left on my blog. I appreciate so much my friendly visitors. Will be praying for you...hugs!

Neesie said...

Beautiful cards Shaz... so crisp and clean.
It sounds like you've been through quite a time lately so I wish you well and return to full health soon
Have a wonderful week

Annie said...

Think I'm losing the plot Shaz. Sorry it was my mistake. It's the next one on the list I have to send my anniversary ATC to so you will only be getting the one from me :-)
Annie x

Mish-Mash-Moo said...

Beautiful! A lovely quote. Thanks for joining us over at Bizzy Becs!

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