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, May 27, 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. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au 
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au.
3. Aussie Blog Challenge - Bizzy Becs  Store May Challenge - Anything Goes  a lot of my dies come from here :D

32 comments:

MrsC.x said...

hiya Shaz, thank you for visiting me but i am not taking part in the ATC swap thats why i didnt have and * by my name

happy woyww anniversary!

Annie said...

Hi Shaz. I'm after you on Mr Linky today so my pass it on ATC will be winging your way today. There should be one coming your way from the crop but my pass it on one is special so you will be getting two from me this year....can you please send me your postage details to wipso@toucansurf.com I'm sure I've sent to you before but I can't find your details sorry.
Have a great day my friend.
Hugs,
Annie x

MrsC.x said...

not a problem at all have agreat week

lisa said...

Morning, Shaz. It's lovely to be able to enjoy your gorgeous photos today. Even in winter it looks amazing. It's my favourite time of year here, spring and all the flowers are looking fantastic.
Love the cards you've been making too.
Happy 6th Anniversary
Hugs Lisax #38

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, wedding card looks good. That's weird about the die though.
Next Thursday is looking good, at the moment :)
Happy 6th Woyww Anniversary,
RosA # 40

sue jones said...

Hi Shaz - You are the next person after me to have a * in her link -Please can i have your address to post your ATC to?
Happy 6th Anniversary - Soojay 37#

Lisca Meijer said...

What a great busy desk! I love your special wedding card. It's beautiful!
Also love the photo of your little visitor (bird). He's a beauty!
I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
Have a good week and CU Wednesday
Lisca#45

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, what lovely cards, as you always do! I had to get myself that SB Borderabilities, after I'd seen some cards you'd used it on! The Lorikeets were very noisy, lol, but beautiful, and so gentle when they landed on your hand. Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

Di said...

Oh Shaz - what a fabulous snippets card - really beautiful!

And happy WOYWW 6th Birthday too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Conniecrafter said...

Wow I have never heard of that happening but you came up with a really Beautiful card, love the gold and white and textured background!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey there Shaz! Love that wedding card, whether it was made with the correct die or not! It's very smart :-). And look at the colours on that bird, Nature's jewel box indeed!
Thank you for being such a great supporter of my blog since I joined WOYWW.... May there be many more happy years!
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

Betsy said...

Hi Shaz, As usual your card is beautiful even if there was a problem with the die. I always enjoy your pictures of the beautiful birds and scenery you have there. Thank you for sharing with us. Our Creator is indeed an artist.
Blessings,
Betsy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your desk looked so fun today. I was super impressed and love the WOYWW sign. Seeing the badge reminded me that WOYWWendy is six today. I made her for the first anniversary.

I've never bought a die, but it looks like you got a freebie, regardless. And it's beautiful, too.

As always, love the photo shots from your country. Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1.

Jac Desordre said...

love your desk, there is heaps going on there, loving the two cheecky monkeys, Thanks for the snoop on your workspace
Jac x
N0.39

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, such an elegant beautiful card!! I am sure teh card will be come a keepsake!! Love your desk and photography too!!
Hugs,
Ginny

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit already. I too have a string on the end of my Tim pricker tool. I find that way I can find it sticking out from under the pile of things I put on top of it! Your card is lovely and that bird has magnificent colours.

Julia Dunnit said...

Your winter light is looking very like my summer light! Am happy to see you here on this of all days Shaz, thank yoU!
The wedding card is gorgeous, they will love it. I absolutely LOVE the embossing folder..my word, that'll have me searching ebay tonight! And meanwhile, you look after yourself, and swing by when you can!xx

Helen said...

A great desk today Shaz with lots on the go... Have a great week Helen #7

Twiglet said...

Happy WOYWW 6th anniversary! Your blog post never fails to put a smile on my face. Thank you. x Jo

StampinCarol said...

I love the wedding card! That's still a great die even if it is the wrong one. And your photos are fab!!! Happy 6th WOYWW!
Carol N #55

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Shaz my friend! I hope you are doing well. I am always SO very grateful to have you stop by and share your talents with us and fellowship with us. Your encouraging words mean so much, and I pray that you are doing well and that God is keeping you and blessing you. Thanks for sharing in this week's challenge and God bless you always.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that pretty wedding card! I can't say I've ever bought one die packaging with another die in it but it is bound to happen at some point. Love the state of your desk--just enough to keep it interesting and to have things to work on and not too much to be overwhelming. Judy #73

Robyn said...

You and me both!
Cheeky monkeys YES!!! If I start dating the things on my desk, I'll never get over myself!
Thanks for all the inspiration and visiting
Robyn 11

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz and happy 6th WOYWW. You did well to make that lovely card with the 'wrong' dies. Gorgeous sunset and a wonderful view. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#14

Brenda said...

I haven't been crafty much either Shaz so you aren't alone in that one! I think your desk looks much like mine at the moment. lol Oh well, one day I will clean it up. I love your monkeys, too cute. I have never received a wrong die, that is so funny you did. Well not funny ha ha. But funny weird. That stinks when you are excepting one thing and get another, but the die you got is beautiful too. And I just love the card you made with it! Very stunning card! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

This card is so elegant. I love the die but it is a surprise when you don't get what you ordered. The Eastern Rosella is beautiful. Such stunning colors.

Anne said...

Wow Shaz your artwork is wonderful and what a treasured keepsake your card will become! I am always amazed at how you come up with so many design ideas and techniques. I adore your little rosella bird, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and get well soon xxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I'm a bit late getting round this week but determined to visit as many as possible so doing a few each day. Hope you have a great woyww anniversary week and happy crafting, Angela x 37

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fabulous pictures, love your creations. Take care Zo xx 47

Mrs A. said...

Not had the wrong ie in a packet but have opened a sealed CD packet to find nothing in it!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Good to hear from you, Shaz. It does seem to be a long time. That is a lovely wedding card, really classic and stylish. Thank you for your visit this week and your kind comments. Hope you have a good week. xxx Maggie #8

scrappymo! said...

What a beautiful wedding card. Fabulous design and dies used here.

I did not get in on the WOYWW festivities as I have not made it round there this year. Must get a wiggle on and get organized as I never seem to be on top of things enough to play over there! My bad!

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