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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Our Daily Bread Stamps + Praying for you Cards.

Hullo there everyone ... as I said on Wednesday had made a bakers dozen, 13 for one family last week, who really needed all the prayers and hugs I could send. So sharing two more. I used quite a number of Daily bread Stamps on them. The first card will enter in this week's Colour Challenge as has those shades in it .. as well as the bonus of their stamp. I hadn't used this "Thinking of You" set much before but found it was perfect for this occasion, so used it a few times.
Love this die-cut of the hearts within hearts (by Impression Obsession) .. those of you who read this blog may remember some weeks back I had to make a wedding card. I went to use my new die, thinking it was this die - but when opened it was not it at all. So had to substitute my plan. You will see that card HERE! I was sent this, the correct die, as well as keeping the other one. :D
This layout I have made before but all three stamps are different, layout is little different. Stamp "sending hugs and prayers" also from ODB - Mini TAGS 3. Watercolour piece was made the same way the two background pieces on cards below were made, or see here. Distress inks, watercolour paper, water spray and glimmermist. Folder is Embossalicious Regency Swirls. Entering this in the Stamping Sensations July challenge which is "Feature a Creature". Butterflies are from Stampendous. Also linking this second card over to Mrs A.s Butterfly Challenge  where it's butterfly + G is for gems, think pearls are gems. http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/34-butterflies-g-is-for-gems.html
As both card have snippets in the little stamped pieces, am including both in the Snippets playground and also in Word Art Wednesday, Anything goes.

Every blessing of the LORD everyone where ever you maybe!
Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. you are really appreciated and will, God willing, call back to see your lovely work, too!
Shaz in Oz.x

"When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I."
Psalm 61:2

In Times Like These
In times like these, we need a Savior
In times like these, we need an anchor
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

 ....
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the one
This Rock is Jesus, The only One
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

.....
(Excerpt of hymn by Ruth Caye Jones )

19 comments:

brenda said...

Clean crisp and elegant cards Shaz, especially like the first tone with the fret work cut out.

B

brenda said...

Me again Shaz, totally missed you had linked your card to Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Di said...

Two beautiful cards Shaz! Great to see you in the Playground - first to come and play this week! Yay!

Hugs

Di xx

Anne said...

These are gorgeous mon amie! I love your work, you have a wonderful eye for detail and you are truly gifted! Thanks for sharing with us, you inspire! xx

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards! The heart diecut is superb...so pretty with that background hiding behind!

The butterfly is my fave though as I just love the inky background mat and the looped twine behind your pretty butterfly!

Mehrll said...

Very beautiful cards. Great use of the dies. It gives me ideas, now to put them to use is the problem. Love the song. No other rock will hold in the storms of life. Hugs.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Two beautiful clean crisp designs!! Gorgeous use of dies! Beautiful cards, Shaz!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

JoZart Quilts said...

Those are two lovely cards and I especially love the heart within hearts one.
Thanks for your lovely comment and yes! I certainly do remember our day out in Manchester. How could I forget, it was such fun to spend time with you and the others.
Any plans to come over again? It would be so good to meet up again.
Jo x

Mrs A. said...

Love your butterfly card. The blue is very pretty against the white embossing folder. So nice to have you Flutterby. Hugs Mrs A.

Conniecrafter said...

Such pretty colorful backgrounds for the hearts and butterflies, love the embossing on the second too, very pretty

Brenda in IN said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the heart in heart die and the paper behind it. Your butterfly card is so pretty. I love how you did the watercolor panel.

Liz said...

Two beautful cards. I especially love the first one. What a beauiful heart die! The patterned paper behind looks gorgeous. xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your CAS cards that are simply elegant- and I love the die on the 1st- cool that you get to keep it and get the correct one as well. So pretty : )

MaryH said...

Both are lovely! I'm so glad you had great service from IO. I've always found the company to be very customer service friendly...the few times I've had issues, they were handled promptly & to my complete satisfaction. This is one of the few companies - that when I'm at a stamp show - I will pay for merchandise that doesn't go home right then. Learned that the hard way..but IO has the products mailed within just 2-3 days! Love the lush embossing on #1 and that glorious blue butterfly. Take care, big hugs, and thank goodness for your kind heart in sending all these lovely, caring cards. TFS

Carol L said...

What a pretty pair of cards! I just love the background behind the heart die, and the colors on the 2nd are amazing! I love the pearl accents too!

Sue - said...

Two lovely cards Shaz. I particularly like the pretty heart backed with the paper.

LesleyG said...

Two lovely cards, very expressive, particularly like the butterfly one, and had to hop back to read about the wrong die, and how you made the fab wedding card! Xxx

Sally H said...

Stunning cards, Shaz! Your butterfly one is such beautiful colours and perfect for our Feature a Creature theme this month. Thanks so much for joining in at stamping sensations and good luck!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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