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, July 22, 2015

WOYWW + Snippety cards + Colouring Embossed Vellum

 Hullo everyone... this is desk time of the week, Wednesday  .. over at Julia's for WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday

Okay so a good start has been made on my friend's 80th card over on the left, I have finished the roses 3D and cut out the mount I am going to put it on, but not attached that is why it is not quite straight, also working out what colour cardstock to use with it. It will need a digi birthday greeting too.
On the right is an effort of colouring with pro-markers embossed vellum (on the back for subtle tones). The jury is still out, but think will make them up into cards even though I know I should have used the thicker vellum to dry emboss it - so as to not have the perforations through vellum, in number of pressure spots.
This is the beginning of one of the twelve sympathy cards made for the one family, a while back .. have embossed a gold piece of card with CB clockworks folder and colouring with Stazon and other inks after a little distressing.
Here is the finished card , the sentiment is from ODB the clock stamp not quite sure whose as is an old one bought second hand, un-named. A snippet of the coal black under the clockworks, plus gold piece was, added a couple of cogs, colour changed to match.
Stamp is from ODB and the MFT Upsy Daisy die, and more snippets of  DP.
This is the twelve in all, I have posted some of them.. others shown here, here, here and here - two each link. .. or just scroll down below the posts. I will share the other four in the next week.
Here is the photo from downunder, it is a sucking insect on our hibiscus. I really should have killed it but took a photo instead :D it is a jewel bug .. see details here. It is another part of God's beautiful creatures we have here .. my sister is travelling overseas and commented on how few birds, animals and insects they see over there compared to here.. we really are blessed.
Barb, a very new blogger from the Snippety playground and very new to WOYWW also, has joined this blog as a wonderful encourager.

Well, thanks for peeking everyone, happy WOYWW and may God bless your day wherever you may be, Shaz in Oz. x

 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, He will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

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

29 comments:

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards today Shaz and what a stunning bug....but I don't like the fact that it's a sucking insect :-/
Hugs,
Annie x # 15

Barb said...

Morning from the UK Shaz. What a lot to look at from you today. Your cards look absolutely stunning all laid out together. Your clockworks card looks amazing. My hubby does macro photography and will love the photo of your bug. Thank you for introducing me in your post. Have a wonderful week. Barbxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well you're just being prolific!a gorgeous set of cards Miss Shaz, am fascinated by the pro markers on the vellum,howsubtle is the viewed side, and how long have you spent doing it...that may be the thing for me...back to inking the embossing folded and putting up with that finish!

Twiglet said...

ooo Shaz - I love the gold embossed clockwork piece! You really do make some beautiful cards. x Jo

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, happy Wednesday. What a beautiful collections of cards - all really nice. Have a wonderful week - been a bit fresh lately hey. Cheers RobynO#9

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, it's always lovely to see what you have been doing, the cards are gorgeous. What a pretty little bug, quite similar to our Ladybird, I take it yours is a bit of a pest? Our Ladybird is a nice bug, it eats greenfly/aphids, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #11 xxx

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, Such a beautiful collection of cards, each one so different, I am sure the family will be blessed by receiving them. I love painting on vellum too, it is so eligant too! I found if I slip a piece of bond (printer paper)in the dry emboss folder with the vellum it prevent it from "breaking".
Thanks for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 193, Have a great day! Ginny M DT WAW

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz, beautiful collection of cards and I love the embossed rose. I actually think I might have something very similar. You have inspired me to find it and have a play. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @32

StampinCarol said...

WOW! Your cards are just gorgeous!!!! Really like the clock card and, of what I see of the 3D Rose card... oh my!!! Not sure what I think of the jewel bug. I probably would have killed it if it was threatening my garden plants. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #41

Conniecrafter said...

Love the embossing with the watch, love that card and idea. Pretty design with the daisy's too, you did a wonderful job with these and I am sure they are all touched that you put so much love into these cards for them all.
That is an amazing bug, isn't it wonderful how God blessed different regions with their own animals and bugs and trees and bushes.

Di said...

Wonderful snippets cards Shaz - I do especially love the clockwork one, although the daisies are also fab with the snippets of DP behind.

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

Wonderful snippets cards Shaz - I do especially love the clockwork one, although the daisies are also fab with the snippets of DP behind.

Hugs

Di xx

Betsy said...

There is so much beauty in this post Shaz. Each card is a true work of art and a mystery to someone like me who doesn't do paper craft at all. I can appreciate the beauty of it though. That sucking bug resembles our ladybugs here in the states. I'm no great fan of bugs though. Blessings,
Betsy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm so in awe over all your dozen cards. They are all so fabulous and wonderful and different. I find them very inspiring and wish I were home so I could play right now! Judy #51

Tilly Tea Dance said...

The clockwork card is fab! What a lovely thing to receive. I need to turn my hand to making some cards...we've so many one year olds' birthdays coming up with Ben being a social butterfly! Happy crafting :-)

Helen said...

wonderful cards, and I love the embossed vellum! Not sure about the bug, I'm sure it's very pretty but don't like them if they hurt me, or could hurt me!! Helen 2

Liz said...

Stunning cards! You HAVE been busy! Interesting bug - reminds me a bit of our ladybirds, although ladybirds are good for our gardens. Liz #49 xx

Angela Radford said...

Love the cards, gorgeous. Great photo of the insect. I think if you live in a town you see less wild life in the UK but since we came to live in Lincolnshire I have seen creatures I never saw before so I think it depends on where you are. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 28

Diane said...

Gorgeous card designs Shaz, and wow what a interesting bug.

Hugs Diane

Michelle G said...

Gorgeous projects, I especially love the clock embossing on gold.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi again Shaz, thanks for that link. As soon as I got there, I recognised Dini from SCS. She actually did a really good video on them which I sat and watched a couple of days ago- it was that which got me moving to get mine out! She really is very good, and has a lovely voice to listen to. Going back to read her blog now, which I've bookmarked! Thanks shaz xxx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Loving the vast array of cards. My favorite is the pink roses, lovely! Noticed the iridescent coloring of the bug, thus the name jewel bug? Diane 44

peggy aplSEEDS said...

What gorgeous cards, Shaz! And they look wonderful laid out all together! I'm quite impressed at how productive you are! And that clockworks card is awesome! Love it! Great photo of the bug. Beautiful coloring.
Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@3

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful array of cards. I especially like the one with the clock pieces on. I am faced with having to make a sympathy card for a dearly departed loved one that we had really wished and hoped would not have been so imminent. Life can be so cruel. Hugs Mrs A.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love seeing what is on your work desk- and am getting more tempted to join in- just waiting to have our bathroom remodeled- as the workers tools are all being stored in my work space for the time being...... My goodness, what a beautiful set of cards you have created! I just LOVE the Gold background you have created, and all of the others are stunning as well. Loving being inspired by you!

SARN said...

That's a gorgeous selection of cards Shaz. You're very taltented.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

Congratulations on being one of Di's Picks today. Your clockwork card is really special. Barbxx

Kathy said...

Saw your wonderful clockworks card on the playground. I'm one of your new followers and plan to spend some time viewing all of your great card creations. ta ta for now, Kathy

Kathy said...

Saw your wonderful clockworks card on the playground. I'm one of your new followers and plan to spend some time viewing all of your great card creations. ta ta for now, Kathy

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