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, September 2, 2015

Distress Inking Embossing Folders +Digital Images + WOYWW

{WARNING - Pickie overload yet again!}

 Hullo everyone! it's desk time of the week, Wednesday  .. over at Julia's for WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday
Desk earlier today. I have a Fathers' day card to make for this weekend (Fathers day in Oz). Using one of the Sea images made back here. Have inked up with DI Stormy sky + Salty Ocean, spritzed with water in mini mister, slowly embossed to allow ink to absorb, 3 or 4 times through the Cuttlebug.
Have two folders inked and embossed, CB Divine swirls and Bubbles. Latter was inked with DI Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Dried Marigold. They're drying outside in sun below. Blues also sprayed with Diamond Dust Glimmermist.
Print out for two cards from my Pinterest. I print digi images with basic Canon inkjet printer, and use Coated Matte Inkjet paper, on high resolution printing. Background is from Saved to Print board and Cats here (painting by Ann Mortimer). 
 

First card, using Spellbinder Botanical die set, with print out from above, and SB Fancy Labels with embossed stamp from Ezekiel 34:26 Showers of blessings, a wonderful promise - a very cheap unmounted stamp from this eBay site here.

Birthday card for Sue who loves cats + green, paintings by Anne Mortimer are wonderful, so glad to find them + be able to pin them. All die cuts are from SB Marvellous Squares, medallions from centre die, shortened the second biggest square to a rectangle on the verse die, can see on one side the dots don't quite line up. Very tricky, best done with prayer :D Dry embossed the DP with Regency Swirls.
Aussie images of the day: Finally visited my neighbour's two Orchid houses, and have three shots today but much more to come. These are all Cymbidium Orchids. Remember it is spring down under.. God's creation is indeed glorious.
 

A VERY big welcome some new wonderful encouragers!  Blogging is a blessing indeed. A BIG thank you & welcome to each of you, to Bejay Roles in UK no blog but loves Oz, Carrie Sheridan (if you have a blog please let me know so can encourage you too). Last but not least - to Natalie of "Delightful Details" .. a very BIG welcome!!
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek as chat, I will return your visit as soon as I can!
May God bless your day wherever you may be! Shaz in Oz.x 

... " and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. " Ezekiel 34:26 
Linking both these card up to:
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. Cuttlebug Mania Challenge .. anything goes .. yay!

32 comments:

Twiglet said...

Your cards are fab but those orchids are amazing!!Isn't nature wonderful. x Jo

Bridget Larsen said...

That card will be well liked, love those embossing designs. That orchid is so gorgeous and healthy
Bridget #1

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, happy WOYWW - great cards and love those inked embossed pieces. AHHH orchids, just beautiful...I have one spider orchid flowering on the mango tree will take a pic for Friday Smiles. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#22

sandra de said...

Stunning cards ... you always come up with the most amazing ideas. Love the cymbidium orchids. mine are ready to flower but no as beautiful as your friends. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @33

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and what beautiful orchids! Cathy x

Annie said...

Hi Shaz. Gorgeous cards as always and really stunning orchids....what more could I ask for? :-)
Have a great week,
Hugs,
Annie x # 17

Neet said...

What wonderful orchids, much more prolific than mine. Beautiful cards Shaz, think I might have to look out for that Botanicals, and of course your Father's Day card - that wonderful scene I saw last week. Lucky Dad is all I can say.
God Bless
Hugs, Neet 18 xx

Barb said...

Your cards are really lovely Shaz. What beautiful die cuts and a lovely sentiment too. I have both of those embossing folders and use the swirly one over and over. The orchids look stunning. Have a happy week. Barbxx

SARN said...

Super looking cards and neat backgrounds.
Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Really beautiful cards Shaz - so good to see you playing along. Not posted your prize yet, it's all packed and I hope to get out tomorrow to post it - back problems permitting!

Hugs

Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Beautiful work on your desk, Sahz but I'm in love with those turquoise on white swirls for the Father's Day card...what a fab combination. I really love spirals and that's my favourite colour so it's perfect!
I always enjoy seeing the Australian flora and fauna too :-)
Hugs, LLJ 5 xxx

Betsy said...

Those are beautiful cards today Shaz. I like that quote in Ezekiel. The orchids are amazing. It's always hard for me to remember that it's the opposite season there than what we're having up here in the Pacific Northwest. Blessings, Betsy

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the backgrounds you created- going to have to do that for fun and make a few for a later date : ) Your cards turned out just Gorgeous- just love the die on the 1st one- so beautiful! Your orchid pictures are gorgeous! We are going to be having Fall soon- changing seasons and cooler weather- not looking forward to cold and snow....!

StampinCarol said...

Your cards are just FAB!! Love the Sea images!!!! And the orchids, absolutely gorgeous! I, too, love Pinterest and get lots of inspiration from there! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #42

KT Fit Kitty said...

It all looks wonderful but my attention was drawn to the kitty card! Fabulous image and gorgeous card!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

You have been a busy lady! The cat card is by far my favorite. I simply adore the picture but all the detail you put into the card is amazing! I have not seen anything like those orchids, Aussie amazing! Diane #35

Anne said...

Thank you for detailing how you make your cards! I love the embossing folder effects, I really must try this and the intricate dies you have really bring your cards to life! Sue is going to ADORE the gorgeous card you have made her! She will be delighted! I lament at my poor efforts, but I am so glad that God you to inspire us all and bless us! Aren't your neighbour's orchids beautiful? I have three indoors and they just look so pretty! Autumn is coming, it is getting chillier and the nights are drawing in.We shall make the most of any sunshine we get now before the long, wet, cold, grey winter sets in.....

Conniecrafter said...

Those embossed backgrounds will look awesome with your beautiful scene you did there. I have yet to print off clipart from my new canon printer, I am very happy with it, so far my pictures have printed very nice with it.
Wow those Orchids are beautiful!!

Ginny Maxam said...

These are really beautiful cards and such awesome use of materails. I love your color and pattern choices!as Always on your blog, I Learned something!
Hugs,
Ginny

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post, Shaz. Your embossed pieces are beautiful and your sea images are wonderful. The cards you've made are super - I'm sure they are going to be much appreciated by the recipients. And, of course, I enjoyed your Aussie images - love orchids. Have a good week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #37

Diana Taylor said...

Fab cards, and I love the embossing technique with inks - what a really effective technique and thanks so much for sharing. The orchids are beautiful - I love the green ones, that is such an unusual colour for a flower!
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #26

Robyn said...

Natalie is indeed Delightful!! Shaz I love the look you have achieved on these cards.. and glad to read the mini tutorial on how to get it done! Thanks for sharing

Brenda in IN said...

I love those backgrounds embossed and inked. Your SB dies are so pretty. They really make your cards stand out. The orchids are lovely.

Natalie said...

Your cards are soooo beautiful!! I love the way you've designed them with the gorgeous backgrounds!! The orchid pictures are delightful too!! Thank you for the sweet welcome to your blog as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!! Blessings!

Debbie Harris said...

WOW in deed!! Your cards are always such beauties, Shaz.
Spring...look at you, enjoy it's beauty.
We had rain the last couple of days and I actually had a small fire going all day just to keep the chill out.
I'm still enjoying our summer flowers, but they will go quickly now with all the rain and cooler nights.

Bless you~ Debbie

Charity Chamberlain said...

So many pretty creations! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! I hope you will join us again next week for our big 200th Challenge. Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

Mehrll said...

Thanks for sharing your use of inked embossing folders. I learn so much from you. Love the cards and the photos of the orchids. Your work is always an inspiration to motivate me to do more and better. Hugs.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous and very inspiring projects, Shaz. The orchids are simply amazing, we're heading for autumn here, enjoy the spring to the fullest sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Pia S said...

Really like the inked and embossed backgrounds, I see you've used a technique I haven't tried yet, inking the folders. I've had my inks for quite some time, but it's not that long ago I actually got the tools and courage to really use them. It's quite addictive...

Linda said...

Gorgeous, creative and inspirational.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards! Love seeing your desk!

Swissie said...

Just wonderful!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

Blessings,
Swissie

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