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, October 21, 2015

WOYWW 333, et al.

Hi there folks - back after wee break, but still doing catch up, on computer and other things :D
As we are in middle of another week, time for WOYWW Or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground is home base for WOYWW, over here.
This was my desk a few days back or actually the dining room table :D Ten days ago, was able to go to my second ever craft show (first in 2010). Small by O/S standards, about 8 stalls with our kind of craft (mainly a Quilting show) .. but I was greatly blessed indeed. Any more, would've been too much! Head was spinning as it was. Oh, and you should've seen what I didn't buy :D
Dies ( two on left) on sale + embossing folder $3.95, on "would like" list, as was Inca gold rub, Gilding flakes, Ultra Fine glitter, clear fine glitter paste + wanted to try cosmic shimmer glue. New diamond dust spray, tape x 2, DI pads x 2. "Baby " word die is for card am supposed to be making, in budget if not on sale. Ribbon, lace were bonuses. C
lear stamps (2) made in Sydney by ArtStamps, good price, too. I have set limits on what I pay for items. I also learned lots as they had great demos, however with blogging, we know heaps more that lots of folks there.
Have found going through my images some are unpublished. After blog search, etc don't seem to have been blogged. Only realised after went to show explain about the first ones to a friend as good way of using up soft Prima flowers from stash.
Not great shot of these, taken on my phone, I think and sent off before another was taken.
Used a favourite CB folder Stylised flowers, some Bible verses, one digi the other stamp, Prima flowers and ribbon, pearls etc.
Used SB  Octagon dies for centre stamp by Artneko ( "He Who Obtains has little...He who gathers has much." from book of Proverbs) is embossed. Centre piece is CB Oriental folder inked in black. Used double layer of contrasting ribbon and scored lines on base of card.
Used a rose digi on this.. and don't ask me where from now.. after all file searching, backing up, sorting done in last few days you'd think I know.
SB beaded ovals were also done with clear EP, + SB Fancy labels die used. Verse is a stamp from 1990's from Psalms "He shall give His angels charge over the, to keep thee in all thy ways" 
Ah, what a great promise of God's keeping is that?

This is a mystery plant seen in park near my brothers in Brisbane. I am pretty sure it is a native but not sure what. have done google search with no result, if any can help from downunder (or elsewhere) would love to know.
EDIT 9.11.15:
Have had this plant confirmed by ABC Gardening Show as Schotia brachypetala or also known as the Parrot tree.. it is from South Africa. :D
Okay, here is your beach fix, folks .. a lovely isolated beach a bit north of here, pretty to look at but dangerous for swimming because of rips and holes in surf. (Taken on my phone so a soft image)
   Well, thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek an chat..

So very, VERY glad... to have our own ShazSilverwolf back on WOYWW - been following her progress from the big surgery, as many others have on  Doug's blog post .. tab at top of sidebar if you want to catch up. ... a BIG Welcome Back, Shaz!!
 .. dont worry if you are too tired to comment, just to know you are back is such a blessing.
May God bless your day wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x


He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91: 1, 2 ,11
 
  PS Special prayers for Brenda L. while I was not blogging her darling hubby Dwayne, lost his fight with cancer.   see latest post. (Friends Craftin' with Friends)
 
Also joining cards with:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au  

36 comments:

Helen said...

It's a very wet day here today so a sunny beach pic is just what we need! Great desk - love the haul, that's not bad with so few stalls to choose from! Happy WOYWW Helen 2

Lynn Holland said...

Wet and muggy here in Lancashire UK so your lovely cards brought some sunshine
Lynn 18

Maxine D said...

I love craft shows no matter how small - some of the ones we get here are as small as yours, nd there is one a bit bigger that is just stamps... that was bliss!
Love seeing all your cards Shaz, and that flower is beautiful even if it is unknown to you. That beach looks beautiful too.
Blessings
Maxine

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards
lovely nature and fotos
hugs Tamara

Neet said...

Beach fix thoroughly enjoyed - oh the ozone!
You have been busy with those cards and you went to a show and had a good spend by the look of things. Hope you did not tire yourself out at the show and that you are feeling refreshed from your break.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

Anne said...

A miserable morning here weatherwise but I have lots to do indoors so I am not too sad. Love the beach shot though - how I would love to live near the sea! Lovely makes, have fun with your new goodies. Anne x #22

Mrs.D said...

What a wonderful haul from your second craft show, perhaps it was a rather good thing it was a small show or you dining room table would have been overflowing with goodies. I love the stamp 'May God bless your birthday', so hard to get things like that in UK.
Thanks for sharing
Chris #24

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Lovely bunch of new toys to play with. I would love to play with that new glue you got!
Glenda #29

Annie said...

It sounds like you had a great time at the show and came home with some lovely new stash. Love the latest cards and that flower is gorgeous.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 10

sandra de said...

Now that is a great collection of goodies from the show. Always good to have a set budget and know your prices before you go otherwise it can all be very overwhelming. Your photos of the beach, tree and plants are always stunning. The tree looks familiar but I can't quite place the name.... Let me have a think??
sandra de @28

Barb said...

What great stash you bought at the show. I look forward to seeing your gilding flakes and inka gold makes. Your cards are all beautiful. A lovely selection. That beautiful beach looks so serene. What a shame it's not safe for bathing. Have a lovely week. Barbxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to go to a show and buy some new goodies! I particularly like the lace and floral trim. I get through a lot of those making personalised bunting and bags. If I see a different trim in a haberdashery section, I'll always get some becuase you don't know if it'll still be there next time!
Love your beach shot..wish I could be there :-)
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Lisca Meijer said...

Love your cards, especially the last one as that is my fav verse:He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11. I am wearing a silver bangle that my DH had made for me with that verse engraved on it. As that is such a wonderful promise, and I know that He fulfills that promise.
Thank you for the beach fix. So calming....
Have a great week,
Lisca#16

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Feels like ages since I was around to do some serious snooping.... However, today is free, John is happily ensconced on his own computer, so I can do a link up and go looking and leaving my thoughts. What a great time you had at the show. Well done. Your stash is great. you managed to find what you needed to, learn lots of new things, and generally come away having had lots of fun. Great!
I like the cards - especially the one with the oval of flowers.
Take care.
God bless, and many thanks for your prayers for John whilst he has been so ill.
Margaret #42

Betsy said...

Thank you for coming over to visit today Shaz. You're right. The the oceans look very different where we visited and where you live. Your cards are beautiful as always. The rose is so intricate. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful handiwork.
Blessings,
Betsy

StampinCarol said...

Beautiful cards! And looks like you got some great stuff to play with! So happy Shaz is back! I'll be heading over in a moment. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #50

lisa said...

Mmmm I would love to be walking along that beautiful beach Shaz.
Love all your cards. I have that embossing folders, I think it's one of the very first I bought.
Thanks for popping by earlier.
Hugs Lisax #19

Angela Radford said...

Very jealous of your lovely weather, it started off pretty dull and wet here but it has picked up this afternoon. Your cards look lovely and the embossing is gorgeous. Happy crafting and have a great woyww, Angela x 24

Di said...

Fabulous snippets cards Shaz - and so lovely to see you in the Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz and thank you for those words of welcome.It feels good to be back and visiting everyone,I've been truly humbled by the number of our community who have followed Dougs blog for news of my progress.I'm hoping by next week I will have made it into my craft room-and that is going to depend on whether Hubby thinks I'm safe on the stairs alone!You seem to have got quite a haul at your craft show, even though a small one. That can be a blessing,as sometimes the larger ones get a bit overwhelming.Have a lovely week, love and hugs, Shaz xx

sue jones said...

Its a horrible dark wet day here in the uk - I adore your seaside pic ...sigh. I REALLY want to play with all the gorgeous stash on your desk. Love all your cards.Have a great week xx Soojay 17

Brenda in IN said...

What a great haul you got. I just used Inka Gold for a background and it is spectacular! Can't wait to make a card with it. Your cards are so pretty and so is the unknown flower. Wish I could help you with that. I don't know your ShazSilverwolf but I glanced at Doug's blog and Oh my gosh, she has had a time of it. I'm glad she is home now and hope her recovery goes quickly.

Kathleen said...

What a lovely post, the things on your table look very interesting and the cards you have shown a great, especially the first two, I love the embossing and the flowers.
Some fabulous photo's too.
Don't know if I ever told you but my Daughter lives in Paddington and last year she became a citizen and she totally and utterly loves Australia.

Kath x

Karen Letchworth said...

My dear friend, Shaz: God is SO GOOD! How wonderful to know that I have Christian friends all over the world who are willing to pray for me, for my family, and for Word Art Wednesday. I was SO touched by your comment this morning. I want to share with you that God has already been answering our prayers in this matter, and this person is already feeling God's comfort and encouragement. I will try to email you with more personal details. But for now, please know how VERY grateful I am for praying friends. It means the world to me, and I pray that God will also bless you for having a true Christian heart and having deep love and concern for people you've never met. Prayer is powerful, and I thank you for taking the time to pray for my loved one. You are SUCH a blessing to me. Thank you also for sharing your wonderfully beautiful art in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday each week. May God shine His face on you, and give you a peace that passes understanding.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Beautiful cards!

Greetings, Sofie #56
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

CraftygasheadZo said...

What wonderful new stash! Love the beach pic too. Take care Zo xx 44

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for popping over to my blog! It must be so exciting going to a craft show! I've never been! It must be like Eldorado! I'm not sure I would trust myself with my credit card! Great stash and lovely cards! How extraordinary that you would have something as gorgeous as those flowers growing in your garden without you knowing what thy are. And the beach, oh my gosh - my favourite kind of place on earth! Reminds me of Cornwall a little bit. You asked me about the gilding wax - I've had no trouble with mine. I've had it for a while and never got mould on it. It is a bit hard, but I use it with my fingers and just rub it on gently. You only need a tiny bit to show. Perhaps you used it with a brush and got some water transferred, which made the mould grow? Not sure. Mine is by Creative Expressions (the only one I've got) though I want to try some Rub 'n Buff in different colours too. They all should work the same way. Hope you find a way to apply them successfully - I suggest using fingers, just make sure you wash your hands afterwards. Have a great rest of the week! zsuzsa xx

Conniecrafter said...

Your flowers are just lovely with that embossing folder, I haven't used that one in such a long time, I really need to quit buying more. Neat layering of the dies in the second card.
I love the pretty rose image, has that vintage feel to the whole card, just Beautiful!
That is a lovely plant that red just pops, I am not sure what it is. Gorgeous beach scene, love that you got the clouds in there too.
Enjoy all those goodies!!

Pia S said...

Enjoyed looking at all your beautiful photos. I see many people writing 'using up some of those Prima flowers', I hoard them haven't got many and hold on to them for the perfect occasion. I should probably just use them. Beautiful embossed patterns as well....

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
A really nice lot of new stash there! I especially like the lovely lace :)
If you ever get to Sydney (just for a craft show), Penrith Papercrafts is usually the best one to visit. (No quilting there, just all papercraft!)
I have absolutely no idea what the mystery plant is? I would be interested to know, if you find out.
RosA # 36

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, thanks for you nice comments on my page, The pink was a mixture of Victorian velvet and Tattered lace as I couldn't find the colour I want either.
Chris

Sally H said...

Gorgeous photos and stunning cards...and lots of lovely stash! A good craft show, however small can mean we spend more than we intended! I bought inka gold too - I will look forward to seeing what you do with it!

Mehrll said...

Such lovely cards. I like the one with the roses the best. I am quite jealous. I have never been able to attend a craft show. Wonderful new toys to play with. Hugs.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

Beautiful cards you've shared. I have never been to a vendor show so have no idea what they are like. You made some great purchases! It's always nice to cross some things off our wish list, isn't it.

The mystery plant is beautiful; thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Kay

Sierra Winters said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz. I love your art work so much and your love for the Lord. I hope you will visit my blog.
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

Graciellie Design said...

Just lovely and the flowers have intrigued me... I'll try to find out the name of the mystery plant! :D Blessings friend.

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